The Unnamable Review
With my recent ventures into the more extreme side of horror cinema, I have been diving deeper into the Unearthed Films catalog. With that, I was able to discover another of their more recent releases that piqued my interest. This time around, it wasn’t another indie film from an up-and-coming young director who was assaulting us with tons of gore. Instead it was a film that was only available on VHS until now, Jean-Paul Ouellette’s 1998 The Unnamable.
As much as I love blood and guts in my horror cinema, I’ve never been one to really gravitate towards what is considered ‘extreme’ horror. That changed recently, however, after my viewing of Stephen Biro’s Song of Solomon. Since then, I’ve become a bit more brave and have ventured into a few more titles from the American Guinea Pig series. Because I’ve been on somewhat of a roll with the more graphic and explicit stuff, when the opportunity presented [...]
The seasons are changing and along with it the days are getting shorter, the temperature is dropping significantly, and the leaves are changing colors, ready to fall at any given second. These are all normal occurrences during this time of year, but perhaps this is all the beginning of something much more serious… Oh, nevermind, it only feels like that because it is the second week in a row that I’ve watched a film which takes place in a post-apocalyptic [...]
Death Race: Beyond Anarchy Review
Genre fans are spoiled. We have it so good; Every time we press play, we can be in for a mind-bending ride that makes us scratch our head the entire way through or we can be welcomed by a film that requires no real thought, yet still offers the purest form of enjoyment. While there is always a time and place for the former, I personally prefer the latter. A perfect example would be Don Michael Paul’s Death Race Beyond [...]
Exorcist II: The Heretic Review
Over the years, I’ve probably watched The Exorcist at least 10 times. It is an undeniable classic in horror cinema and everyone knows it. I haven’t, however, ever watched any of the sequels that came after it. Hell, most of the time, I forget that the sequels even exist. With a brand new home release on the horizon, I figured there was no better time to finally check out John Boorman’s Exorcist II: The Heretic.
Four years after Regan [...]
Killer Klowns from Outer Space Review
One of my favorite overlooked films has got to be 1988’s Killer Klowns From Outer Space. Most self-respecting cinema fans would take one look at the title and not even give it the time of day. I, however, don’t respect myself… wait. In all seriousness, this movie was a staple of my youth and has become a family favorite now that I have children of my own.
Killer Klowns From Outer Space is almost the perfect introduction to genre [...]
Halloween II Review
The new Halloween is heading right for us this October, but before it wipes the slate clean, I figured I’d review 1981’s Halloween II. In the name of Ben Tramer, who will never be forgotten, this one’s for you.
Halloween 2 is my personal favorite in the franchise for many reasons. It can be played back-to-back with the original, it ups the ante for the body count, the backstory is revealed, and The Shape gets a fitting end… or [...]
The Song of Solomon Review
After being part of the horror community for so many years, you start to hear rumblings of the next film that you “just have to see.” These films generally push the envelope, taking things like gore and gratuitous nudity to the next level. Years ago, they were traded on VHS tapes as a type of underground barter system among diehard horror enthusiasts. In 2018, however, films like this are more readily available, while still causing tons of controversy. One series [...]