At Mushnik’s flower shop in Skid Row, Seymour Krelborn is trying to live his dream of growing things. He starts a seed, grows a rare plant, which he names Audrey Junior, after his love interest, his co-worker, Audrey Fulquard. Such an exciting, exotic new plant brings a rush of interest, fame, and business to the flower shop, but to keep Audrey Junior healthy, Seymour is forced to take awful, sinister actions. Continue reading →
Another Prime find. Micro budget. Shorter than I expected, less than an hour, I probably should have paid more attention to that when I selected it. As it is advertised as Massimiliano Cerchi’s lost work, perhaps it was an unfinished project that someone found and released without trying to finish or polish it, but that’s just speculation and conjecture.
I stumbled across this on Amazon Prime and didn’t realize it was picked up by Troma until I went to find a trailer to post. That made it much easier to describe as it is exactly what you would expect from a, early 90’s Troma release.
I decided to kick off this year’s challenge with this film, inspired by Poe’s classic story and brought to life by the estimable talents of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff. Though this version does not hold up very well, it does have some fine and haunting scenes. Especially when held up to the outstanding interpretation years later which Karloff did with Vincent Price. Still, these classic films are always worth watching. It’s like a domino effect, you watch one, then you need to find another from the same period, and pretty soon you’ve immersed yourself in every Poe inspired film or film starring Lugosi and Karloff made in the 1930’s. A worthwhile way to spend time during our favorite horror themed month, indeed.
H.P. Lovecraft visits an old library maintained by monks who guard a locked room containing the Necronomicon. Lovecraft steals the keys to the room, sneaks in and begins copying stories. Continue reading →
Otto, an employee of Berm-Tech Industries, Inc., is called into his supervisor, Turner’s office one morning to find one of his co-workers, Mike, sitting in a chair, a stake through his chest. Turner states that he killed Mike because he was a vampire. Obviously, Otto is disturbed by this, as Berm-Tech is owned and operated by vampires, or as they prefer to be called, Netherfolk, and Turner himself is one. Turner, it seems, has contracted an illness which causes him senility, and he has forgotten that he is a Netherfolk. So, he hires a “first lifer,” Jewel, to replace Mike, and further calls in a business advisor, and things become quite complicated. Continue reading →
Cherry is on her way to Vegas, but her car breaks down just outside a small town and she must wait for parts to be ordered before it can be fixed. The town is so small there is no hotel for her to stay at, so she rents a room above a local butcher shop. After Ma died, Main Street Meats lost that something special that kept it going. Floyd thinks that having Cherry work the front counter, a pretty, fresh face, might draw in some customers. But brother, Neddy, stumbles across a solution which draws the customers in and has them begging for more. Continue reading →
Harry Grimbridge, a toy store owner is murdered by a mysterious man in a hospital. Daniel Challis, the doctor on duty at the time, and the toy store owner’s daughter, Ellie, attempt to unravel the strange events leading up to Harry’s murder and become drawn into a plot by Silver Shamrock, the most popular Halloween mask company in the country. Continue reading →
Dr. Wakeman, and a team of other scientists, have created a new being from the assembled parts of 88 different body donors. “3” has been given the ability of critical thinking and logic, but not memory, or at least that was the intention. As, who I’m guessing is a neurologist, Dr. English begins evaluating “3”, Wakeman’s true motives come to light. Continue reading →