June 29, 2017

Trailer: Cult of Chucky (NSFW)

"Chucky returns to terrorize his human victim, Nica. Meanwhile, the killer doll has some scores to settle with his old enemies, with the help of his former wife."

Thanks to the folks over at IGN, we have our first look at an exclusive Red Band Trailer for the upcoming sequel, Cult of Chucky... and well, it looks like a Chucky movie.

It doesn't look too bad, so if you're a fan of Chucky, then October is going to be a fun month for you.

Cult of Chucky hits VOD on October 20th.

VOD Review: Don't Fuck in the Woods (2017)

"One of the best movie titles of all time."

This isn't really a review, per se, but there was no way that we could let a movie with a title like Don't Fuck in the Woods pass us by without at least saying a few words about it.

I mean, if that title doesn't make you laugh, or at least give a sensible chuckle, then you might be dead inside. *Or you might just have class, which is something that we know nothing of.

Don't Fuck in the Woods is a backwoods monster movie of the Indie persuasion. Shot on an estimated budget of $10k, it doesn't offer much in the way of production value, but it's easy to see that it's a labor of love for filmmaker Shawn Burkett, and for fans of cheap, B-grade Horror flicks that offer plenty of T&A and cheesy gore gags, it's one that will surely please.

It doesn't have much of a plot aside from "A bunch of kids head into the woods to party..." but that's ok, because the fact that the monster in the woods is attracted to the smell of sex should clue you into the fact that this is a movie that doesn't take itself seriously at all.

It exists to showcase some cheesy, exploitative fun, and in that, it succeeds wildly... depending on your taste, of course.

If bloodshed, nudity, and a rubber-suited monster sound like the makings of a good Horror flick to you, then Don't Fuck in the Woods is one that you should seek out.

We just really love the title. And Nadia White.

You can order a copy of the Blu-ray or DVD, HERE, or rent it on Vimeo On Demand, HERE.

We're pretty sure that most of these girls have fucked in the woods at some point, and we applaud them for it.

June 28, 2017

Blu-ray Review: The Belko Experiment (2017)

"Insert 'The Corporate world is murder!' pun here."

After enduring the Hollywood blandness that was The Darkness, it makes us happy to see director Greg McClean get back to his bloody roots and make another good flick.

We love his Wolf Creek series, and while The Belko Experiment may be a totally different kind of animal altogether, it's a testament to the man's no holds barred, visceral style.

Good on ya, mate. 

Maybe directing a movie that someone else wrote, especially a talented guy like James Gunn, was the ticket for him.

The Belko Corporation is a wealthy company that offers plenty of perks to its employees: comprehensive salaries; housing; a company car; and a free tracking chip that gets implanted in their head, in case they're kidnapped. That last one is particularly important at the Bogota, Colombia office, because it's common for employees of big companies to be kidnapped for ransom.

During an ordinary day at Belko, the Colombian national employees are turned away at the gate, leaving only 80 foreign workers (mostly American) in the building. A voice comes across the intercom announcing that in 8 hours, most of them will be dead, and that to have a better chance of survival, the 80 employees must follow the voice's instructions. The first instruction involves the group murdering two of their own in the next half-hour; how they are chosen, or killed, doesn't matter, only that they end up dead in the required time frame. Failure to do so will result in "repercussions."

Thinking it's a joke of some kind, and probably being not very keen to murder any of their co-workers, the employees decide to leave the building, which is promptly sealed off with metal shutters. After a few heads explode, everyone quickly realizes that it's no joke, and they begin to go all Lord of the Flies on each other in a desperate bid for survival.

It ends well for no one.

You might know where The Belko Experiment is headed early on (I mean it's a movie where co-workers have to kill each other or be killed themselves, so it has to follow a certain narrative path), but the beauty of this movie is that as predictable as it may be, it's equally as bloody and nasty. You'd think that this movie would be funnier, being that it was written by James Gunn (and it does have its witty moments), but if anything it goes to some dark places as per the usual of director Greg McClean.

It's basically a morality play of sorts, asking the question "How far would you go to ensure your own survival?" Could you kill the work friends that you've grown close to over the course of a year? I guess the answer to that question, as horrible as it may be, is yes: you're going before me, sorry. But it's not an easy thing for many of the movie's characters (aside from a few skeevy bastards) to navigate, and that very conundrum plays out in intense fashion.

John Gallagher Jr. is the lead here, but his performance is overshadowed by great supporting turns by his veteran cast mates. Anytime we get to see John C. McGinley on screen is a treat for us. The guy is one of the best character actors out there, and he's particularly good at playing menacing, which he does here brilliantly. Tony Goldwyn makes for an excellent heavy as well, and Adria Arjona was a great heroine.

Our biggest gripe about the movie is that the ending felt a little flat. Sure there's the obligatory set-up for a sequel which was kinda cool, but the reveal of "The Voice", and his explanation as to what the experiment was all about, felt like some half-baked bullshit. There should have been an actual point to the experiment, and not just some lame "we wanted to see what you'd all do" bullshit.

Tons of on-screen bloodshed in this one, where people kill each other in a variety of ways, and dozens of heads explode. It's a brutal spectacle, to say the least.

No, because why show some hot Latina girls running around naked or anything?

As sly as Melonie Diaz was at hiding, and escaping notice throughout the movie, we really expected her to make it... not be shot in the damn head "Departed" style. Gah!

A great movie, and a welcomed return to form for Greg McClean, The Belko Experiment is one that may not break much new ground, but the familiar motions that it does go through are exciting, intense, and all kinds of nasty.

It's easily worthy of your rental dollars.


The Belko Experiment is available on VOD now.


Adria Arjona y Melonie Diaz y Mikalea Hoover son hotties ardientes.

July's Blu-ray of the Month: Slither (2006)

"Prepare yourself for this terrifying, twisted and chilling film that critics are calling "the most entertaining horror movie in years" (Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch).

From the co-writer and director of Guardians Of The Galaxy and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, comes the deliciously demented story of an unnamed evil wreaking havoc on a small town. Intent on devouring all life on Earth, this dark and slimy entity is infecting anyone in its path. Now it's up to the local sheriff, Bill Pardy (Nathan Fillion, Firefly, Serenity), and his team to stop the spread of rampant devastation – and shocking mutilation – before it's too late. This outrageously funny horror film also stars Michael Rooker (Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Walking Dead), Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect) and Gregg Henry (Body Double, Jason Bourne)."

After years of only being available as a Canadian import, Slither is FINALLY available on Blu-ray in the U.S. as of July 25th!

Horror fans should be thankful that James Gunn hit it mega-huge with Guardians of the Galaxy, because that success lead to someone saying "Hey, we need to give Slither a proper Blu-ray release in the U.S." This is goiing to be one of 2017's Must Own titles, and we can't wait to scoop it up on the 25th.

Special Features:

  • NEW Audio Commentary With Writer/Director James Gunn And Actors Nathan Fillion And Michael Rooker
  • NEW The Genesis Of SLITHER – An Interview With Writer/Director James Gunn
  • NEW The Other MacReady – An Interview With Actor Gregg Henry
  • Audio Commentary With James Gunn And Nathan Fillion (From 2006)
  • Deleted And Extended Scenes With Optional Commentary By James Gunn
  • Visual Effects: Step By Step
  • Slithery Set Tour With Actor Nathan Fillion
  • The Sick Minds And Slimy Days Of SLITHER
  • Brewing The Blood – How To Make Blood
  • Bringing SLITHER's Creatures To Life
  • Lloyd Kaufman's Video Diary
  • Gag Reel
  • Who Is Bill Pardy? Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Optional English SDH subtitles