Well today is the day. The forces of evil tried hard to throw that salty ass monkey wrench in our game, but we persevered … kinda. The Rave: Lucky Number 13, my debut visual novel, is officially available for purchase. The catch is that it’s only available in PC format. Browser and mobile (Android) versions are hopefully soon to come. God damn technical difficulties. SMH. I’m also targeting both Google Play and Steam, with their lofty ass requirements and waiting period, but for now, you can buy it on itch.io. (just click the title up there!) Beyond that, I had a blast with 31 Days of Horror. I’ll try to archive it so it’s easier to revisit in the future. Til then, Happy Halloween and keep horrorin’!...
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I’m a fairly old school dude. Unlike people who shall remain nameless (ahem, Jimmy O'shea Chase), I at least try to give these millennial trends a chance before summing ‘em up as suck. Still, my track record with new shit isn’t very good. This spans from movies to music … by God a lot of this newish music just fuckin’ blows. With that in mind, I was very apprehensive about giving Fear Town USA the old gander. I skipped over it several times because it just sounded like one of those Kings of Horror flicks, which are flat out terrible more often than not. And when I learned it was a horror-comedy, I was even more iffy, because comedy is highly subjective. But OHH boy was I trippin’ because as the kids say, this movie is the tits! Fear Town USA takes on the dubious challenge of trying to wrap a multitude of core plots into one story. We’ve got the four virgin nerds on a mission to finally score some sex, in addition...
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As Halloween approaches, the butterflies start to flutter, the anxiety creeps in, and the stress level soars through the roof. Nothing signifies just how close we are to release (giggity) like the great cover reveal. Well, I guess it’s technically the game menu screen. Any way, this design is based on the very same cover for the original story I created nearly six years ago to the day. I wasn’t sure about how much I wanted to retain, but I ended up keeping everything intact, for the most part. Name and all. The design itself is mostly a minor cosmetic update. Brighter reds in the blood, more realistic knife, etc. The little details. Don’t tell my wife that though. She put a lot of work into this.While there’s still a couple days to go for the visual novel, the ebook version of The Rave: Lucky Number 13 is available on Amazon. I published it under my Blake Jeckel alter ego, mainly, because I didn’t have a lot of faith in. I honestly think this...
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Can’t even write this post with the same kinda zest I normally would considering all the technical difficulties that went into it. UGH. But I won’t let no virtual voodoo get me down, so here’s the lowly anticipated follow up to the faptastic indie video game we highlighted yesterday, Don’t Get Caught 2 … the review! ...
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We came slashing through with the Four Horsemen of Death. We’ve dedicated sizable slivers to the maniacal Firefly Family, Charles Lee Ray and Hoghead 😱. But there are other, lesser known horror movie characters who are just as evil and delightfully wicked as their iconic counterparts. In this long ass 26-minute video, I introduce five horror movie legends who deserve a blood-soaked pedestal of their own. Good luck!!! ...
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As we’ve learned from clowns, slashers, and vampires (oh my!), horror movies come in a wide variety of sub-genres. One of my favorite subs, at least to watch, is exploitation … but of the pervy persuasion. Sexploitation flicks, at their raunchiest, blur the lines of R-rated and softcore porn. And while not all sexploitation movies fall in the horror category, the best usually do. This is where you’ll find classic films like the totally bonkers Cannibal Holocaust, which crosses quite a few sub-genres under the horror umbrella. Where lesser known directors like Joe D'Amato are viewed as legends and celebrated for their artistic vision. Although they’ll always be in style to some degree, I think the sexploitation sub had it’s most prolific run back in the 70’s, which just seemed like an interesting and fun time to be alive. Some of the most entertaining horror flicks I’ve recently watched come from this era, including the insanely awesome Evil Come, Evil Go. As I mentioned in my video review (which is fuckin’ terrible), this movie gets...
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Rocktober Blood has the distinction of being a movie that doesn’t waste time explaining why, how, or at times, what the fuck is even happening. It’s like the director went in thinking “that’s my story and I’m sticking to it, damnit!” Unfortunately, the narrative they’re so intent on pushing fell terrifyingly flat. This movie has no gore, no great kills, no interesting characters and an overplus of nude scenes featuring the skinny ass final girl chick. I mean she was decent, but not to be spotlighting like that.I’m kinda disappointed, honestly. I recently saw a movie that appeared to have a similar plot (it was much better!) And since it is October, 31 days of whateva and all, I figure I’d give this one a try. I knew it was gonna suck. But I was at least hoping some 80’s cheese could make it fun. Deliver a few giggles. So bad it’s good kinda thing, you know? No haps. Fuckin’ terrible. On the bright side, since I am bursting with the power of positivity,...
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I love crossovers. You know, like when you smoke a bowl of fire with the fungus. Or when one of your favorite wrestling chicks ends up in porn. One of my earliest crossover experiences is something that may have once sounded like polar opposites: horror movies and hip hop. A surprisingly complementing mesh of horror movies and hardcore rap, horrorcore is associated with some of the most legendary names in the industry, including Tech N9ne, ICP, and Detroit’s own, Marshal Vontavious Mathers. If we traced the roots of horrorcore, it would lead us to the notorious Fifth Ward in Houston, Texas, the foundational headquarters of Rap-a-Lot Records and the Geto Boys. The Geto Boys showed a darker, even more violent side of gangsta rap with the introduction of the classic Assassins, a track that goes beyond gunplay with tales of decapitation and lyrics such as “kill that bitch like Freddy!” Forever late, I just recently learned that the original version of the song was performed by the original version of the group: The Ghetto Boys, with a lineup...
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I don’t care if you watch pro wrestling or not … when you hear the word “undertaker”, there’s one man who comes to mind: Mark Lamont Calaway, better known to wrestling nerds as The Dead Man. While the man from the darkest parts of kayfabe’s Death Valley virtually owns the name, I’d contend that another fictional character not only beat him to the punch, but arguably did the role even better. I’m talking about Uncle Roscoe, played by Joe Spinell in the 1988 horror movie classic The Undertaker. Honestly, I’d never heard of this movie until recently. But I’m glad I did, because it was pretty damn solid and got me thinking about the potential of a movie based on WWE’s phenom. Hey, it could totally happen! One day. ...
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Strippers. Porn stars. They have a lot in common. For example, both have high earning potential working in fields where they’re widely viewed as the scourge of the entertainment industry. There’s even some crossover as strippers often venture over to porn while porn stars are increasingly lighting up the stage in strip club settings. Probably stirring up all kinda Haterade in the process. Another shared commonality is serving as prime inspirational fodder for ultra low-budget horror movies. That’s actually not the worst thing, though. Whether it’s strippers saving the world from zombies, or porn stars being stalked by vengeful pimps on bath salt, these flicks are usually, at the very least, redeemable by a barrage of blood, boobs, and butts. Fitting snug in that so bad they’re highly entertaining category. After weighing my viewing of Strip Club Massacre and Porn Shoot Massacre against years of personally collected data, I came to one stunning conclusion: if shit really hit the fan, and you had to put money on who would nut up the hardest, or come...
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