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5 Selected – Dee Wallace

Dee Wallace is one of my favourite ladies of horror, while a shrinking violet of a character she’s often overlooked for her contributions to horror. Often starring with her husband Christopher Stone (RIP), she has thrilled audiences with her great acting and made several cameos usually playing a sweet wife or mother. Personally I’d have preferred to see her as the mother in Lost Boys (1987) as she plays the perfect horror mother so well.

01.Howling (1981)

One of the best Werewolf movies from the 1980’s. Combining (in equal amounts) a great story with groundbreaking special effects the result is this cult classic.Dee plays alongside her then,  real husband Christopher Stone as a timid big city girl news reporter,  the most she see’s of nature is in the zoo. Then Eddie (Robert Picardo) a creepy stalker starts to contact her trying to introduce her to the wild, after a strange altercation in a dodgy video shop she is invited to go to the “retreat” a city girl out in nature for the first discovers the most extreme call of the wild. Dee is a wonderful and beautiful lead in the creative scary film. A proper contrast of the evil Marsha (Elisabeth Brooks) RIP.  8/10 Continue reading 5 Selected – Dee Wallace

5 Ways which Mad Max has influenced my life

Films, like many other art forms should influence people, ideally for the better but, sometimes a few of us pick up on the strangest aspects of the oddest movies..

05.Motorbikes and V8’s

While I’m still forbidden to own an “organ donor machine” I do love motorbikes and stupidly over-powered muscle cars, strangely I’ve never been bothered with owning a vehicle but I’m often found on the back of a bike or helping tuning up a car or two, mechanics seem to run in the family. One day I will buy one and ride it despite both my parents threatening to put me in hospital quicker than any bike accident would.

The love of bikes and fast cars is evident throughout the film, the many “stuntmen” were really just bike enthusiasts and these crazy lost souls really pushed the boundaries of the fast chase scenes, their dedication and love for living on the edge added a touch of the genuine energy in the movie which I’ve never seen in any other film, it’s not something you can buy or install into a cast before filming, you gotta go to the source. Continue reading 5 Ways which Mad Max has influenced my life

November 2015 Film List

With the aftermath of Halloween and the beginning of the Heathen/Pagan new year, I had a lot of planning and thinking to do. But I did cram in a bunch of movies.

Mad Max
Henry and June
Get Carter
Ninth Gate
Scars of Dracula
The Room
Escobar – Paradise Lost
*Preservation 6/10
*Bone Tomahawk 7/10
Begotten
The Room
Dead Lands
*Bleeders 4/10
Open Range
*The Return of Dr x 7/10
I Frankenstein
*Universal Soldier 4 6/10
Lego Movie
Green Inferno
*Trick of Treat 7/10
*Little Girl who Lived Down the Lane 7/10
*Pressure 6/10
*Blood 6/10
Last of the mohicans
*Hollow 3/10
The Evil that Men Do
*The Stanford Prison Experiment 6/10
Frost/Nixon
Doom
Rasputin
Zardoz
Se7en
Tusk
*Lila and Eve 4/10
Silence of the Lambs
*Creep 2/10
Hannibal
Warrior
*The Hills Have Eyes 2 5/10
*Religious 8/10
*Blood for Dracula 8/10
Nightbreed
Event Horizon


*Judy 2/10
*Ginger Clown 1/10
*True Story 6/0
Suspiria
My Bloody Valentine
Se7en
Gladiator
Hunger
Bone Tomahawk
Welcome to the Punch
*SPL2 8/10
*REC 4 7/10
Green Inferno
Rampage
*Flutter 7/10
Anamorph
*Bad Building 3/10
Killing Zoe
No Vacancy
Barbarella
Thale
The Hills Have Eyes 2
Religiouous
Once were warriors
Deep Star Six
Naked Lunch
Shawshank Redemption
Amelie
Life of Brian
Psycho
The Lives of Others
The Matrix
Memento
Requiem for a Dream
Labrynth
Conan the Barbarian
Long Time Dead
Orlando

Total 82

New 25

Best- SPL 2

Worst – Ginger Clown
Noteable

  • Bone Tomahawk
  • Blood or Dracula
  • Stanford Prison Experiment
  • The Return of Dr X
  • Little Girl who lived down the lane
  • Trick r Treat
  • REC 4

5 Selected : Mel Gibson

In the early days I was a big believer that Mr Gibson might just be a brilliant actor given time, but while he took over Hollywood with his quirkness his personal life definitely lost him some fans, but it’s pretty easy for me to set that all aside and focus on his acting and he does constantly reinvent himself and returns with something fresh and new.. Here are 5 Selected Mel Gibson films, probably Volume 1..

