After the snotty boy is bitten by a rattlesnake the killer purposely put it in the boy's sleeping bag and one of the tour guides ends up dead, the idiotic tour group still continues on their trip, even though their radio to contact the outside is out of commission. Shoshone Rose Casino . She loved flowers, gardening, yoga and her cats. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a. Wise-ass Chard fires a bullet into the statue, which causes it to crumble into a million pieces.
You can see where this is heading. When the supply of dead bodies dries up, murder becomes necessary to keep Mrs. To hide her true identity, the young Mrs. Warren passes herself off as Elizabeth, the niece of Mrs.
Ashton begin an affair, much to the displeasure of her lifelong manservant Wilhelm James Hogue , who has been holding a torch for Mrs. Warren for many years. Ashton should have kept a closer eye on his test rat.
It has morphed into a hideous bloodthirsty monster, which is exactly what Elizabeth turns into when she doesn't get her injections in time. Elizabeth ends up cruising bars, killing men and women so Dr. Ashton can get the brain juce he needs to make the serum.
She even goes as far as removing the brains of her victims with her bare hands. When Elizabeth discovers that eating the brains of her victims produces the same effect as the serum, Dr. Ashton must find a way to synthesize the serum before more people die. The best laid plans This splattery horror flick takes a while to get rolling but, once it does, it offers a lot of bloody imagery and gruesome goodness. Wilhelm's devotion to Mr. The script is littered with witty lines, such as when two coke-sniffing party girls see Elizabeth get ugly in the ladies room.
One of them says to the other, "As soon as a club gets hot, they let in the bridge and tunnel crowd! The finale is especially memorable and is sure to please fans of extreme horror. This one's a keeper. Original music by the Poison Dollys. Aunt Catherine is then cremated and the ashes are given to Helen, but when she leaves the funeral parlor, a strange wind kicks-up, knocking the urn out of Helen's hands and blowing Aunt Catherine's ashes into the wild When some of Catherine's ashes blow into her mansion, the maid says, "She has returned!
Could this be an omen of things to come? You bet your ass. Catherine's lawyer warns Helen that her Aunt suffered from a mental illness and committed suicide in front of a video camera. That videotape became Catherin e's last will and testament and Helen and Bob are about to watch the footage. Aunt Catherine comes on screen and rails against Helen's mother, saying "You should have been my daughter! Bob seems very happy about becoming an "instant millionaire", but Helen seems more worried about why the lawyer refuses to go to the mansion with them.
Before they even settle in, strange things begin to happen, like Bob's clothes changing position in the bedroom closet and the bathroom suddenly taking a life of its own, with the shower curtain nearly suffocating Helen while she is taking a bath. Helen swears she saw a smiling Catherine trying to kill her, but Bob thinks she just fell asleep in the tub and the shower curtain came loose Yeah, right, shit like that happens every day!
Anderson David Rose , Mr. The neighbors also attend regularly scheduled "concerts", which end in some deadly ritual we are not yet privy to. The neighbors feel that the sudden appearance of Helen and Bob will put a damper on their "concerts", but Helen has more serious problems on her hands, like seeing Aunt Catherine at the most inopportune times, getting obscene phone calls and being locked in the garage and nearly asphyxiating on the exhaust fumes.
Is it possible that Aunt Catherine is still alive? And how is it tied to the neighbors' "concerts", where we find out that they kill the classical musicians they hire to play, chop-up their bodies and eat their flesh?
Maybe the connection lies in the abandoned house across the street and the fact that all the neighbors committed suicide years ago? Do you think you know how this is going to end?
Some parts of the film are shocking in the matter-of-factness way these neighbors are shown killing their victims including a classical string quartet who never see it coming. While not without its faults especially the acting talents of the two leads and a flashback to a mass fake-stabbing that must be seen to be disbelieved , this film is still an entertaining and bloody horror film.
