Tuesday, November 11, 2014
So many people nowadays have had their lives touched by addiction, cancer, and other insidious terminal diseases that cause immense misery and pain for loved ones. It's this personal sense of mourning and loss that is the underlying theme of "Painkiller."
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Aside from the horrible acting, and over the top melodrama of the plot; there are six things that are absolutely hilarious about "Vanishing on 7th Street" that only people who are from Detroit will understand:
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Ahhh, the mysteries of alchemy, the French catacombs, and the dark night of the soul; all of these things are explored in this found footage film.
I thought that I was going in to watch another "Grave Encounters" rip off. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised with a movie that journeys into the darkness of the human psyche, and uncovers the very personal demons that lie within our very souls.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Seems like everyone is making a found footage movie nowadays. I've seen my fair share of them, and to be clear, I rather enjoy the sub genre of horror. Some of the scariest movies I've ever seen have been found footage movies. Unfortunately, since everyone is jumping on the found footage bandwagon, we've been inundated with cheaply made, horribly edited pieces of crap that leave the audience staring at the screen numbly and asking themselves: What the hell did I just watch? And why did I watch the entire thing when it was clear that it wasn't going to get any better than the first 5 minutes of the movie?
Ubiquitous warning: This post contains movie spoilers, and horrible bad movies that may cause you to lose SANITY points if you watch them. To spare you that fate, I've watched them for you. A word of caution, these movies are so bad, my reviews of them here are super snarky. Like, for reals.
Monday, August 4, 2014
"Terrordrome: Rise of the Boogeyman" is a work of love. This fan-made 2D fighting game (also known as a MUGEN) pays tribute to the old school fighters like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat, while allowing horror fans to play as their favorite horror icons. Whether they are villains or anti-heroes, these bad boys know how to make a killing!
Monday, June 9, 2014
This is the second weekend in a row where there has been reports of a girl stabbing someone for Slender Man. Instead of being 12 year old girls, this time it was a 13 year old girl who attacked her mother.
She was wearing a white mask (probably similar to Masky in Marble Hornets if I am to hazard a guess) and waited in the kitchen for her mother to come home. When her mother walked in, the girl attacked her with a knife.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Shared delusions, mass hysteria, and crazy 12 year old girls strike again. This time however, instead of the girls going nuts over One Direction, they are cray-cray for ol' Slendy himself.
According to Huffington Post, the Wisconsin girls wanted to kill their friend so that they could become Proxies of Slenderman and go live in his mansion in the Nicolet National Forest. They decided to kill her at night so that they wouldn't have to look her in the eyes, all so that they could go and live with Slenderman and be his Proxies. For those of you that don't know, the Proxies are considered agents of Slenderman, they go out and do things for him, or they enact his will in reality. Proxies are victims of the now infamous Internet urban legend, and his tools in the waking world of man. They really aren't something to desire being. Really, they're not. To be a Proxie is to live in suffering with no relief in sight.
I really begin to wonder what went wrong. What triggered these delusions? What drove two girls to wish so badly to escape their lives that they'd be willing to kill in order to do so?
Monday, May 26, 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014
"American Mary" is one of those horror films that everybody raves about. I've had so many people tell me that it's a great movie, that I decided to sit down and watch it for myself.
I'm not sure if it's the fact that it's a slasher film made by women, (namely the infamous Soska Sisters), or it's taboo topic of extreme body modification that made people fall in love with it. Many people find the film appealing because it's subversive; it puts some rather unsettling taboos right out there for everyone to see.
"American Mary" presented an extreme social taboo in a way that makes it fashionable in horror subcultures; much like the sado-masochistic bondage, and the religion of experiencing pain as pleasure that the Cenobites from Clive Barker's "Hellraiser" did in the 1980s.
Monday, April 21, 2014
In honor of my new Google Plus Community, "John Carpenter's Horror Movies" I put together a list of the top 3 "Halloween" fan films that are on Youtube.
3. "Halloween Awakening"
Damn it Jimmy!
2. "Halloween: Resurgence"
Hey, no one celebrates Halloween in Haddonfield anymore, so let's go to the Sanitarium in Smith's Grove and have a crazy party! What could possibly go wrong?
1. "Halloween: Boogeyman"
This one gets the number 1 spot because the acting is the best, from both the adults, and the little kids that star in it.
I got, like, 20 pounds of candy!
Anna, you can't even lift 20 pounds!
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Once again I have scoured the Internet to find the funniest Walking Dead memes for you. I was even nice enough to put them all in one place. I know, right? I'm totally awesome for doing that for you! Enjoy!
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
It's a dark night of the soul for Leon Leigh when he returns to his mother's home and has to deal with buried emotions from a traumatic past.
"The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh" is one of those independent horror movies that has such an impact on the art of film itself, that everyone should see it, and it should be used to teach film to students. It's really that good.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
"The Babadook" is a brilliant Australian horror film about Amelia, who tragically lost her husband in an accident on the same day that she gave birth to their son, Samuel. Samuel, now seven years old, has become utterly paranoid about monsters coming to get him, up to the point that he is making and carrying weapons with him to school.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Since I'm not the only person that has been affected by the merger of YouTube and Google+, I thought that I'd share my experience on my blog, and hopefully give some information to help other people that have been dealing with the frustration caused by Google devouring YouTube.