Gross Movie Reviews #330

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Gross Movie Reviews #330

 

By Tim Gross

 

The Purge (DVD) – Ethan Hawke stars in a film where he plays a character that is well off money wise and has sold security systems to all in the gated community. But there is more to this story as the government as declared one day a year you are able to commit any crime you would like for 12 hours. It is to help people to purge any impure thoughts of committing a crime and it has help lower crime rates throughout the US. Problem is if you are poor you are screwed! Well people have come knocking on the Ethan’s door because his kid let in a potential victim and now must face the consequences.  The movie is a fun concept and has cool moments but I do not understand the fan fever behind this flick? Maybe I am just old…? I give the film 2 ½ stars.

 

The Purge: Anarchy (On Demand) – Its one year later… and the “Purge” is about to begin. This time around the story revolves around a struggling mother and daughter whose building has been targeted by people in all black and they are helped by a stranger who wanted to take part in The Purge but used better judgement for now. While on the run the story unfolds more and explains The Purge may be a way for the government to rid of citizens they feel is useless in the new society. I enjoyed this film more than the first because I could see this happening? I could see the government or let’s say rich folks come up with a way to rid their society of lower beings in their eyes. This movie suits what is going on right now with Wall Street and Occupy movement, now that being said, I am a person who loves sequels but feels to continue this series will be a mistake? Unless they go ass deep into the government angle! That’s right I don’t trust anybody, except beer… and horror movies, and more beer. I give the film 3 stars.

 

Godzilla (On Demand/remake) – Another remake of the giant lizard that was brought on by radiation is too damn long. I love the mutation or evolution of mean looking Godzilla but the need to retell the legend of it or how the monster came to be and origins of what may be attacking earth now is getting old. A Godzilla movie should not be over two hours long. But anyway in 1999 some strange shit goes down in the Philippines, 15 years later the same shit is happening again but even worse and a government within a government has been keeping it quiet. While some man who knows the truth and everyone thinks is crazy is exactly right but little does he know the government knows Godzilla exists and they tried to kill him in 1954 with a bunch of nations but failed. Now only Godzilla is earth’s hope to fight some kind of alien creatures that have laid dormant for millions of years. This film is good but is far from one of my favorites as I am a big fan of all the early 90s remakes and will always be a fan of the original Godzilla films! But with that said I give the flick 2 ½ stars and remember it’s too fucking long!

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The Device (Vimeo) – Jeremy Berg and John Portanova who are a part of the independent film company “The October People” are back at it with this new release that deals with possible alien abduction and strange events that are in the same vein as “The X-Files”. Abby and Rebecca are sisters who have been a part for many years have gotten back together at an old cabin again to spread their mother’s ashes. While walking through the woods discussing the past they come across a strange black sphere and something that could be a wrecked plane? They bring back the strange black sphere and that’s when things get weird… Dreams of creepy aliens, pregnancy, death, and etc., leads up to an amazing ending for this independent sci-fi thriller that I must say is one of the best independent films of 2014. Bravo Mr. Berg and Mr. Portanova as I give it 3 ½ out of 4 stars. The film is available through amazon.com and for details on upcoming projects please check out http://www.theoctoberpeople.net .

 

Reviled (Web Series) – Independent filmmaker Jim Stramel has decided to tackle the very bloated zombie genre and try to give zombie fans something different and interesting to watch. The first episode is about a man named Frank who has something different for the underground zombie pit-fighting world… His undead daughter! Its dramatic but at the same time keeps that gritty horror flick feel as world hasn’t been overrun with zombies it was a mere blip on the radar of life as nations have moved on with regular life. But most Americans are always looking that something different, that edge, that excitement, and in this web series its zombie-pit fighting. Stramel shows off his talents with not only a well-scripted and well-shot episode but the look and feel in opinion should have zombie fans clamoring for more! I give the new series 3 out of 4 stars and wish Jim Stramel good luck with the ongoing project. You can purchase and find out more information about the project at www.reviledzombieseries.com .