Also starring Daniel Katz and Antonio Ross. The majority of the film is told in flashback in some cases, there are flashbacks within a flashback within a flashback within a flashback! He accepts a case offered to him by Claire Ward Jane Sibbett to find out what exactly her husband Charles Chris Sarandon is doing with the shipments of animal bones and blood that are delivered to his farmhouse in a small Rhode Island town.
Slowly we learn that Charles has inherited the secret of resurrecting the dead using only the bones or cremated remains from the deceased , a secret passed to him by his great great great great grandfather, who was identical in appearance to Charles. The resurrection process has a drawback: If the deceased remains are not complete, they come back to life in a hideous, mutated form. This is one review where I will not give away any more plot, except to say that Charles is not who he appears to be.
The rest I will leave for your viewing pleasure. This terrifying and spellbinding feature starts out deliberately slow, drawing the viewer deeper and deeper into the unknown. The flashback device is never obtrusive. It instead allows the viewer to pick up clues along the way. There are some truly masterful sequences in this film, such as when Claire, March and his assistant Robert Romanus discover a secret passage in Charles' farmhouse and decide to investigate.
What they discover you will not soon forget. Enough atmosphere for a dozen films, bloody and effective effects, a good sense of humor and above all, it never bores. Why didn't it get a theatrical release? This filmed-in Vancouver, B. A group of obnoxious overage teens, including pizza delivery boy Alden Liam Cundill , who is on the run from drug dealers after witnessing a multiple murder in a deal gone wrong, vacation at a run-down mansion deep in what's supposed to be the Pacific Northwest woods.
Trouble is, they are not alone in the mansion, as a notorious serial killer known as the Family Man Ron Smerczak has just escaped after killing everyone in the bus transporting him including his fellow prisoners and he has come home the mansion was his family home before he killed them all and ten other families before being caught. Besides the nervous Alden, the rest of the cast are straight out of Stereotypes After 55 minutes of sexual hijinks, house cleaning and baseball practice! Brian finds a room hidden behind a brick wall which contains the skeletal remains of the Family Man's family and a small fortune in money, but doesn't get a chance to tell anyone as the Family Man caves his head in with a sledgehammer.
The rest of the gang bands together and, with the help of Marty's homemade weapons including a bomb stuffed with nails and an aerosol flame thrower , try to defend themselves from the maniac. They fail, of course he's virtually indestructable , but Alden, Vickie and Weasel manage to trap the Family Man in an abandoned well in the backyard and drop a huge propane tank on him that is detonated with the late Marty's bomb.
Rest in pieces, Family Man! The violence is tame, as the camera tends to pull away just as it's about to get interesting. The best part is when Libby sets the Family Man's head on fire with the homemade flame thrower. Rather than running around screaming in pain, he calmly reaches for a towel, puts out the flames his whole head is a charred mess and shoves Libby's face into the spinning blades of a blender.
Why is it set in America in the first place? When the sheriff co-scripter Karl Johnson says the word "peckerwood" in his fake American accent, you'll either laugh or throw your hands up in the air in disbelief. How come South African filmmakers think all Americans speak with a Southern accent and isn't this supposed to take place in the Pacific Northwest anyway?
Even with his accent, Ron Smerczak is quite good as the family-hating serial killer. The problem is that director Murlowski refuses to let him go full-tilt bozo and keeps it restrained when he should be chewing up the scenery as well as the cast. You can skip this one unless you are a slasher film completist. A Raedon Home Video Release. Trevor Edmond steals his father's high security keycard and brings his girlfriend Julie Mindy Clarke , who has an unhealthy obsession with death, to a top-secret government lab to secretly watch his father, Col.
John Reynolds Kent McCord , perform an experiment where he reanimates a corpse using the poison gas Trioxin in hopes of creating the perfect undead military killing machine. When the experiment goes horribly wrong and a couple of technicians end up dead one of them is portrayed by genre director Anthony Hickox , Col. Reynolds is immediately reassigned and must report to another base in a different state in two weeks. When he tells Curt that they will have to move yet again being a military brat is tough , Curt rebels and takes off on hjis motorcycle with Julie as his passenger, only to end up getting into an accident where Julie slams into a telephone pole and dies.
