Category Archives: Sound Check – The Songs Stuck in My Head

Getting through the 90s with Full Moon

There was a point in the 1990s when you had pretty much no choice but to watch a film by Full Moon Productions if you wanted to see something vaguely resembling a horror film. The studio carried horror through the … Continue reading

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The gore risks of health pills and fast food…

Pictures speak buckets of blood, so I won’t say much about these two splatter flicks, which come nearly 20 years apart and are pretty much all about the weirdness and gore with relatively little importance placed on characters or plot. … Continue reading

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Slashing, scratching, and spoofing through the body count in the early 80s

Every once in a while, a batch of films I select for a blog remind me that not even nostalgia can save a 1980s triple feature. SHADOWS RUN BLACK (1984) I can honestly say I had no idea what the … Continue reading

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Direct-to-DVD: 3 from Mike Mendez

When Don’t Kill It first started getting Internet promotion, I knew from the trailer it was most likely going to by my kind of movie, so I did a blind buy of the Blu-ray. As I was watching it with … Continue reading

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Empire: the horror movie?

The written description for urban horror Night of the Unspeakable sounds like Night of the Demons/Demons in a hip hop recording studio, even though the trailer is demon free and just shows people having sex, so I gave it a … Continue reading

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STREAM QUEEN: tell Creepy Campfire Stories, get No Sleep

This is a pretty straightforward double feature; two short horror anthologies! NO SLEEP – ANTHOLOGY OF HORROR (2017) While this film is only 50 minutes long, because of the nature of the shorts included, even that is too long if … Continue reading

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Head splitting headbangers and paranormal punk rockers

The guts, guitars, ghosts, and even gays in this trio of indie films deliver a variety of subgenres, yet all three films offer a touch of nostalgia for the days of high hair and mosh pits. HEAVY MENTAL (2009)   … Continue reading

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Multiple maniacs slash through T&A and LGBT to the sounds of 80s new wave

As a GenXer, I get the distinct pleasure of saying “you had to be there” to those who didn’t live through the 80s. Well now, you can get a taste of the 20th century’s most totally awesome decade if you … Continue reading

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DIRECT TO STREAM: the horror of Daniel Falicki

After watching Accidental Exorcist, which Daniel Falicki directs and stars in, I was intrigued enough to search out more of his work, and found three other titles of his available for streaming. Based on the four films I viewed, I’ll … Continue reading

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STREAM QUEEN: a double dose of exploitation slashers

I use the term slasher in the most general sense because in each case, there’s a killer and a body count. But really, Phantom of the Grindhouse and The Greasy Strangler are purely trash cinema. PHANTOM OF THE GRINDHOUSE (2013) … Continue reading

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