Movies Galore takes a look at director John Borowski’s Short film “Mime Time” from 2013 and documentaries “Carl Panzram: The Spirit of Hatred and Vengeance” from 2011, “Serial Killer Culture” from 2014 and “Serial Killer Culture” Season 1 from 2017!

Written by David Strege

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Brought to us by Waterfront Productions Serial Killer Documentarist director John Borowski is on the rise of explaining the wide interest of Murderabelia and the art of collecting as well as Serial Killer Carl Panzam…

First I’m going to talk about his short film “Mime Time” from 2013…

An audience is innocently watching a Mime do tricks when a protagonist individual makes fun of him and throws fruit at him and insults him out of nowhere… We see him walk alone in shame and tears… then eye a knife… pick it up…

We see the same man who insulted the Mime watching tv as he answers the door there’s a laugh bag…. a flash of a face…

A female Neighbor walks in and finds a A box with a crank in the side…

I think that this was definitely a humorous take on revenge but also as life is a struggle to get ahead for performers and artists alike exactly what one does want to do to critics at times…

Being as I’m a fan of Chaplin and appreciate mimes if their good of course it’s like it’s a dying art… this film was amusing and entertaining to watch… I’d certainly recommend at least a watch one time on it… the acting was good too…

Starring Gari Hart as Mime, Monte LaMonte as Ed, Beka as Audrey, Tim Arana as Mime Audience, Erica Arana as
Mime Audience, Isaiah Arana as Mime Audience, Josh Arana as Mime Audience, Dave Eurich as Mime Audience, Ulises Brito as Mime Audience.

Here is a website to check out to see where you can Stream this film…

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I4FJPVM

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You hear the sounds of a train or trains on railroad tracks as we are introduced to Carl Panzam Voiced by Futurama’s John DiMaggio…

“In My lifetime I have broken every law that was ever made by both man and God.    If either had made any more, I should very cheerfully have broken them also.” – Panzram

Having confessed to have killed 21 men and raping over a thousand men and boys, larceny and Robbery,  burning churches and escaping from more prisons than we knew existed Carl Panzam was the perfect example of a criminal Killer that we with our government and our laws are guilty of having created ourselves…

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Borowski begins at San Diego University speaking with Robert Ray Head of Special Collection with the University’s Archives at San Diego as he brings out some of the sheets of Carl Panzam’s Diary and written Confession to Corrections Officer Henry Lesser.

Joel Goodman from the Bureau of Prisons tells us Panzam was arrested in 1928 on a House Burglary Charge and surprised made several confessions to D.C. Detectives that he’d actually commited several heinous murders so these charges are small and he’s not worried…

Using Actors and historical facts Borowski brings about the story of Panzam the the torture techniques of the prison system to the reform school days of Panzam’s own rape and life teachings to the point where we realize it is because of us Carl Panzam exists it is the actions of the guards and the inhumane treatment of the inmates of the time that happens even to this day passed down from generation to generation…

But as it would seem Lesser and Panzam seemed to have a bond of sorts and brought us into maybe the making or mind of the most resentful killers in history…

We see Archival footage between Dr. Thomas Gitchoff and Henry Lesser from 1979 as were told he was found alive then to talk to… that Panzam was a husky man walking with a limp and became freinds of a sort… he’d give him cigarettes and pen and paper… so panzram begins to write and what he writes is a 40, 000 page diary slash confession… We hear from Katherine Ramsland a forensic Psychologist on the temperament of being very reactive… and poor… one thing I think might play a part is that when he was 6 or 7 he had trouble with liquid coming out of his ears and family was too poor to take him to the doctors this may well have been a factor in turning him against the world…

Ultimately I think this was a fascinatng documentary well written and again I think because we hear words spoken as if Carl Panzam were alive by a voice actor… brings you down to the level where he was… and using all these factors, the interviews, the retrospectives, the acting I believe makes for a better biography of sorts because you have all levels… what the police were thinking saying or doing… the victims and a look inside the mind of the killer himself almost like a dehumanization of sorts…

I’d certainly recommend this documentary for a lot of horror enthusiasts or even just for the heck of it I’ve enjoyed all of his documentaries so far… very cool!

