Posts Tagged ‘brutal’

Evil Dead 2013Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. The evil presence possesses them until only one is left to fight for survival. Just got back from the theater, wiped the blood from my eyes and the gore from my clothing before finally allowing Evil Dead to “soak” in. A truly visceral blood soaked joy ride! In all honesty I was absolutely stoked for the film; waiting in feverish anticipation for the release of the remake of Raimi’s classic flick. Most of the time (for me anyway) the hype and build up a film destroy’s the actual experience of the film itself; with this in mind I nervously took my seat (at the back of the theater, of course) and began my journey back to that dilapidated cabin the woods. With dilated pupils I surveyed the frantic opening sequences of the film and a tense grin spread across my lips when the necronomicon was opened and the malevolent spirit began wreaking it’s bloody havoc on our unwary cast. As the madness set in, the massacre began. I was not to be disappointed; Evil Dead was arguably the best remake I have ever seen; a bloody re-imagining if you will. Bloody, insane carnage is the focus of the film and boy does it ever work! Gruesome practical effects, buckets of blood and brutally gory mayhem all combine to form one hell of a horror film. As a fan of hardcore horror and the original Evil Dead series I couldn’t be happier! Absolutely fantastic film! I will be expanding this into a review at some point this weekend so stay tuned…..In the mean time, GO SEE THIS FUCKING FILM! (more…)

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Why do we watch horror flicks….for the killing, the blood, the guts, the gore and to a lesser extent the scares. The third segment of Crazy Ass Horror Film Deaths (lol) includes a non horror flick (how dare I) but I think it fits in nicely. Anyway check it out, love it, hate it, whateva. Graphic Clips probably NSFW. Here they are in no particular order. (more…)

Dead Island Riptide

They thought they had escaped the terrors of Banoi and survived the apocalypse on a corrupted paradise. Then their fate took a turn for the worse…
The Dead Island heroes escaped in a helicopter to the safety of a military ship, but when a furious storm hits and the virus suddenly spreads throughout the crew, the nightmare starts all over again, leaving hope drowning in the rising tides.
Man I am a huge fan of the original Dead Island – what an excellent zombie blood bath! Ultra violent gaming mayhem at it’s finest. I can’t wait to see what the sequel has to offer. Info, Screens and Trailers ahead!

The Bighead

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read this “this project has been funded” on kickstarter, referring to Edward Lee’s seminal splatterfest, The Bighead. What sicko’s would actually want to see that perverse, degrading, gross, atrocious, blood spattered book ever made into a film…….well me for one. I read the book, threw up, read it again some months later, blogged about it, threw up again and decided I enjoyed the book immensely. If you haven’t read The Bighead (must have a strong stomach) I suggest you do, it is the literary equivalent of A Serbian Film and The Human Centipede combined and on crystal meth. Here’s a link to a short write up I did on the book Wurd: The Bighead. Anyway (excuse my frothing at the mouth) a short film has concluded filming and is set to be premiered in Los Angeles on Saturday March 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Acme Theater in Hollywood. Check out the trailer and all the juicy details below.

The Bighead Film Info

The Bighead PosterBased on Edward Lee’s seminal and wildly controversial 2003 novel, “EDWARD LEE’S THE BIGHEAD” directed by Michael Ling is set in the West Virginian backwoods where vicious monsters, both human and supernatural, go on a terrifying rampage in search of a special young woman. Their path of destruction uncovers long held secrets and puts the fate of the entire world in jeopardy. The short film stars Raquel Cantu as the untamable sexpot Jerrica, Carrie Malabre as the shy Charity, Orson Chaplin as the demented psychopath Tritt “Balls” Connor, and Lance Trezona as Tritt’s dim-witted accomplice Dicky. Also starring are Ashley Totin as the prostitute Rosie, Michael Coons as conflicted priest Father Tom, P.D. Miller as the bartender Frank, and Kelsey Tipton as the Bighead’s first victim Wendy. The frightening Bighead monster itself is played by Cheetah Platt. Award-winning director of photography Fady Hadid shot the film from writer/director Michael Ling’s script. Geoff Skinner and Donald Wygal, Jr. produced.
Official Site: thebigheadmovie.com
Kickstarter Page: The Bighead on Kickstarter
Facecrack: The Bighead Movie Page


LOS ANGELES MOVIE PREMIERE
Edward Lee’s The Bighead, the highly anticipated short film based on the cult classic book, will premiere in Los Angeles on Saturday March 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Acme Theater in Hollywood.
135 N La Brea Ave (between Beverly and First)
Los Angeles, CA 90036


The Bighead Trailer

Edward Lee’s The Bighead: TRAILER from Michael Ling on Vimeo.

