Sunday, March 1, 2009
Starring both Eugene Levy and Andrea Martin from SCTV, this low budget Canadian film from Ivan Reitman, is a great place to start reviewing on this blog.
A young hippie couple (Levy and Martin) arrive in a quite rural town called Farnhamville. After checking into a local motel, the two meet Mrs. Wainwright, owner and story teller of urban legends. Wainwright tells them about a local bed and breakfast that has a grisly legend concerning three girls who were cannibal killers. Interested, the couple goes to the house and meets the Reverend Alex St. John, leader of a cult with three girls (duh) who serve them a very unusual dinner.
As you might have guessed these girls are in fact the cannibals and Alex St. John and his followers are looking for new members. How far does this conspiracy go? I am sure by now, you already know that answer. This town enjoys it's meat.
Armed with the gimmick of of a warning bell to protect viewers from the bloody scenes, this spoof of grindhouse drive-in movies is pretty atmospheric and enjoyable. Unlike many horror film spoofs in years to come, this movie does not insult the viewer with references to movies through lame comedy routines. Please note the young couple was offered to stay the night.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Out today, the most sought after Argento release. "Four Flies" was rumored to be in limbo because Dario did not own the rights to the film. However, several import dvds were recently made available. This official US release gives the new MYA label instant status with collectors. Read about it here: http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/e-h/fourfliesongryvelvet7172.htm
Out today, a great Barbara Steele double feature. "An Angel for Satan" has been very obscure for collectors as where "The Long Hair of Death" is floating around on dvd. It was poorly released on an indie dvd label a few years back. My bootleg copy was better than their edition and my audio track was not out of sync. Yes, the audio track was off and they still released it. Rather than waste time writing my own review or to unknowingly plagiarize the well written review of George Reis, whom I pretty much agree with word for word ALWAYS, here is a link to the review on his site for this dvd.
I love this site and read it religiously. Visit it often.
Monday, February 23, 2009
The weather is horrible, the bridge or road is out, your car can't be repaired till tomorrow, why not stay the night, I insist. Famous last words in many genre films. I guess this should be a blog about films with that dialog. Instead, you will find my comments and coverage of the more rare horror films. The name is indeed an homage to all of the local Saturday night horror hosted shows we grew up watching. There is no denying the URL address of the blog being an homage to Count Floyd's SCTV segment. This blog is not dedicated to fan worship of Monster Chiller Horror Theater from SCTV. This blog is not meant to infringe on any copyright or trademark. I will use images and links from others sites, and in most cases give credit, otherwise I assume most pictures are public domain if found on the Internet. I use this images and links to tell my story and in most cases give praise to the work. Don't write me and say I ripped you off or stole from your site. Feel honored if I do. So, stay the night, if your dare and let's tell stories about the films that thrill us.