Wednesday, May 16, 2012

TDHorror Retro Review

"Their stay though doesn't intend to be normal long as things begin to get strange very quickly. The first being that Marian has assumed much responsibility and delusion in being the watcher of Mrs. Allardyce, whom of which is never seen. As well as a deep love of the house itself and it's ancient pieces. What may prove even more strange though is how the house's broken interior and exterior is repairing itself parallel to when accidents start happening to the family."

You may read the rest here. Also see that awesome badge with the dead barbie doll? That leads to my my lovely and gorgeous twitter friend Jennifer's (@sheoverdosed) website. She specialize in the macabre and the site is a like a private tumblr, sharing suicide barbie pictures, scene addictions from films, and slit your  wrist music. The site is wonderful and deserves a following so please check it out. Also follow her on twitter.

As an update you all are SICK. It took a year and a half for my Top Post The Horror Icons to reach 1,200 pages views.  But it only took thirteen days for The Human Centipede 2 to plow through the other top page views like they're were water and reach 1,700 page views. All this is from google of course, I'm sure like ten people have actually read the review and most are drawn to the page for my posting of the ten person centipede in full. I don't know whether to weep for the human race of enjoy the sudden burst in views. The Human Centipede should not be averaging four hundred page views a day.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Horror Short: The Dummy (1982)

Terror turns on a woman when the dummy that randomly appears about her apartment comes alive one night. The Dummy is kind of all eighties horror wrapped tightly into one film. It's campy, cliche, full of 'what is she doing?!' moments, but also has a few good solid scares. Most of the comments on youtube are noting seeing this as kids and I can see myself really liking this short as a kid. It'd be one of those films I was obsessed with as I was an odd child and liked to intentionally scare myself. It's not so much scary now as I got over the killer doll thing when I was younger. The film inspired Chucky creator Don Manchini and the influence is present in his film Child's Play, especially in how the dummy just appears out of nowhere.

The Dummy is a student film that was scary enough to get picked up by HBO and USA Network, where it'd often appear before a horror film showing. Director Louis La Volpe does good on what must of been a less than a hundred dollar budget. He manages to get the dummy to move without any apparent human help (i.e. no wires), though it's still a little obvious. Acting is acting and that's all I may say. The score was really quite good though and added a nice layer of chill to the film's suspense. The Dummy is fair little short film that is available for free on youtube. If you saw it as a kid I'd recommend re-watching for nostalgia's sake or if you got seven minutes to spare it's a fun watch.

As you can tell I'm running THIN on shorts. I have a few that I've got saved in case I run completely dead but please if you have a short let me know! I will watch it and review it on my blog. In case you do not know you may contact me at 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Press Release: eRRatic Pictures Release

Not sure when I became a blog with press releases but I do like it. It makes me feel legit. Anyways I'll be checking this out, you should too. Looks to be a good thriller.

DIY-micro-flick company eRRatic Pictures is proud to announce the release of VIRUS, a new corporate psychological thriller on May 13.

VIRUS will be available for free streaming through and (including Spanish and Italian subtitled versions)
Four hours into Kevin's new job, a force lurking in the computer network threatens to destroy everything and everyone.

Filmed in Austin, TX Virus stars Heath Allyn, Sarah Clark, Derek Vandi, Brian Wayne, David Kroll, Stephanie Huettner, Michael Ferstenfeld, Heather Wallis, Micah Goodding, Mac N Dixon, Rudi Lee, Rudy Sandoval, Brian Villalobos, Liz Waters, Lesley O'Neal, Rosalie Oliveri, Jesse Campos and Steve Powers

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Human Centipede 2: The Full Sequence (2011)

In this meta-horror film Martin is a disturbed loner who's long suffered from mental abuse from his mother and sexual abuse from his father. Martin works an imaginably boring job in a parking garage where most of his down time is spent in bondage type masturbation to Tom Six's infamous horror film The Human Centipede. Martin's love of the film goes beyond that of the typical insane horror fan (shout out to myself and others) and he has a dream of creating a human centipede of his own, using twelve people. It isn't until Martin kills his mother though that he seeks out to pursue his dream and in a ghastly attempt captures twelve random strangers. Where Dr. Heiter had the surgical skills and operating room to achieve his dream all Martin has is an empty warehouse and Heiter's kindergarten drawings from the film. In a brutal, graphic, and explicit final twenty minutes Martin creates a human centipede in a grisly conclusion.

Please, excuse me for the socially inept term but this film is retarded. Interesting how it reflects that of its main character Martin, it's a little tragic, a little disturbing, a little boring but ultimately is challenged. Tom Six's sequel to his infamous first film is in likes to nature of being a social commentary, it's about the fans of the first who called to derogatory comments of masturbation and obsession but also to the skeptical horror fans who felt it was too tame for it's hype. Six isn't shy in showing you everything, and then some. Maybe it was the poor use of special effects or the spoilers I read beforehand but I felt I saw through the grim of the film and saw for what it really was, nothing. That's not to say it wasn't graphic and unneccessary and I have no shame in saying I looked away for a good portion of the shit scene but it was all just...well fake. In that it holds to its tagline, 100% Medically Inaccurate, as besides the amateur approach to the medical stuff which I'm sure would kill most from shock he hits all his victims hard enough with a crowbar that I'm sure they'd die, if not then the second hit.

There's not much to say in casting as of the twelve people only a few stand out, Ashlynn Yennie returns and of course being meta it is as herself. She's not in it much and as a favor to us all again Martin rips out her tongue so even as the A piece she doesn't have to speak. The pregnant lady sticks out because of what her fate entails, which I'll say is more horrible than people defecating in each other mouths. The rest get a few lines that are mostly useless or campy, my favorite being "He's going to sew us ass to mouth!". That just leaves us Martin, now if Six knows how to do anything it's how to cast his villains. Laurence R. Harvey is really terrifying as Martin, his lack of dialogue and large eyes are very effective in creating a man unhinged. Scenes where he cries or laughs adds to that human quality to the character and you get a sense he could exist. Very worthy with Dieter Laser. Again, pre final twenty minutes, Six's strongest aspect in film making is his camera work and visual choices. His decision to shoot the film in black and white gives it a nightmarish visual overlay. The ascension of bright lighting in focus creates a surreal feel to the build of Martin's world and obsession. As well as a lot of other cleaver shots to master that loner and warped mindset feeling. For a brief moment you do live inside his head.

Yet it is effective. I felt wrong and nauseated after its ending. It resembles the creed of a homemade snuff film and even now I feel unease having it on my blog, as if it's tainting it or making it dirty. While I found The First Sequence to be good, only in originality and camera work, I find that The Full Sequence to not be good but had the potential from the first simple thought. Maybe my biggest issue with Tom Six as a director and writer is he has the ability to create horror films with depth and an artistic touch but goes for the shameful gore and tits show. The Human Centipede 2 is just one of those films that I cannot tell you to watch but it is iconic, it's part of this generation of horror, and it does what those who bitched about what the first film didn't, it goes there. However no plot and a single character developed doesn't surpass the grotesque latter half which isn't horror but rather just shoddy. Maybe its to say that you can achieve your dreams with a little duct tape and a staple gun? I don't know, it's not something I can recommend but it is what it is. Your decision.