Oct. 2, 2009, 6:36 p.m. CST
Oct. 2, 2009, 6:37 p.m. CST
Gonna have to pop in "The Brood" or something tonight since I don't have either one of those.
Oct. 2, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST
that means horror. Give me any fukin ghools.
Oct. 2, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST
but, sorry. Slapping that still of the kid with the gun in his mouth with his brains splattered behind him is just all kinds of bad taste, even for this site. I guess I've gone pussy since I became a parent. Ah , the little fucker probably got what he deserved. Carry on.
Oct. 2, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST
...i saw it for the first time at about 15, and my friends and i were only half watching the movie and then all of a sudden perked right the hell up. It's since become quite the cult punchline.<br><br> If you don't wanna suffer through the whole oredeal...<br> http://tinyurl.com/2lbj2z <br> The "Mama!" knife in the back is my personal favorite.
Oct. 2, 2009, 7:22 p.m. CST
for me October is all about tradition. I have so many Horror movie favorites, many of which I wait to watch until October, that going out on a limb and hoping something never before seen will bring that sense of enjoyment (and in the future, nostalgia) just doesn't sit well with me. I'm taking note of your list, Quint, but I've got my own October Horror traditions to maintain.
Oct. 2, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST
...are surprise hot. Marilyn Burns from TCSM is my favorite, no doubt.
Oct. 2, 2009, 8:33 p.m. CST
by Skyway Moaters
Talk about your unintentionally hilarious script foible! lol - literally.
Oct. 2, 2009, 8:44 p.m. CST
As a Horror fan, HMAD is going to go down well with me.
Oct. 2, 2009, 9:15 p.m. CST
I made the mistake of trusting that some "gems" were on this list. This seems like Quint blindfolded himself and pulled some dvd's off the shelf. Skip right to the end and watch all the kids get killed. If you watch the whole thing you will be begging for these kids to die. Not cause they are evil but because they are so lame. Pitchfork not really through the neck was hilarious. DONT BOTHER WITH THE PIT EITHER. Terrible shit. "SO bad it is good" at best. Not really. a complete waste.
Oct. 2, 2009, 9:46 p.m. CST
by Anna Valerious
There WAS a movie with Bill Pullman AND Bill Paxton, the two actors who keep getting confused by the general public? I did not know that.
Oct. 2, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST
Believe it or not there already is a site in fact called Horroromovieaday.com where a horror movie is reviewed everyday ALL YEAR LONG. Get your shit together and stop ripping off other people! -Pac "Muthafuckin" Man
Oct. 2, 2009, 9:50 p.m. CST
Insightful review though I must say.
Oct. 2, 2009, 10:36 p.m. CST
I love that you take the time to watch all of these movies. I'm curious what you will think of Cameron's Closet. I've heard good things about it and have been meaning to check it out. As for this Troma dud I've never seen it because I had a feeling it wouldn't turn out so good. With a few exceptions (Cannibal, Lolilove) I tend to think that the only good Troma movies are the ones made by Lloyd Kaufman and/or Michael Herz. I hated Surf Nazi's for example.
Oct. 2, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST
Macready - Quint DOES pick these horror movies at random from a hat. Sure he chose to buy them at some point, but c'mon you have to admit the potential is there for these movies to be good.
Oct. 2, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST
I get what you mean about saving certain movies for this Halloween season. Personally, I like to do a bit of new and old. Last Halloween I watched Halloween (how creative of me!), Monster Squad (both of which I own and had seen before), and Midnight Meat Train (which I hadn't seen before). Oh, also I showed my friends the hilarious Zuni doll segment of Trilogy of Terror. We had lots of fun with that one!
Oct. 2, 2009, 11:39 p.m. CST
I just needed to realize we are all stepping off that ledge together when it comes to these questionable titles;)
Oct. 3, 2009, 4:29 a.m. CST
Sorry if I wasn't clear, but yeah... none of these I have seen and a lot of them I'm going into totally blind. The only things I vouch for are the recommendation picks that follow each HMAD.<BR><BR>Pac, I appreciate your loyalty to the other Horror Movie A Day, but I'm not ripping him off. My AMAD column was the impetus of HMAD. What else should I call it? If the original HMAD blogspot owner actually requests that I change the name I will, but in my contact with him he seems to be fine with it. So the tradition continues. If I do have to change the name of the column I will out of professional courtesy. I wasn't aware of his site when I started this column, but I have found that a lot of his fans are pretty... loyal... to say the least.
