American Scumbags

American Scumbags, Full Movie 51m, Released 2016

On occasion, the things that land at the chamber door of Kings of Horror aren’t always strictly horror films. For example, the sophomore effort from writer-director-actor director Dakota Bailey. American Scumbags is a follow-up to his previous film, My Master Satan, that follows three real scumbags with oddly intertwined lives. These three exist at the fringes of society and slog through a terrible underworld of drugs, crime, debauchery and even murder. Obviously murder, as one of the characters is a hit man for hire and obviously drugs because one of the characters is a drug dealer; the debauchery and degradation are just along for the ride as these three struggle to survive in a world that lies beneath the comfortable white bread world the rest of us take for granted.

Maybe the possibility that people like these three could be alive and well in your very city is what makes this a horror movie!

Review: Dead Girls

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Have you ever accidentally hurt your lover while during a passionate moment of intimacy? An elbow to the eyeball…a nose to the headboard…you get the picture. Well, that’s sort of what happens to Suzy (Aubrey Joyce Tunnell) in the first of three episodes of Neal Fischer and Del Harvey’s 2014 horror anthology Dead Girls. Except this accidental abuse can’t be brushed away with some mood-breaking laughter. In the angry and passionate moments following a relationship-breaking fight, Suzy’s boyfriend Travis (Nick Cardiff) pushes her up against the wall kissing her, and in the process hit Suzy’s head against the wall. It is only after a few seconds that Travis realizes that Suzy’s brains are splattered all over the wall behind her. Not exactly the foreplay he probably had in mind. Continue reading Review: Dead Girls