 

cropped-avatar3.jpgThe second installment of Crazy Ass Horror Film Deaths or CAHFD, lol.  It’s fun scouring Youtube and the interweb for unique or memorable clips of deaths in film; often watching a clip and remembering a long forgotten film or becoming interested in new ones.  Why do we watch horror flicks….for the killing, the blood, the guts, the gore and to a lesser extent the scares.  I have compiled a short list of a few memorable death scenes that have stuck with me over the years.  Graphic Clips probably NSFW.  Here they are in no particular order.
Take me to the clips

Ferals. David Lapham. 2011.

Ferals. David Lapham. 2011.

“Officer Dale Chesnutt has a big bloody problem – slaughtered civilians are turning up in the sleepy town of Cypress and now it’s on him to figure it out. But while he is discovering more carnage, and his violent passions for a sexy mysterious woman, a vicious creature strikes again, this time at Dale’s own family.” Avatar Press.

David Lapham (Crossed: Badlands, Stray Bullets) and Gabriel Andrade (Lady Death) create a non-stop sex fueled bloodbath with Ferals. Violent, Bloody, Gruesome and Shocking are but a few of the words I would use to describe this series; mix in generous helpings of brutally rough sex (with lots of overly large breasted women) and Ferals is a surefire winner. Truly fearsome Werewolves (not your tweeny fantasy twilight dogs) make this series a pleasure to read. If you are into werewolves at all, Ferals is required reading. If you just want something soaked in gore and scattered with some beautifully drawn women, this will do as well. Avatar Press keeps on delivering with over the top and extremely graphic horror titles! Ferals @ Avatar Press. Enjoy!

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A Serbian Film. 2010.

A Serbian Film (Serbian: Српски филм / Srpski film) is a 2010 Serbian horror film and the first feature film directed by Srđan Spasojević. It tells the story of a down-on-his-luck porn star who agrees to participate in an “art film”, only to discover that he has been drafted into a snuff film. (wiki)

Well I finally decided to watch the much hyped gore-fest that is A Serbian film. Was I shocked, disgusted, surprised, depressed, troubled, confused and nauseated? In a word, Yes. The film explores the seedy and soul-less underworld of the hardcore pornography industry, from a Serbian perspective. I know that sounds like a film that everyone would want to watch right? Wrong. There is a lot a of tough subject matter portrayed in the film and I think all but the most serious fans of hardcore shock horror will find it rather offensive. A Serbian Film is loaded with full frontal nudity, explicit sexual scenes, extreme gore and brutal violence. Total shock and awe! There are images contained in the flick that I don’t think I will ever forget for the rest of my life. Seriously. Watch this nasty nasty film at your own peril. You’ve been warned. More thoughts on A Serbian Film here.

Next Up: cancel my trip to Serbia


A Serbian Film. 2010.


A Serbian Film (Serbian: Српски филм / Srpski film) is a 2010 Serbian horror film and the first feature film directed by Srđan Spasojević. It tells the story of a down-on-his-luck porn star who agrees to participate in an “art film”, only to discover that he has been drafted into a snuff film.

Release date: June 11, 2010 (initial release)
Director: Srdjan Spasojevic
Running time: 110 minutes
DVD release date: October 25, 2011
Cast: Srđan Todorović, Sergej Trifunović, Slobodan Beštić, Jelena Gavrilovic
Screenplay: Aleksandar Radivojevic, Srdjan Spasojevic

I have had this film laying around for quite some time now – unwatched. I’ve read the reviews, the plot synopsis’ and the outlines enough to know this thing is a serious piece of hardcore. Which I’m familiar with, but unfortunately I bought into all the hype surrounding ASF; I think I got a little tense about this film, edgy if you will. Normally I could care less about other people’s opinions (especially critics) but for some unknown reason they all got to me on this one. The only other time I questioned watching a film based on anyone’s review was the August Underground series (which btw I have yet to watch). Is it that films of this extremely brutal nature chip away at our humanity? Is it the fear of overwhelming desensitization in the face of such horrendous possibilities? Or is it once something of this variety has been seen it cannot be unseen? All of the above I assume. A Serbian Film depicts the soul-less drudgery of sex trade workers in a gritty and brutal way. It portrays a reality where money has more value than human life.

For a film of this breed; ultra hardcore gore-horror (that is a new classification I just made up for A Serbian Film), the cinematography, sound, production values and acting were all above average. Usually you get that shaky-cam, all to clear looking, questionable acting and plot non-exsistant tripe. Well done for a film of such an extreme nature.

Srdjan Todorovic as Milos.

Srdjan Todorovic as Milos.

I was really impressed with the performance of Srdjan Todorovic as Milos; the down and out porn star alcoholic. I really felt that he desperately wanted out of the “life” but the ever present lure of the almighty dollar kept him firmly entrenched in the seedy world of pornography. Overall the cast did a decent job portraying various sleazy adult film characters with the award for biggest scumbag going to Milos brother Marko (Slobodan Bestic), a shallow corrupt cop with a penchant for hookers and an obsession with Milos’ wife (and to a lesser extent, a chronic masturbator). There was one memorable scene where he is receiving oral sex from a prostitute while watching a home video of his nephews birthday party. Whoa! Creepy wouldn’t you say. Sergej Trifunovic plays Vukmir, a rich and highly questionable ex child psychologist who now produces high concept pornography, a truly twisted and sick individual.

