When I started writing for this blog, I did not expect to be interviewing my heroes. Once again my expectations have been rocked as I was able to hold congress with Joseph Ziemba. Joseph is a wealth of schlock knowledge, and has a passion for passion projects. If there is a movie out there about … More Interview: AGFA director, Joseph A. Ziemba!
Director: Beverly Sebastian Runtime: 93 mins. Maybe I should drink more. There are some great seasonal ales in the shops right now. Pumpkin drinks and the like. Or, perhaps I should have something harder. Bottom shelf. Old Crow or Cutty Sark. Or, I could go all Hunter S. Thompson on some Wild Turkey or pull … More Schlock & Gore: Rocktober Blood (1984)
It might surprise you to know that I don’t have many friends with the same interests as me. It is for this reason that i am eternally grateful for the internet. Without the internet I wouldn’t have heard of filmmaker Tim Ritter. He’s the sort of guy you discovered by loitering in video stores after … More Interview: Director Tim Ritter!
Director: Jag Mundhra Runtime: 87 mins. I just flew in from September, and boy are my arms tired! Yuk yuk. October is here and that means the Halloween spirit courses through my veins, bones, and very fascia that’s keeping me all together. I cut my finger yesterday and a bat flew out. You’d never … More Schlock & Gore: Hack-O-Lantern (1988)
SOV is a genre all its own. Making the shortlist of best-known SOV horror directors during the home video boom of the 80’s is Donald Farmer. Mr. Farmer has directed such infamous films as Savage Vengeance, Cannibal Hookers, Demon Queen, and Vampire Cop, amongst others, and used a little savvy to find distribution and gain … More Interview: Filmmaker Donald Farmer!
It’s almost here. I’m so excited. I’m percolating so hard I could ejaculate a fountain of pumpkin guts like a geyser that would rival Old Faithful and still have enough left to bake a pie. We are finally talking about the greatest month of the year on the blog. When it comes to essential viewing … More Rat’s #31DaysOfHorror
BRIC-A BRAC-A FIRECRACKER SIS BOOM BAH! SATANAS! BANANAS! RAH! RAH! RAH! GOOOOOO CULTS! Have you ever loved something so much that you became its cheerleader? I did it when Conker’s Bad Fur Day came out for Nintendo 64, and I’m doing it right now for Satan’s Cheerleaders. Coming to us from Greydon Clark, director … More Schlock & Gore: Satan’s Cheerleaders (1977)
Here at the Basement, we haven’t spoken much of haunts. With haunted house season upon us, I figure it’s time to rectify that! Well it just so happens that I have an “in” when it comes to the haunt scene. My paternal uncle, Mike Ross, proudly runs the Sinister Sidney Haunted Trail Attraction, an acclaimed … More Interview: Haunt Maestro, Mike Ross
“This is a story of those in the twilight time–” Oh yeah? “Once human, now monsters,” Rad! “In a void between the living and the dead.” Limbo! Fuck yea! “Monsters to be pitied, monsters to be despised,” Sick! “A night with the ghouls, the ghouls reborn from the innermost depths of the world.” The host … More Schlock & Gore: Orgy of the Dead (1965)
“These are gazebos! They’re bullshit!” OK! Pardon me, but I’m still reeling after seeing the new It movie. You see that shit? How good was that? I can definitely see the new Pennywise instilling that fear of clowns in children for decades to come, much in the way Curry did back in 1990. But that’s … More Schlock & Gore: Death Spa (1989)