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posted by admin | December 3, 2016 | Feature

instruments

“Created in the ancient mists of time by the Viking god Loki, four musical demons have left carnage and horror in their wake as they’ve traveled through the centuries, using the vibrations of music as a conduit across time and space. Now, as the harmonic horrors attempt to reunite and bring about the end of the world, can a cop, a hooker, and a warrior from the past defeat these evil spirits before the music stops … forever? A combination of paean and parody, the music-filled EYECATCHER Video production, “Instruments of Evil”, pays homage to the low-budget exploitation (or “grindhouse”) films of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, while also poking fun at their notorious excesses and absurdities. Fans of low-budget, B-movie madness will find enjoyment here, but be warned: not only tunes get stuck in your head!”

BUY THE MOVIE HERE!

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Watch the trailer to “Instruments of Evil”

 

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Dec

posted by admin | December 2, 2016 | Feature

horror

It’s a Rush!

The best place to watch a horror movie is on the big screen. The action is larger than life and the story is far more terrifying when the audience collectively screams in response to the killer’s evil deeds. In part, this is why we love to watch horror movies. The adrenaline rush that comes from watching scary movies is enormous. The tension builds, one by one minor characters are murdered in horrible ways, and we wait on the edge of our seats as the plucky female lead (usually, but not always), squares up to a final confrontation with the deranged killer/evil monster.

The Shock Factor

We love to be shocked and horror movies feed our morbid curiosity for the macabre. Think about how many people stop to stare at the scene of a road traffic accident and you will start to understand the appeal of a horror movie. We can’t help but watch, even though we find it disturbing.

Thrill Seekers

Watching a horror movie is like taking a ride on a frightening rollercoaster, only better: the journey is horrible and the ending a real high, but unless you binge on cola and popcorn, you won’t throw up on the way. This is why many people love to go and see horror movies. They are the thrill seeker type, the ones who love to ride on the world’s tallest rollercoaster, or who are first in the queue to try a bungee jump.

Exploring our Subconscious Fears

Horror movies play on our subconscious fears. Freud would have had a field day analyzing schlock horror slasher movies where promiscuous female characters are brutally slain and the virginal lead always lives to fight another day. Indeed, Freud firmly believed that horror films were a visual manifestation of the collective unconscious. Personally speaking, I don’t dream about chainsaw killers, but I’m sure some people probably do.

The Entertainment Factor

Ultimately, we love going to see a horror movie because it’s entertaining. Most people wouldn’t pay money to watch a film of people being tortured and murdered in real life, but they will happily queue up to see Hostel or a similar film in this genre. We like movies because the good guy wins and the bad guy invariably gets his just desserts in the end. We also like it because we can go home, safe in the knowledge that what we have just seen on the screen is fictional.

People are drawn to horror films for many reasons; it’s rarely black and white. Tell us why you love watching horror movies below.

Nov

Comments Off on The Shallows

petting-zooWelcome back to another review, folks! Don’t you love when a movie has an A class budget, A class team, A class writing, and even A class expectations, but plummets to B status like the suspension of disbelief for certain actors’ toupees? I do! Bad news for them, good news for the B community. So let’s dive in to a newer movie filled with surf, sun, sand, and sharks! “The Shallows” beckons us!

We open with generic blonde actress number 3,349 taking the third-world version of Uber to a beach, whose name stays hidden the entire film. The name is of absolutely ZERO consequence, but I just wanna know! Good mighty mutton, is that annoying, namely because they run the gag several times during the movie. After conversing in very bad Spanish and very, very cliched dialogue possibly setting up her driver as a possible antagonist, we finally see the unnamed beach. Normally I would complain about suspicious truck guy as the bad guy later on, but we all know it’s a shark! It’s like trying to shift the focus of Halloween, setting up the doctor while Michael Myers plays in the background until the last third of the movie. It doesn’t work well there, it doesn’t work well here.

hamBlondie meets two new guys, who also happen to be surfing on this very secret, unnamed beach. Again, trivial as sugar on sand, but it sticks in my sandwich. They surf together, they laugh together, they……pack up and leave. Wait! They’re driving by her stuff! Could they also stoop to the stereotype we think they’re going to and…No. No, they’re not. Well, thank Thor for that. As they take off, following the most common sense rules of surfing, she stays behind and vehemently breaks said rules. I’m not even a surfer, but I know the rules! You don’t sleep on Elm Street, you never go in the woods, you don’t stay in Amityville, you never go in the woods, you don’t surf at dusk, and you never go in the woods. Oh, look, something floating in the distance, past the breakers, and the conspicuously placed buoy. Seriously suspicious buoy. It belongs in the line up from The Usual Suspects. So, Blondie decides to keep going, investigating the floating mass out in the ocean, ignoring all the alarm bells going off in her head, all the red flags, and me screaming at the screen.

