Gross Movie Reviews #401

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Gross Movie Reviews #401

 

Sledgehammer (DVD/YouTube) – No, this isn’t a remake of the 80s S.O.V. flick we remember so fondly. And no the filmmaker Joshua Miller isn’t the former punter of the Pittsburgh Steelers. With that out of the way it is a film about a young man Yolner who is having a bad day. His girlfriend broke up with him, his car broke down, he is threaten to be fired, and on top of that his co-workers pull a prank on him by putting shrooms in his coffee. Yolner loses mind and goes on a psycho rampage killing his co-workers, random people, all in the search for his former girlfriend. He is nicknamed the “Sledgehammer Killer” by the press as he continues his rampage through the city! Watching this I thought I was going to get this cool ‘Jackhammer Massacre’ type of flick? Oh, I was so wrong and wanted to turn this flick off 25 minutes in as it was so terrible. Instead of shorten up the flick and adding blood and guts for fun we get what resembles a horrible music video flashback from the early 90s? Beyond words how terrible this film is, but I got through it and hopes of you not making the mistake I did as I give it 0 out of 4 stars. If curious, stupid, or just like to be abused you can get it through www.braindamagefilms.com .

Peelers (DVD/Vimeo) – A small town strip club owned by a pretty lady named Blue Jean is having the typical rough night she is used too. What is different about this night is Blue Jean has sold the place and has plans to ride off in the sunset on her bad ass cop motorcycle. Things change when some workers from the local mine roll in with oil and dirt all over them wanting booze and naked ladies. When one of the guys feel sick and run to the restroom the fun begins as he pukes up all of his bloody fluids and becomes “a crazed, brutal, brainless killer”! To make it even more interesting it is up to Blue Jean, her pseudo-son, and the bouncer to protect the strippers until they find out the crazy fucked up dudes and is killed with water. Fuck yeah people, ‘Neon Maniacs’ we are talking here people. A surprisingly entertaining flick that is a blend of ‘Feast’ meets ‘Zombie Strippers’ with a tanker full of blood and guts. My only big beef with the flick is the strip dances could have been edited down some. It’s a strip club; we know we are seeing some tits at some point. You do not have to establish every stripper and the dance they do that is called porn. With that aside this pleasant horror surprise is worth seeking out as I give it 2 ½ out 4 stars and can be found at www.facebook.com/octobercoast .

Bethany (DVD/Vimeo) – Apparently James Cullen Bressack is able to poop out movies at will as his latest is a thriller is about a woman whose past comes back to haunt her when her mother dies. When Claire was a kid she did not have any friends and her mother made sure she was in every beauty pageant there was. So Claire begins to talk to her imaginary friend Bethany in the wall of her bedroom. This all flashes back to Claire as she talks to her husband as they plan to stay in her departed mother’s house. Claire wants a family but has had issues since their first try was stillborn and Claire lost her marbles. The longer Claire stays in the house the more odd things happen including Claire speaking to Bethany again. The film gets pretty creepy as secrets are revealed and the film isn’t your typical ‘Paranormal Activity’ cookie cutout bullshit. The film sports a pretty nasty fingernail scene and a serious Tom Green as Claire’s therapist that makes you cringe with joy. I enjoyed the fresh twist with the Bethany character and for that I give this flick 3 out of 4 stars. You can find out more at www.facebook.com/octobercoast .

Psychos (DVD/Vimeo) – Three young women get a disturbing text that shows them in very embarrassing and awkward videos from ten years ago. So J.J., Sasha, and Norma set out to find this house that is from their nightmares to steal the DVDs so these videos cannot be posted or texted again. Once there things get stranger as the three women are separate personalities of a young woman who is having recurring nightmares of all the sexual abuse she encountered from these two old pervs that live a normal life! Bloody, creepy, and a little weird makes ‘Psychos’ an interesting watch as I give it 2 ½ out of 4 stars and more can be found out at www.facebook.com/octobercoast .

