Sunday Bloody Sunday: ‘Axe Attack’ From ‘Tenebre’ (1982)

*WARNING: The clip that you’re about to watch in this post contains an extremely unrealistic chopping off of an arm by an axe.  You’ve been warned*

God bless Dario Argento.  Why the hell doesn’t he make good movies anymore though?  That’s a question that could take a while to find an answer to, so lets focus on some of his better work from days past to take our minds off of that.

On this week’s Sunday Bloody Sunday it’s about to get all giallo red up in here, because I’m highlighting one of the best and most ridiculous death scenes from Argento’s 1982 slasher:  Tenebre.  If you haven’t seen the movie, then I’m about to spoil the fact that the character of Jane is about to be hacked up by an axe murderer.  But before she’s done for good, she’s going to decide to paint the beautiful white walls in her house bright red!  I heard that she did always have dreams of becoming an interior designer.

Sunday Bloody Sunday: ‘Shish Kabob Death’ From ‘Happy Birthday To Me’ (1981)

If you like Scooby Doo endings, then I’m sure you loved 1981’s underrated slasher flick, Happy Birthday To Me.  And if you have a fondness for shish kabobs, then I’m sure you thought twice about letting your significant other feed you one after seeing that movie.

Welcome to Sunday Bloody Sunday where this week, you guessed it – we’re talking shish kabobs!  Delicious, mouth-watering, murderous shish kabobs.  I personally think that Ginny overreacted just a tad after Steve was trying to put the moves on her with a romantic fire burning in the background.  Are her shish kabob feeding skills really that bad or is she a vengeful murderer who was set to take Steve out from the get-go?  You be the judge as you watch the clip below:

A Valentine’s Day Tribute: Hollis’ Mustache From ‘My Bloody Valentine’

With Valentine’s Day a mere three days away, there are only two things you should really be thinking about.  First:  what are you’re going to get your girlfriend or wife so that your ass isn’t sleeping on the couch?  Second:  what horror movie are you going to watch in honor of this fake holiday?  The first one I can’t help with, but I’ll pray for you.  The second is pretty easy considering there is only one Valentine’s Day themed horror movie that has quite possibly the greatest cinematic mustache of all time!


Yes ladies (and some gentlemen), that impressive flavor saver you’re looking at up there belongs to none other than Hollis.  He’s a not really lean, sometimes pretty mean, gorgeous furry-lipped machine!  And he can be all yours this Valentine’s Day if you watch the underrated 1981 slasher flick, My Bloody Valentine.  His mustache deserved it’s own name in the credits.  So it seems only fitting to salute this monumental lady tickler and give it the respect that it deserves.  Feels only right to give you one more glance at it before I go too.  And I bet you won’t even notice that there are three other people in the pic because you’ll be staring at Hollis’ cookie duster the whole time………


Horror Movie Posters I Love: Hell Night (1981)

The forgotten slasher movies.  1981’s Hell Night definitely falls into that category.  Whether it’s forgotten good or forgotten bad, one thing’s for sure – I love the poster for it!

Yes, that’s Linda Blair.  And yes, this was released 4 years after the debacle that was Exorcist II: The Heretic.  As for the movie itself, Hell Night is standard slasher fare.  It revolves around a sorority initiation and a killer named Andrew The Gork.  Not quite sure what the hell a gork is, but Roger Ebert gave his definition in his review back in 1981:

Gork  (n.) Deformed, violent creature that lurks in horror movies, jumping out of basement shadows and decapitating screaming teenagers.

Thanks Roger.  Anyway, Hell Night hasn’t gotten a decent DVD or Blu-ray release and I think it deserves it.  It’s not mind-blowing by any slasher standards, but it’s enjoyable 80’s cheese.  And I do love me some cheese, especially cheddar.  But the poster for me is head and shoulders above most in the genre. It captures that cheesiness, and grabs your attention, which is what it did when I rented the movie back in the 80’s.  And I dig the tagline too: Pray For Day.  Subtle, but horrifically charming at the same time.  Big thumbs up for the Hell Night poster and a wavy shake of the hand for the actual movie.  And an even bigger thumbs up for Andrew The Gork!  There’s a huge gork shortage in horror today.