There’s nothing more uncomfortable than walking in on your child eating her father’s arm. Yeah, that’s pretty much as uncomfortable as it gets. And unfortunately for Helen in George Romero’s undisputed classic zombie movie Night Of The Living Dead, that’s exactly what happened.
So, on this week’s Sunday Bloody Sunday I’m revisiting that classic cellar scene when Helen came face to face with her zombie daughter, Karen. You see, Karen was quite under the weather because she had gotten bit by a zombie. Which is kind of ironic, because when she became one of the walking dead herself, she got a little bitey as well. Oh – and she also got a little stabby too as evident in the clip below when she decided to show off her gardening tool skills for her Mom.
In case you didn’t know, back in 1993 CBS produced a TV pilot revolving around our favorite top heavy mistress of the dark, Elvira. The show was cleverly titled ‘The Elvira Show‘ and featured Elvira and two big co-stars. I’m not talking about her giant breasts, but about a talking cat named Renfield and actress Katherine Helmond (Mona from Who’s The Boss?).
In the never bought pilot, Elvira moves to Kansas and begins her profession as a fortune teller and magic potion seller. Hilarity and boob jokes ensue, complete with an over-the-top and unnecessary laugh track. Even though this show failed, you can totally see that it was later resurrected as Sabrina The Teenage Witch in 1996. Feel free to watch the show that never was though below, and make sure to keep your distance from the screen because Elvira’s boobs have a tendency to protrude.
Well, file this one under ‘random’. Upon searching for rare horror Ebay items, I came across something from Frank Henenlotter’s (Basket Case, Frankenhooker) 1988 amazing and awesomely bad horror comedy: Brain Damage.
Good thing I was looking for an obscure promotional somewhat used and dirty white promotional horror movie hat, because I struck gold! Now let’s all go to the Ebay link HERE and see how much this slice of awesomeness costs. Hmmmmm – $49.99, huh? Well, that’s a bit too rich for my blood. But hold on! You’re able to make an offer. That gives us, the buyer, a little power now. I would probably go about $20 for this considering the condition it’s in, but maybe your pockets are deeper than mine. I will say this – you’re probably never going to find a Brain Damage hat ever again on Ebay. So it does add to the value for sure. While you mull it over, please enjoy the following NSFW clip below from the movie:
Movies with two names kind of annoy me. But so is usually the case when we’re talking about the Italian horror genre. No matter if you want to call Dario Argento’s 1985 psychic/insect movie Creepers or Phenomena, it has one of the best posters EVER!
Now for whatever reason, there is a version of this poster that isn’t exposing Jennifer Connelly’s half-decaying bug face, but clearly the un-edited version is the keeper here. The image above is actually an ad for the promotion of the VHS version of Creepers, but the tagline on the original poster is “It Will Make Your Skin Crawl“. Fitting, considering there are a bunch of bugs flying around that could actually make your skin crawl.
I have to confess that I haven’t seen this movie in years. And after looking at this poster again, I definitely need to revisit it. Not only does it have the late great Donald Pleasence in it, but how the fuck can you go wrong with a movie that has Iron Maiden and Motorhead on the soundtrack? Another thing that this poster is making me realize is that we need more horror movies about bugs. Whether it’s spiders, cockroaches, or maybe a random remake of 1988′s movie about killer slugs appropriately titled Slugs – everyone can relate to bugs! Get on that Hollywood. Until then, it’s off to Amazon to purchase Creepers or Phenomena or whatever the hell you want to call it.
Here’s a little nugget of knowledge that will help you along as you go through the journey of life: Don’t ever talk shit to someone that’s holding a chainsaw. Especially when you’re already missing appendages and can barely walk.
Welcome to Sunday Bloody Sunday where I’m going full on gore this week with the gnarly ‘chainsaw through the mouth’ killing at the end of 2013′s, Evil Dead. I dug this remake/reboot and the ending definitely got points for letting the red stuff fly! I wouldn’t advise eating your breakfast while you watch this, but click the button below to watch our heroine Mia shut up that demonic abomination for good……
‘If it’s in a word or in a look, you can’t get rid of The Babadook’
Ok – well that’s a frightening sentence. What the hell ever happened to harmless children’s tales like The Cat In The Hat? Welcome to the world of the Australian horror film The Babadook, and welcome to this year’s version of The Conjuring. Continue reading →
With the passing of Halloween this year, I came to a profound realization that I kind of missed the Saw movies. Personally, I’ll take those over the Paranormal Activity franchise as far as Halloween-time releases go, but unfortunately the last Saw movie in 2010 (Saw 3D: The Final Chapter) left a bad taste in my mouth. Luckily, I have 2009′s Saw VI to fall back on if I want my Jigsaw fix.
Make no mistake, I know these movies aren’t good. Sure, the first Saw film had the twist heard round the world – but after that, the franchise became a bit of a muddled mess. Which is why I was surprised that I enjoyed Saw VI as much as I did. Maybe because it dealt with the health care system and the slugs that run it. The joy of watching them get there comeuppance put a mild smile on my face. And contributing to that mild smile was the ‘WTF’ opening scene where two people have to cut off pounds of flesh from their bodies and try to outweigh each other’s flesh poundage to win the prize of not dying.
Even though this scene is more ridiculous than Taylor Swift trying to rap, it still gets an overall ‘Holy Shit!‘ response from me every time I watch it. It honestly makes you ponder what you would do in a situation where you have to chop off your arm so you could save your ass. Kudos to the girl for her facial expressions while she was hacking away at her appendage. She sure was determined and focused, and in life that’s all you can really ask for from a person. Now let’s end this post with an embarrassing pic of her that makes her look like she’s severely constipated.
Who loves a good horror movie decapitation? I know…….we all do! And because of that unified love for noggin knockers, I’m going to start doing a recurring feature called ‘Heads Up‘. It’s a play on words.
The first poor bastard to be put under the beheading spotlight is Alex’s father from the 2003 French horror slasher, High Tension. Now, I kind of feel bad for this guy. He was just trying to get some sleep and somebody has to go ringing his damn door buzzer. Gotta give our killer some originality points though for being aware of his surroundings and for being fond of wood. I’m pretty sure it’s a first as far as ‘death by bookcases’ go. Is it silly? Yes. Is it awesome? Of course. So click below and join in on the severed head festivities with me!
I have always said that my site needs more Rockabilly. Today, I fulfill that random realization with a clip from a horror sequel that’s was so bad, so terrible, and so damn good. And because of all that bad terribleness, it naturally deserves to be praised!
On this week’s Sunday Bloody Sunday, I’m taking you back to the year of 1987 and to the wonderful world of Slumber Party Massacre II. A sequel to 1984′s The Slumber Party Massacre, this follow-up made no fucking sense and involved a random Rockabilly killer with a guitar drill as a weapon. Let’s not kid ourselves here, The Slumber Party Massacre wasn’t winning any Oscars, so accepting the sequel wasn’t that hard to swallow. Tons of puns and some decent gore make it worthwhile, so let’s watch a guy get the guitar drill shoved through his chest below and honor the madness!