10) Four-Sided Triangle
9) Mournin' Mess
8) Cutting Cards
Short but sweet episode starring Lance Henriksen and Kevin Tighe as two high-rolling rival gamblers. They want each other out of town for good, so they play a little Russian Roulette, which leads to an innocent game of chop poker! What is chop poker? For every hand lost, they lose a finger! The insane hatred between the two characters fuels the sociopathic and masochistic energy. Not to be missed!
6) People Who Live in Brass Hearses
5) Split Personality
4) The Man Who Was Death
2) Split Second
1) Maniac at Large
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Nice cover huh? Does the movie live up to it? Of course not! Is it worthwhile for the gore, humor or t&a? No, not that either. Read on if you have too much time on your hands and think you need to be persuaded not to see this movie.
At the end of the opening credits it says: "Written & Directed by: Who the Fuck Cares." Couldn't have said it better myself. And the movie continues with this good sense of humor until it gets lost in its own stupidity. That's what often happens with stupid people. But who cares about the humor? There's only one real reason you'd be watching this movie:
I seriously thought I'd died and gone to hell after about the 2nd minute of a 5 minute bad dancing montage at a party. Everyone is fully clothed during this and it's mostly fat dudes dancing. It's just unbelievable how long it goes on. It's almost as if the "filmmakers" forgot they were making a movie and just left the cameras rolling at the lamest party ever.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Having seen several advertisements in Fangoria for this movie alongside super low-budget horror flicks, I thought this was a shitty horror film about a little girl directing a zombie movie. Mildly interesting premise, but I'll pass.
Flash forward to 2 years later: I'm stumbling upon Hisayasu Sato's Japanese horror movie The Bedroom on Youtube. But it's not a clip, it's the ENTIRE MOVIE for free! So it turns out MVDfilm's Channel on Youtube has tons of obscure movies in their full versions. I advise everyone reading this to check out that channel now! So one of these movies on the channel is Zombie Girl: The Movie and the description says it is a funny, tender documentary that follows 12-year-old Emily Hagins and her family on her first feature film.
In the documentary, Emily has just written a feature film screenplay about zombies and has begun to cast and actually shoot it. She uses a small, home-video camera to record her actors (some adult, some children). Her mom and dad help her by filling out paperwork, recording sound with a makeshift boom mic, driving actors to and from set, and slating the various scenes. Her mother does everything she can to support her daughter's dream, which also includes constructing make-up effects which the mom is actually not bad at. It is actually amazing how supportive the parents are and how the mother goes out of her way to make the film work even though she has an actual job. Emily's movie is pretty damn violent too! It's titled Pathogen and it ends up coming together astonishingly well for a movie made by a middle-school kid.
Zombie Girl chronicles how Emily has always been fascinated with movies since as early as her parents can remember. Her parents see big things in her future, which ultimately drives the marketing success of her zombie extravaganza. It's not a perfectly well-rounded documentary though. We get to view the mother becoming a little tired and frustrated at one point in the production, but it would've done well for the movie to document more of the conflicts brought on by halts in production and so forth. Emily herself should've been interviewed more too. I would've liked to have known what inspired her specific script, besides a crush on a movie called Undead. What internally drove her to keep trying? Also, an instant messaging relationship with someone online late at night was briefly mentioned by her mother, but it's never delved deeper into.
Once Emily sells out a screening of her movie at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, you can't help but be floored by what she has accomplished just after her 13th birthday. And she has made two more features since. I have to go reexamine my life. Rating: 4 out of 5.