Full Movie on YouTube: The Orphan Killer

Looking for some quality flicks on YouTube? If so (and even if you're not), you should check out The Orphan Killer. 

A Matt Farnsworth Film. Banned in Germany and Australia. Support this free viewing. Buy the REGION FREE Steelbook Bluray (Behind the scenes movie included), Official Mask, Shirts, and more. STORE: http://www.theorphankillerstore.com/
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Starring Diane Foster
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New Trailer for Lashman

Nashville, TN (02.25.2014) Red Headed Revolution Pictures has unleashed a brand new theatrical trailer for the upcoming feature length horror film The Lashman directed by Cameron McCasland.

The Lashman is a tale of terror. When five friends set out for a weekend excursion, they soon realize their campfire tales have turned into their worst nightmares.

The Lashman stars Stacey Dixon, Shawn C. Phillips, David Vaughn, Jeremy Jones, Kaylee Williams, Tim Emery, Lee Vervoort, David Chattham, Terry Gragg, Todd Bush, Alea Jordan, Joe Downing and Larry Underwood. The movie was shot on location in western Kentucky.

The Lashman marks the feature length film debut of Cameron McCasland who wrote, produced, and directed the movie. McCasland honed his film making skills in television directing music videos as well as the award winning made for TV movie, The Dreadful Hallowgreen Special, and Go Green With Dr. Gangrene series of short films.

Almost 4 years in the making this theatrical trailer offers the first real glimpses of McCaslands backwoods boogeyman. As well as the first listen to the newly minted score composed and performed by Thomas Berdinski.  McCasland said of the movie. “We know people have waited a long time to see this film. We took our time putting it together, and I think we have made something really special. I am looking forward to unleashing The Lashman into the world. Fans of Slasher movies, and legendary fright tales are really going to dig this one.”

The Lashman is set for a world premiere Saturday April 19th 2014 at the 13th Annual Full Moon Horror Film Festival In Nashville, TN Members of the cast and crew will be on hand for a Q&A following the screening. The Lashman is currently booking dates on the festival circuit, and setting out for a touring roadshow. For more information on the premiere screening please visit http://www.fullmooninc.net

You can find the Lashman on facebook at facebook.com/lashmanmovie or on twitter @LashmanFilm

Cameron McCasland is an Emmy nominated writer and director and recipient of the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award. McCasland currently resides in Nashville, TN with his girlfriend and 2 daughters.

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The Walking Dead Review: Claimed

Hey-O! Another week, another episode of the fantastic The Walking Dead. 

This week we totally neglect poor Daryl, Beth, Maggie, Tyreese, Judith, Lizzie, Carol and the others whose names I cannot recall. Michonne shows a little bit of personality, and it turns out I still don't like her. What happened to the old ass-kicker Michonne who just... well... kicked ass without concern for others? Without a toddler named Andre that may or may not be a secret according to Carl. 

Rick is forced to sit out on a supply run, and their house is invaded by a group of no-good dudes. One thing I can't seem to quite accept about TWD is how horrible the people are after the zombie apocolypse. Killing one of your group because they wouldn't get out of a bed? Seriously? I mean, I understand they needed to show that these guys were violent so Rick would need a reason to get out of the house, and that seemed an effective way to display that these guys were shitheads. 

Rick got out of the house with no time to spare, saving Michonne and Carl in the process. They found a sign similar to the one found by Tyreese and Carol and the others, so I think we can safely assume that the group will end up in the same place, wherever the railroad takes them.

Meanwhile, Glenn and whats-her-face are on the truck with Abraham and the other 2 whats-their-faces. Are we supposed to believe that, in a fight between Abe and Glenn, it'd basically end in a tie? No offense to Glenn (I swear you're probably my favorite character), but Abe would stomp out Glenn in 2 punches flat. Not that it matters. I don't know why Abe is intent on kidnapping them, but "more people is better" seems a pretty shit reason to me. 

Rainman kills the truck so they all take off on foot. 

Next week I hope we see more of Daryl and Maggie, and I hope the group re-converges at some point soon. This is an ensemble cast and we viewers like it that way. The longer they stay separated, the harder it becomes to give a shit. 

Tagged: The Walking Dead, review

Friday Funday: Nudity in Friday the 13th

Jeannine TaylorAnyone else out there like Fridays? Gotta get down on Fridays. For the first edition of Friday Funday, we're looking at each Friday the 13th movie for those special moments. Not death scenes. Not blood or gore. Good 'ole fashioned nudity. 

Friday the 13th part one slacked just a little on the nudity, offering up only 1 counselor daring enough to show a little skin. The strip monopoly game turned out to be a bust. Only the love-making scene between a very young Kevin Bacon and Jeannine Taylor offered the goods. And even that was a quick and subtle shot. Would one say it was tasteful? Absolutely not, but that doesn't make it bad. Enjoy. 

Jeannie Taylor nude in Friday the 13th

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Japanese Army of Darkness Poster

In Japan, Army of Darkness was called Captain Supermarket, and this is the poster that promoted it. I, for one, wish there really was a Bruce Campbell soup. I'd eat it every day. 

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The Walking Dead: Inmates

Finally! I had my doubts. I halfway suspected that The Walking Dead would go the route of previous seasons and spend whole episodes on each of the survivors, but it surprised me by making this a "hybrid" of sorts, focusing on each member as they try their damndest to reunite. This review will be chock-full of spoilers, so read at your own risk. 

We start out with Darryl alongside... I think her name is Beth? It doesn't matter. She's the cute but disposable blonde. Darryl is being is regular bad-ass self, tracking people and protecting women, shooting zombies in the head and recovering his arrows later. Beth is complaining and getting in the way. 

