Jim Van Bebber
An underground film-maker of the violent and gritty kind that usually deals with straight-forward themes of drugs and gory violence.
Also involved with extreme music bands. Reviewed until 2016.
Van Bebber's student film and pet project about gang wars. A gang leader is persuaded to leave the violent gang life
by his mystically-inclined girlfriend but when she is brutally murdered, he seeks violent revenge. The film unevenely
mixes violence, gore, drama, seriousness and humor, but the last gory third of the movie rivals Sam Peckinpah at his raw, violent best.
Deadbeat at Dawn
A handful of extreme video clips for the death metal band Necrophagia featuring extreme gore, some footage from Roadkill and Fulci's The Beyond,
cannibalism, torture, camp, lesbians, Satanic rituals, etc. Delivers on the promising shock value and caters to fans of this grinding, guttural
but unexceptional death metal band (with Phil Anselmo). The band talk briefly about horror movies and other random subjects between the clips.
Necrophagia: Through Eyes of the Dead
A re-enactment and sometimes pseudo-documentary of the Charles Manson story from the point of view of the Family. Filmed in a gritty,
raw style with disjointed editing and all kinds of 'artistic' effects which all add up to an acid-trip of a movie.
Features amateur actors babbling drug-induced pseudo philosophy and having lots of sex, worshipping
Charles as he takes them through the stages of free-love, paranoia and murder sprees. There is no
insight into character and motive however, the actor who does Charles has no charisma or strength of character to make
anyone believe he is a leader into insanity, and the acid-tripping gets boring fast.
Manson Family, The
Short movie about a lame Satanist metal-head who deals drugs, gets his money stolen by a friend, and brutally kills the thief
in a gory, stabbing and head-crushing tribute to Satan.
My Sweet Satan
Gritty splatter short about a Gein-like psychotic that collects body parts and roadkill and eats them.
One day he picks up two hitchhikers and dismembers then eats them.
Roadkill: The Last Days of John Martin