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TRAILER OF THE WEEK: WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL?

Sion Sono, just like Takashi Miike, are my kind of Japanese filmmakers. They make goofy, violent, dark, and off-the-wall oddly addictive and wacky types of films that I generally enjoy. Sadly, I have not been keeping up with Sono’s career and it looks like I need to go back and see all the films in his film resume. This trailer looks like the film is going to be Read the rest of this page »

COMIC BOOK REVIEW: HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D. #1

HELLBOY has a new comic coming out from Dark Horse Comics entitled HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D. Fans of HELLBOY can probably never get enough of HELLBOY and Dark Horse is trying its best to Read the rest of this page »

BOOK REVIEW: THE PORNOGRAPHER’S DAUGHTER by Kristin Battista-Frazee

I finished reading Kristin Battista-Frazee’s THE PORNOGRAPHER’S DAUGHTER: A Memoir of Childhood, My Dad, and Deep Throat last night around dinnertime, usually ending up being the time my girlfriend gets home from work. I told her I really wanted to Read the rest of this page »

REELZ Channel’s FALL MOVIE Preview Review vs. the SHU-IZMZ!

Since I have such great respect for many of the movie critics that I used to watch on television back in the day, as well as quite a few still currently on television and cable t.v. reviewing movies and giving their critiques on various entertainment outlets, I thought it only right that I watch Read the rest of this page »

DVD REVIEW: THE HOUR OF THE LYNX (2013)

Director Søren Kragh-Jacobsen’s THE HOUR OF THE LYNX (or its original title: I LOSSENS TIME) is the sad story of a young man with mental issues who has been locked up in a high-security psychiatric ward after having brutally killed an old couple. The story, taken from a Read the rest of this page »

CONVENTION NEWS: DAYS OF THE DEAD: CHICAGO 2014

The Horror convention DAYS OF THE DEAD, getting its start in Indianapolis in 2011, has now branched over the past few years to not only just include Indianapolis but also has branched out to include Chicago, Atlanta, and most recently, Los Angeles on its roster of cities it stops in. One of the key organizers and promoters, Read the rest of this page »

DVD REVIEW: DIRTY SANCHEZ (2013)

Indie horror filmmaker Anthony Cooney, a Chicago-native and also a friend of SHU-IZMZ, has made a few short films in his burgeoning career of indie horror filmmaking, each film getting a smidgeon of a bit better than the previous effort, but still infinitely short of being a production of any sort of caliber…yet. I know all about working with Read the rest of this page »