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Cinemassacre’s Monster Madness is a yearly series of horror movie reviews produced by Cinemassacre Productions and airing around the month of October. This series is hosted by James Rolfe. This is episode 31 of Monster Madness “Around the World!”
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Happy Halloween! I’d love to see another 31 days of monster madness, two fingers is the British way of flipping someone off
James great series this year! Congrats on AVGN 200 can’t wait!
Maybe the next Monster Madness will be dedicated to a classic horror actor. It can be either Lugosi-a-thon, Karloff-a-thon, Price-a-thon, or Cushing/Lee-a-thon.
So where’s the re-re-review of 28 days later? Only had 31 days to write a script and film a 5 minute review since the OG review was plagiarized to hell and back. No time right Bimmy?
WOW what a trip! I loved it James, thanks.
Definitely want to see this again next year.
Thanks James and the whole crew, this really was a great monster madness!
great stuff! windsor god 519 all day
Happy Halloween. I loved seeing all these reviews. Thanks James and everyone else who helped bring us another fantastic round of Monster Madness.
Thanks James! Truly appreciate all the effort and great work that went into doing this. Also thanks for educating us along with you. Halloween isn’t Halloween without you.
Happy Halloween James and to everyone in the cinemassacre crew! I almost forgot
Happy halloween everyone 🎃thank you so much for this year monster madness cinemassacre team ☠️👽
You did a fantastic job for this year’s Monster Madness, James! Next year, I highly recommend to watch and review Sweet Home, a 1988 Japanese horror film that has a movie tie in Famicom game made by Capcom that will help to inspire Resident Evil. And if you want, you can review the game, which is fan-translated, next year for AVGN.
Actually the alien holding two fingers is also a rude gesture as it’s viewed as a inverse of the peace sign, within places like the UK.
Now I would suggest for next year taking a look at what has been called “The Disney Horror” cycle, which is a collective group of films and shorts that were released from 1979 to 1985. This includes:
1979 – The Black Hole, first Disney movie to be rated PG
1980 – The Watcher in the Woods (which has THREE endings)
1981 – The Devil and Max Devlin (Bill Cosby is the villain!)
1982 – Vincent, the directorial debut of Tim Burton, as well as his first stop-motion work, all based around Vincent Price
1983 – Something Wicked This Way Comes, based on Ray Bradbury’s book of the same name with a screenplay also by him
1984 – Frankenweenie, which was remade in 2012
1985 – Return to Oz, already covered in your Oz books videos
1985 – The Black Cauldron, Disney’s first animated PC film and the one that nearly killed them.
And if we were to extend this further, then we can include Hocus Pocus, “Mr. Boogedy” and its sequel “Bride of Boogedy”, the Nightmare Before Christmas, and the Haunted Mansion
I really would like more next year! I hope the issues that started off this year haven’t been too hurtful to you, James. I’ve been following you for a while, especially as the AVGN, and I really enjoy your work. I feel like it’s been a little distant this year… it really does feel like it’s just been other people writing for you and less of your own personality is coming through. I still love what you put out and hope you are doing well, and are finding joy in your work and having enough time with your family. Please don’t give up!
Wasn’t this originally another plagiarized review that had to be re-recorded?
Great job it was awesome! Just like old times.
btw -Two fingers up means “fuck off ya twat / cunt” in the U.K. 🙂
please continue this next year.
(I am aware of how difficult that is, but you said to let you know if I enjoyed it.)
It was always an October tradition for me to watch these and try to pick one film from your early picks to watch on Halloween.
See you next year James!
I loved each episode! thanks a lot!
Greeting from Mexico
Happy Halloween everybody James you and the guys who made this all possible are legends we all appreciate you so much for making our October’s twice as better much love and happy Halloween
Happy Halloween James, NIce 31 days of reviews I love your reviews, I wish you Review a Filipino Horror Films Like The Road or The Echo. Until Then I Will Wait Nexy Monster Madness.
I swear, next year you better do ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES.
I too would like to see this again next year. Thanks so much, James! Made a point of watching every day. El Nave de los Monstruos was great; loved the cheesiness and it helped me in my quest to learn Spanish. And as a Canadian you’ve encouraged me to check out my own country’s offerings like Shivers and Rabid.
Even though this madness had a rocky start, it still turned out great, good job everyone!
This has been insightful, James. I had a good time listening to you talk about diverse movies. I hope you had a good Halloween, too.
Yes, I enjoyed it very much! This is the Monster Madness I love!
I love monster madness and it was great to see it come back to its original format. Im from Argentina and irecomendo you to watch some of narciso ibañes menta movies. See you next year and happy halloween!!!
This month was freakin awesome big fan since 07
Oh my god James! I love you, you are the greatest human being to ever live!! Monster madness was the greatest event to ever take place in history since the beginning of mankind!! Avgn for president!!! Yaaaaaahhhhh!!!!
