Saturday, October 20, 2012

Psychotic Saturdays!: Six Films Of Family Psychotica

005 - CopyToday is Psychotic Saturday and a great day to celebrate the family. Keeping with the theme posted in the horror movie classic post here are six films that really stress the point that “a family that slays together stays together. These movies show just how far family bonds can drag you into Hell. The devotion and drive that flows in the blood can be gritty, gory and down right horrific. So scream out in insane joy at all things Familiar and Psychotic.

1. Hunter’s Blood (1986)

Hunter's BloodFive "city boys" travel to the country to relax by doing some hunting, drinking Bud, and generally having good time. However, the local inbred backwoods psychos turn the hunters to be the hunted, and they need all the ammo and wits they have to get out of the woods alive. Directed by Robert C. Hughes and starring Sam Bottoms, Kim Delaney and Clu Gulager.

2. American Gothic (1988)

Americangothic1988Directed by John Hough and starring Yvonne De Carlo, Michael J. Pollard, and Rod Steiger. When six friends fly off on a weekend getaway and are suddenly plagued by engine trouble, they're forced to land on a remote island. Looking for shelter, they're grateful to encounter Ma and Pa and their children - an eccentric family living in the island's backwoods. But what begins as simple hospitality turns into a terrifying race for survival as the friends start disappearing one by one ... and turning up dead.

3. Midnight (1989)

midnightThe sultry midnight, late-night horror movie hostess, has the highest rated show on TV. Mr. B is scheming to steal the rights to the show. The tug of war begins and soon escalates into a deadly conflict. will Midnight have to get a day job and change her name to High Noon? Directed by Norman Thaddeus Vane and starring Lynn Redgrave, Tony Curtis and Steve Parrish.

4. Blood Salvage (1990)

Blood Salvage (1990)Directed by Tucker Johnston and starring Danny Nelson, Lori Birdsong and Christian Hesler. Twisted tale about a crazy, preaching redneck named Jake who kidnaps people off the highway and performs sick medical experiments on them. He then proceeds to sell their organs on the black market to Mr. Stone. Everything is fine until he kidnaps the handicapped April and finds that she is harder to control than the others.

5. Texas Chainsaw Massacre:The Next Generation (1994)

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A group of teenagers get into a car crash in the Texas woods on prom night, and then wander into an old farmhouse that is home to Leatherface and his insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths. Directed by Kim Henkel and starring Renee Zellweger, Matthew McConaughey, and Robert Jacks.

6. House Of 1000 Corpses (2003)

house-of-a-thousand-1000-corpses-movie-poster-rob-zombieDirected by Rob Zombie and starring Sid Haig, Karen Black, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon, and William Bassett. In "House of 1000 Corpses", two young couples take a misguided tour onto the back roads of America in search of a local legend known as Dr. Satan. Lost and stranded, they are set upon by a bizarre family of psychotics. Murder, cannibalism and satanic rituals are just a few of the 1000+ horrors that await.

Friday, October 19, 2012

For The Love Of Voodoo: 10 Films That Celebrate The Darkest Of Black Magicks

voodooIn the last two days I have watched some films that focus on one of the most superstitious and mysterious practices. Voodoo. The darkest of the dark arts. From the creation of zombies to the manipulation of others through little dolls and even darker practices voodoo is the black sheep of magic. It is actually the outcast bad boy of mysticism that is treated more like a dirty little secret. Well except in the horror genre. Here it is celebrated and I am listing 10 cool films that celebrate everything voodoo. From classic cinema to today’s standards. These films exist for the love of voodoo.

vd1 White Zombie (1932)

white zombieYoung couple Madeleine and Neil are coaxed by acquaintance Monsieur Beaumont to get married on his Haitian plantation. Beaumont's motives are purely selfish as he makes every attempt to convince the beautiful young girl to run away with him. For help Beaumont turns to the devious Legendre, a man who runs his mill by mind controlling people he has turned into zombies. After Beaumont uses Legendre's zombie potion on Madeleine, he is dissatisfied with her emotionless being and wants her to be changed back. Legendre has no intention of doing this and he drugs Beaumont as well to add to his zombie collection. Meanwhile, grieving 'widower' Neil is convinced by a local priest that Madeleine may still be alive and he seeks her out.

