Author Archives: Robert Hood

The Old Man and the Monster: New Swedish Horror

Nordic Noir (as crime fiction from the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden is being tagged) already has a strong presence on the Backbrain’s TV must-watch list (not to mention reading list). But there’s also been a … Continue reading

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Outing the Lake Champlain Monster

It seems every decent-sized lake with dark, murky waters is home to a monster — or at least to a legend of one. Most of them are, like the infamous Nessie in Scotland’s Loch Ness, rather plesiosaurian or at least … Continue reading

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It Came From … A Big Blue Hole in the Sea: Poseidon Rex

Poseidon Rex (US-2013; dir. Mark L. Lester) is, without a doubt, a B-monster pic, SyFy-style. That’s not necessarily bad. “B-movie” is not synonymous with “bad movie”. “Low budget movie”, yes. Generally formulaic? Sure. But they can be fun if you … Continue reading

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Update: Meateaters Is Ready To Chew the Scenery

Meateaters is the latest B-monster flick from the Polonia Bros. Entertainment. It was highlighted during January by Undead Backbrain in an article that explored the world of Monsters vs The Mafia on film. Synopsis: An excavation blast unleashes prehistoric terror … Continue reading

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Update: Bermuda Tentacles

The above image is the first view of the monster (or one of the monsters) that inhabits the film Bermuda Tentacles (dir. Nick Lyon). Looks like a tentacle made out of water, with something no doubt very nasty as its … Continue reading

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First Hints As To What The Expedition Found

The makers of the “Lost World” film The Expedition (UK-2014; dir. Adam Spinks) [see Undead Backbrain article "What Happened to the Expedition?"] have provided a few visual hints as to what The Expedition‘s hapless team members stumbled upon in the … Continue reading

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Bermuda Tentacles: There’s More Than Three Sides to this Triangle

It’s called Bermuda Tentacles, it’s directed by Nick Lyon (Grendel, Species: The Awakening, Rise of the Zombies), and it’s the Next Big Thing from mockbuster studio, The Asylum, in collaboration with the SyFy Channel. It stars singer/popstar/actress Mya Harrison, Trevor … Continue reading

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Enormous News

The year 2014 is shaping up to be a big one for fans of giant monsters. This is not surprising, of course, as the much-anticipated, big-budget kaiju extravaganza Godzilla (US-2014; dir. Gareth Edwards) is due to hit screens in May. … Continue reading

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Godzilla Rises: Official Main Trailer

And here we have it: the latest official trailer for Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, due out in May. Check out the awesome “rising island” moment! embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direct This comes hot on the heels of the stunning perspective on … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Expedition?

The Lost World concept has a long and successful history in fiction and on film. From Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World) through to Merian Cooper’s 1933 King Kong … Continue reading

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