Sunday, 22 December 2013

Lord of Tears film review (no spoilers) 2013

Kount Kreepy was kind enough (or was it really to torment me?) to drop off "Lord of Tears"for me to review.

Thanks to Lawrie Brewster the director for sending  this collectors DVD to review.

This movie fits the bill for creepy movies. The haunting imagery starts strongly right from the beginning and does not disappoint. The tone is like an impending doom that makes you wait and want to know more as the story evolves and has some twists toward the end that many won't see coming, but done in a way that is fitting with the story and characters. Based on urban legend as well as ancient myths gives it some historical setting. If one is a Jungian follower of psychology you could well find that this film will hit that deep seated nerve or collective memory.

There is a dark wintry feeling to the imagery and scenery with brief moments of faint hope for the main characters against a foreboding back drop. Lord of Tears relies on the camera work and ambiance instead of the special effects and CGI that too many films seem to rely on these days. Its like being taken back to when films could scare the crap out of you without the buckets of blood and fancy tricks.
(imagery courtesy of Lord of Tears on tumbler)

I hate comparing films to others as this one surely stands on it's own but for those looking for an idea or "its kind of like such and such" this film has elements of other films I've enjoyed immensely. Some films just stick with you for a long time after and Lord of Tears is no exception to that.

Visually it  has a lot of power and suggestion to it putting me in the mind of films like Ringu (or The Ring in English- a Japanese Horror film) or The Shining (When a building just sitting there gives you the creeps!)

Feeling wise it puts me in mind of Dagon or In The Mouth of Madness which fits in with the Lovecraft style and pace of the film. Given that the budget was from a Kickstarter campaign the film is great.

A part of the film struck a chord with me (I don't think its really a spoiler), the main character finds the taps in the bathroom turn on by themselves. Many moons ago I had stayed at a hotel that was allegedly haunted and awoke to find the taps on. Thinking about it this happened twice at two different locations and both were apparently haunted!

So enough said already. Get the DVD, it has some great bonus features including an interview with the Director who comes across as inclusive with his audience. He is like a tour guide of horror coming along with you for the ride and experiencing what you experience, he just has a few more of the answers and helps put it all into perspective.

Also there is a quick mention of the next project "The Unkindness of Ravens" about:

"Andrew Alburn, a homeless veteran suffering from PTSD is plagued by flashbacks, stemming from a traumatic event he witnessed while in the armed forces. He spends time in a highland retreat where he hopes to overcome his fear of ravens, the dark creatures that trigger and populate his visions. But in the bleak highlands of Scotland, his nightmares manifest into an enemy more powerful than he could ever have imagined." from Facebook

being a veteran myself I can't wait to see this. If Lawrie does it any justice like Dog Soldiers (portraying military characters as more than 2D cut outs) I'm sure it will be a good film.

Thanks for tuning in.- Evil von Scarry

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Mrs. Von Scarry's Halloween Cookies

Mrs. Von Scarry has started her traditional Halloween themed baking and artwork getting ready
for our favorite day of the year. Ironically our anniversary so I have no excuse to forget it!

Here's some examples of her edible artwork done with cream cheese icing with food coloring and applied with pipping bags.

 Frankenstein's Monster
The Count!
 The Pipping bags, she does it all free hand!
 Collection of Halloween spookiness!
 Classic Witch  riding Mrs.Von Scarry's other car, lol. Especially when she doesn't get her coffee.
 Another tasty collection.

Have a great Halloween and hope these inspire you creative types out there. Be sure to send us pics of your Halloween inspired works and maybe we'll feature them here!

Thanks for tuning in.

-Evil von Scarry

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

how pumpkin pies are really made

Saw this one and had to post it LMAO!
I love pumpkin pie just for the record, but I will never be able
to look at it the same way again.
 Count down to Halloween - 22 days and a wake up!
-Evil von Scarry

Monday, 30 September 2013

Lords of Salem review

Just finished watching it and had a few things I wanted to get out before I sleep on the rest of it.

