Sunday, April 22, 2018

Preview of Staystillreview's Sensational Summer part IV!!!

 Preview of Staystillreview's Sensational Summer part IV!!!

With the weather FINALLY starting to get a little warmer, and over at Staystillreviews' headquarters we're all currently recovering from our weeklong Spring Break celebration, I've decided to start having the mind-set of fun in the sun as we preview our fourth annual Sensational Summer which will kick off in just two months!!! We've got lots planned for those 12 weeks, along with a killer giveaway, more interviews, drinking games, reviews, and so much more!!! Join Chip as he parties like it's 1985 as he hits the beach and arcade this summer!!!

WEEK 1- Made for TV terror!

WEEK 2- Vacations gone wrong!

WEEK 3- Slasher week!

WEEK 4- Summer time fun!

WEEK 5- Zombies!

WEEK 6- Castle Rock - The works of Stephen King!

WEEK 7- Crystal Lake terror!

WEEK 8- Sequels!

WEEK 9- Shark week!

WEEK 10- 90's week!

WEEK 11- Shake the pillars of Heaven. The films of John Carpenter. 

WEEK 12- 80's week!

So, get the 6-packs ready, the boomboxes blaring, and get ready to rock out with Chip this summer for our forth annual Sensational Summer!!!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Fog drinking game!!!

 The Fog drinking game!!!

Ah, the 21st of April. Or as I like it call it, Fog Day! Yep, that's right, Antonio Bay celebrates it's birthday in the 1980 John Carpenter underrated classic, which is basically a love letter to 1950's monster movies. This was Carpenter's follow up to his 1978 slasher Halloween, and I'm sure I'm not speaking for myself, has been a favorite of mine for years. To honor this truly amazing film, here's a fun little drinking game you can play while watching it today!!!

Drink when...
Someone says Antonio Bay
You can hear music from the radio playing
Fog is shown
Father Malone reads from the hidden diary
Jamie Lee screams 
Stevie speaks on the radio
You see someone driving a car.

Take a shot when...
Tom Atkins is seen drinking.
Someone is killed.
The gold coin transforms into the piece of driftwood. 

Waterfall when...
Horns go off
Windows are broken
A telephone rings
Blake is heard over the radio speaking

Happy April 21st!!!

If Scream had been made in the 1980's...

If Scream had been made in the 1980's...

This past week I had myself a Scream marathon. I'm sure I'm speaking for anyone my age, that if you loved horror, the Scream films were a massive part of our lives growing up in the 90's. I have wonderful memories renting the original film after hearing that a girl gets stuck in a doggy door in a garage, a killer presses the garage door to lift, and she gets crushed. From that moment onward, I knew I NEEDED to see this movie that everyone in my second grade class were whispering about. I remember taping the first movie off TV, and screaming with excitement when my sister and I saw the teaser trailer for part II air. My mother was cool enough to bring us to see part 2 and 3 in theaters. We dressed up as the ghost face killers for Halloween. I had a Scream 2 poster in my bedroom, and honestly downright adored these films. Years later, I was able to see Scream 4 opening night, and knew this was a movie my mother would have loved. Despite the flaws, the Scream series are really some truly fun and cool slasher movies. They may not be as gritty as slasher like Pieces, Friday the 13th part III, or Graduation Day. I don't think they save horror during the 90's, because before that some really decent horror films had been made. Still, they reinvented something, and the late Wes Craven proved he still had it in him. I may yet to see the TV series, but after re-watching these films, I remembered exactly why I loved them so much. If we get another sequel, I'm all for it!

So today, we're going to pretend that Scream was released in 1986 instead of 1996. Who would be in our cast?

Sidney - Jill Schoelen 

Billy - Johnny Depp 

Stu - Griffin O'Neal 

Tatum - Keli Maroney 

Randy - Damon Martin

Dewey - Bruce Campbell 

Gale - Catherine Mary Stewart 

Casey - Molly Ringwald 

Steve - Zach Galligan 

Cotton Weary - Michael Biehn

Throw in a ton of blood and we got a great 1980's splatter fest! So who would you cast if Scream had been made in the 80's instead of the 90's?

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

How a Slumber Party Massacre prequel could work!!!

 How a Slumber Party Massacre prequel could work!!!

The other day on Facebook, a fellow friend posted a screen-cap from one of my favorite slasher movies

Slumber Party Massacre.

The person brought up a very good point, bringing up the question what actually went down when crazed psychopath Russ Thorn killed 5 people before this film's events. So what actually happened? How long had Russ been put away? What really happened? Besides the newspaper, and hearing reports of his escape briefly on the radio, we get no answers. 

All we know is that these crimes took place in 1969 in the same suburbs that the original takes place in. So that got my wheels turning. Wouldn't it be awesome instead of another sequel, we get a prequel?!

I actually really like the Slumber Party Massacre movies. They honestly are prime examples of fun slasher movies. The original, made back in 1982 was just another way to cash in on the wave of endless slashers that had followed Halloween and Friday the 13th. In this short period of time we got movies like Friday the 13th 2 and 3, Pieces, The Burning, My Bloody Valentine, He Knows You're Alone, and Don't Answer The Phone to just name a few. In typical Halloween fashion, we have a basic set up. A group of beautiful girls are alone, a crazed psycho is on the loose, and it takes place in a neighborhood which brings up the frightening fact that you aren't safe even on a street where everyone is home. Directed by Amy Holden Jones, a feminist director. What's funny about all three films in the original trilogy is that all of the movies have actually been directed by women. Despite the fact the girls are all running around naked, these directors wanted to show that they knew what made money at the box office. Audiences of these films were mostly guys at the time, and they wanted to see plenty of T&A. Plus, they made up a pretty good theory on the killer's choice of weapon. 

