08 Oct Introducing The KVH Kirk Hammett Blog!
Fiends, Romans, Countrymen (and you!)…
Welcome to the all-new KVH blog, where we will keep you up to speed with all that is happening in the world of Fear FestEvil, KVH Toys, and include some musings from Kirk, too. In fact, to kick things off, let’s head over to the man and hear exactly what’s been on his iPad during the summer months of touring with Metallica all over.
Welcome one, welcome all to the KVH Kirk Hammett Horror Movie Review.
“Hey everyone, as we do each summer the band has been on the road putting in some long travel time, and that means that I get the chance to sit and catch up on some horror flicks via the old iPad!!! First on my tip-sheet for you, is RIGOR MORTIS (2013), a Japanese production that is one of the most surreal horror movies I’ve seen in a long time. It takes place in a Hong Kong public housing tower, and I won’t say any more except that I LOVED it, the special effects are great and if you still want a reference point (if my excitement isn’t enough), think Tetsuo The Iron Man (a 1989 cyberpunk-like thing which is also pretty surreal!).
And then there is WOLFCOP (2015) which highlights my weakness for cheesy horror. I loved every stupid minute of it, and have continued to love every stupid minute of it EIGHT TIMES!
Every stupid joke, every dumb special effect, yeah, this is a lot of great dumb fun.
I enjoyed EXISTS (2014) a lot too, a found-footage flick that might not be the most original but was a good ride in my opinion, and SPRING (2015) was another which was fun and also carried a bit of HP Lovecraft-like vibe to me.
DEAD SNOW: RED V DEAD
The first Dead Snow was great, and the sequel, DEAD SNOW: RED V DEAD (2014) is also killer, picking up where the first left off and twisting a whole new plot out of a Nazi arm, as well as tons of great zombie army action. This one has hit my iPad THREE times!
THE BABADOOK (2014) just didn’t work for me. I thought it was just too weak and sort of ended up getting caught out by not being ‘full-on’ in any specific direction, so maybe it was a little too clever for it’s own good?
I have a couple on my list I wanna check out immediately, ZOMBEAVERS and AMIGO UNDEAD, and I expect to be seeing both within the next couple of weeks.
I’d also like to say right here and now fellow KVHers, that if you know of anything you think I should see, please feel free to drop a comment and let me know. I think when it comes to horror, we know what we like and we trust each other’s tips more than mainstream critics and people, so fire away! OK, thanks and until next time.”