Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Primal Rage: Shakma (1990)

Shakma (AKA "Nemesis" )(1990)
Rating: ***
Starring: Christopher Atkins, Amanda Wyss and Ari Meyers

Some killer animal flicks tend to blur into slasher territory as a few titles borrow elements such as POV shots of the villain stalking its victim (or prey) and the methodic demise of victims, which more than usual are teenagers. Jaws can be considered as a forerunner to this with its first half being similar to a POV-lensed slasher film while the last half  was more of an ocean-adventure. Later entries such as Grizzly (1976) and Wolfen (1981) further blurred the line as their structure and the beasts' motives were more personal, not unlike that of a human killer.

Here in Shakma, a murderous baboon escapes and starts running amok inside a small research facility where a group of teenagers just happen to be staying as well, playing a fantasy scavenger hunt with a prize money that will be forwarded to their college fund.

In typical bodycounter fashion, the monkey maul its victims one by one as they try to find a way to survive the night, though these doomed guys and gals are far from your classic partying teenagers as the reason for them being gathered is a sound one if not overly cheesy. Still, they are guilty of committing the slasher trope of being dumb when the occasion gets the better of them, more precisely when they were trying to avoid getting killed which ranges from doing something very risky to the overly stupid, like using one of them as a distraction while the other runs away.

The stalk scenes are pretty intense thanks to the wild nature of the animal hunting these teens, although some of these scenes tend to go on nearly forever and, seeing this is a killer animal movie, a part of the actual killings were done offscreen, lacking that much variety apart from the usual mauling. There's also some pacing problems and unnecessary dialogues here and there, which meant we got a couple of slow runs somewhere in the middle of the film where our casts panic like blind mice cornered by a hungry cat. (An allegory not far from the truth) Still, the story's not that hard to follow and there's fun in its simplicity, so I wouldn't call this film a total lost, particularly if you have a forgiving run for animal/slasher films being their basic selves. There are scares abound and an amazing animal performance from a very agitated baboon that is sincerely and simply terrifying and intense.

Though I can tell the film would have been better if it had a slightly higher budget and if the producers made a stronger script and workable direction, Shakma's still a campy good viewing with low-logic cheese that faithfully follows the slasher body with an added bonus of animal attack! Worth a look if you have the time.

A room full of animals ravaged
1 male had his throat mauled open offscreen
1 male gets a bottle of acid thrown to his face
1 male mauled offscreen
1 male had his face mauled, killed
1 female mauled to death
1 female mauled offscreen
1 monkey locked inside an incinerator, burned alive
1 male neck bitten open and bled to death
Total: 8+

"Supah Fun!": $LA$HER$ (2001)

$LA$HER$ ("Slashers") (Canada, 2001)
starring:  Sarah Joslyn Crowder, Tony Curtis Blondell and Kieran Keller

My admiration for Maurice Deveraux is limitless. His determination to entertain and shock us has been very admiring for me, since he always does it with very little budget. He knows horror. He knows entertainment. He knows what a slasher movie is all about.

Played in a gameshow format, Japan's hottest, funnest, most controversial reality game show is having its first All-American contestants, composed of three men and three women from the States after a positive review of the show. The goal of the game is to go through a maze with hidden passages and rooms and stuff, while trying to avoid three randomly selected killers. If they get you, they'll kill you...for real. if they did managed to survive the maze, there's a million dollar prize money waiting for them.

Though, it appears that these new contestants had a few secrets of their own. Secrets that could either jeopardize the entire show, or jeopardize the group itself to their own doom...

Made as a one-take parody of those crazy Japanese gameshows, $LA$HER$ provided one of the most unique and very entertaining slasher film to earn a cult-status. It's a social commentary on reality game shows, showing how silly the concept was to begin with. In these days of MTV and Big Brother-esque crap running around our TV sets, it's only a matter of time before someone would come up with something like this into a reality. Who ever survives wins, whoever loses, loses it all, very familiar? Sure it is, it's showing on your TV as we speak. The set looks very fateful to its parodied TV show format, a clever and creative use of budget and the one-take runaround looks fluid with invisible edits and proper timing.

All the while, it's still entertaining with it's grue humor, juicy kills and panache; even if there's nothing much happening, it builds up a lot of good stuff and development, very rare among other movies of its kin these days. Tackling reality vs entertainment, it's no wonder we get a few drama along the way.

