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Thursday, October 31, 2019

WHERE THE SCARY THINGS ARE EPISODE 19



Where The Scary Things Are Episode 19: HALLOWEEN SPECIAL LISTEN AND WATCH ALONG KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE

HAPPY HALLOWEEN LISTENERS! The Where The Scary Things Are hosts invite you to watch a movie with them this Halloween. We watch Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Forgive us for talking through the movie but at least we aren't chewing popcorn loud and obnoxiously. Enjoy!


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

WHERE THE SCARY THINGS ARE EPISODE 18



Where The Scary Things Are Episode 18: RETURN TO HORROR HOTEL WITH RICKY HESS

Hello Horror Fiends. In this episode we review Horror Hotel and speak to Producer/Director Ricky Hess. Muse gives her Sinister 6 Horror Hospitality. Killer Kacy scares the crap out of the panel with her Creepy Chronicles. Creature Feature of the Week with Chris The Creature: Night of the Lepus!


THE FURIES REVIEW



A woman is kidnapped and finds herself an unwilling participant in a deadly game where women are hunted by masked men.

Starring: Airlie Doods, Linda Ngo, Ebony Vagulans, and Taylor Ferguson

Written and directed by: Tony D’Aquino

 With “The Furies” comes another horror movie where people are hunted down. It opens right in the middle of the action with a girl being chased by a guy with a creepy mask. As usual, she trips and falls with the killer closing in until something a little different happens. No spoilers here, as the audience is then introduced to friends Kayla (Airlie Dodds), and Maddie (Ebony Vagulans). The two friends have an argument at a bad time, and get taken to be a part of this killing game in the middle of nowhere. 
  Kayla has some weird visions before waking up in a box. When she gets out, she finds herself alone in a dense forest. She immediately starts looking for her friend before she runs into two girls. There’s something wrong with her, so she runs back to the box. She looks for pills to help with her epilepsy, but they’re not there. When looking for something a little different in this story, this is one of them. Her battle with epilepsy is definitely not ideal for the situation and causes some good tension, but also comes in handy.
  The girls continue to run and hide from the masked men because they’re certainly not to be messed with for the most part. Some are very brutal and out for blood, and there is plenty of blood spilled by the end of this game. However, the women hold their own, especially Kayla who goes to the extreme at times. There’s another nice twist in the story, which the women figure out, and use to their advantage.
  In the end, “The Furies” is another survival of the fittest kind of story. Kayla might not seem like it because of her epilepsy, but she’s motivated to survive and find her friend. She also uses her smarts, as she figures out some of the twists in this story. It’s the little twists that help the story be more than just another game of killing for the hell of it, which would have been fine with me if enough blood and guts were spilled. The ending actually left me wanting a little more…just to see what the next scene would be, but maybe that’s for a sequel. Otherwise, enough blood is spilled here for me to give it 3 pools of blood!

  HorrO

Thursday, October 24, 2019

WHERE THE SCARY THINGS ARE EPISODE 17



In this episode we review Friday The 13th part 3 and invite Larry Zerner who played Shelly one of our favorite characters in the franchise. Muse talks about her Favorite Characters all time in her Sinister 6 segment. Killer Kacy grosses us all out with her Creepy Chronicles segment. Chris the Creature reviews The Boogens in his Creature Feature of the Week. HorrO gives us the Promotehorror.com 666 Rundown. Great show this week. 



Friday, October 18, 2019

TRICK REVIEW



On Halloween night in 2015, Patrick “Trick” Weaver massacred his classmates at a costume party. After being arrested, he managed to escape police custody, but not before being shot five times by Detective Mike Denver. Everyone believes Trick must be dead, but when a masked killer reappears the following Halloween after that, they realize the nightmare is not over. With Trick wreaking havoc and killing innocent people increasingly terrifying ways, Denver will stop at nothing to finish what he started and bring the carnage to an end.

