Blu-Ray Review: 'Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings' | CraveOnline
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings is the fourth installment in the Wrong Turn series, and the first I’ve ever seen. I don’t feel too bad about making that confession, but I’m forced to admit that after watching Wrong Turn 4 I have an unexpected desire to watch the other entries. This is a highly entertaining gory funhouse of a movie, filled with memorably creative murders, fun bad guys and boobs out the ass. (Metaphorically speaking.) It’s everything you want from a straight-to-video horror movie, and a lot of what you’d want from a theatrically released horror movie too, because they’re usually too busy classing up the joint.
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Being a fan of Garth Ennis comics, I was rooting for his first foray into directing would be a success. Turns out, not so much. This Afghan zombies vs military short was filled with clunky acting and unsuspenseful scenes of the shambling dead ever-so-slowly creeping up on our wounded trio of stars. Ennis’ forte is horror and military fiction. He’s written some of the most bone chillingly horrific tales of modern horror and also written some of the most heart wrenching tales of military valor. None of that passion for either genre is present here. Instead it’s just kind of plain and soulless as if Ennis forgets all of the passion he injects into his stories due to the double duty as director and writer.
I will say that this short films serves as a nice little teaser for the upcoming stitched miniseries written by Ennis with art by Mike Wolfer. As I said, thought the short didn’t really make my hair stand on end, I’m confident with Ennis back in a role he’s most comfortable, he’ll be delivering his usual stellar work.
Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver (2011) | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central
Two words, people… roller Hitler.If you want to know what to expect from Gingerdeadman 3: Saturday Night Cleaver, look no further than the pre-title sequence set at an asylum for criminally insane baked goods. Had the entire film revolved around the Gingerdeadman joining forces with the psychopathic loaf of French bread, the seductively sociopathic cherry pie, and some of the other preposterously portentous puppeteered pastries introduced in the opening, this would have been a new classic for the ages...
...Gingerdeadman 3: Saturday Night Cleaver is exceptionally absurd even for a franchise built around a serial killer reborn as a maniacal dessert treat, and keep in mind the previous sequel featured a puppet named “Haunted Dildo”. Heck, I haven’t even told you about the Carrie girl using her psychic powers to fight the killer cookie man, the time traveling kid cadets, or the transgendered skating superstar owner of Skateland who secretly resents roller skating because she believes one of her performances indirectly allowed Pear Harbor to happen – the flashback sequence chronicling this turn of events is some truly inspired lunacy.
Nothing gets more insane than the means by which the Gingerdeadman is dispatched with in the end. I mean someone had to have been eating gingerbread man cookies laced with LSD when they devised the last five minutes of this film.
To quote a friend of mine...I don't want to see this, I gotta see this!!!!!!
Looking for a Twisted Gift for that Psycho in Your Life? Three Words: QuiET RoOM BeARs | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central
AWESOME.You can go out to the store, especially this time of year, and grab some pretty disturbing merch. These past few weeks alone I've seen animatronics of guys puking in a barrel, mincing body parts with a cleaver and, an especially gruesome one, of a torso with a giant rat gnawing at the innards as he shrieks and tries to crawl away. Pretty good, but there is something commercial and controlled about them. If you want simple runaway madness, unencumbered by corporate limitations, look no further than Lee Howard's QuiET RoOM BeARs.
Howard originally made the first of the BeARs as an entry into a "Rosemary's Baby Shower" themed Halloween Party. He figured every baby needs a teddy, but this little Hellspawn is going to need something special. So he dug deep into his rotting mind and came up with the concept of the QuiET RoOM BeARs, A group of horrifically disfigured and maimed teddy bears.
"The QuiET RoOM part of the name comes from A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 when the kids were in the institution, Howard said. " I created a back story that basically says that SOMEwhere out there, at one point in time, there was an institution full of the worst of the criminally insane, and the most deeply disturbed and psychologically scarred people. When the patients get 'out of sorts', they are placed into the 'quiet room'. Nobody REALLY knows what happens in there, but when the inmates come out (if they come out at all), they are sometimes missing pieces of themselves, as well as less of a soul. And with them, comes a new Bear. Each 'session' in the Quiet Room, produces a new 'session' of bear (the bears have no names, only 'session 1', 'session 2', and so on, carved somewhere into their bodies)." You've gotta love that!
According to Howard, the BeARs are starting to develop quite a following, as you would assume they would. Check out the video below, and some of the pics. These things are just amazing. They look like a nightmare emerging from a teddy bear. Hopefully all Mr. Howard's psychological examinations are up to date because I know I've got some questions about his stability! Howard was Mark Patton's (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2) featured artist at this year's Rock and Shock festival in Worchester, MA and has been getting attention online and in print.
Check out the QuiET RoOM BeARs Facebook Page to get an idea of the depravity that is going through this guy's mind. Holy crap, Lee. You alright?
Howard is currently getting the official QuiET RoOM BeARs website launched as well as working on a script based on the bears' concept. I'm telling you guys, I can see this taking off. You want disturbed? You ain't seen disturbed until you've come face to face with one of the QuiET RoOM BeARs!