Saturday, October 31, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- The Exorcist

Even to this day, The Exorcist still makes me wanna poo my pants. There's no way that even if you've only seen this film one time, and it was twenty years ago, that you're ever going to forget the horrifying steps into possession that Regan goes through will ever leave you. The atmosphere sticks to you like that universal wet-dog smell that comes with giving them a bath. Even with very expensive shampoo and conditioner. With this being the last movie on my list for the month of October and to go to sleep before getting ready for a fantastic night of alcohol and being dressed up as Wayne from Wayne's World (my wife will be Garth) I don't think I could've ended my Halloween month marathon any better this year. Be safe and make sure your kids look at their candy before consuming it zits and zombies... there's a lot of baddies out there.

Regan's mother is a famous actress. Regan herself is an artist who seems to be pretty energetic and happy go-lucky. Apparently The Exorcist is based on a true story that happened in 1949 where a boy was possessed and the Roman Catholic Church assigned numerous exorcists to the case to try and rid the demon from the boy. If anything that happens in The Exorcist actually happened to that boy in real life... I don't know. There's no words for witnessing something like that in person. Perfect, and I do mean perfect film to watch on Halloween. True horror masterpiece from 1973.  

Friday, October 30, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Halloween (1978)

If for whatever reason you claim yourself to be a "horror fan" or a "horror buff" and you haven't seen the original Halloween from 1978-get the hell out of here. I've had people claim to me that they're "horror fanatics" but they've never seen Re-Animator. Get a different hobby sir. Your time is better spent knitting. The original Halloween is a horror film that I grew up watching with my dad. He's had it on every format except Laser Disc. Yeah, Laser Disc. When I was younger, The Shape used to give me nightmares when I was in elementary school and I always had the scene where Laurie Strode ended up in the closet after Michael was chasing her reeling in my imagination for days. I always thought The Shape would grab me through my closet door. Hotchka.

The night he came home. Michael Meyers murdered his sister. His new potential victim- Laurie Strode. The heavy tension and the intensity of waiting for something to happen weighs on you until it hits-and you're not ready for it. Dr. Loomis shoots his ass and he falls out of a window... he's dead, right? There's no way there could be a sequel.     

Thursday, October 29, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Sledgehammer

I've already written a post about this film:

Sledgehammer is one of the very first SOV films to grace the presence of Mom and Pop stores in the 80's next to Boardinghouse and Blood Cult. This movie is so fun to watch because of how ineptly it was constructed and just the crippling amount of slow motion David Prior used in post is outrageous. Along with one of the greatest food fights ever committed to celluloid, everyone in the cast gets annihilated and dances in the living room like they were at a rave or something. One of my absolute favorite SOV's hands down.  

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Fright Night (1985)

The original vampire epic Fright Night with Chris Sarandon is required Halloween viewing. Not that shitty remake that was released with Colin Farrell in 2011. With secondary character Evil Ed played by the hilariously annoying Stephen Geoffreys (he was also in 976-Evil) there's no way that if you're a fan of vampire flicks, that you can pass on this one. The best and probably most detailed scene has to be after Evil gets bit by Jerry, tricks St. Vincent into letting him into his room, gets burned in the forehead by his cross and then turns into a werewolf-only to be impaled by St. Vincent there after. The work and detail that went into all of that must have been something else. Certainly something we won't get out of any new vampire flicks these days. Shed some tears please.

 Charley Brewster and his mother have a new neighbor. He seems nice enough. Until some very attractive women start disappearing and Charley sees a coffin being carried into the basement of said neighbors home. Of course no one believes him, would you? Turning to local "vampire hunter" Peter St. Vincent is the only hope that Charley, Amy and Evil have. Until Amy and Evil get bit of course. If you love being scared, it'll be the night of your life.   

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Video Violence

I pretty much haven't posted anything about SOV horror on here at all, which is a shame because it's a niche genre that you have to have a special mindset to be able to sit through. Home made horror flicks were mostly dominant during the 80's, intertwined with the VHS boom and the pique of the Mom and Pop video rental store. Those were the days. Big box vhs releases where the shizzle. Sorry. When it comes to the SOV sub genre of horror flicks, most of the time your taking a risk of wasting money on something that you're either going to turn off half way, or laugh your ass off at because of how poorly executed everything is in the final product. Not with Video Violence. Gary Cohen is a genius. He made three: Video Violence, Video Violence 2 and Captives (or if you prefer, Mama's Home) and all three of his DIY films are diamonds in the rough.

