Saturday, September 26, 2015

Lost After Dark (blu-ray)

This is another sort of blind buy that I picked up at Best Buy yesterday (I say sort of because I did see the trailer and that's it) along with some other blu's that I wanted to add to my ever growing collection. The film itself is great. The quality of the blu-ray from Anchor Bay is great. However, I was disappointed in the fact that the blu has no extra's to speak of. At bare minimum, every dvd and blu should at least have a commentary of some sort and a making of or behind the scenes. Maybe I've become spoiled with this business or maybe it's what we've all come to expect from newer discs, but I just was let down by that fact. Like I said, I did however enjoy the flick as much as I thought I would and there's really nothing to complain about other than the fact that there's some tired and worn out horror cliches' in here.

 Shoved in a bear trap!

Hard ass Robert Patrick!

I love the bad girls.

Is that Samuel L. Jackson when he was 18?

The music in this cassette tape is pretty shitty for it being a "killer mix".

I don't remember rap being really relevant in the 80's. Maybe it was. I was only a small child then.

The girls were sexier in their dresses.

Adrian is beautiful. I agree with you son.

Jeepers Creepers 2, anyone?

Of course. They all go to the decrepit house in the middle of nowhere.

I bet fatty gets hooked.

Pitch black staircase down to the basement? I'm no pussy but I'll pass.

"I don't want to get eaten by a cannonball!"

The eye piercing scene in Fulci's "Zombie" is way more brutal than this one. Sorry.

Yes, the eye piercing scene in this flick is the only CGI use that I noticed and I really wasn't into it. It just wasn't that good. All the other gore and everything was practical and it worked out really well. But that eye piercing scene in here was a just a blatant rip off from "Zombie" as I stated earlier. But it's forgivable and the rest of the film was pretty enjoyable and I had a lot of fun with it, especially since it's one of those 80's, indie throwback flicks that I would much rather have in my collection than a bunch of shitty found footage or modern garbage like "Ouija" or "The Last Exorcism". Shoot me now.   

2nd Annual "31 Horrors in October" List

I didn't post my first list from last year because, well, I wasn't writing this blog last year. I started Cinema Slayer at the beginning of this year. And so far, I've loved developing my own way of taking notes, choosing films and learning about lots of other things in the horror community. I'd say it's almost as solid a community as the video game or the heavy metal community that I've been so proud to be a part of for pretty much my entire existence. They have given me a personal place to actually be a part of something instead of just hating and distancing myself from everyone (like I usually do). Because I really don't like people in general. Most people are idiots and I don't want to be involved in that. I've never fit in really very squarely anywhere growing up, so video games, metal and horror are my things and that's it. Yes, I don't like sports. They're a waste of my time. Here's my list for October 1rst-31rst that I will be watching everyday this year for Halloween and I just can't wait. Maybe I'll do mini posts everyday after the movie is over. We'll see.

The month of October:

1. Re-Animator (millennium edition)

2. Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

3. Hellraiser

4. Hellraiser 2

5. Curse 2

6. Suspiria

7. The Shining

8. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

9. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

10. Society 

11. Friday the 13th Part VII

12. Seven Doors of Death (the beyond)

13. Messiah of Evil

14. Criminally Insane

15. Killer klowns from outer space

16. Night of the Creeps 

17. Black Christmas (1973)

18. Waxwork

19. Pieces

20. Silent Night

21. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

22. Day of the Dead (Divx Velcro edition)

23. Skinless 

24. Castle Freak

25. Ginger Deadman 2: Passion of the Crust

26. Slime City 

27. Video Violence

28. Fright Night (1985)

29. Sledgehammer

30. Halloween (1978)

31. The Exorcist (1973)

There it is guys. If you have lists for October or certain movies you're going to watch to commemorate the spirit of Halloween, please leave them in the comments. I'd love to read them. Happy Tarman. Wait, Return of the Living Dead isn't even on my list. Oh well, whatever. 

Monday, September 21, 2015

New Year's Evil

Yeah, I know. We haven't even made it to Halloween yet. Who gives a shit. I watch Christmas horror flicks in June for God's sake. It doesn't matter what time of the year it is for me to enjoy something, if I'm in the mood for it then I'm in the mood for it. Besides, I keep seeing the blu-ray of New Year's Evil pop up on Amazon because of my order/search history and I keep getting intrigued. A slasher flick set during new year's?? What will they think of next? I watched this on Amazon Prime Instant Video, and I honestly think I might buy that blu-ray that keeps popping up because now I know what this movie is all about-a campy 80's good time that needs to be on my shelf with all the other misfit films I have in my horror collection.

Alright, alright. I think she's wearing too much make up now.

That dripping shower is getting on my nerves.

Who does this guy think he is? Jason Voorhees?

Punk clown car?

That's not Billy Warlock, is it? No, it's Grant Cramer from Killer Klowns from Outer Space.

"Call me eeeeeevvviillllllllll."

I got news for you guys, this band isn't that heavy.

Damn, that's a hottie of a nurse if I ever saw one!

This punk band playing at this new years party on tv reminds me of The Roosters from Driller Killer. 

Mommy issues, Derek?

This heavier sound is more like it!

Fakest severed head I've ever seen.

He landed a little to perfect for jumping off of a big ass office building.

This movie is just campy 80's fun and I wouldn't have it any other way. The ending is kind of dark with the main villain hurling himself off the top of an office building (sorry for the spoiler if you haven't seen this one) but that's the direction this film goes. I've seen better, but I've also seen much, much worse. My God I've seen worse. I might even consider this somewhat of a heavy metal horror flick because one of the main focus' is on the band that's playing called "The Shadow". Some of the tunes they play during the film are on the heavier side and I much enjoyed that. Happy New Year? New Year's Evil. 

Laid to Rest

This is one of those ones that I would see at Best Buy all the time randomly on dvd in the horror section and kind of just shrug it off primarily because it just looked generic. Especially in the realm of horror. Don't judge a book by it's cover! Looking at the cover art for this particular film now though as I'm a little older and am more seasoned as a horror fan, it's powerful in it's minimalism to convey the idea of what Chromeskull/Laid to Rest is all about. Gore, gore and fucking violent gore! Yes! I actually didn't expect that really when I sat down and watched this a few nights ago. I just expected some boring, uneventful Friday the 13th rip off. But that's not what this is at all.

Hey, you old bastard, how about you open the casket?

She had to look at the number on the wall to figure out that 911 was the emergency number?

No, I don't think that the guy wearing a chrome skull mask is a police officer!

This chick is fucking stupid!! 

Cindy's head being impaled to the side of the house was pretty brutal.

I'm thoroughly impressed with the brutality of Chromeskull. And her intestines are going to fall out.

First slasher villain to use a go pro to document his kills. Ah, technology.

This Steven guy looks a b grade Steve Buschemi.

Hitting a guy that is trying to kill you with a tire iron is "the dumbest thing you've ever done?" Steven doesn't get out much, does he?

 All I have to say is is that if you're a fan of heavy gore and the slasher type of horror flick, then by all means watch Laid to Rest. It's violent, gory as shit and will not disappoint in any sense except for maybe plot. That was kind of weak, but honestly does anyone watch a film like Laid to Rest for the plot anyway? Of course not. Just make sure you have some cheesy nachos ready before you get into this one. Well, that's what I ate when I watched this. Solid.