Thursday, September 30, 2010

What They're REALLY Thinking!

(Kudos to the artist, whoever you are!)

Monday, September 27, 2010


This is a collection 8 short films, most of them around 15-17 min. long.  And although I know these are all amateur pieces, some of the video quality and blood gags are almost professional.

Overall , you have to give kudos to everyone for their efforts.  The stories are very unique, but most of them suffer at the end.  Just as the story gets interesting, it's over, and the endings are either incongruous, or downright puzzling.

Of the eight, "Means to an End" and "Working Stiff" are black comedies.  (The cheese grater got to me, ugh!)  "Disposer" gives phone sex a bloody new meaning.  And "Sawbones" is the only historical, taking you back to the open field hospitals of the Civil War.  But in my opinion, these 4 aren't enough to justify the rental.  Worse, each short is introduced by Mistress Juliya, and I nearly stopped the DVD after her first appearance.

Therefore, I'll make my recommendation as brief as possible:

Saturday, September 25, 2010

This is why... don't break up with your boyfriend over dinner.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thrillers, Killers 'n' Chillers

This blog features short vignettes that are guaranteed to freeze the blood in your veins.  Put it in your feed, or you'll be sorry you missed out on some truly horrific gems.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday Movie Review - SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD

Romero's zombie movie seesaw back and forth between being flat-out horror and black comedy.  To me, I like both, especially the films that have a bit of tongue-in-cheek (both literally and figuratively).  Survival of the Dead is the latter, with lots of little short escapades that pit the living against the "dumbass dead".

You also have to give the King of the Zombies credit for giving us something different in each of his movies.  In this film, the story takes place on an island where two families have been feuding for years.  And now that a zombie plague has taken over, they're split into two camps - one side wants to kill everyone infected, but the other believes that zombies can be taught to eat other creatures besides humans, and thus they don't need to be eradicated.

Enter a small group of well-armed and trained military survivalists.  They're made to pick sides, and it's definitely a no-win situation.  The gore is profuse, and I liked the never-before-done zombie attack on an animal (I will leave the rest to your imagination.)

If you're a zombie fan, especially if you're a Romero-an, this movie will click for you.  Yes, it has some stumbles, but overall it's just plain fun.

My whole-hearted recommendation is that you:

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Quizzes, Widgets, Gadgets

...and other impossibly cool things to stick on your blog.

Don't let the dating service "one + you" sidetrack you.  Go immediately to the quizzes and widgets, some of which I've stuck below.

My faves so far,

How long could you survive in the vacuum of space?

How many cannibals could your body feed?

How long could you survive trapped in your own home?

Would you make a good human shield?

Would you eat your buddies in a blizzard?

How much is your dead body worth?

What are your chances of surviving a zombie apocalypse?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Zombie Alphabet

Go over to Commissioned Comic and be prepared to howl with laughter.  Then go follow them.

(Psst!  Buying the poster wouldn't hurt either!)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday Movie Review - HACK!

Oookay.  Here we go again.  Six twenty-somethings go to a privately owned island (which is not much different from being "out in the middle of nowhere" - you still get no cell phone service) in order to do some research for their college classes.  They meet up with the owners, who are amateur filmmakers (aka "strange couple living there").  What the kiddoes don't know is that the filmmakers love to "recreate" their favorite horror movies, but without the special effects.  In other words, if a limb is cut off, they gleefully chop off a student's arm.

In some ways this movie is different from the usual "chase and slaughter" plot devices.  It was interesting to see who survived and why.  There's also a strange little plot twist, but overall the film is slow to get going, and the jokes are lame.

Overall, if you want a nice no-brainer movie, and you have a couple of hours to waste,  I recommend:

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Horror Crush

There's an ad on TV that says that nearly 20% of marriages began with online dating.  Now, if you're a horror fan, you have your chance to find your one true soulmate.

From the website:  "Horror Crush is the premiere Internet dating network dedicated to uniting horror fans worldwide. Join our community to find that certain someone with the same passions as yours."

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Dead Frontier

Awright.  If you love zombies, and you're into online gaming, here's the place for you!  DEAD FRONTIER "is the ultimate survival horror MMORPG. Log in and play with thousands of real players from around the globe as you struggle for survival in a zombie infested city. "

Battle for survival against an army of infected zombies
Explore a huge post-apocalyptic MMO game
Barricade buildings and create your own hideouts
Wield over 100 real world weapons from melee to miniguns
Pit your skills against other survivors in PvP games

Monday, September 6, 2010

Monday Movie Review - BABY BLOOD

A woman in an abusive relationship becomes the host mother to a creature not of our world.  Or so I think, because it's not quite clear what the thing is, or where it's from.  We only know it starts to grow in the woman's womb, and she has to drink fresh blood in order to keep it alive until its birth.  Worse, she has to kill to get the blood, which keeps her on the run from the police.  Worse still, the fetus talks to the woman.

This is the premise of a movie I didn't have much hope for, but ended up being pretty surprised by how good it is.  BABY BLOOD is a French release from 1990, and I got wind of it after watching a somewhat similiar movie GRACE.  But actually the two movies are quite different.  And even though BABY BLOOD is over 20 years old, the entire film feels very 21st century. 

The gore is over the top.  There is a lot of frontal nudity.  And it is dubbed (quite well, actually).  In the version I got from Netflix, there were additional scenes "re-inserted" that had been missing from the theatrical version.  Those scenes are in the original French with English subtitles.

All in all, it ranks high for me, along with such classics as HIGH TENSION and MARTYRS.

My big recommendation: 

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Win Free Horror Shit (and Freddy in Space)

This site belongs to the site below.  Title is self-explanatory.
But you need to add John Squires (aka johnnyboots) to your twitter (link's on the Freddy in Space blog site), as well as add the FiS blog to your feedburner.

Lots of neat stuff, plus you get the chance to Win Free Horror Shit!