The ABC’s of Death (2012) – Film

“The ABC’s of Death”

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A is for Apocalypse… F is for Fart… W is for WTF?  This anthology film has 26 different tales from 26 different directors each assigned a letter of the alphabet on which to base their shorts.   All of which have one thing in common: a way to die.  Continue reading “The ABC’s of Death (2012) – Film”

Teddy (2011) – Film

“Teddy”

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A group of college kids get more than expected when their camping trip starts off with a hit and run accident in this brilliant send up to 80’s slasher flicks.   Continue reading “Teddy (2011) – Film”

Juan of the Dead (2011) – Film

“Juan of the Dead”

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Juan has spent most of his life surviving(“I survived Mariel, I survived Angola, I survived that Special Period and that thing that came later and I’m going to survive this.”), but not doing much of anything else, in Cuba and is willing to fight to keep it that way.   Suddenly, there is an uprising of “dissidents,” according to the Cuban government.  Now Juan, along with his sidekick, Lazaro; Lazaro’s son, Vladi California; Camilla, Juan’s estranged daughter; a cross dresser named China, and tough-guy, El Primo, must try to survive Cuba being over run by zombies.  Not just survive, but make a profit while they help others survive.  Their slogan, “Juan of the Dead: we kill your loved ones. How can we help you today?” Continue reading “Juan of the Dead (2011) – Film”

Evil Dead II (1987) – Film

“Evil Dead II”

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A lone survivor of a demon possession/attack at a cabin in the woods, Ash must work with the family of the cabin’s deceased owners to defeat the evil set free by The Necronomicon Ex-Mortis or Book of the Dead. Continue reading “Evil Dead II (1987) – Film”

Man of Steel (2013) – Film

“Man of Steel”

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How does one describe the origins story of Superman?  A man, who has struggled with being different and fitting in his entire life, is suddenly forced to confront just how extra-ordinary these differences are when he discovers and is forced to confront the truth of his heritage. Continue reading “Man of Steel (2013) – Film”

The Deadly Mantis (1957) – Film

“The Deadly Mantis”

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When mysterious attacks on military outposts at the DEW line occur then happen farther and farther south heading for New York and Washington DC.   Col. Joe Parkman recruits the help of paleontologist, Ned Jackson and museum magazine reporter, Marge Blaine to identify and defeat this menace. Continue reading “The Deadly Mantis (1957) – Film”

Sucker Punch (2011) – Film

“Sucker Punch”

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A young woman who loses her mother and accidentally kills her sister while trying to defend her from an abusive step-father is put in a mental institution.  Once there, she copes by imagining herself in fantasy world, while she and 4 other patients work to collect the items needed for their escape. Continue reading “Sucker Punch (2011) – Film”

ERIK: A Sequel to Phantom of the Opera (2011) – Book

“ERIK: A Sequel to Phantom of the Opera”

A novel by Stephanie Hanson.

This story picks up shortly after the events of The Phantom of the Opera. Our protagonist, Erik, in a fit of sorrow and loneliness, is intent on death. However, a mysterious fellow, who also happens to live beneath the Paris Opera House, is hired by it’s owners to dispatch the Opera Ghost once and for all. A bloody, beaten, and nearly dead Erik is dumped in a wagon bound for a village far from Paris where a kindly priest discovers him and takes him to the local judge’s home. Erik finds himself offered a new life if he can let go of his past and accept it. Continue reading “ERIK: A Sequel to Phantom of the Opera (2011) – Book”

Bloodrayne (The Trilogy) – Film

This is my first attempt at reviewing a complete franchise,  hope you enjoy it.

“Bloodrayne” (2005)

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Based on a popular video game, this movie is about Rayne, a half human/half vampire called a “dhampir.”  Having grown up as a captive sideshow freak, Rayne finally escapes.  Learning that she is the daughter of the vampire king and seeking revenge upon him, she joins a society of vampire hunters called Brimstone. Continue reading “Bloodrayne (The Trilogy) – Film”

Interview With a Hitman (2012) – Film

“Interview With a Hitman”

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The framework for the movie is a man being filmed, while telling the story of his life as an assassin to a filmmaker, who is trying to revive his career.  This is the story of Viktor.   From the slums of Romania to London, England, his tale is full of violence, death, betrayal, love, and ultimately having to face the consequences of his past choices and actions. Continue reading “Interview With a Hitman (2012) – Film”