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FREAKS OF NATURE (2015)

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 00:35

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    In the small town of Dillford, bum-fuck-nowhere USA life is simple and pretty much how it is in other who gives a shit towns. Kids go to schoool, parents just don't understand, the town economy is held together by a processed food plant, and that one goody-two-shoes thinks he actually has a shot with the hottest girl in school. Oh.... also Zombies, Humans, and Vampires live in relative peaceful cohabitation. That is until the Aliens show up...

 

V/H/S/2 (2013)

Friday, 01 November 2013 04:28

The Buzz:

        Two private investigators have been hired to track down a missing college kid, but when they get to his house all they find are some TV's and a collection of VHS tapes containing strange, horrible tapes of the paranormal in this follow on to the 2012 cult hit.

 

IDLE HANDS (1999)

Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:26

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     It's Halloween and stoner high school student Anton (Devon Sawa) can't find his parents (Fred Willard and Connie Ray). Mostly this is because they were killed in the night by the murderer terrorizing his town. When Anton and his buddies Pnub and Mick (Elden Henson and Seth Green) realize all evidence points to Anton they soon realize that his hand has become possessed by a demon. His hand murder's his friends, they return from the dead, his hand tries to kill his girlfriend (Jessica Alba), and generally blood and comedy ensue as Anton hunted down by a Druidic priestess played by Vivica Fox (funny, she doesn't LOOK Druish...).

 

GRINDHOUSE (2007)

Thursday, 05 September 2013 23:24

The Buzz:

     With their combined love of pop culture and just plain love
for the cinema, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino team up to make Grindhouse.  Some people consider it two films, Planet Terror and Death Proof, but to anyone who saw the theatrical release, we know it as the Grindhouse experience.  The film is made like it was a 70’s grindhouse theatre show complete with fake trailers directed by the likes of Edgar Wright, Rob Zombie, and Eli Roth.  The films were released individually without the trailers and cleaned up the picture, but for the real experience go for the combo.  For real fans of cinema it will be an amazing time, and for fans of horror and B movies, just sit back and fall in love.

 

 

 

I SELL THE DEAD (2008)

Saturday, 25 May 2013 19:54

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    Arthur Blake (Dominic Monaghan) was just a child when he became the apprentice of local grave robber Willie Grimes (Larry Fessenden). Eventually the duo comes across the darker side of grave robbing, that's right… the undead. From there a run in with a more ruthless rival group leads to the pair being framed for murder.  

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL RETRIBUTION (2011)

Saturday, 27 April 2013 00:00

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        A small band of human commandos are trapped on a space station orbiting Earth as they battle the undead. At stake is a weapon capable of destroying the Earth itself. And one woman struggles to recover her memories of how she awoke on this space-born hell.

 

     I would like to preface this article with the fact that I know this is a movie site, but I've got something to say about a video game, and dammit, I’m gonna say it here.  If you are upset about this, then don’t read it.  If you are not upset about this, then let me give you something to be depressed about; Richie Havens died today.  He opened up Woodstock and led a life of peace and music and lots of weed and now he’s dead, just like Hitler.  So on that bombshell off to a little story I like to call “My Pal Lee OR Lee: Portrait a Zombie Killer”.

 

 

DOOMSDAY BOOK (2012)

Friday, 29 March 2013 15:33

The Buzz:

        Doomsday Book consists of three completely separate short stories having to do with the end of the world. Part one follows the outbreak of the zombie apocalypse in Seoul, and one young man's transformation from a lonely bachelor, into a murdering zombie. Part two deals with a robot who has reportedly achieved Buddhist enlightenment, and man's reaction to the claim. And finally part three follows a young girl who's Internet purchase of an 8-ball (the billiards ball, not a bag of drugs) endangers the entire human race.

 

ZOMBIELAND (2009)

Friday, 15 March 2013 12:00

The Buzz:

     This could be considered the pre-eminent zombie comedy/horror film of all time but unfortunately Return of the Living Dead already exists.  The film centers around four strangers who are just trying to survive the zombie apocalypse and even though they try to do it alone they discover it’s better with friends.  In essence the story is National Lampoon’s: Vacation with zombies; the ultimate goal on this cross country trip is to go to an amusement park and to make merry along the way.  This film does something that not many other ones do; it makes a zombie film for everyone.

 

 

 

 

BRAINDEAD (1992)

Saturday, 23 February 2013 14:47

The Buzz:

     Known to American audiences as Dead Alive (hence the poster) this is the third film that Peter Jackson made during his years in New Zealand.  This was long before he struck money with Lord of The Rings and shows his roots as a filmmaker.  This is by far one of the most fun horror films available on the market and I have forced many people to give this film a chance.  The story is a basic one, guy loves mother, rat monkey bites mother, mother becomes giant zombie, boy kills everyone!  It's a hoot!

 

 

 

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