Gross Movie Reviews #520

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Gross Movie Reviews #520

 

Wrestlemassacre (DVD) – Brad Twigg turns his short film of the same name into a full feature about a groundskeeper named Randy. Randy is an awkward/shy individual who loves wrestling and literally looks like a smaller version of Bruiser Brody (perfect for the film). His admiring of a customer Becky and another customer’s big breasted wife causes Randy to lose his job but opens an opportunity to jump into wrestling school and live the dream. For Randy the dream comes crashing down when he is laughed at the wrestling school thus causing him to snap! He kills his father and starts a downward spiral into a murder spree of where Randy turns into an insane wrestler hell-bent on wrestling his victim then killing all who wronged him. I absolutely love the concept; Richie Acevedo is perfect in the role of Randy, and love seeing some of the wrestler’s cameos. But Mr. Twigg makes the mistake a lot of independent filmmakers make and that is allowing the film to go on too long. There are whole scenes that could have been sliced out of this 100 minute feature including no one dying until the 53 minute mark of the film. I enjoy this film exists but with some editing I just feel this film could have been so much more for horror fans as I give it 2 stars.

 

Random Acts of Violence (Shudder) – So there is a comic book about a serial killer called “Slasherman”. Slasherman comic is written by a young man who uses the unsolved killings of the I-90 killer between 1986-1991as inspiration for his idea. He has these visions and puts them to paper. His independent comic is pretty popular but the writer is having issues bringing the comic to a close. So he is hitting the road with his crew to hit up some comic book shops for signings and so on to hopefully he can end this saga he started. But leaving some of his comics at a dying gas station for customers to purchase brings the killer out of retirement who would like to help give Slasherman a true ending? The film has some really nice gory parts but the story feels very uneven and leaves you wanting more but not in a good way… Like the film was missing something from the beginning for that I can only give the film 2 stars.

 

Resident Evil: Vendetta (DVD) – Another animated stand-alone film in the franchise that just keeps on going whether ‘Resident Evil’ game and horror fans want to or not. I can scream at you about how stupid the live action films are but most of you already know and agree but the animated features have always been a product that showed more love to the games. The animated features and the people behind them always tried to stick with some of the game storylines and characters unlike the live-action films. In this plot the “Umbrella Corporation” is dead but there have been attacks again by the undead. A man who wants revenge for his dead wife perfects the virus for the undead out of the ashes of the Umbrella Corporation and knows how to control the undead to use it as a Bio-weapon. Chris tracks down Leon to help him save a college professor who has the vaccine for the virus and bring down this maniac that just wants to ruin the world. This entry wasn’t nearly as interesting as the other animated entries but it still better than that cow shit they force fed us fans for several years before as I give it 2 stars.

 

Porno (Shudder) – Another highly anticipated film from Fangoria and Cinestate that takes place with a group of young people working in a movie theater in the early 90s. After a hobo breaks in when the employees are closing the theater for the night a secret basement storage area is found. While looking for the hobo the young employees find a film they want to watch in this secret basement. The hobo runs out and they watch this is weird possibly pornographic psychedelic lost film that these Christian kids have never seen thus unleashing something evil. One by one a succubus tries to tempt them with sex and trying to make their ballsacks explode and oh yeah there is a mangled dong or two. Outside of the fun mangled dong scenes there really isn’t much death going down and what should be a bloodbath of a movie and seems to have quite a few dull moments. The film isn’t a complete mess but also doesn’t make you look forward to a rewatch down the road so stick with ‘Popcorn’ or ‘Midnight Movie’ in the meantime as I give it 1 ½ stars.

Love and Monsters (On Demand) – This fun monster gem is a must see for all audiences as it takes place seven years after the “Monsterapocalypse”. There was an asteroid falling towards Earth. Of course all the governments hurl up all these missiles into space to destroy this rock before impact… it works. Problem is the fallout hitting earth causes all the animals and insects to mutate into large monsters that begin wiping out humanity and force people into underground bunkers. Seven years later Joel is a single bored early twenties dude who cannot help fight the monsters but can make a great minestrone but wants out of the isolation he feels. So he heads out on a mission to find his high school sweetheart Aimee at a bunker on the coast. Along the way he makes friends with Michael Rooker and an eight year old girl who have been living on the surface with the mutated things and teaches Joel some valuable lessons. Joel does find Aimee and there is more to the story but why spoil this amazing creature filled film that you need in your life! This film is sure to be a favorite of most in 2020 as I give 4 stars.

