Two More Quizzes

Posted in MISC POSTS with tags , , on March 11, 2017 by Fringe Void

Test yourself by remembering which horror movies these posters are from. Let me know how you did!

I’ve also been messing with Sporcle this week. The site has some cool capabilities. I’ll just link to the quizzes I made there since I can’t figure out how to embed them here properly.

Alice Cooper Album or Golden Age Porn Film?

Horror Movie Villains

Wes Craven Movies

November 15th Crossword Answers

Posted in MISC POSTS with tags , , on November 26, 2016 by Fringe Void

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Horror/Cult Movie Crossword — November 15th Italian Horror Special

Posted in MISC POSTS with tags , , on November 15, 2016 by Fringe Void

You folks have been asking for them. Here’s a puzzle I started months back and finally sat down to flesh out. This one has 30+ theme clues. Click on the image below to enlarge, print, and play. Let me know how you did and if you enjoyed yourself by leaving a comment below. I’ll post the answers next week.

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80s Horror Movie Poster Quiz

Posted in MISC POSTS with tags , , on November 11, 2016 by Fringe Void

Hey, I made a thing. Let me know if you thought this was fun. I can do more for the 70s and 90s, time permitting.

Match the Mammaries — A Horror Movie Quiz

Posted in MISC POSTS with tags , , on October 13, 2016 by Fringe Void

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So it’s come to this… It was only a matter of time, to be honest. If anything, I’m surprised it took this long. Please note, this post is unfit for work. And home for that matter. Make sure your kids are asleep. Also, click away now if you have a weak heart. To those of you who do not, step right up, take the challenge. Guess which cult, exploitation, and horror movies these fleshy fun-sacs are from. Jot down your answers, then highlight the blank space at the end of the post to reveal the key. Good luck, and let me know how you did in the comments section below. A perfect score means I may never think of you in the same light again. Continue reading

Horror/Cult Movie Crossword — April 15th

Posted in MISC POSTS with tags , , on April 15, 2016 by Fringe Void

I tried to maximize my efficiency by knocking this crossword out at the Laundromat last time I went. I didn’t get very far, though. My two-year-old daughter was counterproductive as usual, and the creepy old lady that works there kept trying to make off with her (?!). It took me another two evenings to finish and type up the puzzle and then I forgot I’d not posted it. Oops. Like the last one, this one has somewhere in the ballpark of 40 theme clues. Click on the image below to enlarge, print, and play. Let me know how you did and if you enjoyed yourself by leaving a comment below. I’ll post the answers next week.

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March 22nd Crossword Answers

Posted in MISC POSTS with tags , , on April 1, 2016 by Fringe Void

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An Update and a Crossword Puzzle

Posted in MISC POSTS with tags , , on March 22, 2016 by Fringe Void

After a bit of deliberation, I’ve decided to use my new site for traditional movie reviews and occasional lists, and Fringe Void for everything else I might crap out of my brain that would fail to fall into those categories.

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In sticking with that, here’s another of my handmade cult/horror/exploitation movie-themed crossword puzzles. This one has 40+ theme clues. It shouldn’t be too hard. I tried to keep the black shaded blocks to a minimum. Just click to enlarge, print, and play! Pay no mind to the solitary square sticking out of the lower left corner like a sore thumb (I don’t claim to be perfect at making these things). Let me know how you did and whether or not you enjoyed yourself by leaving a comment below. I’ll post the answers next week. If you’re too impatient to wait that long or have any questions, feel free to email me at fringevoid@gmail[dot]com.

Until then, I’ll be setting a few of the more unreadable posts here to private and spiffing anything up that needs spiffing. Keep stopping in, thanks for reading, praise Satan, all that.

As if Healthcare Costs Weren’t Horrific Enough, it’s “Death Nurse” (1987)

Posted in MISC POSTS on March 10, 2016 by Fringe Void

For my second review at the new site, I test my patience with Death Nurse (1987).

