When people find out I write a blog about movies, naturally they ask questions about what kinds of movies I discuss. They may ask, “Do you write about the art of cinema?” or “Do you talk about the films of [insert artsy-fartsy director name here]?” or “You talk about that there Grinch movie from 2000??? I liked that movie somethin’ fierce!” Normally, it comes down to me saying I write about B-movies, and that I’ve done it almost 150 times. That usually spurns the question, “So… Can you explain what those movies that you watch are like?”
This week’s B-Movie Enema has a lot of people just about anyone my age (late 30s to early 40s) should recognize pretty much instantly. I’m going to be talking about the 1993 direct-to-video horror flick Ticks. Yeah, yeah, ticks get mutated and start eating people, whatever.
What I really want to discuss before diving into the movie are the people in the movie. First, we have Seth Green, who might be in the running neck and neck with Chris Hardwick for the title of King of the Nerds. The man was Oz on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, he has won awards for his animated pop culture romp Robot Chicken, and he seemed like a pretty good dude when we nodded approval of one another that one time in the security line at LAX. Continue reading “Ticks (1993)”
See? I told you I’d get back to Italy before this month’s out.
This time, I’m looking at Demonia. It was directed by Lucio Fulci, who is often considered one of the better Italian horror directors. In fact, I’m itching to do his Zombie so look for that in the near(ish) future. Unfortunately, where Zombie is considered a really good movie, Demonia is often cited as one of Fulci’s weakest. And to be honest with you, despite the name invoking imagery of demons and various demonic stuff, the movie is a little more witchcraft, ghosts, and a touch of satanism as opposed to the other movies this month. Continue reading “Demonia (1990)”
Welcome back to Nights of Demons Month here at B-Movie Enema. This is our month long celebration of Halloween featuring five movies that all have some sort of demonic angle or something. Last week, we looked at Lamberto Bava’s Demons that certainly got air play on cable as well as something most people in their 30s and 40s rented at the local video store. This week is another case of that.
We’ll be looking at 1990’s Demon Wind. And let’s just go ahead and get the cat out of the bag. That is a terrible title. Seriously, it sounds like something you’d call a fart. Like a really gross fart. One that lingers and slowly kills your friends one-by-one while they sleep. I’ve had a few of those so I know what I’m talking about.
My life is littered with the corpses of dead friends who succumbed to my poor dinner choices. Continue reading “Demon Wind (1990)”
Oh, what’s this? The Suckling? I wonder if this movie is any good. What is it that they say? Ah, that’s right…
“What’s in a name? Everything.”
Oh. Oh, no. That doesn’t bode well. Well, I can at least say that the monster on the cover of the box is fucking awesome looking. Look at that guy! He’s all head and teeth and grossness!
I also have to give it props for two things written up on for real, very reliable websites. The first, is the very brief synopsis given on Amazon Prime Video: “An aborted fetus dumped in a sewer full of toxic sludge returns. Newly restored in HD.” Fuck yeah! We got a dumpster baby! AND! AND! It’s been restored to high goddamn definition! That just kills me. That part at the end about it being newly restored is likely not going to be the selling point for any normal person looking for a movie for this evening’s entertainment. Continue reading “The Suckling (1990)”
Holy shit… This is the 100th post for B-Movie Enema. Yowzers. How am I going to celebrate?
I’ve already looked at one Captain America movie way back in May 2016. So why am I double dipping? Because Cap is my A-1 Super Guy. He fights for freedom and awesomeness.
And also… America. Fuckin’ pure America. Pure like Budweiser changing their name to America. Continue reading “Captain America (1990)”
The Fantastic Four is Marvel Comics’ “first family”. Without them, there literally is no Marvel. They were the brainchild of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and launched in 1961 to capitalize on the re-emergence of superhero popularity in comic books that had waned by the late 1950s.
The Fantastic Four was comprised of leader Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) who could stretch like rubber, Susan Storm (Invisible Girl) who could turn herself invisible, The Thing (Ben Grimm) who was a hulking rock monster, and Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) who was both Susan’s brother and able to light himself on fire. They treated each other as family and even argued like one too. It was the first real example of a team of superheroes who didn’t always get along. Despite the overall high sci-fi type of tales they would tell, Lee and Kirby had created something that had a realistic flavor to the characters and their interactions. Continue reading “The Fantastic Four (1994)”
The final film of my Summer of Anniversaries event celebrates the 25th anniversary of Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth.
However, we’re a couple weeks early on the celebration end. Oddly enough, 1992 didn’t have much for me to choose from. 1987 and 1997 had a bunch. But in order to find something celebrating a 25th anniversary, I had to look to September.
For a movie that takes place in New York City with all sorts of hell breaking loose.
With the Twin Towers appearing in the background of the poster. Continue reading “Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)”