The X from Outer Space (1967)

Other Titles: (Giant Space Monster: Guilala (宇宙大怪獣:ギララ) Director: Kazui Nihonmatsu Producer: Wataru Nakajima Screenplay:    Eibi Motomochi    Moriyoshi Ishida    Kazui Nihonmatsu SFX: Hiroshi Ikeda Art Direction: Shigemori Shigeta Music: Taku Izumi CAST:    Toshiya Wazaki – Captain Sano    Peggy Neal – Lisa    Itoko Harada – Michiko    Eiji Okada – Dr. Kato    Franz Gruber – Dr. Berman    Shin’inchi [...]

Godzilla Trailer Review by Sean Ledden

Godzilla Official Trailer Review By Sean Ledden The 2nd trailer for the new Godzilla is out, and I’m officially psyched! Here’s why: No Odious Comic Relief It was clear from the teaser trailer, but amplified here, that we will go back to the super serious mood of the 1954 original. Gone is the “light-hearted comedy” [...]

Sharknado (2013)

Directed by Anthony C. Ferrante Written by Thunder Levin Run Time: 86 minutes Tagline: “Enough Said!” 25 Words or Less: If you like sharks, and you like tornados, then you’re gonna love this movie.   Open with immediate action…a huge water funnel sliding across the open ocean sucking up countless sharks into the sky. Well…there’s [...]

The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

Written and Directed by William Sachs Run Time: 84 minutes 25 Words or Less: A murderous, melting mutant astronaut named Steve. Wrap Up: Open in deep space where stalwart astronaut Steve West and his sacrificial crew cruise past the planet Saturn. Note that the FX team uses Apollo moon landing footage in a misguided attempt [...]

Midnight Movie Massacre (1988)

Directed by Mark Stock Run Time: 85 minutes Other Titles: ATTACK FROM MARS PRODUCTION CREDITS: A.K.A. The Perp Walk Screenplay by: Roger Branit, John Chadwell, David Houston, Wade Williams Produced by: Wade Williams Directed by: Mark Stock CAST: Robert Clarke Ann Robinson And a sorry group of amateurs I won’t shame by printing their names. [...]

Kottentail (2007)

Written and Directed by Tony Urban Run Time: 90 minutes 25 Words or Less: Mutant rabbit bites man. Man mutates and attacks scantily clad women. Dennis laughs. The Cast FredericoCould a rabbit this cute be the source of so much mayhem? Why sure, because he’s genetically mutated! Hans Köttentail (Nathan Faudree)Hans’s quiet life comes to [...]

Things (1989)

Written by Barry J. Gillis and Andrew Jordan Directed by Andrew Jordan Run Time: 83 minutes 25 Words or Less: You’ll never be the same after "Things". Canada’s first direct-to-video horror movie! Classic Lines: "I’ve lived with the dead in New York City, but this is ridiculous!" – Don The Cast Don Drake (Barry J. [...]

Dollman vs. the Demonic Toys (1993)

Directed by Charles Band Written by Charles Band, Jackson Barr Run Time: 72 minutes 25 Words or Less: Diminutive alien cop hooks up with hot nurse to battle toys from Hell! The Cast Brick Bardo (Tim Thomerson)Only 12-inches tall, but with an galactic-sized attitude, interstellar cop Brick Bardo is trapped on a planet a long, [...]

Sleepaway Camp (1983)

Directed by Robert Hiltzik Written by Robert Hiltzik Run Time: 88 minutes A Monster Shack Video Bite Yes, I stumbled upon some old slasher flicks from the 80′s, which is my personal favorite decade for movies of all types…so be expecting to see more reviews from that bygone era (sigh). Call me old and nostalgic. [...]

Frankenfish (2004)

Directed by Mark A.Z. Dippé Written by Simon Barrett, Scott Clevenger Run Time: 84 minutes In 25 Words or Less: Mutant fish invade our precious swamps and eat rednecks. The Cast Sam Rivers (Tory Kittles)Sam, the suave city-slicker M.E. who’s a country boy at heart, and a swamp expert without peer. But when Frankenfish shows [...]

