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  1. STREET TRASH

    STREET TRASH Synthicide

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    Well, well, well. What've we got here? a horrendous 1981 slasher movie starring "Body By Jake" Steinfeld, as a psychotic killer doped up on hard drugs. He runs over elderly women in his car, laughs incessantly and somehow, manages to be the dullest slasher villain to ever be born out of the '80s. It's a real chore to finish this film all the way through without touching the FFW button, or drifting off for a 5 min. nap. The characters are outrageously annoying, in particular the mime kid who serves only to get on people's nerves and play his guitar (thank the LORD he dies, I actually cheered his death!). There isn't anything noteworthy about this dirt cheap slasher knock-off, no good laughs, a boring ending, boring middle, boring kills... Not much else to say about the film, there isn't a whole lot on offer - I re-watched it last night (I'm a masochist) and was hoping to enjoy it a bit more than my previous viewing - before it bored me, now I detest it.

    I live for the old slasher films but really, this was the pits. Anyone else have the "pleasure" ?
     
  2. Mark Relford

    Mark Relford Chairman of the Bored

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    Heh... I bought the VHS from a struggling mom n' pop store last year. (Hell, it was only a buck.) Haven't had the "pleasure" of watching it yet. Is it worse than Humongous?;)
     
  3. speanroc

    speanroc I WANNA BAN

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    hey i happen to like "humongous"

    :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:
     
  4. Haven't seen HSH in ages and I don't really recall any of it. I guess it just goes to show that it's nothing special.
     
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    Hellbilly Active Member

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    Yup, this film was terrible, especially the kid with the guitar ugh.
    Jake Steinfeld has a cool scene though, sticking a needle underneath his tongue :eek2:
    This flick was produced by the "ILsa" guy as I recall.
     
  6. patmcgahern

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    this film rocks. Its so bad its funny. Not as good as Humongous though!
     
  7. rhett

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    Picked this up at Canadian Tire in a bargain bin for $3.99. Thought it was hilarious that Vinessa Shaw is headlined above the title on the cover, despite the fact that she's like 4 in it and hardly even says a word. I pity the Joe who goes to buy this thinking it's the hottie from EYES WIDE SHUT. The transfer is interlaced and full screen, but not that bad. I've only gotten past the title card (love that FUCKING RUN OVER THAT OLD BITCH WALKING ACROSS THE ROAD!!!!!!!!!!! EXTREME!!!!!! opening murder) but so far so sweet. I'll try to review this for the site if I get some time. Definitely the most intense roid rage killer in all of slasherdom.
     
  8. HAEMORRHAGE

    HAEMORRHAGE If he dies, he dies

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    I've got this. I think the last time I tried watching it I fell asleep within 5 minutes. I suppose that's reason enough to try and watch it one more time.
     
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    Mutilated Prey Soul Stealer

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    This got a release? This is the Thanksgiving horror flick right? VHS transfer?
     
  10. rhett

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    Looks better than VHS for sure, but it's still interlaced and full frame. Definitely worth the $4.
     
  11. Body Boy

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    :eek:

    Humongous is a wonderful slasher!

    It's okay though. I forgive you.
     
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    You must have x-ray eyes, because half that movie is underexposed! :D

    I don't think it's fair to give Humongous an appraisal, though, until it actually gets a proper DVD release with some adequate black level detail.
     
  13. Mutilated Prey

    Mutilated Prey Soul Stealer

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    Only released in Canada? I can't find that shit anywhere online.
     
  14. bwana the clown

    bwana the clown Supreme Ruler Of Sados

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    I sat through Home Sweet Home a few months ago and it was a real struggle, but admittedly it also suffers from a lot of unwatchably dark scenes (at least the copy I watched did)

    Mistake (guitar boy) was my favourite thing about the movie!!
     
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    Heh, neither can I. It was released by an outfit called "Hollywood Entertainment". That does sound too generic to be legit, but I don't know...it was at my Canadian Tire. The company is based out of Las Vegas.
     
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    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    This is it here on Amazon, but currently unavailable. I own a few "Hollywood Entertainment" releases, but I 've never seen this one to buy. They're basically a budget label, with sometimes questionable legitimacy.

    There's also a R2 DVD in the UK that came out a few years ago, but it's now OOP.
     
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    Not one of my favorite slashers, but not one of the worst either. It's fun to watch, but only once every several years. It isn't one I can just throw on anytime.
     
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    I've always had amazing skill when it comes to getting through even the worst horror movies. And this one was a chore even for me. The first minute was so hilarious that it kept me watching in the hope that it would rise to that level again. It didn't. For sheer boredom, this is my personal low water mark. Just awful.
     
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    Seriously? I am wondering why this movie even deserves a thread. As far as lost slashers go...as I am wondering why this even deserves a thread. I got my hands on this last year and was like..WTF? This is a lost cult fav? No wonder why this was blocked out of my childhood viewing.
     
  20. Body Boy

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    Agreed.

    It has its moments, but is just above the level of SOV dreck. :( Sadly...
     

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