Curt gets the bright idea to bring Julie back to life using the Trioxin, so he brings her back to the lab, opens a canister of the gas and revives her. He is not quite prepared to handle what he has just created. When Julie complains that she is "hungry", he brings her to a convenience store, where they run afoul of a Spanish gang led by Santos Mike Moroff , that ends with Julie biting one of the gang members and the store manager getting shot. This sets off a series of events where Julie begins chowing-down on the brains of several people, leading Curt and Julie to escape into the sewers, where they are befriended by a crazy coot named Riverman Basil Wallace.
Santos and his gang follow them into the sewer, while Col. Reynolds is left with the chore of cleaning-up Julie's messes and containing the infectious outbreak.
Julie is able to temporarily curb her hunger by self-inflicting severe pain, so she begins piercing every inch of her body with any sharp object she can find, including nails, coil springs and shards of metal and glass. She is not able to sate her appetite for very long, though, and soon begins putting the bite on ever yone she runs across.
Just as she is about to devour Curt, Col. Reynolds saves the day and stops her with an experimental rifle that instantly freezes the infected. Julie is brought back to the lab, where she is to be used in a new experiment conducted by Col.
When Curt catches a glimpse of what is about to happen to Julie, he sets her free, which results in the entire facility going into lockdown when a horde of the infected undead are released in the melee.
It all ends on a fatalistic, but fitting, note. Besides a few lapses in logic Why in the hell would they bring Curt back to the lab and let him walk around freely? She's simply wonderful here as a girl who was clearly troubled when alive, which only makes her undead status all the more fascinating and tragic. People are gnawed, eaten, ripped apart especially Santos getting his head ripped away from his body with the spinal column still attached and shotgunned, but nothing comes close to Julie's ritualistic piercing of her entire body.
It's a thing of unflinching beauty. If you want to view all this carnage, you'll have to search for a copy of Vidmark Entertainment 's Unrated VHS tape they also put out an R-rated cut, so be careful , because the DVD put out by Lionsgate Home Entertainment is the R-rated edit that omits nearly everything I have described in this review.
Also starring James D. The only similarities between the film and its sequel are the return of Jeffrey Combs as the ghastly Dr. Vannacutt and the former insane asylum he ran, which holds the ghostly and vengeful spirits of the mental patients who died there, many at Dr.
It seems Sara was killed by Desmond and his gang because she had Dr. Vannacutt's journal, which details the location of an ancient artifact known as Baphomet's Idol, which is highly sought after by Richard and Desmond, a former student of Richard's who now works for anyone who is the highest bidder for the idol.
Sara mailed the journal to Ariel, so Desmond kidnaps her and Paul and heads for the titled house, only to find Richard and his assistants already there. The journal mentions that the idol is located in a secret room somewhere in the house's basement, so everyone agrees to split-up into groups of two a horror plot device as old as film itself to go look for it.
As in the first film, the house goes into lockdown mode, so everyone is trapped inside and the killings begin. Vannacutt a well-done and gory effect after being seduced by two naked female ghosts another modern film fact: While Ariel gets psychic warnings from her dead sister and other ghosts, the killings continue, including musclebound goon Norris Gil Kolirin , who gets drawn-and-quartered by sheets!
Vannacutt and the asylum's ghosts try their best to kill everyone. Like the first film, only two make it out alive. The Baphomet Idol plotline is not only far-fetched Why would Dr. Vannacutt possess such an item in the first place and where did he get it from? But if it's blood, guts and nudity you want, this film delivers all three in spades much moreso than the remake. I'm also happy to report that most of the gore effects are practical in nature and CGI, while still present, isn't quite as obvious as most DTV productions.
It's also apparent that this wasn't filmed in the same house as the original this is supposed to take place in Los Angeles, but was actually filmed in Bulgaria. The original house had a personality all its own, while the house here seems more like an underground bunker than a house and besides some exterior shots of the original house and one interior set that tries to copy the first film's main room complete with stained glass littering the floor and the table that had the miniature coffins that held the guns , it bears no resemblance to the original.
