A group of cultists unleash an evil from another dimension, and the night crew of the local hospital as well as their sheriff is caught in the aftermath and must fight to survive till morning. With cultists on the outside, people transforming into monsters on the inside, a psychopath hellbent on revenge, and nefarious experiments going on in the basement, will these poor people survive The Void? Continue reading
House by the Cemetery is a film I have a very bi-polar relationship with. It’s cult following among horror fans is something I’ve tried to understand and I’m not sure if I actually like this film or if I’ve brainwashed myself into it. This film is conclusion to the unofficial Gates of Hell trilogy, and stars once more leading lady Catriona MacColl as Lucy Boyle, wife of Norman (Paolo Malco, The Sinful Nuns of St. Valentine, The New York Ripper) and mother of Bob (Giovanni Frezzi, Manhattan Baby, The New Barbarians). The three move into the old Oak Manor so that Norman can investigate the suicide of his friend and colleague who we saw stabbed with a pair of scissors at the opening of the film but whose death was ruled a suicide because people in Fulci movies have strong mental impairments. In the basement of the house resides the undead Dr. Freudstien (clever!) who kills people and uses their corpses to regenerate his own failing body. Continue reading
This 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
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
I’m pretty sure a lot of you know about HackTivision by know based on the faux Friday the 13th series video game trailer that’s been making the rounds on social media for a while now. Well, HacktiVision is back at it again with a new trilogy of games for us to play: The Gates of Hell trilogy! Continue reading
At least that is Angelica on the poster.
Not that this really matters, but this is an old review I wrote for another site a few years ago upon the DVD’s release that I’m just now porting over.
Is this the most brutal movie ever made? The most blatant rip-off ever? A modern day horror masterpiece? I hope to examine these claims in what I would like to call THE MOST BRUTAL MOVIE REVIEW EVER. With my other reviews (with the exception of Terror Toons it has been my intention to have others seek the films out as they have some merit behind them. The exact opposite is true of this review. Continue reading