2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 2: A Talking Cat!?! (2013)

DAY 2. SOMEBODY'S GOTTA DO IT: Something involving a less than desirable job must be done. You gotta give it to David DeCoteau. Who else could have directed Sorority Babes In the Slimeball-Bowl-A-Rama, the surprisingly homoerotic Bigfoot vs. D.B. Cooper and this child-friendly film? How does this tie into the theme? Well, Duffy the cat, improbably voice by… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 2: A Talking Cat!?! (2013)

Nightsatan and the Loops of Doom (2013)

Inhalator II, Mazathoth and Wolf-Rami are Nightsatan, doomed to wander the nuclear-irradiated fjords of Eastern Finland in the year 2034. Calling themselves Nightsatan, these synthesizer warriors work musical rituals in order to maintain what is left of their sanity in the face of the endtimes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opD1q0KDzZY Seriously, whoever made this movie is inside my head.… Continue reading Nightsatan and the Loops of Doom (2013)

Escape Plan (2013)

Despite the teaming of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Escape Plan underperformed at the U.S. box office. So how have there been three of these films? Simple. International box-office success, as this movie debuted in first place in several foreign markets, with the total international gross more than doubling its $50 million budget, leading to a… Continue reading Escape Plan (2013)

Doomstar Requiem: A Klok Opera (2013)

Thanks again to Paul Andolina for sharing a second musical with us. If you like his stuff, check out his site Wrestling with Film.  Metalocalypse was a cartoon about the fictional band Dethklok that aired on Adult Swim. It premiered in 2006 and saw its incomplete conclusion in 2013 with an hr long rock opera… Continue reading Doomstar Requiem: A Klok Opera (2013)

Saint Bernard (2013)

Writer/producer/director Gabe Bartalos' award-winning FX career spans everything from films like the Leprechaun series, Brain Damage and Frankenhooker to Brain Dead, Dolls, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The Cave, Happy Hell Night and Gremlins 2: The New Batch. He was even the Muck Man in Spookies! Now, he finally is bringing his long-in-production film Saint Bernard to video thanks to Severin Films. Prepare your eyes and brain,… Continue reading Saint Bernard (2013)

TABLOID WEEK: The Anna Nicole Story (2013)

How did Mary Harron go from movies like I Shot Andy Warhol, American Psycho and The Notorious Bettie Page to find herself making this movie? She's currently making an adaption of Legs McNeil's Please Kill Me, but seriously, how the hell did this happen? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrF3ft73oaw My friend Jim asked me the other day, "Why do you waste time watching… Continue reading TABLOID WEEK: The Anna Nicole Story (2013)

WATCH THE SERIES: Fright Night

Fright Night was the first modern horror film I ever watched. I remember painting in my parent's kitchen and my father telling me not to be afraid and just watch it with him. It's a great start -- combining the Hammer films that I loved that didn't scare me with new school special effects and metacommentary.… Continue reading WATCH THE SERIES: Fright Night

DOCUMENTARY WEEK: Goodnight, Sugar Babe: The Killing of Vera Jo Reigle (2013)

Just a warning. Of all the documentaries I watched this week, including Mondo Cane, this is the one that upset me the most. It starts with the police discovering the mutilated body of a mentally challenged young mother. And ends with a family so monstrous that it defies description and believability. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VrZCFKzvE4 Director J. David Miles… Continue reading DOCUMENTARY WEEK: Goodnight, Sugar Babe: The Killing of Vera Jo Reigle (2013)