Fans of deep sea thrillers and horror films may want to check out the trailer for the feature-film, THE CHAMBER, debut of British film director Ben Parker. (more…)
In my mind, when I first popped in director Don Coscarelli’s horror film PHANTASM, there were three very distinct yet vastly different aspects of this film that truly stuck out to me. The film, now having attained a (more…)
Not really being a big fan of my horror mixed with comedy (or comedy really in general), the black comedy horror film A BUCKET OF BLOOD is a film that really is an exception to the norm for me. The story of a dimwitted busboy, Walter Paisley (Dick Miller, GREMLINS ), who after hearing a poet speak during a spoken word at the beatnik cafe he works at decides to go home and sculpt his own masterpiece. While attempting to (more…)
I have been to quite a few CINEMA WASTELAND conventions in glorious Strongsville, OH and apart from traveling to Melt, Mind’s Eye Records, and various Exchange stores, Ohio will always be the home of Ken Kesey’s CINEMA WASTELAND for this movie bastard. It is, by far, the greatest fan-friendly convention in all of the Midwest, if not the entire fucking country.
This was the (more…)
I really love my VHS collection and watching VHS tapes, but when one starts a movie and a squeaky whirring noise starts to occur, with the picture getting wavy the entire time, I remember why DVDs and Blu-rays exist. Less than 30 minutes into SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE (originally titled SLEEPLESS NIGHTS), at around the (more…)
The somewhat confusing and convoluted plot of NIGHTMARE WEEKEND starts off with a pretty loud bang when a couple of dudes try to break into a large house to steal some secret experimental data from a scientist. The first stud (more…)
Director Colin Eggleston, more known for the police dramas he made for Crawford Productions, teamed up with legendary American-born screenwriter Everett De Roche, known for his entries into the horror and thriller genres such as ROAD GAMES, RAZORBACK, HARLEQUIN, and PATRICK to create (more…)
Somewhat of a “spur-of-the-moment” decision, my girlfriend and I decided upon embarking on a journey to Cincinnati, OH for a one-day visit to the (more…)
Some friends of mine entered a contest called the Horror Block Monstrous Movie Contest (in association with Rue Morgue) and the short film they made is (more…)
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 (more…)
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 (more…)
In this hyper-speed day and age, it seems more and more people that hang out online are more focused on the latest gossip, sensational news stories, and whatever the (more…)
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…)
If one could not tell, THE ‘BURBS is my favorite Joe Dante film, if not one of my favorite horror-comedies of all time. I place horror in front of comedy because I feel the elements of horror, as well as the jokes scattered here and there throughout the written dialogue of the film are so prominent that Mr. Joe Dante himself must have made this film with fans of horror in mind.
The plot of THE ‘BURBS is quite (more…)
Anyone that knows anything about horror films is well aware of a period in British horror film history where a woman by the name of Mary Whitehouse and the NVALA (National Viewers And Listeners Association) went on a moral crusade to fight to get certain morally reprehensible films banned by legislation. With the help of the Director of Public Prosecutions (commonly referred to as the DPP), a list of the most (more…)
The following is the download link for the Aug. 17, 2014 aired episode of SHU-IZMZ RADIO. I have had issues with previous download links expiring so I am trying a new service and hoping it works and the links don’t expire. If it does not work, shoot me an email and I will repost a new link or send a new link to whomever emails me.
The episode is just shy of a (more…)
Director Juno Mak, quite possibly as famous for his role in (and the creator of) the Wong Ching-po directed slasher/love story REVENGE: A LOVE STORY as he is for his career as a pop singer with Universal Music, comes to horror fans once again with his directorial debut, RIGOR MORTIS, a homage of sorts to the (more…)
The story taking place in medieval Europe about Countess Elisabeth Nadasdy, better known to horror fans and the rest of the world as Countess Bathory, focuses on the aging Countess and her lover Captain Dobi (played by character actor Nigel Green) as they start killing off young and beautiful virgins so she can bathe in their blood. The old and decrepit looking Countess, played by the vivacious and voluptuous Ingrid Pitt with lots of (more…)
For those of you living in the Tennessee and Kentucky area, there is a Comic and Horror Festival this weekend. Fans of horror and wrestling–this is your festival to attend. The following is the official press release that was emailed to me so all I know is what is stated down below. The festival is only $5 which is super cheap and if one is in the area show your support for Independent Horror!
Official Selection Announced for Nashville Comic and Horror Film Festival
This years Nashville Comic and Horror Film Festival is being curated by film maker Cameron McCaslan, and emceed by his long time collaborator Dr. Gangrene Larry Underwood. McCaslands new film The Lashman will be screening along with an assortment of his short film pairings with Dr. Gangrene including a brand new short entitled “Monster Movie Day” making its big screen premiere in Nashville.
The festival is focusing on (more…)