Horror Movies And Heavy Metal – A Review of “Rocktober Blood”

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Many fans of metal are also fans of horror movies. It’s a combination that goes great together. Like peanut butter and chocolate. So why hasn’t Hollywood made more of an effort to combine the two?

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There are many factors that lead to this absence of metal in horror movies, but the most obvious one is that, by and large, the average person does not take heavy metal seriously. Many believe it is just a phase while others refer to it as “just noise.” If you’re reading this site, you probably know that’s not true. Take those generalizations and put it in Hollywood where most movies are created with the end goal of making money. While many of us might like to see a horror movie about a grind band taking on a bunch of mutant vampires with nothing but the power of beer and beards, it’s probably not going to happen. (Note to self: Make a kickstarter for Grind Bastards vs. Poser Vampires).

Honestly, have you ever found yourself thinking “Man, there really needs to be a movie about a heavy metal singer going around and murdering people”? Yeah, me either. Black metal fans, you’re the outlier. Unfortunately, that’s the cocaine-fueled 1980’s for you. The late 70’s and early 80’s saw a glut of slasher movies that quickly bled the genre dry. For every Freddy and Jason, you had a Crospey (The Burning) and The Driller Killer (Slumber Party Massacre). There’s only so many holiday-related horror movies you can do, so the slashers began to branch out into other pop culture scenarios at the time. We have slasher movies set around aerobics, malls, small towns, colleges and all sorts of other places. Thanks to the rise of MTV and the international attention of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement, it was only a matter of time before a slasher movie got it’s bloody mitts on this idea. Does it make sense? Not really, but it happened anyway.

Rocktober Blood is a 1984 B-movie slasher starring Donna Scoggins as Lynn Starling and Tray Loren (Gatorbait II, American Angels: Baptism Of Blood) as heavy metal singer Billy “Eye” Harper. After a recording session with the band, Lynn stays behind to work on some of her backing vocals. After a few unsuccessful attempts, Lynn goes upstairs to rest in a jacuzzi. At the same time, Billy returns to the studio and kills the engineer and his assistant. He tries to kill Lynn, but is stopped by security guards. We skip ahead two years later and Billy has been executed for the murders while Lynn has become the singer for his band, now named Headmistress. The band is about to embark on their “Rocktober Blood” tour when a man, claiming to be the deceased Billy Eye, begins stalking Lynn. He looks and sounds just like Billy and knows all about Lynn. It was Lynn who identified Billy in court and he is now back for revenge. She flees to a house in the woods but Billy pursues, killing her friends along the way and hiding the bodies so no one will believe her. Will Lynn survive long enough to play her debut show. Is Billy really back from the dead?

Nothing says “metal” like a tropical paradise and a perm.

Rocktober Blood easily falls into the “so bad, it’s good” category. While the concept is a little strange for a horror movie, it’s actually the best thing about Rocktober Blood. The music is the best part of the entire movie. It’s sort of a mixture between Judas Priest, Mercyful Fate, and Joan Jett. A real metal band named Sorcery put together the music, which was probably the best decision the filmmakers could have made. In a ridiculous movie like this, at least they didn’t skimp on the music. The band has an entertaining stage show, at least in the movie, similar to early Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper. Listen to that shred:

Of course, the rest of the movie is the epitome of terrible. The story is absurdly bare-bones with little in the way of thought, character development, and general believability. Why is the tour called “Rocktober Blood”? Because drugs, that’s why. For the movie’s plot to work, the police would have to completely and utterly ignore literally everything they learned in police academy. Little things like facts and evidence hold no sway over the movie. What, was Billy completely alone every time a murder was committed, thus allowing no one to give him an alibi? No one else knew that (***SPOILER ALERT***) Billy had a twin brother? Not his band, not the police, not his parents? No one noticed him actually killing people on stage?

Apparently, the passage of time turns you into a hungover Gene Simmons.

