Category: Archived Reviews

The Wolf Man (1941) – By Baron Craze

In 1941, Universal Pictures released the last of their truly great monster movies The Wolf Man. The rise and fall of Dracula and Bela Lugosi and then Boris Karloff and Frankenstein, done their jobs, delivered the frights and scares, enjoyed the thrills yet the studio still struggled financially, desperately need a winning monster they called on screenwriter extraordinaire…


The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) – By Baron Craze

The Universal Studios Frankenstein series, which started with the monster (pun-intended) hit Frankenstein (1931), came with a letdown with the fourth entry from director Erle C. Kenton 1942’s The Ghost of Frankenstein, marking the first time not to star, the legendary actor Boris Karloff in the primary role. Kenton, stuck to a standard, by-the-numbers shooting style…


The Sentinel (1977): Still Guarding Against Evil – By Baron Craze

In the seventies, a slew of occult movies flooded the market, most hatched from novels, those among the books The Exorcist, Rosemary’s Baby and others, but then there’s author Jeffrey Konvitz’s contribution of sinister religious overtones with his 1974 creation of The Sentinel. Three years later director Michael Winner delivered a strange horror film, which…


Blood Punch (2013) – By Baron Craze

Madellaine Paxson serves a director of this fascinating horror film, from talented screenwriter Eddie Guzelian, delivering a twisted horror version of Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day (1993) and Happy Death Day (2017), from the low budgeted indie market that pleases the audience in many ways. But what is more satisfying being the background of this team,…


Shark Night 3D (2011) – Baron Craze

Lately with an abundance of shark related films, the choice of watching Discovery Channel’s Shark Week becomes a welcomed adventure, as the once feared and scary beast from Jaws (1975) is now nothing but CGI grandiose lunacy. Recently this reviewer, on a whim I ran a cursory tally of shark themed movies, which totaled over…


The Innkeepers (2011) – By Baron Craze

In the horror genre, there’s always a plus when a film gets to play out in a real-life location, and the place, finds itself directly involved in the storyline, and herein lies The Innkeepers, from director, writer and editor Ti West, set in Yankee Pedlar Inn, Torrington, Connecticut.  This time there is no found footage…


Circus of the Dead (2014) – By Baron Craze

One must understand clearly this is not your typical killer clown movie, no gimmicks here rather channel their lunacy and recklessness using the famous motto by John Wayne Gacy (quoted in the movie “Clowns can get away with murder”). The psychopaths do not lack any morals nor do they possess any decency, their characters each…


DOA Review: 12/12/12 (2012) – By Baron Craze

CASE NUMBER #012 Covered in the heavy undergrowth within the grounds now known as the DOA Reviews, with your grave-keeper I, Baron, we discovered a rarity, a Blu-ray release from the maestros of low-budget horror The Asylum films, and one of their many apocalyptic films, called 12/12/12.  The movie, released 5-years ago this year on…


Grabbers (2012) – By Baron Craze

A true horror fan usually has one favorite sub-genre, whether it is slasher, comedy-horror, or even zombie, but usually the fans enjoy viewing something different especially when that film pays homage to other horror classics. That is exactly what director Jon Wright created for audiences, with Grabbers, that caught the attention of IFC Films for…


Lumberjack Man (2015) – By Baron Craze

Director Josh Bear grants the horror fans, an incredibly outrageously silly but wonderfully created exploitation, b-movie, found in teen sexual comedies such as National Lampoon and American pie. Lumberjack Man firmly and clearly assures to everyone that this movie does not intend to become a serious horror film, the premise defines it early on, and…