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March 31, 2013

Exploding Bums in High Def?? Fuck yeah!! "Street Trash" Hits Blu-ray in June!

Special MELTDOWN Edition!

All the vomit and toilet waste in glorious high-def Blu-ray!

Street Trash DVDFrom Writer and Producer Roy Frumkes!

In the sleazy, foreboding world of winos, derelicts and drifters in lower Manhattan, two young runaways—eighteen-year-old Fred (Mike Lackey) and his younger brother, Kevin (Mark Sferrazza)—live in a tire hut in the back of an auto wrecking yard.  Life is hard, but the most lethal threat to the boys is the mysterious case of Tenafly Viper wine in Ed’s liquor store window.  The stuff is forty years old… and it’s gone bad.  REAL bad!  Anyone who drinks it melts in seconds—and it’s only a dollar a bottle!

The subversive cult classic/horror comedy STREET TRASH rode the last wave of super-gore films in the late '80s before cinema entered the era of safe R-rated horror and unoriginal remakes.  Beautifully re-mastered in high-definition, STREET TRASH will melt your eyes and ears with stunning picture and sound. Open up a bottle, and drink!

Holiday Review: Easter Exposed!

In honor of the upcoming Rottentail graphic novel from us at Abnormal Entertainment, the Cheese presents the REAL scoop on this venerated holiday. WARNING: The following may seem blasphemous to sheeple.

Unknown to many Christians, the icons and traditions of most of the celebrations of Easter are from a pagan, or non-Christian, origin. According to the gospel, Easter is the celebration of Christ's resurrection and ascension into Heaven. It is a day of prayer, feasting and penitent worship. Most of the treasured and valued traditions of Easter celebrations, though, are the work of a much older pagan religions and simply have been adopted by first the Catholic church and then, subsequently, by the splinter groups, most prominently the Protestant sects.

March 29, 2013

Movie Review: Ashanti (1979)

by Peggy Christie
Based on facts. Those three words (along with based on a true story) fill me with dread. These days Hollywood takes a lot of liberties with "the truth" in order to sell a film and though the movie I'm reviewing did take place over 30 years ago, I have a feeling La-La- Land was just as guilty then of embellishments as it is now.

That said, however, the truth of slavery still existing in Africa in the 20th century was very real. Hell, it exists in the 21st century in many countries across the globe. What surprised me is that people thought it all went away after the US Civil War.

Movie Review: Exit Humanity (2011)

by Peggy Christie

Exit stage left? Nope, Exit Humanity. The beginning voice over tells us that there’s a war between the living and the dead. This zombie plague has nearly wiped out the human race. Wanna know how it started? Conveniently, we found this diary of a Confederate soldier, dating back to the end of the Civil War.
Edward Young has seen Hell. His first zombie sighting is during a battle. Though he can’t imagine the cause, he accepts it and tries to return to a normal post-war life with his wife and child. Unfortunately, the dead won’t let him.

After having to kill his family, Edward decides to make his son’s resting place one of peace – a water fall he saw during the war that he drew for the boy and promised to visit with him one day. Only in death will the boy get to see it.

House On Straw Hill & The House Of Seven Corpses Coming to Blu-ray UNCUT From Severin Films!


6/11 Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Releases

Packed with Exclusive Special Features from Severin Films!

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 29th, 2013 – Severin Films have announced the long awaited June 11th Blu-ray + DVD combo US debut release of the controversial shocker HOUSE ON STRAW HILL and the creepy classic THE HOUSE OF SEVEN CORPSES.

HOUSE ON STRAW HILL: Banned in Britain as a Video Nasty for thirty years! A shockingly violent and erotic tale of seduction, brutality and revenge. Cult movie icon Udo Kier (MARK OF THE DEVIL, FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN) stars as a successful novelist suffering from writer’s block, who rents a country cottage with his wife (British 70s sex sensation Fiona Richmond) in the hope of finding inspiration. But the arrival of a sensual secretary, played by Linda Hayden (BLOOD ON SATAN’S CLAW, TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA) sets in motion a chain of events that culminate in an unrestrained explosion of sex and savagery. Film elements were long thought lost or destroyed on this sleazy gem but the original camera negative was unearthed in a barn in rural England and painstakingly restored for this first official uncut release anywhere in the world. Director commentary and cast and crew interviews will round out the package.

