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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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!


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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!


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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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