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December 31, 2011

Movie Review: Life in a Day (2011)

Life in a Day is an interesting experiment in filmmaking. On July 24, 2010, Ridley and Tony Scott asked people around the world to film their days and submit it through YouTube. Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world responded, and the footage was cut together to make a documentary. There are interesting stories, and we see the mundane details of many lives.

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Subjects were asked to answer five questions, such as "What's in your pocket?" or "What do you love?" The answers were sometimes interesting and sometimes seemingly useless. We see segments of the lives of cancer patients, poor third world residents and even a reporter in Afghanistan. There is a montage of people waking up and going through morning routines. Couples fight on camera. People deal with their existence in philosophical ways.

Movie Review: Troll Hunter (2010)

Directed by Andre Ovredal

Starring Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg and Knut Naerum

A group of college students, camera in hand, are investigating a string of suspicious deaths in the bear population in the wilds of Norway. The wildlife department, and local hunters are convinced it is the work of a poacher and the students believe they have found the culprit it a mysterious loner who ventures out nightly into the woods in his tricked out Land Rover. Only after following him into the woods one night, what they discover is that the mysterious loner is not a poacher at all but a former Army Ranger who has been hired by the government to keep the wild Troll population in check.

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December 30, 2011

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December 28, 2011

Movie Review: Revenge of the Cheerleaders (1976)

Directed by Richard Lerner

Reviewed by Greg Goodsell

Everybody remembers that 1979 hymnal to anarchy and teenage rebellion Rock ‘N’ Roll High School. In that film, rock-loving students team up with the Ramones to eventually blow up Rydell High School. Now … imagine a film where the high school is blown up at around the halfway point, and there’s a riotous chase around a golfing course, a shopping mall, the giant Brontosaurus sculpture as seen in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1986) involving a villainous school nurse and some stoned and pregnant cheerleaders. If that doesn’t whet your whistle, the film features a very young David Hasselhoff as “Boner,” stumbling drunkenly through the action in the same manner that would later endear him to YouTube watchers! Are you ready to sign up now?

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December 27, 2011

Movie Review: Murder Obsession (1981)

Since Raro Video's USA hub has started releasing various Italian cult and art house fare throughout the past year, the Italian based DVD company has seen a steady stream of solid releases. The crime films of Fernando Di Leo, Federico Fellini’s Clowns and even obscure gems such as The Overcoat are now available for the home video market for region one genre fans. Why not mix in bizarre euro-trash/ giallo like Ricardo Freda's wild thriller Murder Obsession to this mixture of titles?

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Ricardo Freda use to work a lot with the late-great Mario Bava (Bay Of Blood, Blood and Black Lace, Black Sunday) - and it certainly shows even right after the opening credits. Freda's Murder Obsession has an odd mix of gore, gratuitous flesh, uber creepy incest and awful hair that makes this slice of sleaze a total surprise at how entertaining it truly is.

Movie Review: iCrime (2011)

Directed by Bears Fonte

Reviewed by Kenny B.

So here's an indie film that uses the MTV formula to tell the story of a Midwestern girl finding her way to the big city of L.A. Carrie (Sara Fletcher) the Okie noob gets a job working for a website called Echo Report and is trying to protect her cousin Stefy from a sex tape going public. But that plot line is just one of many going on in this movie, and depending on your own personal level of A.D.D. That's either going to enhance or detract from your viewing experience here. (Personally for me there was just way too many different things going on in this one). Anyway, in order to help save her cousin, Sara is trying to expose the internet sensation Jordan as a fraud, by proving she is in fact an actress and not the innocent school girl she plays online. In doing this she must deeply immerse herself in the lies, deception and betrayal of the L.A. Scene. She may make a name for herself in doing this, or she may become the next Hollywood murder victim.

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Movie Review: Catch .44 (2011, Blu-ray)

After analyzing the talented cast assembled for Aaron Harvey's Catch .44, I became really excited to watch this unorthodox crime-thriller. First off, you have action icon Bruce Willis (The Diehard Trilogy), Forest Whitaker (Last King of Scotland, Fast Times at Ridgemont High), character actor extraordinaire Brad Dourif (Child's Play, One Who Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest) and the smoking hot, Malin Akerman (Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle) as the lead. I don't know much about writer/director Aaron Harvey but boy he sure does have some nice talent for an independent production. Does this translate to a great film?

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Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #28 - The Ghosts of Interview Past

As we close out the year, Kevin introduces some of the interviews from the earlier days of the podcast.

Kevin interviews the director, writer and star of the cult hit The Room, Tommy Wiseau.

Lacey Paige interviews Hanger director Ryan Nicholson and Maniac Director Bill Lustig.

Jeff interviews three cult legends: Mink Stole, Kitten Natividad and Lance Henriksen.

