Monster on the Campus (1958)
Director: Jack Arnold
Main Stars: Arthur Franz, Joanna Moore, Judson Pratt
Storyline: A cut from a primitive fish causes a professor to become a caveman
Review (Spoils): The ancient fish called the coelacanth from Madagascar is delivered to research professor Donald Blake (Arthur Franz). Somehow a dog drinks the blood from the body of the dead fish it goes mad like it has rabies. During the research Donald cuts himself on the jagged teeth of the fish and he feels dizzy. During this he passes out and transforms into a man beast of prehistoric time. He kills in his rage killing a number of people that in his way after transformation. He does not remember any of it but through investigation he finds out the fish was preserved with gamma rays. But unfortunately he carries off with the dame young Madeleine (Joanna Moore ) into the woods, shows his transformation but the cops shoot him.
The film is not bad but it comes close to the storyline of the Wolfman. The man beast is just an ugly furry man that resembles a big foot.
Rating: The movie is pro evolution and for that it can be interesting for its time of release. The acting is lame but the giant dragonfly and the man beast itself is worth a glance or a laugh.
Let the Right One in (2008)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Main Stars: Kare Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragner
Storyline: A young boy falls in love with a young female vampire
Review (Spoils): Oskar (Kare Hedebrant) is a young boy who gets picked on a lot. He dreams of the day that he makes everyone pay for his treatment. When comes across a strange and quiet little girl named Eli (Lina Leandersson), they become close friends. She hates the daytime, not much for food, doesn’t get cold in the winter night and visits him at night. Through time they grow closer as they bond and Eli tell Oskar that he needs to stick up for himself or she can help. Though the bloody scenes of Eli’s caretaker slitting throats for the young girl to drink, bodies on flames and lots of beatings Oskar puts it together that Eli is a vampire.
This film does have its bloody parts but the true blessing of the film is the connection between the two innocent children. They know they are different but they make that bring them closure and lookout for each other.
Rating: This is a whole new take on vampires and it works. I hate vampire films that deal with the same topics over and over again so this was a great change. Sure there is a pile of red in it but the overall point of the film is the innocence of the two young ones.
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Director: John McNaughton
Main Stars: Michael Rooker, Tracy Arnold, Tom Towles
Storyline: Based on the life of Henry Lee Lucas
Review (Spoils): This film is based around the true story of the serial killer Henry Lee Lucas (Michael Rooker). He has a strange addiction to hurting and killing people in different ways. He shares an apartment with a guy named Otis (Tom Towles) but when his sister Becky (Tracy Arnold) moves in we see a gentler side of Henry.
This film is a low budget film but the murders are brutal and the storyline also reflects on the relationship between the three people. Sure we have lots of dead bodies, some strangulation, neck snapping and some brutal killings upon women, stabbing, family murders, sexually troubled scenes, rape, eye stabs and bloody suitcases. The film plays more on the situations that Henry gets involved in and when he drags the people he likes into the madness it gets too hot. The film is raw but that is what makes the film enjoyable.
Rating: I enjoy this film a lot, its raw, unclean and filthy. Tough topics, tough scenes and its very grainy. This is a classic as it stands out for the 80s era. See Michael Rooker pre The Walking Dead.
Halloween 6 (1995)
Director: Joe Chappelle
Main Stars: Donald Pleasance, Paul Rudd, Marianne Haga, J.C. Brady
Storyline: Jamie is kidnapped by a bunch of druids dedicated to Michael Myers.
Review (Spoils): This is 6 years after Michael Myers and Jamie Lloyd (J.C. Brady) disappear. The film goes into explaining the reason behind the mystery men who shot up the prison in the last film. We have an evil sect of druids called Thorn that do everything in their power to protect Michael Myers. Jamie escaped them after giving birth to Michael’s child and she runs to Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasance) again for help (poor bastard). We learn that Michael acts the way he does because he is cursed with some type of mental curse done by the Thorn cult and now it’s up to Dr. Loomis and Tom Doyle(Paul Rudd) to save the town.
