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Snoop Dogg`s Hood of Horror (2006) – Surprisingly Good

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:


Army of Darkness (1992) – Evil Dead Gets Medieval

Tonight we’re watching the third and final (so far, that is) episode in the Evil Dead trilogy. This one takes place in medieval times (see The Evil Dead 2 to see why this is so), and is another over the top Horror romp starring our buddy Bruce Campbell as Ash once again. Thrust into the middle of…ummm the Middle Ages, it’s once again up to him to save the world from the Darkness that we were introduced to in the first two movies.

Two things remain consistant in all three Evil Dead movie: Bruce Campbell and the humour. Despite being horror films, they manage to be quite fun. Little off hand remarks by minor characters go along way in these films… And Bruce Campbell ALWAYS rocks.

Lots going ioon in this film and the big battle against the army of the Dead iis like a giant Homage to Ray Harryhausen (the stop motion master behind the great Sinbad films and the original early 1980s Clash of the Titans). Nothing like an army of smart-ass Skeletons doing battle!

This movie has a lot going for it but please, watch the two precursors, The Evil Dead and the Evil Dead 2 first – It will be worth it!

Check out the trailer below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vvJCg2JsIc