‘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 (Eric Clawson) is a director making a low-budget zombie movie in an abandoned hospital. He and his crew: makeup guy and best friend Paul (Brett Beardslee), leading ladies (who are also his sisters) Nina (Kimberly Pullis) and Shelly (Wendy Speake), leading man Eric (Benjamin P. Morris), production assistant Topaz (Jamie Donahue), extra MarcusContinue 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 spoof 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, AKA Hakkyousuru kuchibiru. Satomi (Hitomi Miwa) is a young woman whose brother Michio (Kazuma Suzuki) is a fugitive suspect in a murder case. She goes to the Psychic Research Center and enlists the help of wacky psychic Mamiya (Yoshiko Yura) and her assistant Touma. They show up at her house and do aContinue 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, it’s a “fictionalized re-enactment of events that occurred after the release of The Blair Witch Project.” (I don’t think anybody bought that true-story stuff this time around, despite the actors once again using their real first names.) The Blair WitchContinue reading “‘Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2′ is a Pop Culture Bag o’ Fun (and Creepiness) (review)”