We welcome back the small little boy Tom Doyle from the first film but we also see the death of Jamie Lloyd which leads to Michael wants now to kill their baby. This film is maligned I do not know where to start. The storyline is filled with holes and the editing is shit poor.
Rating: When you thought nothing could be worse for the series then part 3…well your wrong. This to me is the worse. I hate the whole cult storyline of the series and why could they not just leave Michael just being an unholy nut bag why do they have to try to explain everything. This is painful!!!!
House of Wax (1953)
Director: Andre de Toth
Main Stars: Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk, Carolyn Jones
Storyline: An old associate of a wax museum burns down the place along with its owner. The owner survives and becomes full of revenge and hate.
Review (Spoils): Professor Jarrod (Vincent Price) is an artist who creates classic characters like Joan of Arc or Marie Antoinette to become life like. Business partner Burke does not care much for Jarrod so he burns the place down including Jarrod himself. A year and a half later Jarrod reappears opening a new museum. He wants to rebuild what he once had and he needs to recreate the Marie Antoinette piece and has his eyes on a young Sue Allen (Phyllis Kirk ) but he has a new way of sculpting.
This is a classic horror film even for Vincent Price himself. The movie is kind of slow at first but the macabre comes to life once he comes back to the real world after the fire. Vincent Price play his typical role of the over acting, over emotional self but it works so fine in this film.
Rating: This is another of Vincent Price at his best. This is way better then the piece of shit with Paris Hilton. Bring on the macabre and drink too it.
Haute Tension (2003)
Director: Alexandre Aja
Main Stars: Cecile De France, Maiwenn, Philippe Nahon
Storyline: Two college friends have a country getaway at one of their parent’s place where they are encountered by a killer.
Review (Spoils): Marie (Cecile De France) and Alexia (Maiwenn) go on a small get away vacation together at Alexia’s parents place. When they arrive late in the night at the farm they are greeted and then a strange killer shows up. He starts to kill off everyone in a terrible bloody mess and then kidnaps Alexia. Marie tries to figure who the killer is and rescue Alexia.
We got some crazy gore in this bad boy or girl in this case. Lots of blood, heads flying, nasty pole with barb wire, stabs and slashes and the classic concert chainsaw. There is a lot of blood in this one!!!
Rating: Ever watch a film and you’re like “Wow what a mind fuck that was!” well this is one of them. This movie does not waste much time and gets right into the horror dirtiness. This one is always close to my heart as a classic of the 2000 era. Grab some pints for this one!
Director: Frank Henenlotter
Main Stars: James Lorinz, Joanne Ritchie, Patty Mullen, Carissa Channing, Kimberly Taylor, Charlotte J.Helmkamp
Storyline: A medical student tries to bring his girlfriend back to life by using parts of hookers.
Review (Spoils): A medical student named Jeffery (James Lorinz) losses his girlfriend to a crazy lawnmower accident. Her parts are shot across the yard and he steals her head. He gets creative and does a blue print of the human body and how he is going to recreate his girlfriend. In this he has a massive party with drugs and knocks off some hookers so he can use their body parts for the revival of his girlfriend.
Night of the storm and lord behold the frankenhooker (Patty Mullen )is alive with her blue hair and all. The only problem is she is mad and only remembers certain lines from the hookers nothing that represents his girlfriend.
We have lots of T&A hookers, exploding hookers, body parts flying, power drill in the head, a nasty bloody lawnmower accident and some funny times.
Rating: I actually liked this movie. It was silly and that’s the whole point of it. It’s a B movie but entertaining as I was not expecting much when it comes to classic films but I get it. The whole frankenhooker was funny and I love the facial expressions and the lines. Funny as hell and for some weird reason Patty Mullen was hot in her blue hair and Frankenstein heels.