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posted by Doktor | December 25, 2016 | 80's b-movies, Feature, Holiday films, Horror movies, Review by Doktor

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Season’s Grievings from your friends here at The Lost Highway. 2016 has been a difficult year. We lost Professor Snape, Admiral Ackbar, and even Alf. We watched as the United States of Earth was divided down the middle in a vicious election which still threatens to end in a nasty divorce. There were devastating natural disasters and Russians hacking. It’s been a real bummer.

And now to compound things it’s the holiday season, the worst wonderful time of the year. “While everybody else is opening up their presents, (others are) opening up their wrists” because “the suicide rate is always the highest around the holidays.” (Kate Beringer, Gremlins). In light of this year’s events, and the weight of the holiday season, what’s a mutant to do?

This Xmas we decided to put together a little gift to answer that question, a list of advice gleaned from the reel world of b-movies. We watched twelve Xmas themed movies and learned twelve valuable lessons to help navigate life.

The Lost Highway proudly presents: The Twelve Slays of Xmas.

The First Slay of Xmas: Silent Night, Deadly Night

Billy became a serial killer because of Santa Claus. That’s right, good old Saint Nick drove Billy bug nut crazy. Well, sort of. Really it was Billy’s family. Had the family not taken a trip to the nut house to visit Grandpa life would have played out differently.

It is believed that holidays are about spending quality time with family. This is a recipe for tragedy. Don’t do it. Family is horrible. Why subject yourself to that nightmare? Stay at home, safe and sound in your pjs, snacking on peppermint sticks and watching the late, late, late movie!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for The Second Slay of Xmas: Silent Night, Deadly Night 2.

Watch the trailer for “Silent Night, Deadly Night”

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posted by admin | December 3, 2016 | Feature

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“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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posted by admin | December 2, 2016 | Feature

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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.

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posted by admin | October 20, 2016 | Feature

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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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