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CREEPSHOW  FIRST LOOK

CREEPSHOW FIRST LOOK

Well it may not be a lot,…but what it is , is AMAZING  and has all of us wanting more!

Creepshow is set to be made into a series on Shudder and the horror community is welcoming it with open arms. Today thru Twitter, the man himself Greg Nicotero has released an image that should make most of you smile and feel very nostolgic .

 

 

So here it is, your first image of the all new

CREEPSHOW

 

 

Now, the funny thing is, Greg’s twitter account was put under suspension after this post…hmmmmm.We will keep you posted on any updates!!

Keep it Evil

 


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Down (Review)—House Of Tortured Souls

Down (Review)—House Of Tortured Souls

Down is the fifth episode in the Into the Dark series on Hulu, which was produced by Jason Blum and this episode was directed by Daniel Stamm and written by Kent Kubena. The film stars Natalie Martinez (Death Race, CSI:NY), Matt Lauria (Friday Night Lights), Arnie Pantoja (Resident Evil: Vendetta), Diane Sellers, and Christina Leone.

Down follows two office employees Jennifer (Natalie Martinez) and Guy (Matt Lauria) who finish up work on a Friday night only for both to enter the elevator which quickly becomes a Valentine’s Day from hell.

As you may have guessed it, the elevator becomes stuck which leads both incredibly good looking ‘single’ strangers to do nothing but get to know one another and chemistry builds up. Within the next few hours, the innocent flirting and conversing turns into a violent downward spiral and the ultimate survival game. You can quickly sense the obsession that Guy has for Jennifer and know that he planned the scheme early on… SPOILER ALERT: he ends up not being who he says he is. It’s a classic stalker type of thriller with the perfect combination of gore with a fierce strong woman in a lead role.

I highly suggest you watch this with whoever you feel like being trapped with on Valentine’s Day. It is has the perfect thriller/horror combo and will make you paranoid on how well you really know your coworkers and who you are on an elevator with. 

Check out the trailer below ⬇️⬇️

Overall Grade: B+

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House Of 1,000 Corpses (Broadway Musical)— House Of Tortured Souls

House Of 1,000 Corpses (Broadway Musical)— House Of Tortured Souls

Rob Zombie was seen on Larry King’s interview series LARRY KING NOW (Hulu) discussing how he would like to turn his first film House Of 1000 Corpses into a Broadway musical. One specific question King asked Zombie was “What do you really want to go in life that you have not had the chance to?” To which Zombie responded: 




       As crazy as it sounds, I feel that my first film House Of 1000 Corpses- which is kinda campy in a weird way, which is why at the time I wasn’t that thrilled with it- I think would make a great Broadway musical. Because it’s veru much- when you go to Broadway now it’s like Spider-Man, it’s The Addams Family, it’s Spamalot, you know? So that movie would translate well, I think because it’s just ridiculous.”

For those who may not be familiar with this movie (which I suggest you watch ASAP), House Of 1000 Corpses is a story of a twisted family that two couples stumble upon when their empty fuel tank and a flat tire happens and lead them down the road. This film was written and directed by Zombie and stars his wife Sherri Moon Zombie, Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Karen Black, Rainn Wilson, Walton Goggins, and Tom Towles

Now before we start to get excited, let’s just keep in mind that this interview was from 2013. For me personally, all I have to say is YES YES YES! If Evil Dead: The Musical got a shot to be made, I don’t see why Rob Zombie’s film can’t have a chance for a Broadway debut, especially with the horror scene coming to arise. But with that just being in the talks, us fans will just have to wait for Zombie’s third Firefly film Three From Hell coming out this year. 

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Creepshow Production Started—House Of Tortured Souls

Creepshow Production Started—House Of Tortured Souls

Shudder has announced that production has begun the reboot of Creepshow. The six-episode season will be produced by The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero and the horror series is based off the iconic 1982 film which was written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero

The six-episode season will feature an unannounced Stephen King story and for right now they are saying it’s like a “survivor type” of story. 

Nicotero will direct some of this series and the other installments will be done by David Bruckner, Roxanne Benjamin, Rob Schrab, and John Harrison. Bruckner is the director of The Ritual along with Bloody Disgusting segments in V/H/S and SouthboundBenjamin has directed such segments in Bloody Disgusting’s Southbound and XX. Schrab’s directing credits goings to Ghosted and Community, and Harrison who was actually the first assistant director for George Romero on the original Creepshow movie will be directing a story that he co-wrote with Nicotero. Harrison also composed Creepshows film’s theme. 

Additional stories and directors as well as the casting will be announced later this year. Creepshow will premiere on Shudder later on in the year—no specific date as of now. 

Normally for me personally, I tend to like when they leave the classics alone however with Nicotero producing this I am curious to see the route they will go and what amount of gore they will endure. I am curious to see all the effects and Nicoyero’s Oscar and Emmy award-winning company will be handling all of the creature and make-up effects. Definitely will be opened minded and give it a chance when this becomes available on Shudder. 

 

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Days Of The Dead (Con Review)- House Of Tortured Souls

Days Of The Dead (Con Review)- House Of Tortured Souls

Over the past weekend I had the privilege to volunteer at the Days Of The Dead convention in Atlanta, Georgia and as always, it was a blast. Days Of The Dead is one of my favorite conventions to attend and having volunteer for them before I couldn’t pass it up again. The convention had headliners such as Clive Barker, Hellraiser Cast (Barbie Wilde, Doug Bradley, Simon Bamford, Ashley Laurence,  and Nicholas Vince), David Howard Thornton (Terrifier), Tony ToddSid Haig, Bill Mosley, PJ Soles, and Kathy Najimy.  

With all conventions there are positives and negatives with some added pointers for the next con, but in this case I must say it ran very smoothly all weekend. Each celebrity and vendor room were very organized and easy to navigate and spread out. The back hallway had all the panel rooms, photo ops and film room which had a poster on the wall with each event and times per day, very easy to keep up with so you didn’t miss out on what you wanted to catch. I helped out with the photo op lines, and we all know with Saturday’s being the busiest of convention weekends, this went pretty smoothly, the lines were easy to manage and able to line up early enough so con goers could get in and out to continue on with their weekend. Between con goers and guests, there was nothing but positive feedback all around which makes Days so successful. 

