Batty Holidays My Dearies!

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Good Evening my devils and ghouls! 

Welcome to my holiday post. I hope you are all well and fantastic. I’m hoping to get a new lining for my coffin this holiday season. ‘Tis the season for people to act like spoiled brats and be greedy little bastards  people! What a wonderful world we live in? I have seen a lot during my part-time job in retail. The way people threaten associates and even managers, put their hands on associates over coupons… it’s completely ridiculous.

Anyway, no ranting today! Today we will talk about Santa Conquers the Martians!

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Santa Conquers the Martians is a B-Movie from 1964. I gotta say, it’s one of the funniest films I have in my library. The martians kidnap good ol’ saint nick so he could bring xmas joy to them. The reason why? because their martian children are obsessed with television from Earth. So they kidnap Santa and he goes on an adventure.

I highly recommend this to anyone who needs a bit of goofy von toofy sort of film. Whatever that means… I don’t know.. it’s been a long and dreadful day… anyway, we follow Santa to his toy shop in Mars and watch these men in suits.. I mean Martians, get into horrible squabbles and bring you some joy at it’s idiocy!

 

One of the greatest films in my collection~

 

Hope all is well!

 

-Mercy

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Yellow Brick Road (2010) Review

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Hello Devils & Ghouls!

Today we will take a look at the film Yellow Brick Road that came out in 2010. I don’t normally do recent movies, but this one really left me with a lot to say. When browsing upon Hulu with my love, we stumbled upon this film due to it’s interesting description, we thought it would be a good film to watch. Here is the description/storyline from IDMB:

One Morning in New England, 1940, the entire population of Friar New Hampshire – 572 people – walked together up a winding mountain trail and into the wilderness. They left behind their clothes, their money, all of their essentials. Even their dogs were abandoned, tied to posts and left to starve. No One knows why. A search party dispatched by the U.S. Army eventually discovered the remains of nearly 300 of Friar’s evacuees. Many had frozen to death. Others were cruelly and mysteriously slaughtered. The bodies of the remaining citizens are still unaccounted for. Over the years, a quiet cover-up operation managed to weave the story of Friar into the stuff of legends and backwoods fairy tales. The town has slowly repopulated, but the vast wilderness is mostly untracked, with the northern-most stretches off limits to local hunters and loggers. In 2008, the coordinates for the “YELLOWBRICKROAD” trail head were declassified. The first official expedition into a dark and twisted wilderness (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1398428/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)

 

As you can see, from the description of the film it seems like a great story line filled with wonder and adventure! I hate to say this, but the small description is the most exciting of the film. In my opinion, the whole thing was rushed. It starts off by showing old photos of the mishap in the 1940s, and a man with his wife are writing a book about the amazing mystery of the Yellow Brick Road. They get a team to go up the trail in search of any clues that may help them write their book. Right away though, everything is moving so fast it’s hard to follow. They don’t really go deep into the history of why these people are going in the expedition. All you think is, okay this guy is just going for a hike. The lack of detail made the film quite annoying. After you get the gist of what is going on, you follow the people on the trail. Slowly one by one they start going insane, especially after finding an old hat. You get interested in where they are going because you want to know whats at the end of the trail.

The movie has this big build up to a sucky ending that just leaves you confused. I really don’t get why it ended like that, maybe they didn’t really think out their storyline or there were some issues I don’t know but it is the worst ending after all the craziness and build up in the world! There really is never an explanation as to why they all went bonkers on the trail — My guess is because they ended up like the people from the 1940s — but on the other hand, there were some survivors that was gathered by a few interviews they did with people so I really don’t know.

 

If you are bored and just need something on in the background, I recommend this film. I don’t recommend it if you actually want to sit and watch something.

-900/10

 

– Mercy

Christmas Evil (1980) Review

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Hello Devils & Ghouls,

Today I take a look at Christmas Evil that was created in 1980. It was under the horror section and here is the said description of the film:

Because of a boyhood trauma during Christmas, a man remains slightly obsessed with the holiday for the rest of his life, becoming a toy maker and keeping track of which children are naughty and nice. After learning of his company’s corporate greed he snaps and goes on a killing spree dressed as Santa.

When reading the description, I thought that this would be pretty interesting. Okay, so a guy suffers a boyhood trauma which will make him this eerie creepy guy lurking around town dictating whats naughty or nice and chops off the heads of people. So you go to view the trailer which looks like this:

 

And then… somehow after seeing that promotional clip…. you somehow manage to get to the full movie. And all I have to say is wow. It’s kinda… weird but it kept your attention – unlike Blood Bride in the previous review. This movie was out there enough to make you wanna go alright… I’ll check out the ending and when you get to the ending you think… Really…. That’s it… that’s what all this is about?

First off: His boyhood “Trauma” isn’t even anything that traumatic unless he had some weird incest love thing for his mom. Sure, seeing your parents grope each other in Christmas attire isn’t pleasing – No one wants to see that, but it won’t exactly make someone become obsessed with Santa Clause, Want to be Santa and kill people… Or watch your brother have a groping session with his wife through their window.

Harry – The character who is the main dude killing people – is a very soft spoken and shy guy. He has an obsession with making toys at the toy factory and gets mad when he’s promoted from the line because he has to be a “suit” and be greedy. This makes him mad and he has these angry twitches before finally going bonkers.

Throughout the movie, it’s hard to keep track of the characters. And it’s kinda weird that you see a little kid cutting nudey pics out of a magazine and this guy just gets obsessed with the kid. And leaves weird mud handprints outside of the kids house.

The killings are so beyond the rank of B-Horror movie that I don’t know what exactly to think. He kills right in front of people and then drives away and the cops still can’t catch him! So he goes to his brothers house ad people go after him with pitchforks and such.

It’s really cheesy but its so cheesy you can’t help but watch this frickin thing.

I rate it: 3 corpse babies.

I say this because even though its crap – it has your attention until the end and you wait to say “I regret putting this on” until AFTER the movie ends. That right there is an accomplishment in itself.

If you’re interested in checking this out, we found the full movie here:

 

 

Good day my devils! I’m off to see some live bands play.

– Mercy