Thursday, June 25, 2015

Kill That Bitch Review

Starring: Bloodcountess Bathory, Jessica Cook, Josh Eal, Elysia S. Gipson, Haley Madison, Mandi Monroe, Dave Parker, Erin R. Ryan, Brandon Salkil

Director: Dustin Wayde Mills

A group of women are brutally slain by some psychotic killer who shares a dark secret that connects them.

Kill That Bitch was the first movie I got to see from Dustin Wayde Mills and I have to say that it was  quite interesting. I was surprised that it only runs 68 minutes because I feel that more could've been explained as to what the entire connection was between the characters. I felt that was briefly talked about, but more could have been said.

The acting was pretty good, especially that of Erin R. Ryan, who I am more familiar with after watching some other idie horror flicks that she is in. I can't wait to see more from her. 

The death scenes were pretty brutal and that's always a plus with me, even though you can tell how low budget some of the gore and special effects were. 

Kill That Bitch had a lot going for it, beautiful women being brutally slaughtered and an ending that I didn't see coming from a mile away. I'm looking forward to seeing more from Dustin.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Camp Killer Needs You

Please help and support the making of CAMP KILLER featuring Jimmyo Burril, April Burril and Ari Lehman. This is going to be a killer film!


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Train Review

Starring: Thora Birch, Gideon Emery, Kavan Reece, Derek Magyar, Gloria Votsis, Todd Jensen, Vladimir Vladimirov, Koyna Ruseva, Valentin Ganev

Director: Gideon Raff

An American championship wrestling team, traveling through Eastern Europe, board a train headed to the Ukraine, but on this train, they are headed into hell.

The first time I had heard about this movie being made, they had said it was going to be a remake of Terror Train, which I was actually looking forward to. However, I guess they took everything into a different direction as they have turned it into what you can call it "Hostel on a train".

I've never really been a fan of torture porn, as I still haven't seen the Hostel flicks, but for some reason, Train just drew me in and I am so glad that I finally watched it.

The torture scenes were great and brutal. All of the gore was so impressive and that's what I always look for in a horror movie. I was glued to the screen during the entire flick.

Everyone did a great job, but damn, Thora Birch kicked all sorts of ass. Her revenge was intense as hell.

After watching Train, I'm going to have to go and watch the Hostel flicks. I highly recommend this one.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Staff Promotion

Gates of Gore is happy to announce that fellow staff member, Mitch Penman has a new Gates of Gore title, Contributing Interviewer. That's right, Mitch will also get to interview independent horror celebrities for Gates of Gore, which will all begin in a few months. These interviews will also be featured in Gates of Gore's upcoming book, which is very exciting, so stay tuned for more updates.

2015 is the year of the gore!

Headless Review

Starring: Shane Beasley, Kelsey Carlisle, Ellie Church, Dave Parker, Kaden Miller, Jennifer Lee, Haley Madison, Brian Williams, Matt Keeley

Director: Arthur Cullipher

Claiming to be a "lost slasher film from 1978" this film is about a  skull-masked killer, who goes on an extremely gruesome murder spree that also includes cannibalism and necrophilia.

The first thing I need to say about this film is....HOLY SHIT! I can't remember if I have ever reacted to a movie like this at all, but that is really saying something.

Shane Beasley, who played the killer did an incredible job. As he is butchering his victims, we gets to see his past through flashbacks and how he slowly descended into madness, which you kinda feel sorry for him at times.

I am a huge gorehound and I can say that this movie made me happy. The killer doesn't just kill his victims, but he also cuts up their bodies, eats their eyeballs and decapitates them. Not only that, but he also fucks their decapitated heads, which I have never seen before, but I loved those scenes. That was some fucked up shit there.

The filmmakers made you think this movie was made back in 1978, which was a nice touch. I also loved the fact it looked like you were watching a VHS, which also included a fake trailer at the beginning for a movie called "Wolf Baby".

"Headless" is a wickedly fucked up bloodbath that every true gorehound should see. You won't be sorry.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Chaos Review

Starring: Kevin Gage, Sage Stallone, Kelly K.C. Quann, Maya Barovich, Chantal Degroat, Stephen Wozniak, Deborah Lacey, Scott Richards

Director: David DeFalco

Two teenage girls, looking to score some ecstasy, are kidnapped, tortured, raped and murdered by a group of thugs, led by a guy named Chaos.

Ever since I heard about this movie, I was looking forward to it because I had heard that it's basically a remake (or retelling) of Last House on the Left, but after watching it, I can see the similarities.

The story, the thugs, the revenge and even the inept cops are all there, but for some reason, I thought Last House was way more brutal. Don't get me wrong, there was some brutality in this movie, but I just didn't think it was brutal enough.

The acting was quite good. I've been familiar with lead actor, Kevin Gage ever since I saw him in Strangeland and he is a really great actor and plays the ultimate bad guy in this one. 

I was feeling sad when I saw Sage Stallone though, who passed away a few years ago. His character wasn't that bad, so I felt sorry for him. 

I give a lot of credit to the actresses who had to endure all the torture, I really felt what they were going through. I just wish those scenes were way more brutal then what they were. I guess I just wanted more then what I really got.

The other problem I had was the ending because it truly pissed me off. I hate these kinds of endings and for those that have seen it knows what I'm talking about.

All in all, Chaos is a well made and brutal movie in the same vein as Last House on the Left, just not as good, in my opinion. The ending kinda ruined it for me.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hell Fire Review

Starring: J. Scott Green, Katelyn Marie Marshall, Selene Beretta, Jennice Carter, Kasey Williams, Ray Chao

Director: Marc Fratto

A group of prostitutes turns to an extremely violent home invasion to make some quick cash, but what they don't know is that the hostage they take with them is actually the Antichrist and all hell is about to break loose.

I have been a fan of Marc Fratto's work ever since I first saw Strange Things Happen At Sundown, a wild vampire flick that was full of violence. Same thing goes for Last Rites of the Dead, which was his zombie flick. 

So, where does that leave Hell Fire? Well, let you tell you one thing, you are in for one hell of a wild ride.

The actresses that played the prostitutes did a great job. I did feel sorry for some of these women, but Rosetta was one cruel bitch, who didn't care who she killed.

J. Scott Green, who portrayed The Antichrist was actually fun to watch. Some of his dialogue was pretty witty, but the evil look in his eyes was very wicked. He did an outstanding job. Also, I must say that he kind of reminded me of Charles Manson and you know that is one scary dude.

The gore and special effects were incredibly impressive, especially the demonic transformations. 

Hell Fire is a fun, violent wild ride with lots of blood throughout. I only have one suggestion....DON'T FUCK WITH THE ANTICHRIST.