It turns out Judith didn't get eaten by zombies. Tyrese yanked her of out of her car seat and grabbed the other two little girls and scurried into the woods. Lizzie seems to be a bordeerline pyschopath. The other little girl is more useless than Judith. I know that's hard to believe, but it's the truth. They run into two survivors. I'm still not sure if they were supposed to be newbies or if they were half-anonymous prison survivors, but I suppose it doesn't matter. They don't last long. Tyrese did meet up with Carol again, but didn't kill her. So I suppose that's a good thing. They got some vague directions to follow the train tracks and saw some weird sign about sanctuary there. I suspect it won't be exactly the salvation they're promised. 

Maggie and the other 2 people whose names I forget are also doing okay. Maggie decides to track down the bus Glenn is supposedly on, but it turns out that, after killing all the zombies inside, Glenn isn't one of them. 

Instead, Glenn is still at the prison, sleeping on some broken concrete. He packs a bag full of a bunch of shit, straps on his riot gear, grabs the enemy chick and he's on his way to find Maggie. Adorable. Glenn ends up stumbling on Abe and the other 2 people from the comic whose name I don't remember. Great, more newbies.

I'm glad they broke tradition and skipped around a lot in the episode. The show is about the people afterall, and by focusing a whole episode on just 1-2 survivors, it seems less like The Walking Dead and more like The Road. 

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Bates Motel Season 1 recap

Bates Motel comes back Monday, March 3rd, and I know I'm late to the Bates Motel party but I caught up on all the missed fun and excitement on a Netflix binge over a couple days. I really enjoyed the reimaging, setting Norman Bates in a modern setting but keeping some of his weird eccentricities, like taxidermy. 

Overall I enjoyed the series, although it wasn't without its faults. I understand they can't have Norman losing his mind in every episode and killing lots of people, but he sometimes seems a little too normal. The slow-play of how attracted Norman is to his mother is well-played, but the Hardy Boys-esque mysteries that Norman and Dylan have to solve get old quickly. 

I'm excited for season two. I'll be tuning in every week.

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The Walking Dead Review: After

I fucking love The Walking Dead. I fucking love it alot. But as a mid-season premiere (is that the proper terminology?), this fell a bit flat.

We start right where the mid-season finale ended. The prison has fallen. The survivors are all split up. Carl and Rick are off on their own, wandering through a nearby neighborhood. Michonne has taken on a couple new zombie pets to help protect her from the other zombies wandering around. This time around we don't really see what happened to any of the other survivors, but I'm sure they'll focus on that later in typical Walking Dead fashion. 

After my overwhelmingly negative Entity review, I don't want to confuse anyone. I don't hate horror, and I didn't hate this episode. But it wasn't without it's negatives.

A big part of why this episode sucked was Carl. He's turning into a typical rebellious teen, which I already have little sympathy for, but for some intensely emotional scenes, it's clear that young actors just typically don't have the chops to pull it off. Some of his speeches seemed whiney, which... I guess... may have been the point of them. I did enjoy the dichotomy of a young teen who takes time off from killing zombies to enjoy 112 ounces of chocolate pudding and another young teenager's room before he (I assume) got eaten. 

Rick is really recovering from a mental breakdown as well as the Governer's smackdown, so he's got a lot going on. He spends a good chunk of the show unconscious, which sucks because out of the three survivors in this episode, he's the only one I liked.

We get a glimpse into Michonne's past, which it turns out, I don't care about at all. Turns out she had a kid. Or did we know that already? Turns out I don't care. I like Michonne as a bad ass who kills zombies with her bad ass sword. I don't care about the tortured soul underneath. At all. I'm mostly annoyed at her screaming episodes where she's so overwhelmed. What happened to the old Michonne? Cowboy up, woman. 

Carl continued to annoy me, wasting precious bullets on zombies when he could have done the respectable thing and just died. 

I'm excited to see what the rest of the season holds, but I think in general the show is more interesting when the survivors are together. I hope it doesn't take long to unite them all, and I definitely hope that each episode focuses a bit on on each survivor rather than "taking turns" for each episode. But that's typically not how TWD has done things so far, so it's probably a silly hope they'll do it now. 

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Entity Review

Let's just get it outta the way quickly. I fucking hated this movie. I honestly can't think of anything really good to say about it, but I've got plenty of bad. 

I like "found footage" style horror. I really do. I think it's an effective way to tell a story and, if done well, can be quite chilling and fun. This movie, just like Diary of the Dead, didn't fully commit to the style and therefore left it a little lacking and its execution. Where Diary cut to and from unlikely sources of cameras and impossible editing techniques and a silly explanation of how the footage was enhanced with sound effects, Entity took a 1/2 and 1/2 approach, showing some through the camera they had on sight and some shot like a "traditional" film.

But honestly, I'm okay with overlooking this "flaw". As long a horror is fun, I'm board and will enjoy it.

This movie did not have 1 lick of fun. Not one second of the movie was entertaining or interesting or fun. It was a movie that took itself way too seriously in a premise that was tired and cliche. It was boring. Maybe it was trying the "slow build" type of horror that could justify a painfully dull intro as long as it had a great payoff (see The Shining or Texas Chainsaw Massacre for examples), but with no payoff, uninteresting and unlikeable characters, and a difficult to follow premise, it made this movie just unbearable to sit through.

While watching, I knew it was going to be the focus of this here movie review, and I couldn't even bring myself to pay attention or watch it in on sitting. I was constantly tempted by my phone and browsing Reddit rather than watching. This is not a common occurence for me. I will watch and enjoy nearly any horror movie and watch it uninterrupted. But not this one. 

Skip it. Or not. I don't know, or care. It's embedded in this post if you choose to watch it.

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Damsel in Distress

Just a reminder that, even in old, classic horror movies, all we wanted to see were hot chicks and monsters. I, for one, am glad to see the equation hasn't changed much. 

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