Monday, June 23, 2008

June 23, 2008 - New Horror out on DVD - Fear the Gingerdead Man and the Passion of the Crust

Well, I'm back from my whirlwind tour of Southern California and I'm back, sitting here at Dead Harvey headquarters. I guess it's good to be back... kind of. I had a great time, met up with Dead Harvey collaborator, Brad Paulson, plus a whole slew of other indie horror guys and we all drank a lot of beer. I'll be writing posts about our exlpoits over the next few days... or maybe weeks. I don't know, I'm backlogged. Anyhow, I'm going to get back in the swing of things with this weeks new horror releases... and I'd like to give more attention to it all, but this post is going to be quick, as I'm exhausted, still hung over and I need my couch... bad.

The orginal "Gingerdead Man", which is loosely, kind of, sort of a bit of a classic, starred Gary Busey and was written and directed by Charles Band, who was the guy who created Full Moon Pictures and was behind all the "Puppet Master" films. New this week is "Gingerdead Man 2", which does not star Gary Busey and was not directed by Charles Band. However, it's got a great title... and hilarious cover art. "Crust" is directed by Silvia St. Croix, who has no other credits to her name and it stars Michelle Bauer, a former porn star and bondage model. So, I'm expecting good things. Anyhow, "Gingerdead Man 2: The Passion of the Crust" is about a "horrifying yet delicious and chewy Gingerdead Man" that goes nuts on the set of a low-budget movie set.

Not know exactly how much they can party, Dead Harvey would still, officially, like to welcome Pakistan to the party. "Hell's Ground", which was originally called "Zibahkhana", is Pakistan's first ever horror film and, apparently, it's not that bad. In fact, it won best gore at the Austin Fantastic Fest and it's getting decent reviews. It's about a group of teens whose van runs out of gas... then zombies and a "decapitated head-toting screaming banshee-like hitch-hiker" begin to terrorize them... and you'd think that would be enough, but no... there also a "mysterious figure dressed in a blood-drenched burqa, sporting a medieval weapon dripping in gore". Right now, I'm stamping this a 'must see'.

"An Erotic Werewolf in London" stars softcore porn star Misty Mundae, who you may remember from "Lord of the G-Strings" and "Play-Mate of the Apes" and it was directed by notorious low-budget horror filmmaker William (Bill) Hellfire, director of such classics as "Bikini Girls on Dinosaur Planet" and "Duck! The Carbine High Massacre"... Mundae and Hellfire are no strangers and have worked on many a project together. "Erotic Werewolf" is about a female werewolf whose metamorphosis into sexual predator is triggered by arousal and, ultimately, orgasm.

"Desert of Blood" comes from Don Henry and stars an 'international cast', including Swedish cover-model and Playboy Cyber-girl Annika Svedman, #1 chart-topping Spanish pop star Naim Thomas and Albanian action phenom Mike Dusi... all of whom I've never heard of before typing their names in this post. It's about a hapless treasure hunter who digs up more then he expects.

"The Tattooist" comes out of New Zealand from Director Peter Burger, whose directed mostly TV prior to this and it stars Jason Behr, who you would know from "Roswell", "Dragon Wars" and lots of other low-budget horrors. It's about "a tattooist (who) unwittingly unleashes a forcible deadly spirit through an ancient Samoan tattoo tool. Now marked for death he will need to uncover the source of the evil in order to save his new love and recover his own soul."

"The Wig", which was orginally called "Gabal" and came out of Korea, I believe... has some damn wicked cover art. It's from director Shin-yeon Won and it's about a cursed wig.

"Raising Jeffrey Dahmer" is directed by Rich Ambler, it's being released by Lionsgate and the title's a bit misleading. Actually, it's not misleading at all. It's based on the true story of Dahmer, the events within the family behind and leading up to his capture.

"Demons Among Us" comes from Troma... it's about Joe and his talking axe, who go after the devil and a bunch of demons. It's from Stuart Simpson, who wrote, produced, shot, directed and edited it.

"The Eye 3" is the third installment of the original series from the Pang Brothers.

"Curse of the Weeping Woman: J-ok'el" won best impact of music in a feature film from the Park City Film Music Festival, for what that's worth... and it was written and directed by Benjamin Williams and it's about J-ok'el, the weeping woman who drowned her own babies centuries ago... her spirit's returned to claim more children.

"Frankenstein the Rapist" is another film from Bill Zebub, who sames to make a film every 2 months... he's the guy who brought you such films as "The Worst Horror Movie Ever Made: The Re-Make" and "Assmonster".

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