Check out my look at the new Phantasm box set that came out today
Check out my look at the new Phantasm box set that came out today
Directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez WOw its been a long time since we saw one of these movies and now here it is, its better than part two I will say that lol, I know that’s not saying much but it is,. I think they try and do a good job recapturing the spooky gothic feel of the first movie. This film does have its problems and they expand on the back story of Samara a bit to much in this giving her a family and more sympathy and cant just seem to keep her a bad little girl who likes to kill people. It felt a little weird to have Johnny Galeki from the Big Bang Theory running around acting like a d bag professor I like the film but its not great, go watch the original Japanese films….sooo much better.
I never thought I would find a movie from a comedy duo of Key & Peele to be so funny and ever though there are plenty of gags in the movie, this is a straight up horror movie. Directed written and produced by Jordan Peele and thru Blum House studios which is making waves in the horror community similar to Lions gate did years ago. The story follows Chris Washington played by Daniel Kaluuya goes to his girlfriends parents house for the weekend to meet them and discovers the other people there of color are acting like zombies most of the time. He cant figure it out till his TSA buddy tries to look into the disappearance of a track star from a few months back. When you do discover whats going on it puts a new meaning to the phrase WHITE PEOPLE BE CRAZY
Kong Skull Island
Giant Monkey goes SMASH!!!! Yup that sums up the movie. AND IT FUCKING AWESOME. The US has had three Major Monster Movies and they have been hit or miss, Pacific Rim great film loved by fans and critics but huge disappointment at the box office. Godzilla (btw stay till the end credits all I’m going to say) was good and a great special effects film with a decent story, but barely had the big G in it. I love how King is in every part of this movie and the human character are not dll and boring like they are in Godzilla. You could also call this the Guide to the Marvel Universe with Tom Hiddleston ( Loki) Bree Larson ( Captain Marvel) and Samual L Jackson ( Nick Fury) John C Reilly (Nova Corps Commander) being in Marvel films. Go check this film out its a great action movie and one of the best movies of the year so far.
WOW there were a lot of Horror movies in 2017 so far one a week and with more coming in February I thought the best way engage the audience about my thoughts would be to take it month by month. I am going to make some videos dedicated to the franchises we have out Resident Evil, Underworld and this weekend The Ring. Stay tuned for those soon. All movies are playing at the Black Stone Valley Plaza in Millbury Ma off of rt 146 and other theaters around the country.
UNDERWORLD BLOOD WARS
When I heard this female led action series was going to be directed by a Woman I was very excited BUTTTTTT Anna Foerster really didnt make this movie unique or better than the last. In fact she seems to ignore things set up in part 4. Kate Beckindale returns in what has become the most tired worn out Vampire franchise since Sparkle Boy and Cock Tease Girl, Its so heavy on the CGI and bland plot line over the top action and not in the John Wick way. Plots are dropped and the more interesting characters are killed off. Its Nice to see Kate back in leather again but I don’t need to see another one of these films again. When this first started I was so excited and I loved the dvd when it finally came, but as the series went on it got worse and worse.
The BYE BYE MAN
Don’t say it Don’t think it Don’t Say it Don’t think it……yeah just keep saying that over and over and over again. What a great idea but executed so badly. Another movie with a FEMALE director this month Stacy Title and I would be very happy if it was not so bad. Doug Jones is her saving grace but he barely does anything in this movie . Carrie Ann Moss shows up as a detective trying to investigate what is going with these three college kids who are being manipulated by this Bad Bad Man and she is USELESS in this movie. Her characters has nothing to do. Pass on this one.
Of all the films I thought would be the worst was one of the best SPLIT is a decent thriller by M. Night Shyamalan This was a decent portrayal of a split personality disorder. James McAvoy really shows his acting chops in this movie developing the different personality of the people inside Kevin. The onl;y problem I have is I wish we could have seen more of those other people as we only get maybe 7. The main character from last years The Witch and Barry, Anya Taylor Joy is really showing showing she is becoming the IT girl of Hollywood. There is a HUGE connection to another M Night film, I hope you all caught it and there are other Easter Eggs in this film worth checking out.
