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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. Cannibal Holocaust (1979)

can1The next film in my series is a film I’ve avoided watching for years.  Considered one of the more controversial movies ever made, the violence portrayed in the movie came off as so real that the filmmakers were brought to court on charges of murdering their actors for nothing more than a snuff film.  While the actors were just fine, another controversy comes from the killing of real animals on film.  Because of all of this, the filmmakers claimed the movie was banned in over fifty countries.  Most countries have eventually relented and allowed its release but it’s still banned in some countries!  Get ready for a crazy film you probably won’t enjoy with an even crazier backstory that’s fun to tell!

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Shaun vs. The Blob (1988)

blob1A gelatinous purple people eater crashes onto Earth and decides that humans taste pretty sweet.  It decimates a small town while the police and government try to stop it at all costs.  All they need is the ingenuity of a couple of teens to save the day!   Continue reading “Shaun vs. The Blob (1988)”

Shaun vs. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

phibesThe first part of my alphabet of horror.  Throughout October I’ll try to review a horror movie whose title starts from A-Z.  For the first movie, we go back to 1971 with a unique revenge tale called The Abominable Dr. Phibes.  Vince Prince stars as a disfigured genius who believes a team of doctors failed to save his wife’s life and holds each one responsible for her death.  He concocts a series of revenge pieces based on the biblical ten plagues of Egypt in order to gain retribution for the loss of his true love.  It shows its age a lot but still stands as an interesting piece of cinema, from the production design to the unique set of murders and even Price’s delightful performance, the film entertains. Continue reading “Shaun vs. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)”

Shaun vs. Leprechaun Origins (2014)

leporiginsHere it is, ladies and gentlemen!  The long awaited reboot of the Leprechaun franchise, it’s a new take on the Leprechaun mythos coming at us as a serious creature feature as opposed to the off-the-wall absurdity of the older series.  Is a fresh perspective enough to breathe new life into the series or does it come off as a stinky, stanky nugget?  Click to find out! Continue reading “Shaun vs. Leprechaun Origins (2014)”

Shaun vs. Leprechaun (Part 2)

lep2For the six of you who enjoyed the last one, here’s part two of my coverage of the Leprechaun series before getting into the recently released reboot, Leprechaun: Origins.  Click below to see just how crazy the series becomes as the filmmakers come up with new places to drop the Leprechaun.  There was a brief trend of putting horror characters in outer space…Jason was up there, Pinhead was up there, why not a Leprechaun?  But then he makes his way back to Earth in back to back films taking place in urban ghettos getting his freak on with plenty of weed smoking, rap music and hoes.  You wouldn’t think there’d be this much mileage in a killer leprechaun franchise, but here we are with parts 4-6!

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Shaun vs. Leprechaun (Part 1)

leprechaun1To celebrate the release of the reboot of the Leprechaun franchise, here’s the first part of the original series starring Warwick Davis as an evil little leprechaun who goes to great lengths to protect his gold from those who would be greedy enough to steal it.  He starts off by arriving in North Dakota to scare the hell out of Jennifer Aniston in her film debut. He moves on to Los Angeles to find a bride then winds up in Vegas to party down with the rest of the greedy bastards there. Continue reading “Shaun vs. Leprechaun (Part 1)”

Shaun vs. Bloody Murder (2000)

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Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you one of the worst movies ever!  Does it look like Friday the 13th to you?  The filmmakers sure hope so, cause they practically rip off that series from the hockey mask to the crazy old man who warns everyone.  What it doesn’t rip off are the inventive kills and any sense of dread since it’s mostly bloodless and filmed in the daytime.  Yeah, it sucks. Continue reading “Shaun vs. Bloody Murder (2000)”

Shaun vs. Slugs (1988)

slugsWhat happens when you mix toxic waste with slugs?  Slightly larger than normal slugs, which may not be a big issue if it weren’t for the fact that this breed is also carnivorous meat eaters with a sudden fascination for human flesh.  It’s not so bad since you can just step on them, but when there’s a million of them coming up through toilets like Ghoulies, I think I’d rather just move to another town. Continue reading “Shaun vs. Slugs (1988)”

Shaun vs. Chopping Mall (1986)

Ichoppingf you ever imagined Johnny 5 from Short Circuit going crazy working as a mall cop, this may be the movie you’re looking for!  Ah, the 80’s…where we dared to dream about the future…of mall security.  The movie is really about a group of mall security droids that go haywire and have urges to kill the unfortunate teenage mall employees who decide to have a sleepover that very same night.  What a crazy coincidence!

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