Stairs. Lots and lots of stairs. And Jess Franco is a dick enough to have everyone walk them up, and down, and up again without ever cutting away. Also thighs.Read More
As someone in the midst of shooting his own short film on pretty much a zero budget, it's inspiring to see something as paltry in its production as Paranormal Activity captivate audiences and dominate the box office the way it did.Read More
It's not Henenlotter's best, it's definitely a sloppy film in every sense of the word, but it's got an overabundance of sleazy charm and feels like the crack baby of the alien-buddy sub-genre. If you're a fan of his filmography, then you'll recognize the ringing endorsement, so get on it, if you haven't already.Read More
Everyone hates this one, except me.Read More
Grimy, sleazy, stupid rubber-suited funRead More
All this adds up to make Bloody Moon an insanely good time for anyone a fan of Italian slasher schlock, easily putting it shoulder-to-shoulder with the best wierdest shit from Argento, Fulci and the like.Read More
“…a whirlwind tale of madness and torture culminating in one of the most emotionally charged, gripping, and well acted horror films I’ve ever seen.”Read More
“…mostly I just found it to be a case of hilariously bad science fiction and creepy misogynistic fantasy.”Read More
Nothing gets the blood flowing and the sweats going like a gorgeous woman swimming carefree through a disease-filled pond brimming with duck shit and zombies. Hell of a way to open your film though, and it mostly keeps its class intact the rest of the way through. Ergo, more beautiful women do things amidst disgusting circumstances, and more women are killed by nazi zombies. Folks in town grow hip to their game, and eventually bait the S.S. Undead to their promised doom.
And then FIN.
If you like your zombie films to work as a thinly veiled cheese-covered excuse to perv out, well this is playing on Amazon Prime right now. Zombie Lake is a rollicking frolicking Rollin of a time.
If you like your zombie films to work as a thinly veiled cheese-covered excuse to perv out, well this is playing on Amazon Prime right now. Zombie Lake is a rollicking frolicking Rollin of a time.Read More
“Long live the new flesh”
At one point, a vagina-like gash manifests on the belly of James Woods' character Max Renn. He pokes and prods and eventually thrusts his own hand (gun in tow) right into the wet slimy center of it. An expression of shock, discomfort, and pleasure waves across his face, almost as if he was masturbating for the first time. Fitting, given this new body of his.
And then in another moment of body horror eroticism, a sweating pulsating VHS tape is forcefully thrust into the same orifice, causing a similar series of emotions to strike Renn whilst simultaneously impregnating him with the dangerous ideologies of the Spectacular Optical Corporation. He is now inexorably linked, biologically, to Videodrome.
Say what you want about the underlying political and social commentary present in this (and other David Cronenberg) films. Its scathing, provocative, prophetical, and definitely on point. The reality of our plugged-in instant gratification world should make that more than apparent. But as awesome as it is on an intellectual level, as great as it is food for discourse, I can't stop myself from coming back to its more on-the-surface strengths. The assaulting visceral imagery speaks to me in ways few other films can, and it gets under my skin the way Videodrome should.
"Long live the new flesh" couldn't be a more fitting motto for David Cronenberg and his grotesque body of work.
"Long live the new flesh" couldn't be a more fitting motto for David Cronenberg and his grotesque body of work.Read More
Everyone’s on the naughty list…
Expectations bucked! I thought Christmas Evil was going to be a sleezy, trashy, violent holiday horror slasher. Instead, it's a sleezy, trashy, violent holiday horror character study (with bits of slashing). Brandon Maggart's twitchy, snapping performance fuels the film well, with both his out-of-costume and in-costume personas providing plenty of entertainment —both shocking and hilarious (with a bit of tragedy sprinkled in for good measure). As a Christmas-themed horror film that somehow manages to comfortably land itself on both the naughty and nice list, Evil's undoubtedly a unique addition to anyone's end of the year rotation.
As a Christmas-themed horror film that somehow manages to comfortably land itself on both the naughty and nice list, Evil's undoubtedly a unique addition to anyone's end of the year rotation.Read More
If you're looking for a midnight film, perhaps something a little chintzy, a little 80's, give this a shot. It's a headbanger, for better or worse.Read More
Santa Sangre is a visually interesting, often times bizarre carny film that hopes beyond all hope it'll hold your attention on those two aspects aloneRead More
Bleak and filthy. One of the most pungent films to explore all the complex puzzle pieces that construct a serial killer.Read More
Salem's Lot is a foot-dragging horror film that lives and dies on its ability to deliver some truly disturbing, nightmare inducing vampire imagery.Read More
Anyway, the rest of Destroy All Monsters was hammy, hokey fun. Gorgeous alien-lady Invaders, flying rocket battles, toy tanks, the destruction of cities across the globe - and of course - tons of useless bureaucratic strategy round off an enjoyable if slightly under-inflated (given the scope) kaiju romp.Read More
If you're even a moderate fan of Oshima's, or enjoy high-drama horror rife with duplicitous behavior, you owe it to yourself to give this one a go.Read More
Snippets of memory flash across the screen like an introduction to a Gaspar Noé film, and we're soon brought to speed on Emi's picture-perfect life.
Then Emi meets the brooding Sari. The negative counterpart to her bubbling positivity. As expected, they become friends, sure enough as opposites attract. From here, it becomes a tumultuous dreamscape fantasy detailing the scattered events which make up their friendship. Within, a love affair with a vampire, jealous rage, ghostly lore, hints at incest, and lots and lots of stop motion sequences involving people either madly hopping around one another, or flailing wildy across grassy fields. It only continues to unravel into abstract madness, until you're left wondering how the hell you arrived at it's conclusion.
This isn't a review as much as it is an admission of complete bewilderment, but sometimes just spinning in place for 40 minutes is what entertainment calls for. I'm dizzy, but I like it.
This isn't a review as much as it is an admission of complete bewilderment, but sometimes just spinning in place for 40 minutes is what entertainment calls for. I'm dizzy, but I like it.Read More
Top tier Italian b-movie trash. ‘Burial Ground’ wastes no time cutting right to the chase. The dead have risen, and they want flesh....
What follows is eighty-five minutes of pure madness. There’s maggots, fire, exploding heads, decapitations.... everything you want and need in a Zomi flick...The dubbing is some of the worst I’ve seen in Italian cinema, and the overacting dial is cranked to the max. It’s really a sight to see.
This is definitely in my top Italian Zombi romps and I will be revisiting it frequently....
This film got a raise out of me alright, but it has nothing to do with money.
There’s maggots, fire, exploding heads, decapitations.... everything you want and need in a Zomi flick...The dubbing is some of the worst I’ve seen in Italian cinema, and the overacting dial is cranked to the max. It’s really a sight to see.Read More
The only transformation scene in horror history that can go toe to toe with ‘American Werewolf In London’. Anything you would want in a werewolf flick is here - on screen kills, necks being ripped off, moonlit atmosphere, traditional werewolf lore, and satisfying practical fx. I only take a "point" away for the mid section dip in pacing. Thankfully, just as the movie starts to flat-line, it fires at all cylinders and claws your face off.
Anything you would want in a werewolf flick is here - on screen kills, necks being ripped off, moonlit atmosphere, traditional werewolf lore, and satisfying practical fx.Read More