  Video Violence is a tale of a husband and wife that move from New York to a hole in the ground town to chase their dreams. Neil always wanted to own his own video store, and now is his prime chance. But everyone just wants to rent the occasional XXX feature, or mostly, a gore fest right from the press. Someone returns an unmarked tape that turns out to be a snuff film of sorts and the downward vortex starts spiraling from there. Video Violence is so well filmed and produced that it's almost a shame it didn't have a wider audience until now. Could this happen at your video store?

Monday, October 26, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Slime City

I've already written a post about this film:

The initial time that I wrote a post on Slime City, I don't think I did it any justice. On second thought, after going back and reading it, maybe I did. It still is one of my all time favorite slime/grime/gore flicks with one of the most prolific and practical effects heavy endings this side of Peter Jackson's Dead Alive. It's just that Alex's guts that pour out after he's cut open look like scrambled eggs and raw hot dogs. But what are you going to do. Low budget for the win. Schwwwwiiiinnnngggg.  

Sunday, October 25, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Gingerdead Man 2: The Passion of the Crust

Last night I watched a fantastic film from Full Moon called Castle Freak which was warmly welcomed and very unexpected. Tonight, however, I watched the opposite from Full Moon. Gingerdead Man 2 is anything but good- it's a piece of shit. I'm very sorry that I spent money on the Gingerdead Man trilogy boxset. Live and learn I guess. This film gets extremely close to Troma territory with all the bad puns, jokes, slime, gore and just the way it's produced in general really feels pretty damn close to a Troma film. Truly, I'm not surprised in the least. After trudging through other Full Moon fare in the past, this one really doesn't shock or offend, it's just stupid and silly and the Gingerdead Man gets crucified at the end just like good ol' Jesus. Crown of thorns and all. Yay. I'm glad I'm not religious.

The only way I can see anyone even remotely enjoying Gingerdead Man 2 is if your piss drunk or high as a kite. Either way you won't remember anything that happens in this "film" when it's over. Trust me, that's the way you want it. 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Castle Freak

Having the dvd of Castle Freak in my collection for over a year now and never watching it once until earlier this morning was a disgrace. How could I have neglected such a solid picture from Stuart Gordon starring The Legendary Jeffery Combs and Barbara Crampton? He directed From Beyond and Re-Animator for Pete's sake! I think maybe it has been because the print that I own of Castle Freak was put out by Full Moon, and not being the biggest fan of them held me back. Sure, I love the occasional Puppet Master, Killjoy, Dollman or Trancer flick-but a lot of their other properties that have nothing to do with that are seriously lacking in the entertainment department. Silliness and fun? Yes! But I've never liked them enough to dig any deeper than the main titles they put out, and after really enjoying Castle Freak, I think I need to take a closer look. Full Moon might be a brighter star in the b-movie constellation than I realized.

  Castle Freak has a lot going on. A man inherits a castle in Italy. His family moves into said castle. Jeffery Combs has a drinking problem and still holds baggage of killing his two sons and blinding his daughter in a car accident-while driving drunk. A supposed dead relative is still chained up in a lower part of the castle. After 40 years, he finally gets loose and causes some really nasty and gory chaos. Whew. That's just scratching the surface zits and zombies- I would say that Castle Freak is probably on par with Stuart Gordon's other films before and after. It also makes me hungry for wine and Italian food.   

Friday, October 23, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Skinless

Skinless is an indie gore flick that I blind bought off of Amazon last year. Of course, the best thing about this film is the special effects-and they are damn impressive with a lot of people being "eaten by acid" and a scene where a female has "her skin melted off". I only put these things in quotes because that's what's supposed to be happening, and even though the special effects are phenomenal, they don't quite make it 100%. At least not for this guy. If you're into bizarre gore movies and want to see some full female nudity right at the beginning of the movie, go right ahead. You'll dig it. One of the best indie gore flicks in my collection as of now.

Dr. Peter Peele might have found a cure for cancer. Against his friends wishes, he injects himself with the enzyme to cure his own cancer that he has started to develop recently. In other countries this film is known as "The Ballad of Skinless Pete"... the name change effects nothing. Feeling like a sort of modern Jekyl and Hyde, this film gets pretty sick towards the end and I loved every minute of it. Even mrparka (Dave Parker) was in this movie as Neil which just makes this sort of thing even better. Highly recommended for gore hounds.  