Still, it's a quick 81 minutes and I've seen much worse. Stay tuned after the closing credits for a final stinger, which sets-up a sequel that takes the action away from the house.
A sequel which, as of this writing, has yet to be made. Unrated , and for good reason. If you are going to watch this film, stay away from the version shown on cable channel American Movie Classics AMC since they edit out almost all of the gore and all of the nudity. I have been informed by long-time reader Michael Prymula that the Blu-Ray version of this film has several alternate scenes and endings you can choose from.
If that stuff interests you since it is not available on the DVD , that may be the route you may want to take. Yes, it's a recipe for a new disaster.
This film centers on fat, pug-nosed, loud-mouthed and repugnant camp member Alan Michael Gibney , who doesn't get along with anyone, including the other kids in his cabin and camp counselor Randy Brye Cooper , who seems to take pleasure in torturing Alan It's not like Alan doesn't deserve it, though, because he's really an annoying sack of shit. A short time later, Mickey is dunked head-first into the deep fryer by someone wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black gloves, who then puts Mickey's body into a plastic bag and stuffs him in the trash compactor.
Is it possible that Alan is the killer? Alan has the hots for female camper Karen Erin Broderick , but fellow campers T. Christopher Shand and Bella Shahidah McIntosh , as well as stoners Weed Adam Wylie and Stan Chaz Brewer , who make Alan smoke a joint containing cow manure, are always picking on him and interrupting his romantic overtures if you want to call them that.
Later that night, the killer ties-up Weed, force-feeds him gasoline and sticks a joint in his mouth, forcing Weed to go up in flames from the inside out when the joint is lit. Is it possible Alan is the killer? Sheriff Jerry looks into the rumor that Angela Baker has escaped from the insane asylum, so he interviews Angela's brother Ricky Jonathan Tiersten, returning from the first film , who assures the sheriff that Angela is still locked up. Alan keeps suffering humiliation after humiliation everyone at paintball uses him as a target; Michael skins all of his pet frogs; T.
Then the killings really start. Frank has his head trapped in a birdcage while the killer sticks a rat in the cage to keep him company. Randy is tied to a tree and has his family jewels yanked-off with fishing line. Randy's girlfriend Linda Jackie Tohn gets a barb wire necktie. Is Alan the real killer or is it someone else? Don't read the rest of the review if you don't want the answer. Oh my god, this is a bad film originally lensed in , but not obtaining a release until , but it's bad in the best way possible.
Paul DeAngelo, one of the returning actors from the original film [he plays sympathetic counselor Ronnie here] proves he hasn't learned a lick of acting in 25 years and red herrings, but the killer is so obvious, you'll have to be blind not to spot it. As soon as the character of Sheriff Jerry is introduced early in the film, it's quite plain to see that it is actress Felissa Rose under heavy makeup a beard and a ridiculous fake nose. The fact that Sheriff Jerry can only speak with one of those electronic voice wands supposedly because of cancer caused by smoking is another plot device that tips its hand much too early, so when Angela finally reveals her true self in the film's closing moments and she does the same scream she did in the finale of the first film, minus the penis shot , the only one who should be surprised is the family dog and it would have to be one dumb dog!
I do have to say that this film does have its perverse charms and some of the effects are very gory, but this is by no means a whole-hearted recommendation on my part.
It's terrible, but it wallows in its terribleness, which makes it slightly more watchable than the average badfilm. Make sure you stay until after the closing credits to see the film's bloodiest effect. The MacDonald Farm on an island that no one else lives on is occupied by a family that can best be described as slobs and perverts, with one exception. There's hard-drinking father Gyles MacDonald Ronald Balfour , who spits on pigs, throws buckets at chickens and takes extreme pleasure in milking the family goat every morning.