A Highlight for me personally this weekend would be seeing a lot of my con family, making new friends, meeting David Howard Thornton he’s such a great guy and has such a great personality, the VIP party, helping out with the line control, and catching some panels. I also just love the overall atmosphere and seeing everyone just enjoying theirselves with one shared interest… horror. 

This was a great convention kickstart to 2019 and I can’t wait to see not only what Days has in store but for other conventions as well. 

Overall Grade: A

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Lords of Chaos Film Review

Lords of Chaos Film Review

 

Lords of Chaos brings you the truths and the lies of church burning’s, murders , Satan and head banging!

Before I get to far into this, I do want to let those of you know ahead of time that maybe  unfamiliar with this story, that Lords of Chaos is one that is based on a true story. Based on, being the key term. Now I do know of the controversy and stories that were claimed to have been surrounded by certain Black metal bands from that time frame. Stories of church burnings, rapes, satanic worship and even murder. Now I’m not here to tell you what was truth or not, I wasn’t there. But what I am here to do is tell you the story that is now being told to us about such , in Lords of Chaos.

Lords of Chaos , directed by Jonas Åkerlund, shows you the story of the birth of Norwegian Black Metal by band Mayhem, whose dark and satanic music, was also thought to be their beliefs and life style. The film takes you on a very dark look into the downward spiral that was known among the closest of members as the Black Circle.

Rory Culkin plays Euronymous,guitarist and creator of the Mayhem from Oslo. While trying to become the next big break thru band while pushing the Dark image for the band as many did in that time.  As bands goes, members come and go often , especially when new. In walks Varg, played by Emory Cohen(whose portrayal of Yarg will scare the shit out of you!) to fill the slot as new bass player. It is now where the story takes a dark turn.

Varg was a fan of Mayhem, but now challenges the band, Euronymous, especially to live up to their image, and with that, I don’t mean by wearing the black and white face paint.  With that, Churches are now being burned, rapes are taking place and are being aired on the news. Members of this Black Circle are coming forward to each other claiming that they had committed these crimes.

Most of the crimes mentioned are all show in the film and are done in a way that it does make you believe that what you are seeing in the film is all true. As the film continues, Euronymous and Varg are constantly on watch of each other. Varg’s strength and hunger to destroy is growing and  you start to see an almost scared realization by Euronymous that reality lost all grips.

No spoilers here….but i do want to say that Lords of Chaos is well worth a watch to the very end!

I must say, that a high point to me for the film, you hear many stories of what bands used to do on stage, well…Lords of Chaos actually portrayed one of those stories as we got to see former lead singer(now deceased) who went by the name of Dead (played by Jack Kilmer, yes Val’s son)mutilate himself live on stage. I wish we could have seen some more live footage thru the film, but it will explain why you don’t.

Lords of Chaos is the fucked up cousin to Sid and Nancy and the bastard step child to Bohemian Rhapsody.

Growing up and being so heavily influenced by music that surrounded the occult , this film is so easily relatable and easy to follow. For those of you wanting to know more about the truths of it, look it up. As a matter of fact, Varg himself has made a few videos on YouTube about the film …they to are worth a watch.

Lords of Chaos will be in my video library, I absolutely loved the film !!

Keep it Evil

Lords of Chaos is everything I thought it would be, and showed me so much more.

Posted by John Roisland in Categories, MOVIE REVIEWS, MUSIC REVIEWS, NEW RELEASES, 0 comments
DIS [Movie Review] a living painting of pain and suffering.

DIS [Movie Review] a living painting of pain and suffering.

To understand DIS (2017) you must watch the movie. What Adrian Corona has done is simply show us what we think we know vs a completely different mind fuck which this movie successfully pulls off from the infamous opening sequence of a woman tied up naked being sexually assaulted to where she squirts into a tin bowl no cut away, no edits, no CGI This happens in real time with no dialogue just screaming it opens to the wonderful song (Fantastical Symphony: An episode in the life of an artist in five parts, op 14: V.) I instantly fell in love with this art house horror film. My jaw was to the floor not since Clockwork Orange (1971) has a movie that captures both emotion and sexual deviance with such a raw aggression with little to no dialogue. The film is about an ex-soldier with a criminal past takes refuge in the woods. A demonic figure seeks the seed of killers and the blood of the damned to feed his mandrake garden. DIS is an infernal descent into the root of the mandrake legend and a man who wanders too close to that legend and the unnameable terror behind it. What you sow you will reap. Bill Obertst Jr does an AMAZING job in this film where he himself has very few lines but delivers an amazing performance where as I was conflicted on him, should I hate him? Should I care for him? Should I feel anything? The movie itself shows later on he’s not exactly the best person in the world, but yet I can’t help but feel sorry for him where through most of the film he’s isolated from the world seeking refuge in the woods and sadly the first person he comes in contact with is his escort into hell, but the picture that Adrian paints of hell isn’t exactly what those have seen or even can imagine it’s quiet, it’s cold, it’s forgotten almost as if he was getting what he deserved in life with Karma if you will. To see Dis is to feel it, to experience it. As if it was a vivid dream of seeing Bill’s past to even watching him trying to escape his prison only to be stopped dead in his tracks. The ending is that of pure nightmare fuel, no dialogue, no sympathy we finally see the Hooded person’s face and cannot feel not fear but acceptance just like Bill’s character feels since there is ‪no escape, no reasoning. My overall experience with the film is that it is hard to put in words what I saw, but it is an experience where multiple viewings will happen. Not to say to there’s details I may have missed, but just to take more of it as if this was a living painting. Adrian Corona delivered a movie with an insane opening and ending sequence to filling in the middle with an interesting story. The film is out to rent and buy right now on Vudu and Amazon. Buy the movie and get ready for a ride.

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Monster Reviews: Anniversary of the Leprechaun (1993)

Monster Reviews: Anniversary of the Leprechaun (1993)

Celebrating its anniversary this month, we revisit the original Leprechaun and take a look at the legendary slasher film responsible for spawning multiple sequels and a prequel. Let’s take a step back and look at the film that birthed the legendary horror icon, the one and only, Leprechaun.

Considered one of the ultimate slashers, Leprechaun is a 1993 horror film written and directed by Mark Jones. It stars Jennifer Aniston, Ken Olandt, Robert Hy Gorman, Mark Holton and the legendary Warwick Davis as the Leprechaun. An ancient evil Leprechaun will stop at nothing to get back his pot of gold.

