Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Review: Slasher.com

As a fan of the slasher genre, I usually will watch any type of slasher film. When I first came across “Slasher.com”, I was interested because it featured R.A Manhoff from Hatchet 2 and Jewel Shepard from Return of the Living Dead. It gained my interested immediately to the point that it was worth a look.

The film is about guy who meets a girl online. They decide on their first date to make it a special by renting a log cabin in the woods. They meet the owners of the cabin and things take a turn for the worse when the owners kidnap them and lock them up in their basement. Now, the new couple must find a way to escape them and the woods before it’s too late.

I wished that I never viewed this film as it was awful from start to finish. It’s been a long time since yours truly trashed a film. In fact the last time I had such hatred for a film that I never wanted to see it again was “Annebelle”. This is up there with that film as Slasher.com” was one film that I would like to forget and erase from my memory.

Director Chip Gubera doesn’t do anything to make anything in this film interesting. Whether it’s the way that he handles the action to the flow of the film, there was nothing that made me feel entertained as I was bored watching this film. I was waiting for something to get me into this film, instead I got scenes that has no intensity or they just fell flat. It also didn’t help that the performances were just awful. Gubera doesn’t take his time to make sure the performance aspects of the film work. The performances here come off as uninspiring and dull. Nobody looked like they wanted to be in this film. It made me not want to care about anything in the performances or the film all together. When that happen, you lose interest very quickly.

The screenplay by the Gubera and Chelsea Andes was even worse than the film’s direction. One of the things that I hated about this film was the characters. The screenplay gives you characters that are so generic and one dimensional that I didn’t care about them. When the film’s twists happens, I didn’t even care as I didn’t like any the characters at that point and it felt like it just came off as stupid. The other thing that I hated about this was the fact that nothing made sense. Whether it’s the film’s twists or the story, never did I get a sense that anything felt logical. It made for one tortuous viewing as I was waiting for this film to end.

There are plenty of good low budget slashers out there like “Strip Club Massacre” “Capture Kill Release” and “Are We the Waiting” which people should check out instead of this film. “Slasher.com” is one of those films that I couldn’t wait to disconnect as this was awful.

Review Rating: One Star

Chaos Ensues in Issue #2 of "Vampblade Season 2"

Action Lab Danger Zone recently send the horror chamber over preview pages for issue 2 of Season Two of "Vampblade". The issue is written by Jason Martin with art and cover art by Winston Young.

Issue #12 of "Vampblade" hits comic retailers on January 25th.

Plot Synopsis:

Katie Carva is Vampblade, but now when she transforms, the blades are the ones in control… and the blades are really f$%#@d up! Consequently, so is Katie’s life!!

Dollface and Zombie Tramp Face Off in Issue #4 of "Dollface"

Action Lab Danger Zone recently send us over preview pages for issue #4 of "Dollface". The issue is written by Dan Mendoza & Bryan Seaton with art and cover art by Mendoza.

Issue #4 of "Dollface" hits comic shops on April 26th.

Plot Synopsis:

The tables have turned now on DollFace and the gang as Zombie Tramp tries to take each one of them out. Are Lila and Ivan ready to deal with such a powerful witch this early in the game?

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Smoke is in the Air with the Official Trailer for "Evil Bong 666"

Full Moon Features recently released the official trailer for their latest release "Evil Bong 666". The film stars Robin Syndey, Mindy Robinson and Tonya Kay.

"Evil Bong 666" hits Full Moon Streaming, Full Moon's Amazon Channel and various VOD platforms on April 20th.

Plot Synopsis:

The bong is BACK! Back from Hell, that is! Everyone’s favorite iconic and evil bong, Eebee, returns in the new, hellaciously dark Full Moon fantasy comedy. This time, she’s brought sexy demons, stoner creatures, and a brand new, freakish Full Moon puppet you’ll have to see to believe! When a brutal blood sacrifice opens a portal to Hell, Eebee and The Gingerdead Man are returned to Earth. But his trip to Hell has driven Gingerdead even more insane, and unless someone can stop his murderous cookie-cuttin’ rampage he’s gonna ruin Eebee’s plans for world domination. In a last-minute fit of inspiration Eebee channels her inner Dr. Frankenstein and creates The Gingerweed Man: a tiny, cobbled together monster made from the greatest strains of weed on earth. This little killer is ready to get high with a little help from his friends!  

