Thursday, July 27, 2017

Jack Red reviews Demon Bundle (Bundle Stars)

A lot of stuff came up with most of this done. More recently in 2017, I came across this unfinished. I felt I should complete it for those that may own all or some of these games. Demon Bundle is still one of the best bundles I ever gotten.

Special Thanks Roll Down
Running with Scissors (Postal 2)
Awfully Nice Studios (The Bug Butcher)
Ape Law (Albino Lullaby)
Cockroach Inc. (The Dream Machine)
Nathan Meunier (This Book Is A Dungeon)
IMGN.PRO (Kholat)
Scorpius Games (I Shall Remain)
Shiver Games (Lucius Demake & Lucius II)
Jesse Makkonen (Silence of the Sleep & Distraint)
Zoink Games (Zombie Vikings)
Funcom (The Park)

Hi everyone I'm Jack Red, a few weeks before Halloween. I bought two game bundles from Bundle Stars. Demon Bundle is easily one of the best bundles I ever bought. This is the closest to actually being an successor to their own Horror Heroes Bundle. Yes just like that bundle, all of these are indie games. This bundle is perfect for Halloween covering more ground than any horror or Halloween inspired bundles. I am honestly very impressed with the selection of games in this bundle.

1. Postal 2

Along with The Dream Machine are the only games to have dlcs included in the bundle. You are getting Postal 2 Complete with Paradise Lost that's exclusive to Steam for great prices. In this game you play as the Postal Dude, going around town doing some really not pleasant & horrible unspeakable things. Let's get a few things straight before I continue with the review. Officially this is more of an sandbox FPS than an horror game. But you do face zombies with possibilities so horrifying I'm amazed this game got released. Honestly you are very likely to get offended by this game than being actually scared. If you played games like Conker's Bad Fur Day or Grand Theft Auto series. You get a lot of freedom to do what you want yet it's really offensive to the point of upsetting all kind of people. This might be an tough pill to swallow but I like stuff like this. When I think of freedom of speech this will be one of my examples of it. Postal 2 has a few expansions that further built onto that madness. What's crazier is this stands as one of the select few games I own on Steam that has the workshop. This allows people to upload mods including making the game completely sandbox like Garry's Mod. All that extra content easily makes Postal 2 one of the best Demon Bundle has to offer.

2. This Book Is A Dungeon

An text adventure with horror elements isn't common in today's world. Back then there were an handful of them on several platforms. This game pays tribute to those game, You have to pay attention to everything to get far. You won't have much control over your character which that's expected in those games. But when you face enemies it is up to luck. This means you could be doing fine until one battle & you could easily lose. Very palm appearance with some detail images. This game won't hold your hand from the moment you start playing. You have to consider so much in every location. Honestly it isn't bad for that style games but it just isn't my thing.

3. The Bug Butcher

I am really amazed how great this game is. You are firing rapidly at all kind of insects. You can play two modes with one having two versions. I love the power ups you get as they make it more fun & entertaining to watch. There isn't bosses but there are creatures I could consider bosses. Very good art style with mind blowing audio that's really good. I really like my controller works perfectly for this game. This game is really addicting to play no matter how you view it. The Bug Butcher has large potential of being one of the greatest indie games of all time. I kid you not this game is an must have in most gamer's collections.

4. The Dream Machine (Episodes 1-3)

This bundle gives you half the entire game. But I got to be honest I didn't think I like this as close as much as I do now. Yes this is an strange point & click game but an very interesting one indeed. You won't have to worry about taking too long or losing. Some puzzles especially those in Episode 3 are tough. Very easy controls with interesting animation style. Every character with some stuff you see is made out of clay. Everything else is made out of card boxes yet both are used so well that I'm impressed. What's crazy is they been working on all the episodes since 2010 with only Episode 6 isn't out. This is an great game with lighter dark humor from Blackbay Asylum. I do recommend this game for fans of the genre or what more indie games standing out.

5. Lucius Demake

An alternate version of Lucius 1 that started from pictures an fan made in 16-bit retro style. This concept really hit home with Shiver Games. They quickly started working on this game coming an year after Lucius 2. I am really impressed by how well everything is done. They took an recent game series to recreate in classic 80s style. All the audio especially music really works for this game. I love how easy & fun this game is making it achievement friendly. Lucius Demake has some of the most graphic scenes I ever seen in an horror game. This is heavily inspired by The Omen movies with an similar concept. An surprisingly dark game that constantly gets you more interested in what's going on. Only an handful of bosses but after a few tries you will figure them out. It is really fun to go around exploring the place. This game is amazing in everything it nails to perfection. Possibly one of the surprise hits in Demon Bundle.

