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I've been a lover/hater of low budget filmmaking from an early age, always amazed by the types of films that got released, either theatrical or more likely direct to video, and I like to shine a spotlight on them for better or worse.

Shaun vs. Monkey Shines (1988)

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Directed by George A. Romero

Starring Jason Beghe, John Pankow, Kate McNeil and Boo the monkey

After getting hit by a car, a quadriplegic man gets a helper monkey from his scientist friend who is actually performing tests on it to make it smarter.  The monkey develops feelings for its master and becomes way overprotective, lashing out with jealousy and anger at anyone who gets too close to him. Continue reading “Shaun vs. Monkey Shines (1988)”

Shaun vs. The Last Horror Film (1982)

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Directed by David Winters

Starring Joe Spinell and Caroline Munro

Taxi driver Vinny Durand (Spinell) is so obsessed with horror actress Jana Bates (Munro) that he follows her to the Cannes Film Festival to convince her to star in his first movie.  Turned away at every opportunity, he loses his slight grip on reality and hacks his way through any agents, producers and judges that get in his way. Continue reading “Shaun vs. The Last Horror Film (1982)”

Shaun vs. Killjoy Goes to Hell (2012)

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Directed by John Lechago

Starring Trent Haaga, Victoria De Mare, Al Burke and Tai Chan Ngo

On the charges of not being evil enough, demon clown Killjoy is pulled into the courts of Hell and put on trial.  Now he has to rely on his minions, Freakshow, Punchy and the lovely Batty Boop, to bust him out before he’s stripped of all his powers and left a shell of his former self. Continue reading “Shaun vs. Killjoy Goes to Hell (2012)”

Shaun vs. Jeepers Creepers (2001)

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Directed by Victor Salva

Starring Justin Long, Gina Philips, Patricia Belcher and Jonathan Breck

Two college students taking the scenic route home for Spring Break are attacked by an unknown assailant in an old truck.  They initially get away but curiosity gets the better of them and now they have a man-eating creature that will stop at nothing to have them over for supper. Continue reading “Shaun vs. Jeepers Creepers (2001)”

Shaun vs. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

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Directed by Jim Gillespie

Starring Jennifer Love-Hewitt, Freddie Prinze, Jr, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Ryan Philippe

After a night of partying it up and drinking maybe a little too much, a quartet of best friends wind up slamming their car into a pedestrian and are so overcome with grief they dump the body in the water and make pact to never talk about it again.  NEVER TALK ABOUT IT AGAIN.  Flash forward one year and someone definitely wants to talk about it.  With their hook. Continue reading “Shaun vs. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)”

Shaun vs. The Entity (1981)

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Directed by Sidney J. Furie

Starring Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver and David Labiosa

Supposedly based on a true story, after several brutal attacks by an assailant she cannot see, a woman consults medical professionals and later parapsychologists to find an answer for what’s going on.  Does she have mental problems, like the doctors seem to think. or are the ghostbusters right in thinking that there’s a malevolent spirit doing harm? Continue reading “Shaun vs. The Entity (1981)”

Shaun vs. Dracula (1931)

drac1Directed by Tod Browning

Starring Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler and David Manners

Dracula is dead and loving it!  He decides that he can’t take the Transylvanian townspeople calling him a monster so he buys some property and moves to the big city…London!  He meets and greets (and eats) a few people until he runs into Mina Harker, a married woman but that doesn’t bother the Count, he has three wives.  He tries to make her his fourth but her husband and professor Van Helsing, who knows the ways of the vampire, try to stop him before it’s too late for Mina. Continue reading “Shaun vs. Dracula (1931)”