Deviant Behavior (DVD/Vimeo) – Here is a good slow burn kinda of thriller for you from a filmmaker Jacob Grim. A lonely private investigator named Chuck is hired to find a girl that the cops seem to be dragging their feet on. Chuck hits up the usuals: hookers and bums for information. But that goes a little dry until he is visited by an old colleague from the force who tells Chuck it is being covered up. Once Chuck puts a few things together and has a suspect he regrets stumbling into something he never could imagine as two twisted serial killers are the cause for disappearances of the girl he is looking for but many more also. Lots of gore, characters you care about and creepy/fucked up killers make this slow burn type of film make this an interesting watch for horror fans! The film reminds me somewhat of a cool much unknown Christopher Lambert flick ‘Resurrection’. Has that weird fun thriller feel? I give the flick 3 out of 4 stars and more about it can be found at www.stxmedia.net/deviant-behavior-movie .

 

Don’t Kill It (On Demand) – Mike Mendez and Dolph Lundgren together for a supernatural horror film equals horror GOLD! Dolph Lundgren aka Mr. Woodley the Demon Hunter rolls into a small Mississippi town looking for a demon that have cause a triple homicide three times in one week. We learn the demon cannot be killed as if you kill the person it possesses you become possessed. So this mucks things up as Mr. Woodley must be able to capture the demon by committing suicide. Mr. Woodley comes from a family of demon hunters who have done this for years and he has been trying to figure out what he can do with this demon so no one can let it loose again. Woodley has trouble trying to explain to the small town folk that you just can’t going blasting it away which leads into an awesome bloodbath at “Town Hall” that will make horror fans drool! Congrats Mr. Mendez and Dolph your film will most likely make my best of 2017 movie list as I give this bad ass horror film 4 stars! It is like someone gave the TV show ‘Supernatural’ Grade A steroids and Dolph Lundgren.

 

The Hunters of the Golden Cobra (DVD/YouTube) – I fell down the worm hole again of cinema in the Philippines in the early 80s. This time around I find this flick that stars David Warbeck in some kind of action/adventure flick that takes place in the 40s. A couple governments get together to hire a British agent and his buddy to find the “Golden Cobra”. This precious artifact will somehow restore order? So off to the jungles where a lost white woman controls the natives and her twin sister tries to screw everybody over for the precious artifact. Pretty corny and fun crap to watch if you are on the lookout for something different as I give it 2 stars.

 

The Beast in the Cave (You Tube) – The latest short film from filmmaker Cameron Mccasland tackles a short story from H. P. Lovecraft. A man writes down what exactly happened to him when he strays away from his tour guide in a cave. Fun Lovecraft stuff for the fans as I give it 3 out of 4 stars.

 

Taught in Cold Blood (DVD/Vimeo) – High School student Cameron is a lonely teenager struggling to get through his day. No dad, no mom (she is mostly a passed out drunk when not yelling at Cameron), and no friends. Even though a pretty girl named Amy tries to make herself known to Cameron he still believes he is alone. That is until Cameron by accident follows a bloody man into the woods only to watch him die at the hands of another man named Tony. After helping Tony dispose of the body, Cameron becomes obsessed with Tony and his killing ways. Cameron returns Tony’s wallet and begins to question Tony everything about murdering someone. While this goes on for days and days Cameron and Amy finally talk after Cameron saves her brother from two bullies. Cameron soon finds himself being pulled in two different directions but soon it becomes very serious when Tony is now obsessed with Cameron and stalks him. Cameron must choose: pretty girl or being a supreme serial killer? A well written thriller that has you invested in the characters and keeps you at the edge of your seat in what Cameron believes he should do… I give the flick 3 out of 4 stars and it can be found at www.continuummotionpictures.com and www.mctvnetwork.com .

