We are double dipping at Bloodbaths and Boomsticks!

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We are BACK!  And this week Tim Gross has found another Ron Pearlman Vs. animals flick in KILLER RATS.  Then Kyle picks a flick that is a weird skewered quasi retelling of Night of the Living Dead from Spain in THE PEOPLE WHO OWN THE DARK.  Also we answer your questions and recap the week that has past.

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We return and we bring with us Moe Porne of NO BUDGET NIGHTMARES PODCAST to cover a movie that truly has to be seen to be believed (just ignore the outright racism) in THE DARK POWER. Tim covers Julian Sands signature flick WARLOCK.  And finally Kyle covers the underrated quasi comic book flick CONSTANTINE.  Also we talk about Stephen King’s THE DARK TOWER, Answer your questions and more.

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Little Devils: The Birth “This is one Birth Announcement the World Could do Without.”

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Victoria, British Columbia: Canadian film distributor Shivers Entertainment is set to launch evil upon the world! Their latest launch is a re-release of director George Pavlou (Rawhead Rex, Transmutations) and writer Elliott Stein’s Little Devils: The Birth. Originally released in 1993, Shivers will make this iconic Canadian filmwork available through a limited DVD and VHS release. Items will be limited as gargoyles emerge from Hell, one last time!

 

The film’s story begins when a scientist, Dr. Lionel (Wayne McNamara, Psycho Pike), makes a trip to Hell and returns with a strange ooze. Possessed and compelled to work, Lionel creates small, ghoulish imps. They are set upon a small community, terrorizing a small apartment, Ed (Mark Price, Trick or Treat), his new girlfriend, Lynn (Nancy Valen, Porky’s Revenge) and Ed’s strange landlord, Clara (the legendary Stella Stevens) . If only they can be stopped and returned to the depths below, before it is too late!

 

Quantities of this comedic re-release will be limited. With VHS tapes in short supply, ONLY 25 COPIES of Little Devils will be offered in this format. As well, the film has been remastered into digital. This allows Shivers to make Little Devils available to many more horror fans, via a Special Edition DVD. Though, both versions are limited in stock, so get yours now!

 

The official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amrXzuzwzI0&feature=youtu.be

 

From the DVD Backcover: Happy-go-lucky writer Ed Reid (Marc Price; Trick or Treat) doesn’t have much going for him: he’s hassled daily by his overly aggressive sex-starved landlady, the girl he’s interested in happens to be an exotic dancer and to pay the bills he writes erotic stories for a sleazy publication. To make matters worse, a strange young scientist in the suite next door, Lionel (Wayne McNamara) is using a mysterious mud to create an army of gargoyles. Soon, the evil sculptures become out of control, taking on a life of their own while stopping at nothing to defend their creator. Determined to stop the mayhem, Ed and his friends set out to destroy the creatures once and for all, with the assistance of the scientist himself, who ultimately holds the key to the origin and destruction of the murderous monsters.

 

Release Date: May 11th (VHS) & May 25th (DVD Pre-orders) & June 6th, 2017 (DVD Mail Date).

 

Director: George Pavlou. Writer: Elliott Stein.

 

Cast: Marc Price, Wayne McNamara and Russ Tamblyn.

 

Pre-orders for the DVD:

 

http://www.shiversentertainment.com/store/p161/Little_Devils%3A_The_Birth_DVD.html

 

The VHS version is available now:

 

http://www.shiversentertainment.com/store/p160/Little_Devils%3A_The_Birth_VHS_%28Limited_Edition%29.html

Gross Movie Reviews #364

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Gross Movie Reviews #364

 

By Tim Gross

 

Fortress 2: Re-Entry (VHS) – Christopher Lambert is back in this sequel that lacks the excitement of the first prison outbreak movie. But it does have the cheese quality as this one takes place ten years in the future and he has been caught again and place in a prison in space. Did I mention Pam Grier makes an appearance, she is no Jeffrey Combs in the first flick but it is always cool to see Pam in these types’ cheesy flicks? All Lambert wants to do is escape and get back to his family as I give it 2 stars.

 

Elvira Presents: Dead of Night (VHS) – A Thriller Video Production that has Elvira hosting an anthology film from the late 70s that were all stories based on Richard Matheson works. First one is about time travel, the second is about vampires, and the third story is the creepy one as it’s about a woman who brings her dead kid back to life. The film doesn’t play out like a hardcore horror anthology like a “Creepshow” or “Tales from the Crypt” but more like an “Amazing Stories” episode and still a lot of fun to watch. I give it 3 stars.

