Another week, another roundup of my genre related writing from around the web. From bloody B-movie valentines to Blaxploitation vampires, its all of the terror thoughts my fine editors saw fit to print. As always, come chat with me in the comments or on Twitter.
Making A (Midnight Movie) Monster: A Bloody Valentine To B Movies– A short, sweet little love letter to low budget cinema. If you’ve ever wondered why I spend so much time deep dumpster diving forgotten trash films, here’s the best explanation I’ve got.
Bloodlust And Blues Beyond Blacula: Ganja & Hess– Underseen and conceptually ambitious, Ganja & Hess is a grindhouse gem with some sharp social commentary underneath its basic plot of undead lovers, which I examine here.
How Killer Klowns From Outer Space Became the Last Great Creature Feature– Before the snarky self awareness of meta horror became the dominant mode, there was this delightful bit of big top horror from effects wizards the Chiodo brothers. A throwback to atomic age monster kid culture and vintage rubber suit romps, and likely the last great entry in that subgenre.