Movie Review: Iron Doors (2010)

Review by John Beutler

As the old saying goes, "...what doesn't kill us, makes us stronger"; a very fitting allegory to this tautly produced, albeit powerful and cleverly conceived trite of a psychological drama...from 2010, "Iron Doors". In the onset, the film delves very much into a ho-hum contrived 'Saw' or 'Cube' meld, but as the claustrophobic events further unfolds, this singular character study becomes something more about survival, and the indomitable human spirit, which in this case, become strengthened and determined, despite the resignedly foreseen breakdown of the body.

Axel Wedekind, coming off as sort of meld between Adrian Brody and Elias Koteas, solely and capably carrying the film, and giving a very engrossing performance as an unnamed bewildered man (...vocation: unknown...though, at one point, he does mention 'hazing', possibly implying his belonging to a group prone to 'prankster' group initiation), who wakes up in what appears to be an old and abandoned bank vault...replant with nothing but a large, rusty foot locker (...what's inside??), a flickering neon lamp overhead, and the vault's only other resident, at this point...a decomposing rat carcass.

Movie Review: Pony Soldier (1952, Blu-ray)

Review By: Rob Sibley

Pony Soldier is a surprisingly entertaining little watch considering very little actually happens in the film. This 1952 Canadian Western starring Tyrone Power is beautifully photographed and moves along at a quick pace. What makes this film so interesting and refreshing is that it' one of the few Westerns of it's time to show Native Americans in a more positive & sympathetic light. This time around they were more three dimensional characters, not just peace pipe smoking killing machines as they were often portrayed.

The film is set in 1876 and deals with a Canadian Mounted Police constable Duncan MacDonald (Tyrone Power). Who has recently just be posted to Fort Walsh, Duncan is tasked with negotiating the release of two hostages. 

March 28, 2013

Greg Sestero's "The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made" coming October 1!

Cover Art for The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made

Fans of the crazy cult film phenomenon The Room often have dozens of unanswered questions. Our very first podcast featured Tommy Wiseau himself, and an interesting Q&A. I had a chance to interview Tommy and his co-star Greg Sestero. During Greg's interview, he mentioned writing a book about his experiences on The Room. Almost three years later, we'll be able to have that very book, The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made, in our hands or on our Kindles.

Details are few at this point, but preorders are available here: Order The Disaster Artist at! The book has an official release date of October 1, 2013. While you wait, enjoy my interview with Greg!

March 27, 2013

Movie Review: Bloodline (2011)

by Peggy Christie

You know, for a vengeance flick, I expected the Italians to deliver something with a little  more Godfather and lot less Night of the Demons. Oh, well. We can't have everything.

Bloodline starts off with a happy little family traipsing through some happy little woods. Twin girls Giulia and Sandra run off to play hide and seek much to the delight of their folks who just wanna get it on. While Sandra hides, Giulia seeks. Within minutes, Giulia gets scared and mentally communicates with Sandra to knock it off and just come out already. You know, that whole twin-telepathy thing.

March 26, 2013

Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #89 - Going Pink

With the Supreme Court case about gay marriage going on, Dave and Kevin decide to honor their gay Abnormal cohorts with an episode about the best gay couples in the movies. For once, there isn't a single bad movie mentioned in the entire show!

Just for fun, they throw in a couple of poop stories. Why? Because that's just what they do.

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Book Review: The Circle by Bentley Little (2012, Cemetery Dance)

Bentley Little is an iconic writer of the macabre. King, Barker, Matheson, all of them have lauded Mr. Little with much-deserved praise for many years and it is an absolute shame that he doesn’t have a more mainstream audience. That is what I’m supposed to say. What I want to say is this: I like that Bentley Little is our little secret (pun not intended). Oh, sure, there are tens, maybe hundreds, of thousands of people that have read his work over the years, but he is still, kind of, our secret. He is an almost-underground psyche saboteur that relishes the trauma he puts his readers through. Like Charles Bukowski, complete with devilish grin, but a flair for stepping just beyond the comfort zone.

That is what we have here in Mr. Little’s sinister new novella from Cemetery Dance, The Circle.

But it HERE.

Movie Review: Deathwatch (2004)

by Peggy Christie

This is a little optimistic movie from Britain about World War I and Death. Deathwatch is the story of a platoon of rough and tumble soldiers fighting during WWI. From your greenhorn teenager to your psychotic trophy keeper, this gang gets caught behind enemy lines and has to haul ass out of the trenches to reach safety. They just have to get past enemy soldiers, poison gas, barbed wire, monsoon rain and foot-deep mud. What could possibly go wrong?

