Thursday, December 29, 2011

The 15 GREATEST MOVIES of 2011!

2011 is drawing to a close (good riddance). It may have been a rollercoaster of a year personally, but it was a pretty amazing year for movies. Now, this time of year always calls for a "Best of" List and believe me that is what you're going to get. BUT! This list isn't like all of those other pussy lists out there only showing you what was in theatres and what has name brand actors. Oh no, although I enjoy those movies just as much as the next guy, they just aren't as great as these...

15. Rubber

Killer. Fucking. Tire. Need I say more? This movie actually has a lot more going for it than just a murderous telekinetic tire. It knows it's a bad movie and it plays on that so well.

14. Ferocious Planet

The Maneater series keeps kicking more and more ass. This one stars the guy from Stargate Atlantis and John Rhys Davies. The government is working on a top secret machine that opens a visual portal to another dimension but when they turn it SENDS them to another dimension. This movie wastes no time and keeps the fun coming from start to finish.

13. Super Hybrid

I was so freakin' excited when I first saw the trailer for this movie. A new killer car movie! YES! I immediately bought it on bluray and haven't looked back since. A fun little monster movie about a killer car that is actually a shape shifting alien that eats people. It gets locked up in an impound lot and its up to the night crew to kill it. That's just so awesome. It's sadly PG-13 though. But I would compare it to a Tremors type of PG-13. Not a lot of gore but that doesn't matter.

12. Evil Bong 3D: The Wrath of Bong

This was my first big experience with Full Moon pictures. (Personally anyway) I saw this in the theatre, I experienced the entire scratch-n-sniff/3D goggles/meeting Charles Band in person. They even posted my review on their website! While the movie isn't perfect, the effects are better, and there's dick leeches. You can't go wrong!

11. The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence

HAHAHAHAHAHA Ass to Mouth 2: Fat guy jerking off with sandpaper HAHAHAHAHAHA

10. Sucker Punch

Ok, so I'm a hypocrite. This is a big budget movie that was on the big budget screen. This movie also happens to have been directed by one of my favorite directors: Zack Snyder. So suck it. This movie might be pulling ideas from everywhere but this movie wasn't meant to be original, it's meant to look good. And I loved every damn minute of it.  (Oooooo...pretty)

9. Drive Angry

Well, I've finally jumped on the Nic Cage bandwagon. This movie won me over in a million different ways. The plot completely rips off Ghost Rider, ANOTHER Nic Cage movie. This movie opened my eyes to the leg-a-licious Amber Heard (whom I later saw naked in The Joneses). This movie would be the end result of a millionaire passing away and leaving ME his inheritance. Who gives a fuck if it makes money, it's just 90 minutes of pure awesome. (I have a feeling Ghost Rider 2 will make 2012's list)

8. Kill the Irishman

I'm a little pissed that this movie killed Christopher Walken (oops...spoiler) but I'm also very pleased with the mustached Ray Stevenson. Can't argue with the senseless beatings and countless car explosions, either. (And it even has a pretty GOOD story.) Highly recommended.

7. Flesh Wounds

I fucking love ripoffs. Especially blatent ripoffs. And I just get all giddy when a ripoff blatently rips off ANOTHER rip off. Such is the case with Flesh Wounds. Kevin Sorbo (that's Hercules for all you TV folk) stars in this movie that rips off Robowar almost scene for scene which in turn rips off Predator almost scene for scene. Oh, and this exchange happens:

6. Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver

Gingerdead Man 1: The first 5 minutes are the pinnacle of Gary Busey's career. Gingerdead Man 2: A biography of Charles Band and Full Moon pictures as told through the murderous shenanigans of one Gingerdead Man. Gingerdead Man 3: The Full Moon Fan's Love Letter to a movie we never knew we wanted. This time Gingerdead Man goes back in time to 1976 to kill bitches and whip out puns quicker than a WWII Pancake Breakfast. (think about it) If this movie wouldn't have teased nudity as much as it did, it would be much higher up the list. Other than that, GREAT flick. It takes from several classic horror movies (Silence of the Lambs, Carrie), it kills some ACTUAL Full Moon fans (they won a contest to appear in a movie), AND it has some cameos from Robin Sydney of Gingerdead Man 1 and the ladies who reviewed Full Moon movies on YouTube a few times. Great Movie. Great great movie.

5. Stakeland

Vampires eating babies. That's really all that matters. Stakeland is from the folks that brought us Mulberry St., that freakin' sweet movie about rat-zombies. This time we have a post apocalypse movie with vampires. It's brutal, it's in your face, and you'll love it.

4. Attack the Block

DON'T FUCK WITH THE BLOCK! An alien monster lands on the Block. (Alien in da Hood) It shows its fierce teeth and scary face and a gang of no-good 15 year olds beat it to death. Shortly after, several MORE much larger and scarier alien monsters show up on Earth. It's up to the no-good kids on the block to kick some ass and take some names.

3. Super

Rainn Wilson pwning people IN THE FACE with a giant wrench. The hilarity never ends.

2. Priest

I LOVED this movie. I don't care how much the trailer made me think of Legion. I thought this movie was wonderful. It was short and to the point. They wasted no time with developing TOO much story, they just got right into it with the world they live in and how things work. The "Priests" are a group of...well, Priests...that are specially trained to kill the vampire monsters that live in their world. It's every bit as fun and action packed as the trailer suggests. The reason it's so good is because it plays itself straight and never once does somebody act as though they know this is a bad movie. And THAT is how you know it's awesome.

And the NUMBER ONE movie of 2011 is...

1. Hobo with a Shotgun

We all knew from the start that this movie would be movie of the year if not movie of the decade. You've got a rugged looking Rutger Hauer armed with a shotgun and a whole lot of suppressed rage. Team him up with a "looking for a better life" prositute and put them against a gang of good for nothing street punks and drug dealers, add in a whole heaping pile of unneccesary violence and practical gore...and you have yourself Hobo with a Shotgun. Your 2011 movie of the year.

Honorable Mentions (because I have not yet seen them):

Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (Snowmobile IN THE FACE)
Nude Nuns with Big Guns (I believe there is only one nude nun and she has a medium gun but this title still kicks ass)
Norweigan Ninja (Oh yeah, this needs to happen)
Bloodrayne: The Third Reich (Dr. Uwe Boll is at it AGAIN with his immortal Bloodrayne vs Clint Howard and Nazi Vampires) Available on Netflix Instant.
Tucker and Dale vs Evil (JUST TODAY came on Netflix Instant.)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Xmas Week: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

Welcome to the final day of Christmas Week! I hope you have all enjoyed the shit that I've been shoveling. It's been fun catching up on classics and finding new ones. I have even MORE shit that I'll be doing next year. Who knew there was this much crap for Christmas?