 

Teen Alien (VHS) – A low budget film from 1978 that is like a mid-west after school special. In the 50s something landed up at the Old Mill. It has been quiet for 20 years until now when the alien decides to turn itself into a kid and visit the local town’s school population. It finds out his home ‘the old mill’ is about to be used as a ‘spook alley’ for Halloween by some teenagers. Once the kids are inside it slowly terrorizes the kids. Fun crappy 70s cheesy goodness for the soul as I give it 2 stars.

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My Crepitus (VHS) – The independent film is from 2000 and apparently considered the first film of filmmaker Michael Maggot aka Michael Todd Schneider. The film was rereleased in a very limited VHS format under its original title “I Never Left the White Room”. So apparently the VHS I found in my basement is one of its kind (sort of)? But anyway the best way to describe Mr. Maggot’s first feature a slow, bizarre, visually crazy twisted overload of the horror senses. A man named Jeffery has lost his mind and the film takes you down the rabbit hole that is Jeffery’s madness. If there is one thing I have learned watching Mr. Maggot’s films they are an entity of its own as his film are always something different and something you may never see again… I give the truly bizarre feature 2 ½ out of 4 stars.

 

Beyond the Door III (VHS) – Thought I found another true sequel to a series of films that lack everything in an entertaining horror film and I was right. But the film is also known as “Amok Train”. A young lady named Beverly heads of on a class field trip to Belgrade, Serbia for some weird centuries old ceremony. Once there she is put to sleep while her friends are boarded up and set on fire in these huts. Most escape to get on a train for the next 70 minutes that apparently is possessed and fucks all kinds of shit in front of it and can drive across swamps! Weird unentertaining shit, but it was a sequel and in my DNA I was put on this earth to witness this kind of crap as I give it 1 star.

 

Cannibals (VHS) – Jess Franco’s 1979 version of a cannibal movie as the film has had several titles: Cannibal Girl and White Cannibal Queen are the popular titles. A family is shipwrecked on an uncharted island that just happens to have cannibals. The tribe eats the mother to death, eats the father’s arm, and takes their little girl to make their own. Many years later the father struggles to put together an expedition together to go find his little girl. Whose now all grown-up, topless, and getting raped by the top warrior of the cannibal tribe. We are talking family entertainment my friends. Somewhat boring but has a few disgusting cannibal moments that will warm a gore hound’s heart. I give the film 2 stars.

 

Taken 3 (DVD) – Liam Neeson decides it’s time to reboot “The Fugitive” without Tommy Lee Jones but with Forest Whitaker. Somewhat disappointing as I give it 2 stars.

 

The Hollow (DVD) – Yes, I know I keep finding movies that have this title and if keeping track I believe this is the third or maybe the fourth but anyway it’s about the Headless Horseman of course. Ichabod Crane’s descendent has to save the small town of Sleepy Hollow as the Headless Horseman returns according to Stacey Keach as the caretaker. But Crane’s descendent denies that the legend can be true until he is actually faced with the demon throwing pumpkins at him. The film also has some famous familiar young faces. If possible the film is more like a “Goosebumps” entry into the Headless Horseman lure but a good watch for all horror movie fans as I give it 3 stars.

 

The Divide (DVD) – This 2011 film stars Michael Biehn as the super of an apartment building that several tenants rush to the basement with Biehn’s character to lock themselves in as nuclear war has broken out and destroyed the world above them. Not long after settling in someone comes knocking on the door and its men in biohazard suits that shoot a couple people and steal the lone child of the group. After that which seemed like an amazing bad ass film becomes a stupid boring useless entry into the nuclear war genre of film. The film either lacked funds or brains behind the project ( I will go with brains) and was most likely the factor the film went unnoticed by many including Hollywood. The film is one of the bigger disappointments in my recent movie watching as I give zero stars for fucking up a good concept!

 

Pound of Flesh (DVD) – Jean-Claude Van Damme goes to China to donate one of his kidneys to his niece. But the night he gets there he hooks up with an escort and his kidney gets taken. Now it’s a race against time as he must find his kidney so his niece can survive which we also find out is actually his kid because he banged his brother’s wife ten years ago! Completely unrealistic shit that I love seeing JCVD in as I give it 3 stars.

 

Exists (DVD) – Some twentysomethings take off deep into the woods to their uncle’s remote cabin. Their uncle has not been to the cabin in years because of something he saw. Once there the young-ins has some fun but hear some horrible noises but think nothing of it. But one of them films everything and begins to capture or notices some strange images in the background and believes its Bigfoot. The film dude believes this because the night before their truck hit something and possibly wounded it. But now it’s too late as Bigfoot starts terrorizing them at the cabin and it wants blood! Reminds me a little of “Embedded” and this sasquatch film is so much more interesting than “Willow Creek” as I give it 3 stars.

