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Bloodlust Bites: Bone Tomahawk

 
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We're pleased to introduce the first episode of Bloodlust Bites, where one or two of our fearless crew brings you short takes on horror films that didn't make it onto the show. Enjoy!

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Director/Writer: S. Craig Zahler

Stars: Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Quite a few horses

Synopsis: Four men (and three impressive mustaches) set out on a journey in the unforgiving Wild West to rescue a group of captives from some cave-dwelling cannibals.

 

41 | Spring

 

Directors: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead

Writer: Justin Benson

Stars: Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker, Vanessa Bednar

Synopsis: Finding himself in a personal tailspin following the death of his mother, Evan flees the US for the mediterannean beauty of Italy. At some point between enjoying the beautiful setting and putting up with his two loud, British pals, Evan sparks up a romance with an intelligent, gorgeous woman harboring a dark, primordial secret.

 

Coming up next...wait for it...it's The Witch. Considered by some to be "literally the most satanic experience outside of meeting satan himself," this movie has a lot of hype to live up to. If it ends up being a piece of shit, I don't know that Amy will ever recover from the disappointment (but she'll know how Jamie felt when she saw the movie Troy). So join us for episode 42 when we'll be talkin bout some witches.

21 | Lake Mungo

 
Lake Mungo

Lake Mungo

Lake Mungo
Director/Writer: Joel Anderson 
Stars: Rosie Traynor, David Pledger, Martin Sharpe
Synopsis: Who killed Alice Palmer? Just kidding...sort of...
This is a Fauxdoc-style film, covering the events surrounding the death of 16-year old Alice Palmer. After going missing (we presume she drowned) during a family trip, Alice's body is eventually discovered floating in the water. Once this happens, the movie jumps from one subplot to the next as it attempts to discover what happened to her. The ending may not be exactly what you'd expect.

What'd we think of Lake Mungo?
(Out of 5 stars)

Next time we'll be checking out The Taking of Deborah Logan, or "The Taking", as it was going to originally be called. It's a horror film from 2014, shot in the same fauxdoc (I just can't use "mockumentary" in a serious way) style as our last one, Lake Mungo. The "Documentary" the film is centered around is an exploration into the declining health of Alzheimers patient, Deborah Logan. The movie starts out as one would expect but things begin to decline, for the characters, pretty rapidly. Check out the trailer & then tune in for our discussion!

9 | The Babadook

 

The Babadook
Released: November 28, 2014
Director: Jennifer Kent
Writer: Jennifer Kent
Starring: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman

Synopsis: A single mother, still plagued by her husband's untimely and violent death, struggles to free her son from his intense fear of a monster in the house. She soon realizes that his fears may be more than simple childhood fantasy.

If you're like me and want to know if one could possibly order a copy of The Babadook book, then you're in luck. The book, albeit a bit on the pricey side, is available to order here. I can think of some bratty kids I'd like to read it to...


What'd we think of The Babadook?
(Out of 5 stars)


In this episode we spend a little time talking about the short film, Monster, which served as the inspiration for The Babadook. If you haven't seen it yet and want to check it out, we highly encourage it!


For our next movie, we will be covering American Mary, a film that touches on med school, student debt, and the world of underground body modification surgeries. This is not your typical horror movie but it's definitely worth the watch!

8 | AHS: Freak Show (Eps 7 & 8)

 
American Horror Story: Freak Show, "Test of Strength"

American Horror Story: Freak Show, "Test of Strength"

American Horror Story: Freak Show, Season 4, Episode 7
Title: "Test of Strength"
Aired: 11/19/2014

Synopsis: Daddy issues seem to be prominent in this episode. Following yet another act of violence, the ladies of Elsa's freak show join forces to stand up against Dell. Jimmy Lobsterclaws realizes that Dandy may not have the best of intentions when it comes to Bette and Dot and tries to urge the twins to leave. Yet another murder plot from the ever-persistent Stanley. However, we finally see him follow through on this one. Penny's Dad does something for his daughter that will change her life forever. A "big" character finally gets killed off - no more Stanley fantasies.


 
American Horror Story: Freak Show, "Bloodbath"

American Horror Story: Freak Show, "Bloodbath"


American Horror Story: Freak Show, Season 4, Episode 8
Title: "Bloodbath"
Aired: 12/3/2014

Synopsis: Recent violent episodes around camp and the discovery of a dead freak raise Ethel's suspicion of Elsa. Stanley and Elsa team up for a rather grisly project. Gloria makes a last ditch effort to control dear ol' Dandy's bloodlust. There is no shortage of death in this episode. No shortage of overacting, either.

Buzzfeed's "14 Reasons You Have a Crush on Dandy"

Buzzfeed's "How Finn Wittrock Became One of the Year's Most Talked About New Stars"

 

6 | AHS: Freak Show (Eps 5 & 6)

 
American Horror Story: Freak Show, "Pink Cupcakes"

American Horror Story: Freak Show, "Pink Cupcakes"

American Horror Story: Freak Show, Season 4, Episode 5
Title: "Pink Cupcakes"
Aired: 11/5/2014

Synopsis: Stanley and Maggie hatch multiple plans to take out some of the freaks - Stanley is pretty obsessed with getting an exhibit into the Mutter Museum...
Gloria continues to enable her dear little manchild, Dandy, by covering up his latest murder. A sexy encounter with Jimmy Lobsterclaws ends with a trip to the doctor where Desiree learns that she may not be the "freak" she grew up thinking she was.


American Horror Story: Freak Show, Season 4, Episode 6
Title: "Bullseye"
Aired: 11/12/2014

Synopsis: Elsa begins preparations to unveil her dangerous new act, the Spinning Wheel of Death. Stanley and Maggie continue to hatch murderous plots against the freaks, with Maggie becoming more and more reluctant to participate. We not only discover Paul and Elsa are secret nighttime lovers but we also learn that Paul has been sharing his secret circus tricks with another lady.


In our next episode, we'll be discussing the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre (in honor of its 40th Anniversary Blu Ray release) and comparing it to the 2003 remake with Jessica Biel. 
So, in case you've been living under a rock for the past 40 years (or your name is Karen) and haven't seen the original TCSM, check out the trailer and give it a watch.

You can also check out the trailer for the 2003 Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake starring Jessica Biel in all her wet, white-shirted glory.

3 | Black Rock & AHS: Freak Show (Ep 3)

 
American Horror Story: Freak Show

American Horror Story: Freak Show

Black Rock (2012)

Black Rock (2012)

In this episode we start off briefly discussing the first episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show. Once we feel we've sufficiently torn it apart, we move on to a lively discussion of Black Rock.

As always, spoilers ahead! Enjoy!

Black Rock (2012)

Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls' weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.

Director: Katie Aselton

Writers: Mark Duplass (screenplay), Katie Aselton (story)

Stars: Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell, and Katie Aselton


What'd we think of Black Rock?
(out of 5 stars)


Next time you hear from us, we'll be covering the next episode (or two episodes) of American Horror Story as well as one of Hollywood's more recent cookie-cutter Halloween movies, Ouija.

Check out the official trailer for Ouija: