Sunday, 30 October 2011

The Prowler (film review)

The 80s where a great time for horror films and this Era makes the Rise and Fall of the Slasher film… your standard Stalk and Kill related film (in the Tradition of the film Halloween). I decided to give The Prowler a go or known as here Rosemary’s Killer as many would dub it as being Slow and Predictable.
It’s one of the better Slashers from the 80s that I have seen… And I have seen quite a lot of them.  But most still have the same story and The Prowler is no exception…

The Barbarians (film review)

I been a fan of Ruggero Deodato for a while now – and I have seen just about all his films… But the Man reminds me of Takashi Miike and his style of directing and the kind if films he directs? He moves from making Cop-Thrillers right down to the Ultra-Gory now to Fantasy and Kids films. Perhaps he is best known for directing one of my favourites Cannibal Holocaust the so called BANNED in more than 50 countries!
Now the Barbarians? Not on the same leave as his but still a great watch.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Def-Con 4 (film review)

I bought it a 2 dollar shop that has amazingly cheap crap and DVD’s… Mostly picked this over the amazing art-work and how it was $1 dollar so either way I won’t complain. Though those like me how are familiar with Government operations will know “Def-Con 4” is the lowest of defences…

Thursday, 27 October 2011

The Human Centipede - Full Sequence (film review)

After internal viewing the 1st I have been stoked on seeing the second for a long time… That and my opinion on the first was so mixed I hardly had words? It was a film where a Mad Doctor joined people Ass to their Faces to make a Digestive system called “A Human Centipede”.
After hearing about the seconds Banning in the U.K. and being Cut in America I knew I had to see it. And I did quite a few months ago, But unlike the first this is a film I can hardly give a rating… I mean is it good? Is it Bad? It has its massive ups and downs but still…? I presented the first with a Fresh 70% for a fresh Idea of a film, but Tom Six just takes things a little too far.

Martin is a Mentally disturbed Man or Loner who lives with his Mom and is fascinated with a film called The Human Centipede… Of course Martin is a man who is into disturbed shit so he loses himself to those kinds of things while Masturbating, Torture animals… ECT. One day he decides to realise his fantasies but abducting 12 people to make his dream became a reality and Movie he loves now becomes true.

 Let me say… It starts of strong and progress right down the road into a Map of a man’s Horrible and fucked up imagination… But slowly loses it’s with really bizarre images of death and suffering in the second half and mostly near its climax. Though unlike other stables of Gore and Controversial flicks like Cannibal Holocaust… Guinea Pig 1 and 2… Grotesque or even Men behind the Sun… Six just trys too hard to accomplish nothing.
I can’t lie gross and enough to make my girlfriend almost vomit… But to avid horror fans like myself just boring. Mostly in the in Rape scenes that go no-where…

The acting isn’t too bad a big step up from the first, but nothing much I can say in the second half that one might just call full on Torture porn but not nearly as horrific as it may seem. Some excellent Black and White Cinematography (mostly for the fact in Black and White to hide some of the most graphic of scenes)… The Camera work is first rate along with its creepy disturbing world that Six shows throw the Eyes of a Madman.
The Special Effects are… Disturbing at least to say. I won’t ruin much so all I can say is Holy Shit, still it gets kind of reptive near the end but fun at least.
Here are some facts I found

On June 6th 2011 the BBFC (UK certification board) refused to grant this movie a certificate, effectively banning the movie from being shown in cinemas or DVD in the UK.

On 6 October 2011 the BBFC granted the film an 18 certificate after 32 cuts totalling 2 minutes and 37 seconds were made.

Tom Six shot Full Sequence in color, but was always thinking about black and white and realized while editing that it was much scarier in black and white.

Overall horror fans might love it, but personally I find this a hard to give a rating to. I can’t tell if it’s bad or I can agree with many critics like Ebert? I might give it another view someday… Till then

Jesse’s Full Sequence score… ?