First impressions....The Shining meets Lair of the White Worm. It had the feel of a lot of the creepy 1970's horror films which had cults and devil worship with the promise of the devil coming back in human form ( Blood on Satan's Claw, Rosemary's Baby, Hungry Wives,The Pyx,Carrie,Audrey Rose,etc. The surreal and what the fuck of The Wicker Man). Funny how life would be influenced by art, that would play out later in the big whipped up fears of devil cults and heavy metal music of the 1980's (PMRC-Tipper Gore, now her husband tries to scare us about Carbon). The fears of right wing evangelical America .The following song features in the film and is pretty fucking creepy.

A very different movie from Rob Zombie's "Devil's Rejects", which seemed to be just a shocker for the sake of it. I was expecting that watching this but was pleased to see it was not just a bunch of shock and gore for the hell of it. Actually it was pretty artsy and had a bit more depth to it than many of his previous films. I hope it's the start of Rob Zombie coming into his own as a more serious director.

Post sleep- after thoughts

Had some more time to dwell on it after a strange dream about musical scoring and sheet music, lol.

There was quite a bit this film had to offer and some great background,etc but it kind of felt disjointed which I wonder if that was almost deliberate. I figured that maybe getting the low down from the man himself might help. So here's Rob Zombie in an interview about Lords of Salem.
This film was certainly a departure from his previous shock films and was more of a thinking kind of movie with horror as the vehicle for it. Over all it was an enjoyable movie and think that Rob Zombie has branched out trying out a new approach. The critics bashed it into the ground but to hell with em, this ain't no happy ending feel good film. Also might as well enjoy it as Rob Z claims that this is his last horror movie for at least 10 years. Now something comes to mind like "you take the boy out of the blah blah but not the blah blah out of the bogy. Stay tuned, I give him 3 years tops.
 -Evil von Scarry

Harbinger Down. A return to animitronics, fx make up.

Harbinger Down. A Practical Creature FX Film.

This creature feature will be a return to animitronics and actual fx make up art. Lance Henriksen is helping back this up as well as some other heavy hitters via Kickstarter (they already reached their goal, but hey more money is always better). Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki of Dark Dunes Productions (teaming up with Studio ADI) has also come on board after the Kickstarter campaign to team up and get this movie out there. After seeing the video I gotta say I can't freakin wait for this one. Give us back our animitronics and real f/x, someone else can have CGI!

The Story (from the site)

"A group of grad students have booked passage on the fishing trawler Harbinger to study the effects of global warming on a pod of Orcas in the Bering Sea. When the ship's crew dredges up a recently thawed piece of old Soviet space wreckage, things get downright deadly. It seems that the Russians experimented with tardigrades, tiny resilient animals able to withstand the extremes of space radiation. The creatures survived, but not without mutation.
Now the crew is exposed to aggressively mutating organisms. And after being locked in ice for 3 decades, the creatures aren't about to give up the warmth of human companionship. "

I going to go out on a limb and say that Frankenstein's Army woke up allot of people in the industry and fandom to realize what we were all missing in the CGI movie world.

Not unlike the difference musically between analog sound and digital. Sure digital (like CGI) is convenient but it's just missing that certain quality. And luckily I'm not the only one who shares this belief.

Alec Gillis (of Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.) is leading the project some of you may know him from such awesome creature features as Aliens and The Thing (2011 version), Starship Troopers and more.

"In 1985 he met Creature Legend Stan Winston and worked on Invaders From Mars, Aliens, Predator, Leviathan, and Monster Squad, among others. In 1988, along with Tom Woodruff, Jr. Alec formed Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. Their first feature film was Tremors, followed by Alien 3 (Oscar nomination), Death Becomes Her (Oscar win), Mortal Kombat, Jumanji, Starship Troopers (Oscar nomination) , The Santa Clause franchise, the Spider-Man franchise, the Alien vs. Predator franchise, Wolverine: Origins, X-Men: First Class, The Thing (2011)."- from Kickstarter profile.

Harbinger Down Website

Again we can't wait for this one and are looking forward to seeing what this crew will bring back to creature features!!! -Evil von Scarry. Thanks for tuning in.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Frankenstein's Army film review 2013

Frankensteins Army film review 

Evil von Scarry signing in here. Saw this movie finally at long last!
As a follow up article of Kount Kreepy's announcement of the film (pre-release) here's my review of the film. I would recommend that folks check out KK's article as it gives a good backgrounder and some other things from "Worst Case Scenario" (by Richard Raaphorst ) the proto-Frankenstein's Army.

