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TUCKER AND DALE VS EVIL (2010)

Thursday, 28 February 2013 12:00
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The Buzz:

     Tucker and Dale are two life-long friends who put their money together to buy a vacation home in the mountains.  The rest of the cast are your normal array of college kids looking to have a good drugged out and drunk time in the woods.  The combination of the redneck humor and naivety, combined with the jaded college “rednecks are evil” vibe, go together well and create great comedy all the way to the wood chipper.

 


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PHANTASM (1979)

Thursday, 28 February 2013 12:00
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The Buzz:

     Tommy is dead, someone murdered him, but more importantly something is going on in Morningside Mortuary and The Tall Man is behind it.  This eerie little horror flick takes place in a small northern town and is almost surreal and dreamlike in how it tells its tale.  Independent horror fans of all ages need to give this film a shot.

 


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NEAR DARK (1987)

Monday, 25 February 2013 02:30
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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.


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BRAINDEAD (1992)

Saturday, 23 February 2013 14:47
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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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LEIF JONKER'S DARKNESS: THE VAMPIRE VERSION (1993)

Friday, 15 February 2013 05:42
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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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SLUGS (1988)

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 00:31
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The Buzz:

Based on the Shaun Hutson novel from 1982 (that's right, somebody wrote a book about this idea), Slugs is a classic horror movie in the “extreme close-ups of perfectly normal animals to make them look like terrifying monsters” sub-genre. In this case, swarms of flesh-eating garden slugs, mutated by irresponsible toxic waste dumping (hey, it was the '80s), are crawling up from the sewers to eat people whole like slimy, incredibly slow-moving, easy-to-kill piranha.

Seriously, guys, I swear it's scary.


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CORNERED (2009)

Friday, 08 February 2013 02:37
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The Buzz:

     A group of people all gather for a night of poker above a convenience store. But unbeknownst to them, a serial killer known for killing convenience store work staff is downstairs, and he begins to pick them off one-by-one.


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ABRAHAM LINCOLN VS. ZOMBIES (2012)

Sunday, 27 January 2013 15:50
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The Buzz:
     The Asylum is known for two things: producing low-budget knockoffs of more famous movies, and producing movies whose entertainment value is derived solely from a patently ridiculous premise. For a good example, see their Sherlock Holmes ripoff from a few years ago, also known as "that movie where Sherlock Holmes hunts dinosaurs and battles a robot dragon using a hot air balloon." Mark us all surprised, then, when "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" arrived in theaters, while somehow NOT being an Asylum picture. Refusing to be outdone, however, our old mockbusting friends have put out their own version, simply swapping in less-sparkly undead for Honest Abe to decapitate.

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