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December 26, 2011

Movie Review: Horror of the Hungry Humongous Hungan (1991)

Directed by Richard Gardner
Starring Joseph Miller, Brenda Moyer and David Yoakam

Every once in a while you just get lucky, and this weekend was one of those times for me. While scouring through boxes of other peoples cast-off crap at the local swap-meet I found this dvd, covered in dust and what I hoped was just coffee stains. On closer inspection I saw that it was a Troma film from way back in the day, the title was brilliant and I decided to roll the dice with my last 3 dollars. The girlfriend and I sat back a few evenings later without too many expectations and were rewarded with one of the most awesomely bad movies ever made. I know awesome when I smell it and this flick was as fragrant as a freshly picked rose that was just pissed on by a rat-terrier.

December 25, 2011

Movie Review: Groper Train: Wedding Capriccio (1984)

Directed by Yojiro Takita

Starring Yukijiro Hotaru, Yoshima Kai and Matsubara

Reviewed By Kenny B.

Pink Eiga Films gave us this softcore comedy/mystery about a detective trying to find a rich industrialists daughter while his assistant tries to avoid an arranged marriage by hooking up with a rich but eccentric composer who likes to compose symphonies on his Casio calculator. Both the composer and the detective happen to share the same hobby, groping women on the subway. In an amazing coincidence the composer also turns out to be the son of the industrialist. Meanwhile,the daughter turns up dead and the detective has to now find her killer. Kuroda, the detective, is like an inspector Clouseau type, but the comedy here is very much on the weak side. In fact, there's not much of a comedy o rmystery in this comedy/mystery. From what I am lead to believe the Groper Train series was pretty popular in Japan, inspired by all the real-life groping that was going on at the time.

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December 24, 2011

Movie Review: The Summer of Massacre (2011)

Directed by Joe Castro

Starring Brinke Stevens, Nick Principe and Cleve Hall

Of all the sub-genres of horror, the slasher film has always been one of the most popular. The problem with slasher films is the fact that there are so god damn many of them floating around out there and 99% of them are just plain horrible movies. Each one a copy-cat version of the last. I am sure from a film making standpoint, it would be quite a daunting task to come up with something fresh and original.

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When I got The Summer of Massacre it came with a description sheet which included a nice list of awards this movie has racked up, apparently they managed to set a world record for most kills packed into one movie......and my mouth began to water. It had been a long time since I'd seen a great slasher movie and I was ready to be blown away.

December 23, 2011

Movie Review: Thankskilling (2009)

Reviewed By Travis G.

Back in the early 1600s the native Indians placed a curse on the white devil honkies via an evil foul mouthed Turkey so foul mouth you’re going to want to slap him in the pecker er beak aptly named Turkie. Fast forward several centuries a dog awakens the beast by pissing on the turkey’s grave. I tell you peeing on graves is never a good idea in horror movies and just plain rude folks. Unfortunately, for a group of college kids they stumble upon Turkie’s murderous path.…….

Super silly fun little cheapy film and very TROMAish if you will. If the notion of a rubber homicidal turkey with a bad case of tourettes, running around killing people and cracking jokes interests you, chances are you’re really going to revel in this film. If not you’re really not going to like it at all..

For those who don’t have to take their horror movies so seriously, who are able to sit back, relax have fun and don’t mind some silliness in their horror, you are going to have fun with this film.
While this film is a tad short (running just past the one hour mark).it does work in the films favor enabling it not to overstay it’s welcome .

Movie Review: The Coffin (2008)

Directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham

Starring Ananda Everingham, Florence Faivre and Andrew Lin

In Thailand there is an ancient ritual performed who's purpose is to reverse the fortunes of those who chose to partake in it. One lies in a coffin for a certain amount of time and then after being brought out of the coffin whatever the person has asked for hopefully will come to pass. The Coffin is the story of two people who have partaken in the ritual only to have something go horribly wrong, and instead of good fortune they become victims of supernatural hauntings. We have a runaway bride who has discovered she has lung cancer, after the coffin ritual she finds her cancer has disappeared unfortunately she find out on the same day that her fiance has been killed in an accident. Stricken with guilt, she is terrorized by his ghostly image. The other is a man hoping to cure his girlfriend of an illness and although she is cured they both are soon stalked by ghostly apparitions. The both eventually find out that the only way to set things right is to perform the ritual again.

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December 22, 2011

Movie Review: South of Heaven (2011)

Oooh. I wish this had a bigger budget. This doesn’t mean that it was poorly done by any means… but the vibe of a depraved Tex Avery cartoon come to life would have been spectacular with 20 million to blow! South of Heaven, though, is a little slice of… I’m  not going to say it. What we have here is macabre slapstick like, like, crap, how do I put this? Oh, it’s like Quentin Tarantino knocked Sam Raimi up with a turkey baster. While impregnated, Sam took a swift kick in the gut from David Lynch and the screaming brat was mid-wifed by John Waters. Did I mention I liked it? I really, really liked it.

