Posts tagged “blood

DVD REVIEW: PEELERS (2016)

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Peelers_Canadian_VODPEELERS, an independent horror film directed by Sevé Schelenz and written by Lisa Devita from a story by Schelenz and Devita, is a story probably fairly common to horror fans who watch (more…)


TRAILER: PEELERS (2017)

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Peelers_Canadian_VODI watched the trailer and it enticed my interest. Strippers? Blood? Gore? and BASEBALL?   (more…)


BOOK REVIEW: BIG ASS SHARK by Briar Lee Mitchell

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Since Shark Week was not too long ago, I thought that I would start reading some sharksploitation novels and stories, which I don’t know if the term “sharksploitation” can technically even be referenced on books that center around a shark for entertainment since the term has generally been used in reference to movies exploiting sharks like JAWS or the uber-popular SHARKNADO, but I am going to call this specific genre (more…)


SHU-IZMZ RADIO: BLACKENED & DOOMED July 27th, 2014

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The title of this post has absolutely nothing really to do with the episode, except for the fact that (more…)


INTERVIEW: JOSHUA D. BRUCE

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Last week I had a chance to talk with independent film director Joshua D. Bruce. A New Jersey native, Joshua has gotten into indie filmmaking probably quite a bit earlier than most other filmmakers have, primarily due to his love of (more…)


SHU-IZMZ RADIO: Air Date 7/7/2013 Fix: The Ministry Movie, Hatchet II, Human Centipede 2

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Or religion, tools, and insects….

This week on SHU-IZMZ RADIO, your host Shu really just talked about a couple of films he watched over the weekend with his pals, FIX (The Ministry Movie) (2011), HATCHET II (2010), and HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2 (Full Sequence) (2011). Don’t worry, I tossed on some cool tracks from Ministry to get one in (more…)


SHU-IZMZ RADIO: Beauty and the Beasts of HORROR!

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Another episode of SHU-IZMZ RADIO at CORE OF DESTRUCTION RADIO is upon the readers of SHU-IZMZ! I have been working really hard at getting unique and driven individuals in the indie horror scene to spill their GUTS on my show. This week I was able to talk again with actor, writer, and producer (more…)


REVIEW: THE CEMETERY (2013)

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cemeteryDirector Adam Ahlbrandt graciously granted SHU-IZMZ RADIO listeners an interview on the show (click here to download and listen) to talk about his indie horror slasher film, CROSS BEARER, starring Natalie Jean, Isaac Williams, and Shaun Paul Costello, and immediately following that interview he offered a digital screener of THE CEMETERY since as of this writing it has not been released in the United States. However, those in Germany are going to be able to pick up the film over there.

I enjoyed CROSS BEARER a good deal, as it offered a well-balanced amount of gore, boobs, and blood—but I enjoyed THE CEMETERY even more! Adam definitely increased the amount of (more…)


DVD REVIEW: CROSS BEARER (2012)

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CROSS BEARER is a slasher film about a religious fanatic who takes some white bedsheets and wraps them around his head, making holes for the eyes, and bashes in sluts, drug addicts, hookers, strippers, and complete douchebags heads in while reciting biblical shit as he does it.

On a side note, there is one stripper (more…)


DVD REVIEW: CREEP VAN (2012)

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I popped in the dvd CREEP VAN, only a copy of the film because I was late in requesting a retail copy from the distributor. When the movie was sent to me they also included an advertisement made out of some foam cardboard-like material that had the cover and artwork on it (which was pretty cool) so I was stoked to see this film. I did not read anything about this film except that it was an independent, low-budget film from Michigan and had an awesome “Rape Van” on its cover: A Ford Econoline with blackened windows. This is the van that parents (more…)


NIGHT SCARES comes to LOGAN SQUARE THEATRE!