Also, we have a little bit of back story, just to fill in the time until the inevitable happens. She was a prominent med school student, has a younger sister, a dead mom, and a father who’s played so many bad guys in movies it’s jarring to see him as a loving dad. I mean that! Back to that floating mass! The water turns gross, seagulls cry out, and that thing is a whale carcass. Now, for those who don’t spend an uncanny amount of time researching sharks, due to an almost crippling fear of sharks, they absolutely love dead whale leftovers. After she finally comes to her senses and tries to ride a wave back to the shore, the sun is already bidding farewell to the- HOLY MOTHER OF MURGATROID! A shark just decided Blondie needed to take up parasailing. Bruce Junior decides to take a taste of our surfer, turning the sea red, and also finally moving the plot forward. Now surfer girl has to use aforementioned floating mass as a refuge from the hungry shark.cramp

Now, some things in movies are hard to believe, thus requiring us to surrender a certain amount of ‘That ain’t real’ to the film. Lately it’s been CGI clogging up the pipeline of creativity, but there are others that are just as guilty. This movie does an incredible job of making the entire thing feel real, from the sea, to the whale, to even the shark, who will be known as Wayne, henceforth. If you get the joke, you’re a nerd. Good for you. Blondie and Wayne play hide the surfer atop the corpse of Free Willy, finally ending in her having to jump and swim for it, stranding her on some nearby coral with a companion that was also injured by Wayne: a seagull, which she lovingly names Steven Seagull. Yes, I chuckled. Here is where the rest of the movie plays out, for the most part. We learn more about her backstory, and spend some time with Steven, and a GoPro, while setting up more desperate situations, building the tension. Hey, look! Our surfer buddies are back!

You know what that means! Trailer fodder! She warns there’s a shark, and, they, of course, don’t believe her. They have a very sudden look of concern, start swimming out to her, and suddenly find out that sharks really do breach like on TV. Surfer guy number two books it, but falls victim to the same fate: Fish food. After they’re dead, night falls and another guy happens to find this very hidden, unnamed beach. Yes, I’m still fuming. Only, he finds it while black out drunk. She calls to him, trying to get help. He wakes up, drops his tequila, and then plays that stereotype we were talking about earlier, but then promptly gets munched by Wayne. Here is where we move into the final play of the movie, and my wrap up.

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Folks, this movie was great! I thought it was a great addition to the classic shark movies. It had its faults, like breaking rules someone who doesn’t spend five minutes on a beach annually, common sense being left in a non-waterproof bag, and the most CGI dolphins I’ve ever seen outside of a SyFy production. It grinds a while, making us wait for the action, rather than building a sense of dread. However, once it gets going, it is full steam ahead, only pausing a few times. There are most definitely moments where you will either guffaw, or have to just throw up your hands, but in the end, I’d happily recommend “The Shallows” for viewing. Thanks for reading, and Stay Tuned!

 

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  • He looks creepy.
  • No named beach is perfectly safe.
  • Seriously creepy guy.
  • Oh, other surfer guys!
  • Why are they creepy, too!?!?
  • Don’t do that.
  • WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?!?
  • Surprising shark is surprising.
  • Sharks do not come with brakes.
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6

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BLOOD

Medically accurate blood, really cool effects.

4

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BREASTS

They’re bikini’d the whole time, but it doesn’t matter.

 

10

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BEASTS

Best shark in a long time.

7.50 OVERALL
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posted by admin | October 20, 2016 | Feature

Comments Off on Top James Bond Gadgets

We have a sneaking suspicion that there might be a new James Bond for the secret agent’s next outing instead of the Daniel Craig. A few names have been in running like Luke Evans, Joshua Bowman, even Christian Bale. Personally we’d like to see Cillian Murphy give it go. Craig has done and excellent job but it might be time to turn in his agent gun and deck of playing cards. I have a feeling he’ll still be showing up at Casino Royale where the odds are great and the live results add to the excitement. In the meantime we can just enjoy his previous adventures and his many amazing gadgets. Here’s our few favorite top 5 James Bond gadgets.

