Blood Freak is a 1972 American horror film, directed by Brad F. Grinter and starring Steve Hawkes. The film follows Vietnam veteran Herschell who, whilst riding down the highway on his motorbike, helps a young girl called Angel. She takes Herschell back to her home, where her sister, Herschell refuses to smoke any, as Angel had warned him about them, Anne continues attempting to seduce him. Angel decides that Herschell should stay with them until he gets back on his feet in life, whilst cleaning the girls pool, Anne encourages Herschell to smoke a joint, he does, and finds himself addicted. Herschell gets a job at a turkey farm, where he meets two scientists who are experimenting by testing certain chemicals on turkey meat. Herschell agrees to participate in a test by eating some of the meat, to convince him to agree. After eating the turkey, he passes out on the farm. He suffers a seizure, and the two find him, worried about being investigated about the possible death of Herschell. But Herschell is not dead—he wakes up to find he has a giant turkeys head in place of his own head and he is still addicted to drugs, instead of smoking marijuana, he now craves the blood of other addicts.
He comes to Anne for help, and at first she agrees, after Herschell kills three people to appease his habit, Anne finally appeals to two friends to stop Herschell by beheading him with a machete. Just as the turkey-headed Herschell is killed, the jumps back to Herschell again waking up in the woods—the entire sequence in which Herschell has a turkey head was only a hallucination. He is discovered by the owner of the farm, who contacts Angel at the rehab center where she volunteers. Angel comes to collect Herschell and, after urging him to pray to God for assistance, at the films end, Herschell is reunited with a joyous Anne. Throughout the film, director Brad Grinter periodically appears to offer his commentary on the action
Billy Club (film)
Billy Club is a 2013 independent comedy horror film directed and written by Drew Rosas and Nick Sommer. The film had its release on October 1,2013 at the Milwaukee Film Festival and focuses on four friends that reunite after a long time. Funding for Billy Club was partially received through a successful Kickstarter campaign, fifteen years ago Bobby and his friends tormented their little league teammate Billy Haskins after he lost them a big game. In retaliation Billy murdered two of their teammates and their coach before he was stopped and placed in a mental institution, Bobby moved away afterwards, but has returned years in 1996 to reconnect with everyone. This reunion is cut short when someone dressed as an old fashioned umpire begins killing any survivors from the team, making the survivors fear for their lives. Marshall Caswell as Bobby Spooner Erin Hammond as Alison McKenzie Nick Sommer as Kyle Tripper Max Williamson as Danny Evans Mark Metcalf as The Umpire Mathew Dunlop as Devon Thaine H.
Allison Jr, funding was partially raised through a private investor as well as through Kickstarter. Sommer designed the weapon to incorporate a bolt-action retractable bayonet blade that comes out the end. Filming took place in northern Wisconsin and several players from McDonough. The film was an entry in the PollyGrind Film Festival, the Green Bay Horror Festival. Shock Till You Drop rated Billy Club at a 5, stating that the film was far from perfect, the official Billy Club poster created by Dog & Pony won the Award of Distinction at the 19th Annual Communicator Awards in 2013. The band Alisons Mailbox, from Highland, contributed two songs to the movie, just Askin and The Feminine Song are from the bands first official release titled Alisons Mailbox. The four song tape was released March 4,1995, just Askin can be heard at two spots in the movie, at 21,06 and 21,31. The Feminine Song can be heard at 56,12, the scenes include the songs playing on the radio in Billys truck. The Catcher, a similarly themed film released in 1998, official website Billy Club at the Internet Movie Database Billy Club on Facebook
Bad Dreams (film)
Bad Dreams is a 1988 American horror film co-written and directed by Andrew Fleming and starring Jennifer Rubin, Bruce Abbott, E. G. Daily, Harris Yulin and Richard Lynch and it was produced by Gale Anne Hurd. In 1975, a cult called Unity Fields commits mass suicide in a horrific manner—by fire—at the behest of its psychopathic leader, only one young woman named Cynthia, a child at the time of the fire, though she lies in a coma for thirteen years. Cynthias visions become more vivid, and include Harris, who appears to her with his flesh burnt. When her roommate, Miriam, is discharged from the hospital, Cynthia has a vision of Harris in the elevator with her, Miriam is found dead on the sidewalk in front of the hospital, having leapt from a window in what appears to be a suicide. Ralph, a troubled masochist patient, becomes enamored with Cynthia, one day, during an episode, he commits suicide by stabbing himself multiple times in the abdomen. Awakening from sedation after the incident, Cynthia finds Harris sitting in her room, calling her his love child, shortly after, Harris visits Hettie, a clairvoyant patient, in her room.
