Saturday, 10 August 2013

Hell Baby

From the creators of Reno 911! comes the brilliantly funny and totally bizarre Hell Baby. Soon-to-be new parents Vanessa and Jack move into an abandoned fixer-upper (known locally as the House of Death, the House of Blood etc etc!) and soon start to experience paranormal goings-on. Thus begins the next hour and a half of lunacy, blood and some quality slap-stick shenanigans!

Directors Lennon and Garant (who also star as 2 Catholic Exorcist performing priests) take the recent run of demon-possession movies and chuck in a bucket load of Scary Movie style visual gags and gross-out moments which thankfully, unlike many spoof movies of late, for the large part work well and raise a chuckle. There are also a good number of moments which will leave the more nervous viewers among you getting a scare from what you thought was a straight-up comedy.

The only real criticism I have is the rather ludicrous last few minutes of the film when the eponymous Hell Baby arrives and sadly things go a little down-hill in terms of quality, certainly the pro-life crowd among you may want to turn off at this point, go put the kettle on and make a nice cup of tea.

That said, no-one will be going into this movie expecting Rosemary's Baby, so you shouldn't let anything take away from what will be a funny, sometimes shocking and often nonsensical 98 minutes of mirth.

Right, must dash ... I can see the head crowning and things look like they're gonna get messy ...

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Exciting Horror News Featuring CSAFR's favourite Twisted Twins!

Hearing on the grapevine (and by grapevine, I mean exploding on Twitter and Facebook!) that the sequel to WWE horror See No Evil is to be directed by the Twisted Twins, directors Jen and Sylvia Soska.  

For those that haven't seen the original film, I've put a brief trailer above, but the film stars WWE wrestler Kane as a crazed killer and, though the original does have its flaws, the mixture of the 7 foot plus man-monster and these gifted girls, whose previous films (American Mary, Dead Hooker in a Trunk) have both been reviewed on this site, should make for a truly mouth-watering feature. Certainly more to follow as and when I get it.