Posts Tagged ‘John Gulager’

headerThere was only ever one true iconic horror character that honestly gave me the creeps for a very long time in my life and that was Hellraiser‘s Pinhead who was originally played by Doug Bradley. There was something about the character and the way the films were that just honestly terrified me and I thank him for that. That is why I always try to cover one of the films of the franchise every time I do an Eddie’s 31 Days Of Halloween and we have a new one for you guys. This year Dimension Films put a straight to DVD release entitled Hellraiser: Judgment that was written and directed by Gary J. Tunnicliffe (Jack and The Beanstalk). There is a madman running around the city calling himself the Preceptor and murdering people in the name of the Ten Commandments. This doesn’t sit well with Detectives Sean (Logan’s Damon Carney) and David Carter (The Lying Game’s Randy Wayne) as they investigate the murders and with an additional partner they dive deeper into a world that may not be of their own. The film also stars Alexandra Harris (The Veil) as Christine Egerton, Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare On Elm Street) as the Landlady, Paul T. Taylor (Blonde Ambition) as Pinhead, Rheagan Wallace (Charlie: A Toy Story) as Alison Carter, John Gulager (Feast) as The Assessor, and Joel Decker (I Can Only Imagine) as The Butcher.

hellrauserI will say one thing and that is that I definitely liked Paul T. Taylor as Pinhead then I liked Stephan Smith Collins and it all has to do with the look of the costume. I am a traditionalist and with me saying that Doug Bradley will always be Pinhead, but I get why they did it.

feastAt one time, Project Greenlight was a super cool idea by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon that gave young filmmakers a chance to have their art seen. One of the films I chose for today was the winner of season three and that film is called Feast. In a remote bar in the middle of the desert, it’s normal everyday life for the patrons and the workers of the bar until a coupe show up on their doorstep. A character simply known as the Hero (Eric Dane) show sup and tells the patrons that he is being chased by monsters that want to eat him and everyone inside. After he is murdered almost immediately, his wife, the heroine (Navi Rawat) shows up to lead the bar in attempt to survive before the monsters get them. The film also stars Henry Rollins (Heat) as Coach, Balthazar Getty (Lord Of The Flies) as Bozo, Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) as The Beer Guy, Josh Zuckerman (Sex Drive) as Hot Wheels, Jason Mewes (Chasing Amy) as Edgy Cat, Clu Gulager (A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge) as Bartender, Jenny Wade (Brothers) as Honey Pie, Krista Allen (Liar Liar) as Tuffy, Duane Whitaker (The Devil’s Rejects) as Boss Man, and the film was directed by John Gulager (Piranha 3DD).

feast2005inhindibyimkhaIf you’re into having a little action and some comedy to go with your horror then this is definitely the film for you. I definitely was a fan of the way the film was set up because it was almost done like a TV show where they show a character, give a little something about them (see the picture to the left), and we wait to see what happens. The film is also a little unorthodox on who gets killed within the film, but they do it on purpose and it gets a little obvious after a while. The character named the hero gets killed almost as soon as he enters the door so that tells you something about the way the film is going. This is definitely one of those films where you pick a favorite and hope he lives. The acting in the film is actually very good and campy at the same time. The film does feature a legend like Clu Gulager to go along with the likes of Balthazar Getty, but Judah Friedlander definitely steals the show in my opinion. The poor guy suffers a lot in the film while keeping his comedy cool and I appreciate that. The monsters for the most part are cool looking, but nothing is explained about where they come from or why they are here. The film can get brutal like one of the monsters getting his appendage chopped off during the film and other stuff. You have to check it out for yourself because it’s so cheesy at times that its great. I am going to give the film an B+ for a final grade.