Starring John DiMaggio as Carl Panzram (voice), Tom Lodewyck as Adult Carl Panzram, David Salmonson as Young Carl Panzram, Brett Jetmund as Charlie Panzram, David Weiss as Henry Lesser, Douglas Wynne as Colonel Peak, Matthew Aaron as DC Torturer, David Schmidt as
Laughing Guard, William Knight as Robert Stroud (voice), Robert Earl Ray as
Himself – Head of Special Collections & University Archives, San Diego State University, Mark Gado as Himself – Former Police Detective & Author, G. Thomas Gitchoff as Himself – Criminologist, SDSU Professor Emeritus (as Dr. G. Thomas Gitchoff), Henry Lesser as Himself – Panzram’s DC Jail Guard (archive footage), Scott Christianson as
Himself – Author & Human Rights Activist, Katherine Ramsland as Herself – Professor of Forensic Psychology, Charlie Rodgers as
Himself – Government Records Archivist, Minnesota Historical Society, Joe Coleman as Himself – Artist, Joel Goodman as Himself – Bureau of Prisons, Retired, Kenneth M. LaMaster as Himself – Author & Historian, USP Leavenworth Retired, Charles Dudley Martin as Himself – Attorney for Robert Stroud, Jason Schubert as Himself – Curator, J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum.

Heres a website to stream this film…

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B97LDX6

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This is actually the first time I think I’ve seen an actual documentary based on interviews of people who collect and are obssessed with serial killers in general as we are introduced to Stephen Giannangelo an Author on the subject…

Its from Mr. Giannangel that we learn that John Wayne Gacy had actually produced some art specifically clown art very rare and hard to find….

From Rick Statton a collector and somewhat nicknamed Gacy’s Art dealer tells us how he befriends Gacy and pretty much begins to recieve art and communication from Gacy and many other serial killers to date… certainly a collector of 50s sci-fi films… his fascination with serial killers started when he realized Gacey was selling artwork in prison in the 80s for 35 to 60 bucks… and talks about how his company Grindhouse Graphics became affiliated with the homely Zodiac Killers…

The Hill Side Strangler and his Beach scenes… and how many people labeled him as glorifying serial killer where as he in turn blames social media with life magazine and Newsweek… which I’m sure through him is how we get to see Joe Coleman and some of his art as well as his Oddity Museum…

We are also introduced to The World Famous Crawlspace Brothers whom are basically a folk/punk/ comedy band that basically created songs about serial killers in their lyrics… and Sam Hane a Graphic Artist whom specifically is obssessed with Ed Kemper where we see some archival footage… but inking sketches and paintings of serial killers seems to be his forte of note… very hardcore strong imagery…

Evidently there’s a tour to take in Milwaukee called The Dahmer Tours that takes you to every spot Dahmer killed Edward Smith among other people in or around Milwaukee… as we are introduced to Amanda Morden who runs these tours… which also involves the historical  Shakers in Milwaukee also haunted… and certainly sounds interesting as I’d never heard of these tours until this documentary and I live in Milwaukee hehe. Which now “The Dahmer Tours” has been renamed “The Cream City Cannibal Tour” and can be found at http://www.hangmantours.com !

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Which is where the Next guy comes in to play as we meet Hart D. Fisher the graphic Artist behind the ultra rare comic book biography ” The Unauthorized Biography of Jeffrey Dahmer” back in 1991… which led to the families of Dahmer victims suing Fisher publisher of Boneyard Press, all due to community leaders and the press being pompous at the time blowing it up more than it really needed to be at the time a media circus, sued marvel over a comic called Dark Angel and won… Oj Simpson tried to sue him and he kicked his ass… police even asked him to leave town…

We are then introduced to Mathew Aaron a collector and artist and owner of this slick Serial Killer “The Last Dime Museum” … owning the suit of Richard Remirez “The Night Stalker”, along with other various oddities… definitely has quite a bit of Ed Gein Murderabelia… Fox Hollow Herb Baumeister an Indianapolis serial killer…

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As well as meeting Joe Hiles another serious collector of of Serial Killer Memorabelia… as well as seeing one of Charles Manson’s homemade Spiders and as rumor has it creates scorpions as well but these are very rare but Aaron’s owns one…

Next we meet Portrait and grachic novelist David Van Gough talks about how he had an interest in Sharon Tate initially where he’d actually created this very detailed artistic series called Man/son the haunting of the American Madonna as well as many various… other things dealing with serial killers really beautiful paintings…

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Last we see and hear Sparzanza a band about their lyrics and their fascination with serial killers.. and hearing from John Borowski himself on serial killers and making some of his serial killer Documentary’s…

Lastly speaking to the band Macabre and their death metal lyrics with what they call Murder Metal….

