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July 31, 2012

Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #57 - Out of Bounds

Kevin and Dave talk about the Olympics, and the appearance or Mr. Bean leads them into the topic of comedy legacies and Dane Cook's Batman related comments. Somehow, they end up in Jonestown.

Each of them lists the five worst sports movies they've ever seen, and one actor is lucky enough to make the list twice.

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July 30, 2012

Movie Review: It's in the Blood (2012)

Directed by Scooter Downey

Starring Lance Henrikson, Sean Elliot and Rose Sirna

Lance Henrickson fans, rejoice, you're probably gonna want to strap your seat-belts on for this joy-ride of true terror, with an intricately woven story-line that slowly unfolds in a most helter-skelter fashion, which will leave you deliriously confused and glued to your seat. Russell (Lance Henrickson) and his estranged son October (Sean Elliot) have recently reconnected after a long separation. Attempting to patch up their severely damaged relationship they decide to go on a long hike into the woods together. Far from help, Russell falls and suffers a nasty fracture to his leg. Not long after, they both realize they are not the only ones in the woods....something is hunting them, and its not human. As their struggle for survival wears painfully on, the shocking story of what brought them to this moment is slowly revealed through flashbacks and dreams. Grabbing the audience by the throat and dragging them along for a most terrifying of rides.

July 29, 2012

Movie Review: Yakuza Weapon (2011)

Directed by Tak Sakaguchi
Starring Dennis Gunn, Cay Izumi and Shinji Kasahara
Run Time: 105 minutes

Shozo Iwaki is living his life as a mercenary in South America when he is kidnapped by Japanese secret agents and brought back to Japan in an effort to thwart a huge take over of the Yakuza empire by Kurawaki, the man who murdered Shozo’s father. When they face-off on a roof top Shozo loses an arm and a leg in the battle, while Kurawaki’s injuries force him into a wheelchair which houses the cybernetic machinery which keeps him alive. Barely alive, Shozo is taken to a hidden medical laboratory where he is equipped with a Gatling-gun on his arm and a rocket launcher on his lost leg, turning him into.....The Yakuza Weapon.

July 25, 2012

Movie Review: Documenting The Grey Man (2012)

It's tough to make a ghost story scary these days. It's especially tough when you have a bad script and worse acting. Let me take a few steps back here. I don't want to come out with fists flying at this movie. Combining genres can't be easy to do. Let's take this ghost story and insert it into a found footage movie. That should fix it. Nope. No, not at all. Hmm. These are two genres that I'm not very fond of, and they combine to make a movie I'm not very fond of. I really and truly don't like writing negative reviews. I'd rather enjoy every movie I see, but it doesn't work that way. Let's just take a look at the film.

July 24, 2012

Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #56 - We're Mad as Hell, and We're Not Gonna Take it Anymore!

Kevin and Dave share their disgust for the news media and the lack of tact involved in sensationalizing violence and tragedies. Kevin shares a story of his daughter's defiance and how it led to him watching one of his titles for the show.

They review the Korean monster movie The Host, the Monopoly documentary Under the Boardwalk and the DVD release of No Holds Barred.

Kevin talks about the beginning of the final season of Breaking Bad and the issues between AMC and Dish Network, and he and Dave wonder when cable channels will finally be available a la carte.

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Bloody Bloody Bible Camp AVAILABLE on July 27th!

Bloody Bloody Bible Camp will be available July 27th via Cable ONDEMAND in the U.S. and Canada and on digital VOD via iTunes, Vudu and Amazon!

Following its VOD premiere, Bloody Bloody Bible Camp will be available on DVD throughout rental and retail locations across the U.S. 

The Limited Edition Retro 80's VHS will release This October exclusively through!

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BLOODY BLOODY BIBLE CAMP had it's North American Premiere on May 5th at Texas Frightmare Weekend in Dallas and also screened at the Phoenix Comicon on May 25th.

Upcoming screenings include: Kansas City - Czar Bar - Slaughter Movie House - Aug. 6th, San Antonio - Horrific Film Fest - Sept. 1st, Atlanta Horror Film Festival - Sept. 28 - 30th, Pittsburgh Horror Realm Convention - Sept. 21 -23rd, Miss Misery's Days Of Terror Sacramento Horror Convention - Sept. 28 - 29th, Flint Horror Con - Oct. 20th... more screenings to be announced.