Instead of allowing him to kill her, she drinks formaldehyde she stole from a supply room, Dr. Karmel pulls an emergency alarm in the hospital, which elicits chaos. Cynthia escapes to the rooftop, where Dr. Karmel finds her standing on the ledge, invisible to Dr. Karmel, urges Cynthia to jump. She leaps from the building, but before hitting the ground below, she is confronted by Harris, who welcomes her, however, it is only a vision, and she awakens to Dr. Karmel holding her by the arm as she dangles over the ledge. Berrisford, aware that Dr. Karmel has discovered his plot, goes to the rooftop as well and his attempt is thwarted by the arrival of hospital security, and Berrisford insists that Dr. Karmel is responsible for altering the patients medication. He pulls a revolver from his coat, but before he is able to shoot, shooting locations included the California Medical Center and California Medical Building in Los Angeles, Lakeview Hospital in Lake View Terrace, and the Brentwood Veterans Hospital.
The budget for the production was $4.5 million, the film was released theatrically in the United States by 20th Century Fox on April 8,1988. It grossed $9,797,098 at the U. S. box office, Bad Dreams received largely negative reviews from critics. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film a half-star out of four, writing and it is not surprising to see a violent teenage film exploiting the lowest common denominator and preaching a message of nihilism and despair. It is not surprising to see the latest special-effect technology supplying lingering closeups of burnt flesh, what is surprising, I suppose, is that nice people would want to wade in this sewer. Vincent Canby of The New York Times gave the film a review, calling it a a breezy, bloody kind of amalgam of The Breakfast Club. It doesnt make an amount of sense, plot-wise
Alone in the Dark (1982 film)
Alone in the Dark is a 1982 American slasher film directed by Jack Sholder and starring Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence and Martin Landau. It was the debut film as well as an early production of New Line Cinema. The plot concerns a family under siege by four escaped patients during a blackout, despite having a quiet theatrical release and initially dismissed by critics, years since its release the film has gained reappraisal and has achieved a cult following. Dr. Dan Potter is the replacement for Dr. Harry Merton, Dr. Bain operates the haven through very lenient methods. The 3rd floor patients initially treat Dr. Potter with mixed hostility, the men on the 3rd floor wake up and begin to carry out their plan. After Hawkes successfully creates a blackout and Elster kill Curtis and they drive to a store in the middle of a raid to pick up new clothes and weapons. Skaggs slashes an innocent bystander and runs away, the take the murdered mans van. Dan arrives at the hospital to learn from Bain about the four escaped patients, the babysitter Bunky arrives at Dans house during the blackout and invites her boyfriend Billy to have sex.
After hearing a noise, Billy is dragged and killed underneath the bed by Preacher, Dan arrives home with Nell and Tom when they see cops all over the house. Lyla is fine as she told them about Ronald, but the police havent found out about the murdered Bunky, during dinner, Barnett is killed by Hawkes crossbow and he attacks the family. With the phone out, the family barricades the windows from the crossbow bolts. Meanwhile, Bain is told by the operator that the phone line to the Potter residence is out of order. Dan tries to scream to the men outside and tells them that he did not murder Dr. Merton, Barnetts dead body is thrown by Ronald through a window, and the group stacks furniture against it as Hawkes shoots his crossbow through the broken window. Preacher sets a fire in the basement, prompting Dan to the basement where he injures Preacher, after doing this, Ronald attacks the group before getting killed by a meat cleaver. While Dan starts up Bains car, Toms nose bleeds and strangles Toni, Dan runs back inside and grabs Tom away from his sister and Nell stabs Tom, killing him.
Suddenly, Preacher comes out of the basement and Dan struggles with him, as Dan, Nell and Toni gather together for comfort, Hawkes appears standing in the kitchen doorway with his crossbow aimed right at them and cities Its not just us crazy ones who kill. Suddenly, the electricity comes back on and Hawkes sees Dr. Merton interviewed in a report on television. Evidently upset, Hawkes breaks the TV and leaves the house, Hawkes walks through the town and enters the club
Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet
Blood Night, The Legend of Mary Hatchet is a 2009 horror film written and directed by Frank Sabatella, and co-written by Elke Blasi. In 1978, Mary Mattock has her first period, and due to menstrual psychosis, deemed mentally unfit, Mary is placed in Kings Park Psychiatric Center, where she is raped and impregnated by a guard in 1989. This incident is covered up, and after being told her child was a stillbirth, the police find Mary wandering the grounds, and open fire on her after she throws the severed head of her rapist at them, ending her killing spree. Mary Hatchet subsequently becomes a figure, with local youngsters celebrating the Mischief Night-esque Blood Night in her name. The teenagers proceed to party at a house, where straggling guests are killed by an unseen murderer amidst supernatural occurrences, the remaining teenagers flee when they uncover their friends bodies, and run into Gus. The babys casket is empty, so the break into Kings Park in search of answers, and discover paperwork that reveals that Marys child is Alissa.