Certainly nobody in the 60s

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is probably the greatest worst thing you would be watching this holiday season. It's what happens when you mix one amazing title and invest about $50 into it. You’ll walk away from this either laughing or crying (possibly both).

How best to describe this movie? I guess I should really start with a warning. Don’t let the title and general shitty premise fool you. When presented with a title like Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, your imagination might conjure up something similar to the opening scene of Scrooged, with an armed to the teeth Schwarzenegger-esque Santa Claus kicking in the front door of Mars and gunning down every green monster in sight, all while he chuckles and his belly jiggles like a bowl full of jelly. HO HO HO! How about a little Christmas FEAR!

But no. Santa conquers nothing. He barely makes it to Mars. This is, in fact, a kids movie. (with a totally bitchin’ theme song) You see, the children on Mars are depressed. It’s Christmas on Earth and they’ve been watching it on TV so they are naturally upset that they don’t get that same kind of happiness on Mars. So the King Martian (named Kimar…get it?) goes to the elder to seek advice. What follows is the single greatest display of acting in all of 60’s cinema.

They then decide that they must go to Earth and kidnap Santa Claus. Kimar rounds up his posse including Voldar (the evil Martian with the greatest pedo-stache known to Mars), Dropo (the dumbest cuddliest kid friendly Martian), and there was another one but I can’t remember. He’s just there to smash buttons. His name is probably Buttmar. (Get it? Cuz Kimar’s wife is Momar (mom martian) and his kids are Bomar (boy martian) and Girmar (girl martian). God damn this movie is genius)

Then they steal Santa and are headed back to Mars. It is Voldar that now speaks up and insists that this Santa must be disposed of. He lures them into an airlock and hits the button that starts a timer. Problem solved.

Nope. Somehow the magic of Christmas saved them. And Santa laughs in the face of Voldar. It is easily the most sinister laugh ever to ever exist. Ever. The kids join in and laugh at Voldar. It’s almost as if they are taunting him to try and kill them again. HA HA HA HA HA you can’t kill what is ETERNAL! HA HA HA HA HA.

Then they get to Mars, Santa makes some toys, kids are happy, the magic of Christmas saves another world this holiday season.


There is so much creepy laughter in this movie. Either it’s the martians or Santa or the kids, they all just ham it up as much as they can. I joined in everytime they did it. And the dialogue…just terrible. (That’s how I like it) EVERYTIME anybody did ANYTHING there was ALWAYS a throwaway line about how it worked or what it did or why they need it. “This is my gay-ray, once I switch this button, flip this lever, point it at you, and pull the trigger, a rainbow beam will shoot from it and hit you in the groinsack and you will be instantly turned into a loin-clothe-boa-wearing fancy boy!” *not in the movie*

This movie is so far down shit road that you end up in happy land. It’s probably because it’s drives you there so fast that you have gone certifiably insane and just love everything. I watched Santa Baby 2 the next day while putting up some Christmas decorations and was not fazed by that movie whatsoever. Actually enjoyed it. WHY? Because Santa Claus Conquers the Martians makes everything better by default.

Now I own this movie on DVD. I’ve watched it the last couple of Christmases but this year I discovered that it would be playing at a local theatre at midnight. This is how the decision was made that this needed to happen:

Gable: Oh shit, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians on the big screen!
Brain: We’re going.
Gable: But I already own it, and it’s not like it’s my lifelong cherished film that I think about in my dreams. I can probably let this one go.
Brain: No way man, this thing was on Mystery Science Theatre. There will be a crowd of gargantuan proportions lined up around the block to rip this thing LIVE. We’re going.
Gable: OH SHIT! That sounds amazing. We’re doing this…but it’s like $8 to get in. And another $5 to park. Is that really worth it? I mean, the DVD is right there. I could be watching this movie right now.
Brain: No. We are waiting. We need to see this on the big screen. When is the next time this will ever happen in your lifetime?
Gable: When I play it through my projector?
Brain: Fuck you, we’re going. There is no way we are missing all of this fun on the big screen.
Gable: Ok. I’ll send out a facebook invite.
Brain: Don’t tell them how terrible it is, they might not come.
Gable: Good point.

So I talked a couple buddies into going, we went, and there was a crowd of approximately 5 people, us included. Of my 2 friends, one fell asleep and the other was on his phone googling how to kill me slowly. It probably wouldn’t have been so bad if they didn’t have an HOUR of old Christmas shorts and cartoons before the movie. I loved the nostalgia and everything but a FUCKING HOUR? That’s a bit much. So our tolerance had already been hacked away by the time the movie started. And boy…did it start. I was complaining, laughing, crying, smiling, dreading, and loving every god damn minute of it. I’ll admit, I snoozed for a minute or two. (It was late!) But you know what, my brain was right. I did need to see it. It was worth everything.

So to conclude: Santa conquers nothing, creepy laughs abound, Martians have epic mustaches, and you need to see this movie. Now, if we can just talk Hollywood into remaking this masterpiece into Santa’s Slay 2: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, it’d AAALLLLLL be worth it.

Now for your Christmas viewing pleasure...


Merry Christmas Everyone! Have a safe and profitable weekend! Let me know what shitty movies you get so I can laugh at you....err nerd out with you.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Xmas Week: Elves (1989)

*Hey everybody. I'm having some technical issues. My computer has mysteriously stopped connecting to the internet. It's old and frail and I've been dominating it a lot lately so it isn't much of a surprise. All the WIN that comes through this blog comes through that computer so you know eventually we'd break it's hip with all this pounding we give it. So suffice to say I'm on my fiance's computer and I won't be able to bring you a quality post because I don't want to go surfing around for pictures and whatnot. (I don't want to accidently ruin her new computer) So, please enjoy the following review, naked as it is, and hopefully my issues will be resolved soon.

Let's. Fucking. Do. This.

(iOffer has so many epic bootlegs.)

I can see those of you out there who have not seen Elves may have some doubts. Doubts after watching the trailer. Doubts after seeing the general shittiness of the elf. Doubts that this movie is even about elves. Doubts about its leading actor Grizzly Adams. Doubts that this movie is ripping off Gremlins just a little too much. Doubts that you’d rather stick your tongue to a flag pole in the dead of winter than give this movie a chance. Well, to those of you that have doubts, I have three words for you…



Ok, that isn’t in this movie BUT it is said at one point and I nearly shit myself. God dammit that’s awesome. And that is not at all the best part of this movie. If you like that one line (delivered by a 10 year old boy who loves his sister’s huge titties (his words, not mine)) then you are in store for 90 minutes more of the same amount of greatness.