 

Corvette Summer (VHS/YouTube) – A great car flick about a young Mark Hamill who spends his summer searching for this amazing car, a corvette, that his shop class rebuilt after it is stolen. A great flick to take a ride down late 70s memory lane and has a great supporting cast in a naked Annie Potts, Dick Miller, Brion James, and T.K. Carter. I give the film 2 ½ stars.

 

Link (VHS) – General Zod aka Terrance Stamp is a scientist and enjoys monkeys as he lives them and uses them for experiments. Problem is after a student Elisabeth Shue asks and gets a job at his place the monkeys go ape shit in this very boring movie about a monkey keeping Shue’s character trapped at the house. I give the film 1 star.

Haunted House

Haunted House on Sorority Row (DVD) – The film is produced and directed by the talented Henrique Couto who gives us a tale of college girls who want to start their own sorority without hazing and other random bullshit. They find an old house on the cheap and know it’s haunted but really don’t believe in that shit until one by one their past comes to haunt them till death… I enjoy a lot of Couto’s projects but this paranormal Indy film just didn’t seem to flick my bic! The film looks wonderful, cool effects, great cast but I can be very picky when it comes to paranormal horror flicks. Knowing Henrique I know that won’t stop him from making several other projects that I will purchase and enjoy. I give the flick 2 out of 4 stars and it is available on amazon.com.

 

The Dark Power (VHS) – Oh the random crappy horror films I will watch folks? This 1985 low budget classic has a sheriff who carries a whip facing off against evil Indian spirits that have come back from the dead to kill! It’s horrible, it’s hilarious, and its racist so prepare yourself if you find yourself in possession of a copy? I give it 1 ½ stars.

 

Savage Streets (DVD-R) – The crazy rape/revenge classic from Danny Steinmann in 1983 that stars Linda Blair, Linnea Quigley, and John Vernon. Linda Blair is tough girl who has a group of girlfriends that are close and do everything together and they all look out for her sister Linnea who happens to be a deaf mute. After screwing over a dope dealing gang the night before by taking their car, the gang comes back for revenge by raping Linnea and beat the shit out of her. If that wasn’t enough the same gang throws her pregnant best friend off of a bridge killing her. That’s when Linda Blair heads to the Bear Trap store and gets all Blackjack Mulligan on the men who caused her pain that features the classic line from Principal John Vernon, “Go fuck an iceberg!” You would think the film would be easy to get but it has been released several times on DVD only to disappear several times to show up on eBay for a retarded amount of money. Usually I am all about paying the 10 or 15 bucks for a film but when most of the time it doesn’t get cheaper than $25 unless it’s a used copy and there is rumors about the company that does this shit on purpose I say “GO FUCK AN ICEBERG!” it is available on YouTube on a regular basis. I give the classic 3 stars.

 

Hardcore (VHS) – A 1979 sleaze fest that stars George C. Scott as a father whose daughter goes missing in California during a religious retreat from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Scott’s character hires a P.I. in Peter Boyle to find answers on where his daughter is? Soon Boyle’s character finds an 8mm short that has his daughter doing an explicit sex scene sending him in a fit of rage with more questions than answers. After firing the PI, George C. Scott takes an extended vacation that lowers him into the seedy world of porn and porno making. He poses as a producer and sets up casting calls in order to find answers to find his daughter. The movie does a great job of making you feel you a part of the seedy porn world of 1979 that is much more accepted these days. If you looking for something non-horror but want a film with a little edge leave it to an unknown George C. Scott film to me to entertain you as you will not be disappointed in this sleazy vehicle. I give the film 3 stars.

 

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“Beware the Laughing Mask!”

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Lake Mary, Florida – Director Michael Aguiar and Bravestarr Pictures have completed production on the horror feature The Laughing Mask. Now, this title will have its World Premiere in Lake Mary, Florida (AMStar Cinema 12), before showing in other locations. The film is a kidnapping feature by way of Angel Heart (1987), with the film’s killer influence by the Shape from John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978). Horror fans can preview the film’s release here.

 

The film’s plot involves a tormented man, named Jake (John Hardy). Jake has already lost his wife, Jaycee (Inge Uys), to the Laughing Mask and his daughter has just been kidnapped. Jake must team up with a dogged detective, Kate O’Malley (Sheyenne Rivers), to track down this killer and confront him in his own twisted haunt.