I think it’s fascinating how many individual people are connected to the world of Serial Killers and a lot of them are and have been under fire for glorifying them but in reality they really weren’t it makes these people feel closer.  I have met Fisher myself and know that he’s a down to earth man but he himself has been through a lot including having to identify the body of one of the women he’s loved who was raped and killed…

I think that people need to know that there will always be an interest and will never die… but the drive to figure out why these killers did it and the ritualistic was and savage coldness binds us to watching and learning what we can… again I think that John Borowski has covered a lot of bases here and has opened myself up to the fact that it’s everywhere this fascination with killing and Killers with the collecting and being in art to the point of pissing ones sensabilities off…

I will also certainly look into the Dahmer Tours myself one of thee days now that I know and I certainly Recommend this documentary to other Horror Enthusiasts…

Starring Steve Giannangelo as Himself – Author, Rick Staton as Himself – Collector, Rich Hillen Jr. as Himself – The Crawlspace Brothers, Julian Barrett as Himself – The Crawlspace Brothers, Ed Kemper as Himself – The Co-Ed Killer (archive footage), Sam Hane as Himself – Artist, Amanda Morden as Herself – The Dahmer Tours, Nicholas Vollmann as
Himself – The Dahmer Tours, Ryan Bourbon as Himself – Tourist, Kat Froehlich as Herself – Tourist, Rachel Bourbon as Herself – Tourist, Deanna Gritsonis as Herself – Tourist, Hart D. Fisher as Himself – Artist & Publisher, Matthew Aaron as Himself – Collector & Artist, Joe Hiles as Himself – Collector, David Van Gough as Himself – Artist, Gerard Schaefer as Himself – The Florida Sex Beast (archive footage), Fredrik Weileby as Himself – Singer, Sparzanza, Johan Carlsson as Himself – Bass, Sparzanza, Anders Åberg as Himself – Drums, Sparzanza, Calle Johannesson as
Himself – Guitar, Sparzanza, John Borowski as Himself – Filmmaker, Dennis Rader as Himself – B.T.K. (archive footage), Erik Cevallos as Himself – Toy Manager, Macabre, Lance Lencioni as Himself – Guitar, Macabre (as Corporate Death), Charles Lescewicz as Himself – Bass, Macabre (as Nefarious), Dennis Ritchie as
Himself – Drums, Macabre (as Dennis the Menace), Joe Coleman as Himself – Artist & Collector.

Here’s a website to stream this film…

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IMQQPQM

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More recently John Borowski has turned his serial Killer Culture phenomenon into a tv series.

In the first episode talking about an exhibit in Wisconsin Dells inside the Ripleys Believe it or not Museum of Kurten’s Head the mummified head of German Serial Killer Peter Kurtin.

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In The second Episode we are introduced to Dr. Helen Morrison as she unmistakably for scientific reasons has Gacy’s brain in a jar…

In The third episode we are Introduced to Bill Shafer who has legend has it owns Hyena Gallery probably one of the most prestigious gallery’s of serial killer Artists who displays the work of such artists as Lou Risconi and Clint Carney…

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In Episode four we are introduced one of the only surviving members of the Jonestown Massacre, Laura Johnston Kohl and talks about the Jonestown exhibit  at the San Diego State University…

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In episode five we meet William Harder who started an online Craigslist auction of sorts called Murderauction.com and talks about his having written several well known serial killers and visiting them in prison as well as having a sort of friendship with many of them…

In Episode six we meet Merle Allin as he discusses some of his obsession with serial killers along with his work with G. G. Allin in their punk horror band “The Murder Junkies” along with some of his fascination and relationships with well known serial killers…

I love how he’s used at least a place that I know well Ripley’s Believe it or not Museum up in the Dells I remember seeing the brain there and it is a fascinating piece of a split brain for sure but what got me the most was the recordings of Jim Jones hearing the people there while Ms. Kohl was describing the last days at the Temple…

I think that killing has touched everyone in some way and Borowski isn’t just capturing a culture he’s capturing the essence of evil in a time capsule…

Each time I’ve rewatched these documentaries it just makes me want to watch more and I’m not normally like this about documentaries I don’t normally like things that put me to sleep but I paid attention to each episode and each film and have enjoyed them all as well and would recommend this tv series for all to watch.  Hopefully if you get to the bottom of this article you’ll check out his films!