(The following paragraphs are going to spoil the crap out of this movie. I just don’t know any other way to describe it without going into detail about what’s going on, there’s just so much. So please continue reading because honestly…it doesn’t matter)

Elves starts out like all great horror movies do, by someone spilling some blood in a sacred place and inadvertently resurrecting something evil. In this case, an Elf. Just one, not several like the title would have you believe. Rest assured that it is indeed an elf. So this naked elf immediately starts stalking chicks and killing people with knives. It even shoots people WITH A GUN at one point. And never once does that “dick sucking” grin ever leave its face.

(I love this movie)

From there we meet Grizzly Adams, who smokes a lot and is out of a job. Fortunately for him, the elf kills the mall santa while he’s doing lines of coke after molesting a female coworker. Grizzly is perfect for the job! Well, he has no home because he was just evicted from his trailer so he has to stay in the mall overnight. At the same time, the chicks that had inadvertently resurrected the evil Elf break in and are going to camp out, get drunk, and have sex with guys.

Did I mention that there is also a group of Nazis who are an Order of Elves, so to speak, and they are after the chick that spilt blood all over the Elf’s grave? Yeah, that’s in this movie too.

So the ladies have a party, the Nazis show up and kill the boys to get to the girl. The Elf shows up and puts a cute little Santa hat on and stabs a woman to death. (see trailer below) Then Grizzly Adams punches the shit out of everyone and only him and the girl escape. (oh, and the girl keeps call him Santa like he’s her daddy. It’s fucking creepy)

Then Grizzly Adams drops her off at home and leaves to go and talk to not one but TWO professional Elf doctors. The first one knows everything about them except what they do and he refers Grizzly to another specialist who understands their purpose. And what is that purpose you might ask?

The elf must have sex with one hot chick on midnight of Christmas Eve in order to create a superrace of human/elf hybrids to rule the world!

(I love this movie)

So the climax of the movie comes down to Grizzly punching more people, a revelation that the hot chicks grandfather is really her ACTUAL father after he had drugged and raped her mother for the sole purpose of creating a daughter with pure Nazi genes to mate with an Elf when she had properly “ripened”, and then the hot chick nearly getting freaky with an Elf, and that same girl stabbing that elf with a magical Christmas crystal and saving the world from a master race of really ugly children.

Thats just about the greatest thing ever.

You don’t get movies like this anymore. This movie is Troll 2 kind of awesome. Grizzly Adams is the single greatest dramatic actor of all time. His line delivery made me cry. He’s so charming and convincing that I nearly felt like an Elf was trying to rape ME! (No, actually he’s not a good actor whatsoever, but it’s so much fun watching him try)

The effects are where its at. That fucking Elf, it’s mouth moves about a centimeter, otherwise it’s just a doll rigged up to a dolly and drug across the floor to simulate its approach. HAHAHAHA It’s so epic.

Everything about this movie is just so fucking terrible that you can’t help but gaze upon it with wide eyed wonder. The dialogue is written and delivered with such craptastity that you’ll roll your eyes and laugh all at the same time. Elves is the perfect present for the holidays because just when you think you’ve seen all this movie has to offer, it gives so much more. You’ll be sitting there and be like, “Ok, killer Elf, that’s sweet” then BAM Fucking Nazis. And then you’ll be like “Sweet, FUCKING NINJA TROLL” and then BAM, Incest. WOW. Grizzly Adams, FUCKING WOW.

You all need to add this thing to your yearly Holiday rotation. You need to put this in with your collection of Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2, Santa’s Slay, Ernest Saves Christmas, and Thankskilling. Elves is the treat that will never stop tasting so so sweet.


Elves appears to be available on YouTube. Click here to start with part 1. Cancel your plans tonight, you're fucking watching this.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Xmas Week: A Christmas Nightmare (2001)

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time
Dancin' and prancin' in Jingle Bell Square
In the frosty air

What a bright time, it's the right time

To rock the night away
Jingle bell time is a swell time
To go glidin' in a one-horse sleigh

Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet

Jingle around the clock
Mix and a-mingle in the jinglin' feet
That's the jingle bell rock

Do. Not. Watch. This. Movie.

If you do watch it, please let me know so I can drive to your house and slap you in the face. This movie is awful awful awful. When we have a fire next summer, I’m using this disc to start it.

Like some other “Christmas” horror movies, there is very little that is Christmas about A Christmas Nightmare. They flash dates on the screen from time to time (December 24, 2:13pm) like they’re Law and Order but that’s it. (pffft) The story goes something like this:

I slay me.

A man and woman are under protective custody and shipped out to a house in the middle of nowhere. Once they get there, strange things happen as the woman has visions and sees things upon touching various items within the house. Soon, a mystery begins to arise in the form of a brutal murder/suicide that happened 50 years prior in the very same house.

Something like that. I watched about 30 minutes of this movie until a voice in the back of my head said, “We’re done here,” and I fell asleep. I woke up 30 minutes later to discover that nothing had changed. The girl was STILL walking around touching things and having the same fucking visions. I forced through another 15 minutes of the same shit until I just gave up and fell asleep again. I woke up and it was 20 minutes into the beginning again. This shitty movie had gone full circle and started over again!

I didn’t even bother to go over it again, fast forward or not. I’m never watching this thing again. If this movie was normal speed, it’d probably be 45 minutes long. It's shot entirely in slowmo. Everything, EVERYTHING, has drama attached to it. From opening doors to walking briskly through the house, there HAS to be some element of drama.


If you’re making a Christmas Horror movie there’d better be a whole fucking lot of naked chicks getting strangled with Christmas lights and dudes getting thrown past stockings and lit on fire in fireplaces. THAT’S CHRISTMAS HORROR. This is just a stupid shit pile of fuckall masquerading around as something it is not. This movie is like the fruitcake of christmas movies. You get it but you'll be damned if you are going to eat it.

Filmmaker: I just made a really shitty movie, what am I going to do?
Other Guy: I think I saw a Christmas Tree in there somewhere.
Filmmaker: Yeah, it was in the house we broke into to film this thing. I kept it in there as background filler.
Other Guy: Here's what you do, slap some stupid Christmas title on it like, "A Christmas Nightmare", only less shitty, and then put some dates in there that make it seem the events in this movie are taking place over Christmas and you're good to go.
Filmmaker: GENIUS! But I don't have any snow in my movie.
Other Guy: Christmas in Mexico.
Filmmaker: GENIUS!

This movie isn't even the GOOD type of shit. I love shit movies. There’s always some little niche in there somewhere worth loving. Whether it be a bad angle, terrible dialogue, bad line delivery, stupid creatures, illogical decisions, crew members in the shot, SOMETHING! This movie has nothing noteworthy at all. All they had to do was get Clint Howard for a few hours and have him just wing dialogue and this movie would have won me over. But NOOOoooOOOO, nothing.

