New Review: Godzilla – Planet of the Monsters

Secret Guest Reviewer Grumpy McFaultfinder examines Netflix’s animated production: Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters.
A promising idea that quickly falls flat under the cold reality of the reviewer’s merciless eye.

In his words, “Makes my morning commute on a cold, rainy Monday filled with subway delays seem enjoyable by comparison.”


Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (2017)

New Review: Frogs

Trying to cash in on the earlier success of the “Willard” film, Frogs is a limp attempt at an eco-thriller that could have been much better given the premise.

Oh, and it stars lots of frogs.

Frogs (1972)


Sean and I vent our spleens and our thoughts on the recent slick release Arrival

New Review: Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell

Here’s a little gem from the late 70s that scared the crap out of me as a kid. Ahhh, they don’t make them like this anymore, and for a good reason.

A devil cult creates a little of, you guessed it, “devil dogs” that terrorize randomly chosen families…and then it gets really dumb.

Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)

New Review: Spider-Man The Dragon’s Challenge (1979)

A Spidey-tastic TV movie from the glorious 1970’s! Stitched together from a couple of never-released post-cancellation “Spider-Man” episodes, for better or worse, this is still pretty fun, and brings back some great memories from my childhood.

Spider-Man: The Dragon’s Challenge (1979)

No Majesty film reviews

Just did a quick link exchange with Daniel and Paul over at “No Majesty” film reviews. A lot of well thought out and nuanced reviews…kind of the opposite of here…just kidding. Anyway, be sure to pop over and take a look!

No Majesty – film reviews and more!

Skull Island

Dennis and Sean give their first impressions of the latest blockbuster…

Skull Island: a slightly grumpy review

New Review: In the Year 2889 (1967)

Guest reviewer Karl Hoegle braves this Larry Buchanan “masterpiece” about the end of the world, mutants, booze, rednecks, and the list goes on. I salute you, brave Karl, for actually getting through this one!

In the Year 2889 (1967)

Darth Cripple

Sean puts on his philosopher’s hat and ponders the age old question: Is Darth Vader really just a whiny loser? Is he really to blame for being such an asshole? Furthermore, he inspects the many flaws in The Phantom Menace and pulls no punches when placing the blame directly where it belongs…enjoy!

Darth Cripple


ABC’s of Death t-shirts

Just got a heads up on some really cool “ABC’s of Death” t-shirts from Amorphia Apparel

but using monsters and villains from all types of pop-culture references. Just in time for Christmas too!

For example:

Check them out here!

New Review: Shin Godzilla (2016)

Shin Godzilla (2016)

Sean Ledden comes up again with a great capsule review of a movie that I’m dying to see as soon as it gets to the theaters way up here. The newest incarnation of our green friend but with a decidedly modern perspective. Enjoy!

New Review: The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)

The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)

Feel free to spend the evening with Chewbacca’s family: Malla, Itchy, and his son, Lumpy. This Star Wars musical variety show is totally, totally insane…which makes it a perfect candidate for a detailed review by our Monster Shack staff. I linked to the full show in the review […]

Top 5 Incompetent Invasions

Top 5 Incompetent Invasions

They’rrrrrrrrrrre here!

Aliens are invading!…head for the hills! Run for your lives!

But, maybe not in this case. Sean provides 5 great examples of alien invasions that didn’t cut the mustard. Due to incompetence, poor planning, or just being plain stupid, these creatures met more than their match after […]

New Review: Mega Shark vs Mecha Shark (2014)

Mega Shark vs Mecha Shark (2014)

After a long winter rest, the Monster Shack is back in action with an action-packed goofy movie for you: Mega Shark vs Mecha Shark. The title says it all, but you still need to see it to believe it!

No Title Productions

Hi everybody, I received an interesting article from actor and aspiring film maker John Montana from No Title Productions. Feel free to check it out and give feedback…and be sure to visit his site: let’s support independent film! 🙂

The Importance of Sound in Film! By John Montana

Making a short film, or any film […]

Yes, the Monster Shack is still here…

Sorry for the long delay between reviews. Crazy times in real-life, ups and downs, but I have a movie in sight for review and it’s going to be a doozy! 🙂

thanks for everybody’s patience

The Man with Ten Thousand Eyes!

Hi everybody, Just thought I’d pass on a message from Joe Badon regarding his KickStarter project: The Man With Ten Thousand Eyes! Looks pretty cool 🙂


It’s Joe Badon again! I have a new comic book kickstarter project entitled THE MAN WITH TEN THOUSAND EYES!

It’s a Surrealist, Sci Fi, Horror one […]

New Review: Killdozer (1974)

Killdozer (1974)

Here’s a classic, campy made-for-TV flick from the glorious 70’s: Killdozer. 6 construction workers are trapped on an island along with a possessed bulldozer. Ahhhh, they just don’t make them like they used to.

Busy, busy, busy

Just wanted to let my legion of fans out there, all 4 or 5 of you, that I’m still here and the Monster Shack is still alive and well. I’ve been really busy this summer with…well…I’ll spare you the details, but it’s leaving very little time for reviewing movies, unfortunately. I’m hoping things loosen up […]

Homage to “Things” by the Landlines

Got dropped a line from a band called “The Landlines” out of Hudson, NY…and oh, what a small world we all live in. It turns out that they’re big fans of…what for it…Things! And I thought I was the only one!

We’ll they’ve put together an homage to the along with one of their songs […]