Movies Galore take a look at Sterling Entertainment’s follow up Sequel to anthology “Things 2” from 1998!

Written by David Strege

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Brought to us by Sterling Entertainment working with Bovine Entertainment this is a sequel anthology to “Things” from 1993 directed by Mike Bowler, Dennis Devine, and Steve Jarvis.

A sequel anthology told in the vein like that of Creepshow and Tales from the crypt…

The Wraparound tale was directed by Mike Bowler: A writer lures a pizza boy at least that which he thought was a pizza boy instead it was a young woman who came to the door as he begins to tell her a few new scary stories… but once told realizes he’s not the only one who collects things…

In “Thing From Nanchung” directed by Steve Jarvis: a woman is having an affair with a man and plans to get rid of her husband by unleashing a mysterious creature in a box…

In “A Thing From The Lab” directed by Dennis Devine:  Angela is a photographer works on a set of stills as she thinks about some killings (and her father) that have happened down the street, meanwhile a Sargent is tasked to finding the killer of a man’s Daughter who’d become an apparent victim mutilated and rained of blood… is the killer just a man?

To be honest I enjoyed the way these tales were told more than I din the first as both of these twicetold tale anthologies seem like they are in the vein of like creepshow and tales from the crypt like telling… this one is almost lovecraftian but I slightly wish we saw a little bit more of the puppet like creatures…

I did feel like the editing in the first tale was a little choppy the acting mediocre at best but your in for some corniness as it’s definitely made for you to just sit back and enjoy instead of criticising it’s altogether a cheezy flick…

I enjoyed it  you can tell it’s low budget it’s not a great film but it’s supposed to be bad enough to be cheezy and fun so chill sit back and enjoy it for what it is…

Starring Emily Devine as Young Angela, Angela Eads as Angela, Jim Donald Ellis as
Detective Clark (as Jim Ellis), Joanne Rubino as Model, Robert Michael Ryan as
Cop, Jason Robert Stephens as Cop, Richard Ward as Rich Mason.

 

Movies Galore takes a look at Sterling Entertainment’s Anthology “Things” from 1993!

Written by David Strege

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Brought to us by Sterling Entertainment and Bovine Entertainment this is the first anthology directed by Dennis Devine, Eugene James and James Woeffel.

First of all you have to remember Dennis Devine is behind a really cool Rock n Roller  flick from 1989 called “Dead Girls” so there is definitely some low talent behind this enjoyably corny twosome tale with a wraparound story…

In “The Wrap-Around” directed by Eugene James: a high class looking woman with a southern Stepfordaccent ties up her husbands lover and procededs to tell her what appears to be some creepy tales and baits her to review the tales told so she can keep her life…

In “The Box” directed by Dennis Devine: Three Cat-house ladies move into an old theater they’d just bought but a certain man who wears the hat a Mayor black wants them gone so sends his Thing in a Box he’d found in the mines to get rid of them… only didn’t know doing so would blow up in his face as the tables turn on this greedy man in black…

In “Thing in a Jar” directed by James Woeffel: a young married lady starts to day dream about her husband Leon hurting her she’s not even sure loves her the same way… and yet insanely jealous drives her to decide to leave him for good… with the help of her freind Beverly… only she’s caught in a scheme created by one of her nightmares….

My only vice about this second tale is the fact Leon has an Australian accent to me it sounded goofy for Leon a cold blooded killer of a husband just a little off with his Eric Roberts type look, but other than this I think and feel that this first twosome anthology was a fun film in places.   Not only do we get a taste of the sinister but in a sense it’s done in a creepshow like style… though the first tale was my favorite of the two…

In a sense revenge is served… I enjoyed it!