But the true torch holder of this movie is its slashers. A creative blending of the popular slasher tropes, we get a deranged, undead Bible thumper "Preacherman", who pays tribute to religious cult slashers; Chainsaw Charlie, sporting a Alfred Neuman mask, is a stereotyped chainsaw weilding hillbilly bumpkin and, lastly, Dr. Ripper, PHD, a deranged medical man in the vein of fellers like "Dr. Giggles". They're hired to wreck havoc, taunt and kill one contestant at a time and go berserk once one of the contestants removes their mask. Tis' the rules, and they're sticking to it, even if it cost them their own lives (now that's dedication to entertainment!). Preacherman is sadly underused, he didn't even get the chance to kill anyone and he's also, spoilers, the first to go. Fan favorite Chainsaw Charlie earned his status with a funny and in-character performance and his psuedo-innocent wild persona, chuckling his way slicing pretty folks. Dr. Ripper, sadly, the main course of the game. I never find this killer that interesting and I see him with at tendency to get carried away with his teases. He has a pair of hedge trimmers for a weapon, sort of like Cropsy from The Burning, only weird-shaped. It's hardly an original concept and his design looked rush.

Chainsaw Charlie

Dr. Ripper

They actually had a wide array of killers, including a clown, a pirate and some Chinese dude, most of them used for the opening, but they decided to go along with these trio of basics. I would had paid a lot to see them use the Pirate slasher or even the clown, but I guess a killer pastor and a chainsaw-loving country boy would do just the same.

$LA$HER$ do have it's faults on production, though. For instance, some of the gore effects look pretty fake; you can tell that's a dummy one character is stabbing or hacking to bits. Not to mention some very cheesy background tunes to go with the action, bitter acting from the the casts playing the contestants and some cheap jump scares. For a Direct-to-video feature it doesn't really try hard to "get out there" much when it comes to gore, and instead sticking with B-movie fares and tricks. And yet, it's still wildly enjoyable since it's not that big of a flaw.

It's nothing of that depressing, serious-headed preachy horror flicks that's overrunning today's videos; no, it's a light-hearted, bloody, psuedo-snuff that's made just for the sole purpose to entertain. This is perhaps the most honest slasher movie I've seen and I deeply appreciate that. Highly recommended.

1 female gutted with knife (opening)
1 female neck mutilated (opening)
1 male head seen (opening)
1 female throat cut (opening)
1 male seen bleeding to death from a missing arm (opening)
1 male throat slit (opening)
1 male disemboweled (opening)
1 male leg cut off with chainsaw (opening)
1 female neck slashed with scalpel (opening)
1 female gutted (opening)
1 male wooden stake to the eye
1 female sawed in half with chainsaw
1 male side sliced with chainsaw, falls and impaled into spiked pit
1 male falls and impaled into spiked pit, killed offscreen
1 female beheaded with hedge trimmer
1 male wooden stake to the ear
1 male wooden stake to the back, throat cut with scalpel
1 male head chopped off with hedge trimmer
total: 18
See you around slasher fans...in the sequel!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"I'm a tumor~ I'm a tumor~I'm a Tumor~!!": The Abomination (1986)

The Abomination (1986)
Rating: ***
starring: Scott Davis, Jude Johnson and Blue Thompson

sleep tight, papi~
The Abomination almost lived up to its title; suffering the usual sins of Shot on video/ shot on video-esque films such as the lack of proper lighting, horrid acting, lazy script and some bad audio. But what saved it from being a total lost were a few things I never came to expect from it.

The Abomination is about a guy living with his sickly mother who happens to have a tumor in her lung and is obsessed with a televangelist. (whom the son blames for her social recluse character and failing health)

One night, she coughed out the tumor which, for some reason, turned out to be alive and made its way into the son's stomach. He started to get sick in turn, coughing out more tumors and found out they can grow to immense sizes once fed with raw flesh. The son soon develops a psychic link to the things and began killing for them.

Audrey II's evil conjoined twin.
Removed from birth.
It's nothing big of a movie but, I have to say, it's never boring either; it's more of a slasher film than a monster flick as the title would likely suggest, with the featured creatures hardly doing anything but be stuck in cupboards and stoves while stretching out their tongues to eat a victim. (which they only did for like three times in the movie) Instead, we get our all-too-normal-to-be-threatening teen dude with mama problems bashing folks' head with shovels and cutting throats with knives.

headcheese, served fresh!
The story lags around at first as it revolves around the antagonist's life before the killer tumors, giving some good insight on how miserable his life was. It's still badly acted as it is badly narrated, but it's passable as a hilariously bad cheese-fest taking about a good hour before the messy stuff happens, a wait well worth it seeing how the splatter in this film matters the most and the twist in the end has its clever moments.