 

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Knucklebones Available September 13th, 2016

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Knuckle Bones

Knucklebones Available September 13th, 2016

 

When college student Neesa and a group of friends stumble across an ancient dice game their first instinct is to roll them bones. Their second instinct is to run for their lives when the demon they summon starts killing them off one by one.

www.midnightreleasing.com and www.braindamagefilms.com

 

Creature Feature coming August 9th

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Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jYkI1FUMTI

 Creature Feature

Creature Feature Available August 9th, 2016

 

Five interwoven tales of terror, all taking place on one foggy Halloween night in Georgia. A babysitter learns a new appreciation for fine art and hard lesson about the consequences of being irresponsible and naughty!; a group of college kids stumble upon the mother of all Scarecrows; two teenagers are forced to steal from a cantankerous old hermit who has been known to howl at the moon; A murdered father hell bent on vengeance against his gold-digging wife and traitorous children; All of this Halloween fun brought to us by our guide, a London Gentleman known as…”Jack”.

 

Highlights:

  • Creature Features are a sub-genre of Horror, which were a staple in the 1960’s, cultivating a huge cult following to this day. Creature Feature is a true homage to the genre.
  • Directed by Chase Smith, Director of recent horror hits Realm of Souls, and Hollywood Nightmare, and the latest release from Spirit World Films.
  • Comic book Movies are huge right now!  Creature Feature is marketed, as well as produced to have a comic book feel, as the story progresses through each turn of the page.

 

 

About Brain Damage Films:

 

Since 2001 Brain Damage Films has been one of the largest and most respected independent horror film distributors worldwide. Our catalog of hundreds of horror and shock movies ranges from reality/shock classics like Traces of Death to newer, high quality independent features.

Brain Damage Films has fans around the world who know and appreciate our films. We’ve got a name for them: Gorehounds. Do you have a lust for graphic, bloody depictions of death or violence? How about the “three B’s” (Beasts, Blood, and Boobs)? Maybe you’re a connoisseur of shot-on-video, low-budget horror… Or an earnest filmmaker working your way up to direct the next Saw or Friday the 13th?

If any of these descriptions sound familiar, you might be a Gorehound!

 

 

 

 

 

Visit our Various label websites:

 

http://www.braindamagefilms.com

 

http://www.midnightreleasing.com/

 

http://www.emaximmedia.com/

 

http://www.acortinternational.com/

Most Disturbing Extreme Cinema Contender “CRAZY MURDER” Premiering Online This Friday the 13th

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Most Disturbing Extreme Cinema Contender “CRAZY MURDER” Premiering Online This Friday the 13th This Friday, February 13th, Brain Damage Films in collaboration with r/fullmoviesonyoutube will host an online, world-wide, live free streaming of the new intensely disturbing film Crazy Murder in their movie chatroom, as part of the occasional Extreme/Gore/NC-17 Night.  The showing will be accompanied by a live chat attended by Brain Damage Films staff and the film’s directors, Doug Gerber & Caleb Pennypacker.

 

Details:

When: Friday, February 13th @  9pm EST

Where:  http://cytu.be/r/fullmoviesonyoutube

More info on this page:  http://goo.gl/dyZmVa About the Film You’ve never seen anything quite like Crazy Murder.  The film follows a severely mentally ill homeless man over the course of a year in the streets of New York City as he commits a string of senseless murders and disgusting acts.

 

With very little dialog and subtle background music, as Crazy Murder unfolds the viewer is subjected to disgusting nails-on-chalkboard visuals and senseless acts — Yet you can’t stop watching.  This haunting portrait of a man living beyond humanity’s fringes will stay with you forever.

 

Method actor Kevin Kenny seamlessly plays the challenging role of the nameless main character, and there are cameos sprinkled throughout including UFC Heavyweight star Mark Hunt and James Quall of “Tim & Eric: Awesome Show, Great Job” fame. Synopsis

A homeless man (Kevin Kenny) begins a killing spree on the streets of New York City. Completely deranged and barely aware of his own identity, he makes little attempt at concealing his actions. But in a city with 50,000 homeless citizens our killer finds himself effortlessly camouflaged.

