Sunday Bloody Sunday: ‘Art Museum Slaughter’ From ‘Candyman’ (2021)

Oh my stars, it’s time for Sunday Bloody Sunday again! So let’s begin and say that I enjoyed the hell out of last year’s Candyman, even though I know some of you hated it. Yeah, you. I see you. But anyway, I think we can all agree (hopefully) that the art museum scene – where two characters justifiably meet their demise – was just a beautifully shot, and somewhat creepy scene. Need more convincing if you’re on the fence, check the link below!

Now, that’s some good carnage! I know it may be tame violence-wise in today’s horror world (The Sadness upped the ante on everything), but it’s some nice throat and ankle slashing nonetheless. The cinematography and style is one of the main things that draws me to this remake/reboot. Just a gorgeous horror film to admire from beginning to end. Ok, I’ll stop babbling now and buzz off.

4 Reasons Why You Should Go Watch ‘Twice Dead’ On Tubi Right Now!

Once in a while, an 80’s horror movie hidden gem appears on my radar that I never really knew anything about. I remember seeing something pop up that Scream Factory was releasing a 1988 film called Twice Dead (in limited form nonetheless), but I glazed over it like a donut (now I want a donut) and completely forgot about it. That is until I was perusing the free streaming site Tubi and Twice Dead appeared! So of course I watched it, and it is a delightful little underrated 80’s horror flick. And here are 4 reasons why you should go watch it now!

  • Todd Bridges from Diff’rent Strokes is in it!
  • Someone dies at the hand of a possessed motorcycle!
  • Todd Bridges from Diff’rent Strokes is in it!

But anyway, you see that I have a lot of excitement for Todd Bridges being in it. But aside from that, Twice Dead is a true 80’s cheesy horror movie treasure that you should seek out now on Tubi. And a quick sidenote: Tubi has some amazing ‘hidden gem’ horror movies up right now, especially from the 80’s and 90’s. And now I’ll leave you with the poster art for the movie, which I think is pretty snazzy.

Let’s Get Pumped Up And Watch The ‘Home Sweet Home’ Trailer From 1981!

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking: “Tony, was there ever a terrible 80’s slasher movie that starred that Body By Jake exercise video guy?” I bet about 100 people think this every day actually. I’m here to finally not only answer that question and thought, but to also present to you the trailer for that very movie called Home Sweet Home! Be warned though, the trailer pretty much shows the entire movie in a little over a minute. Not that it matters.

There’s a lot to unpack here: That Griswold family looking station wagon, the woman who’s not wearing a bra, the apparent electrocution of a mime, the close-up of the old lady at the end that clearly isn’t a real old lady, and last but not least…..Jake Steinfeld’s hair. It’s also clear that he had been doing his own workout video before he shot this movie, because dude is buff. Buffness aside, this is a stupidly fun stereotypical 80’s slasher movie that a lot of people probably don’t know about. So seek out Home Sweet Home if you can, and enjoy the cheese. Now I want some cheese. Cheddar, more specifically.

And Now……Unnecessary Dance Moments In Horror Movie History: ‘The Sleeper’ (2012)

So I’m sitting there watching a slasher throwback from 2012 called The Sleeper for the first time the other night, and just when I thought things couldn’t get better (that’s not total sarcasm, it’s actually a decent little flick) a random out-of-the-blue synchronized dance segment pops up.

I know what you’re saying to yourself: Did they really just transition from ‘The Running Man‘ to ‘The Funky Chicken‘??? Yes. Yes they did. I know something else you’re probably saying to yourself: Why is this scene almost 2 minutes long and why are white people such terrible dancers? Well, I wish I had answers to both of those questions, but alas…..I don’t. All I do know is that we were all waiting for someone to start doing the ‘little kicks with the thumbs‘ dance. I see my few Seinfeld fans out there nodding their heads. But anyway, feel free to watch this clip if you ever want to feel better about yourself as a dancer. Sweet Fancy Moses!

Missed Opportunities: ‘The Carnival Scene’ From ‘Texas Chainsaw’ (2013)

Upon seeing the underwhelming trailer for the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie that’s coming out this month on Netflix, it got me to thinking that maybe I had been too hard on some of the franchise’s previous sequel/reboot efforts. So I took Texas Chainsaw from 2013 for another spin and the impression it left me with (besides Alexandra Daddario having an amazing shirt), was that the carnival scene was such a wasted opportunity! Gadzooks!

Now, I will say that this scene gave me a smile and a chuckle (kind of like Jason Voorhees walking around New York for all but 15 minutes) – but they could have done so much more, and there should have been so much more chainsaw carnage! And I’m sorry – but who dropped the ball on letting Leatherface take a quick break and play a carnival game?? Wasted opportunity. And who are the ad wizards that came up with him NOT riding the Ferris wheel?? Another wasted opportunity.

