The Hateful Eight (2015)

the-hateful-eight-poster1The Hateful Eight is the uplifting tale of eight mean sons of bitches who find themselves stranded together during a blizzard at Minnie’s Haberdashery and take turns killing each other when they are not too busy reciting each others biographies.  The ensemble cast is headed up by Samuel L. Jackson as Gen. Marquis Warren, a former Union soldier whose now taken up bounty hunting, Kurt Russell (Escape from NY, The Fox and the Hound) as the vicious John ” The Hangman” Ruth.  Ruth is taking Daisy Domergue (played by the habitually abused Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hitcher, Heart of Midnight) into justice to be hanged.  The phenomenal Walton Goggins (The Shield, Justfied) plays as Chris Mannix, who dubiously claims to be the Sheriff and accompanies them to Minnie’s. Continue reading

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The Summer of the Savage South Spotlight: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

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I came into The Texas Chain Saw Massacre series a bit out of order and at a way too young age. When I was around nine or so, the lady next door had her young nephews over each summer who were around my age. We’d hang out and it is because of them that I first saw The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 2 (review forthcoming). The humor of the film fit right in with my morbid 10 year old self who though Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kidswere cultural milestones. Continue reading