The Leprechaun is easily one of the top ten iconic slashers in the genre. Something about a the tiny, ugly little green monster with buckles on his shoes and hat, is just unsettling. Most of the time Leprechauns are portrayed as gentle fun loving little pranksters. But not in this film. In this one, he’s an evil little bastard who’s only happy with one thing…killing. 

There’s a multitude of aspects that make the original the best in the franchise. It contains some overlooked and forgotten elements, which attributed to its ferocity and appeal. Things such as the Leprechaun eating Lucky Charms cereal, or how the protagonists escape the ugly little monster by throwing shoes, which he can’t help but shine.

The Leprechaun is arguably Warwick Davis’s ultimate character portrayal. A three foot tall green monster who has a pungent for ripping off limbs and other body parts, definitely sets him apart from the other slashers. Everyone always thinks it would be easy to defeat such a small foe, however, the Leprechaun proves extremely difficult to thwart.

The special effects in this are magnificent and really hold the film together. The makeup and use of light and shadows works wonders. It creates a dark atmosphere which looms strongly over the film. The makeup and practical effects make this one of the most memorable classic slasher films in the genre. The crusty, flaky and coarse skin really add a level of fear to the little guy.

There’s also some really strong acting and performances which help the film stand tall. Jennifer Aniston is terrific as the modern, girly girl. A strong female lead is always effective in horror films. It builds a familiarity with the audience and gives them someone to root for. 

Also, there were some stout performances from Ken Olandt as the beefy heartthrob Nathan, and Robert Hy Gorman as the smart, witty and imaginative, Alex. The best performance however, came from Mark Holton as the eccentric, quirky and autistic, Ozzie. He brought some much needed and well placed humor to the dark and fantastical film. 

The sets were graceful and eye catching, especially the quiet little farmhouse. The costumes are some of the best around and still hold strong today. They give it a really creepy vibe. Also, the use of a cell phone, or “mobile”, by Tori (Aniston), always makes me smile. 

Whether you like it or not, Leprechaun is a powerhouse and extremely well crafted. It’s one of the all time iconic slasher films and a standard in any collection. It’s a must see for any slasher or horror fan. So, grab yourself a copy today, but beware any pots of gold. 

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Netflix to bring Resident Evil as a TV series

Netflix to bring Resident Evil as a TV series

Just like zombies Resident Evil refuses to stay dead. Deadline is reporting that NETFLIX will be doing a live action tv series. Per Deadline, “the plan is for the series to expand the Resident Evil universe and deepen the existing mythology. I hear the series will keep the basic premise, which also served as a setup for the movie franchise. The drama series will explore the dark inner workings of the Umbrella Corporation and the new world order caused by the outbreak of the T-virus.”

Let’s face it the movies are great, the video games are great even the cgi cartoons aren’t bad. This is big news where Netflix is getting a lot of buzz with their TV and films. Original or not this will be interesting to see where it goes. No word yet on casting or release date.

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THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH(1964) REVIEW

THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH(1964) REVIEW

THE Horror of party beach (1964)

 

What can I say?

this movie absolutely rocks on so many levels. YOU HAVE HAWT LADIES, ROCK N ROLL MUSIC, OUTLAW BIKERS, AND AWESOME CHEESY MONSTERS

 

 

BACK IN THE 50’S, 60’S WE DIDN’T GET MUCH OF AN ACTUAL VIEW OF THE MONSTER, FOR THE FUNDS WAS VERY LIMITED AND A LOT OF BLACK N WHITE HORROR MOVIES DIDN’T HAVE THE BUDGET AND OR TIME TO ACTUALLY SHOW US THE MONSTER. SO A LOT OF BLACK N WHITE LOW BUDGET  HORROR MONSTER MOVIES LACKED A LOT, STILL AWESOME, BUT SEVERELY LACKED.  I AM A BIG BLACK N WHITE MONSTER MOVIE LOVER, WHEN I WAS A KID NOT SO MUCH SO BECAUSE I LOVED MY SLASHERS.  I STILL DO LOVE MY SLASHERS BUT I CAME TO ABSOLUTELY LOVE BLACK N WHITE HORROR/MONSTER FILMS. 

I FIRST DISCOVERED THIS MOVIE MID 2018 AND ABSOLUTELY FELL IN LOVE WITH IT. NOW, WITH THAT?  ON TO MY REVIEW OF THIS CLASSIC MONSTER FILM…

“THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH”

THIS CLASSIC MOVIE IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE WORST FILMS.  DIRECTED BY B-MOVIE MAVEN, DEL TENNEY.  TENNEY DESCRIBED HIS FILM AS A “TAKE OFF ON BEACH PARTIES AND MUSICALS”  WITH A BUDGET OF $50,000.  RELEASE DATE WAS JUNE 1ST 1964.

STARING: 

JOHN SCOTT, AS HANK GREEN. ALICE LYON AS ELAINE GAVIN. ALLEN LAUREL AS DR GAVIN. MARILYN CLARKE AS THE SEXY TINA.

 

THIS MOVIE STARTS OFF, WITH THE MAIN TITLE AND SOME JAZZY SHAKING ROCK N ROLL AND A BAD ASS OLD SCHOOL CONVERTIBLE SPORTS CAR DRIVEN BY JOHN SCOTT(HANK GREEN) ALONG WITH HIS FLIRTY SEXUALLY PERMISSIVE MARILYN CLARKE(TINA) DOING HIGH SPEEDS IN HIS SPORTS CAR AS THEY COME TO A STOP LIGHT, TINA WAVES AT A BUNCH OF OUTLAW BIKERS FLIRTATIOUSLY AS HANK TELLS HER, KNOCK IT OFF TINA, HE PUTS THE PEDAL TO THE METAL TRYING TO RACE THE OUTLAW BIKERS AS TINA FLIRTS EVEN MORE WITH THE BIKERS. 

