Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

Salute to all those who serve, have served, and will serve.  May we never forget and always be in awe of their service.

Priest and hunter

Just got back from seeing Priest and really enjoyed it.  Hopefully will write a review tonight and have it up in a day or so.

Also picked up Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.  The movie is filming next door in New Orleans and kind of looking forward to it

Scares That Care calendar presale

The Male and female calendars for Scares That Care are now up for presale.  There are some lovely ladies up for view and some hot males too (or so I've been told, I like te ladies).

All of the money goes for a great cause.  Support the kids, support STC

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hobo With a Shotgun

Hobo With a Shotgun

hobo with a shotgun poster

All the advance word on Hobo With a Shotgun likened it to Grindhouse cinema. Being a fan of the grind I was eager to check it out. I got the chance to meet with Hobo director Jason Eisner at Texas Frightmare Weekend. Coming home I was even more determined to see the film. Luckily the film was out on VoD and I finally got the time to sit back and watch it.

Rutger plays the titular anti- hero. It is a bit of a different role than I have ever seen him in before. He plays a world weary hero, who sees too much and realizes he can’t just turn away anymore.

The film starts off slow. Almost too slow. Don’t get me wrong there is loads of violence all garishly shown in full detail. The violence is mostly cartoonish, over the top and brightly colored. Still the film just never seemed to get me going. That changed once the Hobo finds the shotgun.

With gun in hand the random gore turns into a symphony of brutality and Hauer conducts it with aplomb. Bad guys are blown away in rapid succession including a pedophile Santa. Rutger delivers one liners that would make Clint Eastwood blush. In many scenes he seems to be channeling Dirty Harry.

The violence is so over the top it isn’t hard to watch. People overly sensitive, especially to violence toward children may have a problem with it. It’s no Hostel, no A Serbian Film, and in reality it’s not even a Grindhouse film. Hobo With a Shotgun is more akin to the video nasties of the VHS age in the 80s. Think Troma, especially The Toxic Avenger, and some of the gorier Full Moon efforts.

It isn’t a happy film. It’s not a feel good film. It is a movie to watch a good guy who’s had enough slaughter cartoonish bad guys. It is a fun movie, but a fun movie for people who enjoy comedic, over the top gore. I liked it. Does that tell you anything?

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Friday the 13th, help sick kids with a donation

The charity organization Scares That Care is holding a special 5 dollar donation day next Friday the 13.  One day to bring as many horror fans together for a five dollar, one time donation to Scares That Care.  All the money raised this year goes to the Make A Wish Foundation.  Follow the link below to pledge five dollars on Fridat the 13th.  Friday the 13th has long been known as unlucky for some.  Together we can make it a bit luckier for some sick kids!/event.php?eid=179234748789147

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Frazer Lee: Panic Button takes flight (to Cannes!)

Reposting from my bud Frazer's blog, follow the links

Frazer Lee: Panic Button takes flight (to Cannes!): "A freaking flurry of ' Panic Button ' related press coverage has hit the web with several movie sites and blogs sharing the first trailer fo..."

Monday, May 2, 2011

Don't forget the storm victims

A day after celebrating the death of our collective boogeyman, let's not forget what the newspapers and national news have forgotten.  Hundreds dead and hundreds homeless across the south.  They need your thoghts and they need your help

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Osama Bin Laden is dead

Hell yeah!  Right now all I can say is it is well past time.  The fact that he was living in a mansion near the capital of an ally is just wrong, but he is dead.  The boogey man who haunted our collective nightmare is vanquished.

America! Fuck yeah!