Starring Kinder Hunt as The Wife (segment “The Wrap-Around”), Maegen as Jane (segment “The Wrap-Around”), Jesse Hernandez as Jack (segment “The Wrap-Around”), Olivia as Hooker #2 (segment “The Wrap-Around”), Kathleen O’Donnel as Tulip (segment “The Box”), Neil Delama as Mayor Black (segment “The Box”), Kelly-Jean Dammeyer as Daisy (segment “The Box”), Scot Pierce (segment “The Box”), Judith Montgomery as Sherri (segment “The Box”), Bob Frey as Ernie (segment “The Box”), Owen Rutledge in
(segment “Thing in a Jar”) (as Trey Garris), Courtney Lercara as Julia (segment “Thing in a Jar”), Debra Stevens as Beth (segment “Thing in a Jar”) (as Deborah Stevens), Jeff Burr as The Coroner (segment “Thing in a Jar”), Mike Tristano as Detective #1 (segment “Thing in a Jar”) (as Michael Tristano), Miles O’Reilly as Detective #2 (segment “Thing in a Jar”), Donna Stocker as Garage Girl, Ann Christensen as Garage Girl, Majken Harden as Garage Girl, Christine Haber as Garage Girl (as Chris Haber), Linda Roberts as Garage Girl (uncredited), Robert Michael Ryan as
Teenager (uncredited).

Movies Galore takes a look at long awaited Horror film title from Concept Media’s Shawn Burkett “Don’t Fuck In The Woods” from 2016!

Written by David Strege

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You know there’s something I’ve always enjoyed about Concept Media Films direrctor Shawn Burkett and that is i believe his sense of humor Ive kind of followed along his career somewhat maybe not from the begining but ive been impressed with what hium and his fellow directors have been able to accomplish… the sound is always impecable and his taste in music is definitely there and is apparent in every film hes been apart of…

Now from what i understand during the filming of “Don’t Fuck In The Woods” the area they’d been filming in was suddenly condemned while in the state of filming and due to conflictin actors and actresses schedules it looked like the film was Dead in the water but you know what?

That didn’t deter Shawn or the rest of his cast theyu pulled it off and what fun it looks like hehe.

Beginning of the film we have a couple in the woods getting down and dirty about to well.. you know do that ol’ hump and grind when a creature comes out of nowhere kills the dude and you see the girl being dragged off the screen… I think the part about the creature i like is number one its not CGI’d bullshit number two: its kind of between well… remember that tar creature that killed Lt. Tasha Yarr on Star Trek: Next Gen.? and remember the Swamp Thing well its their kid and hes not happy hes not the one getting all the action in his so called woods.

Any who Lacey and Meg a lesbian couple are wondering why they’re going on a weekend spur with that Jock, that Cheerleader, and that Stoner friend’s of theirs… a weekend of camping, getting laid and relaxing… up to join the two we’d first seen…

I think I even like that one of Wisconsin’s own Hannah Herdt who plays Parker (Don’t Go To The Reunion) whom we catch debating on what a true scream queen really should be, I feel is a perfect clash against our slacker Stoner friend Mac as he lust after the lesbian girls and surprisingly is one of the ones still alive halfway through…. lol but I think if you Shawn hadn’t of had Jossart in for comic relief? I don’t think this film might have floated so well together.

Ultimately this is a Monster\slasher film and creating that blood filled atmosphere of fear and sounds of the creature were great… with that campy woodsy atmosphere we all enjoy in a slasher… I think the cast had fun it certainly wasnt scary but it certainly has a gore leval and is rememberable to me…

I certainly enjoyed the title and the film tremendously and think it definitely lived up to its name… I recommend it…

Starring Shawn C. Phillips as Sammy, Nadia White as Lacey, Brandy Mason as
Meg, Roman Jossart as Mac, Brittany Blanton as Jane, Chris J. Neal as Customer #2 (as Chris Neal), Ayse Howard as Alex, Joe Vollman as Wildlife Preservationalist, Kayla Stone as Ash (as Kayla Morgan), Deryk Wehrly as Jason,  Brian Cornell as Conor, Hannah Herdt as Parker, Scott Gillespie as the Creature / Luke, Roman Jossart as Mac, Savannah Howard as Video Store Thief.

Movies Galore takes a look at Finland director Joonas Makkonen’s “Bunny the Killer Thing” from 2015!

Written by David Strege

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Step over Bunnyman I think Findland has got ya beat in Bunny the Killer Thing… all I can say is this film was a total trip.

Directed by Joonas Makkonen with Black Lion Pictures it’s now on a limited edition only to 1000 Blu-ray combo pack with Raven Banner productions …

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The film begins with a writer and his either girlfriend or wife are driven up to a cabin in the middle of nowhere for him to write but before they enter are attacked by three assailents in ski masks with a very funny tazer reaction…

The writer then wakes up chained in front of a man in a lab coat and his somewhat igorish character as he is now an experiment… transforms into a gigantic sex craved bunny… escapes…

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Meanwhile a group of freinds get together to go out to the same cabin whilst a group of men plan a heist of sorts… one girl gets drunk… one goes all spastic lesbian throw in a young man wanting to loose his virginity and wa la ad in the huge furry hulking bunny whipping his dick around yelling “Pussy!” “Fresh Pussy” and a pair of bumbling officers from the Finland police force you have a fantastically fun film.