6. The Park

This game has you play as an mom searching for her kid. You can explore the theme park to get on rides. Some creepy unexpected moments will get you by surprise. An interesting dark environment with some an very clear idea where to go. Very achievement friendly that it's possible to get most achievements in your first run. Some parts will throw you off like any typical horror game. There isn't puzzles which I know some don't like dealing with them. To me an great horror game should have an complex design even if that's only in it's puzzles. It makes you think about the reality & all the possibilities no matter how unlikely they are. This is an good game but there are better games in Demon Bundle. I will say for an spin off game it is one of the best I played.

7. I Shall Remain

An crazy zombie game that in an weird way reminds me of Dead Rising series. You play as someone already infected, you are trying to survive. All your zombies are different types of zombies you will be facing. Controls will take some time to get use to but that's when the fun begins. You can search areas for stuff like medical, ammo and weapons. Like some games in Dead Rising series, you can buy stuff from other survivors. Personally I felt this was done better in Dead Pixels. Especially the leveling can be tedious requiring a lot of patience. This was better done in Deadly 30 an better zombie game for your money. I actually like the artwork put into this game. Some areas are confusing due to being set up kinda like classic FPS game maps. A lot of detail got put into I Shall Remain. Survival is my favorite mode to play as you can keep going & stop at any time. This does come off more like an true tutorial than the actual one but it gets the job done.

8. Lucius II

This is an sandbox horror game where you have to kill people in such horrible ways. This plays similar to Lucius 1 with some improvements. Half the game takes place inside an hospital. Any horror game does well with that. More recently after sometimes it loads up my game after I die. Partly the game glitches with key items. Thankfully the maps do work but it takes an while to get use to them. There is an leveling system similar to many games I played recently. Sometimes you have to be creative to get things done especially low on that meter to do crazy stuff. The controls do work fine but a little sensitive when it comes to throwing things. Lucius II is an good game for what it is but there are better games in the Demon Bundle.

9. Kholat

This is similar to newer Fallout games. You get to explore to search for items, hunting enemies and fast travel between locations. But you are limited to what you have. Your goal is to survive under such tough conditions. Unknown enemies, heavy snow with no real direction where to go. This game has trouble running on my computer even after I toned it down as much as I could. It still lacks mostly in audio from time to time. This is an game of patience & having an guide could help you. Honestly this game is okay I don't see all the hype comes from. But it is far from an bad game & there are better games in the Demon Bundle.

10. Albino Lullaby: Episode 1

Only the first episode was included in the bundle. This is an weird stealth & horror chase game. You have to avoid these creatures by out running them, turning on blue lights or get them into hazards. It took an while to configure the game the way I wanted. Very interesting look to the game with good sound effects. Very good graphics for what it's suppose to be. Yes you can lose in this game from not getting far away from your enemies. It is likely you could get loss which I recommend reading or watching an guide. Albino Lullaby does get you thinking during the game. Sometimes have to take risks to survive. The controls do work but take time getting use to. I already played an better episodic horror game series called The Walking Dead. Now those I am going to save for an special occasion. You do get an ability to help you a little bit instead of avoiding the enemies. Some areas have more than meets the eye so pay close attention to your environments. Overall not bad I do enjoy what I played of it. We will see if I ended up getting the rest of the game in the near future.

11. Zombie Vikings

An hack & slash beat em up game with an store to buy helpful stuff like better weapons. You play as an handful of zombie vikings taking on all kind of enemies. Your goal is to stop the witch & Loki no matter what the cause. I am very happy I can play this with an controller. Yes it takes time getting use to but very quickly the controls do their job. Some levels involves keep moving to survive. I also like the map system allowing you to replay levels to help with upgrading. I really like this game's dark humor which I'm an huge fan of. For example around you face your first enemies, two of them are talking. Out of the clear blue one of them said go eat an turd and goes on about how delicious it is. Yeah that's disgusting although this is an horror themed game. You have to collect a lot of coins & brains during the game to get far. I also like I can skip cut scenes I already watched even dying from an boss fight. Zombie Vikings is an great game that I can't get enough of playing. I highly recommend it to those trying to find more games like it.

12. Distraint

A simple horror game that does require some back tracking. A lot of surprising moments to keep on your toes. You play as a man not happy with his job since he has to kick people out of their homes. You can tell how much of him is losing it. This does remind me of Silent Hill series just not as good as those. This is a very easy game to keep track of what to do. Of course I do recommend a guide but a few runs should be easy to memorize it. Although it takes some time getting use to the controls, they're simple enough to work just fine. Thankfully you can't lose in this game except if you give up. Which gives you no excuse to rage quit on it. Distraint was made by a man with some of his relatives. Despite how small the team that made this sure created a gem among horror games.

