Monday, December 22, 2014

Reggie

First appearance: Phantasm (1979)

A Fifth Phantasm film was announced recently so I felt the urge to draw the world's most bad ass Ice cream man.
If you've never heard of Phantasm, check out my Monstar of the film's iconic villain "The Tall Man" for details.

Here's the Phantasm V teaser trailer:

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Nada

First Appearance: They Live (1988)

A drifter discovers a horrible secret about the reality of the United States and decides to do something about it. A film that once again proves the superiority of Rowdy Roddy Piper. This is the second time this movie has made it to this blog. PREVIOUSLY

Monday, November 10, 2014

Zombeaver

First appearance: Zombeavers (2014)

An accident involving medical waste and a beaver dam ruin's three college girls' "No Boys Weekend."
Way better than it has any right to be. Featuring some monsters you never realized you really, really wanted to see.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Monstarshop Update!

Some new Monsters are now available for purchase at the MonstarShop!
Get 'em now while you still can!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Henrietta Knowby

First appearance: Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)

If you some how don't know what this movie is about and consider yourself a horror fan, welcome to planet earth! Anyway here's a quick sarcastic synopsis of the movie... I've already written about it at least twice before... Evil Ash, Ash, Bad Ash... 
Some cheap jerk takes his date to a cabin in the woods that belongs to someone else. the guy then unleashes a bunch of evil that proceeds to ruin his date, possess his hand and kill a couple innocent hillbillies. In the end it turns out all the evil is his fault anyway since he didn't do a good job getting rid of it when he was sent back in time.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Driller Killer

First appearance: Slumber Party Massacre 2 (19987)

The little sister of the girl from the first Slumber Party Massacre has grown up and is suffering nightmares due to the events from the first movie decides to take the members of her all female rock band and their boyfriends to a condo for a weekend of fun and Rock n' Roll...
Unfortunately a Rockabilly weird with a very dangerous guitar arrives to screw up everyone's plans (literally)
But is he real?

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Gunther Straker

First appearance: Funhouse (1981)

A group of jerky teens decide to spend the night in a "dark ride" called "The Funhouse." The witness a creepy carny in a Frankenstein mask commit murder after an even creepier interaction he has with another member of the travelling carnival. The teens discover they are locked in the dark ride and after another series of accidentally seeing things that they weren't meant to see and theft, get stalked through the ride by masked carny! Mayhem ensues!
Another sleazy slasher film from the man responsible for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergiest, Tobe Hooper.


Friday, October 24, 2014

The Hag

First appearance: Curtains (1983)

Six actresses head to famous director, Jonathan Stryker's retreat to audition for his latest film, Audra. Everyone is shocked when Stryker's previous muse, Samantha Sherwood shows up! You see she committed herself to a mental institution years ago in to prepare for the lead role in Audra when Stryker was originally planning to film the movie! Tension and murder ensue while Stryker "auditions" each of the girls. But who's behind the terrifying hag mask and why are they killing everyone?!

Classic Canadian slasher film which succeeds in spite of its troubled production!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Kai

First appearance: Cub A.K.A. Welp (2014)

A group of Belgian Cub Scouts head out on a camping trip in France. Turns out the section of woods they've chosen for their over night stay is riddled with traps and inhabited by a terrifying feral child wearing a tree-bark mask. Fortunately for the kids a Cub Scout is always prepared, right?

I managed to catch this during the Midnight Madness program at the Toronto International Film Festival. Really cool new slasher. If you get a chance to see it, see it!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Viago

First appearance: What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

An unprecedented documentary focusing on the lives of five vampires sharing a flat in New Zealand.


Cal Konitz

First appearance: The Editor (2014)

When murders start happening around the set of the latest film former master editor Rey Ciso is working on he becomes the prime suspect. Who is the killer in the black gloves?

