The Sentinel – Braless Model vs. Hell Itself

In Movies by Scott5 Comments

Somehow I’ve managed to avoid seeing The Sentinel (1977) for the past 33 years, mostly because horror fans seem to pooh-pooh the flick. I finally watched it last night and I thought it was a flat-out good time. Christina Raines plays a fashion model who scurries around without a bra most of the time (and when she does wear one, …

Franco Micalizzi – Soundtrack bad ass

In Listen, Movies by Tanzi1 Comment

The Italian film industry cranked out an astounding number of kickass movies during the 1960s and 70s: spaghetti westerns, giallo horror, brutally violent crime films.  One thing they all had in common was the terrific soundtrack work.  Most people are familiar with Ennio Morricone but there were several other great composers working in Italian film at the time: Riz Ortolani, …

Nazis Got Saucers!

In UFOlogy by Scott5 Comments

I’m a pretty big UFO buff — I don’t know that you could necessarily call me a believer, but I’d sure like to see something unexplainable in the sky (I mean, besides that cloud that looked like Lady Gaga). Recently, just from rooting around online in the middle of the night, I’ve become obsessed with the whole Nazi Flying Saucer …

Tales of Misery and Imagination.

In Books by Scott1 Comment

While we’re busy getting Cheese Magnet up and running, I figured I might as well take a moment to self-promote: We Cheese Magnet writers are well-versed in the ways of ramen noodles, but sometimes we like to throw in a few Vienna Sausages. If you head over to and buy yourself a copy of my short story collection, Tales …

In The Beginning, There Was Ape

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We’re getting ready to roll this thing off the blocks and take ‘er for a test drive, but we feel it’s only fair to warn you that Cheese Magnet is being constructed under the influence of Every Which Way But Loose. And Olympia Beer, natch.