Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Extreme Horror Video Soundtrack Action

These are two samples from 80's horror movie soundtracks, perhaps my two favorites, Tangerine Dream's soundtrack to the film Near Dark (about cowboy vampires) and Goblin's soundtrack to Argento's Phenomena (also known as Creepers). People say that guy Phil Spector had a good ear for production or the wall of sound. I think there's a bunch of music by European artists that appeared for cinematic purposes such as Goblin's work or some of Tangerine Dream's work that would make Spector cry if you played it for him in prison, to be totally honest. Actually, this post has nothing to do with extreme horror only regular horror, but I made the title that way so that the post might actually get a good number of hits. The more sincere I am about my interests, the less anyone cares.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Torture Videos! Snuff Films! Serial Killers! Psychotronic Grindhouse MADNESS with Scream Bloody Murder!

It has come to be that on this blog, the topic and real topic that gets hits consistently is an on-going investigation or meditation on the topic of extreme horror and to some extent the related topic of extreme pornography of various kinds that exist, and, as I have frequently written, this is largely true because people find my site looking for pornography. This is not necessarily even within the rubric of horror films the topic that interests me the most. I tire of writing about it, but audiences do not tire of looking such subjects up. This is from a grindhouse film from 1973 that isn't even good for a grindhouse film. The name of the film is Scream Bloody Murder. It's about a young man with a hook for a hand who is deeply uncomfortable with sex who keeps a prostitute captive. The film completely ignores basic logic and plausibility, is super low-budget, and as such is highly entreating, especially to watch with a group of people. That's actually much more so the spirit with which I watch horror films generally. There's the final interview with Ted Bundy done by Evangelical James Dobson from Focus on the Family where Ted Bundy argued the influence that pornography, in particular violent pornography, had on his psyche. If I continue discussing the general issues addressed in that interview through different horror films or something like the Powell family case, it will continue to have an audience. It will be reiteration but there will always be an audience for it. It's the same general stuff. You have sexual taboos about the violation of another, for example taboos against rape. I dig up some horror film that involves rape as subject matter, a woman is raped and impregnated by an alien in the film for example, and write on the film. The discussion by it's very nature must be a reiteration of the kind of themes found in the final interview with Ted Bundy, ultimately. Someone finds it looking for footage of a woman being raped by an alien. Based on the numbers that come in, I determine that this is a popular kind of blog to write, so I work on some variation on the theme. If I try something different, the number of hits are smaller, and so the cycle keeps going. My heart is elsewhere. My mind is elsewhere. But it repeats because that is what gets the most attention. I can try to make jokes of, to poke fun at Josh Powell's collection of Spongebob Squarepants porn, for example. Or for instance, here I might quote Charles Manson's response to Ted Bundy- "I've been watching pornography my entire life and it hasn't effected me"- As groovy and psychedelic as Charles Manson is though, however, I think Scream Bloody Murder from roughly the same era might be almost equally groovy. That's some serious Psychotronic Grindhouse ACTION!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Extreme Torture! Murder Caught on Video! It's August Underground!

This is a review of the shot on video film August Underground by Fred Vogel. This film comes up and again in discussion of extreme horror I see on-line. I am not a particularly big fan of the film. I find it kind of boring, to be honest. There is this kind of predicament that I'm in where blogs on extreme horror cinema are in general by far the most viewed (at least on this text based blog, my political internet radio show gets thousands of hits) the problem being that I think I'm running out of quality films within the genre to deal with. I had said in my review of S&Man that I wouldn't review August Underground. I didn't really want to for awhile but this blog probably will get hits because a review of this film could easily be mistaken for pornography of some kind, which is a trick I frequently use just to get more hits. It's a pretty bad film though, in my opinion. No insult to Fred Vogel, I'm sure he's a fun guy to sit and watch some zombie flicks with, this film is ultra low budget, sort of slow, and generally kind of pointless in my opinion. It's a dull faux-torture-snuff video made with no money, it's nothing much more than that, and that has some audience. There are segues, but I'm not really interested at all in seeing them for any reason. Man, Fred Vogel must have really had budget constraints because he couldn't find particularly good looking women desperate to get their foot in the door to be actresses. I don't know if he eve sunk quite as low as Bill Zebub, but August Underground is pretty wretched fecal matter. This is a very stupid movie.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Raped and Impregnated by a Monster Back in the 80's Part 6: The Prometheus Factor