Megalodon (2002)

Directed by Pat Corbitt Written by Gary Tunnicliffe, Stanley Isaacs Run Time: 75 minutes 25 Words or Less: Evil oil drillers wake up a giant, crabby prehistoric shark. Hi Lites Cute reporterShe’s cute. She’s a reporter. Let’s just leave it at that. CGIAcceptable CGI in the film, but too much mini-sub chomping…a bit boring after [...]

Rattlers (1976)

Directed by John McCauley Written by Jerry Golding, John McCauley Run Time: 82 minutes 25 Words or Less: Rattlesnakes get pissed off when the military dumps toxic waste on them. Hi Lites Stack FootagePlenty of stock footage from ancient nature reels, complete with defects in the emulsion; I even think I remember seeing one or [...]

Night Train To Terror (1985)

Directed by John Carr, Phillip Marshak, Tom McGowan, Jay Schlossberg-Cohen, and Gregg C. Tallas (whew!) Written by Phillip Yordon Run Time: 98 minutes 25 Words or Less: Three movies, one never finished, edited into a full length film complete with God, Satan, boobs, and death machines.   Hi Lites Goofy animationPlenty of cheesy animation consisting [...]

Troll Hunter (2010)

Troll Hunter (2010) Directed by André Øvredal Written by André Øvredal, Håvard S. Johansen Run Time: 103 minutes Starting this review by saying that “Trollhunter” is like “The Blair Witch Project” meets “Cloverfield” gives the impression that this is a true Suck Fest. But it’s not – a Suck Fest, I mean. Trollhunter may steal [...]

Monster (2008)

Monster (2008) Directed by Erik Estenberg Written by Erick Estenberg & David Michael Latt Run Time: 90 minutes   In 2008 Cloverfield took the concept to new “heights” (sarcastic laughter) with an estimated budget of $30 million, a very cool monster design, and a cast of plastic 20-somethings. It went on to gross $170,602,318 worldwide, [...]

Highlander 2 (1991)

Directed by Russell Mulcahy Written by Gregory Widen Run Time: 109 minutes A guest review by Karl Hoegle Connor Macleod (Christopher Lambert)He must have really needed the money, or failed to read the script before agreeing to this turkey. Hmmm… Was there a script? Juan Sánchez Ramírez (Sean Connery)3.5 million for 9 days work! I [...]

Escape from Galaxy 3 (1981)

Directed by Bitto Albertini (as Ben Norman) Written by John Thomas (who?!) Run Time: 87 minutes Belle Star (Sherry Buchanan)Ahhh…Belle Star. My cosmic princess. Before appearing in this epic movie, Ms. Buchanan had parts in Tentacles (1977) and, one of my personal favorites, Zombie Holocaust (1980). Unfortunately for us cheesy-movie lovers, she fell off the [...]

Mercury Men (2009)

From the Better Late Than Never Department: The Monster Shack takes great pride in trashing the (gag) “Syfy” channel, but I was recently shocked, yes shocked!, to find it presenting something genuinely good. Thrilling even! And that thing is…..drum-roll….. The Mercury Men. It is, to quote it’s very cool retro poster, “The return of the [...]

R.O.T.O.R. (1988)

Written and Directed by Cullen Blaine Run Time: 90 minutes Tagline: Judge, Jury, and Executioner. Few movies cry out to be reviewed as much as R.O.T.O.R. This 80′s sci-fi cheap-o movie has absolutely everything that makes a bad movie good: Goofy character names Embarrassing racial stereotypes Odious comic relief Continuity errors galore Plot holes a’plenty [...]

Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus (2009)

Written and Directed by Jack Perez Run Time: 90 minutes Tagline: Winner…Eats…All! Yes! Get ready for the movie that went straight to video in 2009, the movie that will have you pulling your hair out, the movie that will have you spewing beer out of your mouth in laughter, the movie that features your favorite [...]