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September 29, 2012

"The Definitive Document Of The Dead" Tears The Flesh Off Blu-ray And DVD This November!!


Document of the Dead DVDSeminal horror filmmaker Roy Frumkes (THE STEPFATHER, STREET TRASH) created one of the more infamous documentaries when he worked directly with his longtime friend George Romero on DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD. Now, Roy's celebration of all things DAWN gets re-edited, updated, and remastered! THE DEFINITIVE DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD is and all-new version of the classic 'making of' project based on 1978's DAWN OF THE DEAD!

    George A. Romero, director of the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, is one of the horror genre's most celebrated directors. The original 1979 version of DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD was an intimate look at Romero's creative process, with an outstanding collection of interviews, effects demonstrations (courtesy of makeup artist Tom Savini), and behind-the-scenes footage from Romero's classic 1978 zombie film, DAWN OF THE DEAD.

September 28, 2012

Movie Review: Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2011, Blu-ray)

The hillbilly and redneck/backwoods horror subgenre has been around for literaly decades. Deliverance is a good choice, but you can go as far back as the 1960's when HG Lewis and David Friedman brought us the original 2000 Maniacs. Since then there have been numerous entries (both good and bad) that include - Don't Go In the Woods, The Final Terror, Just Before Dawn, The Forest and most recently the Wrong Turn series. Much of what these films thrive on is for us to fear a dirty fellow in overalls. This is precisely why Eli Craig's comedy/horror film Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil works.

Movie Review: Father's Day (2011, Troma)

Directed by Adam Brooks

Starring Adam Brooks, Matthew Kennedy and Conor Sweeny

Being a fan of Troma flicks for over 25 years now, one thing I have learned to live with is the fact that I will inevitably have to wade through twenty horrible films by them before I find that one gem. (And that's being generous) In other words, being a Troma fan is like having a heroin-addicted best friend, one I can pretty much always count on to steal from me and break my heart over and over again.....and yet I just never seem to have the heart to kick to the curb.Now with that being said, I highly recommend you drop what your doing, go out and get your hands on Troma's Father's Day. To say this movie is fun is an understatement, to say its fucked up and completely inappropriate on about a hundred different levels is pretty accurate. To say its a Troma movie is almost beyond belief.

September 27, 2012

Movie Review: Black Devil Doll (2007)

It seems that two of the biggest things in the horror genre that folks have the fears of are clowns and killer dolls. My favorite killer doll flick is easily Richard Attenborough's Magic which had Fats The Dummy -  a creepy motherfucker without a doubt. The creators of the 2007 killer doll/blaxploitation Black Devil Doll flick are obvious fans of this sub-genre - except these filmmakers play it for laughs and gross-outs to a level even jaded viewers will shake their head at.

Jonathan Lewis and Shawn Lewis (Blackest Heart Media, Rotten Cotten) direct and write this homage to the exceptionally bad killer doll film, Black Devil Doll from Hell. Here the doll is cursed by a recently executed convict who uses this new vessel, a wooden ventriloquist doll, as his way to suck souls out of a group of very naked bodacious babes.

Movie Review: From Beneath (2012)

Directed by David Doucette
Starring Lauren Watson, Jamie Temple and Blake Retter
Run Time: 83 minutes

When Jason and his girlfriend Sam head out into the country on a road trip to visit her sister's family, they arrive at their farmhouse to find it deserted. While out on the property searching for the missing sister, her husband and their two daughters, they come across a swampy looking pond and for reasons unknown decide to go for a little swim. This turns out to be the first of about a thousand bad decisions the couple makes, as Jason is bitten by some type of mysterious parasite which quickly burrows under his skin and  disappears. Once back at the farmhouse, Jason’s bite quickly turns into a very nasty looking wound, and he begins to have strange  hallucinations. Not long after, they discover Sam’s sister's corpse in the basement, and she apparently looks to have been infected by something similar to what Jason is suffering from.

