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american gothicEvery once in a while, I do like to listen to my friends when it comes to suggestions on what films to watch and one that was brought up on many occasions was American Gothic. The only question was how was I going to find this hard to find film so that I could watch it for Eddie’s 31 Days Of Halloween, but then I found my answer in Youtube. American Gothic stars Sarah Torgov (Meatballs) as Cynthia, a woman who went through some mental trauma after her baby drowned in the bathtub. After spending some time in the hospital, she is released and her boyfriend plans to take her to the island where they had their honeymoon to get her mind off of things, but plans get derailed. The plane they were traveling in gets derailed on a strange island where they meet a strange family still stuck in the past, but will they survive? The film also stars Mark Erickson (DTLA) as Jeff, Caroline Barclay (Black Day Blue Night) as Terri, Mark Lindsay Chapman (Falcon Crest) as Rob, Fiona Hutchison (Guiding Light) as Lynn, Stephen Shellen (Gone In 60 Seconds) as Paul, Rod Steiger (In The Heat Of The Night) as Pa, Yvonne De Carlo (The Munsters) as Ma, Michael J. Pollard (Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland) as Woody,  Janet Wright (Kingdom Hospital) as Fanny, and the film was directed by John Hough (The Howling IV: The Original Nightmare).

agFor a little while, I was wondering where the film was going to go because it was a bunch of adults hanging on an island and then house, but things get interesting when Rod Steiger and Yvonne De Carlo show up. It’s a strange family dynamic that is happening on that house, but with the setting it certainly works. I definitely was a fan of some of the kills in the film like the swing set kill that comes and the murdering spree at the end of the film. De Carlo, Steiger, Pollard, and Wright were the highlights of the film with their twisted being, but there is a point in the film that gets really twisted. Apparently, there is a second brother and he likes to fondle dead women as you’ll see in one point of the film. That was probably the most uncomfortable the movie gets besides some of the bad acting that came from some of the girls. One person to keep an eye on is Cynthia who is already emotionally fragile and now she is heading to an island where they turn strangers into dolls for their 50 year old daughter. Yea that sounds like a very bad idea if you ask me, but nonetheless this was an very good film. The cinematography was excellent and the editing was on point at times. This is a really good watch that you should check out. I am going to give the film an B+ for a final grade.


horror-short-filmsWelcome everyone to the third edition of the shorts, a segment where we take the time to check out some of the coolest horror short films that are out there on Youtube. You never know, we could be checking out a short from someone who may have a future in the business. Someone whose film could one day end up getting reviewed by me for Eddie’s 31 Days Of Halloween. As usual, we scoured through Youtube trying to find the shorts that impressed us the most and definitely put you on the radar. We have a great collection for you all below so without further ado, let’s check out some shorts.

hallwoeenHalloween: The Night HE Came Home– It’s funny on last year’s edition of The Shorts, I had announced that there was a rumor that by 2017 there was going to be another Halloween film. Boy, was I wrong about that, but I am fine with it because by 2018 we should have the next installment. What I have for you guys is a little longer than a usual short film because it’s 45 minutes long, but that’s OK cause it’s Michael Myers. The film takes place 40 years after the events of Halloween II and it puts us right back into Haddonfield where an aspiring actress has just moved to in order to reconnect with her brother. Unbeknownst to her, she has some sort of connection with the events of that unfortunate night in 1978. The fan film was directed by Dave McRae and it stars Leah Kellar, William Reill, Bob Sleeper, and many more. The cool thing about the film besides the story itself is the fact that they filmed on location in Pasadena where the original film was filmed. Check it out for yourselves below, it is one of the better fan made films. I can’t share it on the page, but click here to watch.

The Oven– This was one of the first short films that popped up on my feed and I was instantly curious. The film was directed by Rush Smith and the short has this kind of creepy vibe to it as you watch our main character bake what looks like a loaf of bread. I don’t want to give away what happens next because I want you to see it for yourself. I love the way he definitely shot the film with different shots of the process of making the bread and how it would cut in and out. I thought that was very cool. Definitely give this one a watch below and for more on Rush Smith, click here.

Mannequin– Not to be confused with the cheesy 1980’s film of the same name, we have a short from writer and director Zach McCoy-Davies which centers on either a fashion designer or costume designer who is asked to stay at work even later than she had anticipated. After taking some caffeine pills to try and help her stay awake, things start to get weird. Is it the lack of sleep or is the mannequin really alive? You’ll have to watch to find out for yourself. I really liked the short from Davies, it’s shot very well and the story itself is great, but the champion is in the editing. The editing definitely helped in telling the story for sure and kudos to Amy Shaw on an amazing performance. Check out the short below:

Peek A Boo– The next short on my list was directed by Jose Escorcia and it stars Vivian Wu as Claire, a girl who is home alone minding her own business and listening to tunes when she gets a message from someone she doesn’t know. Thinking it’s one of her friends, she agrees to play a game of Peek A Boo, but soon realizes that there is something sinister behind this game. This is another short where you have to give kudos to the cinematographer and the editing team because they helped tell this very cool story which tips their caps to some of horror’s great past. Check this one out below:

The Moonlight Man 2– I had to watch the first Moonlight Man so I would feel I knew what was going on. This is the sequel to the original short and this time it follows a burglar who is about to break into a building until the creepy monster ruins all of his plans. The short was directed by Danny Donahue and it was a really great short. My favorite thing in the world is that the monster is creepy as hell so kudos to them for making him that creepy. Now I don’t know if I’ll be able to walk alone at night in a parking lot. Check it out below:


war of the covers war machineLast 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!

Everybody remembers where they were the first time they saw the infamous video for Blink-182’s What’s My Age Again because there was no Youtube yet. You actually had to watch MTV and TRL just to see the video. Fast forward to 2016 and the band has recreated the video for the track She’s Out of Her Mind which is off the band’s latest album California. Thanks to Spotify’s Flash Frame series, the band recreated the video, but instead of putting themselves on screen doing it, they got some social media babes to do it. Lele Pons, Hannah Stocking and Vale Genta are the three running through the screen disrupting every day normal life for the people they run by. You also get to see the band perform the track as well in-between the shots of the girls running. One of the funniest parts of the video is seeing Pitch Perfect star Adam Devine do his best imitation of Enema Of The State cover model Janine Lindemulder. You have to see the video for yourself down below:

horror-short-filmsTwo 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:

lemmy-kilmister-2000-billboard-650Last month the world lost a legend in Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister. We’ve seen all of the tributes pour in whether it was a band performing a tribute or kind words and posts from the rock community. Now, we all have the chance to be part of something special and something I have never seen anyone do before. Lemmy Kilmister’s Memorial Service which is being held at his favorite spot in Los Angeles The Rainbow Bar & Grill, is being streamed online through Motorhead’s Youtube page. They want everyone that was a fan to be apart of the service by watching the live stream which can be found here. So, while the petition to change the name of a jack and coke to a Lemmy is going, let’s kick back, enjoy a couple of those, and watch as we pay tribute to the Man, the Myth, and the Legend. The Live stream begins at 2:30 PM Pacific Time (5:30 PM  Eastern Time). God Bless Lemmy Kilmister!!!

Cheerleader CampThere 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).

Krista Pflanzer, Teri Weigel, and Vickie Benson

Krista Pflanzer, Teri Weigel, and Vickie Benson

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.