Category Archives: Humour

Favourite Horror Film Theme Songs

Films in the horror genre — particularly films that can be described as exploitation horror comedies, even if they’re only incidentally funny — seem to inspire excellent theme songs. For the purposes of this list — let’s call it My … Continue reading

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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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Fear Force Five is Released!

The first three episodes of Jack Perez’s giant monster adventure series is up and running — and is really something to behold! Giant monsters, smart dialogue, giant zombie pirate with shark in its skull, sex, good practical FX, giant monsters, … Continue reading

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Gadzooka, Larry! The 50s Rule!

First Look! Presented in Undeadoscope! As we await the arrival of the big-budget giant monster spectacle of Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim (2013) and Gareth Edwards’ much-anticipated Godzilla (2014) — not to mention whatever Big Thing turns up in Joss … Continue reading

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Coming: Hellyfish

A Squishy Backbrain Exclusive There’s no argument: Godzilla is a giant monster with backbone, metaphorically and literally — and the prominence of his spines is certainly one of his defining characteristics (as illustrated here in cover art by Art Adams … Continue reading

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New: Giant Monster Gomera

A Backbrain Exclusive Well, the truth is finally out! Back in February 2011, the Backbrain brought the following trailer to your attention, faithful daikaijuphiles. And perhaps created a few over-excited expectations in the process. embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direct This, … Continue reading

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Retro Alien Stars of Men in Black III

The long-awaited second sequel to Men in Black — creatively titled Men in Black III (US-2012; dir. Barry Sonnenfeld) — opens this coming weekend. Check out this cool picture of some of the aliens from the film, wonderfully designed to … Continue reading

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Breaking News: The Moggies Are Back for a Third Helping of Human Flesh

Schlock patriarch Ted V. Mikels, whose blood-drenched exploitation films were grindhouse regulars back in the 1970s, has revealed to Undead Backbrain that a third sequel to one of his classics is about to start filming. His 1971 camp horror classic … Continue reading

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New: Caught in the Mega Spider’s Web

Love spiders? Well, there’s a new one of the giant variety due in town. And Spider-Man will be quivering in his boots… Returning to our shared office at work the other day, a colleague reached to open the door, shrieked … Continue reading

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