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Gross Movie Reviews #292

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Gross Movie Reviews #292

 

By Tim Gross

 

Demons 5: The Devil’s Veil (DVD) – A group of young skiers go skiing down a mountain only to fall in a hole that they cannot get out of. Soon they find a mysterious mask and begin to play with it not knowing what they have just done. They eventually find a cave that leads to ancient catacombs of a church guarded by a vicious dog and a lonely blind priest that just happens to look like the bootleg version of Julian Sands and Christopher Walken if they had a kid? The priest takes in the disoriented group of friends only to sense something is not right in the world any longer. When the priest learns the young friends removed the mask and played with it he knows they are possessed by a witch that cursed the church and is now trying to return to the world of the living. It’s a fun devil/witch/possession flick but wears thin at the end with the young people just trying to get their friends to bump uglies. If there is anything I learned from this movie is never remove a mask from a corpse in an ice cave its better if you just let the CGI Yeti come and get you as you know SyFy Channel will find a way. But off the beaten path I go this sequel is a little better than 3 and 4 but the best has yet to come as I give it 1 ½ stars.

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Demons 6: De Profundis (DVD) –  This or I should say believed last sequel of the ‘Demons’ series is also known as ‘The Black Cat’ and also at one time a part of “The Three Mothers” film series. There are a lot of things going on in this film that makes Italian film fans seek this flick out besides one of my favorite actors or actresses in Caroline Munro. A writer and a filmmaker who are best friends have come up with their latest and best film idea yet! They decide they want to do a film on “the third mother” aka Levana. There are references to Argento and Suspiria in the film when the two are discussing the film. But things get weird when the filmmaker wants his wife to play the part of Levana as he dives deeper into the history of the witch and is warned to not make the film. I was very impressed with the finished product and consider this a much underrated horror film as it’s the best of the sequels since part 2. I’m glad I was able to get a hold of a copy of this flick as it redeems the somewhat crappy sequels that come before it. What makes the sequel even weirder was Lamberto Bava was not involved. I give this great Italian horror film 3 stars.

 

Texas Chainsaw Massacre [3D] (DVD) Wow, first off the film surprised the shit outta me… The thing I got to address before we get into the review is what would you consider this: TCM 1 ½? Remake? Remake of a remake? A sequel…? If I got to say what it is to me I would like to say this part 5 of the original series or the closest we may ever get? Are you with me so far? Reason I bring this up is the film tries to connect with the original film’s ending and tries to bring you the viewer up to speed about Leatherface. Once that is established and we are to believe Leatherface and family have been destroyed by ugly ass rednecks in a fire and a baby who was a part of the Leatherface family is taken we go forty years into the future which is weird because the young woman they show us is in her early 20s. Pretty much as I explain to all movie fans that if you are looking for logic, something original, etc., in a horror sequel, prequel, and seven films into the fucking series THEN YOU ARE WATCHING THE WRONG FUCKING MOVIE. YES I AM TALKING TO THE DUMB ASSES WHO STILL QUESTION THE LOGIC OF ‘FREDDY VS JASON’. Moving on, anyway the young girl gets a piece of mail that has informed her that she has inherited a house in Texas from a relative she never knew about let alone never knowing she was adopted. Her parents well the people who claimed her let’s say warn her about going to the evil place. This is what I enjoyed about the film more than anything was in short order kids party, Leatherface massacres everybody, and the girl understands at the end she actually inherited one the most notorious killers in filmland! AWESOME! The horror film defies logic, and spits in the face of what your usual cookie cut out mainstream horror is these days. The film is completely absurd and I love every god damn gory moment of it. And I got to see Gunnar Hansen, Bill Moseley, Marilyn Burns, and John Dugan in the same chainsaw movie. It’s not going to win best horror movie of the year but it entertained my ass and that is what I want. I give it 3 stars.

