Archive for the Science Fiction Category

Sand Zombies

Posted in Classic Horror, Evil, Science Fiction, Zombies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Oasis of the Zombies

Nazi zombies are guarding six million taxable dollars in gold buried in the Sahara Desert. Dune of the Dead – heh.

Robert, an unmotivated college student needing a haircut and a swift kick in the pants, receives word his father just died. The good news is his dad hasn’t turned into a zombie. The bad news is, HE’S DEAD.

Oasis of the Zombies

While reading dead dad’s diaries, Robert learns about the gold and decides to screw his University degree and get rich quick. For me that’d be a tough call: get degree, buy white collar shirt, work in office building, photocopy butt during company parties, or fight off undead Nazi soldiers? That’s pretty much the only thing standing between me and owning everything plus a swimming pool.

Oasis of the Zombies

Time to go shovel shopping! And hey, why not bring a bunch of tasty friends along, just for enjoyment? The Nazombies don’t want anyone taking their gold, because they need it for investment and retirement purposes, eating those that would make off with their stash. Most of this is done off-camera. Great – a zombie movie that doesn’t show zombies applying their only marketable skill.

Oasis of the Zombies (1981) displays too many plot deviations, about 14 too many characters, and horror moments that aren’t shown. Sigh. And I could’ve gotten my laundry done instead of watching this thing in my bathing suit.

More Ghosts = Less Scares

Posted in Classic Horror, Evil, Ghosts, Science Fiction, TV Vixens with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 29, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

The Diabolical

If you were at SXSW back in the ancient days of March 2015, then you might have been one of the chosen few to see a sneak premier of The Diabolical, a new horror/sci-fi ghost movie, which seem to be the rage these days.

For those of us who were not personally invited to SXSW via a handwritten and/or engraved invite delivered on a silk pillow, The Diabolical comes out in the fall of 2015. If privileged people have already seen it, why do we commoners have to flippin’ wait that long? One-percenters suck.

The Diabolical

So yeah, The Diabolical is YET ANOTHER ghost-y movie. I watched the trailer and it reminded me of Poltergeist. Not the 2015 remake (which sucked polter-ass), but the original from 1982. Anyway, here’s how the ghost goes…

“Madison – a single mother – and her children, are awoken nightly by an increasingly strange and intense presence. She seeks help from her scientist boyfriend Nikolai, who begins a hunt to destroy the violent spirit that paranormal experts are too frightened to take on.”

Good luck and all.

In the original Poltergeist there was a haunted steak. Hope The Diabolical can top that.


Cartoon vs. Carnivore

Posted in Giant Monsters, Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction, TV Vixens with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Archie vs. Sharknado

Archie vs. Sharknado. Not only am I NOT making it up, it’s actually a for-purchase comic book for $4.99 [click HERE]. As wacky as this is, thankfully it’s not a movie. I don’t think I could take that.

So yeah, famed comic book cartoon icons Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica and Reggie –  sugaring up the pop culture pipeline since in 1941 – brave a shark storm after sharknados are spotted on the “Feast” Coast. They have to figure out how to get back to Riverdale, where the storm is about to hit next.

Just once I’d like to see everything hit the fans and their legs and arms get bitten off and splewn (splattered and strewn) all over “Betsy,” Archie’s famed 1916 Ford Model T jalopy. Oh wait, the junk heap was permanently demolished (not by sharks) in Archie Digest #239, published in October 2007.

Now that certain lines have been crossed, there’ nothing left to do except wait for Casper vs. Ghost Hunters.

Visiting Flesh-Eaters

Posted in Classic Horror, Evil, Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

The Visitors

Wanna see a couple of ill-intent criminals consumed by a flesh-eating creature? Well hey – who doesn’t?

Gonna cost you, though. The Visitors – a crowd-funded movie on Indiegogo [click here] that’s reputed to contain healthy elements of The Evil Dead and The Thing, need your fun bucks to make the criminal-eating possible.