In the end, The Abomination is an oddity that some people may learn to appreciate, while others will cringe at either from the gut-wrenching gore or how bad it is. If you can stand cheese and Evil Dead (1981) level gore effects, then this is your cup of tea. If not, then keep walking along and mind the munching tumors on your way out.

1 female had her neck slashed with knife
1 female had her neck cut with knife
1 male had his head split open with shovel
1 female devoured by monster
1 cat fed to monster
1 male devoured by monster
1 male hacked with machete, head chainsawed in half
1 male impaled with pitchfork, monster bursts out of his belly
1 female devoured by monster
total: 9
"I'm a tumor I'm a tumor I'm a tumor~"

80s Pink Stuff : The Blob (1988)

The Blob (1988 Remake)
starring: Shawnee Smith, Donovan Leitch and Kevin Dillon

In 1988, things were fun when someone named Chuck Russell decided that some ten year old deserved to be eaten by an acidic alien blob.

Things were indeed fun when ole Russell, who hardcore fans would remember as the mastermind behind the ever popular Nightmare on Elm Street sequel "Dream Warriors" or the fair yet underrated haunted mansion slasher creeper "Hell Night", thought it was high-time to bring back the pink blob from hell. And he ain't just gonna bring it, he'll improved it.

It's nothing but the idyllic night in the 80s for a small, normally sleepy town somewhere in God blessed "U.S. of A.", it's football season and the cheerleaders are up and at it, a bad boy loner is back on town, kids are trying to sneak into R-rated slasher films and a meteorite carrying a small alien blob crash landed nearby. And who to see the latter first than a homeless derelict, who made a horrible mistake of poking the squishy thing with his mighty poop stick, making the thing dormant and hungry for his hand as it leaps into it with an agonizing fashion.

Then enter some kids who wanted to help the poor bastard, only, they failed to remove the blob and soon it consumed the feller's insides and grew to an immense size. From this point on, it's one blob attack to another when unsuspected teens and townfolks gets attacked by the killer slime after either going after it or just happens to be at the wrong place on the wrong time. Soon, the feds came in, who had more hidden intentions for the blob than a sinister minister. Things don't go their way, as usual, which leads to an all out blob-attack. 80S STYLE!

I honestly never liked the original Blob. It could be that I saw this one first and expected too much, but all can agree, this is more than an improvement we wanted to see. Everything about Blob 88 is fun. Good strong casts, nice special effects, strong soundtrack and one hell of a gore fest! It did everything it could to amp up the B-movie material of the 50s original to give something familiar and something new at the same time. We saw it all before, but the new hype of gore and cheese gave this film its popcorn-munchable goodness.

Being set in the year where slasher films are almost dead (by then), it's immensely influenced by the stalk and kill action of the subgenre, complete with a now more aggressive blob, who snatches, run after and creatively (and gorily) kills its victims. Gone was the slow-moving stop-motion pink blob that just so happens just devour anything that ends in its way, and hello splashier, bloodier, bone-crunching ways to kill and eat people, and it done good. Of course, it's still a monster movie to the bone, with the alien acid being the main star of the film, stealing every scene that features it. If the blob's there, you can expect something big's gonna happen.

Taking advantage to its new 80s setting, teen crazed at most, it rubbed a few humor to lighten up the mood and even done a few good jump scares and imaginative shocks. The only drawback I see here is that, despite it does have it's eerie mood from time to time, it never actually does anything to creep us out. It may literally gets under the skins of our victims, but for us, the viewers, it never was that creepy. Gross, gruesome, but never creepy. Another is the ending, the usual "leave it open for a sequel" ending that really don't do much to improve the film's finale, but I'm satisfied with the image of a traumatized (and presumably crazed) preacher holding an adowable jarred blobite.

It's not a slasher film, not at all, but The Blob 88 has so much 80s in it and a rather high and creative bodycount that it's fun for all, no matter what horror genre. Merciless alien + hot final girl + Cool final boy + messy, juicy killing= One hell of a monster movie. Good job 80s!

