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Jan

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We’ve found some more movie trailers both old and new for you to check out. Enjoy!

Mega Piranha

Well, the masters of blockbuster rip-offs, Asylum Films, are at it again. This time they’re looking to “reel-in” viewers with their killer fish clone, “Mega Piranha.” The basic premise is a school of not very friendly, mutated, and wingless, but flying fish (thanks to some really bad CGI effects) is blamed for several bizarre deaths. If you’re thinking the plot smells fishy that’s because it’s practically been lifted from “Piranha 2: The Spawning”, which was made almost 30 years ago. Anyway, various piranhas are shown attacking a building and a high-flying helicopter. It’s hilarious watching them soar through the air in every direction like they’ve been fired out of cannons. Not surprisingly, the dumb and helpless humans in the movie quickly end up becoming fish food, except for a guy who channels Jackie Chan and uses kick attacks would like to suggest a career change.  Maybe train to be a chef, perhaps go back to school for a business administration degree, or perhaps a fireman.  Anything that does not involve the cinematic arts. Only director, Uwe Boll (“House of the Dead”) would make a movie this bad and expect it to be taken seriously. If you like cheesy, bottom-of-the-fish-barrel, SyFy channel-style films, then “Mega Piranha” will have you, hook, line, and sinker.

Mutant Swinger From Mars

The title alone made me curious about seeing this preview. At first I was wondering if this was some kind of soft-core porn movie from the 50’s that I had somehow missed. Well, after watching the trailer I’m a little disappointed that it’s not a long-forgotten porn movie, but I’m happy to write that it looks to be an another gut-busting satire that takes inspiration from those old 50’s sci-fi movies. It seems Martians (who look like rejects from an old episode of “Star Trek”) have invaded planet Earth again to kidnap as many earth women as possible. They probably got the idea after watching “Earth Girls Are Easy.” Now, there’s one thing that I can’t figure out, and that’s how Mars apparently has water to support organic life forms, but they don’t have a dating service.

Puppet Master: Axis of Evil

I’d written off Full Moon years ago after seeing their piss-poor excuse of a film called “Decadent Evil”, which lifted so much footage from other movies that even Ed Wood would have drawn the line. But I have to admit that this trailer really makes an effort to capture the feel and atmosphere of earlier “Puppet Master” movies. This latest sequel picks up after the events of “Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge”, which is my favorite film in the series. The whole gang (Blade, Pinhead, Leech Woman, etc.) look to be back in action, which should make fans of the series happy. Let’s just hope that Full Moon founder, Charlie Band, is starting a new trend with this installment: releasing movies that are actually fun to watch.

Michael Morlock’s Supernatural World

The actor who plays Michael Morlock really could be a Michael Moore impersonator. The trailer starts off with Morlock earning some extra cash pimping a Viagra knock-off while filming his latest documentary. Then we see him conducting eye witness interviews and doing investigative reporting at various locations where supernatural phenomena have supposedly occurred, such as the “Tunnel of Doom”, which just looks like an ordinary bridge to me. This is probably the kind of movie you’d end up with if the real Michael Moore had directed sci-fi documentaries.

Sharktopus

A creature that is half shark and half octopus, not to be confused with Oprah, has been created for the Navy so they can use the deadly “double feature” as the ultimate weapon. And before you can say Long John Silver’s, aquatic chaos ensues as the creature flips its creators the middle fin and starts chowing down on anything with a pulse. This flick has all the things that we’ve come to expect from a SyFy channel movie such as Z-grade visual effects, a cast of washed-up actors (I mean that affectionately), and dialog that’s been tastefully ripped-off from other movies. B-movie fans will enjoy seeing legendary B-movie director/producer Roger Corman’s cameo as a beach comber who finds a gold coin on the beach after “Sharktopus” has just eaten your standard issue clueless, blonde bimbo.

May

posted by admin | May 8, 2010 | 80's movies, B-movies, Holiday films, Trailer park

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Sure she gave birth to you, changed your diapers, kept you from running in the streets with scissors, but how much can you really trust that strange lady in your home often referred to as “mom” or “mother?”
She made you sit up straight, eat your vegetables, always asked if you wanted a second helping of gravey dipped cheese sticks, but could it be a plot to fatten us up and eat us while we sleep? The proof is in the pudding…delicious chocolatey pudding.

