Saturday Gamer Jam ~ 'Reckless'

Looks like this is the end 
I don't wanna live again 
Down and out without a light 
my eyes burn and will ignite 
I might just be out of luck 
but I will run this place amok 
crush the dead like a semi-dead 
fight until the bitter end 
fight until I am condemned 
I stand unbent

I don't know much about The Spin Wires... But what I do know, is that their song "Reckless" is featured in the trailer for a game that I didn't expect to ever hit a console in full form... Kill All Zombies. I could honestly care less about the game. !hen I played it in miniature test form, it was frustratingly annoying in its tidal wave horde style game play... add to that the fact that full game has a super annoying premise, whomp whomp. BUT - What caught my attention about the trailer, and made me play it over and over about 3 times was the catchy as fuck song playing in the background. West Coast dance punk from a Buffalo NY band? Yes please. I dare you not to feel nostalgic for Sublime and The Offspring while listening to this... over and over and over again. ~ HH

Watership Down: The World Will Be Your Enemy

A Head Honey Spooky Kid's Saturday Review by Kat

Watership Down (1978)

Long ago, the great Frith made the world. He made all the stars and the world lived among the stars. Frith made all the animals and birds and, at first, made them all the same. Now, among the animals was El-Ahrairah, the Prince of Rabbits. He had many friends and they all ate grass together. But after a time, the rabbits wandered everywhere, multiplying and eating as they went. Then Frith said to El-Ahrairah, “Prince Rabbit, if you cannot control your people, I shall find ways to control them.” But El-Ahrairah would not listen and said to Frith, “My people are the strongest in the world.” This angered Frith, so he determined to get the better of El-Ahrairah. He gave a present to every animal and bird, making each one different from the rest. When the fox came, and the others, like the dog and cat, hawk and weasel, to each of them Frith gave a fierce desire to hunt and slay the children of El-Ahrairah. 

One of my earliest memories is a peculiar one. It’s not one of those typical memories of a particularly happy birthday, or a favourite toy, or a family memory, or something from an old photo.

It’s this image: 

Seriously. Earliest memory. Right here. 
In the early 80s, my parents were all about skiing, and on one ski trip, my brother and I were left with a playgroup while our parents went night skiing. As a part of the playgroup, we were shown cartoons and movies. One of those cartoons, was the most violent PG-rated film ever made. Watership Down. Plagued by nightmares and an innate distrust of rabbits that I couldn’t quite place, it’s been 30 years since I’ve dared to re-watch Watership Down. Hands down, this is THE most stressed out I have EVER been while watching a film. Even after 30 years, I remembered each moment of the film as clearly as if I had watched it yesterday. 

Saturday Creature Feature - Castle Freak!

A Saturday Creature Feature with Suzanne

Castle Freak (1995)

When you think of H.P. Lovecraft adaptations, you’d be hard pressed not to think of Stuart Gordon. Gordon is an unabashed super fan of Lovecraft and has, without question, done some of the most memorable movie adaptations of the author’s works. Gordon also has a longstanding working relationship with Charles Band and his various companies, most notably Full Moon Productions. This week’s Creature Feature is one of my favorite collaborations of the three.

Castle Freak is based on Lovecraft’s story The Outsider and tells the story of John Reilly (Jeffrey Combs), a man trying to put his life and family back together after a car accident which tragically claimed the life of his young son, JJ, and blinded his daughter, Rebecca (Jessica Dollarhyde). The accident was the result of John’s drinking. John travels to with his wife, Susan (Barbara Crampton) and Rebecca, to check out a castle he has recently inherited, hoping the sale of the castle and its contents will bring some needed financial stability and repair the rift in his marriage.

Saturday Morning Horror Cartoon ~ 'Deadtime Stories'

Talk about one of the great all-time bummers. As I'm sure we've all come to expect since the early 00s, MTV cares more about producing cheap crap than actual quality. One example of a fabulous property that got scrapped in favor of repeat seasons of Jersey Shore is Deadtime Stories, an animated pilot from Michael Dougherty.

That's right. We almost got an animated television show about a creepy little girl named Ebola who sees monsters, made by the man who gave us Trick r' Treat. Join me for this week's Saturday Morning Horror Cartoon, and mourn with me what could have been...

Sci-Friday Jam - 'Rapture'

Go out to the parking lot
And you get in your car and you drive real far
And you drive all night and then you see a light
And it comes right down and lands on the ground
And out comes a man from Mars
And you try to run but he's got a gun
And he shoots you dead and he eats your head
And then you're in the man from Mars
You go out at night, eatin' cars

I grew up idolizing Blondie: her style, her voice, the fact that she was a badass babe in a male dominated industry. But most of all, I loved the music. So many of the band's songs are perfection, but I knew all of the words to "Rapture" before I could even spell my own name. Not only is "Rapture" memorable because it actually brought hip-hop sensibilities into the mainstream pop lexicon (via a skinny blonde from New York), but it's also an awesome sci-fi song about a head/car eating alien who likes to rock and then eat some people in bars. Scary, but also, PUNK RAWK! ~RH

Friday Favorites ~ Body Horror!

