In 1988 when Maniac Cop was released, most horror fans thought they had seen the greatest killer cop movie of all time. Yes, I’m embellishing that quite a bit, but just go with it for the time being. And then 1989 came and with that also came the birth of Psycho Cop! That’s right – Psycho Cop….the clear and obvious knockoff of Maniac Cop, but with more cheese. I do love me some extra cheese.
If ever there was a movie that needed to be released on Blu-ray, it’s Psycho Cop. Officer Joe Vickers (Robert R. Shafer) is not to be fucked with and it’s a monumental performance for the ages of horror cinema. If you couldn’t already tell, I like to make things sound much bigger and better than they actually are. Who are we kidding…..Psycho Cop is pretty terrible, but in the best way possible. It’s pure ‘alcohol consumption necessary’ viewing and needs to make no apologies for that. And I bet that you’ll be saying the joke “What has 18 legs and 2 tits?” at the next party you attend.
You may remember one of my early posts about the upcoming horror found footage anthology movie V/H/S, but if not, you can see it here. Now as you can tell, my expectations are high for this one, which in the realm of movies (especially horror), that can be good or bad. Well by this weekend, I’ll be able to tell you if I’m elated or deflated because V/H/S is available on VOD now! Some of the outlets where you can watch this anticipated flick are: Itunes, Amazon, Charter, Comcast, DirecTV, and Time Warner. Full list is here.
Ooooh – I just introduced my first gif into my blog! I’m so proud. For those of you in the dark about this movie, here’s the quick, but somewhat long synopsis: “When a group of petty criminals are hired by a mysterious party to retrieve a rare piece of found footage from a rundown house in the middle of nowhere, they soon realize that the job isn’t going to be as easy as they thought. In the living room, a lifeless body holds court before a hub of old television sets, surrounded by stacks upon stacks of VHS tapes. As they search for the right one, they are treated to a seemingly endless number of horrifying videos, each stranger than the last.”
*99 cent store creepiness*
Now don’t forget that this little ditty will hit select theaters on October 5th as well. My review will be up after I sit down and digest what I watch, but reviews are already up online and are mixed, which is expected I guess. If you don’t want to watch the movie V/H/S this weekend, you could just always dust off that old VHS copy of Psycho Cop and enjoy that instead. Either way you can’t lose!