31 Days of Horror

This upcoming October, we’re going to try something new.  We’ve pulled together our resources, and dug a former reviewer up from a shallow grave in order to bring this next month long event to you.  We’re going to attempt post 31 horror movie reviews, one for each day in the month of October!  Check out our video below to see more of what we mean:

The Expendables

I finally got a chance to see Expendables today.  It’s a movie I’ve been excited about for a long time, but scheduling conflicts and the fact that most of my friends didn’t believe it would be any good meant I waited about a month after opening to see it on my day off.  Well let me just say my friends were completely wrong!  If you’ve read any of the reviews for it most people point to a weak plot, old actors, and something that has been done over and over again…. So what’s wrong with that?!?  This movie is a throwback to the 80s action flick where everything explodes, dialogue is cheesy, and arms are broken like beer bottles at a frat party!  I couldn’t have been happier with the turnout even if the aging actors made me briefly think about my own age.  But that thought quickly faded as I watched a pirate’s body getting ripped in half by Dolph Lundgren’s shotgun!  On with the show…

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Machete

For those of you who never had a chance to see the full Grindhouse double feature in the theater not only did you miss out on a hell of a gruesome ride, but you missed some amazingly funny fake trailers by Robert Rodriquez, Quentin Tarantino and a few other directors. One of those trailers was for Machete. The positive out-pour over the trailer was so great that Rodriquez decided to make the dream come alive. That dream was a lead role for long time bad guy Danny Trejo, who plays an ex Mexican Federale who prefers the devastation of a huge blade to the precision of a gun.  Those not familiar with the name should be much more familiar with the face and the work of Trejo.  He had small, usually bad guys parts in movies like The Replacement Killers, Heat, Desperado, and even as an Indian chief in Fanboys.  His scarred face and tattooed body is not something you easily forget, and now you get to see him as the hero which is a long time coming for the 66-year old actor who spent years in and out of prison.

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Defcon-4

The end of the world…  If you put enough credence into the news, it seems like it could come any day now.  Nuclear war, religious cataclysm, nanotechnology, an astronomical event, Justin Beiber and countless other things could ultimately lead to the demise of mankind and civilization as we know it.  Some people think it’s going to happen on December 21st, 2012, but according to the 1985 Canadian film Defcon-4 it could happen as soon as the day after tomorrow. Continue reading “Defcon-4”