Sunday, July 18, 2010
Dollar Bin Horror Spotlight - The Golden Age of Crap (Book Review)
Just because you can't respect a movie doesn't mean you can't enjoy it. The Golden Age of Crap serves up a sampling of junk-food flicks that gained their audiences on videocassette rental shelves during the '80s and '90s, a time when one couldn't visit the video rental store without being tempted by Italian post-apocalyptic adventures, ninja revenge yarns, and zombie-filled "camcorder epics." The movies covered here run from sleeper hits (Phantasm II) to cult favorites (The Dead Next Door), from unknown stinkers (Plutonium Baby) to undiscovered gems (America's Deadliest Home Video).
This book is a movie lovers dream. It's full to the brim with funny and well written reviews of all the b-movies we all adore (and some I've never heard of, but thanks to this book I plan on watching). The reviews are a bit more in depth and longer than most blog reviews, but definitely no boring to read. The author uses wit and humor to keep you interested and at the end of each review, he lets you know how readily available the film is incase you plan on making it a movie night. The book covers every b-movie you could possibly imagine and I can guarantee there is going to be at least one film reviewed in this book you haven't heard of (unless your a b-movie god, then I bow to your greatness). Long story short, I loved this book and you should absolutley check it out! You can pic up a copy HERE.