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 […]

Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)

Directed by Curtis Harrington

Written by Steven Karpf, Elinor Karpf

Run Time: 95 minutes

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Cute demon-puppy grows up to be a real pain in the ass.

I love 70s TV movies. I’m a child of the 70s so it just […]

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

First Thoughts: Skull Island


This is a bit of a round-table effort. Dennis starts off and then Sean joins in at the second half…enjoy!

I finally got my butt off the sofa and drove into town to see this movie today…yes, I could have waited until it came out on iTunes, but […]

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

Directed by Don McDougall

Written by Lionel E. Siegel

Run Time: 93 (70’s filled) minutes

The Dragon’s Challenge (alternatively titled “Missing in Action”) was released way back in 1979 as a made-for-TV movie comprising of 2 previously unreleased Spider-Man episodes. It’s a colorful story full of 70’s swagger, but unfortunately […]

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)

In the Year 2889 (1967)

Written by Harold Hoffman

Directed by Larry Buchanan

Run Time: 80 minutes

Bravely reviewed by Karl Hoegle

Reviewer’s note: With a paltry $20,000 budget, AIP gave the stalwart Buchanan a title that was already registered (In the Year 2889) and a copy of Roger Corman’s 1955 “The Day […]

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


Darth Cripple

What with The Force Awakens and Rogue One, the Star Wars universe is again invading planet earth! A life-long fan who saw the Star Wars movie 12 times when it came out in 1977, I think this is great. BUT, we also have a problem, a very, very serious problem, which comes from […]

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!

Shin Godzilla (2016)

Directed by Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi

Written by Hideaki Anno

Run Time: 120 minutes

Thanks to Sean for this review of “Shin Godzilla”, a movie that stars our favorite green mountain of doom! It’s not released out here in the Scandinavian wilds, but I’m sure keeping my eyes open for […]

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 […]

The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)

Written by Steve Binder, David Acomba

Run Time: 96 (painful) minutes

A long, long time ago, in a decade far, far away called the 70’s, a movie named “Star Wars” was released…You may have heard of it. To call it a “hit” would be an understatement. It took over the popular […]

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 […]

Top 5 Most Incompetent Invasions

Written by Sean Ledden


Those whom the Gods would destroy, they first send to invade earth.

Newly discovered piece of ancient wisdom

Aliens make terrific villains. Just by virtue of travelling all the way to earth, they prove themselves to be very intelligent and very powerful. At least that’s how it […]

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!

Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark (2014)

Written by H. Perry Horton

Directed by Emile Edwin Smith

Run Time: 85 minutes

Ouch. Yeah, you read the title correctly. Another inspired addition to the Megalodon franchise for us to enjoy. And let’s agree to no "jumping the shark" jokes, ok?

Yep, we’re up against yet another Megalodon […]