SLASHER.COM – Starburst Magazine

SLASHER.COM - Starburst Magazine

SLASHER.COM - Starburst Magazine

Upon occasion, there are movies encountered which have so few redeeming qualities as to render them nigh-impossible to discuss with any semblance of impartiality. Director Chip Gubera’s Slasher.com is the very epitome of that particular kind of film. While the premise is standard – a young couple takes a weekend in the country to get … Continued

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‘WEIRD AL’ YANKOVIC – KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI 2018 – Starburst Magazine

‘WEIRD AL’ YANKOVIC - KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI 2018 - Starburst Magazine

‘WEIRD AL’ YANKOVIC - KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI 2018 - Starburst Magazine

When comedic musician and king parodist of our time ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic announced that he would be undertaking a tour wherein he dropped the costumes and video screens to concentrate on a stripped-down musical experience, it seemed like a radical idea. When Yankovic explained that the tour would focus primarily on older material – and … Continued

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Films From the Void: TWILIGHT PEOPLE’s Mad Monsters

Films From the Void: TWILIGHT PEOPLE's Mad Monsters

Films From the Void: TWILIGHT PEOPLE's Mad Monsters

I think I've seen every screen adaptation of H.G. Wells' 1896 novel, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and while the 1932 version with Charles Laughton and Bela Lugosi, Island of Lost Souls, still stands as the pinnacle, 1972's Twilight People has a lot to recommend it. First and foremost, the Philippines-s

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BEYOND THE GATES – Starburst Magazine

BEYOND THE GATES - Starburst Magazine

BEYOND THE GATES - Starburst Magazine

At this point in its life, Wojciech Golczewski’s score for Beyond the Gates has been released in three formats, each regressing further in terms of media. It was first available digitally, then via cassette from Data Airlines, and now on vinyl from Death Waltz Record Co. Given the fact that Jackson Stewart’s film is about … Continued

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HOUSE ON ELM LAKE – Starburst Magazine

HOUSE ON ELM LAKE - Starburst Magazine

HOUSE ON ELM LAKE - Starburst Magazine

If there’s a manual on how to craft a haunted house or possession movie, House on Elm Lake followed it to the letter. Every cliché is adhered to. One would say without fail, but the sad fact of the matter is that director James Klass has no sense of how to make a film legitimately … Continued

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THE CURED – Starburst Magazine

THE CURED - Starburst Magazine

THE CURED - Starburst Magazine

The Cured, the debut film from writer and director David Freyne, is yet another film which shows the seemingly-infinite malleability of the zombie subgenre. The director casts his zombies as rampaging victims of an infection called the Maze virus, à la 28 Days Later, rather than the lumbering undead hordes of George Romero, which is … Continued

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EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY – Starburst Magazine

EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY - Starburst Magazine

EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY - Starburst Magazine

BBC’s groundbreaking 2007 documentary, Earth, saw the world in macro, looking at the world as the film moves from North to the South Pole over the course of one year. It also took a view of three species – polar bear, bush elephant, and humpback whale — to bring the focus a little closer in focus. Its & Continued

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Vinyl Review: Gentle Giant — Three Piece Suite

Vinyl Review: Gentle Giant -- Three Piece Suite

Vinyl Review: Gentle Giant — Three Piece Suite

The new release from Alucard is an introduction to the English progressive rock band, Gentle Giant. Titled Three Piece Suite, the double LP is culled from the group’s first three releases: their self-titled debut from 1970, 1971’s Acquiring the Taste, and Three Friends from 1972, along with a track which predates the band’s debut.

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Review: Bear Family’s ‘At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight’

Review: Bear Family’s ‘At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight’

Review — Bear Family’s ‘At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight’

Bear Family’s latest box-set is their biggest ever, weighing in at 9.5 pounds and consisting of 20 compact discs and a 224-page hardback book. It’s the size of 20 LPs stacked on top of one another, clocking in at an astonishing 25+ hours of audio. At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight is an astonishing historical record of the country music program’s 12-year run (and then some), broadcasted on Shreveport’s KWKH-AM.

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Vinyl Review: Various Artists — Jesus Rocked the Jukebox

Vinyl Review: Various Artists -- Jesus Rocked the Jukebox

Vinyl Review: Various Artists — Jesus Rocked the Jukebox

In the press release which accompanied the arrival of Craft Recordings’ new compilation, Jesus Rocked the Jukebox, the label makes the point that the 40 tracks on the three vinyl records represent “the roots of American popular music,” just as much as they honor “esteemed gospel groups.” Those are phrases, which — to non-music nerds — might get folks nervous.

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