Archive for the 2010s Category

“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

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.

She refuses. Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving, Here’s Your Turkey — “See No Evil 2” (2014)

Posted in 2010s, Horror, Slasher with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2014 by Fringe Void

Directed by Jen & Sylvia Soska

It’s morgue attendant Amy’s (Danielle Harris, Hatchet 2 & 3) birthday, but her and her co-worker Seth, who carry flames for each other, are stuck preparing a rush of bodies, specifically the victims from the first movie. Reports of a massacre, carried out by the “God’s Hand Killer”, so called by the press because of religious imagery and quotes and what-not found at the scene of his killing spree, play from their boss’ laptop, but nobody pays much attention.

Cut to the back of an ambulance. Paramedics are fighting to revive that killer, Jacob Goodnight (chokeslamming wrestler Glenn “Kane” Jacobs). One of them asks out loud what they’re all thinking, “Do we really want to save this guy?” And then, the sight of an EKG machine flatlining. Continue reading

Leprechaun: Origins (2014)

Posted in 2010s, Creature Feature/Nature, Horror, Tiny Things Kill People with tags , , , , , on October 17, 2014 by Fringe Void

Directed by Zach Lipovsky

We meet up with four college kids, led by a history major, at the last stop of their backpacking trip through Ireland. They’re dropped off at the outskirts of a small, remote village by a local who ominously refuses to go any further. Our privileged white sightseers pay no mind, footing the rest of the way to a pub, where a man by the name of Hamish suggests, if it’s real Irish history they’re after, they check out the Clocha de na Deithe, or Stones of the Gods, the oldest existing artifacts in all of Ireland. Our heroes agree. The stones are a seven-hour hike away, but Hamish and his son are more than happy to drive them partway there and let them stay in their — get this — cabin in the woods.

Now, it’s clear from the fifteen-minute mark Hamish is luring these hapless lovers of history into a trap, or at least concealing one of those terrible small-town secrets you hear about, eerily noting his town likes to keep things “private”, wearing a Rolex, yet boo-hooing of money troubles, and, well, everything short of the ol’ shifty eyes.

It’s later revealed the people of Hamish’s town unwittingly mined all the gold from a leprechaun’s treasure cave many years back. And now, it’s pissed off. If they don’t make amends to the horrid little thing by leaving it periodic offerings, like wristwatches, and tourists, it ventures in from the woods — to kill! Will our heroes survive the set-up? Continue reading

Gingerdead Man Vs. Evil Bong (2013)

Posted in 2010s, Crossover, Farce, Horror, Tiny Things Kill People with tags , , , , on October 9, 2014 by Fringe Void

And now, the final, pint-sized piece of this pastry puzzle! I wish I could say that I’ve seen the Evil Bong movies, but I can’t, so I’ll just review this like it was another Gingerdead sequel.

Mania Banner Gingerdead Man

Directed by Charles Band

Somewhere far away, on a tropical island paradise, the Gingerdead Man is attended to and fawned over by a harem of topless, big-breasted womenfolk.

“If it weren’t for that stupid floozy (referring to heroine Sarah Leigh) at that bakery who turned me into this [cookie], I’d be blowin’ custard all over all three’a ya.” the sugary psycho laments (if anything, he should blame his mama — she’s the one that mixed his ashes with all that gingerbread seasoning and left it for Sarah to bake up at her bakery at the start of the first movie). “It’s high time that I find that gal and cut her down to size.” Continue reading

Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver (2011)

Posted in 2010s, Farce, Horror, Tiny Things Kill People with tags , , , on October 3, 2014 by Fringe Void

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Directed by William Butler

At some point, the Gingerdead Man was apparently apprehended and locked away in the Scientific Research Institute For the Study of Homicidal Baked Goods with (as the title of the facility suggests), other homicidal baked goods, including a loaf of French bread, a sexy pie, a Jamaican pot brownie, and a cream puff. Yes, there are more of these things.

