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Friday, November 16, 2018

NECA Halloween 2018 packaging deets




Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Gutter Garbs - Black Christmas!


I LOVE ME SOME BLACK CHRISTMAS AND WOULD RANK IT UP THERE WITH HALLOWEEN.  IVE ALREADY SEEN IT TWICE SINCE HALLOWEEN  LANDED AND I AM SURE IT WILL BE SPUN MANY TIMES DURING THE HOLICRAZE SEASON.  IF SOMEONE WANTS TO GET ME SOME EARLY GIFTS, THESE WOULD BE PERFECTO.


GUTTER GARBS BLACK CHRISTMAS!



Turkey Splurge is coming!


For Thanksgiving this year I am carving out some new reviews and art for Blood Rage and Blood Freak; I cant think of a better double header for Turkey day.



Child's Play 2019

Another Hollywood refake

Friday, November 9, 2018

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!  Time to go watch OVERLORD!  Here is some killer art from zornow!  Trapper keeper indeed!


Leprechaun Returns!

Confessions of a gorehound.the original leprechaun spooked me when I was a wee lad renting dusty VHS tapes off the shelf at the local video king super store; Mystical ultra-powerful beings with ill-defined reality bending powers always seen to make the hair stand up on my neck a bit.  The series quickly degraded into self-parody and I never had any interest in anything but the first movie, but this seems to be more of a return to true horror form 



Malevolence 3 KILLER



MALEVOLENCE 3 KILLER IS AN ODE TO THE SLOWER STALK AND SLASH BITS OF YESTERYEAR, THE LATE SEVENTIES DRILLER KILLERS AND SORORITY HOUSE MASSACRES WHERE A MYTERIOUS MUERDERER MASKED IN DARKNESS AND ARMED WITH A TOOLBOX OF WEAPONS WOULD DISPENSE OF BUDDING NUBILE TEENS ONE BY ONE IN ESCALATING BRUTALITY CRESCENDOING INTO A FINAL CONFRONTATION BETWEEN THE LONE SURVIVOR AND A SEEMINGLY INSTOPPABLE AND SUPERNATURAL DEMON ON TWO FEET.  THE KILLERS MOTIVES CAN ONLY BE SURMISED, THEIR LACK OF SPEECH OR RATIONALE OFFERS NO SOLACE TO THOSE THAT WITNESS THE BRUTALITY UNFOLD, ALMOST LIKE A NATURAL DISASTER, AN UNAVOIDABLE TRAGIC TURN OF FATE.



THE MOVIE PICKS UP SECONDS AFTER THE ORIGINAL MALEVOLENCE (PART 2 SERVED AS A PREQUEL EXPLAINING MARTIL BRISTOLS PYSCHOSIS, A KIDNAPPED CHILD AFFLICTED WITH A RARE DISEASE THAT PREVENTS HIM FROM FEELING PAIN, RAISED BY A SADISTIC AND DELUSIONAL SERIAL KILLER IN AN ABANDONED MEAT PACKING FACTORY) AND FOLLOWS THE SLOW METHODIC PRODDING OF MARTIN BRISTOL AS HE DESCENDS ON HIS CHILDHOOD HOME, A HOUSE NOW OCCUPIED BY VIRILE YOUNG WOMEN.  THE MOVIE ESSENTUALLY FLOWS FROM ONE STALK AND SLASH SCENE TO THE NEXT, FOCUSING ON TENSE SUSPENSE OVER BARFBAG EFFECTS AND GORY DETRITUS.  IT DOESNT DEFY THE GENRE OR SEEK TO BREAK THE MOLD AS MUCH AS EMBRACE IT WHOLLY WITHOUT REGRET.  MOVIES LIKE FINAL EXAM AND TOOLBOX MURDER ARE A TEMPLATE, A HOLY FORMULA NOT TO BE BROKEN, AND HALLOWEEN IS BEHOLDEN ABOVE ALL, TRIUMPHANT AND UNREPETANT, TO BE MIMICED IN ENDLESS VARIATION, TO OUR ULTIMATE FASCINATION.  There is even a loomis like subplot featuring an fbi agent attempting to stop the tragic tale of martin Bristol from unfolding further.



FIFTEEN YEARS HAVE PAST BY SINCE THE ORIGINAL DEBUTED, THE TIME PASSAGE IN THE MOVIE IS MERE MOMENTS, BUT THE REAL LIFE RAMIFICATIONS OF SUCH A TIME LAPSE ARE NOT READILY APPARENT ON FILM.  THERE IS A ZERO BUDGET LOOK AND FEEL, BUT THE CRAFT AND SKILL BEHIND THE CAMERA OVERRIDES THE BUDGETARY CONSTRAINTS, THIS IS MASTER CRAFT STALK AND SLASH.  THE SOUNDTRACK IS AMBIENT, COLD, AND FITTING FOR A SLOW BURN SLASHER.  I HAPPILY WELCOME MARTIN BRISTOL INTO THE PATHEON OF CINEMATIC PYSCHOS WORTHY OF A FRIDAY NIGHT SPIN WITH ALL THE compliments of pizza and orange soda ready in hand, and will consume any further sequels put out by writer and director Stevan mena with ghoulish glee; My only recommendation for future entries.lets up the ante on the poster and cover art.  There is no reason this shouldnt be something more traditionally done, painted by a real artist in the vein of Texas chainsaw massacre or any other late seventies horror entry looking for a fiendish following.        