Patchwork (Shudder) – Three women wake up to being stitched together on an exam table with a couple guys talking like this is an everyday thing after being kidnapped at a bar. The three stuck together in the same body must now work together to remember who did this and why? With a couple surprises and a twist along the way the three want their revenge and begin their search for answers with the bar they all remember. They also find love along the way. Think ‘Frankenhooker’ with ‘Re-animator’s’ dark humor and a splash of Peter Jackson and you have a beautiful masterpiece of a dark horror comedy that not enough good words could describe. I would love to say more about the plot but it may ruin some of the surprises throughout the film as I give this gift to the horror genre 4 stars.

 

Bullets of Justice (On Demand) – Well if you haven’t met your quota on weird ass post-apocalyptic flicks this one will help. We meet Rob and his assistant who hunt Muzzles or human/pig hybrids that were a Nazi experiment during WWII and during WWIII someone perfected. Of course this all goes wrong as the world’s military combine forces to fight a losing battle against the Muzzles. With 70% of the population gone and humans is now the food source for the Muzzles and the holy mother Rob is on the search for the holy mother hides so he can destroy this mess of a world. After his latest assistant is killed he requires the help of his sister with a mustache and the knowledge passed down by their father Danny Trejo to find the ultimate pig/human hybrid and kill it! So just to review we got human/pig hybrids, incest, a sister with a mustache that is never explained, lots of mangled dongs, and a bullet shot through someone’s butthole through the peen to kill someone… okay I am in as I give this hot mess of a film 2 ½ stars.

 

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Monsterpalooza – The Art of Monsters

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Fangoria former Editor Tony Timpone joins Monsterpalooza LA Conventions Scream Team

New York, NY, August 26, 2016 — Rubber Room Headhunters Corporation and Monsterpalooza President Eliot Brodsky are thrilled to announce the addition of Tony Timpone as Programming Director and Moderator for Monsterpalooza’s dual events in 2016 and 2017.

Timpone is no stranger to the world of horror with his three decades as Editor in Chief at Fangoria magazine, as well as a producer on Bravo’s 100 Scariest Movie Moments and author of Men, Makeup, and Monsters.

Timpone served as a programming producer and moderator at Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors conventions from 1986 to 2009, events which featured an A to Z list of powerhouse guests including Jack Nicholson, Quentin Tarantino, Dario Argento, Christopher Lee, Vincent Price, Lucio Fulci, Rob Zombie, and many more.

“Tony is the perfect match for our events,” says Brodsky. “As a springboard, Tony will be handling many of our main panels this September at Son of Monsterpalooza in Burbank, as well as acting as our Programming Director and Moderator for all of our panels at 2017’s Monsterpalooza, which returns to Pasadena.”

Monsterpalooza: The Art of Monsters has been a staple of the West Coast convention scene since its inception in 2008. Curated exhibits and special presentations focusing on the artistic elements found in film and television has attracted the attention of industry professionals (Guillermo del Toro, J.J. Abrams, and a who’s who of the special makeup FX world) and fans alike.

“Monsterpalooza has taken what was started [by past conventions] and brought it up to a whole new level, with amazing guests, live makeup demonstrations, and an unbelievable monstrous monster museum filled with displays unlike any I have seen before. I can’t wait to begin work for Eliot and his team to create the next wave of must-attend fan events.”