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Not to mention a furry party and explosions I could see how this could have been a very low budget film so I’m glad this film was funded to the amounts of blood gore and effects the way it was,  this is what I consider to be top of the line and is now on my top ten favorite films for being hilariously corny and Gorey and sickly perverted in all the right places.

Not only do I think that this film was raunchy it had just the right amount of crazy if not more so that went along with the storyline… I’m looking forward to a sequel to this madness and hope it gets more sadistic as I feel this sex crazed bunny worshiper of a director will find an audience… well fucking done!

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Ps I didn’t even tell my most favorite part ud have to see it to believe it!

Starring Enni Ojutkangas as Sara, Jari Manninen as Mise, Orwi Manny Ameh as
TimVeera W. Vilo as Nina, Roope Olenius as Jari, Hiski Hämäläinen as Tuomas, Vincent Tsang as Vincent, Katja Jaskari as
Emma, Olli Saarenpää as Jesse, Marcus Massey as Lucas, Gareth Lawrence as Mr. McRain, Marko Moilanen as Daddy, Erno Michelsson as Sonny, Maria Kunnari as Julia, Henry Saari as The Older Police Officer, Juha-Matti Halonen as The Younger Police Officer, Aleksanteri Jaakkola as Hillbilly, Juho Jaakkonen as
Hillbilly, Niina Ylipahkala as Party Girl, Marika Pekkarinen as Party Girl, Ani Aaltonen as Party Girl, Milla Karjalainen as
Party Girl, Ari Karhunen as The Screaming Man, Päivi Komulainen-Vuoti as Seller, Mia Ehrnrooth as Lara Jessica Svensson, Miika J. Norvanto as Taxi Driver, Petri Nygård as The man who’s head gets shot off, Anniina Koivisto as Mr. McRain’s woman, Tuomo Marttinen as Hillbilly, Joonas Makkonen as Hillbilly, Ari Savonen as Man with a Orange Mask, Simo Räsänen as Man with a Black Mask, Harri Korkiakoski as Man with a White Mask, Harri Marttinen as The Shaman, Ranne
Shaman’s dog, Pörri as The rabbit, Matti Kiviniemi as Bunny the Killer Thing, Alisa Kyllönen as the Shaman’s Daughter (uncredited).

 

Movies Galore takes a look at French Director David Thouroude’s Silent musical tragedy “Le Prince des Cieux” from 2014!

Written by David Strege

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I’m not sure why I picked up this film in English meaning “The Prince of Heaven” from Director David Thouroude of SantaRita Films but I felt compelled to check this film out as I know I’m totally into silent films and from what I understand some films are made in fact to be more of a visual art form like that of Kenneth Anger and his “Lucifer Rising” and or E. Elias Mirages “Begotten” so I figured I’d check out this montage and give it a chance to see if I could describe it the best I can…

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We are not sure of the young man’s name is in the film but we see (Abdou M. Bodji) eventually sit down in front of a camera as we see various images that seem to flit through his mind of death, loss, dugs, the things drugs can cause… a cornucopia mind trip a morbid thought process as we see moseleums and candles… fires and images of a lost soul and the beast in which all these hells can create….

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I’m not saying it’s a great film but it’s certainly an interesting set of images collages together…

Starring Abdou M. Bodji with music by Billy Dranty.

Movies Galore takes a look at “Turbo Kid” Directed by Francois Simard, Anouk Whissel and Yoann-Karl Whissel from 2015!

Written by David Strege

2016-03-28-00-18-53-2068100793Funded on Indiegogo and unfortunately I couldn’t afford to contribute to their campaign at the time but this movie surprised me.  Penned as Mad Max on a BMX bike it lives up to its name with a clash against what being a true hero is all about in an existence secretly governed by robots in a post apocalyptic world as we open up in to the world of the kid.

