Tuesday, June 26, 2012

FILM REVIEW -- Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

This awesome film was released June 22nd, 2012 and directed by Timur Bekmambetov! I was invited to check this film out for free on opening night--whoo hoo!

Anyway, the storyline is about the former President's quest to rid the world of vampires! It was gory, filled with violence and action--I need no more!

It wasn't perfect but good enough for me! 4 out 5 queen skulls!


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Not only did Random Reviews pass 20,000 hits, but there is an awesome contest with an even more awesome prize! You can win a Goosebump care package! 

Just thought I let you all know because who doesn't like Goosebumps??

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Monday, June 18, 2012

FILM REVIEW 33 -- The Red Shoes

This is a Korean film that was released sometime in 2005 and directed by Yong-gyun Kim! If you like Asian horrors or simply enjoy ghost stories, I say go for it!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

TOP 10 Horror Twisted Fathers!

First, Happy Father's Day! In honor of Father's Day, I thought it'd be awesome to share my list of Top 10 Twisted Daddies! This is an horrific line of fathers trying to kill their children or demanding them to possess their own twisted ways.

10. Terry O'Quinn as Jerry Blake -- The Stepfather (1987)

A man marries a widower whose daughter is very suspicious of her new stepfather--hence the name! Because of that, she looks into his past and finds some disturbing things about him. Basically, he's trying to create the perfect family but something goes wrong in his psychotic mind. He ends up trying to kill everyone, and come to find out, this is not his first time attempting this! The remake (2009) was pretty awesome as well and included a great soundtrack!

9. Bill Paxton as Dad Meiks -- Frailty (2001)
A father of two boys claims to see demons whenever he touches an "evil person." God reveals to him that he needs to rid the world of these evil people. So, with the help of God (so he claims) and his two young sons, a killing spree ensues. Unfortunately, for one of the boys, killing is not the answer.

8. Lance Henriksen as Ed Harley -- Pumpkinhead (1988)

A man decides to get revenge on some teenagers for accidentally killing his only son. As a result, he conjures up a gigantic demon by the name of Pumpkinhead. Lol. I know, the name always made me giggle! But--Pumpkinhead is actually pretty gross looking. That's fatherly love!

7. Sean Bridgers as Chris Cleek -- The Woman (2011)

This film surprised me a lot because Chris seemed like a normal, everyday father and business man to the outside world! Of course, his family knew his secret! He finds and terrorizes a wild woman with animalistic ways by locking her in the basement/shed. Like a psycho, he tries to teach his son his evil ways and encourages him along the way.

6. Perry Benson as Dad -- Mum & Dad (2008)

A young girl by the name of Lena takes a cleaning job and is befriended by a girl at the job. This friend lures Lena into her Mum & Dad's house which is a pure nightmare. It's filled with torture, perversity and murder. Poor Lena is imprisoned in this suburban home with her adopted brother, sister, and of course, Mum and the over the top crazed Dad. Lena's only options are to become a part of this insane family or die in the worst way!

5. Everett McGill as Man-- People Under The Stairs (1989)

Where do I even begin with this film? This has always been a favorite film of mine  since I can remember. Basically, two men and a young boy break into a house of a brother and sister that are more than a little twisted. The house has secret rooms and more money than anyone could dream of. Inside are also stolen children who can't escape and haven't seen the light of day in years. Everett McGill plays this role impeccably! He is so disturbing and just so plain disgusting that's incredible. From wanting to have sex with his stolen daughter and running around the house shooting through walls, this father definitely deserves a place in this list!

4. Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance -- The Shining (1980)

Poor Jack, he does a 360 on his family and turns into a pure psycho while staying at the Overlook Hotel as the caretaker. Somehow, he becomes possessed by the ghost of the hotel and terrorizes his wife and son. REDRUM! C'mon! Dude was chasing his family around with an axe! That sounds like a good hell.

3. Dale Midkiff as Louis Creed -- Pet Sematary (1989)

This film is a horror but incredibly sad. Just think: what lengths would a father go to if he lost his young son in a tragic accident? I would be kind of convenient if there was an ancient burial grounds nearby. That way, he could bring his young, adorable son back to life, right? I guess he at least has to try to help him? But helping him may mean that his son comes back demented. Now, if you've never seen this film--first, shame on you! Second, we all know that Stephen King wrote the original story and you know it's going to be awesome and definitely terrifying. Not to mention, it may not end well. There is a Pet Sematary 2. It's not bad! I think it's sad but it has it ups! The movie also has a zombified Stepfather! Kudos to that!

2. Greogry Peck as Robert Thorne -- The Omen (1976)

Unfortunately, an American ambassador learns that his son just so happens to be the son of Satan himself. No autographs, please. I know that Robert just wanted a normal son, but don't we all?

1. James Brolin as George Lutz -- The Amityville Horror (1979)

A young family moves into their dream home but soon finds out that the house actually has plans for them. Basically, George tried to murder his entire family! My advice to people is, if you find your dream house and it seems way to good to be true, just make sure you do a check on the history! I'm sure we all don't want out Father's turning into a psycho man on us! Also check out the remake (2005), it's quite awesome!