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Dec

posted by admin | December 5, 2009 | Trailer park

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Below are some spoof-tastic trailers for fans of old sci-fi movies and film serials. Enjoy!

Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus

There have been plenty of “versus” movies throughout Hollywood’s film history, like “King Kong vs. Godzilla” and “Freddy vs. Jason.” But now we have the ultimate versus movie with “Giant Octopus vs. Mega Shark” brought to you by The Asylum, which specializes in tasteful knock-offs of Hollywood blockbusters. This low-budget sci-fi epic stars Ricki Lake’s BFF and washed-up singer, Debbie Gibson, as a scientist who cruises underwater in her little sub and gets to say classic lines like, “Thrilla in Manilla” (a reference to the final slugfest between Ali and Frazier) when talking about about the big prehistortic beastie showdown. Also, fans of the show “Renegade” will recognize has-been actor Lorenzo Lamas, who shows up in the trailer. I was wondering what happened to him after his show had ended. Well, judging from his amazing performance in the trailer I have no doubt that he will land many more roles in crappy Sy-Fy Channel movies. I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that the trailer isn’t a highlight reel of the good parts of the movie, like when Mega “Air” Shark leaps out of the water and gets some major hangtime before snacking on a 747 airliner. Place your bets, because Mega Shark and Giant Octopus are currently battling it out on DVD and cable.

Hot Rod Girls Save The World

Heroes from Superman to Snake Plissken have saved the day onscreen. Now it’s time for two hot chicks who drive vintage hot rods to repay the favor and save Earth. From what I can tell by the brief preview, residents in some nameless town–probably in the United States–start getting murdered while others just disappear. The details are sketchy at best, but something about cannibalism was mentioned, so I’m thinking that a group of blood-thirsty zombies are probably to blame. Either that or “Cook” from “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Part 2” decided to take a roadtrip to look for some fresh meat. Should be a fun throwback to drive-in movies of the atomic age. D.A. Sebasstian, frontman for the band Kill Switch…Klick wrote, directed, and also contributed music to the film’s sci-fi rockabilly style soundtrack.

Atomic Brain Invasion

The trailer begins with a hilarious public service announcement about why viewers shouldn’t watch the movie delivered by a General Patton impersonator that really sets the tone for the rest of the trailer. Once again Earth is a popular vacation spot for angry aliens. The aliens, who look like a cross between the cranial creatures from “Fiend Without a Face” and the monster brain from “Brain from Planet Arous” have dropped by planet E for a surprise visit to abduct the “King” (yes, Elvis) so that he can perform sold-out concerts on their home planet. Well, since I haven’t seen the movie, I’m assuming this is the reason for beaming up Mr. Hunka Hunka Burning Love. On the other hand, maybe the Atomic Brains wanted a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich done the right way, and what better person to ask then Elvis himself? This is another sci-fi spoof from the same production company that gave us “Creature from the Hillbilly Lagoon.”

Destination Mars

This isn’t a sequel to the 1950 movie “Destination Moon.” Instead, it’s a hilarious b-movie feast of bad acting, chessy sets, and laugh-out-loud special effects that pay homage to sci-fi films from the 50’s. We soon learn that foolish earthlings are in deep doo-doo again. Mankind has made the mistake of pissing-off a planet full of alien women, and it isn’t long before they send a butt-load of killer robots to visit planet Earth. Will planet Earth survive to be invaded yet again by another alien species in another sci-fi movie? Highlights include scenes of important landmarks being destroyed by Ed Wood-style visual effects. And for all the romantic types out there, nothing will warm your heart like hearing the two movie leads sing their dialog to each other while enjoying a peaceful picnic.

Monarch of the Moon

A great parody of those old film serials like “The Adventures of Captain Marvel” by the wonderful folks behind the movie “Destination Mars.” Contains six thrilling action-filled chapters of retro b-movie goodness. Our hero this time around is named The Yellow Jacket. Hey, isn’t there already a Marvel superhero called Yellow Jacket? Anyway he faces-off aganist World War II era enimies like the not-very-politically-correct-named “Japbots” in his quest to rid the world of diabolical forces. And if that isn’t enough to keep our insect-obessed hero busy, he also has to deal with a giantantic ray gun affectionately known by its mad scientist creator as “the Death Ray” and Nazi soliders. Also, “Star Wars” fanboys will certainly notice that the villian called “Dragon Fly” looks a lot like Queen Padmé Amidala from “The Phantom Menace”, but trust me, it’s not her. If you liked “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorow”, then you will definitely love this movie.