Buy it HERE!

Movie Review: Jay and Silent Bob Get Irish (2013)

Many know the story behind this show, but for those who don't, I'll give you a quick rundown. As Kevin Smith began the transformation from filmmaker to podcaster, his friend Jason Mewes was dealing with a relapse. As a way to keep Jay on the right path, Smith started a live podcast called Jay and Silent Bob Get Old. This made Jay accountable to an audience, as he announces his days sober at every show. Years later, the duo tours the globe performing live. I enjoyed the first DVD, Tea Bagging in the UK, and this was even better.

March 25, 2013

Movie Review: Christine (Blu-ray)

Man's fascination with the automobile - specifically the sports car - seems to never go away. To some car enthusiasts it's for it's become a replacement for a relationship. After watching Twilight Time's Blue-ray release of John Carpenter's Christine after about 20 years from the last time a viewed it, I couldn't help but remember an old neighbor I used to have who was similar to the title character. Our neighbor, Mr. Rushing, was a portly angry s.o.b who loved to show off his corvette to the neighborhood. He'd baby the thing and treat it with more love than both his wife and kids. At one point, in public, at a barbecue he slapped the shit out of his eight year-old because the kid sprinkled water on the car's tire. Father of the year, he ain't.

Stephen King may have seen a few of these guys during his life, which may or may not have inspired his popular best-selling novel. The only thing really different from my neighbor is that in King’s vision we have little possession sprinkled in with the obsession. And, it's also entertaining.

Arnie (Keith Gordon, Dressed to Kill, Back to School) is an awkward teen who doesn't have too many friends aside from a jock named Dennis, (John Stockwell, Top Gun). Naturally, he's not much of a ladies’ man either - that is until he meets Christine, a 1958 Plymouth Fury from hell. No one will get in the way of Arnie’s obsession with Christine – not his parents, a group of bullies or even his new girlfriend. She’s a true fatal attraction.

March 24, 2013

Movie Review: Hemel (2012, Artsploitation Films)

Reviewed By: John Beutler

A strange thing happened, on route to my critique on this very sexually charged and compelling character study...wrought from an exploitively intimate and carnal genre, which I had little direct exposure to, despite my embrace of just about all other facets of the exploitation genres. Sort of headlong into uncharted territory, so to speak, going into this film...though surprising, pleasantly quite affecting and thought-provoking. Despite my able-readied ability, I found myself hard-pressed to wretch an immediate review of Hemel from my mind...not so much in finding the words to express. Indeed, the words were there, but they were rampantly disjointed in my head, as it took longer than norm, to process the film, both mentally and emotionally...trying to relate to the subject matter...applicable words and phases swimming attempt to join those trying to blindly mate mismatched find the connections, and the sense in those connections, amidst the unconventional and intimate character interactions, which I had just been privy of. 

Later that evening, I spoke to a fellow associate of mine, regarding Hemel... explaining the carnal nuances of the plot... an inner-lonely woman who hides an underlining desire for intimacy, despite a number of forgettably by-the-way and coldly disregarded sexual couplings with a wide spectrum of men, with their own individual nuances, as far as the old song says, '...looking for love, in all the wrong places'...a woman clearly in search of something, which she cannot seem to itch, which she cannot scratch.

March 23, 2013

Movie Review: The Great Magician (2011, Blu-ray)

Review By: Rob Sibley

The Great Magician is the latest feature film from director Tung-Shing Yee aka Derek Yee. The man has a handful of films to his credits but he truly made his name in Hong Kong cinema with his violent art house masterpiece “One Nite in Mongkok”. He cemented himself as a director with an eye for the darker side of HK life with the magnificent but depressing crime/character study “Protégé”. 

But the film that most Americans will know Yee's work from was the Jackie Chan vehicle “Shinjuku Incident”. Which is arguably one of Chan's best films when it concerns acting. 

Movie Review: The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007)

by Peggy Christie

Ever have one of those days? You know, you wake up late, there’s an accident on the highway, you spill your coffee all over your computer, some guy is lying across the road blocking your way home, a shadow creature comes out of nowhere and kills you?