1/ Its a great movie, go see it. Especially if your one of those (like use) that have been waiting essentially since "Worst Case Scenario" for this movie.
2/ This is essentially a creature feature, and a good one at that. Lots of gore , great creature fx/make up and prop work. No need for CGI here!
3/ not exactly Academy Award acting, but good enough as really it's a fun movie and not a drama. 
4/ never mind the critics, they take themselves too seriously and film too seriously. Really. Its about reanimated monsters for Pete's sake!
5/ Richard Raaphorst as his directorial debut did a great job!

SPOILERS******************** Last warning**********SPOILERS **********SPOILERS**************************

I'll try not to spoil the whole thing, but be warned.

It was a great creature feature. The Germans are using one of the descendants of Dr. Frankenstein who happens to have a mad penchant for reanimation of corpses (and sometimes not so dead) and creating killer undead cyborg monstrosities.

A Russian reconnaissance patrol is out near the end of World War 2 and stumbles across the man made hell of Dr.Frankenstein's Army in a near abandoned industrial town somewhere in East Europe. Taken from a "found footage" aspect it does still flip into cinematic so won't drive away those who hate the found footage genre. 

I wasn't sure what to expect and wasn't disappointed. However. The setting was a bit haunted house
and felt, kind of  a "look and see what we can do". With the glut of WW2 soldiers vs. zombies we've seen the last few years I think the FA team did what they could to be different and stand on their own which they accomplished. FA did seem a bit rushed and if they had a bigger budget and more film they could have done an epic film instead of just a good film.

Felt a bit like House of 1000 Corpses meets Dawn of the Dead and insert found footage film here. As I've said before it does stand on it's own and has earned it's place in the horror film lexicon. I hope it does spawn a sequel and maybe with a bigger budget this time.  Some critics knocked it down but to hell with them, this was a fun movie!-EvS

Friday, 28 June 2013

Hansel and Gretal: Witch Hunters review

With Kount Kreepy on vacation at some nice island somewhere I guess it's up to me to keep with hearth fire burning on this here blog.

Hansel and Gretel With Hunters is brought to us from the same guy who did Dead Snow ,Thomas Wirkola, (and upcoming Dead Snow:War of the Dead) as the writer and director.

 This movie kicks ass, has great gore and effects, some good laughs and generally rocks!

 The film starts off with the Hansel (Jeremy Renner)and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) we all know from fairy tales but gets a bit Tarantino after that. Fast forward 15 years later with Hansel and Gretal hunting down witches until they get hired by a town to find out what's happened to the town's children that have gone missing and eventually unravel a plot involving a Grand Evil Witch (Famke  Jennsen )and her coven seeking..... see the movie I won't spoil it.

There's quite a big nod to the "Steampunk" genre here as well through some really cool gadgets and gizmo's in the witch hunters arsenal and it works with the atmosphere of the movie. There is also a sequel in the works and I for one am looking forward to it! Rotten Tomatoes hated it so fuck them. Chances are if you read this blog on a regular basis then you know this will be a fun movie. If your looking for deep meanings and superb acting and some lah dee dah crap this aint your movie. If your looking for some action/adventure and kicking some supernatural ass, this will satisfy! -Evil von Scarry

Monday, 24 June 2013



One of those "underground" films (directed by Paul Bunnel) that looked like an Ed Wood homage and turned out to
be just as horrible. That being said if your a David Lynch fan and like that sort of over the top method style acting (like Brando in the Wild One or Liz Taylor back in the 50's) then this film might be for you. I for one HATE musicals (unless you put TOMMY or PINK FLOYD's THE WALL in that genre) so it was a major stretch for me to sit through the whole film. I did it cuz Kount Kreepy had me watch it. So figured better watch the whole damned thing before I attempt a review.

