Month: July 2014

Mel’s 5 Second Review: Dark House

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Dark House
(2009) Jeffrey Combs, Meghan Ory, Diane Louise Salinger, Matt Cohen, Shelly Cole, Danso Gordon, Ryan Melander, Bevin Prince, Erin Cummings and Ian Reed Kesler


A campy, scary good time. Jeffrey Combs, even after all these years, is still awesome! The effects aren’t all that great, the acting is pretty shaky overall, but the story is interesting and, best of all, it’s got that late 80’s, early 90’s charm. Who says camp is dead?? Hehe 😀 A very fun 7.5/10.

This movie is currently streaming on Netflix. Enjoy! 🙂



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True Detective (Season 1)


True DetectiveNo spoilers, continue without fear.

I’m sitting here behind my computer, sipping blueberry tea and wondering how the hell did I just watch eight episodes of True Detective back to back and yet, have no idea where to begin the discussion on this HBO’s newest hit series. That’s probably the most excruciating feelings a blogger can experience, that of having so much to say that making sense would probably be a far fetched illusion.

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Re-Animator 1985 (UK Blu-ray Review).

Stigmatophilia's gore splattered corner of insanity.

Year: 1985
Director: Stuart Gordon
Cast: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Robert Sampson
Themes: Zombies, Mad Scientists, Reanimation, Splatstick, Comedy, Gore
Disc specification:  Video: 1.78:1, 1080p, Audio DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 /LPCM Stereo

second sight reanimatorSo few directors in the genre have earned the title ‘Master of Horror’- a crown only befitting to those who have earned their stripes by their innovative pushing of the envelop, their ability to take a risk and win; a benchmark of true quality that many can only strive to attain, but never manage to achieve. One such director who has earned his right to reign under this moniker is genre stalwart Stuart Gordon. Everyone has to start somewhere, for Gordon is was this film, the unforgettable Re-Animator– a film that appalled critics and delighted audiences in equal measure. A film that caused such contention with the BBFC it remained heavily…

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