Monday, February 14, 2011

Scary Dolls

There are a few dolls that would NEVER make it past my front door no matter how much my daughter would want it.

"No, honey, that doll scares daddy."

The whispering doll is the worst!

Secret - "Is there anyone else awake?"

Giggles - Not sure what's worse, the doll or the girls turning their heads.

Living Doll - Aliens love it!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tokyo Gore Police

S From Hell

This is a classic. I love it dearly and remember this creepy thing from back in the day. Still gives me the shivers. :)

The S From Hell from Rodney Ascher on Vimeo.

"THE S FROM HELL is a short documentary-cum-horror film about the scariest corporate symbol in history - The 1964 Screen Gems logo, aka ‘The S From Hell.’ Built around interviews with survivors still traumatized from their childhood exposure to the logo after shows like Bewitched or The Monkees, the film brings their stories to life with animation, found footage, and dramatic reenactments.

Not an exhaustive historical documentary, THE S FROM HELL is a subjective film whose aim is make the audience feel the same fear and confusion as the children who were first confronted by the vexing, unfolding sights and mournful, dissonant sounds that hid in the cracks between their favorite TV shows."

Samurai Princess

There is a new-ish style of Japanese movie that is all the rage. Well, some of the rage. The style is like classic "splatter" mixed with cyberpunk. Blood sprays, body parts fly and the absurd is perfectly acceptable. Films like MACHINE GIRL and TOKYO GORE POLICE do it really well. The action is nutty and the violence is SO over the top it become comical. Samurai Princess just misses the mark, starting out strong and grinding out to a crawl. It does wrap up well with a "Boss Battle", but it's all too late and too far between to make it as enjoyable as the two films listed above.

The film came out in 2009 and it's base plot is revenge. People are creating "MECHA" - a cyborg blend of flesh and machine. This is against the law and the cyborgs are hunted down and exterminated. Two crazy mecha's and their gang rape and kill a group of girls (randomly playing and frolicking by a stream...) and, with the help of a Buddhist nun (huh?) one of them comes back as a mecha with the souls of all the women in her to seek...revenge.
Sounds cool...a little.

But, this blood spraying, tongue wiggling and violence against women is just awkward and upsetting. For some reason, the things in this film never reach the level of "comic violence", so it just remains low brow violence with nothing much to add.

The dub is horrid, so unless you want to listen to the comically ridiculous NETFLIX dub, find this film online or on DVD.

There was a foot tossed at the nun at one point when she starts preaching and I had to laugh out loud, but that was it, really. I could not tell what time period is was supposed to be. When the hell is this supposed to be happening? They are like strange, harajuku people in some strange, alternate universe. The clothing is bizarre.

The film's star is Yû Aiba - Japanese porn star. But, don't get your nekkid meters revving - there's very little nekkidness in here.

I think you are better off sticking with MACHINE GIRL (Reviewed here) or TOKYO GORE POLICE over this movie. I LOVED MACHINE GIRL.

You can watch Samurai Princess here...until they yank it down! :) Just watch the first and last 10 or fifteen minutes and I think you're good.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

VERSUS: Night of the Demons

A child of 80s horror, NIGHT OF THE DEMONS 1988 - - was on my hit list for a LONG time. I revisited the movie often and was never disappointed.

Staring the 80s-awesome Linnea Quigley, this almost perfect 80s horror blast is rather standard plot-wise. Teens where they should not be. However, it's handled rather well. There's a small group that meet at a haunted house. All hell breaks loose when they decide to hold a séance. Why not hold a séance? The house is an old mortuary. It's perfect. One by one, the teenyboppers get dead and demoned, going from cuties to psycho killers. The human guests can't escape the demons because the whole house has a ring of underground spring that holds them in. Fantastic “bottle style” plot.

The visual effects are rather good for it's time. Hell, it's not bad for now, honestly, thanks to the wondrous Steve Johnson. (Linnea's former husband, by the way) The demons look like the demons from DEMONS and I love the look. The film is filled with guts and gore...and boobs...and gore there's fun for all who love 'em both.