Starring Ed Gilliland as Narrator (6 episodes, 2017), Merle Allin as Himself (1 episode, 2017), Clint Carney as Himself, Artist (1 episode, 2017), William Harder as
Himself (1 episode, 2017), Laura Johnston Kohl as Herself (1 episode, 2017), Christopher Lehman as Peter Kurten (1 episode, 2017), Helen Morrison as
Herself, Forensic Psychiatrist (1 episode, 2017), Robert Ray as Himself (1 episode, 2017), Lou Rusconi as Himself, Artist (1 episode, 2017), Bill Shafer as
Himself, Owner of Hyeana Gallery (1 episode, 2017), Jim Sorfleet as John Wayne Gacy (1 episode, 2017).

Here’s the website to stream this season…

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06W2LMBBD

Movies Galore takes a look at directors Chad Farmer, Charles Devon Hill and Nathan Ludwig’s newest Short film “What’s For Dinner?” From 2017!

Written by David Strege

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Coming to us from Farmwig Hill Productions Director’s Chad Farmer, Charles Devon Hill, and Nathan Ludwig is a horror comedy of sorts called what’s for Dinner, Previously having directed short films Late Submission from 2013 and P.M.S. Pre-Teen Monster Syndrome which was hilarious…

The film begins with looking upon a house where Mr. Turtleneck (Ludwig) resides… panning around the room we can honestly say and feel the man is an animal lover… as there are pictures of a dog and a cat sitting in the window…

Its not so long before Mr. Turtleneck sits down to watch the news as Mr. Action News describes the escaped Cannibal of small animals is on the loose… suddenly there’s a noise in the back yard and we find out there’s a naked man in a bloodied  hospital gown… about to devour his dog… instead and I’m assuming this is Mr. Backyard is offered a piece of bloodied meat…

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After dealing with this Mr. Turtleneck goes back into the house… and into the basement where there’s a manchained and ball gagged in the Basement… piece of his leg already missing….

The thing about this film is your not really seeing the humor in the film unless you see it to begin with so though it sounds slightly depressing… it was certainly fresh and I think original.  I think what I find a little hilarious is that the directors are willing to bear his ass for the screen for this endeavor…

I think the setting was set, Acting believable, the atmosphere they’d wanted to portray was portrayed and I think this will be a well liked film on its festival route… well done guys!

Starring Chad Farmer as Mr. Backyard, Charles Devin Hill as Mr. Basement, Jonathan Krawchuk as Mr. Action News (voice), Nathan Ludwig as Mr. Turtleneck.

Movies Galore takes a look at director Tyler Amm’s film “Grace’s Room” from 2016!

Written by David Strege

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Tyler Am the director of River City Panic of Beard In Charge Films with Hometown Hero Productions brings us his second feature film about the demonic powers that are found in Gracie’s Room.

As it turns out Billie (Allig) is supposed to house sit for her Aunt be her Cousin Grace (Reinhardt)… as it turns out Billie feels her cousin stole her blue journal that has her written novel in it… so with the help of her freinds she invites over to search Gracie’s Room for this said journal.

Not only do the freinds find weird symbols underneath the bed but they discover half of a goat alive as well as being watched by a neighbor that is actually part of a larger cult…

Grace finds out that the Goats been killed or that they’ve been in her room by some way and begins the journey back to Illinois from the Wisconsin Dells (which is probably the best part…)

Ultimately this comes down to the growing adulescence of a teenage girl who is jealous of her cousin because she’s not like her as she’s not ready to accept responsibilities and or become exactly like her growing up…

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Mixed with the cult and the bumbling efforts of Billies freinds to attempt fight a possessed Grace it is a battle of demonic proportions…

Now though I enjoyed the story line and Humor as well as acting of the freinds and Grace and Billie… I did not think the female playing the leader of the cult was enthusiastic in her role she looking the part but she actually did not sound like she should be as evil as her character would suggest so I don’t think she pulled off being that controlling but… I enjoyed the little kid’s attitude in the cult… If you don’t know what kid watch the movie…

This film didn’t impress me as much as the first film River City Panic… but I do think that a lot of teenage girls need a lot of growing up to do and sometimes they are hard to handle.,.

Ultimately I did find this film entertaining but I feel there were a few flaws this time around… especially with the fake goat… but I’d still recommend this directors films as they are as I said entertaining… enjoy!

