Reviews


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DEATH O'LANTERN (2011)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO


It's Halloween season and the kids of Sleepy Hollow Heights are being stalked by an ancient evil. They're being methodically picked off one by one by the spirit of a dead child killer named Stingy Jack. Now it's up to the fearless band of misfits, known as the Horror Club, to stop the evil pumpkin-headed killer before he devours the five souls he needs to be born again.



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ALIEN AGENDA: ENDANGERED SPECIES (1998)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO


Two species of aliens have been fighting a secret war on Earth for thousands of years. One group wants to co-exist with the humans while the other wants to destroy them.

When a television reporter, Megan Cross (played by the always lovely Debbie Rochon), starts to look further into the alien agenda she discovers that not only are the aliens here, but she is actually in a relationship with one.



https://www.sovhorror.com/2019/11/review-bloodthirsty-cannibal-demons-1993.html
BLOODTHIRSTY CANNIBAL DEMONS (1993)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO


Two rival gangs are at war on the mean streets of Kansas City. During one of their brawls the gangs' war spills over into an old movie theater. When the punks are confronted by the owners they are shown the door, but unfortunately for them the exits are now mysteriously sealed off. Trapped inside the theater, the street hooligans decide to kill the poor owners. In doing so, they release an evil witch whose spirit has been trapped within the walls of the movie house.



https://www.sovhorror.com/2019/10/review-bobo-bodyman-1994-199.html
BOBO / THE BODYMAN (1994 / 199?)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO


A horror novelist is plagued by nightmares while trying to finish his latest book about a killer clown doll. His family goes away on vacation so he can try to finish the book without any distractions, but when he receives a mysterious package one evening he finds himself stalked by the same doll from his story.




https://www.sovhorror.com/2019/10/review-violence-movie-1988.html
THE VIOLENCE MOVIE (1988)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO


A mad lunatic escapes from prison and breaks into the home of a young teen. The deranged maniac then finds a Freddy Kruegar mask (and later a hockey mask), puts it on, and starts to stalk his unaware victim. Violence commences.





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THINGS 5 STRANGE MONSTERS (2019)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO


A small town is besieged by a horde of strange monsters who have escaped from a local research lab and go on a blood-soaked rampage. Can these genetically mutated monsters be stopped? Or will they consume all the big and busty inhabitants of the town.




https://www.sovhorror.com/2019/10/review-church-of-damned-1985.html
CHURCH OF THE DAMNED (1985)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO


A small town is besieged by a group of murderous satanists who are on a mission to raise their demonic god. It's now up to two cops to stop their evil plan before it is too late.






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BACKYARD GORE TORTURE (2019)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO


The bloodthirsty butcher Gore Filth has captured a sick pedophile named Tom and has him tied up in his backyard for some good old fashion street justice. Aided by his female accomplice, he grabs an electric hedge trimmer and starts to dismember and disembowel the pervert. Afterwards, his blood lust is still unfulfilled so he decides it's time for some self mutilation.


https://www.sovhorror.com/2019/09/review-confessions-of-homicidal.html
CONFESSIONS OF A HOMICIDAL: PROSTITUTE DEMONATRIX (2018)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO


Liltih is a psycho prostitute serial killer who likes to wear human skin masks and torture the scummy men she comes across. When she's not torturing and killing jerks she likes to hang with her only friend Eve (Krystal Shenk). But soon the girls find themselves in their own living nightmare when they are pursued by a sadistic rapist named Jackson.


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THE CREMATION STATION (2019)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

Today we are taking a look at a new SOV anthology from Kentucky filmmakers, The Josh Brothers (Josh Terry and Josh Wright) The Cremation Station.

While channel surfing, a young horror fan comes across a mysterious late night cable show called The Cremation Station hosted by the wisecracking Dr Casket. During the program The Doc presents three horror tales and a couple commercials featuring killer pants, killer dolls, zombies, a crazed slasher, and a possessed treadmill.


