Horror Feast: Sex & Cannibalism

Went out last night and drank a little too much so I really couldn't be fucked doing anything today.
Couch + cigarettes + coffee + horror movies. That was basically my entire day. 
On today's menu: Sex & Cannibalism.


I thought I'd start out with a cult classic which I've seen numerous times but I never get tired of it. The tagline "the mother of all cannibal movies" is pretty much spot on. It's not the first cannibal movie, but it is definitely one of the most influential and definitive. A professor goes on a 'rescue' mission to the Amazon jungle and brings back tapes from a documentary a crew were filming before they disappeared. The tapes show how the crew got on the native cannibals' bad side and were eventually killed and eaten.
The gore is plentiful and still holds up pretty well to this day, and the underlying social commentary is powerful. It's a shame that the animal deaths were real and in retrospect director Ruggero Deodato has commented that he regrets ever making the film. But there's no doubt that it is a very powerful and impactful movie and the horror landscape today would be very different if it had never been made. Definitely not for the squeamish but it really is a great film. And the soundtrack is fantastic.


A quartet of naive young men and women decide to travel to Papua New Guinea to search for Michael Rockefeller who disappeared forty years earlier. The concept is ridiculous and the four main characters are all idiots. The movie sucks too. The first hour is slow and drawn out and the two couples spend most of it arguing. When things finally pick up it does get a little interesting and there is a bit of tension but ultimately it is a very disappointing film. And also I did not see one scene of actual cannibalism. There are plenty of bodyparts and blood towards the end but no people eating other people so that too was disappointing. I should also mention that this is a found footage type movie which I usually like but this time I didn't. All four characters are annoying and stupid and that really ruined any chance of me actually enjoying the film at all. I wouldn't recommend this one.


Well I have to say that is one of the most misleading movie titles ever. The only part that's accurate is the 'love' part because this is basically a softcore porn film. If I'd bothered to check director Joe D'Amato's filmography and seen entries such as "Hercules: A Sex Adventure" or "Porno Holocaust" then I may have worked that out but I'm not familiar with his work at all. I'd say that at least a third of this movie involves nudity or sex scenes. There is some vague plot about natives being angry at the prospect of a nuclear reactor being built on their island. They despatch Papaya to seduce and kill the men involved. And there are at the very most two scenes in the entire film that you could possibly say involve cannibalism. One is when Papaya bites off a man's dick and the other is one of the natives taking a bite out of a human heart. If you're looking for a softcore porno then go for this, but if you want a cannibal film then forget it.


This really has nothing to do with the first Cannibal Ferox. A group of people take a flight to a forbidden place called Dinosaur Valley. The group is comprised of a professor and his daughter, a palaeontologist, a photographer and his two models, a Vietnam veteran and his alcoholic ex-wife. I understand the palaeontologist and the professor, but what the fuck are the others doing going to this valley? Anyway their plane crashes, a couple of them die and the survivors have to find a way out of the jungle without being killed by the native cannibals. They survive the cannibals and stumble across some kind of illegal mining camp where they are taken prisoner. There is a single scene once again involving someone eating a human heart but that's about it for cannibalism. The movie actually focuses more on the mining camp scenario and plays out more like an action film than horror. 


It's easy to compare this to other twisted hillbilly films like Deliverance but I think this is a great film that stands perfectly well on it's own. It's a shame about the sequels though.
After an accident a group of friends decide to go find help. They find a house in the middle of nowhere inhabited by a trio of cannibalistic mountain men. The men chase them while they try to survive and escape.
The movie is fast paced and actually has some decent acting in it. The make-up and effects are solid and those mountain men look fucking scary. And I have to admit Eliza Dushku does a pretty good job in the female survivor role. The film isn't fantastic but compared to a lot of other crap that's come out in the last decade it is definitely above average and worth checking out if you haven't seen it yet. I would advise skipping the sequels though.