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Directed by Francois Simard, Anouk Whissel, and Yoanne-Karl Whissel this team brought about a landscape ruled by a baron wasteland of sorts a world on the brink of an illusioned apocalypse where a we meet a young man who lives in his own shack in the middle of nowhere reading comic books and collecting Comic books from a bygone era of magazines.

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Pretty soon the kid meets up with Apple agirl that at first follows him around and annoys him but ultimately becomes his best freind later on but through defending him in a battle against these sick looking robots with superior weapons.

Eventially it comes down to the kid to save this wasteland from the evil of this bad ass  dude by the name of Zeus who seems to have his own band of skully miscreants in hockey mask-like uniforms that threatens the existence of human kind.

When I saw this I thought this was a fresh story great acting and could definitely tell the talent was there along with having a character in there that slightly acted like Indiana Jones a little I fealt the gore factor in two of the fights was brilliant in its portrayal of resistance and the effects of the weaponry of the Turbo Kid far out mind blowing altogether this was a memorable film plus you can’t go wrong with Ironsides fucking brilliant!

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Starring Munro Chambers as The Kid, Laurence Leboeuf as Apple, Michael Ironside as Zeus, Edwin Wright as Skeletron, Aaron Jeffery as Frederic, Romano Orzari as Bagu, Orphée Ladouceur as Female Guard, Steeve Léonard as Scout, Yves Corbeil as Turbo Général, Evan Manoukian as Young the kid, Anouk Whissell as The Mother, François Simard as The Father, Tyler Hall as Bounty Hunter, Martin Paquette as Giant Warrior, Pierre Sigouin as Frederick’s Brother, Yoann-Karl Whissell as Bald Guard, Christian Picone as Guard #1, Éric S. Boisvert as Guard #2, Abdul Ayoola as Guard #3, Thomas Luccioni as Guard #4, Sam B. Cloutier as Guard #5, Maxime Lapointe as Guard #8, David Loiseau as Guard #9, Nicolas Archambault as Guard #12, Jean-François Ferland as – Guard #11, Ara Ball as Guard #13, Sylvain Lemaitre as Guard #14, Hazgary Colin as Sentinel, David Rigby as Odd-looking Man, Louise Ménard as Old Lady, Bruno Corbin as Transgender Prostitute, Jason Eisener as The Cook, Sylvain Legrand as Turbo Rider, Félix Sylvestre as Zeus’ Chauffeur, Marcello Bezina as Bird Clan Leader, Alex Stine as Prisoner #1, Patrick Kerton as Gladiator #1, Rob deLeeuw as Gladiator #2, Andrée Anne Godbout as Skeletron BMX Guard #1, Kim Cormier as Skeletron BMX Guard #2, Jodie Rimmer as Mother (voice), Geoff Houtman as Father (voice), Luke Haigh as Guard #12 and #14 (voice), Samuel Brisson as Zeus’ BMX Gang Member, Nathaly Thibault as Zombie.

 

Movies Galore Takes a look at Sean Weathers anthology “Vault of Terror II: The Undead” of Full Circle Films with directors: Jerri Landi, Charleton Jacob Jacques, Gregory Kurczinsky, and John Renna and Julian Dickman from 2015!

Written by David Strege

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To be honest Sean Weathers seems to be using other Directors to Market his “The Fappening” which may or may not mean that it was selling well enough for him but With his “The Fappening” film being the wraparound tale shall we begin… and since I’ve already reviewed the Fappening I’m not even going to mention it again through here till the end…

In “He’s Not Looking So Great” directed by Gregory Kurczinsky Two couples also freinds are running through what appears to be the Zombie Appocalypse when suddenly one of the males decides that right then is the time to break up with his girl…

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In “Friends in Dark Places” directed by Charleton Jacob Jacques Two arguing parents are worried about their son still sleeping in the other room with another prescence…

In “Sepulcher” directed by Julian Dickman, there just always gotta be that one asshole at the end of all things including the zombie apocalypse…

In “The Butcher Game” directed by John McDermott a group of highschool kids are kicking back around a campfire when out of the blue a killer with a machete in a baby face mask slices and dices them all…

In “Demonic Frequencies” Directed by Jerri Landi a woman is tending her garden when she tunes into a frequency from Hell… that only she can hear…

To be honest I enjoyed watching all of these segments though the dude who was an asshole in “Sepulchure was kind of annoying lol. Plus it was obvious dude was hitting elbows and not a face even though face was bloody…

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The most intelligent tale here was freinds in dark places I believe where a child was talking to his demonic self/freind….

