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Greetings gore-addicts! We here at splatterjunkie.com, being based in Texas, enjoy a closeness to Mexico which offers us easy access to Mexican films–films which we are quite fond of, but we were shocked and dismayed to find so little information about them online. Subsequently, we are so excited to announce our new ongoing series: Ciné Oscuro, Horror Treasures of Mexico!

From time to time, we will be taking a look at some of Mexico’s greatest horror offerings, beginning with a rather well-known specimen: Guillermo del Toro’s Cronos! So keep an eye out for our Cronos review, because it is coming soon, soon, soon!

So, we’ve been harping about a new feature for a while now: Movie Executions–a video feature where we destroy a copy of a terrible movie that deserves to be punished. However, it has taken a long, long time to realize this feature, as making a video is perhaps a little harder than we anticipated. But, we are revealing to you now the identity of our first condemned: Nail Gun Massacre–a movie truly deserving of our vigilante fury.

Yes, a copy Nail Gun Massacre will be destroyed before your very eyes with (naturally) a nail gun! So look for that soon and while you’re waiting, check out our review of Nail Gun Massacre in the Review Morgue section.

We got some really cool splatterjunkie art recently from Jimmy Dellamorte, check it out!

Splatter Junkie logo final copy

Jimmy does some work as a graphic artist, so if you’re interested in getting some artwork done, drop him a line at doyouhoodoovoodoo@gmail.com

As some of you may know, we here at splatterjunkie.com like to celebrate a little holiday called October 4th: Horror Independence Day—a day honoring independent horror filmmaking. Since we invented the holiday, we’re pretty much the only ones who celebrate it, so in the interest of spreading awareness, here’s a peek at what went down on the first-ever October 4th celebration.

First of all, there are four October 4th traditions: 1.) watching an indie horror movie, 2.) contributing a little cash to an independent filmmaker, 3.) the baking of a Shamble Pie, and 4.) the splatterworks display. We began the evening with an adventurous foray into baking as we created the first-ever Shamble Pie, which is basically any damn thing you want stuffed into a Filo crust.

To slightly modify Richard Nixon’s famous line: I am not a cook. I have never been a cook. I have no aspirations of being a cook in the future. The Shamble Pie emerged from the oven looking a bit like a crying slug, if you can imagine that. Biting into the thing, I was immediately relieved that it wasn’t as foul-tasting as its appearance would suggest. However, after finishing my slice, I realized that perhaps I had gone overboard with the cheese and suddenly felt the deadly onset of cheese overdose. I enjoy cheese, but my god, the flavor of it was so ferocious that it numbed my face, left me nauseous, and utterly ruined Gruyere for me, possibly forever. And so, I came to the conclusion that perhaps the baking of Shamble Pie is not the best of traditions after all, as I certainly don’t want people to associate violent disgust with October 4th.

Fortunately, no one else was foolhardy enough to try eating the crying slug and so the other guests were spared my fate. Fortifying myself with strong drink, I rejoined the others in the living room where we were preparing to engage in the traditional watching of an indie horror movie. While we were at the Alamo City Comic Con (coverage on that soon) we were able to get ahold of a movie called Sanitarium, featuring direction from San Antonio local, Bryan Ortiz. Since we had purchased the movie directly from their booth, we considered that as our financial contribution to independent filmmaking, thereby fulfilling the donation tradition. I would tell you more about the movie, buy you’ll just have to wait for our review to come out 😉

After watching the movie and having ordered more palatable food, we went outside to enjoy the splatterworks spectacular. For those of you that don’t know, a splatterwork is simply a firework with a blood-pack wrapped around it; it’s our own bloody take on fireworks. I could tell you about our splatterworks display, but why not just watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnGCVkXdopU

And so, the first October 4th celebration came to pass, a small and humble affair, but one that we hope will be carried on in the years to come, by ourselves and perhaps by others. We love October 4th because we love indie horror, because it adds a little bit of awesome to the beginning of the month, and most of all because it gives people a reason to come together and bask in the glory of the macabre one more time per year. So if you love indie horror or just can’t wait for Halloween and want to start the party early, then please, join us in celebration next year when October 4th comes creeping by again.

The very first October Fourth celebration has come and gone and we here at splatterjunkie.com celebrated in grand style! We will soon be posting an article on our little celebration, in the hopes that it will inspire others to join us next October 4th in the horror festivities. For now though, we have a  new video in our Video Dungeon of the splatterworks spectacular that we put on during our party! Enjoy!

Our First Video!

Posted: September 30, 2014 in News
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Hello fellow horror fiends, some of you may have noticed that our poor Video Dungeon has been empty and neglected for some time now, but no longer! We have just posted our first video, a How-to on making a simple Splatterwork for the upcoming Fourth of October celebration.

So go ahead and head over to our Video Dungeon or simply look it up on You Tube under the splatterjunkie channel.

Happy Fourth of October! And if any one out there is inspired to celebrate our new holiday, please send pictures of your October Fourth Festivities to splatterjunkie@gmail.com and we will post them on the site.

For those of you who missed our post on October Fourth, here’s the link:

https://splatterjunkie.com/2014/09/15/october-4th-celebrating-horror-independence/

Hello one and all, we would like to introduce to you our new movie reviewer, Jenicide, who has just written and published her review of the 1978 classic, Halloween. So go ahead and check it out!

We would also like to announce the first successful test-run of our Fourth of October celebration splatterworks. For those of you who don’t know, October 4th is the day we celebrate independent horror filmmaking, and we celebrate by popping our own version of fireworks, which we call splatterworks. Very soon we will be posting a How-to video where we will teach you how to make a simple splatterwork and then show you the actual explosion. So watch out for that!

For more info on Fourth of October, check out this previous post:

October 4th: Celebrating Horror Independence!