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Bogliano's "Cold Sweat" Disturbs Its Way On To DVD On January 17th, 2012 Via Dark Sky Films!


Young Prodigy Adrián García Bogliano’s Nitroglycerine-Fueled Shocker, Likened to One of the
Greatest Suspense Classics, Arrives on DVD on January 17, 2012
“Like The Wages of Fear crossed with Saw, with touches of The People Under the Stairs.”
– Fred Topel, Screen Junkies

December 21, 2011

Thou Shalt Not Miss This Upcoming Release from Synapse Films!




Gurozuka DVD
Vietnam, 1969. War is Hell. For Marine Sergeant
Jack Stryker (Brian Schulz), however, Hell is just the beginning. Trapped outside a Viet Cong village, Stryker takes two bullets to the leg.
Sent home from the war, he discovers his ex-girlfriend (Cheryl Hausen) has been kidnapped by a religious cult with a vicious Manson-like leader (played by THE EVIL DEAD and SPIDER-MANtrilogy director, Sam Raimi). Stryker teams up with his marine buddies to form an assassination squad to annihilate the gang of crazed killers.

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Movie Review: Il Cappotto (aka The Overcoat, 1952)

Directed by Alberto Lattuada

Reviewed by Greg Goodsell

In this adaptation of the Nikolai Gogol short story, Carmine De Carmine (Renato Rascel) is a nebbish-of-all-nebbishes city clerk put upon at every turn in his small Italian town. Berated by his employers, nagged by his neighbors in the building where his squalid flat is located and begged by the less fortunate to put in a good word for them at the mayor's office, De Carmine has little to look forward to. His shabby overcoat, his sole creature comfort against the harsh winter winds finally falls to pieces and his modest means precludes him from buying a replacement. That is, until he overhears a bribery scheme and tells his boss, who gives him a sizable advance. Going to his tailor, a grand fur-trimmed overcoat is made for him. Now brimming with confidence – but still dogged by inescapable bad luck, De Carmine gets drunk at the mayor's New Year' Eve Party, has his coat stolen by a mugger and falls ill with pneumonia and dies.

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December 20, 2011

Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #27 - Anthologies, Muppets and Cat Pee

Jeff does the bulk of the work, since Kevin doesn't have much of a voice.

He does squeak out his reviews of The Muppets and The Defiled.

Jeff talks about A few anthologies, including Little Deaths, Chillerama and Astron-6.

The two share their feelings on the unique and disturbing Red, White & Blue.

Kevin then talks about this being the 100th podcast from Abnormal Entertainment, and he has a few important thank yous.

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December 19, 2011

Movie Review: Apollo 18 (2011, Blu-ray)

The "found footage" subgenre has been a constant theme overused in horror films since The Blair Witch Project spearheaded movies of this ilk nearly 13 years ago. The often overlooked Italian shocker Cannibal Holocaust (pre-dating The Blair Witch Project by more than 20 years) brought forth the idea of using supposedly real found film footage of cannibal carnage that was discovered in the Amazon jungle. Somehow that idea didn't quite latch onto moviegoers like it did so successfully in the 1990's with “Witch”. It's 2011, and now instead of witches, cannibals, zombies, monsters (Cloverfield), horror fans get to take spine-chilling trip to the moon with Gonzalo Lopez Gallego's Apollo 18.

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Movie Review: The Muppets (2011)

When I first heard that Jason Segel was writing a new Muppet movie, I was not thrilled. He's fine as an actor, but nothing too impressive. When he wrote Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I immediately recognized the hackneyed sitcom storyline. I just couldn't bring myself to watch it. Unfortunately, Segel employs the same tactic for The Muppets, but somehow it worked remarkably well.

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December 18, 2011

Movie Review: Worst in Show (2011, Breaking Glass Pictures)

The Westminster Kennel Club is well known for having annual televised dog shows that celebrate the very best of every dog breed. To me, it's all a little weird. As a goof, some people in California decided to put together a show for the world's ugliest dogs. What started as something for fun became a sensation thanks to a dog named Sam and the power of the web. Now the competition is serious business for some.

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This is an interesting documentary that follows a few of the competitors. The competition we see takes place one year after a dog named Pabst takes the title. Pabst's owner, Miles, joined the competition for fun. He really had no expectation of winning, but after defeating Rascal, Miles came back to defend Pabst's title. Miles is really in it for fun, and has no plans of making this a regular thing.

