Short Takes

With my long discussions of films taking forever to research and write, I thought the site could use the equivalent of The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film — one paragraph overviews of films. Eventually, I will put this in a database. For now, this will do.

It’s subdivided by letter, so click on the big letters to get to the reviews!

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  • 100 Bloody Acres (2012)
  • 12 Monkeys (1995)
  • 13 Frightened Girls (1963)
  • 13 Ghosts (1960)
  • The 13th Floor (1988)
  • 2 Young 2 Die (2006)
  • The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

A

  • The Abominable Dr Phibes (1971)
  • The Addams Family (1964-1966)
  • The Addams Family (1991)
  • Addams Family Values (1993)
  • A*P*E (1976)
  • Alabama’s Ghost (1973)
  • The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)
  • And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973)
  • Another Day, Another Man (1966)
  • Army of Darkness (1992)
  • Army of Frankensteins (2014)
  • Asylum (1972)
  • At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul (1964)
  • Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)
  • Attack Of The Crab Monsters (1957)
  • Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)
  • Attack of the Puppet People (1958)
  • Avenging Force: The Scarab (2010)

B

  • The Babysitter (1980)
  • Bad Moon (1996)
  • Bandits (2001)
  • Barracuda (1978)
  • Basket Case (1982)
  • The Bat (1959)
  • Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
  • Beast From Haunted Cave (1959)
  • The Beast Must Die (1974)
  • Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952)
  • Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
  • Better Watch Out (2016)
  • The Beyond (1981)
  • The Big Boss (1971)
  • Bigfoot vs DB Cooper (2014)
  • Bikini Traffic School (1998)
  • Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire (1987)
  • Billy the Kid vs Dracula (1966)
  • Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)
  • The Birds (1963)
  • The Black Cat (1934)
  • Black Christmas (1974)
  • The Black Gestapo (1975)
  • Blacula (1972)
  • The Blair Witch Project (1999)
  • Bless the Beasts and Children (1971)
  • Blind Fury (1989)
  • Blood and Black Lace (1964)
  • Blood Feast (1963)
  • Blood of Dracula (1957)
  • Blood of Dracula (1974)
  • Blood Rites (2012)
  • Blood Ties (1991)
  • Bloodletting (1997)
  • BloodRayne: The Third Reich (2011)
  • Bloody Mallory (2002)
  • Blubberella (2011)
  • BMX Bandits (1983)
  • Body Bags (1993)
  • Born in Flames (1983)
  • A Boy and His Dog (1975)
  • The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962)
  • Breaking In (1989)
  • Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
  • Bride of the Gorilla (1951)
  • Bride of the Monster (1955)
  • The Briefcase (2011)
  • Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
  • A Bucket of Blood (1959)
  • Buffalo Rider (1978)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
  • Bury Me an Angel (1971)

C

  • Canadian Bacon (1995)
  • Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989)
  • Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter (1974)
  • Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)
  • Castle of Blood (1964)
  • Cat People (1942)
  • Chained for Life (1952)
  • Chop (2011)
  • Chopper Chicks in Zombietown (1989)
  • The Choppers (1961)
  • Chopping Mall (1986)
  • Christmas Evil (1980)
  • City of the Living Dead (1980)
  • Clash of the Titans (1981)
  • Clownado (2019)
  • Color Me Blood Red (1965)
  • The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
  • The Conqueror (1956)
  • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
  • Countess Dracula (1971)
  • Crazy Mama (1975)
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
  • Cruise Into Terror (1978)
  • Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968)

D

  • Dark City (1998)
  • Dark Star (1974)
  • The Darkness (2016)
  • Day of Anger (1967)
  • Day of the Dead 2: Contagium (2005)
  • Day the World Ended (1955)
  • Dead & Rotting (2002)
  • Dead Alive (1992)
  • Dead Man (1995)
  • The Dead Next Door (1989)
  • Dead Ringers (1988)
  • Dead Snow (2009)
  • Dead Snow: Red vs Dead (2014)
  • Death Ship (1980)
  • Death Smiles on a Murderer (1973)
  • Demolition Man (1993)
  • Demon Seed (1977)
  • Demon Slayer (2004)
  • Deranged (1974)
  • Devil Doll (1964)
  • The Devil Rides Out (1968)
  • The Devil’s Widow (1970)
  • Diary of a Madman (1963)
  • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974)
  • Django (1966)
  • Doll Factory (2014)
  • Dolls (1987)
  • Don’t Go in the Woods (1981)
  • Don’t Look in the Basement (1973)
  • Don’t Look in the Cellar (2008)
  • Dr Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)
  • Dr Goldfoot & the Girl Bombs (1966)
  • Dr Phibes Rises Again (1972)