1 male melted and devoured from the waist down by alien blob
1 male "blanketed" by alien blob, melted and devoured
1 female had her insides melted and devoured by alien blob
1 male devoured by alien blob
1 male forced and crushed in sinkhole, devoured by alien blob
1 male found inside alien blob
1 female crushed and devoured by alien blob
1 male killed with hedge-trimmer (film)
1 female killed with hedge-trimmer (film)
1 male seen being devoured by alien blob
1 male devoured by alien blob
1 male devoured by alien blob
1 male snared and devoured by alien blob
1 male found with half of his head melted by alien blob
A number of movie patrons were presumably killed by alien blob during theatre attack
1 boy devoured by alien blob, found melting
1 male devoured by alien blob
1 male devoured by alien blob offscreen
1 male alien blob went inside his protective suit, devoured
1 male crushed and devoured by alien blob
1 male taken and devoured by alien blob
1 male crushed and devoured by alien blob
1 male burned alive after alien blob blocked the nozzle of his flamethrower, immolated
A number of town folk, scientists and soldiers were presumably killed and devoured by alien blob offscreen
1 male folded in half and devoured by alien blob
1 male seen killed by alien blob
1 male seen dying, limbs melted
total: 25+

Saturday, November 26, 2011

slasher masks of the week vol10

Five slasher masks, randomly chosen, falls under my verdict, every week.

here's this week's meat.

Chain Letter (2010)
CHain Man's one big brute who hates technologeh to the point he's willing to use one to make a point. Kinda beats the purpose but who's whining? Anyway, not much of a big mask, just some bandage over his face or something like that. good, but not really there...

Easter Bunny Kill! Kill! (2006)
You know, personally, I've yet to see this. It looks kinda cool, and let's face it, we don't get a lot of Easter themed slashers. The mask is cool and creepy, simplicity at it's best.

Moonstalker (1989)
well, the killer dons this suit for only a few moments, but I think it's for the best. I don't know about you guys, but doesn't that hood kinda make him look medieval in a way?...

Bruiser (2000)
Jesus Christ! That's one freaky mask! I'm not kidding here, the first time I saw this mask, i got to know what I'm looking at. Now I wanna see Bruiser!

Jack-O (1995)
Well, It could have been worse. Pumpkin scarecrows are a little too overused; least this fella conjured up something a wee bit more working, don't you think?

Friday, November 25, 2011

Vegan bros gone meaty: Blood Diner (1987)

Blood Diner (1987)
starring:  Rick Burks, Carl Crew and Roger Dauer

I saw a clip of this from Youtube back in 2008 and, after seeing the first five to ten minutes, I stopped and told myself never to see it again. You can tell right now that I did anyway.

Truth be told, it's no slasher movie, but more of a hybrid of gruesomely random characters and moments that makes up every horror-comedy out there such as an estranged love story, a talking brain, an Egyptian goddess with a giant maw on her belly, a ventriloquist chef, some nice cheap murders, kung-fu fighting (nude) victims, a nude aerobics shooting (double meaning there), zombies, vegetarian restos and the most bizzare sibling killers since the Sawyers introduced Leatherface and Chop Top.

George and Micheal Tutman, two cannibals-slash-veggie diner owners are on a bloodsoaked quest to revive a five million year old goddess "Shitaar", aided by their beloved Uncle Anwar, revived from the dead as a brain, eyeballs and a penis in a pickle jar. In order to bring their goddess back from the dead, George, Micheal and their talking pickled cauliflower must go out and gather body parts from various women (hookers, sluts, whores and the occasional virgins) and killing a few people along the way. Who will protect us from this serious dilemma? A trio of "American" cops with nationality crisis. (Why do two of them have an Australian or Russian accent?)

It's hard not to see why Blood Diner's so underrated as it's more of a slapstick comedy than a horror-comedy; there's nothing horrifying about it or even that nauseating, it's just messy. Really messy. Literally and figuratively as it was supposed to be a sequel to Herschell Gordon Lewis' splatter classic "Blood Feast", which might explain the load of 60s/70s drive-in randomness here and there, only amped to the fullest that it's ridiculously funny.

I find myself chuckling at the random stupidity this movie got treated with. Chuckle, not laughing out loud. When it works, it works but if not, then I'm just there, head tilted, thinking "did that really just happened?" as I do my best not to work up for something not worth working up about, being intentionally made funny. Besides, when it's not trying to make us laugh, Blood Diner at least didn't fail to deliver some juicy and interestingly creative kills (deep fryer batterball-head kill? Not scary, but genius!)