The acting is certainly amateur-hour, ranging from oak to birch on the wooden scale. You’ll find yourself laughing as actors flatly recite lines that were probably written on a cocktail napkin. For example, there’s a scene where the killer calls Lynn and tells her, and I quote, “I want your hot, steaming pussy blood all over my face. Muahahahahaha!” The final fifteen minutes of the movie is just the concert itself, ending with one of the most ridiculous movie deaths ever. The film quality is terrible as multiple scenes are too dark and the dialogue is too quiet. I don’t think the film ever made it to DVD. If it did, it was a direct rip from VHS.

Despite being a slasher, there isn’t as much gore as you’d expect. Other than one beheading, I can’t recall a lot of blood in the movie. The violence is done on the cheap, but really, at this point in the review, were you expecting much else? In typical slasher fashion, there are a few scenes of unnecessary nudity. The movie does manage to give the villain a few good evil lines and I’m surprised bands haven’t taken advantage of it.

Oh hai, Varg!

Rocktober Blood is the offspring of too many drugs and not enough ideas. To be fair, that was most of the 1970’s and 1980’s. The acting is terrible and the story would make an English professor weep. Common sense is thrown out the window as even the most basic of evidence is completely ignored in order to further the story. There are some good kills, but not as much as you’d think for a slasher in the 80’s. There are a few good one-liners and you’ll find yourself saying “rainbow eyes” for no apparent reason. The music in the movie is it’s one saving grace, thanks to the real heavy metal band Sorcery. Rocktober Blood is best watched with a group of friends ready to laugh. It’s so bad, it’s good.

Rocktober Blood is available in it’s entirety on Youtube.

For the month of October, I will be watching and reviewing heavy metal-related horror movies. If you have any suggestions or requests, please leave a comment below or email me at 365daysofhorror@gmail.com

If you enjoyed this review, please check out 365daysofhorrormovies.blogspot.com. I watched and reviewed 1 horror movie every day for an entire year.

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  • Guacamole Jim

    I’ll contribute to that kickstarter.

    • W.

      Me too

  • Tyree

    Grind, beer, horror movies, and beards. Yup, this post fucking rules!!! I have to see this movie still but a big YES to The Burning and Driller Killer (Also a great D-beat band). The Burning was Holly Hunters first movie I believe. I have a huge crush on her and her doom metal band.

    • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

      Driller Killer rocks so hard. Much as I love the whole post Halloween/Friday the 13th generic slasher boom, very few have that same rambling weirdo shoestring just fucking sleazy and mean spirited and uninviting awesomeness. The fact that a good 2/3rds of all people I’ve encountered who’ve seen Driller Killer think it’s shite is just proof of how ace it is.

    • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

      I am always looking for the toolbox murders on youtube but never find it.
      The original SM is beyond good, but all the sequals are shit. Slasher films took a downturn around late 84 – early 85. Had to to with shooting on video instead of film. Really took a lot away from the films. Also by that time the films were starting to cannibalize each other script wise. And i never did understand why they killed the momentum of the halloween series by making season of the witch with the totally unrelated mask scenario. Baffling and bizarre.

      • Tyree

        The Toolbox Murders is on blue ray now courtesy of Blue Underground.

        • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

          i could spend a years pay on blu rays alone ! Thats why i am so thankful to CROM for youtube. The movies i really like i search out and buy because it is impossible to purchase every horror film i want, its just not feasible as much as i wish it were.

          • Tyree

            Trve. I need to start using that method more.

      • Mr.CustodialArts

        After “hating” HALLOWEEN III for most of my life, I did a 180 this year, and now love it. It’s a hoot, man, so fucking nonsensical and fun…and the ending IS fucking GREAT. LOVE the soundtrack as well.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsHMnWAjICs

  • God

    We may have yet to get the Heavy Metal Horror movie we deserve, but at least we got a damn good video game! #stillwaitingforBrutalLegend2

    • Are you excited for the Evil Within?

      • God

        Definitely. The Evil Within, Bloodborne, and Lords of the Fallen are my three must haves that are coming up soon.

        • I recent bought a ps4 for Bloodborne lol. Lords of the Fallen looks great but I’m gonna wait for reviews on that one.

          • God

            I got an invite to the alpha for bloodborne. Im gonna be playing it tomorrow.

          • Cool…uh…fuck you and such!

