maniacaltoaster: Lotta zombie movies were call "The *Word* Dead" huh? XD

Zombie movies with “dead” in the title?

Alien Dead (1980)
Another Night of the Living Dead (2011)
Benefit for the Living Dead (2005)
Braindead (1992)
Brain Dead (2007)
Children of the Living Dead (2001)
Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things (1972)
City of the Living Dead (1980)
City of the Walking Dead (1980)
Crossclub: The Legend of the Living Dead (1999)
Curse of the Living Dead (1973)
Dance of the Dead (2008)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Dawna of the Dead (2008)
Day of the Dead (1985)
The Dead (2010)
Dead & Breakfast (2004)
Dead & Buried (1981)
Dead Air (2009)
Dead and Deader (2006)
Dead Before Dawn (2012)
Dead Dudes in the House (1988)
Dead Heat (1988)
The Dead Hate the Living! (2000)
Dead Meat (2004)
Dead Men Walking (2005)
The Dead Next Door (1988)
Dead of Night (1974)
The Dead One (1961)
The Dead Outside (2008)
The Dead Pit (1989)
Dead Snow (2008)
Deadgirl (2008)
DeadHeads (2011)
Death of the Dead (2010)
Dead Roses (2005)
Detention of the Dead (2012)
Diary of the Dead (2008)
Dorm of the Dead (2007)
Ed and His Dead Mother (1993)
Erotic Nights of the Living Dead (1980)
The Evil Dead (1981)
Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane (2007)
Forest of the Dead (2007)
Forever Dead (2007)
Gangs of the Dead (2006)
Garden of the Dead (1974)
Goal of the Dead (2014)
Graveyard of the Living Dead (2008)
Hell of the Living Dead (1981)
Hood of the Living Dead (2005)
House of the Dead (2003)
House of the Living Dead (1973)
Island of the Living Dead (2006)
I Sell the Dead (2008)
Juan of the Dead (2010)
Knight of the Living Dead (2005)
Land of the Dead (2005)
The Living Dead Girl (1982)
Museum of the Dead (2004)
The Naked and the Living Dead (2003)
Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Alien, Flesh Eating, Hellbound, Zombified Living Dead Part 2: In Shocking 2-D (1991)
Night of the Dead (2006)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Night of the Naked Dead (2012)
Nightmare of the Living Dead (1998)
Nudist Colony of the Dead (1991)
The Abyss of the Living Dead (1982)
Otto; or Up with Dead People (2007)
Porn of the Dead (2006)
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006)
The Quick and the Undead (2006)
Raiders of the Living Dead (1986)
Retardead (2006)
Return of the Blind Dead (1973)
Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Revenge of the Living Dead Girls (1987)
Romeo and Juliet vs. The Living Dead (2009)
Severed: Forest of the Dead (2005)
Shadow: Dead Riot (2006)
Shadows of the Dead (1931)
Shaolin vs. Evil Dead (2004)
Shatter Dead (1994)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Song of the Dead (2005)
Special Dead (2006)
Stag Night of the Dead (2008)
Storm of the Dead (2006)
Survival of the Dead (2010)
Cemetery of the Living Dead (1965)
Tombs of the Blind Dead (1971)
Undead (2003)
Undead or Alive (2007)
Undead Pool (2007)
The Video Dead (1987)
A Virgin Among the Living Dead (1973)
Virus Undead (2008)
The Walking Dead: A Hardcore Parody (2013)
War of the Dead (2011)
Zone of the Dead (2009)

Yes.  Yes there are.

deadjosey:

classichorrorblog:

Evil Dead II (1987)

Directed by Sam Raimi

The lone survivor of an onslaught holds up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.

man wellheyproductions is lucky he saw Bruce Campbell’s  amazingness up close ; n ;

I got to, too!  I gave him a piece of artwork I did of him, had him sign another copy of it for me, shook his hand, and then basically fell all over myself in nervousness, and ended up spouting a bunch of unintelligible fangirl gibberish. :(

He’s left-handed, by the way.

cronendrome:

David Cronenberg cast Lynn Lowry as Nurse Forsythe in Shivers/They Came From Within because of her haunting eyes and strange screen presence. 

cronendrome:

David Cronenberg cast Lynn Lowry as Nurse Forsythe in Shivers/They Came From Within because of her haunting eyes and strange screen presence. 