However my love of the weird and the 1950's cheesy sci-fi movies kept me going through what was a sci-fi comedy musical and was just quirky enough to stand on it's own. I'm pretty sure it will eventually become a cult classic, probably once it has some showings in Japan and then comes back to North America again. Looking into the film it cost about 2 Million to make and made about 117 bucks in ticket sales, LMAO.It was also named the worst film of 2012. Hell I'd see it on that accreditation alone!

The gist is a gang of bad ass rebel greaser types on a planet that is all about law and order finally get
exiled to what I'm guessing is the late 1950's early 60's earth. Tie in a dead rock n roller that gets resurrected using alien technology and some musical numbers with plenty of nods to various film and cult genres. Some of the rockabilly/psycho-billy crowd will also get a kick from the period pieces in the film.

From the people who brought you this film:

quote-"Shot on black-and-white Kodak film stock, Paul Bunnel’s 1950s throwback dials up the weirdness of the already surreal genre of sci-fi B movies with showstopping musical numbers, over-the-top dialogue, and hilariously hokey special effects.
Banished to Earth for intergalactic juvenile delinquency, Johnny X and his gang of Ghastly Ones set off in search of a piece of alien technology that could change the fate of the universe forever—the so-called “resurrection suit.” Soon, the extraterrestrial nogoodniks are embroiled in a wacky scheme involving a femme fatale named Bliss, a shifty concert promoter with schemes of his own, and a recently deceased musician who won’t let a little decomposition stop him from rocking." -end quote

If your a film buff or just a lover of cheesy films then it'll be worth your while to see this film. I can't really say anything bad about it but it's not on my list of fav's either. Then again I hated Rocky Horror Picture Show but absolutely loved Blue Velvet. This film has a similar feel of elements of both those films but does stand on it's own. It was also the last film appearance of Kevin McCarthy before his passing ( starred in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" -1956).

I've left some links below to various media linked with the film. -Evil von Scarry
Strand Releasing (selling DVD's)

Monday, 10 June 2013

Evil Dead 2013 review

Finished watching Evil Dead the new one 2013. The Kount and I were both pretty pissed off we weren't the first Monster Kids in line for it but family, work,etc sometimes get in the way.

Well worth the watch, now of course not as good as the original (are they ever really?).
But this had the atmosphere that creeps people out and had some nods to the original but
still able to pull it off as it's own dog. Having said that though there's some parts in this new one that I will never forget!

It was pretty fucked up and had some really over the top moments. The effects were very well done
and has plenty for fans of the original. Being a huge fan myself (yeah I even got the t-shirt) of the original I was pleased to be able to pick out some "Easter eggs" from the original but also surprised that the film was able to do it's own ideas as well instead of just being a clone of the original film.

The beginning of the film actually gave something the original did not, some visual backgrounder. The original gave the backgrounder through an audio tape. This one actually SHOWS YOU what happened, which I thought was pretty cool. 

Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell ('hail to the King baby!') are producers of this film so for anyone out there who are worried Sam and Bruce weren't going to put up with anyone fucking with this film. And to all those pussies in movie theatres world wide who got up and walked out, what the fuck did you expect from a film entitled EVIL DEAD. LMAO for fuck sakes it's not a fucking Disney film!
To fans of the Evil Dead franchise if you've been holding back, don't. Go and see it. It will be worth your while. Cheers, Evil von Scarry.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Horror Movie Line up 2013 and beyond! Bonus Frankenstein's Army Redband trailer!

Here is a list of Horror movies coming to theatres and DVD for 2013 and beyond! While not comprehensive it shows some of the high lights of a great and spooky year to come!

Warm Bodies
Tue, June 4, 2013 (DVD)

Sadako 3D
Tue, June 4, 2013 (DVD)

V/H/S/ 2
Thu, June 6, 2013 (VOD)

The Purge
Fri, June 7, 2013

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
Tue, June 11, 2013 (DVD)

Berberian Sound Studio
Fri, June 14, 2013 (VOD)(Limited)

Hatchet III
Fri, June 14, 2013 (Limited)

Apartment 1303 3D
Mon, June 17, 2013 (VOD)

Detention of the Dead
Tue, June 18, 2013 (VOD)

The Last Exorcism Part II
Tue, June 18, 2013 (DVD)

Tue, June 18, 2013 (DVD)

