Archive for horror icon

Confederate Zombies

Posted in Evil, Ghosts, Scream Queens, Slashers, Zombies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2016 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Death Valley: The Revenge of Bloody Bill

Bloody Bill, an executed confederate soldier, comes back from the dead with some zombie sympathizers to seek revenge on those that killed him for being a douche. This is what happens when you go to your grave p*ssed off.

Death Valley: The Revenge of Bloody Bill

Bloody Bill doesn’t look all that bloody, and his face is a mixture of compost and not enough sunblock. The zombies, obviously played by the director’s neighbors, are pretty poor excuses for the undead, not knowing how to walk or move like someone whose been brought back to life by an evil curse. People, do your homework.

Death Valley: The Revenge of Bloody Bill

Death Valley: The Revenge of Bloody Bill (2004) features mild gore, lots of swearing, illegal drugs, and posing tough with guns. As a horror icon in training, B Bill – who just stands around and doesn’t really do anything – gets a failing grade. But the town’s population sign, which keeps adding numbers every time someone gets eaten, was a nice touch.

Go To Hell

Posted in Classic Horror, Evil with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Hellraiser: Origins

Wanna go to Hell? It’s located in Hollywood, as if that was a big surprise. The upside of this is you’ll get to see the film short Hellraiser: Origins, the trailer of which has been languishing around for some time in the other Hell: the Internet.

Hellraiser: Origins

Too bad H:O didn’t get made into a full movie; the re-imagined look of Pinhead (kind of like the Ed Sullivan of horror icons) is cooler than, uh, Hell. But you can see the rest of it at HollyShorts Film Festival tonight at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres at 9PM. I’d go but Hollywood is scarier than Hell.

The Hellraiser Films and their Legacy

Hellraiser: Origins was an ignored high-concept pitch to get made into a full-length re-casting of the 1987 classic Hellraiser, the lame sequels of which were an unfortunate byproduct of the original film’s huge success. You can read more about ‘em in the book The Hellraiser Films and their Legacy (2006) by Paul Kane. Unfortunately, the book does not contain any reference and/or pictures of me, despite my life being a living hell, and that I’ve been referred to as a “pinhead” by more than one grocery clerk.

Confessions of a Horror Icon

Posted in Classic Horror, Evil, Slashers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

The Confession of Fred Krueger

Did you know Freddy Krueger’s middle name is Charles, or that he was originally known as the Springwood Slasher? I’ve watched all the Nightmare on Elm Street movies/sequels and did not know that. Maybe it came up, but I was probably in the kitchen looking for a sandwich of some kind to fill that empty place in my stomach the Elm Street movies left in me.

So why, after 10 movies and a somewhat craptacular TV series in 2005 (A Nightmare on Elm Street: Real Nightmares), am I still feeling unfulfilled? Because there simply wasn’t enough backstory on Freddy. Oh sure, they tried to half-assedly throw something together in the 2010 re-make. But to my sandwich-minded mind, it wasn’t enough.

The Confession of Fred Krueger

Now, with the release of the fan made film The Confession of Fred Krueger, I might be able to get some closure. Debuting at Indianapolis’ Horror Hound Weekend in September, CoFK looks to fill in all the gaping holes in the Freddy Krueger mythology. Here’s what’s in store…

The Confession of Fred Krueger

“The Springwood Police Department has just arrested a man named Fred Krueger, a janitor at the local power plant whom they believe to be the notorious Springwood Slasher. A filthy child murderer who killed 20 children over a five year long reign of terror on the nice suburban Ohio town. Krueger has been brought to the station to be interrogated by the department’s senior lieutenant. Sit down with one of the most charismatic and sinister man to ever walk the earth and hear him tell his story.”

Time to go grocery shopping for some sandwich fixins – don’t want to miss a single bite of this one.

Blood-Soaked Bunny

Posted in Classic Horror, Evil, Scream Queens, Slashers with tags , , , , , , , on November 10, 2013 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

The Bunnyman Massacre

The last time I wrote about the cannibal serial killer Bunnyman (chainsaw-wielding psycho in a rabbit costume) was November 24, 2011. I can prove it – click HERE for my unrecognized excellence-in-journalism coverage.

So now comes The Bunnyman Massacre with a plot that sounds familiar: “Joe and Bunnyman’s adventure continue in a rural ghost town. Bunnyman’s bloodlust knows no bounds, as he slaughters indiscriminately anything that crosses his path. Joe is all too happy to encourage his behavior, selling the dead victims as beef jerky in his local store.”

The Bunnyman Massacre

The Bunnyman Massacre is an obvious spin on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974). But is this franchise any good? Dunno – I haven’t seen much more than the YouTube™ trailers. Not too intrigued by a guy in a bunny costume hacking up people with a power tool, though. The concept seems kinda lazy – like me, only bloodier. Still, I give props to the filmmaker for trying to develop a new horror icon, though I probably would’ve went with a psycho raccoon. Those things freak me out.