A series of show that Alissa killed everyone either due to being influenced by Mary. Alissa appears, kills Gus, and chases the others through the asylum, picking them off until only Alex and Alissa fight, and after a bloody struggle, Alex strangles Alissa to death. As Lanie and a wounded Alex search for an exit, the latter is decapitated by Marys enraged ghost, which lunges at the screaming Lanie. A review for the website, written by Gordon Sullivan, found Blood Night to be a good slasher, despite drawbacks like the uneven tone. Blood Night, The Legend of Mary Hatchet at the Internet Movie Database
April Fools (2007 film)
April Fools is a 2007 horror film written and directed by Nancy Norman. Panicking, the group drag Melvins body into a wooded area, exactly one year later, DeAnna is stabbed to death by a hooded figure while interning at a hospital. After murdering DeAnna, the killer writes April Fools on a wall with her blood, hearing about DeAnnas death, Missy meets up with the others, convinced that DeAnnas murder may have something to do with Melvins death, though her worries are dismissed. Later, Eva is stabbed in a room after dance practice by the same hooded assailant. Unaware of Evas death, Missy goes to the high schools Spring Jam, despite being unnerved by surveillance footage of DeAnnas murder, accidentally left in her room by her detective father. At the Spring Jam, Missy recognizes the attending killer from the footage, and looks for help from Malik after witnessing Diego. Malik and the fight, sparking a brawl on the dance floor that covers the killers escape after he fatally stabs Malik. Along with the other revelers, Missy is rounded up by the authorities, a police officer escorts Missy home, where she is confronted by the April Fools Killer - Marlin, who has killed the officer, and the one stationed at his house.
Marlin claims that he was only one affected by Melvins death, his life falling to shambles after it while everyone else moved on. Marlin attacks Missy, but she manages to incapacitate him and get outside. Marlin soon catches up with Missy, only to die when she hits him with a rock, stumbling away from Marlins body, Missy collapses into the arms of her father, who had gone out looking for her after piecing together the April Fools Killers identity. Otherwise, you end up blowing your brains out. What feels like a film with production values above typical urban horror fare turns out to be devoid of quality. But where quality is lacking, camp appeal reigns supreme, and if camp is April Fools ultimate goal and this is a perfect storm of incompetence on all fronts, writing, editing, special effects, and basic human decency. The acting and script were criticized by Blogcritics, which gave the closing statement, I thought it was a horror film, but it turned out to be a bad joke. April Fools was described as being like a glorified YouTube video that had no style, in fact it was quite funny.
April Fools at the Internet Movie Database
Asylum (2008 film)
Asylum is a 2008 American horror film that was directed by David R. Ellis. The movie was planned for a theatrical release but was instead released straight to DVD on July 15,2008. Asylum stars Sarah Roemer as a college student who must fight to survive the spirit of a mad doctor that is haunting her dorm. A college student discovers her dorm was once a notorious asylum and they stumble into an old restricted area and awaken the spirit of a mad doctor, who proceeds to torture and torment the students in the same way he tortured the patients in 1939 at Burke Asylum. During the film, first String is killed, followed by Tommy, schools caretaker Mackey, all are killed by the Doctor. The movie ends with Madison and Holt walking out of the forest finally being able to have closure with their pasts, filming took place over a five and a half week period and had a budget of $10 million. Plans for a release for Asylum were dropped indefinitely by Hyde Park in favor of a straight to DVD release. Critical reception for Asylum has been predominantly negative, shock Till You Drop heavily criticized the film, remarking that if you combine the House on Haunted Hill remake and A Nightmare on Elm Street – minus all the good parts – and you will get Asylum.