Here’s the pitch: “After settling into their new home in the country, the Cooper family’s night of peaceful relaxation is brought to an abrupt halt when two mysterious drifters come knocking on their door. As the drifters attempt to unleash a strategic plan of terror upon the unsuspecting family, their plan is soon foiled by a flesh-eating creature fixated on only one thing – survival.”

The Visitors

“In order for the family to survive the night they must entrust in the one person who once sought to harm them, but as the events of the evening begin to unravel it becomes clear that there is more to this situation than meets the eye and more than one monster lurking in the shadows.”

Hmm – sounds like they need to work together with one or more criminals to fend off this creature that eats flesh. Since The Visitors is set in the country, I’m betting the flesh-eating creature is a mad cow with mad cow disease. Makes sense when you think about it.

Getting A Hand on Horror

Posted in Misc. Horror, Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction with tags , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in


“Heir” on your palm. That’s pretty dang funny for a visual pun. I never understood the joke until I went through puberty, which was just last week. So, like, good timing for Heir, a Canadian horror short, to come out, making its world premiere debut at the Fantasia International Film Festival 2015 in Montreal on July 28th.

Bible fact

So you think the ad poster tells what the “heir” thing is about? Guess again: “After connecting with a stranger of similar interests online, family man Gordon and his young son Paul embark on an ill-fated road trip, in which Gordon aims to indulge in a secret passion. Before the day ends a horrible truth will be uncovered and a harsh lesson will be learned.”

I sense impending ickiness. If the eerie trailer is any indication, Heir will have you in the palm of its hand. Heh.

High-Fiber Horror

Posted in Classic Horror, Evil, Ghosts, Misc. Horror, Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction, Scream Queens, Slashers, TV Vixens with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

The Horror Network

Horror anthologies seem to be plopping out with all the regularity of a high-fiber breakfast these days. Hot on the tale of Tales of Halloween (2015) comes The Horror Network in time for October, 2015, featuring five stories of super icky fun horror stuff in the form of serial killers, inner demons, otherworld monsterscreepy stalkers, and ghostly phone callsOooh, ghostly phone calls – I really miss those on my old land line.

The Horror Network

So, like, five of horror’s most promising new directing talents join forces to pay homage to classic horror like Creepshow, Tales From the Crypt, V/H/S and The ABCs of Death. I happen to be a big fan of all of the above. You’re welcome.

FYI: The DVD of The Horror Network will exclusively include a number of bonus features. Oooh, I really like bonus features.

Game Show Horror

Posted in Asian Horror, Asian Sci-Fi, Classic Horror, Evil, Science Fiction, Scream Queens, Slashers, TV Vixens with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in


Hellevator is an upcoming horror-themed game show hosted by Jen & Sylvia Soska, who look exactly like each other. Either they’re twins (unlikely) or that’s some serious make-up special effects (my money is on this one.)

Debiting in October 2015, Hellevator goes like this: A team of three friends rides a haunted elevator into various levels of an abandoned warehouse. One player must get out on each floor and conquer a frightening challenge in order to earn money for the team. But if they don’t make it back in time, the elevator moves on without them. Horror film icons Jen and Sylvia Soska, aka the “Twisted Twins,” pull the strings throughout the game – taking delight in the horror.”

Cool, yes – but still a game show. Those dumbass things suck harder than nuclear powered vacuum cleaners. But judge for yourself, suckas.


While we’re on the subject of sucking, the game show creators sucked the Hellevator title right out from underneath a 2005 Japanese horror/sci-fi movie of the same name. Accurately described as a “bloody and claustrophobic social satire, Hellevator: Bottled Fools (the original title) has an odd but super weird plot:



“Luchino’s routine morning elevator ride up from her subterranean home on level 138 to her school many stories above turns horrific when the elevator operator is ordered to pick up two passengers from floor 99, the maximum security level. What starts as psychological manipulation soon turns wholly physical as both the cruel convicts and Luchino’s own dysfunctional past are unleashed. And then every passenger must fight for his or her survival.”

If only they could turn that into a game show…


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