My thoughts on The Black Panther (2018)!

r_blackpanther_hero_09b05dc9Films I watched in 2018: #34) Black Panther (2018) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

As everyone on here knows, I am an unabashed dye-in-the-wool Marvel Comics fanboy since I was a child. With that said, I passed on so many of the films that have come out in recent years. Leading up to those, these were getting less “Marvely”, too over done and more LCD to the minute. When I heard they were making a film on one of my all time favorites in the Marvel U, I had to throw caution into the wind and hope it just didn’t suck.

The Black Panther film is a combination of the old stories /villains from the 1970’s and the more modern version updated by writer Christopher Priest in the 90’s early 00’s. It captured one of the “make believe” places in the Marvel U very well. Wakanda is a mixture of old world and new high tech and it looks pretty fantastic.

I won’t talk about the film really because if you are a fan of the character it is pretty much all there, something for everyone. The causal viewer will get to see a different kind of comic book film for a change. Any “gripes” I might have with it is all concerning the lead character, The Panther himself. I have always envisioned no matter how much tech Wakanda has, T’Challa would just suit up in the regular ACME edition spandex and fight the baddies. The modern Panther suit is way TOO much and gives no suspense if he actually going to get hurt while in it. The second nitpick is the character is actually quite “dull” compared to many of the other characters presented, especially all the women. They wrote the female characters so strongly, the Panther doesn’t shine as much as he should. With every turn, they get the best lines and characterizations.

It will definitely gets more views from The Fiend but I will wait until the disc comes out. I might actually have to watch Civil War to see how they got The Black Panther to this film. Stay to the VERY end of the credits, looks like a character that was lost…is now found (again?).

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Announcing a new ONGOING film fanzine… ASIAN CINEMA TAKEOUT!

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OK peeps…the HOUSE OF SKIN has been locked up for the season. It’s 2018 and time for a new ‘zine. This time out we are going to try an ongoing… and it’s called ASIAN CINEMA TAKEOUT. Based on the Facebook group of the same name, started by the illustrious Jesse Midnitekrawlr, the ‘zine version will be released whenever there is enough content.

ASIAN CINEMA TAKEOUT will be half sized (5.5″ x 8.5″) and consist of 20 pages each issue. The idea is to knock these out fast. First issue will be out sometime in March 2018!

Thematically, we will be covering films of all eras from the Asian film world, but only ones with a darker theme. Cult, Exploitation, Action, Horror, Smut, etc… you get the idea. While we will graciously accept long form articles/reviews, ASIAN CINEMA TAKEOUT will mostly consist of shorter, paragraph length reviews with many photos and poster art work. Whatever we cannot fit in one issue, will go on to the next. All writings can be old or new. If you have things on an old dead blog, send it, give it new life.

So contact me at: Grandnagus69@yahoo.com for any more info.

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The HOUSE OF SKIN: A DAVID CRONENBERG FANZINE available to download!

The day has arrived…HOUSE OF SKIN: A DAVID CRONENBERG FANZINE can be downloaded as a PDF to read on screen or printed. This was a months long work of many people as a celebration of the films of David Cronenberg.

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FINAL! Dave K’s “Films I Watched in 2017”!

I initially had a goal of watching 365 films in 2017. Midway through the year, I knew I was having trouble. I wish i knew how some people actually do this, since time is fleeting. Mind you, I did attempt to watch more but some films were so bad, I barely made my way through a half hour of them. The vast majority of the films here were first time watches. I have a massive film collection and really need to get through these. My Fiend ‘O’ Meter ratings are as such:  getting a 7 is at the very least a recommend. An 8, 9 or the elusive 10 is a must see and you should get it for your permanent collection. Many discs “left the building” this year…many more entered. It’s a sickness…

Dave K’s Films I Have Watched in 2017:

#1) Zombie Fight Club (2014) Fiend ‘O’ Meter: 9/10

#2) Fences (2016) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#3) Tangerine (2015) Fiend ‘O’ Meter: 8/10

#4) Tiger House (2015) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 5/10

#5) Neighbor (2010) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#6) Assassination (2015) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#7) The Stratosphere Girl (2004) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#8) Franklin: A Symphony of Pain (2015) Fiend ‘O’ Meter 6/10

#9) SS Hellcamp (The Beast in Heat) (1977) Fiend ‘O’ Meter 4/10

#10) Phantasm: Remastered (1978/2016) *Rewatch* Fiend ‘O’ Meter 9/10

#11) On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#12) Tokyo Psycho (2004) Fiend ‘O’ Meter Says: 3/10

#13) Make Them Die Sleazy! (2014) Fiend ‘O’ Meter 7/10

#14) Sin Dejar Huella (Without A Trace) (2000) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#15) 31 (2016) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#16) Massage Parlor Murders (1973) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 1/10

