Nuggets Archive

  • We’re returning to familiar ground here. This is the third film from Ted V. Mikels’ Golden Age (1966-1973). Of course, golden ages are relative. We’re not talking John Ford here by any means. Yet in those seven years Mikels made […]

    The Corpse Grinders (1971)

    We’re returning to familiar ground here. This is the third film from Ted V. Mikels’ Golden Age (1966-1973). Of course, golden ages are relative. We’re not talking John Ford here by any means. Yet in those seven years Mikels made […]

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  • Plot: Night of the Living Dead, only with housecats instead of zombies. For whatever reason, the killer cat genre remains a surprisingly robust one. I mean, I can understand movies being centered on killer dogs, because dogs could actually, you […]

    Jabootu Repost: Strays (1991)

    Plot: Night of the Living Dead, only with housecats instead of zombies. For whatever reason, the killer cat genre remains a surprisingly robust one. I mean, I can understand movies being centered on killer dogs, because dogs could actually, you […]

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  • Before there was Mabuse, there was Fantômas. The thing about movies is that they haven’t been around that long. Although a majority of the very earliest films are lost, you can still largely go back to the beginnings of cinema […]

    Fantomas in the Shadow of the Guillotine (1913)

    Before there was Mabuse, there was Fantômas. The thing about movies is that they haven’t been around that long. Although a majority of the very earliest films are lost, you can still largely go back to the beginnings of cinema […]

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  • Editor Ken: It should be noted that the Rev. has been sending me pieces a lot faster than they’ve been going up. Notice this one is for T-Fest 2012. In the future, I’ll just post them (more or less) immediately. […]

    T-Fest 2012: The Rev.

    Editor Ken: It should be noted that the Rev. has been sending me pieces a lot faster than they’ve been going up. Notice this one is for T-Fest 2012. In the future, I’ll just post them (more or less) immediately. […]

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  • BANDED TOGETHER FROM REMOTE GALAXIES ARE 13 OF THE MOST SINISTER VILLIANS OF ALL TIME: THE LEGION OF DOOM. DEDICATED TO A SINGLE OBJECTIVE, THE CONQUEST OF THE UNIVERSE. ONLY ONE GROUP DARES TO CHALLENGE THIS INTERGALATIC THREAT… THE SUPERFRIENDS. […]

    Challenge of the Superfriends (Episode 16): Doomsday

    BANDED TOGETHER FROM REMOTE GALAXIES ARE 13 OF THE MOST SINISTER VILLIANS OF ALL TIME: THE LEGION OF DOOM. DEDICATED TO A SINGLE OBJECTIVE, THE CONQUEST OF THE UNIVERSE. ONLY ONE GROUP DARES TO CHALLENGE THIS INTERGALATIC THREAT… THE SUPERFRIENDS. […]

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  • The Rev’s Fest Reflections T(ween)-Fest 2012:  Diary of a Madman Yes, boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, and movie freaks of all ages.  The Rev. is here to once again invade Ken’s domain with a rundown of the fun, excitement, […]

    T(ween)-Fest Diary 2012: The Rev.

    The Rev’s Fest Reflections T(ween)-Fest 2012:  Diary of a Madman Yes, boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, and movie freaks of all ages.  The Rev. is here to once again invade Ken’s domain with a rundown of the fun, excitement, […]

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  • Editor Ken: Profound apologies to Chad, who worried about the lateness of his piece–see the first sentence below–only to have me a) ask to hold it for B-Fest 2013, and b) then forget to post it. Still, with B-Fest 2013 […]

    Chad Jones’ 2012 B-Fest Diary

    Editor Ken: Profound apologies to Chad, who worried about the lateness of his piece–see the first sentence below–only to have me a) ask to hold it for B-Fest 2013, and b) then forget to post it. Still, with B-Fest 2013 […]

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  • Zombi 3 is perhaps the most famous film Bruno Mattei is associated with. This might seem sort of ironic, given that he is responsible for somewhat less than half the film. Mr. Mattei stepped in after the original director, Lucio […]

    Zombi 3 (1988)

    Zombi 3 is perhaps the most famous film Bruno Mattei is associated with. This might seem sort of ironic, given that he is responsible for somewhat less than half the film. Mr. Mattei stepped in after the original director, Lucio […]

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  • Note: This was actually the second of my Hitchhiker reviews, back at the old site. Before I procured the Canadian—more or less—chronological sets, I was working off an American—more or less—best of set. Hence the “Disc’s Plot Description” below, a […]

    The Hitchhiker (Ep. 14): Night Shift [REPOST]

    Note: This was actually the second of my Hitchhiker reviews, back at the old site. Before I procured the Canadian—more or less—chronological sets, I was working off an American—more or less—best of set. Hence the “Disc’s Plot Description” below, a […]

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  • Names: Starring Franco Nero, Sonja Smits, Renee Soutendijk. Music by Michel Rubini. Written by Charles Israel. Directed by Mai Zetterling. Set up: We open panning over some train tracks, a sight none too obscured by what is clearly some dry […]

    The Hitchhiker (Ep. 13): Murderous Feelings

    Names: Starring Franco Nero, Sonja Smits, Renee Soutendijk. Music by Michel Rubini. Written by Charles Israel. Directed by Mai Zetterling. Set up: We open panning over some train tracks, a sight none too obscured by what is clearly some dry […]

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