A Thanksgiving Turkey Called MAC AND ME

The past couple of years have been ones of beginnings and ends to Mystery Science Theater 3000, now celebrating its 30th (!) anniversary. We’ve seen the regular run of MST3K box sets come to an end due to rights issues with the remaining episodes (though Shout Factory are re-releasing the...

More Stories! More Horror!

Scary anthology movies used to be a dime-a-dozen. From 1945’s Dead Of Night through the Amicus tales of the early ‘70’s — with Scream Factory having recently put out a quite nice version of The House That Dripped Blood (1971) earlier this year (come for the Peter Cushing and Christopher...

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Will Never Die

It was a bittersweet announcement from Shout Factory last year that, while they were still dedicated to distributing the remaining episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000, due to licensing issues, Volume XXXIX is probably the last regular collection we’ll get (for completists, there are eleven episodes yet to make it...

You Better Watch Out

You’ve survived Christmas, Christmas Eve, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, but it takes Boxing Day — where the 19th-century British custom of giving one’s postal carrier (or other “tradesmen”) boxes full of money or presents the day after Christmas has transformed into a gridlocked mall hellscape of returned gifts and lost receipts...

Thankful For MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Thanksgiving has hit, and while 2017 has been a mixed bag on a number of fronts for a number of reasons, it’s been a banner year for fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000, who’ve witnessed what was thought to be the impossible: a new season of the show, currently streaming...

The Creepies And Crawlies Of Summer

Summer is here, complete with hungry and often angry residents of your backyard, garden, local beach or forest making their first appearances of the year. Summer often means bees, mosquitos and the occasional angry horse-fly, but compared to what happens with the bugs of Empire Of The Ants, the snakes...

None More Black - Black Christmas (1974)

The Yuletide horror film has become, by and large, a comedy of clichés— with the exception of recent and off-beat comic thrillers like Rare Exports and Krampus, the idea of a maniac — often dressed like Santa Claus himself — knocking off teenagers, college students and hapless dolts on Christmas...

Pass The Turkey With A Side Order Of Cheese

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and with that, we stuff ourselves on turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce and six fan-selected episodes of the Best Of The Worst of Mystery Science Theater 3000 as they bring back the beloved “Turkey Day Marathon.” The cheese begins streaming at 9 AM PST and 12 noon EST...

Invasion Of The Remake Snatchers

The remake? Is there a more dreaded word in Hollywood (other than perhaps the more desperate “reimagining”)? Too many films — from classics to near-forgotten B-movie fare — have been put through the remake wringer, less because of any sort of artistic merit and more because a known entity is...

Wes Craven Remembered

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since horror master Wes Craven, best known as the father of the Nightmare On Elm Street and Scream franchises, passed away from brain cancer, leaving behind a hole the genre has yet to fill. Unlike contemporaries like John Carpenter or David Cronenberg,...

Mystery Science Theater Round-Up

With the Mystery Science Theater 3000 reunion show happening in Minneapolis tonight (broadcast in select cinemas via Fathom Events on June 28 and repeated on July 12), it’s time to take a look at the latest collections of MST3K put out by Shout! Factory and get a primer for the...

The 70's Are Coming, The Occult Is Here!

If there was any theme to horror movies — particularly big-budget studio pictures — in the 1970’s, it was religion and the occult. For every Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Halloween, there was a wave of movies centered around ghosts, ghouls, the undead and the possibility of the Antichrist turning up...

A Double-Dose Of Cheese

Shout Factory hits us with a double-dose of “cheese movies— the worst you can find” with the releases of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K for those in the know) Volume XXXIII and Volume One. The former is the latest extension of the classic sci-fi comedy TV show, where show creator...

I Love The 80s

I LOVE THE 80s Horror cinema in the ‘80’s was dominated by the slasher film and, with it, heavy metal. From Freddy Krueger — who palled around with everyone from Iron Maiden to Dokken — to Jason Voorhees (who can forget Alice Cooper’s “He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask)”?),...

Of Bots And Martians And Ghoulies

Tax season is finally over, so grab a frosty beverage (or one on the rocks) and kick back with another volume (32 in the series) of Shout Factory’s venerable Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K for short); you won’t need any appetizers, as this box set delivers more rich cheese than...