After many last episodes ever and this is the end of the characters, an official trailer has finally been released for the new Absolutely Fabulous movie from Fox Searchlight pictures. Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley reprise their roles as the iconic Eddy and Patsy and are joined by original cast members, Julia Sawalha as Saffy, Jane […]
When I am not watching bloody eviscerations, ghostly hauntings or Grease 2, I like to take in a comedy every now and then. Last night I got to view a press screening for Key & Peele’s first feature film Keanu, where they attempt to be just as funny on the big screen as they are […]
Since my absence, there has been a lack of horror on this site. Well fret not, I am here to bring it back. This year two foreign short films are getting the full-length treatment, ‘Lights Out’ and ‘Baskin’. In 2013 Swedish writer/director David Sandberg unleashed a short horror film just slightly over two minutes […]
Since I have started writing for EchoBase this year, this is sadly the third tribute piece I have had to write about a fallen icon. These are always the worst pieces to write, but this one is particularly difficult, because what can you say about a legend, an icon who did things his own way, […]
With Krampus opening this weekend at the #2 spot exceeding people’s expectations bringing in 16M, we have another holiday horror movie hot on it’s heels out on DVD and VOD simply called A Christmas Horror Story and this one has a Krampus too. A Christmas Horror Story is a little more like Trick r Treat […]
Krampus 98 minutes Dir. Michael Dougherty 2015/USA What Michael Dougherty did for Halloween with Trick r Treat, he does for Xmas with Krampus. It is safe to say along with Xmas staple must watch movies every year, Black Christmas, Christmas Vacation, Silent Night, Deadly Night and Scrooged, you can now add Krampus to that list. But […]
We survived another Turkey Movie Day Marathon this year, and it was a brutal one. Eight of us brave soldiers endured through six off-the-wall, so-bad-they-are-good, What-the-hell-was-that movies the genre has to offer. Just what is Turkey Movie Day, you ask? Well, Turkey Movie Day takes place the day after Thanksgiving where you and a bunch of […]
Sadly we have lost another icon this year in the horror genre. The man who played Leatherface in the original 1974 Tobe Hopper classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Gunnar Hansen has succumbed to pancreatic cancer on Saturday November 7th, 2015. While having acted in 32 films, the Icelandic born Hansen is most noted for […]
Congratulations you have made it to the end. Tonight's movie is the 1978 John Carpenter classic Halloween. What can be said about this film that hasn't already been said, we have all seen it numerous times and we all have our stories about it. My first time seeing it was when I was probably around 10 or so with my two cousins. We watched it late one night and the thing I remember mostly about this distinct viewing was one of cousin would scream at all the appropriate jump parts and her screams would startle me and make me jump.
Bees man, they suck as much as spiders cause they fight back with their little stingers. Amidst the killer animals and disaster movies of the 70s came The Swarm by the master of disaster himself Irwin Allen responsible for The Poseidon Adventure and more. However The Swarm proved to be a disaster movie of a different kind. Completely slammed by critics when it came out, for the poor acting despite it's star studded cast and inane dialogue, Allen went on to never discuss the movie again. Killer Bees, bad acting, stupid dialog? This sounds to be right up a B (no pun intended) movie fan's alley. So what exactly did go wrong with this movie?
Wow. There are low grade "B" movies and then there is The Horror of Party Beach. A mix of the beach movies of the 60s and a horror movie shot in black and white and featuring music by the Del Aires. The script must have been written in 15 minutes while the movie was shot in three weeks on a $120,000 budget. For all that, this is what you get.
The movie starts off in familiar territory, old mining town in Washington state, mines closed, people out of work, town has no money and is falling apart, yada, yada, yada, we have seen this premise before. Children in the town are being abducted and the police don't have a clue. Rumor around town is it is being done by an urban legend known as The Tall Man, by some who have claimed to have seen him. Jessica Biel plays Julia the town nurse who has taken over the free clinic after her husband, the town doctor had passed. At first I was skeptical about Jessica Biel in this movie.