 

The Laughing Mask continues to gain in popularity. The film’s original trailer, on Youtube received over three hundred thousand views. The interest from the horror community led to a short film being developed into a feature, after financing was secured. As well, the film’s latest teaser, released September 2014, has already garnered over one hundred thousand hits. Much of the film’s popularity is based on the quality of film. The Laughing Mask was shot with the Red Epic Camera in 4K digital. The high quality film can be seen in the latest clip, hosted below.

 

The film’s latest teaser is hosted here:

 

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k2xG9k1IZslheq8PKB6

 

More stills from the film can be downloaded here:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hmuxfw5ao0ilvu6/AABxYGBbfRkeKyGoI6sSZ-0va?dl=0

 

Release Date: October 31st (World Premiere) and TBA (Wider Release).

 

Director: Michael Aguiar.

 

Cast: Fran Rafferty, Inge Uys, Gabriel Lee, Sheyenne Rivers, Thomas Noel Smith and Matt Ganey.

 

More on the film is available here: https://www.facebook.com/TheLaughingMask 

 

*the director would like to invite readers to be part of the film. Aguiar, along with the cast, are available for interviews. From the cast, Sheynne Rivers, Gabriel Lee, Jeffrey Jenkins and John Hardy are available to talk with editors.

 

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Scarehouse “Revenge is a Bitch.”

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Toronto, Ontario – Director and writer Gavin Michael Booth is releasing the first trailer for The Scarehouse to fans. The clip features a primarily female cast and a bloody tale of revenge. As well, a trap filled haunted house hosts dark revelations. A Mimetic Entertainment and a Named Viking Entertainment production, The Scarehouse is set to thrill audiences, in select theatres and through Video-on-demand.

 

On October 5th, The Scarehouse will host its World Premiere in Windsor, Ontario, the city in which the film was shot. The premiere takes place inside an existing Halloween Haunted House attraction. Fans across North America can see the film in select theatres (Oct. 5th, 2014) and through Video-on-demand platforms, this October 21st.

 

In the film, two friends take revenge on their former sorority sisters. Rejected, characters Corey (Sarah Booth) and Elaina (Kimberly-Sue Murray) have set-up an elaborate haunted house attraction – The Scarehouse. Inside, they will stalk their prey, awaiting the opportunity to confront the six sisters, while revealing a troublesome past. Do Corey and Elaina have what it takes to mastermind their assault? Do they have the guts and endurance to go through with their plan? Only those who survive will be able to tell their tale. And, a brutal tale of revenge takes place this Devil’s Night, inside The Scarehouse!

 

The trailer is available here for The Scarehouse:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl44rG-wGxA&feature=youtu.be

 

The trailer is available for download on Dropbox:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/q7ha326m7ggb76x/The%20Scarehouse%20-%20Official%20Trailer%20%28Dir.%20Gavin%20Michael%20Booth%29.mp4?dl=0

 

The “Try More Clothes” clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6ZzuGyCXDA

 

The “I Can Still See Some Fat” clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qOeILSTmN8

 

Release Date: October 10th, 2014 (World Premiere) and October 21st, 2014 (VOD, iTunes).

 

Director: Gavin Michael Booth. Writer: Gavin Michael Booth and Sarah Booth.

 

Cast: Sarah Booth, Kimberly-Sue Murray, Katherine Barrell, Teagan Vincze, Emily Alatalo, Dani Barker, Ivana Stojanovic and Jennifer Miller.

 

The film’s homepage is here:  http://www.scarehousemovie.com

 

The film’s fan page: https://www.facebook.com/TheScareHouse/timeline

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Slumber Party Slasher AFTER SCHOOL MASSACRE Coming to VOD November 4th

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Brain Damage Films invites you to sleep over with After School Massacre on VOD this November 4th!   Heads will roll, breasts will bounce, and these six girls will learn a new meaning for teacher appreciation in this fun yet brutal slasher.  Availability will include all major and minor cable/satellite VOD operators, as well as major internet platforms including iTunes, Vudu, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Xbox Video, and more.

