VARIOUS HORROR FILM REVIEWS!
Death Spa (1988)- (Feat. William Bumiller, Brenda Bakke, Merritt Butrick)
Obviously any movie called "Death Spa," is Awesome! I have never seen such a crappy and deadly gym in my life! The ghost of a gym owner's wife uses her ghostly powers to murder people at a gym! Some nice gore! Mediocre acting! The story is so great the film is certainly worth watching!
Directed by Michael Fischa
The Pit (1981)- (Feat. Sammy Snyders, Jeannie Elias)
An autistic boy dumps the people he hates into a pit full of little monsters, excellent idea!
Directed by Lew Lehman
Spookies (1985)- (Feat. Felix Ward, Dan Scott, Alec Nemser, Maria Pechukas)
Spookies is one of the best horror films for old-school latex special effects. Why this film is not better know, is unknown. There are a lot of evil monsters in this creation as one might guess by the cover. Winner of the 1986 Delirium Award it says on the box, the film definitely deserves some prizes. The story is, dumb kids go to an old mansion where an evil sorcerer conjures up monsters to kill them so he can revive his dead bride, good stuff!
Directed by Eugenie Joseph, Thomas Doran, Brendan Faulkner (Crap 3 directors! That must be the secret to success!)
The Shout (1980)- (Feat. Alan Bates, Susannah York, John Hurt)
The Shout is about a scream so horrible it kills anyone who hears it! Swell! Haven't watched this one yet!
Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski
The Shout- ?
Mortuary (1981)- (Feat. Bill Paxton, Lynda Day George, Christopher George, Mary McDonough, David Wallace)
Mortuary is a classic 80s slasher bit, one of the earlier appearances by Bill Paxton's which I have seen.
Directed by Howard Avedis
The Mutilator (1984)- (Feat. Matt Mitler, Frances Raines, Bill Hitchcock, Pamela Weddle Cooper, Jack Chatham, Ben Moore)
The Mutilator is obviously yet another 80s slasher, and yes, someone does get it by that hook! Lots of that quality, low-budget footage where it is so dark it is hard to tell what is going on!
Written, Produced, and Directed by Buddy Cooper
Don't Look in the Basement (year? 80s)- (Feat. William McGee, Annie MacAdams)
Don't Look in the Basement is one of the best films ever made, period! There is only one person who is sane in the entire film! A young nurse takes a job at a mental institution in the middle of nowhere, and before long she is the only one left who is not a patient! People who like really weird films, crazy folks, and horror, have got to witness this masterpiece of low-budget cinema! Beware of the little men in the woods!
Written and Directed by S.F. Browigg
***** (golden stars that is! DWI top 10 films ever!)
Forever Evil (1987)- (Feat. Red Mitchell, Tracey Huffman, Charles Trotter, Howard Jacobsen, Kent Johnson)
Forever Evil has some decent gore for its super low-budgetness! An immortal is trying to bring an evil god back from banishment through murdering innocent people! There is a zombie and some blood! I like the quality box!
Directed by Roger Evans
City of Blood (Year? 80s)- (Feat. Joe Stewardson, Ian Yule, Susan Coetzer, Dudu Mkhize, Gys De Villiers, Liz Dick, Ken Gampu)
City of Blood is an English film with one of the best dark and abrupt ends ever! The movie takes place in a city somewhere in Africa, and it chronicles a detective's struggle to solve murders committed with a spiked club. Most of the film is rather slow.
Written and Directed by Darrell Roodt
** (end of film *****)
The Alchemist (1985)- (Feat. Robert Ginty, Lucinda Dooling, John Sanderford, Viola Kate Stimpson, Robert Delgatto)
The Alchemist has a nice cover! I watched this film twice, but drank a little too much both times, I remember liking it, but not mush else, guess I'll have to watch it again! I believe it has good old days latex effects.
Directed by James Amante
Prophecy (1980)- (Feat. Talia Shire, Robert Foxworth, Armand Assante, Richard Dysart, Victoria Racimo)
Prophecy has very good monster special effects of John Carpenter's The Thing quality. A bigger budget than most the films I have up here, Prophecy tells the story of a mutant bear that kills people in a mountain resort.
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Project Metalbeast DNA Overload (1994)- (Feat. Kim Delaney, Barry Bostwick)
Project Metalbeast is another bad werewolf movie. "A highly secretive DNA experiment to create the ultimate warrior, creates the ultimate nightmare," is all the back of the box tells you about the movie. I think that is the shortest movie description I have ever seen.
Directed by Alessandro de Gaetano
Mother's Day (Year? 80s) is another Texas Chainsaw Massacre Wanna be flick. The movie is supposedly a comedy, how it is any more funny the TCM is beyond me though.
Psychic Killer (1975)- (Feat. Paul Burke, Jim Hutton, Julie Adams, Nehemiah Persoff)
Psychic Killer is a decent show about a man who is wrongly imprisoned, and then is given psychic powers by a fellow jail mate, so he can exact revenge upon those who wronged him.
Directed by Raymond Danton
Top notch cheesy cover on Mania there, a b/w film which has decent acting, since it features Donald Pleasance and Peter Cushing, men high on DWI's list of best actors ever. Cushing is a doctor who needs dead bodies for teaching, Pleasance is a man who acquires the bodies for him by less than legal means. It is not a gore fest at all, it will not, "rip your mind apart."
Invitation To Hell (1984)- (Feat. Robert Urich, Joanna Cassidy, Susan Lucci)
Invitation To Hell is one of Wes Craven's earliest films, I never heard of it until I found this copy for sale. A computer programmer moves to Silicon Valley. He soon discovers that the people there worship the devil. The end of the movie is lame but the rest had enough interest to keep Uncle Jack watching.
Directed by Wes Craven
The Teacher (1974)- (Feat. Angel Tompkins, Jay North, Anthony James, Marlene Schmidt)
This movie is... not good! Angel Tompkins plays a teacher who seduces her student played by Jay North!. Tompkins takes off her shirt a lot! A crazy guy follows Tompkins and North around and spies on them and threatens them! The crazy guy is the only good thing about the show, he does a good job of being... crazy! The very end of the movie is good too, and not just because you will be glad to see the film end!
Psychomania (1971)- (Feat. Nicky Henson, Beryl Reid, George Sanders)
Psychomania was included because the world needs to know to never watch this movie! Undead bikers thumb their noses at each other and make silly faces while causing some bad things to happen. I believe this is mostly supposed to be a comedy, but it is such a piece of shit it is hard to tell if it is or not. The secret to returning from the dead? You just have to really believe you will, great concept. Seriously DO NOT! watch this, it is so bad, it is super-ultra-poop-crap-shit.
negative one million stars
Nail Gun Massacre (1987)- (Feat. Rocky Patterson, Ron Queen, Beau Leland, Michelle Meyer)
This movie is as great as the cover of the box! A killer has a tank of compressed air hooked up to a nail gun and shoots people with it! The acting is very bad! The budget is very low! It is amazing how fast nails appear to kill you! Be very careful with nails!
Directed by Terry Lofton - Bill Lesile (2 Directors! That must be why this film is so great!)
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