The latest from those maniacs at Astron-6. 
The trailer's a little NSFW

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Maurice

First appearance: Little Monsters (1989)

The true story of what goes on under your bed and why children are always blamed for things they didn't do. It's also the story of the kid from Wonder Years on a mission with the a slightly less terrifying monster version of that crazy nurse from St. Elsewhere to save the kid from Boy Meets World who has been kidnapped by monsters.
This movie comes from the wonderful time where kid's movies were full of terrifying nightmare images and horrific violence and really dark ideas that put today R-rated horror films to shame.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fuad Ramses

First Appearance: Blood Feast (1963)

Dorothy Freemont wants to arrange catering for her daughter Suzette's party. she visits the shop of local Egyptian caterer Fuad Ramses.  Fuad tells Mrs. Freemont that he'd like prepare a feast that has not been prepared in over 5,000 years. This feast is called "The Egyptian Blood Feast." Mrs. Freemont lets him know in no uncertain terms that she needs the catering for the party in two weeks.
Fuad assures her he has almost all the ingredients he needs. A deal is agreed upon and Fuad sets about gathering the ingredients.
Unfortunately the ingredients he needs are human flesh! You see Fuad worships the Egyptian Godess Ishtar and this Blood Feast thing is actually a series of sacrifices to his Godess! Good thing for him people in the 1960s thought a meal called a "Blood Feast" sounded delicious and not at all creepy or disgusting!
Will the police manage to stop Fuad before he gathers all his ingredients?
But seriously, why would you agree to hire a guy who wants to set up something called a BLOOD FEAST for your teenage girl's birthday party?

Widely considered the first splatter film and is notable for its on screen depictions of extreme gore.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Monstar Prints available....


Now that FanExpo has reached its satisfying conclusion I thought I'd put some of the remaining Monstar prints up on my Etsy store! Not many of each left so act quickly I'm not planning on reprinting any of them.
Also Big thanks to SHOCK TILL YOU DROP,  BROKE HORROR FAN, BLOODY DISGUSTING, DREAD CENTRAL for telling people about my weird obsession. You guys should all check out their sites for all the interesting horror news you need to cram in your brain.
And again you can find the Monstar Prints at the Monstarshop on Etsy.

Coming soon:
Fuad Ramses
Maurice
Slumber Party Massacre II's Driller Killer
Gunther Straker
Welp/Cub

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Conan, the barbarian

First appearance: Conan The Barbarian (1982)
The uplifting tale of a boy who loses everything and through hard work eventually becomes king of a land he was not born into. Along the way friendships are forged loves are lost and a bunch of guys are killed.

I don't think they will ever make a movie like this again. Probably the best of the barbarian movies that were popular in the 80s.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Jason Voorhees

First Appearance: Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

The supposed "Drowned as a child" Jason Voorhees isn't happy that a bunch of camp councillors killed his crazy mom and embarks on an epic quest to rid the world of teens who are into sex, drugs, drinking and dancing to terrible music. After hunting down the girl he saw decapitate his mom he realizes it's probably easier to just hang around in the woods near the campground where he "drowned" and his mom was killed, and wait for victims to just come to him.

Yeah I know Jason doesn't get the hockey mask until the 3d-rd movie but I like him better in the mask.
Interesting bit of trivia, Friday the 13th part 6: Jason Lives is the best reviewed of the series and is widely considered the fan favourite even though it performed the worst at the box office and, unlike any other chapter in the franchise, features no on-screen nudity.


Leatherface

First appearance: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

A group of annoying kids run afoul of a Texas family with a strange BBQ recipe. Screaming ensues. There's really not much more to the plot than that.

Some folk consider it a classic of the genre, sadly I'm not one of those people. I prefer the later entries in the series. Although I don't think you are supposed to Enjoy Texas Chainsaw Massacre so in that case it might be the most effective of the Chainsaw flicks.
The franchise has become one of the most convoluted of the Classic Slasher Franchises (Halloween, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Child's Play) with numerous restarts prequels and remakes. This is how the franchise looks as of August 22, 2014:

• The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
• The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
• Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990), considering the end of Chainsaw 2 this could be a reboot although it does have a 3 in the title...
• The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994) Probably a reboot, the only character from the first one in this is Leatherface although he behaves a little differently than in the previous movies and there doesn't seem to be any cannibalism.  It stars Matthew McConaughey and RenĂ©e Zellweger. It's got a weird Illuminati storyline explaining that maybe the Sawyers are controlled by some kind of shadowy organization. I like to pretend that McConaughey's character in True Detective is the same guy he plays in this movie only here he's in deep cover and that's why Rust Cole so conspiracy minded in TD. But I digress...
• The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) The first "for sure" remake. They change the name of the family for some reason.
• The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) The Prequel to the remake
• Texas Chainsaw 3-D (2013) Claims to be a direct sequel to the original 1974 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre which I guess ignores the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2?
• Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Prequel (201X) just announced prequel to the 1974 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, not to be confused with Letherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III or The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning or The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation.

