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Directed by David Lynch, Eraserhead is an incredibly odd film. (And the bizarreness makes sense, seeing as many of Lynch’s films were created to “disturb, offend [and] mystify” audiences.)

The movie begins when Henry (Jack Nance) is invited to Mary’s (Charlotte Stewart) house for dinner. Here, he meets her eccentric family and learns that Mary has given birth to their child. (Yet I wouldn’t call it a child; to me, it is an alien-like creature.)

Soon, Mary and the alien-like creature move into Henry’s small apartment. Mary, upset with the constant crying of the creature, leaves, claiming that she is going insane. The rest of the movie focuses upon Henry hallucinating about the Woman in the Radiator, feeling up the Woman across the Hall, and caring for his “child.”

The “child,” or alien-like creature, is pretty damn creepy. According to Wikipedia, the actual prop is named Spike, and its mouth, neck, and eyes are capable of independent movement. And I find it creepy that no one, except Lynch himself, knows how Spike was created, or what it is. Whatever Spike is, though, frightened me, and has made me fearful to become a mother one day.

Yes, their “child” is creepy!

In order to create a child, one must have sexual intercourse, and Eraserhead is filled with sexual undertones. For instance, in the beginning of the movie, Henry releases a sperm-like creature from his mouth, which abruptly falls into a circular opening. To me, this scene represented conception, and it showcased the making of Henry and Mary’s strange alien-like creature.

Actually, there are numerous scenes with sperm-like creatures which explode into white goo. The Woman in the Radiator encounters these creatures; she violently treads on them, releasing goo onto the checkered floor. And Henry finds more sperm-like creatures lurking in Mary’s blanket. (Oh goodness, this sounds incredibly dirty.) When Henry retrieves these creatures, he throws them against the wall, and they explode into a gooey mess. If you want to watch a movie filled with sperm-like creatures, watch Eraserhead.

Alright, let’s move onto another subject.

There are a few more creative, yet unsettling scenes that I wish to mention. The first is when Henry’s head, which has popped off, is taken to a pencil factory. There, his brain matter is used to create pencil erasers. (After viewing this scene, I looked at my pencils in a whole new light.)

The other scene occurs when, during the strange dinner, Henry begins to carve the small chicken. As Henry begins to cut into the flesh, the chicken begins to writhe and bleed all over his plate. Oh, and while this chicken is bleeding all over the place, Mary’s mother begins to make orgasm noises. This scene, which was very unique and creative, is also incredibly uncomfortable and mystifying.

One downfall of Eraserhead would be the background noise; at times, it felt like static sounds and high-pitched whines were punching my eardrums. (Yes, my ears did not appreciate this film.)

Overall, Eraserhead was bizarre and artistic; I would highly recommend it to any surrealism fans.

To watch the trailer, click here

House, directed by Nobuhika Obayashi, is an incredibly bizarre Japanese horror movie, and after watching it, I now consider it one of my favorite horror films.

The movie begins when Gorgeous (Kimiko Ikegami) invites her six friends to accompany her to visit her lonely aunt. Those invited include: Mac (Mieko Sato), who is always eating; Sweet (Masayo Miyako), who enjoys cleaning; Melody (Eriko Tanaka), who enjoys playing the piano; Prof (Ai Matsubara), who wears glasses; Fantasy (Kumiko Oba), who fantasizes about Mr. Togo; and Kung Fu (Miki Jinbo), who practices kung fu.

Soon, though, they discover that Auntie (Yoko Minamida) is evil, and one by one, the young women are killed in extremely odd ways in order to satisfy Auntie’s insatiable hunger for flesh.

The ways in which the young women die in this film are extremely strange, and that is one of the reasons I absolutely adore this movie. I mean, who would have thought to have a killer piano slowly devour Melody, and who would have thought to kill Sweet by smothering her with possessed bedding? C’mon, that’s pretty damn creative.

Another death occurs when a teacher, Mr. Togo, turns into a bunch of bananas. When this happened, I couldn’t stop laughing. House definitely oozes with creativity!