mondomovies:

31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: favorite 80’s horror14/31 - The Video Dead (1987)

mondomovies:

31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: favorite 80’s horror
14/31 - The Video Dead (1987)

spookshowvixens:

One thing I absolutely love about Terror Tuesday at the Alamo Drafthouse is that it constantly exposes me to little known horror films I otherwise would never have gotten exposed to.  This includes obscure titles like; “Invasion of the Blood Farmers”, “Another Son of Sam”, “Mardis Gras Massacre” and last night’s gem, “BoardingHouse.”  These are the kinds of movies that might never be seen again in their 35mm glory unless resurrected and returned to the silver screen by dedicated programmers like Joe Ziemba and his predecessor, Zack Carlson.  For that, I am eternally grateful for their hard work.  

The 1980s saw the boom in home video that brought video stores to every corner shopping center (and even a few gas stations), VCRs in almost every home and a constant hunger for new product.  To meet this demand for constant, fresh product a new industry sprung up that made cheap, straight to video films shot on video using the primitive technologies of the day.  Of course two of the big genres to take advantage of this new way of making movies were pornography and horror.

 We all know that porn really took off with the advent of home video machines so people could watch adult films without having to sit in a seedy, inner city theatre surrounded by the kinds of people who see pornography in cheap, inner city theaters.  They could sit home and be with the same kind of people (themselves) with realtive anonymity.  It was also easier to market and make porn for the home market and it became the primary method of production and distribution until the internet came along and gave it all away for free.

As for horror movies, the cheaper production methods and easier distribution of the home video market meant that aspiring auteurs could get their films made and out to the public without worrying about big studios getting in the way.  It was also an avenue for making a name for oneself quickly.  Horror was a good fit for this new market because exploitation films (much like pornography) are always in demand, tend to make a quick profit and thrive on excess and shock value the big studios are picky about.  So, we got movies like “Sledge Hammer,” “Things”, “Truth or Dare”, “Microwave Massacre” and “BoardingHouse.”

"BoardingHouse" is about a man named James who inherits a large, 10 bedroom house from his late uncle, who died mysteriously inside a few months back.  James has the idea to turn it into a boardinghouse and puts out an ad advertising for "Women between the ages of 18 and 28 with no attachments".  Surprisingly this unequal opportunity approach lands him the bachelor pad of his dreams and 9 eager young ladies move in with him, paying him 100 dollars a month.  James is also a practicing psychic, honing his mental powers by "channelling cosmic energy to unlock the secrets of the universe".  This means he’s got telekinetic powers sufficient to levitate a bar of soap and make it dance across the surface of the water in his bathtub.

What James does not know is that the house he inherited once belonged to noted psychic researcher Dr. Hoffman who died along with his wife under suspicious circumstances.  They left behind one child who has been confined to a mental institution ever since.  Well, it doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to figure out what happens.  We see a figure wearing black gloves force a nurse to undress and commit suicide by hanging herself with nylon stockings.  All I could think was, “WOW!  Lord Vader sure has some kinky fetishes.”  This is, however, not a dark lord of the Sith but our mysterious killer who makes a beeline for the old house.

From here on we are treated to lots and lots of nudity.  No, more nudity than that.  In fact, this movie has so much bouncing, heaving, exposed flesh that I got sick of seeing it by the end and just wanted all the girls to put their clothes back on.  Worse, we get LOTS of scenes of James and his strange body wandering around in thongs as well as lots of shots of his butt.  Someone was overly proud of their overly tanned, slightly wrinkling body, let me tell you.  He does own a Datsun (the forerunner to Nissan) 280ZX though so he has SOME taste.

The nudity is punctuated every now and then by an act of telekinetic violence.  One annoying girl gets an icepick through her hand, another has visions of being a pig-headed monster eating mice in the bathroom. I literally have NO idea what this scene was about other than a sign that someone who made this film was on waaaaaaay too many drugs.  One of the murders even involves a girl being forced to bleed all over and wander into the sea.  By far though, the most ridiculous death is the girl who’s eyes pop out of her head and fall into some party dip.  You can see in the pictures above that she was just holding her hands over her face with face eyeballs squeezing out between her fingers.  

