O.H.M.A.D. 2015 Day 15: Cellar Dweller (1988)

cellardwellerThis movie makes me so happy!  Cellar Dweller is about a cursed comic book that has the Satanic power to make it’s titular demon come to life and commit acts of murder.  Jeffery Combs (Re-Animator, From Beyond, you should know who he is by now) stars as Colin Childress, the creator of the comic who regrets his decision and inadvertently kills himself while trying to burn the comic to stop the demon’s rampage.  Thirty years later, aspiring comic artist Whitney Taylor (Deborah Farentino, NYPD Blue, Eureka, and hiding under the pseudonym Deborah Mullowney), takes up at the artist colony in the former home of Colin Childress in order to re-create his famed comic, Cellar Dweller. Continue reading

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Halloween 2 (Blu-Ray review)

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Some of you may have heard a little company called Shout Factory is putting out some really awesome re-releases of our favorite films on glorious blu-ray and stacked to the gills with extras. It makes me feel like it’s 2000 all over again, when DVD was just coming into it’s own and we got digital video discs of some rather gritty films we never thought die out on videocassette. Just like back then, it’s getting a bit unwieldy (I still think it’s hilarious we got I Spit on your Grave remastered in THX).

However, there is one franchise that has needed a complete box set for a while now. Given what film this review is of, you can surmise what I’m speaking about. One that falls on October 31st.

Halloween. Continue reading

John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness (1987)

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This is a film about a metaphysical Satan trapped in green ooze trying to break free to take over the world. A group of college students are brought in by their physics teacher (Victor Wong) to study the ooze at the behest of a Priest (Donald Pleasence). The container holding the ooze is locked in the basement of an old church and has been kept secret for many, many years. The students spend the night in the old church, and from there, things get weird. The ooze starts to break free and possess the students one by one and Alice Cooper leads an army of homeless bums who kill anyone who tries to escape. As the stakes and tension mount, it’s a battle of good vs. evil to save the world that ends on an enigmatic note. Continue reading