vd2 Dr. Terror’s House OF Horrors (1965)

dr. terrorFive strangers board a train and are joined by a mysterious fortune teller who offers to read their Tarot cards. Five separate stories unfold: An architect returns to his ancestral home to find a werewolf out for revenge; a doctor discovers his new wife is a vampire; a huge plant takes over a house; a musician gets involved with voodoo; an art critic is pursued by a disembodied hand.

vd3 The Plague Of The Zombies (1966)

plague of zombiesYoung workers are dying because of a mysterious epidemic in a little village in Cornwall. Doctor Thompson is helpless and asks professor James Forbes for help. The professor and his daughter Sylvia travel to Thomson. Terrible things happen soon, beyond imagination or reality. Dead people are seen near an old, unused mine. Late people seem to live suddenly. Professor Forbes presumes that black magic is involved and someone has extraordinary power. He doesn't know how close he is: the dead become alive because of a magic voodoo-ritual, and so they must serve their master as mindless zombies...

vd4 The Oblong Box (1969)

TheoblongboxAristocrat Julian Markham keeps his disfigured brother, Sir Edward, locked in a tower of his house. Occasionally Sir Edward escapes and causes havoc around the town. Based on the classic tale by Edgar Allan Poe.

vd5 The Last Wave (1977)

last_wave_xlgA Sydney lawyer has more to worry about than higher-than-average rainfall when he is called upon to defend five Aboriginals in court. Determined to break their silence and discover the truth behind the hidden society he suspects lives in his city, the Lawyer is drawn further, and more intimately, into a prophesy that threatens a new Armageddon, wherein all the continent shall drown.

vd6 The Serpent And The Rainbow (1988)

serpent and the rainbowDennis Allan is a scientist who visits Haiti on the strength of a rumor of a drug which renders the recipient totally paralyzed but conscious. The drug's effects often fool doctors, who declare the victims dead. Could this be the origin of the "zombie" legend? Alan embarks on a surprising and often surreal investigation of the turbulent social chaos that is Haiti during the revolution which ousted hated dictator "Baby Doc" Duvalier. Often a pawn in a greater game, Alan must decide what is science, what is superstition, and what is the unknown in a anarchistic society where police corruption and witch-doctory are commonplace.

vd7  Eve’s Bayou (1997)

eve's bayouThe story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not knowing that he is observed by his youngest idealistic daughter Eve, who is there by accident. Eve can not forget the incident which is traumatic for her naiveté and shares a secret with older sister Cisely. Lies start to roll...

vd8 Voodoo Academy (2000)

voodooAcademyYoung Christopher has just enrolled at the prestigious Carmichael Bible College, managed by the somewhat unusual Mrs. Bouvier. After some unexplained disappearances, Christopher does some exploring and discovers that Mrs. Bouvier and the Reverend Carmichael have some very unwholesome intentions for the young men of their school. Will Christopher graduate with his body and soul intact?

vd9 The Skeleton Key (2005)

skeleton_key_ver2A young woman helping care for an invalid in New Orleans finds herself caught in the middle of morbid going-ons centered around a group of Hoodoo practitioners. It doesn't take her long before she discovers the true need for her presence at the home. It will be a struggle not only for life but for her very body!

vd10 Venom (2005)

venomA pack of teenagers run for their lives through the swamps of Louisiana, as they are chased by Mr. Jangles, a man possessed by 13 evil souls who is relentless in his pursuit of new victims.

“Horror Hotel” 1962 Full Movie

movieposterToday is October 19th and less than 12 days till Halloween. Today’s horror movie is “Horror Hotel” from 1960. The film stars Christopher Lee and is about a college student (Venetia Stevenson) with an interest in witchcraft goes to the Massachusetts town of Whitewood. It's a foggy, spooky town which gets even scarier when Stevenson discovers that the owner of the Raven's Inn, Mrs. Newlis (Patricia Jessel) is in fact a 268-year old witch. Jessel sold her soul to the Devil to regain her life after being burned at the stake. The whole town is her coven, including Stevenson's kindly history professor (Christopher Lee). Stevenson's boyfriend and brother arrive to look for her and discover human sacrifices and all sorts of evil goings-on. One of the few horror films of the period which still has the power to frighten, Horror Hotel is required viewing for genre fans.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

“Paranormal Incident 2” In Production

paranormal incident 2“Paranormal Incident 2” has began production on the follow up to the found footage ghost story. The second film will focus on the footage recovered after Special Agent Watts and his Investigation Unit are called to the derelict Woodburrow Prison.  He thinks it will be business as usual. But there's nothing usual about Woodburrow.  A mysterious woman is found attempting to flee the scene and things begin to spiral out of control as an evil force picks the team off one by one.  Soon Agent Watts is left alone to face what might be the world's most powerful evil...The Devil. “Paranormal Incident 2” is slated for a 2013 release.

