21st Jan2014

‘Grindhouse 14: Hideous!’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Citriniti, Rhonda Griffin, Mel Johnson Jr., Jacqueline Lovell, Tracie May, Jerry O’Donnell, Andrew Johnston | Written by Benjamin Carr | Directed by Charles Band Not much more than a group of actors sat round in a Romanian castle (the very same one owned by Charles Band that featured in Castle Freak no doubt) […]

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18th Jan2014

‘Grindhouse 13: The Creeps’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Rhonda Griffin, Justin Lauer, Bill Moynihan, Kristin Norton, Jon Simanton | Written by Benjamin Carr | Directed by Charles Band I’ll be honest, The Creeps originally came at a time when, beyond the Puppet Master movies, I had grown tired of Full Moon’s schtick… Having moved the studio to Romania, their production values were […]

18th Jan2014

‘Grindhouse 12: Shadowzone’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Louise Fletcher, David Beecroft, James Hong, Frederick Flynn, Shawn Weatherly, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Lu Leonard, Maureen Flaherty, Robbie Rives | Written and Directed by J.S. Cardone Now this is more like it! One of Full Moon’s lesser-known movies, Shadowzone originally debuted in 1990, just after Puppet Master exploded on to the scene. It […]

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18th Jan2014

‘Grindhouse 11: Beach Babes 2′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sarah Bellomo, Tina Hollimon, Stephanie Hudson, Rodrigo Botero, Stefan Galio, Kennneth Johnson, Guy Payne, Lenny Rose | Written by Mark Michelini | Directed by Ellen Cabot Once again directed by David DeCoteau under his Ellen Cabot pseudonym, Beach Babes 2: Cave Girl Island is the second film from Charles Band’s Torchlight label which specialised […]

29th Dec2013

‘Grindhouse 9: Laserblast’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kim Milford, Cheryl Smith, Gianni Russo, Ron Masak, Dennis Burkley, Barry Cutler, Mike Bobenko, Eddie Deezen, Keenan Wynn, Roddy McDowall, Rick Walters | Written by Franne Schacht, Frank Ray Perilli | Directed by Michael Rae The latest release from 88 Films’ Grindhouse Collection label, Laserblast is a very early Charles Band production that, for […]

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11th Apr2013

‘Grindhouse 8: Mandroid’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Brian Cousins, Jane Caldwell, Michael Della Femina, Robert Symonds, Curt Lowens, Patrik Ersgård, Mircea Albulescu | Written by Earl Kenton, Jackson Barr | Directed by Jack Ersgard Originally planned as an Empire Pictures film back in 1986, Mandroid was lensed in 1993 as the first in a two-part series (the second being Invisible: The […]

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10th Apr2013

‘Grindhouse 7: Beach Babes From Beyond’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Joe Estevez, Don Swayze, Joey Travolta, Burt Ward, Jackie Stallone, Linnea Quigley, Sarah Bellomo, Tamara Landry, Nicole Posey, Michael Todd Davis, Ken Steadman, Michael Roddy, Albert Andrukaitis | Written by Alexander Sachs | Directed by Ellen Cabot Directed by Ellen Cabot (aka David DeCoteau), Beach Babes From Beyond is technically not a Full Moon […]

09th Apr2013

‘Grindhouse 6: Seedpeople’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sam Hennings, Andrea Roth, Dane Witherspoon, Bernard Kates, Holly Fields, John Mooney, Anne Betancourt | Written by Charles Band, Jackson Barr | Directed by Peter Manoogian Released during the high point in Full Moon’s relationship with Paramount Pictures, Seedpeople was heavily advertised on its original UK release back in 1992, with ads appearing in […]

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07th Apr2013

‘Grindhouse 5: Dr. Alien’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Billy Jacoby, Judy Landers, Troy Donahue, Olivia Barash, Stuart Fratkin, Raymond O’Connor, Bobby Jacoby | Written by Kenneth J. Hall | Directed by David DeCoteau Yet another film from my youth and one that I distinctly remember from the pages of The Dark Side magazine (back in my pre-internet days when I used to […]

07th Apr2013

‘Grindhouse 4: Creepozoids’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Linnea Quigley, Ken Abraham, Michael Aranda, Richard L. Hawkins, Kim McKamy (aka Ashlyn Gere) | Written by David DeCoteau, Buford Hauser | Directed by David DeCoteau Another entry in 88 Films’ Grindhouse Collection, Creepozoids is one of those movies that came to great prominence in my youth thanks to it’s regular appearance on the […]

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06th Apr2013

‘Grindhouse 3: Slave Girls From Beyond Infinity’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Elizabeth Kaitan, Cindy Beal, Don Scribner, Brinke Stevens, Carl Horner | Written and Directed by Ken Dixon The third release in 88 Films’ Grindhouse Collection, Slave Girls From Beyond Infinity is a slice of 80s direct to video cheese, the likes of which you do not see today. Set in the distant future, the […]

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24th Sep2012

‘Grindhouse 1: Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Shannon Tweed, Bill Maher, Adrienne Barbeau, Karen M. Waldron | Written and Directed by J.F. Lawton The men want their avocados; the evil feminist cannibal piranha women have control of the avocado jungle, what will we do? That’s right; send Shannon Tweed in to save the day.  If you think that’s corny then you will totally […]

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