HANK AND TINA GET TO THE BEACH AS HANK TELLS TINA, THAT’S ENOUGH ALCOHOL, TINA REPLIES TODAY TINA IS GONNA HAVE A GREAT COCKTAIL, AS HANK GIVES TINA A TOTAL BUZZKILL LECTURE ON HOW TIMES HAS CHANGED AND HOW ITS TIME TO GROW UP, TINA SNAPS BACK WITH STOP PREACHING ON HOW SHE KNOWS ABOUT HANKS PLANS AND EXPERIMENTS AT THE LABORATORY THAT HE WORKS AT.  HE CONTINUES TO GIVE TINA LECTURES, AS TINA STATES WE DON’T EVEN TALK THE SAME LANGUE ANYMORE. 

IT CUTS TO THE SCENE OF A WORK BOAT ON THE OCEAN WHICH IS DUMPING BARRELS OF UNKNOWN RADIOACTIVE WASTE. THE BARREL SINKS TO THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN, CAUSING THE CONTAINER OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE TO OPEN AND THE WASTE COVERS THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN FLOOR AND AS WELL COVERS THE REMAINS OF A SKELETON (HOW) DID THE SKELETON DOWN THERE? WE CAN ONLY SPECULATE.

AS THE RADIO ACTIVE WASTE COVERS THE SKELETON REMAINS, IT TURNS THE SKELETON INTO THIS SLIMY MONSTER THAT LOOKS TO BE MADE OUT OF TRASH BAGS.  TO WHICH IT PROBABLY WAS, LOL, THIS MONSTER COMES EQUIPPED WITH TRASH BAGS AND BIG GOOGLY GOOFY CHEESY EYES AS THE MUSIC SHRIEKS AS THE MONSTER IS FORMING….YESSSSSS!!!!!! WE HAVE A SEA MONSTAAAA.

 

MOVIE JUMPS BACK TO THE BEACH AS THE ROCK N ROLL BAND SINGS ON THE BEACH, THE TONS OF KIDS ARE SHAKING AND DANCING AND HAVING A GREAT TIME, TINA RUNS TO THE CROWED AND STARTS TO SEDUCTIVELY DANCING WITH OTHER BOYS ON THE BEACH.  THE OUTLAW BIKERS FINALLY GET TO THE BEACH AS THEY GET OFF THE BIKE LOOKING ALL COOL AND BAD, LEATHER JACKETS, SLICKED BACK HAIR WALKING WITH A PURPOSE, AS THEY GET TO THE PIER THE MAIN BIKER IS LOOKING AT TINA, AS TINA FIRST SEES THEM AGAIN SHE WAVES AT THEM MOTIONING FOR THE BIKER TO COME ON THE BEACH FOR A DANCE.

TINA AND THE BIKER IS IN FULL SWINGING ACTION, HANK COMES UP AND THEN A RUMBLE ON THE BEACH BETWEEN THE BIKERS AND HANKS FRIENDS, AN ALL OUT BEACH PARTY BRAWL, CHEESY AS HELL BUT COMPLETELY FUNNY AS HELL.

AFTER THE FIGHT TINA TRYS TO TALK TO HANK AND HANK REJECTS HER, SENDING TINA RUNNING OFF THE BEACH TOWARDS THE WATER STRIPPING DOWN TO HER BATHING SUIT, SHE DIVES IN TO THE WATER AND SWIMS TOWARDS THE ROCK ISLAND NOT KNOWING WHAT’S IN STORE FOR HER.   THE MONSTER COMES CREEPING UP OVER THE ROCK ISLAND AND LETS OUT A TERRIBLE GROWN AND TINA SCREAMS AS THE MONSTER MUTILATES HER BODY AND THE BLOOD IS EPIC, LOOKS TO BE CHOCOLATE SYRUP LOL..

TINA’S BLOODY BODY WASHES ASHORE AS SOME BEACH BUMS SHRIEKS IN TERROR OF THE SITE OF THE BODY, IT ALARMS THE WHOLE BEACH.  SPECULATIONS RUNS HIGH OF SOME SORT OF MONSTER THAT IS LIVING IN THE OCEAN.

 

THE MONSTER THEN CONTINUES TO INVADE HOMES, INVADE SLUMBER PARTIES AND TAKES MORE VICTIMS AS EACH VICTIM IT TAKES THE MONSTER MULTIPLES.

 

WITH THAT? THIS IS MY REVIEW I DON’T WANT TO GIVE AWAY TO MUCH OF THIS MOVIE FOR YOU SHOULD CHECK IT OUT.

 

I GIVE THIS CLASSIC MOVIE 3 STARS OUT OF 5

MY BLOOD RATING GETS A 3 STARS OUT OF 5

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That Night (2019 Movie Review)—House Of Tortured Souls

That Night (2019 Movie Review)—House Of Tortured Souls

I have been looking forward on reviewing anything Jenn Nangle has been working on lately and this specific short film That Night that I had the privilege to view early did not disappoint. After watching twice it left me with my jaw dropped open, you can tell every ounce of her being was dedicated to this short.

The cast was amazing, everything about their characters were believable considering the circumstances on what was going on in the film. Jenn Nangle, Garrett Lee, Amanda Cano, and Raymond Williams make up the cast in this short, with a small appearance from Charles Chudabala

Jenn Nangle and Garrett Lee are our main couple and stars of this short film, their chemistry together was very believable and you can tell right off the bat that something was not right in their relationship, like any couples in life experience which is what made it so relatable. They played off each well and it was very balanced. The couple heads over to a friends and you can tell there were some tension in how the night was winding down.

Amanda Cano and Raymond Williams are outstanding as the deranged couple and their whole performance was just brilliant. This short stuck with me and had me in awe with the plot and the amazing cast.

 Jenn is incredible, amazing and a woman full of many talents and I am personally looking forward to what else she has up her sleeve not only for this year but in many more to come. 

