Horror-Influenced Band ‘Mushroomhead’ Pay Tribute To ‘Evil Dead’ In Their New Music Video!

One of the better horror remakes to come out in recent years according to this horror aficionado, was The Evil Dead remake from 2013 (just titled Evil Dead now).  And here we have longtime metal/horror group Mushroomhead releasing a brand new video for their song ‘We Are The Truth‘ from the album ‘The Righteous & The Butterfly‘ that pays homage to that very remake/reboot – complete with the cabin in the woods, Necronomicon, and blood being vomited profusely from a mouth.  Let’s all not make another peep and check it out below:

Give me a moment, please.  Ok.  Can someone please tell me who that sexy-ass possessed demonic female singer was?  Oh – it was Jackie LaPonza from the group Unsaid Fate?  Got it.  Moving on…….so the video had some amazing visuals going on and faithful re-creations to some of the key moments from Evil Dead.  Points for that.  Now, Mushroomhead has been around since the mid-90’s and are obviously no stranger to anything horror (given their image is completely horror-based) – so if you’re a fan of this video and of the band in general, they are releasing a brand new DVD on August 17th titled Volume III.  Check it out and check out Mushroomhead on their upcoming headlining tour The Summer Of Screams!

Ebay Find Of The Week: ‘Final Destination 3’ Promotional Hat!

Woohoo!  Summer has officially arrived!  Now, you’re probably wondering what kind of stylish gear you could wear to all of these summertime parties to really make yourself stand out.  Well, you can relax.  Because I’ve got you covered.  Actually, I’ve specifically got your head covered……with this amazing Final Destination 3 promotional hat!

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Wow.  Look at that trifecta of color just bursting off of that thing.  Now, you’re telling me you wouldn’t be pulling all of the D-level ladies with that thing on your skull?  Clearly, this will sell fast – so if you want to beat the rush, then you can go on over to the eBay listing HERE and snag it.  And…..it looks like you can even make an offer too!  Does it get any better than this?  That tanning bed scene was pretty cool in the movie btw, right?  Ok.  My work is done here.

Give Me The Creeps: The Giant Man In ‘It Follows’

Is there anything creepier than a 7’7″ giant man slowly stalking you while walking through a doorway that clearly isn’t built for his height?  Ok, maybe you can think of some creepier things – but for me, one of the horror movie scenes that genuinely gives me the creeps every time I see it is when the giant man makes his appearance in the 2014 film It Follows.

Before I get into the clip, I just want to say that I feel that It Follows is one of the best horror films in the last 10 years.  I realize it’s one of those movies that divides the horror audience – but for me it had more than a few true creepy moments, a great soundtrack/score, fairly original storyline, and this giant guy I’m about to show you.  The music cue that accompanies his entrance deserves it’s own praise btw.

Huge (pun intended) props to actor Mike Lanier for bringing the full-on creepiness, without having to try that hard, with that grandiose entrance.  Sadly, he passed away a few months ago – but his memory will live on through this scene alone.  So – thank you, Mike Lanier and It Follows for effectively giving me the creeps!  Now don’t even get me started on the pissing naked woman in the kitchen.  Shudder……

Review: Terrifier (2018)

Coulrophobia.  I can say that I somewhat suffer from it.  And no, it’s not a fear of mayonnaise (although that is a crippling fear for me).  Coulrophobia is the fear of clowns. It’s not uncommon.  And with the triumphant return of Pennywise the Clown last year in the IT remake, clowns are even more the rage now.  But while Pennywise relies vocally to get his point across, my good friend Art the Clown from the new throwback gore-fest Terrifier relies heavy on facial expressions and sawing bodies in half to get HIS across.    Continue reading

Review: Hereditary (2018)

Ants.  They may not look creepy on the surface, but put them in a horror movie and good things will happen.  And thanks to the new movie Hereditary, you get to see a lot of ants!  And other fucked up shit too that might scar you for life.  Let’s discuss!   Continue reading

Never Forget………

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Oh yeah, and the new Halloween trailer came out today.  I shall reserve my judgement until I see the final product.  But……I am fairly impressed with what I have seen so far. Not as impressed as I was, and always will be, with Ben Tramer’s drunken stooper before he got the life snatched out of him by that cop car though.  RIP.