E

  • The Earth Dies Screaming (1964)
  • Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill! (2006)
  • Effects (1980)
  • Enter the Devil (1972)
  • Escape from LA (1996)
  • Escape from New York (1981)
  • Escape From the Planet of the Apes (1971)
  • Event Horizon (1997)
  • The Evil (1978)
  • Evil Clutch (1988)
  • The Evil Dead (1981)
  • Evil Dead II (1987)
  • eXistenZ (1999)
  • The Eyes of My Mother (2016)

F

  • Fantasy Mission Force (1983)
  • Fast Company (1975)
  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
  • The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
  • Fiend (1980)
  • Five (1951)
  • The Fly (1958)
  • The Fly (1986)
  • For Y’ur Height Only (1981)
  • Forest Primeval (2008)
  • Four Lions (2010)
  • Frankenhooker (1990)
  • Frankenstein (1931)
  • Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)
  • Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster (1965)
  • From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
  • From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999)
  • From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter (2000)
  • The Funhouse (1981)
  • Future War (1997)
  • The Fuzz (2014)

G

  • Galaxy of the Dinosaurs (1992)
  • Galaxy Quest (1999)
  • Gamera, the Giant Monster (1965)
  • ‘Gator Bait (1974)
  • The Ghost and Mr Chicken (1966)
  • Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959)
  • Ghoul School (1990)
  • The Ghouls (2003)
  • The Giant Gila Monster (1959)
  • The Gig (1985)
  • The Girl, the Body, and the Pill (1967)
  • Glen or Glenda (1953)
  • God’s Gun (1976)
  • Godmonster of Indian Flats (1974)
  • Going Hog Wild (1988)
  • Grave of the Vampire (1974)
  • The Gun in Betty Lou’s Handbag (1992)
  • Guru, the Mad Monk (1970)

H

  • Harper (1966)
  • Hatred of a Minute (2002)
  • He Never Died (2015)
  • The Headless Eyes (1971)
  • Hell Asylum (2002)
  • Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)
  • Hell of the Living Dead (1980)
  • The Hidden (1987)
  • The Hitch-Hiker (1953)
  • Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988)
  • Homicidal (1961)
  • Horror High (1974)
  • Horrors of Spider Island (1965)
  • Horror of Dracula (1958)
  • House (1977)
  • The House by the Cemetery (1981)
  • The House of the Dead (1978)
  • House of the Long Shadows (1983)
  • House on Haunted Hill (1959)
  • Housebound (2003)
  • Humanoids From Atlantis (1992)

I

  • I Am Not a Serial Killer (2015)
  • I Am Omega (2007)
  • I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
  • I, Monster (1971)
  • In the Mouth of Madness (1995)
  • The Incredible Melting Man (1977)
  • The Incredible Mr Limpet (1964)
  • Inferno (1980)
  • Insidious (2010)
  • Invaders From Mars (1953)
  • Invaders from Mars (1986)
  • Invaders From Space (1965)
  • Invasion of the Star Creatures (1962)
  • Ishtar (1987)
  • It Came From Outer Space (1953)
  • It’s a Bikini World (1967)
  • It’s Alive (1969)

J

  • The Jackals (1967)
  • Jail Bait (1954)
  • La Jetée (1962)
  • Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter (1966)
  • Jim, the World’s Greatest (1975)
  • John Dies at the End (2012)
  • Jug Face (2013)

K

  • The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
  • Kenny & Co (1976)
  • Kid Vengeance (1977)
  • The Killer (1989)
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
  • King Kung Fu (1976)
  • Kingdom of the Vampire (1990)
  • Knights of Badassdom (2013)
  • Koreatown (2007)
  • Krippendorf’s Tribe (1998)

L

  • The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu (2009)
  • The Last Man on Earth (1964)
  • The Lathe of Heaven (1980)
  • Legacy of Blood (1973)
  • Let Us Prey (2014)
  • The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
  • The Long Good Friday (1981)
  • The Long Hair of Death (1964)

M

  • Madhouse (1974)
  • Mandao of the Dead (2018)
  • El Mariachi (1992)
  • Martin (1978)
  • Mars Attacks! (1996)
  • Matewan (1987)
  • Maximum Impact (1992)
  • Mega Scorpions (2003)
  • Monster From The Ocean Floor (1954)
  • Mother of Tears (2007)
  • Motorpsycho! (1965)
  • Mr Sardonicus (1961)
  • The Mummy (1932)
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
  • Mutant Aliens (2001)
  • My Dead Girlfriend (2006)
  • My Name Is Bruce (2007)
  • Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)

