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Episode 79 - "Severance"

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This week we take on "Severance" on a skeleton crew, and Joe recalls awkward memories of a young Mark. Not to be missed.

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Dan Fogler Brings You "Hysterical Psycho"

How do you convince a bunch of your friends to go into the middle of Maine to shoot a movie in January? I have o clue, but Dan Fogler (“Balls Of Fury”, “Fanboys”) found a way. Luckily for him his friends are also very talented and from the looks of things “Hysterical Psycho” is going to be a pretty funny movie.

First Ten Minutes Of "Doghouse"

Although other horror fanatics may not necessarily agree with me, I do hold the opinion, as unpopular as it may be, that Jake West's ultra-gory 2005 sci-fi farce "Evil Aliens" is one seriously bad-ass motion picture. All of the elements required for maximum cinematic enjoyment are presented and accounted for: over-the-top characters, an insane amount of violence, and a few incredibly messy anal probes, mixed and blended with the skill of someone who's spent a fair amount of time with the films distributed and/or produced by Troma. Needless to say, I've seen it quite a few times.

Neil Krueger Gets No Respect

For over 25 years now all the world has loved Freddy Krueger. Sure he’s a severely burned murderer who kills you in your dreams, but those one liners really make him a lovable character. With the new “Nightmare On Elm Street” remake coming to theaters early next year there is no doubt that a whole new crop of fans will be popping up.

Otis (REVIEW)

There's really nothing worse than a comedy that doesn't deliver. It's a black or white issue -- either it's funny, or it isn't. Tony Krantz's highly unbalanced 2008 horror/comedy "Otis" certainly tries to be humorous -- after all, Illeana Douglas, Kevin Pollack, and Daniel Stern are members of the cast -- but Erik Jendressen and Thomas Schnaus' schizophrenic script and some puzzling shifts in tone prevent this otherwise amusing premise from becoming nothing more than an interesting albeit extremely boring way to extinguish 90 minutes of your life.

"Stan Helsing" Trailer Confuses Me

God dammit. I don't know, as a horror fan, if this is the absolute best, or worst thing I've ever seen. This is the trailer for "Stan Helsing", which seems like what you'd get if "Jack Brooks Monster Slayer", "Scary Movie" and every 80's horror film had a horrific, red-headed child who then became a crack addict. Not helping its case? It stars the comedic power of the guy from "Still Waiting" and the kid from "Good Burger" (ok, and SNL too).

Tokyo Zombie (REVIEW)

If you’ve seen the trailer for Sakichi Sato’s “Tokyo Zombie” you have a pretty good idea what kind of movie awaits you. Indeed, if you are an enthusiast of the Japanese sense of humor and their flare for melding gore, scat jokes and wildly over-cranked plotlines then you won’t be disappointed. What might surprise you is that rather than being built on a foundation of noisy spectacle, “Tokyo Zombie” is firmly rooted in two strong comedic performances.

Shoot People in the Face at Close Range!

First person shooter games are a dime a dozen these days, but they're all chock full of things like "strategy" and "objectives." If you've ever wanted to strip a FPS down to its core, The Onion has officially answered your prayers with "Close Range."

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Killer Movie (REVIEW)

"Killer Movie" seems like an odd fit for 2009. Reality television elements aside, this film seems like it would have been more at home in the late 1990's than in 2009. On the surface it's an attempt to lampoon Hollywood type characters, small town politics, reality television and the slasher movie conventions. Underneath the surface, it's a boring movie that tries awfully hard, considering the fact that it doesn't seem to have anything to say.

Dark Reel (REVIEW)

When you find yourself sifting through stacks of low budget independent features, you tend to find some common similarities throughout. A spark of a good idea, a lot of ambition, and a healthy love of the genre. Typically, these movies tend to not extend very far past these tenants; and are quickly hampered by low budget, lack of experience and sub par acting. At first glance, "Dark Reel" appears to be one of those films.

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