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Old Fangoria ad...

Haha!  Perfect for children!


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Michael makes it rain...


Speaking of rain, perfect post Halloween mix of weather going on right now; the season of rot is in full effect.  Hope you all enjoyed Halloween (the holiday and the movie, number one highest grossing stalk and slash piece of all time), more slasher reviews forth coming including VICTOR CROWLEY AND MALEVOLENCE 3: KILLER.  

Monday, November 5, 2018

Happy Monday Maniacs!


Friday, November 2, 2018

1/15/19 - new Halloween 2018 boo-ray


Thursday, November 1, 2018

New NECA horror toys...

The good news keeps coming today, more NECA is on its way!  I can't wait for one toy in particular, Laurie from the 2018 Halloween movie!

BLEEDING COOL


Axeslasher - Night of the Shears - new song!

I love me some stalk and slash thrash!  Check out this new Cropsy influenced release from one of my favorite grinders, AXESLASHER!  EAT PIZZA, WORSHIP SATAN!

Listen to this killer track here!


Halloween 2018 final scene mask for pre-order

Halloween is a state of mind.  The holiday is over but the treats continue.  A new Myers mask from the final scene of the 2018 movie has dropped on Trick R Treat Studios for pre-order; grab it HERE!


Gutter Garbs new Halloween graveyard shirt!

Wow I love that they are keeping it going even after the holiday.  EVERY DAY IS HALLOWEEN!

GUTTER GARBS


The future of Halloween burns bright...

The day after Halloween is the saddest day of the year for me, but with the new Halloween raking in more dough than any other slasher in history I think the future of the franchise burns very bright.





Tuesday, October 30, 2018

One more day 'till Halloween, Halloween, Halloween...


Sunday, October 28, 2018

Nichols Hardware Ad


Friday, October 26, 2018

Happy Barfday HALLOWEEN!

Happy 40th to the IMMORTAL CLASSIC!


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Halloween 2018 in IMAX

Bleeding Cool...

The IMAX release of Halloween will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.



Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Halloween 2018 - review (SPOILERS!)



THE NEW HALLOWEEN is an unapologetic love letter to the franchise, honoring what has come before while simultaneously trying to reanimate it to remain pertinent in the present day and make a man in a mask utterly terrifying in the post Modern world of rampant terrorism and widespread shootings.  It wisely jettisons the baggage of the preceding 9 movies and tangled continuity of thorn cults and stripper moms to wipe the slate clean and bring Halloween back to its roots of a maniac without boundaries loose on a night of potentially limitless horror.

Although the prior movies are wiped from continuity their ghosts and bones remain in this movie.  There are deep cut references to the thorn cult, the sister trilogy, the clownish cops of Halloween 5, the silver shamrock masks from Halloween 3, and the bathroom stalking scene in h20.  Even the name of one of the journalists investigating the myers murders is the same as one of the security guards from Halloween: resurrection.   Despite these easter eggs and references to what has come before, the movie makes it clear its only interested in following up on the immoral classic; only the original counts now, and myers has been locked up for forty years since his original Halloween night killing spree.

The beginning of the film is defined by denial.  Laurie, the lone survivor from the original Halloween killing spree, insists that evil is out there, that they are not safe, that the bogeyman exists, but after so long nobody really wants to hear about it anymore.  She is a prophet of doom living uncomfortably in a time of peace.  That Halloween night so many years ago defined her entire life; she stays scared to survive, but others included her own daughter and granddaughter, doubt there is anything to fear in the first place. 

And of course evil just bides its time; Michael escapes during a routine prisoner transfer on hallows eve to return to Haddonfield, and wastes no time staking up the body count.  Michael is a force of nature here, stalking from one house to the next, killing the occupants in brutal fashion and moving on as trick or treaters flow through the suburban streets outside none the wiser.  He spends the most time stalking a blond bombshell, continuing the Halloween ritual he began in the first film of systematically murdering nubile teen babysitters that reminded him of Judith, his first kill and arguably his first thrill.   



it isnt long until laurie is teased out of hiding to hunt myers down before he can repeat the havoc wrought on halloween forty years ago.  She seems eager to face her fate this time; she wants the pleasure of killing him for revenge .  She acts as the new dr. loomis of this film, although there is another false loomis haring in the mix, the controversial dr. sartain.