13. Silence of the Sleep

This is one of the absolute best Silent Hill clones I ever seen. It is a slow pace game with tricky puzzles & strict avoiding mechanics. You play as a man named Jacob trapped inside a hotel. Nothing in this game is what it appears to be. Silence of the Sleep is considered to be one of the scariest games in recent years. You have to pay attention to every major chance to survive. Easily one of the most out there experiences in any horror game you could ever possibly have.

Now it's time to rank all the games included in this bundle...
13. Kholat
12. I Shall Remain
11. This Book Is A Dungeon
10. Lucius II
9. Albino Lullaby: Episode 1 Missing two episodes
8. Zombie Vikings
7. The Park
6. The Dream Machine (Episodes 1-3) Half the entire game
5. The Bug Butcher
4. Silence of the Sleep
3. Distraint
2. Postal 2 (all expansions)
1. Lucius Demake

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Top 10 Dark Comedy Movies

Hi everyone I'm Jack Red, today I cover a topic not many people take seriously. Let's be honest some horror movies has unexpected humor that keeps bringing you back. No matter how dark it gets which is why I'm making my list. All of these movies are more funny than scary horror movies that are mixed by people. I hope I don't go too far out there with what makes me laugh.

10. Gingerdead Man 2: Passion of the Crust

I do agree Gingerdead Man 2 was the best out of the trilogy. I do like some of the humor is directly attacking parts of making a movie. This movie quickly gets more ridiculous as it goes on. I know some of you are wondering why not Gingerdead Man 3? I felt most of it fall flat after the beginning. At least with Gingerdead Man 2, I could name some funny parts. This movie isn't meant to be taken seriously at all.

9. Stan Helsing

This is a parody of Van Helsing taking on parodies of horror movie killers. Yes I can't be more direct than that since the plot is all about it. Stan suddenly becomes the hero take these monsters down. Some of the humor does work with plenty of okay moments. I have seen better parody movies like Spaceballs. I will be honest to say this is better than most of Scary Movies series.

8. Lumberjack Man

My favorite parody rip off of Friday the 13th. Lumberjack Man is very ridiculous when you pick a lot of stuff together. He was a lumberjack man making pan cakes. Then a man comes into his home to share pan cakes. The moment he tasted his family's specialty syrup things got ugly. To sum it up this man killed the lumberjack man & stole it. Lumberjack Man goes around killing people to use their blood in his giant size pan cakes. Did I say X-Play's Adam Sessler is in this movie lol.

7. Eight Legged Freaks

Probably one of my favorite insect movies ever. Eight Legged Freaks is a parody to spider movies. Yes this would be the lightest in overall theme. You can't deny there is some sick humor in this movie. I felt this was one of the better parody movies of my era. Eight Legged Freaks does hold up well. If you love giant spiders & need to laugh then go watch this movie.

6. Bride of Chucky

Granted this is very close of being scary & funny. Some felt they went a little funnier than they should. Others felt it had the right level of humor including myself. We all do agree Seed of Chucky wasn't a good movie. Maybe next Wednesday I'll cover that who knows. Bride of Chucky does have some clever humor.

5. Shaun of the Dead & The Return of the Living Dead

For me this is a tie for a lot of reasons. I really couldn't decide which funny zombie movie was funnier. Hell let's put both of them in the same spot. Shaun of the Dead is more direct with it's humor. The Return of the Living Dead quickly gets crazier as the movie goes on. I think most of us can agree a lot of people still watch these movies. Both of them are great parody movies that more people really need to watch.

4. Bloodsucking Bastards

Let's take Shaun of the Dead but move inside an office building & replace zombies with vampires. You have Bloodsucking Bastards I recently seen this movie. I got to be honest this movie was much funnier than what I was expecting. A lot of great funny moments to keep bringing you back for more. I do recommend this for those trying to find something refreshing with vampires.

3. Funny Man

Special thanks to the youtube user You & Your Horror Movies. He did a video with a top 10 killer clown movies. I knew as so as I looked more into Funny Man that I would love it. Funny Man does remind me of several horror movie icons. This movie goes the extra mile of doing some terrible things to people. The Funny Man himself is very entertaining to watch.

2. Freddy's Dead The Final Nightmare

Granted this movie is hands down more funny than actually being scary. This had some of the best & worst jokes of the franchise. Who doesn't remember the power glove scene lol. Some of these scenes are pure comedy gold. Honestly I still enjoy watching this movie a lot. Freddy's Dead may not been the perfect conclusion to the series. At the same time it still held up because of Robert Englund.

1. Leprechaun

I knew as soon as I started this list what number 1 was going to be. Some may argue Leprechaun in the Hood is funnier. I do agree that movie was funny but the original Leprechaun had more laughing harder. Some of these scenes are flat out ridiculous. Such as him driving around a wheel chair in a hospital or chasing someone while on roller skates. Leprechaun may miss the mark in being scary. This movie is easily one of the funniest I have ever seen. Warwick Davis does a great job bringing you back for more. This movie sure gets a lot of unneeded hate. There exists worse Leprechaun movies that I refuse to talk about. Leprechaun is comedy gold that deserves more people to enjoy it's sheer level of craziness.