Check the trailer out below and make sure to catch the short film on January 31st, you truly do not want to miss it. ⬇️⬇️

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From Quentin to Robert: We celebrate 23 years of From Dusk till Dawn

From Quentin to Robert: We celebrate 23 years of From Dusk till Dawn

The year was 1992, A young video store clerk was premiering his first film at the Cannes Film Festival, Reservoir Dogs. That same year another young director from Texas was premiering his film El Mariachi. Both films were instant hits and showcased a talent the likes Hollywood wasn’t familiar with. Snappy dialogue, great action sequences, celebrities from the past who are in main roles dominating the screen once again in different lights. It was then that Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez met. The two bonded over the one thing they love: Movies. As time progressed, they wanted to work together but what would the project consist of? Quentin mentioned his love for horror movies and pitched an idea for a script he wrote called From Dusk till dawn. In reference to the drive-in theater days where they would show movies to FROM DUSK TILL DAWN. For those unfamiliar about the plot on the run from a bank robbery that left several police officers dead, Seth Gecko (George Clooney) and his paranoid, loose-cannon brother, Richard (Quentin Tarantino), hightail it to the Mexican border. Kidnapping preacher Jacob Fuller (Harvey Keitel) and his kids, the criminals sneak across the border in the family’s RV and hole up in a topless bar. Unfortunately, the bar also happens to be home base for a gang of vampires, and the brothers and their hostages have to fight their way out. The film boasts an extremely impressive cast of actors in small to big roles. For the moviegoer unfamiliar they may have recognized Tom Savini, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis, Harvey Keitel, Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin and of course Quentin Tarantino himself, but for the movie fanatic, they easily recognized the people that truly inspired Quentin and Robert to not only make this film but all their films. John Saxon, Greg Nicotero, Wayne Toth (who played a vampire in the movie, He’s done the FX for Rob zombie’s films) Marc Lawrence, Robert Kurtzman, Fred Williamson and the legendary Michael Parks. This was honestly the expendables of a horror movie before the film by Kurtzman “Wishmaster” which features a stellar cast itself. The film always holds a special place in my heart from the first time I saw it, I snuck into the theater since I was too young to purchase a ticket quietly sitting in my seat unbeknownst to the theater staff or customers. The movie came on my heart sank, I’m seeing my first Rodriguez/Tarantino film having to go to the video store renting to owning their movies on VHS. Yup, I once owned Reservoir Dogs on VHS along with Four Rooms and Pulp Fiction. The movie started out as a criminal heist film to eventually the horror movie we were waiting for, I studied every line, every scene, I saw so much and remembered pay attention to the movie at least. Here I was just a young teenager rooting for the bad guys, enjoying the violence. Growing up before the internet we just had horror magazines and tv spots MAYBE if we were lucky a tv show would talk about a movie or show behind the scenes even then it was just a snippet. You blink and it was over. So, at times watching the tv spots for horror movies I spent my time studying and breaking down the frames which is what I did for the film. Finally, the film was over. I was awe and couldn’t believe what I saw a great action horror movie with snippets of clever jokes. As stated, there was no internet so when going back to school it was my job to tell everyone what I saw and explain in detail as if I really did witness it all. For years the movie stayed on my mind. I had to own it, the posters, the script ANYTHING related to this film. Luckily, I was able to obtain a VHS copy of the film at Suncoast which back then was my go-to for horror movies. I wore out that tape as I did the box slip from taking it out or lending it to friends for them to see and we talk about. I also read the script which I studied and learned from for future films I wanted to write. As time went by, I eventually studied the many layers of the film. The script had scenes in it that were cut out or dialogue altered or not used. This helped me growing where I would watch films and even to this day go, move this, say this instead, alter this scene more so to reflect this character’s persona. Change this song, use this song. It was as if the teacher was watching me fly from my bird’s nest. Years later I finally met Tom Savini who talked about the film. He kept the machine gun crotch piece and explained that every vampire was modified to where they didn’t look alike, they were all unique designs. Tom joked about how his daughter would hang out with George causing pranks on set by which there were water gun fights with the dancers and Tom, George or whoever fell prey to them. Does the film have some decent sequels that actually aren’t bad? The tv series does a great job piecing everything together and adding new lore to the film. To anyone who worked on the film or the people reading this. If you’re upset, I snuck into the movie for free, don’t worry I have bought the film and posters so many times in my life that the universe is finely balanced.

 

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That Night (Trailer Release)— House Of Tortured Souls

That Night (Trailer Release)— House Of Tortured Souls

THAT NIGHTTRAILER RELEASE

Los Angeles, CA, January 2019: Here is a first look at “That Night” – a horror short film releasing on January 31, 2019 (Just in time for Women in Horror Month). This story features two couples that meet for the first time and as the night progresses, one set becomes the prey and the other, the predator.

Based on True Events, the film stars: Jennifer Nangle, Amanda Cano, Garrett Lee, and Raymond Vinsik Williams. Featuring performances from Charles Chudabala, Jeffery Potts, Carson Lambing, and Nikki Vizcaino.

The film was directed and edited by Joseph R. Davis and Brian Gerson. Written by Jennifer Nangle and Garrett Lee with story by Jennifer Nangle. The film score was composed by Rocky Gray and Special Effects were done by Chronix EFX. The film was shot by Jason Peguero.

Produced by:Jennifer Nangle.            

Executive Produced by: RobertOldhcdudeCortez, Ryan T. Cusick, Joseph R. Davis, Brian Gerson, Linda Loera, and Patricia J. Dangle

Associated Produced by: Alex T. Hwang, RodShorteVizcaina, and Nikki Vizcaino.




“That Night” is a ProCo Production Company, Queen Scream, and Chronix EFX Production

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Check out the trailer here ⬇️⬇️

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Still Blowing Minds 38 Years Later – Celebrating Scanners

Still Blowing Minds 38 Years Later – Celebrating Scanners

January 14th, 1981 is one hell of an auspicious occasion in the annals of horror releases. Scanners, a film that successfully combined sci-fi and mystery, laced with potent punches of gore mesmerized audiences and helped American filmgoers become aware of who will be known as the Baron Of Blood, David Cronenberg. A name that none of us would have probably known if the now legendary filmmaker did not decide to change his focus of studies in college from Science to Literature, and end up embracing his inner storyteller.

 

 

After terrifying audiences with the parasitic psycho-mania of Shivers in 1975 and the uncommon aggressive outbreak of his Rabid in 1977, Cronenberg went on to create The Brood in 1979. The Director took on a deeply personal tone with this production focusing on mutant offspring.  He admitted in his 1992 book entitled Cronenberg on Cronenberg, that he based the story around the nastiness involving the deterioration of his relationship with his first wife. He went on to say that he found the shooting of the climactic scene involving the strangulation of character Nola Carveth by her husband, to be “very satisfying.” Cronenberg yet again shifted gears in 1981 with the eventual cult classic, Scanners.

