Movie Review: The Devil’s Rain

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The Devil’s Rain (1975)
Directed by Robert Fuest
Starring Ernest Borgnine, William Shatner, Ida Lupino, Eddie Albert, Tom Skerritt, Keenan Wynn.

Back in the day when I was eagerly eating up any and all horror films I could get my hands on, I tended to laugh off this title, mainly because of the thought of Ernest Borgnine playing an evil character. From his days of McHale’s Navy, I just couldn’t see him being scary, let alone some demonic entity. But this film changed all of that.

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Movie Review: They Came From The Swamp

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They Came From The Swamp: The Films of William Grefé

Directed by Daniel Griffith

If there is one thing that I’m always on my soapbox about, it is learning about the horror genre, from the very beginnings to modern day. The reason is simply because we need to recognize what came before us and remember what they gave us. It helps us appreciate where we are now. So when I heard about a documentary that was being made about this lesser known Florida based filmmaker, William Grefé, needless to say, I was excited.

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They Came From The Swamp!

DVD-Ballyhoo-TheyCameFromTheSwamp-Cover-FrontWhat do titles like Sting of Death, Stanley, Mako: The Jaws of Death, Wild Rebels, The Naked Zoo, Death Curse of Tartu, Impulse all have in common? They were just a handful of the films directed by Florida based filmmaker William Grefé! And now, the incredible history of this low budget filmmaker comes to the screens in this new feature lenght documentary, thanks to Ballyhoo Motion Pictures this April!

While other low budget directors were running off the the sunny skies of California to make their independent pictures, William Grefé stayed in the other sunny part fo the country, in Florida everglades area and made that his own little Hollywood. There he created about sharks, snakes, a jellyfish man, bikers, and many more titles that were sure to lure them into the drive-ins. And he always delivered.

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