Bad Horror Movie Sequel Wednesdays #5 Hellraiser: Revelations

Hi everyone I'm Jack Red, very recently I did a bonus blog for this series. In it I covered four bad Hellraiser sequels that all share the same major problem. Today as promised I will be talking about possibly the most hated Hellraiser movie to date. Hellraiser: Revelations that I can honestly hammered way more than seven ways to Sunday. This movie is legendary for being so damn bad. Don't worry I'm doing this so no body has to suffer.

OMG where to begin in describing how terrible this movie actually is? By now it is common knowledge that Doug Bradley who played Pinhead in eight movies isn't in this movie. I got to be honest the main Pinhead as shown in the picture above looks more like a parody movie character. I can't stress this enough I actually seen better looking Pinheads in fan films. Believe it or not, this movie has two Pinheads what?

Yes it's true with a surprise return of Chatterer, one of the original cenobites. This movie was really made in a hurry with the lowest budget of the franchise. In fact so low if Bradley would've came back he would been paid for a price of a new fridge. What a well respected actor getting such a low amount is an insult to his legacy. The big reason behind the rush is they really didn't want to lose the rights while having a remake being made. Thank god Clive Barker is making that movie.

The movie is reharshing the first two movies. You have a bad person that escaped Hell that is trying to survive. In the end gets killed again by the cenobites. A good amount of this movie is shown through a video camera. Some of the worst acting you will ever seen in any horror movie. This is the only movie you see the creepy homeless man kill anybody. The ending itself is incredibly horribly done. Don't get me wrong I always was curious to see what would happen if the person they wanted to torture the way back to Hell gets killed. I felt this could've been a lot better than it actually is.

I also felt they really didn't know how to end the movie. To me it was very obvious that no body in the movie wanted to be in it. From start to finish this movie is surprisingly boring. I do give it credit that this was planned to be an Hellraiser sequel. Unlike the previous four movies that rushed Hellraiser elements in at the last minute because they're too lazy to do the right thing. However rushing out a sequel in a very short amount of time is just as serious of a problem in my eyes.

We are talking about Hellraiser, one of the scariest things you will ever see. Then comes Hellraiser: Revelations to completely take all the fun out of it. This movie could've been a lot better with more time. I seen better low budget horror movies including The Terminator that's sorta a mix between horror, sci fi & action. Even the first two Evil Dead movies were low budgets but man people can't get enough of them.

In my opinion it really doesn't matter how big or small your budget is. What actually matters is if you with your team are willing to go the distance to give us a great movie. This movie will leave a terrible taste in your mouth for the wrong reasons. Let's be more direct neither Pinheads in this movie can compare to Doug Bradley's.

I don't even think Clive Barker the guy who wrote the books gave them permission to make this. How can they get away by making a movie inspired by his work but has nothing to do with him is beyond me. All the kills in this movie is worse than what you would see in fan films now that's just sad. Not a single kill is worth revisiting this horrible abomination of a movie. Please avoid this movie at all costs. I am aware there's people that enjoy very bad horror movies. I doubt even they would enjoy this movie.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Top 10 Genesis Games I Really Don't Want in Future Sega Genesis Flashback editions

Hi everyone I'm Jack Red, there's so many Genesis games that should be ported. Of course AtGames ruined a good amount of that possibility from happening to many classic Sega games. I have my personal Top 10 Genesis Games I Really Don't Want in Future Sega Genesis Flashback editions list. WOW that's a mouthful but making it any shorter would easily cause confusion.

10. Scooby-Doo Mystery

I haven't played this game myself but going on what I know from YouTube. This is a great point & click game that deserves more credit than it usually gets. This seems like reliving the classic cartoons in two lengthy cases. There is no real way to lose, take breaks & make sure you have a guide on hand.

9. Captain America & The Avengers

Arguably the best port of the classic arcade game. Most people really enjoy the Genesis port over SNES one. I haven't played this one either but I am looking to find my own copy of it. Very simple you beat up the bad guys. There is some variety to help keep things fresh. Easily one of the absolute best arcade ports on the console.

8. The Adventures of Batman and Robin

I already talked a great deal about this game a few months ago. In most areas, this game does an amazing job. Yes the difficulty is very high that could turn a lot of people off. You can play as Batman or Robin or do two players as both characters respectively. You get amazing level designs that truly pushed the Genesis.

7. Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition

I only play the original as a kid but when I found out about this on an episode of AVGN. I was very surprised it was much better. A lot of people said great things about this game. Just like the original, you play as Dr. Grant or an raptor. Based on what I seen of the game it improves on most of the flaws of the previous game. Truly one of the best licensed games on the console.

