Movie Index

The Book of the Dead:

Major Arcana: Full Reviews

[REC]2 – Spanish zombie fun — again

After.Life – Christina Ricci tries to figure out whether she’d coming or going.

Altitude – Flying squid meets The Breakfast Club.

Autumn– An adaptation of the zombie novel Autumn.

The Babadook – Reading is fundamental.

Black Christmas (1974) – Margot Kidder gets a phone call, Agnes.

Black Sheep – A woolly tale of monstrous sheep.

Black Water – Crocodile fun . . . if you’re the crocodile.

The Beast with a Million Eyes – Low rent sci-fi in the high desert.

Blood Creek – A supernatural Nazi plot on a West Virginia farm.

Bride of the Gorilla – Barbara Peyton and Raymond Burr get wild.

Brotherhood of the Wolf – Monsters roam 18th Century France.

The Burrowers – Cowboys and Indians and monsters.

The Cabin in the Woods – Smart horror-comedy.

Case 39 – Grrl power and vocabulary building.

Cloverfield – Giant monster vacations in the Big Apple.

Colin – Zombie horror from a zombie point of view.

The Crazies – Toxic weapon creates mayhem in Iowa.

The Creeping Flesh – A meaty little film.

Curse of the Swamp Creature – Fear and Loathing with alligators.

Daybreakers – Vampire capitalist pigs inherit the Earth.

Deadlands 2: Trapped – Zombies go to the movies.

Devil – Next time, take the stairs.

Daimajin – A bad man gets a big statue.

Doghouse – Brit bros meet zombie grrlz.

Dolls – In Soviet Russia, dolls play with you!

Dorothy Mills – A creepy Irish horror-thriller.

Drag Me To Hell – A gypsy curse brings demonic terror and spit.

The Evil Dead (2013) – A sinister cabin in the woods tale retold.

Evilution – Gangstas and a geek meets some ghouls.

The Frankenstein Theory – Frankenstein Goes to Canada.

Gamera the Brave – A little boy likes turtles — monster turtles.

The Ghoul (1933)- Grave robbing and comedy.

The Gingerdead Man – Gary Busey becomes an evil cookie.

The Gingerdead Man II: Passion of the Crust – Based on the life of Charles Band.

Ginger Snaps – A werewolf movie that puts the grr in grrls.

The Golem (1920) – Demons, mysticism and a man made of clay. A classic film.

House of Horrors– Rondo Hatton gets into art.

The House that Dripped Blood – Now THAT is a plumbing problem!

Insidious – A tasty horror movie casserole.

Invasion of the Saucer-Men – Pow! Pow! Take THAT cow!

I Sell The Dead – A Vincent Price movie without Vincent Price.

It Conquered the World – Lee Van Cleef makes a new friend.

It’s in the Blood – Smokey Mountain Henriksen.

Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer – Monsters and really good egg rolls.

The Last Exorcism – A girl meets devil story.

Late Phases – Charles Bronson vs the Wolfman.

Latitude Zero – Toho’s James Bond movie minus James Bond.

Legion – Angels and zombies and bad CGI.

Let the Right One In – A creepy boy makes a new friend.

Let Me In – It’s Let the Right One In in America.

Livestock – Gangsters or Vampires?

Lo – Demons and romance.

The Mad Ghoul – Murder, grave robbing and romance gone wrong.

The Man with the Screaming Brain – Bruce Campbell goes to Bulgaria.

The Mole People – Much maligned Mole-Man madness.

The Monster That Challenged the World –  1950’s Atomic Snail Monsters.

Monsters – Experience the majesty of Mexican Cthulhu.

My Dead Girlfriend – What’s her favorite European country?

Nazis at the Center of the Earth – The title says it all.

Necrosis – Snowbound yuppies in a haunted cabin.

Night Watch (1973) – Something is amiss in the house next door.

Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) – Jack Earle Haley plays with kids.

Pandorum – A deep space mission goes wrong.

Paranormal Activity – An eerie little haunted house movie.

Paranormal Activity 2 – A less eerie haunted house movie.

Paranormal Entity – A rip-off of Paranormal Activity.