They've recently released a cleaned up version of the film in theatres. I've seen it and although I'm not a fan of the film, it is the best looking and sounding the movie has ever been.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pinhead

First appearance: Hellraiser (1987)

Since this is the second time I'm writing about Hellraiser (See my entry on Frank Cotton, the real bad guy in the first Hellraiser movie), I'm going to, instead give the synopsis for Hellbound: Hellraiser 2. Or as I like to call it; Hellraiser 2: Hellraiser too.

A few years after the events of the first film, Kristy Cotton finds herself committed to the Channard Institute for weird mental problems, due to nobody believing her story about her uncle Frank getting killed by weird fetish enthusiasts from hell, who travel the world rewarding people who solve their weird puzzle box that's usually delivered by a dirty homeless guy who in reality is a giant bone dragon, with death. Eventually the Lament Configuration gets opened everyone goes to hell and get to meet Pinhead's boss. Once again Pinhead and Kristy meet up. Once again Kristy convinces Pinhead not to kill her but instead to team up with her to fight the real bad guys, or something.
If you haven't seen any of the Hellraiser movies and want to save some time you could start your journey with this movie. It feels like almost half the film's runtime is taken up with footage from the first Hellraiser which is why I call this one Hellraiser 2: Hellraiser too. This doubling of the title also fits as for some reason many of the characters tend to say the same thing more than once, which is why I like to call this movie Hellraiser Too: Hellraiser 2. I think I might have liked this one better than the first one. 


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Baron

First appearance: Manborg (2011)

A soldier is killed during the Hell Wars and is brought back to life in Mega Death City in the future as man kind's only hope (?), MANBORG! Together with #1 Man, Justice and Mina he faces Count Draculon's weird forces in gladiatorial combat until he tires of those "shenanigrams" and brings the fight to Count Draculon himself!

Made for about $1,000, every cent of which show's on screen, the movie is crazy ambitious and extremely fun. Sure it looks like it was made for a thousand bucks but its a million times more fun than half the recent big budget movies I've seen lately. If only all the micro-budget film makers had the kind of imagination and talent the Aston-6 guys.
Oh, and it's a Canadian flick too. Why can't we make more stuff like this in Canada?
I watched twice in a row after blind buying the DVD. I recommend this flick highly.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Michael Myers

Fist Appearance: Halloween (1978)

One Halloween, Little Mikey Myers dresses as a clown and kills his older sister. he spends the next 15 years in a mental institution staring at a wall waiting for October 30, 1978 to take a drive to his home town of Haddonfield, Illinois and teach some babysitters to do a better job of baby sitting. His Psychiatrist knew this was going to happen but still couldn't stop him.
I like to revisit this series every Halloween. Once every couple of Halloweens, I'll watch the entire franchise in one sitting, it pretty much takes all day.
Rob Zombie eventually tried his hand at remaking Halloween. It wasn't terrible but he decided to focus on what makes Michael tick. This had the unfortunate side effect of making him a little less scary.
This is the second time I've tackled Mr. Myers for this series. Since he's probably my favorite of the classic slashers, it probably won't be the last time.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Ahab

First appearance: Father's Day (2011)

A priest, a Backwoods syrup manufacturer (Ahab) with a terrible past (he was framed for killing a man he thought was the "Father's Day Killer") and a young male prostitute (his father was burned to death in front of him by the "Father's Day Killer") embark on an epic quest for vengeance on the man known as the "Father's Day" killer. But is there more to the "Father's Day Killer" than meets the eye?
This is a dark, dark comedy that you probably won't want to watch with your parents or someone you just met. Definitely not a first date movie.
Not to be confused with the Robin Williams movie.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Dr. Peyton Westlake

First appearance: Darkman (1990)
Scientist Dr. Peyton Westlake seeks vengence after being blown up by vicious criminal and amateur finger collector Robert G. Durrant. Unfortunately being blown up has resulted in Dr. Westlake being hideously scarred and losing the ability to feel pain.
Fortunately Dr. Westlake was working on a formula for artificial skin allowing him to make realistic looking masks to disguise himself as anyone. He uses his new found abilities to destroy Durrant's gang and hunt down the man who hired Durrant to blow him up!
This is Sam Raimi's tribute to weird pulpy comic books and the old Universal Monsters.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Darryl Revok

