Subspecies Month marches on!
With Subspecies being another hit for Full Moon Features, it was clear that a sequel was indeed needed. So, two years later, Full Moon released Bloodstone: Subspecies II picking up directly after the conclusion of the first chapter. Because this is being featured on this blog, and the dreaded specter of the Angel series still haunting me, you better believe there are casting changes here.
(And yes, that Angel specter is still constantly reminding me there is a fourth film I have yet to cover. It haunts my dreams, man. It’s a constant reminder of my failings in life. This devilish Angel will not be appeased until I finally cover it. Just hold tight and I will get there in time. In fact, sooner than you know.) Continue reading “Bloodstone: Subspecies II (1993)”
It’s been a little bit since I really dug deep into some vampires for an extended period of time. It’s also been a while since I looked at a movie from Full Moon Features. So, how do I propose to fix that? BOOM! A whole month of Subspecies movies!
So here we are, the 1991 Full Moon feature, Subspecies, starring Anders Hove, Laura Tate, and the beloved Angus Scrimm.
Let’s think of the title of this series for a moment – Subspecies. As a word, it indicates that there is a species that are, I dunno, like living below other species. You know, SUBspecies? Well, yes, this is a vampire movie. Yes, it mostly takes place in the Carpathian Mountains. That means this nebulously revolves around the legend of Dracula. But what makes this movie a little different is the title creatures themselves – the Subspecies. These are little goblin guys who serve our lead vampire, Radu (Hove). Continue reading “Subspecies (1991)”
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?”
To which I can give only this response: “They Bite.” Continue reading “They Bite (1996)”
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)”