Sunday, May 30, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Cinemasochists interview with the stars of Troll 2 and makers of "Best Worst Movie" George Hardy and Michael Paul Stephenson!
This week "Best Worst Movie" was released in Los Angeles. We interviewed the film makers Michael Paul Stephenson and George Hardy. "Best Worst Movie" is a documentary about the cult of Troll 2, deemed the worst movie ever!!!! Be sure to listen to our Cinemasochists review of "Troll 2" as well
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
This week, we watched Dreamcatcher. Sean loved it, Jake had acid flashbacks and Michael was indifferent. Duddus was in our hearts!
Dreamcatcher - 2003
Written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan
Starring: Damien Lewis, Thomas Jane, Jason Lee, Timothy Olymphant, Morgan Freeman and Tom Sizemore
Thursday, May 6, 2010
This week we watched "The Seventh Coin" with Sterling Andrews, the younger sister of Alexandra Powers; the lead actress of the film. YEEEAHH! Dig the personal anecdotes and my "special" impression of Peter O Toole! It's a good episode. I swear!
The Seventh Coin - 1992
Starring: Alexandra Powers, Peter O Toole and Jonathan Rhys Davies
Directed by: Dror Soref
Written by: Howard Delman and MIchael Lewis
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Part 2 of my "Horror Rock Musical" marathon spectacular!!"Loose girls, drugs, booze, you know the scene!"
I do now, thanks to "Terror On Tour". This KISS meets "Friday The 13th" cash in was directed by Don Edmunds and released in 1980. Its about "Loose girls, drugs and booze..."
You know the story.
A costumed, Cheap Trick sounding band called "The Clowns" are on tour (funny, though..They seem to play the same venue every night....) and shooting "straight to the top!" Their costumes are something to behold. Black tights, red capes, black and white face paint and afro wigs (!). Unlike KISS, each member looks exactly the same, which is convenient for the plot. See, these "Clowns" have a staged act that consists of stabbing and maiming various female audience members. One night, some drug dealing whore dies for real and we're lead to believe its one of "The Clowns" since the perpetrator was in full "Clowns" regalia.
What happens in the next 75 minutes is a lack luster, uninteresting whodunnit. Two cops are on the case and are totally convinced its the band. Is it the pill popping drummer? The wildman guitarist? The jaded singer? The nice guy manager? Or is it the 2 roadies? Each guy has a motive....Kind of.... I guess. Either way, the killer essentially gives himself away in the first 5 minutes.. Sorry. SPOILER!
Did I forget to mention all the gratuitous violence and sex in this film? I just did. There's plenty of it any horror hound with patience of a saint might actually enjoy this.
Since I am talking about music in this marathon, I must say I really dug the music in this film. It's not much of a musical, but there are about 4 set pieces built around the music of "The Clowns". The songs were all written by a Chicago band called "The Names". It's perfect in that late seventies, post punk, pre power pop kind of way. Like I said, it has a great Cheap Trick quality to it. If anyone out there has MP3's of these tunes, please send em my way. I'd love to have them!
That being said, the most redeemable aspect of "Terror On Tour" was the music and I'm sure that was on purpose. The rest is slightly entertaining. The are many unintentional chuckles and fun, albeit boring death set ups. But if you have a short attention span, don't bother. If you intend on obtaining it, good luck. It's pretty hard to find, since only VHS copies were made. I would say finding the soundtrack would be a better time waster... Happy hunting!!
Girl: "Anything I can do for you??"
Terror On Tour
Directed by: Don Edmunds