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    GHOSTWATCH (1992) – This was a British made for t.v. movie that aired on Halloween Night in 1992. Ghostwatch is a nice – albeit boring – little novelty item for the way it anticipated the paranormal “reality” (LMAO) shows of … Continue reading

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    SCORPION THUNDERBOLT – Yes, it’s Scorpion Thunderbolt, the horror movie that has absolutely NOTHING to do with EITHER scorpions OR thunderbolts! They could have titled this thing Terms of Endearment 2 and it wouldn’t have been any less appropriate. Potential … Continue reading

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    WAVELENGTH (1983) – This is an unjustly neglected science fiction film that stars Robert Carradine, Cherie Currie and Keenan Wynn in a very unconventional love triangle: both Carradine and Currie are fighting over Wynn. (I’m kidding!) Robert Carradine plays a … Continue reading

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  • 05/31/16--18:03: MANIAC (1934): MOVIE REVIEW
  • No, it’s not either version of the splatter film Maniac, it’s the 1934 bad movie classic. I got an e-mail requesting I review it but since I did already – in 2010 in fact, here is an “encore” version. For more … Continue reading

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    Before MST3K there was … The Texas 27 Film Vault! Balladeer’s Blog continues its examination of this neglected cult show from the mid-1980s. EPISODE ORIGINALLY BROADCAST: Saturday April 19th, 1986 from 10:30pm to 1:00am. EXTRAS: This episode featured footage of our Film Vault … Continue reading

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    FATHER’S DAY (2011) – I DEMAND A TEAM-UP OF AHAB FROM FATHER’S DAY AND ASH WILLIAMS FROM THE EVIL DEAD FILMS (and television series). Sorry, I had to get that out of my system right off the bat. Ahab, the … Continue reading

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    Before elaborating on this eerie “broadcast from Hell” let me set the stage. Evolving technology has repeatedly facilitated the restaging of ages-old tales including, of course, horror stories. Silent films and eventually sound films provided even further ways of restaging dramatic themes. Orson Welles … Continue reading

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  • 07/31/16--14:59: WESTERN-THEMED HORROR FILMS
  • Frontierado is Friday, August 5th! For a change of pace I’ll give a brief synopsis of western-flavored horror flicks. In keeping with my blog’s theme of covering out of the way topics I won’t be examining movies that are too … Continue reading

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    Balladeer’s Blog continues its examination of the Son of the Black Mass series of Samurai films. This is the sixth film overall but just the third starring legendary Raizo Ichikawa. The films were based on Renzaburo Shibata’s novels about Nemuri Kyoshiro, … Continue reading

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    In the middle 1980s/ Way down on Level 31 … Balladeer’s Blog continues its examination of this neglected cult show from the 1980s.  EPISODE ORIGINALLY BROADCAST: Saturday February 22nd, 1986 from 10:30pm to 1:00am. SERIAL: Before showing and mocking the … Continue reading

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