Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Beginning and Beyond

When I first started Gates of Gore, I never thought that it would become this big. 

I started doing reviews back in 2002. but it wasn't until 2003 that I created Gates of Gore. If you didn't know where I got the name, Gates of Gore came from a company that specialized in import horror movies from around the world. The company was located here in Mississippi and I really got to know the owner. I was disappointed when he told me that he was going to have to close shop. He was a very nice guy and I always loved the name of the company. Well, when I needed a name for my website, I always remembered the name, Gates of Gore and well, there ya go.

In 2013, due to a loss in the family I really thought about giving up Gates of Gore. I didn't have the energy to keep it going and just didn't care anymore. However, it's now 2015 and Gates of Gore is going stronger then ever. 

First off, I want to thank everyone that has stuck with me from the beginning and that keeps on supporting me on my ventures.

Secondly, I want to thank Mary Goff and Mitch Penman for becoming what Gates of Gore is now, a kickass company that has many projects in the works that no one will ever believe. They are also responsible and hugely involved with The Trail of Satan, the horror script that I am currently writing that is going to be the biggest gorefest that anyone has ever seen.

Bigger things will be coming, just wait......

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Human Centipede 3 Review

Starring: Dieter Laser, Laurence R. Harvey, Bree Olsen, Eric Roberts, Robert LaSardo, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister, Clayton Rohner, Tom Six

Director: Tom Six

The warden of a notorious, out-of-control prison decide to create a 500-person human centipede to keep these prisoners in line.

I seriously hated the first Human Centipede film. I always give films the benefit of the doubt, but I just didn't like it at all. That's also why I have avoided watching the sequel, even though I own it. I might just have to go back at some point to watch it, but we'll see.

After checking out the trailer for the 3rd and final Human Centipede film, I was actually excited about seeing this one. It's really because I'm a huge fan of Eric Roberts, even though he's not in this movie much at all and the idea of a 500-person human centipede seemed a bit outrageous and boy, was it ever. 

I loved the movie-within-a-movie aspect, where the first 2 Human Centipede films were the inspiration and even the director makes a cameo, which I thought was fun. 

What I thought was funny that the main baddies from the first 2 films were in this one together, as if they didn't recognize their own selves. 

Dieter Laser (from the first one) was quite funny in this movie. His character, as the warden was vulgar, sadistic and a chicken shit. You'll see what I mean when you see this one. Laurence R. Harvey (from the 2nd one) was actually lovable, I liked his character the most.

Seeing familiar faces was the best...Robert LaSardo, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister and Bree Olsen did a great job with what they were given to do. Bree was actually the only female in the entire movie. She portrayed the warden's secretary and sexual plaything, big surprise there.

The only thing that bummed me out was that you had to wait through most of the movie before they conducted the 500-person human centipede. However, they added an extra touch when they also did a human caterpillar that you need to see to believe.

Even though the film runs 102 minutes, it does move at a pretty fast pace, so it doesn't seem that you are waiting forever for the good stuff to happen.

The Human Centipede 3 [Final Sequence] was a fun movie-with-a-movie tongue firmly planted in cheek send off to the notorious Human Centipede films and I have to admit, I enjoyed this one way too much, but I'm sure it's not for everyone.

Human Centipede 3 ~ Now On VOD

If you've been waiting patiently for the 3rd and final film in the Human Centipede trilogy then it has officially been released today on VOD. I have Comcast and it is playing on there in the IFC Midnight category. As soon as I can, I will be doing a review of this one, so stay tuned....

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Upcoming Projects

I have a busy year ahead of me. Not only is The Trail of Satan still in the writing process, but I will be following that with my cannibal anthology Torn Apart, Eaten Alive. I am also going to be writing a slasher flick that I am sure everyone thought I'd write first, since I love slashers more then anything. The slasher one is untitled at the moment, but I will reveal the name at a later date.

Stay tuned....

Scarewaves Coming Soon

Henrique Couto's latest horror flick, Scarewaves, is slated to come out on VOD on October 13th and will be released on DVD October 27th...just in time for Halloween. Make sure to buy yourself a copy!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Email Inquiries

I am proud to say that Gates of Gore now has it's own email address for any inquiries you may have for review or interview purposes. If you need to contact me for business purposes only, then email me at

Thank you!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Trail of Satan Goes Live

I have officially created a website for all Trail of Satan news, so if you are following the progress as I write the script and continuously promote everything associated with it, please visit the site below.

The Trail of Satan

Saturday, May 09, 2015

The Orphan Killer Review

Starring: Diane Foster, David Backus, Matt Farnsworth, Edward Winrow, Ramon Villa, Devin Foster, Margot White, Mike Doyle

Director: Matt Farnsworth 

Audrey and her brother Marcus are sent to St. Michael's Orphanage after the brutal slayings of their parents. Audrey is quickly adopted, leaving Marcus behind to be constantly punished by the nuns and made to wear a mask, due to his violent behavior. Years later, Audrey now works at the same orphanage and Marcus is on the hunt for his baby sister in the ultimate and brutal showdown that is not to be missed.

New slashers these days are a hit or miss with me. I am so used to the wonders that is the 80's, I'm always hoping to find that one slasher that is destined to be a cult classic. One that you will always remember years from now.

Well, guess what? I found it!!!!

The Orphan Killer is like that of Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers. He's the new ultimate killing machine that stops at nothing to get what he wants and damn those that gets in his way.

Diane Foster is a really great actress. She portrays Audrey, the heroine in this little tale and let me just say, she is one feisty broad. Her character knows how to fight back and that's what I love. I seriously hate when female characters just don't fight back when they should.  

