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Psycho Santas and Evil Monkeys

Posted in Classic Horror, Evil, Ghosts, Slashers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Good Tidings

Good Tidings, a psycho slasher Christmas movie, is scheduled for release in December of 2016. Confused as to why they’re advertising it now in October of 2015 when Christmas is just mere weeks away. (Have you picked out what you’re getting me yet? I take anything in a size 40 oz.)

Good Tidings

What waiting will yield: “A homeless war veteran with a chequered past must rely on a side of himself once thought buried when he and his companions are targeted by three vicious psychopaths wearing Santa suits on Christmas Day.”

Psychopaths wearing Santa suits – has the world gone mad? That’s just not cool, man. Yeah, it’s been done dozens of holidays before. But that doesn’t make it any less wrong.

The Amityville Legacy

Also being advertised now and scheduled for a late 2016 release is YET ANOTHER Amityville Horror spin-off, this one titled The Amityville Legacy. If you think that’s a groaner, check out the seriously weak plot which attempts to milk a cow that dried up years ago…

“A cursed antique toy monkey from the original DeFeo home wrecks havoc and possesses a father after being gifted during an annual family reunion…”

On second thought, maybe psycho Santas aren’t so bad after all.

War Inside My Head

Posted in Aliens, Science Fiction, UFOs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Pod

Saw the trailer for Pod (2015), a new sci-fi dealie. Interesting, but it doesn’t quite tell you what the movie is about. Luckily I can cheat and cut ‘n paste the synopsis…

“After receiving a troubling voice-mail, estranged siblings Ed and Lyla travel to their isolated family lake house in Maine to hold an intervention on their increasingly paranoid, war veteran brother, Martin. But the situation rapidly spirals out of control when they discover the house completely ransacked and learn that Martin has constructed an elaborate and horrifying conspiracy theory surrounding a sinister entity that he believes he has trapped in the basement.”

And therein lies the possible swerve – they tell us Martin is an “increasingly paranoid, war veteran” who “believes” he has a sinister entity trapped in the basement, probably next to an old lawnmower, some jars of once-edible gunk and an old fridge that doesn’t have any beer in it. This means it could all be in his hurt-y head.

Pod

War-induced schizophrenia is quite unfortunate for many and more sinister than any entity. (That is, unless you hang out at the Poggie Tavern in West Seattle during last call. You want entities? They should put ‘em on the menu.) But what if the entity is a for real extraterrestrial? The movie poster certainly hints at an otherworldly creature.

Guess we’ll just have to wait until August 28, 2015 when Pod comes out. In the meantime, I’ll do my time-killing at the Poggie. I just won’t go in their basement.

Late Werewolf

Posted in Classic Horror, Evil, Nature Gone Wild, Werewolves with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2014 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Late Phases

Late Phases (2014) is a new werewolf movie that had its premier on March 9, 2014 at SXSW. I was not there; The invite must’ve gotten lost in the mail. But has this movie seen the light of day since? Not that I’m aware of. And I check these things more than I check the mail.

Anyhow, Late Phases goes a little something like this…

“Ambrose (Nick Damici) is a blind Vietnam War veteran that moves into a retirement community with his seeing eye dog upon the prompting of his son Will (Ethan Embry). He’s shocked when he narrowly survives an attack by what he believes to be a werewolf.”

Late Phases

“The community has been the focus of several brutal dog attacks that have killed several residents, but Ambrose now believes that it is werewolves and not dogs that have been doing the slaughtering. Now Ambrose is preparing himself for the next full moon, when he will make his strike against his lupine would-be aggressors.”

Late Phases

Would-be aggressors. Never heard a werewolf summed up like that. Aren’t all werewolves aggressive by design? I seriously doubt that the werewolf is gonna be all neighborly and help the vision-impaired Ambrose across the street. Not without chewing on the bone in his neck first.

Still, Late Phases sounds interesting. I just wish someone would send me a card or letter telling me when it’s gonna come out.