Author Archives: Robert Hood

Mega Shark’s Attack on Titan

It began when low-budget, exploitation production company, Asylum, released Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus (US-2009; dir. Ace Hannah) [Backbrain review]. Back in May 2009, Undead Backbrain was the first to reveal a still of the giant shark eating the Golden … Continue reading

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A Ghost Story Collection: Peripheral Visions

Robert Hood’s definitive collection, Peripheral Visions: The Collected Ghost Stories, is released both virtually and physically in April 2015, published by IWFG Australia Publishing. It is available in a signed, limited edition, single volume (824 page), deluxe hardcover edition, a … Continue reading

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The Coming of Peter Cottonhell May Spoil Your Easter Break

Back in the dark days of 1972, Night of the Lepus (US; dir. William F. Claxton) tried to envisage a bunny apocalypse in which hordes of large mutated rabbits re-enact Hitchcock’s The Birds,  to lesser effect. It’s a bit of … Continue reading

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The Ants Are Coming!

Undead Backbrain first reported it here. Undead Backbrain alumni, friend and news hound, Avery Guerra (aka Kaiju Search-Robot Avery) has now been officially appointed to the film as Publicist. And the film is getting bigger! All will be revealed on … Continue reading

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No Good Giant Monster Deed Goes Unpunished…

Terrific, and very short, animated movie: Excellent!

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Throwing Some Light on the Dark Earth

Scottish-born director, screenwriter and old-school FX monster obsessive Peter A. Montgomery is nothing if not determined. His latest project — his most ambitious yet — is a feature film called Dark Earth that offers up monsters, period-set science fiction/fantasy adventure … Continue reading

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It Grows! … on Steroids!

So Nick Stathopoulos and Ryan Cauchi’s fantastic short nasty-plant-from-outer-space film, It Grows! (see these Undead Backbrain articles) has shambled off with a slew of awards at Zed Fest. Director Ryan Cauchi reports: I’m speechless right now. It Grows! has just … Continue reading

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Chinese Giant Bugs Attack in 3D

Bugs 3D [3D食人虫, aka CHONG] (China-2014; dir. Vash Yan) According to the East Winds Film Festival website, Bugs 3D is a “throwback to the classic Hollywood B-movies of the sixties and seventies”, while owing a debt to the likes of … Continue reading

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It Came From the Desert

Giant ants on a rampage! No, it’s not the 1950s’ classic monster film Them! It’s a popular Amiga computer game that was brought out by Cinemaware in 1989 — and it’s soon to be reborn as a Finnish feature film … Continue reading

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See the Hellyfish for Halloween!

Remember Hellyfish (US-2014; dir. Patrick Longstreth and Robert McLean)? It’s an  short indie monster flick the Backbrain revealed a while back. Synopsis: America’s only missing nuclear weapon is leaking radioactive material into the ocean just off the coast of Tybee … Continue reading

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