I guess the ridiculous chainsaw throw at the end was alright, until Leatherface scurried into the woods like a scared possum. But I digress. How about Alexandra Daddario’s shirt though? In any event, be sure to check out the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre on Netflix starting February 18th. Carnival most likely not included this time.

Let’s All Reminisce And Watch Gene Siskel Get Really Angry About ‘My Bloody Valentine’ (1981)

Oh man – nothing got ol’ Gene Siskel riled up more than those damn 80’s slasher movies! And he was fired up and fuming over our favorite Valentine’s Day themed horror movie, My Bloody Valentine back in 1981.

I always just have to chuckle when Siskel & Ebert would review horror movies. At least they acknowledged that Halloween was good in this review, and I admire Roger for even mentioning New Year’s Evil – but geez were they a couple of Grumpy Guses. The funny thing is, I had just watched a review they did for Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer and they loved it! Granted, it’s a much better film than My Bloody Valentine – but two completely different styles obviously. Don’t listen to Ebenezer Siskel though, folks – you go watch My Bloody Valentine by yourself or with your significant other next month, and you cheer on Harry Warden while he murders those kids that look like they’re in their 30’s! It’s what any 80’s slasher movie would want you to do.

Dirty Horror’s Best (And Worst) Of 2021!

Holy shit – another year down…..and another year that Mister Covid reared his/her ugly head and kept a lot of people out of the theaters (again). But…..throughout all of that mess, us horror fans still had plenty to cheer for in 2021! Now, below are a few of my personal favorites of this past year – followed by a few stinkers that were super stinky and really stunk like poo poo. I hope you enjoyed that last sentence because it was written by a 5-year-old. Let’s get to it!

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Sunday Bloody Sunday: ‘Robot Kills A Perv’ From ‘Hardware’ (1990)

Sound the trumpets! Sunday Bloody Sunday is back! Ok, I see that the fanfare should be more like a small party popper that shoots out confetti with a whimper. Nonetheless, it’s been a minute – so let’s get right into it with one of my favorite death scenes from one of my favorite underrated movies, 1990’s Hardware:

As the title of my post and the title of the Youtube clip states, that was in fact a robot killing a perv. I honestly adore Hardware and still remember being a 14-year-old horror loving whippersnapper the first time I saw it. I dig the style, the story, and the robot. And Iggy Pop is in it! The other thing besides the perv getting his just desserts for being so pervy that I loved about this clip (and the movie in general) is the score by Simon Boswell. Not your typical sci-fi/horror score, which is why I dig it so much. Now go back and watch the clip again and rejoice in the return of Sunday Bloody Sunday and of the perv’s demise!

Let’s All Appreciate The Dance Sequence In ‘Just Before Dawn’ (1981)

I don’t like to dance. But if I do dance, I usually end up doing some goofy shit like Ed Harris in Creepshow. And even though I’m as light on my feet as Jabba the Hutt wearing brick shoes, I do appreciate a good dancing sequence in a horror movie. Enter in the dancing sequence from Just Before Dawn, a 80’s slasher movie that is often brought up when talking about ‘underrated slashers’. The dancing however, is anything but underrated. Watch!

Now that’s a fun dance party in the middle of the woods when a bunch of hillbillies are trying to kill you! The problem with horror movies today, besides people yelling “Evil Dies Tonight!“, is that there aren’t enough bad dancing sequences to set up the demise of those bad dancers. But anyway, I will jump on the bandwagon as far as Just Before Dawn and tell you to go seek it out on Shudder right now, because it actually is a good underrated slasher movie. And feel free to get up and boogie when you watch it too!

Southern California’s Newest Haunt ‘Temecula Terror’ Is Coming In October!

Eeeek! Nothing makes me squeal and get excited more than a brand new haunt experience for the Halloween season! And this year down here in Southern California (Temecula, to be exact), we have a doozy. Yes, Temecula Terror is ready to scare you sheetless (ghost pun) starting on October 1st and wrapping up (mummy pun) on Halloween night. I know what you’re saying…..isn’t Temecula wine country?? Why yes it is, but now it’s also haunt country – so deal with it.

So what can you expect if you take the journey down to Temecula Terror? Well for starters – 3 wickedly terrifying mazes (Hyde Street Haunted House, Butterfield Asylum, and The Crypt) complete with some of the best scare actors and props around. I’ve seen the prep work on the Temecula Terror Instagram page and it looks killer. But what’s a good haunt without some spooky booze? Yes, there will be two bars offering some deliciously demented drinks and a special VIP bar for you VIP folk. There are even some special hours if you want to bring your little monsters by, which you can check out on the Temecula Terror website HERE. And also HERE you can purchase tickets and find out more info on everything. So……will we see you there??? For your sake, I would say yes or else that creepy monster standing behind you right now might not be so kind.