Starring: Omar Epps, Jamie Kennedy, and Tom Atkins

Written by: Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier

Directed by: Patrick Lussier

  “Trick” gets off to a great start, and keeps rolling from there. It starts in 2015 at a Halloween party where some high school students are playing a game of spin the knife. Everyone is having fun until it’s a boy named Trick’s turn. He spins the knife, but instead of kissing someone he starts his murder spree by stabbing them. He takes down several kids before they’re able to stop him, at least for the time being. The beginning seems to start off in a typical fashion, but then it takes off on its own.
  Police detective Mike Denver (Omar Epps) begins his interrogation of Trick at the hospital, but he unexpectedly makes an escape. They think they’ve killed him, but with no body to be found they aren’t sure. It isn’t a big deal until there are similar style killings on the following Halloween. Mike insists that it’s Trick, but the police sheriff doesn’t seem as convinced. The killings continue to happen year after year until everyone is convinced that this is Trick’s doing. They begin to question whether he’s real, or supernatural because they can’t get a handle on how this keeps happening. 
 While Mike is on the case, so is the audience, but it’s hard not to get wrapped up in all the killing. There’s a lot of killing…a lot, and there will be no complaints about that! From the start, Trick slices and dices his way through everyone in his path. The audience will really feel the way he’s cutting up his victims because all of the action scenes are done so well. Too top it off, he starts with an awesome mask, and also has face paint on.
  The police are frustrated with how he’s always a step ahead, and that will definitely have the audience wondering what’s going on as well. The secret is well hidden, but some of the audience might catch on. The reveal is still pretty good, as they flashback showing the audience what they might have missed. All the clues are there, and they seem to line up well. There’s even one more reveal that hopefully leads to a sequel. 
  “Trick” is certainly a treat if you’re looking for something new to watch this Halloween season. Trick grows his legend with death after death after death! He’s like a magician with his knife, and makes a glorious bloody mess along the way. Yes, there’s some police detective work to sit through, but it’s not too painful thanks to Trick. If you like reveals like in “Saw,” then you should enjoy this one. It wasn’t long before I was hoping for a sequel, so with that I give it 3 pools of blood.

  HorrO

Monday, October 14, 2019

WHERE THE SCARY THINGS ARE EPISODE 16



Where The Scary Things Are Episode 16: WRONG TURN 6 LAST RESORT with SADIE KATZ

In this weeks episode we review Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort and invite Sadie Katz on to discuss her role in the film as Sally and other films she has on the horizon. Sadie is a riot...you will enjoy this interview. Muse gives her Sinister Six must watch horror films for Halloween. New Segment: Kacy's Creepy Chronicles. Chris the Creature reviews Super Hybrid in the Creature Feature of the Week. HorrO drops the Promote Horror 666 Rundown. 


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THE PASSENGER: A VERMONT URBAN LEGEND REVIEW



A skeptic of the paranormal picks up a hitchhiker on a desolate road. We’ve heard the lore but did we miss more of the story?

Starring: Jeremy Pratico, Jason Lorefice, Flora Davis, and Tessa Baker

Written and directed by: Paul Dulski

  This short film opens with a driver (Jeremy Pratico) heading down a road listening to a radio show. The show is describing an urban legend, which the film flashes back to. The audience gets to see a couple in an argument about the guy’s (Jason Lorefice) mistress (Tessa Baker). When she makes an appearance, his wife (Flora Davia) forces his hand, and he kills and leaves the mistress in the swamp. The driver continues on his way, laughing at the rest of the urban legend, and its rules. Maybe he should have paid attention because he soon becomes part of the story when he picks up a hitchhiker. 
  The first thing that stands out is the use of color. Writer and director Paul Dulski doesn’t shy away from it in his first film. It goes over real well in the flashback, and makes the best of it just as things get crazy later in the car. He shows a good eye for the regular shots as well, seemingly picking the right time and angles to get his daytime shots done. Being a short film on a limited budget, he makes creative use of how to get the story and rules of the legend in on the radio. He could have just jumped right into weird things happening on a highway like in other shorts, but took the time to get everything in there. 
  Just like with many shorts, the acting could’ve been better, but it didn’t hurt the film. They actually do a good job with facial expressions, and their best work when times get tough for their characters. It’s not an overly bloody film, but there is some along with some good screams. What’s most important is following the legend, and it appears they do it in “The Passenger: A Vermont Urban Legend.” Overall, it’s a solid start for Paul and his team. They already have some more films in the works, and it will only get better from here.

