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!
Quick! What’s the best werewolf movie to come out in 1993??? Sort of a trick question…..because there was kind of only one werewolf movie that came out in 1993. And that werewolf movie is…….Full Eclipse! See, they probably didn’t want to call it Full Moon because that’s kinda too obvious. Plus, in this movie – a full eclipse renders the werewolves to be indestructible, even against silver! But enough gabbing about eclipses and whatnot, let’s watch the original trailer. Oh, and sidenote: Mario Van Peebles is in this!
Yeah, as you can gather from the trailer – there’s a shit ton of guns, jumping, biting, clawing, and Mr. Van Peebles in Full Eclipse. I still remember seeing the VHS in my local video store (I believe it was the unrated version). Directed by Anthony Hickox (who also directed Waxwork and Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth), this movie is the epitome of a guilty pleasure.
And if you are having a hankering to see Full Eclipse on the big screen, I have pretty sweet news if you live in the Los Angeles area. There will be a special screening on February 7th at The Hayworth Theater in downtown LA……and Anthony Hickox will be in attendance! Someone get Mario on the phone too while we’re at it.
Ahhh!!! See? He’s creepy! And he’s wearing lipstick! Not that there’s anything wrong with that. It just…..makes him a little creepier. The point of this post? Not much – just to get it out there that Klaus Kinski is creepy. Oh – and if you haven’t seen Crawlspace (a nice little flick from the 80’s horror golden era), then give it a whirl and watch Klaus go full Nazi on a bunch of people. And yes, as the title suggests, there is a crawlspace involved. For added incentive, watch the trailer below:
About 10 years ago, a little movie called The Collector came onto the horror scene and honestly surprised me. There was a slick likeness to the Saw franchise (the movie was actually shopped around as a prequel to that series btw), but it carved a place for itself in the ‘torture porn’ horror realm. Director and writer Marcus Dunstan (Patrick Melton also co-wrote both entries) definitely didn’t shy away the red stuff, especially in the 2012 sequel The Collection. That movie ended with Arkin (Josh Stewart) capturing The Collector, securing him in one of his own red trunks as the film went to the closing credits. But…..what happened after that?
As a fan of both movies, I wanted a sequel. There’s been far worse in the way of horror being churned out over the last 7 years……so why not bring back our favorite black-masked psychopathic entomologist killer for one more run? Well guess what…….he’s back, baby!
I’m probably more excited for this than I should be, but I can’t help it. As far as we know, Josh Stewart will be back and Marcus Dunstan is set to direct again. That’s about all we do know for now, other than the teaser poster, but I’m sure more info will be creeping in soon about The Collector 3. Or you can just call it The Coll3ctor like in the poster. Even with it’s similarities to the Saw films as far as the traps, and considering that franchise has ended with more than a whimper (and keeps limping along) – I’m way more into seeing what The Collector has up his sleeve than anything Jigsaw-related. Less we forget what The Collector orchestrated at the beginning of The Collection? (7-year spoiler alert)
Stay tuned for more info on The Collector 3! And stay out of the dance clubs until then.
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!!
Who doesn’t love dogs?? They’re cute. Loyal. And they can leap through doors and kill you if they’re inhabited by an otherworldly parasite. Alright! Welcome to one of my favorite 80’s horror movies (and sometimes criminally slept on)……a little movie called The Hidden that came out in 1987 (I was only 11-years-old…..yikes).
This movie, was on repeat for me back then. And not just for Claudia Christian and her leather boots. The plot was interesting (a bit of a knockoff of The Thing, but with it’s own flair), the performances were top-notch (Kyle MacLachlan and Michael Nouri killed it), and the practical effects were a step forward for that time. But we’re here to talk dogs! And there’s a scene in the movie where an adorable canine becomes a murderous (but still kinda adorable) canine. Kudos to the dog trainer on this one! Watch below as this little guy goes ‘leaps and bounds’ above anything else to get what he wants.
