Sunday, 23 July 2017

Review: Robocop (1987) (July 2017)

Robocop (1987) - The Future of Law Enforcement.
The sci-fi/action shoot-em-up film, Robocop (1987) celebrates 30 years in 2017. This was always a classic from in the day. My family would rent the VHS from the video shop and the film was repeated on TV, but in a cut form due to Censorship.

Robocop stars Peter Weller as the ill-fated Murphy, who is shot up by bad gangster guys, only to be bought back to life as a walking, thinking machine on the side of the Law in future America. The film also stars Nancy Allen as Murphy's partner.

The characters are memorable and the action is bloody and violent. The film uses practical effects and stop-motion on the likes of ED-209: a killer machine armed with machine guns that goes AWOL!

RC is filled with mock adverts and is great story telling, if not a little violent in it's approach. It has an emotional side too, when it comes to the deceased Murphy Frankenstein Creature and the love his moved-on family he left behind. The ONLY answer is REVENGE on those that did him wrong and killed him on police duty!!

Robocop 2 & 3 followed as well as a spin-off LIVE ACTION tv series and cartoon. The film was re-imagined in Robocop (2014) - a lack-luster reboot attempt for Hollywood.

There is a Director's Cut on DVD and Blu-Ray

Interview: Michael Haberfelner ([re]SearchMyTrash) (Screenwriter) (July 2017)

Michael Haberfelner - www.searchmytrash.com
I got to question Screenwriter and owner of www.searchmytrash.com in Michael Haberfelner. He is currently going to be working with USA Actress, Debra Lamb. He also collaborates with actress Eirian Cohen and actor Laurence Harvey. His screen writer credits include,  A Killer Conversation (2015) and Talk of the Dead (2017).

Tell me about any upcoming Projects you are working on?
Well, the next one is the big one, THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS ZOMBIES, the first feature film I’m going to produce. We start shooting in a little over a week, so all buzzing with excitement and knee-deep in preparations ;) The story is basically a woman welcoming her ex into her house, totally oblivious to the fact that he’s actually a zombie, and her husband, who has killed that very same ex in the first place, is understandably less than thrilled. Eirian Cohen stars as the woman, with Rudy Barrow being her husband, Rami Hilmi the zombie ex, and we have guest appearances by US horror icons Debra Lamb and Lynn Lowry, playing an ineffective zombie hunter and the CEO responsible for the rise of the dead, respectively. It’s a comedy of course. Eddie Bammeke’s in the director’s chair, and it’s produced by me, Eirian and Eddie … oh, and I also wrote the screenplay. We’ve already filmed the parts with Lynn Lowry about 1 ½ years ago and made it into the self-contained short TALK OF THE DEAD, which is currently having a quite successful festival run. Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/theresnosuchthingaszombies/

After that, we (as in Eirian, Eddie and me) plan to film another short with Lynn Lowry in November, but as for now there’s little I can tell you about that one other than it might be called ESPRESSO TO DIE FOR, not because I want to shroud the project in mystery but because we at the moment focus all of our efforts on THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS ZOMBIES.

And other than that, we’re about to launch or latest short, FIRST IMPRESSIONS CAN KILL – written by me, produced by me and Eirian Cohen, directed by Eddie Bammeke, and starring Eirian, Eddie and Lynn Lowry (are you beginning to see a pattern here ;) ) – on its festival run. That one’s about the auditioning process … and it’s bloody consequences. More at https://www.facebook.com/firstimpressionscankill

Your website (re)SearchMyTrash is very popular online... How long has it been going?
Why thank you … and yeah, people do seem to enjoy the site. I actually created the site back in 2003, but worked on it offline for a year and a half before putting it on the net so I could have a running start – if that makes any sense. The basic idea for the site back when was to create a very inclusive film site that would cover movies from all ages, from all over the world, and from the whole budget range. It was only eventually that it became more and more a site about indie genre films as I became immersed in that world more and more … not that I complain in the slightest.

How did you first come into contact with Debra Lamb?
Originally, I did an interview with her five or so years ago, and thanks to her winning personality, we remained in touch ever since. We soon, too, discovered we shared the same sense of humor, so it was only natural that eventually we started planning to make a movie together – but at first, only little became of it as all our projects were of too high a budget, as one of us or the other constantly snuck talking animals into our scripts ;) But when the role of the ineffective zombie hunter in THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS ZOMBIES became vacant (it was cast before I even knew Debra personally, but the project went through numerous shake-ups cast and crew-wise over the years), it was only natural I’d ask her – and fortunately she said yes.