6. Ghostbusters

I really wish I had this game as a kid. Ghostbusters is still one of the best games in the franchise. You play as one of three ghostbusters hunting ghosts to save the city. This game has two different shops with a couple of sub bosses. You have to pay attention to every level to do great at it. Who doesn't want to bust some ghosts?

5. Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage

A few months ago I really covered a good amount of this game in two blogs. Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage is an excellent beat em up. You do have to start the game as Spider-Man to play a few levels. Honestly playing as Venom is where it's at for me. I also like you can alter how the level layouts by switching characters. A very good licensed game that more people need to play.

4. Castlevania: Bloodlines

I am currently on the hunt for this game. Castlevania: Bloodlines is a rather unique game in the series. Usually you play as just one character in the entire game. How about you get two characters with some clear differences? This game does a great job pushing your gaming skills. One of the very few Castlevania games released on an Sega console & being this good!!! Go get yourselves a copy of it.

3. X-Men 2: Clone Wars

I talked very little about this game since I don't own it. I do know a great deal about it. A different team from the previous X-Men game made this. WOW they did an amazing job in every possible category. You could get bored of this game but thankfully there exists a level skip code. X-Men 2 is possibly one of the absolute best Genesis sequels ever made.

2. Rocket Knight Adventures

I really enjoyed this game as a kid. Rocket Knight Adventures is still to this day, one of my favorite platformers. You play as Sparkster that can hang upside down & uses his jetpack. Some of the finest platformer levels on the console. Rocket Knight Adventures is one of the select few Genesis games that got Nintendo fans to turn their heads.

1. Good Disney Games

Oh okay before anyone gets angry at me for doing this. Let's be incredibly clear that I simply couldn't just put one good Disney game on this list. Especially those that people still often talk about to this day. Therefore my number 1 is every great Disney games on this console. Some of them are legendary among platformers. A handful of them had help from Disney themselves like Aladdin. These games not only held up amazingly well. They also are easy to pick up & play on the spot. Disney really went out of the park with such mind blowing games. Just having one of them on Sega Genesis Flashback is a criminal & insult to us fans.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Bad Horror Movie Sequel Wednesdays Bonus #1 Hellraiser (Hellraiser: Inferno to Hellraiser: Hellworld)

Hi everyone I'm Jack Red, let's be honest I easily could fill a couple of Wednesdays with Hellraiser sequels. I felt since a couple of them are guilty of the same thing. It would be better to include them all in one bonus blog. Yeah we're going off into the deep end now folks. I have seen all of those movies a few times. Considering I am doing this, the next one will be Hellraiser: Revelations. It is so bad that I really don't wanna do it.

1. Hellraiser: Inferno

Hellraiser started out great with a good sequel. From Hellraiser 3: Hell on Earth it did start going down. Hellraiser: Bloodline has some things going for it. Starting from Hellraiser: Inferno to Hellraiser: Hellworld. The movie company decided to not start over with a new script. Instead they quickly wrote in Pinhead with some elements & called it a day. Hellraiser: Inferno feels more like a twisted cop movie than anything else. Most kills aren't great that do come off boring. This corrupt cop is hunting a man responsible for a few murders. It turns out the fingers he keeps finding are from his child self. The actual killer was his darkside. The moment this guy opened the box, he was trapped inside his personal hell to constantly relive everything repeatedly. Although that's twisted for an Hellraiser movie. This movie did little to nothing to make it more like an Hellraiser movie. I mean come on where's the cenobites or seeing hell itself. This movie is already a broken promise that got worse with the next few movies.

2. Hellraiser: Hellseeker

Surprisingly the actress who played Kirsty Cotton from the first two movies returns. You can quickly tell her character isn't that person at all. You keep getting all these weird in your face moments. As the movie goes on it continues to not feel like a true Hellraiser movie. This is about a man searching to find out what happened in that crash. From his point of view, his wife died making things difficult. It turns out Kirsty made a deal with the cenobites. She screwed her husband over directly with a gun. This is not the real Kirsty Cotton from the first two movies. Yes we did convince the cenobites to stop her uncle who escaped hell. She also convinced them about who they were alive to have them turn against Channard Cenobite. Clearly those were to help them out since they represent order within hell. But here she willingly kills her own husband for them? To sum it up this guy was already dead the entire time. His wife survived the crash with the box. Some of the worst & pointless Hellraiser scenes are in this movie.

