L.A. Slasher (2015) – Film

“L.A. Slasher”

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31 Days of Horror Challenge: Movie #20

When a man becomes fed up with Reality TV, he becomes The L.A. Slasher and begins punishing the notorious famous for being famous crowd.  But he, in turn, becomes internet famous for posting his deeds. Continue reading “L.A. Slasher (2015) – Film”

Puppet Master (1989) – Film

“Puppet Master”

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31 Days of Horror Challenge: Movie #17

A group of former colleagues, all psychically gifted, are called together one last time, to a remote hotel, The Bodega Bay Inn, for the death of Neil Gallagher who had apparently committed suicide.  Gallagher, who was married to the woman who iherited The Bodega Bay Inn, had claimed to be remodeling the hotel, but was in truth searching for the secrets of Andre Toulon and his puppets.   Continue reading “Puppet Master (1989) – Film”

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 1 – Film

“Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 1”

Now that Phase 3 has begun with the release of Captain America: Civil War, I decided it’s time to revisit the movies which were chosen to spearhead this huge and hugely ambitious project. Continue reading “Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 1 – Film”

Hatchet (the trilogy) – Film

Hatchet (the trilogy) 

Hatchet (2006) Unrated Director’s Cut

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Writer/director Adam Green offers the audience what is intended to be the next big name in the American slasher genre.  Though it may be the same slasher archetype, given a rich new setting and a face… redesign (can’t really call it a facelift now, can we), it also gives the audience some really wonderful over-the-top gore scenes, dismemberment, evisceration, buckets of blood splashed around, and fun, though stereotypical, characters. Continue reading “Hatchet (the trilogy) – Film”

The Green Inferno (2013) – Film

“The Green Inferno”

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College freshman, Justine, joins a group of student activists who travel to Peru in an attempt to stop deforestation from destroying a tribe of natives.   Continue reading “The Green Inferno (2013) – Film”

Tobe Hooper’s Dance of the Dead (2005) – Film Sip

“Tobe Hooper’s Dance of the Dead”

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In a post apocalypse city, young and naive Peggy works at a diner with her over protective mother.  When Jak and his friends come into the diner, Peggy succumbs to his charm and her own frustration and curiosity, and agrees to sneak out on a date with him.  They end up at a popular but sleazy club called the Doom Room, where Peggy discovers something awful about her family.   Continue reading “Tobe Hooper’s Dance of the Dead (2005) – Film Sip”

Evil: In The Time of Heroes (2009) – Film

“Evil: In the Time of Heroes”

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Picking up right where the first movie left off, Melitis, Marina, Jenny, and Vakirtzis manage to escape the stadium and meet up with another small group of survivors.    Not only must they face the zombie horde, they also face a band of men who indiscriminately kill both the infected and those not simply for sport.  Meanwhile, a messenger, looking for the one with the knowledge of how to defeat the evil, finds this most unexpected hero. Continue reading “Evil: In The Time of Heroes (2009) – Film”

The Stranger (2015) – Film

“The Stranger”

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When a stranger arrives on Peter’s doorstep looking for his wife, Peter becomes involved in the stranger’s plight when he witnesses the stranger beaten and stabbed by a local group of thugs.   Continue reading “The Stranger (2015) – Film”

Hostel (2004) – Film Sips

“Hostel”

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Well, there were a few redeeming qualities in this torture porn flick from Eli Roth.  It has a really good misdirection/bait and switch. The make up and gore are outstanding. (By now you should all know my fondness for well executed gore. Pun intended.)  And the setting was beautiful.  I was expecting very little from the characters… and the plot. I got what I expected.  I guess it was good enough that I’m willing to check out Part 2.

The Seasoning House (2012) – Film Sips

“The Seasoning House” 

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This is an intense, violent, and disturbing film about a deaf-mute girl whose parents, along with the rest of her village, are killed and is taken to work as a housekeeper at a brothel.   Sean Pertwee is the villain, militia leader, Goran, in this.  There are some really great scenes that emphasize the incongruity of the horrors that the girls in the brothel are forced to live, and the modern (well, mid-90’s) world going on not far away.

It is a hard one to watch, and really conveys helplessness, fear and oppression through the choice of color, sound, settings, and language choices in dialogue.