You (MH) work with Eirian Cohen, too - how did you meet?
Oh, that was another interview from about 5 years ago. Again, we remained loosely in touch and eventually started to work on a project – together with my actress friend Dawn Hills – which as of yet still has to come to fruitition. Anyways, as I told you, there were numerous cast and crew shake-ups with THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS ZOMBIES, one of which concerning the female lead – and again, it felt only natural I’d ask her (plus of course she’s an awesome actress), and she said yes. And eventually, when the project (the TALK OF THE DEAD-portion of our feature that is) was about to sink due to unforseeable circumstances I managed to rope her in to produce alongside me, and it was really her who saved the day back when. We’ve since done two more shorts (above-mentioned FIRST IMPRESSIONS CAN KILL and the horror farce THE NIGHT MONICA CAME BACK starring Laurence R. Harvey of HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2 fame https://www.facebook.com/thenightmonicacameback/ ) besides a few smaller projects, and I’m confident there are many more to come!

Finally, any shout-outs you wanna add? Any more hidden Talents?
A big shout-out to Melanie Denholme who’s currently busy bringing my first ever screenplay A KILLER CONVERSATION (which we filmed back in 2012) to the stage.
Shout-out to the WPaD (Writers, Poets and Deviants) writers collective, the only “club” I’m actually proud of being a member. We’ll be releasing a science fiction anthology this fall, and knowing these guys and girls, prepare yourself for a very warped experience.

And finally, shout-out to all the cast and crew members of TALK OF THE DEAD/THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS ZOMBIES not mentioned above, including Scott Hillier, Paul Sutton, Alexander Fernando, Rachel Brownstein, Martina McClements, Reis Daniel, Marcella Woods, Layla Randle-Conde, J. Robert Byam, Gaffyn Voorzta, Rosalie Bottley, makeup ladies Rachel Betteridge and Anne Derbyshire, score composer Paul Henshaw, PAs Sharon Spink and Debbie Ballard … and I’m sure I’m forgetting quite a few people, so please forgive me, everybody not mentioned, I’m not neglecting you, it’s just … erm, the heat here is frying my brain – yep, that’s what it is, I stand by this...

And as for hidden talents – haha, invite me to a sixpack of beer or three and you’ll hear my rendition of the Scorpions classic HERE I AM, ROCK YOU LIKE A HURRICAAANE … be warned, it ain’t pretty – but it’s a talent ;) (this joke is dedicated to Anna P.)

(re)Search my Trash - http://www.searchmytrash.com





Saturday, 22 July 2017

A Few DVD/BLU-RAY Updates: KONG!!! The Simpsons!! (July 2017)


Kong: Skull Island (2017) from Amazon.co.uk - 3D Blu-Ray!
Happy Weekend, People... I have some new pick-ups in the NEWLY Released 3D Blu-Ray of, KONG: SKULL ISLAND (2017). Also, in the video below I have a dvd show-off via my SIMPSONS box-set collection!!

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Rest In Peace: George A Romero (1940 - 2017) (July 2017)

Film-maker George A Romero has Passed Away...
Sad News: Due to a short, but aggressive fight with Lung Cancer, Director/Film-Maker, George A Romero has passed away. He was 77 Years Old. He was surrounded by loved ones and passed away in his sleep listening to the music score of The Quiet Man.

The director was known HUGELY to his famous DEAD series which feature the Modern take on the Zombie creature!!

Rest in Peace, Uncle George...



Friday, 9 June 2017

Dark Vale (2017) - Directed by Jay MJ Brown (June 2017)

Jay MJ Brown's Second Indie Feature Film: Dark Vale (2017).
Dark Vale (2017) is a film I followed online for a few years on/off. Jason MJ Brown is a Nottingham film-maker with a passion for the game, but on a low-budget. The film starts of with a Carpenter-like "The Fog [1981]" introduction with a creepy campfire tale. The story sets up a young couple who are pursued by a vengeful Ghost in Lucy!

Darren Randall and Cara Middleton (the lead couple) had great chemistry as lead actors. They are great to watch together and we could see great things from them soon or respectively. Chloe Clarke as Lucy the Ghost is creepy (with Digital Effects by Jason, himself), I've even met her and she was a very down to earth girl.

There are some nice locations around Nottingham-shire in this film. It is like a tourist film, but in a good way showing off the director's home-town. The film also stars Katie Ward, another well known actress from the east midlands area.

Mr Brown has an obsession with the supernatural and creates a creepy little indie film in Dark Vale. It took a few years and cast changes to get finished and can be soon seen on the Wild Eye Entertainment label from the USA on dvd.
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Cara Middleton in DV (2017)

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Stay Strong London in the Face of Hate!! (June 2017)

Stay Strong, London in 2017 & Beyond!
What a horrible time for London and the World and the whole of the UK. More Terror-related attacks have occurred in the City of London. Last Month, it was Manchester... killing innocent young lives and now, this! Words are few, but terror must be stopped! My thoughts go out to families and loved ones affected in such senseless acts of violence. Stay Strong, London... stay strong... The World.

