Monday, April 27, 2015

You're In For A Ride

With The Trail of Satan still in the writing process, Gates of Gore is getting into more of a business venture and I'm taking you all along for the ride.

I am currently making official business cards and also looking into making both Gates of Gore and Trail of Satan T-shirts and possibly posters. As soon as they are ready to show (and believe me, they all look amazing), I will update the website to show what could be one the greatest thing since the start of Gates of Gore.

Stay Tuned......

Friday, April 24, 2015

Island of Death Review

Starring: Robert Behling, Jane Lyle, Jessica Dublin, Gerard Gonalons, Jannice McConnell, Ray Richardson

Director: Nico Mastorakis

A British couple travel to a small Greek Island spreading terror where ever they go and fucking anyone or anything they want in the midst of their chaos.

First of all let me say, I am in shock that I made it through this movie. I heard about Island of Death when I saw the Video Nasty documentary, but I just had to check it out as I want to watch all the video nasties that I can seek out. Have you ever regretted watching a movie so bad? Well, this is that movie.

Island of Death has a depravity to it that it might make you feel uncomfortable. The filmmakers made this for pure shock value. I can handle the sex scenes, that doesn't bother me in the least, but when they involve a farm animal, then they are fucked up. Yes, the main actor fucks a goat and then slaughters it. I don't care whether it's fake or not, I don't know, but it's just sick.

The murder scenes were the only good thing going and even though they are not graphic, some of them were quite impressive. Also, a big revelation at the end was shocking, but I already knew what it was, just not going to reveal it here, in case you actually want to see this piece of trash.

All in all, Island of Death has no redeeming value and is one that I don't recommend. If you must, you have been warned.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Gates of Gore's Team

I am pleased to announce the addition of Mary Goff And Mitch Penman to the Gates of Gore family.

You have already seen the great artwork that Mary did for The Trail of Satan and she will also be doing the artwork for all future projects. 

Mitch will be a major contributor. He will get to know and be involved with everything that involves Gates of Gore's projects before anyone else. Mitch will also be a big collaborator on The Trail of Satan to make it even more rockin' and gory. It's a huge responsibility, but I know he will be the best.

Both of these great people are the best and what will bring Gates of Gore to a great 2015.

Please welcome them!!!! Gore Forever!!!!!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Evilspeak Review

Starring: Clint Howard, Don Stark, R.G. Armstrong, Richard Moll, Haywood Nelson, Joe Cortese

Director: Eric Weston

Stanley Coopersmith, a military student who is mercilessly bullied by his fellow classmates, teachers and even the priest. While he is working on the school computer, he finds a Satanic book that was written centuries ago by known Satanist Father Esteban, whose coffin is in the basement of the school's chapel. As the book is being translated in the computer, Father Esteban takes control and convinces Stanley to take revenge in a black magic ritual.

When his classmates go too far, Stanley seeks the ultimate revenge in a climax you have to see to believe.

Character actor Clint Howard (Ron Howard's little brother) plays the bullied Stanley Coopersmith and he was so incredible. I've been a fan of Clint's for years, but never really saw one of his earlier roles, as this movie was made in 1981. 

I had avoided it for some time because way back when, I wasn't into the Satanic scene. Never was interested at all. However, I've been really getting into the video nasties and decided to finally seek this flick out, as I bought the Blu-ray. I am so glad I made that decision because Evilspeak kicks fucking ass.

Now, let me say that it is a bit slow as to get to know the characters and see the pain that everyone puts on Stanley, but the outcome in the end is well worth the wait.

When Father Esteban, portrayed by Richard Moll, possess Stanley, that gave me the chills and no other movie ever did that to me at all. 

There is one scene I want to talk about though, the school secretary gets devoured by some wild boars from hell, while she is taking a shower. The scene is great, but I was hoping that it would've been a lot gorier, but alas, it wasn't. That was the only disappoint in the entire movie though.

Evilspeak has quickly become one of my favorite movies of all time andf I highly recommend it.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Crowley Review

Starring: Simon Callow, Kal Weber, Lucy Kudden, Jud Charlton, Paul McDowell, John Shrapnel

Director: Julian Doyle

Originally titled Chemical Wedding, Crowley (the US title) tells the tale of Neo-Pagan Aleister Crowley, known as "The Wickedest Man in the World", who died in 1947.

50 years after his death, Cambridge scholar Professor Oliver Haddo enters a Virtual Reality Machine, but things go awry and he becomes possessed by the spirit of Crowley.

Crowley proceeds to begin his occult practices all over again, in search for a "scarlet bride" to marry and increase his powers.

I really didn't know what to expect, but this was one of the most kick ass movies I've seen in a long time. Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson co-wrote this little tale and I was surprised. I love Bruce Dickinson, but had no idea that he could write a movie such as this.

Simon Callow, who portrayed Haddo/Crowley was amazing. He freaked me out in so many ways. Even when it was over, I wanted more.

I was more shocked at the sexual overtone in this movie. The implied masturbation and sex orgy scene was a sight to see. There are some death scenes, but not a lot and nothing in the way of gory.

What I loved even more was that both Bruce Dickinson and Iron Maiden provided a few songs for the soundtrack, which was great. Also, Bruce provided a couple of cameos, which was great to see.

It took me this long to finally check Crowley out and I wish it hadn't, but I will say that it was well worth it. I plan to watch it many more times. 

Hospital Massacre Review

Starring: Barbi Benton, Charles Lucia, Jon Van Ness, John Warner Williams, Ben Surles

Director: Boaz Davidosn

A woman named Susan has to go to the hospital to pick up some test results, but she is forced to stay without her consent. However, someone dressed in surgical scrubs is obsessed with her and kills anyone that gets in his way.

I love 80's slashers and rented Hospital Massacre so many times. It was one that I could watch all the time. I also love slashers that takes place in a hospital, it creeps me out so much.

Well, let me get to what I think of Hospital Massacre.

Playboy Playmate Barbi Benton portrayed Susan Jeremy and for the first time I can say that she did an excellent job.; I've seen other playmates go into the acting field and fail miserably, but not in this case. You can actually feel the terror that she is going through. Sadly, Hospital Massacre was the only horror movie she ever did. I would love to have seen her in more of them.

I think everyone did a really good job and as 80's slashers go, it's not overly gory, but that alright with me. I wasn't into a lot of gore as a kid, like I am now. There are plenty of death scenes, creepy hospital scenes and the finale was great.

It sucks that they don't make slashers like these anymore. I would relish it so much.

If you love the slashers from the 80's then I highly recommend you check out Hospital Massacre. It was released on a double feature Blu-ray alongside another slasher called Schizoid, so you should definitely buy it.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Trail of Satan's Cast of Characters

I have been working really hard on the script and trying to update everyone with as much info as possible. You have now seen the amazing artwork by Mary Goff, so now I am going to share the cast of characters that will pay the ultimate price for listening to death metal. \m/

Mitch (lead singer of the band Fire and Brimstone)


Henrique (hiker)
Reuben (hiker)
Bianca (jogger)

Rich (guitarist of the band Fire and Brimstone)
Gary (bassist of the band Fire and Brimstone)
Nick (drummer of the band Fire and Brimstone)

More updates will come as soon as possible!