Gross Movie Reviews #451

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Gross Movie Reviews #451

 

Stanley (DVD) – Tim is a peaceful Indian who got drafted into the Vietnam War and is now back home in the everglades just trying to enjoy life his way. He finds peace with snakes he calls friends. Tim is very good at catching poisonous snakes and takes them to some Miami doctors so they can use their venom for anti-venom. But recently some poachers have been killing the snakes off nearby for their skins. Tim and his best friend Stanley the snake doesn’t take kindly to this and begin a fight with the poachers. A very weird early 70s film has that feel of “Frogs” and maybe “Squirm”. This lesser known flick does fit the tone of a “Deathdream” and other flicks of that era for that I give it 2 ½ stars. There is a lot of cool extras also worth tracking this disc down.

 

Eye of the Devil (DVD) – An old school black and white flick from the 60s that stars Donald Pleasence as the family priest! Do I need to say more? Some rich dude is called back home because the family vineyard is dying and some evil shit needs to go down for the vineyard to thrive again. I give the film 2 stars and Mr. Pleasence 4 stars as usual.

 

The Killing of Satan (DVD) – Another crazy ass film from the Philippines where a man is chosen to battle evil and eventually Satan. He must defeat Satan for the release of his daughter! The dude’s name is Lando, people are shooting laser beams from their hands and eyes, and apparently there are boulders that weigh less than air being thrown around. I really wanted to enjoy this film but fell asleep twice. I only give the film 1 ½ stars but totally believe this needs to be watched in a setting with beer and a group of people.

 

The Last Halloween (YouTube) – A lost TV show from NBC that only played once in October 1991. Get this folks the show stars Rhea Perlman, Richard Moll, and had Savage Steve Holland directing. Think of a cut up episode of “Goosebumps” that involves Martians landing in a small town looking for ‘cooby’ aka candy on Halloween night. The appeal of this never knowing it existed like the “Grinch Halloween” as I give this 2 stars.

 

Tank Girl (DVD) – This 1995 mess of a flick is what feeds the 90s being a bad decade for films. Oh this post-apocalyptic flick is total mess but after reading the bio and other information that has come out about the film over the years this film was a shell of what should have happened. Anyway it is 2033 and several years ago a comet hit Earth and made most of the water dry up. Now, a corporation called “W&P” and run by Malcolm McDowell own what is left of the water and will do anything it takes to ensure that. But Tank Girl or Lori Petty isn’t going to sit idly by it let them take what belongs to the people. Now remember folks this was a comic book movie made before “Guardians of the Galaxy” so studios didn’t give much effort to cult projects such as this or I should allow them to be themselves? I am not a Lori Petty fan but do not see anyone else at that time that would have pulled off the role. Also knowing what I know while watching this flick again it is ashame but it is still a bad movie mess as I give it 1 star. Maybe the project would have had a better chance now than then? Or it just needed the studio to let the crew do their thing… who knows?

 

Gunhed (VHS) – Here is a random B-movie from Toho Productions that was supposedly a “Godzilla” project in the early stages because of a contest. One thing led to another and it became something else as it set somewhere past 2025 on an island called ‘8-JO’. It is an island that is run by a supercomputer (Kyron-5) that became self-aware and declared war on humanity July 4, 2025. Over a year later the great ‘Robot War’ is still raging and computer chips are the new gold of Earth. Now as a Gunhed battalion launches its last attack on the island thieves are trying to swoop in and gather computer chips. The machines help kill off several characters quickly it’s up to a mechanic, a Texas Ranger, and two kids to stop Kyron-5 from restarting and taking over the world. It’s a Japanese version of the “Terminator” world with a little Full Moon “Robot Wars” thrown in as I give it 3 stars.

 

The Return of the Vampire (DVD) – A 1943 film that intrigue me for the mere reason it was supposed to be a sequel to 1932’s “Dracula”. It even starred Bela Lugosi as the vampire. Problem was this film was made by Columbia Pictures and the original was made by Universal Studios who were about to unleash some legal kick ass on the company for the project. So Columbia Pictures changed all the characters names including Bela as he was known as Armand Tesla. He is a vampire that haunts a family in 1918 and then believed to be killed and buried. But he is disturbed by a WWII bomb over 20 years later and his stake removed so he can haunt the same family again. Pretty cool vampire stuff worth watching if you are a Lugosi fan and a vamp flick fan as I give it 3 stars.

Leaf Blower Massacre 2 (DVD) – Anthony Cooney has returned with a sequel to his 2012 tribute to “Nailgun Massacre”. This time around it is a full feature not a short but both are now available on the same DVD. The masked killer with a leaf blower has returned and the bodies are piling up. Two detectives are stumped of who could be the murderer until the only conclusion they can come to is that a teacher Mr. Jennings knows them all. Even with Mr. Jennings as the main suspect students are still dying to detectives’ disbelief. The film has three scenes that make this a success in my eyes: leaf blower to the girl’s front garage, the killer with leaf blower wanders through a death metal gig and no questions, and I get my death by nails scene! Mr. Cooney sir I give you 3 ½ out of 4 stars for this greatness.