It's campy for the sake of camp and gruesome for the sake of grue, that's the entire motto of this movie and it ain't bad at that. Definitely worth it's cult following but I do find it hard recommending this title to just anyone. You have to be really open and really willing for it to mesmerize you with mindless dumbfoolery and Troma-worthy comic chaos to fully enjoy it. 

Shitaar help us.

1 male gunned down 
1 male had his head bashed with shovel, eyes popped out of sockets
7 females and 1 male gunned down with machine gun
1 male had his head crushed by a car
1 female had her head forced into deep fryer, beheaded with broom (!)
1 female split in half with cleaver
1 male repeatedly ran over with van
1 female impaled on the head by a falling stalactite
1 female killed offscreen
1 male had his hands chopped off with cleaver while driving, accidentally drove off a cliff (or so it looks that way...)
1 male electrocuted from ear to ear
1 male electrocuted
1 male electrocuted until brains bursts out of skull
1 male electrocuted, blown off by explosion
1 male blown off by explosion
1 male shot in the eye
1 male had his head chewed off by monster
(A number of guests are seen eaten by zombies during the nightclub climax. In addition, the whole nightclub got decimated from the inside, killing everybody but a monster.)
total: 24+

Thursday, November 24, 2011

I came, I saw, I kill: I, Madman (1989)

I, madman (AKA "Hardcover") (1989)
starring: Jenny Wright, Clayton Rohner and Randall William Cook

In a way, I am a great admirer of pulp fiction; from superheroes to high-flung adventures, pulp fictions are a simple good way to spend a rainy afternoon or a quick read before bed. Director Tibor Takacs, who many of you would remember directed the cult classic horror fantasy The Gate (1987), concocted a little slasher out of these medium and resulted a menacing, but rarely heard murder-mystery.

Virginia loves books. Horror novels to be more precise, something a well-read horror fans can relate to. Living with her police investigator boyfriend and working in a local bookstore, life is sweet for our bookworm. At least, so far.

As of any bookworm, Virginia has an author that she greatly admires. Said author is Malcolm Brand, a pulp fiction writer who wrote two books in his life, best-sellers that Virginia owns a copy of the each, "Much of Madness, More of Sin", a creature feature that features a creature part human, part animal, and "I, madman", a story about a failed surgeon turned poet whose love for a certain actress had him mutilating parts of his face and replacing them with better ones, those that he sliced off from other people. It's all stories for Virginia until a series of bizzare killings starts to plague her life. Those around her dropping off like flies and everytime she picks up the book, the killer from I, Madman materializes in front of her, showing off the parts he took away and sew unto himself. Could it all be in her head? or is there something stranger at play?

 I, madman is a friendly nod to the decades of old-school horror, picking up cliches and elements from 50s pulp fiction, fusing a bit of 80s horror into the pile. There's a few pacing problems, some underwritten script and a curveball of an ending that nobody seen coming, but as far as obscurity for entertainment matters it's more of a minor setback than a a major flaw that hinders the movie dead,. if anything, I, madman is all but for a good time and variety, an entertaining tribute to horror fiction.

The film benefits, if not from gore and kills, but of a capable and likely cast. Jenny Wright played our heroine with much character that she comes out as vulnerable-looking but strong-willed and Clayton Rohner plays Richard, Virgina's lover, giving an equally likable performance that managed to save his character from being an annoying skeptic by adding some warmth in his persona. Of course, we also got our killer, Dr. Alan Kessler, played by Randall William Cook, a threatening yet charasmatic maniac who acts as a dangerous third wheel of this rather estranged love triangle. His Modus Operandi isn't entirely new but why he does it is something worth noting; while we did have slashers making masks out of the skins of their kills for the purpose of either expressing themselves or hiding their faces, Kessler does it to improve his previously mutilated face, one that he himself had done when he offered bits of them to a beloved woman. This was more of a relevant plot point than a cliche, unlike the example yet another love-lorned slasher killer from 1989's Phantom of The Opera.

While the mystery of the movie is played around on who's killing who, or whether Virginia is imagining all of this or not, the climax only answered very little and it failed to make sense. A lot. Then again, I, Madman is still enjoyable as it is, a fun sometimes campy-sometimes-serious horror flick that doesn't aim for viscera or anything that graphic, making it a worthwhile feature and a sleeper hit.

