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Monster Movies

LAKE MICHIGAN MONSTER: New DVD audio commentary

I’ve just taken possession of this jaunty new release from Arrow Films. It’s a highly inventive, low budget monster film called LAKE MICHIGAN MONSTER by Ryland Brickson Cole Tews and Mike Cheslik that kicks up a notch in the third act (a rarity these days). I’ve seen lots of monsters in my time, and this one is really something else.

I provide one of the commentary tracks with my other Lady of the Lake, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas (the lake theme will become more evident with an upcoming announcement from Alex and myself). In the meantime, there are a heap of extras on this one to keep you busy, as the following image demonstrates…

Do yourself a solid and get behind these filmmakers. They’re ones to watch.

Cinemaniacs’ presentation of The Fly

In September 2015, Lee Gambin and the wonderful team at Cinemaniacs in Melbourne, Australia, asked me if I would be interested in introducing their screening of David Cronenberg’s The Fly (1986)Continue reading “Cinemaniacs’ presentation of The Fly”

John Carpenter talks monsters

Sample interview chapter from my book, Monster Movies: Continue reading “John Carpenter talks monsters”

The Beast from 20,000 Grapes

If anyone thinks it’s a stretch to pair monster types with wines, hopefully, the following article will change your mind. Continue reading “The Beast from 20,000 Grapes”

Ten of the Best Monster Movies

From the archives:

Continue reading “Ten of the Best Monster Movies”

Films that Scarred Me for Life

Even more from the Screem Magazine archives… Continue reading “Films that Scarred Me for Life”

Frank and Kong

A couple of sample entries from my book, Monster Movies Continue reading “Frank and Kong”

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