N

  • The Naked Kiss (1964)
  • The Neanderthal Man (1953)
  • The New Adventures of Tarzan (1935)
  • Night Moves (1975)
  • The Night of a Thousand Cats (1974)
  • Night of the Comet (1984)
  • Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Alien, Flesh Eating, Hellbound, Zombified Living Dead Part 2 (1991)
  • Night of the Demon (1957)
  • Night of the Ghouls (1959)
  • The Night Strangler (1973)
  • A Night to Dismember (1983)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • Nina Forever (2015)
  • The Ninth Gate (1999)
  • The Norliss Tapes (1973)

O

  • The Old Dark House (1963)
  • The Omega Man (1971)
  • One Spy Too Many (1966)
  • Open House (1987)
  • Orgy of the Dead (1965)
  • Our Man in Jamaica (1965)
  • The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
  • Ozone (1995)

P

  • Panman (2011)
  • Paranoiac (1963)
  • Payday (1972)
  • Phantasm (1979)
  • Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
  • Phase IV (1974)
  • Pietà (2012)
  • A Pistol for Ringo (1965)
  • The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
  • Pizza Man (1991)
  • Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
  • Planet of the Apes (1968)
  • Platoon of the Dead (2009)
  • Poison Sweethearts (2008)
  • Poltergeist (1982)
  • Poltergeist (2015)
  • Polymorph (1996)
  • Prehistoric Women (1950)
  • Private Parts (1972)
  • Psychomania (1973)
  • The Psychotronic Man (1980)
  • Pufnstuf (1970)
  • Puppet Master (1989)
  • Puppet Master II (1990)
  • Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge (1991)
  • Puppet Master 4 (1993)
  • Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter (1994)

Q

  • Q (1982)

R

  • Rabid (1977)
  • Rated X (2000)
  • Rats: Night of Terror (1984)
  • The Raven (1963)
  • Repligator (1998)
  • Retro Puppet Master (1999)
  • Robot Monster (1953)
  • Robot Ninja (1989)
  • Rolling Thunder (1977)
  • Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
  • Rounders (1998)
  • Rubber (2010)
  • The Rubber Gun (1977)

S

  • The Sandman (1995)
  • Scanners (1981)
  • Scare Campaign (2016)
  • Scream Blacula Scream (1973)
  • Scum of the Earth! (1963)
  • The Seekers (2003)
  • Serpent Island (1954)
  • Seven (1995)
  • Seven Psychopaths (2012)
  • Shanghai Joe (1973)
  • Sherman’s March (1985)
  • Shivers (1975)
  • Shock Corridor (1963)
  • Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)
  • Singam II (2013)
  • The Sinister Urge (1961)
  • Schlep (2016)
  • Son of Kong (1933)
  • Spawn of the Slithis (1978)
  • Spider Baby (1967)
  • Spontaneous Combustion (1990)
  • Spring (2014)
  • Starry Eyes (2014)
  • The Steel Helmet (1951)
  • Stereo (1969)
  • Supervolcano (2005)
  • Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)
  • Support Your Local Sheriff (1969)
  • Suspiria (1977)
  • Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971)

T

  • A Talking Cat!?! (2013)
  • A Talking Pony!?! (2013)
  • Terror of Dracula (2012)
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
  • Threads (1984)
  • Theatre of Blood (1973)
  • Time Walker (1982)
  • The Tingler (1959)
  • They Live (1988)
  • They Might Be Giants (1971)
  • The Thing (1982)
  • The Thing from Another World (1951)
  • This Island Earth (1955)
  • Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (2010)
  • El Topo (1970)
  • Trick or Treats (1982)
  • Trilogy of Terror (1975)
  • Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2010)
  • Tune in Tomorrow (1990)
  • Turbo Kid (2015)
  • Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)

U

  • The UFO Incident (1975)
  • Under the Skin (2013)
  • The Unseen (1980)

V

  • V/H/S (2012)
  • The Valley of Gwangi (1969)
  • The Velvet Vampire (1971)
  • Videodrome (1983)
  • The Video Dead (1987)
  • Visit to a Small Planet (1960)
  • Voodoo Island (1957)

W

  • War, Inc (2008)
  • Wavelength (1983)
  • The Werewolf of Washington (1973)
  • Werewolves on Wheels (1971)
  • White Dog (1982)
  • Willard (1971)
  • Witch Hunt (1994)
  • Witchfinder General (1968)
  • Witchouse (1999)
  • Witchouse II: Blood Coven (2000)
  • Witchouse 3: Demon Fire (2001)
  • Without a Clue (1988)

X

  • The X from Outer Space (1967)

Y

  • Yellowbeard (1983)
  • The Yesterday Machine (1963)

Z

  • Zombie Cop (1991)
  • Zontar: The Thing From Venus (1966)
  • Zotz! (1962)
  • Xtro II: The Second Encounter (1990)

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