1 male attacked by monster, eaten (story)
1 female attacked by monster (story)
1 female scalped with razor
1 male stabbed with razor, ears sliced off
1 male nose sliced off with razor
1 female found with her lips cut off
1 monster sliced in half with broken window pane, later crashes through another window and disappears
1 male attacked by monster, later crashes through window and disappears
total: 8

Must kill to get...better...: Fear of Clowns (2004)

Fear of Clowns (2004)
rating: **
starring: Jacqueline Reres, Mark Lassise and Rick Ganz

For some reason, I couldn't keep myself away from this movie despite the copious amount of negative reviews. But, seeing killer clowns movies are my mutual fascination, I just couldn't say no and, true enough, things were interesting for the first half hour until it lagged around and went a little too obvious with its budget.
Why so serious?
Cuz the script told me to be...
The movie's plot is bone basic; a divorced woman is stalked by a murderous topless clown named "Shivers" who starts offing people close to her, who may or may not exists as she is known to be breaking down with a bad case of Coulrophobia, the extreme fear of clowns. It dragged around this act for a lengthy run with badly acted script and super cheesy murders; one fine example had a towel-clad lady pretend to run away while Shivers caught her by the cloth, stripping her naked as the clown puts his axe to her head. I hadn't seen senseless nudity like that since that boogeyman-teacher showdown in that 1979 flick The Demon, only this one's awfully gratuitous.

Oh my, Gratuitous baby~! 
Things got uglier soon enough, both for our heroine and for us viewers, as layer within layers of moldy cheese and amateur acting is piled up on us like lasagna. A twist come around in the middle of the movie, revealing exploits of mental torture and something about a guy siccing Shivers at our leading lady in exchange for money and custody. Cops found out about this and guards her but, of course, some more random folks are thrown in to further complicate things. It's either these guys are making this all up as they act or whoever made this movie's really cutting back on the budget for, at least, convincing actors, something that might have butchered this flick's credibility to the point of no return.

The last thirty minutes will be the most slasher-esque, as the first hour or so (felt like longer) was more of a police drama of sorts. So yeah, lead lady and boyfriend go to a movie theatre, Shivers follows and kills people, (Don't ask. He just did.) leading to a finale that I hardly cared for.

Skepticism's always a bitch, eh?
Fear of clowns is a uber mess of all things horror but I find myself "liking it" enough to be one of my own guilty pleasures cuz I know it'll suck for everyone with a working brain. This movie gets a star for it's awesome looking killer and another star for the unintentional laughs; overall,  it's nowhere as "so bad it's good" as the likes of Thankskilling or "Nail Gun Massacre". In fact, it would have been that case if it wasn't for the horrible plotting, very bad special effects, and it's attempt to be a serious horror film. (more of the latter, actually)

I now wonder when we'll have the perfect killer clown movie; Clownhouse was the best I've seen, Slaughter High had a jester, close but not quite. Fear of Clowns would had it made by the hair line; just dropped the ball too soon that everything else had tumbled down with it like a damn domino.

1 female axed on the head
1 male beheaded with axe
1 male shot
1 male axed offscreen
1 male axed
1 male axe thrown to his head
1 female seen dismembered
1 male gets speared on the chest with axe head
total: 8

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ward 27: Card 1-6

Just a little Project I'm working on, Ward 27 is a twenty-seven card set featuring a variety of slasher monster inspired by the "token" villain stereotypes found in slasher movies as well as some that are rarely used.

Featuring card #001 to 006
1. Scraps- a man-turned living scrap heap of bladed metal and working machine by means of supernatural forces who slice and dices his victims with his own morphing body.

2. Midnight Nurse- an undead, vixen of a nurse who's taking a liking on "tasting" men with her scalpel blade-lined jaws.

3. 40 Depths- a ghostly deepsea diver, curse with immortality to forever guard a mystical hexed gold, who murders anyone who gets near a guarded treasure and hunts down anyone who dares steal from him.

4. Code Red- An undead soldier who took his own life after torturing and murdering war prisoners for fun, stating that not even his country can take away the joy of murder from him. Now, every 4th of July, he comes back...

5. Guro- a headless samurai who's said to be the ghost of a serial slasher who took the life of 99 men and 99 women during the feudal era.

6. Jailbird john- An undead "Rockabilly" who's into sex, drugs, rock-and-roll and the occasional disemboweling.

(c) Kaijinu