Jerry Chandler has been a lifelong geek with a huge love of giant bug movies, rubber suited Japanese monster films, and horror hosts. He has strong leanings towards the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and superheroes, but he's most often found spending his time comfortably in the horror genre. He's Written for Nerdy Minds Magazine in the past and currently writes the Thursday column for Needless Things. He's been a guest on podcasts like Decades of Horror and Earth Station Who, and he can be found as a semi-regular on the ESO Pro Wrestling Roundtable podcast. He also volunteers at Dragon Con. When not doing geeky things he works around a lot of people who carry guns and tasers for a living and frequently worries that his penchant for bad jokes and puns will result in them being used on him. He's also not entirely sure at times that he's not a fictional character.
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“Asylum of Darkness” (2017): An Impenetrable Mess

Asylum of Darkness is writer/director Jay Woelfel‘s 2017 remake of his own 2012 film, Season of Darkness. Having never seen Season of Darkness, I don’t know if this film is a complete remake or if scenes from the original were reused. Both films have the same plot, largely the same cast playing the same roles, […]

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“VooDoo” (2017): Provides Found Footage From Hell

Writer/director Tom Costabile‘s VooDoo is an interesting film. It starts out as your standard, run-of-the-mill found footage film before turning into the type you would expect to see if it was announced that José Mojica Marins was making a found footage film. I would not have been the least bit fazed or surprised to have […]

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“King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table” (2017): The Asylum Sink To New Low with This Bizarre Mishmash

The Asylum has become a name in the genre that’s synonymous with low-budget, quickly filmed productions typically designed to ride on the publicity around whatever big movie is rolling into theaters in the near future. Anyone familiar with their film and television work knows that they have the ability to create some great guilty pleasure productions, […]

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“House on Willow Street” (2017): Enjoyable Visceral Scares, But Little Else

I really wanted to like writer/director Alastair Orr‘s latest effort, House on Willow Street (AKA From a House on Willow Street) more than I did. The early trailer offered up some nice visuals, a few good scares, and a nice hook for the story: A group of bad guys kidnap a girl to ransom her to her […]

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The Japanese Zombie Invasion: Three New Zombie Manga Titles That Deliver The Goods

Stateside horror fans have long now been able to find the Japanese take on the zombie via US VHS and DVDs. While there were some attempts that felt like a more serious take on the genre, such as 2000’s Versus, many more of the ones that have made their way to these shores were of […]

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“Bloodrunners” (2017): Much like the Vampire Itself, This Film Sucks

“Set in 1930s prohibition, a corrupt cop discovers that the popular speakeasy in town has been infiltrated by vampires.” That quick description for Bloodrunners at least offers the promise of an interesting vampire flick. It fails to deliver on most of that promise. What it delivers instead is a lackluster story that at times feels […]

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“Havenhurst” (2017): Don’t Break the Rules, Don’t Get Evicted

Jackie (Julie Benz) is a woman haunted by the loss of her young daughter in director Andrew C. Erin‘s Havenhurst. She’s an alcoholic still struggling with her addiction when she gets drawn into a mystery around the titular large boarding house after a friend she made in rehab, Danielle (Danielle Harris) goes missing while staying there. Jackie […]

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“Hunting Grounds” (2017): Bigfoot, small expectations

There seems to be something mysterious about cryptids, creatures like Bigfoot and the Yeti, that simultaneously makes them tantalizing subjects for low budget (and occasionally big budget) filmmakers of all stripes and extremely difficult challenges for a successful, rip-roaring good adventure. There are a few shining lights here and there in the genre, produced over the decades, but […]

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“One Night of Fear” (2016): A Solid Entry Into The Slasher Genre

One Night of Fear is said to be based on a true story. One Night of Fear opens on a nice sunny day in Ocala National Forest as what looks like Ranger Elmer (Russ Forga) but is later introduced as the caretaker is doing his rounds. In his early moments on film, you get the […]

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“Tombs of the Blind Dead” (1972): The Templar Knights Roam The Night in this Underrated Seventies Classic

It was in the month of April, April 10, 1972 to be exact, when writer and director Amando de Ossorio introduced the world to the creation that made him famous. This would of course be the Blind Dead. If you’ve been listening to the Decades of Horror podcast, you heard in the Blind Dead episode the […]