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!
Whoa! The return of Sunday Bloody Sunday! Since everybody has ‘alligator fever’ right now because of the newly released ‘creature feature’ Crawl (I shall be seeing it today btw), I figured I would go back to my original killer alligator movie that I adored as a child: Alligator! (they really knew how to give a horror movie a title back then)
Yes, Alligator – the 80’s movie that showed us the downside to flushing a baby alligator down the toilet. And probably one of the most famous scenes in the movie is the ‘wedding scene’. Do you like seeing people scurry in a panic bumping into each other and falling into a pool? Do you like seeing a giant mutated alligator whack those people with his giant mutated tail and send them hilariously flying through the air? Do you like seeing a wedding cake get demolished? If you answered yes to at least one of those questions, then please watch the carnage unfold below:
One of my biggest fears is having my eyes gouged out of their sockets. Mostly because it would hurt like a sonofabitch, and also because it would mean that I wouldn’t be able to see. And I kind of need to see. But anyway, it you get your eyes gouged just right…..and in the process get some bones broken……you wouldn’t need to worry about seeing, because you would most likely be dead. Kind of like that guy in the hospital in Halloween III: Season Of The Witch!
Quick sidenote: I love this movie. But moving on to this edition of Sunday Bloody Sunday, yes we’re talking about gouged-out eyes. Aside from being known for the masks and Silver Shamrock jingle, Halloween III had some pretty sweet death scenes. And when shop owner Harry Grimbridge thinks he’s safe in the hospital and a mysterious stranger comes into his room, one of those pretty sweet death scenes occurs. And we get a bonus death somewhat afterwards in the form of gasoline and a lighter! Btw – how rude is it to wake up Tom Atkins while he’s napping?!? Ughhhhhh. Watch it below. Happy Halloween!!
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I figured I’d get the romance started with an exploding head from the 1981 splatterific slasher movie The Prowler. Flowers and chocolates are pretty much overrated anyway, so exploding heads are the way to go nowadays.
Welcome to Sunday Bloody Sunday, where as I’ve already mentioned – I’m shining a spotlight onto an exploding head from The Prowler. But who’s exploding head is it? Well…..therein lies the rub. It’s a scene from the end of the movie, so if you haven’t seen it – then this would be considered a big spoiler. That being because the exploding head is that of the revealed killer! Dun Dun Duhhhhhh. Yeah, it’s kind of like a super graphic Scooby-Doo ending. But anyway, click away below and you’re been warned if you haven’t seen the movie! P.S. – Kudos to Tom Savini for the FX work.
Luckily in my life, the only thing I’ve ever broken was my pinky toe on my right foot. Painful? Yes. But I obviously didn’t need a cast and didn’t need any bones set back into place. I did scream like a maniac though to get a little sympathy, so I’m guilty there. I’ve seen clips of basketball players fall and have their bone come shooting out of their leg and that makes me squeamish – but surprisingly, Holly’s protruding leg bone in the 2005 movie The Descent made me even more squeamish, and that was fake! At least I hope it was. I should listen to the commentary track to make sure.
Welcome to Sunday Bloody Sunday, and as I stated right up there in that paragraph – this week we’re talking about one of my favorite horror movies in the last 20 years called The Descent, written and directed by Neil Marshall. More specifically, about the scene where our saucy spelunker Holly falls down a hole in the cave and breaks her leg. Oh it’s a nasty one. And the only way to get Holly mobile is to set the bone back in place into the leg. Get ready to squirm in your seat if you haven’t seen this – and if you have seen it, I’m guessing you’ll be doing some squirming too.
My only regret regarding last years hilarious horror mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows was that it took me so long to see it. It pretty much shit on most of the crop of horror movies that came out in 2015 as far as being original and entertaining….AND it stayed true to it’s horror roots in the process.
So on this week’s Sunday Bloody Sunday, I figured why not give What We Do In The Shadows a little love? It deserves it, and one of my favorite scenes is when Viago shows us how he likes to spend an evening with a lovely young lady while on a date. A lot of blood and comedy ensues, so if you need a starter course as to why you should watch this movie – click the link below and enjoy!
Ahhhhh, it’s Valentine’s Day. That fake holiday where guys are supposed to be scared into buying flowers and candy. Oh – those were my inside thoughts talking. Sorry. I mean it’s a lovely day where you spend a joyous experience with the one you love and care about so much! Now let’s talk about a girl getting her head sliced in half by a shovel.
Welcome to Sunday Bloody Sunday – the special Valentine’s Day edition! And nothing says horror and Valentine’s Day like My Bloody Valentine. Yes, the original 1981 version is an underground slasher classic in my book, but I’m spotlighting a scene from the ambitious and pretty entertaining 2009 remake. Brandi didn’t last long in the movie, but she did have a great death scene involving a shovel shoved into her face. Peep the clip below and enjoy your Valentine’s Day, lovers!
Alright! It’s Super Bowl Sunday! And I’m sure what’s on your mind more than if Peyton Manning is going to defy ‘old man odds’ and win, is what you’re going to eat for the big game. Nachos perhaps? Maybe some delicious ribs? Or if you’re involved in a cannibalistic tribe, maybe you’ll have more of a human arm and leg kind of craving?
Welcome to Sunday Bloody Sunday, and this week I decided to give Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno a little more shine. I was maybe a tad too harsh on it in my review last year, but one thing is for sure and that’s the fact that Jonah’s death scene is pure ridiculous gory goodness. Am I a bit sick for laughing more at this though than being grossed out by it? It’s over-the-top, especially if you don’t like seeing people’s tongues and eyeballs get cut out. Make sure and watch the clip later after you’ve eaten and after the Panthers are celebrating their championship. Yeah, that’s my bold prediction there. **UPDATE: MY PREDICTION SUCKED** Bon Appetit!
Aside from having a fear of mayonnaise, I also have a striking fear of having somebody shove their fingers literally into my face. A strange fear, I know, but that’s why this week’s Sunday Bloody Sunday is all the more personal to me.
If you’ve never seen Peter Jackson’s bloody brilliant Dead Alive (aka Braindead), then you shouldn’t be reading any horror sites anymore. Your privileges have been revoked. But if you’re like me and have seen a couple hundred times, then maybe one of your favorite scenes is when the nurse gets a face full of Mum’s fingers. Watch below and enjoy the deadly digit demise. Try saying that 5 times fast.
It can’t be argued too much that Madman Marz is the red-headed stepchild horror villain from 80’s slasher movies. Some of you may be reading this and not even know who Madman Marz is. For shame! Because in my opinion, the 1982 extra cheesy slasher film Madman defined what 80’s horror movies were all about back then, and deserves more recognition.
So, on this week’s Sunday Bloody Sunday I’m giving it some of that recognition! Oh, I could go on and on about the amazingly bad hot tub scene that’s in the movie (of which you can see HERE), but I would much rather focus on the death scenes. Did I also mention that Madman has some of the BEST sound effects and music ever? Gaze upon the carnage below to hear for yourself, and look out for my favorite at #9 in the clip. How the Academy overlooked her performance at the Oscars that year is a travesty.