Cinematic Hell: Robot Monster (1953)

by Hal Astell

Director: Phil Tucker

Stars: George Nader, Claudia Barrett, Selena Royale, John Mylong, Gregory Moffett, Paela Paulson and George Barrows

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For a bad movie, and this is a really bad movie, it's a quintessential low budget fifties scifi romp, perhaps even more fun to watch than Plan 9 from Outer Space. If it had been released half a century later it would still be in movie theaters today with cult audiences heckling the screen on a monthly basis with producer/director Phil Tucker kept busy flying from screening to screening to sign autographs. I'm sure he would have plenty to talk about during a Q&A too, given that he shot the film for a measly $16,000 in only four days without any sets, and somehow managed to make it in 3D and with stereophonic sound too, the first time that had been done on a scifi film. If Tucker was alive today, I'd try to introduce him to James Cameron. Avatar may have earned two billion dollars on the basis of its 3D ticket prices but that's only eight times its cost. Robot Monster grossed a million bucks and that meant more than 62 times what Tucker spent on it.

September 26, 2012

Movie Review: Bait 3D (DVD/Blu-ray Combo/ 2012)

When Peter Benchley's remarkable novel Jaws was adapted for the screen by Steven Spielberg, no one could ever look at going in the ocean the same - much less the bathtub. Naturally there were knock-offs that took the template of Jaws, like the Italian cash-in The Last Jaws (The creators of The Last Jaws even stole the soundtrack!!).

It wasn't always the shark film either that tried to duplicate the success of Jaws. Joe Dante's fantastic Piranha (original) is a good example of that. We do though occasionally get a fun new spin on the shark film - like with Renny Harlin's Deep Blue Sea. The Aussie creature feature Bait has some similarities to Deep Blue Sea but it thankfully brings about a few original turns. Anchor Bay has just recently released Kimble Rendall’s Bait 3D on the masses of shark movie enthusiasts and will not disappoint those looking for a departure from the Sy Fy Channel cheese-fests.

Cinematic Hell: Reefer Madness (1936)

by Hal Astell

Director: Louis Gasnier

Stars: Dorothy Short and Kenneth Craig

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Somehow I've managed to avoid seeing Reefer Madness up until now, even though I probably own half a dozen copies of it in various public domain box sets and I have seen a number of its peers. It's an important film, generally seen as the benchmark of the educational exploitation films of the thirties and forties, the standard by which they're judged. Unfortunately it's somehow neither particularly good or bad and so has attained its lofty and legendary status through a salacious history and a particularly delicious form of irony. Financed as a cautionary tale by a small church group, it is most popular with the very people it warned against, thus it amazingly achieved the precise opposite of what it aimed at and continues to do so over seventy years after its initial release. Beyond that irony, it apparently improves in quality the more stoned you are. To be truly entertained you need to be so high that it becomes topical humour.

Movie Review: Killjoy Goes To Hell (2012, Full Moon Features)

Directed by John Lechago
Starring Trent Haaga, Victoria De Mare and Al Burk
Run Time: 93 minutes

The demon clown Killjoy is on trial in Hell. Having failed in his last outing to claim his victims soul, he must face the Devil himself in Hell’s courtroom and prove that he is indeed evil and worthy of staying a demon. His only hope is the testimony of his last victim and a trial by combat against his inept lawyer who eventually turns into a pretty bad-ass demon clown. Killjoys murderous minions Batty Boop, Punchy, and Freakshow plot a daring rescue attempt, but they have nosy detectives, renegade clowns, and a whole mess of demons in their way. If they fail, Killjoy is damned to oblivion, never to return!

Movie Review: The Scar Crow (2009)

Directed by Pete Benson, Andy Thompson
Starring Kevyn Connet, Tim Major and Michael Walker
Run Time: 87 minutes

For 300 years, European communities panic with the fear of witches living among them. The witch-hunts seek out, torture and murder tens of thousands of women. The three Tanner sisters live in fear after their mother is hanged for witchcraft. In her absence, their incestuous father is making their lives miserable and eventually takes a kitchen knife to the face as the three witches in training exact revenge for his naughty behavior. They tie him to the scare crow pole in their field but before he dies he places a curse on them all, trapping them for eternity on the farm.

