2015 lists are still rolling in across the Interweb, but one list I haven’t seen (and should be made) is here! Below you will find (practically) every metal release in 2015 from Colorado metal bands/projects. LPs, EPs, demos, splits and singles … ranked by myself in what was a lengthy, yet fun project. Weedsmokers, there’s doom and stoner bands here. Death metal brutality from the Mile High? YUP. Black metal? There’s some in there. Thrash-punk speed freaks? Colorado had some for you.
If people were unaware of the Krampus before 2015, there’s no reason to be unaware of the horned assistant of St. Nicholas after getting featured in two theatrical releases. Before “Krampus” came out in November, the holiday anthology “A Christmas Horror Story” was on the film festival circuit during the summer leading up to a limited release in early October. I love anthology horror movies with “Creepshow,” “Tales from the Darkside: The Movie” and “Trick r Treat” getting repeat viewings from me just about every year, so I felt a Christmas-themed horror anthology would be a perfect addition.
Continuing the holiday-horror exploration is one of my all-time favorite horror movies, the 1974 classic “Black Christmas.” The movie is about a mysterious and disturbed caller who torments the main character, Jess, (played wonderfully by Olivia Hussey) and kills the women of the sorority house. The movie is significant as it was one of the first generation of slasher films: brutal kills by an unseen killer, sort of like “Friday the 13th” (1980) but without a big reveal of the killer. Now onto the quick summary.
The caller enters the house during a sorority Christmas party and places his first call. What seems like a prank by somebody who is disturbed, using multiple voices and maniacal laughs, Continue reading ““Black Christmas” (1974)”
Needing an injection of new blood into my holiday horror viewing, my fingers stumbled across “Treevenge.” This award winning horror short is seven-years-old now and I had never heard of it until last night. Willing to gamble 16 minutes on YouTube, I was not disappointed at all in director Jason Eisner’s (“Hobo with a Shotgun”) pine tree Christmas carnage.