Lady Stay Dead (1981)

lady1Just watched this Ozploitation film for the first time this morning and Lady, Stay Dead did not disappoint.

Lady, Stay DeadA Young woman is looking after her sister’s house, unaware that her sister and neighbor have been murdered by their handyman who also happens to be a serial killer.

I think that the cinematography in this film is beautiful and the story is also good, even though it is simple, it is effective. The killer’s character is working very well, because he truly isn’t aware that what he doing is wrong and that made me think that anything could happen at any moment.

One of the death scenes was very creative, involving a fish tank, but this isn’t a very bloody film, I wish there would have been even more blood and gruesomeness. The film never gets boring and I found the last 20 minutes to be intense.

Grading: 7/10

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Scream (1996)

scream1Halloween 1978 was the first horror film I ever saw when I was six years old, but when I was eleven I began obsessing over Scream.

ScreamA year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

I only had fond memories of me watching Scream over and over again. The film starts of with a bang by having Drew Barrymore play the first victim in a very thought out introduction to the killer, Ghostface. Scream is filled with humor and great characters, who do not feel annoying.

The death scenes in Scream are very creative, my favorite is the one involving the garage door. The phone calls are intriguing and clever and the ending was very unexpected for me when I viewed this for the first time. The Ghostface mask is simple yet genious at the same time. This is one of my favorite slasherfilms and Scream helped revive the slasher subgenre when it came in 1996.

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Grading: 9/10

The Greasy Strangler (2016)

greasy1If you love to watch bizarre and funny horrorfilms then Jim Hosking’s The Greasy Strangler is right up your alley!

The Greasy Strangler: Ronnie runs a Disco walking tour with his son, Brayden. When a sexy woman takes the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her love. It also signals the arrival of an oily strangler who stalks the streets at night.

I knew that I was in for a wild and crazy ride when I started watching this, but this one blew me away. The dialogue is gold and  many of the lines are stuck in my head, I can’t get Hootie Tootie Disco Cutie out of my head! And the potato conversation made me laugh so hard.

The casting is perfect for each character and there is plenty of grease and creative killing scenes. If you haven’t seen this film then see it as soon as possible, because it is hilarious!

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Rating: 9/10

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

anamerican2First blog post of 2017! I recently rewatched An American Werewolf in London and it certainly is one of my favorite werewolf movies of all time.

An American Werewolf in LondonTwo American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

The best part of the movie is definately the transformation scenes, not just because the SFX in it by Rick Baker is amazing, but because of how emotional that scene is. The main character, David, is very interesting and I did feel every second of his pain. Baker’s work in this film is outstanding and the SFX work on every character is great.

The story is good and even though this film has some goofy moments which will make you laugh it still has a serious tone throughout the film, that hit me pretty hard when the ending came.

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Griffin Dunne and David Naughton.

Rating: 8/10

Sargad (Wounded) Bluray and DVD pre-order

I have been busy with my indie horror Sargad (Wounded). We have put out a new trailer, a new poster and now our kickstarter for pre-ordering the movie on DVD or Bluray is up. You can also pre-order a signed poster. Evert order will be filled with extra goodies and everything will ofcourse be signed by the cast and crew.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1540066202/sargad-wounded-horror-movie-pre-order?ref=discovery

Here is the trailer for Sargad and it has already hit 15 000 views in over a month.

Here is our poster for Sargad. I wrote the screenplay for the film and I play the Main character Elina.

Rue Morgue did an interview with Me about Sargad and if you want to know more about the movie, you can Read the interview here.

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I couple of days ago Me and actor Xander Turian, who plays Oliver in Sargad went to a filmfestival in Sweden, where we signed posters for Sargad and they showed our trailer.

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Pre-order your limited signed copy of Sargad today because the prices will go up after our kickstarter has ended.

Weekly Watching

Another busy week has gone by, don’t worry I will be blogging more soon.

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The House of the Devil

Monday: I rewatched The House of the Devil and Halloween 1978, as I do every Halloween.

Tuesday: I watched Sorority babes in the slimeball bowl-O-rama.

Wednesday: I rewatched A Nightmare on Elm Street.

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Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger

Thursday: I was busy filming a short film and then going to my stagefighting course.

Friday: I was working all day and evening.

Saturday: I saw Pedro Almodovar’s Dark Habits.

Sunday: I saw Sebastian Maniscalco: Aren’t you embarrased?

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I saw all four season of Episodes this week, it is a really good show!

Weekly Watching – Monsters of Film

I have had an incredibly busy week, filming lots of projects and having no time to blog at all. Last week I went to the Monsters of Film Festival in Stockholm and saw a couple of horror films. I did not see as many as I wanted, but I still got to see some new films.

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Wednesday: Swiss Army Man.

Thursday: Short film special, which featured – The Stylist, Speculus, Bionic Girl, Mars IV, The Puppet Man, Madre De Dios, Dawn of the Deaf, Criaturitas and The Fisherman and later that evening I saw Bodom.

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Friday: Pet, Rupture and Ares.

Saturday: Trash Fire

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Me and Jasmine got to meet the stars from Bodom, Mimosa Willamo and Nelly Hirst-Gee.

The Stylist (2016)

stylist1I saw The Stylist at the Monsters of Film Festival and I was very impressed.

The StylistClaire is a lonely hairstylist with an unnerving desire to escape her disappointing reality. When her final client of the evening arrives with the request to look perfect, Claire has plans of her own.

I have seen short films from Director Jill Gevargizian before and this one was equally good as the others ones. It is shot beautifully and uses the lighting to it’s best advantage. The lead is played by Najarra Townsend, who does an amazing job.

The gore was good and there was one really nasty moment which I absolutely loved. If you love short horror films you need to see The Stylist as soon as possible.

Grading: 8 out of 10.

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Najarra Townsend as Claire.

Birth of the Living Dead (2013)

birth1I have always loved George A Romero’s zombie movies and Dawn of the Dead has always been my favorite. Birth of the Living Dead is a documentary that explains the story behind making Night of the living dead.

Birth of the Living Dead: A documentary that shows how George A. Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers to shoot his seminal film: Night of the Living dead (1968).

I saw Night of the living dead 1968 when I was very young and fell in love with it, so I was excited about this documentary. It was interesting and taught me a lot that I did not know. It was a bit short because I wanted to know more. It was great to know how little money and experience the crew had when they made this movie, because it shows that with heart and hard work, you can achieve anything and he basically created the zombie genre after making Night of the living dead.

Grading: 8 out fo 10.

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Terrordactyl (2016)

terror1I always watch these kinds of movies, even though 99 percent of the time, they suck and Terrordactyl definitely belong to the sucking section.

Terrordactyl: When ancient flying reptiles attack Los Angeles, it’s up to two working-class friends, the unlikeliest of heroes, to save the day.

Really bad CGI is what annoyed me the most about this film, seriously having someone walking around in a suit would be so much better than using bad CGI. Creature movies like Sharknado are so bad that they turn comedic, which is a good thing, but Terrordactyl is just bad minus the comedy.

Grading: 3 out of 10.

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