September 25, 2012

Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #65 - Hail Caesar!

Kevin goes it alone this week as David explores Canada and Jeff is stuck at work. He talks about some news shows at abnormal entertainment that should be interesting to our audience.

He discusses Boardwalk Empire and Breaking Bad, and how a character you love can eventually turn your stomach. He also speaks very highly of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Kevin also asks the listeners to pester Shot Baker for another album, which you can do at

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Movie Review: Come Have Coffee With Us (aka Venga a Prendere Un Caffe Da Noi, 1970)

Directed by Alberto Lattuada

Movie Review By Greg Goodsell

In a 15-minute interview with film historian and Italian film expert Adriano Aprà, he informs us that Come Have Coffee With Us is effectively “an erotic film without eroticism.” He’s hit the nail right on the head there, as the film, a neither-the-sea-nor-the-sand comedy features the great Ugo Tognazzi (of the La Cage Aux Folles series) in the pursuit of three most unappetizing women.

Intent on marrying well, the middle-aged Tognazzi sets his sights on the wealthy if deeply unappealing Tarsilla sisters. Left very well off following the death of their wealthy biologist father, the sisters live in their gloomy mansion attended to by a maid. The eldest, Fortunata (Angela Goodwin) appears to be only in her forties, but seems much, much older and is dried up and virginal. Tarsilla (Francesca Romana Coluzzi), is a seven-foot-tall giantess with a mole above her lip; a librarian, she’s engaged in an active sex life with a luckless businessman also out to score some of the sister’s loot. Camilla (Milena Vukotic), the youngest sister, is naïve and gives new resonance to the term “mousey.”

September 24, 2012

Win a Blu-ray of Michael Biehn's "The Victim"!!

Having emerged from the most pivotal Sci-Fi films ever to grace our screen, Michael Biehn takes to the Director’s chair to gain ownership of the grindhouse genre having already channelled his onscreen vivacity in Robert Rodriguez's “Planet Terror” and having learnt the modus operandi from a directing mastermind in James Cameron.
To celebrate the release of Anchor Bay's ‘The Victim’ on DVD and Blu-ray on 24th September, we have some amazing posters and Blu-rays to give away!

One winner will get a poster and Blu-ray and second place will get a Blu-ray just for "Spreading the Cheese". Tweet us, email us or comment on our Facebook page on how bad you want The Victim and you'll be entered. Contest ends on October 8th!  (This is a region B release so make sure you have a compatible Blu-ray player)

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September 23, 2012

Misty is Almost Here!!

Specs and information on the upcoming release of The Opening Of Misty Beethoven from Distribpix .

Movie Review: Juan of the Dead (aka Juan de los Muertos, 2012)

Zombies are big right now. I don't know if we're using it as a metaphor for surviving our own troubles, or if we're just in love with head trauma (the way to kill a zombie, of course). Either way, they're everywhere. Apparently, they've even taken over Havana, Cuba.

This is the first time I've seen a movie out of Cuba. The setting is perfect. An older neighborhood that can use some patching up and a coat of paint, an island that can contain the havoc and news media that keeps saying that everything is going to be just fine. This is where Juan and Lazaro live as petty thieves.We start with the two of them fishing off of a makeshift raft. You discover that they are close friends, and that they're not living life the way they want to. That's when Juan fishes a zombie in a Guantanamo Bay jumpsuit out of the water, and Lazaro quickly takes care of him. The two think little of it, and they decide to head home.