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Don’t Let the Riverbeast Get You! (DVD) – I enjoy getting films people think I make up the titles and show them the film actually exists and it blows their minds. And this independent film doesn’t disappoint. Film focuses on a man named Neil Stewart who has come back to his very white bread/vanilla community Rivertown, USA. He was left at the altar three years ago by his cute fiancée because she didn’t believe him and his story of the Riverbeast he refused to let go of. Neil is back and just wants to reconnect with friends, work his job as a tutor, and live in his godmother’s basement without the hassle of a creepy reporter and assholes calling him “RB”. And if all possible win his fiancée back. Neil goes as far as hiring a ladies man/monster hunter to prove there is a Riverbeast but all the old dude keeps finding is the picnic girls. Whether the dialogue and the very WHITE community is intentional or not it adds a fun aspect to the independent film that relies more on characters than the Riverbeast just having a bloodbath which eventually comes. Pay attention to what kills the Riverbeast because you may piss yourself laughing because it actually makes sense in some odd way. But the music and acting of the film really bring visions of the good old days of independent films when they were shot on VHS. I highly recommend this flick if you are looking for something offbeat and different in your horror movie watching… I give the flick 3 out of 4 stars as it can be found at www.braindamagefilms.com .

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Incest Death Squad (DVD) – I was happy when I finally sat down to watch this Cory J. Udler independent film just for the mere reason of its title and it was worth checking out. The independent film is about a reporter who travels from outside of Milwaukee to a very small and hidden town deep in Wisconsin to investigate why hookers are disappearing. What little he knows he would meet the love of his life at a small motel and just happen to stumble upon a brother and sister combo who enjoy killing and fucking all because the Lord is telling them to do it. But Jeb and Amber Wayne are not just killing anyone they are killing tourists or out of state tourists to be exact. To explain completely what exactly goes on would give away the whole film without witnessing the fun carnage but I can tell you this it has me interested in what Cory and crew have in store in the sequels to ‘Incest Death Squad’. I believe this was a good set up for a brutally fun independent trilogy. So prepare yourself for Cory to take your mind into a disgusting, sick, and actually interesting roller coaster ride into perverted fun horror. I give the film 2 ½ out of 4 stars and can be purchased at www.incestdeathsquad.com . Also lots of information on the sequels and other projects Mr. Udler has going on.

 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (DVD) – Honestly folks, what was so fucking unexpected? The Peter Jackson trilogy of ‘Lord of the Rings’ pretty much printed money, so forgive me for being a little pissed dude went and made three more fucking films that involved hobbits. The film is good but is it great, like the others, not really… It’s pretty much more of a kid’s version of ‘Lord of the Rings’ but just the shit that happen before that. Really people, Peter Jackson did a wonderful job but I believe as a movie fan I and many others are allowed to be pissed if another filmmaker thinks it’s a good idea to make a trilogy of prequels just to cash in. Is this really what Peter Jackson is doing? Maybe not, we all know he is a huge Hobbit and Lords of the Rings fan himself but it comes off as he is just cashing in. Sorry the Lucas thing has me bitter along with many others but bottom-line if you want more Hobbit adventures, you got it! Peter Jackson did a great job. I just prefer the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies and this film seemed more of a film aimed at a much younger crowd. I give the film 2 ½ stars just because Peter Jackson and Wingnut Films are awesome and prove why they are one of the few that know what they are doing with CGI.

 

Any comments or questions please send to: GrossMovieReview@verizon.net, GrossMovieReview@aol.com or www.facebook.com/grossmoviereviews . Remember folks always support your local independent movie theater, independent video store, and independent filmmakers! It will keep horror alive………

You can always visit and see some past reviews at: www.grossmoviereviews.com !!!

You can purchase my book from Library of the Living Dead Press called, “The Big Ass Book of Gross Movie Reviews” at www.amazon.com .

Don’t forget you can also hear Kyle and I talking about horror flicks on a weekly basis on the Bloodbaths and Boomsticks podcast at http://bloodbathsandboomsticks.blogspot.com/

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Episode 66 is up!