Sure, maybe something happened while I was asleep BOTH TIMES but I can assure you, nothing happened. Nothing worth anyone's time.

Apparently YouTube has it's shit together because they have refused to post a trailer or any clips. (God bless 'em) so instead enjoy the trailer for the infinitely superior The Nightmare Before Christmas because it's the only thing that seems to come up when you search for A Christmas Nightmare.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Xmas Week: Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Thy leaves are so unchanging;
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Thy leaves are so unchanging;
Not only green when summer's here,
But also when 'tis cold and drear.
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Thy leaves are so unchanging!

Or as Ernest would sing it:

If there’s an awesome way to screw up Christmas for everyone, Ernest is the man that’ll find it. I’m going to go ahead and assume you all know who Ernest is…that awesome guy full of heart and facial expressions. When he speaks he often mixes up one thing for another. His inventions are too brilliant for society at large. His thought processes are worthy of the study of scientists worldwide.

Ernest is, without a doubt, my hero.

I grew up watching all of his movies and pretty much memorizing them. I saw Scared Stupid in the theatre, I wore out the rental tape of Goes to Jail, and Goes to Camp was on TV all the time. There was never enough time in my life that I could devote to Ernest. I just fucking love that guy. He does the same routine over and over in all of his movies but it’s just so fucking FUNNY! I love it.

But for the better part of a decade, I fell off the Ernest train. It’d been forever since I’d watched any of them. So over the summer I picked up the triple pack with Camp/Prison/Stupid on it and relived all those memories of my childhood. I remember EVERYTHING. Those movies kick ass. It’s STILL FUCKING FUNNY! I watched them all at least twice this year, I think I watched Scared Stupid 4 times in October. HAHAHAHA, come on, FUCKING TROLLS.

Then I remembered that at one point in Ernest’s amazing career, he had saved Christmas. But I did not have that one. So I bought it. And watched it. And watched it again. God damn you Ernest, you’ve done it again…

Ernest Saves Christmas is more about passing the torch than anything else. Santa is old and needs to find a suitable replacement before Christmas Eve or all of the magic of Christmas will be lost forever. Santa has one man in mind and that man wants nothing to do with “Santa” or any of his bullshit. After some hijinks and some possible jailbait situations (more on that in a minute), Ernest discovers that Santa is indeed who he says he is and Ernest sets out to help him.

This movie isn’t so much in the story as what the hell is going on while the story progresses. There is without a doubt one recurring scene that happens periodically throughout the film that really pulls this movie together in a way that I don’t think it could without it….and that is Tom and Bobby in the warehouse with the Reindeer. In this movie, they are cargo movers for the airline and Santa has his Reindeer shipped to Florida where his Elves will pick them up later. They cut to these two in the warehouse where the giant crates holding the Reindeer in them are being held and I swear to you it is the greatest thing ever. They show you just enough and then go back to the movie. At first they argue over the packing slip name, Halper Elmes or Helper Elves, then the crates move, then they discover the Reindeer, then the Reindeer fly, it’s just so fucking awesome.

But I can’t forget Ernest. That guy keeps the rest of the movie moving along hilariously while that stuff isn’t happening. Of course, he puts on a few other character hats along the way as he does in all of this movies, but for the most part it’s good ole Ernest saving the day.

He even hops in Santa’s sleigh at one point and puts Superman to shame.

Getting back to the jailbait situation I was “teasing” earlier. In this movie Ernest is a taxi driver. While he’s driving Santa around, this young girl, maybe 15 years old, jumps in the taxi with him and Santa because she is running away from some guy. She’s running away because she was in a restaurant and didn’t want to pay the bill. So Ernest drops off Santa and then we cut to the next morning….and this 15 year old girl had spent the night at Ernest’s house. WWWHHHHAAATTT!? I don’t know about any of you but my tainted mind went apeshit over the possibilities about what happened from sundown to breakfast at the Ernest household. She’s a runaway, she hates life, she has no money, she’s looking for attention in anyway she can get it…and you can about imagine the lengths this girl would go to for a place to sleep.

And THAT, my friends, is how I ruin all of your childhoods.

 eh heh heh heh heh heh!

This is one of the few movies you’ll find on this blog that is perfect for everyone. (jailbait aside) Anyone from toddlers to old people will enjoy it. It’s a unique Christmas story brought to life by colorful characters and it’s something that you don’t want to miss.

And another unexpected christmas present to you all:
(click the link to go to YouTube to watch it)

Merry Christmas everybody!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Xmas Week: Jack Frost (1997)

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight,
We're happy tonight.
Walking in a winter wonderland.

Jack Frost is nippling at your toes. And raping Shannon Elizabeth in the bathtub.

Alcohol Paul was nice enough to point out the lack of Carrot on his face.

You just can’t lose with Jack Frost. Even though the movie slows down A LOT all over the place, the parts that are good are good enough that you just go ahead and give it a few more minutes of your time. And then its over. And Christmas just got a whole lot more awesome.

Jack Frost is the story of a mutant killer snowman. (The greatest kind of snowman) There’s a serial killer on his way to be put to death and his name is Jack Frost. There also happens to be a genetics research truck heading the opposite way. (Oh man, only good things can happen) Well, the two collide and ole Jack Frost is hilariously transformed into….Jack Frost. The snowman.

 YES! There is nothing to hate about that!

Nearby there is a town getting ready for Christmas. The town is full of morons so Jack Frost takes it upon himself to murder them all. (A true Hero) The sheriff eventually (with the help of his dumbass son) figures out that there is a killer-meltintowaterandrefreezeintoa-snowman terrorizing his town. The townspeople raise up their blowdryers and take down this menacing foe once and for all. Except it doesn’t work. Then by a fantastic coincidence of the son trying to poison his father (I’m not spoiling this absolutely GENIUS ending)…together they REALLY kill Jack Frost.

Or do they? (No they don’t because he returns for A SEQUEL!)

I can’t help thinking while writing this review just how similar in story Jack Frost and Gingerdead Man are. Two serial killers, both hilariously reincarnated in holiday form, both go on shitty one-liner killing sprees, both designed by mindblowing practical effects artists, but you know what? I don’t fucking care. They’re both awesome and that’s all that matters. They should use this formula for ALL manor of Christmas related killer monster movies: There’s still Trees, Jesus, Toy Firetrucks, and Menorahs to explore!

