Tag: Joe Dante

Film, Popdose Alt-Christmas Film Festival

Popdose Alt-Christmas Film Festival: “Gremlins” (1984)

Have we talked about Hatchimals yet? Now we are. Hatchimals have been crowned the “hot” toy this Christmas. The premise for the...

Film, Revival House

Revival House: Gremlins

A reflection on the 30th anniversary of Gremlins, the summer of 1984 and the passing of a great composer....


DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: “Trailers from Hell, Vol. 2”

Joe Dante, Guillermo Del Toro, Roger Corman and more share some of their favorite movie trailers in "Trailers from Hell, Vol. 2," and Tony...


Music, The Composers

The Composers: Jerry Goldsmith

Popdose takes a look at the music of film composer Jerry Goldsmith, and features selections from his best-known scores....


Farkakte Film Flashback, Film

Farkakte Film Flashback: Off-Kilter Christmas Movie Edition

When I was a kid, every year around this time I would watch Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. I did this despite the fact that critics...


Film, Revival House

Revival House: “They’re eating the guests, sir.”

With Piranha 3D in theaters now, I thought it might be fun to revisit an old favorite from 1978. Movies like Piranha happened in the good...


Film, Revival House

Revival House: “Beware the moon …”

From Lon Chaney to Benicio del Toro, werewolves have been a Hollywood tradition for decades -- something Jeff Johnson reminds us of with...


Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday: “Gremlins”

Here’s the thing — I love holiday-themed horror films. In fact, one of my favorite Christmas movies is the original Black...