Becky: Not a new concept, an isolated holiday cabin, escaped convicts seeking something hidden there, a family held hostage, a plucky teen. Becky (Lulu Wilson) is more able than your average thirteen year-old though. Savage violence on both sides as Becky takes on the gang. Again not unusual but the sheer gore and ferocity of Becky's fightback makes this film stand out. Tense chases through the woods, ambushes, this is an action driven narrative. Not for the faint of heart or those who swoon at the sight of blood. Directed by Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion, from a screenplay by Nick Morris, Lane Skye, and Ruckus Skye. 7/10.
Showing again on the Horror Channel on Friday 20th May at 10.50 PM.
That's me sorted for tonight. I like the John Carpenter HALLOWEEN opening shot so far and the fashions look 70's so I'll give it a go although I can usually take or leave Eli Roth.Thanksgiving: This slasher flick is no turkey as the broad sweep reason for the slasher's actions are set up in the opening sequence. A greedy store owner in Plymouth MA, decides to open his Black Friday Sale on Thanksgiving night forcing workers to quit their celebrations. A large unruly crowd gathers outside the store and a riot looks imminent. Mayhem is initiated when the store owner's teen daughter and her friends get in a side entrance and some of them taunt the crowd. The crowd becomes a mob, charge through barriers, people are crushed and trampled, the store's glass doors shatter. Fighting breaks out in the store, people are killed. The real horror starts with that melee. A year later someone dressed as the first Governor of Plymouth Colony starts to threaten people through Social Media. This Petrifying Puritan Pilgrim soon moves on to start killing those they hold responsible for the deaths which occurred. A victim soon finds out that her mutilated face isn't recognised by her phone so it won't unlock. This isn't just another teen slasher film, actually the adults involved are better actors and both they and the kids end up as victims. The killings are OTT, in some ways almost funny in a dark comical manner. But many of them are gory and extremely disturbing, this slasher displays ingenuity in their myriad modes of murder. The tension is well maintained as several possible suspects are identified with a school of red herrings thrown in. Thanksgiving might have benefited from having 10 minutes shaved off of its 106 minute running time but it is an entertaining addition to the Slasher Canon. Directed by Eli Roth, Co-Written by Roth and Jeff Rendell. 7.5/10.
Chopping Mall! Love that one.That's me sorted for tonight. I like the John Carpenter HALLOWEEN opening shot so far and the fashions look 70's so I'll give it a go although I can usually take or leave Eli Roth.
I'm not holding my breath it's going to be as good as INTRUDER aka Night Crew - The Final Checkout or CHOPPING MALL.
I never heard of that. I first rented Chopping Mall from video store (remember those). Then when they sold off their older videos, I had a copy. I no longer have it because, you know, no more video players.It's a Jim Wynorski movie (like the utterly brilliant Deathstalker 2).
All of his movies are worth watching.
You must try Deathstalker 2.I never heard of that. I first rented Chopping Mall from video store (remember those). Then when they sold off their older videos, I had a copy. I no longer have it because, you know, no more video players.
I had 200 videos, mostly of horror and had bought most of them used. I got rid of them about 10 years ago because I couldn't play them any more.
I miss all of the good B horror movies. I had Basketcase, Reanimator, Evil Dead etc
It looks like the only platform I can watch it for free is Tubitv. I'll have to watch. I watched the trailer and it looks hilarious.You must try Deathstalker 2.
Since I first saw it back in the 80s it has become one of my all-time favourite movies (and it stars John Terleskey, who was also in Chopping Mall).
I did see it. I like Chopping Mall better. It is because I don't watch a lot of sword and sorcery and so got none of the in jokes, other than the reference to Conan.I found it once on You Tube. Don't know if it's still there. There's a pretty funny riff on the channel Good Bad Flicks on the series.
I did see it. I like Chopping Mall better. It is because I don't watch a lot of sword and sorcery and so got none of the in jokes, other than the reference to Conan.