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Happy St. Patricks Day!

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Saint Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”) is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early seventeenth century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as celebrating the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks.

Blah, blah, blah…for me and most people I know St. Patricks day is about one thing and one thing only; getting absolutely stinking drunk! While I have adhered to this tradition of excessive alcohol consumption for most, if not all of my adult years, I decided to stray a little this year. Irish themed horror! What better way to celebrate St Patricks day! My original choices for Irish horror were Shrooms (which was a great psychological drugged out horror-fest), Isolation (not a bad genetic experiment type horror flick) and Wakewood (which I have yet to see), all horror flicks from the emerald Isle. Something went sideways and I ended up settled on the Leprechaun saga. Yep all 6 films back to back, a great Irish themed horror marathon. That was the plan; 12 hours of bloody Leprechaun madness. Things didn’t go exactly as planned. (more…)


Alarming (Big Fucking Monster)

“For college student Josie Kane, it starts as a simple internship: to shadow a group of high-tech land surveyors as they make their first foray into an ancient wilderness. Assisted by grizzled security guard Dale Philip, the crew knows how to handle protesters and saboteurs — but there’s something much, much worse in the woods this time. The local natives say the land is cursed — haunted by a demonic entity older than time. Now people are going missing, turning up dead or worse, and Josie and the crew are about to discover the truth behind the legend. The most alarming horror is the one you never see coming!”

Director: Ryan Nicholson
Writers: Jordan Boos, Ryan Nicholson
Stars: Bola Ajobo, Jean-Claude Bourbonnais, Ana Paola Dominguez
Release Date: 31 October 2012
Budget: $250,000

Caught this sweet trailer for Big Fucking Monster (Alarming) whilst trolling Youtube this morning, and it looks cool. I will be checking this out as soon as I can get my hands on it. Love the name! Big Fucking Monster @ Plotdigger Films and New Image Entertainment. Go Canada!

Jack Frost. 1996.

Jack Frost. 1996.

Jack Frost is an American horror comedy film written and directed by Michael Cooney and released in 1996. The movie takes place in the fictional town of Snowmonton, where (on the week before Christmas) a truck carrying serial killer Jack Frost (Scott MacDonald) to his execution crashes into a genetics truck. The genetic material causes Jack’s body to mutate and fuse together with the snow on the ground. Jack is presumed dead and his body melts away. Netflix However, he comes back as a killer snowman and takes revenge on the man who finally caught him, Sheriff Sam Tiler (Christopher Allport). The film has since become a cult classic. (Wiki)

I decided to get into the holiday spirit by watching all of the Christmas related horror flicks I could get my hands on. The first one across the table was Jack Frost, wow. I’ve never been a fan of horror comedy (granted a few exceptions ofcourse) so I wasn’t to enthusiastic about watching Jack Frost. The really badass poster got me though, couldn’t resist. Total B-horror fest all the way here folks, you either love em or hate em. Poor acting, bad dialogue, cheesy soundtrack and a weak plot make this a difficult watch for the serious horror fan, but if you can get over the negative aspects of the film it does tend to get enjoyable. The murderous snowman is really a total laugh; paper-mache coated with some plaster of paris (I guess thats what it’s all about with this one). Lots of wacky killing including a kid getting decapitated by an old fashioned sleigh, some guy getting an axe down his throat, a woman getting strangled by xmas lights, a woman getting killed by sex with his carrot nose (ya you heard right) and many more crazy ass deaths. The evil snowman loves to make wise cracks while he kills his victims which I found quite amusing actually. How do you combat a ruthless snowman killing machine you ask? Why hair dryers ofcourse (makes sense doesn’t it). All in all Jack Frost is for B movie lovers, cult horror fans and overall crappy horror comedies; not at all what I’m into personally. I did have a pretty good time with this flick though; a wise cracking psychotic killer Snowman…..what’s not to like! Jack Frost @ IMDb.

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