 

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THIS CHRISTMAS, SANTA IS GIVING AWAY MORE THAN JUST HOLIDAY CHEER!

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Infinte SantaBurnt Reindeer Films announces The Infinite Santa 8000 Holiday FEAR Giveaway just in time for the holiday season.

 

The contest, which will run through December 3rd, allows fans a chance to win limited edition prizes that will only be available through the contest.

Here is the list of prizes:

  • The top three winners will get a limited edition VHS Package!  This detailed, limited run collectible looks just like it came from the video store shelves – down to the weathered artwork, old-school design and rental stickers.  But you won’t find a videotape inside – it’s full of trading cards, a zombie figurine, and loads of Infinite Santa 8000 surprises!

 

  • The top three winners will also get DVD of the first 6 webisodes of Infinite Santa 8000 and a Christmas card from Infinite Santa himself!

 

  • 12 lucky entrants will get a copy of the DVD and a Christmas card from Santa!

 

You can enter at http://infinitesanta.com/Contest.php until December 3rd.  To enter you MUST be a subscriber to the Infinite Santa 8000 YouTube channel.  You can only follow and subscribe to Infinite Santa 8000 once, but you can tweet about the contest as many times as you want for multiple entries.

 

For more details check out the rocking announcement video for the contest here

https://youtu.be/5Jg-4xX_OA4

Infinite Santa 8000 is an online web series created by Michael Neel & Greg Ansin.  The web series tells the story of Santa in the year 8000, a time of mutants and nuclear destruction.  Santa is now a cyborg and has to fight to stay alive, as well as keep the spirit of Christmas going in a world without hope, filled with a wasteland of monsters. Check out the web series at https://www.youtube.com/user/InfiniteSanta8000 

Kyle finally got the episode up with a cool surprise!

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This week Kyle and Tim dust off a couple of Shot on Video gems from the old mom and pop video stores.  And those 2 flicks are VIDEO VIOLENCE 1 and 2.  And we also tackle your listener questions and go over what we’ve been watching lately.  NOTE: Kyle is an internet dummy and lost his review of whatever flick he was watching for the week, BUT, in his searching he found our long lost CRITTERS RETROSPECTIVE.  So come back in a few days and it will be posted.

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Moe Porne the VHS master joins us for this episode!

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This week we welcome back Moe Porne to the show… because it’s been a long time. He brings along with him Pam Grier, Fred “The Hammer” Williamson, and Jim Brown in Original Gangsters.  Tim talks about The Terror Within, and Kyle goes over an important and not talked about movie in Pump Up The Volume.  Along the way we go over the top porn titles of the year,  which are funny as shit,  Moe’s quest to make the ultimate list of teen sex romps,  The stupidity of Facebook and it’s lurkers.  And bad, bad, jokes.  

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EPISODE 102

Gross Movie Reviews #305

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Gross Movie Reviews #305

 

By Tim Gross

 

Freaks (DVD) – A misunderstood classic when first released in 1932. Many were sickened, disgusted, and just didn’t care for the film. But over the years that followed its original release it gained cult status for its subject matter which is circus freaks and how they turn on a circus performer who mocks them. Even when the so-called circus freaks accept Cleopatra she still mocks. So the circus freaks get together and plan her demise when the show is on the move to the next town. These days the film may not have the impact it once did but still sheds light on a cultural divide even in today’s society. I give the flick 3 ½ stars.

 

Bad Ass (DVD) – A very corny action flick starring Danny Trejo as an aging Vietnam vet who is just tired of the younger generation being complete asses and beats two skinheads up on a bus when going home one day when they wouldn’t leave no one alone. The event is caught on people’s cellphone videos and it goes viral. Things are going great for Trejo’s character until his best friend is killed for a flash drive that contains some highly illegal activity being done by the mayor played by Ron Perlman. Like I said it’s corny but entertaining as I give it 2 ½ stars.

 

Taken 2 (DVD) – Liam Neeson is back as the super-agent who is trying to learn how to be a father and accept his wife is married to someone else. This time around he is the one that is kidnapped along with his wife while on vacation and it’s up to his daughter Maggie Grace who seems to still be playing a high school student but is like 30 years old in real life… But anyway she has to be the one to help out super-agent dad or him and mom will be killed! Lots of brutal violence and action sequences make this a film you cannot blink while watching or you’ll miss something. I give the action film 3 stars.

