slashers

The original "Scream", released in 1996, was in many ways a movie out of place in its own decade. For starters, it was "one of those slasher films", a term in itself that did nothing at the time but promote jeers from anyone within earshot, due mostly to a decade's worth of dead-horse beating sequels attempting to cash in on the wave of successes from the early 80's. It was also a small, suspense driven movie in the decade of the CGI laden mega-blockbuster.

I'm just going to lay it out here: I hate the Scream series. Sure, the first one was good, but in true Hollywood tradition, we need to milk every god damn ounce of potential profit until even a mention of the aforementioned movie produces a onslaught of bile in our throats.

This week we review "Hatchet II" director Adam Green's latest, "Frozen", and debate the finer points of Wolf sentience.

The sequel to Adam Green's ode to 80's slashers turns out... well, you'll just have to listen.

A lot of movies get added to Netflix's Instant Stream every week. Luckily for you, I'm here to dig through what's new and highlight new releases that may be of interest to BGH readers. Halloween is right around the corner and Netflix is really ramping up the horror releases. Tons of stuff this week. And without further adieu, joining the ranks of the Instant Stream this week are:

Amityville II: The Possession (1982)
At the risk of losing some nerd-cred, I have to come clean: the only Amityville movie I've ever seen was "Part 3D". Checking this one out.

Word just hit the web that Stewart Hendler's "Sorority Row" remake will be hitting DVD shelves February 23rd, 2010. The podcast crew was fairly positive on the film, but either way, it's sure to make your winter a little warmer this year. Check back here for more details when they're available.

You want to stick your
what in my wherenow?

Olivia Hussey receives a stunningly filthy phone call in Bob Clark's yuletide slasher, "Black Christmas". Also starring Keir Dullea and Margot Kidder. Would go on to spawn one of the worst remakes of the 00's. Clark is also responsible for the cheerily bent holiday film "A Christmas Story", leading one to wonder just what the hell happened to him when he was a kid.

Nothing violently screams "Merry Christmas" quite like a good, old-fashioned senseless bloodletting. Nevermind the twinkling lights, the blankets of snow, and the Yuletide spirit -- if a half-naked teenage girl isn't getting graphically impaled upon the antlers of an enormous mounted deer head, then there's a very strong possibility that my holiday cheer will be less than spectacular. Your family traditions may vary slightly from my own, but I think the sentiment remains the same.

Heed our advice... go with the weed instead.