3. Hellraiser: Deader

This was one of two movies that came out 2005. Usually movies filmed back to back turn out horrible. Although the later movie comes out the following year. This is a rare thing to have two filmed back to back sequels coming out the same year. Which means we're already going in a horrible direction. Hellraiser: Deader is about a reporter looking into a cult. These people found a way to live pass death. It turns out their leader was an descendant of the man who created the box. This is stupid because most of his blood line are good people. But here is a man crazy enough to kill people then revive them. If you want a good movie with a similar concept I highly suggest Re-Animator. This lady summons the cenobites to take care of this cult. She ends up committing suicide not knowing more people could be looking into the same case. At least that's what a part of the ending suggests who really cares. This is surprisingly worse than the previous two movies.

4. Hellraiser: Hellworld

OMG Hellraiser: Hellworld is so bad. In fact I debated about what's actually worse this or Hellraiser: Revelations. Both of them are an insult to anyone into Hellraiser franchise. Hellraiser: Hellworld just going by it's cover. You already know you just got ripped off badly. This is about a group of teenagers going to a party hosted by their dead friend's father. Some of the weirdest death scenes in any Hellraiser movies is found here. Believe it or not this movie starts quickly getting boring. Not only it doesn't even come close to what a true Hellraiser movie feels like. They didn't do a great job covering what this movie was originally going to be. It turns out the host wants his son's friends to die. He does kill two of them before escaping. One of the last things you get to see is him summoning the cenobites. You would think Pinhead being the usually demon to kill people to finish this man off right? Wrong two of his demon servants as shown in the picture above used a huge chained blade weapon cut this guy in pieces. WOW we don't even get to see Pinhead directly kill anyone is a major disappointment. Also how the hell did anyone put up a website all about the cenobites & the box? You would think hell would have a huge problem with that. If you want something similar that's both scary & more worth your time then go watch an horror anime called Hell Girl. There is absolutely nothing good about this movie at all. Officially the last movie Doug Bradley played Pinhead. In the next two movies replaced him with a few actors.

Just imagine a movie company easily could've cancelled four movies or actually paid the money to create new scripts. Not quickly editing it into a Hellraiser movie to cash in on the franchise. Which isn't making a lot of money to begin with. I could accept Halloween III being different from the rest of them. I really upset the movie companies involved with these terrible movies allowed them to be released. These movies are insulting all of us into the Hellraiser franchise & thinking we can suck a lot of people over it. Maybe over zombie, shark & ghost movies yeah. But Hellraiser is something truly unique among demon movies. You simply can not recreate what it brought to the genre. Hellraiser really deserves better than this. I am really surprised Clive Barker allowed this to happen. If I were him, I would sue them over all four movies for all the money they collected from people. I would give their money & buy them other classic movies instead. No body deserves to be treated this way. Bottom line the only thing I could name is actually lower than this is what a movie company called The Asylum doing. They love making their mockbuster movies to come out as soon as those expected blockbusters hit movie theaters. Even their president flat out stated yeah we're crooks. I speak for a lot of people when I say if we do need another Hellraiser movie. It better have Clive Barker's personal involvement & a much higher budget. The last thing I want to hear is this was suppose to be another movie. How does Hollywood allow such terrible things to happen is beyond me.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Top 10 Most Consistent Horror Movie Franchises

Hi everyone I'm Jack Red, let's be honest even with some of the biggest names in horror. Almost every horror movie franchise doesn't stay consistent. I am not looking for perfection by any means. I am simply looking for those that continues to impress me as a long time horror movie fan. Oh boy this is going to be a tough list to put together. Just remember your pal Jack is willing to go to extreme highs for entertainment purposes.

Even if it had one bad movie, to bounce back with greatness does go a long way. Also not everyone will agree with my choices. This is one of many lists that for everyone will be different. I am only showcasing mine for entertainment purposes, they're not facts just only my opinion. Mostly considering the original movie franchise. Maybe in the near future I could do a reboot version of this.

Sadly Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Phantasm and a few more won't be on this list. I will say I do enjoy watching majority of their movies. Please don't get mad, get glad.

10. Saw series

We kick things off with one of the more recent horror movie series I like. Saw has people trapped inside crazy situations to attempt surviving them. Of course most of Jigsaw's victims do die horribly in them. I won't argue the first three movies are hands down the best Saw movies. I also agree from Saw 4 the series did start going down. But it didn't fall down very bad until the final movie. I do like how it tells the story although you should start from the original. Each movie adds stuff that we didn't get to see in previous movies was a nice touch. It also became one of the most annoying problems Saw had. Why because some of the later movies you will notice the main character has smaller personal connection to Jigsaw. This by itself makes flashback scenes not as necessary. Sometimes these scenes do change the feeling entirely. I do agree some of these scenes are among the best of them. I am just stating Saw's story can be a little more complex than it appears to be. Yes spoiler three people are behind all of this. You quickly notice whose trap is what after paying attention long enough. I always enjoy the brutal kills these traps has. If it weren't for the final movie, Saw would've been higher on my list.

