September 11, 2010

I got a couple of awards while I was away

Thanks to Jinx and Spooky Pie, I now have a couple of new awards. Click the images below to find out more.

There are still got another four weeks to go before I can get back to doing my blog regularly due to the intensive training course I am on (which I'm not allowed to talk about), having to study for an exam and a ton of other stuff that always seems to be getting in the way.

I've just watched "The Last Exorcism" and I wasn't overly impressed by it even though the acting was quite good. I really don't have any time for these fake documentary-style films (or "cinéma vérité" if you want to be pedantic) in the first place. I don't even like "The Blair Witch Project" all that much. It seems that every time somebody makes one of these films they ruin it all with motion sickness inducing camerawork and stupid endings.

The latest big release for movie bloggers seems to be "Machete" which I have absolutely no interest in watching at all. It isn't horror, sci-fi or anything along those lines but if it crops up on TV in a few years time and there's nothing else on, I might give it a go. I recently saw "Bitch Slap" (which I got from Netflix) so I'm down with the kids when it comes to fake "grindhouse" (an overused term) and exploitation movies but, again, they aren't something that I watch regularly.

"Bitch Slap" was a terrible movie but the eyecandy was good. As a very poor man's "Kill Bill" it sort of worked but I can't recommend it to anyone but the very easily pleased.

In other news, I have found nothing new in Big Lots for months now so I think that source of cheap horror DVDs has pretty much dried up. I did buy a video camera there with my 20% loyalty discount so I might have to start making my own films now. Only kidding. I couldn't do much worse that the movies on the three Echo Bridge "Horror Collector's Set" packs which I got from Wal-Mart for $5 each though. I don't recommend even paying $5 each for these titles, but, in case you haven't seen them, here are the sleeves:

Having just been down to the local "Swap Shop" (a pawn shop for those of us of a different culture), I returned with a new two-disc special edition of "300" to replace one that I lent to somebody and never got back, "The Bourne Supremacy", "The Bourne Ultimatum" and yet another Echo Bridge "Horror Collector's Set" which I can't find an image for on Amazon. It seems you have to be careful with these Echo Bridge packs because they tend to swap the movies around on them and put out 2 movie and 6 movie versions of the same thing as well. The only one I'm missing now is the "Vampires Collection" which I know Target usually carries but it was out of stock last week when I went there.

Anyway, so far I have:

Night of the Living Dead
Razor Eaters
Cruel World

Live Animals
Wages of Sin
Skeleton Man

Bloody Mary


Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep
Howling IV: The Original Nightmare
Night Shadow
Raging Sharks

It seems there's a 6 movie "Horror Collector's Set" with the original "Prom Night" and "Ghoulies IV" on it and a slightly different 4 pack with "The Nurse" on it instead of one of the other titles. Echo Bridge have also created these:

and now this:

I'm sure they do it just to confuse me. :)

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