Tuesday, October 6, 2020

31 Days of Horror: The Quick & Dirties - Bloody Stuff

I may not have been posting much in 2020, but I have been watching plenty. Here are some of the horror flicks I've bumped into this year, in no particular order.

As Above, So Below 

Found footage horror with all the shaky cam & contivances to keep the camera (& plot) going you can handle. Pretty strong for the genre thanks to some tense moments sprinkled throughout but still succumbs to its restrictions.


Satire using witches, ghosts, werewolves, and regular old humans as stand-ins for various factions in society. Picks all the lowest hanging fruit to use as its message. Performances range from great to terrible helping make it an uneven watch.

Dead Hooker in a Trunk

Story needs fleshing out and pacing is stop-and-go (despite being only 89 min.), but still a whole lot of fun. Nonsensical in the best ways making it a horror-comedy, but still manages to say something. Outperforms shoestring budget. The directorial debut of the Soska Sisters.

Flesh Eating Mothers 

 A strange virus turns the local moms into cannibals. Ridiculousness ensues. Terrible acting (complete with flat deliveries & flubbed lines), worse writing, cheesy makeup & special fx. In other words, it's so bad it's awesome!


Horror anthology with stories dedicated to various holidays. It's a mixed bag, as most anthologies are, Some really work, most are meh, a few are terrible. My faves are the ones for Valentine's Day & New Year's Eve.

The Dorm That Dripped Blood 

College kids in the dorm alone over winter break get the slasher treatment. Lots of (ok) kills but no story until last 10 minutes. When it kicks in film goes from meh to ever-so-slightly better with a great last 3-5 minutes.


  1. I heard about Slice as I'm interested in seeing that one as I heard it's nuts.

  2. I've seen exactly one of these--As Above, So Below. It was...fine. I'm not a huge found footage fan, so it had a strike against it going in.

    1. I'm not much for found footage, either. This one was solid for the genre, though.

  3. Yeah...I think I shall pass on all these flicks.

  4. I'd never heard of any of these. But if I get an urge for a "so bad it's awesome" flick, I'll hunt down "Flesh Eating Mothers."

  5. The only one of these I've seen is As Above So Below and I was so bored. I'm not even sure if I finished it. Dead Hooker in a Truck was one I meant to watch a long time ago but never got around to.