 

Cry of the Werewolf (DVD) – There is a legend about a woman named Marie Latour who turned into a wolf and killed her husband years ago. Immediately after she disappeared and has lived among the gypsies as their queen. Now a professor has been researching the legend and may have found the answers they all had been looking for to prove the legend of Marie Latour. So Ms. Latour goes back to her old estate to stop Doctor Morris and along the way may have found new love. But her new love is soon to be married so she turns the fiancée into follower of hers to help protect the legend of the wolf but again kill the soon to be husband. Fun stuff about werewolf movie lure like this film is the first film to feature a woman as a werewolf as I give it 2 ½ stars.

Mutilation Massacre (DVD) – A short film from Derek Braasch about a young woman who goes on a serious murdering spree after her father decides to remarry. The crazy bitch even goes all “Stepfather” and shit and gets facial reconstruction to change her appearance. But a bitter family member is not fooled! Check out Stephanie the serial killer at www.cheeviesfilms.com as I give the short film 2 ½ out of 4 stars.

 

An Hour to Kill (DVD) – The latest project from independent filmmaker Aaron K. Carter is an anthology that the center pieces are hitmen. Gio – a grizzled vet and Frankie – the newbie are working together but the boss Mr. Kinski believes there is a leak within the organization. The boss gives Gio the new job and wants it done in an hour. So the two drive to a location for the hit and share horror stories: one features five women and a Nazi bunker, a second story about a prank gone wrong, third story about what you got to do to make the bowling team? And of course the wrap around are the two hitmen and their boss. A well-rounded, entertaining, and no weak parts in this anthology from Rotten Productions that made me laugh quite a few times as I give it 3 out of 4 stars. For more details or purchase a copy: AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JMN34GR

TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5as7mXJPrvA&t=2s

 

Any comments or questions please send to grossmoviereview@verizon.net 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………

Don’t forget you can also hear Kyle Poling and me talking about horror flicks on a weekly basis on the Bloodbaths and Boomsticks podcast at: www.bloodbathspodcast.blogspot.com/ also available at http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/kyle-poling-2/bloodbaths-and-boomsticks?refid=stpr

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Grossfest 2 is coming… July 20, 2019, check our Facebook page and www.grossfest.com for details and upcoming guests.

 

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You need to fund this project!!!

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Justin and friends from The Barn are at it again preparing for the sequel and here is your chance to get in on the action!

Check out for details: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-barn-part-ii-80s-horror-feature-film-sequel?fbclid=IwAR25Z4rOBcMrbTkj4dwBnGPwJf9eMz5UInHJU0Kd5FS5U25KzJYZjVaOObw#/

 

The Bray Road Beast Becomes an Indie Film Success Story

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“You’re Next” director, Adam Wingard hails new horror doc director as the “Ken Burns of scary documentaries”

The latest release from indie film company, Small Town Monsters, takes an investigative look into encounters with a wolflike creature near the town of Elkhorn, WI during the early 90s. Titled, The Bray Road Beast, the film also uncovers a history of sightings of similar creatures around the world. Speaking with local witnesses, investigators and government officials who investigated the sightings, director, Seth Breedlove was able to unlock a multitude of possible unnerving stories as well as likely explanations; from misidentified bear to underground satanic cults.

 

The Bray Road Beast premiered at HorrorHound Indianapolis and took honors at Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival. It will continue to play the film festival circuit throughout the Fall and into next year. The documentary was released on streaming platforms such as Amazon, Vimeo OnDemand and VIDI Space and within 48 hours had ascended to the top 20 best selling new released on Amazon. It currently sits as the number #2 new release movie in Horror (ahead of Mandy, Ghost Stories and Hereditary) and #2 movie in the documentary genre. Ahead of the official release it has seen acclaim from Blair Witchdirector Adam Wingard who said “The Bray Road Beast solidifies Seth Breedlove as the Ken Burns of scary, cryptozoological documentaries” while web journalist, Adam Benedict proclaimed the film “equal parts Unsolved Mysteries, drive-in creature feature, real life Grimm’s Fairy Tale and a midwestern look at the “satanic panic” of the late 80’s and early 90’s” before giving it a five-star rating.

 

“Bray Road” was funded through a Kickstarter campaign launched early this year and was made for under twelve thousand dollars.

