Ed Gein (2000) also known as (In the Light of the Moon)
The man who inspired many movies, the man who grave robbed many people, exhumed corpses for trophies and many other uses, the man from Plainfield, WI.
Sadly the film that was meant to portray him fell flat, like a cut off leg trying to stand on it’s own. The film portrays more of a mental side of Ed Gein, and doesn’t do it well.
They portrayed him a quiet weird man with visions of his crazy religious obsessed mother, and his rebellious brother. Which is fine, but would have been better if they didn’t make him seem like he was always looked down on and almost casted out by the town. They could have made a better movie by beefing up the atmosphere. Instead, the whole thing seemed really half assed by displaying too much in between things and not enough important scenes.
Steve Railsback, who plays Ed Gein does an incredible job in his efforts of being good old Ed, which was probably the only entertaining part of the film. He did a solid job in showing a quiet awkward southern charm.
As a ‘horror’ film, there’s too many things that don’t make it work. As a film on Ed Gein, it falls just as flat. It was a drag to start and it almost lost me, but I made it out alive!
4/10 rotting corpses
HAPPY MONSTER MONDAY
HAPPY TERROR TUESDAY
TRUNK ZOMBIES POSTER.
Happy Terrible Thursday!
American Scary (2006)
A documentary that focuses on late night horror show hosts from the 50’s to some recent hosts. This isn’t a documentary where they just discuss the impact and importance of the late night horror shows, but there’s interviews and plenty of old clips from shows.
The interviews do seem to be out of place though, there’s a lot of snippets but they’re all short and pop up randomly. Instead of one person talking for five minutes you’ll hear from them a few times for a minute or two here and there.
There’s a lot of information here, a lot of clips and a lot of stuff to keep anyone entertained. While some might nit-pick that the documentary is missing a few hosts or some hosts don’t get enough attention, I think it mixed everything fairly well. Definitely worth a watch!
8/10 rotting corpses
Happy Monster Monday!
Happy Slaughter Sunday!
Madison County 
A group of college kids take a trip down to Madison County to interview an author who wrote about a bunch of grizzly murders that happened in town. When they arrived and started asking the town folk about the author the town folk say he’s been gone for years now, and the murders he wrote about never happened. Not sounding so convincing the group decides to spread out to go look for some answers and maybe some truth to those vicious tales.
The film was shot during the day, so that was an interesting touch. The kids find themselves stuck in some hillbilly hell, with someone wearing a pig mask trying to kill them. The film gets quite repetitive when it comes to the teens running in circles and ending up in the same place.
The characters were your typical generic characters in a slasher film, there is no real originality her either. Other than a whole town attempting to cover up things that really happen the town folk are useless hillbillies that attempt to scare the visiting teens. The weapons used range from a kitchen knife to a shovel, there isn’t too much to dive into regarding Madison County.
You can give it a watch if there isn’t anything else on or around, but some parts of the film really tend to drag. The suspense was mild, the gore was mild, and it was a below average film.
3.5/10 rotting corpses
Happy Terrible Tuesday!
Where did the scares go?
I love horror, gore, blood, and all that torture shit. I love reading about serial killers, and watching documentaries about them. As a kid I spent majority of my time watching horror films. I respect the hell out of the horror genre, especially a good b-movie.
But somewhere along the lines I stopped getting scared. Have I become so accustomed to watching heads cut off that it no longer terrifies me? Sure, I’ll flinch for a moment, but then the moment is gone. What happened to the scares, movies have evolved into some serious sick shit recently. I’m talking about some serious mindfuck shit that blows those 80’s and 90’s slashers out of the water. But I’m still not scared.
Where did my scares go? Maybe they’re under my bed? Maybe I just enjoy the genre too much that I start over looking things just and forget to really enjoy a flick. Maybe I’m not allowing myself to get scared because, hell, it’s just a movie.
Here’s one scenario I’ve come up with to why I don’t think I get scared, and maybe you’ll agree. I think once you get frightened by it, it loses it’s spice. As a child an image would have stayed in my head for days before I forgot about it. Now, it’s there briefly until I catch it the next time.
For example: a couple of years ago I had a terrible head cold and I decided to watch a movie and relax. I was alone at home, my room had a wall blocking out the windows, so it was dark as hell. I popped in Carved: A Slit Mouth Woman, which if you haven’t seen I suggest you do (http://ingeinwetrust.tumblr.com/post/37344595280/carved-the-slit-mouthed-woman-2007-10-21-12). Well, someone would cough awkwardly before she appeared and throughout the whole movie I swear I was afraid to cough. At the end of it I coughed and heard some weird stuff outside (it was the afternoon so it was just some outside noise) but I was probably scared shitless for a while. I tried to sleep and tried avoiding any cough possible.
Then I saw it about a year after that, this time I wasn’t sick and I was hoping to get the same feeling I had before it. I was pretty let down when I wasn’t anywhere as terrified when I watched it originally. Some parts became laughable and I lost my scared moment.
I hope I’m not the only one that this has happened to. So I do my best to keep an open mind, hoping that I can get that heart skipping fear feeling again.
1/6 older »
Happy Fright Friday!