Thursday, October 22, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Day of the Dead

I was going to watch my DivX Velcro Edition of this on dvd, but I just didn't feel like going down in the basement, so I watched it on Netflix instead. Same movie just in 1080p. Doesn't matter. In some ways, I actually like Day of the Dead better than it's earlier counter part- the plot, the characters, the tension and inner turmoil between them... it's just very well put together and the idea of the zombies actually learning and having emotion is a very interesting idea as well. This may be the only zombie flick that I've ever seen this idea introduced. 

 After Night of the Living Dead and the seminal zombie classick Dawn of the Dead, the third entry in George Romero's Zombie franchise is Day of the Dead. The classic science vs. violent eradication is present in this film as a group of scientists want to study the zombies and try to see if they can learn to be "normal" as it were while the military sect just wants to destroy them. They are all hunkered in a underground military base and have a distinctive wall built for attacks and to capture a couple of them at a time for research. Plenty of zombie gore, people getting torn in half and a zombie that actually has some emotion in a scene after the scientist that was teaching it to "be civilized" gets killed. My personal favorite in the Dead franchise. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Dawn of the Dead (1978)

I own the Ultimate Edition of Dawn of the Dead, so I have watched the extended cut, the theatrical cut and the European cut and truthfully, the only version you need to watch is just the straight up theatrical cut. It gets right to the meat of everything that happens in the film with nothing extra, and you have a definitive zombie masterpiece that could've only come from undead genius- George Romero. 

You're going to attempt to survive in a gigantic mall with every store you could possibly think of-could you make it? Guns, clothes, food, bedding, furniture-it's all right there at your finger tips! But you also have to deal with hoards of zombies every time you leave the living area to get something... is it worth it? That's for you to find out in the survival/zombie epic Dawn of the Dead!   

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Silent Night (2012)

I've already written a post about this movie:

Seriously, as far a Christmas horror goes, how can you not get into a movie that has Malcolm McDowell and a killer Santa that torches people with a flame thrower? You'd have to be a sick mofo not to.

Monday, October 19, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Pieces


Getting excited about Pieces just based on the infamous "water bed scene" alone is kind of stupid, but that's how I found out about this flick. Of course, patrolling around Youtube looking for random horror films to discover isn't really a bad way to find out about new movies to add to the old collection. I also was lucky and found the grindhouse releasing 2-disc print of it at a disc replay for $6.99 when I know that Pieces goes for about 3 or 4 times that amount normally out in the wild. The Arrow Video cover art however (which is the one I used at the top of this post) is probably the best cover art I've ever seen for this film. It's so fucking gory and graphic... I wish it was just the normal boxart back when it first came out to be honest! I don't think you could do much better just based on that cover alone.

 Pieces has so many red herrings that it will make your head spin. But it's all worth it. And it might just have as messed up of an ending as Sleepaway Camp does, but in more of the sense that it just doesn't make sense. If you have seen it, you know what I mean. If not, well go watch Pieces and find out- it's a wild ride full of chainsaw body dismemberment, boobs, stupid characters and Lynda Day George playing tennis-horrifically. It's all very enjoyable and just as gory as this Arrow cover implies, so if that's your thing and you haven't seen Pieces yet, by all means put this puzzle together and get some popcorn!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Waxwork

The copy of Waxwork that I have in my collection is actually in a multi-set from Lionsgate with other 80's horror greats such as Chopping Mall, Ghoulies III, 976 Evil II and a few others that any fan of 80's horror can digest properly. I like how Waxwork kind of messes with the idea of being an anthology movie even though it's really not in the truest sense. You have multiple main characters that end up getting sucked into various different waxwork setups and have to survive whatever the situation is inside of that to get back into the normal world. It's a neat idea for a horror film and the third act of course is a fantastically fun whirlwind of chaos and characters. The weird little guy that's addicted to helium makes me laugh.

 Waxwork is a delightful slice of 80's cheese that would taste great on any horror pizza. The whole film is pure fun and you get to witness every main character in their own little story as they get tricked into going into a different waxwork. I personally love the vampire waxwork with China because it's the goriest. Of course. You do love raw meat?