Oh wait, they already made a killer tree movie. (albeit a short one)

If there’s one movie you need to lighten up your holidays, it’s Jack Frost. He is the embodiment of everything that goes on at the malls during this time of year. Rage. All balled up into one epic snowman. He does what we all want to do. Murder all those morons standing in line in front of us. Jab an axe handle down the throats of that bitch that took the last toy your child wanted most. Having unwanted intercourse with Shannon Elizabeth. (You know we will never have a shot, IT’S THE ONLY WAY!)

Jack Frost, you are a hero and a scholar. I can only hope to follow in your footsteps one day. Michael Keaton can learn a lot from you. (that movie would have been so much better had he been a mutant killer, right? RIGHT?) And so can we. Thank you for showing us the light. Next year, next year…

…we know exactly what to do.

I have an early Christmas present for you all...

Here is the movie in it's entirety!

Bathtub scene and 57:20

Thursday, December 15, 2011

One Week Only: A Very Merry Gable Christmas!

I'm coming off hiatus next week (FOR THE WHOLE WEEK!, then I'll triumphantly return to the blog in 2012) to bring you 5 days of the greatest bad movie Christmas has to offer! 5 Days of Reviews, News, and maybe something else. I haven't quite figured it all out yet. But there'll be reviews for sure.

Get your kleenex's ready because you might just cry it's so inspiring. I'm gonna pump the spirit of Christmas into you whether you like it or not. We'll see you next week!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Follow The Asylum on Twitter and get Mega Shark 3 GREENLIT!

Hey Everyone! I'm not off hiatus yet but I heard about this today and NEEDED to tell everyone. If you have a Twitter Account, please follow The Asylum. At least until the end of the year. If they get 3000 followers by 12/31, they will green light Mega Shark 3!!

Ho-ly shi-it!

Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus. Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus. What should Mega Shark 3 be? I suggest Mega Shark vs Squidadactyl. "By Air, By Sea, You Can't Escape It!"

Also, if you go to The Asylum's website, they are accepting movie pitches for certain genres of movies. I suggest going over there and sending them some wacky ideas.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Mr. Gable's Reality is going on Hiatus for awhile.

I've got better things to do.

Hi everyone! As bloggers, the hiatus is inevitable. There just comes a point when the water is boiling and it just starts pouring over the top and you gotta turn the burner off. (Jesus, did I get all metaphorical there?) That time is now. I had planned on going on hiatus in the summer but I kept plugging away and before I knew it October was here...and I sure as hell am NOT missing out on that shit. But the holidays are upon us (they sure don't waste any time with the holiday commercials do they?) and I need a break. I have a huge backlog of personal SHIT I need to get on. The house isn't completely ready for winter, I have some video projects that need editing, I really want to write a script, and a bunch of other things. October was a wonderful distraction but sadly I gotta get back to reality. The real reality. I wish I could just live here in my reality but that's just not possible.


I have no idea when I'll be back. I'm sure I'll chime in here or there. Perhaps I'll just do a weekly news roundup or something. But you can still follow me on facebook and Twitter, I'm sure I'll be posting regular videos and links there for shit that I come across.

I apologize for all the new followers, please continue to follow. I'll come back harder than ever when this is over. I've already got a couple of big surprises coming and I hope that you stick around to see what they are. I think I'll take this break to get those set up so when I come back I'm not scrambling to get content. I feel like the quality of my blog has taken a drastic downturn and hopefully I can find the time to make that better.

But until then, you all have a pleasant existence and I'll see you on the other side!

Coming soon....the Bad Movie Battle Royale II, podcasts, and so much more!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The 31 Baddest Days of Halloween: 2011 Summary and Statistics Page

Another wonderous Halloween has come and gone. This year proved to be not only the most challenging experience I've ever put myself through but also one of the best. I managed to sit through 31 movies that I would have almost never had sat through otherwise. And on top of the Countdown to Insanity, I also participated in a facebook game where you get points for watching horror movies. This years theme was Slasher Movies. I didn't follow the Slasher genre as close as I had hoped that I would but after getting my ass sliced off and handed to me on a silver platter in Week 1 & 2, I just decided the hell with it and just go ahead and put a dent in the huge wall of movies that I have bought but not watched. (You can check out my journey through The Madness in Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, and Week 4.)

As I was going over the month's totals, I started jotting down a bunch of statistics. During the month of October 2011 I watched a total of 95 movies. That's a total of 8540 minutes or 142.33 hours of film. That is an average of 89 minutes a movie (my kinda movie!). There are 744 hours in the month of October and I spent 19.13% of that time watching movies or roughly 1/5 of all the available time in October was spent watching movies. That's pretty impressive considering 1/4 of it was spent sleeping, 1/3 of it was spent working or driving to work, and the rest was split between family and friends. Of all the movies I watched, I watched 53 on DVD, 3 on Bluray, 19 on VHS, 12 on Netflix Instant, 2 in the theatre, and 6 were rented from Netflix or Blockbuster.

Of all the movies I watched, the one's that blew me out of the water, one's that I absolutely can no longer live without are: Trick 'r Treat, The Hitcher, The Manitou, Mammoth, Prom Night 3, and Nailgun Massacre. Trick 'r Treat will now by my all time favorite go-to Halloween movie. The Hitcher is one that I will be watching over and over again. Rutger Hauer is god.

Then on the other side of the coin, of all the movies I watched this year, the one's I want ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH EVER AGAIN include: Zombie Nation, Diary of a Cannibal, Curse of the Zodiac (All 3 of these are Ulli Lommel, I learned something valuable this year and that is to STAY AS FAR AWAY FROM LOMMEL AS POSSIBLE), Strip Club Slasher (Such an epic MN letdown), and the Nightmare on Elm Street remake. Holy fuck did that movie continuously piss me off.

And finally, the greatest statistic of them all, averaging out to 8 kills per movie, (Alone in the Dark having the highest at 40 and Sideshow having the lowest with 0) the grand total of deaths I witnessed this October is:

WWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I made my goal of seeing over 500 deaths. And then my second goal of 750! God bless America.

And now, for your retro-viewing pleasure, I present to you The 13 Baddest Days of Halloween 2011: Countdown to Insanity. Enjoy!

Thank you everyone who followed along all month. It was a pleasure destroying myself for you. Why? Because I'm fucking hardcore, that's why! Also, thanks to everyone who is reading this now and who is checking out the countdown long after it's over with.

And there's nothing to worry about. The lady in the parking lot of the Sanitarium was very willing to give up her vehicle the day I escap....err uh....the day they let me go.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Incest Death Squad
75 minutes
IMDb Rating: 6.5/10
Gable's Rating: 8/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: nudity, character trips and falls, final girl is guy, lloyd kaufman
Total Killcount: 7
Review: I give it a 8/10 because this movie was an awesome fun exploitations slasher romp!