I have re-catogerized this post, which is really about the film Prometheus, as part of a series of reviews dealing with films from the 80's in which a woman is raped and impregnated by a monster of some kind or other. I have done this because even the fifth post in the series, about the obscure film Redneck Zombies, has now gotten over a hundred hits. Prometheus is a current film, coming out in the beginning of next month, but the topic of 80's films in which a woman is raped and impregnated by a monster came up in writing about information that is surfacing about Prometheus from trailers and TV spots, and so I have entitled the post as such so that it gets attention. So this will sort of settle something-The space jockeys from Alien are clearly in Prometheus (the upcoming prequel to Alien) but the primary monster in Prometheus is not a Xenomorph per say but something akin with at least four different life stages that is apparently "every woman's worst nightmare". That's what Hollywood Reporter is saying at least. I'm going to take a guess from trailers this involves alien impregnation of some kind, which has been an extremely popular topic on this blog. I find the wave of "woman is raped by a monster and gives birth to a baby monster" films from the eighties like Inseminoid, Xtro, and Humanoids from the Deep to be pretty poor films to be honest. But I found if I wrote on this films or referenced tentacle hentai (Japanese animated porn involving women being raped by monsters with tentacles) that I would get huge numbers of hits, largely, it appears to be, from people looking for pornography. Prometheus had a budget over a hundred million dollars. Based on that, I assume what we will see in Prometheus has a better quality then Inseminoid, which I've read described, I would say accurately, as a low budget British rip off of the original Alien. Prometheus has been rated R and not NC-17, so it probably won't be as extreme as films like Human Centipede 2, A Serbian Film or the Bunny Game. However, I have a feeling this bit with the new alien creature with at least four different life stages that is described as "every woman's nightmare" gets fairly gross and involves reproductive organs. As we can see clearly from the trailer, there is something alien moving down around the Elizabeth Shaw character's reproductive areas, and we hear her screaming, so I would assume from that, that that's pretty much the idea. The specifics aren't fully publicized at time of writing. by PrometheusForum This film has not been banned overseas like Human Centipede 2 was for a while and The Bunny Game still is,or within the category of films from the 80's in which a woman is raped by an alien life form Xtro was. However, I'm really intrigued, if not obsessed, with Prometheus. Xtro I can do without, to be honest. I think if we're ever going to see a mature development or well done version of the themes of alien impregnation we see in 80's films like Xtro and Inseminoid (perhaps strongly influenced by the original Alien) it's probably going to be in Prometheus and/or subsequent sequels to Prometheus which they're already talking about doing. Of course, the great likelihood is that many people who read this post will be people looking for tentacle hentai or some other form of pornography involving women being raped by monsters. Those people probably don't care at all what my opinions on things like "body horror" are. It is what it is. I don't see the attraction with tentacle hentai, but I'm very excited about Prometheus.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

