I’m going to be co hosting the second hour of Inversion Ritual Radio tonight on WIUX (b-side). Show starts at 10:pm (Eastern Time) but you won’t hear the likes of me until 11:pm (Eastern Time, still) .
I will be playing some 80’s goofy horror soundtrack stuff along with some songs so Derek will think I’m cool. Check it out! And hear me say interesting things!
Why do disasters always happen in small towns!? Oh yeah, budgets. In the tradition of Jaws and Squirm comes The Nest!
Elizabeth comes back to her home town to visit her crappy mayor of a father. She runs into her old flame which happens to the sheriff. Will they fall back in love? Will the sheriffs current flame get in the way?
Oh, there are also hordes of killer roaches! This movie has so much roach gore carnage in it. The first victim you see of the roaches is a rat whose head is the only thing left! Then there’s this dog! And a cat! Oh fuck! That cat!
It turns out that the Mayor and a mad scientist have conspired to breed a new species of roaches. But it went horribly wrong! They are multiplying, growing and sometimes mutating and controlling the things they eat (the best part!).
This movie was great. Top notch grotesqueness. Queezy feelings. And some comic relief from Homer the exterminator and Shakey Jake the junk man.
Terrence H. Winkless, who directed this movie did a bunch of Power Rangers episodes and a couple of their spin offs.
The Nest is not extremely hard to find. It’s easy to get on DVD and Shout Factory released it on Blu-Ray earlier this year.
Two brothers Josh and Mike roll into a small town after getting into car trouble caused by some drunk locals. Nobody in the town take the two city boys seriously except for Will, the ex city boy drunk sheriff.
Mike gets eaten by an under the bed monster unknown to Josh. Josh ends up staying in town to find Mike. He meets up with Holly, a local school teacher/bartender who decides to help.
Everybody in the town is really sick and non of the children show up to school due to illness. This is when Josh & Holly get suspicious. Wait, they get suspicious when they are attacked by a zombie child in the schools basement.
Josh is a suspect for the murder of the zombie child and the townfolk want him brought to justice. While he’s on the run he uncovers that a chemical company is behind everybody being sick. The townsfolk are slowly being turned into Mutants.
By dusk the townspeople are all infected with this sickness and spread it by touching other people with their leech like hands. Sheriff Will, Josh and Holly seem to be the only ones left alive. Along with this crazy asshole who ran Josh and his brother off the road at the beginning of the movie.
The infected people just have pasty flakey flour faces. There are some cool moments like whenever Holly is being attacked by a bunch of infected children in the restroom. She unsuccessfully protects one of the remaining uninfected school children whose voice is very strangely dubbed.
It looks like the imdb.com trivia for this movie was written by the screenwriters. It’s all written about them and where the movie went wrong.
The movies name was changed to Mutant to capitalize off of “Alien”. This is also why an Alien is on the cover. An alien that never appears in the movie.
A family film that didn’t go over too well as a family film.
Johnny Dingle finally asks Missy, the girls he’s loved since a child to the prom! Right after he got a bullet in the chest in the convenience store.
Johnny dies but crawls out of his grave in days later so he can take Missy to the Prom.
He goes back to school like a regular person the folks just brush off the fact that he’s dead very easily. Missy isn’t so into the idea of dating a dead guy but whenever he announces “I eat Chuck for you” her eyes turn to hearts for the poor dead boy.
That’s right, he eats a guy named Chuck (played by Phillip Seymour Hoffman). He has to eat human flesh to stay alive. Not much of it happens in the movie but it’s still pretty dark for a Touchstone Pictures movie.
The small town depicted in this movie ends up hating on Johnny and his dead person ways while a scientist wants to use his skin to make beauty products.
I love this movie. It’s comedically dark and purposefully cheesy. The town they live in is almost 1950’s B movie esque but with a liquor store. Critics and the general public hate this movie.
It’s pretty hard to find out and about but you can get it on DVD or VHS on Amazon for under $10.
The only trailer on Youtube is one actually put up by Touchstone Pictures. But it’s just a scene from the beginning of the movie.
PS. I feel like it’s my civic duty to post 30 of these in October. Even though nobody is entertained by these. Please let me know differently. I could use a pat on the back.
Tom is in a tough roustabout biker gang. He’s also a rich asshole. With a rich and satanic family. He’s rebelling against nobody. His Satan loving mom thinks he’s great!
Tom purposely gets in a lethal motorcycle accident and his gang members bury him sitting on his bike! This works out well when pops out of his grave hours later to do doughnuts all over the very empty cemetery.
Tom runs into his still living buddies and lets them know the secret to eternal life after death. “All you gotta do, is really want to come back!”. That’s it!?
His gang starts killing themselves all over the place in different ways. At one point there is a group suicide. Policemen are placed in the morgue (with glass doors) to keep watch on the dead gang members. Completely off camera the gang comes back to life, kill the policemen and put them in their morgue drawers! Animals!
The whole gang are undead except for Tom’s ex flame Abby who refuses to kill herself. So it’s up to the gang to attempt to her friends to attempt to kill her.
This movie is also known a Death Wheelers and is easy to get on DVD. I think you can even score a shitty transfer in a dollar bin.