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Death Nurse DVD Scan [black border]Directed By
Nick Millard, as Nick Philips

Version Reviewed
25th Anniversary Slasher // Video DVD © 2012, Region: 1, Format: NTSC

Total Runtime
57 minutes, 18 seconds

Synopsis
With steadfast resolve, Nurse Edith Mortley (Priscilla Alden, the Criminally Insane series) dabs at the brow of a hard working surgeon whilst handing him the supplies he requests. “Scalpel. Sponge. Scalpel. Sponge.” The surgeon is wearing a washcloth with strands of twine fed through it in place of a surgical mask. Honest to goodness, a washcloth. Reaction shots of the pair’s patient (read: victim) reveal that he’s not only fully conscious, but gagged with masking tape and restrained to the operating table. And instead of being operated on, he’s being stabbed in the chest. Come to think of it, they look to be in a bedroom instead of an OR. A few muffled cries, a loll of the head…

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New Site

Posted in MISC POSTS on February 27, 2016 by Fringe Void

I’ve stated before that my biggest reasons for starting this blog were to improve my writing skills, find my voice, and better formulate my thoughts, and I feel I’ve done that. From day one, Fringe Void has been less of a hobby than a writing exercise. For three years, I’ve posted a wide range of material, from movie reviews to film news to lists to my own personal artwork to video quizzes and even handmade crossword puzzles — whatever I felt like or wanted to attempt, really. I’ve never considered myself an authority on things I’ve posted about, nor was it ever my intent to rack up a large number of views or followers, just indulge my creative side a bit, ramble about whatever was tickling my fancy at the time, and like I said, improve my writing.

So now, looking back with a fresh set of eyes after several months off, my earlier stuff from the archives here is a tad bit embarrassing and I’d just as soon like to pretend it doesn’t exist. That’s why, as some of you others have done recently, I’ve started a new blog. It can be found at the following address: https://thedevilsdvdbin.wordpress.com/

So check it out if you’d like. A big thanks to all who’ve stopped in and found even the smallest sliver of value or entertainment in anything I’ve had to say. An even bigger thank you to Angry Scholar, Xenolicker, Parlor of Horror, Horrific Healing and Beer Movie, in that order, for commenting the most.

Oh, and as long as you’re here, give my latest quiz a try. Thanks again!

Don’t Be Shy, Step Right Up — Classic Horror Movie Quotes Quiz #3: The Quiz Walks Among Us, or Something Something More Boredom

Posted in MISC POSTS with tags , , on December 11, 2015 by Fringe Void

It’s a tough pill to swallow, a big horse one that leaves me with an irritating bubble-in-the-back-of-my-throat feeling, but I’m slowly coming to realize that what I once knew as free time is gone and may never return — and may, for all I know, be dead and chopped up in some maniac’s crawlspace somewhere — unless occasionally pounding back enough energy drinks to skip sleep altogether counts, in which case I’ll take what I can get and stop judging me damnit. My latest caffeine and B vitamin-fueled bender of desperation and boredom presents — among other things — another cortex crunching quizful of cataclysmic quotes. See if you can remember which exploitation and horror movies these seventeen clips are from. After the pause symbol appears, you’ll have five more seconds to think of the answer before it’s revealed. Hints are provided. Good luck, and let me know how you did or if you enjoyed the quiz! As always, don’t read the comments ’til after you’re done, as there may be spoilers! Click here for my previous horror quizzes. End ¶.

Score Yourself
0-5 correct answers: Horror Novice
6-12 correct answers: Horror Fan
13-17 correct answers: Full-fledged Horror Nerd

And Now, Because I was Bored, the Sequel to My Last Quiz

Posted in MISC POSTS with tags , , on November 12, 2015 by Fringe Void

It’s back! The evil that had you screaming, “It’s only a quiz! It’s only a quiz!” Most quizzes last less than five minutes. This is one of everlasting torment! Do you have what it takes to endure the pulse-pounding power… A second time?! Guess which exploitation and horror movies these brilliant, bone-blasting blurbs were used to promote. Grab a pencil and paper. Each clue appears for seven to ten seconds. Pause for more time if you need to. Add an extra three points to your score for each bonus question you answer correctly. Good luck, and let me know how you did or if you enjoyed the quiz. Don’t read the comments ’til after you’re done, as there may be spoilers! Click here for my previous horror quizzes.

Score Yourself
0-10 correct answers: Horror Novice
11-20 correct answers: Horror Fan
20+ correct answers: Full-fledged Horror Nerd

Horror Movie Tagline Quiz

Posted in MISC POSTS with tags , , on November 6, 2015 by Fringe Void

Take the challenge. Guess which exploitation and horror movies these thirty terrifying taglines were used to promote. Grab a pencil and paper. Each clue appears for seven to ten seconds. Pause for more time if you need to. Add an extra three points to your score for correctly answering the bonus question at the end. Good luck, and let me know how you did or if you enjoyed the quiz. Don’t read the comments ’til after you’re done, as there may be spoilers! Click here for my previous horror quizzes.

Score Yourself
0-10 correct answers: Horror Novice
11-20 correct answers: Horror Fan
20+ correct answers: Full-fledged Horror Nerd

My Halloween Playlist 2K15

Posted in MISC POSTS with tags , , on October 30, 2015 by Fringe Void

These are just some of the songs I’ve had stuck in my head for the past few days trying to hype myself up for Halloween. None of the usual, over-played standbys here, so maybe you’ll find something new.

