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Masters of Horror: Joe Dante's - Homecoming (NR)  -  - Directed by Joe Dante  - Anchor Bay Entertainment  -  -  - You can have your Fahrenheit 9/11s and all the - other anti-Iraq war docs. For me, the most important - piece of protest art to come out of this ordeal is, believe - it or not, a friggin' episode from the Masters of - Horror series. Yeah, I'm as shocked (and awed) as - you. Gremlins director Joe Dante's entry, - Homecoming, is about a glib conservative spin - doctor and how, while consoling a grieving mother, he - tells her he wishes all the soldiers who have died in the - war would come back to tell us how they feel about it. - Before you can say "monkey's paw," they're back; but - instead of supporting the White House administration, - they're back to oust the president. I know, it sounds silly, - but it's actually a very inspiring, anger-inducing episode - that in the future will be looked upon as an important - piece of anti-war subversion.  Louis - Fowler
  • Masters of Horror: Joe Dante's Homecoming (NR)

    Directed by Joe Dante

    Anchor Bay Entertainment

    You can have your Fahrenheit 9/11s and all the other anti-Iraq war docs. For me, the most important piece of protest art to come out of this ordeal is, believe it or not, a friggin' episode from the Masters of Horror series. Yeah, I'm as shocked (and awed) as you. Gremlins director Joe Dante's entry, Homecoming, is about a glib conservative spin doctor and how, while consoling a grieving mother, he tells her he wishes all the soldiers who have died in the war would come back to tell us how they feel about it. Before you can say "monkey's paw," they're back; but instead of supporting the White House administration, they're back to oust the president. I know, it sounds silly, but it's actually a very inspiring, anger-inducing episode that in the future will be looked upon as an important piece of anti-war subversion. Louis Fowler

Shock-O-Rama (R)  -  - Directed by Brett Piper / Release date: Sept. 5 -  - Shock-O-Rama / ei Independent - Cinema  -  - Sometimes, no matter how much of an open mind you - have, you just can't help but dislike a movie you feel you - should like. Such is the case with Shock-O-Rama - , a film that I really, really wanted to like but, in the - end, just couldn't get that into and was left bored and - staring at the DVD timer. It was refreshing to watch a - movie starring Misty Mundae that doesn't rely solely - upon sex, but it's so ramshackle. Yes, the stop-motion - effects are fun, but the script and pacing feel like so - much thrown-together filler, that the resulting feeling is - more disappointment than out-and-out hate for the - film. There's a good film in Shock-O-Rama - somewhere. Maybe next time, guys.  - Louis Fowler
  • Shock-O-Rama (R)

    Directed by Brett Piper / Release date: Sept. 5

    Shock-O-Rama / ei Independent Cinema

    Sometimes, no matter how much of an open mind you have, you just can't help but dislike a movie you feel you should like. Such is the case with Shock-O-Rama , a film that I really, really wanted to like but, in the end, just couldn't get that into and was left bored and staring at the DVD timer. It was refreshing to watch a movie starring Misty Mundae that doesn't rely solely upon sex, but it's so ramshackle. Yes, the stop-motion effects are fun, but the script and pacing feel like so much thrown-together filler, that the resulting feeling is more disappointment than out-and-out hate for the film. There's a good film in Shock-O-Rama somewhere. Maybe next time, guys. Louis Fowler

Blood Bath (PG)  -  - Directed by Joel M. Reed  - Subversive Cinema  -  - I'm a huge fan of anthology horror films. From - Creepshow to Tales from the Crypt, I - like the whole idea of a few neatly twisting terror tales - surrounded by a wraparound story, packed into 90 - minutes of pure entertainment. So imagine my surprise - when I learned that Joel M. Reed, director of the - incredibly infamous exercise in deviancy known as - Bloodsucking Freaks, made an anthology film - himself. Rediscovered and released by Subversive - Cinema, this film has everything: implausible - assassination techniques, jive-talking fly ghosts and - horribly trained, fire-breathing Shaolin masters. And - best of all, it's filtered through the lowest-of-low - budgets, making it a completely fun romp from - beginning to end. Immerse yourself in this Bath. - Louis Fowler
  • Blood Bath (PG)

    Directed by Joel M. Reed

    Subversive Cinema

    I'm a huge fan of anthology horror films. From Creepshow to Tales from the Crypt, I like the whole idea of a few neatly twisting terror tales surrounded by a wraparound story, packed into 90 minutes of pure entertainment. So imagine my surprise when I learned that Joel M. Reed, director of the incredibly infamous exercise in deviancy known as Bloodsucking Freaks, made an anthology film himself. Rediscovered and released by Subversive Cinema, this film has everything: implausible assassination techniques, jive-talking fly ghosts and horribly trained, fire-breathing Shaolin masters. And best of all, it's filtered through the lowest-of-low budgets, making it a completely fun romp from beginning to end. Immerse yourself in this Bath. Louis Fowler

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