 

 

“There are 4 billion people on earth. 237 are Scanners. They have the most terrifying powers ever created… and they are winning.”

 

“10 Seconds: The Pain Begins.  15 Seconds: You Can’t Breathe. 20 Seconds: You Explode.”

 

The story for Scanners is simple enough: A powerful, renegade Scanner named Darryl Revok (Michael Ironside) has created an underground movement intent on world domination. After what is an aggressive and dangerous display of power, Revok becomes a wanted man by an agency known as ConSec. A doctor at ConSec, Paul Ruth (Patrick McGoohan) finds Cameron Vale (Stephen Lack) who is another Scanner and decides to utilize his psychic abilities as a valuable weapon against Revok.

 

I remember being a kid and walking through the local video store, searching for my next rental on one occasion. My eyes were darting from the various VHS covers and then, BAM! My gaze became fixated on this simple yet kind of scary image of a man in a shirt and tie, seeming like he was about to explode. I recall becoming excited as I picked the copy up and read both front and back covers, wondering why I had never seen this in the store before. Come to find out, I never saw it on the shelf because it was always checked out. I don’t think I rode my bike home so fast in my life than on this day. I was fucking ready for Scanners.

Unfortunately not everyone was ready for Scanners or the type of graphic horror Cronenberg brought to the screen. After reviewing the film in 1981, famed movie critic Roger Ebert wrote, “Scanners is a new horror film made with enough craft and skill that it could have been very good, if it could find a way to make us care about it.” Thankfully Ebert, who in my opinion, had a penchant for condescending ways, could not have been more wrong. Some films and some filmmakers themselves take time to sink into the hearts and minds of movie goers. David Cronenberg and his film, Scanners is a great example of this. Although the movie did more than his previous to help gain a favorable reputation as a filmmaker for himself, especially in America, it still took some time to earn the kudos deserved. Eventually, the film even gained the coveted Criterion Collection treatment proving Ebert wrong. People did fucking care.

 

 

You see, I believe Scanners was just enough far removed from his previous, rather complex  films to help allow a wider audience to enjoy his unique creative energy. Cronenberg plucked strings of dischord and immense cinematic pleasure all at once and became dubbed as The King Of Venereal Horror but the release of Scanners showcased his incredibly eclectic style. His vision coupled with the legendary talents of Makeup Master Dick Smith and Special Effects Supervisor Gary Zeller help spawn a heavily celebrated addition in the history of film. The constant collaboration between composer Howard Shore and himself has proven beneficial and this, only their second endeavor together, is no exception. Scanners is also home to one of the most iconic sequences in horror; the head explosion. It truly is a rare treat, a magnificent blending of horror, sci-fi, intrigue, and hands fucking down phenomenal special effects that are still highly regarded to this day. It is not an easy film to forget, as is any Cronenberg flick, but there is simply something so truly special about it that I feel my words just can’t do it justice. David Cronenberg, a cornerstone of the Body Horror subgenre, master filmmaker and personal hero, has entertained, bewildered and inspired so many with Scanners and it continues to do so 38 years later.

 

 

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[Film Review] Escape Room doesn’t let interest escape despite being PG-13

[Film Review] Escape Room doesn’t let interest escape despite being PG-13

When I first saw the trailer for Escape Room I was intrigued, excited on the release of the first horror movie of the year. It reminded me of the Cube (1997) but with a bigger budget and over the top fx including the deaths such as the predecessors Saw, Hostel, Battle Royale, Belko Experiment where we need to see all of the above to satisfy our blood thirsty pallet. However, when walking into the theater I saw the kiss of death for a horror movie “PG-13” I was already writing my negative review for the film in my head. The film was actually, great! Hear me out on this because hopefully you’ll give the movie a chance which it deserves despite maybe a few minor things I wish were changed. Like Saw and Cube, Escape room has puzzles that need to be solved or suffer the consequences of death. Escape Room opens up with one of the characters (BEN) played by (LOGAN MILLER) falling through the roof trying to solve a puzzle in what appears to be a study room. The sound of the score shows us that the film is starting off intense and it doesn’t let down with a good storyline to boot. The film starts off by introducing the characters Deborah Ann Woll, Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Tyler Labine, Adam Robitel, Nik Donai, Jay Ellis, Jessica Sutton, Jamie Lee Money whereas the official plot of the film is as follows: Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to survive. The film introduces us a different room representing the person’s personal drama where as the first room “The Hot room” showcasing Deborah’s character about a fear for being burned. Which is interesting because the rooms showcase their greatest fears that helped them escape and now, we have to wonder are they to survive again. What kept me going aside from the story was there was no need for romance or even too much comedy. There is some but not a whole lot in the film to make up for the gore and violence since it’s pg-13, including making any of the female characters as sex appeal. The actors and actresses did a great job portraying real people with severe issues of PTSD that they are reminded in every room. Now don’t get me wrong the movie is violent but not over the top where it comes off silly or even as “torture porn” it showcases great scenes which left me satisfied. Yet, like always let’s discuss the bad. The film does have an interesting ending where we learn the true nature of the beast on why and kind of who is behind this. Which is great and all for some closure, but the big reveal sets up a possible franchise but at the same time deludes the film where it’s kind of loses its charm? Overall, it’s something I can forgive if they keep the momentum of the first film going forward and maybe change the reveal a little more. So, over all the film is very much worth seeing, worth owning or worth renting. It’s the first film of 2019 and it looks like it’s going to be a good year for horror.

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New Year, New You Review-House Of Tortured Souls

New Year, New You Review-House Of Tortured Souls

With saying goodbye to 2018 and restarting fresh in 2019 with a brand new attitude and the cliched “New Year, New Me” comes New Year, New You the latest installment to the Into the Dark series on Hulu. Into the Dark is a horror anthology series produced by Jason Blum in  which each episode focuses about a holiday and is released each month. 

The fourth episode in this installment, New Year, New You was directed by Sophia Takal. It focuses on four girls that were friends in high school who reunite in an extravagant home on New Years that result in confessions and reliving trauma. The collective cast stars Suki Waterhouse (The Divergent Series:Insurgent, The Bad Batch), Carly Chaikin (The Last Song, Mr. Robot), Kirby HowellBaptiste (Killing Eve, A Dog’s Purpose), Melissa Bergland (Winners & Losers), and Isabella Acres (Better Off Ted).

