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Zombies, Monster Book, Slasher Slumber Party

Posted in Misc. Horror, Science Fiction, Slashers, Zombies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2017 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead, ratings juggernaut and everybody’s favorite zombie TV show that has less to do with the walking dead than humans, returns for season eight on AMC/October 22, 2017. Okay, I get that there are people who violently express they aren’t fans. Sorry you like songs all in the same key, too. (Eight years of zombies eating people? Cool, but at some point you need more than a Lazy Susan snack platter.)

Season seven ended with a gnarly nasty war brewing between main guy Rick Grimes and his people and self-proclaimed King of the New World, Negan and his hardcore followers. Kinda sounds like Congress. Sure, there were less zombies in that season than were put on the KP duty during previous years. But man, Negan is such a magnetizing character, brutally nasty and gleefully kill-y. He previously made Rick his b*tch, and now the series’ hero is about to reclaim his throne by taking off the gloves and taking on Negan, with the intent to get all kill-y on him. And I, as a die-hard (no pun intended) fan, can’t wait.

Until that booze worthy celebratory day comes, here are a few upcoming horror/sci-fi movies/TV series that may or may not kill you to watch…

The Punisher

THE PUNISHER (Netflix/2017)
“The series revolves around Frank Castle, who uses lethal methods to fight crime as the vigilante, The Punisher.”

Right the double heck on. Frank Castle was first introduced to us on the Daredevil TV series (slated for a third season on Netflix™ later in 2017, the year of our power lords), and was a standout highlight in an increasingly “where are we going with this?” show. (Frank’s a way better adversary than any of Daredevil’s foes. I’m looking sideways in your direction, Kingpin.) And Frank, of course, is brilliantly played by Jon Bernthal, formerly the exploding firecracker, Shane Walsh of The Walking Dead series. (Spoiler — he was killed off….TWICE!)

Book of Monsters

BOOK OF MONSTERS (pending crowd-funding)
“Sophie’s 18th birthday party becomes a bloodbath when six terrifying monsters descend upon her house, intent on devouring the party guests and killing anyone who tries to leave.

As her school friends are torn apart and eaten, Sophie must rally a band of misfits and take up arms to send their party crashers back to hell. In order to survive the night, Sophie will face her destiny; monsters are real — and she’s the only one who can stop them.”

Cool title, but the premise smells a bit stinkified of the Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997—2003) TV series, which was just a re-imagineering of Scooby Doo. They seem very specific about the amount of monsters to do the dirty work. I’m quite okay with this as it means fewer teenagers are left to take selfies and body shame me on Twitter™.

Ruin Me

RUIN ME (2017/2018)
“Alexandra reluctantly tags along for Slasher Sleepout, an extreme event that is part camping trip, part haunted house, and part escape room. But when the fun turns deadly, Alex has to play the game if she wants to make it out alive.”

Teen horror. If you’re a teen, you may like this. If you’re not a teen, you may not like this as it borrows —deeply — from numerous, worn out horror movie plots. I only have one question — does one wear pajamas or not while attending the Slasher Sleepout? I don’t know whether to go with just floral print 100% cotton bottoms and a comfy Motörhead T-shirt, or my Spider-Man adult onesie? I should probably ask a teen.

Burning Shadow

BURNING SHADOW (2017/2018)
“After discovering a homeless man who is his exact look-alike, a former soldier is drawn into the dangerous LA underworld.”

Dude, you were looking in a mirror! Am I the only one who figured this out?

Shark Porn

Posted in Misc. Horror, Nature Gone Wild, TV Vixens with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2016 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Red Water

Ever notice how Lou Diamond Phillips looks just like porn legend Peter North? From the neck up, anyway.

In the rogue shark movie Red Water (2003), Lou plays a charter boat captain in Louisiana in financial trouble because his business is seasonal and his customers aren’t. He used to work on oil rigs, but they had a blow out and two guys were killed. It wasn’t Lou’s fault, but he blames himself and traded his hot wife and career to own a stinky boat that barely floats. I probably would’ve done the same thing, but kept the hot wife (in case the boat quit working and we needed to be rowed back to land).