        • Alien Isolation drop next week as well. Still unsure of that one.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I want to get that game but I’m unsure of whether to get it on Xbox 360 or Xbox One. I’m planning on buying a white Xbox One that is being released on the 28th that comes with this game I want called Sunset Overdrive. The game is by Insomniac and is Xbox One exclusive. Also, is The Evil Within going to be good? I want to give that a chance but I’m uneasy about buying it because the last horror game I bought day of release was the Alone In The Dark remake. I still can’t really forgive Atari for that game and haven’t given any other new horror games a chance since that disaster.

          • I think it will be good. You shouldn’t avoid horror games just because one was bad though. Dead Space 1 and 2 are great horror games and if you indeed didn’t play anything since that half assed alone in the dark game then you missed two phenomenal games.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I consider Dead Space more of a horror shooter. I played both of them but I never finished them. I own a replica plasma cutter. Was the third Dead Space good?

          • It’s good if you play by yourself, coop makes it way too easy and takes away the scare factor.

      • i might be more excited for that game if it wasn’t SO over the top. Silent Hill games have GREAT creatures, and it looks like they decided to go over the top with Evil Within.

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Haha, this movie got one of my imdb accounts barred back in the day, I had “I want your hot steaming pussy blood all over my face” as my signature line. Pretty fun stuff that really deserves a decent DVD release (no brainer for Shout Factory or Scorpion Records or really anyone but Code Red) just to rescue it from shit VHS rip hell, but not necessary viewing for anyone other than true believer slasher geeks. Great opener and close, slumps in the middle, enough sleazy/shonky atmosphere to merit a fair 6/10 overall. Rock ‘N Roll Nightmare or Hard Rock Zombies are better bets in the whole heavy music/horror trash scene.

  • Tyree

    Mindrot also used “The Burning” movie poster artwork for their demo.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q_wxED4Lls

  • Death

    Horror movies have to be my least favourite type of movies with romantic comedies.

    • Tyree

      Poop

      • Death

        I get scared very easily. It doesn’t just stay as a short scare, but will develop into something bigger and worse.

        • let’s get to the bottom of this. how was your childhood?

          • Death

            We’re not gonna fucking do this, Jimmy! I have already been through enough therapy and I don’t think that you’re a qualified therapist.

          • okaaaaaaaaaay.
            *backpedals slowly, bumps into wall

          • Death

            What was that noise? *soils himself*

          • Tyree

            Hahaha!

    • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

      Ah, but have you been watching the right horror movies?

      • Death

        It doesn’t matter, I would still hate them. Being traumatized is not really nice.

        • Tyree

          There may be some horrifying GIF’s and images showing up in this comment section. Just warning ya.

          • Death

            I’m on my mobile shamalamathingaling so I can avoid them.

        • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

          Would you really be traumatised by, say the classic Universal’s or silents? I feel like anyone with even a passing interest in cinema should check out stuff like Bride of Frankenstein or The Cabinet of Dr Caligari. Or indeed Vampyr or Nosferatu, though I’m not as taken by those as most.

          • crazytaco_12

            BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN. I’m not trying to be a dick if you like this movie, but I personally feel this movie is insanely overrated and a terrible film altogether. So many of the lines and concepts in the movie were almost direct re-iterations from Frankenstein, it feels like a remake. It was so bad to me that at parts if almost felt like a parody of Frankenstein. So that’s my bullshit for today.

          • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

            I thought it was much better than Frankenstein, a film of a few truly effective moments surrounded by too much bland quaintness. Bride ain’t perfect but the way ahead of it’s time campy/perverse character of Pretorius and his relationship with Frankenstein, the outright humour rather than the originals unintentional and rather undermining one, heartbreaking woodcutter sequence and that incredible hairdo among other things, plus the heightened assurance to the acting and general construction all come together to make it a classic.

          • crazytaco_12

            Personally, I love the sort of build up and tension type of mood Frankenstein puts you through. Bride just ain’t my cup of tea I suppose, but that’s just me.

          • pïgchop™

            Bite your tongue. Bride Of Frankenstein is much more than a sequel or continuation. It is the monster’s ultimate reason for being. The film is a masterpiece of classic horror.