 

The Bray Road Beast reunites the Small Town Monsters crew of director, Seth Breedlove, cinematographer, Zac Palmisano, sound designer, Jason Utes, and composers Brandon Dalo (The Mothman of Point Pleasant) and Chris Dudley (Underoath) with author and musician, Lyle Blackburn who will narrate the film. Blackburn previously narrated the Small Town Monsters productions, The Mothman of Point Pleasant and Boggy Creek Monster. Mark Matzke co-writes while Adrienne Breedlove acts as a producer. The titular “beast” will appear onscreen in dramatic, animated sequences, as well as live-action recreations with a number of different creature designs by Chris Scalf and Santino Vitale.

 

Small Town Monsters has already begun work on their “Bray Road” followup, Terror in the Skies which investigates sightings of the Mothman in Chicago.

 

Trailer Link: https://youtu.be/KNP9b0qjQws

Need something to read this Halloween season?

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Order your copy: http://www.lulu.com/shop/tim-gross/tales-from-the-gross-side/paperback/product-23554233.html

 

Looking for something to read this Halloween season? Check out my latest book , that has several short stories that may fill the void for you.

 

Also you can find me and my books at Cinema Wasteland next weekend October 5-7th, 2018. Check out http://www.cinemawasteland.com for details.

Check out what Terror Films is releasing next month!

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Los Angeles, CA – (Friday, September 28, 2018) – TERROR FILMS is set to release a new horror film every Friday in the month of October, in a special promotion aptly titled, FREAKY FRIDAYS! Each week a new film will be released in North America exclusively on Amazon Prime. An expanded release will follow on November 9th across multiple digital platforms including: iTunes, Vudu and Tubi TV; additional platforms will be added at a later date.

 

Check out the line-up below, including release dates and the official posters and trailers!

THE CHAIR – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018

First up from TERROR FILMS is THE CHAIR. Based on the Alterna Comics graphic novel of the same name, THE CHAIR follows the story of Richard Sullivan. Sullivan is a man on death row, struggling to escape a grisly fate. Pitted against a sadistic Warden and his crew of cruel prison guards, Sullivan is forced to confront his own horrifying past as he questions his own sanity.

The film, which has been well received at film festivals, has a stellar cast. THE CHAIR stars: Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Zach Galligan (Gremlins), Noah Hathaway (The NeverEnding Story), Emmy Award Winning actor Bill Oberst Jr. and Roddy “Rowdy” Piper – in his final on-screen performance.

To learn more about THE CHAIR: https://www.thechairhorror.com

Or at: https://www.facebook.com/thechairhorror/


FURRY NIGHTS – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018

Initially self-released on a smaller scale in late 2016, TERROR FILMS has joined forces with Cyfuno Ventures and Director J. Zachary Thurman to release FURRY NIGHTS, on multiple digital platforms.

This film centers around a group of teens. They venture into the woods for a camping trip. When one of them accidentally mistakes a furry for a bear and tragically shoots him, the teens soon find themselves under a full scale and brutal attack led by the unforgiving Mr. Fox and his furry friends. Can the teens survive the revenge of the Furries?

To learn more about FURRY NIGHTS: http://furrynights.com

Or here: https://www.facebook.com/FURRYNIGHTSTHEMOVIE/

 

FLESH BLANKET – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018 

What began as a cutting-edge documentary meant to celebrate freedom of speech goes completely off the rails and turns into a big fat nightmare. This film will leave you hungry for seconds. FLESH BLANKET literally smothers you with terror and has been hailed as “possibly the best found-footage horror film ever!” Barnes Graham directs and stars in a true original horror film that completely revamps the mockumentary genre.

FLESH BLANKET stars late comedian Ramsey Moore in his final, award winning on-screen performance. The cast also includes an ensemble of unsuspecting actors and notorious comedians . The cast includes Kato Kaelin, Christina DeRosa, Randall Reeder and even Todd Rex.

FLESH BLANKET takes a very dark turn. The morbidly obese Moore becomes increasingly angry at his cast, which is not taking the film seriously. Ramsey soon begins a descent into madness. Losing his mind, Ramsey’s disdain for his comrades and twisted obsession with women leads him on one humongous killing spree, no one will ever forget!.

To learn more about FLESH BLANKET visit: https://www.fleshblanket.com

Or here: https://www.facebook.com/fleshblanket/

WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018 

Ending the promotion is the award-winning film, WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND. This film made its World Premiere at the prestigious SITGES Film Festival, where directors (and Brothers) Luciano and Nicolas Onetti, took home the BEST PROMISING DIRECTOR’S AWARD. Since then, the film has garnered multiple awards and was released theatrically in Argentina’. Also, the film was picked up by Netflix for Latin America and the official trailer have garnered over 14 million views.