1. The Explosive Pen in Golden Eye.
The pen is mightier than the sword in this instance. So much so it can incinerate you rather than just leaving a nasty gash. Great gift for your favorite evil dictator’s birthday bash.

2. Lotus submarine car in The Spy Who Loved me.
Who doesn’t want a car that can go on land and water and still look cool pulling up the casino.

3. Killer bagpipe machine gun in The World is not Enough.
Sure the music is a killer but so is this vicious little piece of Scottish vengeance. Sean Connery would be proud.

4. The Bowler hat in Goldfinger.
Oddjob’s suit and bowler hat is very fashionable; but also deadly. It’s hiding a a razor blade that easily chops of anyone’s head that doesn’t agree with him.

5. The Spike Umbrella in For Your Eyes Only.
Sure it was only in demo mode in Q’s library but this little  umbrella had more hiding behind it than just protecting you from the rain. It would collapse on it’s victim with sharp spikes like a flytrap. Plus keeps your victim dry from any approaching rain storms.

 

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posted by admin | October 18, 2016 | Feature

Comments Off on Best Places to Discover More of the Films You Love

Movies are arguably the best form of entertainment. Some people search for new movies to watch on a daily basis. The internet then needs to provide for this need, so tons of movie sites have sprung up over the years – there are thousands of free movie streaming sites to choose from. Now we are at the point where there are too many choices however, and some guidance is needed to find the best quality sources for free online movies.

Watching movies online is much easier than purchasing DVDs or filling up your hard drive with movie downloads. The best places to discover more movies that you’ll love, including more information about the movies you are interested in watching, will provide enough information for you to make a convenient choice about which movie to watch and where. The streaming sites should have categories, easy ways to search, multiple streaming links to choose from, and multiple options for video quality.

We’ve compiled a brief list of some of the best sites for discovering information regarding the films that you want to watch – and then watching them ASAP! Or, in terms of your favorite movies, re-watching them.

1. MegaMovies

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MegaMovies does not host any of its own streams, but it is a movie search engine that enables you to easily find the best quality streams for the movies that you are searching for. This is convenient because there is never a guarantee that any given site that offers free streaming movies online will have the movie you want – you may waste your time clicking on different streaming sites only to find that your movie is not there, or worse, that they have your movie only to find after you hit play that the video quality is extremely low. MegaMovies compiles the reliable, quality streaming websites for you.

Their homepage shows the newest movies releases and you can scroll over the movie posters, the genre of each movie clearly labeled over the poster. Each movie on their site offers around 6 different streaming links from quality websites, giving you multiple streams to choose from. They don’t have every movie in their search database, but they do list the newest and most popular movies on their homepage, and other movies can be found by using their search bar, conveniently located at the top center of their homepage. Overall, this site is a convenient way to find the best stream of the movie you’re looking for without making you click dozens of links.All of their streams are trustworthy full-length movies, and best of all – free!

2. Crackle

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Crackle is a great place to find tons of free online movies, including your favorite flicks, thanks to their partnership with Sony Pictures. They have many recognizable high quality films, all feature length and streamed online, and they even have a number of free television shows.Frequent updates mean constant new movie additions. They do occasionally have commercial breaks, several interrupting the stream throughout the course of the movie or show, but this is a small price to pay for such a massive database of completely free quality movies. Their videos are in both 360p and 480p.

Although registration is not required to stream movies on Crackle, it does remove some minor inconveniences, such as inputting your birth date I order to watch R-rated movies. You can also then create watchlists, which allow you to save movies you want to watch for later, and subscribe to certain shows so you can receive an update when a new episode is added.

Crackle has a free downloadable app for any mobile device, as well as gaming consoles and movie boxes.

3. Popcornflix

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Popcornflix has a huge database of free movies in a vast number of genres. They don’t require a log in, so you can just search for the movie you want and begin watching without any hassle. You can sort the genres by Most Popular and New Arrivals, which makes it quite easy to discover new movies to watch. The video quality is excellent, even though you don’t have the option to choose from different resolutions like on some other sites. Like many free streaming movie sites, there are some advertisements – a longer one at the beginning of the movie, and some shorter ones throughout.

Just like Crackle, Popcornflix also has a free movie app, making it easy to watch movies anywhere at any time. More popular than many other free streaming sites, there’s more movies to choose from compared to lesser known sites, which makes Popcornflix a better option for free movie discovery. They update their library daily, and many lesser known independent movies can be found here when you can’t find them on other sites. If you’re looking specifically for kids movies or horror movies, they have their own websites for those genres, meaning they have an excellent selection in those categories.

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