Written by David Strege
Brought to us by Steel House Productions director Tom Nagel (later of Clown Town) is a short film about a talkative Hitman…
A Hitman (Erickson) is out burying a victim, middle of the desert this hitman begins talking to his victim (Frankenstein) …. whose bound and gagged, starts talking about his wife, his problems and the victim appears to get through to him as with nods and hmmm mmmm’s seems true man can understand his mumblings.
But just as he though everything was fine…. The Hitman continues his job…
I thought this was actually kind of humorous and not often you get to see a film in one location and make it work with just two men and a camera…
You don’t expect a Hitman to just start getting emotional and having a moment like a pep talk or like your speaking to your therapist it just isn’t done hehe.
I enjoyed the film though short it was and wanted to see more… if that says I enjoyed the film then I recommend for you to check it out it’s on YouTube openly at the moment…
Starring Eric Paul Erickson as The Hitman, Andy Franzen as Harvey.
Written by David Strege
Working with El Hombre Pictures and T-Nasty Productions is director Anthony Cooney with not an axe, not a chainsaw but “Leaf Blower Massacre” a short film from 2013.
As the film begins we see shots of trees as a young child sits in the window playing with his toys…
Twenty years later a couple is walking out from a movie as some creep in a motercyle helmet and army surpluss uniform attacks them with a leaf blower gotta love how some pudgy dude is flailing his arms running from his girl as her teeth get knocked out…
Riding a Bycicle to mow this dude down he tell him he’s gonna blow him better than his girlfriend ever did and kills him with the blower…
Meanwhile a poker game is going on where it looks like the same man who’d gotten killed is in a cowboy hat with what sounds like the looped beginning of Jesus Christ Superstar music is playing in the background…
This just gets more comical by the moment as one of the guys goes out takes a piss outside while talking to his woman and once again the Leafblower man strikes again… The girlfriend gets mad and comes down to investigate she gets wacked over the head and wakes up to the Leaf Blower guy saying you ain’t seen nothing yet…
Now I like when a short film gets to a point this was a fun little film to watch it was entertaining… the character is something that can be built upon as I know there is a second film being made to continue the story…
I think I’m certainly going to enjoy more from this odd slasher tale can certainly see the humor in the film and look forward to more…
For those into short films and to the horror enthusiast I certainly recommend you check out this underground indie film if you can.
Starring Anita Nicole Brown as Nicole White, Shavar D. Clark as Shavar Jennings, Anthony Cooney as Bobby D, Martin Sean Cooney as Baby Sal, Patrick Anthony Hozjan as Pat, Miguel Perez as
Jose, Karla Shaw as Bobby D’s date, Mariel Taren as Stepha.
Written by David Strege
Now I’m going to say this before I get started I enjoyed the film “Dear God No” put out by Big World Pictures director James Bickert. But I was thoroughly disappointed in His newest feature “Frankenstein Created Bikers” and have yet to find a thruthful review where as it seems praises were sung how great the film was elsewhere why the fuck can’t they be truthful and say the film was a disaster.
The film starts out pretty decent as some kids pick up a sexy hitchhiker being Candy (Church) as they head to a party at a lake… in a shagodelic vehicle with the shag carpeting on the inside hehe
Well Candy and Archie (get down to the pier and Archie jumps in to see sights unseen and out pops a pretty Gnarley looking Ape like creature from beneath the lake…
So we watch a few heads roll as the Creature tears after a topless running Candy whom quickly hides under the van and watches as the creature rips apart the rest of her crowd… as Jett and his gang of Motorcycle Hunters called Impalers, pull up spouting about how many times they have to tell true beliefs of God he isn’t coming to save them….
Now we’re in a titty bar run by an old guy ends of being Val’s (Risk) father whom takes over his gathered group of misfit criminals with Topless masked dancers as she tells them to put on some kitty masks and work for her in her revenge on the man who took her eye.
Meanwhile Jett and his gang of bounty hunters bring the bagged mutant to Klaus (Harvey) and Dr. Marco (McComoskey) whose working on a syrum to create a mutant Army to control, even though the mutants killed the doctors family.
