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The Giant Spider Invasion (1975) – Lobby Art

Courtesy of @Dr_Giallo this gorgeous lobby #art of giant monster spiders is awesome sauce.

— Dr. Giallo (@Dr_Giallo) April 14, 2015

If you like, check out some vintage horror movie poster art from the 1960s. Or these amazing animated posters from the alltime classic horror mainstays.

Tuesday Recommendation

Today’s recommendation is Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon.

Horror Slasher killer movie with an awesome ending

Released in 2006, Behind the Mask is a refreshing and intelligent deconstruction of horror movie tropes. Filmed documentary style, the movie follows an ametur film crew as they interview and document the activities of Leslie Vernon. 
Wanting to be like the great slashers in history (e.g. Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger) Leslie is preparing his grand slaughter of the innocents, the event that will catapult him into the major leagues of psycho killers. 
The screenplay is very clever in it’s trope subversion, showing us why victims in horror movies never seem to be able to open doors, why they always go up staircases rather than out the front door, and why the slow-walking killer always catches the sprinting victim.

Raw Movie Recommendation Horror Movie Slasher that doesn't disappoint.

Take some time out of your day this week and give it a whirl. Whether you’ve seen it before or not it’s an enjoyable hack n slash that will leave you smiling at the end. 
P.S. In-credit sequence is awesome… 

Psycho killer 

Qu’est-ce que c’est? 

Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far far better 

Run, run, run, run, run, run, run away

Rawhead Rex (1986) – Raw Review

9 ft tall phallus with teeth terrorizes Irish Country side…

horror movie raw review monster 80sBefore you begin rolling your eyes I want you too know it wasn’t me that called Rex a phallus. I have to much respect for my childhood to go around bashing every monster that made me love horror movies. Rex is certainly one of those monsters.

Rawhead Rex is a fun little movie based on a short story by Clive Barker. Released in 1986, it’s about a pagan deity that is inadvertently released from its place of rest by an Irish farmer. You’re probably scratching your head at that but remember this is the British Isles were taking about. King Arthur, Stonehenge, Monty Python, Dr. Who… a lot of weird shit going on over there.

Anyway, Rex is pissed (as in angry, not taking a piss) and proceeds to kill everyone he comes across. Pretty simple concept but the movie is fun and gory, not taking itself too seriously but also not playing for laughs. The phallus remark was made by Clive Barker in an interview back in 2004, at which time he was supposedly working on a remake that never seemed to happen.

horror movie review monster Clive Barker 80s

So what’s the verdict? 

Rawhead Rex is a fun 80s horror movie. Phallus or not Rex is a formidable evil that lays waste to a small Irish village. It’s bloody, gory, and dark (in a campy 80s sort of way). I’d recommend to watch it on DVD but it’s out of print and costs a small fortune to buy. If you don’t believe me click to top picture and see what their asking for on Amazon.

Fortunately someone uploaded the full movie to YouTube. Enjoy!

Poster Art From the 1960s