 

Steel yourself for a non-stop onslaught of violence and disgusting imagery.  Blending horror, drama, and black comedy, Crazy Murder is a disaster film at its core — featuring a tornado of death, a tsunami of blood, and a volcano of feces.

Official Trailers and More Information

Trailer 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAKcDv3y0Fk

Trailer 2 (REDBAND): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEY05HZiEOo http://braindamagefilms.com/dvd/horror/serial-killer/crazy-murder/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crazy-Murder/221958524500239

Crazy Murder Key Art

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)

Dead Girls

CREEPING CRAWLING is slithering to DVD & VOD October 7th

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On October 7th, Brain Damage Films will release Creeping Crawling, an entomophobia-inducing horror anthology featuring three tales sure to make viewers bug out.  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.

Creeping Crawling

 

About the Film

Creeping Crawling is the work of writer/director Jon Russell Cring’s CINEMA REBELLION along with writers Joshua Owens and Tracy Nichole Cring.  The film features three creepy crawly tales starring exotic insects, arachnids, parasites, and reptiles — Oh, and scream queen RAINE BROWN (Torture Chamber, Deer Crossing), America’s Next Top Model contestant LAURA LAFRATE, Anna Shields (Little Bi Peep), and more, as well as music by Super 400, Bear Campo, and Absolute Zero.

 

The film took home a Best Feature award at the 2013 JamFest Indie Film Festival and the RID segment took Best Screenplay at the 2012 Atlanta Horror Film Festival — But if you don’t trust awards it has reviews to back it up, like (re)Search My Trash’s Mike Haberfelner, who says the movie “gives new, amusing but also fittingly macabre twists and turns to stories that might sound familiar. And add to that a very competent ensemble cast, a directorial effort that knows when to hold back, when less is more, and a light-footed note to the whole thing, and you’ve got a pretty entertaining piece of genre entertainment.”

 

 

Synopsis

You live with them, you feed them, you fear them. Creeping Crawling is an anthology featuring three tales of terror centered around things that go slither in the night.  Doug and Allison have a paper due and they’re hoping an eccentric entomologist will be the lynch pin to a passing grade.

They get more than they bargained for when Dr. Tarkovsky tells them the story of GRUBBERY and the lengths supermodel Denver will go to in order to keep her figure. Denver’s best friend Ginger introduces her to age old dieting wisdom as her boyfriend Rick witnesses her eaten away by her own vanity.

RID introduces Dori, a beautiful young girl who desperately needs money and poses as a nurse hired to take care of a comatose patient. While staying in the Gothic mansion, she begins to unravel as something feasts upon her while she sleeps.

Dr. Tarkovsky’s final cautionary tale centers around Bailey. In BUGGER, the lonely man navigates love online. He can’t seem to find a woman who shares his six legged obsessions. A co-worker has her doubts about his motives, as a serial killer is at large.

 

 

Official Trailer and More Information

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj4gNW-60aY

http://braindamagefilms.com/dvd/horror/anthology/creeping-crawling/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Creeping-Crawling/257652957611863

Neo-Giallo Thriller CITY OF LUST coming to DVD & VOD July 1st

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Neo-Giallo Thriller CITY OF LUST coming to DVD & VOD July 1st
On July 1st, Brain Damage Films will release the indie horror-thriller City of Lust (previously titled “Yellow”), an imaginative and intense film styled in homage to Giallo horror films from the 1970’s but set in the present.  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.
About the Film

City of Lust is a modern day Giallo film produced by Soft Cage Films, a not-for-profit art organization based out of Chicago.  World traveler and Writer/Director David A. Holcombe draws heavily from his serious involvement in both the Chicago film community as well as experimental theater.

The film uses many unconventional techniques and offers a claustrophobic atmosphere, sharp compositions, and radiant colors. City of Lust has been described by critics as being “smart, risk taking and edgy”.