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Babysitter Massacre is a 2013 horror film written and directed by Henrique Couto. On Halloween, a babysitter is sent several threatening text messages, moments later, the sitter is grabbed by a man in a white mask, who duct tapes her to a chair, rips three of her fingernails out, and slits her throat. Elsewhere, Angela chats with her neighbor, Mr. Walker, whose daughter, was abducted seven years ago, and has recently been deemed deceased in absentia. Angela was a member of the same club as April, and when she was taken, every member of the club besides Angela blamed Bianca. To try and cheer up the dour Bianca, Angela invites her to a party she is throwing, the killer breaks into a house, where he murders a couple, mutilating the girl with a straight razor before slashing her throat. Angela and her friend Lucky prepare for the party, as the killer butchers another girl, who had just argued with the victim, spots the murderer leaving the building and tries to follow him, but he eludes her. The maniac continues his rampage as Angela and Lucky welcome their first guest, after massacring a gathering of six people, the madman breaks into Angelas house, and chloroforms her and Arlene.
As it is their only option, Lucky tells Arlene to sacrifice her, which the sobbing Arlene reluctantly does. Bianca has Tyler drop her off at Angelas house, where she is approached by Mr. Walker, Mr. Walker proceeds to enter the basement, strangle Arlene, and unmask himself for Angela. While Mr. Walker pours gasoline throughout the kitchen, Angela stabs him in the stomach, Angela begins crawling away while Mr. Walker takes out a lighter, The only thing more romantic than running away together, is dying together. The disoriented Bianca enters, but is told to run by Angela, the house erupts up in flames, and Bianca goes into hysterics as Tyler tries to console her, and emergency services approach. Its made by people who love the genre and have the skills to craft a low-budget homage that gets it right and its not going to change anyones life, but those who remember sorority slasher films fondly will appreciate Babysitter Massacre. In a review of the film for Rock, ian Jane stated, Right in the opening scene we get a curvy cutie out of her clothes and into the bath before taking her out.
And were off and running from there, nudity is plentiful and wanton and the gore scenes are nasty enough to work. The movie shifts from fairly playful to decidedly malicious in the last twenty minutes, the acting is fairly average for a low budget movie, though Marylee Osborne manages to show some range taking a stereotypical tough girl character and giving her a bit of believable emotion. The rest of the characters are standard, though not unlikeable. Ultimately there isnt a lot of suspense here and as a horror movie. As a leering, trashy exploitation film with some moments of humor contrasting in strange ways with the more serious murder set pieces, however
Bereavement is a 2010 American slasher film starring Michael Biehn, Alexandra Daddario, John Savage and Nolan Gerard Funk. It is a prequel to director Steven Menas previous film Malevolence, Martin Bristol, a young boy with congenital analgesia, is kidnapped by psychotic Graham Sutter. At his farmhouse, Graham cuts Martins cheek proceeds to butcher a captive young woman in front of him. Martin attempts to escape and makes a run for freedom, but Graham catches him and returns him to the farmhouse, over the next five years, Graham brutally butchers several young women forcing Martin to watch. Graham is seen throughout the film talking and arguing with a skull of a bull hung on his wall of the farmhouse, Allison comes to live with relatives in the town where Graham is committing his crimes. While out for a run, she sees Martin from the window of the supposedly abandoned farmhouse, during her run she is almost hit by a truck and falls on the road. There she meets a teenager and the two bond and form a relationship of sorts.
One night, her uncle Jonathan discovers her about to have sex with William, the next day, Allison goes to the farmhouse after again seeing Martin in the window and is captured by Graham. When Allison doesnt return home, Jonathan gets concerned and drives to the farmhouse in search for her, William drives by and sees Jonathans abandoned car and becomes curious. He investigates and discovers Allison trapped inside a meat room. Allison manages to escape and rescue a mute, blood-covered Martin, Graham takes Jonathans body to his home where he kills Jonathans wife, while their young daughter hides upstairs. Allison arrives at the house just as it has set on fire by Graham. She stabs Graham twice as he was about to kidnap her young cousin, as Allison calls the police, she is stabbed in the stomach repeatedly by Martin, who has now inherited Grahams psychopathic behavior. Martin goes upstairs to Allisons cousin, and her scream is heard, Martin returns to the farmhouse and kills Graham with an axe. The next morning, the authorities arrive at the ruins of the house.
Martin uses bones from Grahams remains to construct a shrine in the farmhouse. Martin is seen staring out the window, waiting for his next victim, in a post-credit scene set five years later, a young girl, flees from an unseen pursuer. She enters the farmhouse and discovers an adult Martin sitting at a table, when she asks for help, Martin turns around with a deranged look and the film ends