writer, musician & film addict
New episode of SPLIT YOUR HEAD is up and ready for your eyes/ears! This time we've got the always fabulous Amy Hensarling to talk about "Midnight Movies" after she recently completed a podcast series on the topic. Things start very academic and then devolve into something... well.. very silly and unhinged. Like a bunch of kids staying up past midnight. Fun times!
Thriller: A Cruel Picture 1973
Okay, not a review per se, but what's more thrilling than a PODCAST?
That's right friends, our podcast SPLIT YOUR HEAD is finally rolling out of the gate and into the streets for your consumption.
The first episode features myself and Brundle Fly aka Jeremiah Rosario as we chat about Thriller: A Cruel Picture and a few other films we had just recently watched.
A "Cold Opener", if you will. In a couple weeks we'll release our next episode, which is our first interview.
Friday the 13th 1980
While I feel like I said all I needed to say in my last review, I still felt compelled to log my first time watching Friday the fuckin' 13th in theatres.
Seeing Jason pop out of the water at the end with an audience that contained more than a handful of rookies was akin to watching one of my all time favourite bands play one of my favourite songs live. An anthem for the eternal(ly deranged) kids.
Seeing it on…
Uncle Sleazo's Toxic and Terrifying T.V. Hour 2022
I think what will strike just about any casual movie fan watching Lucky Cerruti's deliriously-titled anthology horror film is just how insanely creative and ambitious it is. With a wrap-around containing a demented old man as a TV host, Uncle Sleazo of course, and detours into some of the most incredible commercials I've ever seen (Clown Cop!), you really can't escape Cerruti's manic talents as one bombastic indie filmmaker.
The stories themselves, however, are surprisingly subdued in tone in comparison.…
Evil Dead Trap 1988
Late 80's Japanese ultra-banger supernatural-slasher industrial-nightmare. Get your hyphens ready, cutie-pie! This one mixes all the right ingredients together for that ultimate brain rot.
Nami, a late night TV host, receives a mysterious VHS tape containing the real deal: a snuff film of a woman's eye getting brutally punctured in an abandoned warehouse. Intrigue levels skyrocket, leading Nami to bring a small production crew out to investigate this decrepit setting where she's certain the filming took place.
Sure enough, she's right,…
RoboCop 2 1990
I remember watching that episode of The Movies That Made Us about Robocop where they explained how Paul Verhoeven initially passed on directing it because it was "exactly what he hated about Hollywood films". It was his wife who urged him to give the script another read and dig deeper, to see how fertile it was for his specific brand of acidic satire and poignant genre dissection.
So now, with Irvine Kershner's sequel, it seems as though the ball is…