Synopsis
Arianna is a young woman who moves to the city to escape a traumatic family life in the suburbs. She works as a cosmetologist and is showing early signs of formaldehyde poisoning. New to the city and lonely, she reaches out to a female sex line operator. They agree to meet and soon begin a volatile relationship. An altercation at work results in Arianna losing her job. Then, people in her life begin to turn up dead. With Arianna’s health, career, and new relationship all disintegrating before her eyes, how much longer can she, and those around her, survive?
Official Trailer and More Information
City

Creepy Haunter GHOSTLIGHT Now Available on DVD

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Brain Damage Films has just turned on the Ghostlight, a creepy ghost story sure to haunt viewers across North America.  The DVD is available at retailers including MovieStop, online including Amazon, or for rental at most Family Video locations.  Bonus features include a 75min Making-Of documentary, audio commentary, and Jeff Ferrell’s acclaimed short film Morella.  Ghostlight will also be available on all major VOD platforms starting early July.
About the Film
Ghostlight is director Jeff Ferrell’s debut feature, wearing the hats of writer/producer/director/editor/actor, though he’s no stranger to horror — His 2012 short film Morella garnered worldwide acclaim from an extensive festival run.  Ghostlight is a terrifying horror film that puts a unique twist on that most timeless and beloved form of terror tale: the ghost story.
Fans of Hitchcock will appreciate that the film leaves much to the imagination while remaining creepy enough to raise the hair on the back of your neck.
Synopsis
Andrew (Brian Sutherland) wins a radio contest to spend one night alone in a haunted theater on the 80th anniversary of the bloody murder/suicide that occurred within its walls. His prize: $50,000. His task: To spend 12 hours alone inside. The catch: The theater has been reportedly haunted ever since the tragedy 80 years ago, and has been plagued by a series of mysterious deaths in the years since. A devout disbeliever in the supernatural, Andrew has no qualms about spending the night there. But his wife Mira (Lisa Coronado), who has been haunted by psychic premonitions about the place, feels differently. As Andrew is locked inside the theater for the night, the ghosts and secrets of its past begin to reveal themselves to him. Will he make it through the night to collect his prize? And will he get out before the murderous ghosts take hold of him forever?
Official Trailer and More Information:

Carne: The Taco Maker Coming to VOD June 1st

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Tune in to find out what really goes into Don Taco’s secret tasty recipe!

 

Brain Damage Films will be serving up Carne: The Taco Maker On Demand across North America starting June 1st, 2014.  Don Taco and family will be sharing their tasty meats on all major and minor Cable/Satellite VOD operators as well as major internet platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu, Xbox Video and more.

Carne

 

About the Film Forty years after Charlton Heston warned us that “Soylent Green is people”, Carne: The Taco Maker has come from the dirty streets of Los Angeles to make us all question just what makes our favorite street vendor’s food so delicious.  Is it cat?  Dog?  Human?  Or is it just plain old factory-farmed cow?  Horror fans will have to find out for themselves when Carne hits small screens everywhere this June.

“I felt the need for a pool of filmmakers that could come together and develop low budget films and highest artistic quality,” said writer/director Rene Rodriguez, founder and director of Teatro Urbano/Chango Cinema.  “From my idea of developing a horror movie, together with Josh Sands, Rosemary Rodriguez and René Alejandro Rodriguez, The Taco Maker was created. This was also a family and community project.”

 

Todd David Schwartz of the Beverly Hills Times gave the film his highest rating of four stars.  Raving that Carne is “Crazily entertaining!,” he went on to say “It reminds me of early John Waters, and David Lynch at his most droll.  It’s dark, weird, and unlike anything else that’s out there right now.  Invite a bunch of friends over and have a wild party while you enjoy it!”

Synopsis

Customers from all over come to taste Don Taco’s secret tasty meat, unaware of what they are consuming and the dark family secret behind his success.   Official Trailer and More Information:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mocuxNV7eqQ https://www.facebook.com/TheTacoMaker