Broad , an overweight sow of a woman whose missing teeth equals her IQ. Then there's their two sons, both named Ronald Bryan Heeley and Trevor Peake , who are both so stupid, they couldn't count the fingers on one hand, even with the use of a calculator. The one exception in the MacDonald family is daughter Ronnie Samantha Perkins , who is a bit fed up with her family's crude ways When Granddad MacDonald [producer and co-scripter Tim Dennison] dies at the breakfast table [complete with several loud burps and farts], the Ronald brothers and Ma fight over his food and eventually dump his body on a rather large dung pile in the middle of their backyard and yearns to get away from this slob of a family before it is too late Dad named her Ronald, too, but she uses the name Ronnie instead.
Ronnie, who is as bright as a broken light bulb, has fallen in love with a "mainlander", much to Ma's discontent She calls Ronnie a "jezebel" for cheating on her brothers!
Abbott Norman Mitchell , owns the local butcher shop Where they sell more gross items like maggots and condoms with feathers than actual meat. Lance and Ronnie are the closest people in either place that would pass for normal, although if they were to have children, they would certainly be considered retards to even the most conservative society. Something awful happened years earlier between the MacDonald family and the mainlanders, something so bad, no one dares to talk about it, but it will never be forgotten.
One day, Pa gets drunk and fucks the family goat he took her out to pasture to stud but decided he would be the better stud instead! A few months later, the goat gives birth to a mutant, which Pa wants to kill immediately, but Ronnie grows fond of it. She names him Billy and raises him as her pet, teaching him how to play fetch and giving him lots of love.
Alas, Billy is a killer at heart and escapes from Ronnie, first eating small animals like rabbits but, as he gets bigger, Billy turns his attention to larger animals and eventually humans, starting with Granddad's rotting corpse on the dung pile. Pa grows tired of Billy's constant meddling with his still, so he knocks him out, puts him in a sack and drowns him in the ocean.
Or so he thought. The rest of the film details the title of the film, as a pissed-off Billy makes life on the MacDonald's farm e-i-e-i-ouch!
It's hard to grade a film like this when it is obvious director Jim Groom ROOM 36 - , who co-wrote the screenplay with Tim Dennison and Richard Mathews, wants to keep everything tongue-in-cheek, even the gore sequences.
I have to admit, I found myself laughing out loud on several occasions in spite of myself. The humor here is of the lowest common denominator, but no one does this type of humor better than the British and this film won me over strictly because it doesn't pretend to cater to intellectuals.
The various growth stages of Billy listed as "Billy T. Kid" in the credits is a hoot and a half to watch especially Billy's inventive POV shots and the gore is nasty and very well done. The sight gags, such as the entire MacDonald clan sleeping in the same bed; a torn EVIL DEAD poster on Lance's bedroom wall a definite influence on this film ; Pa lubing Ma with a bucket of lard before fucking her; Pa shotgunning a rooster for waking him up; and others too numerous to mention in this review, make this film move at a brisk pace.
As long as you don't mind toilet humor most of it literal toilet humor! Never released legitimately in the U. Something brings the dead back to life and they in turn go on to chow down and infect a group of trapped innocents. Some are bitter disappointments, such as this one and countless others. A farmer unearths Hinzman's chained-up coffin and opens it, unleashing his living dead body, causing a series of zombie attacks which infects half the population of a small town on Halloween night.
The rest of the film consists of people being bitten some of the effects are bloody and well done or of people fighting back, shooting the zombies in the head. The couple who have survived attacks throughout the film are mistaken for zombies and shot in the head by a hunting party. I was quite surprised at the high quality of the makeup effects on display here many of the X-rated variety , but the sad fact is good effects do not make a good film. You also need a good story, professional acting and talent behind the scenes.
You'll find none of that here. There are no surprises, just telegraphed shocks that are highly unoriginal. There's an old saying that goes, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Wave David Scammell is working on a story about negligence at a nuclear power plant facility.
When he confronts the board of directors of the facility about recent deaths and deformed babies being born because of radioactive leaks, he is tossed into a vat of nuclear waste where he transforms into the title creation: Thinking Mike to be dead, the board decides to get rid of all the evidence, including Mike's fiance, Rochelle Kathryn Boese.