Nov

posted by admin | November 26, 2009 | Trailer park

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Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving. Watch out for vengeful turkeys.

Apr

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We’re back with some more movie previews that will hopefully satisfy your B-Movie craving. Most of the movie trailers except for “Black” are either out already, or are coming out sometime in 2009.  Since “Lost Skeleton Returns Again” about to be released we wanted to include the trailer for the original Lost Skeleton of Cadavra in case anyone wanted to refresh their memory for the upcoming sequel. So, turn down the lights, grab your favorite snack/beverage and enjoy the previews below! So, put on your favorite custom t-shirts with the really obscure movie references on them, turn down the lights, grab your favorite snack/beverage and enjoy the previews below.

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

A brilliant homage from writer/director Larry Blamire that perfectly captures the look and feel of those cheesy low-budget sci-fi movies from the Atomic Age. Filled with plenty of hilarious dialog and DIY visual effects that would make Ed Wood proud. Filmed in Skeletorama.

The Lost Skeleton Returns Again

This sequel takes place in a jungle and it appears to have the same elements that made the first one so great. Of course the Skeleton is back and he has a bone to pick! Well, actually only the skull returns this time even though the sequel reportedly was given a bigger budget. And speaking of bigger budgets, this movie proves that you don’t need millions of dollars, random missing film reels, or fake looking distress filters to make a fun throwback movie. I really enjoyed the cheesy charm of the original Skeleton released 2001 that made retro sci-fi movies popular again. Let’s hope this sequel can re-capture the spoof-tacular magic of the original.

Trail of the Screaming Forehead

Looks like another hilarious send-up of sci-fi movies from the 50’s by director Larry Blamire. This time “Foreheads” want to rule the world. Some of the visual effects will remind you of stop motion pioneer and legend Ray Harryhausen (Clash of the Titans). Harryhausen also gave the film his stamp of approval by releasing it under his “Ray Harryhausen Presents” banner. Check it out, but watch out for the brows on the prowl .

Black

At first glance this just looks like your standard action movie set in some foreign location (this time France). But thanks to a fresh mix of comic book style action, a 70’s flavored soundtrack (think Shaft) and some voodoo shenanigans this movie aims to keep things interesting. Even though this movie looks like fun I’m a little concerned that a rapper is playing the lead role. I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that it doesn’t turn out to be another “Cool as Ice.” Also, the film is in French and has English subtitles, so you might want to brush up on your subtitle reading skills before seeing this movie. But don’t worry you still have plenty of time as “Black” still hasn’t received U.S. distribution.

Rampage

Behold, the Turkish answer to Rambo. A great action movie parody by the same guy who gave us Turkish Star Wars. This movie has a fully loaded arsenal of cheesy sound effects, funny lines and rapid fire hand to hand combat best described as “Wack-Attack-Fu” that is guaranteed to make you laugh so hard you might loose consciousness. Coming to DVD April 24, 2009 for the first time since it was made nearly 23 years ago.

The Ghastly Love of Johnny X

After seeing the awesome retro styled movie poster online, I just had to check out the trailer. And I’m happy to say that from what I’ve seen this movie looks like a fun musical spoof of those old black and white sci-fi movies. There is even a guy wearing a Devo hat. Hey, Devo wasn’t around in the 50’s? This is what I imagine Grease would have looked and sounded like if it had been done as a sci-fi movie. Also, Phantasm fans keep an eye out for Reggie Bannister who can be seen in the trailer.

Hobgoblins 2

Who ever thought director Rick Sloane would make a sequel to his film Hobgoblins, especially after receiving a brutal Chevy Chase style roast courtesy of the MSTK 3000 guys. Well, it took 20 plus years, but Sloane bravely returns with Hobgoblins 2. In the first movie the title creatures which look like a poor man’s “Munchie” escape from an old film vault in their evil quest to make dreams come true and cause murderous mayhem. Fans will be happy to know that the highly anticipated new installment continues the director’s successful formula of stock explosions and car crashes along with his “I threw this together in 5 minutes” production design. And I’m sure when people hear the Hobgoblins theme song at the end of the trailer the catchy tune will break download records on iTunes.

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