Red Water

Speaking of which, she shows up as a rep for the EPA wanting to charter his boat so she can keep tabs on the oil drilling going on up river. Lou’s hot ex-wife is played by Kristy Swanson, the original and ONLY Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Also in the drilling zone is three million dollars scuttled when the feds were closing in on a drug run gone horribly awry.

Red Water

Now the drug dealer who owns the spending rights wants it all back and hires a shark-bitten scuba expert/criminal to retrieve it. He also sends rap icon Coolio along to keep an eye on things. Coolio has played good guys before, but he really shines here as a gangsta thug brandishing a gun to cap yo’ ass and using appropriate street talk to get his point across.

Red Water

Prior to these soon-to-cross scenarios, a 12-foot bull shark has made it up river and has eaten several people. I see you waving a red flag here: sharks are salt water fish. Not so fast — bull sharks are ambidextrous. The criminals clash with Lou, resulting in a MANY opportunities to bleed in the water. To a hungry shark, that’s like a refreshing human beverage to wash down its hourly meals.

Red Water

Realistic criminal behavior, all-purpose explosions and enlarged fish attacks build up to a well-staged climax. Lou’s past factors in nicely on the final face-off with the shark (which looks like its made of some sort of water-proof rubber when it launches (!) out of the water to eat people).

Red Water

The oil drill, it should be noted, looks to be of Peter North proportions, if you catch my drift. But it’s the snappy dialogue and double-crossing gangstas that are the real heroes here.

This Ghost Has A Pulse

Posted in Asian Horror, Asian Sci-Fi, Evil, Foreign Horror, Ghosts with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 8, 2014 by Drinkin' & Drive-in


If you like ghosts – and I think I can speak for the rest of us when I say hell yes – then Pulse (aka, Kairo/2001) delivers a nifty polter-wedgy. Mind you, this is the Japanese version, not the crappy American remake with that flat Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) chick, whose fast becoming the Lorenzo Lamas of horror.


Taguchi hasn’t been to work in days, preferring to stay at home and working on a computer something or rather. When a friend/colleague/buttinski comes over to his apartment, she finds Taguchi to be distant and aloof, as if high on illegal drugs or internet porn. But when the chick, sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong, turns her head for just a second, Taguchi hangs himself.


Later, while looking for insight as to why he would want to stretch his neck, his friends see Taguchi’s ghost face on his computer monitor. Then they get a phone call from their dead friend (probably collect). Going back over to Taguchi’s apartment, they see a black stain on the wall where he hung himself like an oil painting.


Looking for more clues on the computer, the friends see chat rooms full of dead people asking, “Do you want to meet a ghost?” (If that happens to you, say no, because most internet ghosts want to sell you Viagra™, three-percent home loans or penis enlargement pills.)


Ryosuke and Michi (hey, their moms gave ’em those names, not me) end up wandering around the city as if ghosts themselves. Why? The entire population is mysteriously vanishing and the town is in flames. If you’ve been paying attention to all the PDA, cell phone and computer use throughout the movie you’ll see it’s a metaphor for people getting so caught up in technology, they’re all becoming “e-ghosts.”


My take is that using the internet or your cell phone will make you jump off buildings and leave stains on the wall. I don’t want to be an e-ghost. I would rather be an iWerewolf. That’d be way cooler, I think.

Vampire Vs. The Valley Girl

Posted in Classic Horror, Evil, Scream Queens, Slashers, TV Vixens, Vampires with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 5, 2014 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

A teen California Valley Girl discovers she’s a descendant of a long line of vampire killers. While she’d rather go shopping than chopping, an old man/mentor arrives to coach her in the ways of being a Slayer. (Someone who kills the creatures of the night, not a band member of a popular thrash metal group by the same name.)

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Just in time – Lothos, the head vampire king with the worst vampire name of all time, just crawled out of the ground and is looking to kill something. And that’s pretty much the entire plot of the comedy horror lite (albeit kinda funny) Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992).

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

The showdown at the high school prom is quite the knee-slapper, with Buffy using, um, more modern weapons to defeat (face stab) Lothos. (Note to the makers of fine tampons: you need a version that can be easily converted into a cross. You know, for those not-so-fresh vampire killing days.)

Pee Wee Herman

Pee Wee Herman himself shows up as a vampire. He’s funnier than all of ’em combined. But you already knew that.