The film starts off showing flashbacks to someone falling out of a window in Alexis’ (Suki Waterhouse) home. It then pans to Alexis who now has a very noticeable scar on her face and windows that are more secure. You think you may have made a connection on what could have happened, but you will be surprised my horror friends. 

Now we skip to Kayla ( Kirby HowellBaptiste) and Chloë (Melissa Bergland) who are driving in Kayla’s unreliable car through a downpour on their way to join Alexis. We have seen it all in many horror flicks and you are probably guessing that the car breaks down and they have to walk to the house in the downpour, you are correct. Alexis greets the girls at the door where they set up balloons and talk about their normal boring lives while anticipating in Danielle’s (Carly Chaikin) arrival. The girls had doubt at first, Danielle is very popular and has quite the viewers on her channel about self-improvement and even has the fake cutesy attitude. 

With how famous Danielle is, she arrives pretty late to the party. Upon her arriving you can already sense the tension between her and Alexis. Chloë and Kayla seem to be in awe of Danielle and they all have different personalities which seemed to play off each other in a realistic way when just like how you have a friendship with a good friend. With not reuniting in a while, it seems like their friendship picked up right where in ended. 

The party gets going as the girls settle down and start to play the game ‘Never Have I Ever.’ During that time is when Alexis loses it to which the girls end up targeting Danielle and tying her to a chair. There is clearly unfinished business between Alexis and Danielle. To which Waterhouse and Chaikin steal the rest of the movie. Their chemistry is very believable and you can see the passion that they have to make a ‘mean girls’ vibe. 

The rest of the movie focuses on all sorts of betrayal and heated secrets from the past. It’s a thriller to where you think it’s predictable on how far each girl will go to dismiss the happenings of their pass including blame games to what happened to a girl they knew named Kelsey. It had the perfect amount of betrayal and suspense that will leading you guessing who fell out of the window as you see it happening in the beginning of the film.

Check out the trailer below and if you are into psychological thrillers then check this out on Hulu, you won’t regret it. ⬇️⬇️

Overall Grade: B+

 

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Monster Reviews: Ugly Sweater Party 2018

Monster Reviews: Ugly Sweater Party 2018

Ugly Sweater Party is a 2018 Christmas themed horror film, written and directed by Aaron Mento. It stars Felissa Rose, Sean Whalen, Charles Chudabala, Hunter Johnson, Kevin Caliber, Berna Roberts, Lara Jean, Jennifer Nangle and Gregory Blair.

All hell breaks loose at an ugly sweater party when one of the party goers becomes possessed by an evil ugly Christmas sweater. This film is crass, vulgar and straight up sick. It’s everything a Christmas horror film should be. It’s like a live version of A Charlie Brown Christmas, on Acid.

Never has there been a Christmas film more appalling or ridiculous, than Ugly Sweater Party. It’s a disgusting, hilarious, one of a kind film that definitely doesn’t hold back. The film starts off strange and gets even weirder with each passing minute. Upon first hearing about this film, you’re inclined to think it’s about a house party equipped with an ugly sweater theme. However, that was not the case at all. It’s mainly based at an outdoor camping lodge and is not the usual “party” one would expect.

Ugly Sweater Party is a completely insane ride. There are plenty of hiccups and mistakes throughout the film and at times you’re left wondering what the hell you’re even watching. However, it does a stellar job at holding one’s attention, despite the lack of understanding what is actually going on. One of the problems with this film, is the lack thereof when it comes to the Christmas theme. Aside from the aforementioned Ugly Sweaters and a few sparse lights and decorations that appear to be homemade, there’s not much else tying the film to the holiday. There’s also a metal band thrown in, which doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. It was if they needed some filler and decided to add a musical scene which does not bode well with the rest of the movie. Another part of contention is with the ugly sweaters used in the film. While they were indeed Ugly, they are not a version the majority of people are used to seeing. In fact, a few of the cast weren’t even wearing actual sweaters in the film. Which doesn’t make a lot of sense, being that is the main allure and plot of the film.

Ugly Sweater a Party is extremely bloody and offensive, and there are some seriously brutal kill scenes that warm the heart. The blood and gore are pretty much the best thing about the entire film. The camerawork and editing were beautifully executed, which added to the enjoyment of the watch, and the soundtrack contributed to the overall fun factor. The casting was one of the best things about the film. With some experienced horror veterans/icons attached, it gave the film more credence and instantly garnered a secured fan base. And they managed to land a few big names to add to their talented cast. The independent acting was phenomenal. The legendary slasher icon, actress Felissa Rose, was brilliant as Mrs. Mandix (the wife and co-owner of Camp Mandix). She was absolutely perfect in that role. Another great performance came from the legendary horror actor, Sean Whalen, as Declan Rains. Whalen’s character is the deceased serial killer whose spirit possesses the ugly Christmas sweater, causing anyone who dons the sweater to murder and kill anything in their path. Whalen was creepy as hell and gave yet another worthy horror performance.

The main duo of Charles Chudabala and Hunter Johnson, who played Cliff and Jody, paired great together. They seem to have a realistic friendship and did a fantastic job as best friends and roommates. Their brotherhood shown through clearly and they were one of the best things about the film. Overall I give the film 1 out of 3 scratches for its high entertainment value and insane overall concept. So, If you’re searching for some new horror to add to your holiday watch list, Ugly Sweater Party is the perfect addition. It’s definitely not for everyone and will surely make some people sick. However, for those of us who can stomach the insanity of this film, it’s the just present we’ve been waiting for.

