2006’s Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror is a movie I would most likely never had seen had it not been for Netflix`s suggestion system – and I am glad Netflix did suggest it, because this was refreshing and fun.
A compilation of several stories that take place in the “hood”all tied together by Snoop, whos is a sort of gatekeeper, making sure people pay their dues when it’s time. The movie starts off with an extended animated sequence that explains how Snoop becomes the supernatural character that he is (giving his life for a family member…). The individual stories are interesting enough: a female tagger (graffiti artist) is given the power to get revenge on her tormentors by a very evil and wild looking Danny Trejo. That is, until she abuses the power given to her. Next, a son of a recently deceased vet has to live with poor veterans for a year (with his bitch wife) to see what the unfortunate go through. He puts them through a living hell until they exact their revenge. Then a story of an up and coming rapper that is forced to pay for his past transgressions against his friend and colaborator that died on the cusp of greatness in what seemed like a random act of violence. Then everything gets tied up in an epilogue.
Anyway, this film oozes fun and horror together. Like all horror compilations, there are twists, turns and plenty of comedy to go around. Snoop is perfect for his roll in this film, also.
This is one that I definitely suggest. Check out the trailer below:
Anyone remember that clip that Youtube a year or so ago where the old guy kicks the ass of an asshole on a bus, leaving the asshole asking for an “Amberlamps”? This movie is loosely (very loosely) based on that. Still, Danny Trejo makes it worth watching.
Trejo’s character, a seven year Vietnam veteran that was never able to fully transition back in to society, has passed the years in relative obscurity, working his hotdog stand for years while life passed him by. That all changed one day when he reluctantly kicks the ass of a couple of skin heads on a bus that are picking on an elderly black gentleman. Trejo’s act is caught on cellphone video and uploaded to the net where he becomes an instant Internet star when the video goes viral. A few more similar incidents like this manages to cement his reputation as “Bad Ass”
When Trejo’s buddy gets killed and the police don’t seem to be putting any effort into finding the killer, Trejo take the cause into his own hands. His investigation leads to a lot of bad guys getting their asses kicked (or worse), and right to the corrupt mayor.
This is a cheezy, low budget movie with a very tenuous plot…but I freakin’ loved it. A real grindhouse feel (without the fake dirty film effect), I have to recommend this movie if you came to the site because you like low budget wonders.
I say watch it.
Here’s the trailer:
And here’s a link to the original clip that inspired it: