By Johnny Butane
Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)
Directed by Alfred Sole
Wow, now here’s a flick I’ve not thought of in a long while. Made most popular because it was one of the first roles to feature later sexy superstar Brooke Shields, Alice, Sweet Alice tells of a girl brutally murdered during her first communion. Because the suspects are limited in terms of who was actually there, her strange and quiet older sister becomes the main suspect. Suspicions begin to falter, however, as a short killer in a yellow slicker continues a reign of terror.
Art of the Devil/Art of the Devil II (2004/2005)
Directed by Tanit Jitnukul/Pasith Buranajan
Media Blasters throw the two existing Art of the Devil movies together in a two-pack, which makes sense since most people have only ever heard of the second film. The first is about a girl who consults a black magic expert to do away with her lover and his family when she becomes pregnant. The sequel, in name only, is about a group of high school kids who reunite after one of their fathers commits suicide. Strange, fucked up things happen to them at nightfall and black magic is once again showing its face.
Gangs of the Dead (2006)
Directed by Duane Stinnett
Originally called Last Rites before Universal had to go and give it an even worse title, Gangs of the Dead is about two rival gangs on the verge of a major arms deal. They meet in an abandoned warehouse in LA to make the exchange but soon find themselves surrounded by the living dead and having to work with one another in order to survive. Not a whole lot going on plot-wise, but Reggie Bannister’s in it so that alone may be reason for most of you to check it out.