  HorrO

Friday, October 11, 2019

ALONG CAME THE DEVIL 2 REVIEW



After receiving an unsettling voicemail Jordan returns home, looking for answers, only to find her estranged father and even more questions. A demonic force has attached itself to the town and no one is safe. The only one who seems to know anything is the small town’s Reverend. 

Starring: Bruce Davison, Laura Wiggins, and Mark Ashworth

Directed by: Jason DeVan

Written by: Jason DeVan, and Heather DeVan

  “Along Came the Devil 2” picks up not long after “Along Came the Devil.” A voicemail sends Jordan (Laura Wiggins) home only to find her sister and aunt missing. She does find her father (Mark Ashworth), but the two apparently don’t have the best relationship. Reverend Michael (Bruce Davison) is back, and definitely knows more then he’s sharing. Of course there's also the devil who is hiding, and waiting for the right time to make its presence known.
  The opening of the movie gets off to a good start, as the devil chose that as one of the times to be known! A young boy is terrified by something before becoming a part of the scare himself. Lets just say the boy keeps a good head on his shoulders, which can’t be said for everyone. This then sets off the call to Jordan, and the movie dives into her return home.
   The audience follows Jordan, as she gets reacquainted with her father, and his family. Her father tries hard to make up for past sins, but is struggling with this. He has a few outbursts of anger, but desperately wants everything to work out with Jordan. She’s a little stressed with her father, but even more with the lack of answers she gets from everyone. She knows people are hiding the truth about her sister and aunt. 
  The best clues lie with the reverend, who has some fishy things happening around him. He has an intense call with another reverend who encourages him to hang in there a little longer. It’s not so easy as he’s drinking, and has a crazy flashback in the forest. The devil also uses someone to send him a little message. Everything hits the ceiling when the father, and reverend have an argument over Jordan.
  With anger comes hate, with hate comes…the devil. It finally chooses a person to possess…Jordan’s dad. Not everyone in the house is lucky enough to escape the devil, but Jordan and Xander are forced to fight for their lives. This quickly becomes one of the best scenes, as the father slowly roams around the house dragging an ax in search of the kids. The scene seemed very much like in  “The Amityville Horror,” or even "The Shining" when the father finally flips. The bloody, and intense ending leaves off with a bonus...the possibilities of a part 3!
  “Along Came the Devil 2” presents some good scares, and intense scenes. It definitely begins and ends on a high note. If there is any problem with it it's what happens in-between. The story is there, but it felt like it needed more. Jordan is searching for answers, but it doesn’t seem urgent enough. There are hints the devil is around, but maybe some more scares, even small ones, would have been nice to better set up the ending. Regardless, it seems like this series is moving in the right direction, and perhaps a third movie will give them a chance to reach perfection. With that, I give it a devilish 2.5 pools of blood.

  HorrO

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

HARPOON REVIEW



Rivalries, dark secrets, and sexual tension emerge when three best friends find themselves stranded on a yacht in the middle of the ocean desperate for survival.