Starring Rachel Alig as Billie, Amber Herfurth as Harley, Sean Walsh as Sam, Nick Chandler as Carl, Pat Garrigan as
Diglett, Alex Dittmer as Steve ‘The Watchman’, Heather Call as Brenda ‘The Dreadful Ghoul’, Grace Reinhardt as Grace, Tyler Amm as Richard, Chris Aubry as The Assassin, Andrew Baker as Baby Brute, Chris Baker as Papa Brute, Emily Baker as Cult, Katie Baker as Cult Stand In, Alex Bergman as The Monitor, Matthew Birtell as Cult Stand In, Ethan Boin as Cult, Caylee Bourdoin as Christmas Girl, Avery Buckingham as
Avery, Joe Buckley as Cult, Jennie Carpenter as Cult, Amber Cassell as
Cult, Dan Churney as Cult, Zander Dziedzic as Cult, Hunter Faux as Cult, Allie Fishman as Game Booth Carny, Micheal Flaherty as Cult, Sloan Gretencord as
Bar Patron, Daniel James Halm as
Doug’s Bloody Friend, Bryan Michael Hartnett as Cult, Natalia Ann Hrovat as
The Hag, Dakota Hungerford as Cult, Sylvia Hyatt as Cult, Joe Jakupcak as
Cult Stand In, Pawel Kaniewski as
Lanky Brute, Ashley Keegan as Kennedy, Mackenzie Killelea as Waitress, Quinn Kistenferger as Waitress, Andrea Lippert as Bar Patron, Matthew Maggio as Cult, Mario Manrriquez as Bar Patron, Trevor McCandless as Doug, Sam Michaels as
Cult Stand In, Jacob Montgomery as
Cult, Kelly Montgomery as Cult, Evan Morency as Cult, Paul D. Morgan as
Officer Henderson, Randy Noy as Bar Patron, Edgar Patino as Pee Pants ‘The Spared’, Craig Peck as Craig, Patricia Pruitt as Waitress, Marcos Rabadan as
Marcos, Miranda Reinhardt as Grace’s Mother, Ryan Satterfeal as Cult (as Nicholas Scott), Kristopher Smith as
Cult Tech Guy, Emily Swain as
Cult Stand In, Nick Swartz as Undead ‘Puppet’ Half-Goat, Karly Swords as
Christmas Girl, Blake Tyson as Cult, Jim Uremovic as Cotton Candy Man, Giuseppe Urso as Marc, Benjamin Van Vactor as
Bartender, Sara Bonnie Walsh as
The Bra Carney, Emily Weber as Game Booth Carny, Kyle Wilkinson as Kyle, Marc Wilkinson as Phil Gunderson, Rebecca Wilkinson as Cult Stand In, Ryan Matthew Ziegler as Game Booth Carny.

Movies Galore takes a look at Russian director Alex Wesley’s “Trilogy of Blood & Guts” From 2015!

Written by David Strege

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Produced and directed by Russian Alex Wesley but originally distributed by David Sterling and the Legless Corpse Films along with Shans Horror Films  were two Collections of Short films from director Alex Wesley one of these being this trilogy of Bloody Guts From 2015 but the short films making it up are from 2003, 2004 and 2009.

The first of which is called Guts Outside where two men apparently hired muscle of sorts Sullik and Vova Gavrillov… are awaiting a man in his home there to get money from what I assume owed or just because he has some money… the man has a suitcase… this man is a serial killer named Elmer, born with a disease called Open Cranium…

Apparently he kills people when wind blows on his open brain but also to feed his brother who was born without skin…

In anycase The two Sullik and Vova intend on beating the shit out of the man and even though get a beating of their own take the suitcase… out of which something horrible I believe came out of it and Soon a man in a gas mask begins to mutilate and gut each of the men including the help that Volva made a call to to help save himself…

The Second Short film is Guts Outside 2 in this film a woman seen to be walking in the woods with flashbacks from the previous films gore… as we see her stabbed blood dripping from her coat…

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Next we see Elmer sleeping a voice telling him to wake up to kill Sabina… we see him rowing in a boat so he must have to travel some distance… Meanwhile a young  girl is listening to a radio broadcast I’m assuming of a murder spree… we see an axe covered in blood the girl picks it up in between shots of a man apparently telling himself how to kill this girl/ woman calling her names and that he should… as we see images of an armless and legless corpse while still images of another corpse laying next to Elmer suggestive of Necrophelia (sex with the dead.) only his work isn’t done and told to kill a guy you has sex with pigs splaying his guts on the outside of his body…. and this man eats his own spillage…