As it turns out Jett (Bryant) are taking daily doses of a syrum that Dr. Marco gives them to keep them in human form. Dr. Marco grows tired of the questions and hatches a plan with Klaus to expire the bikers to rid themselves of the problem of figuring out a solution to the syrum involved in keeping Jett’s gang from being Zombie-like creatures.
Meanwhile some redneck cops are on the trail as well as they feel the biker gang is responsible for the death of the Sherrif’s pig brother.
So Klaus meets up with Val and After a talk sends her topless Cats in with Machine Guns to attempt to waste Jett and his fellow undead bikers…
Of course I’m realizing this is a sequel of sorts but it’s appears to jump all over the place as it Appears Dr. Marco saved his daughters brain to reattach her body in a way to try to save Humanity through science.
My problem with the film is there appear to be a lot of talking going on and not much action. Another issue of mine is Klaus’s accent sounds totally forced not natural, but he did seem to portray a little sadism in the dungeon.
I think the most defining moment of the film sad to say is when The oldman was driving getting a blowjob when two of the undead bikers stood in the way of his vehicle and his peckerwood came clean off inside her jaw…
Oh I feel this film was way more hyped up than it truly was but and there is a bit there was some attention put to some of the effects… with some weird asphyxiation of a relationship between Edna Marco (Brumby) as her new body is attached to herself. Battle that with an exorcism of the dead from a psychotic wielding preacher with a chainsaw…
I mean it had a good storyline but for some reason it just didn’t all mesh well in my mind. This seemed like a great film to put my money towards as the first film was a great concept I’m sorry just wasn’t feeling the film… all the while I was wondering exactly why they kept Candy alive when she really didn’t do much but observe what went on inside the lab.
My feelings about this film are up and down parts I enjoyed parts I didn’t… as for the double disc blu ray I gotta say it looks pretty I love the title just not exactly the film not one of my favorites for the year.
Was certainly somewhat gore infested since there were a few failed lab experiments that seemed to rise to attack in the fray as well… would I recommend this film for others? Meh a one time watch is ok but I can’t see myself foreseeable calling this a favorite of mine anytime soon…
Starring Jett Bryant as Jett, Laurence R. Harvey as Klaus, Tristan Risk as Val, Ellie Church as Candy, Madeline Brumby as
Edna Marco, Paul McComiskey as Dr. Marco, Billy Ratliff as Larry, Gia Nova as
Gia Nova, Jim Sligh as Sheriff Crews, Jim Stacy as The Creature, Shane Morton as
Randal, Johnny Collins as Collins, Elizabeth Davidovich as Amber Joe, Allison Maier as Allison Chestnut, Diana Prince as Diana Prince, Nick Hood as Reverend Chainsaw, James Bickert as
Jimbo (as Rusty Stache), Megan Moore as
Sandy Stockridge, Eddie Mumma as Will Bromidey, Jessie Grainger as Archie Stalesenburg, Ki Corwell as Bobby Callowski, Chris ‘Casper’ Kelly as
Deputy Maddox, Dave Willis as Deputy Smoltz, Trey McGriff as Deputy Glavine, Bill McConnell as Deputy Wohlers, Fred Woelper as Deputy Avery, Effy Endo as
Cat Girl #2, Shana Melton as Cat Girl #4, Audrey Price as Cat Girl #5, Bryan G. Malone as Emcee, David Aboussafy as
Satan’s Own #10, Ben Bladon as Redneck #1, Phil Colvin as Satan’s Own #13, Kenwick Cook as Satan’s Own #6, Matt Flynn as Satan’s Own #4, Nathan Hamilton as Satan’s Own #8, Barb Hays as
Redneck #2, Dan Herald as Satan’s Own #12, Jason Hignite as Satan’s Own #1, Korey Jordan as Biker, Oliver Kasiske as
Mutant, Sarah Beth Moseley as Laura, Robert Rhine as Satan’s Own #15, Jon Scharer as Satan’s Own #9, Mark Schemanske as Store Clerk, Dave Skaggs as Satan’s Own #5, Peter Stolmeier as
Satan’s Own #7, Rob Thompson as Spyder, Augustus Whitiker as Satan’s Own #3.
