October's Daily Horror Dose 3: Reckoning - Day #4 - Halloween The Curse of Michael Myers - Producer's Cut
I don’t want to shock you or anything, but Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (aka Halloween 6) is not a quality product. At least not the theatrical version anyway. I’d always heard the stories of the far superior producer’s cut that was floating around out there but had never actually taken the time to see it. Plus the idea of watching a shitty bootleg copy of it wasn’t too appealing. However, thanks to the recently released Halloween box set from Scream Factory (my third review of one of their releases in a row, I should be getting a cut from them by this point) the producer’s cut is now available as a quality release so I finally got to see what all the fuss was about.
….huh. Well this was an interesting one. The cover, showing a dude in a pig mask wielding a chainsaw, is what initially attracted me as it led me to believe that Motel Hell is some overlooked Texas Chainsaw Masscare rip off that I somehow had never heard of. It’s certainly nothing like the original but definitely in line with Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 as not only is it more silly than scary, but it also features a chainsaw duel at the end. This chainsaw fight may not feature Dennis Hopper but it does have pig mask man which is a pretty fair trade, so I really can’t say which is the better battle.
How…how have I never seen the original Pumpkinhead? Not only have I owned a sweet looking Pumpkinhead action figure for about fifteen years, but I’ve seen the sequels. Oh not Pumpkinhead 2 if that’s what you’re thinking. No I didn’t see the one sequel apparently worth watching. I saw Pumpkinhead 3 and fucking 4, the two direct to TV sequels that even Lance Henriksen is ashamed of and have you seen that dude’s filmography? Thankfully, the glorious people over at Scream Factory released a fantastic special edition of the original movie and since I gladly consume everything they release ever, I snatched it up and finally corrected this long overdue movie blind spot.
Well….looks like we’re going to do this again huh? I won’t lie – I thought about bailing but I knew I would regret it later so here we are! 31 days, 31 horror movies that I have never seen before. *deep breath* Oh I am so ready for this.
Season 2! I didn’t even realize I had made it this far until Netflix told me so. Milestones! Anyway I have no memory whatsoever of this episode which leads me to believe that during the show’s original airing I never made it past season 1. That could definitely make it more interesting going forward as I won’t have any pre-conceived notions of what I should expect from episode to episode. Though I’ve heard the show started to go downhill in subsequent seasons and considering how weak I found season 1, this idea completely boggles my mind.
Wait headless ghost? This is just going to be the story of Sleepy Hollow isn’t it? God damn it. Well here we go I guess.
I honestly wasn’t sure it was even worth my time reviewing these Homestar Runner sets (which I’ve owned for quite some time now) as the show has been more or less done for years now. However with the recent announcement that they are looking to make new content this year, I figure it’s the perfect time to crank out some of my thoughts on the various DVDs from the site.
At the end of the last episode review I said I was excited to watch the next one but I couldn’t have been that excited as here I am three months later finally sitting down to watch it. I do indeed remember this one being a good one though so fingers crossed time has treated this one decently.
You know, I can’t believe they haven’t tried to reboot the Tremors franchise yet. I haven’t even heard them talk about it in passing. There are clearly fans as they made four movies and a TV show and people definitely know the name. I’m not saying I want a reboot, I’m just blown away that we haven’t had one thrust upon us yet. Perhaps this is the one occasion where they realize there is no point as the original is still really damn good.
Or I should have just looked into this more and saw that this is happening - http://sciencefiction.com/2014/08/02/michael-gross-set-return-tremors-5/. A reboot that is also being counted as a sequel? God damn it Tremors, you got your shit together don’t you?
I…what….I…who the fuck is this movie for? Seriously, I don’t get it. Why did they make this? Every now and then a movie comes along whose existence is just confusing and this is one of the better examples in recent times. There were so many opportunities along the way to not do this and yet they made it across the finish line and Leprechaun Origins is an existing product. And I watched it. I…everything about this is so puzzling.
With the Angry Video Game Nerd Movie now widely available for anyone to watch, it feels like I should continue my reviews of the DVD sets. Volume 5 is where things start to get interesting. This is when James Rolfe had started to become burnt out on doing 2 episodes a month and instead cut his output down to 1 per month. I remember people were unnaturally angry about this and that pissed me off. There was lots of talk about how viewers were owed more episodes. You’re not owed shit, fuck off. …Anyway so that was happening and as a result Volume 5 contains the fewest number of episodes of any of these DVD sets so far.