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Like a lot of kids of my generation, I was introduced to B-movie horror and science fiction films through a local “creature feature.” Each Friday night I would stay up late with my little brother (and sometimes my best friend, Tony) to watch rubber-suited monsters nab beautiful women, or alien beings attempt to blend in with Earthling society.

Those hours enraptured in front of the television with my brother and friend are some of my favorite childhood memories. This site is an extension of those memories. I am not so much a critic as I am a person who enjoys spouting off about the movies that have made such an impact on my life. In my mind, this page is just as much a tribute page as it is a source for reviews.

The rating system I use (the exclamation marks) is an extremely general gauge and is there primarily for your amusement. You’ll get a more accurate idea of how I feel about a film by reading the actual review.

As a general rule, I do not review films that are less than 25 years old. However, if I should see fit to review a newer film, I reserve that right. So there.

Understanding the rating system:

! = Just terrible.

!! = For hardcore genre fans only.

!!! = Good fun.

!!!! = Great fun, nearing classic status.

!!!!! = Classic film and/or B-movie Gold.

Personal Bio: I was born into a large family (6 brothers, 2 sisters) in 1962. I graduated from an Iowa college with a B.A. in English, and minors in Art, Religion, and Computer Science. I work at a youth care shelter for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect and/or delinquent behaviors. I abide in the state of Iowa, United States of America, with my dog, Elsa, and two cats, Allie and Callie.

Feel free to write me with any questions or comments.

I also have a tumblr page (mostly images, some NSFW) at Blue Ruins.


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