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EPISODE 66

 

 

In honor of its 30th anniversary JSB and Josh from down the road got together to record commentaries track for Return of the Jedi.  So listen and learn as we explain some of your most burning Star Wars questions… Such as What the hell weird bootleg copy of Jedi is JSB watching, Andre the Giant and his giant poops, Why the Ewoks are secretly kick ass, Jabba the Hutt’s severe lack of palace security, Droid torture, Imperial floor and helmet wax,   Slave Leia’s bikini and the thousands upon thousands of nerd boners it caused, Lando’s secure place in the galaxy as Pimp Soul Brother #1.  All this and a dude with a face on his face.

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Bloodbaths and Boomsticks have been busy lately as another episode has just gone up!

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EPISODE 65 Movies on no one talks about Vol.2

On this bonus show Cory returns to talk about movies that have gone under the radar, lost gems, or some stuff no one has ever heard of. So enjoy this extra helping of bloodbaths & boomsticks Also, our older episodes are available at
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Episode 65

Was hanging out on the set of the independent film “Croaker” today… took some pics!

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The extras show up to Sunny Jim's in Emsworth, Pa. https://www.facebook.com/sunnyjims

The extras show up to Sunny Jim’s in Emsworth, Pa.
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Nice number of extras...

Nice number of extras…

 

Welcome to Sunny Jim's!

Welcome to Sunny Jim’s!

Director/writer Fred Terling gathers the main actors and crew to ready them for the scene before extras are added.

Director/writer Fred Terling gathers the main actors and crew to ready them for the scene before extras are added.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some fine tuning...

Some fine tuning…

 

A couple officers or actors going through lines.

A couple officers or actors going through lines.

 

Setting up for the extras inside.

Setting up for the extras inside.

 

Lori Terling, production assistant is wondering if this scene is going to be shot soon?

Lori Terling, production assistant is wondering if this scene is going to be shot soon?

The extras are a little restless, excited, and nervous.

The extras are a little restless, excited, and nervous.

Actors are putting their characters on hold for a little last adjustment.

Actors are putting their characters on hold for a little last adjustment.

A couple smart extras in my opinion as they order some beer.

A couple smart extras in my opinion as they order some beer.

 

These extras were so excited apparently their excitement turned themselves into blurry people, hahaha

These extras were so excited apparently their excitement turned themselves into blurry people, hahaha

Young and old they came to have a part in a low budget independent film today.

Young and old they came to have a part in a low budget independent film today.

Filming has begun...

Filming has begun…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special thanks to the cast and crew of the film of Croaker, Fred Terling, Jimmy Star, and Sunny Jim’s Tavern!

 

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Casting Call info for Croaker

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Croaker

 

 

**CASTING CALL ALERT: EXTRAS LOCATION INFO – EMSWORTH**

Date: May 25, 10:00 am
Estimated shoot time: 2-3 hours.
Location: SUNNY JIM’S, 255 Camp Horne Rd Pittsburgh, PA 15202
Attire: You will be a restaurant patron, so dress the way you would go out to eat.

 

**CASTING CALL ALERT: EXTRAS LOCATION INFO – Canonsburg**

Date: May 25, 2:00 pm
Estimated shoot time: 1-2 hours.
Location: SNPJ #138 Parking Lot, 269 Latimer Avenue, Strabane, PA 15363
Attire: You will be a protester and we will be shooting outside. Dress comfortably and by all means bring water.

