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NEAR DARK (1987)

Monday, 25 February 2013 02:30

The Buzz:

     We all know that for years vampires have roamed the night in search of a chance at a normal life.  This film is about one of these families and the humans that sought to destroy them.  Well...okay this is just the opposite; in fact it is the story of a family of vampires that bring chaos wherever they go.  As far as vampire films go it is one of the better ones out there and a lot of fun.

HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN (2011)

Friday, 15 February 2013 07:36

The Buzz:

     In this homage to 70's grindhouse ultra-violence Rutger Hauer plays a Hobo in a downtrodden world who picks up a shotgun and slowly takes out the evil gangsters that rule the land.  Wrath on both sides ensues and the film goes exactly where you expect it to go.  What it lacks in story it makes up for with a big dose of Rutger Freaking Hauer!

 

 

 

 

 

The Buzz:

     This film is well known and respected in the underground horror community.  The film is the one and only film made by Horror Maestro Leif Jonker with whom I had the pleasure to work with during his restoration of the film.  Darkness is simply a story about a Zombie/Vampire outbreak in a small town and the massacre that ensues.  The true worth of this film comes in the backstory, filmed in 1993 for 5000 bucks this film was sold overseas from a VHS copy of a 16mm Master as it was shown in his kitchen.  Ten years later Leif bought all the rights back and made a real master and got a US DVD release in 2006.  He is a big figure in the Horror world in the midwest to this day and always worth a look.

 

 

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