NOH8... Stay Strong WORLD x




Thursday, 18 May 2017

Esme RoxXx... Gender Dysphoria? (May 2017)

I am ESME ROXXX
Sorry about the lack of updates, guys! I haven't been my usual blogging self but now I'm back... for the moment! I have come to the revolution that I actually Trans-gendered like I always thought in the last ten years. My GP said that I did have a form of Gender Dysphoria in-which I all ready did my research. I suffer from depression, too and the anxiety is what I want to be set free from! I have had unwanted suicidal thoughts and now it's time to go forward! I am Esme RoxXx deep down and she wants to play. I hope this all makes sense as it should soon.

I have suffered for a long time now, since I lost my job in 2007. That was ten years ago! I wish I'd of said something sooner, but I didn't know until the GP put my antidepressants up to figure out who I was? I am looking into Therapy in the the very near future, too... Take Cares x


Saturday, 22 April 2017

New "IT" (2017) - Trailer Reaction & Thoughts!! (April 2017)


A few weeks ago, the new IT (2017) trailer dropped online. In the above video I give some thoughts on what I have seen of it online. To see the original trailer, just search online or on Youtube! The new film/retelling of the Stephen King novel is directed by  ‎Andrés Muschietti.

The new IT (2017) - Due out September, 2017 in Cinemas.




Wednesday, 19 April 2017

NEWS: King Kong? getting a TV Spin-Off? (April 2017)

Kong... On TV??
It looks like King Kong is getting the tv treatment, soon! MarVista Entertainment and IM Global Television are developing a tv series with a female lead.

The Following was found on Dread Central: "The series is being written by Jonathan Penner and Stacy Title (The Bye Bye Man) and is said to follow a female-led multicultural expedition that delves into the world of Skull Island and the mysteries it holds. MarVista and IM Global TV will develop, co-produce, and co-finance the series; Penner and Title will executive produce with Dannie Festa of World Builder Entertainment.".

It sounds an exciting production and project for television, monster fans! Source and Info, HERE!

Brie Lawson in Kong: Skull Island (2017).

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Review: Jurassic World (2015) - Directed by Colin Trevorrow! (Review) (April 2017)

JW (2015) - The 4th "Jurassic Park" Installment!
Jurassic World (2015) takes place 22 years after the first Jurassic Park (1993) film. This time, Steven Spielberg would Executive Produce the 4th film in the long-running dinosaur franchise. The moto for this film is "RUN!" as new visitors visit the infamous "Park" envisioned by the late John Hammond. There is a sense of awe and wonder as the Dinosaurs bring to this new generation a Disney-esq experience like no other!

The film stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Howard is helping engineer cross-over Dinos as this film features a super dino called, Indominus Rex (cross between a T-Rex and Raptor) - which soon escapes and soon starts to kill off the wildlife and tourists!

Pratt is the hero of the film, who trains Velociraptors (one named "Blue") who must track down the super dinosaur and missing children heroes who are wrapped up in the danger!

Another stand out dinosaur is Mosasaurus - a water bound creature which feeds on Sharks in it's watery playpen. Without giving too much away, it feeds on more than just Sharks and sealife! It's Sea World gone wrong!!

The film takes the classic JP plot-line and turns it up a notch or two with bigger dinosaurs and CGI Special Effects and Action!

A sequel is also planned in: Jurassic World II in 2018.



Have Yourself An Horror-Filled Easter!! Happy Easter!! (April 2017)

HAPPY EASTER from... MrSheltonTV
This Easter, I'll be Fund-Raising on Gore Feast - HERE! PLEASE, KEEP ON DONATING!!

Other things to look forward to are Robo Films latest offering: Bad Friday starring Vera Day, Gary Shail, David Barry and Emma Dark! It is directed by Jason Read. Here's a FUN FACT, Mr Read once played a Zombie in Shaun of the Dead (2004).

Meanwhile, Emma Dark's Salient Minus Ten is due out on the Film Festival scene very soon starring Alan Austen. More Info on SMT FacebookHappy Easter Folks!!


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

UPDATE: Gore Feast Indiegogo, Plus Other Bits!! (April 2017)

SUPPORT: "GORE FEAST" Indiegogo!!
Hi Guys, just some updates and news: Thank You all to those that have donated to GORE FEAST Indiegogo and have Shared - THANK YOU! Please, do keep on sharing and donating as we would like to make at least 1k on the crowd-funding website!! The idea is to buy a new camera and equipment as well as fund the best we can for Gore Feast and future films!

Thank You to the following for becoming Backing Producers as of this moment: Mikeal Burgin, Hill Burton, Dylan Knight and Barry Pook. It means a lot, guys!!




Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Wrestling News: The Undertaker Retires at Wrestlemania 33 - Thank You Taker! (April 2017)

The end of the road for... The Undertaker @ Wrestlemania 33.
The stage was set at Wrestlemania 33 this past weekend. The Undertaker aka Mark Calloway faced off against up and comer Roman Reigns on the grandest stage of them all in WWE wrestling! Taker lost the match and retired in-front of a massive Live audience. After the match, Taker placed down his infamous dark undertaker hat and long leather coat in the ring before leaving the arena for the last time.

The Undertaker first appeared in the WWE at Survivor Series 1990. He remained undefeated at Wrestlemania for 21 events before losing to Brock Lesnar in 2014 (WM30). So, what next? With the Hall of Fame happening each year, it is likely to see Mark inducted in the next few years as the Legend is... #ThankYouTaker.

Thank You Taker... at WM33 for the last time!

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Interview: John WT on "Gore Feast" (Indiegogo) (Horror) (March 2017)

Film-maker, John WT (Left) is filming "Gore Feast" - Coming Soon!!
After making a number of twisted, but funny shorts, Film-maker John WT is ready to make an ambitious feature in Gore Feast! His previous short, The Unknown Serial Killer, (Review, HERE!) was once shown at the Mayhem Film Festival in Nottingham. There is also an Indiegogo Campaign, too!!

Tell me a bit about Gore Feast?
Gore Feast is going to be the most extreme anthology ever. It is about twisted lives. We are looking to shoot Gore Feast during the summer and autumn of this year. Hopefully Gore Feast will premiere just before Halloween at Mayhem Film Festival 2018. I feel this will be a fitting premiere as my first short The Unknown Serial Killer premiered at Mayhem Film Festival ten years previously in October 2008. Mayhem Film Festival has also supported and screened a number of low budget features from British Directors including Colin and Monsters.

Tell me a bit about the Indiegogo?
The indiegogo campaign is going live on Tuesday March 28th at 1am and is to fund Gore Feast. We are looking to raise ten thousand pounds for the making of Gore Feast. We have a number of unique perks including signed photos of Gore Feast star Rachael Caulton, Gore Feast posters signed by John W.T., masks to be worn by characters in Gore Feast, digital downloads of my previous shorts unavailable online and associate producer credits.

What film-makers Influence you for your films?
A number of film-makers have influenced Gore Feast these include: Hershell Gordon Lewis, Tobe Hooper, Tim Burton, Yoshiro Nishimura and Michael Powell.

How do you feel about a feature film?
I feel excited about making my debut feature film.

Finally, talk a bit about the Special-Effects? Cast and Crew?
I have a number of exceptional crew members for Gore Feast these include: SFX Make Up artists Jenny Gilbert and Natasha Mann-Harwood who specialise in SFX Make Up on a low budget; D.O.P.'s Nicholas Wright, Edward Dinnage and Sigita Silina and Producer John H Shelton. As regards cast very few parts have been filled. I can say that Rachael Caulton an excellent 23 year old Nottingham based female actor will be starring in Gore Feast and playing more than one role. I was extremely impressed with Rachael's work in the Gore Feast Trailer.


Review: Zombie Lake (1981) - Directed by Jean Rollin & Julian de Laserna (March 2017)

Nazi Zombies attack in... Zombie Lake (1981).
Zombie Lake (1981) is an interesting little schlock horror film - directed by Jean Rollin and Julian de Laserna (Uncredited). It's a french zombie horror film in-which soldiers from the war are shot up by the enemy and dumped in a mysterious lake where they rise up many years late as the ghoulish undead! It's that simple! Throw in some female nudity and low-budget bloody effects and you have Zombie Lake!

It's fun, it is low budget, and it never really drags on too long if you love a good little horror film with cheesy effects. An example is that the "zombies" are painted green for low cost, it seemed! The odd zombie might have had a bit more time spent on them, instead of others in the make-up department, though.

On with more of the plot, though... a young girl's dad happens to be one of the zombies in the film. She has no fear and is the one who has to lead the ghouls off to their end-of-film demise! She lures them in with the demands of the french town villages to treat them to a bowl of blood before the zombies are fried to death with flame-throwers!

These zombies are Nazis from the war and are seen as the enemy! They attack bathing beauties in the lake known to be haunted. An urban myth with zombies! It's fun, it's sleazy.. try it out if you have an afternoon or evening free!


Friday, 24 March 2017

Review: Kong: Skull Island (2017) - Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (March 2017)

Kong: Skull Island - A Monster Mash!!
Set in the Vietnam War era in the 1970's, Kong: Skull Island (2017) is a giant monster mash! Some critics have been harsh with plot holes and lack of story, but I enjoyed the return of KONG!! The story goes that Monarch (see Godzilla [2014]) are off to see and uncharted island with the military, a crew and a reporter! The island is covered by a thick storm in-which our heroes and villains of the film have to fly through to get onto Skull Island.

