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Book Review: Exponential – Author Adam Cesare


I can’t remember the last straight-up monster book that I’ve read. Probably some book about Bigfoot or something when I was younger. It’s not even that I don’t like the creature features, but more that my tastes usually lay in a more reality-centered realm, where there are far more serial killers and devil-worshippers than there are monsters hiding in the dark. So leave it to Adam Cesare (Video Night, The Summer Job, and one of … Continue reading

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Film Review: In the Land of Cannibals (2004)


SYNOPSIS: Commandos head deep into the Amazon jungle to rescue a general’s daughter who has been kidnapped by a cannibal tribe. REVIEW: Before we even get into the movie itself, I want to talk about the title of this film. Or should I say, titles? Here, we’ll be going with the title In the Land of Cannibals, which is simply a translation of the Italian title, Nella terra dei cannibali. But, much like the director, … Continue reading

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Mobbed By the 3’s: Halloween III: Season of the Witch

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Right now you are probably asking yourself “What is Mobbed by the 3’s, and why am I reading it?” This would make sense, as this is the very first installment of my new column. “Mobbed by the 3’s” is the title of a song by the San Pedro, CA punk band Toys That Kill, and they have kindly let me borrow it. As far as this column is concerned, we’ll be looking at the … Continue reading

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Film Review: La Petite Mort 2: Nasty Tapes (2014)


SYNOPSIS: Follow the owners of the infamous “Maison de la petite mort” during their daily work. After the shocking events in part one, you’ll never guess what the new owner Monsieur Matheo Maximè is up to. Torturing for money at it’s very – worst. REVIEW: You may remember a little German splatter film from a few years ago called La Petite Mort, a kind of Hostel-like treatment where some folks find themselves in the wrong … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: The Good and the Bad | Run for Your Life Nick McClusky

The Good and the Bad – Author Jack Bantry Run for Your Life Nick McClusky – Author Nathan Robinson Splatterpunk – 2014 In the already established tradition of keeping things punk and keeping things DIY (which seem like they should be synonymous, but too often are not), Jack Bantry and Splatterpunk are not only in the business of releasing a high quality zine full of hardcore horror, but they’ve got signed, limited edition chapbooks as … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dr. Leprosy’s Visceral (2011)


SYNOPSIS: A murder takes place in the violent underworld. REVIEW: Dr. Leprosy’s Visceral is a homemade, shot on video horror movie about a guy who kills people. After doing some research, it turns out that Dr. Leprosy is a guy who has a YouTube channel where he does horror movie reviews and the occasional rant about video games or kids or cable companies. He may also have a band, or at least make music, if … Continue reading

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Film Review: American Guinea Pig: Bouquet of Guts and Gore (2014)


SYNOPSIS: Japan’s darkest secret has become America’s newest nightmare REVIEW: If you’re reading this review, you’re no doubt already familiar with the legendary Guinea Pig films from Japan. If not, long story short, they’re a group of hardcore gore films from Japan, made in the 1980’s, definitely not for the squeamish, that pretty set new standards for how disturbing and depraved a horror film can be. The story of Charlie Sheen contacting the FBI regarding … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Gun for Jennifer (1997)


SYNOPSIS: A woman comes to New York City from Ohio to escape an abusive husband and gets entangled with murderous female vigilantes who prey on abusive men. REVIEW: A Gun for Jennifer is a different kind of rape revenge movie than what most exploitation fans might expect; it focuses far more on the second part of the equation, the revenge. With most of the films in the subgenre, about the first two-thirds of the movie … Continue reading

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Film Review: Knochenwald (2000)


REVIEW: If there’s one thing that drives me crazy, it’s when people get down on independent, shot on video movies for not looking enough like Titanic, or not having as good of acting as Twilight, or not being written as well as Battlefield Earth (ask me on a different day, you’re liable to get a whole list of other answers as to what the “one thing” is that drives me crazy). It’s especially unnerving when … Continue reading

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Film Review: Christmas Cruelty (2013)


SYNOPSIS: We follow a serial killer and his victims as they all prepare for Christmas in their own ways. This year it doesn’t matter if you have been naughty or nice, Santa is coming to town no matter what, and he knows where you live. REVIEW: I’ll be honest, I’m super impressed that there are so many people who, when they think Christmas, they think horror. Throughout the years, we’ve been given quite the long … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bad Boy Bubby (1993)


SYNOPSIS: Bubby has spent thirty years trapped in the same small room, tricked by his mother. One day, he manages to escape, and, deranged and naive in equal measures, his adventure into modern life begins. REVIEW: Rolf de Heer’s Bad Boy Bubby is a strange one, indeed. This movie centers around a man named, what else, Bubby (played perfectly by Nicholas Hope in his film debut; he would later go on to star in Hal … Continue reading

