Thursday, June 30, 2011

And It's Highly Nutritional, Too!

Warning: Does not pass the breakfast test!

Found here at Uncle History

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday Movie Review - BASEMENT JACK

5 out of 5 gravestones for originality.

5 out of 5 gravestones for brutality.

5 out of 5 gravestones for gore and gore effects.

5 out of 5 gravestones for one memorable killer.

5 out of 5 gravestones for directing, cinematography, and editing.

3 out of 5 gravestones for a couple of WTF moments (A young woman is confronted by the blood-splattered murderer, and she TIPTOES away from him?  And a young man who enters the house and meets the killer bolts UPSTAIRS instead of going back out the door he just walked through?)

In brief, a killer who was "created" by a sadistic mother finds joy and release in murdering her.  He then continues his murder spree by hiding in random basements and killing the families when they returned home. Hence the moniker "Basement Jack".  But one survivor is determined to get her revenge, if only the local police force will believe her story.

FanTAStic!  My recommendation?   

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Leggo My Eggo!

Mmm...wonder if that's strawberry blood?

Found at Hardcorekarsten.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Review for THE TUB!

Reviewed by Claudia Rhyes, Manic Readers

Amanda Storey works for RiteCost, and has been sent to the little town of Itsy, Oklahoma to try and persuade the town’s people that having the mega-store built in their small community will benefit everyone. When her reservation at the town inn has been filled, she finds another room at a little bed and breakfast. The only problem is the B&B has more in store for her then just a bed to sleep in.

The Tub kept me interested the entire time. There was sex, albeit horrific toward the end, and horror that had me widening my eyes in shock. I don’t want to say too much and give the story away, but all I have to say is when Amanda pulled that head out of the water, I felt my stomach turn. The horror was definitely there, and despite this being a very short tale, it packed quite a punch!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday Movie Review - TROLL HUNTER

If you don't get HD-NET TV, then do.  Once a month they spotlight an upcoming horror movie before it hits theaters.  And in June I got to see TROLL HUNTER.

It takes place in Norway, and features three college movie makers who are investigating (and filming) the recent rash of bear attacks on the general population.  They track down one old, grizzled man whom they believe is responsible for killing the bears, which are a protected species in their country.

Instead what they discover is far more appalling and mind-blowing.  The man is really a governmental appointed Troll Hunter (papers to be filled out and all!), and he's busy tracking down the enormous creatures who have escaped their usual habitat.

To say that the effects in this movie are phenomenal are understated.  There's not a lot of gore, but the film goes after you psychologically.  What really sold this movie to me is that I didn't know the actors, which makes the "seeing what they're seeing through their camera's eye" all that more believable.  Note there are some slow spots, but that's because the high action scenes leave you with your adrenaline pumping.

My recommendation? 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Okay, Everybody. Let's Sing Along Together!

"If I only had a brain!"

(Thanks, Pat!)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday Movie Review - GROTESQUE

From France I went to Japan, and a movie I've read a lot about but just now got around to watching. GROTESQUE is a torture film, pure and unadulterated.  The movie is so graphic, it's banned in Britain.

It's the story of a young man and woman going out on their very first date.  Except they're interrupted on their way back from the restaurant by a maniac (with surgical skills) who kidnaps them and keeps them locked up some place that's unspecific.

Before he starts torturing them, he explains that if they manage to "excite" him, he will let them go free.  Please note that the torture itself is a conglomerate of sexual and physical violence, including dismemberment, etc.  This movie is not for the squeamish.  The gore is believable, and the very cold attitude from the "doctor" will send chills down your spine.

Again, this movie managed to surprise me in both the way the plot develops and how it ends.  Which is why my recommendation is that you

Saturday, June 11, 2011

It Makes a Great Coffee Table, a Conversation Piece, and It'll Remove Unwanted Guests, Too!

The one with the aquarium I think is cute and functional, but the fish vaguely remind me of piranha.  The one with the snakes...I dunno about that one.  Can't find my linkage where I originally saw it, so if you know, drop me a comment.  Thanks!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

If "The Corpse Bride" Had Not Been Animated...

If you haven't already seen the animated cartoon by Tim Burton,
and starring Johnny Depp, go catch it.
This real-life photo was found at Soup von necrowxrst.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday Movie Review - LA HORDE

It appears that France has become a major exporter of horror films, and I'm thrilled.  They don't recycle old movies.  They don't back down from the intensely graphic scenes.  And they don't cut corners when it comes to originality.

LA HORDE, at first, looks to be another zombie movie.  Well, not quite.  It's about a plague or infection (the movie doesn't make it clear) that suddenly turns the inhabitants of Paris into raving cannibals.  (Hint:  look for the unnerving scene of them beating on the glass doors, and their breaths fog up the cold glass!)

The movie actually starts out in a way you don't expect.  Like, don't expect the stars to be six ex-college friends.  And don't expect the "norms" of American horror films to be present here.  In LA HORDE, a cop is killed by hoodlums.  The cop's friends (also cops) decide upon some vigilante justice.  In the midst of bad guys smoking good guys, and vice versa, the seedy abandoned building where all this is taking place is suddenly overrun with said ghouls.  Reluctantly, the good and bad guys call a temporary truce in order to save their butts from the flesh eaters.

Another thing I liked about this movie is the ending.  If you can surprise me, that's when I give a hearty recommendation to: 

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Closeup of a Cat's Tongue

The "ick" factor is enormous.

(Thanks, Possum!)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

In Case True Love Doesn't Work...

If you're not already receiving daily laughter from, now's your chance!