December 17, 2011

Movie Review: Boy Wonder (2011, Inception Media, Lightning Media and Boy Wonder Productions)

Written and directed by Michael Morrissey

Reviewed By Kenny Barnwell

Starring Caleb Steinmeyer, James Russo and Zulay Henao

Quick plot review~

A young boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother during a carjacking, leaving him to be raised by his alcoholic, neglectful and abusive father. Now a 17 year old loner, Sean Donovan (Caleb Steinmeyer) is relentlessly haunted by his mothers murder and obsessed with finding her killer. Drawn into the nocturnal urban underworld, his rage is vented one night, defending himself from an attack by a drug dealer. Thus begins his life as a quiet, straight-A student by day and a self-appointed hero by night.

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December 16, 2011

Movie Review: Little Deaths (2011)

I love a good anthology. I just watched and enjoyed Image Entertainment's recent Chillerama and well folks, we have yet another called Little Deaths. This film is a completely different animal than the playful, humorous Chillerama. Little Deaths, pure and simple, is a take-no-prisoners taboo-busting horror movie. Some of the best horror anthologies come from Britain, which is exactly where our feature here was produced, written and directed. Genre stand-out, Simon Rumley (Red, White and Blue) is joined by Sean Hogan and Andrew Parkinson to create this sinister trilogy.

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December 15, 2011

Radley Metzger's Classic "Naked Came A Stranger" Special Edition DVD Coming January 1st From Distribpix!

"Sophisticatedly amusing and wildly erotic."
- Al Goldstein- SCREW MAGAZINE

Movie Review: Roid Rage (2011)

Written & Directed by Ryan Lightbourn

Starring John Russo, Ben Evans and Zach Canfield

After viewing a trailer for this film I found myself intrigued, the idea of a man with a killer, flesh eating hemorrhoid on the loose, chomping on prostitutes or anyone else who gets in his way sounded just so.....delicious. The films tag-line alone was more then awesome, “This is one salad you don't want to toss.”

I was lucky enough to contact Ryan Lightbourn and he was generous enough to send me a link to view his film. And although I was disappointed to find that his film was in fact only 13 minute long, I quite enjoyed what he had put together with what he called, “A 1-man crew, almost non-existent budget short made by a few college buddies.”

December 14, 2011

Movie Review: Grotesque (2009)

Directed by Koji Shiraishi

Starring Tsugumi Nagasawa, Hiroiki Kawatsure and Shigeo Osako

Reviewed By Kenny B.

With the success of the Saw & Hostel franchises (for better or worse) it has become quite apparent that there is a niche in the horror genre that needed to be filled. Most of us know it as “torture-porn” or “splatter films”, a movie which focuses on graphic depictions of gore and violence centered around a preoccupation with the vulnerability of the human body and the theatrical portrail of its mutilation. The majority of these films lacking any type of comedic tone, I personally find them for the most part, a bit tough to watch. And in all honesty, most of them are poorly made piles of dog shit in my opinion. Koji Shiraishi's Grotesque has climbed to the top of that pile of dog shit and proudly planted its flag as the king of the mountain for the time being. This film was made for one reason, to disturb and shock even the most hard-core of horror fans, and it succeeds in doing just that.

Movie Review: Richie Rich's Christmas Wish (1998)

Welcome to Day 5 in the David Hayes 12 Days of Christmas Crap Review-a-Palooza. My cup runneth over with turd-like movies and I feel the need, this holiday season to, share it with all of you. Suckers.
On the fifth day of Christmas, the Head Cheese gave to me… five go-o-olden showers (or at least that is what watching this movie felt like).
When I was growing up my family wasn’t wealthy (I could spout off and talk about how rich in love we were, but you cynics wouldn’t believe me anyway).  We had food and a house and clothes and Christmas presents and all that stuff, but we weren’t filthy stinking rich. We understood that Christmas was a time of caring and sharing and, when all is said and done, you should be able to look yourself in the mirror at the end of the year and know that you’ve been a good person. When you’re the richest little barf bag in the world, though, you don’t need that mirror. In fact, you don’t need any mirrors because there are endless lines of servants ready to tell you just how good you are so you can give them a 2% raise and they can finally fix the cracked toilet seat that’s been pinching the ass of their family the entire year… uuh, sorry. I’ve gotten a little worked up after watching Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish. Anyone would.

December 13, 2011

Movie Review: Mother's Boys (1994)

Directed by Yves Simoneau

Reviewed by Greg Goodsell

With her tight, angry mouth, steely eyes, pointed, defiant chin and somewhat coltish manner there was no question that Jamie Lee Curtis could be anything less but the Final Girl. Curtis, the daughter of Janet Leigh would have never succumbed as easily to Norman Bates in the shower. One imagines Jamie pulling the knife out of Norman’s hand, penning his arm behind his back, forcing him to the bathroom floor and yelling “dressed just for me, huh?”