First appearance: Scanners (1981)

Turns out there's a real weird birth defect associated with the old analgesic Ephemerol. Psychic powers! Now there's two groups of people looking for these psychics, known as Scanners. One is ConSec and it's owner Dr. Paul Ruth, the guy who invented Ephemerol and tested it on his wife,  who is hoping to train these psychics to uses their powers for espionage. The other is lead by Darryl Revok, a scanner, who's using his company Biocarbon Amalgamate to send more Ephemerol to pregnant women in hopes of creating an army of psychic babies! Can former bum and troubled Scanner, Cameron Vale, help ConSec stop Revok from creating an army of fellow Scanners?
Most people know it as "That movie with the exploding head."
Another strange Canadian sci-fi/horror flick from director David Cronenberg from the 1980s. A little slow in parts but worth seeing for its strange mix of spy and monster movie conventions.
I think it might be my favourite Cronenberg movie.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ricky Coogin

First appearance: Freaked (a.k.a. Hideous Mutant Freekz, 1993)

On his way to help the E.E.S. (Everything Except Shoes) Corporation promote Zygrot-24, Ricky Coogin and his pal Ernie cross paths with a group of anti-Zygrot-24 protestors lead by the attractive environmentalist, Julie.  Having tricked Julie into believing they are environmentalists too, on their way to protest Zygrot they head into the wilds of Santa Flan, where a side trip to Elija C. Skruggs' Freekland changes their lives. Mutations and mutilations ensue!

The creature designs in this are hilarious. Mr. T plays a Bearded Lady. Keanu Reeves plays a dog!
Not really a movie for everyone, most people probably won't really get the appeal to it. It's weird, juvenile and occasionally a little gross, but with a message: "Even if you don't like macaroons, you should probably eat one if everyone else is doing it."

I actually remember going to see Darkman on its opening night and seeing posters and banners al over the theatre announcing the release of Hideous Mutant Freekz. My friends and I decided to make sure we could get to the theatre to see HMF when it came out. Sadly it never did. A few years went by and I saw a videotape at the local Videoflix called "Freaked" and thought to myself "That looks kinda familiar." Since there weren't any other horror flicks new that week I gave it a shot. Much to my surprise it turned out to be Hideous Mutant Freekz. Turns out the studio was scared about how weird the movie was so they pulled it's theatrical release re-named it and eventually dumped it onto VHS.


Monday, July 14, 2014

"Evil" Ed Thompson

First appearance: Fright Night (1985)

Charley Brewster is convinced his neighbour, Jerry Dandridge, is a vampire. He comes to this suspicion after seeing Jerry bite a woman on the neck and then bundling a human shaped garbage bag into the back of his car.
Turns out Charley is right.
Unfortunately since nobody believes him, he seeks the help of horror host and ex-horror film actor, Peter Vincent. Fortunately for the sake of a plot, Mr. Vincent doesn't believe him either. Eventually everyone (except Charley) is proven wrong and they all have a most Frightening Night.

Fright Night's a fun slice of '80s horror. Evil Ed and Peter Vincent steal any scene they're in. You may find Ed's laugh irritating at first, but it grows on you. He's such a strange character you can't help but enjoy his reactions to anything said to him. Peter Vincent is just as fun to watch. He's played by Roddy McDowell so you know pretty much how he's going to play things.
There's a sequel, which I've seen but remember nothing about. A comic book series that lasted 22 issues and (spoiler) brought Ed back to life. There's also a remake from 2011. It's not bad but it's also not as fun as the original. Mostly because the remake's Ed isn't as weird. There's as sequel to the remake, but I haven't seen that. I hear it's better than the remake.

Zap Rowsdower

First appearance: The Final Sacrifice (1990)

A young man, Troy, continues his father's quest to discover the lost city of Xiox! On the run from hooded cult members, he takes refuge in the back of a crummy pick up truck. The truck belongs to the impressively named Zap Rowsdower, a down on his luck former cult member (spoiler, sorry). Together this team sets out to avenge the death Troy's father, find the lost city of Xiox, redeem Zap Rowsdower, and save the world?


