‘The Evil in Us’: Celebrate the Fourth of July with a Movie About Narcotic-Fueled Monsters!

Independence Day weekend! Time to get drunk, do some coke, and eat your friends! At least that’s what’s going on for our little group of six: leading man Steve (Danny Zaporozan), sassy best friend of color Bash (Behtash Fazlali), token Black guy Wheeler (Ian Collins), Steve’s girlfriend Brie (Debs Howard), Wheeler’s girlfriend Trish (Kylee Bush)Continue reading “‘The Evil in Us’: Celebrate the Fourth of July with a Movie About Narcotic-Fueled Monsters!”

‘Little Monsters’: You Need it in Your Life

Australian film, not to be confused with the 1989 movie of the same title, which I reviewed quite a while ago, here. Dave (Alexander England) is a subpar musician who’s just broken up with his girlfriend because they disagree on whether to have kids–he doesn’t want to. He crashes on his sister Tess’s (Kat Stewart)Continue reading “‘Little Monsters’: You Need it in Your Life”

In the Mood for Gore, Comedy, and Booooooobs? ‘Yummy’ is for You! (Trailer)

Coming to the US this March, the Belgian film Yummy concerns a European plastic surgery clinic overrun by zombies after an experimental treatment goes awry. Check out the trailer–it looks amazing! Director/Writer: Lars Damoiseaux Writer: Eveline Hagenbeek Cast: Maaike Neuville, Bart Hollanders, Benjamin Ramon

The Dead Don’t Die is Darn Delightful! (review)

A small town is forced to deal with a zombie apocalypse. We have the law: Chief Cliff (Bill Murray), Ronnie (Adam Driver), and Mindy (Chloe Sevigny). We have the store owners: hardware guy Hank (Danny Glover) and gas “and stuff” proprietor Bobby (Caleb Landry Jones, here not playing one of his racist-with-a-man-bun characters). We have aContinue reading “The Dead Don’t Die is Darn Delightful! (review)”

‘White Zombie’: A Couple of Powerful Scenes and a Mighty Heap of Issues (review)

The movie Rob Zombie’s original band was named after. Couple Madeline (Madge Bellamy) and Neil (John Harron) are about to be married in the West Indies. Alas, Madeline’s friend Charles (Robert Frazer) wants her for himself, and enlists the help of Legendre (Bela Lugosi) to make her a zombie. (Not a flesh-eating zombie, but theContinue reading “‘White Zombie’: A Couple of Powerful Scenes and a Mighty Heap of Issues (review)”

1974’s ‘Sugar Hill’: Blaxploitation by Way of American International Pictures (review)

Not to be confused with the Wesley Snipes movie of the same name. Sugar (Marki Bey) is a fine sista madly in love with her man Langston (Larry Don Johnson), owner of a popular nightclub. Morgan—The Man—(Robert Quarry) wants to buy it, and when Langston refuses, Morgan orders his gang of thugs to beat LangstonContinue reading “1974’s ‘Sugar Hill’: Blaxploitation by Way of American International Pictures (review)”

‘Night of the Living Dead’ (1990): Do it for Barbara! And Tony Todd! (review)

Remake of George A. Romero’s 1968 film, this time in color with a modern twist or two. Makeup man Tom Savini takes the director’s seat this time, with Romero writing the screenplay. It keeps the same basic plot and characters: a band of humans with higher than average survival skills board themselves up in aContinue reading “‘Night of the Living Dead’ (1990): Do it for Barbara! And Tony Todd! (review)”

‘Ed and His Dead Mother’ is Delightfully Demented (review)

Ed (Steve Buscemi) is on trial for cutting off his mother’s head; however, as he explains, she was already dead. Going back a bit, Ed, still bereft about his mother Mabel’s (Miriam Margoyles) death, is approached by the Happy People Corporation; Mr. Pattle (John Glover) offers him “a simple reanimation” for a thousand dollars. Unfortunately,Continue reading “‘Ed and His Dead Mother’ is Delightfully Demented (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)”

‘Dead Alive’ AKA ‘Braindead’ is a Disgustingly Good Time (review)

New Zealand, 1954. The Sumatran Rat Monkey has just been acquired by a zoo; too bad it’s infected with a nasty disease that makes people rabid. Largely affected by this is kindly Lionel, whose mum Vera is bitten and becomes (for lack of a better word) a zombie. She bites other people, and before longContinue reading “‘Dead Alive’ AKA ‘Braindead’ is a Disgustingly Good Time (review)”