1981 R 86 minutes
The counselors at a new camp near the site of the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake fear Jason might come back to avenge his mother’s death.
1988 R 88 minutes
Jason is released from his watery grave at the bottom of Crystal Lake by a telekinetic teen who returned to the site where her dad supposedly drowned.
Working midnight shifts while friends and the rest of the world sleeps normal hours is kinda tough. You always seem to have a lot of time on your hands at weird hours. For someone without cable you are either left to watching movies on Netflix or catching up on books. Most of the time Netflix wins the battle. Its easier to open a cold one and throw on a flick. Helps me wind down and catch up on this elusive sleep that people talk about. I sleep all the time on my days off, although when I work a stretch of nights my eyes don’t seem to close.
Anyways, in this ongoing series I want to shine a light on movies that I get the pleasure of viewing in the hours between 12am-5am. So here is to those fellow sleepless cinaphiles! You are not alone.
The Masque of Red Death (1964)
The GREAT Vincent Price stars as a devil worshiping prince. Hosting a ball to entice his guests into horrific acts of a gruesome nature. Vincent is insanely vile in this role. Aside from the Witchfinder General, I think this is his most sadistic role. A required viewing around the devils hour. Midnight.
When a couple learns that their son has died over seas in battle they are grief stricken. They soon learn that there was a mistake (thats a big oops) and that he is alive. Shortly after coming home they learn that their son isn’t quite the same person he use to be. I read great things about this flick so when it popped up I decided to give it a go. Wow. A very unique zombie story that has some great effects done by Savini and a story thats haunting as well. Recommended viewing between the hours of 2am-3am.
I am always late to the party for some reason. Probably because I don’t watch TV, but for the record Supernatural is kick ass! I just finished the first season and I’m really enjoying it. Two brothers trained by their dad to hunt and kill devils and demons. I’m sold. Throw in a kick ass car and a trunk filled with more weapons than Danny Glover had in Predator 2 and I’m a fan. I really hope this show keeps up the story and pace of the first season. Best viewed anytime you got 40min to spare. Doesn’t really need to be at night. Although it works better.
I Saw the Devil (2011)
You know what. Don’t watch this movie late at night. Even after viewing it again it still made me uneasy. The premise is a secret agents fiancee is brutally murdered by an insanely violent serial killer. Who in turns tracks him down in a brutal act of revenge. This movie doesn’t stray from the gore or any violent acts the killers enjoys. So be warned, its a very graphic movie with an amazing story if you can stomach it. Best viewed between the hours of 3am and 4am. When you know in your mind that no regular person would be walking the streets right now. Let alone in your back yard.
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Prime real estate is hard to come by on my movie shelf now a days. Between trying to track down my favorite flicks on blu ray or making room for the new shit I get it’s difficult to fit them all into one place. So I’ve decide to go through and find movies that I’ve only watched once. I know, I know, I actually have a couple flicks I bought and never watched again. Sad isn’t it. Well for the record, Chad has movies on his shelf (quite a few) he hasn’t even watched, and he has had them for fucking ever! So I don’t feel all that bad. Here are a couple flicks I have that are getting the boot today. Not because they are bad movies, well, ok…..some are. But because I have so many movies I enjoy watching over and over. Lets take out the trash shall we…
Ah the train wreck that is Joy Ride. This movie even spawned a sequel. For it being two bucks at the local Disc Replay I had to pick it up. I think this movie would of worked better as a Sci Fi original on Friday nights. I like Steve Zahn and Leelee Sobieski but this flick just didn’t do it for me. I found this movie to be a mesh up of Highwaymen and the truck from Jeepers Creepers. Worth a watch if you need to kill some time. Sorry Joy Ride, you’re outta here!
Italian Cannibal movies on the whole are very much deserving of their notorious reputations. Tons of gore, laughable portrayals of jungle savages and downright heinous animal torture, but after viewing they always leave a bad taste in your mouth. Kinda like, “Did just watch that?” When I saw this the cover art screamed at me. Buy! Buy! Buy! It was written by Dardano Sacchetti of ZOMBIE 2, THE BEYOND and it looked to follow in the footsteps of JUNGLE HOLOCAUST and EATEN ALIVE! Movie like these are best watched with friends to see their reactions to the gore and over the top nudity and pure cheese of some scenes. I just kinda forced my viewing through this flick. Maybe next time with friends, but Massacre in Dinosaur Valley you’re gone too!
Mortuary centers around a small family, led by the recently-widowed mother, who has “gone back to school” to study mortuary sciences. This school is unnamed, but by her performance, sounds about on par with night-school taxidermy courses. I wanted to like this movie but didn’t. Bottom line. It had some cool make-up and effects I liked with the zombies but it didn’t ever pull me in. My four bucks should of went to a 40 of High Life instead. Maybe if I was trashed I would of enjoyed it more. Then again, beer makes everything better doesn’t it.