The Brain That Wouldn’t Die

Being big fans of The Man in the Pan (who occupied our site banner before we had an artist friend do a re-design) we were keen on exploring one of the inspirations for Re-Animator, The Brain That Wouldn’t Die. Superficially silly sci-fi movies like this, are conduits for exploring timeless questions like “who decides end of life?”Continue reading “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die”

The Undertaker and His Pals

Greasy spoon motorcycle goons join forces with a corrupt funeral director in the 60s curiosity The Undertaker and His Pals, a film clearly indebted to Herschell Gordon Lewis’s early blood work. There’s no budget, rickety sets, pastels, and lots and lots of gore in what is ostensibly a comedy (even if many of the yuks fall flat, theContinue reading “The Undertaker and His Pals”