The Deaths of Ian Stone is about Ian, a guy having such a day as I described above. He plays hockey for a small college and just as he shoots the winning goal, the game ends and the point doesn’t count. Apparently the game clock stopped with two seconds left but regular time kept on tickin’ so Ian’s team loses.
On the drive home, just before the train tracks, he sees someone lying in the middle of the road. When he checks it out, the figure jerks and Ian runs to call for help. While doing that, a shadowy figure crashes through the car windshield, pulling Ian from inside, then drags him to the tracks, just in time for a train to run him over.

March 22, 2013

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March 21, 2013

Movie Review: The Rite (2011)

 by Peggy Christie

The Rite is about Michael, a mortician who, while very good at his job, seems lost and unhappy. In his family, if you’re not a mortician, you’re a priest. So Michael enrolls in seminary school, despite his lack of faith in God and religion (this IS my shocked face), with the idea that if in four years it doesn’t work out, he can just quit.

As he physically leaves the seminary, a bizarre series of events results in the accidental death of a passing cyclist. While administering last rites to the poor dying woman, Michael’s teacher sees ‘something’ in him. He instructs Michael (more like extorts him) to head to Rome where he can take a course in exorcisms. Apparently there’s been an uprising in demonic possessions and the Vatican wants a licensed exorcist in every parish.


Movie Review: From Beyond (1986, Blu-ray/DVD combo)

Review By: Rob Sibley

Coming to you March 26th, courtesy of Scream Factory!

Shot just outside of Rome back in 1986 at the old Dino De Laurentiis studios and produced by Charles Band now defunct production company Empire Pictures. From Beyond is without a doubt my all time favorite Stuart Gordon horror film. I know right off the bat for saying that some of you will tune out because you worship Re-animator. Don’t get me wrong, I dig Re-animator I like it a lot. But I think From Beyond works better as far as tone goes. But this isn’t my review for Re-animator.

March 19, 2013

Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #88 - My Pazuzu Itches

Dave talks about his recent gall bladder surgery and his lack of rest. After that, he and Kevin get into Airborne, The Night of the Hunter, ESPN's Broke and more.

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March 18, 2013

Movie Review: Score (1973, Blu-ray)

Review By: Rob Sibley

“Score” is a grade A Radley Metzger film and one of my favorite films of his. Metzger made a name for himself with erotic flicks such as The Lickerish Quartet, Camille 2000 and his masterpiece “The Opening of Misty Beethoven” to just name a few.

The films based off an off-Broadway play by Jerry Douglas. The film take place in the fictional city of Leisure. We start with a couple of swingers, Elvira (Claire Wilbur) & Jack (Gerald Grant). They setup a little game of seduction, mainly taking bets on how many people can you screw? They eventually meet up with a young newly wedded couple Betsy (cult icon Lynn Lowry) & Eddie (Gay porn star Casey Donovan). Soon the innocent couple of Betsy are invited over to dinner and the booze starts flowing, joints are lit up and relationships are tested. This all ends with the couple taking off their clothing and going at it. 

Movie Review: Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead (2012)

Reviewed by John Beutler

I have to admit, for a small, under-the-radar well as always being on the lookout for a fresh take on the well-worn 'living dead' genre...I was genuinely excited about this. The trailer seems to promise so much: A group of devoted and knowledgeable horror film fans, having just run themselves through the crazed gauntlet of a recent horror film convention (...this reviewer does that very thing, every year...and absolutely loves it, even at a relatively seasoned age...), get waywardly invited to an isolated farmhouse in the backwoods, for a horror based, free-for-all party. At a certain point, they all 'pass out'...and inexplicably awaken in strangely familiar surroundings, wearing strangely familiar clothing...specifically, in...What?? A certain cemetery, and later, in a certain isolated farmhouse...progressively surrounded by flesh-eating zombies??

March 17, 2013

Movie Review: Halloween II (Collector's Edition, Scream Factory)

When John Carpenter’s classic Halloween premiered in 1978 to overwhelming praise from the press and a not too shabby take at the box office for an independent horror feature it was inevitable that production of a sequel would go into full swing not long after. There was a catch though, Carpenter and writing/producing partner Debra Hill would return, but Carpenter would pass the directing duties to the capable eye of Rick Rosenthal. Would it suffer with Carpenter’s absence behind the camera?

Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis, Terror Train, and Halloween) has just been taken by an ambulance from the house where her brother, Michael Myers (Dick Warlock) savagely attacked her. Michael's wounded too, but he’s such a tough hombre that Dr. Loomis’ pea shooter, and 20 foot fall onto his back wasn't quite enough to put him deep in the depths of hell.

Drink Review: Mountain Dew Kickstart

Did you ever wake up in the morning and wish there was a way to have a huge jolt of caffeine without all the coffee breath? Did you ever think that Sunny Delight would be better if it increased your heart rate? Ever wish Tang would mix a little white powder in with the orange powder? Are you like me and wondering why Mountain Dew caught on to this idea a scant decade after Monster did it?

I'm a Mountain Dew drinker, because somehow that's just what white people do. It's in the DNA somewhere. In the last couple of years, the folks over at Pepsi have let the flavor monkeys run wild. Hell, they even let Dew drinkers pick what flavors would be manufactured on more than one occasion. There are exclusive flavors, like Taco Bell's Baja Blast or the Halo inspired Game Fuel. Honestly, outside of the Amp sugar-free lemonade, I haven't had a bad run-in with the folks over at Mountain Dew. Now, they want to enter the breakfast arena with two Kickstart flavors: Orange Citrus and Fruit Punch. I don't know how I feel about this, though I do consume a fair amount of coffee each day. Regardless, I had to give these a shot.

March 16, 2013

Sinister Visions: NEW International Gore Anthology!

Horror anthology SINISTER VISIONS is making its way out on the world as we speak – cinematic showings are planned during the summer in the UK, Italy and Spain and a DVD release for the North American market is planned for early autumn. The cover art has just been revealed, see below this text.


Are you ready for a terror attack combining both succubi, women possessed by demons, serial killers in electric chairs, aggressive zombies, vengeful crazy women, men with very deep emotional scars and of course a fair amount of amputation and gore? SINISTER VISIONS consists of five grueling horror stories to make your bones freeze.

SUCCUBUS is about a beautiful young blonde, Emma, studying to become an archeologist. On an excavation trip to Syria she finds something in the sand that is about to change her life completely. She hurries home hoping to be able to escape it, but she is about to get wiser.

MY UNDEAD GIRLFRIEND is a twisted story with a lot of morbid, dark humor, telling the story of the day Keith woke up next to his girlfriend who had out of the blue turned into a flesh eating undead and tonight he is about to meet her parents for the first time! This day is going to be a bit out of the ordinary!

MOTHER KNOWS BEST is the story about Carl, a somewhat shy man preparing for a date with his childhood sweetheart, Rebecca. Carl’s mother has quite a few objections about the date and she is not too shy to express them, though.

March 14, 2013

Movie Review: Bully (2012, Blu-ray/DVD)

Movie review by Greg Goodsell

Directed by Lee Hirsch

There is one salient reason this reviewer cannot recommend this documentary under any circumstances.

Working over 11 years in radio news, there is one short and unspoken rule in reporting: never, EVER report a suicide, unless the person in question is a public figure. Why? Because whenever it is reported that someone has taken their own life, it inspires others to do the same.

Hard to believe? It isn’t. As drastic and irreversible as suicide may seem, there is something in the human psyche that finds it imminently appealing. No waiting for the Grim Reaper’s scythe to fall: take a handful of pills and control your own destiny. Whenever a celebrity is reported to have ended his life – paging Kurt Cobain, that figure’s many followers follow in a lemming-like plunge off the cliff. This is especially true in the young and very young, not well versed in the ways of the world. “I’m not going to be able to drive until I’m 17 … the girl I like in math class called me a doodie head … my nose is too big and my acne is too severe – where is dad’s Saturday Night Special?” 

That’s why all the media coverage surrounding teenage suicides related to bullying – as well as this film, good intentions and all, may actually have contributed to the unnecessary deaths of young people, who in their naive, desperate act said “I’m going to show them!” While these victims must ultimately accept their own decisions for their actions, in this reviewer’s opinion, news reports such as these have never exactly been helpful.

Movie Review: Nobody Gets Out Alive (2013, DVD)

Review By: Rob Sibley

I got to start off by saying I really wanted to love this movie. Low budget slasher films are a dime a dozen these days but this one looked different. A return to old school slasher films with plenty of brutal kills. It delivered what the trailer promised but sadly the film got so wrapped up in sticking to the formula of the old school hack & slash that it loses any surprise and is strictly by the books. This is one of those films where the DVD cover art is actually more interesting then the film itself.