American Mary
Tue, June 18, 2013 (DVD)

Come Out and Play
Tue, June 18, 2013 (DVD)

World War Z
Fri, June 21, 2013

Fri, June 21, 2013 (VOD)(Limited)

Hansel & Gretel Get Baked
Tue, June 25, 2013 (DVD)

Tue, June 25, 2013 (DVD)

Dead Souls
Tue, June 25, 2013 (DVD)

The Call
Tue, June 25, 2013 (DVD)

100 Bloody Acres
Fri, June 28, 2013 (VOD)(Limited)

Fri, June 28, 2013

6 Souls
Tue, July 2, 2013 (DVD)

Would You Rather
Tue, July 9, 2013 (DVD)

The Expelled
Tue, July 9, 2013 (DVD)

Pacific Rim
Fri, July 12, 2013

Evil Dead
Tue, July 16, 2013 (DVD)

Fri, July 19, 2013

Fri, July 19, 2013 (VOD)(Limited)

The Conjuring
Fri, July 19, 2013

Frankenstein's Army
Fri, July 26, 2013 (Limited)     *NEW REDBAND TRAILER!*

Under the Bed
Tue, July 30, 2013 (DVD)

Cockneys vs Zombies
Fri, August 2, 2013 (Limited)

Tue, August 6, 2013 (DVD)

Thu, August 22, 2013 (VOD)

The World's End
Fri, August 23, 2013

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Fri, August 23, 2013

You're Next
Fri, August 23, 2013

Fri, September 6, 2013

Insidious: Chapter 2
Fri, September 13, 2013

Where the Devil Hides
Fri, October 11, 2013

The Seventh Son
Fri, October 18, 2013

Fri, October 18, 2013

Paranormal Activity 5
Fri, October 25, 2013
Hellraiser reboot

The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes
Fri, January 3, 2014

Fri, January 10, 2014
I, Frankenstein
Fri, January 24, 2014

The Quiet Ones
Fri, April 25, 2014

Fri, May 16, 2014
Fri, August 8, 2014
Resident Evil 6
Fri, September 12, 2014
Beware the Night
Fri, January 16, 2015

Honorable Mentions: 



Return to Nuke 'em High

Friday, 31 May 2013

Rondo Hatton Awards results

A quick overview of the Rondo Hatton (Horror) Awards 2012 winners
for full article please visit the RHA website here :

We vote annually in these awards and feel it's one of the best real markers of horror fans. The Rondo's cut out the politics of the film industry and goes right to the people who appreciate horror films and their various genres.

"   The Rondo awards, named after Rondo Hatton, an obscure B-movie villain of the 1940s, recognize the best in classic horror research, creativity and film preservation. This year's e-mail vote, conducted by the Classic Horror Film Board, an 18-year old online community, drew a record of more than 3,400 votes as fans chose among 35 categories"

Best Horror Movie 2012 -A Cabin in the Woods- a homage to 80's teen thrillers took 1st place. Not my pick... but hey congrats.

Monster Kid of the Year- Simon Rowson:
"the award program's highest honor -- for his work discovering snippets of footage in Japan that had 'Dracula' with Christopher Lee in 1958 (Retitled 'Horror of Dracula' in the U.S.). As a result of his efforts, a new restored version of the film has been released in Britain."
been cut from the original release of Hammer's

Best Horror Magazine of the Year- Rue Morgue 
no surprise there, Rue Morgue the Canadian horror mag is one of the best! Rue Morgue also sponsors the Festival of Fear in Toronto, Canada every year!

Best TV Presentation- The Walking Dead- no surprise there either. This is one of the best things to happen to television in a loooooonnnnngggg time. About time we got something besides "reality tv". Excellent series and well written. Its really a drama with a horrifying zombie apocolypse as the background and continuous source of tension that drives the characters.

