The Long Hair of Death

November 20, 2017 at 3:04 am (5 Heads, Long Hair of Death) (, , , )

The Long Hair of Death – 1964 – Italy

The Long Hair of Death is set in 16th century Italy. In its dramatic opening scene, a woman named Adele is accused of committing murder by witchcraft. She curses her accusers as she is burned to death in front of her young daughter Lisabeth. Meanwhile, Adele’s older daughter Mary tries to gain her mother’s freedom by sleeping with a noble. After she does, the noble murders her to keep her quiet.

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Murder in the Red Barn

November 13, 2017 at 2:58 am (7 Heads, Murder in the Red Barn) (, , , )

Murder in the Red Barn – 1935 – England

Murder in the Red Barn is based on a real murder committed in England in 1827. A man named Squire is the conniving, degenerate magistrate of a small village. He seduces a young woman named Maria and promises to marry her but never does. To pay his excessive gambling debts, he marries a rich widow instead. When Maria discovers she is pregnant, she threatens Squire, promising to reveal their sordid affair. In response, Squire takes her to the titular “red barn”, shoots her, and buries her corpse in the floor. The racist villagers blame a young gypsy named Carlos and organize a manhunt for him. Squire and his gambling buddies lead the mob, wagering on who will fire the killing shot. They find Carlos and chase him to the red barn. As he is about to be killed, one of the hunting hounds digs at the floor. He uncovers Maria’s body along with the murder weapon: Squire’s monogrammed pistol. On the day of Squire’s execution, the hangman calls in sick. Carlos volunteers to take his place.

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The Snow Creature

November 13, 2017 at 2:53 am (5 Heads, Snow Creature) (, , )

The Snow Creature – 1954 – United States

A botanist, a photographer, and their Sherpa guide explore the Himalayas. When the guide learns of his wife’s abduction by a yeti, he forces the explorers at gunpoint to rescue her. They trek for days through the frozen mountains as the yeti harasses them by causing avalanches. They reach the yeti’s lair too late. The guide’s wife is dead, although no one seems too concerned. However, the explorers catch the yeti and take him to America for study.

The yeti flies to Los Angeles in a refrigerated box that injects him with drugs. He is detained by the Department of Immigration. They insist that the yeti is human-like and shouldn’t be allowed to enter the U.S. without a passport. In the meantime, the yeti escapes. He stalks the sewer system with the police in pursuit. They eventually shoot him dead. In the last scene, one of the policemen becomes a father. Congratulations!

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The Monster Walks

November 13, 2017 at 2:48 am (5 Heads, Monster Walks) (, , , , )

The Monster Walks – 1932 – United States

On a dark and stormy night, a young woman named Ruth returns to her family’s mansion for the reading of her father’s will. Ruth inherits her father’s fortune, upsetting the other potential heirs, including her uncle, her father’s housekeeper, and her father’s housekeeper’s son. The night after the reading, her father’s ape Yogi escapes from his basement cell. Stalking through the mansion’s secret passages, he sneaks into Ruth’s room and tries to strangle her in her sleep. Or does he? In the predictable finale, it turns out that the ape is the housekeeper’s son in disguise. Trying to kill Ruth for her inheritance, he accidentally strangles his own mother to death.

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Dirt Boy

October 28, 2017 at 8:55 pm (6 Heads, Dirt Boy) (, )

Dirt Boy – 2001 – United States

Dirt Boy is the movie’s title, but it’s also the title of a novel within the movie.

Atwater Commons is a Cape Cod town named after Atwater Bridges. Bridges is the beloved author of the bestselling novel “Dirt Boy” about a serial killer who brutalizes people with a garden rake. Matthew “Matty” Matthews is a forensic psychology student visiting Atwater Commons. He explores the town while listening to an audio book of “Dirt Boy”. One day, in a seemingly hypnotic trance, he visits a murder site described in the novel. After uncovering a corpse, he begins to suspect the novel is real. Matty reports his find to the police who behave with cryptic animosity. Possessed by curiosity, he explores more and uncovers more bodies. The people of Atwater Commons respond to his snooping with paranoia and hostility. They spy on Matty, vandalize his car, and broadcast threats (disguised as gardening advice) on the town radio station. As Matty delves deeper into the secrets of Atwater Commons, he uncovers the idyllic town’s dark history. In doing so, he is also forced to confront his own past as a heroin addict.