The film starts off with a little girl playing hop-scotch in the center of the road. Not the side of the road, not the curb but the very center of the road. Said little girl is hit by a drunk driver and the father of this little girl isn't to happy about it. The father disappears and a local legend begins to form. The legend is the man stalks the woods, hunting down drunken teenagers.

March 12, 2013

Movie Review: Bullet Collector (2012, DVD)

Review By: Rob Sibley

Sobiratel Pul aka “The Bullet Collector” is hands down the best art house movie I've seen so far in 2013. It's unlike any other art house film I've seen. The film is being compared to François Truffaut's 400 Blows which is understandable since the story itself parallels the 1959 French classic. But besides with dealing with similar issues the two films couldn't be more different. This Russian film is the first feature length film from Aleksandr Vartanov, who's only previous credit was as a co-director on a Russian sitcom.

This is an incredible debut feature film, I never would have guessed that this is Vartanov's first real time behind the camera. I should say right off the bat that this is either a love it or hate it sort of film. As with a lot of Russian films the subject matter is incredibly dark and depressing. But if you look closely enough through all the bleakness, grit and grime there is some hidden beauty to be found in this picture.

Movie Review: The Coffin (2011)

by Peggy Christie

The Coffin is an interesting little flick out of Thailand. Apparently the Thai people believe that if you lie down in a coffin, have it sealed, and pray/wish/whatever for an undetermined length of time, you will be able to stave off bad luck and death. Seems if you are sick, a loved one is sick, or anything in your life needs a little extra oomph behind its success, this is a common ritual. And yeah, anything involving the living and coffins never seems to end well in the movies.

Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #87 - Off the Rails: Part 2

Kevin continues his conversation from the Abnormal Entertainment studio at Samurai Comics in Mesa with The Atomic Fallout Society's Tony Sabal and Brian Smith. They discuss video game comic books, the Oscars, Seth MacFarlane, the VFX/Life of Pi situation, what a douche Jay-Z is, how movies represent dads, YouTube stars, picking a new pope, what a podcasting documentary would entail, how Brian got on AE, behind the scenes at Phoenix Comicon, synergy between networks, the freedom of podcasting, and how Super Size Me led to an interesting theory about Taylor Made.

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March 11, 2013

Movie Review: Experiment in Terror (1962, Blu-ray)

For a filmmaker whose name has been synonymous with classic comedies like The Pink Panther, Shot in The Dark, Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Party, Blake Edwards wasn't exactly someone you’d tag as a director for film in the thriller genre.  When you have talent like Edwards at the helm I’d like to think it would be possible but you never know. This made watching Twilight Time’s newly re-mastered Blu-ray release of Edwards’ 1962 film Experiment in Terror quite intriguing.

Kelly Sherwood (Lee Remmick, Anatomy of a Murder, The Omen) is in a bit if a bind – she’s being terrorized by a madman (Ross Martin, Wild Wild West) who wants her to steal 100,000 dollars from the bank which she works. If Kelly doesn’t listen to “Red”, her sister, Toby Sherwood (Stefanie Powers, Hart to Hart) will die.

After being told by her captor not to go to the police, she does just that and receives the help of FBI agent John Ripley (Glenn Ford, The Big Heat, and Blackboard Jungle). Red isn't stupid and catches on to the fact he’s got the authorities eyes on him. He continues to harass Sherwood and even Ripley via phone with his asthmatic voice.

March 10, 2013

Movie Review: Sledgehammer (1983, Intervision)

The folks over at Intervision have tackled some eclectic titles over the past couple years. Their line of oddities includes some of the craziest shot-on- video epics ever made. The Canadian flick Things is one film (err video) of note that made me question a lot of “things” about myself. First and foremost, why am I watching this fucking movie and why am I enjoying it.  B-movie maven David A. Prior (Killer Workout, Future Justice) started his storied movie career off with his take on the slasher genre that was huge in the early 80’s with Sledgehammer. Intervision has some obvious love for the movie and just like with Things has released it onto DVD with all the trimmings.

A mother is shown abusing her young son by locking the moppet in a closet so she can get busy with her boyfriend. The kid’s a crafty fellow so he’s able to MacGyver himself out and track down mum and her beau before they can even get sticky. Junior grabs a hold of a sledgehammer and plants the tool in the back of their melons in cheesy but gory fashion.