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PSYCHO SISTERS (1994)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

A trio of sleazoid horn-dogs break into a house inhabited by three beautiful sisters (The Sicole sisters, get it). They then rape and strangle the youngest sister, Janice (played by horror hottie Tina Krause) before making their post coitus escape.






https://www.sovhorror.com/2019/03/review-scarlet-frys-junkfood-horrorfest.html
SCARLET FRY'S JUNKFOOD HORRORFEST (1986)
REVIEW BY DAVE SLOANE

Junkfood Horrorfest is a horror anthology directed and hosted by the ghoulish zombie Scarlet Fry. The movie starts off with a Junkie (played by Alice Cooper's daughter) trying to score some junk from a local drug dealer. Instead of drugs he gives her a VHS tape which contains 6 fright tales hosted by the re-animated horror host Scarlet Fry.





https://www.sovhorror.com/2019/03/review-hallucinations-1986.html
HALLUCINATIONS (1986)
REVIEW BY MATT WATTS

Three brothers (two maternal, one step) find themselves home alone for a weekend when their mother has to work a double shift. After one brother, who is of a... diminished mental capacity, has a chance encounter with a neighboring monk (You read that right), the boys each begin to experience strange dreams, until their nightmares converge and spill over into reality. Will the brothers be able to band together and survive the horror, or will they succumb to their HALLUCINATIONS?



https://www.sovhorror.com/2019/02/review-tape-of-karma-2018.html
THE TAPE OF KARMA (2018)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

Marv decides to throw a movie marathon pizza party for his friends, consisting of the most gory and gruesome movies he can find online. The group of friends (all played by Bellamy) have a gory good time until Marv discovers that he forgot about one VHS tape. A tape adorned with a label made of human flesh! The friends put on the VHS, which besides it's abstract and gory images, also contains a warning that anyone who watches it will be cursed by Satan. Now the friends must fight for their survival before they become the next victims of The Tape Of Karma!



https://www.sovhorror.com/2019/02/review-night-of-living-babes-1987.html
NIGHT OF THE LIVING BABES (1987)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

A couple of yuppies named Chuck (Andrew Nichols) and Buck (Louie Bonanno) decide to look for a little adulterous action at a mysterious brothel called Madam Mondo's Zombie Fantasy Ranch.

The duo are both married to smoking hot wives (Connie Woods, and Scream Queen Legend Michelle Bauer!), but Chuck (the sleazebag of the two) convinces Buck (the happy husband) to accompany him on the trip regardless.



https://www.sovhorror.com/2019/02/review-easter-bunny-bloodbath-2010.html
EASTER BUNNY BLOODBATH (2010)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

In 1967 on Easter Day, young Peter sees the Easter Bunny decapitate his older sister. 20 years later, Peter and a group on five friends venture off to his father's cabin that he recently inherited to party it up for Easter weekend. Though soon after arriving, Peter is plagued with visions of the Easter Bunny and his friends start to slowly disappear, one by one.




TWISTED TALES (1994)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

Twisted Tales is a horror anthology from Kevin J. Lindenmuth's, Brimstones Pictures, featuring 3 horror tales in the EC comics styles. Each tale is directed by a different filmmaker including Lindenmuth, frequent collaborator Mick McCleery, and Rita Klus.






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METAL NOIR (1990)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

We open on a crazed guy (Charles Pinion) in an old dark cellar clutching a metal crown of spikes, tightly gripped in his hands. He has a look of madness in his eyes as he suddenly starts bashing himself in the skull with the crown. In shadow, we see him repeatedly smash the weapon into his cranium as blood spurts all over the dirty walls.




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TWISTED ISSUES (1988)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

After an altercation with some local punks, a straight edged skateboarder is hit by a car and killed. Soon after, a wacky doctor and his equally crazed assistant come across the body and decided to bring it back to life. This happens after they contemplate if they should have sex with the corpse first. The pair of wackos then decide to graft skin from the skater's face to his injured leg, leaving the skater a deformed monstrosity.



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LISA'S NIGHTMARES (1994)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

For those unfamiliar with Lisa Cook, she was the wife (now ex) of Texas based SOV pioneer Todd Jason Falcon Cook (Evil Night, Death Metal Zombies). Her first acting role was in Todd's 1992 awesome debut feature, Evil Night. The story of a nerd who, with the use of a formula that gives him telekinesis, exacts a bloody revenge of the classmates who ridiculed him.




https://www.sovhorror.com/2018/12/review-satans-place.html
SATAN'S PLACE: A SOAP OPERA FROM HELL (1988)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

Satan's Place is a rare SOV horror anthology directed by Scott Aschbrenner and Alfred Ramirez that was produced in 1988. The movie contains four comedic horror stories that are tied together by a wraparound with a young woman who meets the main characters of each story, while she is the main character of the last. So let's take a look at this wickedly fun SOV story by story.





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BLOOD LAKE (1987)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

A group of six friends head out to a country lake house for some rest, relaxation, partying and water skiing. Little do they know that in a nearby shed a killer is lurking and stalking them one by one.