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Up For Rent

October 28, 2017 at 8:54 pm (3 Heads, Up For Rent) (, , )

Up For Rent – 2006 – United States

Up for Rent is a horror anthology about an evil apartment. As the realtor shows the apartment to a couple, she has flashbacks about its previous tenants who have all been serial killers, necrophiliacs, spouse abusers, alcoholics, and other sorts of degenerates.

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Tokyo Tribe

September 25, 2017 at 12:15 am (10 Heads, Tokyo Tribe) (, , , , , , )

Tokyo Tribe – 2014 – Japan

In the decaying ghettos of Tokyo, flamboyant gangbangers sell drugs, run brothels, kill each other, and rap. The police are powerless and corrupt, and anarchy reigns. The strongest gang is Wu-Ronz, lead by the sadistic Yakuza boss Big Buppa. He sexually abuses, kills, and eats high school girls, and might worship Satan. He carries around a giant glass dildo. One of his sons is a wormy effeminate man who uses slaves as furniture. His other son is a psychotic muscleman who wears a thong and is really insecure about his penis size. The protagonists are a gang called Saru. They are a friendly bunch of dudes who just want to spread the message of love, peace, and hip-hop. They chill at a diner called Penny’s (not Denny’s) and flirt with the waitress. When their homie is murdered by Wu-Ronz, they start a rumble which triggers a war between all of Tokyo’s gangs.

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The Crate

September 25, 2017 at 12:00 am (3 Heads, Crate, The) (, )

The Crate – 2007 – United States

While fishing, some yokels reel in a wooden crate from 1775. When they open it, a horned demon materializes and attacks. Some of the yokels survive. One is the town’s mayor who covers up the incident to prevent mass hysteria. When the killings continue in a local park, two police detectives, some young people, and a news anchorman investigate. The result is a bloodbath as the demon rends people with its claws, controls people’s minds, and yanks out their still-beating hearts. Eventually, after being shot numerous times, the demon is killed by a blow from a gardening hoe. Go figure.

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Tekkonkinkreet

September 24, 2017 at 11:42 pm (8 Heads, Tekkonkinkreet) (, , , , , , , )

Tekkonkinkreet – 2006 – Japan

Treasure Town is a lawless Japanese city that resembles an antique shop mixed with a decaying theme park. Black and White are preteen hoodlums living on Treasure Town’s mean streets. They hang out on top of buildings, rumble with outlandishly dressed gangs, and try to grow an apple tree. A sadistic Yakuza boss wants to open a children’s amusement park in Treasure Town. To clean up the city, he must eliminate the infamous Black and White. After White is nearly killed by Yakuza assassins, he is moved into a government orphanage and the duo is separated. Grief-stricken, Black goes on a homicidal rampage. Can White save his friend’s distressed soul?

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Brain of Blood

September 24, 2017 at 11:39 pm (3 Heads, Brain of Blood) (, , , , )

Brain of Blood – 1971 – United States

In the fictional Muslim nation of Kalid, the benevolent leader Amir is on his deathbed. His doctor and his much younger wife take him to America to undergo an experimental brain transplant. It’s too bad that Dr. Trenton, the surgeon behind the transplant, is nefarious and totally insane. He lives with a dwarf and a deformed giant named Gor. He keeps a young girl chained up in his dungeon and drains her blood. And, of course, he screws up the transplant operation. Amir’s brain ends up in Gor’s body. When Amir recovers, he goes on a homicidal rampage. Eventually, Dr. Trenton neutralizes him with a ray gun. In the downbeat ending, the doctor controls Amir and takes over Kalid from behind the scenes.

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