Easier said than done, as Rochelle has a toxic avenger protecting her. Rochelle joins forces with Mike's brother, Joe Randy Pearlstein , to find the truth, while Mike disposes of the people responsible for his condition. Characters are given names such as Peter Spurtz, Dick Swell and Cher Noble and the jokes and one-liners are strictly sexual in nature and you've heard them at least a hundred times before. The acting also leaves a lot to be desired, especially from Randy Pearlstein, who emotes like he is reading his lines off of cue cards.
I have the feeling the wrong person went to jail. So will you after viewing this sophormoric mess. How are these two murders connected? The police have a hard time believing Laura and Jack's story, since the man Jack killed was a well-respected lawyer in town. Laura is suddenly haunted by nightmares about the death of a little baby boy the adopted son of Sally and Sam , who was tragically killed when he grabbed Sam's pistol off the coffee table and shot himself.
Laura's roommate, Amber Jaime Whitlock , is viciously stabbed to death by a stranger who breaks into their house and when Laura comes home with Jack, the stranger attacks Laura, forcing Jack to stab him in the back, killing him Lucky for Laura that she has Jack around!
It doesn't sit too well with the police, especially Sheriff Brown Peter Blitzer , that Laura and Jack have been involved in two deaths and when it's revealed that Sally and Sam's dead adopted son was actually Laura's illegitimate baby that she gave up for adoption, Sheriff Brown grows more suspicious of Laura, but he can't prove anything. Laura goes to stay at her mother's house with a cop car parked outside for protection , but it's easy to see Laura and her Mom don't get along Mom is a religious nut who got pregnant with Laura when she was sixteen.
Sally tells Laura that her dead baby was cursed yeah, the curse of being born a bastard! Sally also tells Laura that she must find the baby's first adoptive family to learn the truth. Deputy Greer becomes possessed by the baby and is shot dead by Sheriff Brown when he tries to strangle Laura, but when the Sheriff becomes possessed by the baby from Hell immediately after Greer's death, Laura is going to have to find the first adoptive family as quickly as possible.
Laura finds them, Barbara and Hank Clemens Emily Ackerman and Doug Sobon , only to discover that they are so uber-religious, they were deemed to be unfit parents.
They cursed the baby as it was taken away from them and it seems the curse stuck. Laura and Jack must find a way to lift the curse and put the baby boy to rest before anyone remotely close to Laura ends up possessed or dead. How Laura does this is one of the worst "What The Fuck?!? Especially funny is the way all those people possessed by the dead baby begin drooling from their mouths and dripping snot from their noses while making "goo-goo" and "ga-ga" noises on the badly overdubbed soundtrack.
While there are a few bloody moments a couple of gory stabbings and instances of female nudity including the obligatory shower scene , the premise is so ludicrous, it's hard to take anything seriously, which I doubt was the objective of the filmmakers. By the time we get to the outrageous finale, where Laura makes love to a possessed Jack thereby fucking her own baby! I chose to laugh, because it is obvious that director Wedig and the screenwriters were trying to makle a statement about the insanity of religion all the religious people in this film are either hypocrites or full-blown nut jobs , but they failed miserably.
What they did do was make a 72 minute unintentional comedy about a killer baby ghost. Think about that for a minute. Is a baby even mentally capable to understand the complex mechanizations that is possession?
After a lecture by a professor on Egyptian and Indian rituals, male student Brad Olair Coan follows a sinister looking man Sergio Hingst , who is wearing a bowler hat and walking with a cane, to the basement of a lecture hall, where he observes a group of Indians performing a human sacrifice on a stone altar. The sinister man tells Brad that he must find "the book", which the man holds in his deformed, green pus-oozing, hand.