Check Out The Leak Footage From “Night Of The Living Dead: Genesis”

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Matt Cloude’s “Night Of The Living Dead: Genesis” is reimagining  of the George A. Romero classic. Intended to pay tribute to the zombie film that has spawned a cult craze “Genesis” will also expand upon the story. Leaked footage of the new film has been released online showing just how important Matt Cloude’s desire to maintain the integrity of the original truly is. The make-up, atmosphere and acting are pretty intense hinting that this film will not be a cheeky spoof but instead a serious and honorable addition to the zombie apocalypse saga. Check out the work print footage below for the film.

“Cabin Fever: Patient Zero” In Production

CabinFeverThe first of two new installments in the “Cabin Fever” Franchise has began production. Jake Wade Wall (“The Hitcher,” “When Strangers Call”) has signed on to pen the screenplay for “Cabin Fever: Patient Zero.” When a cruise ship in the Caribbean collides with an abandoned research vessel, a deadly virus is unleashed. Passengers must find a way to survive before the flesh eating disease consumes them all. Check out the teaser for “Patient Zero” below. Both new films will be shot back to back in the Dominican Republic.

Leeches” And “Speed Demon” Double Feature DVD Release

On the same day that “Immortal Kiss: Queen Of The Night” featuring Bond girl Trina Parks Rapid Heart will also release “Leeches” featuring hotness Josh Henderson and David DeCoteau’s “Speed Demon” on a creature double feature disc for the 10th Anniversary. Set for November 6 2012.

LEECHESkeyWhen a college swim team begins using a powerful new steroid to enhance their performances, their dip in a leech filled lake produces foot long blood suckers after feeding off the fit young men. Soon the entire campus is under siege as the hungry critters make a smorgasbord of the student bodies. LEECHES!, starring 2012 DALLAS star Josh Henderson, and soapsters Matt Twining (ONE LIFE TO LIVE) and Charity Rahmer (DAYS OF OUR LIVES), was directed by David DeCoteau and written by Fangoria magazines’s Michael Gingold. LEECHES! is celebrating its 10th Anniversary on a Letterboxed special edition DVD with a making of, on-camera interviews with DeCoteau and FX creator Jeff Farley, never before seen footage, blooper reel, photo gallery and a commentary track with the director and writer.
SPEED DEMON, also celebrating a decade of fright. When a gang takes over a southern California community, a mysterious driver with a demonic hood ornament appears, taking out the gang members one-by-one.
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007 Bond Girl Trina Parks “Immortal Kiss: Queen Of The Night” Trailer

IMMORTAL_key_513655The Queen of the Vampires will rise this fall as 007 Bond Girl, Trina Parks of Diamonds Are Forever, returns to the screen in Immortal Kiss: Queen of the Night. Co-starring Preston Davis of TV’s Entourage, the supernatural thriller will bite into retail outlets and VOD November 6, 2012.

The eccentric Amina (Parks) and her secretive assistant Parnell (Davis) have invited five handsome young men to her secluded mansion with the promise of work. Little do the men know their mistress of the night is actually a vampire seeking a new single consort – and only one will survive to be her chosen prince of darkness.

It has been thirty years since Parks’ last feature film, The Blues Brothers, but it was her turn as “Thumper” in Diamonds Are Forever that made her famous, becoming the first African-American Bond Girl of the 007 franchise. Immortal Kiss director David DeCoteau sought out the professional singer and dancer to lead the all African-American cast. “I’ve been a fan of Trina’s for such a long time,” he says. “She was just stunning in so many of her early roles and she’s remained a beautiful and talented woman. To have her lead our cast has been a wonderful experience. She poured so much energy into her role as Amina, she really makes the film.”

Parks herself says her 007 days continue to affect her life on a regular basis. “I did a musical at the NY State Theater [because] the director was a big James Bond fan,” says the sultry actress. “I also started to tour Europe and the Far East (Japan) as a featured soloist and guest artist. I [was also] the first African-American to open the ‘Chrystle Room’ at the [then] new Otoni Hotel.”
It was upon joining forces with a new agent earlier this year that Parks and DeCoteau were able to connect. “Immortal Kiss was absolutely different than any other film I’ve done. I always seem to get ‘bad girl’ roles,” Parks chuckles. “It went very smoothly. I do hope to shoot another film with him.”

