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John Jos. Miller’s CREATURE FEATURE

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The Least Horrific Horror Movie, Ever? Once again, your humble Cheese Magnet correspondent has to apologize for a long silence, but I spent the month of March basically being sick as a dog. Thawas no fun at all. I am almost back to normal, or as normal as it ever gets around here, so hopefully you-all will be seeing more …

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We’ll Tear Your Soul Apart

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I’m a little ashamed to say that until last weekend, I had never seen Hellraiser. I had certainly heard about it. When it came out back in 1987, I can remember there being a bit of hype about how scary, violent, and gory it was. Stephen King was quoted as saying that writer/director Clive Barker was the future of horror. …

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John Jos. Miller’s CREATURE FEATURE

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My Year in Movies:  The Best Your humble Cheese Magnet correspondent has been alternately working himself to death and suffering mightily and unfairly from the fact that he once had chicken pox as a child, but he has pulled himself together and dragged himself off his death and/or sick bed because, basically, he’s bored. So finally after weeks of anticipation, …

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John Jos. Miller’s CREATURE FEATURE

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My Year in Movies: 2013 I usually start off a New Cheese Magnet Year with a “My Year In Movies” post and, as you see, this year is no different.  Sorry I took so long this time around, but I was behind in compiling my notes.  I saw 163 new (to this list) movies last year.  I’m taking a different …

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John Jos. Miller’s CREATURE FEATURE

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The Most Obscure (and Gory) Marvel Comic Book Movie, Ever All right, let’s see a show hands: Who’s seen Man-Thing? I don’t see many hands going up, probably because this film bombed out in focus groups, was shown once (maybe) on television, and went direct to video.  Some critics call it the worst superhero movie ever, but trust me (have …

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The Dr. Satan Duology Thanks to the fine folks at Trash Palace, the Dr. Satan Duology (Dr. Satan and Dr. Satan and Black Magic) are now available with English subtitles. These movies are so undeservingly obscure that they each have only a dozen votes on the IMDB rating board. Hopefully this new subtitled DVD release will give them a wider …

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5 Million Years to Quatermass

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I visited an old friend on the weekend and that inevitably leads to late night critiquing of B horror movies. Watching old horror movies is a lot of fun. Watching old horror movies with someone with whom you can make snide remarks is just about perfect. This time around we selected two films to occupy our time: The Brotherhood of …

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Crash Bang Crack ‘Em Up

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Earlier this week Tanzi, wrote a great article about his favourite childhood toy and, in so doing, threw down the gauntlet to the rest of the Cheese-Magneteers.  I rushed to be the first to take up that gauntlet, because, you know, free gauntlet.  That bad joke aside, anybody who knows me is all too familiar with my love of toys …

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To Mend and Defend

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With the 2011 release of the complete series on DVD, I introduced my daughters to the show ReBoot.  In the last few months, the girls have really taken to it and insist that it be mandatory family viewing at least once a week.  As this allows us some relaxed family time, Jenn and I are not complaining. ReBoot was the …

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John Jos. Miller’s Creature Feature

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Is This The Worst Science Fiction Novel Ever? This is another installment in my continuing review of 1950’s sf novels.  It barely squeaks by the criterion of “1950s sf novel” because of its reprinting by FFM in 1951.  And to answer my question right off the bat, sadly, probably no.  But it is the worst sf novel I’ve read in …