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Drive-in Trailers: Heavy Metal Horror

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2017 by ranranami

 

 

 

 

 

Warm up the projector, it’s time yet again (and at long last) for some movie trailers! You thought I’d run out? Hah! This week, I’d like to feature a nice little niche subgenre, ‘heavy metal horror’. ‘Rocksploitation’. Or, ‘Pardon Me, But Your Guitar is in My Neck.’

A lot of these films may be somewhat difficult to watch, but they’ve also all got something in common worth noting: awesome soundtracks. If any of you gets the chance to snatch up a copy of the Rocktober Blood album, do it! Unfortunately, the epitome of all 80s Metal Horror movies, Rock N Roll Nightmare, did not have a trailer available…so, in lieu of that, Thor’s ‘erotic final battle’ sequence is here instead. Not a trailer, but–well, I mean, that’s the only part anybody wants to watch anyway. Remember kids, stay in school, don’t do drugs, don’t worship Satan, and under no circumstances ever pick up a Twisted Sister album!

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Horror Flick of the Week: Near Dark (1987)

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2017 by ranranami

If I said Bill Paxton’s passing this year didn’t affect me, I’d be lying. He was always one of my favorite character actors. In honor of Bill, and because this really is one of the best vampire films out there, Near Dark is getting a special mention this week. As tempted as I am to gush about the bar scene, post it, and dissect how awesome it is, you’ll have to experience it for yourself. Also, yes, this isn’t the American release poster, but it’s too awesome not to feature.

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It’s not just Bill who gives an awesome performance in this. Everyone does. Lance Henriksen, of course, plays an excellent villain. Don’t let the re-release of the film fool you if you haven’t seen it before, there is nothing even remotely ‘Twilight-esque’ about Near Dark. It’s gritty, dark, and pretty much as close to a modern western as you can get.

 

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

Vintage Comics – Black Magic, Issue #1: The Idol, When You Were Alive, My Dolly Is The Devil (32-End)

Posted in Comics, Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2015 by ranranami

Right before Halloween, we come to the end of our current issue. The first story today features an antique…Krishna-Buddha fusion statue? I’m not sure. I’ve never heard of Buddha having 6 arms…but it doesn’t really matter. Such a short story, I was actually surprised by the ending. It’s honestly one of my favorites I’ve read in the comics I’ve shared so far. But I love bitter irony.

The second story is a unique twist on an age-old urban legend, of a young girl trying to get home…but never makes it, and always leaves whatever innocent driver who decided to give her a lift with a chill down his spine. Enjoyable, short, and one of the better versions of the story I’ve read.

Finally, our last story…is vaguely reminiscent of a classic Twilight Zone episode, with a much creepier looking doll.

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Horror Flick of the Week: The Witch’s Mirror AKA El Espejo De La Bruja (1962)

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2015 by ranranami

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Spanish is a beautiful language, no matter the dialect. Mexican Spanish in particular is the one I’m accustomed to hearing the most (being from Texas.) I love the husky quality of a slow speech in a Mexican film, especially when you combine it with the crackle of old cinema, and the eery atmosphere of shadows created in a black-and-white picture. Combine that with angry witches, curses, mirrors…you’ve got yourself an incredible picture.

On a dark night, preferably a rainy one too, watch this one by candlelight. Keep your phone off. Don’t let anything distract you…and soak it in like a bath. It’s how all true horror should be experienced, especially dark classics like ‘The Witch’s Mirror’, which tells the story of a witch…obviously…who tried to protect her god-daughter, but failed…and seeks vengeance on the young woman’s husband who murdered her through the power of the same magic she had tried using for 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…

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.