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

  • A*P*E (1976)
  • The Abominable Dr Phibes (1971)
  • The Addams Family (1964-1966)
  • The Addams Family (1991)
  • Addams Family Values (1993)
  • Alabama’s Ghost (1973)
  • The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)
  • Amityville Island (2020)
  • And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973)
  • Angel Heart (1987)
  • 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 Moon Zombies (2011)
  • 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 Beastmaster (1982)
  • 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)
  • Bigfoot vs Zombies (2016)
  • 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)
  • The Black Cat (1981)
  • Black Christmas (1974)
  • The Black Gestapo (1975)
  • Black Sabbath (1963)
  • 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)
  • The Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971)
  • Blood Rites (2012)
  • Blood Ties (1991)
  • Bloodletting (1997)
  • BloodRayne: The Third Reich (2011)
  • Bloody Mallory (2002)
  • Blubberella (2011)
  • BMX Bandits (1983)
  • Body Bags (1993)
  • Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)
  • Born in Flames (1983)
  • A Boy and His Dog (1975)
  • The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962)
  • Brannigan (1975)
  • Breaking In (1989)
  • Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
  • Bride of the Gorilla (1951)
  • Bride of the Monster (1955)
  • Bride of the Werewolf (2019)
  • 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 Holocaust (1980)
  • 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)
  • Cave Women on Mars (2008)
  • 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)
  • The Crazies (1973)
  • Crazy Mama (1975)
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
  • Cruise Into Terror (1978)
  • Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968)

D

  • Danny Johnson Saves the World (2015)
  • Dark City (1998)
  • Dark Star (1974)
  • The Darkness (2016)
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  • 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)
  • Deadly Playthings (2019)
  • Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977)
  • Death Ship (1980)
  • Death Smiles on a Murderer (1973)
  • Demolition Man (1993)
  • Demon Seed (1977)
  • Demon Slayer (2004)
  • Demon with the Atomic Brain (2017)
  • Deranged (1974)
  • Devil Doll (1964)
  • The Devil Rides Out (1968)
  • The Devil’s Widow (1970)
  • Les Diaboliques (1955)
  • 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)
  • Don’t Torture a Duckling (1972)
  • 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)
  • Elvira’s Haunted Hills (2001)
  • Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988)
  • Enter the Devil (1972)
  • Equinox (1970)
  • 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 Exotic Ones (1968)
  • 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)
  • Five Guns West (1955)
  • 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)
  • Frogs (1972)
  • From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
  • From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999)
  • From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter (2000)
  • Frozen Sasquatch (2018)
  • 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 Camp Blood (2018)
  • Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959)
  • Ghoul School (1990)
  • The Ghouls (2003)
  • The Giant Gila Monster (1959)
  • The Giant Spider (2013)
  • 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)
  • Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
  • The Gun in Betty Lou’s Handbag (1992)
  • Guns of the Apocalypse (2018)
  • Guru, the Mad Monk (1970)

H

  • Hallucinations (1986)
  • 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)
  • House Hunting (2012)
  • House of Ghosts (2012)
  • 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)
  • Isle of the Snake People (1968)
  • 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)
  • Killer Nerd (1991)
  • King Kung Fu (1976)
  • Kingdom of the Vampire (1990)
  • Knights of Badassdom (2013)
  • Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974-1975)
  • Koreatown (2007)
  • Krippendorf’s Tribe (1998)

L

  • Lady Frankenstein (1971)
  • Lady Terminator (1988)
  • Land Shark (2017)
  • The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu (2009)
  • The Last Man on Earth (1964)
  • The Late Night Double Feature (2014)
  • The Lathe of Heaven (1980)
  • Legacy of Blood (1973)
  • Let Us Prey (2014)
  • Little Evil (2017)
  • 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)
  • Messiah of Evil (1973)
  • The Milpitas Monster (1976)
  • Monster From The Ocean Floor (1954)
  • Monster Movie (2008)
  • The Monster of Phantom Lake (2006)
  • Mother of Tears (2007)
  • Motorpsycho! (1965)
  • The Mountain of the Cannibal God (1978)
  • Mr Sardonicus (1961)
  • Ms .45 (1981)
  • 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)
  • The New York Ripper (1982)
  • Night Gallery (1970-1973)
  • 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 Stalker (1972)
  • The Night Strangler (1973)
  • Night Thirst (2002)
  • 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)
  • Omega Doom (1996)
  • 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)
  • Paranormal Investigation Agency (2017)
  • Parts: The Clonus Horror (1979)
  • Payday (1972)
  • Peter Rottentail (2004)
  • 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)
  • Queen of Snakes (2019)
  • Quest for the Egg Salad (2002)

R

  • Rabid (1977)
  • Rated X (2000)
  • Rats: Night of Terror (1984)
  • The Raven (1963)
  • Repligator (1998)
  • Retro Puppet Master (1999)
  • Robowar (2018)
  • 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)
  • Saving Private Perez (2011)
  • 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)
  • Sharkenstein (2016)
  • 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)
  • Space: 1999 (1975-1977)
  • Space Captain: Captain of Space! (2014)
  • Spawn of the Slithis (1978)
  • Spider Baby (1967)
  • Splatter Farm (1987)
  • 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

  • The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)
  • A Talking Cat!?! (2013)
  • A Talking Pony!?! (2013)
  • Terror from Beneath the Earth (2009)
  • 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)
  • They Saved Hitler’s Brain (1968)
  • The Thing (1982)
  • The Thing from Another World (1951)
  • This Island Earth (1955)
  • Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (2010)
  • El Topo (1970)
  • The Toxic Avenger (1984)
  • Trick or Treats (1982)
  • Trilogy of Terror (1975)
  • Trucks (1997)
  • 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)
  • Valley of the Zombies (1946)
  • Vampires (1998)
  • Vampyres (1974)
  • The Velvet Vampire (1971)
  • Videodrome (1983)
  • The Video Dead (1987)
  • Visit to a Small Planet (1960)
  • Voodoo Island (1957)

W

  • War Raiders (2018)
  • War, Inc (2008)
  • Wavelength (1983)
  • Weresquito: Nazi Hunter (2016)
  • The Werewolf of Washington (1973)
  • Werewolves on Wheels (1971)
  • When a Stranger Calls (1979)
  • When a Stranger Calls Back (1993)
  • White Dog (1982)
  • White Slave (1985)
  • Willard (1971)
  • Witch Hunt (1994)
  • Witchfinder General (1968)
  • Witchouse (1999)
  • Witchouse II: Blood Coven (2000)
  • Witchouse 3: Demon Fire (2001)
  • Without a Clue (1988)
  • The Woman in Black (1989)

X

  • The X from Outer Space (1967)

Y

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

Z

  • Zombie (1979)
  • Zombie Cop (1991)
  • Zontar: The Thing From Venus (1966)
  • Zotz! (1962)
  • Xtro II: The Second Encounter (1990)

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