Incest Death Squad 2
70 minutes
IMDb Rating: 2.4/10
Gable's Rating: 4/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: nudity, lloyd kaufman,
Total Killcount: 5
Review: I give it a 4/10 because this one wasn't near as awesome as the first one. it's ok.

Maniac Cop
85 minutes
IMDb Rating: 5.8/10
Gable's Rating: 10/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: character trips and falls, bruce campbell/tom atkins/ larry cohen, killer's face is obscured
Total Killcount: 8
Review: I give it a 10/10 because this movie is amazing! great kills, great story, awesome action.

Maniac Cop 2
90 minutes
IMDb Rating: 5.4/10
Gable's Rating: 10/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: nudity, killer's face obscured
Total Killcount: 24
Review: I give it a 10/10 because this movie is way better than 1. This movie is fucking awesome.

Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence
85 minutes
IMDb Rating: 4.4/10
Gable's Rating: 7/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: Someone says "it's going to be ok", character trips and falls
Total Killcount: 15
Review: I give it a 7/10 because this movie is ok, not bad, not nearly as good as the first two.

96 minutes
IMDb Rating: 4.3/10
Gable's Rating: 6/10
Bonus Points: Character trips and falls
Total Killcount: 11
Review: I give it a 6/10 because even though this movie sucks, it's still got a lot of cool kills.

City of the Living Dead
93 minutes
IMDb Rating: 6.1/10
Gable's Rating: 8/10
Bonus Points: Foreign movie (italian), character trips and falls.
Total Killcount: 7
Review: I give it a 8/10 because this movie is gory as shit. cool story too.

The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episodes 1 & 2
approx 70 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.8/10
Gable's Rating: 8/10
Bonus Points: none
Total Killcount: I didn't count
Review: I give it a 8/10 because the zombies are awesome and the story is pretty cool.

The Mutilator
86 minutes
IMDb Rating: 4.7/10
Gable's Rating: 7/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: nudity, character trips and falls, someone says I'll be right back
Total Killcount: 10
Review: I give it a 7/10 because of the really awesome innovative kills.

93 minutes
IMDb Rating: 4.2/10
Gable's Rating: 6/10
Bonus Points: Foreign (italy), character trips and falls.
Total Killcount: 12
Review: I give it a 6/10 because the fishmen are awesome. Loved this movie.

Halloween 2 (Rob Zombie)
105 minutes
IMDb Rating: 4.8/10
Gable's Rating: 3/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: Takes place on Halloween, Killers face obscured, nudity, character trips and falls.
Total Killcount: 18
Review: I give it a 3/10 because this movie sucked. The kills were cool but fucking Laurie Strode just screamed and cried ANNOYINGLY for 105 minutes. So happy she was shot at the end.

The Hitcher
97 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.2/10
Gable's Rating: 10/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: Rutger hauer, final girl is a guy, has a chance to kill the villain and hesitates
Total Killcount: 2 (there's more, I was just too into the movie to count)
Review: I give it a 10/10 because this movie was a huge surprise. Really good, fast paced, full on action, lots of suspense, scary thrill ride. I recommend you ALL see this as soon as possible.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (orig)
83 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
Gable's Rating: 7/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: killers face obscured, character trips and falls.
Total Killcount: 5 (maybe more)
Review: I give it a 7/10 because even though this movie is classic, I've never thought it was the greatest slasher ever.

The Devonsville Terror
82 minutes
IMDb Rating: 4.2/10
Gable's Rating: 6/10
Bonus Points: nudity
Total Killcount: 9
Review: I give it a 6/10 because it's a cool little witch movie/

The Dentist
92 minutes
IMDb Rating: 4.8/10
Gable's Rating: 6/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: nudity, ken foree
Total Killcount: 5
Review: I give it a 6/10 because it's a killer dentist. Fuck yes!

Halloween III: Season of the Witch
98 minutes
IMDb Rating: 3.9/10
Gable's Rating: 6/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: takes place on halloween, tom atkins
Total Killcount: 7
Review: I give it a 6/10 because it's not a michael myers halloween but its got tom atkins. And a plot to kill kids with halloween masks. fuck yeah!

Zombie Island Massacre
95 minutes
IMDb Rating: 2.6/10
Gable's Rating: 2/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: nudity, character says I'll be right back, lloyd kaufman/troma movie
Total Killcount: 7
Review: I give it a 2/10 because there aren't any zombies and barely any massacreing. It was a slasher movie with a dumb title.

The Dentist 2
100 minutes
IMDb Rating: 3.7/10
Gable's Rating: 6/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: nudity
Total Killcount: 6
Review: I give it a 6/10 because killer dentist returns! WOOO!! Love these movies

Paranormal Activity 2
91 minutes
IMDb Rating: 5.8/10
Gable's Rating: 10/10
Bonus Points: none
Total Killcount: 2
Review: I give it a 10/10 because these movies scare the shit out of me.

Blood Hook
85 minutes
IMDb Rating: 3.5/10
Gable's Rating: 8/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: character trips and falls, nudity, character says I'll be right back
Total Killcount: 5
Review: I give it a 8/10 because I'm from Minnesota and this movie had to have been made here. That was awesome.

Motorhome Massacre
88 minutes
IMDb Rating: 3.1/10
Gable's Rating: 6/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: nudity, killer's face obscured, someone says I'll be right back
Total Killcount: 8
Review: I give it a 6/10 because although this movie is terrible, the badness made it better.

Slaughter High
90 minutes
IMDb Rating: 4.4/10
Gable's Rating: 8/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: takes place on april fools day, nudity, killer's face obscured
Total Killcount: 10
Review: I give it a 8/10 because the ending was awesome. Didn't see that coming. Cool kills, love the set up story. The nerd character is amazing.

95 minutes
IMDb Rating: 5.7/10
Gable's Rating: 10/10
Bonus Points: One character says "it'll be ok", and the final girl is a guy
Total Killcount: 4
Review: I give it a 10/10 because this is one of my favorite movies of all time. It's just so well done.

The Offspring (aka From a Whisper to a Scream)
99 minutes
IMDb Rating: 5.6/10
Gable's Rating: 6/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER ANTHOLOGY: Vincent Price, nudity, character trips and falls
Total Killcount: 4
Review: I give it a 6/10 because it was an ok movie. nothing I need to see again anytime soon.

The Wizard of Gore (orig)
95 minutes
IMDb Rating: 5.3/10
Gable's Rating: 8/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: none
Total Killcount: 5
Review: I give it a 8/10 because the gore is amazing. Must see!

Children of the Corn (orig)
92 minutes
IMDb Rating: 5.3/10
Gable's Rating: 7/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: character trips and falls, someone says I'll be right back
Total Killcount: 18
Review: I give it a 7/10 because its a pretty good Stephen King movie. I liked it.

Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice
92 minutes
IMDb Rating: 3.8/10
Gable's Rating: 8/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: Final girl is a guy, character slips and falls
Total Killcount: 8
Review: I give it a 8/10 because this movie is ridiculous, the kills are overthetop and funny as hell.

Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest
92 minutes
IMDb Rating: 3.4/10
Gable's Rating: 10/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: character trips and falls, charleze theron has a brief appearance
Total Killcount: 12
Review: I give it a 10/10 because this movie is fucking awesome. The monster at the end, the general badness. Must see this! Children of the the hood!

Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering
85 minutes
IMDb Rating: 3.8/10
Gable's Rating: 4/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: Sequel 4 or higher, character slips and falls, naomi watts stars, someone says i'll be right back
Total Killcount: 4
Review: I give it a 4/10 because this movie's pace was too slow. Couple cool kills but not much to care about.

Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror
83 minutes
IMDb Rating: 3.7/10
Gable's Rating: 2/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: Sequel 4 or higher, character slips and falls, eva mendez dies
Total Killcount: 8
Review: I give it a 2/10 because every character is hateable. Did not like this movie. Fred Williamson and David Carradine couldn't save it.

Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return
82 minutes
IMDb Rating: 3.3/10
Gable's Rating: 3/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: Stacy Keach dies, sequel 4 or higher, takes place on halloween, character trips and falls.
Total Killcount: 5
Review: I give it a 3/10 because of Isaac. I liked him. The rest of the movie felt like a made for SyFy sequel.

86 minutes
IMDb Rating: 6.0/10
Gable's Rating: 10/10
Bonus Points: Character trips and falls, Lance Henrikson dies
Total Killcount: 9
Review: I give it a 10/10 because this movie is one of my favorites. It's great on the surface and its deep.

86 minutes
IMDb Rating: 6.0/10
Gable's Rating: 6/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: Jennifer Anniston, I'll be right back
Total Killcount: 4
Review: I give it a 6/10 because it's fucking Warwick Davis as Leprechaun! Great movie.

Hellbound: Hellraiser 2
97 minutes
IMDb Rating: 6.2/10
Gable's Rating: 10/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: nudity, I'll be right back, character slips and falls
Total Killcount: 4
Review: I give it a 10/10 because Hellraiser 2 is awesome. My favorite in the series.

Demon Knight
92 minutes
IMDb Rating: 6.4/10
Gable's Rating: 10/10
Bonus Points: character slips and falls, thomas haden church
Total Killcount: 6
Review: I give it a 10/10 because this movie is perfect. I love it from front to back.

Paranormal Activity 3
84 minutes
IMDb Rating: 6.4/10
Gable's Rating: 10/10
Bonus Points: none
Total Killcount: 2
Review: I give it a 10/10 because all of these movies scare the shit out of me.

The Killer Shrews
69 minutes
IMDb Rating: 3.4/10
Gable's Rating: 6/10
Bonus Points: Character trips and falls
Total Killcount: 3
Review: I give it a 6/10 because this movie is so far bad it's amazing.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose
119 minutes
IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
Gable's Rating: 8/10
Bonus Points: none.
Total Killcount: 1
Review: I give it a 8/10 because this movie is very good, just not scary. mostly a court drama.

Inside (2007)
83 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.0/10
Gable's Rating: 10/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: character trips and falls, misses out on the double tap, takes place on xmas eve, character says I'll be right back, foreign movie (french) auto triple bonus.
Total Killcount: 6
Review: I give it a 10/10 because this movie is BRUTAL. Amazingly brutal. Must see!

Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit
85 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
Gable's Rating: 10/10
Bonus Points: none
Total Killcount: didn't count, kids movie
Review: I give it a 10/10 because I saw this shit in theatres! Great movie.

Eyes of a Stranger
84 minutes
IMDb Rating: 5.3/10
Gable's Rating: 7/10
Bonus Points: SLASHER MOVIE: nudity
Total Killcount: 6
Review: I give it a 7/10 because this was a surprisingly good slasher flick. I liked it.


(I listened to a lot of these to and from work)


Razorback - 32
Killer Klowns From Outer Space - 33
Demon Knight - 31
Sleepaway Camp - 29
Hobo With a Shotgun - 39
Bloodrayne - 23
Dagon - 39
Space Truckers - 29
House of the Dead - 38
Dawn of the Dead - 33
Cube Zero - 29
Slither - 26
Doomsday - 40
The Thing - 34
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - 36
Orca - 21
Doom - 26
The Monster Squad - 29
The Host - 26

Total minutes: 593 or 9.88 hours

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween everybody!

Hey, I just wanted to say HAPPY HALLOWEEN! everyone. It's been a crazy month. The countdown, the facebook game (which is not yet over with), the amazing amount of hours of movies I've watched this month (to be totalled soon) and tonight is HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHT! The one day of the year that I pull back the reigns of badness and enjoy 3 absolutely terrifyingly GOOD horror movies. I've done some research and these three sound awesome:

The Exorcism of Emily Rose
IMDb rating: 6.7/10
I've owned this for several years and have not yet watched it. I pass by it because I keep wanting to save it for Halloween. 2011 is it's year to shine.

IMDb rating: 7.0/10
I finally found a copy just this month! It's fate I tell you. I wanted to watch this last year for the epic baby day horror theme but I got screwed out of that one so it will get its chance right here tonight.

American Psycho
IMDb rating: 7.5/10
I've heard so many people say so many good things about this movie. And it only seems fitting that THIS be my final movie I watch this month.

Happy Halloween everyone! You have yourself a scaaaaary night!

The 31 Baddest Days of Halloween: Survival Log Day 31


Meh, I'd have given up my sanity for a Ham Sandwich. But this was more fun.

All that was left after the Killer Shrews? What the fuck does that mean?

The Killer Shrews is a movie I struggled with TWICE. Both times watching it with the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 crew. I tried so hard both times to get through it but I just thought it was so bad that I could just never find any reason to finish it. But then I decided upon the Insanity Countdown...and of course The Killer Shrews immediately came to mind. And it's kind of funny because I had originally bought this for the winner of the Bad Movie Battle Royale. I hadn't watched it when I bought it...but then I watched it and felt so bad that I went out and got something else.

And I'm glad I did. This thing is so much better without the riffing.

This is your standard monster movie on an island. I only assume that every other person that used this concept stole it from this movie. A group of people come to an island to meet a scientist. He's been working on mutating Killer Shrews. Now there's a group of giant Shrews running around. They need to eat 3 times their weight in food every 24 hours to survive so they're running around hungry and mad as hell.

