Monday, October 18, 2010

Night of the Demons (2009)

Angela Feld is throwing a wild Halloween party at the infamous Broussard Mansion and everyone is invited to this shindig. However, the festivities are haulted when cops show up and makes everyone leave. That is for a few that decide to stay behind to continue on with the fun...but little do they know that they are not alone when demons join in on the fun.

I was skeptical when I first heard that the movie was being remade. I have hated a majority of the recent remakes that I have seen, so I really didn't even want to check this one out. The original Night of the Demons was always one of my favorite movies and it just didn't need a remake to begin with.

Do I still feel this way? In a way...yes. However, I had seen a couple of trailers that changed my mind and when I finally got the chance to see it, I was quite thrilled. Sure, it's not as good as the original, but I still had fun with it. 

The first thing that I need to mention is the little homage to the original. Linnea Quigley's cameo was great and if you've seen the original, then you will know what I mean. I was so happy to see this as I didn't even remember if I had already known about her cameo.

It had what I always look for in my horror movies...gore and sex. If I'm not mistaken, the gore was even that CGI crap, it looked more like old school gore and that made me so happy. If it did have CGI in any way, I really couldn't tell.

I think the only problem I had with Night of the Demons was Edward Furlong. I do like him as an actor, but it seemed to me that he was out of place. He looked older then the other actors/actresses although he's probably the same age as them. Also, he just whined too much for my taste.

I loved Shannon Elizabeth as Angela. I loved her goth look and she was incredibly sexy. I really hope to see her in more horror movies.

On a final note, the Night of the Demons remake was a total blast. It's not a great film and doesn't even come close to the original, but I had alot of fun and it's great for a late night viewing, so check it out.


Monday, July 26, 2010

The Brimstone Movie Collection Presents: Vampires and Other Stereotypes

Kevin J. Lindenmuth is re-releasing some of his titles in a new collection entitled "The Brimstone Movie Collection". "Vampires and Other Stereotypes" is one of the coolest independent horror flicks that I have ever seen. I bought it on VHS back in the late 90's and I just cherish it. Now, it's finally being re-released on a brand spanking new DVD (I think it was released on DVD under the title "Hell's Belles" at one time).

Gates of Gore can't recommend this movie enough, it's so much fun. You get vampires, demons, zombies and more all in one movie.

Do yourself a favor, when this movie is released....BUY IT!!!!!

Other titles coming soon from "The Brimstone Movie Collection" include....

"Addicted to Murder"
"Addicted to Murder: Tainted Blood"
"Walking Between the Raindrops: Revisited"

Monday, June 21, 2010

Malefic Review

DIRECTOR: Steve Sessions

CAST: Jeff Dylan Graham, Lilith Stabs, Cynder Moon, Lucien Eisenach

In Hobbs Bluff, Louisiana...four crimals have recently stolen the corpse of a dead child. They travel to an isolated cabin in the woods of an occult author. Their plan is to hold the corpse for ransom...but things go horribly wrong when they mess with an ancient sprirt board and something is conjured up that comes for them one by one.
I have heard alot of great things about this film and I was lucky enough to find a limited edition VHS copy at a recent horror convention.

There was only one other film by Steve Sessions that I have seen called CREMAINS and I quite enjoyed it, so I had to see what other films he has done. Damn...this guy can make some really cool horror films. I definately want to see more of his works.

Hmmm...the acting was actually quite good, especially that of Lilith Stabs and Jeff Dylan Graham. They both had appeared in CREMAINS and were both awesome in that one as well. These 2 work great together and I better see more films that they have done together...or else!

Ok...when I first started watching this film all I could think of was that this was another EVIL DEAD rip-off, which is what we definately didn't need. might've seemed like that at the beginning, but soon turned into a film of it's own afterwards. The cabin in the woods was great and the atmosphere was very creepy. Hell...watching this film made me realize that I would never want to go to an isolated cabin...or mess with a ouija board either. Very creepy stuff there!

This creature that was conjured up was kinda weird looking, but I thought it was great. I was just a little disappointed that it wasn't as gory as I was hoping it would be, but I will say that the ending quite surprised me and made me love it even more.

All in all...the story was great and the acting was awesome. I usually don't like films that were done in black & white...but if there is one indie film that should be checked out, it's definately MALEFIC. 

You won't be sorry!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Demon Slaughter Review

Director: Ryan Cavalline

Cast: Adam Berasi, Vic Badger, Bill Wittman, Shannon Johnson, Eddie Benevich, Peter Blessel

All Jimmy wanted to do was to get out of the mob business, but it wasn't as easy as he thought. With his mob associates out to kill him, Jimmy takes off with a stash of stolen cash to a deserted cabin to hide out. However, Jimmy is not alone as he is met up by a demonic figure and a horde of zombies.

Will Jimmy get out of this alive?

Demon Slaughter is the first flick that I got to watch from Ryan Cavalline's 4th Floor Pictures and I have to say that I was quite impressed. I have been wanting to see Ryan's films for some time now and it was well worth all the waiting that I did.

First of all, let me say that the only disappointment that I had with this film was the running time, at only 62 minutes. I got so involved with it, I wanted it to be longer then it was. The time flew by so fast. However, with all the action that was going on, you would be able to understand why it just seemed to go by so fast.

The acting in Demon Slaughter was terrific. I thought the entire cast did an exceptional job, expecially that of Adam Berasi, who played Jimmy. I got so involved with this character that I couldn't decide if I liked him at all or wanted to hate him. Or that I just wanted to feel sorry for him. I really hope to see more from him in the near future because he is an awesome actor!
Some of the scenes were great, especially the gunbattles and the zombie attacks. I was also very impressed with the melting demon scene. I thought that was one of the best scenes in this movie.

Demon Slaughter is one of the coolest indie horror films to date and I think Ryan Cavalline did a fantastic job.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Funding For The Squad

Robyn Griggs (ex-soap opera star and scream queen) is planning to make her directorial debut this summer on a movie entitled THE SQUAD. However, she desperately needs your help. In order for this project to go forward, Robyn is in need of $6,500 and this is where you come in. Just click on the link below to make a donation. Doesn't matter how could be $1.00 or even more...any amount will help.

Gates of Gore believes in what Robyn can do, so PLEASE help!