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It was only a matter of time before producers would consider cast Jamie as the full-on villainess in her own horror feature, and Mother’s Boys is the only film to treat her as such. Sadly, Curtis only appears in film projects sporadically today, doing chiefly voices for animated films. In was only in this stray offering did Jamie was able to shine malignantly as an ABJECT BITCH.

Movie Review: Death of a Snowman (1978)

By Hal Astell

December sees Midnite Movie Mamacita showing a bunch of blaxploitation pictures, especially Dr Black Mr Hyde, which I'm really looking forward to. Black Christmas sounds like one but isn't, and Death of a Snowman is a curious mix of blaxploitation and other genres. It's a South African crime film that starts off with the bizarre concept of having the good guys be a white cop and a black journalist. In the South Africa of 1978?! Wow, talk about fantasy. They're played by Nigel Davenport and Ken Gampu respectively and while both try very much, neither are believable.

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Someone called War on Crime is killing leading criminals on the streets of Johannesburg and naturally the cops want to catch him. Gampu's character, Steve Chaka, hardly a politically correct name for a black South African, wants to catch him too but does have sympathy with the ends if not the means. Of course not all is as it seems and War on Crime is doing his work for a reason that doesn't match the high morals that he pretends to.

Movie Review: Minty the Assassin (2010)

Do you remember those bad Misty Mundae movies that Cinemax used to show about ten years ago? Those were Oscar material next to Minty the Assassin. In fact, Minty puts the ass in assassin so many times that the movie could easily be called Minty the Assassassassassassassin. It's really that bad.

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I imagine the phrase, "You know what would be funny?" being spoken many times throughout the writing and making of this movie. Whatever the answer to that question was, it was wrong every single time. The idea is similar in style to Tank Girl. Minty is a comic book character trapped in a world with a slutty vampire, zombies and super villains who can all apparently be defeated with a kick in the balls. Minty spend the majority of her time being let by her kidnapped boss who guides Minty using a cell phone that he somehow mailed to her after he was captured. I guess they let him step out to the post office before they tied him up.

Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #26 featuring David Valdez

Jeff and Kevin welcome Klown Kamp Massacre co-writer/director David Valdez to the podcast for a great conversation.

They talk indie filmmaking, the importance of having a good team and what's next for the crew.

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December 12, 2011

Cinematic Hell: The Crippled Masters (1979)

by Hal Astell

Director: Kei Law

Stars: Chen Mu Chuan, Jackie Conn and Frankie Shum


Any martial arts movie that begins with a horrific cry and a severed arm falling onto the ground can't be too bad, right? Well think again, this one is as bad as you could imagine, albeit bad in the most fun way possible. There are bad films that are endurance tests and there are bad films that are joys to behold: think Manos: The Hands of Fate and Plan 9 from Outer Space as the epitomes of the two. This certainly falls into the latter category because it's a real guilty pleasure. If you thought The Terror of Tiny Town was politically incorrect, how about this little gem from Taiwan, shot in Hong Kong, that features as its two stars an actor with no arms and an actor with shrivelled legs, who team up to become a killing machine. Well, why not? It's just like a version of Transformers with cripples instead of robots.

December 11, 2011

Movie Review: Deadly Blessing (1981)

Directed by Wes Craven

Reviewed by Greg Goodsell

After Martha (Maren Jensen) movies with her husband John (Jeff East) to live at his country estate, the couple gets a chilling reception from the nearby Amish-like sect the Hittites. Her husband has been cast out from the sect, and his unforgiving father and sect leader Isaiah (Ernest Borgnine) refers to Martha as an “incubus.”

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Investigating a noise in the barn, John is killed after an unseen hand turns on his tractor, crushing him. His death written off as a freak accident, Martha’s longtime gal pals Vicky (Susan Buckner) and Lana (a young Sharon Stone) arrive at the country home to show their support. The girls all chip in to do their part by wearing as little as possible in order to inflame all the nearby Hittite men. The women’s only nearby friends are Louisa (Lois Nettleton) and her quirky daughter Faith (Lisa Hartman) who hate the Hittites as much as they do – but for different reasons.

