Thursday, March 31, 2011

Not to be Confused with the Real Thing

Last week I brought a product to your attention from Harco's called Zombie Jerky.

Now this comes to life.  I especially like the little addendum to the left, "Free Body Part in Every Bag!".

Found at BigCartel.  Check out the Zombie Brains Big Tea while you're over there.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday Movie Review - SAW 3D

I've seen them all.  And just when I thought there couldn't be any more surprises, there were.  Thanks to director Kevin Greutert and writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, this seventh installment of the franchise managed to jolt me a couple of times.  Not to mention the next generation of traps incurred.

Briefly, the movie centers around one of Jigsaw's survivors named Bobby Dagen.  He has a major book deal and goes on talk shows to espound upon what he endured.  The only problem is, Bobby was never a victim.  It's all a lie embellished by his agent, etc.  Can you see how this guy painted a nice red target on his chest?  Before you can say "Let's play a game.", Bobby and his coharts are thrown into the thick of the next set of torture devices.

Although this movie was filmed in 3D, I watched it at home.  I could see where several 3D elements were used, but loss of this visual did not affect my viewing.  Another thing - this is supposed to be the last film of this franchise?  Umm, I don't believe it for a second.  There is no "finality" here, but there is a satisfying conclusion.  I wouldn't be surprise if someone years later decides to "re-envision" SAW.

All in all, a nice change and ending.  Which is why I say you gotta

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Mmmm! Greeen Meeeat!

Actually, despite #3, there is no meat in this product.  But it is a disgusting green.

Found at Geekologie.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cute Barrettes

I saw these at my local drugstore.  Can't you just see some darling six-year-old wearing them in her blood-splattered tresses?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday Movie Review - BATTLE: LA

Not to be confused with the SyFy version called "Battle: Los Angeles", this is the one showing now in theaters.  And like I mentioned in an earlier post, I did brave seeing it on the big, big screen.  (Note: I went a week after it had opened, so the crowd was smaller.  I also went right around 1 o'clock, so I pretty much had the theater to myself.)

My first impression?  It's "Independence Day" without Will Smith.  Really.  There's so many similarities, I stopped counting, but I noticed them.  However, I did like being with the military unit the whole time, and seeing the battle from their perspective.  I also like the Mike Rowe ("Dirty Jobs") lookalike Aaron Eckhart in the lead.  Unfortunately Michelle Rodriguez plays the same part as she did in "Avatar" and "Resident Evil".

In case you're not familiar with the story line, the coastlines of all the major continents are invaded by aliens seeking our water.  No using us for a food source like they did in other movies.  It takes a band of Marines (HOO-YAW!) to find a way to bring these mechanical-looking creatures down.

There are a lot of explosions and some gore.  The aliens are not that impressive, I'm afraid.  But the destruction they wreak is awesome.  This was definitely a film to see on the silver screen.  And despite its faults, I am advising that if you miss watching it in the theaters, then I hope you have a big screen TV at home when you:

Saturday, March 19, 2011

How About a Little Blood on Your Playing Cards?

Won't your friends have a fit when you break out these playing cards?  Try playing Hearts for keeps!

Available at Costumes Today.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday Movie Review - BLACK DEATH

I was lucky to see this on HDNet prior to it hitting theaters.  And I have to admit I was very impressed.

Back in the 14th century, when the Bubonic Plague hits Europe, people begin blaming witches as the cause.  At a monestary, some monks welcome a small group of soldiers who have arrived seeking help.  The leader, Ulric, informs the priests that they have heard of a village where there have been no outbreaks, and they want a monk to help provide guidance.  A young monk named Osmund, who was born near the area, offers to go with them.

Once they arrive at the village, at first it appears that the plague has bypassed them.  But then they realize that a more horrific evil has taken hold in the town.

The film's atmosphere is intense.  The plague and the terror it incites are brutally realistic.  Although the gore is not over the top, it still makes you cringe.  I have seen a few movies detailing the black plague, but in my opinion this is probably the best.

That's why my whole-hearted recommendation is that you 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Have a Haunted Dollhouse?

When you get to the site, click on the individual rooms to see them up close.

Dollhouses aren't just for kids anymore!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Love Lovecraft? Friends with Freddy?

Got a few extra hours?  Go shopping at Entertainment Earth!
Not only do they carry all sorts of horror related merchandise,
but they also have just about everything related to your favorite tv show
or motion picture.

Monday, March 7, 2011


This film will remind you of "Last House on the Left".  A sadistic man named Alex rapes a woman at the beginning of the movie.  We then see Alex is running a repair shop, and he and his good buddy Ricky are preparing for a night on the town when a carload of upper class young people stop to have their vehicle serviced.  To thank Alex for his help, they invite him to their place for a little party.

Once there, Alex and Ricky start slicing, terrorizing, and raping their hosts.  But it's soon revealed that all is not exactly as it seems to be.

This is not a slasher horror movie with gore.  It's a psychological drama with a neat twist at the end.  Although the movie is from 1980 (and looks dated in all aspects), the story itself is enough to keep you engrossed to find out the truth behind the attacks.

Please note, however, that there are some sloooow parts, and I admit I fast-forwarded through some of them.  There is graphic sex and a lot of nudity, as well (hey, it's Ruggero Deodato directing!)  But overall my recommendation is that you 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Horror 4 Sale

Each magazine is $3.00, which includes postage.
You can find out what each issue includes,
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Thursday, March 3, 2011

UpComing Movies I Won't Miss

Most of the time I shy away from the movie theaters because of the way the teens have taken over, calling each other on their cell phones, and generally being snotty to regular patrons.  (I wish our theater had a cell dampener like some do, but that's another blog post.)

Anyway I normally wait for the flick to come out on DVD so I can watch it in the comfort of my own home and big screen TV.  But sometimes a movie looks so good, I am willing to chance the theater.

These two below or on my "definitely theater" list.

Oh!  And if you get HDNet, don't miss the premiere of BLACK DEATH!  Movie times are: 
Wed., Mar. 9 - 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT
Wed., Mar. 9 - 9:45 PM ET / 6:45 PM PT
Wed., Mar. 9 - 11:35 PM ET / 8:35 PM PT