And the music in House is phenomenal! Asei Kobayashi and Mickie Yoshino deserve a round of applause for creating brilliant music which ties the film’s weirdness together. The theme song is catchy, and I love “Cherries were made for eating” by Godiego. (Yes, I will be adding these songs to my playlist tonight!)

Overall, House is completely bizarre, but I am sure it will become one of your favorites after you watch it.

To watch the trailer, click here.

Directed by Peter Lemper, “Cut” definitely makes one wonder: do monsters get their haircut?

In this brilliant little film, we witness one barber’s trying night as he attempts to help one horror monster obtain the perfect bob cut. And we begin to understand that a horror monster can look pretty once their hair is properly washed and trimmed.

After watching “Cut,” I, myself, wanted to try a new hairstyle, and I’m not even a monster! (Or am I?)

Blogging Award

Posted: July 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

I feel so honored to be nominated; this is truly awesome! And it’ll be difficult to answer your question because there are so many great things about horror.

I love horror because of the chills that run down my spine when I watch a truly startling movie, and the shudders that I still receive when I walk down a dark hallway. To sum it up, I like being scared, and that is why I devour every horror movie and book that I can.

Again, thank you for this nomination, and I hope people continue to enjoy my reviews! 🙂

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I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Diana over at http://mommyx4boys.wordpress.com Thank you so much for nominating me for this award, I really appreciate it. It means a lot getting nominated by your awesomeness!

If you choose to accept this award, the rules are…

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The 11 questions….

1. If you had one wish what would it be? To be a celebrity, their life looks fun.

2. If you could change one law, what would it be and why? Public Intoxication Law, if a person isn’t being an asshole, he should be left alone.

3. What is your favorite movie? Scream, it does a great job with combining horror with suspense and even a bit of…

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“Salad Fingers,” created by David Firth, was released on July 1st, 2004. The first short film, “Spoons,” introduces Salad Fingers, a strange man with an obsession for rust and spoons.

After “Spoons,” there are nine other films, and in these other videos, we are introduced to various characters, including Hubert Cumberdale, Bordois, Penny Pigtails, and Horace Horsecollar.

I would highly recommend watching “Salad Fingers,” and remember: “You taste like sunshine dust.”

Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan, directed by Gary Jones, can be described as “eh.” For 90 minutes, I was subjected to watching Paul Bunyan, a gargantuan monster, chase and slaughter one therapist, five teenagers, one sergeant, and one sheriff at a first-time offender’s camp.

This whole chase begins when Zack (Jesse Kove) storms off into the woods, finds the remains of Babe the Blue Ox, and steals one of the horns. Paul Bunyan, instead of politely asking for it back, slaughters Zack by stabbing him through the chest with the horn.

Another teenager, Trish (Jill Evyn), who is the promiscuous teenager, doesn’t hear Paul Bunyan approaching behind her when she is texting in the woods. I find this quite hard to believe, though, seeing as Bunyan is crashing through the trees and breathing heavily! (How could she NOT hear him?) Because her hearing is absolutely terrible, she is slaughtered when Bunyan’s axe slices her in two.

To be honest, Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan is pretty creative; who would have thought to have a killer Paul Bunyan? However, I do wish this film had focused more upon Bunyan, his life, and Babe. (I mean, yes, this film has a small bit of dialogue dedicated to Bunyan’s life, but it seemed forced.)

Oh, and we are told that CB (Amber Connor) is the spitting-image of Paul Bunyan’s love interest. I continued to watch the film, thinking this important detail might come into play. It doesn’t. Why didn’t CB try to talk to Bunyan? Instead, CB just watches Bunyan perish in a rifle firing squad.

Paul Bunyan isn’t terrifying. Sure, he has a distorted face and gross teeth, and carries a gigantic axe, but he’s also pretty slow and has the mind of a child. Perhaps the therapist should have talked to Paul Bunyan and calmed him down, or they could have given him a gigantic lollipop and sent him home. Or, you know, not touched the remains of his dead ox.

And yes, the “effects” are terrible. Here, take a look for yourself:

Yep, this is Babe the Blue Ox…

This scene was TERRIBLE!

