Rick Trembles' Motion Picture Purgatory
Trembles returns this week with a look back at an oldie but a goodie: 1974 TV movie Born Innocent, directed by Donald (Ice Castles) Wrye and starring Linda Blair, Joanna Miles, Kim Hunter, and Richard Jaeckel. Synopsis:
The Last Exorcism has been in theatres for a couple of weeks now, and you know what that means - time for Trembles' take on the flick! Synopsis
Now that the blood and boobs extravaganza Piranha 3D (review here) has had a few weeks to settle into the multiplexes for a hopefully nice long end-of-summer run, the final piece of the puzzle has arrived: Trembles' Motion Picture Purgatory take on the flick. Piranha 3D is directed by Alexandre Aja and stars Elisabeth Shue, Ving Rhames, Jerry O'Connell, Kelly Brook, Riley Steele, Steven R. McQueen, Jessica Szohr, Paul Scheer, Adam Scott, Christopher Lloyd, and Richard Dreyfuss.
Trembles is again taking us a bit off the beaten path this week with his latest MPP entry, the documentary Chicken Hawk: Men Who Love Boys. Interestingly enough, as I was doing a little research on the flick, I found a site that categorized it as "Educational, Horror". So I guess it is worthy of a mention on Dread Central!
We can hear the grumbling already. Yes, we know Inception isn't a horror movie, but it's a terrific mindfuck and certainly has some dark and twisty elements. Besides, Trembles took the time to draw up a Motion Picture Purgatory for it, and we've never been the type to look a gift horse in the mouth.
You've read the reviews. You've seen the concept art. You've been horrified by the stills. You loved the one-sheet. Now the moment you've been waiting for ... Trembles' Motion Picture Purgatory for Tom Six's The Human Centipede (First Sequence)! The film stars Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie, and Akihiro Kitamura. Its synopsis follows:
Fantasia 2010 is in full swing, and one of the films that has already screened is the mostly well received documentary Herschell Gordon Lewis - The Godfather of Gore. Dread Central's favorite cartoonist Rick Trembles is also a resident of Montreal and a regular attendee of the annual film fest so of course he had to weigh in with his 2 cents on the film.
A few years before he directed the films for which he's best known like Meatballs, Stripes and Ghost Busters, Ivan Reitman tried his hand at spoofing the horror genre with a little flick called Cannibal Girls, which is the topic of this week's Motion Picture Purgatory. Synopsis:
For those who think mash-ups of popular icons is something new (i.e., Freddy vs. Jason, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, etc.), Trembles is here to remind us that's hardly true. Case in point, this week's MPP: Dracula vs. Frankenstein from 1971 directed by Al Adamson.
Who doesn't love to revisit a cult classic every now again? Certainly not Trembles as this week he takes a look at an old favorite: J. Michael Muro's Street Trash from 1987.
Everybody grab your copy of the Beatles' White Album, light some incense, and go helter skelter over Trembles' review this week of Leslie, My Name Is Evil starring Kristen Hager as Leslie Van Houten, a member of the infamous Manson Family.
In honor of its 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD release, this week's Motion Picture Purgatory takes a look at 1990's now classic live-action/animated B-movie Evil Toons.
Once again Trembles has reached back into the vault for this week's Motion Picture Purgatory, all the way back to 1977 for Nobuhiko Obayashi's haunted house flick Hausu (aka House).
A new Dinner for Fiends lambasting the 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street is on its way shortly, but to help tide you over until then, we have Trembles' take on the Platinum Dunes remake. As you might expect, it ain't pretty!
Now this is what we call serendipity! In an interesting counterpoint to the recent news stories about a potential new American version of Godzilla, Trembles' MPP this week is about Mothra. Let's just hope it doesn't give anyone any ideas about another remake!