Seed of Chucky (2004)

Seed of Chucky
Director: Don Mancini
Writer: Don Mancini
Sequel to: Child’s Play, Child’s Play 2, Child’s Play 3, Bride of Chucky
Cast: Brad DourifJennifer TillyBilly BoydRedmanHannah SpearrittJohn Waters
Seen on: 21.9.2017

Before Chucky (Brad Dourif) and Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) were vanquished, they had a son, Glen (Billy Boyd). Glen is everything his parents aren’t: gentle, kind and completely murder-free. He’s curious to meet his parents, and so he resurrects them, hoping for a family reunion. The reunion does happen, but takes on a very different form of what Glen expected, as they first hit Hollywood where Chucky and Tiffany’s story is currently turned into a film starring Jennifer Tilly (Jennifer Tilly).

Seed of Chucky suddenly turns very meta and that’s a thing I always enjoy. Especially since it really proves that Jennifer Tilly is the best thing that has happened to the series. Despite some of the same issues as with the other films of the series, this is definitely my favorite part so far (together with the first).

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Suburban Gothic (2014)

Suburban Gothic
Director: Richard Bates Jr.
Writer: Richard Bates Jr., Mark Bruner
Cast: Matthew Gray GublerKat DenningsRay WiseBarbara NivenMuse WatsonSally KirklandMel RodriguezJeffrey CombsJohn WatersJack Plotnick
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
[Reviews by cornholio and Maynard Morrissey.]

Raymond (Matthew Gray Gubler) has a business degree, but he can’t find a job. His situation is so dire that he has to move back in with his parents. Trapped in Suburbia with a father (Ray Wise) who hates him (and vice versa) and a mother (Barbara Niven) who still treats him like a child, is not really his dream situation. When he starts to see ghosts again, like he used to do when he was a kid, at least he has something to drink about with bartender Becca (Kat Dennings).

Suburban Gothic is a weird animal with a very strange sense of humor that borders on the surreal but doesn’t quite go there. If you find your way into that humor zone, you’ll love the film. But if you expect to see a film like Excision, you’ll be disappointed.

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Excision (2012)

Director: Richard Bates Jr.
Writer: Richard Bates Jr.
Cast: AnnaLynne McCord, Traci Lords, Ariel Winter, Roger Bart, Jeremy Sumpter, John Waters, Malcolm McDowell, Marlee Matlin, Matthew Gray Gubler, Ray Wise
Part of: /slash Filmfestival

Pauline (AnnyLynne McCord) lives with her parents (Tracie Lords, Roger Bart) and her little sister Grace (Ariel Winter) who has Cystic Fibrosis and needs a lung transplant. So Pauline dreams of a career in medicine. But she has issues. She has vivid deams full of blood and sex, that she would like to enact in real life by sleeping with a guy for the first time while on her period. Her mother sees that she’s struggling but believes that with a little strictness and the support of her church they can work through the problems.

Excision is absolutely incredible and amazing. AnnaLynne McCord is perfect, the whole movie is atmospheric and just plain wonderful.

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Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010)

Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore
Director: Frank Henenlotter, Jimmy Maslon
Part of: /slash Filmfestival

The Godfather of Gore is a documentary about Herschell Gordon Lewis, chronicling his start with the nudies and his development of gore through interviews with Lewis himself, John Waters, David F. Friedman, Frank Henenlotter and many more.

The Godfather of Gore shows an interesting piece of cinema history but it’s a little unfocused and lengthy.

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