Saturday, October 17, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Black Christmas (1974)

The very first time I experienced this Christmas classic was in 2013, maybe about a week before Christmas that year. If you read the post before this, my wife and I had made a run to F.Y.E for some Christmas shopping, and of course, since we were already out, I had to make a stop at Disc Replay. Picking up the special edition dvd was something that I had been trying to get around to doing for quite some time at this point. I swear that place stays in business solely because of me. Since I am a confirmed fan of Christmas horror, I hadn't seen this flick yet and it was a must. Plus, it has John Saxon. He's another actor that I'll watch anything he's in because I know it's going to be good. 

Black Christmas is one of the best slashers, and also one of the first. It influenced all of the main characters and franchises after it- Jason, Michael, Freddy and Leatherface just to name some of the main ones. I love the tone, pace and dark feel of this picture and really paints a bleak painting of the holidays. A must see for fans of Christmas horror and for hardcore horror buffs alike.

Friday, October 16, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Night of the Creeps

In 2013 not to long after my wife and I moved back up here from Champaign, we went to the Fox Valley Mall to finish our Christmas shopping for the year, and F.Y.E (the only one still open around here) had a huge sale on horror dvd's and blu-rays. The five dollar director's cut of Night of the Creeps was one of the many dvd's they were selling and I snatched it up immediately. The only thing I had to go by whether I was going to be into this flick or not was the trailer. Which is good because I really don't like going into a movie knowing too much because it already feels like you've seen it even though you haven't. It's like cheating. 

How much more could you ask for when you have Tom Atkins, creepy crawlies, asshole frat boys you want to stab because you hate their guts and my personal favorite- Tom: "I've got some good news and some bad news girls. The good news is your dates are here." Girl: "What's the bad news?" Tom: "They're dead." That has to be one of my favorite lines in this movie besides Tom Atkins' "thrill me" which I am also a huge fan of. Can't get enough. The third act is one of the most epic and watching a really cute brunette torch zombies with a flame thrower is sexy- just saying.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Steven (Champaign) would always tell me what a great b-grade film this was and how I needed to see it and/or add it to my collection. I would always tell him I needed to buy a copy. He eventually went to walmart one night during the week and bought me a triple feature set called "Astronomy 101" that includes Spaceballs, Killer Klowns and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai. I don't like Spaceballs and I still haven't watched Buckaroo Banzai, so I guess the only reason I still have the set is because of Klowns... even though I just recently picked it up on blu-ray. Officer Mooney being a dick in 1080p is loads of fun.
Killer Klowns, huh? This film is silly, but the Chiodo brothers knew what they were doing when they were putting this one together. Victims wrapped in cotton candy cacoons, popcorn guns, balloon animal tracking dogs- every funny and witty use of a klown joke or trope is here in full swing. Let's go to the top of the world and make out. Wait a minute...

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Criminally Insane

Criminally Insane is another film that I found the trailer for randomly on youtube one night just looking for movies to add to my collection. It looked like a sleazy, shitty, $50 made movie that I had to witness. An overweight psycho that has such a strong obsession with food that she kills her whole family and then some? Gotta see it. 

It's too bad. All Ethel ever wanted was food. Then her grandma, sister, sister's boyfriend, grocery delivery guy all had to die. They all got in the way of her eating. And eating. And eating. And eating. They all had to die.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Messiah of Evil


Before this morning, I had only previously viewed Messiah of Evil one time. And I barely remembered any of it. It's not that I didn't enjoy it the first time, it's just that when I borrowed it from Steven (Champaign), it was back when I was still slowly getting into this hobby and I was in the middle of watching a bunch of movies at once and everything was getting jumbled. Now after this second viewing, I remembered just how "out there" this film is. It is very well put together however and it achieves what it set out to do- suck you in with strangeness. 

Messiah of Evil is fucking weird, but I very much enjoy it in spite of that very quality. It's out there with the walls of a house painted with people and town-scapes and each room seems to be a different "zone" or "area" if you will. Everything blends to make an ace horror flick that's also sensually bizarre.   

Monday, October 12, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Seven Doors of Death (The Beyond)

This film goes by many titles and it gets confusing very quickly, but the two main I've seen are either "Seven Doors of Death" or "The Beyond". Either one of those works for me. The box art that I used at the top is the one I ran across at disc replay one time quite a while ago and I was curious. It was when I was still in my infancy collecting and watching this stuff, so it never really crossed my mind that it could be a foreign horror flick. Italian of course. One of Lucio Fulci's best I'd say. There's a lot of brutal kills in here, surprisingly, since this one was put out in the early-early 80's (81 to be a stickler) as I understand that a lot of that actual gore and violence didn't really come until about a few years later. Unless you count the Godfather of Gore himself, Mr. Herschel Gordon Lewis. But that's something else entirely. An Italian great.

