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Baskin Evil

Posted in Classic Horror, Evil, Foreign Horror with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Baskin

Baskin is another one of those indie foreign horror movies I saw a trailer for about 1,300 beers ago, but have dutifully waited for its release while sitting in a dive bar. Judging by the new trailer, my patience is about to be rewarded.

First, the plot: “A group of Turkish police called in to a desolate area stumble upon a squalid and blood-soaked den of satanic ritual. Baskin is a visceral trip into the darkest pits of a very palpable evil.”

Baskin

That’s an understatement. Baskin sports one of the more goopy/gory/goon-out trailers in recent memory.

First heard of Baskin in 2013, but was alerted through the e-grapevine it’s premiering at the 40th Annual Toronto Film Festival 2015 during the “Midnight Madness” line-up. Wish I could go, but I can’t stay up that late.

Baskin

Some funny trivia about Baskin I copied/stole off the Internet: “The film was shot independently in Istanbul, Turkey, during the height of the police brutality and Gezi resistance that hit the headlines worldwide. It was a risky night shoot with actors dressed as cops, two police cars, and a live goat.”

Baskin

A goat. I thought those things were extinct. That they found a live one means this movie is gonna kick göt, which ironically sounds like “goat” but is translated from Turkish to “ass.” Heh.

Armed and Dead(ly)

Posted in Classic Horror, Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction, TV Vixens, Zombies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Zombie With A Shotgun

Did you see Hobo With A Shotgun (2011)? Yeah, me neither. Seemed kinda dumb. Most people say that about me. Maybe I should get a shotgun and star in a movie that no one will watch. I wouldn’t shoot anybody, though. That’s just mean.

So there’s this knock-off of HWASG called Zombie With A Shotgun (2015). A web mini-series, it’s getting bumped up to first-class, meaning it’ll be made into a movie or “film.”

I hear tell you can see the ‘webisodes” and even the trailer on Vimeo.™ (Weird word – it stands for “video” and “me.” Much like “you” and “tube,” of which it rips off, but is actually better.)

Speaking of ripping off, seems the folks behind Zombie With A Shotgun didn’t have a problem ripping off Hobo With A Shotgun’s title, poster and even the kicker line.

Hobo With A Shotgun

So when will Zombie With A Shotgun be released? Haven’t a clue. What’s it about? What, you can’t guess from the title? Here’s the plot, then – “A couple are trying to survive the zombie apocalypse one shotgun shell at a time. The male is infected and knows that one day soon he will turn and be a serious threat to his beautiful girlfriend.”

Beautiful, eh? And soon to be single, I hear tell.

Fishy Horror

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Weaverfish

First tripped across the British horror movie Weaverfish on YouTube™ back in summer of 2013. I watched the trailer, read the movie description and was duly unimpressed. Then I clicked away, vowing never to return.

It’s now summer-ish of 2015 and Weaverfish is now downloadable and/or rentable on Vimeo™. Watching the updated trailer, I’m still wondering what the movie is about.

Weaverfish

Here’s the description: “Trouble lurks when a group of friends enter the restricted grounds of a condemned oil plant, eager to exploit its secluded river creek for a night of partying. The eventful weekend takes a sickening turn when one by one they fall victim to a grossly disfiguring infection.”

“The rapidly deteriorating members embark on a journey back to civilization through the woods, unaware of the other presence hunting them down. As their weekend suddenly escalates into a chilling race for survival, the dangers of their trespassing finally begin to surface, untangling a surprising and shocking conspiracy.”

Weaverfish

Still confused. Some deep research (clicking on a link) into the weaverfish (or “weever”)  revealed it to be 37 cms in length, mainly brown in color, and have poisonous spines on their first dorsal fins and gills. Weevers are sometimes used as an ingredient in the recipe for bouillabaisse. Guess what I’m gonna quit eating.

So maybe the oil-polluted water mutated the fish and the fish infected the dumbass teens who drink and take illegal drugs and smoke, when it’s been proved over and over that smoking is not good for you and carries long-term health complications. Dumbasses.

Weaverfish

Then the movie goes on to propose there’s a mysterious stalker who tracks down the infected teens. Maybe the stalker is trying to cover up the mutated weaverfish (or “weevers”). I just don’t know.

What I do know, however, is that all species in the weaverfish family are restricted to the eastern Atlantic (including the Mediterranean). Man, I hate it when horror movies make me do homework.