May The Odds Be In Your Favor In “Raze”

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Director: Josh C. Weller

Writer: Robert Beaucage, Kenny Gage, Josh C. Weller

Starring: Zoe Bell, Rachel Nichols, Tracie Thoms

Two enter the ring and one comes out! The basic plot to Raze is a secret society of rich people kidnaps women from various backgrounds and various knowledge of fighting. Whether it’s kickboxing classes or MMA training, these freaks want you. Sabrina(Zoe Bell) along with other women are forced to fight to the death for the wealthy’s entertainment. If they don’t fight then their loved ones are killed. If they lose, their loved ones also die. Let the games begin and let the odds be ever in your favor.

I didn’t enjoy this as much as I thought I would. To tell the truth I fast forward most of it. There were a few things that just bugged me to no end.

The first thing that bothered me: If you don’t fight or if you lose, your loved ones die. Why bother fighting in the first place? Your family or friends are dead anyway.

Second thing that bothered me: Didn’t their family and friends report them missing? Wouldn’t the FBI notice that women with fighting skills going on blind dates then disappear? Also wouldn’t the FBI also notice that the families and friends of the missing women end up dead? Too much of a coincidence….

Third thing that bothered me: There’s no prize at the end of the tournament! No million dollars, no offer to join the secret society, nothing! You’re basically a fighting dog until you die in the ring! Why bother fighting at all?!

Really, in the end you’re only watching this for the fights. You don’t care about the fighters’ sob stories, you really don’t care if they make it or not. Like I said earlier, I fast forwarded the sob story bits. I wasn’t interested and they didn’t make me want to be interested. I kinda wanted some of the sound effects from Mortal Kombat during the fights. Yeah! Finish Her!! 

I’m giving this a D

Mortal Kombat:

Trailer

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Off To Hell We Go! The Devil’s Carnival Tour Has Begun!

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The wait is over! The Devil Carnival: Alleluia! is finally on it’s way to a city near you! Well…most cities. I looked up the tour dates and sadly it’s not coming to my town and I can’t travel to another city to watch it. I guess I’ll have to wait for the DVD. But that’s OK, I’m a patient woman.

The tour for Alleluia! started yesterday(August 11th) in Los Angeles and will be touring all over the country like New York, Tuscon, Chicago, etc.

Anyways, if you have’t seen the first movie then I highly recommend that you do. You’ll love the music, the make up, the plot, etc. I’ll probably say this until I die, Terrance Zdunich is a freaking genius!! So check out the websites below and buy your tickets now. Bring a friend, go by yourself, I don’t care how you get there. Just go and enjoy yourself!

Fa la la! It’s off to Hell we go! Stick a needle in your eye, it’s off to Hell we go!

P.S.

The Devil’s Carnival: Alleluia! soundtrack is now available on itunes! I know what I’m buying!

Sites:

http://www.thedevilscarnival.com/

https://www.facebook.com/devilscarnival

https://twitter.com/devilscarnival

Gishwhes 2015 Has Begun!

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So it’s that time of year again where like minded crazy people get together and do crazy things in the name of charity. I already told you that I’m participating this year again so I thought I’d tell you how it’s going so far.

This is when you come to realize that there are people you want to do this for fun(people like me) and then there are the ones who really take this seriously. So far I’m only able to do two of the Items which I’m a little disappointed in. Why? because the same 3-5 people already claimed and finished the Items I wanted to do. Then they remind how I need to check the spreadsheet one of them made and put my name beside an Item. I would if there were things left for me to do! So far all the left is the super crazy Items like take a picture with the Clintons (not photoshopped). Also I’m a little annoyed when others tell me how I should do an Item. This is supposed to be a fun and enjoyable thing to do but so far this year it’s a hassle.

i feel like I’m not contributing as much as I should. But what can I do?

I’m not saying that Gishwhes as a whole is like this. It’s really not! I guess what really makes it fun is the people you participate with. Which brings me to Saint Sarah again. She was on my team last year and she agrees that this team we’re on is a little too serious. She’s actually going to help me out with one of the Items I’m doing. We’re going to dress up my dog as The Doctor and she’s going to dress her cat up like a Dalek. If the team doesn’t like it, too fucking bad. I’m submitting the picture anyway.

Anyways, I hope all you Gishers out there are having a blast! Tell me how it’s going for you so far!

Good Luck Sleeping!!!

