Vampire Killer Barbys (1996) – Film

“Vampire Killer Barbys”

Movie #17 of the 2020 31-Days of Horror.

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After a gig, the band “The Killer Barbies” drives to the next stop on their tour when their van breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Arkan, the secretary for the Countess Fledermaus, finds them and invites them to stay at the castle until someone can come to fix the van.

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Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies (2016) – Film

“Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies”

Movie #2 of the 2020 31-Days of Horror.

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Josh and Steve are professional snowboarders who are trying to secure a sponsorship at a remote ski resort. Steve decides to pull a stunt by skiing to the finish line naked, not knowing that they were fulfilling a little girl’s wish to meet him and causing them both to lose the sponsorship. Meanwhile, the resort owner, Franz, has been experimenting with making artificial snow and is in the process of giving a demonstration to his potential Russian investor. When the investor gets the noxious artificial snow fluid sprayed in his face, causing him to become increasingly ill.

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Night Watch (2004) – Film

“Night Watch”

Movie #14 of the 2019 31-days of horror challenge.

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Centuries ago, there was a great battle between supernatural beings of Light and Dark, The Others. As thier forces were evenly matched, a truce was made, and the Night Watch and the Day Watch were formed. Anton is a member of the Night Watch, the Light, who, in his duty fighting the forces of the Dark, ends up confronting his own past mistakes.

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Susperia (1977) – Film

“Susperia”

Movie #23: 31- Days of Horror Challenge 2018

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Susy Bannon arrives at the prestigious Tanz Academy in Freiburg, Germany on a stormy night, just in time to see one of the other students run away into the rainy night, she is then refused admittance into the building, when returning the following morning to find out that the girl has died.  As more strange things start to happen in and around the school, Susy learns about the true history of the school.  Continue reading

Attack of the Herbals (2011) – Film

“Attack of the Herbals”

Movie #17: 31- Days of Horror Challenge 2018

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Jackson returns to his home town on the Scotland coast to find that the Post Office his grandparents own is the only business left in the village not owned by the rich, arrogant Bennett Campbell.  Trying to find a way to save the Post Office, Jackson and his friend find a crate washed up with what appears to be herbal tea.  They bag it up, sell it, and the villagers love it, but it starts to have some unusual side effects.   Continue reading

Faust (1926) – Film

“Faust”

Movie #8: 31- Days of Horror Challenge 2018

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This German, silent-era film is based on Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s classic tale.  A wager is made between the demon, Mephisto, and an Archangel for the fate of mankind.  Should Mephisto be able to corrupt the soul of the the alchemist, Faust, evil shall rule the Earth.   The story, though a tale of good vs evil, really explores doing the wrong things for the right reasons.   I fully appreciate the story for what it was at the time it was written, and then later filmed, it really shows how far we have grown in our societal mores.

Visually, the film is haunting, and with the score, it’s almost hypnotic.  The first 30 minutes passed and I barely blinked, it was so beautiful.  The special effects are fantastic and hold up wonderfully.   This film had the highest budget for its time, and it shows.

Although it drags in some areas,  I was not expecting a nearly 2-hour epic when I chose this, but was pleasantly surprised.

Chawz (2009) – Film

“Chawz”

Movie #6: 31- Days of Horror Challenge 2018

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The “crimeless village” Sam-mea-ri starts having some excitement when a  grave is found dug up and the remains spread about, and Officer Kim and his family movie there just in time to be swept up in it.    Continue reading

Hell’s Ground (2007) – Film

“Hell’s Ground”

Movie #10: 31- Days of Horror Challenge

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A group of friends on their way to a concert end up taking a detour due to a political protest, then try to take a short cut and end up with their van breaking down.  Instead of help, they find horror.   Continue reading

Demonic (2005) – Film

“Demonic” aka “Forest of the Damned”

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31 Days of Horror Challenge: Movie #25

Emilio buys a crappy van to take his friends, Judd, Molly, Andrew, and sister, Ally, on a holiday to a remote lake.   Along the way, the van, unsurprisingly, starts acting up.  After driving all night, Emilio dozes off at the wheel and hits a woman walking in the road.  Leaving Emilio and his sister to take care of the woman, Andrew, Judd and Molly walk (because the van is broken down now) off to find help.    Continue reading

Versus (2000) – Film

“Versus”

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31 Days of Horror Challenge: Movie #16

Somewhere in Japan is the 444th Portal, known as The Forest of Resurrection.  Prisoner KSC2-303 and a kidnapped girl are brought there by the Yakuza to wait for The Man.  As they await The Man’s arrival, tempers flare, people get killed and they realize that in the forest, the dead come back as zombies. Continue reading