Movie Review: Mind of the Demon (2009)

Directed by Adam Barker

Starring Larry Linkogle, Christian Fletcher, Trigger Gumm

Mind of the Demon is Adam Barkers look into the incredible life of freestyle motocross legend Larry Linkogle. Before learning how to read or write, Linkogle was on a motorcycle. Even at a young age it was apparent he was destined for greatness in the world of supercross. He rose quickly through the ranks to become one of the top riders but as the sport evolved he began to rebel against the rigid rules and lifestyle the sponsors wanted to impose on him. Fed up with the direction he saw the sport going to, he along with a few friends set out to create a new sport, and the high-stakes, often death-defying world of freestyle motocross was born. As the sport rose in popularity and sponsorship began to take over the scene, Linkogle again began to feel disillusioned, and after an accident that cost him his spleen, he begins to lose a battle against pain-killers and eventually ends up completely alienated from friends and family as he dives into a life of hard drugs and violent crime. Later with the help of friends, he gets clean and is given another shot at glory in the form of an incredible world record long distance jump which he pulls off in front of 60,000 Australian motocross fans, skyrocketing him to fame once again and legendary status.

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December 9, 2011

Six Degrees of Cheese: Christmas Break

'Tis the season for blinky lights, family fights and stress over money. I completely understand. This year, like the one before it, is filled with economic strife for many of us. Thankfully, we can escape into films that show us better or maybe even more exciting holiday experiences than our own. I'm not an inclusive "Happy Holidays" person. I'm an Atheist, so I don't really give a shit what you celebrate. I'm calling this the top holiday films because they aren't all centered specifically around Christmas. In fact, they aren't your typical holiday fare. They do, however, take place during the holiday season. Mainly, these are films that I think will take your mind off the usual holiday headaches.

Read on past the top six to see a list of honorable mentions as well as overrated holiday films to avoid. And on we go to jingling your bells.

December 8, 2011

Movie Review: Devil’s Kiss (aka The Wicked Caresses of Satan, La perversa caricia de Satán, 1975)

Directed by Georges Gigo

Reviewed by Greg Goodsell

Medium Claire Grandler (Elvira lookalike Silvia Solar) harbors a longtime grudge against the De Hassenmont family for driving her husband Philip to suicide. Accompanied by her mad scientist friend, Professor Gruber (as Oliver Matthau) she befriends the Baron De Hassenmont by holding a séance at one of his many deliciously dull castle soirees.

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The Baron invites the pair to stay on at the castle to continue their research into the black arts and telepathy, rent free. Huh? De Hassenmont can’t be all that bad, but Claire as we shall soon learn is a vindictive little minx. Befriending a perverted dwarf, Claire and the professor reanimate a mutilated corpse – a skinny chap with facial scars – who strangles the baron. Very shortsighted, Claire and the professor now face the prospect of sleeping under bridges without their benevolent host, but never fear – the baron’s cheesecake photographer nephew steps in and allows them to stay on anyway. The hulking monster comes back to life to strangle the castle’s frequently naked chambermaid, in addition to a few other hapless souls who stumble into the castle at the wrong time before the cops arrive.

Movie Review: George: A Zombie Intervention (2011)

Directed by J.T. Seaton

Starring Peter Stickles, Michelle Tomlinson and Lynn Lowry

Reviewed By Kenny Barnwell

Plot~ The film starts out with an elementary school educational film about how a red star comes to earth and releases spores into the atmosphere, which are inhaled and lay dormant in the lungs until those infected die, at which time the dead become zombies. But not all zombies are bad, kids! Most can lead normal productive lives, go to work and support their families. But there are those others, who,shall we say......have self-control issues. And George is one of those, he just cant keep from indulging in the socially inappropriate behavior of hacking, slashing or chopping people up and dining on their juiciest parts. His friends and family are at their wits-end and decide to stage an intervention with the help of a rookie interventionist. The first part of the intervention is unsuccessful as George is resistant and resentful (as most addicts are at the beginning) so they decide to take a little break so that everyone can regroup. And that is when all hell breaks loose as Georges growling stomach starts to get the best of him and the body parts start to pile up. The intervention then becomes a game of survival for his best friend and ex-girlfriend.

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December 6, 2011

Movie Review: Crime of Love, aka Delitto d'amore (1974)

Review by Greg Goodsell

Despite its ties to Italy's high fashion industry, the city of Milan is an unremittingly bleak industrial stretch of real estate. Tourists to Italy are routinely warned away from visiting there, but it is at one of Milan's many factories that two young people of highly divergent backgrounds meet and fall in love. He, Nullo (Giuliano Gemma) is pragmatic, political and intellectual, a product of a strong northern Italian family. She, Carmella (Stefania Sandrelli) is a passionate, flighty girl, the product of a desperately poor southern Italian family who has migrated to Milan in search of work. The two don't exactly “meet cute.” Nullo confronts Carmela at the time clock when he spots her fleeing the factory in tears. Carmella later confesses that she was crying because she knew that Nullo would never fall in love with her. Despite this unpromising beginning, the two fall desperately in love amidst all the carbon emissions of the perpetually clanging factory.