Soon and in no time, the crew are met by the mighty supped-up famous Kong ape as they drop bomb chargers on the island to the upset giant monster! Some of the military are killed which sets up a sub-plot in-which vengeful military leaser, Samuel Jackson wants revenge on Kong for killing his men! Also, on Skull Island, John C Riley has been there since fighting in an earlier war in the 40's. He is now a leader and mentor to a mysterious tribe of people which worship Kong - who is out to really protect the island from other monsters, known as Skull Crawlers!

Good, giant monster fun from directed, Jordan Vogt-Roberts. The film also stars Tom Hiddleston and Brie Lawson. Kong and his monster friends are all CGI, but my gosh, is this island terrifying crawling with over-sized gentle giants, giant arachnids and a family of Skull Crawlers!

Also, please stay and watch the post-credits for more Monster Mayhem and future sequel/films of giant proportions! 


Friday, 10 March 2017

Salient Minus Ten (T-Shirt) by Smart-FX (March 2017)

Salient Minus Ten - T-shirt from Smart-FX.
I obtained an Salient Minus Ten T-shirt through the Indiegogo run by film-maker, Emma Dark this year! It happens to be her latest film, too! The film, SMT also features and stars Alan Austen. Also, check out: Smart-FX for other quality printing merchandise! Also, check out below another T-Shirt Product feature Emma Dark as a bloody Vampire Image Print.


Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Review: King Kong (1933) - Directed by Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack! (March 2017)

"Classic Monster Action in King Kong (1933)"
The black and white classic Monster Film in King Kong (1933) was released during the great depression in Hollywood. The film was a GIANT HIT thanks to ground-breaking stop-motion effects by Willis O'Brien. Many classic giant monster films would follow in Godzilla (1954) (which used suit-motion) and The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) - which also used stop-motion effects. Kong 1933 is considered the Grandfather of them all, though!

The story of Kong features an actress named Ann (played by Fay Wray) from New York. She meets a film-maker who sets sail on a ship with it's crew to uncharted Skull Island! The native people on the island decide to kidnap her and attempt to sacrifice her to an island god-monster in King Kong! He appears from out the jungle and carries her away, leaving the ship's crew to rescue her and the film-maker continues to film his epic documentary about the mysterious island of doom!

Kong is soon captured later in the film and bought back to New York to be put on display on Broadway. However, first he fights off huge dinosaurs and monsters to project the ill-fated Ann who is screaming for her life!

The ending comes when Kong climbs the Empire State Building with Ann in his grasp, before being shot down by fighter planes! "It was Beauty... Killed the Beast!".




Tuesday, 7 March 2017

News: My Bloody Banjo (2017) - Directed by Liam Regan... NOW ONLINE via TROMA! (March 2017)

"My Bloody Banjo" - Directed by Liam Regan finds a new home Online!
Sadly, when CENSORSHIP hits film makers like Liam Regan... It HITS HARD! Amazon video has out-lawed scenes of violence and nudity, or even applied nudity from it's popular product website. This includes the Comedy/Horror: My Bloody Banjo (2017).

Bad News, but there is hope as TROMA has inquired the schlock film, HERE!





Monday, 6 March 2017

Trailer: Invasion of the Not Quite Dead - Directed by AD Lane... Launches!! (March 2017)

AD Lane... Back in Control!!
It's been a long ten years for film-maker AD Lane! His epic sounding B-Movie influenced horror film: Invasion of the Not Quite Dead (Coming Very Soon) is gaining steam, again and is coming! There is new publicity and interest in the Project backed by many!

The Trailer can be seen on Vimeo, HERE. The updated Indiegogo Campaign can be see, HERE. Good Luck, Mr Lane.

The "Invasion"... is Coming!!

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Review: King Kong (2005) - Directed by Peter Jackson (March 2017)

Peter Jackson's EPIC King Kong (2005) Remake!
Peter Jackson's long, epic Hollywood remake in King Kong (2005) follows in the line of his Lord of the Rings (2001) films. They are long, about three hours long and are a CGI spectacle. Younger audiences might like this  sort of thing, but in 2005, CGI in Hollywood was getting more advance and is a BIG part of story-telling with massive budgets!!

King Kong (2005) follows the story of King Kong (1933) in a faithful remake mold which is set in 1933 - a period piece! Naomi Watts plays Ann Darrow, an actress (from New York) taken on a sailing voyage with promise of fame and stardom by Jack Black - who plays Carl Denham, a film-maker. The ship goes to far-off Skull Island in-which island natives capture Ann for a sacrifice to their island God, King Kong. This leaves the ship's crew and heroes to face danger and giant monster dinosaurs and creatures to try and rescue her from certain doom. However, Kong - a thinking animal and loyal gentle giant - has fallen in love with Ann and is protecting her from harms way too!