Written by David Strege
After being disappointed in how badly James Bickerts “Frankenstein Created Bikers” was probably the first project I’ve been disappointed in putting money towards (in my mind so far “Dear God No!” was so much better”, there’s a light at the end of when I purchased Bell Cow Productions director Billy Pon’s “Circus of the Dead” from 2013 along with its Companion short film “Doll Boy” from 2010.
After seeing Bill Orbisett Jr. in Werewolf Rising and Coyote I think in the character of Papa Corn he pulls off a great horror Lead character with humor being the villain.
The film begins I believe where the short film left us at least I think it does as the man with the expensive watch is brought to the big top tent where Papa Corn dresses the man up as a clown and as part of their act for the night bears the man along with his group of derelict clowns.
Doll Boy is back along with Noodledome the Clown, Jumbo, Mister Blister and many others as Papa Corn Zeros in on a man a husband and Wife, Donald and Tiffany Johnson and their two children.
Papa Corn has Donald (Randall) give him their adress under false pretenses and since the Wife Tiffany (Ryan) is cheating on her husband while the kids are in school unsuspecting gets attacked, killed along with her lover and the children get kidnapped… Donald comes home gets knocked unconscious and under the psychotic ramblings of Papa Corn is forced to go on a killing spree under the guise he’ll see his kids again…
I think that Billy Pon has definitely created an entertaining side of the carny way of life I know many people have actually reviewed this film already I don’t care I love to say my own opinion. Using some song lyrics for lines I think that this was a film I can watch again and really enjoy… certainly has some gorish scenery for those with a Splatter fetish I mean how many clowns can you say smoke?
I think the reason why this film stands out to me is Billy Pon is not afraid to use innocent looking children… to get his horror point across…
Ultimately I enjoyed the film was darkly humorous and recommend for the horror enthusiast to certainly check the film out.
Starring Bill Oberst Jr. As Papa Corn, Parrish Randall as Donald Johnson, Chanel Ryan as Tiffany Johnson, Roger Edwards as T.C., Brad Potts as Trooper Weaver, Tiffani Fest as Rose, Ryan Clapp as Noodledome the Clown, Rusty Edwards as Mister Blister the Clown, Mike Williams as Jumbo the Clown, Jed Duesler as
Brandon, Travis Steele as Detective Roper, Steve Brooks as Steve the Coroner, Jordan Bell as Alyssa, Madi Lane as Hillary, Kyle Mueller as Pepe the Mime, Sergio Gracida as Doll Boy, David Chacon as Joe, Roy Shuck as Pa Skullit, Nictoria Strong as
Sally, Chris Duesler as Jerry, Eric Juarez as
Kirk, Adri Millan as Pam, C.B. Barbee as
Franklin, Patrick Ryan as Muscle Car Dad, Connor Garcia as Muscle Car Son, Carl Beery Moore as Gene, Lonnie Nichols as
Lonnie, J. Gordon Lunn as Troy, Maija Johnson as Vera, Amber Gray as Flo (as Amber McDonald), Kristin West as
Investigator West, Barney Welch as
Investigator Whitmore, Adrian Everage as
Officer Everage, Lee Ankrum as Morgue Assistant, Michael Shields as Theatre Janitor, Candace Kita as Reporter Linda Ito, Bill Warren as News Anchor, Catherine Daniels as News Anchor, Stephanie Rivas as News Anchor, Esau Ramirez as Circus Worker Juan / Skeeter the Clown, Scott Timms as Circus Worker John, Sparky Hollowell as Circus Worker Sparky, Aaron Cox as Circus Worker Cox, Pamela Justice as Cotton Candy Vendor (as Pam Justice), Vitale Justice as Cotton Candy Vendor, Marcus Koch as Circus Ticket Taker, Holly McElyea as El Corazon, Gaeb Ramirez as El Calavera, Anthony Gutierrez as El Valiente, Amanda Iley as
La Madre, Christian Wilkinson as La Arana, Shawn Black as El Cerebro, Tabitha Walton as Closet Hostage, Baylee Bennington as Closet Hostage, Kyla Downey as Closet Hostage, Rainy Green as
Cell Phone Torture Hostage, Velvet Pinn as
Clown Trailer Hostage, Elizabeth McLellan as Cheerleader Hostage, Lauren Van Zandt as Cheerleader Hostage, Jessica Thomas as Cheerleader Hostage, Gabi Lujan as Witch Girl, Annette Marquez as
Police Officer, Raul Gonzalez as Police Officer, Craig Goodson as Police Officer, Casey Reed as Police Officer, David Lara as Police Officer, Mitch Upchurch as Police Officer, Christine Plunkett as Ringmaster, Star Plunkett as Trapeze Artist, Cole Plunkett as Circus Performer, Jesse Plunkett as Circus Performer, Jeffrey Plunkett as Circus Performer, James Plunkett as Circus Performer, Allan Smith as Circus Worker, Aaron Hallmark as
Circus Worker, Kenny Smith as Circus Worker, Jackie Smith as Circus Worker, Adrienne Martinez as Talk Show Host, Mario Zavala as Talk Show Security, Adan Zavala as Papacito, Carly Capra as Cry-Baby, Heather Francell as Mary Annette.
Written by David Strege
Brought to us by Bell Cow Productions director Billy “Bloody Bill” Pon is a short film Slasher showing us that Texans have what it takes to create another urban legend…
We see a yellow van driven by we don’t know it yet but are introduced to Noodledome the Clown (Clapp) as he drives the van to a deserted factory we hear bangs of people inside the van.
As it turns out a group of people have been kidnapped assuredly and are thrown into the darkness of this abandoned factory not before one of the women in the groups child gets left behind… in the van…
Soon it becomes apparent they are not alone in the place as one by one they are picked off by a sledgehammer-swinging man in a mask that looks like a China doll.
There are definitely a lot of screams from the actors… and actresses a lot of dum moves like why would you move from there you were fine type of feels. I think this location was great for the film as it was slightly old and a lot of small spaces the people could hide in. Not only was there a group of people brought there there were two teenagers who came to investigate the place as well and somehow ended up on the run from Dollboy (Gracida) as well…
There had definitely a gore factor and I think the fact that one actor kept complaining about where his watch was was priceless… in the end I think this idea was fresh certainly a fun Splatter fest, you could certainly look forward to some of the people dying as sometimes they run around and act so totally stupid you are just hoping for them to die…
I do like the fact that some of the props and music are somewhat older… like the phonograph with the Edison like music going on in the back ground… the random older Mickey Mouse cartoon playing in the back ground a sense of timelessness…
Ultimately I enjoyed this film was slightly longer than some short films I’m used to so it’s almost a small feature in its own right as well as slightly slow but I thought it was unique and certainly a must see if your also going to watch Circus of the Dead filmed much later.
I recommend if your a horror fan or film maker certainly check this short film out… this is the feel I think you want to give to your audience. Enjoy!
Starring Jed Duesler as Brandon, Venus Monique as Venus, Dominic Lopez as
Mr. Newton, Heather Francell as Lorie, Raul Gonzalez as Raul, Adrienne Martinez as Angela, Shawn Black as Sean, Ryan Clapp as Noodledome the Clown, Sergio Gracida as Doll Boy, Samantha Ankrum as
Abigail, Drake Ankrum as Franken-Boy, Angelina Zorilla as Dead Girl, Shawn Black, Raul Gonzalez, Adrienne Martinez.
Written by David Strege
Brought to us by Waterfront Productions documenterist “John Borowski” brings us this mastery of film making of the worlds first known serial killer Mr. Henry Howard Holmes.