 

 

About the Film

After School Massacre (previously titled “Teachers’ Day”) is the latest from writer/director Jared Masters (Slink) and his production company, Frolic Pictures.  The film, which was nominated for Best Feature at this year’s Shockfest, is a sure hit among horror fans with its hot pink, ring-pop terror and wanton slaying of beautiful underwear-clad girls!

 

It stars Nikole Howell, Savannah Matlow, Danika Galindo, Lindsay Lamb, Courtney Rood, Yasmine Soofi, and Simone Wasserman.  Additional cast includes Art Roberts, Dawna Lee Heising, and fun cameos including Mindy Robinson.

 

Ain’t It Cool News’ Mark L. Miller says “This throwback to old school low budget slasher films has a lot of moments that made me smile … there are some great moments of gleefully gory and carnage laden scenes … it does slumber party horror with a wink, a nod, and a slash to fans who like low-fi horror.”

 

 

Synopsis

A 12th grade European History educator, Ty Anderson, whose minor online communication with a teasing student finds him immediately terminated from school grounds and snaps him into a psychotic killing spree, terrorizing his former female students at their slumber party.

 

 

Official Trailer and More Information

http://braindamagefilms.com/dvd/horror/slasher/after-school-massacre/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnxscbqs6hA

 

http://frolicpictures.com/teachers-day/

https://www.facebook.com/teachersdayslasher

 

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DEAD GIRLS Will Get Their Revenge Soon

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Brain Damage Films is set to release Dead Girls on VOD October 2nd, followed by DVD on November 4th.  Dead Girls is a chilling three-part horror anthology featuring stories in the flavor of female revenge.  DVD availability is set to include many retailers and websites including Amazon, as well as rental chains including Family Video.  VOD availability will include all major and minor cable/satellite operators and internet platforms.

 

The film is also playing at the Chicago Horror Film Festival this Friday, September 26th, and at the Days of the Dead Horror Film Festival this Sunday, September 28th.

 

 

About the Film

Dead Girls, from writer/director team Del Harvey and Neal Fischer (Rough Cut Films), tells three stories of abused and forsaken girls who return from the dead to take their revenge.  Genre veteran Lynn Lowry (The Crazies, They Came from Within) provides a creepy narration while a great cast leads the short stories “Over My Dead Body,” “Theta Phi’s Never Die,” and “Vengeance is Mine.”

 

DVD special features include a behind-the-scenes featurette, trailers, and deleted scenes.

 

 

Synopsis

Three stories of horror connected through the pages of dead girls’ diaries. In one, a ghostly apparition seeks revenge upon the man who betrayed her love and is responsible for her death. In another a mystical object helps a young woman reach out from beyond the grave to exact her revenge against the stuck up sisters of a college sorority. And in the third a young woman who has lost her way and her faith finds the answer to her prayers in the last place she would have expected. “Dead Girls” is a horror anthology similar to such classics of the genre as Tales From The Crypt, Trick ‘R Treat, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Creepshow, and many others.

 

 

Official Trailer and More Information

http://braindamagefilms.com/dvd/horror/anthology/dead-girls/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVy-IHe_XnE

https://www.facebook.com/deadgirlsmovie

 

 

Festival Showings:

Chicago Horror Film Festival (9/26/14 @ 8pm)

Days of the Dead Los Angeles (9/28/14 @ 11am)

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Intrusion and Intrusion: Disconnected get picked up!

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MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: SGL Entertainment headed up by Jeffrey A Swanson & Damien Dante, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Both Intrusion and Intrusion: Disconnected featuring Katie Stewart, Lee Haycraft and Corey Feldman (Goonies, Lost Boys). Read the Official Press Release www.sglmoviestore.com/2014/09/09/sgl-entertainment-acquires-both-intrusion-and-intrusion-disconnected-featuring-corey-feldman

Official film site at www.IntrusionDisconnected.com

 

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Look for both films to be Available on Blu-Ray, DVD, Cable TV and Video On Demand platforms including Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes Movies, M-GO and More!!! SGL Entertainment is headed up by Jeffrey A. Swanson and Damien Dante with partnerships that include MVD Entertainment and Indie Rights Movies.