Foreign horror fans rejoice, The Beyond is an Italian horror flick from director Lucio Fulci that has a really dark sense of brutality only he could've pulled off. Essentially it's a zombie flick dressed up as a paranormal or a supernatural movie with a hotel that was built on top of one of the seven gates of hell. People get melted and eaten by tarantulas in this one. Love.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Friday the 13th part VII: The New Blood

I've already written a post about this film:

I already wrote a post about this one. My favorite scenes are when the doc gets whacked by Jason with a branch trimmer, Melissa gets an axe buried in her face (I hated that bitch) and the epic showdown between Tina and Jason. Oh, and how could you forget about the sleeping bag death scene. Favorite sequel from Mr. Voorhees.   

Saturday, October 10, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Society

The initial time that I had heard about this film was in a video from coolduder on youtube. I think it was one of his really long ones from his earlier videos where he was talking about the goriest and the grossest movies he has in his movie collection. It sounded interesting even though I don't remember him saying too much about it in particular. Then I found a trailer for it. After watching that, I was more interested. And finally, after sifting through Cecil's older movie reviews on his Goodbadflicks website, he also had done a review of this film to perfection (as always). I had to get my hands on this movie and watch it. Someone on youtube actually posted the whole movie uncut, and I watched it on my phone. Hilarious. But Jesus Christ, the last 20 minutes or so of this flick is INSANE. I don't think anything I've ever seen before or since will ever top that shunting scene-and if you do see it, it's one of those things in life that you can't un-see. It still boggles my brain how Screaming Mad George came up with that shit. He has an endless, twisted imagination.
My favorite thing about this film is how right in your face it is about bashing the classes that we have here in America. It goes for the jugular and never lets go. Screaming Mad George's make up and special effects make every weird nook and cranny that much more... disgusting. And real. It's all in good breeding. Really.

Friday, October 9, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

Of all the sequels in the Texas Chainsaw franchise, the sequel Tobe Hooper did 12 years later has got to be the best. It really is quite the opposite of the first one as that's what Tobe wanted. He didn't even want to make a sequel or anything else that had to do with the Sawyer family because he just wanted to film the original and just leave it as a straight up piece of visceral terror that would be unmatched for years to come. But the fans wanted more, and Tobe obliged. Except, he gave us something that was more of a really heavy handed black comedy with some gore than what we really wanted-just a straight up continuation of what happened after Sally was whisked away in the back of a pick up and Leatherface commencing with the ever so infamous "chainsaw dance". The other sequels outright deny what happened in the original, so I guess none of us will really never know.

12 years after the original, Tobe Hooper brought the buzz back with a sequel he didn't even want to make. So he turned it on it's head and morphed it into a weird black comedy that parodied the original. He also introduced us to the now classic "Chop Top" character and I'm just mostly glad that this film is finally getting the fan base it deserves. 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

I truly don't think I can do justice to you guys and myself by trying to come up with any new way of trying to explain how important this film is and was to the horror scene. Namely, the slasher franchises we all know and love basically came from the dark and bizarre happenings that the Sawyer family and Leatherface himself manage to pull others into because they're hungry and they would rather eat people instead of the normal fare like beef or pork. If I made any sort of top 10, 20, 50, 100, whatever horror film list of all time, number 1 is and always will be Tobe Hooper's original from 1974. There's something deep, cerebral and just all around fucked up about the idea that in the way of psychology, this sort of family might actually exist somewhere. Maybe not in Texas per se, but just somewhere out there where everyone least suspects. And I think that's why this film is so heavy and it works so well. Because this sort of thing is physically possible. It's not some satanic bullshit, or a cult, or a ghost, or an alien or any of that nonsense (even though I really believe there have to be other living species out there besides us). It's possible that the family in the house next to you is like this and you would never know the difference. Time to buy a new house.

  (My notes are kind of a half ass-ed reprisal. Sorry.)