September 22, 2012

Movie Review: War of the Dead (2011)

Directed by Marko Makilaakso

Starring Andrew Tiernan, Mikko Leppilampi and Samuel Vauramo

A group of Finnish and American soldiers travel deep into the Russian forests on a secret mission to destroy a Nazi bunker where strange “anti-death” experiments have been taking place. Following an ambush en route to their target, they find themselves fighting the same soldiers they had just killed previously, only now they are a rabid, zombie-like enemy. Much harder to kill because, well, their already dead. Their search-and-destroy mission soon dissolves into nothing more then a mad scramble for survival as they face wave after wave of Nazi and Russian zombies alike. With the help of a captured Russian soldier they finally find the bunker and face some more packs of undead Nazis and make a last desperate plan to destroy the bunker and hopefully make it out alive before the air-strike arrives.

September 19, 2012

Movie Review: Famine (2012)

One of the more anticipated films for us here at Cinema Head Cheese is without a doubt Ryan Nicholson's Famine. Luckily enough, I've gotten a chance to see it before it hits home video and I must say the Canadian King of Splatter has done it yet again.

Every four years at Sloppy Secondary High School the kids hold a 24-hour famine to bring awareness to the millions starving children in various third-world countries around the globe. At the time of the last famine, Mr. Balszack was the victim of a horrible accident thanks to klutzy student trying to put the moves on him. Balszack is one of several possible suspects slaughtering the students during the fundraiser. Donning a mascot suit as "The Nailer" our maniac is on a mission to get things very messy at Sloppy Secondary.

Movie Review: Elevator (2011)

Directed by Stig Svendsen

Starring Christopher Backus, Anita Briem and John Getz

Run Time: 81 minutes

In what starts out as a minor inconvenience, nine strangers on their way to a party in a Manhattan high-rise suddenly find themselves trapped in an elevator 49 floors up after a young girl's practical joke goes wrong. Their inconvenience gradually shifts from concern to fear and eventually panic as they discover that one of them is carrying a bomb. With time running out and help failing to arrive, desperate measures lead to bloody and shocking consequences as each and every one of them reveals what they are willing to do in order to survive.

September 18, 2012

Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #64 - Silver Potato

Kevin and David talk football for a bit before getting into movies. Kevin is left a little underwhelmed by Cole Younger and the Black Train, and he has some interesting thoughts and a history lesson to go with Juan of the Dead. He is also excited about the return of Boardwalk Empire.

Dave explains Kaiju Big Battel and gives a rundown on some of the amazing characters and storylines, while Jeff chimes in with a short segment about the upcoming Ryan Nicholson movie Famine. Dave and Kevin also talk about the new Robocop suit.

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Book Review: TV Lust by Ed Wood

by David Hayes

As far as can be determined, to date, this is the last novel that Ed Wood ever published. There are rumors of books called Saving Grace and The Swedish House floating around, but nothing is definite. Published by Eros/Goldstripe in 1977 as part of their Transexual Library, TV Lust (with Wood using the Dick Trent pseudonym) is yet another tale about a transvestite hitman. Chris, the name of this particular killer for hire, was just as revolted about his profession as the protagonist of Wood’s Killer in Drag and Death of a Transvestite, Glen Marker. Chris wonders aloud through most of the novel, while drinking excessively, about his place in the world.

The major difference between Glen Marker and TV Lust’s Chris is that Chris is bisexual. The majority of the novel’s sex scenes involve Chris and another male transvestite, where they affectionately call each other “lesbians.” In addition to this, the novel is illustrated with photos of the world’s ugliest transvestite in some really awful poses.

September 17, 2012

Movie Review: Mother's Day (1980, Blu-ray)

Charles Kaufman’s notorious film Mother’s Day is finally here, on Blu-ray, via Troma and Anchor Bay! After a couple of years of being pushed back, Troma took the popular nasty to Anchor Bay to assist in distribution. It’s not something Troma does often, as they do handle the majority of their films but this comes as a very welcome decision because it’s an important film from the 80’s slasher cycle.