SO! I hope you enjoyed my list of some psychotic, intense, blood hungry, twisted fathers! If you feel that there is someone missing on this list, feel free to let me know! 

And again, Happy Father’s Day!
Thursday, June 7, 2012

8 HORRORS -- That Inspired Real-Life Crimes!

Horror films, in some rare cases, give mentally ill people creative, yet twisted ideas that they feel compelled to repeat! With that being said, here are 8 horrors that inspired real-life crimes!

1.) Natural Born Killers

Natural Born Killers has inspired some of the most gruesome copycat killings in history. The film has been associated with several serial killers, including the homicidal couple Sarah Edmonson and Benjamin Darras. In 1995, the murderous duo dropped LSD and watched Natural Born Killers repeatedly before going on a drug-fueled crime spree of robbing and shooting a convenience store clerk that left her a quadriplegic. During the crime spree, Darras shot and killed a Mississippi businessman. Edmonson was sentenced to 35 years in prison and Darras is doing life.

2.) Scream

Wes Craven’s slasher movie series Scream was the inspiration behind the murder of Gina Castillo by her 16-year-old son and his 15-year-old cousin, Samuel Ramirez. The two teenagers confessed to the gruesome murder of Castillo and admitted that they did it because they needed money to fund a murder spree that would reenact the story line of the first two Hollywood Scream movies. In order to follow the Scream story line, the teenage boys planned to buy the ghost-face mask and electronic voice boxes that are seen in the movie.

3.) A Clockwork Orange

Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange has been the inspiration for many twisted real-life crimes, specifically throughout Britain. The crimes have exhibited similarities with the film, but one of the most bizarre cases involved a man named John Ricketts who was dressed up as a droog from A Clockwork Orange and assaulted a woman dressed as Little Britain‘s Vicky Pollard at an office party. The violent movie was banned from UK cinemas because of the increase in violent crimes following its release.

4.) Queen of the Damned

In 2002, Allan Menzies murdered his longtime friend, Thomas McKendrick, because he claimed a character in the vampire movie, Queen of the Damned, told him to do it and promised to make him a vampire in the next life. After watching the film about 100 times and receiving a visit from the female vampire Akasha in the middle of the night, he decided to murder people. Menzies also believed that McKendrick and another friend were plotting to kill him, but he turned on McKendrick first. Menzies stabbed his friend to death, drank his blood, and ate part of his head before burying him in a shallow grave. The "vampire killer" was later found dead in his prison cell from an apparent suicide.

5.) Child's Play

Robert Thompson and Jon Venables were 10 years old when they kidnapped and brutally murdered two-year-old James Bulger in Liverpool. In 1993, Thompson and Venables snatched the toddler from a shopping mall and took him to a railway line where they beat and sexually assaulted the young boy and then decapitated him. They left Bulger’s mutilated body on the railway tracks to die. Thompson and Venables were supposedly inspired by the horror film Child’s Play 3. The killer doll movies caused a great deal of controversy in the United Kingdom, as well as a public outcry for tightening "video nasties."

6.) American Psycho

In 2004, Michael Hernandez, 14, stabbed his middle school classmate to death and admitted to modeling his behavior after the serial killers in American Psycho and The Silence of the Lambs. The South Florida teen said he identified with the horror movie murderers and wanted to act out their roles in his real-life plan to become a serial killer. Hernandez believed God gave him special powers and agreed with his decision to kill his classmate. The teen boy was found guilty of first-degree murder in 2008.

7.) Nightmare on Elmstreet

The famous ’80s horror film, Nightmare on Elm Street, was the inspiration for Daniel Gonzalez’s killing spree. In 2004, the paranoid schizophrenic went on a drug-fueled rampage and murdered four random people, including a doctor and his wife. Gonzalez armed himself with several knives and acted out a Freddy Krueger-like spree. Official reports claimed that Gonzalez did not receive proper treatment for his mental condition. He was given six life sentences for the four murders, as well as two attempted murders throughout England. In 2007, Gonzalez committed suicide in his cell.

8.) Saw

The Saw horror movie series was the inspiration behind a cruel prank that turned into a serious matter for two teenage girls in Winchester, Tenn. The teenagers used the Saw plot of making victims play games to stay alive by leaving a gruesome message on 52-year-old Beverly Dickson’s phone. They told Dickson that one of her friends was hidden in her house and it would be filled with toxic gas shortly. They asked if she wanted to live or die. Dickson got the message while attending a funeral and suffered a stroke from the frightening incident. The two 13-year-olds responsible for the prank call were charged with phone harassment.

Thanks to Jay Smith for this post, he emailed to me a while back!
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Robert Englund!