The man then disappears, taking the book with him, while Brad is grabbed by the sacrificed man and the Indians before they, too, disappear, leaving Brad by himself in an empty basement. Brad's friend Jim Michael Kelly wants to stage a play about how the ancient Egyptians influenced the Indians, but first he and Brad must find a way to steal an old manuscript from an elderly man Serafim Gonzalez in the school's library.
Jim sends Brad, his girlfriend Carol Carina Palatinik and friend Mickey Tiao Hoover to steal the manuscript from the library and they do, but Brad is surprised to learn that it is actually the book that the sinister man was holding in his oozing hands. When Mickey opens the book, we watch as a naked couple make love in a bathtub while rubbing the blood of a decapitated goat's head on their bodies What The Fuck?!?
During rehearsals for the play, Brad becomes distant to Carol and he refuses to make love to her Carol retorts, "Go easy, sweetheart! I might just get tired of you!
Brad begins to act strangely, like eating raw meat in his bedroom of his alcoholic mother's home and worshipping at a makeshift altar that contains candles, a goat's head again? When Brad almost strangles a girl during rehearsal in front of the play's sponsors, they pull their sponsorship, which infuriates Jim. Brad begins to have nightmares of the naked couple in the bathtub and of his face breaking out in gooey pustules. The elderly librarian has the police return the stolen book to him, but a now totally possessed Brad whose skin has broken out in boils and green ooze drips from his mouth steals the book back again and goes on a murder spree, killing Jim by drowning him in a bathtub and ripping out his eyes and a streetwalker who worked as an extra on the play he stabs her repeatedly in the stomach and then some huge wheel appears out of nowhere and runs her over!
Brad begins murdering everyone involved with the play, while we discover that the sinister man was actually Jim's Uncle Parker, who was once the leader of a cult that practiced human sacrifice before he and his cult were killed. Uncle Parker is using Brad to bring him back to life, while the elderly librarian tries to help Mickey and Carol, the last survivors of the play, to defeat the evil in Brad. Can they do it before it is too late? If you thought the films of Jose Mojica Marins a.
While the film is gory as hell, including a knife impalement in the mouth, disembowelments by hammer, a wind machine chopping a guy to pieces after Brad throws acid in his face, a spike driven into a woman's chin, a spear impalement and all of Brad's victims returning to life as zombies, the rest of the film is a bloody mess, as the dubbing and dialogue are simply horrendous while most of the actors look as though they are speaking English, the actual dubbing sounds like it was recorded inside of a tin can and the story makes about as much sense as a fever dream.
Add to it editing that is downright hectic and acting that can best be described as amateurish both Leo Robinson as the head police officer and Mara Husemann as Brad's drunk mother are so bad they become mesmerizing in their awfulness and what you end up with is a film that can best be described as a gorehound's delight, but very little else.
It's weird, I'll give it that, but weirdness without purpose loses its appeal mighty fast. After a late night recording session, lead singer Billy Harper Tray Loren begins killing the technicians and groupies slit throat, impalement on coat hooks and is caught and executed after killing 25 people.
Two years pass and former backup singer and now lead singer Lynn Starling Donna Scoggins , whose testimony led to Billy's execution, has reformed the band, renamed it Headmistress and they are about to headline a huge rock tour.
A person dressed as Death corners Lynn backstage and when he takes the mask off, it turns out to be Billy, who says, "I'm back! Lynn who was under psychiatric care after witnessing Billy's first murder spree begins getting obscene phone calls from Billy "I want your hot pussy blood all over my face! Billy then kills everyone at the cabin, hides their bodies and terrorizes Lynn, leading her to accidentally stab Chris he survives. Chris thinks Lynn is going crazy, especially when she wants to dig up Billy's body to prove he's still alive.
She goes to the grave with Chris and Honey Bear Cana Cockrell and they find his rotting corpse in the coffin. So, is Lynn crazy or not? If not, who is this person killing all these people? You will find out on the opening night of the tour.
It seems that Billy had a twin brother named John and he killed all those people two years earlier. Lynn sent the wrong man to his death. Now, John has come back and is chasing Lynn backstage, trying to tell her that he actually wrote all the songs, not Billy, and he's not happy with her performance of them neither am I. It's going to be a killer opening show. They usually co-directed all their features together, except for this one Beverly directed it alone.
