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YouTube Horror: Next Of Kin 1982

next-of-kin-posterAfter watching Not Quite Hollywood I became obsessed with the film that Quentin Tarantino heaped tons of praise upon and even went as far as to compare it visually with The Shining.  I spent awhile looking for Next Of Kin and saw there was a DVD that had been put out but it was pretty expensive to import.  I found a copy on the VHS Preservation Society website but I get wary about bootlegs because you never know what the quality will be like.  So I scoured YouTube to see if it had “accidentally” been put up.  After coming up empty I kind of pushed it to the back of my mind and went about my life.  Yesterday I was talking with the fine folks Aaron Christensen and El Goro and randomly mentioned it.  At which point El Goro immediately found it on YouTube.  In my excitement I watched it immediately.  While I will say I think Tarantino may have over hyped it I did still enjoy this film.  It’s a slow burn that just oozes with atmosphere.  My recommendation is sitting in the complete dark and watching this with no distractions.  Eventually it just pulls you into the darkness.  So give it a shot below!

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DVD Special Feature Spotlight: WNUF Halloween Special

WNUF Halloween Special was voted Best Feature at the 2013 Drunken Zombie Film Festival and on that recommendation I knew I had to see this movie and I finally did…

It brought me back to that time period in the late 80s and early 90s when Halloween Specials were top notch with Elvira, Mistress of the Dark showing double features and even your locale newscasters dressed for the occasion. WNUF Halloween Special captured all that and the movie itself was fantastic. I loved the look of it, having that VHS grain drew me in even more. All the commercials and cheese jokes.

As for special features, the DVD is packed. Starting with a director’s commentary with Chris LaMartina who’s going a million miles per second trying to get all kinds of information out and does a good job explaining how he and his buddies wrote and filmed many of the commercials and had to call in favorers to get specific footage.

If you enjoyed all the commercials, well you’re in luck because you have seven minutes of unused or commercials that were fast forward through in their entirety.

Aging WNUF, here you will see side by side compression of what the original footage and footage that was passed through a VCR three times to give the finished film that grainy look.

Rewinding the Fast Forward, in the film a lot of news footage was fast forwarded over, but you can see those scenes in this seven minute compilation.

Meadowlands Showcase… Two short thirty minute movies with Creepy Tales and The Halloween Takeover.

Rounding out the extras are Bloopers and Outtakes, WNUF Trailer, and Trailer Vault for then up coming DVD and VHS releases.

Overall, I can see WNUF Halloween Special making it into my viewing rotation each year for Halloween. I enjoyed all the extras. And highly recommend this movie, it’s a buy… You can purchase a copy at Alternative Cinema.

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Talk Without Rhythm Podcast - Episode 237: Bad Taste (1987), Dead Alive (1992), and Santo y Blue Demon contra Dracula y El Hombre Lobo (1972)

This week on Talk Without Rhythm I’m joined by Murf of Murf and the Fat Kid to discuss 1987′s Bad Taste and 1992′s Dead Alive. We’re also continuing on my El Año Del Santo with 1972′s Santo y Blue Demon contra Dracula y El Hombre Lobo.

 

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[00:00] INTRO/AUDIBLE PLUG

[02:02] Projection Booth Promo

[02:52] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[37:31] Santo y Blue Demon contra Dracula y El Hombre Lobo (1972)

[54:22] Bad Taste (1987)

[01:18:14] Dead Alive (1992)

[01:43:32] FEEDBACK

[02:03:20] ENDING MUSIC: Dead or Alive by Oingo Boingo

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Blu-Ray Extras And Features: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

It has been stated that (Pre Guardians) Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the best Marvel Studios movie to be produced, I disagree with that. Its predecessor Captain America: The First Avenger in my opinion is the best movie to come out of the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe.

As for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I liked it and loved the setup at the end. Going with the Civil War storyline. And I’m glad Winter Soldier is now a mainstream character. He’s a great heel in the comics and that carried over to the movie wonderfully… Now let’s look at a couple Blu-Ray extras, if you will.

Steve Rogers’ Notebook – Before the film was released in theaters there was an online poll to see what world events, music, or movies would make it into Rogers’ notebook. If you seen the movie you know what made it in, but in this mini featurette you’ll see what was left off. I’d say WrestleMania III should be added to the list Rogers should expense. hogan slamming Andre, Savage-Steamboat, and Piper-Adonis in a hair vs. hair match.

There’s also an audio commentary with directors Anthony and Joe Russo and screenwriters Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, which is alright at best. The ongoing chat about the directors influences is heavy. Whenever they can get a chance one of them list a movie and said influence where the scene you’re watching came from.

Overall, I like the movie and the extras are worth a watch. There’s lots more to view, but those are the only two notable ones for me.

He did get a big pop. Ole!

He did get a big pop. Ole!

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YouTube Horror: Bad Taste

bad tasteNow a days when you hear the name Peter Jackson you think that maybe a new Lord Of The Rings movie is about to hit multiplexes around the world or he’s tinkering with a big budget remakes of properties like King Kong or bringing Tin Tin to life.  This is where I get to sound like an old man and say “Back in my day Peter Jackson did horror movies.  And weeeeee liked it that way.”  If we really want to go back to the beginning then we need to hit up a gem that is around on YouTube and even a few other of those 50 film box sets with Peter Jackson’s Bad Taste.  People in a small village disappear and we find out that aliens have been serving them as junk food in their burger joint!  Say what!?!  Luckily for all of us this is up on YouTube for all of us to enjoy.  Head on over and check it out.


 

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The Town That Dreaded Sundown Remake

The-Town-That-Dreaded-Sundown-1I’ve kinda thought that a remake of The Town That Dreaded Sundown might be worth a look. While this doesn’t look horrible it seems to have made something a little different out of it. Which may not be a bad thing. This seems to insinuate a supernatural element to it. If only in the people in the town believing it’s a supernatural villain. Not sure. I’m definitely up for checking it out.

The Walking Dead Blu-Ray cover art, seasons 1-4.

I Didn’t Choose The Thug Life, The Thug Life Chose Me.

I Didn’t Choose The Thug Life, The Thug Life Chose Me.

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DZPN Take Over - Murf & The Fat Kid: Humanoids From The Deep

We have another winner for the Take Control of the DZPN contest. Murf and the Fat Kid were chosen to review Humanoids From the Deep, a movie famous for its scenes of fish-monsters sexually assaulting young nubile women. As always the ever receptive boys at Murf and the Fat Kid were kind enough (or cruel enough depending on perspective) to throw in a review of Breeders, a terrible movie from 1986 featuring a freaky space monster sexually assaulting young nubile women and a notorious alien hot tub scene. Congratulations once again to McBain for winning and don’t forget to enter for your chance to win.