Born Herman Webster Mudgett on May 16, 1861 in Glimanton, New Hampshire to Levi Horton Mudgett and Theodore Page Price. Mudgett the middle child of five was the product of a farming family and a direct descendant of English settlers is mostly known as H. H. Holmes, otherwise known as the “Devil in the White City” is the first man to have been documented as a serial killer in the modern sense of the word as it may be.
Having Confessed to 27 murders, 9 of which were proven it was said that he was accused of committing over 200 murders in a sense and fashion becoming part of urban legend and pulp fiction fantasies.
As it turns out H. H. Holmes Married three times to three different women all the while Still being married to the other two the first being Clara Lovering in June of 1878 in Alton, New Hampshire whom bore him a son Robert Lovering Mudgett in Loudon, New Hampire whom later became an accountant and a city manager in Orlando, Florida.
At the age of 18 Holmes entered the university of Vermont in Burlington but soon took a disliking to the school and dropped out but later in 1882 entered the university of Michigan’s Department of medicine and Surgery under a Professor Herdman which according to rumors didn’t always use legal means of Cadavers in his Anatomy Classes which makes me wonder if this professor is where the stories of Burke & Hare Derive from.
After Graduating in 1884 Holmes moved to Mooer’s Fork, New York but left quickly when a boy disappeared, moved to Philadelphia got a job as a Keeper at Norristown State Hospital but left after a few day and then got a position at a drugstore Philadelphia but here a boy died after taking medicine from the store.
Holmes Denied any involvement and it is shortly here after before he moved to Chicago that he changed his name to Henry Howard Holmes probably to avoid the creditors that he’d already scammed before.
In 1886 while still married to Clara Holmes Maried Myrta Belknap in Minneapolis, Minnesota and in August of 1886 arrived in Chicago. On July 4th, 1889 Myrta and Holmes had a daughter Lucy Theodate Holmes later becoming a school teacher. During the several weeks after marrying Myrta, holmes filed for grounds for divorce.
In Chicago Holmes meets up with a fellow university alumni a Mr. Holton and His Wife Elizabeth’s drugstore on S Wallace Ave and 63rd street in the Englewood Neighborhood and Dr. Holton hired Holmes on the spot, realized Holmes was a hard worker and eventially Holmes bought the Store from them over time. Several history books Allege that Dr. Holton was an aging old man and that Elizabeth and her husband actually disappeared but as it turns out this was a fabricated fiction.
In any case Holmes purchased a vacant lot across the street from his now owned drugstore and began building on credit a two story appartment building that was to be a hotel for the Chicago World’s Fair that became known as Holmes “Murder Mansion.” It is said that Holmes had actualy sold human skeletons to universities across the nation for money and was quite successful in the business which is almost close to taxidermy but you get my drift…
John Borowski’s Documentary touches on many of these aspects of his life and more so as I feel that he chose well on the presentation on documents, forensic evidence as we here the opinions of Marion Caporusso with the Illinois State Police. As well as some voice actresses and trolls playing to bring us this morbid but factual tale of H. H. Holmes to our perspective.
For it is described that Holmes met up with a one Benjamin Pitezel while working at a Chemical Bank on Deerborn Street, a carpenter with a criminal past who was actually selling a coal bin that he’d invented at the time.
it is said from here on in that Pitezel in a sense became Holmes’s Creature and as thick as thrives devised the rest of the building of his Castle that had hidden rooms, doors that led to nowhere and a vault which he’d built the rooms around to keep from paying creditors for the materials. As well as several scams including that of Pitezel’s faked death that actually turned into his real death which involve Chloroform and a fire. Which was claimed as being a suicide at the time. There was also according to Borowski’s Documentary a relationship with Pitezels family meaning his wife and five children which Holmes slightly doted on.
It was also alleged that in his “Castle” in Chicago he had torture rooms that he’d brought his victims to to torture and Kill but there really was no evidence found of anything on the property as it apparently was subject to a a partial fire. It was said that on the night of the fire two men were seen running into the building between 8 and 9 at night and a canister of gasoline was found later on the back porch. The insurance companies were quick to sue as they believed the fire to be caused by arson and pressingly Holmes left Chicago in 1894.