Oh god , it's another Joe D'Amato film. So yes there are plenty of pornographic moments and in fact even more than there was in PAPAYA. Almost every character in the movie is either having sex or masturbating at some point. Emanuelle is a reporter who comes across a mental patient with a strange tattoo. The tattoo leads her to an ancient cannibal tribe and so she sets up an expedition to go check it out. After a whole lot of fucking and fingering for the first hour things actually get pretty interesting towards the end and there is some real gore and horror. Nipples get cut off, a man gets sliced in half and there are actually some real scenes of cannibalism. Hooray!
If the first part of the movie was as good as the second part this might actually have been decent. But all of those tits, asses, dicks and pussies kind of got in the way.



Well I guess it comes as no surprise that PA3 did extremely well at the box office on opening weekend. In fact it took in over $54 million, making it the highest grossing horror opener of all time and also the biggest October opener of all time. So then it should also come as no surprise that a fourth film is on it's way. Nobody has confirmed it yet, but I would bet my entire life savings that we will see PA4 next October. Paramount's head of domestic distribution Don Harris spoke to The Wrap and this is what he had to say:

"I can't imagine that we wouldn’t make a number four, and I imagine [Paramount Film Group President] Adam Goodman this morning is thinking about the challenge. I’m sure he's thinking, 'Now what do I do?'"

And about continuing the franchise's yearly October tradition he said:

"It's certainly possible to have another October release. I'm sure the right material and the right director will have to come together with the budget because they don’t spend a lot of money."

It has also come to my attention that there is apparently an official Facebook page for PA4. It currently lists Kip Williams as director along with Michael R. Perry, Christopher Landon and Tom Pabst as writers. No news on how official this page actually is, but if you're a PA fan you might want to keep an eye on it.


THE DARK TOWER Back Under Construction

It seems this project has been off and on again more times than a fucking light switch, and the last I heard back in July was that THE DARK TOWER was basically dead. Universal had backed out, and it just wasn't going to happen. But now things are stirring once again and with the following news thanks to Horror-movies.ca and Indiewire maybe we can finally start getting excited once again.
The film's producer Brian Grazer spoke to Indiewire recently and claimed that with a majorly reduced budget the tower might just see the light of day:

“We found a way to cut out $45 million out of the budget without changing the scope and actually giving it a good ending,” Grazer said, suggesting a heavily re-worked approach. “In the $140 million draft, the ending wasn’t quite as satisfying. Now, we’ve got $45 million, $50 million out of the way and a really satisfying ending. It’s gonna get made.”

Ron Howard is supposedly still taking on the directorial roll from a script by Akiva Goldsman.


SIX DEGREES OF HELL Official Extended Trailer

Finally! I know a lot of people (including myself) have been waiting for this for a while now. Following the teaser trailer which was released not too long ago, we now have the full official trailer for Joe Raffa's SIX DEGREES OF HELL. How does it look? Well I'll leave you to make your own decision, but personally I think it looks amazing and even better than the teaser. Check it out below.
And of course don't forget to check out the film's Facebook page and official website for more info.

SIX DEGREES OF HELL is directed by Joe Raffa, written by Harrison Smith and stars Corey Feldman, Jill Whelan, Brian Anthony Wilson, Joe Raffa, David J. Bonner, Brian Gallagher, Nicole Cinaglia, Ashley Sumner and more. Expect an October 2012 release.

Synopsis: Six individuals are caught up in a supernatural perfect storm as an evil lays claim to one of them while threatening to tear apart the soul of a small Pennsylvania town.


DEATHSHIP (1980) Review

Directed by: Alvin Rakoff
Starring: George Kennedy, Richard Crenna, Nick Mancuso

The first thing I noticed about this movie was that the more recent Ghost Ship (2002) pretty much ripped off the poster idea and the basic plot outline in general. They've basically cut the word Death from the poster, replaced it with Ghost and modernized the look. I hated Ghost Ship, so I didn't really expect a lot from this film at all. But I was pleasantly surprised.

The movie starts out on a large cruise ship where a big party/ball is underway. Another large ship appears on the radar and they find themselves on a collision course, so they adjust their course and continue. But the other ship also changes direction, and in fact it seems that they are trying to ram them. Eventually they collide and everything goes all fucked up. Water gushes in and the cruise ship finally sinks.
Miraculously a handful of people including the captain (isn't that bastard supposed to go down with his ship?) manage to survive and find themselves floating in the middle of the ocean in a tiny raft. Before long a large black ship approaches with a ladder lowered so of course they decided to climb aboard, but it seems to be deserted.
Weird shit starts to happen and people start dying, and the captain falls under the ship's influence and goes crazy.
Obviously the remaining survivors have to escape before they become the latest victims of the DEATHSHIP.