Sunday Bloody Sunday: ‘Alfonso Ribeiro Turns Into A Giant Tick’ From ‘Ticks’ (1993)

Ya know, yesterday I was having a conversation about ticks with my friends.  What?  You don’t have random tick conversations with YOUR friends?  Psssh.  But anyway, no tick conversation would be complete without mentioning the movie Ticks from 1993.  It is without a doubt, the ‘mother of all tick movies’!  And pretty much the only one.

Welcome to another lovely edition of Sunday Bloody Sunday, where we are taking a trip to Ticks country and revisiting one of the best scenes from the film.  And this scene stars none other than your favorite Tom Jones dancing sidekick to The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air……Alfonso Ribeiro!  Only this time he’s not dancing like a white guy.  He’s turning into a giant tick.  But it’s equally entertaining!  Watch and enjoy:

Anticipation Alert: Upgrade (2018)

Ok, I can admit when I’m wrong.  I originally scoffed and slightly rolled my eyes when I first saw the trailer for the new movie Upgrade.  At the time, I may have been under the influence of something – and also, it hadn’t been confirmed that the movie would indeed be Rated R (which, for a revenge premise is a must in my book).  And yes, that revenge premise has been done to death (no puns needed) – so I was aggressively skeptical.  But……then this Red Band Teaser was released the other week:

Wowsers – that head shot!  BTW – the lead actor in Upgrade, Logan Marshall Green, is in one of my favorite movies in recent years called The Invitation.  Just wanted to add that bit of info.  Upgrade was also written and directed by Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious) and is produced by Blumhouse Productions (of course it is….cha-ching!)  But anyway, I am fully onboard now with this one and will most likely do a double-feature with another movie I have been waiting on this weekend called Hereditary.  Cheers to both!  And cheers to gratuitous head shots!

Review: Burn The Priest ‘Legion: XX’ (2018)

It’s always good to remember where you came from.  And luckily, long-time metal powerhouse Lamb Of God have done just that.  For those who don’t know – before frontman Randy Blythe joined the group, Lamb Of God was known as Burn The Priest. Shortly after Blythe put his stamp on the crew, they changed their name and went on to form a metal legacy that continues on today.  But as I stated at the start, you should never forget where you came from – so Burn The Priest has reformed 20 years later to deliver a brand new album full of covers called Legion: XX, featuring tracks that influenced them when they were starting out!

The album kicks open the front door with a cover of ‘Inherit The Earth‘ by 80’s thrash band The Accused.  It’s a different vocal style you may be accustomed to hearing from Blythe, but one that will grab you by the balls and not let go (don’t worry, it won’t feel too uncomfortable).  Mark Morton’s guitar is the co-star of ‘Inherit the Earth‘, ripping and shredding it’s way through the track – which by the way, when it ends…..you want more. Up next is a cover of ‘Honey Bucket‘, one of my favorite songs from The Melvins.  From there, Burn The Priest put their personal  touch on tracks from Bad Brains, Ministry, Agnostic Front, S.O.D., and more.

Even if you’re not necessarily a Lamb Of God fan, you will find something on Legion: XX to sink your metal teeth into.  I personally gave the album the ‘road trip’ test last weekend. I was never bored, and it helped me deal with the aggression that was building up from the idiotic California drivers while on my journey.  Case in point:  I fully support this new Burn The Priest project, even if it is just a project of 10 cover songs.  It’s a bit of a tease, but the good kind of tease.  Slap it in, hit play, and let it go…….you won’t be disappointed.

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(4 Out Of 5)

That Time Siskel & Ebert Shit All Over ‘Hellbound: Hellraiser II’ (1988)

Ah yes, one of my favorite guilty pleasures is back:  Finding old Siskel & Ebert horror movie reviews on Youtube!  Sometimes these two would surprise me with their views on 80’s and 90’s horror……and then other times things would go as according to plan.  Such was the case with the 1988 review of Hellhound: Hellraiser II.  Peep the video below and take a toboggan slide into hell…….

Well clearly all those involved with this movie missed an opportunity to call it Skinned Alive…..at least according to the late great Gene Siskel.  Now granted, I didn’t expect these two to like Hellraiser II – but it always tripped me out with how ‘out of touch’ they sounded with most horror movies they reviewed.  Easily my favorite bit from this particular review was Mr. Ebert proclaiming his annoyance with Kirsty (Ashley Laurence) and Tiffany’s (Imogen Boorman) names being said too much in the film (lol)!  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again by the way, if you are ever in need of an escape from reality……go on Youtube and watch Siskel & Ebert review old horror movies.  It’s the gift that keeps on giving.