Plot / A young man comes to spend the summer at the remote desert ranch of his father in hopes of repairing their estranged relationship only to find that he's become a psychotic madman. However, who is responsible for the bizarre murders James has uncovered? Hezekiah pins the blame on his son, and after a series of unexplainable incidents, James begins to doubt his own suspicions. Little does he know that the real killer lurks just under his nose!
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Bess misses you, and she wants to make her presence known. One look into this vintage mirror will give you and your Halloween guests goosebumps as you see her peering back at you! This is an upcycled antique, brass-framed, domed mirror that has been painted black and distressed. The photo is printed on acetate and backed with black paper for that translucent, spooky look. It has a wooden back and chain for hanging. Measures 17" in diameter. Grab this great OOAK item today at the Scarlet Circus!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Plot / As a toxin begins to turn the residents of Ogden Marsh, Iowa into violent psychopaths, sheriff David Dutton tries to make sense of the situation while he, his wife, and two other unaffected townspeople band together in a fight for survival.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
While far from perfect, this is a good movie for late night viewing. Honestly, it has all of the elements that make you want to like this film. It is full of nudity, blood, gore, and special effects. Yes, it is a bit uneven, the pacing is a bit off and some of the acting is terrible. But, there are some decent performances and there are some intriguingly creepy moments that just seem to work within this story. In the end, it has to rate as one of the strangest films I have seen, especially in this sci fi/horror genre. Whether it is the solid yet unspectacular storyline or the unlimited amounts of nudity or just the large amount of violence that keep this going really does not matter, it works! This is a great flick for all Sci Fi or Horror fans to enjoy.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Plot / Financial troubles force a recent divorcee and her teenage sons Mike and Sam to settle down with her father in the California town of Santa Carla. At first, Sam laughs off rumours he hears about vampires who inhabit the small town. But after Mike meets a beautiful girl at the local amusement park, he begins to exhibit the classic signs of vampirism. Fearing for his own safety, Sam recruits two young vampire hunters to save his brother by finding and destroying the head vampire.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
After watching Flesh For Frankenstein, I decided that it would not be a complete week if I did not follow that up with Blood For Dracula AKA Andy Warhol’s Dracula from 1974. To me, Warhol’s influence on society and the art world is often overlooked and these films are great vehicles of that genius.
Plot / Count Dracula know that if he fails to drink a required amount of pure virgin blood, he will not survive. His assistant suggests that the Count and he pick up his coffin and take a road trip to Italy, where families are known to be particularly religious, and therefore should be an excellent place to search for a virgin bride. They do, only to encounter a family with virgins ready for marriage. Unfortunately, the Count discovers one-by-one that the girls are not as pure as they say they are.
Filmed directly after Flesh For Frankenstein, this play on the Bram Stoker classic definitely has its moments. While lacking in the overall gore of the pre-mentioned film, this one has some great moments and is really an artistic period piece with superb setting and costume. Udo Kier as Dracula is excellent in his over the top rendition of the count and the gratuitous sex scenes are always appealing. However, the pacing is a bit slow and uneven at times and some of the acting is way below average. It is what it is, a campy romp into the realm of Dracula, one that is definitely more entertaining thanTwilight ever could be.
Monday, September 20, 2010
After spending some time with Jack the Ripper, I decided it was time for a bit of an artistic change. With that in mind, it was a no brainer when I found Flesh For Frankenstein AKA Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein from 1973.
Plot / In Serbia, Baron Frankenstein lives with the Baroness and their two children. He dreams of a super-race, returning Serbia to its grand connections to ancient Greece. In his laboratory, assisted by Otto, he builds a desirable female body, but needs a male who will be superbody and superlover. He thinks he has found just the right brain to go with a body he's built, but he's made an error, taking the head of a gay aesthete. Meanwhile, the Baroness has her lusts, and she fastens on Nicholas, a friend of the dead lad. Can the Baron pull off his grand plan? He brings the two zombies together to mate. Meanwhile, Nicholas tries to free his dead friend.
When I stumbled upon this the other day I had to admit that my memories of the film were vague, now that I have seen it again it is clear that I enjoyed it even more this time than I did the last. It is almost like this movie just gets better and better as the years go by with a amazing mixture of gore, humor, horror, sex and subversion. While this retelling of the story may be the most unusual adaptation to hit the big screen, the combination of comedy has it all. There is incest, necrophilia, bloody stitches, stomachs, impalements, severed body parts, rape, nudity and sex. The acting is solid with Udo Kier doing an amazing campy rendition of the Baron. The ending is a bit of a mess, some of the plot may be a bit over the top and the cinematography a bit rough, but those flaws are easily overlooked. Yes, this movie is not for everyone, but then again, neither was Warhol’s work, yet it still stands the test of time! Any horror fan must check this one out!