#17) Helga: She Wolf Of Stilberg (1977) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#18) Killbillies (Idyll) (2015) Fiend ‘O’ Meter 5/10

#19) Hell’s Caretaker (2013) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 5/10

#20) Madame O (1967) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#21) Experiment In Terror (1962) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#22) Piranha (1978) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#23) The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake (2011) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#24) 3 A.M. (2001) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#25) Slaughter of the Vampires (1962) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 5/10

#26) What Have You Done To Solange? (1972) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#27) Thanatomorphose (2012) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#28) The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai (2003) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 5/10

#29) Spider Baby (1968) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#30) The Loveless (1982) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#31) Naboer (Next Door) (2005) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#32) Shock (1946) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#33) See The Sea (1997) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#34) The Woman In Black 2: Angel of Death (2014) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#35) Gun Crazy: A Woman From Nowhere (2002) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#36) The Shiver of the Vampires (1971) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#37) Possession (1981) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#38) Lower Level (1991) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 5/10

#39) Subway (1985) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#40) Twenty Plus Two (1961) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#41) Repulsion (1965) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#42) Mexico Barbaro (2015) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#43) Gurozuka (2005) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 3/10

#44) Variety (1983) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#45) Lady Street Fighter (1981) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 1/10

#46) The Last Best Sunday (1999) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#47) Night Angel (1990) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#48) Lady Snowblood (1973) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 10/10

#49) Siren (2016) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 5/10

#50) Tell Me Something (1999) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#51) Kill Your Friends (2015) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#52) Atroz (2015) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#53) The Canyons (2013) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#54) Jungle Woman (1944) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 5/10

#55) Champion (1949) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#56) Crazed Fruit (1956) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#57) To Have And Have Not (1944) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#58) Bullet Ballet (1998) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#59) Nothing But A Man (1964) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#60) Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#61) Night Of The Demon (1957) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#62) Five Came Back (1939) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#63) The Bunny Game (2011) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 5/10

#64) The Narrow Margin (1952) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#65) Kuroneko (1968) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#66) The Lost Weekend (1945) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 5/10

#67) Pale Flower (1964) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#68) Something Wild (1961) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#69) I Want To Live (1958) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#70) Two For The Seesaw (1962) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 4/10

#71) She Demons (1958) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#72) Above Suspicion (1943) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#73) Branded To Kill (1967) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#74) The Flesh and The Fiends (1960) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#75) The Love Witch (2016) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#76) The Machine Girl (2008) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 3/10

#77) Brother of Darkness (1994) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#78) Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance (1974) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#79) Scorpion’s Revenge (1997) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#80) The King Of Pigs (2011) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#81) Assault Girls (2009) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 5/10

#82) Ichi (2008) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#83) Angel of Vengeance (1993) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#84) Gun Crazy 2: Beyond The Law (2002) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#85) Saving Mr. Wu (2015) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#86) Danger Dolls (2014) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#87) Mother (2009) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#88) Angel Terminators 2 (1993) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#89) Demon City Shinkjuku (1988) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#90) The Devil’s Feast (2007) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#91) Rica 3: Juvenile’s Lullaby (1973) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 3/10

#92) Madam City Hunter (1993) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#93) SharkSkinMan & PeachHipGirl (1998) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#94) Witch From Nepal (1985) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 3/10

#95) Project S aka Supercop 2 (1993) *rewatch* Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#96) Outlaw Brothers (1990) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#97) City Under Siege (2010) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 5/10

#98) The Isle (2000) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#99) Crime of Passion (1957) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#100) The Pope Of Greenwich Village (1984) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#101) The Blackout (1997) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#102) Black Kiss (2004) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#103) Only God Forgives (2013) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#104) Phantom Solders (1987) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#105) Red Angel (1966) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 10/10

#106) Rows (2015) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 4/10

#107) Special Effects (1984) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#108) The Eyes of My Mother (2016) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 5/10

#109) Demonlover (2002) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 5/10

#110) Creepy (2016) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#111) Savage Streets (1984) *rewatch* Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#112) Run Angel Run (1969) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 4/10

#113) Phantasm 4: Oblivion (1998) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#114) Sinful (2006) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#115) Frankenhooker (1990) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 4/10

#116) The Toolbox Murders (1978) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#117) The Films of Richard Kern: Hardcore Collection (2012) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#118) Never Take Candy From A Stranger (1960) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#119) Shock (1977) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 5/10

#120) A Punch To Revenge (1989) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#121) The Untold Story (1993) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 10/10

#122) Love To Kill (1993) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#123) Strip Nude For Your Killer (1975) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#124) A Bird With The Crystal Plumage (1971) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#125) Her Vengeance (1988) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#126) Days Of Wine and Roses (1962) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says 6/10