The film has humor and when a relationship builds between Kong and Ann, the audience emotions kick into gear with Kong being the hero and star of the film. Jackson even includes in the infamous spider/insect pit scene cut from the original.

As a remake to the 1933 epic, some might have seen it before in the familiar love story of beauty and beast! This remake was announced back in 1998 and maybe even before as Jackson wasn't willing to bring a Kong film out the same year as Tristar's Godzilla (1998) as reported in the late Fangoria magazine!

Warning: Some scenes may not be suitable for Young Children with the monster violence and creature effects!! Some genuine dinosaur/monster thrills ensue through-out the film. Once the film gets going, just shut off your brain and enjoy the thrills!! Great music and action for newer fans, too - it captures the emotions if you let it.


Saturday, 4 March 2017

Review: The Unknown Serial Killer (2008) - Directed by John WT (March 2017)

TUSK - A film by John WT.
Golden oldie, short film review time in The Unknown Serial Killer (2008) starring Bert Chas and directed/written by John WT of Nottingham. This short film also went to be shown at Mayhem Film Festival in the same year.

A masked, serial killer dreams of being famous, but is stuck on the dole in real life! This seral killer doesn't have much luck known as the Unknown Serial Killer influenced by peers!!

TUSK has a sense of humor and so does director John WT when it comes to serial killers! It was shot in a small flat and is a little grainy, but a bit of fun for what it was shot on. Dark Comedy, indeed!


Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Review: King Kong Lives (1986) - Directed by John Guillermin (February 2017)

King Kong Lives (1986) - Directed by John Guillermin.
Ten years after King Kong (1976), came King Kong Lives (1986) - a direct sequel by John Guillermin - again. Kong is in a coma from the giant fall from the Twin Towers building and needs a blood fusion and heart transplant to stay alive! Linda Hamilton plays a surgeon whilst in the jungle another Kong (a lady one) is discovered by an explorer. This sets up the sequel and Kong gets his operation, but things go wrong when Mr and Mrs Kong escape into the wilderness in the USA!

The army are in pursuit, so are redneck hunters and the media in King Kong Lives.

A bit of a throw-away sequel, but a fun one if you can switch off all reality. If not, then this film might not be for you? It features actors in Kong suits, a bit like in the 1976 version, but the enemy here is mankind and a bloody battle with the army happens towards the end of the film.


Monday, 27 February 2017

Trailer: Kong: Skull Island (2017) (February 2017)


The final trailer for Kong: Skull Island (2017) is here from Warner Bros! The film stars Tom Hiddleston and features the largest incarnation of the legendary King Kong, yet! The feature film is due out 9/10th of March, 2017.

Also, at the end of the film, stay through the credits to see what happens next and for what us KAIJU/MONSTER fans have been waiting for... Enjoy!! Just be warned: Trailer may contain SPOILERS!

Kong: Skull Island - Coming March, 2017.




Sunday, 26 February 2017

RIP: Bill Paxton (1955 - 2017) (February 2017)

Rest in Peace: Actor, Bill Paxton.
According to reports, Bill Paxton (Actor) has passed away from surgical complications. The actor was only 61. Paxton was a regular supporting actor in Hollywood - may he rest in peace and thoughts towards family and friends at this time.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Poster: Six Hot Chicks In A Warehouse!! (February 2017)

The new "SIX HOT CHICKS" Poster!
Here is something to get your heart-beat going... Jessica Messenger and pals in the NEW poster to: Six Hot Chicks in a Warehouse. Below is the video soundtrack sample from Youtube. Enjoy!! Sexy stuff, indeed, blended with kick-butt horror!!



Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Review: Frankula (2016) - Directed by Jason Read! (February 2017)

Frankula (2017) - A campy British Vampire Comedy!
If you watch Frankula (2016) - expect to see some familiar British faces of TV and Horror: David Barry, Caroline Munro, Judy Matheson and upcoming actress Emma Dark (Seize the Night [2015]). It's a short film with a campy tone by Jason Read about Frankie Abbot who dreams of Vampires!

It's a fun little short which can be found HERE on Amazon Video. It features some nice gothic locations like graveyards and lovely looking Vampire women showing their fangs. No real gore, just British humor. Actress and Carry On Screaming! (1966) lady, Fenella Fielding also provides a voice-over in what feels like a throw-back to the old comedy series, too

Shout out to the Misty Moon Film Society. Give it a look - it's harmless fun.


Sunday, 12 February 2017

Review: Nasty (2015) - Directed by Prano Bailey-Bond (February 2017)


Prano Bailey-Bond directs Nasty (2015). A young boy is obsessed and drawn into the world of VHS horror when his father goes missing - set in 1982 (the video nastie-era).