Overall, Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan isn’t awful; watch it with a few friends, and I’m sure you’ll have a good laugh.

To watch the trailer, click here

The Human Centipede II: The Full Sequence, directed by Tom Six, is absolutely disgusting. The film focuses upon Martin (Laurence R. Harvey), an extremely creepy man, who dreams about completing a 12-person human centipede after becoming obsessed with the first film.

Like a centipede, Martin, the antagonist, makes my skin crawl. Martin, with greasy hair and bulging eyes, wheezes with asthma, whacks with a crowbar, and plans his human creature.

See?! Martin is really creepy!

And I am not the only person who despises Martin. His own mother does, too.

See, she is ashamed of having him as a son, and one night, she attempts to stab him to death while he is sleeping. However, it doesn’t work – instead, Martin bashes his own mother to death with his crowbar.

A crowbar, it seems, is Martin’s weapon of choice, or a gun. He uses those two weapons to threaten and bash his victims into unconsciousness in the parking garage where he works.

But his weapons of choice do change when he begins constructing his human centipede. Martin, instead of the gun, reaches for his hammer, his pliers, and his knives. According to his notes which he obtained from the first film, he must remove everyone’s teeth and sever some tendons.

Yes, these scenes are extremely unsettling and disgusting, and I fear that if I try to explain them in detail to you, I will hurl. (And I must commend the director on this fact.)

Another skin-crawling scene appears after Martin injects his centipede with laxative. Seconds after, every member of the centipede is either defecating or drowning in someone else’s feces. This, too, is a disturbing scene.

The last disturbing scene in The Human Centipede II: The Full Sequence is when a woman, who has just given birth in Martin’s car, crushes her newborn infant with her foot while trying to escape. This scene actually made me cry.

Overall, The Human Centipede II: The Full Sequence is extremely disturbing, and it might make you throw up.

To watch the trailer, click here

Directed by Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling, “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 2 – Time” is a wonderful musical lesson on time, and how helpful it can be.

Brilliant lyrics and colorful characters, along with decaying corpses and bleeding ears, are only a few of the reasons why horror fans will enjoy this short film.

Enjoy – and remember, “there’s always time for a song.”

Antiviral, directed by Brandon Cronenberg, is a brilliant horror film that will leave all who watch it wondering: are we becoming too obsessed with celebrities?

This question enters our minds once we walk through the Lucas Clinic doors, a place where fanatical patrons can willingly inject themselves with viruses collected from their favorite celebrities. And not only are the patrons obsessed – Syd March (Caleb Landry Jones), a Lucas Clinic employee, also injects himself with harvested viruses.

His downfall begins when he injects himself with tainted blood from Hannah Geist (Sarah Gadon), his celebrity obsession. Syd must find a cure before the virus consumes him completely.

I completely understand why Syd, and numerous others, were obsessed with Hannah – she’s a gorgeous woman. With her blonde hair, ruby lips, and flawless complexion, she instills a sense of enchantment. And yes, even when Hannah develops a deadly virus, she somehow, even though she is coughing up blood and is bedridden, still radiates beauty.

Now, Syd March, even though he isn’t a celebrity, stills radiates beauty. With fiery orange hair, pale skin, and gorgeous blue eyes, Syd becomes the center of attention during numerous scenes. Unlike Hannah, though, the virus does take a toll of Syd, and we see him becoming weaker and weaker as the movie progresses.

Even though Antiviral isn’t necessarily horrific, it does touch upon a scary thought: celebrity worship syndrome, where people become TOO obsessed with a celebrity’s personal life. And this is exactly what happened in the film. Is this what we want our world to become?

And now I pose a question to you: if this technology came out, would you inject yourself with a celebrity’s virus?

Overall, Antiviral was a fantastic film, and I would highly recommend it.

To watch the trailer, click here

“Suckablood,” directed by Ben Tillett and Jake Cuddihy, is the fifth film from Bloody Cuts, which presents “short horror films…online as a free web series for the love and passion of UK horror.”

This short film is “a gothic tale of a girl scared to suck her thumb – lest the monstrous Suckablood should come.”

It is absolutely creepy, and brilliantly written – a must watch!