A gang of machine-gun wielding bank robbers, a beautiful detective played by a favorite of this blog (Victoria Pratt of Mongolian Death Worm ), a hostage stand-off, and a serial killer who collects the eyeballs of his victims....yes! Lots of gory deaths dot this demented version of 'Dog Day Afternoon.' 2016's "The Last Heist" is more horror story than crime thriller, thanks to a serial killer who makes Dexter look like a mere jaywalker.
Killer Mermaid . As our gang ties up their hostages, Tracey (Klebe) is sent to open the boxes. Oh no...the sultry Tracey will have her arteries slashed and eyeballs removed by our monster.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Charlie? Yep....a hulking slasher armed with a chainsaw, an ax, a saw, and various other pieces of menacing garden equipment. Oh yes, Charlie's face was horribly mutilated by a chainsaw accident. His victims? You guessed it....attractive high school girls seeking pre-marital sex, or attempting to purchase beer without proper ID. The 1980s were teeming with low-budget slasher films. In 1990, "The Night Brings Charlie" came out.....for this one, low-budget may be an understatement.
The first to fall is pretty Shannon (Jenny Tucks). After being felt up by her boyfriend, she has her head sawed off her torso. Sheriff Carson (Kerry Knight) knows his town is now in for some killer carnage. Equally upset is the very grouchy, and eager coroner, Walt (Joe Fishback). Walt has watched one too many episodes of "Quincy" and tries to spearhead the investigation. Kids will be kids, and the local teens go ahead with their parties despite the decapitation...bad idea. Horrors...no beer!. Walt's pretty daughter, Jenny (Aime Tenalia) and her best bud, Debbie (Robin Krasny) head to a liquor store to buy some. Here, Debbie will be separated from her under-used head.
Our killer, Charlie....presumably, then tries to find another victim and wanders to the home of a beautiful women. No carnage here, but an opportunity for a long gratuitous shower scene. As the decapitations continue, Walt and Sheriff Carson desperately search for the killer. The enormity of the situation still hasn't sunk in on the cute..but very thick, Jenny. She accepts a dare to go over to Charlie's place at night and steal a piece of his property....what could go wrong? Unaware that his daughter is walking into the den of a slasher, Walt lets his guard down. No worries, an obnoxious biker gang is heading that way also to teach Charlie a lesson (don't ask). As Sheriff Carson puts together some clues he makes a startling revelation.
Can Walt and Sheriff Carson figure out what Charlie is planning and save the naive Jenny? Is Charlie merely a misunderstood PTSD-laden, Vietnam war-vet needing some treatment at the VA? Oh yes, there is that backstory. For an ultra low-budget grade C film, the acting and gore in "The Night Brings Charlie" is very good. Directed by Tom Logan and filmed near Orlando, Florida, this is a neat slasher film unseen by most horror fans. Available on YouTube, enjoy "The Night Brings Charlie."
|Bye Bye Shannon|
|Biker Gang remnant|
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
We haven't had a good Giant film in a long time....decades! Steven Spielberg's Big Friendly Giant film is the newest one, and is a mere insult to anyone with a brain. So let us return to 1958, when evil conquistadors were still on everyone's mind (...or was that Communists?) and take a look at "Giant From the Unknown."
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Zimbabwe born Kathleen Breck is a lovely B movie actress. In her role as Elsa Tenney in 1966's "The Frozen Dead," she will lose her head and conquer the Nazis in the process. Eisenhower and Patton couldn't totally rid the planet of the Third Reich, but a very heroic and cute Ms.. Tenney came at them from a different angle. Perhaps Ms. Breck's role doesn't possess the stature of Elsa Lanchester's role of the bride or Simone Simon's feline role, but those two actresses didn't defeat Hitler's war machine, either. Also, Ms. Breck's performance dwarfs Mila Kunis' in her trash-epic, "Jupiter Ascending."
Friday, August 19, 2016
Booze Dope Bimbos....Beta Delta Beta, actually. The nickname is well deserved. During rush week at Tambers College, our fraternity will demonstrate why they keep getting de-certified by the college administration. Oh yes...in addition to bad behavior, usually involving naked bimbos and cadavers, an ax murderer will chop up the sexiest coeds at this college. In 1989's "Rush Week" we will see lots of murders, naked coeds, and lots of gratuitous scenes concerning either a shower or nudes posing with corpses.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
What are we most afraid of? Ignore the polls which suggest drowning and public speaking scare us the worst. Nope, not being mauled by a grizzly or dying in a plane crash, either. The one thing that can do us the most harm, and indeed frightens us tons more than the previous referenced fears...ourselves. Meosha Bean, who appeared on this blog last January (click on this link Meosha Bean ) has created, and stars, in a new horror short...."Me Myself and I." In this film, Ms. Bean takes the fear we have of ourselves and moves it from an abstract point of view to something more literal.
Me Myself and I
Me Myself and I
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Shot in Turkey, this Italian production is heavy on Poe influences. 1972's "The Red Headed Corpse," seems to have taken a plot from a romantic comedy, and altered it to make it a deranged voyage into the taboo and macabre. What does every pseudo-man want? A beautiful woman who doesn't speak, fawns all over him, wants sex constantly, and never questions him! Yeah...right! This always works out. Not! Unfortunately for our protagonist, this dream girl develops a voice and some selfish wants. What follows is....well...madness.