Pretty simple storyline really, and we've seen plenty of variations on it including not only Ghost Ship but also movies like Event Horizon. Since it takes place at sea and not in space, this is closer to the former but fortunately it's about 10 times better. At least. The one thing I enjoyed immensely was the fact that they don't try too hard to explain why the ship is haunted, by using some sort of lame backstory. You do get an idea though when it is revealed that the ship is a former Nazi interrogation boat, but it's still pretty vague and that suits me just fine.
Another aspect I liked was that the small group of survivors are all previously acquainted with each other in some way, which might not seem very likely but it does help to give them all some sort of emotional attachment to each other.
There isn't really a lot of gore, but the discovery of a torture chamber does reveal some pretty nasty looking corpses and there is a lot of blood thanks to one particular scene.
As for the acting it's actually not bad at all and George Kennedy in particular does a great job as the crazy/possessed captain. There were a pair of kids who were extremely annoying and I kept hoping that they would just fucking die already, but it surely wasn't enough to put me off the film.
I was surprised at how much I actually enjoyed this movie. There was plenty of action and tense moments to keep you watching and the whole atmosphere of the ship was kind of eerie. This is definitely something I would recommend and I would have no problems with watching it again.


MURDERDROME Announce Fake TV Ad Competition

As you may or may not know, MURDERDROME is an upcoming horror web-series which will be released in 5 parts via Strongman Pictures' Youtube channel. Beyond the web-series the producers are already thinking about film festivals and a DVD release, but to keep the whole episodic feel they also want to feature commercial breaks in between each part.
This is where you come in.
If you want to have a chance to be a part of MURDERDROME all you need to do is come up with a 15 second advertisement for a fictional 1980s inspired product. Anything you can think of from food or drink items to cigarettes or even a political announcement. The only rules are that it needs to be 15 seconds exactly, it needs to be fictional and it needs to be from the 80s.

5 winners will be chosen to be included in the festival and DVD version of the series and will receive appropriate credit along with some extra goodies. So grab your video cameras and get to work!

You can find the full list of details right here.


DARK FLIGHT 3D Poster & Synopsis

Thailand is getting ready to enter the 3D realm with the country's first ever 3D film DARK FLIGHT. The film is being directed by Isaara Naddee and stars Marsha Vadhanapanich and Peter Knight.
Five Star Entertainment are behind the movie, and they already have a fairly impressive back catalogue including the Art of the Devil movies. Check out the teaser poster and synopsis below, and stay tuned for more info.

Synopsis: Ten years ago a young air hostess, New, miraculously survived a plane crash. New insists that a vengeful spirit caused that accident, but her belief unsettled those around her and she had to go through psycho-therapy. Now the woman is ready to fly again. But on her first flight, New is struck by a disturbing feeling. The plane on which she’s working looks familiar, and New realizes that it’s actually the same aircraft that crashed ten years ago, though it has been repaired and repainted. New is gripped by terror, but there’s nothing she can do because the plane has already taken off, along with the same vengeful spirits that reside in it. Up in the air, the spirits are determined to take her life this time.


Things Heat Up In 247°F

People getting steamed to death has always been a favorite of mine. One of my friends and I used to sit around at school and draw people dying in horrible ways, and the best one I ever drew was of somebody who had been locked in a sauna. So it's safe to say I'll will definitely be seeing this new film which centres around three friends who find themselves trapped in a sauna, with the temperature steadily climbing to a skin-peeling 247°F (just under 120°C)

Synopsis: Jenna, Renee, Ian and Michael, arrive at a lake house owned by Ian's uncle Wade. Planning for party and fun, 3 of them end up locked in the sauna. First they think it is Michael playing jokes on them, but soon they realize that no one is coming to help, not even Wade. The heat is rising, situation is tense, bodies are to their limits and personalities change - staying alive is not easy anymore. Braking the window makes things even worse, cool air will trick the thermostat, to run the heater full blast. They need to get out, but all they can do is wait - but wait for what, wait for who?! Michael is not coming, and Wade thinks they are at the party. As bodies weaken mind becomes their first enemy, and patience is on the edge.

