Posts tagged “horror

INTERVIEW: PUPPET KILLER’s Director LISA OVIES

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Lisa Ovies and Simon from Puppet KillerLisa Ovies, director, producer, actress, and writer (as well as many other hats worn on movie sets) took the time to answer all my questions I threw at her about her upcoming film PUPPET KILLER, as well as a bit about (more…)


TRAILER: PUPPET KILLER (2017)

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PK1In the tradition of movies and franchises centered around murderous rampaging dolls and puppets, I bring you: PUPPET KILLER. This film “centers around a group of high school students (more…)


TRAILER: PLAYING WITH DOLLS: HAVOC (2017)

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PLAY WITH DOLLS: HAVOC is the third film in this slasher series, developed by director Rene Perez (THE DEAD AND THE DAMNED) and the production house of Von Metz Entertainment. The third film find’s (more…)


TRAILER: OPEN WATER 3: CAGE DIVE (2017)

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OW3 CDShark attack films are in full-effect now that THE SHALLOWS did pretty good last year (Personally, I loved the film but I love most flicks shark-related!) and 47 METERS DOWN is (more…)


TEASER TRAILER: SURVIVAL OF THE FILM FREAKS

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SOTFF (700)Awhile back (very long while back) I had director Kyle Kuchta on the SHU-IZMZ RADIO Podcast to talk about an upcoming film documentary he was making (more…)


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…)


TRAILER: SERIAL KILLER CULTURE TV (2016)

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Ed Gein FileChicago’s very own indie filmmaker John Borowski is the first and last name in true crime research and an authority on all things having to do with (more…)


TRAILER: THE CHAMBER (2017)

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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…)


TRAILER: BORDERLINE (Official Trailer 2017)

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Borderline-Movie-Poster-Pau-MasoCheck out the official trailer for the Spanish film BORDERLINE (2017), directed by director/actor Pau Masó (BLOODY WEEKEND, THE ART OF LOSING) and starring the beautiful (more…)


BLU-RAY REVIEW: PHANTASM: REMASTERED (1979)

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2d-bd-phantasmIn 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…)


BLU-RAY REVIEW: A BUCKET OF BLOOD (1959)

Bucket of BloodNot 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…)


CON COVERAGE: SHU-IZMZ MEETS SEVERIN:THE SEQUEL

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IMG_7259I 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…)


VHS REVIEW: SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE (1982)

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SPM1I 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…)


BLU-RAY REVIEW: NIGHTMARE WEEKEND (1985)

Screen Shot 2015-10-09 at 10.03.26 PMThe 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…)


BLU-RAY REVIEW: LONG WEEKEND (1978)

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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…)


CONVENTION COVERAGE: HorrorHound Weekend Cincinnati

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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…)


SHORT FILM: MOVIE NIGHT (2015)

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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…)


CONVENTION COVERAGE: MAD MOBSTER TRUE CRIME & HORROR EXPO

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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…)


DVD REVIEW: DIRTY SANCHEZ (2013)

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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…)


NEWS: Permuted Press has started MOVIE NIGHTS!

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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…)


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…)


BLU-RAY RELEASE: ARROW VIDEO releases THE ‘BURBS on September 15th!

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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…)


DVD REVIEW: VIDEO NASTIES: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE (2014)

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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…)