Blood Red: Hooptober 8.0 — Week Five

hooptober week 5

I think I’ve hit that saturation point, folks. As of this writing I’ve watched and reviewed 25 films in 31 days. Nine more to go if I want to complete the entire run by Halloween. I think I’ll make it, but I won’t lie…the burnout is approaching. It doesn’t help when I’m as disappointed as I was finally seeing Halloween Kills after more than a year of delays. But there you go. I also wish I enjoyed watching Telly Savalas as a demon in the usually reliable Mario Bava’s Lisa and the Devil but alas, this late entry in the master’s filmography was a bit of a letdown (though nowhere near as bad as the latest go with Michael Myers). It wasn’t all bad, though: decades may have passed since I first watched it but I’m happy to say the original Evil Dead has lost none of its punch, and if anything has become even more lean and nasty than I remember. I also had a bunch of fun with the latest Amazon/Blumhouse collaboration Black as Night, a fun vampire film that I wish could have been a series instead. Great lead performance. And finally, holy crap – Suicide Club may hold the honor of freaking me out more than any other horror film in recent memory. It’s a massive middle finger to folks who shoot for gonzo and think that means kitchen-sink insanity.

It’s late, I’m beat and 2 scotches in a this point. As always, scan the summaries, check out the full reviews over on Cinema Dual, and I’ll see you in seven days… 

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Profile: Michel Regueiro of The Evil Dead

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The Evil Dead

Argentina’s The Evil Dead play an eclectic and extremely addicting mix of classic heavy metal, modern day speed metal and black n roll. The band started in 2006 and have one demo, one EP and, as of this past January, their second full length Earth Inferno was released. This album finds the band with even more beautifully executed NWOBHM harmonies and structures, a tighter grip on the speed metal resurgence and a larger focus on black metal this time out with an exceptional vocal performance that would make Jon Nodtveidt proud. All of which make for an outstanding sophomore effort that while it may remind you of the glory days in metal it is by no means a carbon copy, instead the band takes all of their influences and comes away with something that will find an audience with metal fans from all across the spectrum. We recently had the opportunity to ask Michel Regueiro (guitarist) our set of Profile questions so read on to see what he had to say.

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