Synopsis: It's 1984 and a group of young, horny, out of control Christians led by Father Cummings (Reggie Bannister) are spending a fun filled weekend at the Happy Day Bible Camp. All ignore the warnings from the local folk of the grizzly murders that took place 7 years prior by a sadistic crazy nun. Is Sister Mary Chopper (Tim Sullivan) dead or is she just waiting for backsliding Christians to commit sins of the unholy, and will Jesus (Ron Jeremy) need to lend a hand to save the day? Bloody Bloody Bible Camp also stars Indie-Horror Favorites David C. Hayes, Jeff Dylan Graham Elissa Dowling & Ivet Corvea.

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Movie Review: Some Guy Who Kills People (2011)

Directed by Jack Perez

Starring Kevin Corrigan, Barry Bostwick and Karen Black

Ken Boyd is your average 30-something geeky loser. He draws his own graphic novels, still lives with his mother and has a crappy job in an ice-cream parlor, where he works alongside his old high-school buddy Irv. But Ken has a dirty little secret, he fantasizes about killing people. Namely the members of his old high school basketball team who tortured and scarred him as a kid. Fresh out of the looney-bin, Ken’s repressed anger is reaching the boiling point, and those bullies from his past are starting to come up dead. The local sheriff, who happens to be banging Ken’s mom, is completely baffled by the crimes but still working hard to solve the case. As this is going on, Ken’s estranged young daughter shows up out of the blue, desperate to have a relationship with the father she only recently learned she had. As Ken comes to grips with his new-found fatherhood, he struggles between his homicidal urges and the growing love he is feeling for his daughter.

July 23, 2012

Movie Review: Street Trash (Blu-ray, 1987)

Some of the finest films I've ever had the pleasure of seeing have used New York based locales and are also created by New York filmmakers. Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen come to mind as being two of the more prolific and well... of course there is Spike Lee, but we won't go there. I love the little guys though, and I enjoy horror the most so that leads me to what I think is one of the greatest cult movies of all time, Jim Muro and Roy Frumkes' Street Trash. After receiving a fantastic DVD release that took years to complete Synapse Films have taken it to the next level - and then some - with their Special Meltdown Edition on glorious Blu-ray.

Few movies have portrayed the homeless in such a light as Street Trash has. When a liquor store owner discovers a wooden box full of mysterious hooch called Tenafly Viper in his basement he jumps at the chance of selling the swill to bums for a cheap price. This stuff is brutal though, as bad as Black Velvet Canadian Whiskey is, Tenafly Viper is worse - it doesn't just make you sick, it melts you into colorful puddles of goo. The booze is just part of the story as we do have a couple protagonists in a few homeless brothers who are battling day-to-day by living their life in the junkyard while a menacing, beast named, Bronson (Vic Noto) wreaks havoc on the bums and citizens.

July 18, 2012

Book Review: Hollywood Rat Race by Ed Wood

by David Hayes

Hollywood Rat Race is the latest published work of Ed Wood, Jr. Before it’s publication in 1998 by 4 Walls 8 Windows, the only reference to it was in Wood’s 1967 masterpiece, Watts… the Difference from Pad Publishing. It must have been written, or in the process of being written, before the publication of Watts. Until Rat Race was found by Wood’s widow, Kathy it has remained a faint memory… until now.

Rat Race is part memoir and part how-to manual on navigating the backstabbing world of Hollywood . Ed Wood relates horror stories of would-be actors and actresses and divulges how to avoid the mistakes that others have made (presumably, himself included). Chapters include “ Hollywood and You,” “I’m Ready to be Discovered,” “Sex – Hollywood and You,” and “The Nudie Cutie.” The chapter that provides the most insight on Wood himself is “How to Make a Cheap Picture and Fail” (which was excerpted in OutrĂ© Magazine in 1998). From this chapter, Wood comments on his own productions:

July 17, 2012

Movie Review: Girls Gone Dead (2012)