There really isn't anything about this movie I could possibly say that already hasn't been said. This film changed the world of horror forever and if Tobe Hooper never sought out to do this, horror might have died out a long time ago. Thank the gore gods for the Sawyer family and Leatherface.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- The Shining

The Shining is a horror film that needs no explanation and no introduction. It truly is a masterpiece of tension, insanity and terror that pulls you in right from the beginning and never lets go. It's been quite a while since I watched this, and I completely forgot that it was two hours and twenty minutes. So I had to watch it in two separate sittings because my work schedule is a bitch right now. But at least I was able to experience Jack's downfall again this year for Halloween.

  There's a reason why Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Stephen King's novel, The Shining has been revered as one of the top horror staples of all time. Every scene is filmed to perfection and I don't think Stanley could've done it any better. He captured the idea of total isolation beautifully and the cast just did the rest. Superb horror epic. None better.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Suspiria

The very first copy of Argento's Suspiria that I picked up was actually the vhs at a place in Danville, IL called Vintage Villains. I love that place. I've only been there one time, but it was completely worth it. I think Suspiria is also one of the first Italian horror flicks that I've ever really watched along with Fucli's Zombie and Mattei's Hell of the Living Dead among others. Suspiria is definitely one of my favorite Italian horror flicks as it's just so out there and surreal in it's content and execution. That's what makes it so great. The level of bizarre happenings here is pretty high and I personally don't think Argento ever out did himself with anything before or since.

This is classic Argento through and through. The lighting, cinematography, character building-it's all here and it's truly the way that Italian horror should be done. There's a sense of atmosphere and dread that you can only get from an Argento, and Suspiria is his best hands down.

Monday, October 5, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Curse 2: The Bite

Until earlier tonight, I had never seen this film. I never even knew this film existed until, once again, I saw a review of it from Cecil of GoodBadFlicks. I swear that he needs to be more well known. Anyway, his review of this movie was one of his earlier ones before he stepped into the world of Youtube. I'm kind of sad that he never put that review on his Youtube page. Anyway, fairly recently I found a double dvd that has Curse 1&2 on it, and I had to pick it up to at the very least watch Curse 2. It was well worth it.

  This film has a total cheesy, made for tv vibe to it. And the special effects were done by Screaming Mad George. That should tell you right there that this film is worth it-cheesy execution or not. Like I mentioned before, I never seen this before tonight and I loved it.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Hellbound: Hellraiser 2

Out of all of the Hellraiser films, the sequel has always been my favorite. Probably because to me, it feels like a really solid follow up that I don't think could have been done any better. It picks up right after the original and is even more dark and disturbing because all of the main characters "go to hell" as it were. The addition of the doctor and all the mental patients just makes it all the more unsettling and I truly never thought the franchise ever topped itself with this film. I do love Hellraiser 3, but I just never thought it was as good as Hellbound. What can you do, right?

 Once again, with Hellraiser 2, the special effects are even darker, weirder and in your face than the original. You even get to see a little bit of how Pinhead became a Cenobite. Very cool continuation of Clive Barker's universe. Top notch.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Hellraiser

The very first time I ever saw the original Hellraiser, it actually was after I started collecting horror back in Champaign. It was one of those horror franchises and Pinhead was on of those horror characters I always knew about, but never actually had experienced for myself until that point. I bought the 20th Anniversary dvd of the original from Anchor Bay, and when I had finally got around to watching it, it blew me away. Especially the scene when Frank starts to come back to life up out of the floor. The special effects even to this day are INSANE

Could Doug Bradley have been cast any better as the 80's icon, Pinhead? I think not. Hellraiser is one of my favorite franchises of all time and the first three films are truly masterpieces of horror. Even if most people don't understand the plot.

Friday, October 2, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

My absolute favorite Freddy movie in the whole series, it's a pretty solid tie with the special effects between this film and the 4th one in the franchise. I love the concept and all the separate stories with all of the different characters in the movie that meld it up into the most well done movie in the franchise.

Jennifer Rubin's sexy ass, Dokken, more of Freddy and my favorite Freddy quote: "Welcome to prime time, bitch!" as he smashes a girls face into a tv. Classic, just classic. 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

"31 Horrors of October"- Re-Animator Millenium Edition

These are going to be "mini notes" I guess for every day of the month of October for my horror marathon. Each post for each film I'm going to watch during this month are going to be extremely short as I'm going to try to do these posts every day in succession to stay on the day of the month that I watched the movie on my list. Here's my very short notes for Re-Animator.

Jeffery Combs. 80's gore classic. A scene with a head giving head. Is there anything else you really need? With Re-Animator, of course not. Also, the security guard is the worst. Dig it.