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ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE (2016)

ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE (2016)

All Through The House is the tale of a deranged masked Santa Slayer, that comes to town for some yuletide terror. This Santa leaves behind a bloody trail of mutilated bodies, as he hunts his way to the front steps of the town’s

All Through The house

most feared and notorious home. What is his connection to Rachel? What is her connection to the old Garrett house? From writer and director Todd Nunes comes this jolly festive fueled romp of Christmas crazed murder and mayhem. This was not Nunes’ first foray into deranged Santa slayings, having created the 13 minute short Here

All Through The house

Comes Santa in 2011- which actually evolved into, the feature length version of All Through The HouseFirst off I must point that this is a homage film, with an amazing use of scenes referencing some recognizable moments in horror films such as Psycho, Alone in the Dark and even The Slumber Party MassacreFor those who need to know, the kills are a pure gore hounds wettest dream and each murderous moment provides both the thrills, as well as some of the humourous bloodiness. Yes , you did read that correctly, I said humourous! This is a film that knows just when to make you laugh and when to create a little suspense. However it is easy to forget that this is a modern take, on the 80’s style horror romp, within the horror holiday happiness. The plot revolves around the return to town of Rachel Kimmel ( played by indie film darling Ashley Mary NunesTodd’s actress sister), who stays with her wheelchair-bound grandmother Abby (played by Cathy Garrett) and wants to spend time with

Melynda Kiring in all Through The House

her friends Gia (Natalie Montera) and Sarah (Danica Riner). However Rachel’s good nature is imposed upon by Mrs Garrett (played by Melynda Kiring) and the trio end up delaying their fun to help the lonely elderly neighbour decorate her home instead. As the girls die one by one and poor Rachel is left standing as our final girl, we begin to understand what is going on. This is because Todd Nunes cleverly provides us with small snippets of information along the way, to aid our ‘awakening’ for those final moments. Ashley Mary Nunes plays

All Through The House

Rachel with the correct degree of innocence and sweetness, for us to like her throughout the film and actually feel sorry for her. Even as her friends are killed, despite them being less kind and caring – which also reflects the effectiveness of Montera and Riner’s acting skills too. Kiring provides us with a visible evolution of the character of Mrs Garrett’s deterioration, that leaves us wowed! She was made for the role (which Nunes wrote with her in mind). All in all I am glad I got to view All Through The House . It is a very good film and deserves its place among other  festively frightening fun films on DVD and Blu-ray like Jack Frost; Santa’s Slay; Silent Night Deadly Night; Black Christmas and many more.

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[Editorial] How The Penguin became my favorite Christmas villain

[Editorial] How The Penguin became my favorite Christmas villain

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Gremlins a Family film

Gremlins a Family film

 

A lot can be said about the Christmas season, what with all the magic, wonder, Hallmark Movies, kids shows, toys, etc etc etc. Let us take a walk through the side of Christmas that is the most unlikely of family fun.

As a child, I always hated Christmas, not to be cool and “spooky”, no..I really did. It never made sense to me on any level. Then one day as a child of maybe 6..yeah that sounds right. My uncle whom is only 2 years older than myself and I. Caught wind of Christmas special on HBO by the name of Gremlins. Gremlins sounded scary as fuck as a kid, but the imagery of the Mogwai as a cute little furry friend made it seem a little more friendly than the name. At the time, all we saw on the television was a picture of ol’ dude from Waxwork and home girl from Drop Dead Fred (at the time, Fast times at Ridgemont High was what she was most known for..Drop dead Fred hadn’t been thought of.) So what we thought was it was just going to be a movie about a furry critter. BOY WERE WE WRONG! One of my other uncle’s had already seen it and let us watch it. Knowing it was going to be a fun filled adventure of nonsense.

Opening the film the father of Waxwork guy is an inventor trying to sale some of his inventions in the Chinese market. That didn’t go so well, so this chap offers to buy this creature known as a Mogwai, off the owner of the shop. The owner is like “Nah, bro..the fuck you thinking?” Then sales it anyway..with only 3 rules. Do NOT feed after midnight, Keep out of bright lighting, and DO NOT GET IT WET. Why though? No questions about that, the father just bounced out to give to his son for Christmas.

Well the plot turns from “Sure dad, whatever” to “Man this guy is cool” And looky there here comes Corey Feldman to fuck shit up as he often did in 80’s horror flicks, lest we forget he brought Jason back to life. Needless to say, the Mogwai, whom had been aptly named Gizmo because the dad is an inventor of some sort got wet, and the lil’ guy started shooting fur balls out of his body. This created several more mogwai. Waxwork dude was like “bruh! The fuck you do?” and Corey Feldman was all “Ah shucks, Wally”. Then rules get broke some more once they poppled out of their little fur balls. They eat after midnight, thus turning into some kind of hideous alien egg sack looking ordeal.

Ok so we’ve all seen the movie, and the sequel which came out in 1990. (Which featured Slayer on the soundtrack btw). Let me get into why these are the most unlikely of family Christmas films.

As you can tell, I don’t do well reviewing movies I call people by other movies they’re in. Whatever, so anyway. Gremlins and Gremlins 2 are both movies that seemingly come off as comedies more so than horror. However in the 1980’s and early 1990’s horror and comedy went together like cutters and hot topic. So it wasn’t unlikely that these movies would be such a way.
Little creatures that sprout from a miniature fur ball then turn into evil little..Gremlins..yes that’s a good name Gremlins, but the fur ball Gizmo is never changed, unlike his human “owners” he knows not to eat after midnight. Well chaos ensues and the whole 3 block town is terrorized by these little fellas in the first movie. Killing a few people, shooting folks out of their house, the mom who was a true thug was like “fuck this shit” and tosses one of these things into a microwave. So where’s the family fun? Every where, we love that the comic value over shadows the horror qualities of it. It’s a healthy balance that brings you to worry for the family that is fighting to survive as well as the towns people, but you kinda want to see what these things are capable of. So let’em kill and maim a few more people. However, the comedy doesn’t stop with the killing. Not at all, it’s absolutely hilarious.

The second film is pretty much the same thing, but with MORE gremlins, funnier scenarios, and they even speak eloquently at times but really they put blatant comedy into this one. Our protags remember the whole sun light bit and load them into one place and fill the room with bright enough light that catches them all aflame, Gizmo even rolls up all Rambo style. “Angel of Death” by Slayer is playing and just makes for fun for the family. Much how people think it’s hilarious to say Die Hard is a christmas movie, let’s be honest. Gremlins, is the christmas movie for the ages.  It’s a staple in most people’s Christmas routines right next to the Polar Express, A Christmas Story, and It’s the great Santa Charlie Brown or whatever it’s called. If you and your family need something fun and exciting for Christmas, your children are NEVER too young for the world of Gremlins actually stop being pussies and let your kids watch all the horror. If they have not partaken of the genre, then Gremlins is definitely the one that you should introduce them into the world of horror to show that it’s not only comical in bits but whimsical fun..and shouldn’t be taken too seriously.

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