The Rage

Oh… My… God! What a complete piece of crap that was! Killer vultures on the loose! Or are those ill tempered turkeys out for some Thanksgiving vengeance? Perhaps bald Herons showing their distain for humanity and bad tasting fish. Nothing says terror like blood seeking vultures hell bent on spreading their disease and causing chaos wherever they go.

And it starts off exactly the way you would expect, a crazed scientist trying to mix the perfect formula creates a strain of disease he can’t control. I hate it when that happens.

Enter the band of horny teenagers out for kicks in their Winnebago, who try to take a shortcut, end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, run over "something" in the road and then one by one become victims of the crazed birds. As the teenagers flee for their meager lives where they should they end up? But of course, back in the deserted lab of the scientist who started all the problems in the first place. But he’s dead, right? Why heaven’s no. He’s alive, not exactly doing well, but he’s alive. With festering sores, open wounds and half his face peeling away, he’s still looking to perfect his formula and these scared teenagers will do nicely to help move his experimentations along.

This movie is riddled with every horror cliché you can think of. We’ve got blood, blood and more blood, squirting and dripping from every orifice you can think of. Ninety percent of the film budget must have gone into all the blood they threw around. When it’s not dripping, leaking or oozing, it’s covering the walls like some over the top Halloween Campground Massacre fright night. There’s so much of it, it’s just absurd.

And those vultures? What the hell is up with those things? That is some of the worst CGI work I have ever seen. They look like sock puppets half the time. As they feast on the innards of their prey they look like demonic Muppets. After a while it’s just laughable.

But what’s the point of all? Why is this crazy Russian causing so many problems? Well, wait until the last ten minutes when he has his big soliloquy and reveals the motives for his dastardly works. You’re damn right it’s lame!

If you’re looking for a movie where everyone gets an axe, hammer, screwdriver or saw to the head with blood spurting from the wound then this is your flick. There’s even foul mouthed, ill tempered midgets to boot! I’m not sure this even qualifies as a bad B movie.

Dracula, Frankenstein, Invisible Man and more for $0.99

Here is an amazing deal. If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch you can go to the App Store and get 50 classic novels for $0.99. And in this collection are stories such as Dracula, Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde,  Man in the Iron Mask, Tell Tale Heart and Legend of Sleepy, plus dozens of others. All I have to say is, Wow! I just downloaded a copy and it’s a stalwart 75MB in size. Plus, this is from KiwiTech which allows you to turn the pages which I prefer. And in addition, they keep adding stories to this collection so there’s a good chance you’ll get even more classics for that $1. I’m sold!

I posted the free versions of the stories the other day, so there is no reason not to have a copy. But I am just floored at 50 classic stories for only a $1, that is just wonderful.


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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


And here is another classic for the iPod, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Again, this story is a mere $0.99 and you can take it with you anywhere. You can’t buy the regular book for that price. I’m sure there are others in the store, but this should get things going. So far we have Dracula, Frankenstein, the works of Poe and the ever popular Dr. Jekyll. That iPod, I knew it would be good for more than just games, watching movies, music and surfing the web. :)

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (Text Synchronized Audiobook™)

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson

It’s time to light this pumpkin!

September is here and that means it’s time to start gathering up the Halloween goodies! It’s remarkable how the weather changed on the day to have cooler nights and almost frosty mornings. It’s not quite fall, but you can feel it coming. So from here on I will be collecting desktop wallpapers, cursors, stories, and offering up movie reviews. It’s a countdown until the first flaming pumpkin of the season. If my guess is correct it should be the end of September when the first Halloween sacrifice goes up in a blaze of glory. I have all new ideas and schemes brewing so it should be tons of fun. And there should be plenty of fiery pictures to show off.

I’ve already switched my desktop wallpaper, icons and cursors over to something more appropriate; you’ll see those coming up in the next couple of posts.

Since I now have an iPod Touch I can take Halloween on the road with me. I’ve found some interesting apps and cool book readers you might enjoy as well. Seems you can have mobile Poe, Shelley and Stoker as well as some amusing Halloween games. Pumpkin carving on the iPod, who knew? I haven’t purchased them all yet, I’m still scrounging in the couch for extra change.

Lots of fun stuff is in store, so let the countdown begin!

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