Last week, we had a battle between Hatebreed and Gojira as to who covered Metallica’s Ride The Lightning track Escape better. You voted, the results are in, and the winner of that battle is Hatebreed by two votes which means it was a closer match than the first one. This week we have an interesting battle for all of you as we feature two titans of their respective metal sub-genres covering one common track between them. In one corner, we have Floridian death metal act Six Feet Under who have been destroying everyone in their paths since 1993 when they signed with Metal Blade Records. In the other corner is their label mates who come from across the ocean from deep in the heart of Europe in Swedish melodic death metal (often credited as Viking Metal) band Amon Amarth. What could be the common thread between the two of them besides the fact that they are on the same label and almost the same genre? Well, if you are observant, then you would see that it is the fact that they both covered War Machine, a cool track from Kiss’s tenth studio album Creatures Of The Night. It’s not surprising that they covered a Kiss track as Kiss had influenced a lot of different metal bands, but who did the song better? Six Feet Under covered the track on their third album, 1999’s Maximum Violence while Amon Amarth had it as a bonus track to their eighth studio album Surtur Rising. Unfortunately, only one of them can win and you are going to decide who by voting. You have until the next War Of The Covers post to decide. So, vote wisely and carefully!
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Two years ago, we started this segment for Eddie’s 31 Days Of Halloween and we meant to do it last year, but we never got around to it. So as I always say, “better late than never.” Not only are there a gazillion horror movies that you can on any VOD service, TV, and the theaters, but there are other types of horror films that you can watch on Youtube. Those types of films that I am talking about are short films and there are countless directors in the world that are trying their best to make it in the horror world and one of the best ways to get a name for yourself these days is on Youtube. What better way to do it than a short film because if it gains enough buzz it can lead your career somewhere. So with that being said, this post is going to look at some great short horror films that you can find on Youtube with a little review to go along with it. So without further ado, here is volume 2:
Halloween: The Rebirth Of Michael Myers– With the announcement that there is going to be a Halloween film in 2017, I instantly got excited and looked on IMDB to see if it was true. While checking that out, I noticed that there was a short film released called Halloween: The Rebirth Of Michael Myers. The short was directed by Brandon Jarrett Lawrence and it sees poor Jamie (Suzee Dunn) go and babysit on Halloween night, but what she doesn’t realize is that she is going to be paid a visit by the shape himself Michael Myers (Mikael Lawrence). I really liked the short even though we only see Michael very briefly, but it worked in my opinion and it fulfilled my need of Halloween in my life and for this blog. Check it out below:
The Stairs– I found this one on Youtube because it was literally the first film on the list when I did my search. I am assuming that it’s a French film because the main character is speaking French, but basically he is haunted by a presence in his house and the stairs are the only thing that separates them. Despite the language barrier, I really enjoyed this shirt film with the spooky Conjuring/Annabelle music that plays in the film. So kudos to Josué Esparon and It’s Amazing Films for this one. Check it out:
Thin Walls– This one is a relatively new one because it came out this year and it was an official selection at Los Angeles Cinefest. Thin Walls was directed by Jay Ruzika and it follows a girl who one day while at home starts humming a song. After hearing a neighbor hum the song back to her, she figures that its the thin walls. She’ll soon find out that there’s more to the thin walls then she knew. I really liked this one because it actually had a really creepy edge to it with the idea of the thin walls (watch it to know what am talking about). Definitely give this one a look, check it out below:
I Heard It Too– This is another one of my favorites that I have viewed this year and it’s so creepy. I Heard It Too is a short horror film that was directed by British Independent filmmaker Matt Sears. The film is based on a Two Sentence Horror Story about a child who believes that she hears her mother calling her to come down, but when she leaves her room she is grabbed by her mother. Her mother simply tells her, “I Heard It Too.” The end of the film features some of the best cinematography and what you see would terrify me if I was a child (actually it terrifies me now). Check it out below and subscribe to his channel for new films coming soon.
