Dr. Herbert West from Re-Animator! Oh – look at the determination in his bulging eyes. Don’t fret. You can break him. Just don’t break any pencils out of frustration. Stay focused. Think about the fact that Bride of Re-Animator is a pretty good sequel. Wait. What are you doing?!? Don’t look away! Oh – I see. Barbara Crampton just walked into your field of vision while not wearing a bra. Dammit, Herbert West! You win this round!! Now you have nothing left to do but go get a job at a sideshow.
Ah yes. Thank the heavens for Youtube. Because that’s where you can find old Siskel & Ebert clips from their show and see them reviewing old 80’s horror movies. Up to bat in this post: Stuart Gordon’s…….From Beyond! Let’s hear what the boys had to say about it:
Where to begin with that. Well, for starters – how about that kinky sex?!?! Such prudes those two were. How can you not appreciate Barbara Crampton in a leather dominatrix outfit?? But anyway, kudos to Gene for loving From Beyond! He loved it so much that it “tickled” him too. Sounds fun. Roger was on the bubble with it – but at least he noted several times that he loved The Re-Animator. It’s just called Re-Animator, Roger! Geez. I love watching these old reviews because it’s actually a huge piece of my childhood, and I can vividly remember watching this show just for the horror movie reviews. Rest in peace to both of them – especially Gene. Because he loved From Beyond, just not the kinky sex.
Being that I’m officially over-the-hill in age, I have my fair share of memories of collecting trading cards growing up. And now thanks to the company Fright Rags, I can relive my youth and celebrate one of my favorite horror movies ever at the same time! Behold, the newly released Re-Animator trading cards!
So here’s the deal on these: First of all, go HERE and snatch some up ASAP. The reason I say that is because these are limited. There are 3 options you can purchase: As a single pack (limited to 600), as a factory box (limited to 200), and as a sealed box (limited to 75). Included in each pack are 5 trading cards, 1 chase card, and 1 sticker. Also randomly included in packs will be an artist sketch card OR an autographed card from Re-Animator star Barbara Crampton! I would expect these to go pretty fast, so if you’re interested then I wouldn’t hesitate long.
The housing market is booming right now, and it’s the perfect time to buy! Just be careful if you come across an old house that used to be a funeral home and awakens every 30 years or so to murder whatever family is living in it. Hey, it can happen. And happen it does in the new independent haunted house offering, We Are Still Here. Continue reading
2015 is looking like it might be shaping up as a good year for horror movies. I don’t want to jinx it, but I’m pretty optimistic. I’m waiting on pins and needles for It Follows to come out next month, and this teaser for We Are Still Here just got me tingling.
Barbara Crampton? Lisa Marie? Weird demon looking things? I’m there! I love the teaser because it leaves a lot to the imagination and unless you look up the premise (revolving around a creepy house that awakens every 30 years demanding a sacrifice), you wouldn’t really know what the movie is about. And I love that. I noticed the other week some early word leaked online about We Are Still Here, and the early word is good. Apparently the practical effects, that director Ted Geoghegan is known for from his previous films, are a stand-out and it’s supposedly a genuinely scary horror flick. No official word on a release date yet, but it will premiere at SXSW in March.
The word of mouth of a horror movie that hasn’t been nationally released can cause anticipation and outrage at the same time around our beloved genre community. Remember Trick ‘R Treat? And most recently, we went through it with the overhyped (I write that begrudgingly) V/H/S. A while back, I heard about this movie You’re Next because it had played at the TIFF in 2011 and the buzz was strong, with reviews popping up online praising it for being a dark comedy with violent mayhem to boot. The flick, directed by Adam Wingard (who starred in and helped direct V/H/S btw), sounds like your standard “home invasion” nightmare plot wise. And based off of that storyline and the pics that have popped up, it immediately draws comparisons to 2008’s, The Strangers.
But something in my gore filled gut tells me that You’re Next will be something special. I know, I know – I thought the same about V/H/S before I saw it. But keep your mind open with me and just go with it. Continue reading