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I've been a lover/hater of low budget filmmaking from an early age, always amazed by the types of films that got released, either theatrical or more likely direct to video, and I like to shine a spotlight on them for better or worse.

Shaun vs. Motel Hell (1980)

motel1Directed by Kevin Connor

Starring Rory Calhoun, Paul Linke, Nancy Parsons and Nina Axelrod

A seemingly friendly farmer and his sister kidnap unsuspecting travellers and bury them alive, using them to create the “special ingredient” of their famous roadside fritters. Continue reading “Shaun vs. Motel Hell (1980)”

Shaun vs. Blood Rage aka Nightmare at Shadow Woods (1987)

blood1Directed by John Grissmer

Starring Louise Lasser, Mark Soper and Marianne Kanter

A pair of twin brothers sneak out of their mother’s car while she’s making out to run around the drive-in but since one of them has to be the evil twin, he grabs a hatchet and takes it to the face of movie goer though his brother is the one sent away to a sanitarium for the deed.  Ten years later, the other brother escapes the institution on Thanksgiving but has the real killer been free all along? Continue reading “Shaun vs. Blood Rage aka Nightmare at Shadow Woods (1987)”

Shaun vs. The Final Girls (2015)

final1Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson

Starring Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Alia Shawkat and Adam Devine

Three years after her actress mother dies in a car accident, Max (Farmiga) is blackmailed into attending a screening of her mother’s (Akerman) most famous film, a camp slasher called “Camp Bloodbath.”  After a fire breaks out, Max and her friends attempt to escape through the movie screen only to find themselves inside the movie as extra victims for the movie killer, Billy, while Max does what she can to make sure the character playing her mother stays alive until the credits roll. Continue reading “Shaun vs. The Final Girls (2015)”

Shaun vs. Black Christmas (2006)

xmas1Directed by Glen Morgan

Starring Lacey Chabert, Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Katie Cassidy and Andrea Martin

An escaped mental patient makes his way back home for Christmas but it’s been turned into a sorority house in the time he’s been incarcerated.  Not that it matters, since he’s just gonna carve everyone up just as he did thirty years prior. Continue reading “Shaun vs. Black Christmas (2006)”