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I’m Sure There’s a Yakov Smirnoff Joke to be Made Here Somewhere — “Viy” (1967)

Posted in MISC POSTS on October 24, 2015 by Fringe Void

Reblogged from earlier this year. In case you missed my review the first time around, “Viy” is an awesome Russian-language ghost story you may not have seen or even heard of, available right now on YouTube for your Halloween binge watching needs.

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Directed by Konstantin Yershov, Georgi Kropachyov

Synopsis
Three monks, an orator, a philosopher, and a theologian, get lost in the Ukrainian countryside trekking home from their monastery. They come to a farmhouse. They bang on the gate. An elderly woman (played by a man, I believe) shambles out from inside. “Have mercy on us, my good woman!” the men of faith plead. “It’s unforgivable to let Christian souls perish in the night.” The “old skinflint”, as they rudely refer to her to her face, acquiesces. Her room, she claims, is limited, so the philosopher, Khoma Brutus, is sent to sleep in her cow stalls.

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“Satan’s Blade” (1984) — “That’s the one about the mountain man whose spirit still roams through these hills!”

Posted in 1980s, Haunting/Possession, Horror, Slasher with tags , , , , on October 17, 2015 by Fringe Void

Directed by L. Scott Castillo, Jr.

Synopsis
A knife is thrown from off-screen. It sticks in a tree, then pulses red to signify, I don’t know, it’s possessed or something. Opening credits.

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Bride of the Spawn of the Quiz: Horror Movie Theme Music Quiz #4

Posted in MISC POSTS with tags , , , on July 19, 2015 by Fringe Void

Now with 600% more television themes! See if you can remember which cult horror movies and TV shows these seventeen clips of music are from. After the pause symbol appears, you’ll have five more seconds to think of the answer before it’s revealed. Pause for more time if you need to. Good luck, and don’t read the comments until after you’re done! I hope you can have some fun with this. Click here for the other quizzes.

Score Yourself
0-5 correct answers: Horror Novice
6-12 correct answers: Horror Fan
13-17 correct answers: Full-fledged Horror Nerd

“High Rise” (1973), and the Best XXX-rated Film Theme Song Ever

Posted in 1970s, Other with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 26, 2015 by Fringe Void

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Directed by Danny Stone

Synopsis
Fade in from black. The movie kicks off with a quick, metafictional clip of a bumbling production assistant slamming his hand in a clapperboard. Next, we meet Susie (3-time actress Tamie Trevor, that’s her to the right with her boob out), an empty-headed brunette, reclined on a couch in a hack psychiatrist’s office. “It’s like this doctor, [my husband and I] just don’t fuck anymore… Nothing I do seems to tickle his fancy.” she confides. Then, bizarrely and out of the blue, she admits to having been intimate with a frog back in high school. Continue reading

Clownhouse (1989)

Posted in 1980s, Clown, Horror with tags , , , , , on March 25, 2015 by Fringe Void

Sorry, I died there for a month and a half…

Directed by Victor Salva

Synopsis
Like most kids from my generation who grew up hearing stories of John Wayne Gacy, or having seen Tommy Lee Wallace’s sterling two-part adaptation of Stephen King’s It, young Casey is terrified of clowns.

Clownhouse begins in a fairly predictable way — with a nightmare. Casey is dazedly wandering around his huge Hollywood home (Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola’s home) in that signature, half-conscious being beckoned by an invisible force kind of way horror characters tend to. The storm outside blows an illustration of an angry clown against his window. He pees himself, then wakes up in a sweat. Continue reading

“Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles” (2012) Will Leave You Clamoring For More Dingdong

Posted in 2010s, Action, Aswang, Horror with tags , , , , , , on February 11, 2015 by Fringe Void

Directed by Erik Matti

Synopsis
Impudent, cocksure Makoy (Filipino heartthrob Dingdong “Yeah, That’s His Name” Dantes) rides a motorized tricycle from Manila to his pregnant ex-girlfriend Sonia (Lovi Poe, in at least her second Aswang movie)’s parents’ house in the sticks of Pulupandan to apologize for a falling out (it’s mentioned that porcelain was smashed; I assume dishes were thrown). Sonia’s mother answers the door. “Go on, fuck off, you ass.” she admonishes. Sonia comes to the door and gives her repentant babydaddy the what-for as well. “I can the child raise without you.” she states. “You’re such an asshole.” Makoy begs her to return home with him.

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