Friday, March 16, 2012
I come to you all today bringing what I feel is very good news. I myself have always been a hater of change, but every now and again a change comes along that isn't so bad. And I believe the changes about to be made to Zombies DON'T Run are for the best or I wouldn't be doing them.
If you access this site by the main address, www.zombiesdontrun.net (and I hope by now you would be) then you are fine and dandy. If you have this page booked market or access is by www.zombiesdontrun.blogspot.com then you need to please update that address. And the reason is, we are leaving blogspot. Don't get it wrong, blogspot is awesome and FREE and perfect for horror blogging or any other form of blogging you want to do. But at this point, I'm happy to report that Zombies DON'T Run has gotten big enough that the term "blog" is selling us short and our ever growing traffic numbers have made us decide it's time to move on to bigger and better things. That bigger and better thing has resulted in a new host for the site, a new and much better looking layout for the site, and these changes should be in full effect by early next week.
Rest a sure that outgrowing your environment is a very good thing when you are a horror site and everything you've enjoyed here will be making the jump with us as we get more organized and professional. EVERYTHING that is currently on this site WILL still be able to be found on the new site (and be found much easier). The podcast will take on a much more prominent role on the new format, and OF COURSE, Shannon and Cannibal Kitchen will be there and also be featured much more prominently.
Blogspot was cool, but blogspot has it's limits, as I'm sure all of you know who use it. Now, with this new site and system, Zombies DON'T Run will have no limits.
Thanks for your continued support and get ready for a new and improved Zombies DON'T Run
ps: CHECK OUT MY RECENT MENTION IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
SHAM301 SHAMELESS SEXPLOITATION
Time Approx 247 min + extras
18 - Contains strong sex, nudity, violence and sexual violence
Horror, Sex Sirens, Satanic rituals & Sci-fi monsters have never been so wild and depraved as they are in this BBFC-baiting, mind-frying, definitive collectors box-set of shameless sexploitation. Join Shameless in their celebration of unadulterated, adult-rated Sinema - featuring erstwhile-arthouse sex symbol Sirpa Lane, notorious porn-diva Marina Hedman and trash movie queen Mariangela Giordano, and adorned by extra footage previously only available in XXX versions.
Disc 1 – THE LOVE GODDESS OF THE CANNIBALS
“You’ll die of pleasure!”
When big business decides to build a nuclear reactor on ancestral Caribbean land, it’s up to Papaya, sex siren, Voodoo priestess and blood crazed Cannibal to seduce and kill those who threaten the ancient way of life of her People… Until she meets Sara (Sirpa Lane), a journalist hungry for a lead who’ll soon be sucked into a vortex of perverse, violent carnality and Sapphic lovemaking in this Eurocult classic from the wikedly dissolute mind of sleaze&sex-maestro Joe D’Amato.
Disc 2 – SATAN’S BABY DOLL
“WHEN THE DEVIL CALLS, SHE COMES … ”
Somewhere in a castle… a self-gratifying nun looks after delicious teen Baby-Doll and her wheel-chair bound brother and rounds off her duties with torrid sex with their mother, an insatiable nymphomaniac. This mundane debauched family atmosphere is shattered when Mum is murdered by her depraved, drug-addled, husband. Barely buried in the crypt, Mum’s evil spirit possesses teen who embarks on a frenzied rampage of incestuous sex and murder. In order to prevent the slaughter of all those who stand in the way of Satan’s Baby-Doll, the nun will commit the ultimate sacrilege…
Disc 3 – THE BEAST IN SPACE
“IN SPACE NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU COME!”
Sci-Fi has never been so wild and depraved as it is in this sex mad intergalactic saga starring Sirpa Lane who’d previously shocked the world in the notorious art-house porno THE BEAST. She now returns in this mind-warping “space-sequel” as a woman forced to submit to the carnal lusts of an horrific space monster in a movie which defines “Trash Cinema” in a riot of space disco insanity and Sci-fi oddness replete with eye scorching special effects, mind scrambling aliens, cunning stunts and twisted eroticism.
- Shameless Rebuild with extra footage, previously only available in XXX version
- Alternate scenes comparisons
- Mariangela Giordano Bio adapted from Alan Jones & Mark Ashworth text
- Italian Audio with optional English Subtitles for Disc 2 & 3
- The artwork of this collectible edition has been exclusively created for Shameless by top British illustrator Rick Melton.
Shameless Sexploitation will be released on DVD by Shameless Screen Entertainment on 23 April 2012.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
It's Cannibal Kitchen: A Horror Lover's Cookbook, and it's for sale NOW!