Mad Max (1979)

Doing something his epic while starting your movie career will cement you in the history books no matter what crap you produce later on, strangely the charismatic lead went onto some pretty awesome movies while also showing himself up to be a douchebag on so many social occasions, but he remains well loved on the screen.. In Mad Max he plays the quiet loner, a family man who seems to take on a different persona while on the roads running down (quite literally at times) bikers and crooks galore. Max Rockastansky is both brilliant and when pushed, highly dangerous and sadistic, and the man is really pushed to his limits by a brutal biker gang headed by a deranged and brilliant stage actor Hugh Keays Byrne. Going head to head the battle hits new lows as the men target each other and everyone around them slowly picking off by standers until he’s mano et mano. A thrilling indie apocalyptic movie which really brought out the best acting for Mel, although we were never to see this particular persona again. Continue reading 5 Selected : Mel Gibson

10 Great films from 1975 Volume 1

01.Jaws (1975)

Cult Creature Feature that really struck the fear of sharks into modern man. This delightful story of man vs beast see’s three very different characters with diverse agendas having to club together to defeat an unusually large and cunning Great White Shark, as if they aren’t dangerous enough, Jaw’s ups the game toppling man down the food chain. Without all the drama and love affairs from the book by Bletchley , Spielberg managed to craft a lengthy adventure film with lots of horror. 10/10

02.One flew over the cuckoo’s nest (1975)

An interesting insight into the world of mental health care in 70’s America. Jack Nicholson tries to find an easy route back to world via a mental institution where he insists that the crazies should take over the asylum. And if it wasn’t for his arch rival Nurse Ratchet, he might have got away with it.  Dark undercurrents run wild in this engrossing drama with lots of comedic antics. 10/10 Continue reading 10 Great films from 1975 Volume 1

10 Horrors from 2002 worth talking about

For me 2002 was the year of shitty american remakes of wonderful Japanese/Chinese/Korean Horrors, like The Eye  (2002) and the Ring (2002) but Japan was still releasing wonderful films like Ju On  (2002) and Dark Water  (2002).

28 Days Later (2002)

A film that really raised the bar for Zombie movies by introducing the Infected! A bicycle courier is blindsided and awakes weeks later in an abandoned london, he soon discovers that a rage virus was released causing people to go batshit crazy and infect/kill each other. He hooks up with a few other people who travel to Manchester in hopes of gaining the protection of an army base who have been broadcasting but salvation might not that simple. A sterling performance from everyone involved in this cult classic Danny Boyle film, shot on unconventional cameras and on a tight budget the film has an atmosphere unlike any of its counterparts. Bold acting and a thrilling dangerous story really boosted most of the cast into unreal terms of stardom and made the film a drooling gore filled cult classic with a perfectly haunting soundtrack. 10/10 Continue reading 10 Horrors from 2002 worth talking about

September 2018 Film List

 

Full metal jacket

Kong skull island

Jubilee

*Jurassic World 5/10

Sightseers

Play misty for me

Death machine

Angel heart

People under the stairs

Braven

Borgman

Haute Tension

*Eyeball 5/10

Duckula

The ambulance

Big trouble in little china

Akira

Borderlands

Team America

No one lives

Solace

Young and dangerous

*Inner demon 3/10

 

City of God

5150 elms way

Bellflower

Hukkle

Enter the void

*The Sweet movie 5/10

Wicked city

Lake mungo

Patient zero

Prophecy

*5th passenger 3/10

*frankenstein vs the mummy 3/10

Videodrome

Wolfen

*The last king 1 and 2 6/10

Zodiac

Bigfoot tapes

*Mandy 10/10

Rush

*The last king episodes 3 and 4 6/10

Legion (also check out this list

Dead lands

VHS

Superman

Swamp Thing

Robocop 2

Se7en

Under the skin

Transporter

Mandy

Curse of the demon

Graveyard shift

The thing

CHUD 2

*E Demon 4/10

Hotel new Hampshire

Ninja scroll

Metropolis

Sphere

Julia’s eyes

*Gehenna where death lives 3/10

Abyss

TOTAL = 67

New – 11

Best new  – Mandy

Worst New – Inner Demon

Noteable

  • Death Machine
  • Julias Eyes
  • Metropolis
  • Dead Lands
  • Play Misty for me