Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween movie time! Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

The final film in my Halloween month movie review thing I’m doing. It is a doozy!
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy- Well this documentary clocks in at four hours. Yeah four frakking hours! Yet it never seems to drag. This is a complete look at the Nightmare on Elm Street series and everything surrounding it. Well it doesn’t cover that Michael Bay produced abysmal piece of shit remake. That is never mentioned, and for good reason!

Heather Langenkamp, or Nancy Thompson from Elm Street 1 and 3, narrates us through this four hour journey. It starts with Wes Craven’s original concept, the rise of New Line Cinema, all seven Elm Street films, Freddy vs. Jason, all the Krueger-mania and the eventual fall of New Line Cinema.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween movie time! Night of the Creeps


Night of the Creeps- Holy crap is this movie just full of awesome!

We start with a space battle and some alien canister falling to Earth in 1959. This alien canister opens and a fast moving slug jumps into some goon’s mouth who is out on a date. This turns him into a creepy zombie! Jump ahead to modern day (1986-ish) and two guys ( Chris and J.C.) in college pulling a fraternity prank in hopes of pledging. Just grab a corpse from the morgue (which every college has). Strangely enough the infected goon from 1959 is frozen in a super science lab. The same science lab that these two guys go into hoping to nab a corpse. Of course the corpse is thawed and the alien slug inside wakes up and escapes. Now we have slugs jumping in mouths all over the place. Zombies being created from an entire fraternity on formal night and sorority house as a target for these zombie slug boyfriends. It is up to Chris ,sorority girl Cynthia and police detective Ray Cameron to stop the zombie slug invasion on campus.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween movie time! The Texas Chainsaw Massacre II

The Texas Chaisaw Massacre II- This is a coming of age love story about a young brute named Bubba, or Leatherface, and his first awkward attempt at love.

Props to having a poster that mimics the Breakfast Club!

Ever since I saw The Texas Chainsaw Massacre it has held a special and creepy place in my heart. That movie is just so creepy, scary, wyrd and great on so many levels. I never went near the sequels (but I had the misfortune of seeing a reboot and prequel). Now I have mustered the stupid courage to sit through the first sequel to the original film.

This movie is garbage! Hot and wet garbage! What the frak did I just watch?

Dennis Hopper (yeah Dennis Hopper is in this) is aformer sheriff on the look-out for the people that killed his niece and nephew. These were two of the kids in the first film. He recruits a DJ called Stretch to play a tape of a recent drive by chainsawing incident. This is to lure out the killers. Of course this does and her comes Leatherface and his buddy …..Chop Top (his name in the credits and one of the most annoying characters ever on screen) to capture, torture and kill this girl. Instead Leatherface falls in love with her? She is nabbed and taken to an underground tunnel system below some kind of closed battlefield amusement park place. Now she has to survive this crazy cannibal family, hope Dennis Hopper can rescue her, not become food, not get sexually assaulted by a chainsaw, survive the endless chainsaw gyrating dance that Leatherface does or worse not become the girl who helps Leatherface lose his virginity.

Oh boy………

This is how Leatherface flirts?

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween movie time! Waxwork

Alright! I’m diving back into the 80’s for some horror schlock and awe!

waxwork poster

Waxwork- All of a sudden a wax museum opens in this any town America. The proprietor invites some high school ( I think they are supposed to be in high school but look 25-30) kids for a midnight showing. Only six people may come, no more and no less is the only request for the showing.

Billy (from Gremlins) and his buddies show up and are shown around the museum that is full of scenes of torture, killing, famous killers both real and fictional. A little too real. When the group walk, fall or  get pushed into the displays the scenes come alive. They are sucked into the story being portrayed. These all have a tragic and violent ending, which is what the owner of the museum needs. See if all the displays get filled with real victims, then the wax monsters can become real and will walk the Earth. It is all part of a deal with Old Scratch and some wonky items that house evil power and of course are all part of the displays. It is up to Billy and his "not girlfriend" to survive and save the day!

This guy is awesome and so is his demise!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Halloween movie time! The Tall Man

The Tall Man Poster
Well the poster seems creepy.....

The Tall Man- First off this has nothing to do with Angus Scrimm, which would have made this a much better film.

Alright here we go. The Tall Man is a legend about a gut that steals kids. The town of Cold Rock has a child abduction problem. Well that is along with the town being a desolate dump where everyone is unemployed and poor. I guess a mine shut down or something. Anyway, the town nurse Julia lives with her baby sitter/maid and her son. Her husband is dead and was the town doctor. One night her son is nabbed by the Tall Man and Julia gives chase. After a rousing bit of highway chicanery the Tall Man gets away. She is saved by an F.B.I. agent and taken back to town. While recovering at the diner she discovers that….there is an altar to her son and other missing kids. Weird. She is the bolts to find the Tall Man and her son. After some shenanigans she finds her son and the Tall Man, who is not a man but…….wait…..a lady! A lady that is the mother of Julia’s son! Yeah I’m spoiling this film for anyone reading this, but it is for a good reason. See Julia is not the mother of her son. Julia, the maid/sitter and her not dead husband have been stealing the kids from town. Her husband faked his death to become the Tall Man. Julia scouts poor, troubled and down on their luck kids. Her husband then abducts them and gives them to well off and deserving families who want children. Julia of course gets caught and takes the fall for her husband. Meanwhile, he can go around and snatch kids to give away to other people. All this for the greater good? What the hell is happening here?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Halloween movie time! American Mary


American Mary- Mary wants to be a surgeon and is having trouble paying for med school. One night she hits a strip club looking for a job and then gets pulled into situation where a doctor is needed to sew up some goon. She discovers she can make a living doing trippy body modification and under the table surgery. Now we throw in: a quasi-obsessed strip club owner, a living doll non-plastic doll,  her Betty Boop voiced friend, a bouncer with a heart of gold, creepy bitey twins, a rapey sex party, a non-killing serial surgeon and some revenge. Wait what?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A blog to check out.

This guy, Travis Falligant, is an illustrator and is doing some fun stuff this month. A 31 day horror sketch project count down.
He also has Scooby Doo and the gang meeting modern day villains and monsters: Captain Spaulding, Partick Bateman, Monster Squad, Elvira, Leatherface, Chucky, Micheal Myers, Gary Busey, the Evil Dead, and many more!

IBTrav - Travis Falligant  (click the highlighter)

Good stuff for this month and beyond. Check him and his out.