Oct. 3, 2009, 8:09 a.m. CST
by Skyway Moaters
... Shut the fuck up you wank.
Oct. 3, 2009, 8:19 a.m. CST
The '70's didn't have the ability to be DTV. Also, Troma both produces and just releases flicks. Sometimes you get "Beware" and sometimes you get "Cannibal: The Musical".
Oct. 3, 2009, 8:23 a.m. CST
Brain Dead. Lost on the DTV shelf, but a mind-fuck.
Oct. 3, 2009, 9:14 a.m. CST
I like that you follow up the review by recommending something worthy to watch. Also, just have to say, that photo of the kid with the gun in his mouth is so frakkin' disturbing. Too bad the rest of the film doesn't measure up. DEVIL TIMES FIVE looks good, though. I stopped watching the trailer a third the way through, so all the kills wouldn't be spoiled for me.
Oct. 3, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
I still don't think I'll watch this turd.
Oct. 3, 2009, 10:33 a.m. CST
Despite our many differences, your love of DEVIL TIMES FIVE makes up for it. It's truly one of th classics of the killer kid genre, which is probably my favorite subgenre of horror. I hope you're ready for THE PIT. It's not horror. It's not comedy. It's not a comfortable mix between the two It is like watching a cartoon that's covered with mold on every frame. That's all I can think of.
Oct. 3, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST
Do you know if Code Red is EVER going to put out the full release of NIGHTMARE IN A DAMAGED BRAIN aka BRAIN DAMAGE with all the stuff put back in that US distributors cut?
Oct. 3, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST
Well, Synapse released an unrated version of that film, if you're talking about the Basket Case director's film. Much better with all the weirdness put back in.
Oct. 3, 2009, 5:03 p.m. CST
When is that gonna get made.
Oct. 3, 2009, 5:19 p.m. CST
by Red Ned Lynch
...is a great little horror movie. Bravo for including it. Children at Play is pretty bad. My single favorite child in a horror film moment may be at the end of Bay of Blood/Twitch of the Death Nerve, though it is not primarily of children horror movie.
Oct. 3, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST
by Red Ned Lynch
...two movies both titled The Children. One is just a fabulous little slice of end of the seventies madness about a school bus that rolls through a radioactive cloud, turning all the kids on board into radioactive zombies. Their fingernails turn black and they kill people by hugging them. The only way to kill the little radioactive zombie darlings is to...cut off their hands. Made for 19.95 and featuring a cast that seems to have escaped from a napkin David Lynch was writing on one night while he was on acid this movie was released on DVD by Troma in the last few years. Not saying it was good but I sure do love it...for what it is. If you haven't seen it take a look.
Oct. 3, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST
by Red Ned Lynch
The other The Children is a British movie from last year. You've probably seen it already but it is maybe the scariest scary child movie I've ever seen. Certainly in the top three.
Oct. 3, 2009, 8:58 p.m. CST
Honestly the 2 I have watched off your list here have been shit but I laugh my ass off. The Pit is so strange. I actually watched Hellgate as well and it has Horshach from Welcome Back Kotter as the the hero and plenty of tittie. Laughable. I am just waiting for some gold to come out of all this mining.
Oct. 3, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST
by Jamie McBain
The trailer for The Devil Times Five, look really messed up.
Oct. 4, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST
I just don't. What is with the celebration of the massacre of children? When I think about kids who are brutalized or murdered in real life, then I see something like this where people cheer on images of kids getting slaughtered - images that someone worked hard to produce - it just gives me all the more reason to simply give up on this species altogether. Peace on earth? Heh. Right.
Oct. 4, 2009, 3:56 a.m. CST
It's about kids killing adults. Then the adults have to fight back. Look back to Lord of the Flies and see how kids can be so brutal. Or, think back to Junior High or High School. Kids are assholes.
Oct. 4, 2009, 8:35 a.m. CST
by The Amazing G
I've tried watching a few of their flicks (on Netflix instant) and I've found them mildly amusing at best, but mostly boring as hell
Oct. 4, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST
Bad acting. Atrocious writing. Although, I do love the choice editing that allows for boobs to be shown far more than is logically possible. <p> And the choice line of dialogue from one of the children: "My face! Look what you did to my beautiful face!!!"