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Joe Dante

Burying the Ex (2014)

When he’s good, Joe Dante’s very, very good. The man who gave us Gremlins has the ability to stride across Hollywood delivering pitch perfect entertainment. This is no Gremlins though. It doesn’t even get close to Gremlins 2. Dante’s return…

That Guy Dick Miller (2014)

Dick Miller isn't just "y'know, THAT guy" from 101 different films. He is, in fact, the quintessential THAT guy. You'll know him if you've seen any Roger Corman or Joe Dante movies. Seen The Terminator? He's the guy who sells Arnie his…

A Fuller Life (2013)

As A Fuller Life is introduced by Samantha Fuller, daughter of Samuel Fuller, and as the conceptual take on his autobiographical writings begin it becomes worrying. Never fear, however, as it all starts to settle into place and the…

Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

An anthology movie based on that classic TV show (and my personal favourite TV show of all time), Twilight Zone: The Movie may, like many anthology movies, not hit a home run with every segment, but it does a better job than most, and is…

The Howling (1981)

1981 was a great year for werewolf movies. In fact, you could say that it was the best year for werewolf movies. An American Werewolf In London is one of my favourite movies of all time, and my favourite werewolf movie, but The Howling…

Machete Maidens Unleashed (2010)

Mark Hartley is already a name well known to fans of horror and exploitation fare thanks to his great documentary Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story Of Ozploitation. It looked back at a time and a place that really wouldn't ever…

Gremlins (1984)

When it comes to family entertainment and twisted Christmas movies, few films can hold a spice-scented candle to the brilliance of Gremlins. Taking the idea of "a dog is for life, not just for Christmas" to a twisted extreme, there’s no…

The Hole (2009)

In 2001 there was a great little twisty thriller called The Hole starring Thora Birch, Keira Knightley and Desmond Harrington, amongst others. Which has nothing to do with this movie, I just thought I’d mention it first and drive home the…