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Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #25 - The Underdogs

Kevin takes the show solo as Jeff chimes in from an undisclosed location.

Kevin reviews My Stepdad's a Freakin' Vampire and Worst in Show. He then explains why The League isn't really about fantasy football, and why it's so good.

He then leads us into a Q&A session with Revenge of the Nerds star Robert Carradine.

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December 5, 2011

Movie Review: Cave Of Forgotten Dreams 3D (2011, IFC Films)

It's documentary time here at the Cheese and today it's none other than legendary German director Werner Herzog's recent feature Cave Of Forgotten Dreams that's on the menu. Five years after the release of Herzog's critically acclaimed Grizzly Man, the filmmaker has taken the focus from exploring the life of bear-loving activist Timothy Treadwell to the exploration of the stunning Chauvet Caves of Southern France.

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Movie Review: Monamour/ Kick The Cock (Blu-ray, 2005, 2010)

Before I start my review of Cult Epics' Blu-ray release of Tinto Brass' Monamour and Kick The Cock I'd like to open with a quote from a very famous musical artist : "I like big butts and I cannot lie" ~ Sir Mix-A-Lot. Yes, it's true, I do, and that's why the Picasso of the Posterior, Tinto Brass ( Salon Kitty, Cheeky, Caligula) is one of my heroes. Cult Epics has taken the time and effort to put some of Tinto's finer more recent efforts in Hi-Definition. Here's a look at their two-disc Blu-ray release of Monamour and Kick The Cock.

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Movie Review: Santa's Slay (2005)

Ready for Day 2 of the David Hayes 12 Days of Christmas Crap Review-a-Palooza? I don’t think you are. I wasn’t ready for this movie. No one was ready for this movie.

On the second day of Christmas the Head Cheese gave to me… two swift punches in the gonads, which is like watching this movie.

Imagine you are in the Middle Ages and a cool cat named St. Nicholas is helping people with food and shelter, coming to them on the holiday to provide solace and gifts for the poor children. That’s pretty slick. Flash forward five hundred years, to 1950, and the idea of St. Nicholas, now called Santa Claus, is a major institution. He is the symbol of hope for millions of children and even the Coca Cola Company’s perversion of the jolly elf’s image as a corporate shill isn’t too bad. I mean, if Norman Rockwell did it, it’s American, right? A scant 50 or so years later, and Santa Claus is turned into a mumbling demon that drives an ox, played by ex-professional wrestler Goldberg. Welcome to Santa’s Slay, my friends.

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December 4, 2011

Movie Review: House of the Damned (15th Anniversary Edition, 1996)

Directed by Sean Weathers

Starring~ Valerie Alexander, Blue and Illa

Reviewed By Kenny Barnwell

Plot~The film opens with an old man in a wheelchair telling his son a story about an evil woman who kills those around her in order to stay young. The man doesn’t believe the story and begins to leave. From out of the closet bursts the woman wielding a hammer, and smashes his skull in. A year later, the murdered mans daughter Liz (Valerie Alexander) is having a difficult time adjusting. She doesn’t leave the house much, still grieving. Her mother Emily (Monica Williams) gets her out to enjoy a day, her birthday. To be more exact, her 21st birthday. Unknowing to Liz, her mother invites all her friends over for a birthday party.

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Movie Review: The Horror Vault 3 (2010)

by Hal Astell

Directors: Kim Sønderholm, Johan A. Krueger, David C. Hayes, John Scott Mills, James Barclay and Dave Holt

Stars: Too Many to Count

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If the four features I reviewed this last week are anything to go by, distributor R Squared Films is sure to be moving on up the ladder. Three were little gems, despite inexperienced filmmakers and low budgets, and the fourth wasn't far behind. I left The Horror Vault 3 until last though, as it's a anthology and such creatures are often hit and miss affairs. In literature it's traditional for an editor to set a theme, have writers submit pieces and then select a couple of dozen of the best to frame an anthology around. The variety is a selling point and there's usually a gem or two to be found in and amongst the rest. In movies, that couple of dozen tends to shrink down to a small number of short films, and differences in quality become massively apparent. I'd seen two of the five shorts in this set before and liked both of them, though I couldn't think of a single thing that they shared that would warrant their inclusion in the same anthology.

December 3, 2011

Movie Review: Bite Marks (2011)

I've said it many times, but I've had my fill of vampire movies.Hell, I've had my fill of vampire TV, costumes and thoughts. I can't even eat Count Chocula anymore. When Bite Marks ended up at my house, I wasn't too excited about it. First strike was the vampire thing, of course. The second strike was that it was presented as a gay vampire movie with the tagline "Wrong On So Many Levels." It had nothing to do with homophobia. I don't possess that trait. The problem was that I expected horrible over-the-top stereotypes. Unfortunately for the filmmakers, this movie is marketed completely wrong.

