Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas y'all, hope you get everything you asked for from Santa this year :)

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Black Devil Doll (2007)

One of the worst and thus best movies of our generation. A convicted killer gets sentenced to death and his soul ends up inside a puppet. This is where things get interesting however! He goes on a rampage killing people and generally causing havoc.

A young lady finds herself hurled into an odyssey of forbidden sex, unspeakable violence and terrible acting after an evening dabbling in forbidden magic (take note Voldemort!). What started as a simple game has now become a fight for life! What is this evil that she has summoned from beyond? And why does it have a fro. Classic nonsense from a studio that can surely do more ludicrous stuff in the future!

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Zombie Flesheaters (1979)

One of my favourite zombie flicks is here! I remember watching this movie and being absolutely enthralled with it. The bad acting, the gross effects and the alternative viewpoint on zombies from an Italian director rather than the US stalwart George A. Romero movies of the time.

In fact Zombie Flesheaters was called Zombi 2 in some regions in order to cash in on a supposed link to Night of the Living Dead. This was probably a pointless exercise as people were more than keen for any take on the zombie genre back in the day. Another interesting fact is that due to its appearance on the "Video Nasties" list in the UK and its subsequent banning in many countries its popularity grew exponentially. Indeed it is probably due to this that it now has cult classic status.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Braindead (1992)

If you haven't seen this movie and you are a horror movie fan or just into some seriously dark comedy be prepared! This movie takes gore to an over the top extreme. Often cited as the most gory movie of all time Peter Jackson's (yes that Peter Jackson) Braindead aka Dead Alive in some locations is a darkly comic tour de force.

Based on an overprotective mother who gets bitten by a Sumatran Rat Monkey in a zoo and then slowly transforms into a horrific zombie monster. Lionel her son meanwhile has to juggle a budding relationship with a local girl, his mothers failing health and a soon to be house full of zombies. Not to mention his lecherous old uncle who wants the family fortune. Enjoy!

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Dead as a Doornail (2001)

A fantastic piece of horror nonsense Dead as a Doornail is one of those classics that will stay with you for years afterwards... unfortunately!

Based in the distant past of 1997, strange happenings have been recorded all over the United States of America. The president has given in to his advisor's and declared martial law. Shootings, murders and be-headings have become rife and it's a wonder normal life continues anywhere. However in some rural settings life goes on blissfully unaware of the danger to life and limb. Tell me that doesn't start the inspirational juices flowing!

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Robocop (1987)

Another of my hands down favourites coming right up! Robocop was my gore bar mitzvah a happy and disturbed time in my childhood where my dad thought it was fine to let an impressionable young boy watch one of the most violent movies of its day.

Indeed Robocop is one hell of a movie. The good cop Robert Murphy chases some nasty blokes into a factory (why do these things always happen in factories) only to get blown away when cornered by the group. The helpful local corporation buys his corpse and melds his mind and for somereason the front of his face with an almost invincible robotic body. Awesome!

Cue bad guys getting their comeuppance and fun had by all, if you love horror and dystopian futures then this is the movie you have looking for!

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Evil Dead II (1987)

One of my absolute favourite films of all time, not just horror, but dark dark comedy coming your way! Evil Dead II is the perfect blend of gory horror schlock and goofy black as hell comedy. The movie takes over where the original left off. Contrary to popular belief it is not actually a remake but a continuation of the story. Whilst yes it is in the same house and lots of gory nonsense happens it does actually build on the story. Ash has been thrown across the forest and is now mutating into Good Ash and Evil Ash a separation that will set us up nicely for the third movie in the trilogy.

Of course this is the movie that inspired my own attempts at movie making with Dead as a Doornail, so I have to give this film 5 thumbs up!