Well, on a dark and windy night, a lass by the name of Clarissa Darling pays the “crumby little bastard” a visit, claiming to have been sent by the FBI to assemble a case study on him, determine which ingredients drive him to kill, and so forth. If he cooperates, she informs him, the DA will cut him a deal by facilitating his transfer to every baked goods’ dream — Candy Land Island maximum security prison. Before ol’ Gingy can respond, a militant group of confused animal activists breaks in, mistakes him for a Capuchin monkey, and liberates him from his cell. In the chaos that follows, Clarissa reveals she’s actually Millard Findlemeyer’s sister, and vows to exact revenge on the cookie she says possessed her homeless brother and made him take his own life all those years ago. Continue reading

Killjoy Goes to Hell (2012)

Posted in 2010s, Farce, Horror with tags , , , , , on July 2, 2014 by Fringe Void

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Directed by John Lechago

Three years post-Killjoy’s Revenge, the titular “king of the trickster gods” is forcibly dragged back to Hell (an asteroid belt orbiting earth’s molten core) and charged with a general lack of evil doery by his fellow hellspawn. “Remember, you’re on trial for being too much of a softy. You’re mushy, ineffective, uncommitted and impotent.” he’s told. Prosecuting him is none other than one of his old flames, the spurned and vivacious DA (Devil’s Advocate), with mild-mannered Satan himself acting as judge, jury and executioner.

Killjoy’s only hope is the bumbling Skid Mark, a fledgling clown defense attorney. Together, they re-summon Punchy, Freakshow and Batty Boop from the previous film as witnesses. Unfortunately, their testimony isn’t enough, so the five-some hatch a plan to spring Sandy, Killjoy’s only surviving witness, from the psych ward in which she mindlessly chuckles away. Will she be willing to vouch for Killjoy’s wicked ways before he and his legacy are forever stricken from the record? Continue reading

Killjoy’s Revenge (2010)

Posted in 2010s, Horror with tags , , , , , , on June 13, 2014 by Fringe Void

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Directed by John Lechago

Our story begins with an older, unnamed Professor hiring an occultist-hermit type to raise Killjoy. The occultist-hermit cuts the professor’s hands, stating, “The beast requires flesh to become flesh. Your blood will be his price.” Killjoy appears, and cuts the guy’s hands even more, barking, “I need more… I need a posse!” using the blood to birth a trio of minions — Punchy the Carny-speaking hobo clown, Freakshow the mime and Batty Boop the naked, body-painted succubus. While Killjoy’s back is turned, the Professor slinks away without naming a victim, forcing the demon clowns to retreat back to Hell.

Cut to the Professor’s house. Police have broken up a rauceous party house-sitter Sandie threw for half her college. The next morning, boyfriend Rojer steps out to fetch the paper and finds a big sack on the porch. When Sandie and Rojer’s best friends Zilla and Erica stop by later, curiosity gets the better of them. They open it. My god, there’s an old-timey mirror inside! Feeling free to decorate a house that’s not theirs, they hang it up on the wall.

What they don’t know is: whoever gazes into the mirror will be whisked away to Killjoy’s nightmare realm. Continue reading

MS: VigasioSexploitation Vol. 2 (2011)

Posted in 2010s, Other with tags , , , , , on May 26, 2014 by Fringe Void

Vigasio 2 Poster

Directed by Sebastiano Montresor

Earth year 2022. A pig-tailed girl with tape across her nips that’s dressed like an 80s leather bar-frequenting gay man named Osso escapes prison. Skipping down a dirt road, she’s psychokinetically frozen by a boobed Grim Reaper and told to become the leader of an invisible motorcycle gang. Then, she grows a handlebar moustache.

Meanwhile, it’s hinted that earth has been struck by an asteroid, changing its overall climate to that of a desert. Weirdly, a mirror planet dubbed Arret from another dimension overlapping our own is faced with the opposite problem. As such, a Dr. Moreau attempts to raise money for a “time gate” he theorizes will open a doorway between the two worlds. That way, he and those he presumes to be super-intelligent beings can pass through it to help each other resolve their climate issues. Oh, and he secretly hopes to establish a race of super-people who don’t eat, sleep or reproduce by mating with Arret’s inhabitants. Continue reading

MS: VigasioSexploitation Vol. 1 (2010)

Posted in 2010s, Other with tags , , , , , on April 30, 2014 by Fringe Void

Vigasio Poster

Directed by Sebastiano Montresor

A batch of human-sized eggs has fallen from space (this isn’t explained, I had to read this), triggering a dormant, previously-undetected virus in all of mankind. Agent Danger is tasked with investigating the matter when a woman sans clothes with an upside-down Dixan-brand laundry detergent box on her head appears in his home to seduce him.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Lena, an apparent sorceress and possible source of the eggs, summons a female mummy to kill Danger’s former partner and old flame Eva, before the guy can enlist her help. Continue reading