The RHA site has lots of other categories that are just as important but were not here to steal the thunder. -EvS

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

CatchMeKillMe Productions Indie Spotlight

Hello fellow creeps! This will be this first installment of spotlights on independent horror, and hopefully followed by many more. Independent horror has always been dear to my blackened heart and I feel it needs any exposure I can offer. So without furthure ado here we go:


From the creepy canyons of Sierra Vista Arizona, a new horror emerges!! CatchMeKillMeFilms is an independent film production company founded by Ian Messenger and several of his fiends. On a shoe string budget they've managed pull together and create some fantastic horror films and shorts. Ian's first film "The Hog: A return to Fear" has even caught the eye of none other than the Master of Cheese Horror Lloyd Kaufman! Saying "The Hog is the best attempt at a short film I've ever seen"Sic. After watching all of their gruesome vids on Youtube, not only am I a fan but I love seeing the evolution in quality! The story tie ins are also a great touch. With support of fans and horror aficionados I hope to see these guys rise to great things! Here are some of my favourites, in all their juicy bloody glory:

The Bad Man


The Hog: a Return to Fear

If you haven't discovered the demented fun of CatchMeKillMe I suggest you do! So PLEASE support indie horror and watch their stuff, comment, and refer! Without indie horror there would be no mainstream/cult horror!

~ K.K.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Scary toys from the 50's IN THE AGE OF THE ATOM!!!! MUHAHAHAHAHA

In in age were everything Atomic was fucking cool and scary at the same time. The 1950's were an iconic time from music to movies, socially, politically,etc. Our friend John Cozzoli of Zombo's Closet put up a pic of a childhood toy that got us really thinking we missed the boat on some cool stuff. 

Really? Yup it's the Atomic Energy Lab from BlamCo! No just kidding (little Fallout 3 reference there,lol see our Entertainment in the Post Apocalypse article) . But this was a real product. John made a comment about it not being as dangerous as the Gilbert one. More dangerous when were talking about an Atomic Energy Lab!? LMAO fuck yeah we just had to check that out!

So it turns out the Gilbert Atomic Energy Lab is one of the most infamous toys that has ever existed! Fuck me. Makes me want to paint the whole house with lead based paint and reinstall the vinyl asbestos tile in the kitchen, lmao. It least then I would be safe from the Reds! 

 The inventor of this set (and the less dangerous but famous Erector set) was Albert C. Gilbert.

 This link has a pretty good page outlining the set and has lots of associated pictures and packaging.

The kids in the 50's must have been pretty tough especially compared to today's bubble wrap kids and their "helicopter parents". They got to play outside with guns, chemistry sets and apparently radioactive materials. How did they ever survive!!

- Evil von Scarry

Monday, 15 April 2013

UFO draining the sun?

Little green men, greys, and other alien ideas seemed to a far stretch to me. Not that I don't believe there is alien life out there in the universe. In fact I think its statistically impossible for there not to be. I just never really bought the idea that they would bother to make their way here to kill cows and ass probe us. Over the years I have scoured  the internet in a vain attempt to find anything that could prove to me, beyond a shadow of a doubt that extraterrestrial life was visiting our universe. I've searched endless "UFO expert" sites, tons of youtube videos, and spent countless hours trying to find a scrap of anything that might give me hope that there is a chance of visitation. Yes I am a self professed geek...but a video I saw tonight may have changed my views for good. I don't pretend to understand what I've seen in these videos. And after digging myself, holy shit! you need to see this for yourself.

This is the original video I watched. As a subscriber to Wowforreeel I've seen many interesting things, some convincing, some not so much. Until this video... the final segment was what caught my eye. Just for a bit of background Wowforreeel, is the host and the name of the channel that covers ufos, strange events, aliens, Nibiru , anomalies, and other strangeness. Very interesting, so subscribe. So this video begins like some of videos do, with some theatrics..hard to exp[lain just watch..take note of final segment.


WTF was that??!! So I dug deeper and found this video...

Ok, adding some credibility..I found the original clip that caught my eye..this is it.

Meh, has to be a photoshoped video or something...I thought the same thing. But on a whim I went to this link:

a NASA site dedicated to observation of the sun. and entered the following dates into the parameters:

March 11, 2012 and March 13, 2012
AIA 171(gold) default one 
resolution 1024 x 1024
and left bottom one blank

Lo and behold there it is....

Now I know it won't make a believer out of all of you..but man, it sure is perplexing and worth seeing.

~Kount Kreepy  

interesting video after the fact: