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Shock-O-Rama: Killer Klowns from Outer Space Steelbook by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(September 17, 2014)


Shock-O-Rama: Stagefright by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(September 05, 2014)


Shock-O-Rama: How I Learned to Stop Worrying by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(August 14, 2014)


Shock-O-Rama: A Bloody Gruesome Evening by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(August 05, 2014)


Shock-O-Rama: Sharknado of the Apes by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(August 01, 2014)
There's been a buzz of activity over the past week, so Shock-O-Rama will be a mixed bag off coverage today instead of a singularly focused piece.

Shock-O-Rama: The Giant Spider by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(July 16, 2014)


Shock-O-Rama: The Vincent Price Collection 3 by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(June 16, 2014)
Being the obsessed horror and cinema fan that I am, I've spend nearly my entire weekend engaged in the consumption of movies. From joining in on Scream Factory's live stream Night of the Demons event on full moon Friday the 13th, hosting an all day Ray Har

Shock-O-Rama: Godzilla goes Camping by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(May 15, 2014)
As the seismic shocks from the King of all monster's gargantuan footfalls threaten to overwhelm us, the wave of giant monster themed releases swells ever higher, hoping to surf the breakers in Godzilla's wake. The newest installment of this beloved series

Shock-O-Rama: King Kong Escapes! by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(May 07, 2014)


Shock-O-Rama: Double Dose of a Lady-Fu by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(April 25, 2014)
Some films simply aren't strong enough to whirl on their own roundhouse kicking feet as standalone home releases. This isn't a scifi techno handicapper beam kick to the ribs of a downed Arena, nor the smashing of a comically large cognac snifter over the h

Shock-O-Rama: The Drive-In Bucket List by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(April 16, 2014)
Couched by the truth that Tuesday's local forecast included that unendurable four letter word, SNOW, there's no denying that spring has sprung, and that summer is a maniacal machete man hiding in the woods, preparing for his chance to pounce. This mythical

Shock-O-Rama: Chinese Zodiac by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(March 26, 2014)
"The length of an action film star's career is this long" says 59 year old martial arts legend Jackie Chan, as he hold his hands up, less than a foot apart. "I've become a legend because I've survived doing it this long" he says, now holding his hands very

Shock-O-Rama: Worst Ways to Die by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(March 19, 2014)
Horror movie fans have borne witness to some of the most heinous acts ever to be inflicted upon the human form (fictionally). It's an inevitability of the genre. Of course as the audience becomes anesthetized to the splash, slash, and screams, a grisly gam

Shock-O-Rama: Strip Nude for Your Killer by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(March 12, 2014)
It may be impossible to find a film titled more aptly for discussion on Shock-O-Rama. As pleasantly resonant off of the tongue as it is a soothing balm to the tender tissue of the ear drums, this movie's American theatrical designation is the perfectly for

Shock-O-Rama: Voyage of the Rock Aliens by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(February 12, 2014)
As honesty is perhaps the best policy (or at the very least, a catchy platitude), I'll begin this Shock-O-Rama with a heaping helping of truth: the degree to which you will enjoy Voyage of the Rock Aliens depends entirely upon the company in which you view

Shock-O-Rama: Evolver by Chuck Francisco , Columnist and Critic
(January 22, 2014)


Shock-O-Rama: The Cheeky Nudity Factor by Chuck Francisco , Columnist and Critic
(January 15, 2014)


10 Best Seasonal Halloween Flicks by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(October 30, 2013)
There's no wrong way to celebrate Halloween (says the man preparing to carve a fright face into the innocent flesh of a turnip).

Savoring All Hallows Eve by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(October 15, 2013)
If you're anything like me, the critical mass of horror film viewing accelerates exponentially for you as Halloween grows near. There's an absolute event horizon which signals that all bets are off and all films are fair game. Every year I hoard the creme

The Chucky Films Ranked by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(October 09, 2013)
Let’s talk about the Chucky movies. With a brand new installment hitting store shelves this week in the form of Curse of Chucky the timing could not be more apt to bring up everyone’s favorite murder doll. But is he beloved by all? The Child’s Play m

Top 10 John Carpenter Films by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(October 02, 2013)
Welcome to the witching season! As mainstream horror recognition accelerates into overdrive for a month long celebration of the macabre, the demands upon your viewing time will be likewise increase exponentially. I am sympathetic to your plight as my pile

Get your X-Rays at the Hospital Massacre by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(September 25, 2013)
Have you ever heard of a demented little slasher called X-Ray? Despite being recently released by beloved horror distributor Scream Factory under this original title as part of a double feature with the more well know Schizoid, this disgusting little stab

Top 10 Big Screen Vampires by Chuck Francisco, Columnista and Critic
(September 18, 2013)
As we grow closer to the most exciting season of the the year (Halloween), my proximity to the best of months weakens the resolve to save the best films for their proper time. For hardcore horror fans Halloween is a perpetual state of mind, but there is a

Shock-O-Rama: Hercules: The Legendary Journeys by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(September 04, 2013)
Following a rash of weeks which have seen me sequestered away among the dark recesses of various movie houses, a break from the big screen refreshes in concert with the coming fall breeze. Call it summer blockbuster fantastique fatigue. Astride the couch a

S-O-R: Selling the Sizzle of Schlock by Chuck Francisco, Columnista and Critic
(August 28, 2013)
Back in the waning, halcyon days of the 1990's, the task of exposing friends to a crazy syringe of cinematic madness was a blessedly simple endeavor. An invitation was extended then accepted; couch cushions were occupied on a first come basis; VHS tape hea