Vaastu Shastra

December 7, 2017 at 1:09 am (4 Heads, Vaastu Shastra) (, , , )

Vaastu Shastra – 2004 – India

A young family moves into a new house. The beautiful modern mansion is their “dream home” at a “dream price”. They should have known that any house selling for way below market value is certainly haunted. Upon moving in, Rohan (a toddler) begins talking to imaginary friends. He develops an obsession with a dead banyan tree in the yard, which looks like a gnarly skeletal hand and is definitely evil. Rohan’s family assumes he is just having trouble adjusting. His nanny and aunt die mysteriously before anyone takes him seriously. Eventually, the ghosts kill everyone but Rohan and his mom. Trying to flee the specters, Mom wrecks her car into the evil tree. The car and tree explode in a massive fireball. With the tree obliterated, the ghosts are consumed by magical fire.

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Goth

December 7, 2017 at 1:02 am (5 Heads, Goth) (, , , )

Goth – 2003 – United States

In Goth’s opening scene, a young woman named Crissy wakes up amid the remains of a frat party. She is covered in blood and everyone is dead. The rest of the movie is a flashback. Crissy and her boyfriend Boone go to a metal concert at a goth nightclub. There they meet a woman named Gothe (pronounced “goth”) who offers them a drug called “white light”. Gothe is scantily dressed, covered in tattoos, and possibly deranged. Crissy and Boone take the drug, which is supposed to induce a near death experience. They awake in the back of Gothe’s van surrounded by candles, concert posters, and plastic skulls.

Driven by an unseen driver, Crissy and Boone ride around the city with Gothe in her van. Boone wants to leave, but Crissy insists on staying. Meanwhile, Gothe imbibes massive quantities of booze and drugs. She rants about the three rules of being goth. “One: Embrace the darkness. Two: Kill your fear. Three: Live for death.” It soon becomes apparent that she is totally insane and Crissy and Boone are her hostages.

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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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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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Zombie Bloodbath 3: Zombie Armageddon

September 4, 2017 at 11:21 pm (4 Heads, Zombie Bloodbath 3) (, , , , )

Zombie Bloodbath 3: Zombie Armageddon – 2000 – United States

In the future, the U.S. military creates an army of zombies to stop some alien invaders. When the war is over, the military can’t kill the zombies so they cram them on a shuttle and fire them into space. The shuttle gets sucked into a black hole and time travels to present day. Somehow, it ends up in the basement of a high school. The zombies break out and a group of students get trapped in the school. With the help of two martial artists, they fight off the zombie horde plus a cyborg that looks like a professional wrestler. Almost everyone dies.

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Dead Body Man

July 31, 2017 at 12:33 am (1 Head, Dead Body Man) (, , )

Dead Body Man – 2004 – United States

In the first ten minutes of Dead Body Man, a man pretends to be mentally handicapped and picks up a prostitute. Back at his place, he beats her with a hammer and has sex with her. Then he shoots her, butchers her body while wacky accordion music plays, and sells the meat to a cannibal. The cannibal complains about the meat and says, “Go to a school and get some little girls.” Dead Body Man continues in this vein for ninety more minutes. Each scene struggles to reach a higher level of bad taste but never does.

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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

April 30, 2017 at 10:19 pm (9 Heads, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust – 2000 – Japan/United States

In the post-apocalyptic future, humans are hunted by vampires, werewolves, and mutants. In a frontier village, a vampire count kidnaps the mayor’s daughter. To rescue her, the mayor hires D, a half-vampire bounty hunter. D pursues the count across the country, followed by some tank-driving cyborg mercenaries known as the Marcus Brothers. The count intends to flee Earth in a spaceship, but D apprehends him. To D’s surprise, the mayor’s daughter is the count’s willing bride. Considering his melancholic life as a half-vampire outcast, D cannot accept the lovers’ relationship. A bloody duel ensues.

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Burning Dead

April 30, 2017 at 10:15 pm (5 Heads, Burning Dead) (, , )

Burning Dead – 2004 – United States

Jim returns to his hometown fifteen years after its destruction in a catastrophic fire. Although his memories are hazy, since that day, Jim has been haunted by horrific dreams. He is so disturbed that he can’t hold a job, meet a girlfriend, or stay in one place. To confront his fears, Jim drifts about his hometown, visiting people and places he once knew. His memory of the traumatic night slowly returns, and he suffers hallucinations of walking incinerated corpses. It turns out, as a boy, Jim was apprenticed to a Satanic priest. When the priest ordered Jim to sacrifice his sweetheart, Jim refused and lit the priest on fire, leading (improbably) to the town’s fiery destruction. Now, to put the burning dead to rest, Jim confronts his dark past and reunites with his lost sweetheart.

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