Episode 19 - "Doomsday"

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Gimps, cage fights and car chases... Oh, and Doomsday!

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Doomsday (REVIEW)

Doomsday, director Neil Marshall's long-awaited follow-up to The Descent, may not have received the rollout of your typical Hollywood blockbuster, but that doesn't mean it isn't the embodiment of all that those films aspire to be.

Indeed, as a movie wholly conceived and realized by a budding auteur, Doomsday is much more. With high concept action set-pieces, every conceivable type of combat, and a sly sense of humor, Doomsday easily ranks as one of the best sci-fi action films in recent memory.

Hack-Off: Worst Follow-Up Ever?

The Bloody Good Horror Crew goes at it on a new topic every Friday afternoon, we call it the "Hack-Off". Feel free to leave your own thoughts in the comments.

Worst ever follow-up to an original film?

For a number of reasons, horror is a genre that has produced some pretty decent sequels. "Halloween II", "Nightmare on Elm Street II", "Child's Play II", and more recently, "Hostel Part II" and "Saw II", were all films, that while maybe not superior to their origins, were at least worth watching in their own right.

The New York Ripper (REVIEW)

In the up and down career of Lucio Fulci, "The New York Ripper" comes as something of a revelation. Right smack dab in the middle of Fulci's "can't lose" phase (1981), this ripper tale is a striking giallo that at times rivals the work of Dario Argento, a man Fulci will always be compared to.

Horror News 3/13/08

Is "Ginger Dead Man 2: Passion of the Crust" the best title ever? Yes, yes it is my friends. Also, href="http://www.joblo.com/video/arrow/player.php?video=ginger2"
target="_blank">the trailer's not too shabby either. I'm assuming if you enjoyed the original film, then this one will deliver more of the same (except Gary Busey, how dare they!). Plus, this time it's got 80's scream queen Michelle Bauer, so... it's got that going for it.

I'm not sure which is more shocking, that Sylvester Stallone has written a bio-pic about the late Edgar Allen Poe, or href="http://joblo.com/arrow/index.php?id=11436" target="_blank">that someone reviewed it and liked it. I guess stranger things have happened, but to be honest I can't think of any off the top of my head.

href="http://tagruato.blogspot.com/2008/03/tagruato-interview-
cloverfield-lead.html" target="_blank">This interview with the creature designer from "Cloverfield" reveals some previously unknown details about old Clovie, including the reason for those strange appendages on it's belly, and the motivation of those little "parasite" duders that fall from the creature. It's not huge news, unless you're a total nerd for this movie like me. Read on for more.

Naomi Watts target="_blank">has some thoughts on both the remake of "Funny Games" (in theaters this month) and "The Birds" (some time next year) that she's starring in. Despite the fact that she's becoming the remake queen, that lesbian scene in "Mulholland Drive" has bought her at least a few more years of amnesty in my eyes. So, check the link if you're interested.

In Real People News: 

A Dallas mother threw her two children, 6 and 8, off of an overpass during rush hour, and then proceeded to jump herself. The kicker? href="http://ap.google.com/article/
ALeqM5h2kKR8AAIamVWgSPY8hHHMYMgusQD8VBUCDO1" target="_blank">They all survived. I'm guessing Mother's Day is going to be a chilly affair this year.

On this day in history: 

1881: An anarchist from the radical group People's Will throws a bomb which disrupts Czar Alexander II's motorcade. After he thanks God for his deliverance, the anarchist yells "It is too early to thank God" and throws a second bomb, causing injuries from which Alexander bleeds to death.

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