Thursday, May 31, 2018

Monday, May 28, 2018

Happy Memorial Day

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

Monday Movie Review - CARGO

Back in 2013, I highly recommended a short 7-min. film called "Cargo", featuring a father trying to protect his infant daughter after he's being bitten by a zombie. (Link here.)

Now, five years later, the original creators of that short have made a full-length feature film, this time starring Martin Freeman, of Hobbit and Sherlock fame.

When was the last time a horror movie made you cry?

The story has been expanded, but the premise is the same. Martin, as "Andy", is trying to find a safe place for his daughter, Rosie, before he succumbs to whatever is causing people to go stark raving. I also have to give kudos to the people who created these monsters (no CGI, by the way. It's all in-house makeup!) These "zombies" have touches of originality, including burying their heads in the ground in order to "hibernate", and the yellowish fluid they exude from their mouths and eyes as their insides putrefy.

To add the cherry on top, this takes place in Australia, which makes the perfect backdrop for this post-apocalyptic wasteland.

This story will tear your heart out, and in a good way. Which is why my two-thumbs-up recommendation is that you

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018


Monday, May 14, 2018

Monday Movie Review - THE RITUAL

Four men, friends since college, embark on a pilgrimage to Sweden to honor a fallen comrade. While there, they encounter an entity in the woods, and the people who worship it, who intend on offering the newcomers as sacrifice.

Hot damn! This movie messes with your head. The deaths are gruesome. And when you finally see the monster in all its glory, it is one for the books.

Again, I checked this one out because several sites listed it among their top ranked horror movies. From beginning to end, at no time did this film lag or grow tedious. The build-up is punctuated with horrific discoveries, and there are no jump scares.

Which is why my wholehearted recommendation is that you

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018

Monday Movie Review - Downrange

SHUDDER is a site where you can watch unlimited horror movies for a monthly fee. This month they're touting their newest release, DOWNRANGE. And although I was initially skeptic of the premise - six friends on a road trip are confronted by a sniper - I thought I'd go ahead and give it a try.

I'm glad I did.

This is one bloody carnage. Six friends, three boys and three girls, are on their way somewhere, when they get a flat tire. Only they find out the hard way the tire didn't blow on its own. It was hit by a high caliber bullet. From a sniper. Who then proceeds to play with them, punching them in the legs and hands to watch them writhe in agony, before finally taking them out with a head shot. Or two.

The acting was pretty damn good. There were many suspenseful moments when you didn't know when the next shot was coming (because the sniper is using a silencer). But the gore effects were spectacular.

Of course, there were some large plot holes that bothered me, especially when it came to their cell phones. If they can post pictures to their social media sites, why can't they call 9-1-1 for help? Maybe I missed that explanation. 

But, all in all, it was a pretty entertaining flick. Even better was the ending, which I didn't anticipate AT ALL.

Which is why my recommendation is that you

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Funko Launching Freddy Krueger, Elvira, and Beetlejuice Cereal

"When you add milk to the Freddy Krueger cereal, it looks blood red. With the Beetlejuice cereal, when you add milk it looks like slime."

Read more about it here.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Find All the Stephen King References

There are over 200 Stephen King references in this picture. Can you find all of them?
(Click for a larger picture.)