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Spiritus (2017)- A Review By Tony Roca

 

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Hello Freaks!

It’s your favorite fiend, The Dead Body Man! I’ve crept from my coffin to bring you another feral film review! In this installment I will be telling you all about L.C Holt’s inaugral film- “SPIRITUS”. A slow burning tale of a spectres revenge and learning your actions have consequences…even beyond the grave!

So Freaks, grab a beer and some popcorn as we dive into another review!

Oh and if you find a diary, please return it to me…

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SPLIT (2016)- A Review By Tony Roca

Hello Freaks!

It’s your host with the most, The Dead Body Man! I’m back again to give you another review. This time I will be talking about M. Night Shyamalan’s newest film- “Split”. Now Night’s films are a touchy subject with most folks. Some are big fans of his work, others have a great distaste for it. I put myself in the middle.

So grab a beer and some popcorn Freaks, and let’s get to it!

Etcetera….

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The Autopsy Of Jane Doe (2016)- A Review By Tony Roca

Hello Freaks!

It’s The Dead Body Man! I’m here with another riveting review! I’ve crawled from my casket to tell you about a little film I came across. What vile, vibrant, violent visual could pull me from my sleep? Why a little film about one of my favorite things Freaks…a corpse!

Today I will be reviewing  André Øvredal’s  “The Autopsy Of Jane Doe”.  A story about death, and magic, and punishment. So grab a beer and some popcorn, grab your favorite blanket to cower under, and dive in!

Oh and do listen for any bells.

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The Neon Demon (2016) A Review By Tony Roca

Hey Freaks! The Dead Body Man is back to shoot you…another review! I know it’s been awhile but I finally finished the renovations to the basement and now I can fit twice the dead hookers! Lets keep that between us yeah?

Down to business. I’ll be reviewing Nicolas Winding Refn’s film “The Neon Demon”. It’s art, it’s fame, debauchery and death! So Freaks, grab a beer and some popcorn and your favorite ez-chair and let’s dive in!

Oh, and don’t feed the models.

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May (2002)- A Review by Tony Roca

Hello Freaks! I’m baaaaaaack. It’s been awhile but I’m here again with a new review for y’all. This time I will be reviewing Luck McKee’s 2002 film “May”. This was a suggested movie from someone in our wonderful Facebook group. If you haven’t yet-check it out here:

HORROR MOVIE FREAKS

So Freaks, grab a beer, some popcorn and kick back on your favorite piece of furniture (try to ignore that doll in your room) and join me as I review…“May”

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Lights Out: A Review By Tony Roca

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Hello again Freaks! That’s right, I’m baaaaaack. I thought I would take a break from the classics and review something newer for you. I also wanted to see what was out there for 2016 that I hadn’t seen. I was somewhat familiar with the concept of Lights Out as I had seen the short film that was released in 2013:

You can watch it here.

I have to say at the time I wasn’t all that impressed and I ignored it. So imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon the full length film. Even then I let it sit for a few hours before I dove in. So Freaks, grab some popcorn and beer, turn on all the lights and check your flashlight batteries. Here, we, go…

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The People Under The Stairs Review by Tony Roca

Hello Freaks! I’m baaaaack. I hope you’ve all been up to no good! I’m taking a break from my VS reviews for the 25th anniversary of a little film you may have heard of. This is my review of a classic Horror film, Wes Craven’s 1991 masterpiece-

THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS

So grab a beer and some popcorn and enjoy!
“Sometimes in…is out”. This film is pure FUN. Craven obviously has a wonderful sense of humor. While this film is absolutely a Horror/Comedy, the characters are rich and their personalities shine from the moment they appear on screen. I think that quality is unique to TPUTS. Although technically a 90’s film it has that 80’s film feel among the likes of The Goonies. The camera work is wonderful and  the film manages to have a tense feel but remain almost light emotionally.

The sets in the film are brilliant. The house itself becomes a character and it’s apparent a lot of thought went into the design. All of the hidden spaces and trap doors and slides and folding
staircases are used perfectly and even give the viewer a sense this could be a real house…the one the kids avoid on Halloween.

TPUTS is a wonderful story of both revenge and redemption that paces itself well, keeps you on
the edge of your seat and gives you an amazing underdog to cheer for. Every character in the film is established quickly and you understand them and care about them so quickly it’s amazing. I think Craven’s writing really shines in this film.

A few interesting things about the film..

The house interiors were used in Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake. The movie only describes
the two antagonists as Mom and Dad, but at one point in the film when the Mom is attacked we hear her yell out “Eldon” to Dad. Hilary Swank auditioned for the role of “Roach” which was written for a male or female. The role ultimately went to Sean Whalen. It is  his debut film and at the time he was playing the 15 or 16 year old character he was 27.

Final Thoughts:

At the end of the day this is a fun horror comedy. I feel it gets a lot of negative criticism from people who take it too seriously. it’s meant to be cartoonish and campy. The acting is meant to be a bit stereotypical and over the top. What it really is is a beautifully written and directed late night popcorn flick. You’ll laugh, you’ll jump, you’ll groan and roll your eyes…and you’ll fucking love it.

I am giving The People Under The Stairs four and a half out of five stars. Now, as always I have knives to sharpen and bodies to dispose of. I’ll catch y’all later.

Oh, and uh..watch your step.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street: Classic VS Remake By Tony Roca

“When I arrived at the interview, I smeared some cigarette ash under my eyes to make them look sunken. I popped the hood of my car and pulled the dipstick and ran some engine oil through my blonde curls to make my hair flat and thin. I can be a bit of a motor mouth, I tend to talk a lot. But when I got in the room with Wes, I just stared at him.”
Hello freaks! I’m baaaack. It’s time for another VS review! This time, It’s Wes Craven’s 1984 slasher “A Nightmare On Elm Street” up against Samuel Bayer’s 2010 remake. So grab your sweater and your favorite fedora, a beer and some popcorn, and your best glove (knives optional). Let’s get down to business.

First up,

A Nightmare On Elm Street- Wes Craven 1984

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Halloween: Classic VS Remake by Tony Roca

Ok Freaks, I just finished watching Halloween back to back. I watched the Carpenter original first and just ended the Zombie remake. What will follow is a review and comparison based purely on my own thoughts and opinions. So grab a beer and some popcorn, and your favorite kitchen knife and let’s get started.

First I want to give a short review on each movie on it’s own, and I will end with a comparison.

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Ghost Walk – The Farm review

The Farm (2012)
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a Ghost Walk Productions http://www.ghostwalkstudios.com

Genre – Indie short horror/paranormal/thriller

Runtime – 45:59

Main Crew – Rocky Karlage: writer, producer and creative director   for Ghost Walk Productions  –  Steve Olander: director, editor and cinematographer

Starring – John Chiara   (Raw Focus – 2012)    (Night of the Living Dead: Rebirth – 2015)                                                                                              

                   – Alana Kaniewski   (The Ridges – 2011)    (Everyone Wants Her Dead – 2011)

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