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Death House (2017)

Death House (2017)

Country:  USA

Director:  B. Harrison Smith

Main Stars:  Bill Mosely, Tony Todd, Nicole Cinaglia, Adrienne Barbeau, Kane Holder, Debbie Rochon, Gunnar Hansen, Dee Wallace, Lindsay Hartley, Barbara Crampton, Camille Keaton, Cortney Palm, Sid Haig, Brinke Stevens, Tiffany Shepis, Felissa Rose, Lauren Compton, Beverly Randolph, Sean Whalen, Cody Longo. Lloyd Kaufman

Storyline:  A secret prison has a power outage and all Hell breaks loose when two agents are trapped.

Review (Spoils): Not sure what everyone was thinking with this film, but it became a simple over the top gore mess. The storyline is not very detailed, and it is actually kind of jumbled. We have two agents Condy Longo and Cortney Palm trapped in a prison where a large collection of doctors (including Dee Wallace’s bad hair) has the prisoners trapped with victims that satisfy their needs. Kane Hodder is one of the main prisons badasses and as the power goes out, he starts to lead a front of prisoners.

The film does delivery the bloody goods with slashing, cutting, gun shots, intestines, some weird living zombies gore scene, cheap gas and Satan fire scene and lots of gore. The film is all over the place but we do also get a few glances of Courtney Palm topless but nothing sexy from Debbie Rochon, Felissa Rose, Lindsay Hartley or Laura Compton. (such a missed chance)

Rating:  This is a knocking dead all star cast of horror! There are more names in this film then I can even name when it comes to paying homage to horror. We have the classic villains like Bill Mosely, Tony Todd, Gunnar Hansen, Kane Holder and Sean Whalen to name a few. Over the top gore hound Lloyd Kaufman. And the horror B Queens themselves like Adrienne Barbeau, Debbie Rochon, Dee Wallace, Barbara Crampton, Camille Keaton, Brinke Stevens, Felissa Rose and Lauren Compton just to name a few! But unfortunately it could not save the film from a written mess, it just tried too hard and the finale was kind of boring and lame to the end Hansen that way.  The only thing that made the ending okay was the homage to Gunnar Hansen which was a nice little added touch which made me sad.

3/10 beers!

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Creepshow (1982)

Creepshow (1982)

Country: USA

Director: George A. Romero

Main Stars: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau, Stephen King

Storyline: A number of stories of horror from a 1950’s comic book.

MV5BODIxNTUwMzYwOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTU3MDcxMQ@@__V1_SX214_AL_Review (Spoils): Five tales of horror from a 1950’s comic book come to life on the big screen. The first story is “Father’s Day” which tells the tale of a grumpy rich father who was murdered by being smashed in the head with a marble ashtray. He rises from the dead demanding for his Father’s Day cake. He gets his revenge even after death. This one has some gore.

The second story is the tale of “The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill”. This brings Stephen King on the screen as a hillbilly lonesome man who comes across a fallen meteor. He gets some green glowing stuff on his hands and he slowly starts to become a plant like creature.

The third story is “Something to Tide you Over” which brings a man Leslie Nielsen tormenting a woman and another man with video of them one by one buried to their heads in sands and slowly drowning. This leads to some salt water zombies having their revenge on the Leslie Nielsen.

The forth story is “The Crate” which is a tale of murder and science. A scientist wants to murder his drunk and annoying wife (Adrienne Barbeau) so he lures her to a special crate which contains a ape like creature.

The final tale is “They’re Creeping up on You” which deals with a ruthless boss who has a phobia over bugs. This leads to a massive bug fest at his place and a gory finish.

Rating: This is a classic and there are not too many short story horror films that match this one. The cover is a classic that is very memorable to my childhood and the stories and mostly memorable. They tried hard to match it with sequels but the first one is still the best.

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8/10 Beers!

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The Fog (1980)

The Fog (1980)

Country:  USA

Director:  John Carpenter

Main Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, Adrienne Barbeau, Hal Holbrook

Storyline:  A small fishing town Antonio Bay built over a leper colony is being haunted by ghosts of the sea.

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Review (Spoils): Simple plot for this one. We have a small town that is being haunted by their past and the dead rise from the water wanting what is theirs.We have the mother and daughter duo (Janet Leigh, Jamie Lee Curtis) working together again in this film for John Carpenter. They did a great job and the action is pretty fast pace. Now this is not award winning when it comes to gore or true scares but the mood of the scenery and the fog itself is what moves the movie. The effects of the ghost zombies is well done even if the film itself can feel like a made for TV film. The only low point of the film is once again we fall on the weakness of faith with a priest (Hal Holbrook) which I find can be over done when it comes to horror films.

Rating:  Overall the film is not terrible but it is not amazing either. John Carpenter gave us something good enough to make a remake out of it later on but it does not hold strength like Halloween. Yeah for pirates!

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6/10 Beers!

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