About this site

Robert Hood is an award-winning writer of weird fiction and film commentary. His personal website is: www.roberthood.net. You can contact him at: spookshow [at] roberthood.net (be sure to replace the [at] with @).

Rob is helped in gathering material by Avery Guerra [aka Kaiju Search-Robot Avery], who excels in ferreting out information on new and upcoming film projects, especially B-film indies.

The banner at the top of the site uses part of a painting by kaiju artist extraordinaire, Todd Tennant, and is used with permission. Todd’s website American Kaiju features his art as well as work by sometime collaborator Mike Bogue, and hosts Todd’s ongoing graphic novelisation of the never-made 1994 US Godzilla film from a script by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio.

Be sure to keep up with Undead Brainspasm as well. This sister site is an appendix to the main Undead Backbrain site and features brief updates and obscure low-budget projects.

12 Responses to About this site

  1. Terry Frost says:

    Like the new look, Rob. Good work, mate.

  2. Backbrain says:

    Thanks, Terry. Glad you like it. It’s gone down well so far. The only problem I’m having with it is that I can’t get it to display my links!

  3. Nick Stathopoulos says:

    How annoying…I link to Cat’s blog via this site.

  4. Backbrain says:

    Nick, I did put a link page at the top, though. I just can’t get it to display automatically.

  5. Lee Vervoort says:

    Just found this site today. Very cool, added to favorites.

  6. Steve C says:

    Hi, I love your lists of movies, especially the Evil Doll Movie List. However, there is one movie I cannot find. It was a TV movie, it might have been an episode of Night Gallery, maybe from the late 70’s. It was about a little Zulu warrior doll a woman receives as a present. A note attached to the doll says that you should not let the spear fall out of its hand. She thinks it is a joke. One day the doll falls down and the spear falls out of its hand, and then the little warrior demon doll comes alive and starts terrorizing her all through the house. In the end, the doll wins and the woman becomes possessed with the spirit of the doll. Anyone remember this TV short movie?

  7. Backbrain says:

    Steve C, Sounds to me as though you’re talking about the famous “Amelia” episode of the anthology film TRILOGY OF TERROR (1975). Not a “Zulu” doll, but a “Zuni” doll. Check this detailed plot summary on Wikipedia:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trilogy_of_Terror

  8. Janna. M says:

    i just discovered this site and fell in love, thank you for creating it! keep up with the brilliant work:)

  9. Joseph says:

    Hello,
    I’m Joseph Kelly from New Blood Film. We’re currently located in Upstate New York.
    The New Blood is a documentary film about a trio of next level filmmakers based in Rochester, NY.
    The team of Mike, Lou and Laurence specialize in horror and science fiction. Every element is hand crafted. They put it best in their own words, “We have the chance at making history with films that are misunderstood.” We have U.S. TV Distribution through dish network and Direct TV. That is over 26 million homes! Below is a Rough Trailer. Thanks

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyO6gSQlZ7U

  10. vancinema says:

    Dan Zukovic’s “DARK ARC”, a bizarre modern noir dark comedy called “Absolutely brilliant…
    truly and completely different…” in Film Threat, was recently released on DVD through
    Vanguard Cinema (http://www.vanguardcinema.com/darkarc/darkarc.htm), and is currently
    debuting on Cable Video On Demand. The film had it’s World Premiere at the Montreal
    World Film Festival, and it’s US Premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival. Featuring
    Sarah Strange (“White Noise”), Kurt Max Runte (“X-Men”, “Battlestar Gallactica”,) and
    Dan Zukovic (director and star of the cult comedy “The Last Big Thing”).

    TRAILER : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPeG4EFZ4ZM

    ***** (Five stars) “Absolutely brilliant…truly and completely different…something you’ve never tasted
    before…” Film Threat
    “A black comedy about a very strange love triangle” Seattle Times
    “Consistently stunning images…a bizarre blend of art, sex, and opium, “Dark Arc” plays like a candy-coloured
    version of David Lynch. ” IFC News
    “Sarah Strange is as decadent as Angelina Jolie thinks she is…Don’t see this movie sober!” Metroactive Movies
    “Equal parts film noir intrigue, pop culture send-up, brain teaser and visual feast. ” American Cinematheque

  11. Chris says:

    Only just found your site whilst looking for Ron Mueck pictures. I haven’t had a chance to look around properly yet, but I wanted to let you know that your personal web address ( www . roberthood . net) is showing up on my computer as having viruses.

    Thought I’d give you the heads up.

  12. Robert Hood says:

    Thanks, Chris. I’ve been told this before but extensive searches and even the total removal of pages that I found that have been accused of being the source haven’t seemed to help. My front page was hacked at one stage — they put a link in the coding to a site that apparently is suspicious. But I removed the whole page from the server, changed passwords etc. and can’t find anything else anywhere. I thought the problem was gone. My web host pleads ignorance. I don’t know what the problem is and at this stage am perplexed as to what to do about it. My browser and those of other computers I’ve checked on don’t give warnings of viruses either. It’s a problem!

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