Body Horror is a very special sub-section of the horror genre, and the fans that love it, well, they love it for different reasons. For your Head Honey, the most intriguing thing about body horror is the "point of no return" - no matter how much corrective surgery, physical and psychological therapy the victim undergoes after being rescued, nothing in the world will be able to repair the trauma inflicted on them. Body horror is the kind of horror that makes you cringe, makes you wonder if that itch on your shoulder might be something other than just an itch, makes you swallow a little harder during certain scenes... and that's why we love it. 

Whether the change is brought about by a personal choice, or a mishap in a lab, an old wive's tale come to life, or the most natural of human activities, you never see body horror coming. But it will leave you forever changed. This week, we celebrate the kind of horror that turns US into the things that go bump in the night. 

Is there a Body Horror film that makes you cringe with delight? Tell us on twitter #bodyhorrorfave


A Sci-Fi Honey Review by Katie

Parallels (2015)

Every now and then, the masterminds behind Netflix will recommend a film recently added to their streaming database that they think you would enjoy; sometimes they are way off-base, and sometimes they are just what you need at that exact moment in your life. The latter occurrence happened to me this week, when I was clicking through the byzantine VOD universe to discover where I could partake in my next sci-fi adventure. Enter Christopher Leone’s 2015 film Parallels, which Netflix teased as a “sci-fi adventure following a small band of people journeying across multiple parallel earths to help a scattered family reunite.” Sci-fi adventure, you say? It was just what I wanted, so I pressed play and settled back into my seat, hoping to be taken somewhere both wondrous and new. Little did I know, this was not the adventure I was expecting.

SO! You Can't Be Bothered to Read Subtitles?

A Revenge Honey Review/Honey Buzz Rant by Linnie

Like it or not, America does a lot of shitty things. The KFC Double Down, electing Bush twice... making the Kardashians famous. All of that is on the States, and our overwhelmingly obese asses have to own it. However, one of the worst things America insists on doing (besides forcing so many antibiotics on people that we're all now prime breeding grounds for superbugs) is remaking films from other countries that do NOT need to be remade. This arrogant need to take things that are already amazing and make them better, 'MURICAN STYLE, has now become so fierce, it's being applied to movies that aren't even a year old. Hell, some of these movies are even OSCAR NOMINATED. Which brings us to today's rant...

Fox Searchlight is remaking the Oscar-nominated Swedish film Force Majeure and that REALLY just chaps my ass.

Bump in the Night Jam - ‘Thriller’

Night creatures call
And the dead start to walk in their masquerade
There's no escapin' the jaws of the alien this time
(They're open wide)
This is the end of your life

Listen. There are many things you can say about Michael Jackson. Mostly that he turned into his creature towards the end. I get it. But, I cannot take away his talent or his love for old Hollywood creature features, from werewolves to zombies to Vincent Price’s voiceover, and that love shines through here. I remember being allowed to stay up late when “Thriller” aired for the first time. I was a huge MJ fan as a kid and I was determined to stay awake and watch it. I did. And it actually terrified me. I’m no longer afraid of the video, but when the zombies stop dancing and start stomping towards the house, I still get a little shiver. Usually that shiver turns into a zombie shamble; probably due more to it’s new iterations in current pop culture - you can judge me, but I totally love 13 Going on 30 and the “Thriller” dance scene makes me squee. ~ZH

iZombie = iDon'tCare

A Horror TV Honey Series Premiere Overview by Lisa

iZombie (2015) - CW Network

Based, loosely, on the comic of the same name from Chris Robertson and Michael Allred, iZombie comes to television courtesy of Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright. Airing on the CW network which has quietly become the go to place for engaging horror, fantasy, sci-fi and comic book shows, its right at home with Supernatural, The Flash and Vampire Diaries. 

Basically, our sassy, icy blonde with perfectly slept in smokey eye makeup is actually a zombie. Liv used to be a medical resident with a perfect life and then she went to a boat party where a drug called Utopian causes people to go cray-cray and she ends up among the living dead. Guess thats why her name is Liv. (Thats not annoying at all.) Choosing to go into an afterlife slump, Liv distances herself from her perfect fiancé and begins working as a coroners assistant instead of continuing her residency. Conveniently, our coroner, Ravi, is not only young, handsome, charming and armed with an amazing head of hair, but he also knows Livs secret and is quite excited about it. All the easier for Liv to take bits of brains from the residents of the morgue because its the only thing she craves.