Archive for 80s

Drive-in Trailers: Melt Movies

Posted in Media, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2017 by ranranami

Back once more to the silver screen. Or perhaps the green screen. There’s a bit of yellow there, too…wait, what part of your body was yell–you know what? I don’t need to know. The point is, you’re a puddle of goop on the floor now with nowhere else to go but down.

Melt horror, probably one of the most obscure subgenres out there, I didn’t even know it existed until I got a little too much into a Street Trash streaming group the other night. Man, the 80s were jam-packed with some of the best physical effects. Melt horror is the goriest, grossest, and best of the lot, incorporating puppetry, fake slime, blood, you name it…all in the most gruesome, entertaining ways. So, without further ado, let’s pay tribute to these awful cult classics with a list of trailers (and maybe start off with a fake short film I think you’ll enjoy).

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Horror Flick of the Week: Bloodsuckers from Outer Space (1984)

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Uncategorized, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2016 by ranranami

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Filmed in Dallas. Absolutely…bizarre. Because it’s hard to tell whether the filmmakers were trying to make something scary…or something just…awful. Then at times the comedy comes through, and at other times…are they trying to be scary again? Yes? No? I’m not really sure….At any rate, I feel like everyone who likes a good bad horror movie needs to watch ‘Bloodsuckers from Outer Space’ at least once in their lives.

 

Don’t get me wrong, when I say this is awful. I don’t hate this movie at all. Because this was the first zombie film I ever watched. There is such an intense fondness in my heart for Bloodsuckers from Outer Space for that reason alone, that I can’t honestly say ‘don’t watch this. It’s terrible.’ My mom had this film on her shelf for years, and every time I’d look at the green and black VHS cover, I’d get chills up and down my spine remembering how awful it was watching a farmer vomit blood at the opening until he morphed into some sort of weird…blue…scarred…zombie thing. I didn’t notice the tube at the side of his mouth when I was 5.

Basically, this is like Diet Troma. A far more watchable movie than anything actually from Troma (Toxic Avenger aside, because I freaking love that one). And for the most part…family friendly. Kind of.

At any rate, Bloodsuckers tries to be a brilliant horror satire, and it fails. Killer Klowns ended up being much for successful in that regard. But…it’s still charming. And it’s a movie everyone needs to see once in their life, especially if they’re from Texas.

Podcast, Episode 14 – Friday the 13th pt. 1 (also, Happy Halloween)

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, podcast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2015 by ranranami

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We’ve made it guys! 31 straight days of posts, ranging from films to fun, books to bogeys, and everything in-between. Since you’ve been such fantastic followers, I think it’s about time I host another episode of the Hallowholics Anonymous podcast! This episode will be all about the first 7 films of Friday the 13th, hosted with none other than Jazlaan himself. So sit back, enjoy, hide the machete from your neighbor…and have a happy Halloween!

Link: Episode 14

Horror Flick of the Week: Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2015 by ranranami

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In light of this year’s tragedy (which only serves to make me even more aware that eventually John Carpenter’s going to kick the bucket too), I decided to recommend something I’ve not only got on this month’s watch list for you guys, but probably one of the best horror film documentaries I’ve ever seen. Painstakingly created by people who clearly loved the NOES series, which excellent stop motion interludes between sequences…this is a documentary I could easily say might become part of my personal yearly Halloween watch list.

If you like Robert Englund. If you like Wes Craven. If you like NOES or Freddy. If you like horror documentaries. If you like any and/or all of the above, I urge you to watch this as soon as you can. It’s just that good.

Horror Flick of the Week: Sleepaway Camp (1983)

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2015 by ranranami

Hey gang, looks like yet another year of Cryptkeeping madness for me. So I decided I’d start it off with tossing out a nice little classic slasher suggestion. If you haven’t seen it and don’t know how it ends, for the love of god DON’T look it up. You’ll ruin the fun. Even if you do know, though, give the movie a watch anyway.

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The acting is odd. It’s a combination between decent actors on one side and god-awful Troma-level actors on the other. Somehow it comes together well enough to be an entertaining little romp best coupled with Friday the 13th. Now don’t get me wrong…it’s nowhere near as good as F13, so you might want to watch it first. You might also want to avoid sending any kids you might have now or some day off to summer camp too…

Spooky Music Videos

Posted in Media, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2015 by ranranami

I was in the mood for some music today, but not JUST music. I was in the mood for music and movies…and horror. It’s hard to find a good balance with all three of those, considering the disturbing lack of enough horror rock operas to sate my palatte. I can’t keep watching the same ones over and over, after all. So I decided to draw up a quick list…of awesome spooky and creepy music videos. And who better to share them with than my beloved readers?

Just a quick warning, a few of these may be somewhat gross. And contain nudity. Mostly that 4th one, which I honestly am not too terribly surprised about…it’s Dir En Grey. Others may be severely campy.

Also, some of these videos are hosted by the creators, and I highly suggest you check them out if you really enjoyed their videos.

Horror Flick of the Week: Pet Sematary (1989)

Posted in Movies and shows, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2015 by ranranami

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Sometimes this one gets a bad wrap. Mostly from people who expect 90% of good cinema doesn’t date itself, which is just silly. One thing I love about this movie, is that it’s just about the closest adaptation of a Stephen King book I’ve ever seen (from the ones I’ve read, that is.) Not to mention the child actor who played Gage (Miko Hughes) was incredibly disturbing as he transitioned from the role of an innocent baby to basically a demonically-possessed corpse. It’s also deliciously campy in a way modern horror directors tend to forget can be a good thing when done right.

This movie is a collection of great moments. The concept alone makes for a pretty spooky story:
– An old burial ground that resurrects whatever is buried there, in a manner of speaking, and sends them on soul-less rampages to destroy whoever the living person might have cherished.
– A wise old man with dark knowledge of the Pet Sematary’s past, played by none other than Fred Gwynne (otherwise famous for his role as Herman Munster).
– An evil cat.
– An even more evil child.
– The compulsion to return to this forbidden place and try your luck again, knowing full well nothing good can come of it.
– And also a daughter conveniently forgotten who apparently has visions of the future.

I mean, Pet Sematary has a lot going for it, if you’re looking for something to watch alone or with friends on a stormy night. And that’s why it’s the horror flick of the week.