Educational Video Time: So You Want To Use A Box Cutter To Cut Off Your Arm? (Splinter – 2008)

Quick!  What’s one of the best ‘creature feature’ horror movies to come out in the last 10 years?  If you just shouted out Splinter, then you win!  You actually win nothing, except for some much needed self-esteem for the day possibly.  But yes, one of my favorite ‘creature feature’ movies in some time is Splinter, a 2008 offering that introduced us to actor Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire) and also introduced on how to cut off someone’s arm with a box cutter and cinder block.

To be completely honest, it takes a lot in a movie to make me wince like a child.  And this scene definitely makes me do that.  It could possibly be the sawing back and forth on the arm with the box cutter…..or possibly the final blow with the cinder block that gets to me. Either way, it’s an effective gross-out scene and one that deserves multiple viewings if you’re into torturing yourself.  This most likely did wonders for box cutter sales at Home Depot btw.

Monday Bloody Monday: ‘Human Christmas Cookies’ From ‘Black Christmas’ (2006)

Mmmmmm.  Can you smell that?  It’s the delicious smell of your favorite Christmas cookies cooking in the oven.  You have to give them time to cook though.  Don’t take them out too soon!  Oh – and you might want to get some extra frosting to mask the taste of the human flesh.  Yuck.

On this week’s Monday Bloody Monday, I’m going to 2006 for one of the most controversial horror remakes of all time:  Black Christmas.  Why so controversial?  Because the original Black Christmas in 1974 is an unheralded classic that was the blueprint for some of your favorite slasher movies that would come later on.  But enough about my crush on the original, the remake had one scene that was just disgusting and over-the-top enough to get my interest.  Click the link below to watch Billy do some damage to his 8-year-old sister Agnes and to his mother that raped him to be able to conceive Agnes.  Yeah – that really happens.  Yuck.

Ummmmmm: Rawhead Rex (1986)

Sometimes you’re watching a horror movie and something happens where you just kind of pause and say “ummmmm…..”.  That’s the best way to describe it when I was about 11 years old and my Dad brought home the Clive Barker helmed, Rawhead Rex.  It’s your standard ‘demon resurrected to bring hell on earth’ type story with a guy running around in a pretty bad costume and makeup taking out the townsfolk left and right.  Oh, and he also stops by the occasional priest to piss on him for a baptism ritual too……

Ummmmmmm……yep – he just pissed on that priest.  And the priest liked it.  And what a stream on that Rawhead Rex, huh?  Impressive.  I remember arguing with someone later in life that this scene actually did occur.  Now thanks to the wonders of Youtube, it’s proven!  Rawhead Rex has some decent gore and I do highly recommend reading the original story by Clive Barker to get a better sense of what they were going for here with this ho-hum of a horror movie.  This is one film that would definitely benefit from a remake by the way.  Unfortunately, this cult classic is not available on DVD, unless you want to pay a ridiculous amount, but we can only hope that one day soon we’ll be able to view this wonderful pissing display in high definition Blu-Ray!  So here’s to you Rawhead Rex, and your monumental piss…….

*We’re still gonna spoon later though, right?*