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Fangoria #2 Magazine Cover

Horror movies never had a greater champion than Fangoria magazine.

Issue #2 featured:

Interviews with Robert Bloch and Richard Matheson. Prophesy, Phantasm, War of the Worlds, art by Carl Lundgren and a bonus Dr. Who poster! Awesome stuff!

@starlogmag @Fangoria – Issue #2, #Prophecy, Richard Matheson, #WaroftheWorlds, #Phantasm, @bbcdoctorwho poster! pic.twitter.com/XEhkP2ObfI
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Poster Art From the 1960s

Demons (1985) – Raw Review

Heavy Metal Horror Done Italian Style

Movie goers get trapped with demons in a theatre.

The 1980s horror craze wasn’t strictly an American phenomenon. Across the pond and to the south a handful of filmmakers were crafting their own vision of gore and mayhem. Their craft, vision and technique set them apart in many ways. Some good, some not so good.

One of the stand-outs is Demons. Released in 1985 it’s possibly the most popular and/or successful (in the U.S.) of Lamberto Bava’s work. Co-wrote and produced by Dario Argento (Suspiria, Deep Red), Demons is a hard rockin horror in which moviegoers at a midnight premire get trapped with an evil force inside the theatre. It’s a zombie survival style movie done with possessed living humans rather than undead corpses.

The American version’s voice over (if in fact it is voiced over) is pretty bad, adding a large dose of campy/silly to an otherwise fun over the top gore fest. Trust me when I say gore fest. It was the 80s and practical effects were cutting edge and horror movies were always trying to push the boundaries. Much like Evil Dead 2, this film has a ton of yellow, green, blue, and red fluids oozing out of every opening, socket, pore and membrane. Some of it’s is silly and some of it is done really well.

Face is ripped off by a demon and he decides to go home.Demon with long tongue tries to make out with couple.

Adding to the awesomeness is the soundtrack. Bava those in songs by Motley Crue, Billy Idol, Rick Springfield, and Go West. Then he slathers on even more awesome sauce by having Claudio Simonetti write additional score for the film. Who is he you ask? He’s none other than the keyboard player for Goblin, the band who scored Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, Argento’s Suspiria, and more!

This film is universally reviled as poor, but equally loved as a mainstay of 80s horror. When you consider the hero not only hacks away demons with a katana while cruising a dirt bike up and down the aisles how couldn’t this film be a keeper!

Demons prepare to assault the remaining humans

Good Night!

Sleep tight! Don’t let Samara get you!

Samara from the Ring crawling out of the t.v. horror show

The Human Centipede III Teaser Trailer

Teaser Trailer out now, third installment of the horror perversion out May 22nd.

Time Once Again for the Human Centipede! 

Why they need a make a third round of this grotesquely out of control monstrosity of a perversion is pretty obvious… People like ass to mouth. Yes, that is my conclusion and I’m standing by it. 

I put off reviewing the part two because, to be quite honest, I’ve been trying to forget about it. The first film is rather good and presented an extremely original idea. The second was just more of the same only grosser.

That’s okay, they can’t really go too much further can they?

Wait… a 500-person human centipede? WTF.

Releases in theatres and VOD (Video on Demand) May 22nd. 

Looks Interesting…

Dark Continents 

A Feature Length Horror Anthology. Inspired By Lovecraft/Barker. Five Filmmakers. Five Countries. One Feature Film. Starring . Produced Yuggoth #TerrorIsUniversal

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Jaws Display Ad from 1975! Looks Awesome.

Wolfcop (2014) – Raw Review

Homage to the B-Movies of Old, Wolfcop is a wild ride.

Werewolf horror film where a police officer uses his lycanthropy to fight crime.
Every now and again a horror movie captures perfectly the magic and memory of cheap, low budget 80s horror. Many more capture the flavor, camp and low budget qualities but forget to throw in a good dash of story. 

Wolfcop falls somewhere in between, bringing a delightful mix of uber camp, awesome low quality special effects and passable acting. Essentially a drunk and ineffective deputy sheriff named Lou Garou (nice play on words there) ends up with lycanthropy and has to harness his powers of slaughter for the greater good. 

Horror movie police Amy Matysio Leo Fafard
The film is essentially Teen Wolf (Michael J. Fox version obviously) with all the blood, swearing, sex and mayhem we wanted but didn’t get thirty years ago. 

Wolfcop rips off the face of a drug dealer scaring everyone else with the bloody mess.
The acting isn’t horrible, although the screenplay misses a few opportunities to ratchet up the humor. The special effects are old school blood and latex which scores major points. The storyline…? There is one and it works, sort of. 

What makes this movie stand out from the crowd is the decision to go where few movies have gone. It takes us into full blown Porky’s, Animal House, Reanimator, Basket Case II territory. Not once but twice! It’s a nice surprise that kicks the movie up a notch from campy O.K. to campy fun. 

Fans of Monster Squad are well aware that Wolfman has nards and Wolf-dork but not until now do we get an opportunity to see it in action. 

Wolfcop modeling before the infamous sex scene showing us his wolf dork

You referance Teen Wolf and Monster Squad, is Wolfcop really deserving of the association?


Were this released somewhere around 1988 it would be a cult classic by now. This movie is like a $10 bottle of wine. It won’t get better as it ages but it will always get you drunk. 

You mentioned wolf-dork, does that mean there is sex?

Showing wolf-dork wouldn’t be very funny if it just hung around and mooched from the craft service table.

Good date movie? 

Yeah it works. There is enough silliness and over the top debauchery to make it a fun couch and snuggle film.

Anything else I need to know?