October 2010 - Can't Stop the Movies
Can't Stop the Movies
31Oct/100

Noir-Vember, Day One: Angel Face (1952)

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31Oct/100

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

30Oct/101

Mulva: Zombie Ass Kicker! (2001)

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Yes. Mulva.

29Oct/100

Murder Party (2007)

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Danny LIKESo if yesterday's review of The Hazing was The Breakfast Club getting slaughtered, today's entry has to be the class of Art School Confidential getting its turn. And if you've seen Art School Confidential, you'll definitely be needing that release.

Murder Party is about Chris, a dumb friendless schmuck whose cat won't even get off the chair for him. When he finds an invitation for a Murder Party on Halloween night, he decides to go. It's not like he has anything else to do. He bakes up some pumpkin loaf, makes a knight costume out of cardboard, and heads out the door.

28Oct/100

The Hazing (2004)

Danny no longer writes for Can't Stop the Movies, and can be reached at his fantastic site Pre-Code.com

Danny LIKEThe Hazing is something special. In the vast and unending stream of no-budget, no-star horror films, it's a diamond in a shit heap.

First off, it's funny, with Evil Dead 2 callbacks and goofy humor galore. A man wielding a chainsaw attacks a demon holding an electric guitar and the two instruments colliding lead to a rocking heavy metal guitar solo. This is after we got a long montage set to a song called "The Zombie Stomp" which ends when one of the characters steals said guitar from one of the band members. Later, a signed picture of B-movie horror icon Bruce Campbell even makes an appearance.

And while goofy horror films are not extensively unusual (though well executed goofy horror films are), The Hazing has another thing going for it: the characters actually matter.