I mean which of you would be stupid enough to break up with ur chick in the middle of the apocalypse? Not me hehe

The object of a low budget film is to show what you can do and how you can portray a story on absolutely zero bucks and I think these directors did though there’s no real scare moment I’d recommend  “Demonic Frequencies” as it happens the director of cult classic Bronx “Krackoon” and “Bloodmarsh Krackoon” on the usage of his wife I believe hehe might as well have the devil possess her eh but seriously not a bad way to portray these films impressive… but I believe Sean was just trying to piggy back with the rest of these much better directors I hate to say this I think he tries but somewhat fails.

Starring Lloyd Kaufman as Walter Plinge (segment “The Fappening”), Erika Smith as Kim Kardashian (segment “The Fappening”), Tina Krause in (segment “The Fappening”) Rachael Robbins in
(segment “The Fappening”), Sybelle Silverphoenix as Jennifer Williams (segment “The Fappening”), Sean Weathers as Alan Smithee (segment “The Fappening”), Joel M. Reed as (segment “The Fappening”), Amoni B. As Ripley (segment “The Fappening”), Adonis Williams as Jason Vorhees (segment “The Fappening”), Jerry Landi as (segment “The Fappening”), Tamar Warner as Rosemary (segment “The Fappening”), Sky Claudette Soto in (segment “The Fappening”), Mino Jones in (segment “The Fappening”), Vlad Zee Dragan in (segment “The Fappening”), Steve Karlin as Gabriel (segment “The Fappening”), Melo
Clarice Starling in (segment “The Fappening”), Mr. ShoBiz in
(segment “The Fappening”), Diana Urgiles as Barbra (segment “The Fappening”), Simone Washington as Sidney (segment “The Fappening”), Devun Watford as
Kinison (segment “Friends in Dark Places”), Peter Bundic as Emery (segment “Friends in Dark Places”), Kevin Flatley as
Russell (segment “Friends in Dark Places”), Flora Karas as Nadine (segment “Friends in Dark Places”), Max Jay-Dixon as Chuck (segment “He’s Not Looking So Great”), Kat Lindsay as Natalie (segment “He’s Not Looking So Great”) (as Kathryn Lindsay), Melanie Litton as Cricket Bat Zombie (segment “He’s Not Looking So Great”), Mallory Logan as Mary (segment “He’s Not Looking So Great”), Cicily Prestridge as Brown Dress Zombie (segment “He’s Not Looking So Great”), Tim Sanford as Scuba Suit Zombie (segment “He’s Not Looking So Great”), Don Sauvage as Screwdriver Zombie (segment “He’s Not Looking So Great”), Matt Story as Brad (segment “He’s Not Looking So Great”), Bob Bozek as
Jim (segment “Sepulcher”) (as Robert Bozek), Christopher Brechtel as Brent (segment “Sepulcher”), Amie James as
Amy (segment “Sepulcher”), Brenda Rickert as Carol (segment “Sepulcher”), Yor Naybor as Babyface Killer (segment “The Butcher Game”), Denis Silvestri as
Bobby (segment “The Butcher Game”), Paula Vernon as Cindy (segment “The Butcher Game”), Alyssa Lando as Sarah (segment “The Butcher Game”), Alex Gisondi asChandler (segment “The Butcher Game”), Matt Amore As Lance (segment “The Butcher Game”), Anya Landi as Cheerleader (segment “The Butcher Game”), Kristen Landi as Jordan (segment “Demonic Frequency”), Sal Amore as Cult Leader (segment “Demonic Frequency”), Sara Rosenberg as Crystal (segment “Demonic Frequency”), Melisa Vlasaty as Buffy (segment “Demonic Frequency”), Alan Stentiford as Zombie (segment “Demonic Frequency”), Scott Barile as Jake (segment “Demonic Frequency”), Chris Esposito as Luigi (segment “Demonic Frequency”), Nicole D’Ottavi as Karen (segment “Demonic Frequency”), Lisa Giordano as Peggy (segment “Demonic Frequency”), Diana Landi as Phone Conversation Woman (segment “Demonic Frequency”), Toni Auleta as Phone Conversation Woman (segment “Demonic Frequency”), Greg Hinaman as Infected Killer Zombie (segment “Sepulcher”).