Starring: Brett Gelman, Munro Chambers, and Emily Tyra

Directed by: Rob Grant

Written by: Rob Grant and Mike Kovac

  “Harpoon” sounds like a great name for a movie at sea featuring a great white, killer whale, or some kind of sea monster. However, none of the above are in this movie, and there’s really only one fish to be found. Instead of being the instrument that slays the beast, it’s the item that helps start destruction of this friendship. Richard (Christopher Gray) thinks his friend Jonah (Munro Chambers) is sleeping with his girlfriend Sasha (Emily Tyra), but it turns out that all the secrecy is how they got him a harpoon for his birthday. They take the hostility of this moment onto Richard’s boat for a wild adventure at sea.
  Once the trio hits the open water it’s up to them to entertain the audience with their drama, humor, stupidity, and soon enough horrific moments. The mix of personalities really works here, and almost makes it surprising they lasted this long as friends. Richard is a hot head rich guy, who also suffers from a little paranoia. His girlfriend Sasha has a sneaky wisdom about herself, but she also knows her limits. And then there is Jonah, who is sure the world is out to get him because he can’t catch a break.
 The first couple of scenes on the boat are pretty hilarious, as Jonah and Sasha want a chance to hit Richard as pay back for what he did before they got on the boat. This becomes the first of several funny negotiations between the trio. It definitely shows a lack of trust between them, which becomes validated real quick. A secret is revealed, arguing ensues, the harpoon is used, and one person eventually ends up in the water. Again some negotiating leads to the person getting back on the boat, but it’s a sinking ship for them all from here on out.
  The boat won’t start, and a serious lack of supplies and food wears on the three of them. The longer it goes the worse it gets. They have a couple of more funny moments, but secrets and jealousy leak out the more the conversation continues. One of them is injured, which brings the horror into this equation. This becomes a bigger and bigger problem setting them up to draw straws on who they will kill to eat. Like everything else, this doesn’t go as planned, and a shocking turn of events happens. Just when the audience thought everything was so simple, there’s a nice twist in the story. 
  “Harpoon” isn’t a tale of how to kill a sea monster. In this movie, think of it more as the three characters shooting harpoons armed with secrets at each other. Some hurt more than others, and everyone gets to shoot at least one. The wounds pile up until it all comes to a head. The trio could barely be called friends when they got on the boat, but definitely can’t in the end. The acting is on point, and all three of them play off of each other so well. The way everything sets up is great, and it’s topped off with a terrific twist. And that's not even getting to the narrating! With that, I’ll shoot my harpoon (speargun) off to reveal a rating of 4 pools of blood!

  HorrO

Monday, October 7, 2019

WHERE THE SCARY THINGS ARE EPISODE 15



We bring in Director/Producer/Writer of ASHES, Barry Jay and star of the Film Melinda DeKay to discuss the amazing film. MUSE gives her Sinister 6: MENTAL BREAKDOWNS
Creature Feature of the Week: SYNGENOR with CHRIS THE CREATURE. HorrO gives us the PROMOTEHORROR 666 RUNDOWN: UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HORROR NIGHTS!


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

BIG TOP EVIL REVIEW



Five disparate youths, lost on a road trip to the location of the infamous ‘mangrove’ slasher,’ end up being pursued by a cadre of cannibal clowns.

Starring: Taryn K. Bechard, Brooke Bolte, Patti Bretzman, Sean Haitz, and Bill Moseley

Written by: Sean Haitz, and Chris Potter

Directed by: Sean Haitz and John Morrisey

  “Big Top Evil” is told from the perspective of one of the survivors! After seeing the madness, it's hard to believe anyone survived, but sometimes people get lucky! The story comes off like the typical slasher movie. Youths are being stupid on a road trip to somewhere they have no business going. They aren’t familiar with the territory, and stop for directions meeting some local weirdos. Unfortunately for them, there are some even bigger and more dangerous weirdos in the form of clowns waiting for a visit. 
  The clowns might be crazy, but they aren’t all stupid. One of the lady clowns dresses up all sexy, and teases one of the nerdy youths. Because his friends want to help him get laid, they go along with her invitation to the circus for dinner. Well, not only are these clowns insane, but they’re also cannibals. It doesn’t take long for them to realize that there’s something wrong with their food, and it’s time to get out of Dodge!
  While the story follows the youths, the clowns obviously make the movie. They’re completely nuts, totally brutal, and apparently have big appetites. Throughout the movie there are glimpses of them torturing and killing people before these youths even get there. Any chance they get to show a clown murder someone, they take it! There’s also a group of three thieves on their own robbing and murdering spree just raising the kill count. It’s all fun and games for them until they run into the clowns! And no clowning around, there’s also a horde of clowns!
  It’s obvious the creators of “Big Top Evil” are well versed on slasher films. Horror fans can easily find influences from the likes of “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” and “Devil Rejects.” Bill Moseley even jumps in as a leader of the clowns being his usual wild and crazy self! With exception to how the story is being told, there’s not much new in how this story sets up. However, if you’re looking for blood and guts, you’ve come to the right place. There’s definitely no shortage carnage in this one, as they take every opportunity they can to show clowns killing people. Because the carnage is so fun, I can overlook it's faults and give it 2.5 pools of blood! 

  HorrO
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