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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Before I Die

April 17, 2017 at 1:46 am (4 Heads, Before I Die) (, , , )

Before I Die – 2003 – United States

Before I Die
is a horror anthology movie about a horror writer (with an interesting regional accent) who is writing a short story collection. One story is about a nymphomaniac who transforms into a humanoid spider and devours her sex partners. Approaching her victims, she licks her lips salaciously and says, “I love men. Yummy!” Another story is about some newlyweds at a haunted resort. Mostly they have sex in various swimming pools, but a ghost eventually appears. The last story is about a woman being killed by an asylum escapee. The movie ends with the writer becoming so entranced with his own horror fantasies that he inadvertently murders his wife.

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Dead 7

March 21, 2017 at 2:02 am (2 Heads, Dead 7) (, , , )

Dead 7 – 2000 – United States

Two meth dealers murder a deaf homeless kid by shoving him down a mineshaft. He rises as a zombie and kills the dealers and their girlfriends. Also involved is a corrupt cop (played by the director) and the homeless kid’s demented sister named Venus Equinox.

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Hollywood Vampyr

March 9, 2017 at 1:39 am (4 Heads, Hollywood Vampyr) (, )

Hollywood Vampyr – 2002- United States

Hollywood Vampyr is set in the Los Angeles goth scene. The story details a power struggle between two “coven” leaders called Anubus (not Anubis) and Blood. They open competing goth nightclubs, but their rivalry isn’t about business. Anubus strives to create an inclusive goth scene, celebrating the individuality of its members. Meanwhile, Blood’s morbid philosophy and violent attitude isolates the goths from the outside world and leads to the suicide of two young women. Caught in the middle of the conflict is Fatal (a pregnant woman) and Tom (who just discovered he is gay).

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Invitation

March 9, 2017 at 1:32 am (4 Heads, Invitation) (, , , )

Invitation – 2003 – United States

Some kids are playing sandlot baseball. During the game, a dorky fat kid runs into the street and is killed by a truck. Years later, the other kids become adults and are invited to a mysterious reunion. They spend the weekend at a spooky inn run by a sinister caretaker. The inn is haunted by ghostly children. The guests drink beer, roast marshmallows, and swap childhood anecdotes. One by one, they are tormented and murdered by the ghosts. After everyone dies, it is revealed that the ghost of the dorky fat kid did it all for revenge.

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I Dream of Dracula

January 23, 2017 at 1:07 am (4 Heads, I Dream of Dracula) (, , , )

I Dream of Dracula – 2003 – United States

Priscilla has recurring dreams about being a vampire. She does some research and discovers that she is descended from a long line of vampires. She also learns that vampires are not undead humans, but their own species. It turns out that all the myths are wrong. Vampires can go out in sunlight, eat real food, and see their reflection. They only drink blood because they like to.

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When Heaven Comes Down

January 16, 2017 at 11:19 pm (3 Heads, When Heaven Comes Down) (, , )

When Heaven Comes Down – 2002 – United States

The Savior is a serial killer in a mask, a trench coat, and a crazy wig. He is looking for a morally pure woman to “carry his seed”, and kills anyone that does not meet his expectations. He kidnaps a woman named Sam, but she resists, which leads to the Savior’s capture and incarceration.

Three years later, Sam struggles to put the traumatic event behind her. She copes by leading a support group for abused women. She also has a nice boyfriend, but is scared to become physically intimate with him. Soon, a Savior copycat begins murdering women and Sam becomes his target.

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Highlander: The Search for Vengeance

January 5, 2017 at 2:49 am (6 Heads, Highlander: Search for Vengeance, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Highlander: The Search for Vengeance – 2007 – Japan/United States

During the Roman invasion of Britain in the 1st century AD, a Briton named Colin becomes immortal after imbibing a magic potion. He no longer ages and cannot be killed except by decapitation. When the Roman general Marcus Octavius (also an immortal) kills Colin’s wife, Colin begins a campaign of vengeance lasting two thousand years. Marcus resurfaces in various historical epochs as an authoritarian leader, and Colin unsuccessfully tries to kill him each time. They duel as samurai in medieval Japan, and dogfight in planes during World War II. Eventually, Colin encounters Marcus again in post-apocalyptic New York in the year 2187 AD. Marcus has become ruler of a high-tech enclave and Colin leads a group of guerilla fighters to destroy him. Colin finally manages to kill him, but only after falling in love and realizing the pointlessness of revenge.

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Dead Silence

October 2, 2016 at 5:21 pm (8 Heads, Dead Silence) (, , , , , )

Dead Silence – 2007 – United States

A young couple mysteriously receives a puppet (named Billy) in the mail. That night, the husband (Jamie) returns home to find his wife dead with her tongue torn out. He relates the murder and the puppet to the legend of a ghostly ventriloquist from his hometown of Ravens Fair. Jamie drives (his bitchin’ red muscle car) to Ravens Fair to investigate. Having been away for many years, he discovers that the town has become a decrepit ruin. His estranged father has been paralyzed by a stroke, and has a new (much younger) wife. The superstitious townies refuse to discuss the ghostly ventriloquist, but numerous tongue-less corpses have been attributed to her haunting. Meanwhile, a police detective suspects Jamie for his wife’s murder, and Jamie is tormented by Billy, the diabolic puppet.

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