Directed by Michael Hoffman Jr. and Aaron T. Wells

Starring Jerry Lawler, Beetlejuice and Ron Jeremy

Rebecca is set to spend her first Spring Break home from college with her old high school cheer-leading friends, much to the chagrin of her Bible-thumping mother. The girls have been granted the usage of a rental property in the Florida coastal town of Manatee Creek, courtesy of the stripper-loving father of one of the girls. However, they are soon to find that their vacation is about to turn into their worst nightmare. Just down the road in Daytona Beach, "Crazy Girls Unlimited" - a company famous for it's drunken topless DVD releases - had been throwing an event for their latest video series. However, the shoot ends early when a killer, complete with medieval weaponry, shows up to add his own brand of craziness to the festivities. Unaware of what has transpired at the "Crazy Girls" party, Rebecca and her friends decide to throw a Spring Break shindig of their own. But the girls get more than they bargained for when the hooded, monk-masked killer crashes the party, quickly littering the place with gutted-out co-eds.

Movie Review: Planet of the Vampire Women (2011)

Directed by Darin Wood

Starring Liesel Hanson, Jawara Duncan and Stephanie Hyden

Okay, so what do you get when you combine liberal doses of hokey green-screen effects, smokin-hot, tittie-bouncing vampires, low-budget sets, make-up effects straight out of your average Halloween costume shop and monsters that look like they're straight out of a 70's kids tv show? You get Planet of the Vampire Women, a movie so bad, so cheesy and so utterly ridiculous that it's actually pretty damn fun.

The story begins with a group of female space-pirates storming an outer-space casino/whorehouse and making off with some loot. They steal a beat up spaceship and find themselves pursued by a space-cop who's hot on their trail. With the cops closing in, they decide to take shelter on an apparently lifeless moon, and soon after crash landing, the female captain is struck by a mysterious lightening bold, which turns her into a blood-sucking hottie. With their captain on the loose, the girl-pirates are forced to make an alliance with the space-cop in order to hunt her down. Setting off onto the weird and inhospitable moon they soon run into giant insects (suspended by blatantly obvious strings) and monsters that look like a cross between Barney and H.R. Puffinstuff.

Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #55 - Chlamydia Sandwich

Kevin and Jeff decide which New Kids on the Block members they'd be while Dave hilariously attempts to Skype in to the conversation. Once he gets on, Jeff talks about the untimely passing of Sage Stallone.

The trio talks Bullhead, Things and a new Chesty Morgan blu-ray collection. Kevin shares his love for Steve Buscemi and Boardwalk Empire.

Somehow, the conversation turns to religion, and Jeff is ready to head for the hills.

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July 14, 2012

Movie Review: Chesty Morgan's Bosom Buddies (Blu-ray)

Something Weird Video has made a huge contribution to the cult film world with their endlessly wide variety of oddities. For more than 20 years they’ve put forth releases on VHS and now recently on the Blu-ray format. A few of the most popular SWV titles to see a release have been Doris Wishman’s amazingly ridiculous Chesty Morgan films, Deadly Weapons and its sequel Double Agent 73. These titles and the rarely seen, The Immoral Three, now grace the Blu-ray format in all their busty glory.

Doris Wishman’s discovery of the Polish born actress/stripper Chesty Morgan may be one of the single greatest contributions to the exploitation genre. Morgan commands your attention with her massive, swinging, almost pendulous skin-sacks. In Deadly Weapons we have Chesty (under the name Zsa Zsa) exacting revenge a group of mobsters that murdered her man. She disposes of each creep by suffocating them with her gargantuan mounds. One of the slime- balls is played by none other than porn king, Harry Reems (Deep Throat, Forced Entry).

July 13, 2012

Movie Review: The Story of Rock 'N' Roll Comics (2012)

Anyone who visited a comic book shop in the 1990s has to remember the slew of independent titles that suddenly showed up. Whether it was Razor or Evil Ernie or anything in between, they changed our view of the comic industry. The little guy could do something on his own, even if the writing or art were sub-par. There was a section of books to the left of the register at our local comic store. That's where the adult themed and just plain odd books ended up. That's the first place I saw Rock 'N' Roll Comics.

The artwork was bad, and the writing was usually worse, and that would be enough to make me leave them on the shelf, but they were about some of my favorite bands. Todd Loren, founder of the fledgling comic book company, didn't care who got mad at him. He was determined to publish his books unauthorized, and as the covers always read, he was proud of it.