This weird, no budget Canadian adventure film received attention from the fantastic TV show Mystery Science Theater 3000 exposing the world to the incredible mulleted hero Zap! I'd love to see the movie un"riffed" just for fun. Normally I'd include the trailer for the movie with this little write up, unfortunately the movie isn't that popular or something so I can't find a trailer. I highly recommend you check out the MST3K episode, I think its one of their best.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Freddy Krueger

First appearance: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Something's killing teens in their sleep in Springwood, U.S.A. Adults don't believe their kids are being stalked and killed in their dreams by the creepy Janitor they incinerated after he escaped legal prosecution for "child killing." Are the kids right? How come none of the parents were arrested for this act of vigilantism? Can you really beat Freddy just by turning your back on him and saying "You have no power over me" like you can with the Goblin King Jareth?

I've always found the Elm St. series a little strange in it's inconsistent tone. The first movie's creepy, the second movie is strange, the third gets a little super heroy, then it tries mixing the super hero action type stuff with creepy, Then Freddy becomes some kind of murderous clown. It's like they really don't know what to do with the concept. That didn't stop Freddy from becoming an instantly recognizable character and house hold name.

This is the second time I've tackled ol' chewing gum face. Looking back through my old Monstar drawings I thought I'd up date a couple of my favourite characters that I think I feel like drawing again.

Trailer time!

Pamela Voorhees

First appearance: Friday the 13th (1980)

A bunch of horny teens get killed at a summer camp they're trying to re-open. You see, at some point in the past some kid drowned in the lake because a bunch of horny teens were behaving like a bunch of horny teens instead of doing their jobs as camp counsellors and that kid's mom wasn't very happy about that. She takes matters into her own hands.
But did her child actually die when they drowned in the lake?  Who's killing the teens? If you haven't figured it out you didn't look at the image at the top of this synopsis nor have you paid any attention to any pop culture references pertaining to this particular slasher movie franchise.
I still don't understand why after 10 movies in the franchise they decided it needed to be re-booted. There's no hard continuity through out the series. The basic premise of the movies is pretty simplistic, its really a series that can just exist in a world of infinite sequels. Unless your plan is to focus on Mrs. Voorhees again. Jason's pretty much a modern legend now and there's no need to re-tell his origin story.
So if you're out there thinking of making a new movie about Jason Voorhees, just make it a sequel stop trying to retell his origin, the fans want more they don't want rethinking of what makes the hulking masked morality lesson tick.
But enough of my ranting.
Trailer!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

F. W. Colqhoun

First Appearance: Ravenous (1999)

After a mission goes terribly wrong during the Mexican-American war, Second Lieutenant Boyd's courage fails him and he plays dead as the rest of his unit is massacred around him. The bodies of his fellow soldiers are transported back to the Mexican headquarters. While buried under a pile of his fellow soldiers he is suddenly struck with a sense of bravery and he captures the Mexican command.
As reward for this he is promoted. Unfortunately for (now Captain) Boyd his commanding officer learns of the cowardice that lead to the victory and sends him to Fort Spencer in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range.
While at the fort a stranger named Colqhoun shows up. He claims he was part of a wagon train that became lost and was reduced to cannibalism to survive. The people at the fort mount a rescue attempt, but is this Colqhoun all he appears to be?

This is definitely one of my favourite movies about cannibalism. I really enjoyed the use of native myths used to describe what was happening to some of the characters. It's also got a really interesting score, not something you hear all the time. The gore seems strangely understated and yet not for the week of stomach. I think because the director was a vegetarian the scenes of people enjoying steaks and big Old West meaty meals are handled in a way that really makes the food unappetizing, just to keep you in Boyd's headspace for much of the story. You may not want to eat stew after watching this movie.


Monday, May 26, 2014

The Humungus

First appearance: Mad Max II: The Road Warrior (1981)

Max Rockatansky is at it again in the oil deprived future Australia. This time he's helping a group of settlers protect a tanker trailer full of precious gasoline. Max befriends a feral boy and fights a bunch of wasteland marauders led by an hockey mask wearing disfigured muscleman known as The Humungus! Will Max survive?!

This is the movie most people are thinking of when they think of Mad Max. Lots of desert, weird cars, weirder wasteland gangs, more action.



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Red Death

First appearance: The Masque of the Red Death  (1964)

The satanic Prince Prospero has invited a bunch of jerky noblemen to his castle while a horrifying disease lays waste to the surrounding countryside. He plans on converting a bunch of them to Satanism. Over an evening of horrible pranks and vengence Prospero begins to think that maybe putting his faith in the "Father of Lies" isn't the best of ideas.