247°F stars:
Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween)
Tyler Mane (Halloween)
Travis van Winkle (Friday the 13th)
Michael Copon (Night of the Demons)
Christina Ulloa (Charmed)
Although according to Wikipedia, Tyler Mane and Mane Productions are no longer affiliated with the film as of October 2011.


THE WOMAN IN BLACK Official UK Trailer

Harry Potter. Horror movie. Hmmmm, not quite sure how I feel about that. I think the trouble with Daniel Radcliffe is that he's played the same character in a bazillion movies now, and I can only really think of him as the boy wizard. Kind of like Brendan Fraser. After seeing him play an idiot caveman in Encino Man, and then an idiot jungle man in George of the Jungle I can never take him seriously in anything else. I always think of him as a dumbass.
Anyway, THE WOMAN IN BLACK is directed by James Watkins who gave us the amazing Eden Lake, and is scheduled to hit theatres early next year. Along with Daniel "Potter" Radcliffe it also stars Ciaran Hinds, Janet McTeer, Liz White, Alisa Khazanova, Tim McMullan, Roger Allam, and Shaun Dooley among others.
Here is the official UK trailer thanks to Horror-movies.ca.
THE WOMAN IN BLACK hits theatres February 3rd 2012.

Synopsis: “The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent.”

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Horror Feast: Zombies & Nazis

Saturday was just one of those days. One of those days where I really couldn't be bothered doing anything at all. So I grabbed a six-pack and a pack of cigarettes, parked my ass on the couch and decided to just watch movies all day. I have these days every now and then, so I've decided to use them as a chance to blog and do some short mini-reviews of the movies I watch.
On today's menu: Zombies & Nazis.


An absolute classic. I'm sure I don't need to go into the details of the plot, so I won't. I've always been a bit unsure on how I feel about this movie. My personal idea of what a zombie should be is basically what was shown in Night of the Living Dead. A mindless, shambling, reanimated corpse which acts purely on instinct. The zombies in ROTLD are very different. They are reanimated corpses but they can talk, use tools and even formulate plans. Despite these problems however, I can't help but love this movie. The awesome soundtrack provided by bands like 45 Grave, The Cramps, TSOL and The Damned. The famous naked graveyard dance. And of course the movie gave us Tarman, who is one of the most badass zombies ever. This is one of my favorite zombie movies, and if you haven't seen it then make sure you do.


Wow. Going from ROTLD to this was a bit of a shock to the system. I'd never actually seen this before and I really hope I never have to see it again. ZOMBIE LAKE is at the opposite end of the spectrum to the previous movie, and is a strong contender for worst zombie movie ever made. It's about a bunch of Nazis who's bodies were thrown into a lake after they were killed by the French resistance. They return as zombies. I think. Basically they just look like men with a bit of patchy green paint on their faces. You can easily see some of them take a deep breath before they go underwater, and all they really seem to do is bite peoples' necks and then leave the bodies lying there. No flesh eating or brain eating. And then there's the ridiculous subplot which involves one zombie reuniting with his daughter. No joke. And I have to mention the horrible acting and of course the terrible dubbing. The only good part was all of the gratuitous female nudity. Stay far away from this.


A military truck transports the 2-4-5 Trioxin barrels from the first film. They fall out of the back and one tumbles down into a river. Kids find the barrel, open it and unleash the Trioxin within.
Obviously this sequel was aimed at a teenage audience, which isn't good because it means there is a lot less gore than in the first movie. The inclusion of James Karen and Thom Matthews playing different characters than in the original film is pretty cool. They even refer to this fact, saying something along the lines of "I feel like we've been here before"
The soundtrack is pretty lousy (except for the inclusion of Anthrax) and there is no nudity. With basically the same storyline, you're better off watching the first movie. This sequel isn't too bad (better than Zombie Lake at least) but it's not great either.