Who doesn’t love a good possession movie? Oh sure – The Exorcist will probably forever remain at the top of the list of the genre (and with good reason), but lest we not forget about a little movie appropriately called Possession that came out in 1981. Directed and co-written by Andrzej Żuławski, this hidden gem boasts one of the most intense acting scenes that you may have never seen. Now watch below as Isabelle Adjani really goes for the gusto and smashes some eggs in the process:
RIP to those eggs. And RIP to anyone else who attempted to top this performance afterwards! Good Lord. How the fuck did Isabelle Adjani not get an Oscar nod for this? She did take home an award from the Cannes Film Festival that year, so all was not lost. Aside from her thrashing, mashing, and screaming – the camerawork is top notch, as is the choice to not use any music during the scene. I guess I should have cautioned you that the end gets a bit messy and you might not want to eat afterwards. But anyway, kudos to you Isabelle Adjani and kudos to your thrashing that should have sparked a new dance craze.
Guy loses arm in a horrible car crash. Guy gets new arm attached from a convicted serial killer who just recently died on death row. Guy meets other guys who also have had said serial killer’s limbs attached to their bodies as well. Guy stops evil doctors from re-collecting all of the serial killer’s body parts back (oh and there’s an attached severed head in there too somewhere). Sorry. 26-year-old spoiler alerts.
Ah yes. The 1991 movie known as Body Parts. One of actor Jeff Fahey’s finest moments. And Brad Dourif is in it too. Directed and co-written by Eric Red (Bad Moon, The Hitcher, Near Dark), Body Parts is a 90’s horror movie that actually feels soooo 80’s. I mean that as a compliment of course. The storyline, for better or worse, is possibly one of the most ridiculous in terms of believability. But then again, if you’re watching a 90’s horror movie named Body Parts – chances are you’re throwing logic immediately out the window.
I always remember seeing the poster for the movie hanging up in my local video store and appreciating the artistic side of it. I hadn’t watched the actual movie though in quite some time. Rewind back to the other night when I was surfing around through my channel guide and I saw Body Parts pop up on Cinemax (which on certain nights with a title like that, could be an entirely different kind of movie – bow chicka bow bow). I was delighted to see that it still holds up! Minus the obvious dummies used for Brad Dourif’s death scene of course. Sorry. Another 26-year-old spoiler alert. But anyway, if you haven’t experienced the wonders of Eric Red’s Body Parts, then get off your ass and do it! Or just sit on your couch and casually watch it on Cinemax or something.
Have you ever been in your gym having a nice workout and wondered if it was possessed? Maybe the bad body odor going through the air can play tricks on your mind, making you think that something is controlling everyone’s smelly armpits. Well, I’m here to tell you that your gym probably isn’t haunted. But in the 1989 horror movie Death Spa (also awesomely known as Witch Bitch), there is a haunted gym/spa and it’s killing people in fun ways!
Welcome to Sunday Bloody Sunday, where I am indeed highlighting the movie Death Spa. A first-time watch for me recently, this movie is pure 80’s horror cheesy greatness. How I let this one slip by me for this long is beyond me. And one of the things that makes it great, besides the 80’s aerobic outfits and multiple boob sightings, are some inventive kills. Case in point, the one below where a woman is literally torn apart by a shattering mirror. But don’t take my word for it – click below to see, and do yourself a favor and watch the whole movie. And horror favorite Ken Foree is in it too!
Happy 4th Of July, everybody! And what better way to celebrate this joyous day than with a potato sack race. Oh sure, nobody really does potato sack races anymore – but they did back in 1996 in the horror movie Uncle Sam! And what a potato sack race it was. There were thrills, chills, tumbles, and beheadings. Just how every potato sack race should be. I feel like I’m saying potato sack race a lot. Hey guess what? Issac Hayes was in this movie. Now here’s a clip of the world famous potato sack race that I constantly keep mentioning: