Thursday, January 31, 2019

A 13 minute trip through Hell.

I'm dead chuffed to be a part of this amazing show and cast. Helping create a dark ride has been a personal dream of mine since I was kid spending my summer's at Dracula's Castle in Wildwood, NJ and I could not be more grateful to Zombie Joe and his crew of demented monsters for letting me help.

Please come.

All Aboard for Zombie Joe's Underground's All-New Fun N' Freaky Journey thru Hell and Back!  Our Fresh, New & Exhilarating-Smash-Hit-Sensation...EXTENDED by Overwhelming Demand!  Directed & Created by Zombie Joe & Brandon Slezak, with Production Design by Drew Rausch & Jocelyn Gajeway, and Musical Selections by the amazing Joseph Bishara (Insideous, The Conjuring films); Produced by Zombie Joe.  THURS-FRI-SAT-SUN, JAN 31 thru FEB 10, 2019.  

Tickets available here!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Now Playing (review edition): Phantasm 3: Lord of the Dead

2.5 out of 5 Screams. It's like the second Phantasm but with a bigger budget and a bit of wonky cgi. Some new additions to the world building and subtle improvements to the effects. The problem with a character telling you not to trust what you see, is that you just except the dream for reality. There's no juxtaposition. Without any stark contrasts, I feel at this point, I've seen it all before. -drew

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Now Playing (Review edition): Hereditary

4.75 Screams out of 5. Sometimes it's nice to have a straight up horror movie. No social commentary. No hidden message. Just a face full of tension. Lots of smart decision making in both writing and cinematography. Gave me serious Burnt Offerings vibes. Loved it. - drew

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Now Playing (Review edition): Phantasm 2

4 Screams out of 5. I think I might prefer this to the original. Everything is ramped up - the gore, effects, house explosions, Sam Raimi-esque shots, Angus Scrimm. Unfortunately, the dreamlike quality of it's depressor is lessened due to expanding the world.
Also - pretty sure this is what inspired the chainsaw fight scene in Mandy.


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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Now Playing (review edition): Phantasm Remastered

3.5 Screams out of 5. Nonsensical, surreal and a lot less gore then I remember. The original is more of a 3.0 but it gets an extra half star for the remaster. Those mausoleum scenes are pristine!


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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Now Playing (review edition): Slenderman (2018)

2.5 Screams out of 5. Just about what you imagined a movie based on a 10 year old internet meme would be. Actors weren't annoying. Effects were on par for a made for tv movie. Not terrible but a good argument for why movies/ tv shouldn't follow the source material too closely.

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- Drew