Dr. sartain is introduced as an understudy to dr. loomis, however he shares none of the late doctors ideas about what to do with myers.  Dr. sartain sees it as an opportunity to study pure evil and try to understand it.  Loomis wanted nothing short of seeing myers destroyed.  Dr. sartain seems oddly protective of his patient michael myers; he even goes as far as murdering a cop to try to preserve that evil.  He is more like dr wynn from Halloween 6, fascinated by unbound evil, desperate to understand it and maybe control it.  Dr sartain could be a snarky jab at the Halloween fanbase who share in his desire to see michael live to create unlimited sequels, to preserve the shape so he can spread terror indefinitely.  The late producer malek akkad once famously said Halloween would have no less than 21 entries, dr. sartain seems to be on the same page. 

Dr. Sartain is operating under the assumption that michael and laurie are cosmic counterpoints to each other as predator and prey; that michael lives to stalk laurie, and laurie lives to avenge the deaths of her friends forty years ago.  While it certainly is apparent that laurie never shook the horror of that original Halloween night and has been waiting for the bogeyman to return ever since, its uncertain how michael feels about it.  Every effort to illicit a response from him seems futile, his refusal to speak confounds any attempt to attach a motivation to his actions and leaves journalists and doctors desperate for a reason to his madness other than evil merely existing.   dr. sartain corals michael to lauries sanctuaryhome in the woods to force a final conflict in an attempt to learn more about the condition, to observe michael as loomis has, in the wild.

The final act plays out almost exactly how you would expect with some role reversal between laurie and the shape thrown in; at one point laurie even stabs michael with his own knife, the ultimate Freudian subversion of male strength.  By the end every institution of safety fails laurie and her family making all of her prophetic musings about survival ring true; it is up to them to dispatch the evil themselves, to face fate no matter what it brings.  Little does michael know hes walking into a well laid trap of feigned female vulnerability, leaving him in a smoldering wreckage much like the ending of the original Halloween 2, not to mention a few fingers short.  The final shot of the film is 3 generations of defiant strode women riding off into safety, a final girl expose. 




The soundtrack was done by carpenter himself and is on point as expected.  I can see myself spinning it quite a few times this season for those classic Halloween feels.  There are many musical cues and call backs to the original film; the zingers are back, the slasher is back.  This new entry is exactly what the genre needs, a true Halloween resurrection.  It honors everything that came before while expounding on some of the original themes and subtext if the immortal classic.  I have already seen it three times in the theater and plan on another trip before it is through.  While it is impossible for a movie to live up to its hype I felt like this one was not a letdown and will be in regular watching rotation come next Halloween season, right next to the classicks.         



Monday, October 22, 2018

Halloween 2018 - review coming soon

Happy Monday maniacs!  Hopefully you have all seen Halloween 2018 by now, I want to watch it a few dozen more times before formulating a complete deep dive review, but for now all I've got to say is what a nice love note to the fanboy and girl fanatics!  It's had me re-watching the classick Halloween movies all week.  Halloween triumphant; the Shape will never die!

 

Friday, October 19, 2018

Revenge of the Slashback Video

Man I would love to visit this exhibit someday, so rad!  Totally gives me the nostalgia feels for the video store of yesteryear, a regular Friday round of cheesy horror and greasy pizza.  I love this stuff!









Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Ranger - 2018




THE RANGER is another retro friendly entry into slasherdom; a CANDY COATED PUNK EXPLOTATION SLID SNUGGLY INto A SLAStastic  TEMPLATE, another eighties throwback that does it right.  THE LEAD CHARACTER AND FINAL GIRL IS EMBEDDED IN THE PUNK CULTURE OF FAST MUSIC, FASHION, AND DRUGS, but a drug bust gone sideways sends her and her wannabe rocker gang deep into the woods, where they encounter the enigmatic RANGER; a blue blood by the books backwoods badass determined to keep city filth off his mountain.  the ranger also shares a mysterious past with the main character, a tragic moment from her childhood that she can barely remember through a blurry haze drugs and partying.  The ranger deadpans esoteric government code and regulation while cutting the fashion punks into ribbons for his revered mountain wolves to devour.  He wants the girl with the pink hair to remember that she is a wolf too, wild and deadly and just like him she has a hidden dark side waiting to howl out in pure animistic blood-lust, to revel and embrace the violence of the wild world.  after all, Wolves recognize wolves.



The ranger was shown before Halloween in imax, with the frontman from the rock band in the film giving a brief intro, delving into the punk roots of the film and how he got involved.  The film is very pretty, neon pink and blue highlights, some decent bloody bits and one liners; its sure to engage anyone that has ever delved into the punk scene and enjoys the marriage between horror and hard rock.           



Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Halloween 2018..the art keeps coming...




Halloween in IMAX 40th anniversary