A big...drill.

Basically the common theme is that these crazed killers will punish you, "drilling" into you if you go all the way, smoke dope, drink, or worse. It sounds cheesy, but even Jones the original film's director has stated in Going To Pieces, The Rise and Fall Of Slasher Films, stated that this was her original vision. That the killer's weapon is to represent of manhood as he stalks these young girl's, representing the fear of finally getting laid. (Sure, I'll go with the flow here.) The fun crazy colorful sequel even has the warning of not going all the way, with the 1950's rocker killer representing our lead girl Courtney's sexualy and awakening once she starts seeing a handsome boy from school. The third even has more underlining warnings as our killer is a sexualy repressed man who's trigger is anything dealing with sex which stems from his trauma of getting molested by his uncle when he was a boy. Sounds pretty deep, but believe it or not these films do have these themes beneath all the tits and blood. I actually really enjoy all three films, and look at them as guilty pleasures. They aren't trying to be award winning cinema, and actually have some funny moments. These are great movies to watch with a group of friends drinking beer. 

In a day where so many of these films are either getting remade or sequels, it seems as if audiences want to return to the heyday when these films were popular. So many films are paying tribute to the 1970's and 80's. With so many playfully spin-offs and nods to horror movies made durning the slasher boom, why not make a prequel to one of the ultimate slasher series that holds a special place in all of our hearts?

I feel if they did a direct to DVD or Netflix movie it would be a nice little treat for slasher fans. I mean so many films have been made in the same fashion of these films (Pool Party Massacre, Spring Break Massacre, ect.) Have fun with it, and have the series return back to it's roots. Also how many horror and slasher movies take place in the late 1960's?! I feel having a prequel take place durning this time would be a riot. Really play up the fact it takes place in this time period.

I would have the plot simple enough. A group of teenagers are having a slumber party while the parents are away. The boys are coming over to try to score, drink, and smoke grass. There could be all the perfect stereotypes, and have these teenagers in a house ready to party. Here we meet Russ Thorn, younger and of course played by a different actor attack the girls. I think it would be really fun if they casted somebody we all recognized (Maybe Eli Roth?) Pack it full of cameos. I would LOVE to see Sid Haig or Kane Hodder play neighbors or local police who get slaughtered. Of course have some of the teenagers fight back, and the police arrive just in time. Sounds cheesy? Well that's what we want!

I think instead of trying to remake or add another sequel to this fun series, just make a prequel as a present to fans of the series. Pack it full of Easter Eggs and nods to the original films, and boom we got one fun movie!


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Spring Break drinking game!!!

 Spring Break drinking game!!!

Over here at Staystillreviews we're celebrating Spring Break in style!!! With hopes of warmer weather, we're blasting vinyl records, watching beach movies, and making tasty fruity drinks to get into the fun in the sun state of mind!!! To pay tribute to this celebration, here's a drinking game based off the 1983 ultimate spring break classic...

Spring Break!!!

Drink when...
Someone is seen drinking.
Music is playing.
The name Nelson is said.
People are seen swimming.
Someone gets water on them.

Take a shot when...
Nudity is shown.
Hot Date performs.
The guys ride all together in the car.

Waterfall when...
The guys drink beer through a straw.
Anyone rides an elevator.
A blow-dryer is used
People eat bananas. 


Friday, April 13, 2018

New beginning cocktails!!!

New beginning cocktails!!!

Before I spend the rest of my evening plowing through the rest of the films. (So far this week I've watched Part 3, 5, 6, 4, 7, 2, and 1. I plan on moving onto the major hot mess of part 8, then my personal favorite Jason Goes To Hell. Fingers crossed I wouldn't be too many beers in to watch a few Friday the 13th the series episodes as well as cram in some Camp Crystal Lake Memories segments. But before this all goes down, why not whip up some cocktails that are based off the highly underrated Friday the 13th part 5 A New Beginning. Many people give this film shit, but I for one really love it. It has high re-watch value, sports one of the highest body counts out of the entire series, has a Feldman cameo, some really great deaths, a cool setting, the "Oooo baby" outhouse scene, it's the second entry in the Tommy Jarvis trilogy, AND has one hell of a twist!!! Some people call it a cop out...I on the other hand really like the direction this film took and it makes it even cooler than Jason actually was down for the count at one point in the series! So grab some rubber spiders on strings, bake up some enchiladas, dance the robot, make some stew, and grab a white and blue hockey mask and knock back some tasty cocktails and party like it's 1985!!!

The New Beginning
- 2 oz. coconut rum
2 oz. 7-up or Sprite
Blue food coloring 
Crushed ice

The Tommy Jarvis 
- 2 oz. Bombay Sapphire
3 oz. Tonic water. 
Mint leaf for garnish. 

Demon's outhouse 
- 2 oz. dark rum.
4 oz. pineapple juice.
1 oz. mango juice.
1 oz. coconut water.
1/2 oz. Campari

The Reggie The Reckless
- 1 scoop raspberry sorbet
1/2 oz. pomegranate liqueur
1 oz. prosecco 

The Violet 

- 3 oz. Smirnoff vodka
2 oz. Sour raspberry liqueur
1 oz. blue curaƧao 
Rock sugar for rim
2 oz. cranberry juice cocktail
Crushed ice. 

The Joey
- 2 oz. Bailey's Irish cream
1 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. chocolate liqueur
Sprinkle of cocoa powder.

Enjoy!!! Happy Friday the 13th!!!