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Writer/Director: David F. Sandberg

Starring: Lotta Losten

I’m just gonna leave this here. I remember being afraid of the dark when I was a kid. Now I sleep the the door closed and total darkness. I made the mistake of watching this on my phone before going to sleep…..lesson learned. It’s only a couple of minutes but it’s terrifying.

Goodbye, everyone I'll remember you all in therapy

Raising Funds For A Zombie Movie

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Alrighty y’all! Let’s rally together and help finish a Vancouver based zombie film! It’s been described as a modern twist to the zombie genre with a nostalgic feel. Most people think that once you seen one zombie film you’ve seen them all. You’re probably right but that doesn’t make zombie movies any less entertaining.

Please check the Indiegogo site listed below to donate. Depending the amount you donate, you will be rewarded with a shout out in the credits, a digital copy, a signed DVD, etc! We have 38 days to reach the goal of $10,000 CAD so you better hurry. The last count was $426 CAD.

Sites:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/3-hours-till-dead-indie-zombie-horror-film#/story

https://twitter.com/millspictures

https://www.facebook.com/Hourstilldead

A New Twist On Vampirism With “Afflicted”

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Directors/ Writers: Derek Lee, Clif Prowse

Starring: Derek Lee, Clif Prowse, Baya Rehaz

I’ve always imagined that I’d take a trip like this with my best friend. Travel the world, see new things, meet new people, and have fun. But what I don’t want as part of the trip is to be turned into a freaking vampire and possibly massacring my BFF.

Afflicted is about two friends, Derek and Clif, taking a trip around the world and starting a blog to share their adventures with their family and friends. One of the reasons for this trip is because Derek was diagnosed with an incurable illness and figures this could be their last hurrah. While living it up in Spain, Derek hooks up with the mysterious Audrey and find himself falling deeper into an unexplainable illness. An illness where one of the symptoms is craving human blood. What started out as a travel blog turned into a documentation of Derek’s strange affliction and their quest to find a cure.

I have to say that I was impressed with this movie which has won awards for directing, writing, and special effects(see HERE). Instead of portraying vampirism as brooding sex symbols that infest our TV today, Lee and Prowse painted vampires as actual monsters. It wasn’t pretty watching Derek’s transition from dying human to animalistic immortal. Seriously…there was projectile vomit and seizures. At first it started out as fun and games where they discover super speed and super strength but then things turn serious when Derek can’t eat anything without vomiting and the longer he holds out from drinking blood the more he transforms into a feral monster.

I really enjoyed the special effects for this movie. There was one “test” that Derek did where he tested the sunlight on his skin and it was gross! I also applaud the fact that there were times when they actually put the camera down. It isn’t logical to carry a camera and document every little thing. Some scenes they left the camera on a table and you’d just hear a conversation rather than see it. In other scenes they created a vest that held the camera so the person could document what was going on while having their hands free(Chase Out Window Scene).

Anyway I give this movie an A.

Check out the trailer and a clip! hopefully you enjoy it as much as I did.

Sites:

http://www.afflicted-movie.com/

https://www.facebook.com/AfflictedMovie

Dinner Is Coming To An End…Or Is It?

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I’m sure you’ve all heard by now that NBC has made the worst mistake of it’s existence. They have decided that as brilliant as Hannibal is, they’d rather not continue with it. I’ll never understand why companies do this. You’ve got a critically acclaimed show with brilliant actors and a great plot and you decide “Whatever let’s trash it while the getting is good”?!

It’s almost as if they want to lose viewers. Well, I thought that all hope was lost. Yet another amazing show that got the ax for no reason…until I saw that support from other Fannibals like myself. Carlos Mazal form Uruguay has created on online petition on change.org to save the show. It’s actually received over 67,000 signatures and need 75,000! It’s been mentioned all over twitter with #SaveHannibal. So please be a gem and sign the petition. I’m sure Hannibal won’t make you part of his main course if you do.

Not only are the Fannibals fighting to keep the show but Brian Fuller, the show’s creator, is hopeful that Hannibal will be picked up for another season elsewhere. Can we say Netflix or Amazon? Nothing is set in stone yet but we all need to keep our fingers crossed and hope that we can save this deliciously gory show from the copping block. I really don’t want this dinner party to end. Check below to sign the petition!

Sites:

https://www.change.org/p/nbc-netflix-what-are-you-thinking-renew-hannibal-nbc

Trailer:

Sinister Grin Press is Calling for Support!