I couldn't be more thrilled to announce that my cookbook is finished and ready to be yours. It's filled with home cooked craftiness, and it's paired with horror movie madness! Finally the wait is over, and this little piece of my heart can rest on the shelves of your kitchen.
The cookbook is currently available through my publisher's website, Twin Star Media, and within the next couple days it will be available through Amazon as well. If you are in Chicago and don't want to order online, within the next couple weeks, the book will also be found at some lovely local retail shops. Specific shops will be announced shortly.
So don't wait any longer, scope out the inner workings of my book, and purchase HERE.
As usual, thank you all for the continuous support. You're all the best! Enjoy.
Director: Hidehiro Ito
Where to get it: Synapse/Impulse/CAV
Celebrating 100 years of NIKKATSU PRODUCTIONS, Impulse Pictures is proud to present THE NIKKATSU EROTIC FILMS COLLECTION, a continuing series of critically acclaimed, classic “eroductions” designed to shock and titillate fans of erotic cinema. The sexy Ryôko Watanabe stars as Ami, a jaded housewife who pitches herself, body and soul, into the Tokyo decadence of the decade in an attempt to pep up her marriage. She secretly joins the elite “Madame Machiko Society Club” to experiment with discrete sex games and the thrill of making love to anonymous men. The sexual perversion and sick depravity she is subjected to, by her clients, is much more than she bargained for. Bondage, beads and whips are only the beginning! Can she escape this secret life she has chosen, or will it destroy her forever?
On the surface one could be quick to jump to conclusions and write off Debauchery as just some soft-core sex movie. But that isn't entirely the case. Yes, the movie does pack some weird fetish and sex filled moments, but the movie also packs a very strong story that has a pull to it to draw the viewer in. And I do mean more than just the eye appealing sight of naked Asian women on the screen for the majority of the film. Which, if you couldn't already guess, doesn't hurt things at all either. Pretty soon the film dives into the weird and strange images that Asian cinema is known for, and it really becomes a sight to see. And I do mean that in a positive way.
One thing about this film, besides strong characters and strong plot that keeps you interested, is the film's overall look. Synapse, under their Impulse banner here, do what they always do and make an old film look outstanding. It might be hard to believe this is a film as old as the reviewer typing here as you watch, and that's a kudo to the company, they always deliver. And the movie delivers as well. From it's erotic nature to it's strange, yet fitting, ending. I don't think you'll have a thing to be uninterested in when this film is on your TV. If you like erotic films, you should probably love this one. It has what many of those lack, a solid plot.
Children of the Corn (1984)
Directed By: Fritz Kiersch
Where to get it: IMAGE
Some of Stephen King's most popular works seem to be stories that started out as short stories. Children of the Corn, is one of the more popular works of his you will find and in 1984 the film was made. The film was made by Fritz Kiersch, and it should be noted that King wasn't very pleased when his script for the film wasn't used. As a result, some things were changed and I'm sure fans of the book weren't too pleased with that. That being the case, people still really dig this film. Originally released on blu-ray under the Anchor Bay banner, it became one of the titles Image picked up and released under it's Midnight Madness Series. And it's more or less a win overall I think.
A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town. A young couple have a murder to report and they go to the nearest town (Gatlin) to seek help but the town seems deserted. They are soon trapped in Gatlin with little chance of getting out alive. What you get here is a really 70-ish feeling horror film from the 80s that packs some cool stuff for anyone who loves the work of Stephen King, even if King himself is a little mixed on it.
If you think kids are crazy today, you should see how the backwoods children of this town were in 1984. The film opens with a shocking enough opening, one that was probably more of a "OMG" moment in the 1980s and for people who had no clue what the book was about than it is for today, but it's still kinda cool. It's also cool to have kids running around with such epic names as, "Malachai" and "Isaac". Of course these types of names would roll along with the film's sequels, even if the overall quality didn't.
Also adding to the film's cool factor and acceptable acting is, Linda Hamilton. You may recall her as Sarah Conners from The Terminator films, but she's "Vicky" here and she does a find job. Maybe even more so than her co-star, Peter Horton. But the film's overall stars and selling points are the kids. And if you want a creepy kid, you sure have on with the character of, Isaac. In the long line of cinamatic kids that were weird and creepy, he has to be one of the best. And it really helps sell the movie. It also kinda helps you ignore the more slower portions of the film.
So the film has a few really cool moments, like people being ran over, that are memorable. It also packs some very cheesy effects moments that might stand out and catch your attention for all the wrong reasons, but they still do seem to have their own charming ways about them. But you can't deny the film does have good elements and people do love the film. Proof of that is in the endless amount of sequels that have followed this movie. Outside of perhaps part 2, I'd say this is the best entry of the franchise and rightfully so, it IS the original.