Not only that but the left over guts he feeds to his brother whom looks like he has tumors for a face… as the film progresses the mutilation and scraping of meat from a skull to feed a member of a his family is very visual…. along with the cutting out of a tongue and stitching an open wound of his own guts…

Also hear a young man describe raping a cow…. plus the telling of being UFO experts arriving at a crash site where the team had found a female alien with 27 cunts and 14 anuses one of the team named Taras raped the female Alien and made claims to having the best orgasm he ever had… an orgasm not of this earth… and that she turned Elmer into what he is the living dead… she hates perverts…

In the third short film Zombies Eat My Guts we are shown images of a factory in black and white… looking to be abandoned… as we see a s slightly decayed still meaty corpse… as a young man in glasses, with a suitcase steps down into a basement, puts on a lab coat of sorts, some gloves…

As it would seem there is a cadaver on the table in the room.  Dr. Bruno as we learn has a virus in a canister about to unleash… or it would seem but a crew lights flame to the room…

Dr. Bruno then becomes the contagion as his skin begins to rot… the contagion spreads… drops into the apartment below… as other tennents begin to rot as well… but not just rotting is happening mutation for a man’s tongue was enlarged then choked him to death…

Still another man shit what looked like his dick attached to his large intestine out in a toilet then ate it… with one survivor who donned a gas mask and ran from the living dead turned freinds of his carrying weapons… only to find out it’s the burning of the corpse with the virus that started the death of everyone…

My thoughts on the three short films is that Fulci was definitely a main influence in Alex’s world of gore… in the first short the beginning of the film was some what mediocre but the effects of the blood and the guts got more graphic and real like but there were moments you could tell it was fake…

Not even sure if I liked this trilogy but I will say the second short film was definitely more gorey and a little comical with the outlandish female alien story.

With the Russian language there is a lot of broken English so what little speech there was… was understandable. There were certainly moments of slowness especially in the third short film.

As far as the gore enthusiast is concerned there is definitely enough of gut spilling and killing that meets the eye of the Splatter generation. To me it just fascinates me to what lengths a film maker will go to shock you and what I described there is a lot of disgustingness as well… it was entertaining I’ll say that…

Starring Vasily Stinkov, Sulleyman, Germagen Naumenko, Andrey Petric, Roman Roman Sharoglazov, Tatyana Gramer, Vasily Agopov. Vasily Agapov as Victim in the bath, Vasily Sitnikov as Vasya / Elmer / Mysterious Man, Alex Wesley as Vova Gavrilov / The Guts Eater / Elmer, Vasily Agapov as Svinopas, Michael Alekseyev as Crazy man, Vladimir Baksheyev as Slava / Teodor Scaurlyatis, Alexander Malus as Elmer / Telephat, Slava Sipocovich as Infected man, Alex Wesley as Cut throat corpse, Konstantin Youshkevich as Voldemar the Bucher / Cowfucker.

Movies Galore takes a look at director Tyler Amm’s feature film “River City Panic” from from 2015!

Written by David Strege

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Brought to us in part by O-Nett Gaming Productions and Beard In Charge film Director Tyler Amm is his first feature dealing in the town of Ottowa, Illinois.

So I wanted to start out by saying I really enjoyed the vibe of this film and its story line… Small town… group of freinds… that all seem very familiar with eachother… evidently always end up watching films and getting high at Marc’s place never caring about the future going nowhere…

Tyler Am plays Richard, Gary (Mitchell), Marc (Uso), Doug (McCandless), Kennedy (Keegan and Aric (Diamani) six freinds about to leave and spend the very first time out on the town…

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First the Ottowa Pirates the town football team goes out of town for a game… police commissioner disappears… presumed dead and Mayor Webster (Johnson) gets blamed by Cheif Hicks as a plague in the name of panic over takes the town…

Not only that but the mayor claims the town is cursed by the ghost of Abe Lincoln as the founding fathers of the town had stolen Abe’s body and buried it in the park…

With Cheif Hicks putting road blocks up and snipers around the town in search of the Mayor in order to Lynch her at the stadium things just keep getting worse…

But the reason I like this film is for the heartfelt conversation between the character Marc and his old girlfriend Riley I believe when they made up and the surprise reason why the town All flew into a panic against each other to begin with…

The acting was really great, the comedy on cue and Corn aplenty… I even like that the panic is more like a zombie plague than anything else and a priest acting like John the Baptist, but one by one the freinds become victim to the same conflictions the town feels will there be anyone left to break the curse and restore the town… it’s sanity?