            “We belong dead!”

        • This

    • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

      ahhhhhh death you are just being an obstinate mule, i don’t see you as a sci fi man either, so i am guessing arthouse, foreign films ?

    • JWG

      How about a romantic comedy, with zombies?

  • Cock ov Steele

    Holy hell, I;ve been looking for that recorded version of Killer on the Loose forever.

  • Paris Hilton

    Fuck yeah!!! October is finally here!!!! It’s time to get #spooky

    • Tyree

      Fucking A

      Let the horror movie marathon begin!

      • W.

        It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

      • Mr.CustodialArts

        It never ended…JOHN CARPENTER 24/7/365 BABY!!!

        • Tyree

          Ha! Very fucking true BRAH! Tou-fucking-che.

        • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

          Yea, i would call carpenter america’s best horror director of all time.
          My second choice would be brian dePalma although since body double in 84 he has done a lot of different styles. His 70’s stuff had a strong horror vibe .Canada has cronenberg and of course you know of my love for the italian horror maestros like argento and fulci as well as the horror soundtracks of goblin. Carpenters self written soundtracks were always really , really impressive as well.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            this day in metal

            1982 – Accept release ” restless and wild ” an album many consider a precursor and influence on thrash.

          • Cock ov Steele

            Fast As a Shark made it’s entrance, and so opened a new metal frontier.

    • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

      The years get a bit fraught for me around about now, as I try to get in 31 first time horror views this month, then as many terrible horrors as I can in November and as much extremity as I can manage in December.

  • DoYouThinkHeSaurus

    An interactive CD-ROM! Look, see, you just touch the right part of the screen and it talks about whatever you want!

  • Cock ov Steele

    I remember watching this a long time ago and getting just as weirded out about the on-stage stabbings, “Like uh, hey guys, I think he actually just stabbed those girls.” But no, everyone in 1984 was blind apparently.

  • W.

    Top notch, 365.

  • FeelTheDarkness
    • Cock ov Steele

      Space rednecks takin’ no prisoners.

    • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

      Best use of a song in a movie ever. I can’t imagine this movie without this song. I am not sure if it was written directly for the film or not.

      • Cock ov Steele

        I remember back in the day I used to kinda do this with my friends, we used AC/DC’s If you want blood a lot and synced it up to awesome battle scenes (usually scenes of the protagonists getting back at the bad guys, more satisfying that way) in films. I know we also did Screaming For Vengeance but I don’t believe we got around to going Mob Rules, despite the fact that the day I discovered it I literally would listen to no other song except for that. Good times.

        • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

          I read theavy metal played for years in midnight showings and everybody in the theatre was stoned when they watched it. I love the part where the 2 aliens are snorting coke and then they have to pilot that huge ship into that tiny docking bay. The one guy says ” are you sure you can handle it man, you’re coming in a little high?” and the other guy says “look man, if there’s one thing i know it’s how to drive when i’m stoned. It’s like you know your perspective’s fucked so you just let your hands work the controls as if your were straight” then bang ! Could only find this part of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj8W5LhvMtQ

      • FeelTheDarkness

        It was specifically for the film. The version you hear in the movie is the demo version then they re-recorded it for the Mob Rules album. The demo version is way better.

  • Very much looking forward to the rest of these posts. Hail October!

    • Tyree

      Yeah, shove it up your ass December!

      • W.

        Halloween > Chrimbus

        • Death

          Winter > everything

          • Cock ov Steele
          • You wouldn’t say that if you lived in Chicago.

          • YEP! Lived there 14 years (moved to VA year ago), and the winters there are the stuff Immortal songs are made of.

          • Death

            How cold? More than -30 or -40 celsius?

          • Last year, it got to -20 with the windshield factor. Lol, I had to yuck it up with my friends back home, since it was a bone chilling 55 degrees here.

          • Death

            Since when has -20 degrees Celsius been cold?

          • Fahrenheit, my goof.

          • Death

            It’s -28.8888889 degrees Celsius which is really not that cold.

          • Honestly the worst part is how bipolar they are. One day it’s like 50 degrees and the next its below zero, you will die if you are outside too long type weather.