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For fans of the macabre, the gory, and the sleazy–a new midnight film series showcasing some of the most notoriously sleazy, bloody, vile, gory pieces of trashy grindhouse cinema never meant for mass consumption a monthly film series event is coming to the Logan Theatre at midnight. After all, the people that attend these (more…)


REVIEW: COME OUT AND PLAY (2012)

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come out and playThe one thing that seems to generally be taboo in most films, even horror films, is violence against and towards children. Whether that violence is a kid getting slapped, spanked, punched, or hit—movies generally tend to shy away towards it or if it is shown in films it is depicted as horrific or watered down somewhat in the editing room. If a child is going to be killed maliciously, it is always a shock to viewers and more times than not the actual death of the child is only alluded to, or not shown entirely. Not to say that I am one for violence against children by adults, but the sad facts are that kids get beat up, murdered, sodomized, tortured, and every other horrific thing one can imagine that have also happened to adults—so why not be (more…)


REVIEW: MY AMITYVILLE HORROR (2012)

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My-Amityville-HorrorMost everyone in my circle of friends has either seen, or at least heard of, THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (1979), a film about a family moving into a house that its previous owners had been murdered in. The family got the house dirt-cheap, start experiencing weird manifestations and things start to happen that would make one believe evil spirits or ghosts occupy the house and are unhappy with its newest residents. Although this film is based on the true story of the Amityville House and its murders that occurred in 1974 where Ronald DeFeo, Jr. (known as Butch) was tried and convicted of murdering his mother, father, two sisters, and two brothers by shooting them with a rifle. DeFeo was found guilty on six accounts of 2nd-degree murder. He was sentenced to six concurrent sentences of 25 years to life. Still to this day, DeFeo is (more…)


DVD REVIEW: MILLENNIUM BUG (2011)

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The old-school practical effects-laden, inbred hillbilly, monster creature-feature is a throwback to the days of old when monster and slasher films were fun to watch because the advent of cheap CGI blood and digital effects had not been developed yet to ruin so many indie horror and sci-fi flicks as they do now. In THE MILLENNIUM BUG, watch and see how organic make-up and special effects are created in this brutally entertaining blood-and-guts-fest about a family heading up to an isolated part of the forests of Sierra Diablos mountains and instead of avoiding all the Y2K hysteria as planned (film takes place in 1999), the Haskins run into a deadly and violent hillbilly clan whose inbreeding has created some very gnarly mutated
“family members” much in the same tradition of (more…)


DVD REVIEW: SLAUGHTER TALES (2012)

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slaughter talesSLAUGHTER TALES is a total piece of shit that was created by a kid not even 15-years old, but SLAUGHTER TALES is one of those “so crappy it’s completely awesome” kind of things and is full of laughs and great entertainment value. Director, actor, producer, cinematographer, screenwriter, make-up artist, and every other type of job one can think of needed on the set, Johnny Dickie, wears a plethora of creative hats. He is the creator of a zero-budget, z-grade, production with a zero-talented cast of “actors” that underneath it all is full of so much heart and soul that it is (more…)


PRESS RELEASE: Joe Hendrick’s DITCH stars Bill Oberst, Jr. and Katy Foley

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Those of you who regularly read posts on the website or follow @shuizmz on Twitter or follow my posts on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/shuizmz are probably well-aware that I consider actor and horror icon Bill Oberst, Jr. a friend, as well as a colleague of the Horror Community. I had him on SHU-IZMZ RADIO last week as a guest (along with the always delightful Dark Photographer Amanda Norman) and it was a special Holiday Episode. It was only fitting that I had on some guests that are also my friends. Well, here is a new feature length horror film that Bill is starring in, right on the heels of Bill winning “Baddest Villain” Award Saturday Dec. 30th at Zed Fest Film Festival in Hollywood for the role in Gabriel Sabloff’s film THE CURSE. 