Nor does the vegan, body conscious and a dancer since the age of eight, have any issues appearing in her first horror film, saying, “I absolutely loved playing a vampire, and hope I’ll get to do it again. She was so classy, rich and eccentric.

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Trailer For “Evil Dead” Remake Leaked Online

Evil-Dead-Remake-Logo-1-610x225The trailer shown to the New York Comic Con audience has been leaked online. It is a bit blurry but allows you to see and hear the darker tone of the remake which will differ a bit from the original film. Also you can tell by the people in the audiences reaction just how awesome this film may very well be! Check it out for yourself. I for one am so fuckin’ amped for this film to come out! It will be released in the Spring of 2013.

 Dear Mayan apocalypse, please wait until at least Summer of 2013 before destroying the world because I really want to see this film.

Teaser Trailer For “Carrie” 2013 Finally Released

carrie remakeAfter the release of the teaser poster for the 2013 remake of “Carrie” the first teaser trailer for the film has been released. Check out the teaser trailer for Kimberley Pierce’s “Carrie” below.

Gobble Gobble MotherF#@cker!

thankskilling 3Fowl-mouthed villain Turkie carves through the likes of a rapping grandma, a mindless puppet, a wig-wearing inventor, a bisexual space worm, and their equally ridiculous friends on his quest to recover the last copy of "ThanksKilling 2". “Thankskilling 3” is directed by Jordon Downey and starring Christina Blevins, Jordan Downey, Jeffrey A. Baker, Daniel Usaj and Joe Hartzler. Check out the trailer for the sequel below.

First Images From Matt Jaissle’s “Revolution 666” Plus Teaser Trailer

revolution 666Matt Jaissle, director of “The Necro Files” and “300 Killers” next project is a little out there. His new project “Revolution 666”,currently in production, draws inspiration from the Beatle's 60’s groove-sonic psychedelic tunes. The film has a lost Beatle’s song supernaturally creating a flesh-eating zombie in a walrus costume. Coo Coo ca choo ! Check out the first images and teaser trailer from this new far out flick that is sure to be a fun and wild ride into chaos.

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“Blood Of Ghastly Horror” 1972 Full Movie

blood of ghastly horrorToday is Oct. 17th, another day down on the continued countdown to Halloween. Today’s horror movie classic is “Blood Of Ghastly Horror” from 1972. The film is directed by Al Adamson and stars John Carradine , Ken Taylor, Regina Carol, and Tommy Kirk.

A mad scientist implants an electronic device into the brain of an injured soldier, which turns him into a psychotic killer.  On a side note *The person who posted this on Youtube makes a simple request: “Viewers who manage to make sense of this piecework monstrosity should switch off their VCRs and seek immediate professional help.” I would make a side reference that in the age of disc and digital download that if your primary source of viewing media is through VCR’s then mental stability is probably not at the top of your “things worth keeping” list.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

‘Teen Wolf’ Alpha Pack News From New York Comic Con

new pack teen wolfTyler Posey and ‘Teen Wolf’ series Producer Jeff Davis talk about the third season of the supernatural drama at last weekend’s New York Comic Con.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Check Out The Trailer For Circus Horror “Big Top Evil”

“Big Top Evil” is a Indie horror flick from Floridian company Faced Productions out of Sarasota. This circus nightmare was shot with a cast of volunteer actors and a budget of only 20,000. A total grass roots effort from the company who created “Mangrove Slasher 2” which had a budget of only 1,000. “Big Top Evil” is directed by Sean Haitz and Chris Potter. Check out the trailer below. I have to think Seth Metoyer at for the heads up on this film as well as a very interesting film company.
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A group of mid-twenties friends are on a road trip to visit Mangrove County, the scene of the increasingly infamous Mangrove Slasher massacre. On their way they encounter a few problems and meet Candy, a country girl with a dark side who suggests they spend the night at her parents’ motel, which just so happens to be next to their family-run circus. What these travelers don’t know is this circus is filled with sadistic cannibals. When a ragtag threesome of outlaws unexpectedly show up, guns-a-blazing, things really get out of hand. Not wanting the infamy of their very own massacre, the group must now fight their way out of a literal freak show of psychotic clowns, demented half-human creatures and a couple of giant galoots that all work for a circus family dead set on keeping their secrets safe.

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