The story is simple, yet entertaining. There's a dark humor to the whole of the movie that is good for a giggle or more, yet it doesn't go slapstick or dumb. The writing is the thing that saves it and keeps the whole thing moving at a good clip and at a good pace.

The acting is not award winning – some of Jill Terashita's lines are almost painfully dragged out of her – however it works with the overall set up and production. It's a goof and some of the dialog is delivered as such. And, it is the 80's, after all.

Overall, I loved the film and still think it holds up as a genre film of it's time with a lot of kick.

Now....the remake.

2010's NOTD is not a gem, nugget or otherwise.

The plot is the same more or less. Substitute a stream with a wall – that's fine. Break a massive “booze and hot girls dancing to crap music” party up with a cop visit, then get the primaries back in the house through random acts – ok, fine. Add demons and gore– fantastic. But this movie has no soul. No kick.

We're dragged from point to point ( against our will ) by hot girls dressed as slutty cats and...a zombie, maybe? They bounce around the screen and exchange bad lines, then we finally move a strip meet...the kid from T2?! What?! Yeah! That's him..just fatter and less attractive in general. ANYWAY...yeah...he's in a strip club and he owes a BAD MAN money. He's bad and we know it. He's getting oral sex as he yells at T2 kid. He makes threats too....cause he's a BAD MAN.

Demons yet?


Off to the party house! Let's go! that we're on the set where the demons will attack...we can relax and listen to the slut cats and zombie girl babble some more. Find out that T2 kid is the ex-boyfriend of zombie girl. Find out that the party organizer is a bit of a tramp and that Slut Cat 01 better watch it or she'll nab her man. Do some dancing. Watch T2 kid sell drugs. See some more Slut Cat cleavage.


Wait...demons now?

NO! Here come the COPS! Yeah...they're gonna break that party up!

“Get out of here, Teens! You don't belong here.” Yeah.

Ok...bored yet? I know I was. Fast forward through all that unless you're a Slut Cat fan. Then...stop at those parts as you fast forward.

You're welcome.


Ok, the demons are kinda cool looking. Admittedly the only reason I tried this remake out. As a fan of the 88 version, I wasn't going to give this the time of day until I saw the red eyed demon girl. That got me into the idea. I thought that if they just remade this like the old one was with updated effects and the like, it'd be great. But, they added a bunch of filler and it completely kills the pace. While the demons looked grand, they are not able to keep this film afloat.

We watch as cool looking demons stalk the teenyboppers and chase them around, but I just didn't care. There was one added element that I found appealing, but they managed to botch that with a silly...sad little ending that did nothing more than piss me off.

So....the winner of this match is NIGHT OF THE DEMONS 1988!!!

Don't think so?

Man or Woman up and leave me a comment telling me!

Let's do this! Let's have a discussion! :)

Night of the Demons 1988

Night of the Demons 2010

Monday, February 7, 2011

Death of the Dead


Just silly.


Haut girl. Zombies. Martial arts.

Will it blend?


DEATH OF THE DEAD - Teaser Trailer from Gary King on Vimeo.

Stag Night of the Dead

Well, this sounds like a lot of good, silly fun. A stag night out turns zombieriffic, but not in that "on no! zombies!" sort of way. The zombies are part of a "fun" game that is a lot like paintball. know...things go wrong of course.

The film is available as a stream for $2.00 as of the time of this posting. Check it out - I plan to.

Find it on Facebook!



Horror Show Promo 2011

THE HORROR SHOW Promo for 2011

"The Horror Show" Promo (PG-13) from Malcolm Johnson on Vimeo.

Music: "CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE" - White Zombie

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Tura Satana - R.I.P.

Yes, we've lost Tura as well. So sad.
I only hope that she and Ingrid Pitt are laughing it up up in heaven.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, George Romero!

