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"Rabid Grannies" (1988) |

  by Bone Jawnson "Rabid Grannies" was neither about rabies nor grannies. While searching through the Tubi app, I discovered this film and thought that the artwork looked interesting, so I gave it a whirl. It was written and directed by Emmanuel Kervyn, whose only two credits include this film and as an actor in "Kickboxer 2: The Road Back" (1991) I researched some additional facts before watching the movie and was a bit surprised by the production's backstory. First, it was filmed in Belgium by French actors. The actors weren't fluent in English, so they had to sound out their dialogue phonetically. English-speaking actors then overdubbed as best as they could on top of the footage. Additionally, this was mostly filmed at Ingelmunster Castle, which is located in Belgium. Much of the interior design was not due to the art department; rather, there were original furnishings already located within the castle itself.  The premise of "Rabid Grannies" i

"Doll Shark" (2022) |

 by Bone Jawnson In the past week, I deviated from my normal Saturday horror movie viewing by pushing it back to mid-week. While trying to decompress during a rough week, I asked the Facebook hive mind what their independent horror movie suggestions would be. Kevin Coolidge, From My Shelf Books bookstore owner in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, suggested "Doll Shark." As it turns out, Kevin is one of the film’s actors. The title made me chuckle, so I conducted a Google search and found some information on it. I discovered that "Doll Shark" was successfully crowdfunded in July 2022 and released by Wellsboro, Pennsylvania-based Polonia Bros. Entertainment with SRS Cinema in November of the same year. Polonia Bros. Entertainment has specialized in micro-budget films since the mid-1980s. As I dive more into filmmaking's low-budget/micro-budget/no-budget world, I discovered that so many films could be considered cult classics. The writers and directors of these films are cr