The sheer ultra-violence throughout A Serbian Film is brutal and extremely graphic. The numerous acts of sexual depravity are highlighted by savagery and soaked in blood. Graphic nudity, explicit sexuality, sexual fetishism, sexual violence and generally every other manner of debauchery is presented with glaring realism. Have you ever witnessed a prostitute getting repeatedly punched in the face while performing oral sex on a man, while a young girl watches with enthusiasm? No? How about watching a man get impaled through the eye socket and subsequently killed by another mans penis? These are just some of the sick and horrible ways that A Serbian Film rams it’s visceral gore drenched images down the viewers throat. Is the film every gore-hounds dream come true? No. The difficulty of some of the subject matter presented therein precludes (hopefully) any sane individual from taking enjoyment from A Serbian Film. One scene in particular was so astoundingly barbaric and horrible that even describing it here would feel like I was committing a crime. I’ve watched films with this level of gore many times and have come out unscathed, but it seems much more real and terrible when combined with human sexuality, as in A Serbian Film. I fear I haven’t escaped this film as…….intact.

When searching for meaning behind this dark vicious film one has to look hard and wade through miles blood to find it. The director and writer of A Serbian Film have both made numerous statements that the film is a commentary on the political climate of the film industry in Serbia, a look at the actions of Serbian soldiers during the Yugoslav wars and the voracious appetite of western consumerism. The meaning behind A Serbian Film (whatever that may be) gets lost in the sheer violence presented to the viewer. Director Srdjan Spasojevic had this to say.

Srpski Film is also a metaphor for our national cinema – boring , predictable and altogether unintentionally hilarious which throughout our film to some extent is commented on and subtly parodied.

A Serbian Film is a stark look at the symbiotic relationship between sex and money and desperation. Hopelessness. It is a shocking and disturbing ride not for the easily offended or the faint of heart. Ultra violent and gory. Difficult and relentless in it’s delivery of very questionable subject matter. From the frantic drug addled sex fueled blackout in the third act to a mind blowingly bleak and horrendous climax that will shatter all but the most jaded and inhuman viewer; A Serbian Film crosses every boundary without remorse. I do recommend this film, if only for curiosity’s sake. Be WARNED this film is for hardcore horror fans and cineophiles only. Don’t take your girlfriend to see this one folks. Watch this alone in a dark corner somewhere and have a scalding hot shower afterwards.

A Serbian Film Rating

If you don’t want get pounded in the face by 110 minutes of blood spattered nastiness involving intercourse and murder then you can read it instead of viewing it. IMDb A Serbian Film synopsis.

Crossed

Crossed. 2008.

Crossed is a comic book written by Garth Ennis and drawn by Jacen Burrows for the first ten issues, and published by Avatar Press. Following volumes Crossed: Family Values, Crossed 3D, and Crossed: Psychopath were written by David Lapham. A new series, Crossed: Badlands is written by Ennis and drawn by Burrows. A web comic, Crossed: Wish You Were Here, has also been produced. (Wiki)

I have read alot of comics in my day, usually along the extreme/strange line. This brings me to the Crossed series; absolute and complete violent madness and brutality here! It is described as an adult entertainment comic not to be confused with pornography at all, though there are alot of sexual scenes. I have read all of the Crossed series numerous times and am still shocked as I turn each blood soaked page. For fans of brutal horror whether in print or on film this is a definite must read. I would recommend starting with Ennis’ original Crossed story line but it doesn’t really matter which series to start with. A free web series of Crossed is available here courtesy of Avatar Press. Check it out now!

Click here to goto the webseries of Crossed

Next Up: more crossed

Why do we watch horror flicks….for the killing, the blood, the guts, the gore and to a lesser extent the scares.  I have compiled a short list of a few memorable death scenes that have stuck with me over the years.  Graphic Clips probably NSFW.  Here they are in no particular order.

Final Destination 5 (2011) IMDB – Gymnast Death (this is a fairly long clip, death scene is right near the end).  This was a downright ghastly scene of a gymnast dying from a massive fail on the uneven bars.  Whoa!


Deep Rising (1998) IMDB – Woman in bathroom (unfortunately this is the official trailer and the death occurs right at the end. I couldn’t find anything better). One of my favorite horror films, a bloody good time.


Maniac (1980) IMDB– This classic scene involves legendary FX guru Tom Savini receiving a shotgun blast to the head, in slow mo! Crazy.


Silent Hill (2006) IMDB– Pyramid head skin ripping. For some strange reason this death scene has always stuck with me. It is pretty gruesome.


Feast (2005) IMDB– Pretty twisted death of the biker chick, perverted and gross.


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