X-Ray (aka Hospital Massacre, 1982)

You know what I haven’t had in a while?  The sudden urge to kill myself out of utter desperation.

Er…  I mean a Cannon Films movie.  I…  Um.  That’s what’s I meant.  Uh…  Anyway, one thing that you can definitely say about the Cannon gurus Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus is that they sure think they know what people want.  In the example of X-Ray (aka Hospital Massacre), they assumed we all wanted a slasher film in a hospital with a hot babe.

Their assumptions were right, but we also kind of want some sort of story that makes sense.  Is that here in this movie?  No?  Yes?  Not really? Continue reading “X-Ray (aka Hospital Massacre, 1982)”

Faust: Love of the Damned (2000)

Alrighty…  I haven’t yet had enough of demons and devils and shit.  So let’s keep that rolling with this week’s feature – Faust: Love of the Damned.

What’s really interesting about this movie is that it’s directed by Brian Yuzna who’s been involved in several great horror movies of the 80s from Re-Animator to From Beyond to Society to… Honey, I Shrunk the Kids…?!?  No shit?  Huh.  Well, he also produced Ticks, a movie I familiarized myself with a couple months back. Continue reading “Faust: Love of the Damned (2000)”

Beyond the Door (1974)

It’s another Friday, and another chance for me to talk about B-Movies.

This week’s is what most would consider a “mockbuster”.  It’s an Italian and US co-production totally aping off the hugely successful 1973 horror movie, The Exorcist, called Beyond the Door.  Well, it’s called that here.  In Italy, it is called Who Are You? and in the UK, it was released under the title Devil Within Her – which sounds like a completely different type of movie. Continue reading “Beyond the Door (1974)”

Dead & Buried (1981)

Let’s talk about a classy movie!

Dead & Buried is a 1981 flick that takes a different approach to zombies.  It is written by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett who is best known for writing the classic sci-fi/horror flick Alien.  That’s a fact that the poster really wants to sell this movie on – “The creators of ALIEN… bring a new terror to Earth.”

Dan O’Bannon also made Return of the Living Dead which is pretty much a zombie movie hall of fame entry from the mid 80s.  It’s fair to even say that O’Bannon’s work on that movie, matched with the Godzilla movies, and Roger Corman, helped create my love of B-Movies and, thus, well… Continue reading “Dead & Buried (1981)”

Zombie (1979)

I told you back in October that Demonia would not be the only time Lucio Fulci gets featured here on B-Movie Enema.

I mean, after all, that movie sucked, and he made so many other movies that were so much better.  Even his not so great movies were way better than Demonia.  Frankly, the only way to really make up for choosing that stinker is to cover the movie that he is probably best known for directing, 1979’s Zombie.

However, to really talk about Zombie, we need to take a step backwards in time to a few years before this movie would see the light of day.   Continue reading “Zombie (1979)”

The Bees (1978)

Last week, we had ticks, now B-Movie Enema has a problem with The Bees.

It’s been a while since B-Movie Enema crossed the border to Mexico for a movie.  In fact, I don’t think I’ve looked at one since The Brainiac some two and a half years ago.  This time, it’s a movie that is more of a Mexican production more than a product of Mexico through and through.  This movie is about some evil businessmen bringing over some deadly bees from South America and when they get loose in the United States, they start destroying society.

Because this is a B-Movie from the 70s, you better believe we have us some John Saxon and John Carradine along for the ride.  Not only that!  But we also welcome back Angel Tompkins as our leading lady.  She appeared in one of the very earliest B-Movie Enema articles, The Teacher.  She played, well, the titular teacher. Continue reading “The Bees (1978)”

Ticks (1993)

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)”

Night of the Demons (2009)

Happy Halloween Eve!  It’s that time of the year that B-Movie Enema does the Halloween special post.  The last two years I did Halloween: Resurrection and Halloween III: Season of the Witch.  Technically, both are listed with their theme months on this site’s category pages, but neither truly fit the actual month they appeared in.  Halloween: Resurrection had no vampires nor did Halloween III technically have any recognizable slasher villains – just a damn dirty Irishman drunk on Celtic need to kill children.

Fuckin’ Irish. Continue reading “Night of the Demons (2009)”