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DEATH-SCORT SERVICE 2

At least once a year I get an email from the good folks at Sleaze Box. I wait all year for these movies and I can’t say that I am ever let down. Just like their name suggests, these are sleazy releases filled with all the blood and boobs that you could imagine. Out of…

THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM is Fantastic and You Can Win a Copy!

Showcasing the talents of the venerable Bill Nighy and the lovely and talented Olivia Cooke, Juan Carlos Medina’s sophomore effort, an adaptation of Peter Ackroyd’s 1994 murder mystery novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem, released today on home video formats after a short limited release and VOD rollout that began in early September. The…

Halloween Hangover, Day 2: Ithaca Fantastik 2017 Presents… HAGAZUSSA – A Horror Movie About Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Hagazussa: A Heathen’s Curse is a beautifully filmed, claustrophobic period piece filled with enough dread and horror to keep you watching even though it is nearly a silent film and what little dialogue it has is sub-titled. Hagazussa is so well-made that my jaw dropped when I read that this was writer/director Lukas Feigelfeld’s FILM…

Halloween Hangover, Day 1: Justin and Blaine on Something Weird/AGFA’s THE ZODIAC KILLER

Leave it to Something Weird Video and AGFA to dig up an oddity like The Zodiac Killer. This is a bizarre film who’s own tale of production is 10x more interesting than the film itself. Tom Hanson was a San Francisco small business owner who was running into some money problems. He hatched a scheme…

31 Days, Day 22: SPLATTER MATTERS, But Garrett is Pretty Pissed About It

Previously on Splatter Matters: I watched a shitload of Herschel Gordon Lewis movies and fell in love with the man, despite not necessarily loving his movies. But today, that may change. In his introduction to Just For the Hell of It on the HGL Feast Box Set from Arrow Films, Herschel claims the film was…

31 Days, Day 21: Creator of DEATH METAL Strikes Comedy Gold Again with WE SUMMONED A DEMON

[Editor’s Note: Like Garrett, I enjoyed the hell out of this short and believe Chris McInroy needs to be greenlit on a feature very soon. For info on where this awesome short is playing, head to their Facebook page by clicking here!] Just a few weeks ago at PUFF I had the opportunity to see…

31 Days, Day 20: A Real Friday Fight – Mondo and thepaintedman Don’t Even Remotely Agree About RED STATE

[Editor’s Note: Just a reminder that in October, Friday Fight becomes Friday Frights and we’ve been covering something every Friday this month. This time it’s just Blaine and I, so I mised up the formatting a bit and layed it out like a piece from our Dissenting Opinions column. I chose this one in honor…

BHFF 2017: It Sure Ain’t The Newlywed Game – GAME OF DEATH (31 Days, Day 17)

Foreign directors Sébastien Landry and Laurence Morais-lagacé break into the American film scene with their new horror film, Game of Death. With a slew of “written by” and “adapted by” credits, the story seems to have been a true joint effort. Under the direction of Landry and Morais-lagacé, this story takes shape through the pair’s…

A Few Badass Monks Set Forth on a PILGRIMAGE

Despite an almost complete and total submersion into the world of horror and Halloween for the month of October, I do welcome the occasional break from guts and gore. This is what I expected when popping in the newly released Blu-ray of Pilgrimage. With a cast of action stars like Spiderman: Homecoming‘s Tom Holland, The…

PUFF 2017: Day 4 Focuses on the Local and the Exceptionally Weird (31 Days, Day 2)

[Editor’s Note: Garrett’s PUFF Day 4 and Best of the Fest posts (today and tomorrow) are also running as part of out 31 Days of Halloween, because there is sufficient Halloweenyness in PUFF to genuinely make it appropriate. Thanks to the folks from PUFF for letting us participate in said Halloweenyness for a second straight…

PUFF 2017: Evil Clown Named Art Makes Pennywise Look Like Krusty in Aptly Named TERRIFIER

Terrfier is the festival’s second movie of opening night at the festival. It starts at 9:30. Get tickets to the film or a full pass at FilmFreeway! Tonight’s opening film, Imitation Girl, is a meditative and beautiful science fiction tome. After a brief reprise and ceremony, the night will continue with something just a bit…

Fantasia 2017: KODOKU MEATBALL MACHINE Breaks Down, Leaving a Misshapen Meatwad

If you have ever seen a movie from Japanese filmmaker Yoshihiro Nishimura, then you know what to expect. Films like Tokyo Gore Police and Helldriver are over-the-top gore films that have little, to no concern about plot. This film is no exception and follows his “throw everything at the screen and see what sticks” attitude…

AMERICAN GUINEA PIG: BLOODSHOCK Helps Define What REAL Torture Porn Looks Like

[Editor’s Note: WARNING! This review contains graphic images further down the page.] “Torture porn” has become an oft-cited buzzword in modern horror. In casual usage it points to the increasing use of gore to drive films: the glorification of reducing a sock-puppet human into pulp. Using violence as a crutch to entice viewers rather than…