Davids Basement of the Bizarre

BASEMENT BOOK SHELF: “Apocalypse Then: American and Japanese Atomic Cinema, 1951-1967” by Mike Bogue

There have been so many genre movie guides out there and to be honest, I didn’t think anything could be done that was new and exciting. I was very glad … Read More

THE BASEMENT BOOK SHELF: “The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass: A Portfolio (20th Anniversary Edition) by Rick Goldschmidt

If you were like me growing up, you would look forward to every December. Not only for the Christmas holiday but also for the many Christmas specials that would be … Read More

THE BASEMENT BOOK SHELF: “The Werewolf Filmography” by Bryan Senn

Werewolves have always been my favorite type of monster, whether they are wolfmen or complete bipedal creatures. Though I am not a fan of the four-legged kind, like in AN … Read More

THE BASEMENT BOOK SHELF: “The Triple Dog Dare: Watching and Surviving the 24-Hour Marathon of A Christmas Story” by Joanna Wilson

Ever since the 1983 movie A CHRISTMAS STORY came out on video, it has been an annual part of my movie viewing tradition each Christmas season. Directed by Bob Clark, … Read More

THE BASEMENT BOOK SHELF: “The Art of Krampus” by Michael Mallory

In 2015 director Michael Dougherty released his second holiday film after the success of his Halloween film TRICK ‘R TREAT from 2007. This film was KRAMPUS and starred many well-known … Read More

THE BASEMENT BOOK SHELF: “The Complete Gnomes” by Wil Huygen and Riev Poortvliet

One thing I am very nostalgic about is my youth. One thing that I have very fond memories of was discovering the store The Flaming Cauldron, later called The Troll … Read More

THE BASEMENT BOOK SHELF: “Vintage Hallowe’en by Robert S. Pandis and Heidi Pandis

The surprise book of the year for me came about on a recent visit to Salem, Massachusetts. While there we visited The Halloween Museum and their wonderful gift shop. This … Read More