For More Info about Intrusion: Disconnected Go To: www.facebook.com/IntrusionDisconnected

 

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Its Episode X! The lost episode of Bloodbaths and Boomsticks !

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Kyle and Tim have gone on vacation, but never fear here is a show we have been sitting on for a while now.  We cover 3 movies that feature Sonny Chiba.  THE STREET FIGHTER, THE BODYGUARD, and VIRUS.  And to help us along the way is Mike Haushalter. Resident Sonny Chiba expert.  Also for some reason we talk a lot about magic cards and D&D in this episode.  

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EPISODE X

 

“American Mary” star joins “Gut” director’s “A.”

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Clayface Pictures has inked a co-production deal with The October People (“The Invoking”, “The Device”) to produce the supernatural thriller “A.”

 

Elias (“Gut”, “Dark”) will direct from his original script and The October People’s Matt Medisch, John Portanova, and Jeremy Berg will produce alongside him.

Tristan Risk (“American Mary”, “The Editor”) and Nicholas Wilder (“Gut”, “Like The Spider”) will star, with more cast announcements expected soon.

 

“A.” centers on Elton, a man plagued by visions of his dead 4-year-old sister, which pull him deeper into a world where his obsession brings her back to life as an adult woman with dire consequences.

“Elias’ script grabbed us right away with its personal style and dark, vivid imagery,” says producer Matt Medisch, “We’re thrilled to help him bring his vision to the screen.”

“I’m really happy to be working with Matt, John and Jeremy,” tells Elias, “We have a lot in common, not only with our love for films, but how we make them, and you can’t ask for more than that.”

Shooting is planned for late Spring 2015, with the film to be lensed by Berg.

The deal was brokered by Matt Medish for the The October People with Elias for Clayface Pictures.

 

Gross Movie Reviews #329

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Gross Movie Reviews #329

 

By Tim Gross

 

Freddy’s Nightmares TV series (DVD-R) – The Nightmare on Elm St. series started off with great intentions in 1988-1989. Hell, Freddy was huge he was on the Today show, Arsenio Hall, the character that was burned by vengeful parents and comes back to kill teenagers in their dreams was a household name in the late 80s. So New Line Cinema decided let’s make a TV show. Trying to capitalize on the Freddy character with more adventures sounded great until it hit TV. First two episodes revolve around the origins of Freddy but after that many episodes came off as lame attempt of another “Tales from the Darkside” or “Tales from the Crypt”. Most horror fans like me thought we would get more about Freddy killing the Elm St. teenagers instead you a lot boring TV show. But soon it was apparent that once the TV series was launch Freddy would come in only for an intro and ending of the show and the budget of the show was cut in half quickly. If you ever have the displeasure of watching all the episodes you will notice three or four sets were used in almost every episode. The show had its issues besides not having much Freddy: the show wasn’t on what was considered a major network at the time, budget cut in half, Robert Englund was getting tired of the make-up during this span cause he was also doing part 4 and 5, and overall the show didn’t separate itself from the usual horror TV shows that flooded the market late night on weekends. But me being Tim Gross, I pushed through all 22 episodes of boring crap to find out the show still pisses me off like it did when I was 13 years old watching it. But I did come across an episode I did not remember called “Love Stinks” starring Jeffrey Combs who plays a manager of a pizza shop who uses body parts as his secret ingredient for pizza toppings! The show was briefly released on VHS in the 90s but was scarce and many episodes can be found on YouTube but there have been no plans for this series and maybe for good reason to find its way onto DVD. For me I thought this series could have been so much more if the right writers were behind it but they were not as I give the series ½ star out of 4.

