Archive for February, 2013

Dead Weight

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 by Vomitron -

Dead Weight   DW Poster Web2 80x120 reviews horror drama Directors: Adam Bartlett and John Pata
Writers:
Adam Bartlett and John Pata
Release Year:
2012

The post-apocalyptic road to redemption

While a sudden widescaled viral outbreak is roaming the country, Charlie (Joe Belknap) finds himself separated miles away from his girlfriend Samantha (Mary Lindberg). In an attempt to reunite with her, he joins a handful of survivors traveling the desolate landscapes. Their ultimate goal is to reach Wausau, Wisconsin, where Charlie hopes to find his girlfriend.

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Deviation

Monday, February 18th, 2013 by Vomitron -

Deviation   deviation poster 02 76x120 shock endings Director: José Ramón Larraz
Writer:
Sture Sjöstedt and José Ramón Larraz
Release Year:
1971

Deviation   Shock Endings mini logo 130 shock endings José Ramón Larraz is quite the interesting duckling of Spanish horror & exploitation cinema. From his early sensual psycho-thrillers from the ’70s to his more genre-flavored ’80s horror efforts. His 1988 slasher outing ‘Edge Of The Axe’ is another film that would qualify for a terrific entry in this Shock Endings series. But since we recently managed to watch one of his very first films, one to end on a mental frozen shock moment no less, that’s the one we’ll be talking about.

(Spoilers!)

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Private Benjamin

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 by Perfesser Deviant -

Private Benjamin   private benjamin 1980 84x120 reviews comedy Director: Howard Zieff
Writers
: Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer & Harvey Miller
Release Year
: 1980

Coming-of-age comes later for some.

Spoiled Jewish American princess Judy Benjamin (Goldie Hawn) loses her husband Yale (Albert Brooks) on their wedding night and has trouble dealing with it. Her dream of a perfect life as the wife of a successful man hasn’t worked out because her first husband was a loser, this one dies, and she doesn’t know what to do, but she gets some advice from a radio call-in show from United States Army recruiter Sergeant Jim Ballard (Harry Dean Stanton). So he talks her into joining the Army, a move that doesn’t really fit her too well….

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Spasms

Saturday, February 9th, 2013 by Vomitron -

Spasms   spasms poster 01 72x120 reviews horror Director: William Fruet
Writer:
Don Enright and William Fruet, based on the novel by Michael Maryk and Brent Monahan
Release Year:
1983

The Rise and Fall of a Giant Pyrokinetic Demon Snake

Wealthy huntsman Jason Kincaid (Oliver Reed) once had an encounter with an exotic demon snake creature. He survived the ordeal. As if the beast frequently haunting his feverish nightmares isn’t enough of an everlasting suffering, the actual demon serpent is now on its way to Kincaid’s hometown. Soon, not only a university endorsed psychology professor but also a snake-worshipping cult and celebrated TV-actress Kerrie Keane will take an interest in the oversized demonic critter. What on earth is this movie about?

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The Thing with Two Heads

Sunday, February 17th, 2013 by Perfesser Deviant -

The Thing with Two Heads   The Thing with Two Heads poster 1 82x120 reviews horror comedy action Director: Lee Frost
Writers
: Lee Frost, Wes Bishop & James Gordon White based on a story by Lee Frost & Wes Bishop
Release Year
: 1972

Ray gives Rosey head.

Brilliant scientist and surgeon Dr. Maxwell Kirshner (Ray Milland) is dying of cancer and hopes to transplant his still-healthy head onto another body. Enter death-row inmate Jack Moss (Roosevelt ‘Rosey’ Grier) who’s willing to provide the much-needed body because he’s certain that he’ll be exonerated shortly. Unfortunately, Maxwell is a raging racist, as we see in his poor treatment of talented young black doctor Dr. Fred Williams (Don Marshall), so now he’s got a chip on his shoulder, so to speak….

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