This is probably my favorite of the Roger Corman Edger Allan Poe/ Vincent Price movies.
Highly recommended. So much fun.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Lou Garou

First apperance: Wolfcop (2014)

It's not unusual for alcoholic cop Lou Garou to black out and wake up in unfamiliar surroundings, but lately things have taken a strange turn. Turns out he might be a werewolf. An alcoholic werewolf. An alcoholic werewolf who's also an officer of the law. Can Lou meld all the aspects in his life a be a better man? Better wolf man?
Who can say....



Monday, May 19, 2014

Texarcana Phantom

First appearance: The Town that Dreaded Sundown (1976)

In 1946 a series of murders which became known as "The Phantom Killings" took place in or near the town of Texarcana. This movie is based on those crimes. The killer was never caught. also there is no proof he killed anyone with a knife attached to a trombone as seen in one of the stranger moments in this movie. Creepy atmosphere accentuates the strangeness of this true story. Made even more terrifying since the killer was never caught.


Stanley Coopersmith

First appearance: Evilspeak (1981)

Young Stanley Coopersmith is hated by the rest of his fellow American Military Academy Soccer players, not to mention the faculty or the rest of the student body. One day while cleaning the basement of the school's chapel, which he's been assigned due to not having his hat or something, he discovers the secret satanic ritual place of the school's founder. Will Stanley turn to black magic to extract revenge on the jerks he deals with on a regular basis? Can you program an old macintosh computer to perform an evil ritual? Are pigs a tool of Satan?
Spoilers, Yes to all three!
Moral of the movie: If the nerd you've decided to pick on has a secret room with a Satanic ritual programmed into his computer, it's probably best not to kill his dog.
Lots of decapitations and Clint Howard, a surprisingly great combination.


Friday, May 9, 2014

Cropsy

First appearance: The Burning (1981)

Some jerky teens at a summer camp decide to play a prank on the mean old cartaker, Cropsy. They wait until he's drunk in his kerosene, turpentine and old newspaper filled cabin and set a skull full of worms and lit candles on this rickety balsa wood night table. They then sneak out side and start banging on the window and making creepy sounds. Cropsy wakes, startled and terrified buy the glowing skull he knocks it on to a gasoline soaked rag setting his place, all his belongings and himself instantly ablaze! What a great prank eh? Cropsy doesn't think so. After years in the hospital he decides to head back to the camp for REVENGE! Hey, he's another burnt up janitor killing teens that he blames for his current predicament... He and Freddy should go to therapy together.

Pretty decent Canadian made slasher from the early '80s. Slightly more effective than most since not all the kids are terrible. Some weird attempts at red herrings considering we already know Cropsy is a disfigured homicidal maniac with a grudge and a fondness for big scissors.
Dig the trailer. And yes that is Seinfeld's best pal George Costanza as one of the doomed teens. Pretend this flick is a prequel to Seinfeld and it becomes even more fun! The production manager's name is Corky Burger, a name I found hilarious the first time I saw it show up in the credits.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Milo

First appearance: Bad Milo (2013)

Duncan's having a crappy day. It gets worse when he discovers a strange demon lives in his lower intestines. This creature (who Duncan names Milo) is hell bent on killing the people who have been causing Duncan stress. Can Milo be contained? What happens to Duncan if Milo is killed? How does Milo fit up there?
Some of these questions will be answered, some are best left not thought about.
Not quite as gross as you'd expect. I've you enjoy the films of Frank Henenlotter you've seen more disgusting things.  

Monday, April 21, 2014

Blake


First appearance: The Fog (1980)

One hundred years ago on April 21, (1880) a bunch of jerks stop a rich man named Blake (who was a leper) from establishing a leper colony on the outskirts of Antonio Bay, California. First they took the gold he offered to buy the land he was going to use and then they cause the ship carrying Blake and his buddies to sink in the bay.
Now (1980) on the 100th anniversary of the shipwreck and founding of the town a heavy fog rolls in from the bay! Is there something in the fog? What's causing all the weird phenomena happening around town?
GHOST PIRATES?! Maybe. Whatever is in the fog is killing a lot of people. Is anyone safe. PROBABLY NOT!

