Wow, I don't think I've written an actual news post on this site in about two years. However the time felt right as seemingly every day this week something awesome is getting announced and I have to share these because oh my god.
First off, after abuot a five year absense it seems we might be on the cusp of more Homestar Runner content - http://homestarrunner.com/fisheyelens.html
Well that's pretty incredible you no doubt say, and you are correct. But then what if I told that David Lynch is going to bring Twin Peaks back in 2016 - http://arts.nationalpost.com/2014/10/06/twin-peaks-is-coming-back-david-...
At this point the joy must be a little hard to take right? Welllllll Vib Ribbon is finally going to see a North American release tomorrow - http://www.joystiq.com/2014/10/06/vib-ribbon-launching-in-north-american...
Whaaaaat?! This is almost too much good news! Cartoons, TV and video games; there is awesome shit happening across the board. Oh but wait, what about movies? Wellllllll - http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/kickstarter-might-be-used-to-partially-f...
Well THAT was unexpected!
I had never even heard of this movie until I was browsing a forum topic featuring horror movie recommendations and noticed a good number of people who said to check this one out. I saw it was on Netflix so I passed on my original planned movie (Grabbers which I think is about a huge octopus attacking Ireland which yes sounds awesome so don’t worry we’ll still get around to that one) and fired this one up, despite the fact that neither the poster or the plot description make this one sound like a horror movie in any way.
I…wh….wait…what…….but the…wh….what is movie?!
Detention has been on my Netflix list for at least a year or more now. I’d known it about forever and simply forgot about it for the longest time but I needed a movie for today and this one felt perfect. I’d already heard that this is a shining example of a movie you’re going to either absolutely love or completely hate but fuck you convention because I thought it was merely ok.
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.