Friday, May 30, 2008


While hanging around over at Gangrene Widescreen last night (awesome site! You NEED to check it out!) I came across another great site, namely CRACKED.Com. I'm not 100% positive, but I think this site was created by the insane minds that worked on the now defunct Cracked Magazine (which I always thought was ten times better than MAD, so sue me!). Here is a taste of what you can find on the site. This is an hilarious spoof of "M.I.L.F. Hunter:"

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Vault is one again experiencing delays.....

You know, I never knew how I kept the Vault updated so frequently during the first few years. Now it hits me: I never had a life! Hahahaha.

Well I was going to get my roundtable review for "Rocktober Blood" done days ago (for the "B-Movies That Rock" roundtable I proposed months ago..... sheesh... I need to get the roundtable page up too!) but I ended up splitting and stacking firewood with my father during my entire three-day weekend. Needless to say, it took a lot out of me, and working on the Vault was not an option.

So, over the next few nights, I'll be slaving away at getting the Vault updated with some new content. At the very least, there will be a capsule review for "Rocktober Blood," but if I'm feeling froggy, I may even get my forever delayed "Legend of Dinosaurs..." review finished as well. Guess we'll all just have to wait and see what happens.

Well I'm gonna start chipping away at my next update, so until next time b-movie fans, keep fighting the good fight!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Coming soon to the Vault: B-Movie Art Gallery & New Reviews

Lately I've been doing a little sketching which I haven't done since I graduated high school. I drew a picture of Jet Jaguar and the monster from "Cloverfield" for my main man Steve who just graduated from college. (Man I hope he's seen the artwork... otherwise this post could ruin the surprise entirely....) Drawing (half-decent) sketches of these cinematic beasties got me to thinking that "Hey, it'd be cool to have a B-Movie art gallery on the site. Not just to showcase stuff that I've done, but to show other folks' artwork as well." This idea is still on the drawing board (pun intended! Zing!) but the more I think about it, the more I like it. So keep an eye out for a B-Movie Art Gallery at the Vault in the future.

This weekend, I'm going to be a very busy bee. But I do plan on A) finally posting my "Legend of Dinosaurs" review and B) a new review or two for the eminent "B-MOVIES THAT ROCK" Roundtable. The topic of choice are b-films that are musicals, have hard-rock soundtracks, or have "Rock" or "Rock N' Roll" in the title. Heck, if music plays any big part in the film at all it is fair game. I'm was planning on doing two reviews(one full-length one and one capsule), but I'll probably just end up doing one. Still that's something new to read and that's a good thing.

Well come back this weekend b-movie fans for the new stuff. In the meantime, keep the b-movie dream alive. Watch cult films without hesitation or shame; show them to your friends; spread your love of b-cinema; make this world a better place to live!

Friday, May 2, 2008

April stats for the Vault!

April, though devoid of any real updates or new reviews, turned out to be a pretty good month for the Vault with over 60 more unique visitors than I had in March. That's not a HUGE surge in traffic or anything, but its a small step in the right direction. ;-) So let's take a gander at how the site did in April 2008:

Unique Visitors - 4,981
Number of Visits - 9,726 (approx. average of 2 visits per visitor)
Number of Hits - 96,891
Bandwidth used - 2.38 GB
Best Day - 488 visits on April 26th

Top 5 Countries that Visitors hail from:
1. The United States
2. "European Country"
3. China
4. Canada
5. Australia

Top 5 Reviews for April '08:
1. The Monster Squad (1987) - 209 hits
2. My Bloody Valentine (1981) - 181 hits
3. Beware! The Blob (1972) - 174 hits
4. Arena (1989) - 172 hits
5. Transformers: The Movie (1986) - 151 hits

Top 5 sites that sent me traffic:

Top 5 keyphrases and keywords that are used to find the Vault on various search engines:

1. vault
2. bmovie
3. bmovies
4. movie
5. b-movie

1. movie
2. b
3. the
4. vault
5. movies

Hopefully May will be a far more prosperous month for the site, but that all depends on how much free time I can pour into the Vault. Here's hoping that I'm not pulled away from my reviewing duties too much over the next thirty days. Well, time for bed! Cya later b-movie fans!

New capsule review at the Vault: Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1977)

Well I finally did it! I finally got a new review posted at the Vault, and I have to say that it felt pretty good to add some new content to the site, though I had to really rush to get it done today. (I got so immersed in finishing up the review and getting the rest of the site updated, that I was a teeny bit late for work. Oh well!) So without further ado, here is my capsule review for "Godzilla vs. Hedorah" (a.k.a. "Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster")! This review is the final component of the "Reduce, Reuse, Recy-KILL" roundtable, which was set up by Anubis Von Mojo, the webmaster of THE TOMB OF ANUBIS. The topic of choice for this group effort was "nature strikes back" (and "nature run amok") films, and there's a good variety to choose from, so get reading b-movie fans.

Oh and as a treat, here is a cool vintage trailer for the U.S. release of "Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster." So cheesy, but so good:

Stay tuned for that pesky full-length review for "Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds." It should be hitting the Vault within another week or two; it all depends on how busy I am! Blog ya later b-movie fans!