March 9, 2013

Movie Review: Night Of The Tentacles (2012, DVD)

Review By: Rob Sibley
This is the first film of Dustin Mills I've ever seen. I've heard of his work before with flicks like Zombie A-Hole & Bath Salt Zombies. I must say I'm really impressed with what he was able to achieve, working no less with a budget of only fifteen-hundred bucks.

The film deals with a fellow by the name of David (Brandon Salkil). A man who's life really isn't going the way he plans. He's a struggling graphic artist who specializes in erotic horror artwork. He lives next door to some neighbors who are constantly causing a ruckus having sex non-stop. Things are looking to good for our dear David. Who's sole pleasure in life in waiting for his down stares pregnant neighbor Esther (Nicole Gerity) to get home. Why? So he listen in, ear to the floor and masturbate to the sounds of her moaning, doing the deed herself. Not much of a silver lining in his life eh? 

March 8, 2013

Movie Review: Bath Salt Zombies (2013)

The drug known as "Bath Salts" made huge news about a year or so ago after a hobo using the drug went into a rage and chewed off a man's face. For some reason I didn't see this coming, but filmmaker Dustin Mills (Puppet Monster Massacre, Night of the Tentacles) and co-writer/producer Clint Weiler jumped at the chance at making a horror comedy about this odd, very heinous incident. Could it reek of genius... or it could reek of something else? 

Bath salts are a huge hit in the inner city, so much so that an even more potent dose of bath salts has been put together by a chemist (writer/ director Mills). One such junkie, Ritchie (Brandon Salkil, Night of the Tentacles, Zombie A-Hole) gets a hold of of these cigarettes and instead of getting a solid high he transforms into a face-ripping, flesh-eating bath salt zombie.

March 7, 2013

Movie Review: SuckerPunch (2011)

by Peggy Christie

SuckerPunch is the story of Babydoll , an unfortunate young woman whose stepfather tries to rape her after her mother’s death. But because she puts up too much of a fight, he goes for her younger sister. Babydoll don’t brook that BS so she takes a gun to him, accidentally killing her sister instead. Hence, he tosses her into a mental institution.

The stepdad pays off an orderly to get a special doctor into the asylum in five days to lobotomize our poor nubile young lady so she can’t tell the real truth to the cops. Bastard.

Movie Review: I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

by Peggy Christie

What better way is there to ring in the Valentine holiday than to watch the longest and most brutal gang-rape scene ever filmed, huh? Am I right? Though I’m in my 40s AND I recreated the poster of this flick for our first annual Horror Calendar, I’ve never actually watched it.

Bad Peggy. 

March 5, 2013

Movie Review: Climb It, Tarzan! (2011, Independent Entertainment)

Directed by Jared Masters
Starring Jennicka Andersson, Jamie Devitt and Zrinka Dozic
Run Time: 75 minutes

The time is the sixties, its the dawn of the sexploitation era and aspiring model Ginger (Jamie Devitt) learns the only available photo assignments are for naughty men’s magazines, and that she must risk eviction or succumb to the sadistic perversions of dominating lesbian photographer Paula (Jennicka Andersson). As naive Ginger discovers first-hand that there is no chance of becoming a wholesome pin-up queen, her secretive sister Janet (Jessica Hichborn) takes a job as a go-go dancer, baring her flesh by night and living out of a Venice Beach sailboat by night.

Billed as a tribute to sexploitation cinema, Climb It, Tarzan! consists of an all-female cast of over fifty young budding starlets, most of which are more then willing to “drop the top” for the camera of the creepy but hot Scandinavian photographer Paula. In all honesty this movie started out quite nicely, with a nude photo-shoot followed by the hapless model getting chloroformed and molested by the photographer. Five minutes in I’m thinking to myself, “Gentlemen, we have a winner!” Unfortunately it was all pretty much a free-fall into the lamest, most yawn-inducing recesses of bad-cinema imaginable from that point forward.

Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #86 - Off the Rails: Part 1

Kevin records from the Abnormal Entertainment studio at Samurai Comics in Mesa with the leader of The Atomic Fallout Society, Tony Sabal. They talk about comicon experiences, the differences between comic shops now and when they were younger, and how Tony's brother Dave lost some of the recording equipment.