Movie Review: Karakuri, Ninja Girl (Box Set)

From the animators at Pink Pineapple comes Karakuri: Ninja Girl Book 1 and 2. Without the heavy-handed "drama" and focus on intense, often barbaric situations prevalent in much of today’s hentai, Karakuri is a breath of fresh air. More comedic and lighter than the supernaturally or revenge themed pieces, Karakuri lets the viewer relax and enjoy.

The two-disc set, each in its own keep case and packaged in a slip sleeve, is very attractive. Although somewhat hampered by the “Adult’s Only,” the packaging is a nice piece of artwork as well done as any other Anime release. The only information missing on the box itself is the runtime. Disc A clocks in at 56 minutes with Disc B coming in at 144 minutes. The digital transfer is of the same high quality that Nutech generally puts out with little to no pixelization and macro blocking. Each disc is in Dolby English and Japanese stereo with optional English subtitles. Like other Nutech hentai releases, Karakuri features the voices of established adult stars Trisha Uptown and Alexia Rae.

Movie Review: American Nudie Classics ( Alternative Cinema)

If you’re in need of some mature entertainment chock full of broads that could have sailed the Titanic, look no further than Alternative Cinema to find a brand-new loop collection called American Nudie Classics. It's a full three-hour of tits and bush from the 30's, 40's, 50’s and 60's mastered from original film elements. Intrigued yet?? Oh hell, you know you are.

The 30's section is an interesting mixed bag that starts off with a sun-bather being ogled by an oddball lecherous peeper. It's silent, naturally, with dialogue cards streaming our intense narrative along. Next on the menu we get a fully nude game of "toss the beach ball" in the pool. These gals are a spirited frolicking bunch. We then get a little artsy later in the loop with some nude silhouettes and women. In "Nautical Nudes" several ladies on a yacht tear the clothes off a shy gal while a curious man floats around in his dingy.

July 12, 2012

The Complete Hammer House Of Horror Coming From Synapse Films September 11th!




Hammer House of Horrors DVDEach generation creates tales of horror… stories that seep through the very heart of our collective fears. The legendary Hammer Studios is widely recognized as the high watermark of the gothic macabre, creating some of the most chilling and recognizable horror films of all time. Synapse Films is proud to present this essential collection of all 13 tales of terror from the legendary British film studio into THE COMPLETE HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR collector's set!

In 1980 Hammer took over the old Hampden Manor House in the heartland of England and produced a series of thirteen horror stories to air on British television. With a host of Hammer regulars, including Peter Cushing
(Twins of Evil, Star Wars) and
Denholm Elliott (Raiders of the Lost Ark), classic thespians including Brian Cox (The Ring), Patricia Quinn (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Georgina Hale (The Devils), Diana Dors (Theatre of Blood) and Dark Shadows stalwart Kathryn Leigh Scott, along with early appearances by actors like Pierce Brosnan (GoldenEye), each episode provides a completely new and individual tale of terror and suspense.

Synapse Films is proud to present the complete series of HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR in its original airdate order, with all-new introductions and supplemental features. This five-disc Collector's Edition presents each episode with all nudity and violence intact!

July 11, 2012

Piranha 3DD Comes to 3D Blu-ray and DVD on September 4, 2012!

Full Of Flesh-Eating Fish, Hot Girls, Nudity, and Sick, Sick Humor, This Campy Sequel
To The 2010 Hit Swims To Retail On September 4, 2012!
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment and Dimension Films announced today the 3D Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD release of the campy comedy-horror film, PIRANHA 3DD.  A sequel to Piranha 3D – the 2010 reboot of the fan-favorite franchise from the ‘70s  PIRANHA 3DD stars Danielle Panabaker (The Crazies, Friday the 13th), Katrina Bowden (TV’s “30 Rock”), David Koechner (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Get Smart), David Hasselhoff (TV’s “Baywatch,” “Knight Rider”), Christopher Lloyd (Piranha 3D, Back to the Future), and Gary Busey (Lethal Weapon, The Buddy Holly Story).  Directed by John Gulager (Feast) and written by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (the writing team behind four Saw titles), PIRANHA 3DD heads to retail on September 4, 2012 for an SRP of $29.99 for the 3D Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and $24.98 for the standard definition DVD.
PIRANHA 3DD incorporates the classic elements of the teen horror/exploitation movies of the 1970s, packed with ferocious flesheaters, scantily-clad young victims, and bizarre and exciting twists and turns.  Whereas Piranha 3D  Back for more outrageous fun, Christopher Lloyd reprises his role as the eccentric piranha expert. took place on a lake, the 2012 sequel is set at a water park, complete with water slides and a lazy river – the perfect places for piranha mayhem!

