Archive for Room 237

The Horror of Mondays

Posted in Evil with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2016 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Monday at 11:01AM

Monday at 11:01AM is an odd title for a… Um, I don’t know what it is. Horror, sci-fi, porn with clothes on? But the press release says it’s a suspense thriller. I don’t know what that means. That’s probably to make it sound more like a “film”  instead of a “movie.” Whatever the case, it has an intriguing movie poster as well as a plot…

Monday at 11:01AM

“Michael and Jenny, a happy couple, are out for a blissful weekend in a picturesque resort town. While Jenny shops in a local boutique, Michael stops off at the local watering hole, where he meets a friendly bartender (Lance Henriksen) and a sexy temptress (Briana Evigan).

Monday at 11:01AM

Michael declines her overtures, but even stranger events take place in a local hotel – such as ghostly happenings in Suite 327, the sounds of violent lovemaking that only Michael can hear; and a cult of Druid worshipers who suddenly emerge from the local forest and chase after Michael. Doing the smart thing, Michael and Jenny head out of town – only to discover that their only escape route, a mountain tunnel, is blocked by the Highway Patrol.”

Monday at 11:01AM

Monday at 11:01AM appears to borrow heavily from The Shining (1980). For instance, Suite 327. The spook room in The Shining’s Overlook Hotel was Room 237. All Monday did was switch the numbers around. And Lance is spot on as the “Llyod-esque” bartender. And in the trailer, Michael is seen slowly unraveling like a discount sweater and eventually ending up dragging a bloody axe across what appears to be clean floors.

So when does Monday at 11:01AM get released? My best guess is Monday. At 11:01. AM. Heh.

The Moon is a Conspiracy

Posted in Science Fiction, UFOs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2016 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Operation Avalanche

Of the funniest things on YouTube™ are the conspiracy theory videos, everything from the Kennedy assassination (the CIA did it) and 911 (George Bush did it), to UFO denial (the military keeps doing it) and the best of ’em all, how the Apollo moon landing on July 20, 1969 was faked. (Pffft – the astronauts were real; it’s the moon that was faked.)

Room 237

According to the Internet, legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, who did The Shining, was hired by NASA to stage the entire thing as we didn’t have the technology to pull it off in 1969. In fact, the 2013 documentary Room 237 is an exhaustive analysis about how Kubrick hid hints in The Shining about his involvement in the cover-up that still endures to this day at fever pitch.

Operation Avalanche

How fun for the rest of us who are greatly amused and entertained by all of this that there are two new movies about the faked moon deal. Operation Avalanche (2016) goes like this: “In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.”

Moonwalkers

Then there’s Moonwalkers (2015), starring none other than Harry Potter’s favorite ginger, Ron Weasley. Here’s how that one goes: “After failing to locate the legendary Stanley Kubrick, an unstable CIA agent (Ron Perlman) must instead team up with a seedy rock band manager (Rupert Grint) to develop the biggest con of all time-staging the moon landing.”

Faked

This is all so flippin’ cool and a veritable fountain of validation for all those faked moon landing nutbags who have spent countless hours/years clicking around the Internet for “proof” of something that happened 47 years ago. (Note to nutbags – don’t stop busting NASA’s chops; I’m loving every second of it.)

Every Home Needs A Leviathan

Posted in Classic Horror, Evil, Fantasy, Slashers with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2013 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Call me open-minded, but I’m really beginning to dig all these fan films being made by dedicated fanaticism, which I think the word “fan” is derived from.

These are hardcore examinations of a fan’s die-hard love of a particular horror movie and/or book, two excellent recent ones being the meticulous Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary and the freakishly brilliant Room 237, a visual college course on The Shining and its producer/director, Stanley Kubrick. (Your jaw will hit some sort of floor in shock and awe when you see this thing.)

Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Now comes Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II, a feature length documentary uncovering the history, making of and unknown details of the making of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser (1987) and Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) films. I’m pregnant with excitement as Hellraiser is one of my all-time favorite romance movies.

Here’s what we get when Leviathan arrives sometime in 2014: “Following the story of the films from their inception through production to release and the their subsequent lives and growing fan base, we aim to show fans and those less familiar with the films both the technical skills, the creative idea, the symbolism and the legacy of these movies. We’ll be telling the story of Clive Barker’s journey of making them and how close they came to his vision at the time and how he feels about them over 25 years later.”

Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Hellraiser gave birth to one of the horror genre’s more iconic figures in Pinhead, the gangsta leader of the otherworldly Cenobites, what with his entire hairless head studded with nails pounded halfway in. He looks like a highly f’d up version of a Pachinko arcade game, but with slightly more flesh-ripping.

I don’t know what kind of nails they were, so I’m hoping Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II will clear that up for me.

Pet Sematary: Diggin’ Up The Past

Posted in Classic Horror, Evil, Ghosts, Nature Gone Wild, Slashers, Zombies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2013 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary

Pet Sematary (1989), an adaptation of a Stephen King book, follows in the unique trend of horror fans doing their documentaries on their favorite films, the mind-boggling Room 237 (2013), a microscopic dissertation on The Shining, blazing the trail.

Pet Sematary

Because I’m feeling a bit washed out right now from watching non-dubbed Japanese sci-fi without sub-titles, I’ll let the press release do the talking:  “Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary is an independent documentary taking an extensive look at the making of Pet Sematary, the origins of the story, the stories of cast and crew, memories of the Maine locals who helped make the film, and the legacy the film has established among horror fans and scholars of Stephen King’s work.”

Pet Sematary

In addition to what I hope will be unseen footage of you-know-who being flattened by a you-know-what, there’s interviews with cast and crew members, tours of filming locations, behind the scene photos and videos, and a bunch of other stuff I’m just not up for writing about because I can’t get the sound of a Japanese expressed “aiyeeee!” out of my freakin’ head.

Pet Sematary

For those of you who may not have seen Pet Sematary or read the book, a little kid gets run over by a semi, his dad buries him in an ancient Indian burial ground after being warned not to, the kid comes back to life and curse word worthy Hell breaks loose.

You may remember Pet Sematary under its first short story title: The Monkey’s Paw (1902). (Just replace horse-drawn buggy with eighteen-wheeler.)