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Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell (AKA The Japanese Evil Dead)

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When a bodybuilder, his ex-girlfriend and a professional psychic enter a haunted house, they soon find themselves trapped within it. A true horror oddity, Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell is worth a watch, especially if you’re a fan of bizarre cinema… and Evil Dead! Remi Weekes’s feature debut transforms the refugee experience into a petrifying horror film with expertly crafted scares.

What it does feel like though is Shinichi Fukazawa’s love letter to what Evil Dead was – and the impact it made in Japan. The situation is set up to give a ghost, and to get the cannon-fodder heroes into the house, and then let the death and the destruction commence.

Ich ziehe an dieser Stelle zwar meinen Hut vor Shinichi Fukazawa's Ehrgeiz, Durchhaltevermögen und Ambition seinen ersten eigenen Horrorfilm zu drehen und sich somit einen Jugendtraum zu erfüllen, doch all die investierten Jahre mit Änderungen in der Inszenierung, Post-Production usw. Apart from a nice slipcase and artwork, the highlight for many people will be the humorous commentary track by Adam Green and Joe Lynch.

Photographer Tun (Ananda Everingham) and his girlfriend Jane (Natthaweeranuch Thongmee) are a happy couple in love. When he’s given three unsolvable case files, he embarks on a journey that shakes his cynicism to its core. Am Ende bleibt als japanischer Trash-Pendant zu "Tanz der Teufel" nichts weiter stehen, als die Grundidee von Sam Raimi's Original und Ash's ikonisches "Groovy". That proves especially true in the current digital age, where there’s an overwhelming sea of options spread across multiple streaming services and platforms that can make finding the scariest offerings tricky.

Despite lacking a cool older relative or friend to show me the ropes, my early exposure to the horror genre was fairly conventional. As it turns out, Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell didn’t wholly exist when I had first heard about it.

Written and directed by Stephen Cognetti, this faux-documentary style horror movie brings tons of thrills and chills.A lot of the gore in the movie is stop motion, and there is plenty of gooey substances coming out of every orifice of the zombie-like demons. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. That’s probably why Wild Eye chose it as the first release from Visual Vengeance, an imprint devoted to obscure SOV films. Beyond being an effective horror movie, it feels like it was made by a group of friends for fun rather than commerce. After binging through Halloween, Friday the 13th, and A Nightmare on Elm Street, I soon discovered Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead trilogy.

Please consider upgrading to a Pro account—for less than a couple bucks a month, you’ll get cool additional features like all-time and annual stats pages ( example), the ability to select (and filter by) your favorite streaming services, and no ads! No other genre is as comfortable in turning its shortcomings into strengths, and this is a prime example of that. It’s about a conjured house and a body builder, there’s no space for more in this hour and two minutes comedy splatter. The film is light on story and has a very small cast with a minuscule budget that took a number of years to complete with filming starting in 1995.The film is not just a perfect homage to the series it is indebted to – it manages to take the blueprint that was laid out for it and take horror-comedy to new heights. Bryan Bertino, a filmmaker with a reputation for bleak horror, creates unrelenting dread and evil in the vacuum of loss here. If you're thinking of picking this one up to purchase I urge you to check out a trailer first to know what you're getting yourself into.

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