Gross Movie Reviews #291

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Gross Movie Reviews #291

 

By Tim Gross

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Ooga Booga (DVD) – Charles Band and Full Moon’s latest release that was trying to play off of the ‘Django Unchained’ press by using taglines and poster art to stir up film fanatics has been finally released. It stars the great Stacey Keach and Karen Black. I enjoy the premise of an African tribesman coming to life from the spirit of a black man Devin gunned down for racist reasons, it is borderline Blaxploitation. Come on who doesn’t want to see a “Slurshy Machine” (yeah, I spelled it right) electric glitch brings to life the next greatest puppet of Charles Band’s world! Apparently the point of the story is don’t have a drunken actor who has entertained kids for thirty years or you’ll get gunned down by racist cops in a convenient store. Then only to have your spirit (Ooga Booga) make your girlfriend get butt raped to get keys from three criminals who caused the problem in the first place. Then your spirit and girlfriend make your way to Karen Black’s trailer park to seek revenge and onto the way fucking racist judge played by Stacey Keach. The movie sounds good, looks good, but I believe at some point when you cross that line of racism it just isn’t funny like introducing dolls (the Bad Ass dolls) to be exact only to cash in on your cult followers who will put out cash for you no matter what… The actor that plays Devin even has a line poking fun at the racist Bad Ass dolls for their names. I love the Ooga Booga doll, he is awesome. It reminds me of the tiki doll from ‘Trilogy of Terror’ but the film fails to deliver on what could be a great franchise for Mr. Band. For that I give it 2 stars but I keep repeating Ooga Booga, Ooga Booga, Ooga Booga!

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The Quest (VHS/YouTube) – A very cool Aussie film from 1986 that blends Monster Squad, Goonies, and several other mid-80s films that were popular with the ‘E.T.’ kid! The ‘E.T.’ kid’s parents die while hanging out in Aussie country so a good friend takes in the kid as his own. To kill time since he is very different from your typical kid there he invents things, is a daredevil of sorts at the age of 12. When himself and two friends witness an event at a pond in the mountains he is convinced he wants to find what’s living underneath the water or does he? The film has several different names but has not been released on DVD as of yet. It’s a great adventure film and reminds of the days of when you were out of school during summer in the 80s and you would find cool films such as this and ‘Fortress’ on HBO at 8:30am on a random Thursday morning. Movie fans its worthy of searching out and watching just for the ending then get to the internet machine and start a campaign for this fucker to be released on DVD! I give it 3 ½ stars.

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RAD (VHS) – Again another forgotten kids 80s flick that is all about BMX racing and what’s this Ray fucking Walston! Local kid does good flick from 1986 is about a teenager Cru jones who is given the chance to race the big names at “Helltrack” but of course the promoter fears what he could do to his main racer’s rep. So just like the kids in the film ‘Kidco’, Cru Jones and friends must raise money for the race and find a sponsor who just happens to be Ray Walston. Along with that storyline you get all the coolest bike tricks at the time that you and I most likely torn the skin off of our legs just jumping the curb out front of our houses. But the topper from the film and disappointed I didn’t remember this from my childhood is when Cru and his cute girlfriend (Christian) who went and did ‘Full House’ TV show do bike tricks at the local school dance. I give the film 3 stars.

 

Rise of the Dinosaurs (DVD/SyFy Channel) – The film was called ‘Jurassic Attack’ but I believe for no other reason there is a good chance SyFy Channel has made a movie of that name or going too? But SyFy vet Corin Nemac aka Parker Lewis sends some troops into an uncharted jungle to take down a weapons dealer. When the mission gets fucked up, Vernon Wells is gets pissed and is about to go ‘Road Warrior’ on Nemac’s ass because he doesn’t understand the seriousness of the problem. If that wasn’t enough there is dinosaurs eating people. Can you tell ‘Jurassic Park’ is being rereleased soon? I give the film 2 stars and give Vernon Wells 4 stars for still being a bad ass!

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Best of the Best 4: Without Warning (VHS) – Yep, you got that right. There wasn’t a warning Phillip Rhee did another sequel to this franchise. But anyhow apparently fulfilling Miramax’s contract Phillip Rhee wrote, direct, produced, and acted again in this above average action flick which has his character Tommy Lee fighting the bad guys for disc copy of the Federal Reserve money designs. Along the way you have Tobin Bell (Yeah that guy) playing a Russian who steals the designs, Ernie Hudson playing a hard-nosed cop, Art LaFleur playing Rhee’s friend who gets fucked up by golf balls, and son of a bitch Paul Gleason playing a priest! Grab a six pack of Yuengling because I am in to watch this action flick again as I give it 2 ½ stars.

