Archive for May, 2011

By My Righteous Hand: The Bleeding House

By My Righteous Hand: The Bleeding House

Tweet From the beginning, The Bleeding House is a quirky and strange feature with a slow burn, methodical approach. This eventually gives way to something that is both startling and brutal. It’s like an orchestral movement that crescendos into one big gut punching finish. At the onset, we’re introduced to a family of four who’ve […]




Video Nasties: Night of the Bloody Apes (1969)

Video Nasties: Night of the Bloody Apes (1969)

A doctor attempts a risky cure for his son’s Leukemia: Transplanting a gorilla heart into his chest. What results is an “Orgy of Terror!”




Bikers, Babes and Bullshit: The Violent Kind (2010)

Bikers, Babes and Bullshit: The Violent Kind (2010)

Tweet Jesus fuck, I hate this movie. Let’s get that out of the way right now so admirers of this can either start spewing hate at me in the comments and those unaware of the film at all, know where I stand. That said, “hate” may be too strong a word here. Vehemently dislike may […]




My Sweet Satan: Elvis, The Devil, & The History Of Occult Rock (Part 2)

My Sweet Satan: Elvis, The Devil, & The History Of Occult Rock (Part 2)

Tweet While Elvis Presley’s gyrating hips and blues-inspired rock & roll sorcery infuriated adults and excited teenagers throughout the 1950’s (modern-day witches might look at the erotic frenzy Presley’s presence threw audiences into as the result of an in-born sex magick charisma), other artists of the decade were more overt in their utilization of taboo […]




Get Your Boots On And Your Guns Ready – A Review Of Stake Land (2010)

Get Your Boots On And Your Guns Ready – A Review Of Stake Land (2010)

Tweet It seems like I’ve been waiting for Stake Land for at least two years now. The moment I laid eyes on the first trailer, I knew that this was the vampire film that I had been waiting on. It’s hard to be a fan of the sub-genre, as most things related have been terrible, […]




Interview With Director Johnny Daggers

Interview With Director Johnny Daggers

Tweet The rich history of horror originating from Pittsburgh includes George Romero, Bill “Chilly Billy” Cardille, and Tom Savini. Director Johnny Daggers of DaggerVision Films can add his name to this list. Fiercely independent and outspoken, Daggers is making a name for himself in the world of low budget filmmaking. He took some time from […]




Video Nasties: The Driller Killer (1979)

Video Nasties: The Driller Killer (1979)

Tweet 1979 was the year.  The Iran Oil Crisis was in full swing, Sony unveiled The Walkman, The Boomtown Rats were climbing up the charts, and a then beardless child was born who would go on to start The Blood Sprayer.  1979 was also the year that a young filmmaker named Abel Ferrara began upon […]




‘A Serbian Film’: As Art and Commentary

‘A Serbian Film’: As Art and Commentary

Tweet Let me first start off by saying that I think A Serbian Film is a fantastic, thought provoking film. When I first watched it upon its release, (a very close friend of mine got an imported version) I was not disgusted by the film (as many were) but unsure about how I felt. After […]




Die and Let Live (2006)/Raising the Stakes (2005) Review

Die and Let Live (2006)/Raising the Stakes (2005) Review

Tweet I was vaguely familiar with IWC Films before I turned on the current Tempe release of their two feature length movies, Die and Let Live and Raising the Stakes. Previously purchasing (and enjoying) the short-film compilations Faces of Schlock I and II, where IWC Films contributed two shorts,  I had higher expectations for these films.  I am happy to report that both movies […]




Indie Spotlight: IFC Midnight Living Up To Its Name

Indie Spotlight: IFC Midnight Living Up To Its Name

IFC Midnight brings the heat with both guns blazin’…




Come Together (2008) Review

Come Together (2008) Review

Tweet We interrupt your regular, gory programming to bring you the following review: Please, don’t adjust your browser- this is still the Bloodsprayer. Outrageous, funny, sexy, and not rated. This is the tag line that introduces you to Come Together. Based on this tag line and the bikini-clad cover photo, I was expecting an American […]




Would You Like Fries With That?

Would You Like Fries With That?

Tweet Thor, the latest blockbuster from Paramount and Marvel Studios, is the result of what happens when too many people have too much riding on a franchise opportunity: they spend so much time making sure it isn’t bad that they neglect to make it any good. Designed to stroke all of the right brain centers […]




My Sweet Satan: Elvis, The Devil, & The History Of Occult Rock (Part 1)

My Sweet Satan: Elvis, The Devil, & The History Of Occult Rock (Part 1)

Tweet Rock & roll has always been rebel music. From the libido-charged, hip-shakin’ hillbilly sneer of Elvis Presley to the devil-worshiping, serial killer-obsessed, nazi-filled horror tales of Slayer, rock music, in all its permutations and perversions, revels in revolution and trespasses into the transgressive taboo. Of course, for those interested in rebellion, there’s one figurehead […]




By the Skin of Their Teeth- A Review of Justin Timpane’s “Ninjas vs Vampires”

By the Skin of Their Teeth- A Review of Justin Timpane’s “Ninjas vs Vampires”

Tweet Director: Justin Timpane Writer: Justin Timpane Starring: Jay Saunders, Daniel Ross and Cory Okouchi Tagline: None Release Date: May 2011 on DVD Official Site: www.ninjasvsvampires.com Sometimes it takes a certain perspective to be able to review an indie film… a special sense of disbelief if you will. Such was my experience with one of […]




Spiders: The Best SyFy Film You (Probably) Haven’t Seen

Spiders: The Best SyFy Film You (Probably) Haven’t Seen

Tweet The college that I am studying at here in Australia (University of Queensland) has a large multimedia library. The other day, after finishing a paper, I thought I would reward myself by going to the DVD shelves and seeing what films I could take out to view in my newly acquired free time. I […]




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