TERROR FILMS acquired North America rights on the film. WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND centers around Epecuén, one of the most important touristic villages of Argentina. Here, thousands of people would visit, attracted by the healing properties of its thermal waters. On November 10th 1985, a huge volume of water broke the protecting embankment and the village was submerged under ten meters of salt water. Thirty years later, the waters have receded exposing a bleak and deserted landscape. The residents never returned. However, a group of young filmmakers embark upon the ruins in order to film a documentary. Ignoring the warnings, they find themselves stranded in the abandoned village. Contrary to what they thought, they soon realize that they are not alone.

More on WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND, visit: http://black-mandala.com/what-the-waters-left-behind/

To learn more about Terror Films, visit: http://www.terrorfilms.net/

Or: https://www.facebook.com/TerrorFilmsLLC/  

90’s Horror Slasher “MR. CLEAVER” Coming to DVD on September 28th.

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September 20th, 2018.- Reel Nightmare Films is releasing their popular horror slasher “Mr. Cleaver” on DVD on Tuesday September 28th via Amazon.com.

 

Directed by Nikolaus Wendelsdorf, “Mr. Cleaver” has been described as: “A sex, drugs, and gore throwback to the straight to video slasher movies of the early 90s.”

 

The official synopsis reads: “Seven gutter punks break into a seemingly abandoned warehouse only to find themselves hunted by its bloodthirsty owner.”

 

“Making a full-course meal out of its lean budget, Mr. Cleaver is a guaranteed crowdpleaser for viewers craving juicy horror moments and a big slice of nostalgia during this Halloween season;” says Armand Petri of Reel Nightmare Films. “We are thrilled to be releasing this fun and hard-to-find slasher on DVD for all horror collectors out there.”

 

“Mr. Cleaver” is currently available On Demand on Amazon Prime Video in the US, UK & Germany; and it’s also available to international audiences on Vimeo On Demand.

 

A DVD pre-order of “Mr. Cleaver” at Amazon.com is now available here: https://amzn.to/2MRcciW

 

Trailer (NSFW):

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

 

Purchase links:

 

Prime Video USA: https://amzn.to/2QIrN7T

Prime Video UK: https://amzn.to/2NVnLua

Prime Video DE: https://amzn.to/2PLPAlK

Vimeo On Demand: https://bit.ly/2Bovri2

DVD Amazon.com: https://amzn.to/2MRcciW

 

IMDB: https://imdb.to/2po1MOs

Reel Nightmare Films on FB: https://bit-url.com/fYac

Another Grossfest 2019 guest announcement!

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For our next guest announcement, Glenn Berggoetz is the filmmaker behind twelve feature films, including the horror/thriller “Paralyzed with Fear” that stars Kane Hodder from the “Friday the 13th” films and “The Ghosts of Johnson Woods” that stars Joe Bob Briggs from “Monstervision.” Glenn makes most of his films on micro-budgets, which led to his being asked to write the book “The Independent Filmmaker’s Guide: Make Your Feature Film for $2,000,” which is available from the Hal Leonard Company. Glenn has also contributed numerous short horror films to the British “60 Seconds to Die” horror film anthologies. Next on his filmmaking agenda is the experimental horror film “Experiments in Evil” that he plans to shoot in the spring of 2019. With great excitement we introduce you to the talented Glenn Berggoetz! Check out http://www.grossfest.com.

https://www.facebook.com/glenn.berggoetz

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3324251/?ref_=rvi_nm

Another Grossfest guest announcement

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For our next guest announcement, he is a filmmaker/writer/actor from Fairmont, West Virginia but now lives in nearby Houston, Pa. You may have seen him at the last Grossfest and he is the mind behind “Winners Tape All: The Henderson Brothers Story” along with a few other independent horror features that are all must-see! With great pleasure I introduce yinz to a young and upcoming filmmaker in Justin Channell.
https://www.facebook.com/justin.channell
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1884919/?ref_=rvi_nm

 

The next Grossfest announcement

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For our next announcement is possibly one of the most interesting independent filmmakers I have had the pleasure of meeting and his work is amazing. This person dabbles in all phases of filmmaking and has directed over 25 movies so far. This filmmaker has made a holiday film “Easter Casket” to something completely unusual in “Her Name Was Torment 1 and 2” to one of my favorite independent horror films of all time in “The Puppet Monster Massacre”. He is currently working on the film “Slaughterhouse Slumber Party”. It absolutely makes me ecstatic to introduce yinz to a multi-talented filmmaker in Dustin Wayde Mills!

https://www.facebook.com/dustin.w.mills

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4401174/?ref_=rvi_nm

Cannibal Tick premieres October 23rd!

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Dark Long Productions

Movie Premiere October 23, 2018

Johnstown Pa., 420 Main St.15901

The first showing of “Cannibal Tick” the movie. Two showings doors open from 5 to 9 PM. And admission is $3 .A portion of the proceeds will go to the wounded warrior project October 23, 2018 at the Bulldog Arena.