Monday, April 16, 2018

Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies

 
 
 
Yea...I did watch this one.
 
All the notes I took on it are the following:
 
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Yea...this was really bad. I mean really bad. All the stereotypes of the title you could think of is in there.
 
The premise:
Three young snowboarders find themselves in an epic battle for survival when a scientific experiment unleashes a horde of zombies and mutant wildlife in the Austrian Alps.
 
Well yes and no.
 
So there are these two older guys on the mountain who made some foul neon green toxic sludge that when put through this contraption, makes fake snow. They have a possible Russian investor there on site to demonstrate it to but he inadvertently gets sprayed into his mouth some of this concoction and of course, he turns into a zombie.
Even have some deer licking away at this foul stuff and of course, they too, become zombie animals attacking people.
 
The two young guys, one of them has a huge ego and goofs off, snowboarding down naked past a young girl and so thereby loses their sponsor and trudging down to the resort with the irritated girlfriend and seemingly un-phased male friend, they soon realize people are turning into zombies.
 
This whole thing was pretty far out there and it is described as a horror comedy but it wasn't really funny at all to me.
Except maybe for the very end, after the credits roll by. That had the one funny, chuckling moment. But the rest of the time you will not get back.
 
Not suitable for kids of course for many different reasons, complete due to the gore as the one lady decides to snow blow the zombies, chucking nastiness all over the place.
 
Yea. Ok, hopefully I just saved you from watching this one.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Ghostbusters (2016)--Who Not To Call

Ghostbusters, Answer the Call.
This movie was a remake of the original  two without continuing on where the others left off story-wise and substituting the male scientists with female ones.
 
Bad language and not for kids as there are some sexual overtones and innuendos.

There are a lot of nods to the first two movies, same green ghost Slimer, but with his Mrs, a hearse as a repainted vehicle to 'bust ghosts' and you even see the same building being passed up due to it's expense for a spot over an Asian restaurant, to name but a few of the nods. This film even included many cameo performances by the actors, not the character's themselves, but the actors, Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, and Ernie Hudson.

This whole plot is about a "...Paranormal researcher Abby Yates and physicist Erin Gilbert are trying to prove that ghosts exist in modern society. When strange apparitions appear in Manhattan, Gilbert and Yates turn to engineer Jillian Holtzmann for help. Also joining the team is Patty Tolan, a lifelong New Yorker who knows the city inside and out. Armed with proton packs and plenty of attitude, the four women prepare for an epic battle as more than 1,000 mischievous ghouls descend on Times Square. " (From IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1289401/ )

The trailers for this movie were so bad, it really made me not want to watch it at all. I had heard that Bill Murray and Dan Akroyd had wished they had not done the cameos afterall.
It was even more painful to see Chris Hemsworth play a character that was -that- stupid.

I did enjoy the nods to the original two movies and really liked seeing our beloved actors in it, but it was so sad to see this whole movie be this bad. I really wish they could have gone with what Dan and Harold were once working on for a 3rd installment instead. It was nice they had a "For Harold Ramis" at the end of this but I have a feeling he would have been very upset to have seen this version.
 
I don't like to put down a movie, but this is not one I will include in my collection.
 
RIP Harold Ramis, we miss you!
 
 
 
 




Thursday, October 5, 2017

Trick 'r Treat

Trick 'r Treat




Stars: Brian Cox

This movie has 4 tales of horror that are twisted up and entwined with the other and of course all about and taking place on Halloween night.

This is not for kids at all as there are some very adult scenes and language.
There is some gore to this so it is not a lighthearted film.

The basic gist of the movie is about what happens to people who don't like Halloween or disrespect the common practices. Sam, a seemingly child trick or treater, appears wearing a burlap sack and orange onesie pajama and his jack o' lantern lollipop to dole out punishment to those who are breaking Halloween traditions.

There is a rotten kid for example smashing pumpkins or jack o' lanterns, other kids bullying another kid.

These stories all tie into the other, and you will see the other characters in the next story or woven intricately into each other.

There is some retelling of some of the history of Halloween, tho' it isn't quite right nor accurate.

A lot of twists and turns to the stories so much that it will keep surprising you!

Very well done!



I did like this one as I enjoyed the twists.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Birthday Present--Zombie Knife!

Thought I'd share one of my birthday presents from an Amazon gift card that I received. I love the Amazon gift cards as you can go shopping then and pick out something you would like from your huge wish list. Ok, so from my huge wish list! ;)
 
I saw this on Amazon and thought it was really cool!
 
 
 
 
Now you don't get to choose the color you want as its a random thing. So when you get it, it's a nice surprise.
 
 
So the color I got is....
 
 
Pretty cool!
 
 
 
The above was the front when you open it
 
 
 
and in the pic below is the back where you can see it has a little belt clip.
 
 
The blade isn't bad, a bit sharp and it's just a really neat looking straight edge with zombies printed on the handle. I have a couple knives and straight edges like that, this is the first zombie one however. I love them to help me open up all my Amazon boxes. :)