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IDS Rising (DVD) – Cory J. Udler continues one of my favorite independent film storylines “Incest Death Squad” in this third film that picks up with Amber believed to be dead but is in a coma at a hospital for the past three months after the big shoot out ending of the second film. She is taking a verbal beat down from her brother Jeb but we soon learn she is in a coma. Two-thirds of the film takes place in Amber’s mind as she tries to find answers on why things happen the way they did and why she is still alive only to learn a whole lot more when she is visited by all of her dead friends and parents in her dream state. Best way to describe the film is ‘Prophecy 3’. I enjoyed the second film more but this sequel is a great tie film as it explains a lot about Jeb, Amber, their fucked up parents plot and why Amber is like the way she is. This sequel is a nice way to wrap up a trilogy with also leaving the door open to possibly revisit the ‘Incest Death Squad’ without hurting the fun films that came before it. Why I describe it as ‘Prophecy 3’. Mr. Udler does another good job of keeping me entertained with another entry of twisted and sick fun he calls ‘IDS rising aka Incest Death Squad 3’. I give the film 2 ½ out of 4 stars. You can purchase the film or find out more about Cory J. Udler at www.incestdeathsquad.com .

 

World War Z (DVD) – At first I had high hopes when Brad Pitt’s company bought the film rights. But once I heard a bigger studio was getting involved and the budget ballooned over the $100 million I stopped being excited and hoped it wasn’t an ‘I Am Legend’ fiasco again… So I sat down to finally make myself watch this flick. A mysterious virus has hit the world and all are turning into zombies at an alarming rate. Brad Pitt reacts as if he has seen it before and helps his family get rescued by the UN to a Navy vessel. From Pitt’s character goes searching for a cure to the zombie plague and its origins. While he is searching the globe the zombies are taking over the planet until he has found a way to camouflage humans from being lunch. I believe this is the first big budget popcorn summer flick. In other words the film didn’t suck but is forgettable. I will stick with Romero, O’Bannon, Fulci, and Nazi zombies as I give this film 2 stars.

 

The Colony (DVD) – Years into the future where global warming took a header and one day it started to snow and has never stopped. With freezing temps, very little food, and human connection, humanity is in trouble unless it finds a way to reverse the weather problem or a new food source. The film stars a paranoid Bill Paxton and Laurence Fishburne who leads Colony 7 who has lost contact with Colony 5 but receives a distress call a week later. A small team goes to visit only to find blood, destruction, and a scared survivor who claims they have found a warm spot 40 miles north. When the team investigates the screams and noises they run for their lives after finding what happened to the Colony. It soon follows the team back home for a fight for its life where flu is no longer the only enemy. At any point during the film I was waiting for 1982 Kurt Russell to pop out of nowhere looking for “Childs”! The movie is great but swings and misses on a key plot point that I thought could have made the film one of the top five films of 2013 when do not explain more about the weather machines??? Hell, there looks to be a scene missing when they arrive at one weather machine on their way to Colony 5. This film is still pulse pounding fun terror and violence and worth seeking out as it was dropped from theater release earlier in 2013. I give the film 3 stars.

 

Scarecrow (SyFy Channel/DVD) – A big steamy pile of rat shit called a horror film about a small town legend of a killer scarecrow spirit that begins to kill high school students that were on a Saturday detention field trip. Where’s fucking Larry Drake when you need him? Save yourself the time and punch yourself in the face you’ll at least feel better in 90 minutes than watching this flick, I give it 0 stars.

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Young Blood: Evil Intentions (DVD) – Two young sisters that are not happy with mom’s choice in men decide they need a change or at least the older sister Anavey convinces the younger sister Anastasia it’s a change for the better.  Anavey uses the best line I have heard in a film this year: “I am 75% sure it might work!” to convince her. Once the sisters are vampires, the older sister Anavey explains the rules and what is needed to be done for Anastasia to go full vamp. Then she assembles a vampire cult with all the town’s children to begin killing all adults she does not like. The film is a crossover of ‘Children of the Corn’ and an adult version of the ‘Goosebumps’ show. The independent movie has its moments of comedy, great cameos, violence, and funny jabs at the ‘Twilight’ vampires and I enjoy its take on a small southern town reacting to kid vampires. But its 100 minute running time makes the film seem to be dull in parts or the story stretched a little too thin. This is a common mistake among a lot of beginning filmmakers and gets corrected over time as they learn more and experience the process with more projects. Overall it’s entertaining and I enjoy its late 80s shot on VHS feel as I give the film 2 ½ out of 4 stars. You can purchase and support the independent film at www.youngbloodmovie.com .

 

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

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