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Alrighty, y’all! Let’s see what we can do for Sinister Grin Press! They’ve recently launched an Indiegogo campaign seeking support for their press. They’re looking to reach a $4,000 goal. So far they only have $185. That’s kinda sad and time is running out! The campaign closes in 28 days.

So what do you get for helping Sinister Grin Press? You mean besides helping a press out? Well depending how much you donate, you can get different gifts. From a mention on their website as a supporter to receiving 14 paperback copies of their current books plus 10 paperback copies of future books they publish! That sounds like an awesome deal to me.

So if you’re interested visit the websites below! I’m sure they’ll appreciate your generosity!

Sites:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sgp3-sinister-grin-press-pernicious-promotional#/story

https://twitter.com/SinisterGrinPre

http://sinistergrinpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sinister-Grin-Press/192775404110112

Aliens Roaming Around in “Storage 24”

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Director: Johannes Roberts

Writers: Noel Clarke, Davie Fairbanks, Johannes Roberts, Marc Small

Starring: Noel Clarke, Colin O’Donoghue, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Laura Haddock

Or when Captain Hook steals Mickey Smith’s girlfriend while being chased by a hungry extra-terrestrial.

Anyways, this film is from 2012 and the basic plot is a group of friends are trapped in a storage facility. While they’re trying to find a way out, they realize that E.T. isn’t very friendly. Hopefully everyone can set aside their differences and work together to bring the alien down!

I stumbled upon this movie while channel surfing. The thing that caught my eye were these two names “Noel Clarke” and “Colin O’Donoghue”. I know these two from the shows Doctor who and Once Upon A Time. So I thought, “What the hell. Hopefully it isn’t boring.” I’ll admit, this sounded a bit ridiculous but I was very entertained.

It all starts with Mark(O’Donoghue) and Charlie(Clarke) heading to a storage facility that Charlie and his former girlfriend, Shelley (Campbell-Hughes) shared. Heartbroken over the break up, Charlie pays little attention to the radio announcement about a military plane crashing in London and that the city is on lockdown. While at the facility they bump into Shelley and her friends and start arguing over the “who”, “what”, and “why” about the break up. Once the lights start to flicker and the engineer goes missing, that when things get interesting. They’re now trapped in the storage facility with a CGI/Puppet alien monster that is hellbent on killing them. And then to make it worse, we find out that Mark is Shelley’s “Other Man”.

I loved the concept of this dysfunctional group of friends trap with an alien. I really did. I also liked how Noel Clarke came up with the idea and co-wrote this. Not just a pretty face, am I right? But what bothered me about the alien itself was that it bounced back and forth between CGI and makeup/fabrication. You all know me, I prefer the makeup/fabrication more than CGI. Although, when it came to the really gory parts I thought it was amazing. it didn’t matter if it was CGI or makeup/fabrication.

For example, Mark got his face chewed off by the alien. My response sown below…

All I have to say is that was Karma at it’s finest.

The other thing that bothered me was that there was this “sex scene”, if you can call it that, where the camera kinda zones in and out of their faces and hands and show then taking their jackets off. If you’re going to do that, please let it be for an actual sex scene! These two were just making out; dry humping wasn’t even involved! I hated that scene.

But the best part of the film is…….wait for it……..the black guy DOESN’T die!! You heard right! the Black Guy doesn’t die. He’s actually the one who saves the day! We need more of these situations in HOLLYWOOD.

All together, I was entertained. I wasn’t extremely impressed but this is a movie I would actually like to watch when I want to watch something fun.

Final Grade: C+

Here’s a trailer

Shall We “Eat The Rude” Together?

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A thousand apologies for not being able to live tweet during Penny Dreadful yesterday. I was a bridesmaid for my friend’s wedding. It was fun. The Maid of Honor got drunk and started crying, the speeches were tear-jerkers, we(the bridesmaids) had to hold the bride’s dress up so she could pee, and of course the food was delicious.

Speaking of food. How is everyone liking the premiere of our favorite cannibal? Since live tweeting is going to well with Penny Dreadful, I thought it would be fun to live tweet during Hannibal. So please check out TWITTER and join the conversation. I’m super excited for this season because the main story arc is going to be based off of Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon. If you have no idea what that entails then I suggest you pick up the book or watch the films “Red Dragon” with Edward Norton or “Manhunter” with William Peterson.

Check the following hashtags if you want to say hi!

#Fannibals #Hannibal #EatTheRude

Hope to see you there this Thursday. Don’t be late for dinner!