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 Teaser Link! (Dennis is doing all of the heavy technical lifting, but I consider that sort of backroom stuff to be unimportant.) (Ha ha!)
The trailer is good, and my giant-monster loving heart is starting to feel a faint resuscitation after the crushing disappointment it suffered lo, those many years ago. Two points in particular encourage a sense of optimism:
1. The military officer in the opening shots is no macho lunk-head, but the wonderful actor David Strathairn (Edward R. Murrow in “Good Night And Good Luck”).
2. The wee glimpse we get of Godzilla is enough to tell us we’ll get the real thing, and not a giant mutated iguana. This shocking instance of good sense in the filmmakers cannot be stressed too much.
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.
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 From Mars”) by chance, and paranoia whispers it is some form of punishment for something awful I committed in a past life. Paranoia also suggests this is the piece of low budget garbage that inspired the makers of 1989′s ‘Things’ to give movie making a shot. Either way, The Shack continues to scrape the bottom of the barrel!”
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 [...]
Late breaking news from New York’s one and only Sean Ledden: TERROR IN THE HEARTLAND! FOUND FOOTAGE BAFFLES AUTHORITIES! Last weekend unsuspecting movie-goers in Chicago were the first people in 54 years to see a brand new trailer for a horror movie that never was. The twisted brain-child of movie mystery man Doug McKeown, best [...]
I know I’ve brought this up before, but the movie “Things” from way back in 1989 is one of the weirdest ultra-low budget films I’ve ever seen. I stumbled across the trailer and was inspired to mention it again. Somebody sent me a link to a online store where you can purchase this…Things (1989) but [...]
Dollman vs the Demonic Toys (1993) Merry Christmas…and here’s your gift from the Monster Shack: Dollman vs the Demonic Toys! I hope you’ve had fun in the Shack this year, and let’s look forward to even more insane, cheesy, grade-z movies in the days to come! Huzzah!
Hi everybody, since my time is extremely limited these days, I think I’m going to have to try and push out some mini-reviews, i.e., Video Bites. I’m still working on longer reviews when I can find the time, but if I’m going to get anything posted here…ever…it’s going to have to be short-and-sweet. So, here [...]
I got an email today asking if anybody could recall the name of this movie: “…I saw a movie (50s-early 60s maybe?) when I was a kid that was incredibly weird and cool about an invisible monster menacing an isolated desert town. You never saw it but it made footprints and an ominous shovel sound [...]
From the Monster Shack mailbox: “All I can remember is that there were some monsters (or something) living underground (possible in the desert)and as people would be walking along, these monster-things would reach up through the ground and grab a person by the legs and drag them under. I sort of remember there being underground [...]
I have searched for years trying to find this film to no avail, until Guts3D finally tracked down a copy for me. Filmed on a measly $40,000 budget, this beer-riddled production is beyond "Bad" or "Good", it's just freakin' weird. OK, fine: it's pretty bad too...make that REALLY bad.
Video Bite: A crazy kid kills mean kids...but there's more to Angela than first appears. Literally.
Frankenfish Giant mutant Chinese fish and noodlin'...ya'all ready for this one?
Megalodon Megaladon! A giant, crabby shark that eats CGI mini-subs for breakfast! Num!
Rattlers The Army dumps toxic waste on some rattles snakes...they get pissed off and bite a bunch of red necks. Need I say more?
Night Train to Terror An incredibly cheesy 80's flick made from bits and pieces of 3 sub-par films edited together into one sort-of movie. Although it does have some funny parts, it is a very confusing mess that's difficult to get through...but there ARE lots of monsters, so hey...you decide if you want to see it or not.
Troll Hunter Sean reviews a fun "documentary" about a secret service toll hunter. A proud Norwegian production. Huzzah!
Monster Another guest review by Sean. "Monster" is a pretty bad movie about a, er, monster. Excited yet? By sure to check out the review!
Highlander 2 Karl sacrifices a large number of brain cells by watching this horrible movie and sending in a guest review. Poor guy. I'm going to double his salary immediately!
Escape From Galaxy 3 I hope you enjoy this galactically bad movie as much as I did...and I think you know what I mean by that.
Mercury Men Merry Christmas from the Monster Shack. Thanks to Sean for a fun review of a cool TV Serial.
Waterworld Thanks to Karl for this guest review of Waterworld...better known as 'Fishgate' to those of you who have been unfortunate enough to see it. Enjoy the review!
Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus With a title like that, what more could I possibly add? OK, fine. It's about a giant shark, er, "mega" shark and a crocosaurus, whatever that means...oh forget it. Enjoy the review!