Pretty good ghost story from John Carpenter. Remade in 2005 as a really terrible teen horror movie.
Check out the original it's spooky and atmospheric and Carpenter's score is pretty creepy too.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Jesus

First appearance: Fist of Jesus

Fist of Jesus is a short film about what happened when Jesus resurrects Lazerus. Features Jesus and his pal Judas fighting an army of Pheonecian, Roman and Cowboy zombies, completely historically accurate.
The producers are also raising money on Kickstarter to expand the short to a feature length film called "Once Upon a time in Jerusalem." The whole thing looks hilarious I'm looking forward to seek that movie get made.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dr. Phillip K. Decker

First appearance: Nightbreed (1990)

Aaron Boone's got a problem. He wants to go to a place called Midian, a place where monsters live. At the request of his girlfriend he goes to see a psychiatrist. The Psychiatrist has his own secrets. Boone gets framed, finds the monster town and everything works out OK for everyone.
Sort of.
A much better Clive Barker movie than Hellraiser but for some weird reason not as popular. Lot's of cool monsters in the movie. Also David Cronenberg plays one of the creepiest masked slashers ever in this. SPOOKY!


Monday, March 31, 2014

Colin

First appearance: Cheap Thrills (2013)

Craig promises his wife he'll ask his boss about the raise he's been waiting for, instead he gets laid off and finds an eviction notice on his door. Not knowing what to do he goes to a local bar to get a drink and figure out how to explain to his wife and baby he no longer has a job and they're about to be evicted. At the bar he runs into an old friend, Vince, who's now in the collections business. After a few drinks they are invited to the table of Craig and his wife Violet who are celebrating Violet's birthday.  Craig proposes they all celebrate Violet's birthday with a fun game of harmless dares and challenges and he'll reward the winner of each round with MONEY! Lot's of money! Money that could solve Craig's current problems! Money that could help Vince get out of the collections racket! Craig and Vince decide to play the game. The game turns out to be as fun and harmless as you'd expect.

Really enjoyed the darkness of this flick, hilarious and unpleasant usually at the same time! It's probably not for everybody but I'm still going to recommend it highly to everyone anyway.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Megafoot

First appearance: Megafoot (20XX)

Since the movie doesn't exist yet and is only a Indiegogo project right now. I thought I'd take a shot at drawing Megafoot. Just to get in the door before all the Megafoot fandom starts.
dig their Indiegogo thing

Thursday, March 6, 2014

BIO-COP

First appearance: Bio-Cop (2013)

A cop is involved in an accident at a chemical plant. The accident turns him into an indestructible Bio-weapon! A Bio-weapon handing out justice as only a BIO-COP can!

Technically this movie doesn't really exist, it was a fake trailer produced by the Astron-6 guys and the only way you can see it is at the end of the fantastic Manborg! You should watch Manborg! I hope one day Bio-cop is a feature length flick.
BIO-COP!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Djinn


First appearance: Wishmaster (1997)

In ancient Persia, a whole lot of nastiness explodes. Turns out the Djinn is trying to kill a bunch of people in order to let his people back into our reality. A wizard traps him in a fire opal which is in turn entombed in a statue. Fast forward to 1997 Robert England and his assistant, Ted Raimi, are accepting delivery of this statute for Mr. England's museum or something. Turns out one of the dock workers is a drunk. Through his drunkenness the statute crushes Ted and breaks open releasing the Djinn Djewel, thus initiating a series of events leading to the release of the Djinn! Can he be stopped before he manages to do what ever it is he's gotta do to release the rest of he people into our dimension! You wish  there was a way to stop him!

A surprisingly fun movie featuring a bunch of horror movie cameos, some pretty cool deaths and a monster with a ridiculous weakness! I think the Djinn is my favourite of the wish-based monsters that showed up in the 80s-90s, this includes The Leprechaun, to a certain extent the Cenobites and the Gate II version of the little minion things. They changed the look of the Djinn in the sequel but I didn't like it as much as this armoured version of the guy. I was also surprised to learn that there were actually four Wishmaster movies. Since Andrew Divoff is not the Djinn in those I don't think there's anything to recommend anyone see either of them. Especially if the pattern of how to defeat the Wishmaster in the first two flicks is any indication of how the series continues.
Also there seems to be some debate as to if Chriss "The MindFreak"Angel had anything to do with directing the third one, or if it was just a typo since the director of the fourth one was Chris "I'm not Chriss 'The MindFreak' Angel" Angel, who was not a Los Vegas magician. Co-incidence? MINDFREAK
If you're too young to remember going to video stores you may not have seen this beauty so here's the trailer: