Thursday, May 13, 2021

Lake of Dracula, Vampire Besets Sisters

He did get around...Count Dracula, that is.  In a Michio Yamamoto trilogy, Dracula invades Japan. 1971's "Lake of Dracula" is his first film in the trilogy. All the films will have beset Japanese babes, many not faring well.  All three films boast of wild endings with a lot of blood, screaming, and nubile damsels in much peril. 

Akiko (Midori Fujita) and her sister Natsuko (Sanae Emi) are a beautiful pair of sisters who reside near a resort lake. Akiki is haunted by a dream from a childhood that has inspired her to paint a horrific picture of a madman with evil yellow eyes. All is not dreadful for Akiko, she has a hunk boyfriend, a doctor. Dr. Takashi (Chuei Takahashi) adores Akiko. Her sister Natsuko is trying to get him to ask Akiko to marry him. Uh oh...a mysterious crate is delivered to the caretaker of the resort. Yep, it is a coffin with you know who in it. Now beautiful women start turning up almost dead with fang marks on their neck. Uh oh, Natsuko is acting strange...and soon she will also grow fangs.

Natsuko isn't the vampire's first choice...Akiko is. Natsuko helps the toothy menace capture Akiko. Not so fast, Takashi, who has treated blood drained babes at the hospital, figures out what is going on. He rushes in to save the nubile Akiko. With Akiko in mortal danger, Takashi hypnotizes Akiko so she will remember the horrible childhood dream that inspired her macabre painting. Takashi better hurry, Natsuko has just drained a pretty nurse in white of her blood. Now Akiko's repressed memory will lead her and Takashi to the hidden mansion where the vampire and Natsuko await.

The ending is wild and loud...and the nubile damsels are quite sultry. For you ladies, Takashi and the vampire are quite buff, and will be pleasing to your eyes. Will the beautiful nurse in white also turn into a vampire? Will Natsuko bite her sister, or will the mysterious kin of Dracula save her for himself? Will Dracula entertain the possibility of a threesome with sisters? This is a good one and Hammer Studios would have been proud. For an action and blood packed vampire film, see "Lake of Dracula."

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Happy Hell Night, Frat Boys and Sorority Gals Shredded

You'll never guess! A slasher film from the 1980s focusing on hunk frat boys and sultry sorority dames! Who would've thunk it!  Throw in some paranormal satanic rites, a psycho Satanist priest, pickaxe murders, severed limbs, and all sorts of other gore.  Oh yes...a dominatrix (Gala Videnovic) and sultry foreign exchange student,  and pre-marital sex will also dot the landscape on 1982's "Happy Hell Night," directed by Brian Owens.

A fraternity prank many years ago revives a demon who occupies a priest, Father Malius (Charles Cragin).  Many years later the same fraternity is trying to win the "Best Prank" award.  They will recreate the prank by sending two pledges, Ralph (Jeffrey Miller) and Sonny (Frankie Hughes) to infiltrate the asylum and see Malius. Oh! Sonny is banging Liz (Laura Carney).  See, Liz is Eric's GF (Nick Gregory). Plus, Sonny is Eric's younger brother. Eric is the fraternity president.  Big party for Hell Night.  Many sultry sorority chicks are on their way for pre-marital sex.  All of them will be chopped up before they can deliver a second line (this includes Jorja Fox).

The asylum prank doesn't go well.  This causes the escape of Malius and the murder of a very pretty nurse in white (Lisa Rankin).  Now Malius is loose and he does not approve of fornicating, television, or pre-marital sex.  His trusty pickaxe will drive his points home and many beautiful coeds and their brute boyfriends will learn their lessons the hard way.  Now Darren McGavin shows up...he is the dad of Eric and Sonny...he won't be much help.  Liz now takes charge, since she knows Latin and can recite some ancient incantations.  Still, Liz is a fornicator and Malius is quite aware of this.

Will Liz and all her sins be able to end Malius' evil torment with a few Latin words?  After screwing both brothers, will Liz seduce Darren McGavin...or does even she have limits?  Is Malius' prudishness something that today's American university system could use a little more of?  Gore, nudity, and deviant sexual practices highlight this 1980s slasher film.  For some great times reminiscent of your 1980s movie going experiences, see "Happy Hell Night."    

Sunday, May 9, 2021

8989 Redstone, When HGTV Goes Paranormal

So sad...the beautiful die so horribly...even in real life. Sultry actress Jen Oda. Related to a real Japanese Shogun, Ms. Oda was felled by her husband in a murder/suicide as she planned a divorce. In today's feature, Ms. Oda plays a producer for an HGTV type renovation/flip show. She'll be beset by evil spirits in an old Detroit mansion as the entity becomes homicidal. As the HGTV offerings get increasingly boring (bring back "Fixer Upper!"), perhaps 2016's "8989 Redstone" offers the network clues on how to put some spice back in their program line-up. Directed by Jay Chapman, this horror yarn can boast of much gore and some impressive cheese.