9. Killjoy series

The first two Killjoy movies were made by different companies. OMG those were terrible movies but thankfully Fullmoon did the series justice. Starting with Killjoy 3, each new Killjoy movie is great. Adding a great deal about the demonic clown himself. Some of the scenarios in these movies isn't suppose to take seriously. Honestly it does help stand out more from many killer clown movies. Killjoy is entertaining to watch almost the entire step of the way. I do like his clown friends brings something different to the table. All of that keeps making things more interesting. More recently Killjoy got his own show in our world. He fought against Hell at a huge disadvantage & won. I do like the dark humor in these movies. I highly recommend Killjoy 3 & up to those into killer clown movies. Easily one of the best Fullmoon franchises.

8. Puppet Master series

Puppet Master will always be my favorite Fullmoon franchise. I remember at my child hood house, a neighbor gave me the first five Puppet Master movies on VHS. Oh boy I quickly went home to watch them. I honestly wanted more of them as time went on. Both Curse of the Puppet Master & Puppet Master: The Legacy are terrible. Although many people didn't like Retro Puppet Master, I actually kinda like it. I always enjoy watching these puppets killing people in such violent ways. A good variety of puppets over the years does keep things interesting. Possibly the biggest movie franchise on this list. Do I even need to state how terrible Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys was? Majority of these movies are worth rewatching. I also like how interesting the time line gets with each new movie. More recently in a trilogy of movies, they're taking on the Nazis. I like the idea that anyone could be their puppet master. I do wish Torch would appear in more movies. This series alone help put Fullmoon on the map.

7. Tales from the Crypt movies

Before I go further yes I'm aware of the older two movies. The Vault of Horrors wasn't officially a sequel to Tales from the Crypt. Although both movies do pull stories from many comic brands including The Vault of Horror. I'm here to talk about the movies related to Tales from the Crypt show. Bordello of Blood is smack right in the middle in two different ways. I'm not being perverted by saying that. Bordello of Blood was the second movie that wasn't great. Ritual originally got released direct to video without Tales from the Crypt trademark stuff. In later rereleases, the trademark with the Crypt Keeper parts are brought back. Everyone knows Demon Knight was the best thing from this show. It is a very good movie that more people need to see. I do feel like Ritual was okay enough to keep these movies on my list. Sure the later movies have some tough flaws to look past. I will say I do enjoy Bordello of Blood a lot more than Ritual. Just two of these movies would've got them higher on my list.

6. Creepshow series

We can't include Tales from the Darkside The Movie since it isn't technically related. Although a lot of the same people worked on them. I am glad I don't have to include Creepshow III since that's not an official sequel. The smallest horror movie franchise on this list. Creepshow has a few short stories with a great variety. I do enjoy seeing The Creep especially in Creepshow 2. Some of these movies are made exclusively for these movies. A select few are actually based on short stories by Stephen King like The Raft. It is hard to believe both Stephen King & George A. Romero worked on these movies. I felt these movies held up better than Tales from the Crypt movies. I also like seeing Stephen King being in one of these stories. These movies got me more interested in horror anthology movies.

R.I.P. George A. Romero

5. Re-Animator series

Now here's an interesting take on zombies. A mad scientist found a way to revive people. Any of these movies are rather unusual among zombie movies. In this rare case that is refreshing considering so many zombie movies. Some of the sickest scenes in any horror movie. For a horror movie trilogy to be this good is also rare. Each movie adds more to this crazy process. This is sorta like taking Mary Shelley's Frankenstein but turn it into a way to survive even death. I got to be honest for both science fiction & zombie movies. I didn't expect them to be so well done even the last movie by Syfy is great. Another rare thing since most horror movie franchises they touch end up killing them off. I should mention these zombies are very tough to take down. A select few zombies like the one the picture above maintains his intelligence. If you truly want a terrifying zombie movie to watch, then grow an pair & watch Re-Animator.

4. Child's Play series

One of my personal favorite horror movie franchises. Most killer doll movies can't hold their own against Child's Play. Let's be honest Chucky is a very entertaining character to watch. Some of the greatest kills I ever seen in any horror movie. Yes, Seed of Chucky was terrible with Child's Play 3 being okay. I am glad Curse of Chucky did a great job. I'm already excited for Cult of Chucky coming in a few months. Child's Play always had a lot of things going for it. Some key characters play a major role in several movies. A lot of creativity does go into these movies. There is something about a killer doll that shouldn't work but it does in a way you wouldn't expect. The true definitive killer doll experience.

3. Scream series

Scream series is usually not high on many people's lists. Personally I like the idea that anyone could be the killer. Each movie enforces the concept of attempting to recreate a horror movie in real life. Some of the best kills you ever will see in any horror movies. Some of the most original horror movies that will keep you guessing whose the killer. I also like these killers go out of their way to show how much they love horror movies. All the Scream movies are very consistent not leaving anything major out. I do enjoy how they take down the killers. Ghostface is one of my personal favorite horror movie killers of all time. There is just something about no matter what you do. You will not be safe adds another dimension of terror up your spines. I also like they point jokes at horror movie sequels during those in my child hood. You would be surprise how many sequels some of them actually got.

