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TRAILER: DEATHGASM (2015)

The name of the movie is DEATHGASM. It hails from New Zealand. Sound like a great title for a film? Probably not. Sort of cheesy but I think that is what the filmmakers were going for. The trailer reminded me of metal meets Peter Jackson’s BRAINDEAD a.k.a. DEAD ALIVE but maybe that is just because both films came out of New Zealand. Either way, that is a very good thing.

Director Jason Lei Howden, Read the rest of this page »

CONVENTION COVERAGE: MAD MOBSTER TRUE CRIME & HORROR EXPO

Sometimes, there comes a time when one goes to a convention that is, by no means cheap (in terms of weekend ticket prices, parking offered on the grounds of the hotel, and hotel rates and available food options within the hotel), but one still has a great time…and almost forgets how much this good time has cost. I find in life that any convention or concert or film or event can always be made a great deal more enjoyable by Read the rest of this page »

BOOK REVIEW: INTO THE BLACK: THE INSIDE STORY OF METALLICA

If one has been keeping up with my reviews and posts at SHU-IZMZ (as they should be!), they will have known that the first book by authors Paul Brannigan and Ian Winwood (“BIRTH SCHOOL METALLICA DEATH: THE BIOGRAPHY Vol. 1 ”) was reviewed here and I really dug it. Not that I have read ALL the books on one of the most influential and badass bands in hard rock and thrash metal, but I have read Read the rest of this page »

BLU-RAY+DVD REVIEW: JOHN WICK (2014)

In case you didn’t know what you were about to get into, you are about to begin reading a review of the film JOHN WICKby a film buff who generally dislikes Keanu Reeves as an actor. When the countless “Boos!” and jeering of all the Keanu Reeves admirers and lovers subsides, I will continue.  There has always been something about his seemingly Read the rest of this page »

REELZ NETWORK: HOLLYWOOD’S MOST NOTORIOUS CRIMES

Murder. Mayhem. Some more murder and a wee little bit of mayhem. The notorious crimes showcased within the Reelz Channel’s special entitled “Hollywood’s Most Notorious Crimes” very well may just be Read the rest of this page »

LOCAL EVENTS: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pop Up Shop @ Dimo’s Pizza

Those living or frequenting the Wicker Park area in Chicago, or Six Corners as it is affectionately called, are probably already well acquainted with Read the rest of this page »