 

Prom Night (Blu-ray) – Some kids are playing a weird game at an abandon building until an accident happens; a little girl falls out a window and dies. The friends swear not to tell anyone about it. A few years later they are all getting ready for the high school prom but someone has other plans for those involved. Someone in a black mask is out for blood as they are killing one by one the seniors who were involved in the tragic accident they swore to secrecy years ago. Jamie Lee Curtis and Leslie Neilson star in the horror film that has now become known as the beginnings of the “slasher era”. Synapse Films has now given the film a much needed upgrade as the VHS and first DVD release were never of great quality. But also included Additional scenes, great outtakes, an interesting making-of which goes into how the film came to be, and has one of the most entertaining commentaries with director Paul Lynch and screenwriter William Guy. Most commentaries can be long winded and boring at times unless its John Carpenter which I haven’t heard a bad one yet from that dude. But these days everyone thinks they should do one for their film and it doesn’t mean it’s a good thing for the fans. For “Prom Night” I felt like I learned a lot more about the film and how it came to be and have new respect for Paul Lynch as he had some great stories not only about his stars but some of the interesting people behind the scenes. Example: there is a great story about a dude who steals a van for a scene in the movie! Mr. Lynch figured enough time has passed that he could talk about the stolen van they blew up! Great stuff… I give the package 3 out of 4 stars and more details about the Blu-ray can be found at www.synapse-films.com .

 

Bait (DVD) – Tidal waves hit Australia and put their version of Wal-Mart trapped under water and sharks attacking the trapped survivors. A former lifeguard, his ex, and Dr. Doom try to help get the survivors out before Australian Jaws eats everyone. I give the film 2 stars.

 

Dead Air (DVD) – One of my favorite underrated actors Gregory Hines is a DJ in this 90s film that has his character haunted by a female phone caller that seems to be getting in his mind and screwing with him or is she? The film is influenced by Clint Eastwood’s “Play Misty for Me” but gives the story a different twist. If you are a Gregory Hines fan the film is worth a watch as I give it 2 stars.

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Found (Vimeo) – An award winning independent film made for about $8000 with the story revolving around a 12 year old boy who is at that awkward age of “are you a boy, are you a teenager?” The boy is named Marty and narrates a lot of the film as Marty looks up to his older brother who likes horror movies and does not have many friends. But Marty’s brother does have a secret and it is in the closet in a bowling ball bag. Marty likes to go and inspect what’s in the bag as it changes often. Marty doesn’t have many friends either and gets bullied often in school but he is more concerned learning more about his brother because he looks up to him and his parents who don’t care for the brother. But as we get to the heart of the film, the movie goes from a story of a boy’s innocence and awkwardness to complete off the hinge brutality in the last 20 or 30 minutes that will leave your jaw hanging open! This movie is amazing and has one of the best endings since the release of the horror film “Inside”! One of the best independent films that I have seen in 2014 as I give it 4 out of 4 stars.  It is available on DVD at amazon.com and if it helps it got banned twice in Australia because its original cut of the film. It also won the first ever Elvira’s Horror Hunt Film Festival. More about the film can be found at: http://www.theoctoberpeople.net/ or their Facebook page of the same name.

 

Escape Plan (DVD) – Stallone, Arnie, Vinnie Jones, 50 Cent, Sam Neil, that dude that played Jesus, that weird chubby dude from “Full Metal Jacket”, who isn’t in this flick? Stallone breaks out of prison for a living to show flaws in the system for the government, etc. to fix. This time Stallone is given a job for a prison that no one knows the location and it is for people the world just wants them to disappear. It’s a new high tech prison like no other and there is no escape until Stallone meets Arnold, together they can break out of the place! This is high grade action-cheese that I love… This is the kinda of stuff I was screaming for in the early 90s and my wishes have been granted with this flick, “The Expendables”, “JCVD”, etc. I give it 3 stars.

 

Fast & Furious 6 (DVD) – These car racing, drug dealing, weapons stealing, completely unrealistic movie plots are my guilty non-horror pleasure for the mere reason they are entertaining and I get to see Jason Statham fuck somebody up even its for only 30 seconds. This series proves Vin Diesel may not be the best actor but he is a smart one because he knows what makes money… I give it 3 stars.

