Child’s Play (2019)

Child’s Play (2019) is released on DVD/Blu-Ray today, Sept 24th. This is a re-imagining the classic. I would suggest going into this movie expecting something new. It is much different that the classic, and if you go in expecting more of the same you will leave disappointed.

On the other hand if you go in expecting something new, you may find you might just like the new movie. If you’ve seen the movie leave a comment and let me know what you think of it

Oh and to top it off Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is the voice Chucky. So there is that.

Childs Play 2019

Karen, a single mother, gifts her son Andy a Buddi doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature. A contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic.

Right now the movie is not available to stream or rent online, but you can cuy it over at Amazon both digitally and DVD/Blu-Ray

Zombieland: Double Tap Preview

Way back in 2009 we got the first Zombieland, and finally it is time for the second one to come in October. With the four main actors returning from the first : Emma Stone, Woody Harrleson, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigall Breslin, I am sure they can hit it out of the park again.

Zombieland: Double Tap Official Trailer

Official Zombieland: Double Tap synopsis:

Through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland, the Zombie slayers must face off against many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.

If you are like me you can’t wait to sit down and watch this in October.

Hellraiser Judgement

Hellraiser: Judgment

Experience a terrifying new chapter in the legendary Hellraiser series when Hellraiser: Judgment arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, Digital, and On Demand February 13 from Lionsgate. The tenth film in the classic horror series tells the story of three detectives as they struggle to solve a horrifying murder, but instead find themselves thrust into the depths of Pinhead’s hellacious landscape. Including horror icon Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare), it was written and directed by Gary J. Tunnicliffe (Hansel & Gretel).

The dreaded Pinhead returns in the next terrifying chapter of the classic Hellraiser series. Three detectives trying to stop a diabolical serial killer are sucked into a maze of otherworldly horror, where hellish denizens including the Auditor, the Assessor, and the Jury await to pass judgment. Catch the trailer below. Comment and let us know what you think. Will you be checking this out come February?

 

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Aftershock (2012)

I’m usually not a fan of disaster movies. There are some that I really enjoy, but most of those have been marred by the remakes of the predecessors. Take the Poseidon Adventure, the original is great, but the remake stunk to high heaven’s. Movies like The Poseidon Adventure & The Towering Inferno are great stables in cinema. A new trend in disaster movies has taken over with the introduction of CGI in film. These films try to capture the “what if” idea and push it to a new level. Modern films are just over doing it. I do however appreciate disaster movies with horror elements. Films like Cloverfield, 28 Days Later, He is Legend ect. These films have disaster film elements but are not really considered disaster movies due to the horror aspects of Monsters & Zombies. I can’t really recall a horror/disaster movie until I saw Aftershock.

Aftershock Movie Poster
Aftershock Movie Poster

Written by Eli Roth, Nicolàs López & Guillermo Amoedo, Aftershock is about 3 friends in Chile searching for chicks and a good party. While the friends are at an underground club in Valparaiso an earthquake hits casing massive damage, mass hysteria, and violence among others. To top it off, prisoners of a nearby prison have escaped due to the quake.

The film is wickedly entertaining. I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would. The acting in the film is good. The film stars Eli Roth, Andrea Osvart, Nicolas Martinez, Ariel Levy, Lorenza Izzo, & Natasha Yarovenko. Overall I was pleased with the acting, there is a good blend of English and Spanish which made the film an easy watch. There was also a good amount of humor in the dialog which was a nice plus. Eli did a very good job with his part and was surprised by his performance. Nicolas Martinez stole the show however this his over the top character. Selena Gomez make a cameo appearance too!

The story is great, a lot of things happened that I didn’t see coming which was a great breath of fresh air. Normally these movies can become very formulaic, while still entertaining, but it was cool to see some things come out of nowhere. The effects were ok, a lot of CGI was used, but its kinda hard to get around with a film like this. There was however, a good amount of practical effects too, which helped even out dynamic. The film is surprisingly gory too. The viewer gets some smashing, shootings, impaling, dismemberment, and more.

While this is a shorter review than normal, I can’t think of any glaring anomalies in this film. It’s a fairly straight forward horror film with a disaster twist. The writing was witty, and the acting was good. GLP gives this film a solid 4 out of 5 stabs. I would highly recommend checking this movie out. If not for just the sheer fun of it, but the totally awesome ending.

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Blood Junkie

Blood Junkie (2010)

The 80’s, a plethora of VHS, Cassettes, Acid Washed Jeans, Leg Warmers and the Rubik’s Cube. But the 80’s also birthed the era of the slasher film! Slasher films in the 80’s were literally a dime a dozen, while short lived, most left a mark with their viewers. I am a child of the late 80’s (88’ to be exact) so I had the opportunity to experience most of these things, although it wasn’t until the 90’s. Something about this time period for film and pop culture really stuck with me. So when it comes to watching new horror films I almost always feel like there is something missing (even if it is perfect). Now that I think about it, it’s just the nostalgia of the films I grew up on, the setting, film grain, and 80’s culture in general.Blood Junkie Poster

Blood Junkie (a.k.a Rocky Trails) is a film that captivated me. Upon hearing about the film I immediately got very excited. As most of you already know, I am a HUGE fan of the Slasher sub-genre, so seeing this film was a no brainer. When I finally got the chance to see it I was not disappointed at all.

The film is set in the glorious 80’s, a group of teens set out the abandoned Rocky Trails Campground to have a weekend of drinking, sex and fun. However just beyond the old overgrown trails is a blood hungry maniac looking to eradicate all that enter his domain.

I had so much fun watching this movie. Director Drew Rosas did a magnificent job of recreating the 80’s slasher style. The cinematography, film grain, original soundtrack, and costume design took me back to the days of watching the likes of The Nail Gun Massacre, and Night School on VHS in my childhood bedroom. With just the right amount of 80’s cheese, and horror, this film delivered all the horror goodies!

This film was shot in Wisconsin for $7,000, and subsequently released by Troma Films. That to me is one reason this film is so great. The editing, special effects, and camera work make this film look like it has a budget of way more. The acting by Nick Sommer, Mike Johnson, Sarah Luther, and Emily Treolo was great, with just the right amount of bad! I can not begin to tell you how much I loved all of their performances. I will say that this movie will probably only work for hardcore genre buffs, most casual fans may pass this over if they don’t have education in the area.

This film serves up all the best things from the 80’s Slasher flicks. The cheese, gore, T&A, score, and more really take you back to a time when horror wasn’t over thought, and delivered the most outlandish characters in the world. This film gets GLP’s stamp of approval with 4 out of 5 stabs. If you would like to see this movie you can find it on Amazon.

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