#127) Stark Fear (1962) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says 7/10

#128) Dragonhead (2003) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says 7/10

#129) Headshot (2016) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says 8/10

#130) Logan (2017) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 10/10

#131) Worried About The Boy (2010) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#132) The Cry of the Owl (1987) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#133) The Rapist (1994) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#134) Thief (1981) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#135) Pit Stop (1967) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#136) A Lamb In Despair (1999) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#137) Beyond The Gates (2016) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#138) I Spit On Your Grave (1978) “Rewatch” Fiend ‘O’ Meter 9/10

#139) Wild Side (1995) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#140) The New Kids (1985) *Rewatch* Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#141) Ghost World (2001) “Rewatch” Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 10/10

#142) Madame X (1966) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#143) Train to Busan (2016) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#144) Magnificent Obsession (1954) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

145) Guinea Pig 2: Flower of Flesh and Blood (1985) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#146) Face to Face (2005) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#147) The Butterfly Room (2012) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#148) The Dead Zone (1983) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#149) Black Angel (1997) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#150) Death-Scort Service 2: The Naked Dead (2017) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 5/10

#151) Taxi Hunter (1993) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#152) Fast Company (1978) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#153) Dead Reckoning (1947) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#154) Sucker Punch (2011) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#155) Dear Elza! (2014) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#156) Streets Of Vengeance (2016) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#157) Silver (1999) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#158) Street of Shame (1956) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#159) Nowhere (1997) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#160) Nightmare (2000) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#161) A Bittersweet Life (2005) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#162) Shed No Tears (1948) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#163) Ayla (2017) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#164) One Missed Call 2 (2005) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#165) Three Extremes 2 (2002) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#166) Time To Kill (2014) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#167) Plank Face (2016) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#168) Naked Weapon (2002) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#169) Francesca (2015) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 5/10

#170) Black Christmas (1974) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#171) The Theta Girl (2017) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#172) 100 Tears: Director Cut (2007) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#173) The Hair of the Beast (2010) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#174) Flowers (2015) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#175) The Void (2017) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#176) Ringu 2 (1999) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#177) American Psycho (2000) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#178) Tokyo Gore Police (2008) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#179) Devilman (2004) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#180) New Killers In Town (1995) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#181) Manhole (2014) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#182) Raw (2016) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#183) Scherzo Diabolico (2015) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#184) Office (2014) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#185) Necromancer (1988) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 3/10

#186) Three (2016) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#187) Crawl or Die (2014) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 5/10

#188) Red Room (1999) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#189) XX (2017) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#190) The Transfiguration (2016) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#191) The Skull (1965) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#192) Black Rat (2010) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#193) The Bride Wore Black (1968) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#194) Crimes of the Future (1970) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#195) Hidden in the Woods (2012) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#196) The Girl With All The Gifts (2016) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 5/10

#197) Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 10/10

#198) The Sniper (1952) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#199) The Set-Up (1949) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#200) The Big Steal (1949) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#201) Somewhere in the Night (1946) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#202) Backlash (1947) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#203) Humoresque (1946) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#204) Cry of the City (1948) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#205) The 13th Letter (1951) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#206) Angel Face (1952) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 10/10

#207) Phantom Lady (1944) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#208) Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#209) Pursued (1947) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#210) Two Of A Kind (1951) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#211) AGP: The Song Of Solomon (2017) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#212) Dreaming The Reality (1991) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#213) Framed (1947) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#214) Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#215) The Breaking Point (1950) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#216) The Face Of Another (1966) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#217) Human Desire (1954) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 9/10

#218) Sister Street Fighter (1974) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#219) Naked Alibi (1954) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#220) Unknown Pleasures (2002) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#221) The Incredible Melting Man (1977) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 2/10

#222) Hong Kong History X (2000) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#223) A Dangerous Method (2011) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 6/10

#224) Chaos (2005) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 4/10

#225) The Villainess (2017) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#226) Catfight (2016) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#227) Woman of Fire (1971) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#228) Snake Woman’s Curse (1968) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#229) Rebels of a Neon God (1992) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

#230) Black Angel 2 (1999) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#231) Red Cherry (1995) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 8/10

#232) Goodtime (2017) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 5/10

#233) The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) Fiend ‘O’ Meter says: 7/10

See you in 2018!

 

FIENDISH one-shot August 2017 is now available for download!! 8/27/17

It’s the moment you have all been waiting for (or not)! The FIENDISH horror/cult/exploitation one shot fanzine is now available for download. It’s 92 pages of some great content from writers all over.