Short Film Review: Velvet Road (2011)

Directed by L. Gustavo Cooper

Starring Walter J. Colson, Stephen Ezell and Thomas R. Martin

The only bad thing about watching a great short film is that you are left wanting and needing more of what you just got a taste of. L. Gustavo Cooper’s Velvet Road is that kind of film. A thoughtfully made 12 minute micro zombie movie, made by zombie fans, for zombie fans.

In the racially charged South of the 1960‘s the black population of a small town is being blamed for the spread of a virulent plague. Bobby, a white mechanic, is racing through the countryside with his wife Carolyne.  She is infected, having suffered a bite and is fading fast.

July 10, 2012

Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #54 - Tracy Morgan's Oscar

Kevin and Dave go back to the end of VHS. Somehow that leads them into the subject of Charles Manson, Fifty Shades of Grey and Magic Mike.

Kevin reviews Documenting the Grey Man, The Story of Rock and Roll Comics and The Hunter.

Dave reviews Monster Brawl, Five Dollar Wrestling.

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Movie Review: The Museum of Wonders (2010)

Directed by Domiziano Cristophare

Starring Francesco Venditti, Fabiano Lioi and Valentina Mio

When the beautiful dancer Salome learns that the dwarf circus owner Marcel has just received an inheritance, she marries the lovesick, diminutive performer. Much to the chagrin of his former fiance and the rest of the shows unusual cast of performers. It appears everyone but Marcel see’s Salome as the gold-digging tramp that she is. Her plan is to steal his fortune and run off with her lover, the worlds scrawniest strongman, Sansone.

Cinematic Hell: The Corpse Grinders (1971)

Director: Ted V Mikels
Stars: Sean Kenney, Monika Kelly, Sanford Mitchell and J Byron Foster

Eight years after Blood Feast, along comes The Corpse Grinders with one of the most memorably awesome titles in all of exploitation cinema. Then again, it was made by Ted V Mikels, who had a talent for such things: how can any exploitation fan resist titles like Blood Orgy of the She Devils, The Black Klansman or The Astro-Zombies? The latter film stars John Carradine and Tura Satana, took thirteen months of Mikels' life and features everything but the kitchen sink. In comparison, The Corpse Grinders has a couple of cats and a corpse grinding machine that cost $17 to make. The most experienced actor in the cast was Vincent Barbi, an Italian ex-prize fighter who played Al Capone as far back as 1955 and proceeded to rack up small roles in films from War and Peace to Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, via The Blob and even Adam West's Batman. Yet this is the film that has gone down as Mikels' most remembered in a long career of filmmaking.

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July 9, 2012

Movie Review: Bullhead (2012, Blu-ray)

As far as foreign films go, I haven't seen any from Belgium until now. I'm happy to have access to so many interesting international films, especially since we just keep regurgitating the same tired garbage here in the States. Bullhead is one of those interesting movies. It definitely has a unique storyline. Jacky is a man in his early thirties who breeds cattle for slaughter. He has connections to organized crime so that he can obtain illegal growth hormones that give the cattle more meat.On top of it all, Jacky is using steroids, and they effect his mood. On the brink of a new deal, everything is falling apart.

Movie Review: Tokyo Gore Police (2008)

Directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura

Starring Eihi Shiina, Itsuji Itao and Yukihide Benny

The sad reality of most movie-going experiences is the fact that you usually get a catchy title followed by an underachieving film. And then there is Tokyo Gore Police. A movie so gory, violent and outrageous that it completely defies description, (but I will do my best to convey the experience). Picture a film soaked in blood and covered in a thick coating of fleshy pieces and bone fragments. There are just not enough words in a thesaurus to describe what happens in this film. Think RoboCop meets Evil Dead meets Pans Labyrinth meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre meets Enter The Dragon x 100 after 10 hits of really good acid and then your starting to get an idea of what this is about.

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Movie Review: Mysterious Island (2010)

Directed by Mark Sheppard

Starring Gina Holden, Lochlyn Munro and Pruitt Taylor Vince

A made-for-TV adaptation of Jules Verne's 1874 novel "The Mysterious Island", the story begins during the American Civil War. Five northern POWs make the decision to escape the war by hijacking a hot air balloon. Drifting through the night they
encounter a strange electrical storm. They awaken the following morning to find themselves marooned on a desert island, but they aren't alone... Littered with wreckage, the island is home to a cast of survivors who have been lost in space and time, including Jules and Abby Fogg, two young women from modern times who
become stranded while flying over the Bermuda Triangle. Faced with defending themselves against vicious pirates, terrifying creatures which suspiciously resemble guys in ghillie-suits, and an active volcano that's ready to blow, they must find a way to survive and escape the island. Hope only comes when they encounter the island's oldest resident, Captain Nemo himself. With his help, they set to work crafting an escape.

July 8, 2012

Movie Review: The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)

Directed by Joseph Green

Starring Jason Evers, Virginia Leith and Leslie Danials

In 1959 a small company called Alta Vista Productions scraped up about $60,000 and used the money to shoot this movie in 13 days, but because of various legal and censorship issues, it was 3 years before it was to finally see the light of day in 1962. Despite being panned by critics and given an extremely limited run in theaters, its has survived to this day and is considered by some to be one of the creepiest b-movies ever made and certainly one of the most off-the-wall movies to come out of the 60‘s.

July 5, 2012

Movie Review: Puppet Master: Axis of Evil (2010, Blu-ray)

Believe it or not, but this is the 10th Puppet Master sequel. Yep, Charles Band’s little, err, band of ruthless, homicidal puppets have officially been in more feature films than their campy, goofy horror film brethren like Warwick Davis’ Leprechaun and those cheap little Ghoulies monsters. Like most sequels, though, the quantity is not directly proportionate to the quality. Even though Puppet Master: Axis of Evil is better than the a few of the more recent remakes, I still felt like some all-knowing, all-powerful force hooked my limbs up to piano wire to control my body and rammed it’s hand up my ass to make me talk as I watched yet another prequel in the Puppet Master mythos. Uugh.

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July 4, 2012

Movie Review: The Collapsed (2011)

Directed by Justin McConnell

Starring John Fantasia, Steve Vieira and Anna Ross
In the wake of the end of the world, a family of four is on the run and the name of the game is no longer to live but to simply survive. Their goal: escaping the city and traveling to the rural community they once called home. As the constant threat of a violent death forces them to stay as far away from civilization as possible, they take to the forest, only to discover the danger posed by other survivors is the least of their worries.

Soon after entering the forest, things start to go horribly wrong for the family. Strange noises and shadowy figures are never far away. The world they once knew is gone and their idea of reality is collapsing around them and as they are soon to find out.....things are about to get much much worse.

July 3, 2012

Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #53 featuring Evan Makrogiannis

Jeff and Kevin speak to The Turnpike Killer director Evan Makrogiannis about filming in New York, getting back to classic horror, the most horrifying movie he's ever seen and the joy of working with his son.

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July 2, 2012

Movie Review: The Turnpike Killer (2012)

There seems to be a lot of filmmakers these days making “throwback” films or movies that have nods to popular cult films from the 1980s and 1970s. The slasher sub-genre has seen many attempts to capture the greatness of many 70’s 80’s favorites. There are some solid ones that I’ve enjoyed, in particular – High Tension, Laid to Rest, and Hatchet. All three of the directors of those films had a firm grasp on what made nasty 80’s horror great, because they lived it like I did - perusing video stores for the goriest film they could find. The writing and directing team of Evan Makrogiannis and Brian Weaver aren’t much different; they just did the same thing successfully on a much smaller budget with their shocker The Turnpike Killer.

The Turnpike Killer doesn’t waste any time attempting to pull the audience in. Even if it’s dragging you as your nails snap off. If you happen make it past the grueling and outrageously bloody opening sequence in psycho-killer John Beest’s (Bill McLaughlin) basement, plenty more atrocities await you during The Turnpike Killers run-time. One thing that really stood out early on to compliment the savagery was the interior of his vile lair of horrors .You could practically smell the pungent oder of shit, puke and dry blood left from his victims coating the walls. If you like it splattery, The Turnpike Killer delivers very often.