Timpone will make his long-overdue homecoming to the convention stage for Son of Monsterpalooza, to be held September 16-18, 2016 at the Marriott Burbank Convention Center & Hotel (2500 North Hollywood Way; 818-843-6000). Son of Monsterpalooza will boast such highlights as special appearances from cast members of films such as Gremlins, The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Night of the Living Dead (1968), Re-Animator, and many more. Spotlight presentations with special guests from recent hits like What We Do in the Shadows and The Conjuring 2; informative talks from FX veterans Steve (Ghostbusters) Johnson and John (From Beyond) Naulin; a huge cash-prize costume contest sponsored by Premiere Products; a Saturday night After-Life Party; several premieres of independent horror movies; and much, much more.

For next year’s main extravaganza, Timpone will program and moderate the gargantuan original show, Monsterpalooza, coming April 7-9, 2017 to the hangar-sized Pasadena Convention Center (300 East Green Street; 800-307-7977).

“A consummate showman, Eliot has turned Monsterpalooza into the ultimate genre fan event, and he succeeds brilliantly at this task because he is a fan himself,” says Timpone. “He has created a wonderful biannual event to display his love of monsters, special FX and dark fantasy. Eliot brings fans from all over the world together under one roof.”

For tickets and more information on Monsterpaloooza, please visit www.monsterpalooza.com

 

FT. LAUDERDALE’S SHOCK POP COMIC CON THRILLS WITH CAST AND CREW REUNIONS FOR …

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THE ORIGINAL FRIDAY THE 13TH (35th!), NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2 (30th!), DEMONS (30th!), MACHETE (5th!), and FROM DUSK TIL DAWN!

Masters of mayhem collide in an ultra-cataclysmic Friday the 13th celebration during the Shock Pop Comic Con at the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center, Feb. 13-15, 2015!

 

The weekend kicks off with a night of horror as director Sean Cunningham, final girl Adrienne King, composer Harry Manfredini, “Officer Dorf” aka Ron Millkie, and first Jason himself, Ari Lehman convene for the 35th Anniversary celebration of the classic FRIDAY THE 13TH. Meanwhile our 30th Anniversary shindig for A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2 rocks the stage with Freddy Krueger himself Robert Englund, director Jack Sholder, screenwriter David Chaskin, and stars Clu Gulager, Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Marshall Bell, and Robert Rusler.

 

We also have very special international appearances for our 30th Anniversary DEMONS reunion featuring stars Bobby Rhodes and Geretta Geretta, legendary director Lamberto Bava, makeup artiste Sergio Stivaletti, and renowned composer and Goblin maestro Claudio Simonetti! MACHETE celebrates its 5th with screenwriter Alvaro Rodriguez, and MACHETE himself, Danny Trejo!

 

Other horror heros include The Mistress of the Dark herself, ELVIRA!, along with Ken Kirzinger (FREDDY VS. JASON), Rutanya Alda (AMITYVILLE HORROR 2), Zach Galligan (GREMLINS), Patty Mullen (FRANKENHOOKER), Naomi Grossman (“Pepper” from AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAKSHOW), Jovanka Vuckovic and Mark Miller (Clive Barker’s JACQUELINE ESS), an Art of Clive Barker exhibit, Chris Alexander from Fangoria brings his QUEEN OF BLOOD, and the Godfather of Gore Herschell Gordon Lewis also joins the show. The underground is alive and well also with appearances by Adam Ahlbrandt (CROSS BEARER), Brian Williams (TIME TO KILL), and James Bickert (DEAR GOD NO!), and The Ghouligans are on hand to share the merry fright.

 

And the very next evening, the bleeding heart pumps as the one and only John Waters, brings his newly revamped THIS FILTHIER WORLD show for one night only on Sat Feb 14, in a special Valentine’s Day performance, plus a signing of his new book CARSICK.

 

Shock Pop Comic Con runs Friday February 13 through Sunday February 15 at the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center at 1950 Eisenhower Blvd. Tickets are available for $30 Friday and Saturday, $25 for Sunday, or a full weekend pass for $60. Visit http://www.shockpopcc.com for all our current updates and additional guests.

 

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Yep, we went commentary crazy yesterday and Josh was there for the fun.

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For our Black Friday Commentary for the all time classic THE EVIL DEAD.  With Kyle, Josh from down the road, and Tim. 

 

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