 

Leprechaun Origins (DVD/remake) – The film that has been four or five years in the making is a giant disappointment. Four tourists visit a small Irish village for the history only to be locked in a cabin to be a sacrifice for a creature that loves gold. They escape and learn they are not the only ones that have been sacrificed for this creature. But apparently some folks stole a bunch of gold 15 years ago and the creature aka leprechaun is pissed off and these folks try to please him by giving him random tourists to kill. Let’s be realistic the “Leprechaun” series isn’t Oscar worthy material. But it was fun cheesy entertainment that had “Leprechaun Fly Girls”! This new version pretty much turns the character we all know and love into a SyFy Channel monster movie of the week. GIMME MOTHER FUCKING WARWICK DAVIS!!! I wasn’t opposed to an update or Dylan Postal aka Hornswoggle playing the leprechaun character but with all the blur effect, the make-up and creatures effects what was the point? But be warned by the lackluster movie I was waiting for and was disappointed by as I give it 1 ½ stars at the most.

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Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (On Demand) – We see Martin has survived the bloodbath of the first film but has forgotten he has a gold coin in the car and the Nazi zombies still want it! After Martin has driven off the road and wrecked. The Nazi zombies have a new mission and they need new soldiers to complete it. Meanwhile Martin has a zombie arm reattached to his body and is believed by police to have killed everyone on the mountain top. Martin knows he must stop Herzog and his zombie army or this will never end. Martin gets in touch with the Zombie Squad through the internet and they are hell bent on helping Martin stopping the Nazi zombie army from completing their mission! The sequel is just as awesome as the first flick and like the first film “Dead Snow 2” wastes no time making sure this will be a memorable and over the edge zombie film you will never forget. We got supernatural zombie arms, gore, zombies driving tanks, kids getting smashed and torn to pieces, Russian soldier zombies, more gore, reviving zombies all what you would expect from a sequel to one of the most memorable zombie films ever made ! I give the flick 4 stars and to me is one of the best horror movies of 2014…

 

The Chilling (VHS) – Linda Blair plays a character named Mary who helps clients through the process of having their loved ones transition to the cryo freezing process in hopes of a better tomorrow. But Mary doesn’t know the doctor and his assistant that she works for are selling the people’s organs in Mexico for big bucks. That is until during a bad storm on Halloween night lightening hits the building and the cryo tubes that turns all in them into burned C.H.U.D. imitations who are pissed off and fucking people up. With the help of a client and Grizzly Adams playing a security guard they must refreeze the weird zombie/creatures in order to escape. Great low budget/late 80s fun that I give 2 stars.

 

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Sleepwalkers – A film by Ryan Lightbourn – Second Trailer

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Contact info: Ryan Lightbourn – sleepwalkersthemovie@gmail.com

Miami, Florida – First time feature film director Ryan Lightbourn is showing more of his vicious creature feature Sleepwalkers. The second trailer for the film has been shot in the Floridian bayous and swamps. These settings helped create the trailer’s dark tone.

Having cut his teeth with music videos for the likes of Big Sean, Slum Village, and Travis Porter, Lightbourn exploded onto the scene with his original short, “Roid Rage” – a grindhouse style indie flick. Lightbourn wrote, shot, directed, edited and scored the film, himself. “Roid Rage” screened at over 40 film festivals, earning spots at Screamfest LA, Sacramento Horror Film Festival, and Rue Morgue/Unstable Ground’s “Little Terrors” series among others. The short film’s trailer generated over 3 million views on YouTube. After surprising many in the industry with his one-man-crew achievement on “Roid Rage,” Lightbourn confounds expectations further with Sleepwalkers. Lightbourn continues to set new standards for the micro-budget feature world.

This title is currently wrapping up post-production. Sleepwalkers is only a few short months away from completion and this title has been submitted to a number of film festivals. An official release date will follow shortly.

The film’s trailer is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4sK0wLKuoE

The official synopsis: “Sleepwalkers tells the story of five college students as they attempt to enjoy a festive spring break getaway, only to encounter a deadly, nocturnal presence. As horrific events unfold, the group joins forces with a local convenience store owner and a prison escapee. Nighttime approaches and they must set aside their differences and use their wits to survive.”

Director/writer: Ryan Lightbourn.

Producers: Aviva Christie, Tim Story, Jesse Fox, Ryan Lightbourn

Cast: Ansley Gordon, Amanda Phillips, Tommy Goodman, Ben Owen, Ben Evans.

The film’s homepage: http://sleepwalkersthemovie.net/

The fan page: https://www.facebook.com/sleepwalkersthemovieSleepwalkers