Cinema Monolith

Reviews of movies from my giant DVD tower, and more.

Q (1982)

Look, up in the sky, it’s…something big that nobody can see! Michael Moriarty goes over the edge in this early-’80s horror offering from Larry Cohen. You’ve been warned.

4/14/19

Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)

Schlockmeister director Roger Corman delivers with this cheesy-but-brainy sci-fi/horror offering, featuring scientists trapped on an island inhabited by giant, angry crustaceans.

3/19/19

The Mole People (1956)

Lindsey and I are back for another one of our cheesy blogathons, this time for the inner-mountain mole creature classic starring John Agar and Beaver Cleaver’s father, Hugh Beaumont.

4/30/18

The Witch (2016)

A family exiled from a village in 1600 New England must deal with more than just the title character in this chilling horror indie from director Robert Eggers.

2/13/18

The Tingler (1959)

Vincent Price stars as a doctor who experiments with fear, and discovers something every person has inside of them, and which can only be stopped by…SCREAMING!

2/12/18

Satan’s Triangle (1975)

You’ve played the 1970s board game, now relive the terror and excitement of the Bermuda Triangle with this seagoing horror movie starring Kim Novak and Doug McClure!

2/9/18

The Forest (2016)

A woman travels to a suicide forest in Japan, where her twin sister is believed to be lost, and finds plenty more than she bargained for.

1/30/18

Phantasm (1979)

Don Coscarelli’s independent horror film delivers some quality chills and shocks (and a deadly silver ball), but does it hold up as a true classic of the genre?

1/22/18

Killdozer (1974)

A bulldozer is possessed by a blue glow from a meteorite and proceeds to terrorize a construction crew on a small island in this TV movie starring Clint Walker.

1/19/18

Alien: Covenant (2017)

So you didn’t like Prometheus all that much, eh?  Well, wait ’til you feast your eyes on Alien: Covenant…you’ll be wishing you were blind.

1/15/18

Barracuda (1978)

You yell “Barracuda,” everybody says “huh, what?” I haven’t seen that many Jaws copycats, but I’ll go out on a limb and say this one is the worst.

1/6/18

Monster on the Campus (1958)

Something ugly is terrorizing the students and faculty of Dunsfield University, and it’s up to a science teacher, his main squeeze, and the police to find out what.

10/11/17

Jaws 3-D (1983)

Ouch! And I do mean the pain you’ll feel while watching this three-dimensional second sequel to the original Jaws, starring Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, and this unlucky guy.

7/22/17

The Giant Gila Monster (1959)

Look out! It’s that time again…Lindsey and I have another wonderfully cheesy monster movie to share with you that’s surprisingly more hot rod than horror!

3/7/17

From Hell It Came (1957)

One of the most frightening, tension-filled, and well-made ‘killer tree goes berserk on a tropical island’ films you’ll ever see. Just don’t quote me on that.

12/10/16

The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

Happy Halloween all you ghouls and ghoulettes! Grab yourself a coffin, kick back with a skull of popcorn, and enjoy this horror anthology from the fine folks at Amicus!

10/31/16

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Review Totals

Movies Reviewed: 230

From the Monolith: 127

Movies by Decade

1920s – 0
1930s – 6
1940s – 20
1950s – 38
1960s – 34
1970s – 36
1980s – 35
1990s – 7
2000s – 13
2010s – 41

Movies by Genre

Action/Adventure – 43
Comedy – 35
Crime – 23
Documentary – 5
Drama – 27
Horror – 38
Musical – 1
Mystery/Thriller – 19
Romance – 3
Sci-Fi/Fantasy – 27
Western – 8

Movies by CM Rating

10 star – 10
9 star – 28
8 star – 36
7 star – 33
6 star – 22
5 star – 23
4 star – 25
3 star – 18
2 star – 20
1 star – 12
0 star – 3

Movies by MPAA Rating

Pre-1968 – 93
G – 1
PG – 32
PG-13 – 35
R – 60
NC-17 – 0
TV and Unrated – 9

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