Phanthom from Space (1953) A tedious story of an invisible alien visitor. Where is he from? What does he want? We’ll never know, but by the end of the movie you probably won’t care either. Enjoy! Ha ha, well, “enjoy” in the Monster Shack sort of way…
The Sacrifice (1986) Sean strikes again with another great review, what would we do without him? The Monster Shack puts on its best soiled T-shirt and goes to film school! There it encounters a beloved classic of high-brow European gloom. It’s a deeply felt, and deeply terrible look at one man’s psychological breakdown, I mean [...]
Sean has had enough of the new Battlestar and artfully deconstructs it on his Better Tomorrow blog. Pop on over and check it out it. I sure as heck never knew there was so much going on between the lines… BTW: When I was a kid, I always wanted the Cylons to win. Hell, I [...]
Let’s not get TOO excited, but it looks like we could be in for a buch more monster beat downs in the near future: Godzilla sequel in the making. Thanks to Sean for the tip, our ever diligent Godzilla afficianado!
Machine Head (2000) Meet nerdy high-school science geek Max. He’s found a way to resurrect the dead using a home computer and a lawn mower engine. Boy, what could possibly go wrong with that?… Oh and here’s the trailer…thank me later.
Late last night my morse-code receiver started beeping like crazy so I dashed up and decoded his hurried message: The Return of the King Knowing I planned to see the new Godzilla on opening weekend, Dennis asked me for some impressions – and here they are: Wow! Hollywood finally got it right. This is not [...]
Godzilla (1998) The year: 1998. The event: a big budget Hollywood version of “Godzilla.” The result: a movie that will live in infamy! Were Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich trying to avenge Pearl Harbor by making this fiasco, or did they have darker, more sinister motives? Read the review and find out! Thanks Sean for [...]
The X from Outer Space (1967) Sean Ledden steps up to the plate and delivers a great review of The X from Outer Space, a tale of Space Age optimism permeated by rocket ships, alcohol, repressed jealousy, and a Giant Space-Chicken of Mass Destruction! Enjoy!
Thanks Sean for a cool write up of what I’m totally hoping is going to be a great movie. (Yeah, I wrote “totally”, I can’t believe it…that shows how giddy I am) Godzilla Trailer Review
Yes! One of the greatest, cheesiest monster movies of all time is now on YouTube if you want to watch it…and why in the world wouldn’t you! You can read my humble review of it first, if you want to. NOTE: The title in the movie is “The Edge of Hell”, but don’t worry, it’s [...]
Sharknado (2013) Abandon all reason, ye who enter here! Want a taste?….here you go:
Hey Shack Fans, Sean drops another tidbit from the icy East coast: A mere 16 years after the abomination of 1998 Godzilla will again reach American shores. This time for real, it seems! The first Official Teaser Trailer has been released, and I arranged an exclusive deal with Warner Brothers for a Monster Shack Official [...]
The Incredible Melting Man (1977) Astronaut Steve Rebar (!) ventures too close to Saturn and ends up melting, pissed off, and ready to kill! All in all, a silly 70′s monster flick that is best watched from the sofa on a rainy day and plenty of beer in the fridge.
Midnight Movie Massacre (1988) Sean Ledden braves a look back at a crappy 80′s sci-fi flick called “Midnight Movie Massacre”…and yeah, it’s pretty bad. In his own words: “Something about 1980′s-style amateur evil seems to be hovering in the delightfully dank air of The Monster Shack. I stumbled upon 1988′s “Midnight Movie Massacre” (A.K.A. “Attack [...]
Another email with a cry for help to find this movie: “I saw a movie as a child, it had a creature that was about a foot high(moved around like the little robot vacuums), it had a tentacle that would grab people and suck the ‘bones’ out of them” Anybody have any idea what this [...]
Kottentail (2007) Well, I have seen killer rabbit movies before, but not quite this low budget and goofy. A genetically mutated rabbit bites a vegetable farmer named, yes, “Kottentail”…I think you can figure out the rest. But if you can’t, here’s the trailer to help you decide:¨
Big shoes to fill if anybody can follow him. My fondest memories of him are from the 1981 version of Clash of the Titans…damn, that was a good movie. Sure, I watch it now and then and, sure, it’s cheesy, but the special effects are still awesome! Well, another icon falls. Rest easy, Harry.
Things (1989) Canada’s first Direct-to-DVD horror flick, filmed on a shoestring budget (probably spent mostly on beer), “Things” is something to be experienced rather than seen. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! Here’s the trailer…you decide if you want to continue
(Disclaimer: I haven’t seen this yet) So, yeah, I know there’s an Evil Dead remake, and when I saw the poster I got a little suspicious with all the HUGE CAPITAL LETTERS PRAISING THIS MOVIE! I also get very suspicious when the IMDB rating for a film is already up to 7.4 and it’s been [...]
This news made me surprisingly sad when I found out earlier today. Maybe it’s because another one of my childhood icons is gone, maybe it’s because a witty, sharp reviewer will no longer be around to skewer crappy Hollywood movies. Maybe it’s both. I remember watching “At the Movies” together with my dad way back [...]