Category Archives: Monsters in general

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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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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Peter and the Colossus Seek Your Help

Remember Peter and the Colossus? This fantasy film from independent director Mitchel Viernes was featured on Undead Backbrain last December. Go and read about it, then come back for more news. Looks like a decent and heartfelt project, doesn’t it? … Continue reading

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Fear Force Five: Weird Kaiju Hit the Web

Is pushing your imagination beyond reasonable limits the key to success? Maybe. Here’s proof. Jack Perez is a director most commonly known for a film he does not consider to be anywhere near his most satisfactory work. Under the pseudonym … Continue reading

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The Insects Will Rule

We all know that despite humanity’s profligate populating of the planet, we are still vastly outnumbered by the insects. It is said there are more insects in a few random acres of practically anywhere than there are people worldwide. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim: Full Official Trailer

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Legendary Rises from the Tomb

New Discovery There’s another cryptid on the loose — and this one is a big, nasty dragon-like reptile, looking to contribute to the ongoing history of giant monsters in cinema. The film has gone through several name-changes (Legendary: The Shocate … Continue reading

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Embed Yourself in the Moment: Embedded

A Backbrain Exclusive In the past I’ve expressed a certain ambivalence when it comes to camera-verité style movies (as I like to call them), sometimes referred to as “found footage” — you know, those rampantly kinetic, hand-held exercises in pretend … Continue reading

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Reality Has Shifted: We Have Pacific Rim

I’m speechless — which is convenient as I have little time to write anything elaborate. But I have to put the latest trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim on this site to record the moment when giant monster geekdom … Continue reading

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New Creature Feature: Demon

A Backbrain Exclusive Main title notwithstanding, the new indie horror film Demon (US-2013; dir. Rob Walker) is not a version of The Exorcist. It is in fact a cryptozoological horror film based on reports of the Chupacabra — or “Goat … Continue reading

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