OUTPOST (2008)

A guy hires a group of soldiers to escort him to a secret underground Nazi bunker. He promises that it will be an easy in-and-out job. But of course it isn't. They find the bunker, inside which are a bunch of bodies and one survivor. Before long they find themselves under attack from an unknown enemy. It turns out that the bunker houses a machine which the Nazis developed to create a race of unstoppable zombie/ghost/ghoul soldiers.
It's a good concept, but poorly executed. The inconsistencies in the enemy were terrible. At one point they can sneak in and out completely unseen, walk through locked doors and never set of a single trip wire or claymore. Then suddenly towards the end they come bumbling down to the bunker, tripping all of the wires and can't get through the locked doors. What the fuck? Apart from that it is a fairly good film and I believe there is a sequel on the way. Let's hope they address the problems from the first movie.


I'd never seen this before, but Peter Cushing? John Carradine? Nazi zombies? How could it possibly be bad?
A small group of vacationers are taking a boat trip around a group of islands. Suddenly out of nowhere comes a massive ship and sideswipes the small boat. They end up stranded on a reef with a damaged hull and when daylight comes they find themselves not too far out from an island. The island is inhabited by Peter Cushing who was a Nazi commander in charge of the 'Death Corps", a group of undead soldiers which can survive underwater. The undead soldiers return to the island and slowly start killing everybody off.
I was a bit disappointed. There was basically no gore, the zombies didn't look undead enough and Peter Cushing's German/British accent was terrible. It's a fun movie, but not a must-see.


Full Synopsis Revealed For THE PROFANE EXHIBIT

Thanks to Dread Central we now have the full synopsis for upcoming David Bond / Manda Manuel produced horror anthology THE PROFANE EXHIBIT which is shaping up to be a must see for 2012. Below the synopsis you will also find a new still from one of the segments titled 'Tochka'. For more info visit their official Facebook page.

Synopsis: Deep within the underbelly of Paris, there is a club which is the home of a secret, wicked society. At first it resembles an ordinary fetish or Goth nightclub, but within the cavernous building are many hidden rooms, one of which is known as “The Room of Souls,” a private gathering place of the world’s richest and most evil people. Their host is the elegant yet frightening Madame Sabatier.
For their amusement each member takes a turn and spins a true tale of depravity: A good wife learns that her husband goes out at night to abduct and murder young women; a botched suicide attempt leads to a drug-induced dream; a girl is believed to be possessed by a demon, and her overly religious parents enlist the help of a corrupt reverend who has his own sinister plans.
We are invited inside the deranged mind of a respected surgeon as he takes us on a guided tour of life, death, and everything in between; a young street prostitute crosses paths with a charismatic flesh trader and is forced to take an unspeakable journey of sex, violence, and murder; a nun is abducted off the streets of Rome and held captive for over a year, turning her into a feral, murderous creature to be unleashed on society; a chance encounter on a fateful bus ride for an unsuspecting girl who dreams of riches and fame is her undoing; a man picks up a woman in a nightclub and soon finds himself at the mercy of a cult of women who believe consumption of their sacrifice will bring them to their highest form of female dominance; an unflinching look into darkest Africa where human life is traded for fortune and the most unspeakable atrocities are committed.
It truly is a profane world, and this is THE PROFANE EXHIBIT. There are no boundaries.

Expect a May 2012 release.

Get Your Hands On A 100% Uncut Copy Of THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2

UPDATE 12/16/2011: Anybody interested should check out this post (Not available in all countries)

UPDATE 10/13/2011: Monster Pictures have just announced that all pre-release orders are now SOLD OUT
That's right. You can get yourself a copy of THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE PART 2 in all of it's 100% uncut glory. The classification decision in Australia is currently under way, so Monster Pictures Australia have decided to make available a special pre-release uncut version. All you have to do is head over to eBay and order the movie. But be quick!

For buyers outside of Australia, make sure you enquire before laying down any money as the pre-order is currently only available to Australian residents.

All orders will be shipped around the end of November.

Synopsis: Martin is a mentally disturbed loner who lives with his mother in a bleak housing project. He works the night shift as a security guard in an equally grim and foreboding underground parking complex. To escape his dreary existence, Martin loses himself in the fantasy world of the cult horror film The Human Centipede (First Sequence), fetishizing the meticulous surgical skills of the gifted Dr. Heiter, whose knowledge of the human gastrointestinal system inspires Martin to attempt the unthinkable.


