Happy Halloween, Enemaniacs!
There are a handful of traditions on this website. The first has always been the October theme month of horror or monster films. That started with the very first five posts way back in 2014. When the blog returned from a lengthy hiatus in 2016, I continued the idea for October, but started a new, second tradition – the Halloween special post. However, to say that was started in 2016 isn’t exactly true either as October 31, 2014 was the original release date of my first Jess Franco review, the really bad Oasis of the Zombies.
Another tradition on this blog is to often mention the influence of the old Roku channel Bizarre TV. I talk about it a lot. It was, without a doubt, the primary influence for me to get off my duff after a somewhat crappy time in my life filled with loneliness and despair to get back to my one true love – writing this blog. Not only that, but it led to one last tradition on this blog. That last tradition was to celebrate the final six films that ran on Bizarre TV for months at a time before the channel finally going off the air forever. We’ve reached the final entry of those final days of one of the finest channels on the history of Roku. This year’s Halloween Special Post goes to The Slumber Party Massacre. Continue reading “The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)”
Welcome back to B-Movie Enema, my lovelies. This week, we have a peculiar little exploitation slasher flick from the early days of the gory mass murderer days – Nightmare. There’s a positively interesting story behind this movie. However, this is yet another of those Bizarre TV watches. It is indeed part of the “final six” – the final six films that ran on repeat for several months until the Roku channel disappeared forever.
In the event that you ever watched that channel or curious about these final films, they were (in the order that I reviewed them on this blog up to this point) Werewolf of Washington, Zombie Nightmare, Slaughterhouse Rock, and Doom Asylum. The final film of this grouping, Slumber Party Massacre, will be my special Halloween article, so that’s something to look forward to, I suppose.
I talk about the defunct Bizarre TV because it really is what re-energized me to start this blog up again after I took almost a year and a half off from writing it due to a bad case of fuckititis. If it wasn’t for me watching that non-stop, and for the dearly departed Mistress Rhonda tirelessly providing awesome horror and exploitation, I don’t think I would have been able to jump back into this. So, if you want to blame something for this guy’s thousands and thousands of words of bullshit, I guess you can blame that. Continue reading “Nightmare (1981)”
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, this post is yet another tribute to the defunct Roku channel Bizarre TV. In particular, it is a tribute to that final six movies that played for a long time before the channel finally went away. I’ve already covered half of the final six – here, here, and here. It’s time to add a fourth to the list.
And wooo boy it is Doom Asylum.
When I first saw this movie, I had one of those reactions that you have when you begin to doubt reality and make you wonder how a thing like this gets made. It’s the same reaction I had while sitting in a theater watching Cats. You ask things like “What?” and “Where?” and “Huh?” and “Why?” an awful lot. It warps your sensibilities until you just stare at the TV, mouth agape, and just sit there and allow the movie to have its way with you. Continue reading “Doom Asylum (1987)”
As I toasted last week… Here’s to 200 more!
We begin that march with something that was a part of an end. I have often talked about the importance of Bizarre TV, a Roku channel that ultimately brought me back to writing on this site and introduced me to many of the movies that I’ve covered over the last almost 4 years. Slaughterhouse Rock was one of the final six films that played for many months while the beloved creator of the channel, Mistress Rhonda, was battling a terminal illness. During that time, fans of the channel tuned in, day after day, holding onto the memory of the channel and Rhonda, but also hoping, maybe beyond hope, that the day would come that something new played and the channel would be reborn.
While that didn’t happen, from the ashes came Otherworlds TV. If you have a Roku, I can’t recommend that channel enough. It certainly captures the spirit of Bizarre TV. Continue reading “Slaughterhouse Rock (1988)”
Since returning from hiatus, I’ve written about a Canadian movie and a movie from 1987. This week, I cover a 1987 Canadian movie. Huh… Funny how things work out.
Zombie Nightmare is one of those flicks that marries heavy metal and horror. I’ve touched upon this before with Black Roses – which also happens to be a Canadian horror movie. However, this one has a few very distinct reasons for why I wanted this on the blog.
First, this is a Mystery Science Theater 3000 alum. It’s a pretty solid episode as well. Second, our star, Jon Mikl Thor, had this and another movie with “Nightmare” in the title from 1987 that just simply need to be here on B-Movie Enema. Finally, it was one of the final six movies to be looped on Bizarre TV before the Roku channel’s original owner, Ronda Baffes, passed away. Bizarre TV was such a huge part of how I was able to get this far with the blog, I feel like I owe it some continued love. Continue reading “Zombie Nightmare (1987)”
My fellow Americans… In this time of strife, unrest, dangers from threats inside and outside our great nation, I call on you to do your civic duty and vote. Don’t vote Democrat or Republican. Libertarian or Green. Vote Werewolf. He is a man with voracity and spirit! He is a man who would later appear on a cult classic television show about a guy who time travels by leaping into bodies and helping right historical wrongs. As his poster says he “Makes it Perfectly Clear!”
Wait… Whaaaaaaaaaaa? Continue reading “Election Day Special: The Werewolf of Washington (1973)”