According to the information Borowski provide’s in this documentary he tells Pitezel’ widow that Benjamin is still alive and hiding out in London while he takes her three oldest children traveling with him including Pitezel. Nellie and Alice in detail write back to their mother weekly that they miss home but the letters never reach her mother and soon her children are never seen from again until Holmes is arrested later and confesses to leaving their bodies in the basement in a chest on one of his abandoned properties.
While in Chicago, holmes had actually entertained and had aparent affairs with three women the first a wife of neighbor Ned Connor’s a one Julia Smythe that began working in the Pharmacy’s Jewelry store connected to the Still being built hotel connected to the Apartment referred to as the “Murder Mansion.” When Connors found out he left and Smythe got sole custody of their daughter Pearl. Julia and Pearl disappeared the Christmas of 1891. In May of 1892 another suggested Affair began with a Emiline Cigrande and disappeared that December.
In early 1893 a one time actress Minnie Williams met holmes reportedly in an employment agency and hired her as a Stenographer and she accepted the job also reportedly having and affair… able to persuade Minnie to transfer the deed of her property in Fort Worth, Texas to a one Alexander Bond an Alias Of Holmes and later an Alias of pitezel’s a one Benton T. Lyman. Minnie’s sister Nanny came to visit in July writing to her Aunt she was to accompany her “Brother Harry” to Europe but neither Minnie nor Nannie were seen alive after July 5th 1893.
On January 17th 1894 Holmes married Georgiana Yoke I bet Denver Colorado and was arrest in July of 1894 for the first time on the charge of selling Mortgaged Goods in St. Luis, Missouri. It was in prison Holmes stuck up a conversation with a one Marion Hedgepath a train robber on a twenty five year sentence and promised him 500 dollars to point him in the direction of a lawyer who could be trusted with his scheme a certain Jeptha Howe in practice with his brother Alphonso who thought his scheme was brilliant to fake deaths for insurance money 10,000 was a lot of money at that time. Due to his mistake of not making good on paying Hedgepath was Holmes mistake otherwise his arrest might have taken longer.
So it seems Holmes was used to traveling within a three ring circus after mudering Alice and Nellie he accompanied Wife of Pitezel and lived with his third wife at the time while traveling with the three children all the way to Canada while living only a few blocks from his Residence him and his third wife Georgiana lived not knowing of her husbands affairs.
In October of 1895 Holmes was put on trial for the murder of Benjamin Pitezel found guilty, and sentenced to death. On May 7th 1986 Holmes was hanged to death at Moyamensing Prison not showing any fear or depression, his neck didn’t break but slowly strangle to death and pronounced dead twenty minutes later.
Though I also looked into other sources for this review their is much I didn’t tell and some that wasn’t portrayed in Borowski’s Documantary but I don’t believe all of it had to be told though the film was very informative the way that it was filmed made me want to know more of his story.
Altogether this was a greatly told narrative very informative and I believe there was knowledgably told in a way that many could take interest in it wasn’t like a lecture but drew you in got down on your level and as a documentary you have to be able to explain things in a way people can understand with out talking at you and putting you to sleep and I think he achieved that audience grabber where it certainly will not put you to sleep.
I certainly recommend this film for other students and film makers as I think his material was fresh and film lovers to check out as it is very enlightening as to whom H. H. Holmes really was. Enjoy!
Starring Tony Jay as Narrator (voice), Harold Schechter as Himself – Author ‘Depraved’, Thomas Cronin as
Himself – Criminal Profiler, Marian Caporusso as Herself – Programs Section Chief – Illinois State Police Forensic Science Center, Ed Bertagnoli as
Chicago Police Officer, Cary Callison as
Chicago Detective, Willy Laszlo as
H.H. Holmes, Rachelle Villarreal as
Alice Pitezel, Audrey Welling as
Castle Victim, Beka as Carrie Pitezel (voice), Tom Ciappa as (voice), Sarah Mills as (voice).
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