More New Stills From SIX DEGREES OF HELL

Dread Central was lucky enough to receive these three brand new stills from SIX DEGREES OF HELL while we all count down the days until the full trailer is released. October 21st is the day that you will be able to see the extended theatrical trailer for the upcoming horror movie. And if you're lucky enough to be able to attend the Eerie Horror Film Festival you will be able to see the new trailer alongside the debut screening of The Fields.
And as you can see by the stills and teaser trailer below, the team behind SIX DEGREES OF HELL are quite serious in bringing you the scariest horror movie of 2012.
Make sure you check out the official Facebook page and help them to reach their goal of 100,000 fans with the chance to win some pretty sweet prizes too.

HUSK (2011) Review

Directed by: Brett Simmons
Starring: Devon Graye, C.J Thomason, Tammin Sursok

Cornfields are one of the better locations for a horror film, sure they might seem pretty cliche but just imagine being chased by a relentless killer through acres of corn taller than you are, and trying to find your way out. Scary shit. Unfortunately around the area where I live in Australia there isn't really a whole lot of corn, in fact I'd never seen a real cornfield until I went on a trip to the U.S last year. I went to Ohio, and there is corn fucking everywhere. So I decided to see what it would really be like in a cornfield, and it was just like I imagined. Claustrophobic and as soon as you've gone more than a few metres in you lose all sense of direction. And that was in the middle of the day, I'd hate to be lost in a cornfield after dark.
Scarecrows are another thing I've always felt belong in horror cinema. I think I first realized how creepy they are when I was a kid and read a Goosebumps book called The Scarecrow Walks At Midnight. However the only horror movies I've seen involving scarecrows are Scarecrow Slayer and Scarecrow Gone Wild, which were really, really bad.
So I guess what I'm trying to say is that I've never actually seen a movie that combines the two which I've actually enjoyed. Until now.

HUSK starts out with a very generic formula. A small group of friends are on a road trip, they have an accident (in this case they drive straight into a huge flock of crows) and they are left stranded out in the middle of nowhere. The only things they can see are a long straight road and miles of corn. Before long they realize that one of the party is missing, and once they spot an old dilapidated looking house in the middle of the cornfield they decide that's where he must have gone. He must have gone to get some help, or find a phone or something. You'd think if he were going somewhere he would have told at least one of the others, but no they don't seem to think that's weird at all. So they decide to take a walk through the corn towards the house, but instead of help they stumble upon a killer. I won't say much more regarding the plot, because although this all sounds very cliche and predictable it really isn't. I was expecting them to find a fucked up family of hillbillies who dress in scarecrow outfits and kill people or something, but no.

Some of the writing is a little questionable, with most of the characters doing things that you probably wouldn't do in that kind of a situation, or saying things you probably wouldn't say or even sometimes not doing things that they should be doing. Like panicking maybe.
And when one of the characters suddenly starts having flashbacks which reveal exactly what's going on, it kind of just comes from nowhere and there's no explanation for it at all. Why does he have these visions? How? Why him? Why don't any of the others see them? Who fucking knows.
But even with all of the awkward moments and plot holes I still felt like they didn't detract from the film too much. There are some pretty tense moments, creepy moments and the acting is mostly pretty solid. The effects look really good as well. While it's not one of the best horror films I've seen, HUSK was definitely enjoyable and is perfect for a lazy Sunday or late night movie with friends.


Massive Gallery For THE WALKING DEAD Season 2

Not long to go now! THE WALKING DEAD returns for 13 episodes this Sunday October 16th on AMC with a special 90 minute premiere. In the meantime you can sink your teeth into this huge gallery courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting.

'The Walking Dead' tells the story of the weeks and months that follow a pandemic zombie apocalypse. County Sheriff Rick Grimes travels with his family and a small group of survivors, constantly in search of a safe and secure home. But the constant pressure of fighting off death on a daily basis takes a heavy toll, sending many to the lowest depths of human cruelty. As Rick struggles to keep his family alive, he will discover that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth."