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Happy Fathers Day…wait…what?

Posted in Reviews on September 15, 2010 by sideshowmassacre

I can’t say enough about the Astron 6 videos, they blow me away every time, is that a pun?


Zombie vs. Robot Take 2

Posted in Reviews on June 20, 2010 by sideshowmassacre

It’s obvious that I’ve been away from this blog a long time. It’s about 6 months since I’ve even attempted a draft but I’ve missed it and I’m desperate for an excuse to immerse myself in the horror films once again.

For the first time in quite a while, there are some exciting new films on the way and I’ve just had the pleasure of watching through REC 2 and the surprising Dogtooth so I have some things to talk about.

Stay tuned, there’s plenty of fun stuff on the way.

Boogey Boogey Boogens?

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , , on January 3, 2010 by sideshowmassacre

I just slogged through an obscure monster flick from the very beginning of the 80’s (which is coincidentally also the very beginning of my life). The Boogens is a dark and effective film despite being dragged down by too much talk and not nearly enough action.

A mine is purposely demolished to seal up these turtle-like creatures. Years later when they attempt to re-open the mine, the Boogen are set free to cause very little trouble and kill very few. Practically harmless.

The kill scenes are few and far between and the movie relies on the killing being done off screen which is not uncommon. The corpses and creature aftermath are enjoyably bloody and there are a few decent “It’s definitely dead now” jump scares.

I’m a big fan of creature features from the 80’s. Critters, Ghoulies, CHUD are some of my favorites. The Boogens is a hilarious bit of nostalgia and you’ll be hard pressed to find your own copy.

Luckily there is hope. Check out campslasher He will show you the way. On to his next gem.

Dog Eared and Left at the Bus Stop

Posted in Horror News, My Horror Collection, Reviews with tags , , , , , on December 27, 2009 by sideshowmassacre

Two horrific murders take place in a small home in England. The house becomes vacant and a University professor/paranormal investigator moves in to try and document ghostly doings with the help of her tech guy and the troubled new student from her class. Clive Barker’s Book of Blood is yet another disappointing adaptation of an amazing authors work.

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Open the Book and Let me In.

Posted in Horror News, Reviews with tags , , , , , on December 27, 2009 by sideshowmassacre

I just recently picked up a copy of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s novel “Let the Right One In”. At this point I’ve watched the movie adaptation more times then I’d like to admit and thought it was about time to give the book a chance.

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Death is Just the Beginning!

Posted in Horror News, Reviews with tags , , , , , on December 22, 2009 by sideshowmassacre

I know it’s not horror but I just returned from the premier of Sherlock Holmes. This was everything a movie should be. Guy Ritchie (and his team) still has a flare for clever dialogue, eclectic and perfectly paired musical cues and gratuitous and riveting violence.

I smiled the entire way through the movie and remained entertained and engaged to the end. Robert Downey Junior and Jude Law are both fantastic and make a hilarious and exciting duo.

This movie entertains in a way that’s been lacking from most mainstream fare for a long time.

This is the perfect holiday movie for pretty much anyone. Go see it…NOW…well in 4 days when it opens pretty much everywhere else.

Happy Holidays horror fans.

Why yes, there are 20 DVD’s in my Carry-on Luggage.

Posted in Horror News, My Horror Collection, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2009 by sideshowmassacre

In a combination of fantastic early Christmas gifts from my family and my own irresponsible acquiring, I ended up dragging 20 dvd’s from Ontario back to B.C. with me.

My cat is less than impressed with the selection.

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