Abbey (Nancy Hendrickson), Trina (Tiana Pierce) and Jackie (Deborah Luce) are a trio of city slickers looking to vacate the congestion and all-around craziness a big city embodies. The gals decide to be one with nature and head out into the woods for a little rest and relaxation. What the girls don’t know is that near where they set up camp we have a couple of loony brothers (Bill Ray McQuade and Frederick Coffin) and their hard to please mama (Beatrice Pons).

September 16, 2012

Movie Review: Grindhouse Collection: Sex Before Marriage Double Feature (1969,1970)

Whenever a new collection from After Hours Cinema's "Grindhouse Collection" series comes out, more often than not vintage XXX fans get a treasure trove of ultra-sleazy goodness. With some of the biggest stars and directors of the 70's spotlighting many of the releases (John Holmes, Rene Bond, Tina Russell, Carter Stevens) so you're almost certain to find at least something to entertain. The recent release of the Sex Before Marriage double feature has none of those stars but it is appropriately filthy when it's not dull.

Sex Before Marriage opens this double-bill of early XXX smut in grand fashion with a lamb-chop sideburn wearing bachelor partaking in pre-nuptial fornication with his fiancée. One woman ain’t enough for this dude so after he finishes on her belly he goes on the hunt for some cooch not attached to his wife. In between and during the sex scenes we see is wife in front of a church waving a bouquet of flowers and looking frustrated because he hasn’t shown up to the wedding that was actually that day. This one’s watchable for some of the camp value surrounding the pre-wedding shenanigans, but I have to warn, the sex scenes are generally pretty painful.

Movie Review: The Japanese Wife Next Door

Who really needs Desperate Housewives when you have The Japanese Wife Next Door? Yes, that's the title of Yutaka "Mr. Pink" Ikejima's deliriously entertaining Pink film starring voluptuous minx, Reiko Yamaguchi. To call this film an absolutely manic sexually-charged erotic love story would be an understatement. Sit down, grab your super absorbent growl towel and get ready for some Reiko!

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September 15, 2012

The Id is a Lonely Hunter: A Review of Shaun Costello's Midnight Desires

 “We hide our desires, even from ourselves.”

The way a person approaches their sexuality can often reveal a lot about their innermost workings, to the extent where that is often more fascinating to explore than the act itself. But how many people can honestly face their sexuality and the mental machina behind it? You are probably wondering where in the hell I'm going with all of this, but never fear, since this psycho-sexual road leads directly to Shaun Costello's mid-70's film, MIDNIGHT DESIRES.

Movie Review: Ilsa - The Wicked Warden and Ilsa - Harem Keeper of The Oil Shieks (1977,1976)

As a longtime admirer of the shocking Ilsa series and being a fairly jaded bloke to boot, I have to say the character of Ilsa (played by the amazingly busty Dyanne Thorne) is not only one of the most sexy characters in film history but without a doubt she's as equally one of the most reprehensible. That’s why we love her though! Don Edmond’s and David F. Friedman’s baby Ilsa: She Wolf of The S.S was so popular back in the 70’s that it spawned three sequels – Ilsa - Tigress of Siberia, of Ilsa - Harem the Oil Sheiks and the sorta sequel, Jess Franco’s Ilsa - The Wicked Warden.

Cheezy Flicks has taken two of those films, Ilsa - Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks and Ilsa - The Wicked Warden and released their own version. Both have been previously released overseas and in the States with extras with solid transfers, these however are a mixed bag.

September 13, 2012

Movie Review: The Hunt (2010)

Directed by Thomas Szczepanski

Starring Jellali Mouina, Sarah Lucide and Michel Coste

Run Time: 74 min.

French Language with English Subtitles

A young reporter for a French tabloid is given an ultimatum by his editor- Bring in a juicy story or get fired. As a last resort he turns to his escort/girlfriend in the hopes of attaining the type of lead that will save his job. Unfortunately for him, that's exactly what he gets. Accepting a phone call from a mysterious stranger, he follows a set of cryptic directions which lands him at a remote country manor where he is suddenly plunged into a deadly game where random people are kidnapped off the streets and wealthy people pay big bucks for the privilege of hunting them like wild animals with bows, arrows and hunting knives.....a game where he is forced to kill in order to survive.

