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Mindwarp (1992) – Bruce Campbell Cheeziness to the Max

Mindwarp (also known as Brain Slasher) is a 1992 post environmental apocalypse sci-fi/horror film staring Bruce Campbell. Three groups of humans exist: those that were saved and brought to a complex, shielded from the destructive rays of the unshielded sun, and those forced to live outside. Most of those are mutants called Crawlers, who live in an underground, hellish society, coming to the surface to scavenge for old technology, and the occasional straggler to be captured and most often used for food, but occasionally used as breeding stock. The other, smaller group are regular humans, struggling to survive against the deadly sun and the evil crawlers – Bruce Campbell is one of this group. The movie surrounds a young lady who is part of the “lucky” group that is protected. She questions her existence as it is just comprised of sleeping and then being hooked up to the Infinisys sytem that allows them to enjoy a simulated reality of their choice, as there is nothing to do locked away from the outside. She hates it and rebels, getting herself expelled fron the safety of the indoors. Finding herself outdoors, she is quickly captured by crawlers, and almost as equally quickly rescued by our trusty hero, Bruce Campbell.

Bruce explains to her where she is and what exactly he saved her from. Then they make out and promptly both captured by crawlers and brought below to the subterranean world of the Crawlers. 

In this dank evil world, Bruce is relegated to a work gang, while the girl is brought to a room to be tested for breeding comparability  Here are back and forth skirmishes, they escape, get captured, escape again, get captured again. Then there’s a big twist when we find out who runs the Crawler world. Throw in a couple more little twist and then run the credits.

This is a typical early 90s Bruce Campbell film: low budget and cheezy dialogue. It’s silly, and yet I liked it – like I said, it’s got Bruce Campbell in it! If you’re a Bruce Campbell film then you know you have to see this film, and it is better than some of his other post Evil Dead movies.

Sorry folks, but I couldn’t find a trailer anywhere!


Candyman (1992) – A Bit of a Horror Cult Classic, But It Didn’t Do Much For Me

I like Tony Todd. Tony Todd make a great menacing bad guy. I like Horror movies with big menacing bad guys. I like Clive Barker’s writing, and this movie is based on one of his stories. My buddy, whom I trust when it comes to horror movie recommendations likes this movie. All that and all I can really say is “meh.”

Candyman is a movie about a killer with a hook that is summoned by looking in a mirror and saying his name five times. Yeah, that’s really original. So a professor at a local University, Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) is studying the legend of Candyman and a murder that was attributed to him. So she stupidly says his name in the mirror five times and all of a sudden she’s kind of possessed by him. Blacking out, she finds herself covered in blood in a washroom in a tenement, a dog’s severed head near by, a mother screaming for her baby that has gone missing. Yeah – she gets busted for kidnapping and burglary and such… So, a bunch of weird things happen and I’m left wondering if Candyman kills anyone, or if just the people that say his name five timed on the mirror are doing the killing for him. I just don’t know and the move made me not care.

Ugh. I don’t know – I’m not compelled to write much more about this movie as it seemed like a pale attempt at simulating a supernatural horror movie – it just doesn’t do it for me at all. 

Here’s a trailer:


Braindead/Dead Alive (1992) – Gloriously Gory and Wickedly Wild

Holy freakin’ crap, what a wild ride this 1992 Peter Jackson film is! This is a Zombie movie that reaches new levels of gore that I have never seen before.

I really can’t describe this film other than using one word:

Awesome.

More blood and gore than I have ever seen in one movie, and yet, Peter Jackson made a good movie and not JUST a gorefest.

The film takes place in 1957 New Zealand, and involves some of the most decrepit, funny, violent and weird Zombies and Zombie action ever filmed. These are disease/plague Zombies and they spread through bites starting with the bite from an evil hairless rat-mokey in a Zoo (the movie starts with a Zoo official taking the 

monkey from Skull island against the wishes of the angry natives of said island) – wait until you see the creepy monkey this – wow is all I can say about that freaky creature.

I’m not going to tell you any more about the story, because I want you to see this film. I will mention that this film has the greatest lawn mower scene ever… EVER!

It turns out that the whole damned movie is also available on Youtube, so if you are impatient, you can watch it there.

See this movie and then let me know what you think.

Here’s the trailer:

And here’s a link to the whole movie (for as long as the link lasts):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUW6Mtg10tU