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Cannibal Girls (1973)

Cannibal Girls (1973)

Country: Canada

Director: Ivan Reitman

Main Stars: Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Ronald Ulrich, Randall Carpenter, Bonnie Neilson, Mira Pawluk

Storyline: A group of young people spend the night in a restaurant to find out it is being haunted by three women who love the taste of flesh.

MV5BNDE1MTQ4OTA1NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODAwMDQ2Mw@@._V1_SX214_AL_Review (Spoils): A young couple rent a room and hear nearby tales of three cannibal like girls that are known for their disturbing murders. What they find out is the rumors are pretty true and the girls are still around!

We got the classic SCTV crew, lots of blood, bells that chimes before the gore, hot go go boots, some sexy legs and the killer girls. This film screams grindhouse horror but most of the horror is off the screen and we only see the after effect. Yes the acting is painful but the film is still was worth checking out as I love this era of horror.

Rating: Don’t’ expect heavy plot or over the top acting with this one. Picture sleazy go go girls that love to play in blood that pretty much sums the film up. The film has a Charles Manson type feel to it but it is very cheesy. Trust me there are way better cannibal films out there.

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3/10 Beers!

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Black Christmas (2006)

Black Christmas (2006)

Country: USA

Director: Glen Morgan

Main Stars: Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lacey Chabert, Kristen Cloke, Andrea Martin, Crystal Lowe, Robert Mann

Storyline: A maniac heads home for Christmas which is now a sorority house and he begins a murdering rampage.

MV5BMTgwMjA4MzAxNl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjYxNDY0MQ@@__V1_SX214_Review (Spoils): Billy is one demented kid. He was born with a liver disease, his mother rejected him, he watched his mother and lover kill his father and he locked in the attic. During this he abused more by his mother and he finally is hospitalized after he kills his mother and lover and blinds his sister Anges.

Many years later Billy escapes and heads back home which is now a sorority house. It is Christmas Eve and he starts to kill them one by one. This movie tries to grasps the main attraction of the original film with the bag over the head scene and follows with snow globe bashing, eye ripping, phone threats, gardening tools, severed heads, icicle impaling, ice skate, eye stabbing, neck snapping, knife slashing and of course a Christmas tree impaling.

Why this film should have never been made???

Ok first off the acting is average, yes we have some beautiful ladies in this film but it is lacking in acting. The plot is all over the place and tells too much and leaves nothing for the audience. The death scenes start to become beyond dumb, icicle, skate and Christmas tree really? The over did the most classic scene of the bag over the head with the rocking chair. They turned the great Billy character into a joke. The only good part of the film is the babes and the ode to Andrea Martin.

Rating: Don’t waste your time with this. Black Christmas was one of the greatest horror slasher films of its time and a gem and this piece of garbage is a disgrace to it.  This film should of never been re-done and go and watch the original for a true gem.

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3/10 Beers!

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Black Christmas (1974)

Black Christmas (1974)

Country:  Canada

Director:  Bob Clark

Main Stars: Oliva Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, John Saxon

Storyline:  A sorority house of women is being stalked by a man who makes frightening calls and then slowly one by one murders them over the Christmas break.

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Review (Spoils): When a stranger calls and freaks people out this is the film that I think top it’s off.  We have a house full of women who are leaving for the Christmas holidays except for few left behind we have geeky Phyl (Andrea Martin), the drunk party girl Barb (Margot Kidder)and the beautiful and lovely Jess (Oliva Hussey). The film has lots of obscene phone calls to the house (the strange boy sound is great and eerie), the classic bag over the head, axe swings and the terrifying attic. Oliva Hussey steals the film when it came to acting in this film as she plays the innocent Jess who is secretly pregnant and her boyfriend Peter (Keir Dullea )does not like the idea of giving it up. Margot Kidder also did an amazing job playing up her character that might have resembled her real self at one time. The killer is film is just awesome and you can feel the crazy in his actions and the scene with the door and the eye is just classic.

Rating:  This to me is the best Christmas horror film of all time and outside of that it is a great slasher film. Too bad it did not get the credit it deserves. Oliva Hussey is an amazing actress and it was too bad she did not continue to become a more important scream queen in the horror industry. Skip the remake and drink to this one!

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7/10 Beers!

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