More Hardcore Snuff Film Video Action with S&Man

This is yet another film that uses the making of snuff films for the central plot-line. I've reviewed a number of them, and will continue to do so, just because, well, I get hits when I do. As I've said, I'm really starting to scrape the bottom of the barrel on these films. This one is memorable in so far as the director of one of the worst films I've ever seen, if not the worst, appears in this film playing himself. Bill Zebub who made Zombie Christ is in this one as himself. Also, I had plans to review August Underground, but the director of the August Underground films, Fred Vogel, appears in this film also as himself, and having seen him speak and seen clips from August Underground in it, I'll pass. While S&Man is not the worst film I've ever seen in my life, it is one that made me bored and kind of depressed. S&Man (pronounced "SandMan") is a 2006 film that incorporates documentary footage of real underground filmmakers, as well as interviews with a film theory type named Carol J. Clover and professional specialists that work with sex offenders. There is also a fictional plot strain about a fictional filmmaker named Eric who stalks girls and kills them on camera. A big problem with this film is that Eric is kind of a composite of stereotypes and not much of a character, or at least not an interesting one. Bill Zebub gets in a good line which is "I don't shot films to be a piece of cinema, I shot these films so perverts to give me money"- and having seen Zombie Christ I can testify that that is true. Alas, Bill Zebub, the sub-genre of horror films that use the making of snuff films- this kind of stuff isn't even what interests me the most within the rubric of horror films. I review it with a cynical reason mush the same as Bill Zebub's, although it isn't cash in my case but publicity in the hopes of getting a big enough name that I can get other kinds of projects off the ground. Carol J. Clover might be an interesting to sit down and have a conversation with, the same certainly is true of the people they have that work with sex offenders on there. I don't know if I really care about Zebub or Vogel that much. Then, of course, I've seen so many films now that use snuff films as a plot device that it would be veritably impossible for me not to be sick of the topic.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sledgehammer: Sex and Murder Video Action!

The blogs I do on here that get the most hits are of the reviews of horror films overwhelmingly, and I get very, very sick of it. Most of the time it's also extreme gore flicks and/or films that were banned in this or that country. If that's what I need to do to generate publicity, that's what I will do That's not even necessarily what interests me in terms of horror films. My review of Zombie Christ did pretty well, but that is one of the worst films I've ever seen, if not the worst. I like this company Intervision Pictures that puts out bizarre straight-to-video (and sometimes shot-on-video) horror film oddities from the 80's and early 90's. These films are fairly gory and one of them, The Burning Moon, is banned in Germany for reasons I fail to understand. However, these films are so absurd and low-budget that it would be hard to imagine taking them seriously at all. I've seen these movies described as "unintentional surrealism" which is sort of an accurate, if vague, description of these films. Sledgehammer fits that bill. This is a shot-on-video slasher film from the 80's, one of the first apparently. Parts of the film make little or no sense, although it generally follows a standard "young people in a house" type slasher film. I'm too lazy to write a plot synopsis to this film. I will tell you that the killer uses a sledgehammer, of course. It stars onetime Playgirl model Ted Prior and was director by his brother, David A Pryor. There's some serious mullet haircut action in this one. However, the most notable feature of this film is an odd, base heavy synth soundtrack, which doesn't sound quite like any soundtrack I've ever heard before. Some of the wilder Goblin soundtrack work is the closest thing I can think of. So little rock and roll music for me stands the test of time. I like Joy Division a lot, I like Voivod, the first three albums by The Cult, and Switchblade Symphony's first album "Serpentine Gallery". I like the Goblin soundtracks those are good, but I think the soundtrack to Sledgehammer is really wild sounding, and vey cheesy. Yeah, I like that Intervision Pictures company I hope they dig up more oddities like this. That's sort of fun.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Extreme Torture and Snuff Film Action with Michael Jackson and John Travolta!

