Tom Gleba

A life long fan of horror and ridiculous metal, I've spent my life: watching horror films, writing about them, occasionally making them, collecting them on physical media, and struggling to find meaning in Fulci's "Manhattan Baby"...

Familiar Faces, Familiar Places! ‘CUTTING CLASS’ (1988) 4K Ultra Review

Writer Rospo Pallenburg (Deliverance) only had one other directing credit (albeit, uncredited), the 1977 stinker Exorcist II: The Heretic when he went dove headlong into 1988’s Cutting Class. Largely formulaic, but with a solid cast, budget and some inventive kills, Cutting Class gets the 4K treatment  from MVD Visual’s “Rewind …

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Who Knew Captain Kirk Had Mommy Issues?!? ‘IMPULSE’ (1974) Blu-ray Review

Grindhouse Releasing is amazing at cleaning up those old classics! Their stellar editions of The Beyond and Cannibal Holocaust are among my favorites. So, my curiosity was definitely piqued when I heard they were releasing Impulse, a seldom seen film from director William Grefe (Mako: The Jaws of Death) starring …

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Here Comes The Judge! ‘NIGHT OF THE BLOOD MONSTER’ (1970) – 4K Ultra Review

Night of the Blood Moonster

Infamous Euro-sleaze director Jess Franco (Vampyros Lesbos) tried to capture that luscious Technicolor magic of Hammer Studios’ gothic horror films of the 50s and 60s on several occasions. Most notably with Count Dracula (also 1970), and even managed to lure fright legend Christopher Lee away from the fabled studio for …

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Gillman, How I Love Thee…’THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON’ (1954) Turns 70!

The Creature From The Black Lagoon

For the most part, the Universal monster films I saw as a kid (Saturday afternoons when I was a wee lad on WUAB 43 out of Cleveland, Super Host!!) were pretty engrossing to my pre-adolescent mind. Lugosi’s Dracula was creepy, as was Karloff’s muted menacing in Frankenstein, but the full …

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A Sequel Where Nothing Is Sacred – ‘SLASHENING: THE FINAL BEGINNING’ Blu-ray Review

Slashening: The Final Beginning

2015’s The Slashening was a solid, hilarious horror/comedy film filled with enough gags, gore and winks and nods to the audience to satisfy even the most ardent of Troma fans. Finally arriving on Blu-ray, writer/director Brandon Bassham’s (Shakespeare’s Shitstorm) 2021 gonzo, irreverent sequel, Slashening: The Final Beginning takes it up …

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