Tromaville: There’s Nothing Out There (1991) Review

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Hello Creeps. Me again, creating blogs in big amounts because I will not have time to update. Today, let’s talk about independent films. And Troma films! If you hadn’t learned by watching our reviews already, we are huge Troma fans. We reviewed two Troma films so far: Winterbeast and Monster in the Closet. Today, I want to take out the time to review – There’s Nothing Out There. Brought to us by the Troma Team.

A few days back, my  love and I decided to browse the Troma Library to stumble upon the 1991 film: There’s Nothing Out There.

Two things about this movie:

1. Comedic

2. Genius.

Why do I say such a thing? Because it’s one of the most perfect B-Movies out there. It picks on all the cliched moments in what I call “Teen Screams” and has sarcastic humor that’s awesome. My favorite character is the Horror Movie Nerd, whose love of horror films helps him identify the fact they are dealing with a situation similar to the ones within the films he’s studied and watched. Seven friends are up in a cabin for Spring Break. Of course, at the beginning of the movie you see the left over 80’s hair and the boring teacher talking about the assignment over Spring Break as everyone skips out with glee!

So… these seven friends go up to the cabin. And of course as in lots of “Teen Screams” there’s a lot of sex scenes. So… the beginning of the film is sort of like some soft creepy porno with people that jump REALLY high. I mean, REALLY high. It’s like they were on some sort of drug or trampoline. The monster is this “alien” little creature that makes people killers and wants to impregnate the ladies 😉 so it has that “hidden” sexual tone that becomes prominent when the monster was spreading the woman’s legs and giving her the 😉 face.

So, the dude that watched all the horror films soon becomes the hero as his obsession saves him and his two friends from the freaky monster thingy. I really don’t want to say too much about this because it’s something you creeps should check out for yourself. There will be  a video review on this film at a later date. Want to check it out? Here’s the Trailer:

 

 

 

 

 

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E-Bay Store Updated!

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E-Bay Store Updated!

Dear Creeps,

The Unsuccessful Entertainment E-Bay shop has been updated! See anything you like or know someone that does? Pass the link around. We do re-stock and find neat little items for the music and entertainment fan.

Thanks for the support.

– Unsuccessful Entertainment

Unsuccessful Entertainment E-Bay Store!

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Unsuccessful Entertainment E-Bay Store!

HELLO CREEPS! IT’S SATURDAY, THE DAY WE UPDATE OUR E-BAY STORE. TAKE A LOOK AROUND AND PASS IT AROUND TO THOSE THAT LOVE ENTERTAINMENT. WE HAVE SOME DVD/CD LOTS THIS WEEK! SO ALL YOU HORROR AND MUSIC CREEPS HEAD ON OVER!

– Unsuccessful Entertainment

The Bat (1926 & 1959) – Review

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Hello Creeps.

Today we are going to review the film “The Bat” both the 1926 and the 1959 versions. As the vintage film nerd that I am, I have to say that I recommend both versions to the horror or mystery fanatic. Let’s begin with the beloved 1926 version shall we?

The Bat (1926)

First off, you can’t exactly call this a horror or why it’s under “vampire” I do not know becuase it’s more of a comedy/mystery/thriller. The eccentric maid in the film is who gives us the comedic effect. The story line of the film is that a masked criminal dresses up as a gigantic bat figure and terrorizes guests of a house that is being rented out by a well-known mystery writer. The film is based off the play by Avery Hopwood. Miss Cornelia Van Gorder is the famous mystery writer who rents the house to continue working on a novel. She is accompanied by her faithful maid, Lizzie Allen who was played by Louise Fazenda – whose over reactions made the character all more eccentric and comical. The murderer is interested in the wealth that is hidden within the house and will get rid of anyone in their way. What I like most about the 1926 version is the effects. For back in the day, these effects are pretty kick ass and it’s always a marvelous thing to see old school films with such marvelous effects without the aid of computers and green screens. They are proof that we don’t need to make everything digital! The actors and actresses within the film expressed their roles accordingly. Meaning, there wasn’t too much of the over expressions that you saw in many silent films. (Silent films actors/actresses were so goddamn talented! 🙂 ) For me, this film pulled me into the story and I really enjoyed the shadiness of the film. Honestly, a film like this belongs in the silent film era. Could you imagine the people seeing it for the first time on the screen?! It would have been down right terrifying for them to see this considering it wasn’t a monster film at all!

If you’d like to check out the 1926 version, I found the full movie on YouTube:

 

The Bat (1959)

Well, you already know the story line with the paragraph above. I must say for this version they couldn’t have picked better actors and actresses to play within this version. They had the marvelous, Vincent Price as Doctor Malcolm Wells and the ever so classy, Agnes Moorehead as Cornelia Van Gorder. Their actor and actress choice was perfect because they fit the roles so well. You could pictures Agnes as Cornelia. It didn’t seem like she was acting at all, but being herself. Mr.Price of eerie nature plays the doctor who is suspected to be the bat. When I first saw this version, I was immediately hooked. Although, I had seen the silent film version first and knew the story line, this “talkie” version was as amazing as the original. The acting was perfect and when I watched it, I had a list of suspects in my head, checking them off as the film went along. It takes you for a lot of twists and turns until you reach the end. This is an instant thriller classic. The “who-done-it” theme song of this version is quite catchy! (It was stuck in my head for a few hours.)

If you’d like to see the 1959 version of The Bat, I found the Full movie on YouTube here:

 

 

 

Thank you for wasting time with my existence. I hope you enjoyed this short review. If you have any requests, leave them in the comments below.

-Mercy Desdemona of Unsuccessful Entertainment

E-Bay Music & Film Store!

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As you creeps know, I do a project with my love called Unsuccessful Entertainment. It is a YouTube channel dedicated to music and film. We did have our items for sale on Amazon, but had a bad experience with them being a merchant. We have decided to move our shop to E-Bay!

If you’d like to take a look please click here: http://www.ebay.com/sch/unsuccessful_entertainment/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25&_trksid=p3686 <— Click it!

We will be restocking the store as items are sold!!

Thank you!

– Unsuccessful Entertainment

Boris Karloff’s Thriller (T.V. Series)

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Being the classic horror fan that I am, I was surprised to hear that Karloff hosted a television series from 1960 to 1962. My boyfriend was browsing the web one night and came across it in a forum. I was actually surprised that my addiction for the show “Thriller” is just as bad as my addiction for “Twilight Zone”! Thriller was a murder/mystery television series that told stories that could actually happen. The stories and events keep you on your feet and wanting you to keep watching the episode. Later on in the series, it became a show that told tales of Gothic Horror.

Each episode starts off with Karloff coming on the scene. He usually gives you a tiny summary to introduce the tale and then introduces the “players” or characters within the story. “I can assure you as I am Boris Karloff, this is a thriller.” Was his tag line while introducing each story. What I love about this the most is that the acting isn’t over done within the episodes. You actually feel like you are in the story itself. It makes me feel like a classy detective doing my work. It also has one element that is missing within today’s movies/television series: Unpredictability! The first few episodes are like a classic “Who done it” mystery. The actors and actresses portray the stories very well, they fit the characters that they were chosen to play.

I give this series 10 Dead Babies!

And those that are horror fans should definitely check it out.

Here is my favorite episode below:

If you’re interested in it here is a link to a playlist full of the episodes:

Boris Karloff’s Thriller

Blood & Guts,

Mercy Desdemona