Mastering Disaster is a reno/flip show hosted by Darryl (Eric Allan Kramer) and his slutty daughter, Rebecca (Lindsay Bushman). The show is produced by the very promiscuous Jo (Oda), who loves pre-marital sex with the crew. This show will feature an old Detroit mansion. Weird stuff begins happening from the outset and the nubile and scantily clad Rebecca begins having weird hallucinations. Rebecca seems to get drawn into the paranormal elements of the house and begins having awful nosebleeds. Darryl has problems keeping crew members including his contractor. They are all getting spooked.  He'll even bring in Buddhist monks to do an exorcism...which won't go well.

As a ghostly presence gets violent and dispenses more crew in a very gory manor, Darryl believes Jo is responsible.  The show host believes Jo is trying to spice up the ratings by throwing in a haunted element to this renovation show. Uh oh...the ghost of the house's original owner (Robb Derringer) appears to Rebecca and when he does, the beauty goes into a deep trance.  Doors to nowhere appear, intestines appear, and a haunted mirror all are used for some classic chills. As Jo gets friskier, so does Rebecca...and the crew members are benefiting from that. Now the blood will flow more intensely, limbs will be chopped off, and Rebecca's underwear selection will get more deviant. 

Will any of the beauties in this film survive this vicious haunting? Would Chip and Joanna Gaines have known what to do if the electrical system was fried by a century old ghost? Just what is behind those doors to nowhere that mysteriously appear? This is a gory one and both Ms. Bushman and Ms. Oda turn in alluring and energetic performances.  For a good time when the GHTV offering fails to deliver, see "8989 Redstone."

Friday, May 7, 2021

Trench 11, Icky World War 1 Parasites

War is gory enough without introducing huge parasitic worms that leak out of the orifices of soldiers. It is a wonder that the incompetence and dereliction of duty of President Woodrow Wilson hasn't led to more WWI horror yarns. World War 1 is not a popular subject, especially because World War 2 provides such great horror fodder. In WW1, the Germans were not yet Nazis and allied idiocy after the Germany's surrender may be said to have led to Hitler and his Nazis. So, keeping it light, we have a WW1 tale of icky parasitic worms. Today's feature is 2017's "Trench 11," directed by Leo Scherman.

Germany is on retreat and The Great War is ending.  The Brits discover a huge trench with a massive tunnel system well behind enemy lines.  Of course Major Jennings (Ted Atherton) knows what the place is...though he isn't letting on.  We find out through German mad scientist, Reiner (Robert Stadlober). Jennings leads an allied team to the trench...and Reiner also heads back to it. The Germans want it destroyed before the allies find it.  The allies want the evil experiments within the trench. Recruited to guide the mission is Lt. Burton (Rossif Sutherland), a capable tunneller. The allies get there first and meet German test subjects...quite violent and quite grotesque.  The test subjects are hard to kill and infect or murder most of allies.

Now Reiner and his Germans arrive.  They get the upper hand on the allies...then the infected get the upper hand on the non-infected.  This will result in much gore as faces are chewed off and icky worms slither out of orifices.  Both sides now need Burton to get them out of the now collapsed trench.  Reiner still clings to his torture methods and the worm infested infected are eager to chew off more faces.  Here is the problem...if anyone leaves alive, the infection could spread throughout France. With madness and infection ruling the day, 'getting out' may not be an option. Still, Burton has reason to'll see.

Are the icky worms a metaphor for President Woodrow Wilson's lack of competence and dementia which may have prolonged a war born out of mistakes and evil intentions?  Will Burton stay un-infected and escape the claustrophobic Hell that is trench warfare?  What did the Brits intend to do with the infection and the worms if they were able to get there first and steal it?  Gory and claustrophobic, "Trench 11" is a perfect film to reinforce the uselessness and folly of modern day war. 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Trailer Park of Terror, Disembowelment Redneck Style

University professors, writers of dull fiction, and brilliant scientists are as relatable to us as monster worms from outer space.  On occasion it is nice to see a trailer park slut...or maybe other rednecks plying their trades. Sometimes it is nice to see a demolition derby instead of an opera...or eat beef jerky rather than anything organic... or watch a snuff film being made than the 'the making of' section of a superhero DVD. Today we delve into 2008's "Trailer Park of Terror," directed by Steven Goldmann.

Norma (Nichole Hiltz) is a sultry trailer park slut.  She desires to meet a man from the other side of the tracks and leave the park to start her own life.  The trailer park denizens are possessive of their beauty and impale her clean-cut date when he arrives.  Norma is furious and sad and flees her home. A few miles down the road she meets the devil (Trace Adkins).  She and him make an unholy deal and Norma returns to the park with a sawed-off shotgun and murders all the park residents.  She then kills herself. Now the deal...she is back as a she-demon and so are her trailer park antagonists. Now she rules over them for eternity. Enter Pastor Lewis (Matthew Del Negro) and several at-risk teens.  Their bus breaks down on a stormy night and they all must seek refuge at the haunted trailer park.