They both co-produced and scripted. The acting in this one is especially sub-par, as no one here could act their way out of a paper bag, but at least Donna Scoggins gets naked often and looks good, too.
The kills are rather tame and bloodless, consisting of a drowning in a hottub, a steam iron to the throat and a stabbing. The bloodiest part of the film is the concluding concert, where John dons the Death disguise, sings a song "There's A Killer On The Loose" and actually disembowels one dancer with a lance and beheads another while the audience screams with delight, thinking it's part of the stage show.
Things get surreal when John unmasks himself onstage, handcuffs himself to Lynn and the band plays on as if everything is normal! The songs aren't really that bad if you compare them to the songs in other films of this sub-genre.
The film has a non-ending, as it freezes on John's face when he sings the final song "I'm Back". Proceed at your own risk. A Vestron Video Release. I was expecting a lot more from this one than what I got. It has a novel idea that concerns four convicts, murdered 30 years ago and buried under the titled roadway, who appear when they smell blood and slaughter people with jackhammers, picks and sledgehammers. So what is wrong with this picture? For starters, the characters are so totally unbelievable that I stared in utter amazement watching people do things that no normal person would ever dream of doing in the same situation.
How's that for coincidences? Every time blood is spilled the dead ones show up to pummel, hack and jackhammer in graphic detail the hapless victims.
The whole film seems rather disjointed, like chunks of the screenplay were tossed out the window in favor of action.
That would all be fair and good except the action scenes are so lazily shot with what I call "shaken camera syndrome" and edited one wooden crate explodes three times in one gunfight scene!!! Or how about when Midkiff gets drunk waiting for backup? Professionals would never do this. Rake the leaves off the ground. Don't deny that you are already married. Will you deny that you are no longer a bachelor? She ate a lot last night. Eat the roasted pig. Don't touch anyone you don't know.
Touch Juan so he will get up from sleep. He broke away from his clique. Rip apart what has been sewed. Huwag mong kalikutin ang ilong mo. Don't poke your finger in your nose. The ball rattled in the box. Don't shake the eggs in the box.
The child sat on his mother's lap. Take the child on your lap. He just scratched his head. Just scratch your head. Just scratch a cat.
He took shelter under the tree. Hide the clothes under the house. Sing on my birthday. Sing my favorite song. He groped in the dark. Grope for the flashlight inside the house. He held on to me. Put your hand on the child's shoulder. Hold on to each other's hands or you might fall. Frisk my pocket for some money. Frisk the pocket of the thief who was arrested.
They are fellow thieves. Helena, California, initially filed for bankruptcy in June The resort was later closed in September for a hyped, multimillion-dollar renovation. The Cal Neva has always been an icon of the North Shore. With a new look and a return to a four- or four-and-a-half-star hotel … we plan to bring it back to what it was in its heyday. Originally built in , Cal Neva includes rooms and cottages, restaurants, a spa, open space featuring panoramic views of Lake Tahoe, and a tunnel system Sinatra added so his less reputable buddies could move around unseen.
The property also features a seat show room, 16, square feet of meeting space, and the Circle Bar. The case has left the reopening in limbo, although the developer said in court papers the project can be finished in a few months. The national hotel chain that has contracted to operate the Cal Neva says on its website the property is scheduled to open next April.
The case, filed in late June in U. When Sinatra owned the Cal Neva, from to , it became a summer getaway spot for his Rat Pack pals and other entertainers. Since then, the Cal Neva has gone through a succession of owners and has gradually slid into irrelevancy.
The rise of Indian casinos in California has prompted Tahoe to slowly reinvent itself as a luxury market that depends less and less on gambling. The Cal Neva, which straddles the state line, has been unable to get back on track.
Criswell Radovan, a developer from St. Helena, bought the Cal Neva in April and closed it five months later for a long-overdue face-lift.