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March 4, 2013

Movie Review: The Caretaker (2012, DVD)

Review By: Rob Sibley

I've always appreciated Aussie cinema. Back in the seventies and the eighties they were cranking killer flicks. Everything from crazy biker flicks like 1974's “Stone” to more art house classics like “Wake In Fright”. Not to mention the dozens of great exploitation flicks from Brian Trenchard Smith. They even tackled the killer beast genre with the stellar “Razorback”. Of coarse Mad Max is the film that put Aussie cinema on the map. Sadly by the 90's it seemed like all hope was gone, the big Aussie cinema boom was over with.

That all changed when Greg Mclean burst onto the scene with his modern day stalk/slash classic “Wolf Creek”. It gave Aussie cinema that much needed shot of adrenalin and since then they've been turning out some fine films. Mclean would return to the Aussie horror scene in 2007 with the superior killer croc flick “Rogue”. That same year we were treated to the Aussie backwoods delight “Storm Warning” directed by Jamie Blanks. In 2009 we got a gory taste at romance gone wrong with “The Loved Ones” and 2010 we were given a nice double dose of Aussie flicks with the some man turned beast splatter in Josh Reed's “Primal”. Not to mention the fantastic western/thriller “Red Hill”. Now we have the Australian vampire flick “The Caretaker”.

March 3, 2013

Movie Review: Monty Python's A Liar's Autobiography (2012, DVD)

Review By: Rob Sibley

Graham Chapman was a legend, plain and simple. He sadly lived a very short life, passing away from throat cancer at the age of 48. But, he most definitely brought and continues to bring joy and humor to many people's lives. This is because Mr. Chapman was one of the founders of Monty Python! He also played Arthur in Monty Python And The Holy Grail.

In 1969 Mr. Chapman joined up with his university chums consisting of John Cleese, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Michael Palin & Terry Gilliam. Together they formed the comedy troupe Monty Python. Their show “Flying Circus” was an instant hit when it aired on BBC and soon gathered quite the following when it aired on PBS on American shores.

Movie Review: Black Swan (2011)

by Peggy Christie

Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman having sex. AKA Black Swan.

Natalie plays Nina, a delicate, sensitive, and brilliant ballerina who, like most every other ballerina in the world, wants to be the Swan Queen in Swan Lake. She’s perfect for the White Swan, the sweet and loving ‘good’ character that’s trapped in a swan’s body, just waiting for her prince to come and break the spell. She’s not so perfect for the Black Swan, the character that tricks the prince into giving his love to her and not the White one.

You see, the Black Swan is seduction, passion, chaos, letting go – all the things that Nina is not. But the director of the ballet company gives her a shot in hopes that she can find that part of herself that can create both good and bad, or White and Black.

Movie Review: Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2011)

by Peggy Christie

This movie follows Dylan (Brandon Routh), a once ‘keeper of the balance’ between all the supernatural creatures in the world (yep, they’re real). Apparently, all the creatures of the night (a phrase used a little too often through the flick for my tastes) designate a human to be an unbiased peace keeper/ investigator. Unfortunately, the vampire elders killed Dylan’s wife (or girlfriend or fiancé) so he slaughtered them and decided to become a private eye instead and leave the supernatural world behind.

Too bad our resolutions can never be kept, huh?

March 1, 2013

Movie Review: The Octagon (1980, Blu-ray)

Review By: Rob Sibley

Note: This Blu-ray is region B locked, you will need an all region player to view this.

Chuck Norris is a legend of action cinema and maybe action movies biggest joke. Go online and you can find thousands upon thousands of “Chuck Norris facts” that all are indeed quite funny. The humor is even acknowledged in Chuck's brief appearance in Expendables II. But let's face the facts, Chuck was never much of an actor. He's one helluva martial artist, the real deal. So that makes up for his lack of acting chops. But you don't watch a Chuck Norris movie for his thespian skills, you watch one for all the ass kickery that is going to be contained in the films 90 minute run time.

The plot itself is rather convoluted and headache inducing at times. Norris plays Scott James a man haunted by memories and flashbacks during both his waking and sleeping hours. The first is a childhood memory relating to his intense ninja training as a child. The second is a recollection of loss, one that has turned Scott away from his former life. But a wealthy heiress (is there any other kind?) convinces him to enter the fray once more. Scott finds himself dragged into an international terrorist group “The Octagon” consisting of ninjas (always a good thing) and a not so friendly face from Chuck's past.