That is really all there is to it. The greatness that comes from this movie is in its execution. You will love this movie for all of its unintended consequences. Like the Shrews themselves: They put a mask on a dog and make it run around. Nearly every time they make an appearance, they're hilarious.

This movie is classic. Must see, must own. I never thought I'd like it this much but I do. And at a hair over an hour long you can't go wrong. This is a good time for any party.

Click here to watch the full movie on YouTube.

Chainsaw Mafia: 13 movies you SHOULD be watching this Halloween!

We are well into October and I know I don’t have to tell you that Halloween is just around the corner. As a horror writer, the month of October is a special time. It’s that time of the year when I get to do countdowns, host marathons and write about them. It’s that wonderful time of year when old classics like The Evil Dead come back to theatres for one night only midnight showings. And it’s also that time of year when I get to compile a list of :

13 Movies You Should Be Watching This Halloween Season!

I’ve seen a lot of lists over the years. Everything from the top 10 best horror movies of all time to the top 10 worst horror movies of all time. I know we all have a pretty good handle on what good horror movies there are out there. Myself, I prefer the obscure and ridiculous. I like the kinds of movies that are extremely entertaining but at the same time terrifying. So this Halloween season I wanted to compile a list of 13 horror movies you SHOULD be watching. This is a list for those of you that are looking for something new to spice up your October. Something like…

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The 31 Baddest Days of Halloween: Survival Log Day 30

Oh it was close this morning. I got out of I fucking launched out of bed, ANGRY. I was at a Halloween party last night, pretty much the first one there and for realz the last one out. And couple hours of sleep later I"m walking up to watch some shitty movie. UGH. I had stood there and that question FINALLY popped in my head, "Does this REALLY matter anymore?" At first I was like, fuck no. I'm going back to bed. Then I took a half a second and just remembered tomorrow is the last day. I'm so close. Quitting now would be like dropping out of college in the last semester. Just fucking stupid.

One more day. One more day. One more day.

The Wizard of Gore is exactly that. The Wizard of Gore. He's a fucking magician dude that gores the fuck out of chicks. But what's awesome is that they seem ok afterwards.

Until a couple days later. Then they drop like flies. Then some detectives try to figure this thing out. And then what's even better is The Wizard fucking hypnotizes everyone over the TV. I won't spoil what happens but holy shit that was cool. They were all like, come on TV and he was like sure. And then he hynpnotized EVERYONE.

The central theme driving this movie would have to be: What is Reality. Is what you see what you get? Is he really goring this people? Are they dead or alive? What the fuck is going on?

You can take a lot from this movie. Especially the mutilation. That's awesome. Hershell Gordon Lewis, you are my hero. I feel so ashamed that I ever doubted your amazing 70s power. Your movies are even overthetop grotesque to this day. That's power man.

Fuck I'm tired. No coffee, no nothing. Must sleep more now. Can't type for shit.

I love October so hard.

I could only find the trailers for the Wizard of Gore remake (which I must see now) so please enjoy this clip.

And if you liked that, please check out the movie in its entirety HERE.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The 31 Baddest Days of Halloween: Survival Log Day 29

Sanity - Gable, you gotta quit doing this to me. These "naps" you call a good nights sleep are just not good enough to sustain me. I need more.

Gable - Fuck you, Vincent Price is on.

Sanity - Gable, I don't think you understand the gravity of the situation. I am you and you are me. If I go, you go. So please, please shut off the movie and go back to bed.


Sanity - Umm...I don't know who October is but I'm your Sanity.

Gable - This is a trick. I'm getting an axe.

Sanity - You don't have an axe.

Gable - (returns with knife) You know what Sanity, when you're right, you're right.

Sanity - Put the knife down.

Gable - All you had to do is just stay out of my way. Keep your mouth shut. You just couldn't do it could you?

Sanity - Gable please, listen to yourself. This has gone way too far. End this, save us BOTH.

Gable - You know what I want to save?

Sanity - no what?

Gable - Enough of you to last until Halloween.

Sanity - Gable, no. You don't understand. NO GABLE! NO PUT IT DOWN EEEEEYYYYAAAARRRRGGGGHHHH

Gable - HAHAHAHAHA I learned this move from Michael Myers.

Sanity - NOOOOOOO UUUUUGRRRRRGHHHHHH!!!! garble garble garble

Gable - Good. Now go bleed out in the corner so I can finish this movie.

OH SHIT IT'S THE OFFSPRING! I love that band!

Actually, the band has more to do with this poster art than this movie does. There really isn't any Offspring in this movie. It's just Vincent Price going on and on about his haunted house and all the evil things that have spawned from it.

What The Offspring IS, is an anthology movie. There are 4 spooky stories told around one wraparound story...told by Vincent Price. Fuck that's awesome. And it's fitting too because I know Price has done other anthology movies before and it's just poetic that he's doing it now in his later years.

I'll go ahead and talk about each story first that way you can get a feel for what's going on.

In the first segment, Clu Galager plays a nerdy looking dude who lives with and cares for his sister. He has the hots for this one chick but she just has absolutely no respect for him. After a series of unfortunate events, he ends up killing her. And then he kills his sister...and her unborn zombie child (whom is obviously incestual) escapes her womb and kills Clu.

The second story is about a white dude and an old black dude out in the bayou. The white dudes a good for nothing street punk and through the story he discovers that the black dude is MUCH older than he seems. Hundreds of years old. He oversees him drinking some potion and wants some for himself. After he tries to kill the black guy, the black guy returns from the swamp gives him what he has coming to him: 70 years of a painful existence.

The third story takes place at a carnival. All of the freaks are ACTUAL freaks spawned by a voodoo priestess. So the main guy eats glass and metal...because the voodoo bitch cursed him to do so. One guy has an eye on his chest. It's pretty fucking sweet.

The fourth story is about a group of dudes in the civil war. They are good/bad guys. What I mean is that they fight for the war but they care nothing for the rules of war. Do you want to surrender? They don't care, they will shoot you anyways. Well, they get what they have coming to them when they meet up with a group of murderous little kids and their leader the magistrate.

The wraparound story revolves around a woman put to death. That woman's sister is a reporter and trying to figure out what the hell she did. She ends up at Vincent Price's house and he tells these tales of woe all spawning from the very house/town that he lives in.

I liked this movie even though it's pretty bland. The stories would make fairly decent tv episodes. They aren't anything spectacular or mind blowing. They are a fun little romp for the Halloween season though. I would suggest watching this and Trick r Treat back to back. That would get you into the Halloween spirit no doubt.

When you strip it all away and get down to it, it's a fairly decent horror movie(s) with Vincent Price. You know you need to see this. (Originally titled From a Whisper to a Scream, which is available on Netflix Instant under that name.)