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Movie Review: Cry Havoc (2020)

by DanXIII on April 27, 2020

A small potatoes TV reporter type named Ellen Weaver (Emily Sweet), thinks she has just what the demonic doctor ordered to give her career a much needed shot in the ass; namely a chit-chat with serial killer The Voyeur (Richard Tyson), who has been laying low due to his bum-bum ending up on the FBI’s Most Wanted list!

Long story short, ol’ Big V has set himself up a real ring-ding racket where he intends to let folks attempt to survive the monstrous machinations of his own pet slasher, Havoc (J.D. Angstadt)… a psycho in a creep-ass mask who is really good at makin’ people extinct… and Ellen discovers she is going to be one of those mother fuckers balls deep in the Save-Ass biz!

Enter: a tortured police detective (Robert ‘Bronzi’ Kovacs) who has never healed from a falling out with his daughter (Spring Inés Pena)… a daughter that has vanished, but lo and behold she has been traced to the scene of Havoc’s kill-spree. Soon Ellen and Bronzi team-up and make a go of escaping Havoc’s wicked woods (his favorite hunting ground) with their hides intact!

As in flicks such as From Hell to the Wild West (itself a western take on the slasher themes present here… with the same star no less), and Death Kiss; writer/director Rene Perez teams up with Bronzi; a Charles Bronson look-alike… fuck, that isn’t fair… Bronzi doesn’t just look like Bronson, he absolutely channels the man… heart and soul, to spectacular effect. Now why is that so important?

I’ll tell your ass why! You see, Perez makes films in the Cannon Films manner, and when he creates these films it’s like Cannon never went belly-up, and Bronson (the studio’s frequent star) is still among the living… and hasn’t missed a beat! What this offers is pure exploitation flick comfort food that manages to tickle our VHS rental days nostalgia nuts while actually pleasing us with all-new stories to enjoy.

To that end, Cry Havoc provides a welcome relief from the stresses of adult life delivered with all of the bullet holes, bloodshed, and brain-on-park awesomeness that made those Cannon classics so much damn fun in the first place!

Seriously boils n’ ghouls, this is like if Cannon (I know, I know… I can’t shut up about them, but fuck it… they are one of my all-time favs, so deal with it cats n’ creeps) had combined the Death Wish and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchises… both of which they owned in the eerie eighties… and created a flick I never knew I needed (or dreamed could exist)… but holy fuck, did I ever NEED it… and I bet you lot do too!

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Ken Foree at this year’s Phoenix FearCON VIII

 

The legendary star of George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, Ken Foree will be at this year’s Phoenix FearCON VIII.

Did you know that before he played Peter in Dawn of the Dead, Foree appeared on television in hit shows General Hospital and Kojak. He made his film debut in 1976 in The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings that also starred heavy hitters James Earl Jones, Richard Pryor and Billy Dee Williams.

He’s worked with genre favorites Brian Yuzna (From Beyond, The Dentist) and Rob Zombie (Halloween, The Devils Rejects, The Lords of Salem) and on TV shows The X-Files, Beauty and the Beast and Babylon 5.  He even appeared in Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead remake.

With 110 IMBb acting credits, it really is hard to pick a best performance, because every role he plays is played to perfection.

Get your tickets for Phoenix FearCON VIII: www.phoenixfearcon.com/tickets


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So come meet Ken Foree at this year’s Phoenix FearCON VIII.

Get your tickets for Phoenix FearCON VIII: www.phoenixfearcon.com/tickets

Meet Bill Oberst Jr. in Person at Sun Studios of Arizona (Tempe, AZ)

Who wants to meet Bill Oberst, Jr in person?

Terror TV Presents “Fear the Friday” on October 11th 2019 (7:30pm) hosted by Sun Studios of Arizona with a special premiere and nationwide screening of Devil’s Junction: Handy Dandy’s Revenge starring Bill Oberst, Jr and Bill Moseley.

MEET BILL OBERST JR IN PERSON!! One Night Only
VERY LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE. Tickets are only $5.
Friday, October 11th 2019 7:30pm

Bill Oberst Jr will be available for Q & A after the screening and for photo ops/autographs
This is a national premiere Theatrical Screening and is a ONE NIGHT ONLY event.

