Thursday, February 2, 2012

Crash Course

Final Destination 2 (2003)
Dir - David R. Ellis

Been a while since I'd seen this so I threw it on. Good fun as all the FD are and still love that car crash sequence.

Don't Mess with These Chicks

Switchblade Sisters (1975) aka The Jezebels
Dir - Jack Hill
Weird Wednesday

I saw this trailer on a trailer compilation a while back and had forgotten how much I wanted to see it. I was not disappointed. Some great performances and action involving this teen girl gang. Fun fact: it features Lenny Bruce's daughter as one of the gang.

Not So Beasty

Beasties (1991)
Dir - Steven Paul Contreras
Horror Movie Night

Check out my full review over at Horror's Not Dead!

Coming-of-Age at Camp

Little Darlings (1980)
Dir - Ronald F. Maxwell

Wow! I loved this movie.

This is one of those types of movies I see every so often that I'm almost upset I'd never seen it before. It has so many things I love – a coming-of-age tale, takes place at camp, sex comedy moments, shirtless Matt Dillon. Ok, so maybe that last one isn't one of the selling points but he is great in this movie. It's as funny as it is touching and I look forward to re-watching for years to come.

Also, all of the girls are pretty cute in this but the young Cynthia Nixon is just goddamn adorable. I want to scoop her up and put her in my pocket.

Vegas Zombies

Steve Niles' Remains (2011)
Dir - Colin Theys

Yes, I know this is a made-for-Chiller TV horror flick and I shouldn't expect much – but I did. I've never read Niles' comic this is based on but I know he is a good/interesting scribe and have enjoyed other things he's done in the past. Guess I shouldn't have just expected this to be good.

The whole film is pretty by-the-numbers as far as a living dead scenario goes but it does have one good thing going for it. Well, maybe two, since it does feature Miko Hughes in one of the co-starring roles. He's the kid from Kindergarten Cop who said "boys have a penis, girls have a vagina", if you don't remember. He also was Heather's kid in Wes Craven's New Nightmare and the young, very creepy, Gage in Pet Sematary. The other good AWESOME thing is out of all the cars in the parking garage they try to break out, through a garage door, with a freaking Smart Car! HA!

Honestly, it's been less than a month since I've seen this and I practically forgot about it. Don't bother.

Creepy Caruso

Session 9 (2001)
Dir - Brad Anderson

This is only the third time I've seen this and the other two were upon the initial release. Ten years later I can say, with much confidence, that this movie still holds up well as an effectively creepy, atmospheric and interesting horror film. I love it when great little films like this get released and hope they find their audience eventually. Pretty sure by now that most horror fans know of its greatness and that's a good thing. If you haven't seen it, don't let David Caruso's appearance keep you away - watch it right fucking now!

Can You Dig It?

The Human Tornado (1976)
Dir- Cliff Roquemore
Weird Wednesday

This is only my second Dolomite movie and it's just as fascinating as the other, Disco Godfather. This film has a lot of awesome to it from Rudy Ray's stand-up at the beginning, to the crazy white mafia basement shenanigans, and the clothes. Holy crap, the clothes! Someday I will make millions by releasing the Dolomite Collection and selling exclusively to gullible hipsters.

Bring Out Yer Cats

The Carrier (1988)
Dir - Nathan J. White
Horror Movie Night

You can check out my full write-up over at Horror's Not!