There isn't much of a plot to Blood Lake, it follows the typical 80's slasher formula: Group of isolated teens go out for a party weekend and are dispatched by a vengeful killer ....




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NIGEL THE PSYCHOPATH (1994)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

When young Nigel's father died, he was told it's okay because his dad is in a much happier place now. Nigel takes this quite literally and the next thing you know he is killing everyone in sight to help them find that happy place. Wearing a gas mask and equipped with his trusty rake, Nigel goes on a rampage of happiness across the Virginia countryside as he is pursued by the police and his brother Chubby.





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HORRORGIRL (1995)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

Horrorgirl is a weird, noisy, industrial goth band led by the sultry Creatura (Ghetty Chasun, star of Gorotica and Red Lips) that is just dying to get a break. They're behind on their rent and their landlord wants to evict them. They have a gun totting pizza boy who wants the money for the pizza they stole from him. Oh, and their new guitarist / keyboardist Fang has just died via electric shock - watch out for those dixie cups of water when rocking.




http://www.sovhorror.com/2013/11/sledgehammer-1983-review-by-matt-hill.html
SLEDGEHAMMER (1983)
REVIEW BY MATT HILL

“Flesh tears, bones shatter, the nightmare has begun.” This is what we call a “fucking awesome tagline.” The super cool illustrated artwork showing a theatrical mask being cracked down the middle by a crudely drawn sledgehammer is the icing on the cake. This is the kind of movie where, once you gaze at the cover artwork, notice the title, along with the bloodsoaked, bizarre graphic – you have no choice. You simply have to either rent or purchase that film.


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PIECES OF DARKNESS (1989)
REVIEW BY JOHNNY DICKIE

 Among the many companies from the 1980's to distribute low budget and shot on video films to unsuspecting, and most times, disappointed cinema buffs looking for a new grade A horror thriller from their local video store shelves, not many others approached marketing their products quite like Legacy home video. Whole other video labels used lurid and grotesque drawings and pictures to ensnare horror hounds into watching, or at least renting their low-fi video epics, Legacy had another approach in mind.



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WNUF HALLOWEEN SPECIAL (2013)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

Remember the days when Halloween programing would dominate the airwaves every October? Just about every program on the tube would have some kind of special showcasing the magical night of ghosts, ghoul's, candy and tummy aches. Unfortunately those days are long gone but thanks to filmmaker Chris LaMartina and the fine folks at Camp Motion Pictures you can relive those hauntingly good times again with the WNUF Halloween Special.




THE PARANORMAL (1998)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

Kyle Jennings (Director Todd Norris) is a parapsychologist who has a theory that all paranormal activity radiates an energy signal of 12 and 17. He and his fellow researchers are trying to get a grant to continue their work but are rejected by the mean spirited Doctor Cass Charbonneau (Lisa Winegar), a scientist whose specialty is the study of alternate dimensions.






BLOOD RED PLANET (2000)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

A strange planetoid has entered the galaxy and starts orbiting Mars. This causes the weather patterns to go crazy resulting in catastrophic carnage around the globe, as well as a loss of contact with the lunar base on the Moon. A spaceship, Omega 1, is sent to investigate and figure out what the hell is going on. When they arrive on the lunar base they discover that everyone is dead and decide to blow it up in the hopes of containing whatever it was that caused the lunar massacre.





http://www.sovhorror.com/2018/11/review-amerikill.html
AMERKILL (1999)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

In the Summer of 1999 in the small town of Woodridge Valley 47 mutilated bodies were found and the killer was never apprehended. All that was known of the killers identity was he wore a Jester's outfit. Keith, Etahn (Director Chris LaMartina) and their group of filmmaking friends are on summer vacation and working on their latest SOV opus "It Came From Uranus" when a masked Jester starts killing off their peers.





https://www.sovhorror.com/2018/11/book-review-b-movies-in-90s-and-beyond.html
B-MOVIES IN THE '90's AND BEYOND (2018)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

Something very sad happened recently in the world of independent cinema. After almost 30 years of bringing great micro-budget movies to the masses, Tempe Video has decided to close shop. Lead by filmmaker J.R. Bookwalter, Tempe Video was one of the most important independent production companies / distributors of the 90's.






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PLAYGORE (2011)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

It's no secret I'm a huge fan of Hugh Gallagher's work. Not only did he make one of the best SOV trilogies of the 90's (The Gore Trilogy) but he was also the publisher of one of the best independent horror magazines of the 90's, Draculina. So when I started the S.O.V. The True Independents project, Hugh was one of the first filmmakers I contacted to be part of the it.