Richard Harland Smith
Richard Harland Smith I began writing about movies in 1997, when I contributed an article on the Technicolor and black-and-white versions of Michael Curtiz' DOCTOR X (1933) to issue 42 of Video Watchdog magazine. Joining the VW "Kennel" in 1999, I reviewed movies on VHS tape and DVD, as well as books, while branching out to contribute to such collections as NORTH AMERICAL FILM DIRECTORS: A WALLFLOWER CRITICAL GUIDE, BRITISH AND IRISH DIRECTORS: A WALLFLOWER CRITICAL GUIDE, THE BOOK OF LISTS: HORROR, "HEY, KIDS, COMICS!" TALES FROM THE SPINNER RACK, and VAMPIROS AND MONSTRUOS: THE MEXICAN HORROR FILM OF THE 20TH CENTURY. A founding moderator of the Mobius Home Video Forum, I also wrote liner notes, box copy, and supplemental material for such DVD companies as Anchor Bay Entertainment, Dark Sky Films, Synapse Films, Severin Films, and NoShame Films. I have recorded audio commentaries for the DVD releases of THE DEVIL BAT, THE DEATH KISS, DERANGED, BURNT OFFERINGS, TWICE-TOLD TALES, DONOVAN'S BRAIN, MALATESTA'S CARNIVAL OF BLOOD, BLOOD AND LACE, and PANIC IN YEAR ZERO!
Posts by Richard Harland Smith

This week on TCM Underground, it won’t be Friday but it sure will be freaky!

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This week on TCM Underground, we’re going to party like it’s 1981!

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Everybody loves a deadline, especially when the Big Moment is pinned to a foreboding calendar square. Those with an investment in Mayan prophesy sweated out the twelvemonth of 2012 waiting for an apocalypse that never reared its head, apparently having learned little from the pointless Y2K anxiety that attended the year 2000, which led the […]

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Shit’s about to get real… on TCM Underground Saturday night with a black-to-black baadassss double bill of ABAR, THE FIRST BLACK SUPERMAN (1977) and THREE THE HARD WAY (1974).

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This week on TCM Underground, a double dose of essential 80s cinema — Rambo be damned — and street level American independent filmmaking at its most denatured and daring.

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Halloween gets started a little early this week on TCM, with the spookshow getting under way at 5am PST/8am EST on Friday (Hell Night) morning and the whole haunted hayride running up until just before the witching hour on Halloween night… at which point it really gets weird. Oh, what a cavalcade of chills! What […]

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Documentary filmmaker Daniel Griffith (SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE DEVIL: A 50 YEAR RETROSPECTIVE [2009], THE WONDER WORLD OF K. GORDON MURRAY [2010], AS TIMELESS AS INFINITY: THE TWILIGHT ZONE LEGACY [2014] of Ballyhoo Motion Pictures has started a Kickstarter campaign to help fund his comprehensive look back at the founding and flourishing of Charles Band’s Empire Pictures, “the most ambitious B-movie studio […]

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This kids are most definitely not all right this week on TCM Underground.

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Aliens! Monsters! Mutants! Throw-backs! Things! Dopplegangers! I’ll say it again… Dopplegangers! Something out-of-this-world is going to happen in the California desert! No, it’s not an invasion of the earth… it’s the inaugural Palm Springs Classic Science Fiction and Horror Festival… and you’re all invited!

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Banging your head against the wall for the want of quality late night entertainment? Well, bang no more… or bang on! Either way, tune in to TCM Underground this weekend for a double dose of heavy metal (movie) madness.

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