September 12, 2012

Book Review: Killer in Drag by Ed Wood

Killer in Drag (first printed as Black Lace Drag) and Death of a Transvestite (also printed as Let Me Die in Drag) are the seminal Wood novels. Written as a complete story, Killer in Drag is the first appearance of Glen, a transvestite hit man in his alter ego of Glenda (Death of a Transvestite is covered in a later review). Written in 1963, the tolls of porn and alcoholism were less evident and resulted in Killer being a highly successful and entertaining work (of course, Wood sold it outright and saw nothing in the way of a financial return). It is the most reprinted of Wood’s novels and deservedly so.

Glen is a transvestite and, as Glenda, kills people for the sake of the Syndicate. Glen is very good at what he does. Glen takes an order to make a hit and Glenda shows up. After the job, Glenda meets with one Mr. Dalten Van Carter. He is her way out of the Syndicate… no more killing. That is, until Van Carter is assassinated. This sends Glen/Glenda on the run.

September 11, 2012

Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #63 - Accidentally British

Kevin and Jeff start off chatting about Kevin's daughter's birthday and a nice little present Jeff's daughter gave him. Then they get down to movies.

Jeff reviews the Troma re-release of the classic Father's Day and the gritty Day of Violence. Kevin talks about Zombie Undead and the DVD version of the Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes podcast Jay and Silent Bob Get Old: Tea Bagging in the UK.

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TV On Blu-ray: Spartacus: Vengeance - Complete Second Season (2012, Blu-ray)

It was only a couple of years ago that the cable channel Starz unleashed the amazingly violent, super sexy goodness that is Spartacus: Blood and Sand. The series took off and went on for another season with its prequel Spartacus: God’s of the Arena. Sadly, the star of Spartacus, Andy Whitfield, succumbed to cancer; which he so very bravely fought. Replacing him as Spartacus would be the similar looking but slender Liam McIntyre. Changing actors is so incredibly tough for a series but in my opinion the younger Aussie born actor holds his own.

Anchor Bay in association with Starz have put together yet another box set on Blu-ray and DVD that will no doubt delight admirers of the Steven S. DeKnight creation. In Spartacus: Vengeance we begin right where season one left off, following the aftermath of the massacre at The House of Batiatis. Spartacus leads his group of muscle-bound gladiators on a journey to build a new life for themselves. On their tail though are Claudius Glaber (Craig Parker) and his Roman soldiers. Glaber will simply stop at nothing. Spartacus has no love loss either as Glaber murdered his wife.

September 9, 2012

Movie Review: A Day of Violence (2010)

So many films attempt to push the envelope on sex and violence. I find in much of my viewing it's movies from Asia (Japan and Korea especially) that either toe the line or march right over it. There haven’t been too many British films to come across our desks that made us cringe like the offerings from those countries... that is, until now with Darren Ward’s unrelentingly brutal crime flick A Day of Violence.

Mitchell (Nick Rendell), our “hero”, is a low-end criminal who makes his living beating and murdering anyone stupid enough to not cough up the dough they owe to him and his gang. One day during a routine collection Mitchell splits open the cushions of a creep played by the legendary Giovanni Lombardo Radice (Cannibal Ferox, City of the Living Dead) and discovers 100,000 in cash. Of course he takes the loot and runs off. Unbeknownst to Mitchell there’s some evidence he’s the culprit – thanks to a camera phone.

September 8, 2012

"Bedevilled" Coming To Blu-ray and DVD From Well Go Usa!

