Wow. Where to begin with this one. This Godzilla movie takes all the usual Godzilla movie traits rips them up, and spits on them. This is the odd movie out in the ‘Zilla franchise.
The movie starts with some weird tuba/trombone music. The sort of thing you expect to accompany a drunk man, or a lumbering beast. Except that there’s no drunk/beast. Just some title screens.
The theme song is also completely weird. The credits look like they’re from a Japanese James Bond flick. The song starts off all serious then bursts into a jaunty environmental number about how we’re destroying the planet.
I was (proudly, I may add) one of the many who helped fund this slice of 80’s awesomeness. The makers asked for $200,000. Teh Interwebz stepped up and collectively gave them over $600,000. See? Sometimes the Internet does do good things.
A cop and his rookie partner are chasing down a mysterious ninja guy. The cop is killed and his parter is hit by lightening and bitten by a cobra (no, really). On regaining consciousness the rookie is now Kung Fury, kicking ass, and taking no names.
Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967) aka: Taekoesu Yonggary
Think of Qārah Yongary as the Seoul mate of Godzilla. Seoul. Ha! I made a funny. Yongary is a South Korean film. Unfortunately, that means there’s no Kim Jong Un. He’d have whooped that monster himself and the film would have been five minutes long, so it’s probably just as well he’s not here. Anyway, big cracks start appearing in South Korea (see Kim Jung Un) which turn out to be the mythical Yongary about to destroy South Korea.
Why would I care about the name Penny Dreadful? Because there’s a long lasting legacy behind those old cheap magazines. They were like a print precursor to things like Tales from the Crypt and such like. Here’s a quote from the Wikipedia page:
“A penny dreadful […] was a type of British fiction publication in the 19th century that usually featured lurid serial stories appearing in parts over a number of weeks, each part costing one (old) penny. The term, however, soon came to encompass a variety of publications that featured cheap sensational fiction, such as story papers and booklet “libraries”. The penny dreadfuls were printed on cheap pulp paper and were aimed primarily at working class adolescents.”
This is a 15 minute YouTube short that the film makers are hoping to make into a full feature flick. 15 minutes are full of win. A full-length feature film? I’ll pass. Watch the entire 15 minutes below.
The flick is in Spanish with English subtitles and answers the question about where the first zombie came from. Full of blood, sight gags, and campy gore!
Texas Chainsaw (2013) – Director – John Luessenhop
A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward.
This is a “made for 3-D” movie, so there are a few sight gags in it, namely with chainsaws coming straight at the screen. It only happens a few times, and it isn’t bothersome, which is good as I am not a fan of 3-D movies.
Another French Film. This one is in English and French, and the French is subtitled.
The French are blowing me away with their horror movies. I have only seen a handful of them so far, but have loved them all. They are full of drama and suspense and gore. They are not full on gore fests. They are movies that keep you on the edge of your seats.
Two college friends, Marie and Alexa, encounter loads of trouble (and blood) while on vacation at Alexa’s parents’ country home when a mysterious killer invades their quiet getaway.
A man becomes entangled in a deadly morality game when the circus comes to town and a sadistic clown forces him to examine the things in life he takes for granted in the most horrific ways. (IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2782232/)
Bonus boob pic since it is still the Christmas season.
The film stars everyone’s favourite nun rapist Bill Oberst Jr., with Parrish Randall, and Chanel Ryan. Director (and co-writer) Billy Pon is planning to premiere Circus Of The Dead at the Texas Frightmare Weekend this May. If you’re in the area definitely check it out.