Phantom Ship – Bela Lugosi is on boat, it’s as real as it gets!

Piranha 3D (2010) – Spring break and fish food.

Plaguers – Zombies, space nurses and a glowing green ball.

Planet of Dinosaurs – 1970s porno film with dinosaurs and no porno.

Pontypool – Zombie is the word. Have you heard?

Resident Evil: Afterlife – Just as good as the rest.

The Revenant – Undead and loving it.

Rogue – Australian crocodile horror.

Santa’s Slay – You better watch out.  You better not cry.

Splice – A cute couple makes a baby.

Survival of the Dead – Creepy evil things and zombies.

ThanksKilling – Killer Turkey makes new friends.

The Thing (2011) – Norwegians play in the snow with their house plant.

To The Devil A Daughter – Christopher Lee and Satanic Nuns.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon – Kaboom! *wak-gonk- gonk-gonk*

Trick r Treat – An instant Halloween classic.

War-Gods of the Deep – Something fishy is going on off the coast of Cornwall.

The Wolfman – Universal’s listless attempt at werewolf terror in this remake.

YellowBrickRoad– Are we there yet?

Yongary – Dime store Godzilla

ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction – Zombies and “terra-izm.”

The Zombie Diaries – A zombie found footage film with a twisty ending.

Zombieland – Follow the rules and live. Bring some Twinkies.

Zone of the Dead – Zombie mayhem and Ken Foree in Serbia.


Minor Arcana: Short Reviews

Alien Trespass – A wonderful movie with a stupid name.

Angry Red Planet – Mars was never more weird.

The Boogeyman (2010) – Something is in the closet.

The Boy Who Cried Werewolf– Dad is gonna give you something to cry about!

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari – Most every horror film is a remake of this one.

Cat People – Simone Simon makes me meow.

The Changeling – George C Scott gives up the ghost.

Criminally Insane – Ethel goes coo-coo for Cocoa Puffs and batty for bacon.

The Cottage – Two brothers take a friend to the country.

Dead of Night – Tea party turns to terror, even without Sara Palin.

The Devil Rides Out – Hail the Goat of Mendes!

Dog Soldiers – Werewolves meet the British Army.

Dollface – A creepy short film with an unexpected ending.

Dracula’s Daughter – Goth femme fatale harbors a horrible secret.

Eel Girl – She’s part girl and part eel.

The Flesh and the Fiends – Peter Cushing buys a dead body.

The Haunted Curiosity Shop –  Skeletons and gnomes abound.

Hausu – Japanese girls in a haunted house.

House – An evil house tries to trick people into suicide.

Laserblast–  Teen-age Pew! Pew! angt and space turtles.

The Legend of Ol’ Goldie – Find the fish.

Magic – Anthony Hopkins and his even creepier doll.

The Monster of Piedras Blancas – A monster trying to get ahead.

Monster Zero – Godzilla, Rodan, King Ghidrah and hot Japanese chicks.

Night Creatures – Peter Cushing and swamp ghouls.

Night of the Hell Hamsters – Evil has never been so cute.

Night of the Living Dead 3-D – Sid Haig is in it.

Night of the Seagulls – Seaside zombie fun from Spain.

The Off Season – It’s a bit off.

The Old Dark House – A slumber party with Boris Karloff.

The Phantom of the Opera (1943) – The gayest musical comedy ever.

Planet of the Vampires – The other prequel to Alien.

The Prince of Darkness – A green jelly calls for its daddy.

Resident Evil: Retribution – Alice is back– again.

The Ring – A good remake of Ringu.

The Rite – Hannibal the Rector.

Robot Monster – Tacky monster conquers Earth and learns to love.

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger – Sinbad fights monsters and gets the girl.

Sinister– Malevolent force has an insidious plan.

Strigoi – Old school Romanian vampire mayhem.

The Swarm – Michael Caine gets a bee in his bonnet.

Tucker & Dale vs Evil – Backwoods horror comedy.

Terrorvision – Uber campy horror/comedy.

The Thing From Outer Space – Blood guzzling space monster stalks the Arctic.