As far as bizarre movies go, you can’t get much more bizarre than Pin. Terry O’Quinn (The Stepfather, Lost) stars as Dr. Lincoln, a physician, raising two children, Leon and Ursala, along with his neat freak wife whose child rearing techniques leave a lasting scar on their son. Using ventriloquism, Dr. Lincoln uses his anatomical dummy Pin to educate his children. He warns them never to talk to Pin alone. Ursala figures out what her dad is up top, but Leon looks to Pin as an guardian angel type figure. Dr. Lincoln uses Pin to explain to his children the birds and the bees, and Ursala figures out her fathers game. Leon, not so much. In their teenage years, the parents die in a car crash and Leon’s feelings for his sister grow out of control. Continue reading ‘O.H.M.A.D. 2015 Day 9: Pin (1988)’
Blood Junkie is a film that I wanted to see way back in 2010 premiere at the Milwaukee Film Fest, but didn’t get a chance for reasons I have long forgotten. Blood Junkie is a throw-back horror film set in 1989 and is about four stupid teenagers and a small kid who do stupid things before going in the woods to do more stupid things that eventually put them in the cross hairs of a killer who feeds on blood like a drug, hence the title. Continue reading ‘O.H.M.A.D. 2015 Day 8: Blood Junkie (2010)’
I tried to do up a review for all of you yesterday, but WordPress said no no. In lieu of a blog post, I hurriedly typed up this review on my official Facebook page (which you should click “like” on, if you haven’t already).
Today’s film was House of Evil aka The Evil (1978) and stars Col Troutman (Richard Creena) as an atheist psychiatrist who moves into a house where some dude managed to lock Satan in the basement. At the opening of the film, Troutman asks his wife if she wants to move into the house and she says no. He replies: “But the movie doesn’t begin until you say yes!”.
The Beyond is the closest thing to a nightmare ever captured on film. Poetic, gory, and haunting, the story focuses on a New Orleans hotel built over one of the seven gateways to hell. A young woman named Liza inherits the hotel from her family, is determined to restore it to it’s former glory and make a bunch of money. Thankfully, that doesn’t happen for her or we wouldn’t have much of a movie. Sixty years previous to Eliza’s arrival, a lynch mob murdered Schweick, a painter, for fear he was a warlock and would open the gateway. During Eliza’s renovations, Joe the plumber ends up opening up one of the gateways and unleashing the vengeful Schweick. And a bunch of horrible things happen to a lot of good people. Continue reading ‘O.H.M.A.D. 2015 Day 6: The Beyond (1981)’
I have vague recollections of this movie’s box art from back in the VHS era but I never saw it. I’m not sure why that is the case, but as I was watching it this morning I was surprised to find it was an Empire Films production. I was a huge Charles Band fan growing up, mainly for the Puppet Master series and other Full Moon entries. Prison is an anomaly among Band’s output as it’s actually competent film with a real director (Renny Harlin) and scripted by Irwin Yablans — who normally worked as a producer for Compass Films and is the one who gave John Carpenter the idea for Halloween. Continue reading ‘O.H.M.A.D. 2015 Day 5: Prison (1987)’
I’m going to be honest and say I’m not really a big fan of this film although I see the appeal. This is a total quickie review because I don’t have much to say about it. High school outcast Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordan from The Strain, and Dressed to Kill) gets a new lease on life after buying and restoring a ’58 Plymouth Fury. As it turns out the car, which Arnie has named Christine, is possessed by an evil spirit with a vicious jealous streak. Arnie goes from nerd to cocky narcissist in 0 to 60 and alienates his friends and family in the process who want to bring Arnie back to them, and end the obsession he has with the car. Christine doesn’t take too kindly to that and responds by running over a whole bunch of people. Continue reading ‘O.H.M.A.D. 2015 Day 4: Christine (1983)’
I don’t really pay attention to horror movie news as much as I used to so that when I see new films they’ll be a surprise to me. The more I age, the more I appreciate my experiences being completely my own. Unfortunately, most of the newer horror films I’ve seen recently seem to be regurgitation of the past. Such is the case with Starry Eyes, a psychological horror flick about a young starlet willing to sell her soul to be a star. Continue reading ‘O.H.M.A.D. 2015 Day 3: Starry Eyes (2014)’