Last Night– This film is stylistically different than the ones I have chosen for this blog piece and I needed something different. Last Night was directed by Tal Bohbot and it was the winner of the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival for Best Short Horror Film (Student). The film stars Eden Kokarko as simply the woman, but she’s more like another female American Psycho. She invited a dinner date over, but what that date (played by Nadav Laieb) doesn’t realize is that his time is up as this Black Widow of sorts is about to claim another victim. It’s stylistically awesome in my opinion (kudos to Amit BenShlomo for cinematography) and it doesn’t waste any time. Check it out below:
Tags: Betsy Russell, Cheerleader Camp, Cheeseball Cinema, Electric Blue 42, George "Buck" Flower, Gone Fishin', Horror, iThree Amigos!, Jeff Prettyman, John Quinn, Krista Pflanzer, Leif Garrett, Lorie Griffin, Lucinda Dickey, Marked For Death, Ninja III: The Domination, Private Resort, Rebecca Ferratti, Road House, Saw III, Teen Wolf, Teri Weigel, They Live, Travis McKenna, Vickie Benson, Youtube
There are some things that we absolutely love when it come to deciding what to cover for Cheeseball Cinema with those being Horror, Cheerleaders, Slumber Parties, and Sororities. We’ve covered our fair share of those things and I thought I had done it all until I stumbled upon one on Youtube. Today’s Cheeseball Cinema film is called Cheerleader Camp (or Bloody Pom Poms) which stars Betsy Russell (Saw III) as a cheerleader with some serious issues. All Alison (Russell) wants is to have a great time at cheerleader camp with her fellow teammates and her boyfriend Brent (Leif Garrett). Things start to immediately go wrong for her as she starts having nightmares that seem all too real and one by one the cheerleaders are being killed off by a mysterious killer. The film also stars Lucinda Dickey (Ninja III: The Domination) as Cory, George “Buck” Flower (They Live) as Pop, Lorie Griffin (Teen Wolf) as Bonnie, Travis McKenna (Road House) as Tommy, Teri Weigel (Marked For Death) as Pamela, Rebecca Ferratti (iThree Amigos!) as Theresa, Vickie Benson (Private Resort) as Miss Tipton, Krista Pflanzer (Electric Blue 42) as Suzy, Jeff Prettyman (Gone Fishin) as Sheriff Poucher, and the film was directed by John Quinn (Beach Movie).
There is a reason why this film is a b-movie horror film and little known to most people. As far as I am concerned, the film is a little all over the place for most of the film, but in the end it all will make perfect sense. The fun of these films is trying to figure out exactly who the killer is and for the most part it makes little sense due to the writing. Alison has bad dreams which make you believe that there is a possibility that she is the killer, but then that doesn’t make sense due to where she is during some of the murders. Could it be Pop (Flowers) that is the killer? Then you get towards the end of the film and they present Leif Garrett’s character as the possible killer, but the motive is a little off until you finally see who the real killer is. That is when the film gets clever is right at the end of the film because the motive is finally there. The only other problem that I had with the film was that there were not enough slayings until you get towards the end of the film. One thing that some fans should enjoy is that there is some T&A that you all can enjoy in the first half of the film as the incredible sexy Teri Weigel, Krista Pflanzer, and Vickie Benson bare all for the fans. The acting wasn’t that bad and you may recognize Betsy Russell who enjoyed a lot of fame as the wife of the Jigsaw killer in Saw. She made a lot of films like this one back int he 1980’s so you may see more of these later on. On a scale of one being close to an A-List Hollywood film and five being the cheesiest film of all time, I am going to give the film a 3 for a final grade.
Tags: 1980's, Action, Adolf Hitler, Andreas Cahling, Ass Whoopin Wednesdays, Barbarianna, Baywatch, Björn Gustafsson, David Hasselhoff, David Sandberg, Eleni Young, Eos Karlsson, Erik Hörnqvist, Hackerman, Helene Ahlson, Jorma Taccone, Kung Fu, Kung Fury, Leopold Nilsson, Martial Arts, Miami, Nintendo Powerglove, Per-Henrik Arvidius, Short Film, Spy, Steven Chew, Terminator, Thor, Triceracop, Youtube
So, there was no Ass Whoopin Wednesday film last week and for this week’s film I wanted to do something a little different than usual. I started this blog piece because I loved watching kung fu and action movies from the 1980’s because there was an over abundance of bad ass films from that era. David Sandberg is one of those guys who apparently also loved action films from the 1980’s because he created the short film Kung Fury. In this film , Sandberg stars as Kung Fury, a cop who was struck by lightning one night while on the job and as a result of it, he was given super kung fu powers that only the chosen one receives. One night after saving the city of Miami from a killer arcade game robot, he discovers that Adolf Hitler (Jorma Taccone) is back and he wants Kung Fury’s super kung fu ability. In order to stop him, Kung Fury has to travel back in time to Nazi Germany to stop Hitler before it’s too late. The film also stars Steven Chew as Dragon, Leopold Nilsson as Hackerman, Andreas Cahling (Legend Of Dark Rider) as Thor, Per-Henrik Arvidius as the voice of Thor, Erik Hörnqvist as Triceracop, Frank Sanderson as the voice of triceracop, cobra, and dinomite, Eleni Young as Barbarianna, Helene Ahlson as Katana, Björn Gustafsson (Spy) as Private Lahmstache, Eos Karlsson (The Sandhamn Murders) as Red Ninja and David Hasselhoff (Baywatch) as Hoff 9000. Now let’s check out some stats before we get into the review of the film itself.
The film may be only 31 minutes in total, but it packs one hell of a punch for 31 minutes. It doesn’t even seem like it’s 31 minutes long because it is so enjoyable to watch that it leaves you wanting more. David Sandberg does a terrific job parodying the 1980’s and everything that went along with it. The characters are fun and loveable as you get to meet Hackerman who uses a Nintendo powerglove throughout the film as well as the giant Thor. A lot of the scenes, characters, and settings are over the top, but it’a fun over the top. He has 63 kills/knockouts in the film and 58 of them come in one fight sequence. He does have an origin story, but it explains how he acquired all of his powers and the friend/family member that is hurt is his partner who was killed. The only reason I have a question mark next to the yes in the big boss being defeated because the ending leaves you wanting more. One of the cool things about this film that I learned is that David Sandberg started a kickstarter project and he asked for $200,000 in order to complete the film and he exceeded his goal by $430,000 which allowed to be over the top in everything and if the make a second one, I’d be happy to donate to it. Check out the movie on Youtube and check out the website for the film here. I am going to give this film five fists out of five because it was that bad ass.
Tags: Alejandro Fuenmayor, Anthony DeRose, Bettina Taylor, Birthday Boys, Brandon O'Sullivan, Clive Barker, Eddie's 31 Days Of Halloween, Halloween, Ho Wen Long, Horror, India, Itsana Woodneuk, Justine Llanes, Kate Mcbryde, Lucas Leon, Now Here, One Night, R. Michael McWhorter, Rafael De Leon Jr., Rebekah Westberry, Short Films, Singapore, Socrates Needhidevan, Tamil, Tamil Horror, Tan Yang Er, Things That Go Bump, Youtube
Not only are there a gazillion horror movies that you can on any VOD service, TV, and the theaters, but there are other types of horror films that you can watch on Youtube. There are countless directors in the world that are trying their best to make it in the horror world and one of the best ways to get a name for yourself these days is on Youtube. So many people have the chance to create art and have it displayed on the web for all the world to see, so why not take advantage of it. This post is going to look at some great short horror films that you can find on Youtube with a little review to go along with it. One of the directors of a short film that will be featured on here actually inspired me to do this post so let’s check out some shorts. Check out the first four films in Volume 1 below:
Things That Go Bump– The title should be pretty obvious as to what we are looking at with our first short film because there is nothing creepier than hearing random noises when you’re trying to fall asleep. For our star of the short Kate McBryde, she is about to discover what is going bump in the night in her new place when she has to face it alone. Alejandro Fuenmayor does an awesome job with the cinematography cause the film looks perfect with almost little to no mistakes. R. Michael McWhorter is the director of this short film and more stuff on him, please visit his Youtube page here. Here is what horror legend Clive Barker said after watching the short, “What fun! Visually slick with a delightful twist. Well done!”
One Night– I don’t know much about Tamil Short Films other than that Tamil other than that it;s language spoken by the people that live in Tamil Nadu in India and Northern Province, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. Apparently, their making tons of films in that region and they have a ton of horror films like One Night which was directed by Socrates Needhidevan which is about a young school boy who has an encounter with a ghost. The twist in the end of this is brilliant and will throw you off. It’s a far cry from Bollywood.
Now,Here– This is a clever film idea that takes place at a famous mansion in Singapore called the Istana Woodneuk. A photographer and his girlfriend head this mansion to take pictures , but they discover something very strange within this mansion that may be out of this world. It stars Lucas Leon as Ben, Rebekah Westberry as Ally, and it was directed by both Tan Yang Er and Ho Wen Long who used a Canon 6D for shooting.
Birthday Boys– This is definitely one of my favorite of the bunch directed by Rafael De Leon Jr. about a girl who is mourning her dead boyfriend to the point she bakes him a cake. She entrusts some information to a best friend not knowing the consequences that lay ahead for her. The story is great and the cinematography by Anthony DeRose is exceptional as well.