Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Bereavement (2010)


You have to hand it to director Stevan Mena. Planning a trilogy for his first feature film, Malevolence, was a pretty ballsy move considering that it could have easily tanked; even for a low budget horror film. Instead, it was met with praise and a couple of accolades, which didn't hurt the chances of a sequel being made. Roughly seven years later we have Bereavement, the second story (though it's technically the prequel) in Mena's trilogy of terror. With a larger budget and some experience under his belt, Mena crafts an engaging horror effort that only suffers due to the fact that fans of Malevolence will already know how this prequel finishes.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Malevolence (2004)

Blood Money

It took me a long time to get around to watching Stevan Mena's directorial debut, Malevolence. I had originally seen it on the shelf when I worked at Best Buy back in 2004, but I let negative IMDb reviews dissuade me from going any further than the back of the DVD case. After recently seeing an intriguing trailer for the film Bereavement, I was shocked to learn that it was a followup to Malevolence, not to mention the second part of a planned trilogy. Upon finally watching this $200,000 slasher, I was a bit upset that I had once blown it off due to the reviews of teenagers and message board trolls. While it borrows much of its essence from previous horror classics, Malevolence is still a highly entertaining directorial debut, and I'm ashamed that it took me almost seven years to get around to this review.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

When there's no more room for reviews...the trailers will walk the site.

Shit-ton of brand new super ultra awesome good fun happy time reviews coming this week, starting Monday! Many brand new movies on the list!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Vault of Horror (1973)

Amicus is the shit. Anthologies are the shit. Amicus anthologies are the shit. Vault of Horror is kind of the shit (it's not as good as their others, to be honest; especially following Tales from the Crypt). Regardless, old trailers are...you guessed it...the shit.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Blacula (1972)

"I vant to drink your....grape soda..."

What is it about turning into a vampire that gives people cheek pubes? Hmm.