You have two ways to download FIENDISH (it’s free!):

The print version is in two parts. One file is for the odd pages (cover side) and the other file is the even pages. Download both and you can print your own copy (or copies to give out to others). This is a free fanzine, so while you are free to print as many as your want, don’t sell it. The files for this version are here:

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The web/screen version is here. This version is the individual pages, so it can be read on screen up/down or side to side. At a 121 mb, a bit of a beast but it was as small as I could get it without sacrificing quality.

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Hope you like and tell others to get it. A few months of work went into this and I feel the results are there.

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FIENDISH PICKINGS WEEKLY #2 4/9/17

articles

Blood and Beauties – An Interview with Death-Scort Service Part 2: The Naked Dead Director Sean Donohue

The beginner’s guide to Italian exploitation cinema by Den Of Geek (contributed by Mando Ayala)

The films of Radley Metzger

6 Reasons Why “Kagemusha” Is Akira Kurosawa’s Late Masterpiece by Panos Kotzathanasis

CGs Film Reviews

From a House on Willow Street (2016) yeah this was not a good film. There are some great practical effects and creature design but its mixed with laughable CGI effects and characters that are so paper thin and just plain stupid.

The films starts out introducing our characters and their backstories just so they can then be used against them later on. The first half of the film is mainly characters walking around in the dark followed by jump scares. We then get an exposition dump that slows the film to a crawl followed by a third act that ramps up the action and gore.

The last act is where the film is at its best but the characters are so underdeveloped and uninteresting that it just didn’t grab me. I could see some people really enjoying this but not me. 2.5/5 stars.

Galaxy of Horrors 1h 45min | Horror, Sci-Fi | 2017 (Amazon VOD)

A horror/scifi anthology that reminded me of the film released last year called Patient Seven which was created by grabbing international shorts and creating a wrap around story to loosely tie them all together. As with any anthology you will always have a mixed bag with some shorts being strong, some being okay and some being terrible. Here’s the breakdown:

Eden – 2.5/5, IRIS – 4/5, Pathos – 3/5, Flesh Computer – 2/5, Eveless – 1/5, They Will All Die in Space – 4/5, Entity – 3.5/5, Kings – 3/5, Wrap Around Story – 1/5

There are some really strong highs and some really low lows. So overall I had a fun time but each story is very different from each other. 3.5/5 stars.

Quarries 1h 23min | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 2017 (Amazon VOD)

This has to be one of the most generic backwoods horror films I’ve ever seen. Our group of women are all one note cliches and our villains are the most boring cookie cutter redneck family.

Everything just happens in the most boring way possible as there is no build of suspense and our so called threat is dispatched with relative ease. It doesn’t get more middle of the road than this. 2/5 stars.
Alleluia (film) 1h 33min | Crime, Horror, Romance | 12 November 2014 (Belgium)
A very disturbed woman goes on a date with a man who she discovers is a scam artist and has issues of his own. She quickly becomes obsessed and it all spirals out of control from there. Based on a true story this is a very dark and gritty film that has a very 1970s feel. 3.5/5 stars.

A Room to Die For 18A | 1h 24min | Horror, Thriller | 2017 (Amazon VOD)

This is a pretty terrible film. We then are given flashes of whats to come within the first 5 mins so this undercuts any suspense of what may happen. The performances are not good all around.

The young couple are pretty unlikable right from the start especially the boyfriend and the older couple are so uninteresting so we can’t engage with them either. What happens in the film is supposed to generate some kind of emotion but all I felt was sorry for the actors involved in this film.
Avoid! 1/5 stars.

videos

The Hills Have Eyes (1977) – Arrow Video Limited Edition Blu-Ray Set Unboxing! by deadbydawn93

DEATH-SCORT SERVICE PART 2: THE NAKED DEAD (2017) teaser trailer

Amy Heckerling’s Criterion Closet Picks

So’s Film Diaries #1 | TAKE ME INTO THE MATRIX | FILM VLOG by So’s Reel Thoughts

AllScreamingEye: The Greasy Strangler review by Gore Hounds

podcasts

Zach’s Ceremony, Ghost in the Shell and A Man Called Ove on Plato’s Cave – 03 April 2017

Dark Discussions Podcast Episode 278 – The Belko Experiment

THE LAST KNOCK presents: THE EYES OF MY MOTHER (2017)

POST MORTEM WITH MICK GARRIS with Walter Hill 3/29/17

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New Blog Series: Fiendish Pickings Weekly!

Just a small post announcing a new series (as long as it lasts…) which will be posted every Sunday. I will be aggregating various genre film related articles, videos and podcasts from the previous week. The goal is to expose people to new things and the excellent work from film writers, podcasters and video content creators.

While the emphasis will be on horror, cult, exploitation, film noir films, you never know what might pop up each week.

-Dave K./A Fiend On Film