I just had to do a special post dedicated to Robert Englund, one of the most AWESOMEst men in horror, and wish him a happy birthday! Today, our horror legend is 65 years old. Thank you for frightening my childhood, making me want to get a crucifix, and never allowing me to sleep again. You're incredible!
As Freddy Krueger in Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street, he hanunted kids dreams with his irreplacebable performance! This ultimately made him famous. Sucks to be dude who TRIED to play Freddy Krueger in the remake of Nightmare on Elmstreet, Jackie Earle Haley. It's hard shoes to fill and let's just face it, Mr. Haley, you looked like a fish. Better luck next time!

In recent news with our beloved, Robert Englund appeared as himself in the Call of Duty: Black Ops zombies map pack, “Call of the Dead“. How awesome is that?

Let's honor is birthday and enjoy one of his classic, timeless horror performances of your choice! Is there a certain Robert Englund performace that stands out to you?
 If so! Let me know!
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Upcoming Horrors for June 2012!

Though we're already 5 days into it, it's June! >_< So in celebration, let's talk about all the delightful horrors that are coming out this month, whether it's straight to DVD or theaters. As always, if you've already checked any of the movies out, please let me know; or if you plan on checking any out...let me know anyway!

The Collapsed - RELEASE DATE: June 5th, 2012
A family desperately tries to survive. The family is trying to flee the city, their only hope of sanctuary is a rural hometown from their past, Dover's Bend. There's a constant threat of violent deaths happening which forces them to stay in a forest far away from civilization. The family soon discovers that the danger posed by other survivors may be the least of their worries since something or someone seems to have followed them into the wilderness.

Prometheus - RELEASE DATE: June 8th, 2012
It's the Alien prequel! A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth. This leads them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There they must endure a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Extraterrestrial - RELEASE DATE: June 15th, 2012
Fresh off a one-night stand, two strangers find their morning after disrupted by a suspicious neighbor, a jealous ex, and a mysterious flying saucer suddenly hovering over the city. Lol! I look forward to checking this out!

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 3D - RELEASE DATE: June 22nd, 2012
The film pretty much revolves around President Abraham Lincoln--duh, who is on the go trying to rid the world of vampires! The vampires are somehow involved in the conflict behind the Civil War.

Sector 7 - RELEASE DATE: June 26th, 2012
Pretty much, it's a 3D movie where people are about to become food for an invisible/transparent underwater creature.

Happy Horror!
Friday, June 1, 2012

Zombie WATCH 2012!

I knew this day would come! I'm excited yet nervous because I've been in training before I can even remember; thanks to my awesome Mom and zombie paranoid siblings. Clearly, the government is trying to cover up the Zombie Apocalypse! [/end dramatic, scary music]

Anyway, if you haven't heard, a young man (Rudy Eugene) in Miami was eating off another man's face (Ronald Poppo). Yep...his face. Eating IT! And they both were naked. Reports said it was because the attacker had been suffering from a drug-induced psychosis which causes the body to heat up. It basically prompts some users to remove their clothes in an effort to cool down. Hmm...I thought it was because it's hot in Florida...

Suspecting Zombie: Rudy Eugene, 31, North Miami Beach.

Ronald Poppo, 65

The man who got his face eaten, Ronald Poppo, is in critical condition. I feel so horrible for the man. It's horrifying and sad at the same time. I couldn't imagine how he feels. There are some pictures surfacing on the web.


In another case, in New Jersey, a 43-year old man (Wayne Carter) was barricaded in his room with a 12-inch knife and planned on harming himself. The cops kicked in the door and ordered him (Wayne Carter) to drop the knife. Ignoring the officers’ orders, Carter allegedly began stabbing himself in the abdomen, neck and legs. BANANAS! The police tried to stop him from stabbing himself, so they decided to spray him with pepper spray. Perhaps, that would work. But no, it didn't. It actually just enraged him even more. That's when he started throwing his intestines and other pieces of his skin at the cops.

To make a long story short, the police called in the Bergen County SWAT team, who were able to eventually subdue Carter and get him to a hospital. He remains in critical condition. Ahem...they believe it was drugs or mental illness that led to this horrific incident.

If I was cop, after seeing some stuff like that--as much as I love horror movies, I'd just retire.


Suspecting Zombie: Alexander Kinyua, 21, Maryland

In the most recent zombie attack, 21-year-old Maryland resident Alexander Kinyua ate his roommates heart and part of his brain.  He now faces first degree murder. Kinyua's brother found what he thought was human remains in the basement at the family's house.

The brother told his father but when the father went downstairs to check it out--duh, Kinyua was cleaning out a canister and there were no signs of human remains. Kinyua's roommate, Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, was reported missing Friday. Although detectives have not positively identified the body, police say they have a strong suspicion it's the missing man since he went for a run but never returned.  As a result, the police department was able to get a search and seizure warrant and found body parts in the home. Body parts were also found in a nearby dumpster. Scary!

Basically, people are saying that in each zombified situation, the criminals were on this new party raver drug called "Satan's Bath Salts"

"CDC does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead (or one that would present zombie-like symptoms)."

~David Daigle, spokesman for Center For Disease Control and Prevention, 
His email HERE!

I know we're all wishing for a zombie apocalypse, but this is just sad and I don't know if we are all ready for something like that! If it does happen and it's the running zombies...good luck to us all!