I certainly enjoyed this film I even love they refer to Abe Lincoln as a historical reference… enjoy!

Starring Tyler Amm as Richard, Marc Wilkinson as High School Crowd Guy (voice), Aric Diamani as Aric, Alex Dittmer as Chief Hicks, Zach Shaw as Deputy 1, Trevor McCandless as Doug, Pawel Kaniewski as Deputy 2, Zander Dziedzic as Anarchy Kids Leader, Ashley Keegan as
Kennedy, Patrick Sullivan as Baptized Disciple, Dan Churney as Pastor Carafe, Terri Baxter as Derby Girl, Kelly Johnson as Mayor Webster, Samantha Winnicki as
Baptized Disciple, Alejandro Marin as
Anarchy Kids’ Hostage, Madison Burress as Anarchy Kid, Dakota Hungerford as
Anarchy Kid, Braeden Bend as Anarchy Kid, Morgan Foster as Baptized Boy, Claire Centko as Derby Girl, Denzil Longville as
Robber, Nick Coglianese as Mr. J’s Worker,    Charles Mitchell as Gary (as Anthony Mitchell), Evan Morency as Robber, Clarissa Gerrard as Charlie, Cameron Dryer as Baptized Boy, Kyle Wilkinson as
Deputy 3, Xochytl Cantu as Baptized Boy, Jake Newman as Derby Boy, Stormy Plunk as Baptized Disciple, Katie Ocepeck as
Hick Gang, Simon Tiffin as Baptized Disciple, Ryan Satterfeal (as Nicholas Scott), Matthew Birtell as Hick Gang, Pam McFarland as Derby Girl, Shannon Cantu as Baptized Girl, Amber Wheeler as
Derby Girl, Lena Orwig as Grocery Store Cashier, Serena Armstrong as Baptized Girl, Rachel Johnson as Spencer, Jami Valenzuela as Baptized Boy, Linda Walter as Baptized Girl, Caylee Bourdoin as
Mr. J’s Cashier, Season Chandler as Derby Girl, Sean Urbanc as Deputy 4, Trent Zelko as Brad Gelp, Matthew Najdanovich as
Runaway Officer, Jesus Santoy as
Mr. J’s Worker, Orion Lovell as Darren, Nathan Torres as Hick Gang, Pat Garrigan as Crash Cop, Giuseppe Urso as Marc, Gina Palmer as Beverly Swell, Emily Swain as Riley, Traci Willet as Hick Gang, Jeorge Galvez as Steve, Jennie Carpenter as Crash Cop.

Movies Galore takes a look at director Anna Billers film “The Love Witch” from 2016!

Written by David Strege

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Look I know this film has been reviewed many times over but I wanted to describe it in my words… and I know I’m not exactly the fastest reviewer but here goes… Rolling Stone Magazine hailed this as one of the best Horror films of 2016 and I admit it has eliments of horror but it is more comical and colorfully artistic or tries to in my mind and certainly not scary… but gloriously done in 35mm giving it a 70s grindhouse feel was still entertaining!

Brought to us by Oscilloscope Laboratories with Anna Biller Productions directed by Anna Biller is this classical tale of a woman known as The Love Witch played by Samantha Robinson… and follows her path into madness as we begin with her driving a convertable red car apparently running away from Killing her first love Jerry.

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Speaking of which, Biller composed a few songs for The Love Witch, but the soundtrack is composed by the work of masters such as Ennio Morricone and Piero Piccioni, whose scores for the films Il Diavolo nel Cervello and Le Mani sulla Città, And seems to work very well for the background of this 60s /70s almost on purpose exploitation film homage to that of the like of Sam Fuller or Russ Meyer…

We see Elaine has taken up residence in a town where it’s obvious a previous witch has stayed before but begins to use spells and concoct potions on the local men to find that perfect man that would suit her and be able to handle loving her completely…

Let me also say the costume designs as well as the sets are gorgeous… though you can tell they are homemade designs you can tell their is a labor of love for the time period just as there was in “Viva” Billers previous feature.