            Edit: Fuck the polar vortex

          • And if you have sinuses like I do, yeah, not exactly fun with the temperature shift. One thing about the weather there too: everyone knows once it warms up past 40 degrees, out come the gang shootings!

          • Death

            How cold are Chicago winters? I don’t believe that they beat the winters of the borthern countries.

          • We hit -40 degrees last winter.

          • Death

            How the fuck can you say that you don’t love that -40 winter? The colder the better.

          • Well because I’m not a crazy fucker! How can you love -40 degrees!?

          • Virgil the Ghost Poet

            Yeah that did suck. You think that will happen again this winter?

          • I hope not, but according to meteorologists the polar vortex isn’t going away 🙁

          • Virgil the Ghost Poet

            That’s what I heard.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Because it’s nicely refreshing

          • Virgil the Ghost Poet

            Does your guys country shut down when it gets that cold? Schools, businesses, ect.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            I guess maybe, but I’ve never had my school/job closed because of cold, even if it has been mighty cold. So the answer may actually be no

          • Do you wear like 20 layers of clothing on a regular basis or somehting? Cause prolonged exposure to -40=death

          • Virgil the Ghost Poet

            Does Chicago shut down or just the schools. I’m 7-9 hours south of you and its easier for this town to shut down except for some grocery stores.

          • Im in the suburbs 40 mins south of chitown, everything shut down. Except me. I still had to work because I’m security, but there was no one in the building or on the roads or anything.

          • Virgil the Ghost Poet

            I’m in humane services, I didn’t get it off either.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Get used to it as a kid, don’t need that many layers. And its warm inside. But you haven’t lived if you haven’t waited your turn for the outhouse in snow and such weather in your undies

          • Virgil the Ghost Poet

            I’ve lived plenty without needing to do that.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            You’re lying to yourself.

          • Virgil the Ghost Poet

            Hahaha. Still not going to do it.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            Winters in New York are the fucking worst. There was such a gigantic snowstorm last year that there was still hills of snow in the summer. Hills that did not melt until the middle of summer.

        • Mr.CustodialArts
          • W.

            I can’t argue with that. I’m not going to tell my kids Santa is real, but they will learn to fear the Krampus.

        • i wanna see Winterman!

          • W.

            I never understood why he’s naked, but then i guess you never really understand Tim and Eric.

        • Tyree

          Festivus for the rest of us.

          • W.

            I’ve been trying to convince my wife to let me put up a Festivus pole.

          • Tyree

            Festivus is back! I’ll get pole out of the crawl space.

            Edit: Goddamn it. I hate posting images. It either works when you don’t want them too or they don’t work when you want them too.

  • Conan will have ideas. more ideas than any of us have ever had for any topic.

    • Tyree

      It will be monumental!

      • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

        here is a great tip for youtube . Subsribe to the channel titled

        grindhouse theatre III

        use triple capitol i’s.

        Great, great stuff, nearly all of it.

        • Tyree

          Nice! Just subscribed.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            here is some more, i can’t remember which ones are the best though.
            Abehorror
            ClassicHorrorMovies
            Full Horror
            Horror Movie Channel
            horrorfan 185
            horrorfan3210
            horrorfanbaby (not sure which one of these is working, so check all)
            HorrorZone
            Jofer
            Midnight on the Moors
            TheFullmovies2013 (some newer stuff)
            Top Horrors
            tromamovies

          • Tyree

            Thank you sir! I’m looking forward to watching these. What better time to start than this month! YAHOO!

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            it will keep you busy, if you are into cannibal movies cannibal ferox is on grindhouse theatre , pretty intense, i don’t want to get into it but it is brutally realistic. The white people all have it coming though.There is some animals beings killed for food by the cannibals which i hate and turn my head til its over. There is also scenes of snakes eating other creatures like you see on the animal documentaries. It could be put down as all gratuitious violence but some say it is a commentary on the food chain and man’s ruination of ancient culture. Just want to give fair warning so no one can blame me if they are offended. But if you are in the mood for the extreme it delivers.