Monday, 24 October 2011

A*P*E (film review)

Not to be confused with KING KONG

You know watching a giant Gorilla attack Seoul with poor production values and effect's and A*P*E is a film that just doesn't take it's self seriously and oh my GOD KOREAN MONSTER FILM'S ARE HORRIBLE!!! But A*P*E on the other hand (Also known as The Great Counter Attack of King Kong) proves to be well...Fun at least. And I learnt a lot while watching this.
BTW I think out Korean King Kong has to be the best part about this flick.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Zombi Holocaust (film review)

Zombi Holocaust? The only film were Zombies and Cannibals appear in the same film and you can expect a blood bath I can tell you that.

I saw this years ago under the censored and alternate cut of the film called - Doctor Butcher M.D. – And it didn’t impress me at all. That Cut of the film is advertised as if where a slasher flick… (Kind of got me interested)

Monday, 17 October 2011

Up from the Depths (film review)

Up from the Depths? One of the many Jaws related Nock-offs and I pretty much heard how terrible it was… But then again was it that bad? Well it’s one of the better Jaws Rip-Offs I have seen and this ones camp appeal and style makes the film (And I being serious).

Saturday, 15 October 2011

I Spit on Your Grave (film review)

Does I Spit on Your Grave really serve a point as director Meir Zarchi would point out? About an innocent young women who is hard-core and viciously Gang Raped by 4 Red-Necks (or 5 by the poster). And decides the only way to better herself is by graphically killing them?
Maybe on all accounts by Roger Ebert – But then again in my opinion it is worth watching by Males and Females alike.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Men Behind the Sun (film review)

Tun Fei Mou's infamous war film documents the real life atrocities that the Japanese army regiment of Camp 731 carried out on innocent Chinese and Russian families in their alleged search for bacterial weapons. Produced by Chinese financiers, the film was intended as a big budget propaganda piece, but it works not only as a critique of the Japanese, but also of Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, Egyptian torture cells, the US military and war crimes in general.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Africa Addio (Film Review)

"The Africa of the great explorers, the huge land of hunting and adventure adored by entire generations of children, has disappeared forever. To that age-old Africa, swept away and destroyed by the tremendous speed of progress, we have said farewell. The devastation, the slaughter, the massacres which we assisted belong to a new Africa– one which if it emerges from its ruins to be more modern, more rational, more functional, more conscious- will be unrecognizable.

"On the other hand, the world is racing toward better times. The new America rose from the ashes of a few white man, all the redskins, and the bones of millions of buffalo. The new, carved up Africa will rise again upon the tombs of a few white men, millions of black men, and upon the immense graveyards that were once its game reserves. The endeavor is so modern and recent that there is no room to discuss it at the moral level. The purpose of this film is only to bid farewell to the old Africa that is dying and entrust to history the documentation of its agony"

Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi are the Godfathers and for-runners in Mondo Cinema and are best known for Mondo Cane and there Intriguing yet extremely racist documentary Goodbye Uncle Tom.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

The Terror Within

I must admit it’s been years since I last saw a horror film with a low score and that wasn’t popular with critics that hit me really hard and took me by surprise…

Sunday, 2 October 2011

List of Film Suggestions for Halloween 2011

With Halloween upcoming and people who keep asking me for recommendations I decided I would post this too my blog.
Anyway these are banned Video Nasty’s or 70s and early 80s films kept in the dark by their creators and yes I have seen them… Though for the people that are interested most Likely Netflix won’t have them I got them throw torrents like any normal person :P

They’re in no order just a list of stuff I think you should watch these coming days. If you have any questions just ask… the poster are pretty explain along with the titles.

Dead Space (Film Review)

Stupid is the only word... Jesus Christ.

Dr. Lamb (Film Review)

Dr. Lamb was another CAT III Hong Kong film I bought at a Chinese DVD store along with a few other nasties just for fun. And it’s not the first time I have heard of it either, It had a Cinema release here but the censored version was even bashed by our government and banned. But surfaced a year later Cut by 8 minutes and played in China town theatres.

Laboratory of the Devil (Film Review)

Hei Tai Yang 731 Xu Ji Zhi Sha Ren Gong Chang or Laboratory of the Devil is really just a shot for remake as well as a lose remake of Men Behind the Sun (it also goes under the title Men Behind the Sun 2).
Despite it all it’s just cheaper and tries to be something different compared to the first.