Clever throw-back horror which features influences and imagery from the likes of The Evil Dead (1981) and other low-budget of the time. It's nicely shot with a screen-wash effect and VHS quality grain. It even starts out using Night of the Living Dead (1968) sound effects and music, which is very entertaining to old school horror-fans. The cars and vehicles are even throw backs to the time in 1982. This includes the fashion and where the UK was back-then. A period piece, indeed.

As the mystery unravels of the missing father-figure, it also features a nice twist, video-NASTY-like ending with a little bit of heart... still beating. I found this short film interesting, entertaining, scary and even moving, but definitely a homage to all things NASTY!


Thursday, 9 February 2017

Con News: Bristol-based Horror Convention "A Touch of Horror" In March!! (February 2017)

Guests, Memorabilia, Walk-throughs and Horror!!
Because Horror isn’t just for Halloween...

Our event is comic con meets a twist of horror aka “A Touch of Horror”. Fans will have the chance to meet guest signers Caroline Munro, Emma Dark, Barbara Nedeljakova and Madeline Smith.

Attendees will have the opportunity to buy autographs and have photoshoots with the guests. The attendees will have the opportunity to see one of the most iconic movie cars, The Ghostbuster Ecto 1.

As well as the Celebrities we also have a selection of trade stalls, which have oodles of Memorabilia, Comics, clothing, posters, figures, jewelry, bags, cuddly toys and ... well, you get the idea -good stuff.

For those hardened horror fans we invite you to the Optimus Asylum – a live horror walk through. As well the above we have plenty more to see and do from prop displays to workshops. An event not to be missed and suitable for all ages (age restriction on the walkthrough). To find out more and book your tickets please visit www.optimusconvention.com.


Optimus “A Touch of Horror” will be held:

Saturday the 11th of March 2017 at the 
ECC building, UWE Frenchay Campus, North Entrance, Bristol, BS34 8QZ.

The event opens at 10am and closes at 6pm. Online ticket prices are as follows –

Adult - £7 (16 yrs+)
Child - £5 (5 yrs+)
Family - £18 (2 adults, 2 children)
Under 5’s - Free
Live Horror Walkthrough - £3

Caroline Munro (Left) and Emma Dark are some of the guests signing.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Review: My Friend Max (2017) - Directed by Mikeal Burgin (February 2017)

 My Friend Max (2017) - Directed by Mikeal Burgin
Synopsis: "After the loss of her father, young Thea has lived a secluded life without any friends, except for one. Her imaginary friend, Max, is a cause for concern for Thea's mother, who drastically intervenes with Thea's solitary social life. As a result, Max finds himself competing for Thea's attention, and his own existence.".

A Drop Dead Fred-esq short film from Mikeal Burgin sees a young girl talking to her imaginary friend to her mother's confusion. In My Friend Max (2017) - Max (the imaginary being played by actor Doug Jones) fights for the attention of the little girl when the mother gets involved in personal affairs of the young girl's life!

Moving stuff... Max gets upset and real life seems to get in the way for the odd/real/imaginary couple. It seems that Max has his own demons, too to contend with.

There was some nice acting chemistry between the little girl and her made-up friend. We are are rooting for her and her naive charm and friendship for Max. She sees a Psychologist who is also trying to get to the bottom of the little girl's life. The imaginary friend is definitely a metaphor in her life. This short film plays with the emotions, but is nicely put together. There are demons to face, but in moving fashion for everybody in this film.


Sunday, 5 February 2017

Review: King Kong (1976) - Directed by John Guillermin (February 2017)

Jessica Lange in the grip of the mighty King Kong (1976)
I love monster movies! King Kong (1976) is a risky remake of the classic 1933 original. I happened to watch the three-hour tv cut of the film and enjoyed it! The special effects were fun to watch as Rick Baker donned the giant ape suit to play Kong.

A boat-crew set sail to find oil. There is a mysterious island surrounded by fog for over 35 years. On this trip, a woman is found in a life boat - the beautiful Jessica Lange in an evening/cocktail black number dress. Among the crew are Jeff Bridges and Charles Grodin. Once they reach the island, the crew are confronted by a tribe of island people that sacrifice their women to their mysterious island god in Kong!

The islanders soon take a liking to Lange and kidnap her and soon King Kong shows up about an hour into the film! It's up to the ship's crew to try and rescue her and maybe make a few dollars in capturing King Kong in the process... bringing him back to the USA.

A fun Monster Mash! It is a bit sexual when Kong meets Lange. Bridges is the voice of reason in all of this and this was a modern remake of the classic Kong film franchise. If you're expecting monster battles, forget that too much, but Kong does battle a giant snake in this hip 70's remake! Epic music score!

Fun Fact: Peter Cullin does the voice of Kong - aka the voice of Optimus Prime.

Followed by King Kong Lives (1986).


