Sunday, February 28, 2010

The weekends are made for bad films

Friday night I finally got a chance to see my friend Dan after quite awhile. Anytime we get together it means one thing we watch bad movies. Friday night was no exception. We watched Delirium: Photo of Gioia , which is one of the goofiest Italian giallo films I've ever seen. It hurts sooo good.

We followed it up with the classic bug nuts film Drive in Massacre. This film was one of the best things I ever bought.

Saturday was another great day and busy one. Stopped by Hollywood Video which is in the midst of selling off all of their stock and they had a great many treasures I've been hunting for over the last couple of years.

Found all of these at Hollywood Video.

I've had this on VHS for many years and now I've finally upgraded it to DVD.

This is gonna suck.

Perhaps one of the worst films (And funniest) I've ever beheld. Looking forward to the Joe Bob commentary.

Haven't seen this Italian slasher since the 90's. Looking forward to another viewing.

A French spy spoof with some gorgeous women, I'm so there.

Looks fun.

Then I went to the local FYE and found a couple more gems.

I have the dimmest of childhood memories of it.

My David Cronenberg collection grows.

Hope it's good.

The cashier couldn't believe this one. Her words upon seeing it were "Oh my god!" Followed by laughing.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

My Name Is Jonah

Check out the trailer for My Name Is Jonah, this looks to be an amazing documentary with cult hit status written all over it!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Really at a loss for words here....

Go forth and vote

It's time for the 8th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror awards, recognizing the best in horror research, creativity, film, television and DVD. There's ton of really great awards to hand out so Go vote for all your favorites.

Hump Day Posters: 1982 vol. 3

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Really, what was I expecting? It's slightly better than that. Slightly.

Sorority Row (2009)

Director: Stewart Hendler

Writers: Josh Stolberg, Pete Goldfinger

Starring: Briana Evigan, Shedrick Garrett, Margo Harshman, Rumer Willis, Jamie Chung, Leah Pipes, Audrina Patridge, Carrie Fisher

"Ellie, I love you because you're always there to help with homework. You're like a spellcheck with a nice rack."

Another remake of an 80's horror film. Oh joy. I haven't seen The House on Sorority Row. Can't say I was expecting anything from this film though. Growing up in the 80's I watched slasher movies and loved them damn it! It's a genre I still love. If there's a slasher film with an even remotely interesting looking killer or hook I'm in. And one set on a collage campus? That's always been a sub-genre I've enjoyed. See The Dorm That Dripped Blood for a prime example. So I couldn't resist Sorority Row's siren call.

The ladies of Theta Pi are in their senior year of college, They major in sex, drugs and general snarky behavior. All the sisters are your stranded horror stereotypes. We have the bitchy leader, the party girl, the ethnic girl, the smart girl and our final girl. One night the ladies decide to pull a little prank on a philandering boyfriend. Well said prank ends with one sister dead and the rest swearing to keep it a secret. Good girl Cassidy (Evigan) protests and evil bitch Jessica (Pipes) plants evidence to keep her quiet. Months later the girls are set to graduate and someone with a grudge knows what they did last summer. Soon the girls and anyone else who wanders into frame get picked off. As people die the girls fear their dead friend has returned from the grave to kill them.

Sorority Row makes no pretense about what it is...a cheesy horror movie. Filled with corn ball lines and lame jump scares. The Killer has a real fetish for ramming things into people's mouths. Hell it's even mentioned in the making of features. The kills don't show much. If it wasn't for breasts and foul language this would be PG rated. Sadly the killer is just some dude running around in a Ben Kenobi robe. The killer sports a tricked out tire iron/glaive straight out of Krull. Most of the characters sort of blend sort of blend together except for a two examples. Carrie Fisher's shotgun toting house mother and party girl Chugs (Harshman). Yes that's her name Chugs. Is it because she's a lush? Or is it because she's easy? Maybe both. Poor Rumer Willis, all she gets to do is scream and look scared for most of the film.

I can't say Sorority Row is good. Not the travesty that was the Prom Night remake, more middle of the road like say I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. I was expecting to hate it. But I was never bored and at times I felt like I was watching one of those hoary 80's slashers that weren't very good but good for a rainy afternoons entertainment.

And now a tribute to Chugs...

Chugs 1985-2009

Chugs with your acerbic wit and keen fashion sense. You liked your pills and booze. You liked your sex and didn't care were you got it from. Where were you when I went to collage? It was a damn shame you were the first to go...Ah Chugs we hardly knew ya.


Thursday, February 18, 2010

This and that

Sorry for the lack of any reviews as of late. I've been working on a writing project and haven't had time to devote to writing any reviews. But it won't stop me from posting other stuff. Hopefully I'll have a review up next week. In other news one of the best things on the internet has returned, that my friend is Bleeding Skull! Check them out for a good time.

Till the next time....

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