        • Between The Buried & Smee

          This channel is amazing.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            Yea, i just found it. If you can find toolbox murders on youtube let me know. A lot of the channels get randomly taken down by youtube but they just spring up under different names and sometimes the people who run the channels let you know when they restart. I am also looking for i spit on your grave part 2 from a couple of years ago.

        • pïgchop™

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=p29FQxGALXQ

          Not the far superior film of the same name released in 1994, but something else altogether.

      • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

        Another tip, not to be to pushy.
        I find a site that specializes in reviews of 80’s slashers and go through the list picking out what interests me and searching on youtube. Then if i am lucky enough to find it, the channel that is on usually has similiar good stuff.
        Sometimes you may have to have sub titles, i even watch movies in other languages and can figure out what is going on from gestures and the odd word. Also a sreaming naked woman running through the forest translates fairly well into any dialect !

    • Mr.CustodialArts

      I feel bad starting without him, honestly. 🙁

    • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

      If there’s someone here really into modern/mainstream fare and someone else really good on the classics we could get a little horror movie round table going.

      • JWG

        Lately I have been digging into the Indie Horror scene, especially stuff that gets on board the crowdfunding bandwagon, and especially Canadian-made (there are a ton of them if you know where to look).

        I could certainly dig those up now and then (pun intended). But it wouldn’t be totally consistent. I couldn’t work toward exact recurring schedules.

        • JWG

          Intended attachment:

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            I subscribe to superchannel and they play a shitload of independent canadian made horror on there. Netflix canada has some ok stuff too but there selection is pathetic compared to netflix from the states. Ever see this canadian actress amanda crew, she has been in some hollywood movies and a lot of independant horror films. She reminds me of a young jennifer love hewitt which is not a bad thing, She has a pretty great body too, and her acting is decent.

          • i like young jennifer love hewitt. bewbs.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            She still has the big boobs (real too) and she has a show called the client list where she plays a single mom who has no work so has to work in a ” massage parlor” if you get my drift. Pretty hot, except her face has not kept up with the flawless body she has.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            ………….i shouldn’t say anything because i couldn’t get a woman this good looking to spit on me !

        • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

          I ought to get back into digging indie horror. Seems to remain fertile ground but I’ve grown cynical after a couple too many dodgy festival screenings and now I no longer frequent review sites or the imdb horror board (too much of a time suck and it was making me enjoy films less). Any particular notables from the past year or two? I don’t reckon on making a big thing of it but I do really enjoy a bit of discussion.

          • JWG

            I think, like you, most of my indie horror information and viewings have come lately from Festival Screenings. One that I liked in spite of its flaws was the film imaged in the intended attachment: Truth or Dare by (and starring) Jessica Cameron. I haven’t seen much more from Cameron’s prior filmography. She has a small part in an earlier film called “The Black Dahlia Haunting” which caught my eye last year, but I wouldn’t really recommend it … despite the lead actress (Devanny Pinn) being quite a stunner.

            I’m a lot more interested in her upcoming filmography. The little bits and preview pieces I’ve seen from each of ‘Utero’ ‘Save Yourself’ and even ‘A Grim Becoming’ (a horror comedy) look promising.

            I also personally donated to her production of ‘Desolation’ and ‘Mania’. So anything I say about those is biased by being a stakeholder of sorts.

          • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

            Cheers, I’ll give Truth or Dare a go.

    • Count_Breznak

      The problem is that there are as many conans inside of him as there are ideas…

    • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

      Goddamn, i am having performance anxiety here ! hahhahahhha. It happens to everyone sometimes, right ???

  • Mr.CustodialArts

    I buy shit like ROCKTOBER BLOOD (great review!) on VHS because I’m old and crazy…but it’s $150 on Amazon! Also, I’ve been wanting to re-watch this for a WHILE:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOX6-Rw5PWc

    • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

      The really fun thing about the VHS market is how much truly terrible rarities can go for. Stuff like Blood Lake or Tales from the Quadead Zone going for, and actually selling for, upwards of 500$, even over a grand.

      • No Holds Barred wasn’t released on DVD until people read the I-Mockery review and bugged the studios to get it released. A true piece of high art!