RESIDENT EVIL THE FINAL CHAPTER
Finally its over hopefully, I think so who knows Friday the 13th had its FINAL CHAPTER and he WENT TO HELL and we still got more Jason movies. I don’t know what Paul WS Anderson and his wife Mila Jovovitch are doing when they are making these movies. It opens In DC where we left the last film but with characters missing like Leo and Ada Wong and a powerless Alice with NO EXPLANATION of what happened. There is a movie between them and we never saw it. Claire Redfield shows back up with no mention of her brother Chris….he must have been making Prison Break the mini Series and DC Legends of Tomorrow. I like Ali Larter and live seeing her in things, I been in love with her since Final Destination, but this series wasted her as an actress. If this is what we call acting fuck this, this film series is just hear to suck money from you cuz people are too stupid to stop seeing them. You want a great Resident Evil Experience go play Part 7 Bio-hazard of the video games series. Trust me it will be well worth the money
In honor of the preview episode of Supernatural Creatures and LORE We will be covering A Very Supernatural Christmas. Talking about Krampus and Winter Pagan God’s. You can check it out here once the page is completed http://www.radioofhorror.com I am going to once a week review one of the 4 Krampus films a week. Yes can you belive there are 4 of these fuckers. Fuck that shit…..but I digress.
KRAMPUS THE RECKONING
A direct to dvd film by Ben Conway which is more Lifetime movie of the week than Evil Santa Claus flick.
The movie opens with a mean couple who yells at their kids goes to bed fucks showers and smokes then Krampus kills them after being summoned by the mothers daughter. Then it becomes this little orphan summoner movie with police procedure and no Krampus. Krampus it self is so laughable and the film never looks like it’s taking place at Christmas unlike the he 2015 film KRAMPUS which was so full of Xmas cheer it was amazing how they mixed the Horror with the holidays. The daughter uses Krampus like pumpkinhead. Or since it’s the Holidays like a Jew would use a Golem.
Written with his brother Owen Conway the script seems like it was another film and not a horror movie. The film is trying to make us sympathetic to Krampus carnage but not actually showing us the damn monter. Except in CGI and looking like something from a PS2 video game.
Pass on this one and come back next week for another Krampus review.
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Rob Zombie’s new movie is GOOD its original in some ways. It’s like the Dangerous Game and he mentions this in the making of Q&A at the end of the movie. It’s not the crazy over the top nutty film that was Lords of Salem. I would compare it to The Devil Rejects with a more beginning middle and end. A group of friends get capture on Halloween night by Malcolm McDowell and his aristocratic formal wear wearing psychos. They are ten forced for the next 12 hours to play 31 and have to survive a death maze of killer clowns. It’s a huge list of who’s who in his movies with returning favorite Sherrie Moon Zombie and Meg Foster and Jeff Daniel Phillips. I’ll do a more extensive actor list in another post about Rob Zombie actors. This is Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 meets the Running Man. If you love his music and want a decent not so over the top action flick for Halloween, then check out 31 you won’t be disappointed.
From the team that brought us The Evil Dead remake comes a movie so intense and with such a crazy secret it makes you rethink anything you didn’t like about the Evil Dead. Three friends try to break into the home of a Blind Gulf War vet and get more than they bargained for when he knows his home so well he can pick them off one by one. Stephen Lang is fantastic in this role as a the hero/villain/ not sure what to make of him after you learn what’s in the basement. I don’t want to give too much away but the best scenes are in the dark. You see the characters really trying to adjust to the darkness with their pupils really wide eyed and trying to find light it makes for an eerie experience that makes you feel like you’r there with them.
Kubo and the 2 String
That same studio that gave us Paranorman and Coraline and Box Trolls delivers another amazing weirdly done but still kick ass stop motion animation movie. This time the Art Director of those previous film Travis Knight directs this cool little film. If I had to rank Kub it would come behind Paranorman as my favorite from Laika. A boy goes on a journey to stop his grandfather by reassembling an ancient armor worn by his late father. Along the way he meets a Bug Night and a monkey and fights his even twin aunts played with such creepy voice over by Rooney Mara. They have those V for Vendetta style masks that look super creepy. Matthew McConaughey and Charlize Theron are fantastic as Monkey and Beetle. ” If I’m called Beetle and your Monkey why is he not called Boy?” Best line in the movie. The newcomer played Art Parkinson who plays Kubo is really good in his role.
My only problem with this movie and the other two above is NO ONE IS SEEING THEM we just want to be spoon fed fuckign Ghostbusters remakes like mindless drones who cant think for ourselves. What the fuck go see Kubo its an amazing story with great characters and not talking fish finding each other which we saw 12 years ago. 31 and Don’t Breath are original horror movies but nope lets go watch the same stupid crap Blair Witch movie coming out in two weeks over and over again. Get off your ass and support some art.
All these movies are playing at Blackstone Valley Cinema De Lux in Millbury MA.
Tonight on the show its music and sarcasm I have BRAD JONES The Cinema Snob on the show tonight. Then I also have on the show tonight the band Hellitosis who performs my theme song Radio of Horror.