The Award-Winning, International Hit Revenge Horror Film
Debuts on Blu-ray®, DVD and Digital October 9th

PLANO, TEXAS.  (August 27, 2012) – Yeong-hie Seo (The Chaser) and Seong-won Ji (Harmony) star in Director Chul-soo Jang chilling first feature BEDEVILLED, debuting on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital October 9th from Well Go USA Entertainment.  When her pleas for help are ignored and cause her daughter's death, a woman seeks revenge on the person she blames.  BEDEVILLED won the Audience Award for “Best Film” and Seo Yeong-hee was named “Best Actress” at Austin’s 2010 Fantastic Fest. In addition, the film was awarded the Grand Prize as Best Film at the 2011 Gérardmer Film Festival and Yeong-hie Seo won “Best Actress” at the 2011 Fantasporto International Fantasy Film Award. Bonus features include a behind-the-scenes featurette.


A gorgeous woman takes a forced vacation to a strange, beautiful island. She befriends a pretty girl shocked to find out she is treated like a slave by locals and has attempted to escape the island. Can they both get off the island alive?

Bonus Features Include:

§  Behind the Scenes

§  Trailer

September 7, 2012

Movie Review: Martyrs (2008)

Directed by Pascal Laugier
Starring Morjana Alaoui, Mylene Jampanoi and Catherine Begin

Martyrs begins with a young girl, Lucie, as she is escaping from unknown assailants who have imprisoned and physically abused her for quite some time. For some unknown reason the perpetrators are never found. Lucie is placed in an orphanage where she befriends another girl named Anna. Anna soon discovers Lucie is terrorized by visions of a horribly disfigured woman covered in scars.

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September 6, 2012

Movie Review: Zombie A-Hole (2012)

Directed by Dustin Mills

Starring Jessica Daniels, Josh Eal and Brandon Salkil

Run Time: 108 min.

The Creators of The Puppet Monster Massacre are at it again,  this time plunging you into a surreal world inhabited by a well dressed demonically possessed zombie with a taste for the blood of naked twin girls. Hot on his heels and looking for vengeance is Frank Fulci (Josh Eal), a hard ass religious cowboy with one thing on his mind, taking down the fedora wearing zombie at all costs. Along for the ride is his mild-mannered side kick Castor (Brandon Salkil), who’s twin brother is the man who transformed into the rampaging Zombie A-Hole. Also looking to settle a score is the eye-patch wearing hottie, Mercy (Jessica Daniels), who lost her sister (and her eyeball) to the deranged and perverted fiend. With the help of a strange little creature kept in a box and used for morale support and zombie-hunting tips, they not only must face off against the Zombie A-Hole but his horde of skeletal minions if they are to save the world.

Movie Review: Disco Exorcist (2011)

For genre companies, finding good quality independedent horror flicks isn’t always the easiest thing to pull off in such a demanding DVD market. Wild Eye Releasing has been an exception with some of their truly unpredictable choices of movies. More often than not they put out some entertaining stuff and it looks like it’s going to continue especially with the recent release of Richard Griffin’s insane Disco Exorcist.
Disco Exorcist is about a young man named Rex Romanski (Mike Reed), a 70’s swinger that does what many horny guys do, use women like toilet paper. Rex has unfortunately fucked with the wrong woman and this particular lady (Sarah Nicklin) is doing a little more than keying his car or having her brother kick his ass, she’s using voodoo and casting spells on those around Rex.

September 5, 2012

Movie Review: The Burning Moon (Intervision, 1997)

Severin Films' eclectic label Intervision has brought some very interesting titles to DVD recently in the form the 80's SOV oddities Things and Sledgehammer. Say what you will about either film, they do have an audience. Olaf Ittenbach's splatter film The Burning Moon is another one of those "films" that seems to be a perfect selection for the label. After sitting on the shelf with only a VHS release via the long defunct Dead Alive Productions the gore classic is making its debut in the US courtesy of Intervision, and well... it's gonna get messy.

