October 1, 2016

Retro Horror Hottie: E.G.Daily

After seeing her twisted turn as Sex-Head in Rob Zombie's 31 (and seeing her last week in Valley Girl), I got to thinking about how cool, and hot, E.G. Daily was.

Elizabeth "E.G." Daily was a little sexpot in the 80's. She's probably known best for playing the adorable Loryn in Valley Girl, or maybe as the voice of Tommy Pickles on Rugrats, but she's appeared in some Horror flicks over the years too like One Dark Night, Bad Dreams, The Devil's Rejects, Cutting Room, and most recently, 31.

She also sang the theme song to one of the funniest 80's flicks ever, Better Off Dead. She rocks in every way. Even literally.

She was hot as hell back in the day, and she's still gorgeous, so here we are taking a look at her. Because why the hell not?

VOD Review: 31 (2016) #31daysofhorror

"Alright, Rob Zombie. That's Better."

*SUBMITTED BY: Me, because kicking off our 31 Days of Horror binge-watching with a brand new Horror flick called 31 sounded perfect. 

Here's the thing: I truly think that Rob Zombie is a one-note filmmaker who peaked with The Devil's Rejects. The guy's got vision, and he's definitely got a unique and compelling visual style, but man the dude can't write to save his life.

Zombie really needs to direct a movie that someone else wrote and conceptualized, and he needs to leave his wife out of it. I've said it before, and it still stands.

I loved House of 1000 Corpses, even though it was far from perfect; and I truly think that The Devil's Rejects is a modern-day classic. Since then though, he's had a run of films that have gotten gradually worse.

Halloween (Review HERE) was a good remake of a classic film that was almost impossible to remake. He did more right with this one than he did wrong. Halloween 2 (Review HERE) was so shitty that it made me physically angry. It was this movie that really showed Zombie's flaws, and in a big way. The Retarded World of El Superbeasto (Review HERE) was painfully bad. Great animation, but everything else about it was shit. The Lords of Salem (Review HERE) was an incoherent mess that felt more like a self-masturbatory project than it did a movie.

Looking back, maybe it was Bill Moseley and Sid Haig that made his first two efforts so damned entertaining. I don't know.

So being that we've gone from fans of Rob Zombie's movies to absolute haters over the course of his 6-film career, we didn't expect much at all from 31. I'm happy to say that while he still sucks a s a writer, that 31 is his best movie since Halloween, and we really liked it for the most part.

On Halloween, 1976, a gang of raunchy carnies are heading through the remote countryside in a Winnebago when they're attacked by some guys in striped pajamas. Everyone is killed except for Charly, Panda, Roscoe, Venus, and Peter Periwinkle, who are taken to some old warehouse complex, chained up, and forced to play a game called 31 by an old dude and two old chicks who are dressed like Olde English Aristocrats, wigs and all.

Every year, these aristocrats (Father Murder, Sister Serpent, and Sister Dragon) kidnap a gang of losers, and force them to survive for 12 hours while being hunted by maniacal killers called Heads. Not sure why any of this happens, or what the moniker of "Heads" mean, but then neither is the guy who wrote the movie, so, moot point.

So, the game of 31 begins with a midget clown dressed in Nazi gear named Sick Head. Then we get Crazy-Head and Zany-Head, two chainsaw-wielding bothers who are pretty adamant about fucking all of Charly's holes. Then come the super-tall German dude in a tutu, Death Head, and his tiny girlfriend, Sex-Head. When all of these heads prove to be inefficient at killing the carnies, Doom-Head gets the call, and everyone is fucked.

The single thing that made me really dig this movie was Richard Brake. His performance as Doom-Head was brilliant. It was a bit over-the-top thanks to some of the dialogue that Rob Zombie wrote for him, but holy hell was he ever an excellent villain. He opens the movie with a bang, and when he shows up later on to begin the final hunt, he owns every minute of runtime until the credits roll. I would honestly love seeing a sequel about the exploits of Doom-Head. The dude owned this movie.

Gotta say I liked the way it ended too.

Seeing E.G. Daily on-screen again, especially in such a sexy & sinister role, was great too. In the 80's, she was an adorable little pixie who had supporting roles in a bunch of movies that we loved, and she's still got that special thing about her.

31 also excels in the gore department.

Up until the carnies get attacked and kidnapped by the dudes in the striped pajamas, it was business as  usual for this Rob Zombie movie: Bad dialogue, swearing for swearing's sake, bad dialogue, trashy characters with silly names, bad dialogue...

Where do these names come from? Schizo-Head? Psycho-Head? Sex-Head? Venus Virgo? Panda?

Come on, man. Do you know how stupid that shit sounds?

Lots and lots of bloody goodness throughout this one to make Gorehounds smile.

There's some nudity in this one, including an appearance by 80's Porn superstar, Ginger Lynn.

There's plenty not to like about 31, and if you're not a fan of Rob Zombie's movies, then you pretty much already know what those things are, but he's made a step back towards the good side of the film-making fence with this one. For me, it's worth seeing for Richard Brake's performance alone, but it's got enough going for it to make it worthwhile overall.

It's definitely worth a rental. 

C+ or B-. Not sure which. Either way, 3 heads out of 5.

31 is available now on VOD.


The ladies of 31.

September 30, 2016

What's New on VOD This Week? (9/27-9/30)

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The last week in September is an odd one for VOD releases. Aside from the two big Summer Blockbusters that we're curious to check out just to see how much of a train wreck they are, everything else is a smaller, Indie, or b-grade release, most of which look interesting in their own way.

*Be sure to click the pics below to rent the movies, or watch their trailers. Or both. Or neither. It really depends on your mood, now doesn't it?

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Here are this week's VOD releases, ranked in order from our most to least anticipated.

  1. Francesca is a Neo-Giallo that we've been curious about for some time now, and of all the VOD releases this week, it's definitely at the top of our Must See list. 
  2. Independence Day: Resurgence tanked at the Box Office, but it looks like it might be a big, dumb, fun spectacle, and we're all for renting it. 
  3. I'm definitely hyped to check out The House on Pine Street, but seeing as it's only streaming on iTunes right now (I hate iTunes), it'll have to wait until Amazon puts it up for rental.  
  4. Lace Crater looks odd, in a good way, I think. Not sure what we're going to get from this one, but it might just be a worthwhile venture. 
  5. Follow looks like an eerie mind-fuck of a movie, and it has our attention. 
  6. As mean-spirited as it sounds, I'm curious to check out Ghostbusters to see how bad (or maybe even good) it is. It really looks like a stinker to me, but the bad movie lover inside of me is curious...
  7. And 8989 Redstone & The Caretaker look to be promising, albeit smaller-budget flicks. I'd probably check them out on Netflix
  8. Happy streaming!

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Updated: Our VOD Release Dates Page Has Gained A Bunch of New Titles!

October is here, and we've updated our VOD Release Dates Page with all of the newest streaming titles that the creepiest month of the year has to offer! There will no doubt be more movies that pop up randomly throughout the month, so be sure to check our full page regularly for updates.

For now though, you can see October's releases below, and then head over to our full VOD Release Dates Page to also see what's coming in November & December, as well as the best of what's available to stream now.

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