David Backus plays Marcus (The Orphan Killer) and unlike Jason or Michael, he can talk and is so menacing. His brutality towards these characters is unimaginable. He's not afraid to get his hands dirty or bloody, should I say, when he chops up bodies left and right.

I will say that if you are easily offended, you should avoid it. There's a scene involving simulated blowjob inside a church. That was something else, but I kinda laughed at that.

The gore, the story, the acting and even the metal soundtrack is fucking awesome and everyone should check it out as soon as possible.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Debra Mayer RIP

It is with a heavy heart to report that Full Moon actress Debra Mayer has passed away. She has appeared in such films as Groom Lake, Hell Asylum, Decadent Evil, Blood Dolls, Prison of the Dead and many more. No word yet on the cause, but I will update everyone as soon as I find out.

May she rest in peace!

Debra Mayer

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

It Follows Review

Starring: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe, Jake Weary, Daniel Zovatto, Debbie Williams, Ruby Harris

Director: David Robert Mitchell

After a sexual encounter, a young woman is being followed by some supernatural force in human form, that is until she either passes it to another sexual partner or this thing kills her.

First of all, let me say that after watching the trailer, I really wanted to check this one out. It looked quite unique in it's subject matter and something that I could get into. However, I was so wrong.

It started off strong and creepy, wondering what was going to happen next, but after this girl had sex and she finds out that she's going to be followed by something strange, it was basically the same damn thing throughout the entire movie. I'm actually surprised that I made it to the end, I was so bored.

I will say that the acting was good, especially for a movie with a bunch of unknowns, I just wish they got a lot more out of this, except running away from whatever is following them and having sex to pass it, expecially one sex scene in the hospital. That was ridiculous. And then when the end came, well, it just ended without explanation.

There was 2 death scenes in the entire movie and there could've been more. I guess that's why I usually stay away from supernatural flicks. I expect more and then get let down big time. "It Follows" was a big let down, I'm sorry to say. I would love to see these actors do another horror flick, but maybe something that is bloody and not just running, screaming and screwing. I have a feeling that if it wasn't for the sex, it would've been rated PG-13 instead.

"It Follows" was a 100 minute movie of nothing interesting going on, not even the sex was interesting, in my book. If you must see it, then wait to rent it.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Trail of Satan Shirts

I am currently creating a series of Trail of Satan shirts featuring the amazing artwork from Mary Goff and using some of the taglines that I came up with while in the process of writing the script. That way you can have more then one to choose from. It's going to be awesome!

Stay tuned for ordering info.....

Monday, May 04, 2015

Intruder Review

Starring: Elizabeth Cox, Renee Estevez, Dan Hicks, David Byrnes, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi, Euegene Robert Glazer, Billy Marti, Burr Steers, Craig Stark

Director: Scott Spiegel

The employees of a grocery store are having to stay overnight to get ready for their going-out-of-business sale, but someone is not about to let that happen as each employee is being brutally slaughtered one by one.

I first heard about this movie when I saw an episode of "The Incredibly Strange Film Show" featuring Sam Raimi. After the discussion about the "Evil Dead" movies, they went behind the scenes for a little known slasher called "Night Crew: The Final Checkout" (which officially became "Intruder" for distribution). 

The movie was directed by Scott Spiegel, which I had seen in the films "The Dead Next Door" and "Skinned Alive". I knew that he could act, but had no idea that he could direct too, which happily surprised me.

The gore scenes are definitely something to see. The VHS version is cut to shit, so I am glad that I avoided it and waited for the uncut version because those scenes are incredible, including the bandsaw and trash compactor scenes. This is what gore is supposed to look like, not that crappy fakeness that I keep seeing these days. Besides, if you want to see both Sam Raimi and Ted Raimi get brutally killed, then this is the movie for you.

"Intruder" is one badass slasher film from the 80's that every gorehound needs to check out.

The Official Gates of Gore T-Shirt

Wanna own a piece of the Gore? Well, now you can! I am finally revealing the long-awaited Gates of Gore T-Shirt. Check out the design below and if you'd like one, just click the link and order yourself one. You know you all want to.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Camp Massacre Review

Starring: Jim O'Rear, Daniel Emery Taylor, Dick Warlock, Bree Olson, Al Snow, T.J. Moreschi. Nicholas Huntsman, Scott  Tepperman, Ava Cronin, Megan Hunt

Director: Jim O'Rear and Daniel Emery Taylor

A group of overweight men participate in a new reality-based weight loss competition show to win a million dollars, but things go horribly wrong when someone is killing them off one by one.

Ever since I had heard about this film, I have been wanting to see it. I am addicted to slashers, so I knew that this would be up my ally. I was hoping that the filmmakers would not go down the same road as a previous film that I had the displeasure of checking out called "The Hospital". At some point, I'll have to do a review of it and you'll understand why, if you've never seen it. 

The gore effects was something else. You can tell how fake it all was. Even the machete that was used looked ridiculous. The blood and guts was funny as hell. At least it was all practical and not shitty CGI effects that I truly hate more than anything.

The actors did a really good job with what was given to them and you can see that they were having a great time with it. I think the only thing that I was disappointed with was that porn-star Bree Olson was only in the beginning and she is featured on the cover, which is misleading. However, for someone that does porn, she can act, which is quite rare. I do hope to see her in more horror films.

"Camp Massacre" is a fun ride, but be prepared, this movie is over 2 hours long. At least it wasn't boring.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Shirts are coming

In a week or 2, you will feast your eyes on the Official Gates of Gore T-Shirt along with 2 different T-Shirts for The Trail of Satan. This is something that I've been wanting to do for some time and I am really excited that it's coming about. I can't wait for you to own a piece of the Gore!