The HORROR SHOW wishes Mr. George Romero the happiest of birthdays this February 4th!
Born February 4th, 1940, George Romero is best known for the creation of the "zombie" known and loved today - a flesh eating ghoul that craves....human...flesh.

While known for his ...OF THE DEAD movies, Mr. Romero is also the director of other horror greats such as CREEPSHOW, MARTIN, MONKEY SHINES and THE CRAZIES - later remade in 2010.

Thank you for scaring the CRAP out of me all these years, George! Happy Birthday!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Silent Hill: Downpour

Ok - I'm really going to need to evaluate the game situation. This is the second game that had me drooling and clawing for it in the past two days.

SILENT HILL: Downpour looks grand. I need it. :)


The score sounds amazing - here's an MP3.

Silent Hill 8 - E3 2010 Announcement Trailer
Uploaded by dreadcentral. - Discover more gaming videos.

House of Mysterious Secrets

A fun little place to snag horror collectibles. T-shirts, toys, games, DVDs, comics....they have a lot!

They even have this fun little "radio station" on the sidebar to set the mood for you.

House of Mysterious Secrets Commercial
Uploaded by matrixman01. - Watch feature films and entire TV shows.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Horror


Mail Order Zombie

If you're like me and have a commute to contend with every day, podcasts are the way to go. If you're a zombie fan as well, we have JUST the podcast for you.

MAIL ORDER ZOMBIE is a fun little podcast with some grand production quality and awesome content. The show's hosts - "Brother D" and "Miss Bren" - are a charming husband and wife team with a true love for each other and for horror. A winning combo for this podcast.

To mix things up a bit, they open the podcast up to reviews and comments from the M.O.Z. Family - listeners from around the globe with a similar love of the undead. This allows for a feeling of community and additional content.

There are times where the M.O.Z. Family's input rambles on a bit, but that is a small price to pay for the kind of energy this podcast creates.

The content flow moves from zombie news to reviews to a combo team up by D and Bren at the end of the show where they usually review a movie together. The podcast times range from an hour to two hours and are packed with good content and some highly entertaining reviews and discussions.

A must-listen for any zombie fan!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

70s Trailers

Oh yes...the 70s.
The Exorcist came out in 1973 and with it came a new lust for devils and things. YES!
While many of these films are REALLY hard to watch, they make for AWESOME and NUTTY GOOD trailers.

Try watching one of these films start to finish one day. For now, enjoy the good parts. :)

Lady Frankenstein (haut)

Beyond the Darkness (Exorcist rip off 01 - 1979)

Beyond the Door (Exorcist rip off 02 complete with head turning scene and people flying - 1974)

The Night Child (Exorcist rip off 03. Yes, 03. With a little OMEN tossed in - 1975. I really don't like the scene with her running at the camera down the hall. Nope...I don't need that image. That would actually freak me - Iron Malco - out a bit in real life! ::shiver:::)

The Legend of the Wolf Woman (haut again. Now with added Facialhairvision®! :::growl:::)

Revenge of the Living Dead/Curse of the Living Dead/Fangs of the Living Dead (FAB, TRIPLE THREAT trailer. I wonder where the guy in the straight jacket is now...)

The Night Evelyn Came Out of The Grave (More hautness WITH skull lady)

Linnea Quigley's Horror Workout

Scream Queen Great Linnea Quigley was married to F/X master Steve Johnson for a while - most likely part of the drive to make this goofy thing. :)

Work out with little Linnea and her zombie horde! Or, just sit back and have yourself a good giggle. It's silly, collector fun from the 1990s from an actress that wasn't known for her acting. She's a scream queen through and through and she's good at it. The gags are insane and the effects work is actually better than most zombie horror stuff from today. Good, "dirt style" zombies that look like they clawed their way up from the depths.

You could TRY to find this "gem" on eBay...or just watch a little of this NSFW beauty right here.

Part One

Part Two

Undead Nightmare


Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare: Video Review