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wYs-0EO0ts

        • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

          Haha. I’ve seen that clip before but not the whole film. Sure it’s as you say though. Sadly most rare 80’s junk will never reach enough interest to get out on DVD, it tends to be largely the notorious SOV’s or mid level professional stuff that distributors go for.

      • crazytaco_12

        Tales from the Quadead Zone is such an incredible piece of shit

        • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

          I sorta love it though. And its cool that in real life Chester N. Turner seems to be a really pleasant, humble gent. He may even be getting funding for a third feature!

          • crazytaco_12

            Yeah dude, I wasn’t trying to shit on it, because I think everybody knows the movie is bad, but incredibly hilarious and I totally appreciate that it’s a labor of love and whatnot. I’ve never seen any interviews or looked any further into Chester’s life or career, I’ll have to check it out. If there’s a QZ3, I might piss my pants laughing.

    • JWG

      I feel like I should watch that only while wearing the following:

      http://www.fright-rags.com/the-gate-p-1294.html

  • Mr.CustodialArts

    Any other DEATH WALTZ nerds in the toilet?
    http://deathwaltzrecordingcompany.com/

  • Count_Breznak

    There was a Bill Zebub Movie with Nazi Robots invading the earth to an Immolation song I think. Actually there was more than one Immolation song in more than one Bill Zebub movies, I think. I mean i heared. From someone else entirely.

  • I’m wondering why they didn’t use that old song ‘Love Train’ in Human Centipede, or even better Human Centipede 2.
    Did that third one ever come out?

    • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

      Not yet. I liked the first one, shamefully i found the 2 women sexy, but the guy kind of ruined it for me. My first sick thought was the second girl could jerk off the guy, the 3rd girl could finger the second, but the third girl would have no one and that was sad 🙁 Pretty sick eh ?

      • Between The Buried & Smee

        The third girl could get the scientist.

        • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

          hahhahahhahh, never thought of that, i don’t think he thought of them as anything more than animals. Or even less than animals considering how fond he was of the dogs he experimented on.

      • No sicker than every fucked up moment of the second one. Lol, I was picturing them doing the cha cha or a congo line when they all got tied together!

        And seen sicker movies (Philosophy Of A Knife, Bad Boy Bubby, Blood Sucking Freaks).

        • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

          Blood Sucking Freaks is more hysterical/glorious than sick to me, the sub HG Lewis effects and upbeat anti heroes give it an immense sideshow charm, almost an innocence one too.

    • human centipede 2 was a waste of a fantastic concept. Tom Six “flanderized” the first film — which was great!

      • Human Centipede 2 was sadism for sadism’s sake.

        • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

          Nothing wrong with that of course.

  • crazytaco_12

    Laughed so hard at the “pussy” line

  • And the BEST ACTION SEQUENCE EVER!!!!!!!!!!! Anyone who says otherwise, I wanna see your contenders!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yBnl_krN_U

    • thank you, this is the best.

      • You can find the whole thing if you type in ‘Indian Robot playlist’ on Youtube. So far as I know, there’s no dubbed English version or one with subtitles, but they’re working on that.

  • Janitor Jim Dvggan

    I am going to watch this. It seems so amazing yet bad, like New Year’s Evil or Graduation Day.

  • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

    Don’t know why this spends so much time in my blu ray player. I just can’t put my finger on it ( but i’d like to)

  • Janitor Jim Dvggan

    When it comes to horror movies I love the Saw movies. A series with that much of a cohesive, complex narrative and such low tech barbarism can do no wrong, Saw 5 being an exception. Don’t think these movies are complex? Here’s an article that backs up how complex and cohesive the narrative is.

    http://www.overthinkingit.com/2010/10/26/saw-movies/?page=all

    • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

      The convolutions just about come together okay, but when it comes to movies exalting torture I prefer ones with less pretension about them.

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  • Guppusmaximus

    Wes Craven’s Shocker
    Nightmare on Elm Street 3
    Gremlins 2
    Maximum Overdrive
    The Wraith
    Creepers
    Black Roses

    • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

      Isn’t Creepers just Phenomena with 15 minutes?

      • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

        yea, that was the US release , the US censors have shit on argento films since day one.