First there was Wayne a history professor she met in the center of town they went back to her place and slipped him a readily made potion in the wine… but soon became way to obsessive… couldn’t handle… died… and Elaine hurried him in the backyard… of his supposed get away cottage…

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When first taking up residence a realtor named Trish (Waddell) or at least proprietress or Landlord and married Woman befriended her as they apparently went to tea together… which is when she’d met Richard, Trish’s Husband and when Elaine finds out one weekend Trish is to be away, sets out to seduce Richard to see if he was her Perfect said man…

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After a girlfriend of Wayne’s came to the police about the missing Professor a detective Griff probably the worst actor on the set but I believe purposely so… found the buried body but as well as some constitutional burial jar with urine that led straight to back to Elaine…

Meanwhile there is also a cult of Love Witches with an aparant Love Leader which as we can see there is no love lost between Elaine and its fearlessly led leader… My favorite part of the film is when Griff and Lady Elaine are invited to be part of a fake royal mock wedding as there is a renaissance faire, court jester and duo of troubadourish minstrels manand woman singing the procession, the costumes are beautiful here and reminds me of going to the Bristol renaissance Faire in Kenosha…

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My only vice About this film is its entirely too long…. as I don’t think Miss biller had the heart to do much editing and it certainly could have been edited to 20 minutes less or so to make it have more of a cult standing and more mainstream love…

But I have to say this is a work of art sending a feminist message within this periodically inspired film…

I certainly Recommend this film for its technique and its attention to detail… Now I do think that the acting that was done is somewhat dated and woodenly theatrical but I do not think or believe it was all entirely bad acting it was bad in all the good ways… I do think people will be divided on this film it’s not for everyone but I enjoyed it…

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Starring Samantha Robinson as Elaine, Gian Keys as Griff, Laura Waddell as Trish, Jeffrey Vincent Parise as Wayne, Jared Sanford as Gahan, Robert Seeley as
Richard, Jennifer Ingrum as Barbara, Randy Evans as Steve, Clive Ashborn as
Professor King, Lily Holleman as Miss Curtis, Jennifer Couch as Wendy, Stephen Wozniak as Jerry, Giselle DaMier as Harpist, April Showers as April Showers, Elle Evans as Star, Fair Micaela Griffin as
Moon, Dani Lennon as Mandy, Gina Venditti as Jane, Frank Farmer as Sam, Kyle Derek as Lyle, Christopher Le Crenn as Jester, Neil Gillen as Troubadour, Amy Segal as Lady Love, Jacob Peacock as Holly King, Ron Kari as Oak King, Robert Michael Anderson as Sun Dancer, Jacklyn Chung-Young as Sun Dancer, Jonathan Beck as Witch, Bernard Bullen as Lord Bernard, Lisa Ann Davis as Witch, Giovanni V. Giusti as Lord Antone, Alisha Honoré as Connie, Matthew Jablonski as
Priest, Max Karson as Witch, Casey Larios as Witch, Priest, Larva as Witch, Donna Madach as Witch, Elise Massa as Witch, Barry Morse as Lord, Christian Smith as
Witch, Rosie Woodward Smith as
Witch (as Rosie Woodward), Marylin Winkle as Musician, David Winograd as
Elain’s Dad (voice), Kaila Charice as
Maiden (uncredited), Marc Chicoine as
Bar Patron (uncredited), Brett Girard as
Officer McLain (uncredited), Kaye L. Morris as Renaissance Maiden (uncredited), Jonathan Peacy as Bar Patron (uncredited), Ryan Poole as Lord 1 (uncredited), Brandon Shepard as Bar Fighter (uncredited), Prisilla Weckesser as
Witch (uncredited).

Movies Galore takes a look at Casey T. Malone’s Short film “The Modern Man” from 2013!

Written by David Strege

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Brought to us by Absolutely No 1 films director Casey T. Malone as usual brings us the strange and abnormal…

A man and this interpretation of man could be anyone is contemplating while hiding out in an attic while an unknown enemy seems to be outside…

There is an Ominous feel to this film as it is technically portraying ones paranoia about this unknown something through thoughts and the shape of the winged enemies on the outside…

All I can say is this film was short I did like it and made me want to see more of the story… after coming back from college I had a room mate I once knew that had Level One Schizophrenia so at times I saw first hand… a very similar thought process to what was portrayed here so I know it’s very possible that there are phobias that people just end up freaking out about..,

This wasn’t a bad film by any thought but I don’t think this is Casey’s best work but like I said I enjoyed the film and hope to watch more from him…

Starring Mike Thompson as The Ornithophobe.