Thursday, December 30, 2010
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A serial killer is burning away the flesh of his victims with acid, leaving only the bones behind. The police turn to Hyun-min, a former forensic sculptor adept in reconstructing faces by examining and interpreting skulls. With the victim's bones in his house, Hyun-min's daughter begins to experience disturbing visions. As he races against time to find the answers and save his daughter, the deadly truth behind these victims reveals a sinister conspiracy that threatens everyone involved.
Monday, December 20, 2010
What they don't know is that this train has no intention of letting them arrive alive at their destination. They're young, they're strong, and that means they're perfect victims for a group of crackpot doctors to kidnap, torture, and ultimately use their body parts and organs in a weird donor-transplant scheme.
There is one lone female who survives, and it's through her eyes we see all the carnage inflicted upon the college students.
Think "Midnight Meat Train" with a female hero. Think of any mad slasher/serial killer who chops up countless victims, while a single teenage girl manages to elude his clutches, only on a train.
I have to admit, the gore is pretty spectacular, but the biggest problem sticking in my craw was the fact that these people would slice open and extract organs from their still-living victims without any kind of sanitary containment whatsoever. The walls are grimy, the slabs are caked in dried blood, and the whole place reeks of filth, and we're supposed to believe these organs are being placed in other people, and those people survive?
Saturday, December 18, 2010
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Thursday, December 16, 2010
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For those of you who have ever tried to imagine the Beatles as zombies, here’s your chance. A friend sent me this pic, and while I was googling, trying to find who to credit for the lithograph, I came across some really creepy imaginings of the Fab Four.
If you feel like surfing the net, type in “zombie Beatles”. Then sit back and have fun!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Japanese photographer Miwa Yanagi has come up with some fantastic photos in tribute to her love of American and Japanese fairy tales. Check out her site here for more (including the "Windswept Women".)
For those of you who don't know, the orignal story of Red Riding Hood by the Brothers Grimm told of the wolf eating both Red and her grandmother. It was Red's screams that brought the woodcutter to the grandmother's house to investigate. Upon seeing the wolf lying sleepily on the floor as it tried to digest its meal, the woodcutter chopped off its head, then split open the animal's belly, to reveal Red and her grandmother still alive inside.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
I braved the theaters to see Skyline in all its extra-wide glory. In my opinion, films like this need to be viewed in that kind of setting. But despite how beautiful the movie was shot, no matter how good the acting was, no matter how convincing the CGI effects were, Skyline just didn't deliver.
To summarize: A couple from New York fly out to LA to visit a friend and co-partner in a new business venture. That night they're awakened by strange blue lights, and the fact that their apartment tower is shaking like its in the center of a major earthquake. Truth is, Earth is being invaded by aliens, who are sucking up the human inhabitants for consumption. With really nowhere to go, the four friends are basically sitting ducks waiting for the inevitable to occur.
Halfway through I found myself comparing it Independence Day and Cloverfield, which I'm sure others did as well. Yes, there were a few scary moments (one of which is in the trailer/commercial, and was totally ruined for us. Note to filmmakers - Don't Do That!)
Then ending, however, left me completely dumbstruck. It was a payoff this romance lover never saw coming, but I was struck by its implications. Which is why I'm going to buy me a copy of this flick (second hand), if nothing more but to re-watch it for those last few minutes. Otherwise, my suggestion is that you
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
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Monday, November 15, 2010
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Wait a minute. Just when you think it's time for the insane serial killer to start knocking off the too-dumb-to-live ski bunnies, this movie throws a legion of dead Nazi zombies at you.
Yes, you heard right. The killers are dead Nazi zombies.
And to add hilarity to horror, the methods our heroes use to off the undead Third Reich are just as surprising.
This isn't exactly a date movie, but it's a terrific weekend no-brainer to share with fellow horror buffs. Which is why my recommendation is a hearty
Saturday, November 6, 2010
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Monday, November 1, 2010
A photographer down in Mexico is trying to get up-close shots of the Monsters that landed 6 years ago. While there, he is called by his boss and told that boss's daughter was on vacation in Mexico, and got caught up in one of the attacks. "Go find her and bring her back to the US."
The photographer finds her and tries to bring her back, but that means crossing the Infected Zone, which is a section of land hundreds of miles wide and long, and lying directly between the border of the US and the interior of Mexico.
What entails is their journey as they traverse through the dangerous territory to reach the US, encountering rogue militia, the ghastly remains of people and towns, and of course the Monsters, which resemble walking octopi to me (no spoiler here, folks. You can see it in the trailers.)
This is not a horror movie filled with gore. It hits above the collar, messing with your mind. It fills you with "What if it was me?". It makes you think. It makes you cringe.
My first inclination was "meh", but the more I think on it, the more I realize I want to go back and view it again. And again.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
1- those that purely entertain
2- those that disturb
3- those that sicken me to the point where I won't even review them
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
A novel of Supernatural horror
by Jane Toombs
From Double Dragon Publishing
When a hugger doll enters Hally Varney’s life she doesn't at first understand the danger. But Police Sergeant Clint Hendrick soon realizes that he should have paid more attention to his old granny’s superstitions. He’s discovered the hard way that hugger dolls do exist and he’s got to figure out how to get rid of this one before it kills any more people. Before it kills him...
As a reader who loves E.A.Poe, A. Merritt and H.P. Lovecraft. I've always wanted to write a horror story. Some of my paranormal is pretty dark, like my Moonrunner Trilogy, but it does have sort of " happy for now" endings, so it's not true horror even though what happens in the three books is horrific . I finally read about hugger dolls in a book about back hills superstitions and knew I had the central figure of a horror story. Since I'd been writing Harlequin romances and historical romances for Kensington before this it was quite a departure. ~ Jane
Monday, October 18, 2010
Three girls taunt a young boy, who is showing one of the major tendencies of a possible serial killer (eg. torturing and killing little animals.) They tattle on him. Years later, as a grown man, he sets his sights on these now young women.
There are no true scares, so-so camera work, and basically no logistical reason for the movie to exist. The acting rates a 5 on a scale of 10, but otherwise this film is riddled with trite scenarios. If you're looking for something to do a "Mystery Science Theater 3000" dialog to, this one's for you.
If you have a clown phobia, you might want to avoid this one.
Better yet, just go ahead and