The PRESS RELEASE as follows: (more…)


PRESS RELEASE: DIABOLIQUE Magazine’s Latest Issue feat. SOSKA TWINS

The following is a press release from Horror Unlimited and their magazine DIABOLIQUE. This horror mag looks pretty interesting and although I have not read an issue yet, it looks like it has some quality articles within its pages. I have browsed through an issue here and there when visiting one of my favorite magazine stops, CITY NEWSSTAND in the Portage Park neighborhood in Chicago. I thought I would share this press release for the latest issue of the magazine for SHU-IZMZ readers that are not familiar with the magazine. I am always happy to hear of magazines that are still in print and being published in a day and age when so many magazine companies are out of business or only in a digital format. Maybe DIABOLIQUE will send ol’ SHU a complimentary issue of their magazine for further inspection and review??? (more…)


DVD REVIEW: OTHER (2012)

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OTHERThe horror/sci-fi short film, OTHER, is about a scientist who is trying to cure himself from a seemingly fatal disease whose prognosis offers no foreseeable cure–it has to be one of the coolest short films (running time 14:08) that I have seen in quite some time.  The production values on this film look like they put a great deal of money and time into making the movie, even if (more…)


SHU-IZMZ RADIO: Interviewing Author Bowie V. Ibarra

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SHU-IZMZ RADIO had a chance to chat with San Antonio, Texas-based author Bowie Ibarra about his latest novel, thoughts on zombies, interest with semi-professional and professional wrestling, and why beer and bush are always a wonderful combination. With beers in hand, Bowie lets listeners know what plans he has for his website http://www.zombiebloodfights.com. Bowie’s latest book, BIG CAT, comes up in the chat as well as some of his other projects such as (more…)


SHORT FILM REVIEW: HIKE (2010)

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HikeI recently had a director by the name of Jennifer Campbell reach out to SHU-IZMZ and ask if I would be interested in reviewing her short horror film, HIKE, which she also produced and wrote. Campbell is (more…)


SHU-IZMZ RADIO Episode #6…6…6!

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shuizmz-talkradio595x595The 6th episode is titled the EASTER EPISODE, only because this was the episode that I recorded and intended it to be aired on Easter Sunday. The episode has nothing to do with that silly holiday, but instead has to do with HORROR FILMS! That’s right, folks, I reviewed the new Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack release of HORROR EXPRESS put out by Severin Films. Hear what I have to say about the quality of the release, as well as the film itself. I also talk about the new Synapse release of INTRUDER, a slasher film that stars not only one Raimi, but two Raimi’s! Both Ted and Sam Raimi are in this film and the boys formerly of KNB EFX did the make-up and special effects. Here is the link to download the show. One can also tune in to COREOFDESTRUCTIONRADIO.COM to hear the show on Sundays. (more…)


REVIEW: BLOOD SCARAB (2008)

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Donald F. Glut’s final vampire flick in the Dracula/Vampire Trilogy, BLOOD SCARAB (2008), seems to be the best plot-wise and possesses some finer acting than his other two Dracula films. The lovely Monique Parent plays the role of Countess Elizabeth Bathory, the infamous lesbian vampire, who was notorious for bathing in the blood of her virgin victims…oh wait—that is not true. The storyline for BLOOD SCARAB would like to have us believe this. In truth, (more…)


REVIEW: THE EROTIC RITES OF COUNTESS DRACULA (2001)

SCARLET COUNTESSAs B-Movie Madness continues, I moved on to my next Donald F. Glut feature, SCARLET COUNTESS (2001) a.k.a. THE EROTIC RITES OF COUNTESS DRACULA, another low-budget indie horror feature about Scarlet, a hot mama whose dream is to become a rock star (Ed. Note: I too had that same dream!), but late one night all this changed when she met Count Dracula and he bit, thus turning her into a vampire. (more…)


INDIE TRAILER of the WEEK: SCARY TALES (2012)

Independent horror filmmaker Geno McGahee just posted his 2nd trailer for his upcoming film SCARY TALES. If one recalls, I really enjoyed FAMILY SECRET (another film he directed). Check out the trailer and keep your eyes peeled for a review of the finished film when it comes out!