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Movie Review: Erotic Escape (1985, One 7 Movies)

Reviewed By Travis G.

Wow, when I saw this DVD cover I was like "Hot Damn". ONE 7 Movies a new DVD company which is always a good thing especially these days. And even more so when they are releasing some fun and different titles.  It has a nice bold cover  (Censored though but I guess it’s easier to get it in stores and such) then on the back of the DVD cover it reads..“Erotic Escape is a long lost guilty pleasure available for the first time in DVD. Directed by Nello Rossati of the Sensuous Nurse fame, the film features lots of nudity and over the top violence. Drenched with in mud with nothing to cover her breathtaking body, Eleonora Vallone runs for her life and gets laid to to kill!” HOT DAMN!!! I’m ready to get my perv on….

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Gore Reaches "Guinness Book of World Records" Proportions With Vicious Circles' "The Summer Of Massacre"!

November 29, 2011 - Philadelphia, PA — Breaking Glass Pictures/Vicious Circle Films has announced the January 10 Blu-Ray/DVD release of the horrifying gore fest The Summer of Massacre (SRP $29.99 Blu-Ray/ DVD $24.99). The Summer of Massacre sends viewers on a tour through the mind of madness, as multiple killers strive to create the biggest and bloodiest body count imaginable. Featuring 8 killers in 5 carnage-drenched stories, The Summer of Massacre lives up to its name with the highest body count ever recorded in a film by The Guinness Book of World Records.

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Movie Review: Best Worst Movie (2010)

A smiling dentist named George Hardy starts his day with a protein shake. He gets off to work, where he's seen as more of a friend than a boss. Everyone in his small Alabama town loves his personality and his vibrancy, including his ex-wife. He helps the local kids who can't get dental care, and he's just a really happy and confident guy. What most of his neighbors don't realize is that George has an interesting bit of personal history. He was co-star of one of the worst movies ever made.

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Hardy plays father to Michael Stephenson, the real star of the film. Stephenson thought he would be a star, until he saw the movie one Christmas morning. He knew immediately that this was a bad movie. So did Hardy and many of the other stars once they saw it, and they all saw their acting dreams go up in smoke. Almost two decades later, Stephenson started to see something happen. Troll 2 was becoming a cult phenomenon.

December 2, 2011

Movie Review: Spy Kids: All The Time In The World (2011, Blu-ray)

Reviewed By James DePaolo

In 2001, Robert Rodriguez set out to make a junior league James Bond film intended for kids. It followed the Cortez family, who were a family of spies. Using gadgets that were more Inspector Gadget inspired, than James Bond. I admit I had a good time with the first film. By the time, it got to the third. You can tell the ideas were just getting tired and inspiration was more like a lazy retread of the other two films. The title fit it right. Game Over.

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December 1, 2011

Movie Review: Haunted Changi (2010, Seminal Films)

Directed by Andrew Lau
Starring~ Farid Azlam, Sheena Chung, Audi Khalis
Plot~ A group of local paranormal investigators/filmmakers begin exploring the famously haunted Changi Hospital in Singapore in the hopes of recording real paranormal phenomena. They interview locals looking for insight into the hospitals history and one of the investigators becomes obsessed with finding a Chinese girl supposedly living in the ruins of the hospital, on the run from her pimp. They start their investigation alongside another group of ghost hunters but quickly find themselves alone, the others packing their shit and splitting after the first sign of something weird going down. They spend the rest of the night filming various shadow creatures and ghostly samurai wielding soldiers.

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Movie Review: Santa With Muscles (1996)

Welcome to the first annual, Cinema Head Cheese Presents: The David Hayes 12 Days of Christmas Crap Review-a-Palooza! All right, Cheesers, the plan is for me to write a hilarious review of a horrible holiday movie every day for the next 12 days. We’ll see how well this works, my eyes and ears may look like a bowl of figgy pudding by the end of this, but the plan is in motion and there is no better way to kick this off than with the 24 inch pythons, brother!

On the first day of Christmas, the Head Cheese gave to me… douchebaggery.

I still don’t know how someone thought this was a good idea. There had to have been an investor to put up the millions of dollars that it took to make this. There then had to be a writer to buy into the idea. A director would then sign on. Finally, this movie signed itself a star. A great big star. A star whose light burned so brightly that not even blind people are safe from this film. Of course, I’m speaking of the former WWF World Heavyweight Champion, slammer of giants, father of the incomparably untalented Brooke Hogan and facilitator of underage drunk driving accidents. That’s right, folks, the producers of Santa With Muscles got themselves a real live superstar. The orange golem himself, Hulk Hogan.

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