-parody of every comment before this one
what a beautiful 31 days of horror from Monster Madness, I really hope to be around the next year to see what you gonna bring to us
Thank you and your team very much for putting together a great Monster Madness! This definitely felt like the classic editions you originally put together years ago. There’s something about your solo narration plus video clips vs. still images that sets the perfect tone with this series. Being able to find time to crank out a wonderful series while still taking care of life’s responsibilities is very inspiring and greatly appreciated.
I really hope Monster Madness will continue next year. However, If you decide not to continue for any reason, then I’ll take this time to say thank you for everything you’ve done to share such amazing entertainment with so many people. Happy Halloween!
Never thought I’d get another full month of Monster Madness ever again. Thanks so much James & Team for putting this together and giving me at least one little thing to look forward to every day of the best month of the year.
This year’s MM was great, hopefully next year we get another good one, and that maybe another Around the World one happens – there’s plenty more countries out there to explore.
Thanks for another Monster Madness year, James!! THANK YOU SO MUCH! In 31 days, just like the good old days! I enjoyed every single one! I hope you can do it again next year!!
Loved the entire series, a great collection. A series that I look forward to every year
Thank you so much James for this year’s Monster Madness. I look forward to this all year long, and I’m glad this year was 31 days of reviews with the voice-over like the early years. I really appreciate your hard work (and the hard work of screen wave), and hope that next year we get another 31 days of similar content.
I love Halloween and Monster Madness is a huge part of it!
Did enjoy the return of monster madness, really expanded my taste in horror and was glad to learn of a couple movies I might be interested in watching. Would watch again next year if you do it!
Really Enjoyed these, thanks James!
ps. the video player kind of sucks, it would be nice to be able to watch these in a play list and binge them. but I totally get why they couldn’t go on You tube.
Argh. Forgot this would be the video for this year’s Monster Madness. I’ll have to go back to watch a few of the ones I hadn’t gotten around to yet. I definitely enjoyed this one, and all the others I’ve watched so far. I’ll also add my voice to those saying they’d love to see this done again, however long it takes.
Loved this year’s monster madness! And thanks for all the effort! Would love to se a sequel next year with counties that didn’t make the list this year. I was a little disappointed not to see Denmark on here. But then again we aren’t really known for our horror movies even though we got a couple of good ones.
Thank you for doing this, James. We love you!
Man, that ending message was a bit emotional. I felt taken back to 2010 when I watched and followed my first Monster Madness as it updated. I’d really love for this format to return, I really hope there’s enough demand to make it happen, and the right time management to do it.
This monster madness was unique and great. I’m definitely watching more international horror films next year.
Loooooved this year’s Monster Madness, like always. The traditional style being back brought a big grin to my face, which started when you first announced it, and is still going now in November 🙂
Another one? Yes, please!
This was so amazing James , monster madness is by far my favorite series online ! I so look forward to every night in October when I get off work to watch you review these horror movies . I dunno just thank you and if my vote counts I definitely would love and appreciate some monster madness next year 🎃❤️
This was a lot of fun I always loved the educational aspect of Monster Madness and hope you will be able to do this again in the future!
I hope that you will do this again. We need more projects with the drive of Derek. But seriously, I enjoyed this, and I hope to see this again next year.
In one of Cinemassacre podcasts (before October) it was mentioned, that you were watching Ukrainian horror movies in preparation to this project.
As I see now – none of 31 videos talks about any of Ukrainian horror movies.
Was this video scraped, or it’s misunderstanding?
This has been amazing, thank you for everything you do.
God bless you James.
I must confess, I much preferred it when I thought it was James alone who was watching and reviewing the films, rather than a team of people working together and writing scripts for James to read.
Thanks for the great Monster Madness season James! I’d definitely want to see another one like this in it’s 31-day gory glory. Despite the rocky start (and some ridiculous backlash from people who don’t know what they’re talking about), I really enjoyed it! The worldwide theme is awesome and makes me want to check some of these films out. Thanks again!
Here’s an idea for next year’s theme. Movies specifically about witches. It seems like witches are one of the most iconic images associated with Halloween (besides jack-o-lanterns), and yet, comparatively few horror movies revolve around witches (compared with zombies, vampires, aliens, etc.).
It was a blast! A big thanks to everyone who made this possible and put that much effort into it!
I´ll be there next time, that´s for sure!
So, no Belgium then, I guess…
If you ever decide to repeat this Around the World-themed Monster Madness, try covering some Serbian movies, we have a couple of great ones:
Leptirica (The She-Butterfly) (1973) – Don’t let the name fool you, this one isn’t about butterflies but about a she-vampire, and it’s eerie AF despite the low budget. Also, did you know that vampire is originally a Serbian word?
Variola vera (1982) – Based on a true story of a smallpox epidemic in Serbia’s capitol. It’s blood-curdling, especially when you know it really happened.
Već Viđeno (Reflections) (1987) – A story about a descent into madness that turned a mild-mannered man into a brutal murderer.
Davitelj protiv davitelja (Strangler vs Stranger) (1984) – Equal part hilarious and hideous horror-comedy unlike one you’ve ever seen!