The movie is a perfectly acceptable slice of 80s horror in my opinion. It does have some slow parts, but it also has some very cool moments as well. The blu-ray transfer looks it's best during the day scenes, but the nights aren't by any means shabby. The worst part of the transfer is the really grainy shots during some night scenes. Outside of that, there isn't a whole lot to complain about.
The Rating (7/10)
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
XOC Podcast #19
"A Day in the Life"
The Extreme Odd Couple Podcast
This week, The King of Old School, Steve Corino and his trusty side-kick, Rob Dimension make their way to the MonsterMania Horror Convention in Cherry Hill, NJ, then head to ACW Pro Wrestling so Corino can face Jerry Lynn. The guys start podcasting at 7:30 am and don't stop til 12:30 am on Sunday.
Corino shares his "run in" with Darth Vader. They invite, Matt, a fan of the show who drove from Long Island just to talk to these two turds, to discuss what he likes. They have a discussion of Jerry Lynn, truly being the nicest guy in Wrestling and Worst jobs the guys ever had!
You guys are there for the day...enjoy! Don't forget, follow them on Twitter @SteveCorino and @RobDimension, also make sure you subscibe, rate and review the show! As always, visit http://www.xocpodcast.com/, http://www.worldofcorino.com/ & http://www.robdimension.com/ - plus, look for the XOC Podcast crew Live...you NEVER know where they will show up!
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Directed By: Richard Wenk (Wishcraft)
Where to get it: IMAGE
When I first watched Vamp, I wasn't that impressed. It had it's perks, but it was a little too cute in some areas for my own personal taste. But since it got the blu-ray treatment from IMAGE and their Midnight Madness series, I figured it was worth another day in court, if for nothing else, just to see how the transfer looks. Now after having seen it, I think anyone who is a fan of Vamp, will be a big fan of this release. So if you love the film, take comfort in knowing you will be happy with this release. But if you still care, let me now pick my bone with this film.
So two guys are trying their best to get into a college fraternity. One things leads to another and the next thing you know they grab a rich nerd and head off on the hunt for a stripper for a party. However, it turns out all they end up finding is trouble with albinos and um..oh yea..VAMPIRES!! I don't know about you but the albinos scare me a lot more. I mean come on, have you seen an albino in person? I hear they have no soul, but that neither here nor there with this film.
So what's with the love for this one, kids?? I mean it may be a bit of a trip down memory lane for some of you with it's 1986 date, but come on! I think one thing it does soo wrong right off the bat is you get the idea Robert Rusler, in the role of AJ, is going to be the lead, but he isn't. He's a much better actor and stronger character than the man who plays our lead, and who is a bit of a wussy. None the less, that was strike one for me. Strike two comes with our gang of albinos who run around in this vampire filled area. It makes no logical sense to me at all, but far be it for me to look for logic in an 80's horror movie (and I say this as a BIG fan of 80s horror). Also, the town has vampires and it has albinos, but you mean to tell me the cute blonde and the guy at the diner are the only normal folks in the whole damn town as well??
Strike three is our little Asian man with the money, who these two take along with them on their trip. He's suppose to be our comic relief but there's a problem, he isn't funny. It seems to be a common problem with this film, the characters don't properly fill their roles. The lead is a waste of time, the lead girl is cute but dumb, and the comic isn't funny. Oh and our lead Vampire, who is suppose to be just soo damn hot (played by Grace Jones) isn't at all hot either...But that's just my own personal taste and really is not important with my review of this movie overall.
But corny ending aside, if I'm to pick just something I like about this one, I'd say it has a nice look to it (a look that is made to look better with the HD transfer). I mean there's nothing else to really say. I think the film would have been a lot better had they went and snatched up a vampire stripper by mistake and brought them back to the big college party and let her go on a rampage. Sadly that's not at all what we get, and we do get isn't that great to me. But maybe if they ever do a remake they can snatch my idea here and run with it? I'm joking, please don't flood me with too many hateful emails.
Yeah, this movie doesn't pack enough to get my motor running, but I can see why some of you love it. And I do know that a ton of you (or more than a ton if we are to be serious) out there do love this film and that's why it's getting a blu-ray release today. And this transfer is perfectly acceptable. Even if I'm not a big fan of the movie it's self, I do like the way the film looks. It's got nice textures and the lightening does come across very cool in this type of setting. So, while I don't care for the film, I do like the look of this disc. Which means you Vamp fans should be more than pleased.
The Rating (5/10)