Five Classic Horror-Comedies You MUST watch!

 

 “They’re coming to get you Barbara” -Night of the Living Dead Today we look at a few of the great Horror-Comedies that have made my life, and many others, enjoyable and deliciously twisted. “Kill her, Mommy! Kill her! Don’t let her get away, Mommy! Don’t let her live!” -Friday 13th Braindead (1992) This film was written and directed by Peter Jackson and his wife Fran Walsh. At the time, this comedy-gore film was a financial failure, but has since become a cult classic. If you like pure and utter wonderful nonsense, then this is for you. [youtube id=”u8ZopOnJgdI” width=”600″ height=”350″] Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) This American film was written and directed by the Chiodo Brothers and is the […]

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Five Irish Films/TV Shows To Watch!

 

 It’s almost time to go home, put your feet up and drink a few scoops. The question is: What are you going to be watching? Well, I has an answer for you, bog. That answer is: Watch the following you muppet. War of the Buttons. Filmed in 1994 this Adventure-Comedy-Drama addresses violence, hatred, and intolerance. Set in the 1960’s the film revolves around the boys of two neighbouring towns who engage in constant one-upmanship only to have the end results turn violent. [youtube id=”qiNtHShWnco” width=”600″ height=”350″] Waking Ned Devine. Filmed in 1998 this Comedy tells the tale of the residents of a small village that attempt to hide the fact that one of their number (who just happened to win […]

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Project: MEGAFOOT

 

 “It’s bigger than big, it’s Megafoot!” Project: MEGAFOOT is a proposed, upcoming indie-horror film. The story follows a classified US Military experiment that had been attempting to create super soldiers. Unfortunately early tests indicated the cybernetic and genetic enhancements were beyond the ability for a mere human to survive, but just as all hope seemed lost there came a lucky discovery…. Bigfoot (GIGANTANTHROPUS CRYPTICUS) turns out to be real, and the perfect test subject. Now for the twist, as would be expected this souped up Cyborg-Sasquatch escapes from the research facility in the backwoods of the American Mid-West and goes on a massive rampage. An elite squad of soldiers now has to track down and kill the beast before it destroys everything […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy.

 

 Here’s the first trailer for the upcoming Marvel Comic Book film, Guardians of the Galaxy. The film is based on the 2008 comic book, and stars Vin Diesel (Riddick, Fast and the Furious) and Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie) and Zoe Saldana (Star Trek).  [youtube id=”b3isCLVghoI” width=”600″ height=”350″] The film is out 1st August, 2014.

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GHOSTBUSTERS!

 

  “Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?” – Ghostbusters. Last week we looked at the Gremlins, this week we look at another cult series that began the same weekend as Gremlins… on the very same day in fact. That’s right, on 8th June, 1984, Ghostbusters stepped out of the supernatural shadows and claimed its place on the world stage. Within a matter of weeks they had both become ’80’s cultural icons… and even now, thirty years later, they remain as two of the most influential film series of all time. For those who have not seen Ghostbusters, I shall adumbrate… […]

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GREMLINS!

 

 “For one thing, we’re insured for the damages. For another, maybe it wasn’t a place for people anyway. It was a place for things. You make a place for things… things come.” – Gremlins 2. In 1984, the world of “cute” was forever changed as Gizmo arrived on the cinema circuit and stole our hearts, our chicken and our life savings. “Gizmo Caca” – Gremlins. Written by Chris Columbus (Mrs. Doubtfire, Harry Potter 1+2;) produced by Steven Spielberg (Jaws, E.T;) and directed by Joe Dante (Small Soldiers, CSI-NY.)  This medium budget ($11-million) black-comedy became an instant cult-classic and made close to $150-million in box-office profits alone. FUN FACT: Chris Columbus got the idea for Gremlins from stories told by WW2 […]

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LEXX!

 

 “I am Kai, last of the Brunnen-G. Millennia ago, the Brunnen-G led humanity to victory in the war against the Insect civilization. The Time Prophet predicted that I would be the one to destroy the Divine Order and the League of 20,000 Planets. Some day, that will happen… but not today, as today is my day of death. The day our story begins.” – Kai. This article is not for the squeamish, the sensitive, those with pink hair, or those who only live for big budget, six-pack fueled, romance driven, science-fiction TV shows. This TV series, Lexx, represents everything that is glorious about complete and utter wonderful nonsense. Made on a shoe-string budget, staring lesser known Canadian and British stage […]

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Underwater Monsters!

 

 “Gavin to Adante: “So you’re proof that sea monsters really do exist?” – Jasmine Angell, Luminous. Forget Jaws! Bugger, Deep Blue Sea! Ignore, The Beast! And pay no heed to the Creature of the Black Lagoon! For today, we delve into the very depths of the oceans; today we explore every crevice on the sea floor; today we look past every piece of sea-weed; today… we find the worst creatures that the “big blue wet thing” has ever ejaculated into the human world. Today we look at bad underwater monster films. “He deliberately left you your boat because he wants to fight you alone on the sea.” – Orca. For those of you who haven’t seen these films, fear not, […]

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DOCTOR WHO: 50th Anniversary.

 

 “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.” — The Doctor, Season 5, Episode 12. What did you do last Saturday night? Hopefully you did something constructive, something fun, something uniquely sexual? If not, then I hope you joined the millions of Doctor Who, Science-Fiction, Whovians (I loathe that term;) geeks and nerds who watched the Guinness World Record setting, Doctor Who: 50th Anniversary show… The Day of The Doctor. “You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world!” — The Doctor, Season 2, Episode 2. For those of you who missed it, here’s a bit of brief recap and […]

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TREMORS!

 

 “I vote for outer space. No way these are local boys.” – Tremors. Today we look at something truly underground. (See what I did there, Wookiee?) Today we look at a franchise that has kept the world entertained since 1990. Today we look – silently and with great care – at the wonderfully blood-soaked world of Tremors. “Assblasters. How’s that?” – Tremors 3. We shall start at the beginning; which is a very good place to start. In 1990, American director/producer Ron Underwood (Mighty Joe Kong, City Slickers) released his first full-length film – Tremors. This Western-Comedy-Horror, was made for roughly eleven-million Dollars, and made close to fifty-million at the box office. With its unique characters, witty one-liners, and fantastic […]

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