Thursday, 19 January 2017

In Memorial: Jeanette's Memorial Expenses (Rest In Peace) (January 2017)

Jeanette (left) and Mel Heflin.
It's a very sad time to lose a mother, a friend, a loved one! Mel Heflin, who I have Interviewed: HERE, has sadly lost her mother. She seem was a very caring person and loved Mel, a lot. Thank you to Samantha Wpg, for bringing this to my attention. If you would like to donate, please consider it, HERE.

"Peace and Prayers
Nobody should lose hope
In the darkness
or when sadness Glares!"

...Rest in Peace... 
Please, Donate:
https://www.gofundme.com/62-jeanettes-medical-expenses

Friday, 13 January 2017

News: SHIN GODZILLA (2016) (European Premiere) @ Frightfest Glasgow: 2017! (January 2017)

Shin's Coming to get You... only @ Glasgow Frightfest (2017).
Yes, it's true!! On 24th of February - 2017 @ 21:00pm: The monster comeback hit of Shin Godzilla (2016) will play at Glasgow's Frightfest Film and Horror Festival. The Kaiju Monster film broke records in Japan. Please, book your tickets in advance at the website. Further SG details, HERE.

If you are also interested in horror from around the world, then this is the event for you, so check out and support the films!!

For my Shin Gojira Review - See, HERE.

FF Glasgow 2017 to Premiere Shin Godzilla (2016) in Europe.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Review: Dark Light (2016) - Directed by Anthony M Winson (January 2017)

Dark Light (2016) can be seen online by Mr Stitch Films (Anthony M Winson)
Anthony M Winson is said to like Cliches in horror and uses them to his advantage as a film maker.

In Dark Light (2016) - which can be seen online - a group of girls are terrified to death of a an unseen force. They are at an abandoned haunted location dealing with "The Beast" in this 3-4 minute Chiller.

There are some sharp, jumpy sound effects in there and dark lighting. Add the scared witless cast of ladies and you've got yourself a mini-horror film... so simple, but effective!

Merits to the cast for being lit in the dark and being in such dank locations! Winson has always had a thing for the supernatural and demonic horror. Again, it's simple, but very cool.

For more on Mr Stitch Films, please see the Official Website. Please, also see my previous Review of The Haunting of Baylock Residence (2014) - HERE.



Saturday, 7 January 2017

Short Film: Dark Clouds (2017) - Directed by John H Shelton! (Suicide Awareness) (January 2017)


Dark Clouds (2017) is a short Suicide Awareness video by John H Shelton. It's a simple story: "A guy contemplates ending his life until he hears and meets the voice of reason". Mr Shelton also stars in the short in two roles in hopes of raising awareness as it is Suicide Prevention/Awareness month as it should always be... You are NOT alone!

John: "I hope others can enjoy the short film and raise more awareness for people with unwanted Negative thoughts to Suicide/taking an own life! Enjoy and obviously share to others in need or families and friends to encourage more Positive Thinking".

For further info, please contact a friend, a GP, NHS or Samaritans.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Review: Selfie (2015) - Directed by Geoff Harmer (January 2017)

Selfie from Geoff Harmer on Vimeo.
Selfie (2015) is pure simple horror, but effective in it's approach to the modern take on technology and life! A young woman is a t home, alone, texting, but soon turns to "Selfies" to impress somebody. However, it all goes wrong in horror-fashion! Watch with the lights out, if you dare!

Geoff Harmer directs the short, but effective horror film and it can be seen above on Vimeo. For a small budget and simple locations, it's amazing for what can be done on film using the right imagination and camera techniques
Simple, effective horror short by George Harmer.

Review: Destroy All Monsters (1968) - Directed by Ishiro Honda (January 2017)

Epic Kaiju Action in DAM (1968)
It is the futuristic year of 1999 and all the world's most famous Kaiju Monsters have been captured onto far-off Monster Island! The monsters include Godzilla, Minilla, Rodan, Mothra, Baragan, Varan (unnamed), Gorosaurus, Anguirus, Manda and Spigea (Kumonga) - to name a few. The monsters are kept captured by science and can't leave the island due to sci-fi goings on by the humans! However, the monsters are set loose by evil female aliens and the monsters attack the cities of the world in Destroy All Monsters (1968) - it also features the legendary King Ghidorah later in the film in a giant Kaiju battle royal!

Ishiro Honda would return to direct this monster mash for Toho Studios. It's another colorful adventure with human and monster drama aimed at family audiences for Japan and worldwide. The music by Akira Ifukube would provide some epic themes and familiar scores! Eiji Tsuburaya would supervise the special effects.

The monsters all come from a line of previous Toho films and all join forces at the end of the film. Also, a scene was cut where Godzilla tangles with Manda in Japan during the film. A giant monster mash of Kaiju Madness!!

My personal memories of this film was watching it late night in 1990 on Channel 4 (a UK TV station) in a "Godzilla Creature Feature" season.