Thursday, August 17, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Unit 731


There was a biological and chemical warfare research facility called Unit 731 that undertook lethal human experimentation during the occupation of China.
They specialized in vivisection, germ warfare, and weapons testing on prisoners. The researchers didn’t even refer to the Chinese people as humans: they called them “logs” and often bragged about how many logs they had cut that day. After WW2, the leaders of the unit gave the United States their research data in return for amnesty. Many of previous members of Unit 731 became part of post-war politics, academia, business, and medicine.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Monday Movie Review - THE DARK TAPES

I went in search of this movie because it was recommended as "one the best unknown horror films of 2017". And since I'd never heard of it, and the premise sounded interesting, I checked it out on iMovies.

Like V/H/S, it's a collection of 4 stories, all told in that found footage, first person venue. Unlike V/H/S, there's nothing connecting these stories, which makes it confusing transferring from one story to the next.

Of the four, the one involving the couple moving into a haunted house is the most interesting. Unfortunately, the other three are a bit too predictable or uninteresting.

There's not much gore. It's mostly psychological horror, although the special effects are decent.

All in all, if you manage to catch this for free on cable, you might want to give it a whirl if you have nothing else to do for the next hour and a half. Otherwise, I suggest that you



Saturday, August 5, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017

Monday Movie Review - THE BELKO EXPERIMENT

The subtitle at the top of the poster says it all. "Office Spaces Meets Battle Royale". Add "in Bogota, Columbia".

The film begins on a typical Monday morning at this multi-storied office building that's situated in the middle of nowhere, and surrounded by armed guards. We soon meet a wide array of characters, most of whom will be nothing more than kill fodder once the experiment begins. However, there are a handful of people we come to know more about because they're the "heroes". And their deaths or survival will then mean something to us, the audience.

Basically, this movie is a set-up simply for the explosive amount of carnage that ensues. It's bloody and violent, and non-stop once everyone realizes that it's either kill or be killed. The "winner" is pretty predictable, but I have to say I was glued to the screen throughout. And the final ten seconds of the flick were a surprise.

If you want mindless slaughtering, I wholeheartedly recommend that you
 

In fact, rent one of the PURGE movies, too, and make it double feature.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday Movie Review - RAW

A young woman follows in the footsteps of her parents and older sister, and enrolls in an exclusive veterinary college. There, she and her fellow freshmen undergo a ritual hazing which involves the eating of raw animal parts. However, Justine and her family are vegetarians. Despite her initial revulsion, she soon finds herself unable to resist gorging on more raw flesh...and soon develops a craving for the human kind.

This French flick has subtitles, in case you didn't know. It's slow in many places. Older sister is still at the college, and tries to help her sister learn to cope, but with sinister consequences. And, frankly, I didn't see the ending coming.

It's not as bloody as one might suspect, given the topic. RAW is more of a psychological drama, but it does include some very graphic scenes other than cannibalism. The hazing rituals are degrading, and I honestly wish such "traditions" on college campuses would stop. But I have to admit that such activities make for perfect horror movie fodder.

Which is why my recommendation is that you
 


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Find the Deer


Monday, July 10, 2017

Short Film: FIREBASE


















Link to video on YouTube here.

(From Horror-Movies.CA)

Over the past month or so, Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios have truly delivered the goods and better yet, they’re entirely free to view! But what makes it even more interesting is that they’re experimenting with a new model in which they’re releasing content on Steam with the option to purchase a DLC. The DLC section varies from concept art to high resolutions of the short films themselves, there is a bunch of stuff on there that could potentially open many doors but, then again maybe not. It basically comes down to you, the fans, if this is something that makes sense and you want more of this, let them know.
So, with a new week brings us another slice of Oats goodness in the form of their latest short, Firebase. It depicts an alternate Vietnam war and it’s highly ambitious. I won’t spoil it, so I suggest that you check it out below and let us or better yet, them know what you think. And remember, be sure to check out their Steam page for extra content.
Firebase stars Steve Boyle, Nic Rhind, Robert Hobbs, and Tyler Johnston.
For more information, hit up their official Facebook page and throw them a ‘like’.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

Les Fruits De McCarthy #2


Jérôme Zonder (French, b. 1974, Paris, France) - 1: Les Fruits De McCarthy #2, 2013  2: Les Fruits De McCarthy #2, 2013  Drawings: Graphite, Charcoal on Paper, Private Collection 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday Movie Review - Alena

First off, let me warn you that this is a Swedish movie with subtitles. I know subtitled movies turn a lot of people off, so heads up on this one.

Secondly, also be warned if someone says, "If you liked 'Carrie' or 'Let the Right One In', you'll like this movie." Yes, this flick is very much like a mash-up of those two, in my opinion. Then again, it was nothing like them.

I really don't like movies with a lot of bullying, especially by over-the-top bad guys (or in this case, girls). So I was a bit turned off by this slowly paced film. I realize the director did so to help ramp up the suspense. Unfortunately, I knew what the answer was barely halfway into the show.

This pic is about a young woman named Alena who enters an all-girl school after being kicked out of her previous one. She excels at Lacrosse, so the coach gives her a chance to be on the team. But in doing so, placing her there knocks off the one girl without a kind bone in her body. Said girl then goes on a rampage to inflict harm upon Alena. What the girl doesn't realize is that Alena has a guardian angel of sorts who has no problem protecting Alena from those who would try to hurt her.

It's really not a bad little film. There is some gore, but not much, and some lesbian love action, but not graphic. Which is why my final vote is that you:


Saturday, June 10, 2017

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Montage


Monday, May 22, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017