"Evil Bong 666": Official Trailer

Official Stills and Trailer for the Upcoming Supernatural Chiller "Bayou Ghost Story"

Together Magic Films recently released stills for their upcoming film "Bayou Ghost Story". The film stars Andrew Panzarella, Jared Fleming, Kerry Kelly Gridley, Cheryl Gautier, Hailey Chown, and Armand Petri.

"Bayou Ghost Story" hits Amazon Prime and Vimeo on demand on April 18th.

Press Release:

Together Magic Films has announced the April 18th release of their new supernatural feature film Bayou Ghost Story across digital platforms.

The official synopsis reads: “A paranormal investigator travels to the South to research a series of deaths connected to a supernatural curse haunting an old Louisiana family.”

Written and directed by Armand Petri; Bayou Ghost Story will be available to Amazon Prime subscribers in the US, UK, DE & JP beginning April 18th.

“Bayou Ghost Story is a thrilling paranormal whodunnit set in the backdrop of Louisiana’s tradition of ghost stories, urban legends and haunted locations. It’s a story of family and outsiderism.” - Says Petri, noting that the new film will also be available for rent/purchase on Amazon Video and on Vimeo On Demand.

Bayou Ghost Story combines elements of traditional cinematography with documentary style. It was shot last year with mostly local talent in the Greater New Orleans area. The film stars Andrew Panzarella, Jared Fleming, Kerry Kelly Gridley, Cheryl Gautier, Hailey Chown, and Armand Petri. Art Arutyunyan produced.

"Bayou Ghost Story": Official Trailer

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Review: "The Creeps"

It's been a while since I've done a blu-ray review here on the site. It also happens that I'm a big fan of Charles Band and Full Moon Features. So it was inevitable that I would check out “The Creeps” blu-ray and review it to see if it’s worth the conversion to blu-ray for you blu-ray lovers.

The film is about a mad scientist who brings to life the classic literary monsters Dracula, Frankenstein, the Werewolf and the Mummy. The only problem is they’re small sized people. Now in order to complete his insane plan to make them full figured, he seeks out to find a virgin to sacrifice so that his creations can be restored to full size. Can he be stopped before his classic monsters become full size to terrorize everyone?

I’ve seen a lot of Charles Band’s films over the years. Films like “Blood Dolls”, “Head of the Family and “Trophy Heads. “The Creeps” to me seems to come off as one of his weaker films that he’s done even though it isn’t Band’s fault due to the film’s weak script.

Director Charles Band does a good job directing this film. One of the things that he does well was to make sure the action keeps moving. He approaches the scenes in a way that it makes the action interesting even though he doesn’t have much of the screenplay with this film. The other thing that Band does well is to make sure the acting is good enough to keep your interest. That seems to be a trademark to Band’s films as he knows that the screenplays sometime tend to not be great. He’s able to cover that up with the performance aspect. It shows here especially with this film.

The screenplay by Benjamin Carr was bad. One of the things that I didn’t like about it was the fact there is no development whatsoever. I wished Carr could’ve took a little time to flesh out the main characters as everything seem to be moving so fast that it makes the story suffer. The other thing that I didn’t like about this was the fact nothing was scary. With monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy and The Wolfman, I should’ve gotten a scary scene or two. Sadly, I didn’t get any of that here as it felt like it tries to go the humor route which was okay. Still, I was expecting more in this department. Thankfully, Band’s direction saves this film from becoming a complete mess.

Review Rating: Three Stars

Official Trailer for Steven Shainberg's Latest Film "Rapture"

AMBI Media Group recently released the official trailer for Steven Shainberg's latest film "Rapture". The film stars Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Prometheus), Peter Stormare (The Big Lebowski, Fargo), Kerry Bishe (AMC's "Halt and Catch Fire," Argo), and Michael Chiklis (FX's "The Shield," Fantastic Four).

"Rapture" hits theaters in limited release and VOD on April 28th. The film is also available now on Direct TV.

Plot Synopsis:

RUPTURE follows Renee Morgan (Noomi Rapace), a single mom, who is deathly terrified of spiders. While in route to meet up with a friend, she is violently abducted by a group of strangers. After enduring intense yet strange questioning and examinations, some about her fear of spiders, Renee soon discovers that she is now the subject of an underground experiment. Her captors explain to her that she has a genetic abnormality that can potentially allow her to “rupture” and reveal her alien nature. Renee must find a way to escape before it is too late.

"Rapture": Official Trailer: