Killing time this weekend? Here are fifteen retro reviews for you to check out, slam, or agree with. Some of these films are hidden gems, others are some of the worst I’ve ever seen in my life (ahem, Deadrise). One, in particular, The Antichrist, contains (what I believe to be) the most bizarre scene ever pulled off in horror history. If you’ve seen this Italian version of The Tempter, then you know what I’m talking about. If not, pour some coffee and sit back – perhaps its time to gape open your eyes and see for yourself…
Removal – a psychological knot for you to untie
Deadrise – an exercise in sleep denial
The Traveler – for horror fans, not Kilmer fans
Stanley – he and rattlesnakes hate whitey
The Driller Killer – one of the greatest VHS covers ever
Carny – Lou Diamond Phillips in a gory SyFy schtick
Deranged – the forefather of slasher films
Horrors of War – wow, really?
Danika – Marissa Tomei insane in the membrane
Albino Farm – incentive for film makers that just about anything you shoot can make it to DVD
The Swarm – the film that dethroned disaster movie king Irwin Allen
The Omen III – Sam Neill as The Antichrist
The Maid – a good go at Eastern horror for those who normally don’t delve into such waters
Scourge – like farts? You’ll love Scourge
The Antichrist (The Tempter) – you haven’t seen them all until you’ve seen this one
After working several double shifts, Cole thought things couldn’t get any worse – until he’s called out to an all-night carpet cleaning job for a man named Henry, who leads him to believe he has just killed his wife. As he hurries to clean the place, Cole’s hallucinations start to interfere, and the horrid truth that unfolds will leave you begging for it to stop!
Sometimes the truth is better off buried. The New Year is off to a terrifying start as Lionsgate debuts Removal to DVD, Digital Download and On Demand this January 3. The film brings together an exciting cast including Billy Burke (The Twilight Saga), Mark Kelly (TV’s “Mad Men”), Oz Perkins (Star Trek) and Kelly Brook (Piranha 3D) with Emma Caulfield (TV’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and Elliott Gould (Contagion). From executive producer Mark Canton (Piranha 3D), the horror film was chosen as Official Breakthrough Selection at AFI Film Festival (2010) and an Official Selection at Dubai International Film Festival (2010). The DVD includes a deleted scene, alternate opening and a gag reel.
“After witnessing a friend’s suicide, Cole (Kelly) is having a difficult time adjusting. He’s plagued by what he believes are hallucinations that are getting stronger by the day. While trying to focus on his work, Cole is called to a carpet-cleaning job for a man who appears to have just murdered his wife. He tries to move through the work as quickly as possible, but his horrific hallucinations begin to unravel the truth.” READ MORE