Month: October 2016

Garden Variety (Slugs the Movie, 1988)

This movie about slugs with teeth that eat people is called Slugs the Movie because it is based on the book, and they wanted to make sure you understood they were connected.  There was a second book by the author Shaun Hutson about man… Continue Reading “Garden Variety (Slugs the Movie, 1988)”

Let’s Visit Texas Part 7 (Texas Chainsaw 3D, 2013)

Picking right up where the original film ended, Texas Chainsaw opens with a recap of the original Massacre.  This is one of the best parts of the film as the remastering on the original film’s footage is really nice.  The film starts it’s own… Continue Reading “Let’s Visit Texas Part 7 (Texas Chainsaw 3D, 2013)”

The Hunger (Microwave Massacre, 1983)

I vaguely remember seeing the cover in video stores before VHS died out…I never got around to renting it…and part of that is because the Cannibal Genre was never my thing.  Monster movies and some slashers?  Sure. So when I sat down to watch… Continue Reading “The Hunger (Microwave Massacre, 1983)”

Let’s Visit Texas (Texas Chainsaw Massacre: the Beginning, 2006)

The very nature of a horror movie prequel is pretty bleak.  If you are going back to “the beginning”, you pretty much wreck any hopes for a happy ending. Texas Chainsaw Massacre the Beginning follows two couples.  The young men are brothers, one returning… Continue Reading “Let’s Visit Texas (Texas Chainsaw Massacre: the Beginning, 2006)”

Fishies Pt 5 (Piranha 3DD, 2012)

The surprise success of Piranha 3D (which has a 73% Fresh Rating) resulted in another 3-D sequel.  Apparently the takeaway for this film’s “creative team” from the previous film’s success was boobs.  The title, Piranha 3DD?  The posters?  The plot? The story centers around… Continue Reading “Fishies Pt 5 (Piranha 3DD, 2012)”

Let’s Visit Texas Part 5 (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 2003)

People stopped trying to make sequels and the franchise looked to be quietly slipping into history.  Then, in the early 2000’s Michael Bay formed Platinum Dunes and purchased the rights to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  Instead of going the sequel route, Bay opted for… Continue Reading “Let’s Visit Texas Part 5 (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 2003)”

Fishies Pt 4 (Piranha 3D, 2010)

It is spring break in Lake Victoria and the kids are hear to party…get drunk, flash people, have sex…you know regular spring breakin’.  The local sheriff (Elizabeth Shue)is trying to keep things in control, and needs her son Jake (Steven R. McQueen) to watch… Continue Reading “Fishies Pt 4 (Piranha 3D, 2010)”

Let’s Visit Texas Part 4 (Texas Chainsaw Massacre: the Next Generation, 1994/1997)

Written and Directed by original Chainsaw co-writer Kim Henkel, this was meant to be the “real” sequel to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (it references the two previous sequels in it’s opened scrawl as “minor incidents”).  And it was so good that it was shelved… Continue Reading “Let’s Visit Texas Part 4 (Texas Chainsaw Massacre: the Next Generation, 1994/1997)”

Fishies Pt 3 (Piranha, 1995)

Probably the most interesting fact of the Piranha remake is that a twelve year old Mila Kunis plays the daughter of the Greatest American Hero. In 1995, Roger Corman and Showtime started remaking Corman “Classics” like Not of This Earth and Humanoids From the… Continue Reading “Fishies Pt 3 (Piranha, 1995)”

Let’s Visit Texas Part 3 (Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3, 1990)

After the failure of Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, New Line Cinema got the the rights.  And they were determined to make the Texas Chainsaw Massacre into a franchise in line with their Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.  Let me get this out of the… Continue Reading “Let’s Visit Texas Part 3 (Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3, 1990)”