I love you brought back monster madness please make more they’re amazing and I love checking out new movies
This was an amazing way to spend a few minutes each day of October!! I’ve watched Monster Madness for YEARS and, to me, October isn’t a real October without it! You made me become a super fan of horror movies! I almost never watched horror movies when I was younger but you help me find a ton of fantastic movies and now I watch pretty much everything that comes out haha!
I enjoyed this a lot thanks for another year of MM
Thanks for another year of Monster Madness!
Been a great month guys. Good work. Hope you had a good Halloween. 🎃
Yay, thank you for another epic cinemassacre monster madness!
Love it James!!! Looking forward to next year!
In the USA you give the middle finger in Europe you give the 2 finger salute they both mean esentially the same thing, but the “photoshopping” of the index finger is in BAD TASTE lol, pardon the obvious pun.
Absolutely LOVED this year’s Monster Madness. Great theme, great examples, and the videos had some great insights. Would love to see Around The World Part 2 next year.
Since this is the last possible post related to this years MM, I want to take the opportunity to renew my recommendation for the turkish horror film ‘Baskin’.
I´m not a Turk, but I really think this is something worth watching and it´s surprisingly good for a turkish production, in my opinion.
Give it a try, if you like.
I watched every single vídeo. I simply loved it! Please! Do It next year! Favorite YouTube Channel, I’m a Huge fan!
Lucas Yan from Brazil!
This has been a treat long time in coming. I’ve definitely enjoyed watching this and learning along with you of the fun film history that is all around us. I hope to see more Monster Madness in the future!
Two fingers from what I understand it comes from how archers used to loose arrows two fingers = F U
The 2 fingers is fuck you in italy.
Loved to see monster madness returning to its original format. Please do continue. Would love to see a sequel of around the world as Well. Hope you can include films like living corpse which is an Almost ed Wood level adaptation of Bram Stokers Dracula, made in the 60s in Pakistan of all places. Keep up the great work.
Great review, I loved this entire month of Monster Madness!
Hi James and Cinemassacre crew. I came here to thank you for all this hard effort you guys are putting into reviving Monster Madness. I can’t believe we now have more than 10 years of this wonderful series. As a whole, I enjoyed it from beginning to end. I like James’ format of describing, educating and informing as much as he can for every movie, it feels he is in control and enjoying it. It doesn’t need to be perfect, we don’t know the context or meaning for most foreign films tbh but part of watching something new is to learn and make your own mind with it. This could easily have a second part of Around the World with the amount of movies are outside the US and I’ll be there to support it with views or monetary speaking. As a costa rican, I’m fascinated by US cinema but it’s curious to see how different cinematography, scripting, directing and acting is for each country. Btw I had a terrible time the first 15 days of October, so I couldn’t celebrate it prorperly until the 15th that I started decorating and partying. Up until last Monday that I ended marathoning every movie review of Around the World. You guys are always bringing some light to difficult times, be sure that you’re making a great job at entertaining and educating us. Happy late Halloween!
Loved Monster Madness as always James. Fantastic work, thoroughly Enjoyable. It really gave my spooky season some extra mileage so I hope there will be more.
This horror trip around the world was very interesting! Horror gems are hidden in so many countries…
My grandfather first showed me this movie when I was 7 years old, and every year we’d go visit him, we would watch it. I have made a point of trying to watch it every year since his death. It’s not only a great movie to me, but it has that extra nostalgic value, making it one of my favorite movies ever.
Hey long fans here continue the monster madness. It is always a trip. Long live monster madness. Peace
This was great! The Netherlands salutes you.
I love Monster Madness. This is my favorite Cinemassacre series. I would love to see it come back again next year!
James, thank you so much for bringing back Monster Madness! I have missed it so much! This year’s lineup was fantastic. I highly recommend that you do it again next year! I have some ideas of my own for the lineup:
“The Beyond”-Lucio Fulci’s Masterpiece! A film that while thin on plot, is high on atmosphere! It has no less than 3 eye-gouging scenes (Fulci’s trademark!) It is one of my favorite Italian horror films of all time!
“My Bloody Valentine”-This is a slasher film from Canada that you seriously need to review! This slasher has a blue collar feel to it and a unique look that set it apart from its peers!
“Zombie”-This Italian horror classic is the film that introduced me to Lucio Fulci! Once again, thin on plot but the gory zombie effects make up for everything! There is even a splinter in the eye gouge that will get you every time! This was the first zombie horror film that ever made me gag!
“Black Sunday” a.ka. “Mark of The Demon”-The atmospheric horror masterpiece by Mario Bava
“The Burning”-Another one of my favorite slasher films of all time. It is based on the New York legend of the Cropsy Maniac. Very underrated.
“Madman”-Another underrated slasher from the 1980s. The killer is a hulking, psychotic farmer named Madman Marz.
Thank you for the work!
I love this movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 fingers is the ‘archer’s salute’, European thing
When can we expect The Bride of Monster Madness?
A good addition to next year is a Canadian movie called ginger snaps. Killer creature work with no cgi. Interesting metaphors for change
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