2. Evil Dead series

Evil series is truly unique in every sense of the word. Ash survives the deadnites that want the living to die. Some of the strangest things you could ever see in any horror movie is present here. I also like how it uses humor in just the right way. All three movies will keep you on the edge of your chairs & couches. It is already a difficult thing to have two movies taking place very close together. Somehow Evil Dead pulled that off with flying colors. These movies are very unusual among demon & zombie movies. In Army of Darkness, majority of it Ash has to survive during the dark ages. They have some of the finest looking creatures you can see those movies that still holds up great today. Although I can't consider Ash vs. Evil Dead show in my blog. I really enjoy watching this show since it technically is Evil Dead 4. Evil Dead series as a whole is so out there that it works. I really couldn't recommend these movies enough.

Just in chance you are new to my blogs. I first saw Army of Darkness as a part of a two movie deal on Comcast. First you get to watch the new version of Dawn of the Dead. Quickly followed by Army of Darkness with only myself interested in seeing both movies. I am very glad I did because I'm a huge fan of them both.

1. Final Destination series

This may surprise a lot of people out there. Final Destination series has a very difficult concept to pull off. A group of people survived what was suppose to kill them. This forces Death to hunt them all down by killing each people in such horrible ways. I really don't usually say this but this has the best & most impressive kill scenes in any horror movie series in my opinion. Yes the rules do change in the movies but that always makes things more interesting. I got to be honest I usually do fine towards the most brutal of kills in horror movies. There are a few exceptions in these movies that does challenge me mentally. The very idea you could possibly die a thousand of ways. You already know you're in for one hell of a ride. These movies attempt some major tragedies not holding back. I am mind blown a horror movie series like this is surprisingly consistent. Final Destination 5 is a prequel to the first movie. Sometimes you never know what could happen next.

Top 5 Reasons Why to Buy Horror Heroes Bundle

Hi everyone I'm Jack Red, a while back I took a look at Bundle Stars' Horror Heroes Bundle. More recently they started a follow up bundle that I do plan on getting soon. Easily one of the best put together video game bundles you can buy. In fact it is so good that I wanted to do a Top 5 list to help get more people into buying both this & Horror Heroes 2 Bundle.

5. Great entry horror video games

Chances are most gamers aren't much into horror video games. Which is exactly why I recommend for those new to them to start playing Horror Heroes Bundle. You get two zombie shooters are unique in their own right. A handful of point & click games that are all done incredibly well. 99 Levels To Hell has a random level generator factor that makes replaying it much easier. Viscera Cleanup Detail: Santa's Rampage allows you to play however you want. You could clean up the mess or make it worse. Also you can take your time playing since there is no real way to lose.

4. A good variety of horror

As stated before some of these are point & click style games. Each one does an amazing job keeping you on your toes from start to finish. Deadly 30 can be difficult even playing with other players. At the same time the defenses & upgrade system truly makes replaying it more enjoyable. 99 Levels To Hell can quickly get crazy depending on the random level design you get. Some levels can be very difficult filled with enemies while others can be cake walks. I do recommend guides for some of these games. I am sure you will have a lot of fun playing any of these classics.

3. All the games are very good among indie developers to blow your expectations
Every game featured in this bundle believe it or not are indie video games. I was very impressed how great these games are especially comparing them to most major game company releases. Half of these are very replayable games that you will have trouble to stop playing. Viscera Cleanup Detail: Santa's Rampage actually plays on an Unreal engine & plays amazing. Even being new to these games, these games are very well made in their own right. Some of these games will scary you. Some of them will surprisingly push your gaming skills for a worthy challenge. Of course by beating that challenge you feel great like a million bucks.

2. A very good deal

The most expansive game in both Horror Heroes Bundles is Blackbay Asylum that will cost you twenty dollars. Regularly you get most horror games around twenty to higher depending on things. Horror Heroes Bundle costs just three dollars for all these amazing games. In short you are getting most of these games for absolutely free. It is very easy how to add these games to your Steam accounts after purchase. Even just one of these games is better than most major company horror games.

1. All of them works on most computers

Of course number 1 for me personally is they all work perfectly on my computer. The developers behind most of them made sure their respective games work on most computers. I'm sure many of you have gotten some video game bundles on PC with some games not working. Yes it happened to me a few times. Thank god they did a very good job making sure they all work just fine. These games don't take up much space either. In fact by installing them all on your computer doesn't take up much space at all. Compared to most newer horror games taking up a large amount of space. These games are exactly what the mad scientist ordered.