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FrightPix: 2015 Thankskilling Fix

After you’ve gorged yourself with food tomorrow, you can unbutton those pants, snuggle up on your couch, and feast upon this list of festive flicks available to watch for free on FrightPix. Yeah, they may be bad (so bad they’re good), but grab that extra slice of pumpkin (or pecan) pie and let the streaming ensue!


Thanksgiving. A time to give thanks and appreciate all the good that we have. Oh, and a time for killer turkey movies and movies about cannibalistic gladiator competitions. Take some time to appreciate your families and join us on the journey to FrightPix Thanksgiving.


(Note: A Gores Truly “So Bad It’s Good” feature.)


The most important part of Thanksgiving is the turkey. Except if you’re a vegan or vegetarian, that is. So, it’s only fair that we open this list with an ode to the star of Thanksgiving, the poultry. What happens when a military themed fried chicken chain builds a location on top of an ancient Indian Burial ground? Well, a supernatural force takes over the food and those who eat it, of course! From the people who brought you The Toxic Avenger, Troma takes on the fast food industry in the first ever film about zombie chickens. While Poultrygeist might not give you the chills and feature the creepy television that haunted your dreams from Poultergeist, it does have some singing and dancing and most importantly, the zombie chickens.

Birdemic 2: The Resurrection


Birdemic 2 might be about a different kind of bird, but is still an ode to the flying stars of Thanksgiving none the less. Birdemic 2’s 1.9 rating on IMDB is a dramatic improvement over Birdemic: Shock and Terror’s 1.8, which if anything is proof that if at first you don’t succeed, try again and this time with even more CGI birds attacking townspeople. If you saw James Nguyen’s original “romantic thriller” and unabashed reworking of Alfred Hitchock’s The Birds, then you should know that not much has changed plotwise in the much-anticipated sequel. There are birds. They are angry. They are trying to kill people. What has changed is that whereas in the original, Nguyen’s incompetence was only matched by his unabashed earnestness, in the sequel, he’s very aware of how trashy his movie is (spurred on by Birdemic’s huge success on the midnight-movie circuit). And while that does take away the joy of watching an accidental failure, it does mean that Nguyen goes all in on being as ridiculous as possible. What this all adds up to is the perfect bird appreciation movie to bring in the holiday.

Evil Feed


Pass the small intestines and welcome to Evil Feed, a take on The Hunger Games that involves contestants entering a gladiatorial competition to survive and not become the next meal. Decidedly more self-aware than many of the other movies on this list, Kimani Ray Smith’s 2014 film is an ode to the batshit-crazy grindhouse films of the 70s and 80s. The Long Pig Restaurant run by Steven (a delightfully-out-of-his-mind Terry Chen) is famous for two things: solely serving human meat for all of its meals, and holding MMA cage fights to produce freshly tenderized meat from the loser. When an aging martial arts instructor is kidnapped to be one of the fighters, his daughter (Falling Skies’ Laci J Mailey) and a group of his students set out to rescue him from the hellish eatery. What follow is a schizophrenic amalgamation of sex, action, and gore that will leave you laughing and wincing the whole way through, while also leading you to consider going vegan once and for all.

Bathory: Countess of Blood


It’s important to note that not all people enjoy turkey and ham on Thanksgiving. Some people, let’s say, would  prefer their meat…raw. Before the days of Twilight and the obsession with cannibalistic vampires began, there was Erzsébet Bathory, a Hungarian countess. After an incident in her underground hospital that left Bathory poisoned, the local witch, Darvulia, saved Bathory, but only for a price. Darvulia will grant Bathory a life of eternal beauty if she were to sacrifice her reputation and love, first. Of course when Bathory is seen bathing in tubs of red liquid, corpses are mysteriously being found buried nearby, and the interior of the Countess’ castle starts looking like a Bonnie Tyler music video, people understandably start to get suspicious. We’re not ones to judge here at FrightPix, but it kind of looks like Bathory is taking gluten free to an entirely new level.



(Note: A Gores Truly Holiday Favorite.)


Within the first five minutes of the movie, you see a topless pilgrim killed by a demonic turkey.  We’d get more into detail with this one, but I think that sentence will do just fine. Happy holidays!


Safety and Security Aside: 7 Terrifying Home Invasion Movies

Gores Truly is femme-driven but certainly not man-hating. Occasionally, we want to give our readers a chance to contribute to the horror-fest that we all adore – including those wielding the Y-Chromosome. The following article has been Murder-Her approved. Watch out! It’s an Invasion of the Y-Chromosome!

Safety and Security Aside: 7 Terrifying Home Invasion Movies

Home invasion horror adds an extra element of fear simply because there is the knowledge that, as unlikely as it might be, such scenarios could really happen. While most people do not fear ghosts or haunted mirrors in their real life, everyone at some point has been startled by a mysterious creak in the floor or an unknown noise outside a window. Homes are intended to be a sanctuary, but what happens when the one place in the world you’re supposed to be safe is invaded? These seven movies show just how fragile we truly are against a determined attacker, so sit back, relax and don’t forget to double lock the doors.


When a Stranger Calls

When A Stranger Calls (1979)

Based on an urban legend and one of the most common horror tropes of the 70s, When A Stranger Calls is the ultimate example of a psychotic killer invading the home. An innocent babysitter is being terrorized by mysterious phone calls when the fate of the children she’s watching is called into question when the caller asks the classic “have you checked the children?” line. She almost dies in the house but is ultimately saved and years later is targeted again by the same man, and is again rescued just in the nick of time. But the most terrifying part of the movie by far is the moment she discovers that the terrifying calls she’s been receiving are coming from inside the house.

Funny Games (1997)

Funny Games, Michael Haneke’s 1997 film, follows two young men who are holding a family of three hostage in their remote Austrian lake house. The unsuspecting family on a simple summer vacation are slowly infringed upon by the two, held hostage and forced to perform a number of sadistic “games” to ensure their survival. As with most horror films, we see malfunctioning phones here (and in the 2007 remake), but this situation could have been avoided completely with a security system that many have installed in vacation homes these days. Even if the victims knowingly allowed the young men into their house, they would have had plenty of opportunities to trigger the system and alert authorities – possibly in enough time to save them all!

Panic Room (2002)

Starring Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart as a mother-daughter duo, Panic Room sees the pair hiding in their new apartment’s panic room when three men break in during their first night. Naturally, they come in search of $3 million in bearer bonds hidden in a floor safe in the very room they are hiding in. This sets off a terrifying chain of events for the entire group and, of course, the room’s separate phone line isn’t working. A cell phone would have come in handy, but instead they endure medical emergencies, fire, beatings, and terror before finally escaping with their lives. And everyone lived happily ever after – well, except the robbers.

Inside (2007)



The 2007 French film Inside is just another story where the poor protagonist is just in the way of the ultimate prize is, though in this case the eventual prize is an innocent baby. Unfortunately, the baby is still inside the mother’s body, resulting in a terrifying ordeal for the mother-to-be as she tries to protect both herself and her unborn child. While the pregnant widow has already endured the great loss of her husband during the holidays, we come to find out through twists and turns the attacking woman was in the other car involved in the crash he died in.

The Strangers (2008)

We’ve got films where the villain is after something specific, and then we’ve got The Strangers. A couple is attacked and terrorized throughout the night for seemingly no reason other than the enjoyment that the killers get from their fear. The victim’s remote location really worked against them, and this film does a particularly excellent job at pulling on viewers heartstrings dangling hope for the victims through multiple escape attempts ultimately thwarted by the attackers tricks. After a night of cat and mouse games, the masked intruders have finally revealed themselves, and thinking they have finished the job leave Kristen (Liv Tyler) barely hanging onto life.

You’re Next (2013)

You’re Next is another film of the money-comes-first variety, though the financial incentive isn’t revealed until the twisted end of the movie. What at first appears to be a series of random killings instead turns out to be an unconventional approach to estate planning. When a family and their respective significant others all gather at a vacation home for a reunion, they find themselves being picked off one by one by attackers in animal masks. What the attackers most likely weren’t expecting was to be met by a woman with survivalist training, unfortunately she somehow fails to utilize them to ensure the house’s security before the mayhem starts once they realized the intruders had infiltrated the place before their arrival.


The Purge

The Purge (2013)

Following an economic collapse, “The New Founding Fathers of America” have established one night a year in which all crime, including murder, is legal as a way of lowering the annual crime rate. As the top salesman for security systems specifically designed to shut down houses for purge night, James Sandin (Ethan Hawke) and his family come under attack after the son accidentally unlocks the house to let in someone from the outside. Perhaps one of the more terrifying home invasion movies of recent years, The Purge gives us a look at how even the most advanced, state of the art technology can’t always save you.

The main vulnerability most of these victims share is their lack of ability to call for help, as seen in most horror movies. Although a silent alarm, panic button, or even a simple working cell phone could have done these characters well, it’s always their remote locations that seal their fate. While other horror tropes slowly die out with time or technology makes them irrelevant, home invasion movies will remain at the top of the horror list with one of the most realistic plot lines to date making us second guess the safety and comfort of our own homes.


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Trailer: Deathgasm (2015)

Heavy metal, horror and some bitching Australian accents? COUNT US IN! Check out the trailer for Deathgasm which shows how evil Metal music can truly be. The film is available thru Digital Download, Blu-ray, and DVD on January 5, 2016.

Synopsis: “High school is truly hell in DEATHGASM. Metal-thrashing Brodie (Milo Cawthorne, Blood Punch) is an outcast in a sea of jocks and cheerleaders in a suburban wasteland until he meets a kindred spirit in fellow metalhead Zakk (James Blake). After starting their own band, Brodie and Zakk come upon a mysterious piece of sheet music said to grant ultimate power to whoever plays it. But the music also summons an ancient evil entity known as Aeloth the Blind One, which threatens to tear apart existence itself.

The boys’ classmates and family become inhabited by demonic forces, tearing out their own eyes and turning into psychotic murderers… and that’s only the beginning! It’s up to Brodie, Zakk, and their group of friends to stop a force of pure evil from devouring all of mankind.”