Media Update 10/28/21

Frogs

I had heard about this movie but I had never gotten around to watching it. It could have been an absolute sensation in the horror community if they had played it silly but instead it is funny because of how straight they play it. This is the story of a high society family that gets attacked by nature itself, out for revenge. A young Sam Elliott plays an average joe freelance photographer who gets caught up in the chaos. Ray Milland plays the self-centered patriarch of the family. Joan Van Ark plays the only family member with any common sense or kindness. The movie is absolutely ridiculous and funny but I am not sure whether that was actually intended. It is a long and poorly paced movie but I still liked it because it was so silly. I am not sure they were making such an “eat the rich” kind of movie at the time but that is how it comes off now. I recommend this movie.

Black Sheep

I had heard of this movie through a bunch of streamers that I watch. I like New Zealand horror a lot so I was excited for a good Kiwi horror comedy. It helps that the goofy special effects are done by Peter Jackson’s buddies over at Weta Workshop. This is the story of when the sheep at a farm start going after the humans for food. A lot of the horror and comedy comes from those effects but a lot of it also comes from stars Nick Fenton and Danielle Mason. They have such good chemistry together. Tammy Davis plays a lovably loutish farmhand and provides plenty of comic relief. The movie is crazy, chaotic, and funny but also pretty creepy with all of the body horror. I recommend this movie.

Tammy and the T-Rex

I had heard of this movie previously as an exceptionally gory but fun movie. The story here is a young teen is killed but his brain is put in a robot body which he uses to take revenge on his bullies. Denise Richards plays the titular Tammy, a soft-hearted girl mixed up with a bad guy while wanting the good boy. Paul Walker plays the guy who gets turned into the T-Rex. Theo Forsett plays the lovably flamboyant black friend who was all over the place around the eighties and nineties. The rest of the cast plays it perfectly campy. All of the campy humor does a lot to lighten all of the brutal gore that fills the movie. I mean, there is a lot of gory blood and guts but it is kept relatively cartoony. I recommend this movie.

Music of the Week:

Halestorm – Back From The Dead

Siouxsie The Banshees – Halloween

FAUN – Halloween

Nick Lutsko – Spirit Halloween Planet

Mashup of the Day:

Titus Jones – Inferno of Scary Skeletons & Bad Rats

Weekly Update:
This week’s theme is “When Animals Attack”
I watched Blood Theater (RiffTrax version)

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