DEAD PIT (1989)

DEAD PIT (1989)

Director: Brett Leonard

Written By Brett Leonard & Gimel Everett

Starring: Cheryl “underwear” Lawson, Jeremy “the drunk” Slate, Stephen “the creep” Foster

Viewed On Prime: Great transfer

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This film is a complete masterpiece.  I can not wait until my daughter is old enough to be able to sit through films like this with her old man.  Pizza and snuggles!   

I don’t even know where to begin with this.  The film is Brett Leonards first film as a director and he hits it out of the park.  The story is actually great, and has everything in it…a demented maniac dead doctor, zombies, sexy nurses, crazy people in a mental asylum, explosions, a flood, great music, cool effects, holy water, religion, boobs, blood, and lots of gore.  

The story is that of a demented doctor who is doing experiments on mental patients.  One of the other doctors catches him in the act, kills him, and basically seals him in a tomb.  Twenty years later and all hell breaks loose.  The Demented Doc comes back to life and brings all kinds of wrath and revenge with him.  There are so many twists in this story that it blows my mind that everything actually gets resolved or makes some sort of sense. 

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The most noticeable thing about this film to me is how cool the lighting is.  Its super obvious, but looks so cool and works great along with the cool music.  I’d give this one 9 stars out of 10.  This is a real beauty if you’ve never seen it before.  Throw it on… for Christ’s sake, it’s almost Halloween! (NW)

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Nate Wilson: NW  Devon Cahill: DC  Matt Average: MA

JOHNNY ORO (1966)

JOHNNY ORO (aka Ringo and His Golden Pistol) (1966)

Directed: Sergio Corbucci

Starring: Mark Damon, Valeria Fabrizi, Franco De Rosa, Giulia Rubini

Viewed on Amazon Prime

Transfer quality: Bad

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I was excited to watch this movie because its directed by Sergio Corbucci and I just really loved watching Navajo Joe, and The Great Silence.  This though… not good in my opinion, don’t waste your time. The action sucked, the story was boring, the heroes were shitty, and the villain was not scary.  Oh, and the theme song was just not catchy at all.  We all know that a good Western always needs a great theme song.  Sergio blew it on this one.  I watched it on Prime… another bad transfer with terrible dubs.   (NW)

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Nate Wilson: NW  DC: Devon Cahill  HR: Heath Row   MA: Matt Average

A FIELD IN ENGLAND (2013)

A FIELD IN ENGLAND (2013)

Director: Ben Wheatley

Cinematography: Laurie Rose

Music: Jim Williams

Starring: Julian Barrat, Peter Ferdinando, Richard Glover, Ryan Pope, Reece Shearsmith, Michael Smiley

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This is a beautifully filmed black and white, British historical psychological horror flick.  I loved this one.  Its from that time period of say Witchfinder General.  The story is that of a bunch of cowardly deserters who flee a battle in the English Civil War.  These fools end up roaming the county side together looking for a buried treasure.  Some of the group are tricked into eating some magic mushrooms and then are manipulated by one of the others in the group .  Much fucked up shit occurs along the way.  Some supernatural alchemicon type shit… and some brutally human mean spiritedness.  This is available on prime and you’ll need to watch it with the subtitles on (some of the English is pretty tough to understand).  The score to the film helps to keep it feeling spooky, authentic and legit.  Lots of war drums in this one.  (NW)

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NW: Nate Wilson    DC: Devon Cahill   MA: Matt Average

HEAVY TRIP (2018)

HEAVY TRIP (aka Hevi Reissu) (2018)

Directors: Juuso LaatioJukka Vidgren

Starring: Johannes Holopainen, Samuli Jaskio, Antti Heikkinen. Max Ovaska, Minka Kuustonen

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This is a silly comedy that my friend Bill Florio was raving to me about a few months back. It finally came up on Prime so I ditched trying to make it through Adios Texas to watch Heavy Trip.  Its sort of trying to be a modern (This is) Spinal Tap that is set in Finland.  The story is that of a Heavy metal vocalist who lives in a quiet little town in Finland.  He works as an orderly or something at a mental hospital… but when he’s not cleaning up shit he is rocking out in the barn with his fellow dorky band mates in a group called Impaled Rektum.  The dudes have been practicing for twelve years, but have never played a live gig or written an original song.  After they mistakenly write an original, they some how end up getting a invitation to play Norway’s largest Metal festival.  Lots of bad slap stick comedy occurs throughout the flick.  Most the time it can be painful to endure, but the brutal music and story keep me watching.  Also love spotting obscure metal t shirts, patches etc.  I wouldn’t watch this again, but It was okay.  (NW)

NW: Nate Wilson    DC: Devon Cahill   MA: Matt Average