As difficult as it may be to believe, it has been 45 years since Jaws ushered in the age of the summer blockbuster. A special 4K edition of that film leads off the latest new releases, in a week that…Read more →
Movie Trailer of the Day: “House on Haunted Hill”
Not to be confused with Shirley Jackson‘s novel The Haunting on Hill House (which itself was filmed as The Haunting in 1963 and 1999), House on Haunted Hill offers up an abundance of fun thrills. This classic from schlockmaster William…Read more →
This Week’s New Releases Include “Ocean’s 8,” a Clark Gable Classic, and Much More!
As the weather gets cooler and you find yourself spending more time at home, you’ll want to cozy up with a good movie or two. We’ve got you! Because right there is a golden age for DVD and Blu-ray releases,…Read more →
When B-Movie Maven William Castle Filmed The Old West
Although he is best known for his marketing gimmicks that made films like The Tingler and 13 Frightened Girls such cult successes, B-movie legend William Castle also worked in genres other than horror. The sagebrush gems of the schlockmaster director…Read more →
The Joe Dante Cult Classic “Matinee” Gets a Deluxe Blu-ray Release
Originally released in 1993, director Joe Dante’s Matinee is witty and hilarious tribute to Cold War-era paranoia and monster movies. In his most underrated role, John Goodman shines as a B-horror filmmaker (lovingly based on “gimmick king” William Castle) who…Read more →
William Castle’s “The Spirit Is Willing” Scares Up A Great Time!
It’s Ghostville, baby! Schlock master William Castle is known for making audiences scared, but did you know that he could also leave them screaming with laughter? It’s true, and 1967’s The Spirit Is Willing proves it! Just by looking at…Read more →
William Castle and the Five Best Movie Gimmicks
The “Golden Era of Movie Gimmicks” was in the late 1950s and 1960s when producer William Castle came up with some very innovative ways to lure audiences to his low-budget thrillers and horror films. Although Castle remains the undisputed King…Read more →