August Underground and Philosophy of a Knife are the next films I have plans to review. Philosophy of a Knife is four hours long so I'm not sure when I'm going to get around to that. Those are both extreme, extreme torture horror. However, as I've sort of already said, I'm getting sick of doing that, but it's the stuff that gets hits. To give you a sense of how bad that is, this movie snuff from 1976 that people went to see because it supposedly had real snuff footage in it? Yeah, I FELL ASLEEP watching it. That's really pushing the whole fixation with banned horror films and the whole topic of snuff flicks to the point where I've been running out of decent films to discuss. Apparently, August Underground has scene where two men force a woman to eat her own feces while one of them masturbates. I think these films have run into a wall where the only way they could be worse is to really rape and kill people, and then people who make these films would all go to jail. Also, I have read on-line that one of the women being "tortured" in August Underground cracks up. There is no over-estimating how utterly wretched some of the filmmaking on these kinds of projects can be. There's more interesting to read about on-line than reviews of torture videos,right? Take this tidbit that I spotted on-line today, care of Contact Music: "According to a story in The Sun newspaper, deceased pop superstar Michael Jackson was caught in a vicious feud with his brother Randy and even ordered for a hit in a drug-fuelled, paranoid fury. Skilled, British martial artist Matt Fiddes worked as a bodyguard and has recently come on to comment about his time working for the star, telling of a war Michael was caught in with his brothers for years. In the same article, Fiddes tells of how Michael became something of a paranoid wreck by 2005, surrounding himself with Nation of Islam bodyguards and even barring members of his family from his Neverland Ranch. He was quoted saying the feud came to boiling point when he heard 'Randy was trying to force his way past the bodyguards to speak to him in one of his rented homes. Michael ordered him to be shot dead.' Fortunately the hit never came off, with Fiddes adding that Jackson was 'out of his mind on drugs' during this time." That's quite a statement about the King of Pop there. That's some heavy duty drugs. The story now about John Travolta being sued by a masseur for sexual battery is okay. I buy the one about Michael Jackson just because we all know he was out of his mind on drugs towards the end of his life, and that that was what killed him. Michael Jackson was not above using thugs, Anthony Pellicano being the most famous of said thugs. The one about John Travolta molesting a masseur could be a hard-up masseur trying to make a quick buck. The details about John Travolta going on a rant about Hollywood being run by homosexual Jews are pretty entertaining, but if I was called as a judge on this case I would be highly skeptical that this incident actually took place. I don't know. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe John Travolta did touch the masseurs penis. I could be wrong. It is sort of more interesting than the torture video material.
Updates! 5/8 There is now a second masseur making similar allegations against John Travolta. Here's an excerpt from the legal documents I found on Huffington Post- "Travolta had a strange demeanor, bloodshot eyes and climbed onto the already setup massage table...Travolta removed the entire sheet from his body, and he claimed the sheets were sticky and could not tolerate the heat...Travolta further indicated that he likes a lot of 'Glutes' work meaning a massage on his buttocks...While [the plaintiff] was massaging near Travolta's buttocks area, Travolta would open his legs and spread his butt cheeks open and had a full erection and would maneuver in a way to try to force Doe Plaintiff No. 2 to touch his anus and around his anus." Travolta suddenly turned on his stomach with his legs wide open with a full erection. He then tried to force Doe Plaintiff No. 2's hand on Travolta's scrotum. Then, Travolta started to grab, rub and caress Doe Plaintiff no. 2's upper thighs and buttocks....Travolta still had an erection and wanted his abdominals done, but Travolta's erection was in the way and he refused to have his penis covered by a sheet of a pillow case cover." As I'm remembering this film, it seems all the more probable that these allegations are backed in truth: 5/9 The lawyer for Travolta's accusers are saying there are allegations from a number of men in the massage industry. You know as i think back on the Look Who's Talking franchise, I can really see it. I really can.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Yes, if you've followed this page, it was inevitable: the review of the movie which is actually called Snuff. The film Snuff from 1976 is kind of inexplicable. It did very well commercially in it's time for the reason that people believed it contained real snuff footage. It's fairly outrageous that one would think that is the case, but at the time people did. A porn industry guy named Alan Shakelton took this South American exploitation film based loosely on the Manson family killings named Slaughter from 1971- much the kind of film that Something Weird video would dig up- and re-released it with a new ten minute ending tacked on where the camera pulls away to a movie set, the director starts making sexual advances on the actress in the film, and then the director and film crew kill the actress, catching it all on film. As I referenced on the previous blog, the director says something like "that was dynamite, that was a gory scene, it really turned me on" which I want to start using as my new pick up line. Hey, it works in the movie, right? I'd like to say that this film is brilliant and a lost classic and all, but I fell asleep during it. It does have a sort of cool soundtrack that would remind you of a Velvet Underground album or 70's soundtrack work by European bands like Goblin or Can, if you enjoy that sort of thing, which I do. Unfortunately, I've never seen the soundtrack to Snuff sold separately anywhere.