‘Psycho Beach Party’ is a Wacky Comedic Romp (review)

Florence (Lauren Ambrose) is a teenage girl who wants to be a surfer. Despite protests from the all-male surfers, big kahuna the Great Kanaka (Thomas Gibson) teaches her. Things become complicated when Florence discovers she has two split personalities; soon her friends and acquaintances start dying off. Is it Florence’s sinister side? Her suspicious motherContinue reading “‘Psycho Beach Party’ is a Wacky Comedic Romp (review)”

‘The Dead Hate the Living!’ is a Delight for Hardcore Horror Fans (review)

David Poe is a director making a low-budget zombie movie in an abandoned hospital. He and his crew: makeup guy and best friend Paul, leading ladies (who are also his sisters) Nina and Shelly, leading man Eric, production assistant Topaz, extra Marcus, and cameraman Chas are menaced by real zombies after finding (and trying toContinue reading “‘The Dead Hate the Living!’ is a Delight for Hardcore Horror Fans (review)”

‘Da Hip Hop Witch’ is a Baffling but Somewhat Entertaining Parody of ‘The Blair Witch Project’ (review)

2000 parody of The Blair Witch Project. The “Black Witch of the Projects” is an angry spirit who tends to attack rappers, including Ja Rule, Eminem, Rah Digga, and Vanilla Ice (who play themselves). She seems more of a nuisance than anything, as every victim lives to tell his or her story about the incident.Continue reading “‘Da Hip Hop Witch’ is a Baffling but Somewhat Entertaining Parody of ‘The Blair Witch Project’ (review)”

‘Crazy Lips’ is Bizarre but Compelling (review)

Japanese movie. Satomi is a young woman whose brother Michio is a fugitive suspect in a murder case. She goes to the Psychic Research Center and enlists the help of wacky psychic Mamiya and her assistant Touma. They show up at her house and do a séance to find the real killer. From there, poorContinue reading “‘Crazy Lips’ is Bizarre but Compelling (review)”

‘Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2′ is a Pop Culture Bag o’ Fun (and Creepiness) (review)

The movie picks up a couple of months after the first film left off. Supposedly, its’ a “fictionalized re-enactment of events that occurred after the release of The Blair Witch Project.” (I don’t think anybody bought that this time around, despite the actors once again using their real first names.) The Blair Witch has becomeContinue reading “‘Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2′ is a Pop Culture Bag o’ Fun (and Creepiness) (review)”