I won’t spoil any more of the fun of this film by revealing who the killer actually is or what their motive is.  Let’s just say it’s weird, fun and a lot like this movie itself, comes out of almost nowhere and gets to you.  However, I will say the greatest villain in the entire movie is the editor.  He seems to cut scenes short just as people are beginning to talk or worse, cut scenes off before they even start, leaving just a tiny clip of something that may or may not have happened.  I seriously think half of the plot got lost in the ham-handed editting.  

I can see the makings of a much, much better movie lurking in this one. It seems though that the director’s reach far exceeded his grasp, budget or the talent of his cast and crew.  With a higher budget and more professional people behind the cameras, this could have been a very exciting, intriguing thriller on the lines of “Carrie” or a bizarre free for all of ideas like “Hausu.”  What we get instead is the germ of a great idea that has yet to germinate because the manure it was buried in is just too thick.

Let me get something straight here though.  I do not hate this movie.  I don’t consider it terrible or ‘so bad it’s good’.  In fact, I have come to loath that last phrase almost as much as I loath the concept of ‘guilty pleasures.’  If you like a movie, admit it, don’t backhand compliment it to try and preserve your ‘cool’ status or impress anyone else.  Heck, I -like- the Michael Bay “Transformers” movies and I am not afraid to admit it.  I will defend the “Star Wars” prequels with my dying breath because there were some good ideas in there.  Could they have been made better?  Probably, but not by me.  

The same applies for “BoardingHouse”.  It’s not a great movie, it’s not even very competently made but it never bored me and I could see a glimmer of something good in it.  Anyone willing to put their heart and soul into making a movie, even a low budget horror film (Hell, ESPECIALLY a low budget horror film), should be praised for having the spine to get it done.

In the words of the great Mr. Lobo, horror host extraordinaire, “Open your mind to the possibility that they’re not bad movies, just misunderstood.”  If you do, I can guarantee you you can enjoy more movies and find new horizons of cinema.  Heck, you might even join us at Terror Tuesday and have your horizons expanded for you.   Or, go rent “BoardingHouse” and see a potentially great movie that entertains better than anything Merchant Ivory ever put out.

I had tracked the name of this one down for someone before, and (without bothering to read anything about it) just chalked it up to being another run-of-the-mill failed slasher flick.  Now, however, I’m a bit more intrigued.  I think I might have to give this one a shot, even if only for the pig-headed mice-eating scene (I’m not sure if I’m relieved or disturbed to discover that the object being dangled in the air wasn’t the used tampon I assumed it was).

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fuckyeahhideshihino:

Hideshi Hino

fuckyeahhideshihino:

Hideshi Hino

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vhs-ninja:

The Night of a Thousand Cats aka La Noche de los Mil Gatos (1972) by Rene Cardona Jr. 

vhs-ninja:

The Night of a Thousand Cats aka La Noche de los Mil Gatos (1972) by Rene Cardona Jr. 

Dammit…whoever was asking about the older horror show possibly aimed at teenage audiences from the late 80’s-early 90’s where a kid gets sucked into a video game, wins it, and ends up having to keep reliving it because he’s now trapped in it - I think something went goofy while I was in the middle of responding, and I think it sent prematurely.

In any case, I went through the episode listings for Are You Afraid of the Dark?, but that didn’t turn up any matches.  I’m going to guess this was live-action, and not animated.  While I keep digging around, does that sound familiar to anyone else?

(P.S. - I’m also still trying to find the movie from around the same period that features a melting cat, if anyone’s got any clues on that one)

theotakux: Wasn't The Basement unreleased until the recent VHS release?

Oh yeah, that’s right!  Plus, the package release also included the director’s cut of Captives (1988), under its proper title, as opposed to its previous release as Mama’s Home (a title that director Gary Cohen absolutely despised, as the film’s distributors basically took the rights to the film from him, and edited it themselves).  It also contains Video Violence (1986), Video Violence 2 (1987), and Cannibal Campout (1988).

Man, I’d love to get my hands on that boxed set…

If I saw a pulsating sac on the ground with a tiny creature in it, actually touching it would probably be the last thing I would ever think to do about it.

(via piss-hubbo)

iamcinema:

555 (1988)

Wasn’t this the video that had a limited re-release of red VHS tapes?  Or am I thinking of The Basement?

iamcinema:

555 (1988)

Wasn’t this the video that had a limited re-release of red VHS tapes?  Or am I thinking of The Basement?

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