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Movie Review: The Nest (1988, Blu-ray)

The "killer bug" film has been a constant staple in genre films for more than half a century. The big bug films were huge in the 50's, 60's and 70's with titles like Tarantula, Food of the Gods and Empire of the Ants. Size can be intimidating for some viewers of these fine creature features but for me it was the smaller insects and arachnids that created a much more realistic scare. Scream Factory's recent release of Terence H. Winkless' The Nest is one film that did just that - featuring hordes of disgusting flesh-eating cockroaches.

Some carelessness leads to disaster when a small ocean-side town is terrorized by flesh-eating cockroaches who mutate as a result of hazardous waste dumping. Mayor Johnson (Robert Lansing, Bonaza, Empire of the Ants) doesn't really think much of the situation. Johnson's daughter, Elizabeth (Lisa Langlois) is the opposite, she wants to get right to who or what are killing residents of the town. With the assistance of the quiet and very in-over-his-head cop, Officer Tarbell (Frank Luz, Ghost Town, When Harry Met Sally), Elizabeth attempts to get to the bottom of the carnage.

Movie Review: Uninvited (1988, Greydon Clark)

Greydon Clark's exploitation resume to many (including this fan) is quite exceptional. A few favorites of mine from the genre director include Black Shampoo, Without Warning and a movie where my pre-pubescent eyes saw his first pair of titties, Joysticks. Clark also helmed one of the only good killer cat flicks with the 1988 schlock-fest Uninvited that's available now from Cheezy Flicks Entertainment.

Not to be confused with the classic The Uninvited starring Ray Milland, this Z-grade piece of genius involves a mutant kitty who after killing a group of scientists at a lab flees for the comfort of a mobster's yacht. The mobster and his goons (including the great George Kennedy) battle the feline monster so it doesn't make Fancy Feast out of the lot.

Movie Review: Stallone - 3 Film Collector's Set (First Blood, Cop Land and Lock-Up)

There really is no denying that Sylvester Stallone was one of the top action stars of the 80’s. He’s a legend, even now as he creeps up into his sixties. The recent release of The Expendables II seems to have brought on a Blu-ray release of three of Stallone's finest from the 80’s and 90’s – First Blood, Cop Land and Lock-Up. Lionsgate has put together this value set along with a host of extras to keep Stallone fans very busy.

Even with the huge popularity of Rocky it seems Stallone’s mega-star status has been defined by Ted Kotcheff’s First Blood. The tale of John Rambo spawned three sequels, in this opening to the saga of the ex-Vietnam vet hero’s story, Rambo crosses paths with a ruthless Sheriff (Brian Dennehy, Last of the Finest) pent on making this drifter miserable. Rambo of course flips the Sheriff and the town on their ass when he single-handedly takes apart anyone in his way.

Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #62 - DareDavevil

With Kevin sick and Jeff on a crazy schedule, Dave flies solo this week. He eulogizes Michael Clarke Duncan and shares his thoughts on the man and his work.

He also hits a few television series this week with reviews of The Event, Warehouse 13 and The Cape. He closes out with his thoughts on the brilliance of Twisted ToyFare Theater.

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September 1, 2012

Movie Review: Piranha DD (2012, Dimension Films)

Directed by John Gulager

Starring Danielle Panabaker, David Hasselhoff and Matt Bush

Run Time: 82 min.

With the success of the 2010 Piranha re-make, you knew it had to happen, and it did. Piranha DD is upon us. This time the feisty and ferocious little critters are reproducing in a Small Arizona lake which sits directly behind a newly redesigned, state-of-the-art adult water park. With the help of a crooked cop (who appears to be about 16 years old), the shady park owner Chet (played by the awesome David Koechner), decides to save a few bucks by pumping the lakes water supply directly into the park. Which of coarse is a very bad idea, as the hungry fishies quickly make their way into the tranquil kiddie-pools, river rides and water slides.....with very gory results. Helping to bolster the story and add comic relief are cameos by Christopher Lloyd, Clu Gulager, Ving Rhames and Gary Busey.