Don’t miss out being one of the few who have seen this film in theaters and the opportunity to meet the star of the film.

Sun Studios of Arizona
1425 West 14th Street
Tempe AZ 85281

Buy Tickets here: http://www.trashcityentertainment.com/events/fearthefriday/


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Bill Oberst, Jr.
IMDb.com Biograpy

Known for a Daytime Emmy Award-winning performance in “Take This Lollipop” and a ratings-winning role on CBS-TV’s “Criminal Minds,” Bill Oberst Jr. is an American actor of stage and screen whose real-life gentleness and interest in things spiritual are at odds with his often macabre screen persona. Ron Chaney, great-grandson of Lon Chaney, presented Oberst with the first Lon Chaney Award For Outstanding Achievement In Independent Horror Films in 2014.

Oberst’s staged theatrical reading “Ray Bradbury’s Pillar Of Fire” won an Ernest Kearney Platinum Award for its Los Angeles debut, and was named Best Solo Show Of Hollywood Fringe and Best LA Solo Show in the 2015 Best Of LA Theater Roundup at Bitter-Lemons.com. In 2017 “Ray Bradbury’s Pillar Of Fire” won a United Solo Theatre Festival Award for its Off-Broadway debut on Theatre Row in New York City.

The premiere of the horror-themed episode of CBS-TV’s “Criminal Minds” which introduced Oberst’s deformed killer character (also guest-starring Adrienne Barbeau and Tobin Bell) was the evening’s most-watched TV program. CBS.com included Oberst’s character in their list of “Criminal Minds’ 14 Most Notorious Serial Killers.” The character remains one of only a handful of uncaptured “Criminal Minds” killers.

He is perhaps most widely-known internationally as the face of director Jason Zada’s “Take This Lollipop,” awarded a Daytime Emmy Award by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in the category of New Approaches-Daytime Entertainment. Oberst has been seen by over 100 million viewers worldwide as an online stalker in the interactive application for Facebook users.

His individual award wins include The 2017 Horror Icon Award at The Optical Theatre Festival in Italy, The 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award at iHolly International Film Festival, a 2017 Best Actor Award at Dark Veins Horror Film Festival, a 2014 Best Actor Award at the Los Angeles Movie Awards, a 2015 Best Actor Award at Chicago Horror Film Festival, a 2015 Best Actor Award at Ontario Fright Night Theatre Film Festival, a 2015 Best Actor Award at Biloxi Fear Fete Film Festival, a 2015 Best Actor Award at Dallas Twisted Tails Film Festival, a 2014 Best Actor Award at FANtastic Horror Film Festival, a 2014 Best Actor Award at Housecore Horror Film Festival, a 2104 Best Actor Award at Tucson Terrorfest, a 2014 Best Actor Award at Los Angeles ZedFest Film Festival, a 2013 Best Actor Award at Pollygrind Film Festival, a 2012 Best Actor Award at Shockfest Film Festival, a 2012 Golden Cobb Award for Best Rising B-Movie Actor, a 2012 Baddest Villain Award at ZedFest Film Festival, a 2013 Monstey Award for Great Historical Monster Moments, a 2016 Best Supporting Actor Award at FANtastic Horror Film Festival, a 2017 Best Actor Award at Italy’s Optical Theatre Festival and a 2018 Best Actor Award at An Anti-Hero Production Genre Film Festival in Los Angeles.

His shared awards include a 2013 International Critics Award at Deauville Film Festival in France, a 2014 Best Narrative Feature Award at The Los Angeles Movie Awards, a 2016 Director’s Award at Boston Underground Film Festival, a 2013 Audience Award at Phoenix Film Festival, a 2013 Audience Award at New Orleans Film Festival, a 2013 Copper Wing Award at Phoenix Film Festival, a 2013 Best Feature Award at Unreal Film Festival, a 2013 Narrative Feature Award at Pollygrind Film Festival, a 2012 Shocker Award at LA Shockfest Film Festival, a 2012 Best Ensemble Acting Award at Sacramento Horror Film Festival and a 2012 Best Ensemble Acting Award at Phoenix Film Festival.
– IMDb Mini Biography By: James Ellis