Part one of a new way to review a new documentary on an old band.Read more "Long Strange Review of Amir Bar-Lev’s ‘Long Strange Trip’: Part One"
One of my most vivid memories from middle school was spending the night with a couple of my friends and sitting down to watch Napoleon Dynamite after hearing so much about through friends at school and general advertising. It had a very strange aura about it and it seemed like something that was new and […]Read more "The Genius of Napoleon Dynamite"
“What is ‘Jaws’ if not a Roger Corman movie on a big budget?” – New York TimesRead more "Beverly Gray’s ‘Roger Corman: An Unauthorized Biography of the Godfather of Indie Filmmaking’"
After a too-long absence from Hell of a Thing, I am back to continue along in our journey through the greatness that is the Horror of ’87 with one of my all-time favorites!Read more "The Horror of ’87 #4: Prince of Darkness"
On August 14th, 1987, Fred Dekker’s second film, The Monster Squad was released. Co-written with the criminally underrated Shane Black, this film emphasized Dekker’s love for early horror, as did his first film, Night of the Creeps, the year prior. The Monster Squad was the second of only three features Dekker would ultimately direct, but […]Read more "The Horror of ’87 #3: The Monster Squad"
Rock Pioneers, The Stooges, are the subject of the documentary that portrays punk in it’s early stages as well as the state of pop culture entering the 1970’sRead more "Jim Jarmusch ‘Gimme Danger’"
In 1983, Sam Raimi & Co. finally saw their flagship creation get a domestic release. The film, The Evil Dead, would go on to achieve huge praise and a massive cult following. It was filmed in 1979 and 1980, and sat in a limbo for a while before getting its official release, and would eventually […]Read more "The Horror of ’87 #2: Evil Dead 2"