The evil clown scare that has spread through North America and Europe continues to gather steam. Our fears of these clowns are largely stirred by our over-active imaginations. Even FBI offices have been compelled to give statements on this mysterious menace. David DeCoteau, who has brought us a few Puppetmaster films, has crafted a tale of a 12 inch, perverted clown who goes through coeds like crap through a goose. Today we look at his film, 2016's "Sorority Slaughterhouse."
Friday, October 28, 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
The last time this blog featured the beautiful Starr Andreeff, she was raped by a gargoyle creature and killed when the gargoyle spawn exploded out of her belly. Roger Corman did not, I'm afraid, give her a dignified demise, see my review of The Terror Within . In 1990's "Syngenor," Mr. Corman was not associated with this production, but fierce gargoyle type creatures still pursue Ms. Andreeff. Will she emerge from this film with virtue, and unsoiled by creatures?
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Sultry. Smart. Elegant. Drop dead gorgeous. Tatiana, a Colombian beauty. From the outset of Christopher Alan Broadstone's novella "A Catch in Time" our mouths are agape with lust for this vixen. Uh oh, just like Edgar Allan Poe, beautiful women don't fare well in Broadstone works. Could Tatiana be different? She is strong of will and independent. As our tale begins, she is staying at a resort hotel in the Colombian mountains. Today, that same resort is one of the most haunted sites in South America, perhaps because of stories like this.
A Catch in Time
A Catch in Time
Monday, October 24, 2016
Those of us who have tried it know it isn't worth the trouble. Sure, enslaving every man and woman on the Earth to obey our every command might seem like a good idea. In reality, this quest will introduce us to the reality that there are a lot of stupid and annoying people in the world. However, if you are a vampire, the stupid and annoying can serve as your buffet line while the beautiful women can all share the coffin with you. This is the quest of the German vampire, Count Frankenhausen. Let us examine, from Mexico, 1962's "The Bloody Vampire" (aka "El Vampiro Sagriento").
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Hundreds of millions of people die each year. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could bring them all back? Okay, maybe not. Whenever the dead return, carnage follows. Still, we have to love all those scientists, who without government grants, figure out ways to bring back our dearly departed. In 1983's "Zeder" (aka "Revenge of the Dead") a scientific team joins forces with some fallen clergy and academia to do just that.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
In today's technology age, we have lost so many valuable skills. Head shrinking is just one of those lost necessities. Sure, we can send nude pictures of ourselves to Asia, instantly....but we no longer have the ability to decapitate old friends, shrink their heads, and display those trophies on our bookshelves. Perhaps a revival of 1959's "The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake" will help us recapture that art.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
At AOK sorority, not all is a-okay. True, we will not find a sorority with better looking coeds, but by the end of 1988's "Fatal Pulse" most of them will be corpses. The demise of sorority sisters is a popular theme on this blog. Not even the caped Captain Marvelous can save some pretty young ladies (you won't believe this plot twist). In fairness, these ladies exhibit serious judgment issues beyond engaging in pre-marital sex, and our slasher has an easy time of his pursuit.
The sultry, white lingerie clad Stephanie's(Kitty) attempt to seduce Jeff (Ken Roberts) is rejected, as he wants his ex-GF back. Our seductress is then strangled with her own silk stocking and her dead body is raped. So our film opens. Jeff, who is creepy, is our main suspect. Lisa (Michelle McCormick), who is a beauty, is the ex-GF. Stephanie's demise has all the gals at AOK a bit tense, but not too tense. Carol (Sky Nicholas) will be the next to fall, as her throat is cut by the shard of a record. As Jeff continues to emerge as either a homicidal psycho, or at least a full fledged creep, Lisa takes him back and they engage in pre-marital sex. Then Sheila (Maureen O'Hanlon) is drowned in the AOK bathtub.
There are other suspects; Ernie (Joe Estevez), the weird AOK maintenance man, who loves to spy on the coeds through their bedroom windows, seems to be the best bet. Then of course Professor Caldwell (Alex Courtney) who may not have recaptured his sanity after his wife's death seems a likely possibility. Then Cassie (Cindra Hidgdon) is electrocuted as she is stripped and hung in a shower by our fiend. Jeff, knowing he is the prime suspect, begins an attempt to catch the killer. His plans for this are silly and usually end in embarrassment. As Karen (Christy Mucciante) is grabbed, stripped, and encased in a plaster cast, AOK may run out of coeds before our monster is found.
Will Jeff or the police catch the killer before Lisa is skewered? Even if Jeff isn't the killer, will the makers of "Fatal Pulse" do us a favor and kill him off? Does Captain Marvelous' appearance enhance the plot or detract from the serious nature of a vicious slasher film? Yep, the beautiful die horribly and the handsome hunks show their stupidity in this film. Available in VHS tape quality on YouTube, "Fatal Pulse" is a slasher film that, at very least, has some great kills and a great looking queue of lady victims.