the ‘burbs

Uncovering Curiosities: Joe Dante’s BURYING THE EX

Throughout his career the mighty Joe Dante has always had a knack for successfully infusing horror with other genres. Gremlins saw him reach the darker side of a Spielbergian/Capraesque family drama and The ‘Burbs put a horror spin on a [...]

November 30, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Joe Dante’s MATINEE

Joe Dante films always have a tremendous mischievous streak running through them. 1993’s Matinee certainly has it, but it doesn’t have the same sense of the macabre that permeates films like Gremlins or The ‘burbs. That’s because Matinee is [...]

November 20, 2020

Blu-ray Review: Joe Dante’s Werewolf Classic THE HOWLING

1981 was a wonderful year for werewolf films. The year saw the release of John Landis’ An American Werewolf In London, Michael Wadleigh’s Wolfen and Joe Dante’s The Howling. Landis’ film was the bigger hit of the three and Wolfen has [...]

September 26, 2017

Trailer For Joe Dante’s New Horror-Comedy BURYING THE EX

Photo by Suzanne Tenner Joe Dante is a genre director with a tremendous list of credits to his name – The Howling. Gremlins, Innerspace and Movies In Focus favourite The ‘Burbs to name just a few. He’s now back with a new horror-comedy, [...]

April 29, 2015