Norma meets and welcomes them. She is dressed for seduction and will eventually seduce Pastor Lewis...and then rip his head off.  China (Michelle Lee) also returns from the dead.  She was/is a homicidal Asian masseuse.  She'll also seduce and rip internal organs out of aroused at-risk teens.  Amber (Hayley Marie Norman) and Alex (Ryan Carnes) will quickly seek pre-marital sex and find themselves in a snuff production.  Yep, the kills will be quite gory and the ghost/demons of the trailer park denizens in their decomposing states will be very yummy. But wait...problem Goth Bridgit (Jeanette Brox) emerges as a teen with spunk and perhaps 'final girl' potential.  As her mates are sliced up for jerky, decapitated, disemboweled, or have their limbs sawed off...Bridgit survives bombs and traps and even survives a demolition derby to the death.  But will she survive to sunrise?

Will any of the at-risk teens survive the evil seduction or the mad butcher and escape the trailer park from Hell?  Is Norma cursed for all eternity to rule over the park she hated all throughout life? If the evil butcher made the teens into organic jerky, would the wine and brie crowd warm up to this film. For much gore and seduction (Ms. Hiltz is quite alluring), see "Trailer Park of Terror."  

Monday, May 3, 2021

Feast of Flesh, Love Slaves of the Demented

Today, from Argentina, we have a metaphor of the horrible carnage reeked on a once great nation by Evita Peron. 1967's "Feast of Flesh" (aka "Placer Sangriento") is our feature today. A country of beauty and art turned into a cesspool of socialism and poverty...Argentina under the Peron regime. This film has beach babes, frolicking in the surf and making out with beach hunks turned into the love slaves of a mad-scientist who may be a disfigured fiend. Directed by Emilio Vieyra, we have a film that has allure and many Tango-Babes in much peril. 

Some evil figure is injecting Argentinian beach babes with a drug and hypnotizing them with his spooky organ music. Hypnotizing to do what? The frolicking nubile damsels are then summoned to his abode where they get naked, make-out, swap a lot of spit, and probably have pre-marital sex with this monster. When a girl or two shows up dead, an internationally renown detective, Ernesto Lauria (Mauricio De Ferrarris) arrives to lead the investigation.  He'll immediately interview a babe-witness, Beba (Gloria Prat). They'll swap a lot of spit and she will spend the rest of the film seducing him.

Lauria's investigation takes him to a nightclub at the beach where all the abducted gals attended. The pianist, Silvio (Ricardo Bauleo) is quite the charmer and seems to be hiding a lot. The gals keep getting hypnotized and can't wait to rip their clothes off and be ravaged by the fiend. Lauria finds out that the weird organ music triggers the trances in the babes and comes up with a couple of investigative strategies. Now Beba is put in danger as she is the next in the cross-hairs of this mysterious phantom. 

Just who is this mysterious beach phantom? Can we blame him for putting beach babes in trances to get some make-out action? Were the trance-like minions of the Peron Era Argentina as compliant and amorous as the beach babes in this film? Dark, quirky, and jazzy, "Feast of Flesh" is a weird one you will want to see.

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Deep Red, Meat Cleavers and Euro-Babes

So sad! Sultry Euro-Babes prance onto the silver screen and are quickly taken apart. They do die well...and, in fact, are replaced by other equally as luscious Euro-Babes. Perhaps the 21st century war on beauty by the left is merely a fulfillment of the Giallo philosophy of if men are aroused by it...kill it. Today we look at a classic Giallo offering, 1975's "Deep Red," directed by Dario Argento. 

Alas, Helga (Macha Meril) will be the first casualty in this film. What a dish! The German telepathic/psychic has visions of a murder and sees the killer. This is bad news as witnesses tend not to fare well.  The blonde beauty will be felled by a meat cleaver. Bad news for the stud pianist Marc (David Hemmings)…he witnesses the murder. Now the killer is after him. Worse for Marc, babe reporterette, Gianna (Daria Nicolodi), puts Marc's photo on the front page of the newspaper and tells the world he saw and can ID the killer. Now Gianna wants to team up with Marc and solve the mystery.  Marc insists on working alone.  

The Giallo influence...let us chat about that. You remember one of the most famous American slasher kills ever put on film? Yes...Pamela Susan Shoop as a naughty nurse in "Halloween  2." In a gratuitous hot tub scene, Michael Myers seizes her and burns her pretty face off in scalding hot water. An original scene? No! The sultry Amanda (Giuliana Calandra) perishers in almost exactly the same fashion in this film shot six years previous. Unfortunately for Amanda, she had info that could help Marc identify the killer...bye bye Amanda! Marc is persistent and finds a weird village with a condemned house. The secret of the killer's identity is inside the walls of this house which also has a bloody secret.

Will the babe reporterette Gianna survive this film? Will 21st century feminist film classes claim the Euro-Babes in Giallo films deserved their gruesome fates?  If Gianna does survive, will she and Marc engage in pre-marital sex?  Sultry Euro-Babes and blood red murder scenes...Giallo at its best! For a vicious good time of gory kills and sultry dames in much peril, see "Deep Red."