It’s been a bit since I did an anthology movie. In fact, I’ve only ever done one in the past. So let’s make up for that with a giant, nearly two full hours of kooky b-movie stories rolled into the horror comedy Chillerama from 2011!
The four segments contained within Chillerama are framed by a connecting story at a drive-in theater that is playing monster movies. Then, each of those four segments is a parody and homage to a particular genre and style. Additionally, each segment is directed by a different person – Adam Rifkin who directed mostly a split between family fare and boner comedies/thrillers, Tim Sullivan who was mostly known for producing movies like Detroit Rock City before making 2001 Maniacs with Robert Englund, Adam Green who made his mark with the Hatchet series of horror films, and Joe Lynch who is most recently known for directing Mayhem starring Steven Yeun and Samara Weaving.
Chillerama was the brainchild of Rifkin and Sullivan who met on Detroit Rock City and spitballed an idea for an anthology called Famous Monsters of Filmland – a title based on the Forrest J. Ackerman magazine that they grew up reading. Continue reading “Chillerama (2011)”
Well, I guess you could say 2019 on B-Movie Enema was “the year of Zombie” as I talked about Lucio Fulci’s first Zombie movie from 1979 back in January and then Zombie 3 from 1988 came along in April. Before we close out this year of Zombie, I should get to Zombie 4: After Death (also just known as After Death).
What makes this movie noteworthy is that it’s the first Zombie movie that goes without input form Lucio Fulci himself. You can say that Zombie 3 didn’t seem to be that much of a Fulci flick itself, due to Fulci leaving the production due to illness, but he’s still given credit for the movie (whether or not he wants to have it). What is a holdover from the previous installment is the duo that brought us the amazingly disastrous masterpiece that is Troll 2, Claudio Fragasso (listed as the director) and his wife and co-conspirator Rossella Drudi (credited as lone screenwriter).
So I guess you can say that we might be heading down a pretty interesting path in today’s B-Movie Enema. Continue reading “Zombie 4: After Death (1989)”
Another week, another movie I was exposed to by my brothers when I was younger – The Children!
What’s great about a company like Vinegar Syndrome is that they have a wonderful eye for obscure horror, sci-fi, and erotica. The Children came out when I was really young, and somewhere along the way, my brothers watched the movie. I sincerely doubt they saw it at a real movie theater, but I wouldn’t be terribly surprised if it played at one of our local drive-ins. However they saw it, they saw it and brought it home from the video store or recorded it on cable or something, and then I watched it.
Now, I don’t want you to believe they made me watch these horror movies when I was a wee tyke. That simply wasn’t the case. No one made me watch these horror movies. My brothers weren’t complete monsters. Nah… I could have, at any point in time, simply closed my eyes or fallen asleep while they had me strapped and chained down to the chair to make me watch these movies. Continue reading “The Children (1980)”
In years past, B-Movie Enema had always celebrated the month with some sort of spooky theme. In 2016, it was vampires. In 2017, we had slashers from the 80s. 2018 actually had a real theme title – Nights of Demons. What’s this year’s theme? Well…
Shit. Well, I got nothing this year. But I remember back to a simpler time that set the precedent of no October theme. Way, way, waaaaay back at the very beginning of B-Movie Enema (October 3, 2014 to be exact), I did a string of scary movies because the first five of six enemas came out in October. So, I’ll do that theme. The no theme Halloween. Just some good ol’ horror movies. To kick things off, let’s check out an Italian ripoff – 1980’s Zombie Holocaust, also known as Doctor Butcher M.D. Continue reading “Zombie Holocaust (aka Doctor Butcher M.D., 1980)”
Back in January I covered Lucio Fulci’s masterpiece in undead horror – Zombie. It’s fitting that I now look at its sequel, Zombie 3.
Wait. Lemme check something. 1. 2. 3… 4. Gotcha. Okay, the math checks out there. What are those titles again?
Zombie… Zombie 3…
Oh, goddammit, it’s Italian. Of course the sequels are all fucked. Continue reading “Zombie 3 (1988)”
Let’s talk about a classy movie!
Dead & Buried is a 1981 flick that takes a different approach to zombies. It is written by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett who is best known for writing the classic sci-fi/horror flick Alien. That’s a fact that the poster really wants to sell this movie on – “The creators of ALIEN… bring a new terror to Earth.”
Dan O’Bannon also made Return of the Living Dead which is pretty much a zombie movie hall of fame entry from the mid 80s. It’s fair to even say that O’Bannon’s work on that movie, matched with the Godzilla movies, and Roger Corman, helped create my love of B-Movies and, thus, well… Continue reading “Dead & Buried (1981)”
I told you back in October that Demonia would not be the only time Lucio Fulci gets featured here on B-Movie Enema.
I mean, after all, that movie sucked, and he made so many other movies that were so much better. Even his not so great movies were way better than Demonia. Frankly, the only way to really make up for choosing that stinker is to cover the movie that he is probably best known for directing, 1979’s Zombie.
However, to really talk about Zombie, we need to take a step backwards in time to a few years before this movie would see the light of day. Continue reading “Zombie (1979)”
You know what? It’s been a long time since I’ve watched a truly Italian horror flick for a B-Movie Enema. In the early days of the blog, I covered a couple Italian flicks like The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave and The Eerie Midnight Horror Show. I have seen a bunch of Italian (and other European) movies in my day, and I’m surprised it’s been since White Comanche in the summer of 2016 that I’ve returned to Europe’s boot.
Also, since this is October, it’s time for a new Halloween theme for B-Movie Enema! This year, I’m going for some good old fashioned demon action with this year’s Nights of Demons month! To kick off this theme, I am returning to Italy for the Lamberto Bava-directed, Dario Argento-produced Demons from 1985. This won’t be the only time we’ll visit Italy this month either, so look out for that. Continue reading “Demons (1985)”