The Munsters

The Munsters (2022)

The Munsters first published by Little White Lies, as entry 169 in my Cinema Psychotronicum column Rob Zombie’s The Munsters harks back to a period in American televisual history – the mid 1960s – when, to match countercultural attitudes that were emerging on America’s streets, there was an efflorescence of popular comic series that subverted…

Party?

Mad Monster Party? (1967)

Mad Monster Party? first published by Little White Lies Having just crowned ‘a lifetime of experimentation’ with a new invention that can destroy all matter, Baron Boris von Frankenstein decides to throw a party in which he will announce his retirement as head of the ‘Worldwide Organization of Monsters’, and hand over the reins of power…

Darkman

Darkman (1990)

First published by FilmLand Empire Darkman is a film about transitions. Mild-mannered scientist Peyton Westlake (Liam Neeson, showing early promise of the unlikely action hero he would later become) is trying to develop a synthetic skin to help burn victims, but has not quite achieved the breakthrough that will allow the engineered dermal cells to…