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Film Review: Game Over (2009)


SYNOPSIS: Tina, a young actress who left the States for Germany-she fell in love, so she left for a man. Two good friends of hers come over to visit Tina for her birthday-but the next 24 hours will be very brutal, as the three are kidnapped by an sadistic maniac. He plays brutal and primitive games with them, and every attempt they make to escape leads them deeper into hell!  REVIEW: Timo Rose is a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Seed 2: The New Breed (2014)


SYNOPSIS: Coming back from her bachelor party in Las Vegas, Christine and her friends are driving through the hot desert of Nevada. But they are not alone – serial killer Max Seed is back and he brought the whole family. REVIEW: When you sit down to watch Seed 2 (aka Seed 2: The New Breed or Blood Valley: Seed’s Revenge), I advise that you come prepared. The opening scene, as the opening credits are still … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ilsa the Tigress of Siberia (1977)


YNOPSIS: Erotic adventure in Siberia. REVIEW: Poor Ilsa (you haven’t heard that very often, have you?). I feel like, deep down, all she’s ever tried to do was prove that women can be as strong as, if not stronger than, men. It’s a valiant enough goal, but I think the problem lays in her methods. Running a Nazi prison camp, a slavery ring, and an abusive women’s prison, while simultaneously trying to essentially take over … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dirty Love (2009)


SYNOPSIS: Three tales of sex and violence presented by TORO LOCO, a blood thirsty, perverted killer cowboy seeking and killing people that starred in some exploitation movie. He is showing his victims the movies before torturing and killing them with a cow skull. The first story deals with two inspectors hunting a cannibal serial killer called “The Tiger”. The second is about a ‘not-so-devoted’ husband interested in having a night of perverted sex with a … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Burnt House (2009)


SYNOPSIS: The Burnt House is the story of Megan and Joe, a couple who have recently experienced the death their infant son to SIDS. The tragedy has spawned a rift between the two and driven Megan into a secret affair. After Joe loses his mother to a heart attack the couple moves out to Joe’s rural childhood home seeking a fresh start. Once in the isolated home strange things begin to occur and long kept … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ozone! Attack of the Redneck Mutants (1986)


SYNOPSIS: A hole in the Ozone layer turns some rednecks into flesh-eating mutants.  REVIEW: If you really think about it (and I know you want to), it’s kind of surprising that with the recent cash-in on everything zombie, we haven’t seen much from the mutant/mutation sub-genre. Really, they’re the same type of movie, a horde of transformed ex-humans on the loose, sometimes changing with little to no warning. While with zombies you only have a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kettensagen Zombies Redux (Chainsaw Zombies) (2010)


REVIEW: Okay, so apparently, back in 1999, Andreas Pape (a regular in Timo Rose films) and Oliver Kellisch (an actor almost exclusively in Timo Rose films) got together and made a short (28 minutes long) German splatter movie about a zombie with a chainsaw called Kettensagen Zombies (or Chainsaw Zombies). For whatever reason, in 2010 the same two directors got together, along with their 1999 short, and re-cut, re-edited, and re-packaged the same movie into … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Wizard of Gore (1970)


SYNOPSIS: A TV talk-show hostess and her boyfriend investigate a shady magician whom has the ability to hypnotize and control the thoughts of people in order to stage gory on-stage illusions using his powers of mind bending.  REVIEW: Let me paint a picture for you: in the room I do my writing work, I try and keep both my sources of reference and inspiration near at hand. Shelves on horror movies cover one wall. Books … Continue reading

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Film Review: FilmGore (1983)


SYNOPSIS: A bloody collection of film clips from many of the most violent films ever made. Driller killers, Plasmatic Perverts and Sadistic Slashers are just a few of the disturbed individuals starring in this morbid collage. REVIEW: In what feels like a throwback to the video store days, when we judged the VHS tapes almost solely on their covers (and sometimes decided how much we loved the movie without having even seen it yet), I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jamais Vu – Issue 1 – Editor Paul Anderson


For a very, very short amount of time, back in the mid-1990’s, just after Headbanger’s Ball was cancelled, there was a show on MTV called SuperRock (bear with me here, this will make sense shortly). Rather than only playing heavy metal videos, SuperRock covered a wider variety. On a normal night, you might catch a Bad Religion video, then a Faith No More video, and then a Public Enemy video. They essentially tapped into a … Continue reading

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About seanofthedead

Sean has had a few short stories published and a few punk records recorded. If you watch a horror movie with him, he'll drive you crazy connecting the actors to their other movies and dropping useless bits of trivia. He thinks the Exorcist III is by far the superior film of the franchise, and believes Braindead was more deserving of an Oscar than Lord of the Rings.