 

Hostel III (DVD) – A clone of Eli Roth decided to make ‘The Hangover’ into a horror movie. I give it 2 stars as you knew I was going to watch it just because it was a sequel!

Any comments or questions please send to: GrossMovieReview@verizon.net, GrossMovieReview@aol.com or www.facebook.com/grossmoviereviews . Remember folks always support your local independent movie theater, independent video store, and independent filmmakers! It will keep horror alive………

You can always visit and see some past reviews at: www.grossmoviereviews.com !!!

You can purchase my book from Library of the Living Dead Press called, “The Big Ass Book of Gross Movie Reviews” at www.amazon.com .

Don’t forget you can also hear Kyle and I talking about horror flicks on a weekly basis on the Bloodbaths and Boomsticks podcast at http://bloodbathsandboomsticks.blogspot.com/

Plus you can always go to the greatest T-shirt place online or if you are in Texas visit the store of “Fast Custom Shirts” where T-shirt Joe is the only place that you can purchase a Gross Movie Reviews t-shirt but also Cannibal Campout and Woodchipper Massacre T-shirt also!!!! Go to www.fastcustomshirts.com for details.

Episode 64 tackles some issues… sort of, so go check it out horror fans!

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EPISODE 65

This week Josh from down the road join Tim and JSB as we rant and rave about the most mundane things in life, but hey, what else have we got going on.  On this episode we discuss what flicks we would have liked to see in 3D.  The new Star Trek movie, Racism, Weird dolls, Racist weird dolls, Ticks, and some other stuff too.  So kill some time with us because this episode someone finally shows up to rid us of the ghost of Gregory Heins once and for all…. GOULET!!!!!

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The independent film “Croaker” is looking for extras

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Croaker

CASTING CALL: EXTRAS!

We will be needing two sets of extras next Saturday, May 25 at 10:00 am in Emsworth and 2:00 pm in Canonsburg. The Emsworth shoot will be as restaurant patrons and the 2:00 pm will be protesters. YES – you may “fake-shemp” both, just change your clothes between scenes. If you are interested, send me a message and I will give you further details, call times and locations.

For more details go to: https://www.facebook.com/Croakermovie?ref=ts&fref=ts

Don’t Let the Riverbeast Get You! coming to DVD May 21st, 2013!

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                Don’t Let the Riverbeast Get You is the next independent horror film set to release from Brain Damage Films. You’ll believe in him when he starts to eat you!

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About the Film

 

Don’t Let The Riverbeast Get You! is from the same filmmakers who brought you Freaky Farley and Monsters, Marriage, and Murder in Manchvegas.  Like those two films Riverbeast was shot in New England, and features local amateur actors doing their best with a wild script.  This is true independent filmmaking–just a group of friends working long hours together, and draining their savings accounts in order to create an original and unforgettable feature film!

When they’re not making movies, Matt Farley, Charles Roxburgh and Tom Scalzo are watching as many obscure VHS horror movies made in rural America in the 1970s and 1980s.  These old movies provide them with inspiration for their own pictures.

 

Full Synopsis:

 

A vicious monster has arisen from its watery lair! It’s the Riverbeast, and he’s threatening a peaceful New England town. Local tutor Neil Stuart has seen the beast before, but nobody believed his story, making him the town laughingstock. Neil sets out to not only prove that the Riverbeast exists, but also, with the help of his beautiful pupil, scrappy tutor buddies, and a former professional athlete to vanquish the aquatic menace!

Trailer:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTwKCkYLAgA

Facebook:   http://www.facebook.com/HayrideMovie

Studio:   http://www.BrainDamageFilms.com/

 

 

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For more information or additional press materials please contact:

Jeff Miller

JeffM@BrainDamageFilms.com.com