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

Sorority Party Massacre (2012) – Film Sips

“Sorority Party Massacre”

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A group of sorority sisters gather at in a lakeside town to compete for an exclusive prize.  After a series of anger management issues, Detective Bill Watts is sent, by his Captain, for “guard duty” on the Captain’s daughter.  When he arrives he discovers that the Captain’s daughter never made it to the competition.  Detective Watts finds that girls have been going missing from this lakeside community for years.  As they are cut off from outside help, and the sorority girls start dying, Watts finds he has stumbled onto something.   Continue reading

Hysterical Psycho (2009) – Film Sips

“Hysterical Psycho”

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An indie, low budget, Art House Horror-Comedy. Yep. Worth the watch? Sure. I just wasn’t a fan of the random stylistic jumps. It seemed like Folger was experimenting with direction and photographic styles, in this, his directorial debut, and mashed them all together in one film. Neat, but all over the freaking place. The story rather suffered for this, as in some places the story was over explained, and in others it was overly metaphorical. On the plus side, the cast is very talented, and there is all sorts of great kill scenes with plenty of good effects.

Shivers Down Your Spine: A Horror Anthology (2015) – Film

“Shivers Down Your Spine: A Horror Anthology”

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This micro budget, indie, horror anthology from Nebraska is a great example of what is right in the world of indie cinema.  The folks at Dead Lantern took their time, over 4 years, an extremely limited budget and made the absolute most of it.  Utilizing their talented cast, make up, location, and simple effects to create ten short films which successfully draw the audience into their world and keep them captivated through their stylistically diverse film.   Continue reading

Jersey Shore Massacre (2014) – Film

“Jersey Shore Massacre” 

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Theresa and her friends had planned a weekend trip down the Shore to Seaside Heights “for a weekend of sun and sin.”  However,  a misunderstanding by the rental owner causes them to lose the reservation they had made.  They end up staying at Theresa’s Uncle Vito’s secluded cabin in the Pine Barrens instead.  After hooking up with a group of obnoxious, self-absorbed young men at a club, then taking them back to the cabin, the group find that they have become the target of a deranged killer.   Continue reading

Camp Massacre (2014) – Film

“Camp Massacre”

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Ten “weight challenged” men are contestants on a competitive weight-loss reality TV show, called “By the Pound,” where the winner will receive $1 million.    When the contestants start disappearing, the men begin to suspect foul play.   Continue reading

Hole in the Wall (2014) – Film

“Hole in the Wall”

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Eli, a local boy, has been spying on a brutish man through a hole in his barn wall.   When Eli gets caught, the brute initiates him through a series of short stories and demonstrates for him the secret hell that awaits, if you know where to look.   Continue reading

Inbred (2011) – Film

“Inbred”

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A group of troubled youth and their care workers go to a small village for a weekend of community service work.  After an incident with a group of locals ends with one of the care workers being injured, the group heads to town for help, but find horror instead. Continue reading

BBQ Massacre (2013) – Short Film

“BBQ Massacre”

A short film featured at the 2013 Oshkosh Horror Film Festival.

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A group of friends decide to go on vacation in a newly purchased RV.  However, things go very wrong due to an unexpected passenger. Continue reading

Monster Man (2003) – Film

“Monster Man”

#26 of the 31 days of horror challenge.  (These reviews will be more raw due to the nature of the challenge.)

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Adam is driving cross country to the wedding of a girl he’s had a crush on for 10 years.  He finds out that his estranged friend, Harley, has hitched a ride hoping that they can repair their friendship, since the girl was the reason for their falling out.  Eventually they pick up Sarah, a sexy hitchhiker.  They find themselves being pursued by a monster truck and stumbling across strange situations and stranger people.  Continue reading