HACK MOVIES RETURNS TO RETAIL!


We did it, ya’ll! We climbed inside some custom made, radiation proof mech suits and pried open the toxic and decaying doors of the Strangeville vault and we meticulously plucked out the Hack Movies!

What does that really mean? It really means that for the first time EVER, you can buy the Hack Movies on retail quality DVDs! All seven classic Strangeville tales of exploitation, murder, sex, monsters and mutants are BACK ON SALE!

Already own them all because you’re a convention ninja from back in the day who scooped them all up when they were brand new? Well, even YOU don’t have them like this!

Every DVD comes with fresh ass DVD art and a special insert with a promo code (that I blacked out here cause you don’t get it that easy, sucka!) for 30% off a book purchase at the Strange Fiction square store. That’s called sinergy, bitch! Click here to buy the Hack Movies on DVD!

As if that news nearly 10 years in the making wasn’t big enough, we’re also unleashing a SLEW of brand new merchandise onto your fragile cranial accessories! A FULL line of Hack Movies and Kevin The Strange merch is now available through the professional merch wizards at Galloree! Click here to get your merch on!

Believe it or not, this is just the beginning, gang. We still have more huge updates for you from the Strange Fiction side of Strangeville in the coming weeks. Keep your eyes peeled right here at KevinTheStrange Dot Com for MORE!

James Gunn: From Troma to the Toilet


In the past 24 hours, Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2 director James Gunn has deleted more than 10 thousand (!!!!) tweets dating as far back as 2008.

The acclaimed director came under fire after directing his ire at conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro. Afterward, The Daily Caller did a deep-dive into Gunn’s tweets to discover what many of us long-time Tromites already knew: Gunn is a degenerate edgelord who has posted probably the most outrageous and offensive tweets of any A-list hollywood director ever. By a long shot.

Gunn’s provocative and offensive tweets range from jokes about the holocaust to many, many jokes about child-rape.

Gunn is now on the defensive, issuing a new series of tweets wherein he acknowledges his edgelord past but claims to be a changed and “grown” man. This supposed growth just so happens to coincide with the moment he started cashing checks from Marvel/Disney.

It’s unclear what the repercussions from this offensive tweet unearthing will be for the rising Hollywood star, but the situation could be addressed as early as today when Gunn is scheduled to appear at San Diego Comic-Con.

Update: He’s fired

Why do I care about Gunn’s social media drama other than as an amused onlooker watching another hard-leftist suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome fall to the very same outrage machine they helped to create?

Because I would have never made a film if it wasn’t for James Gunn.

I can’t state that more clearly. There would absolutely be no Hack Movies, no Cockhammer, no Nixon and Hogan without the influence of James Gunn.

His film Tromeo and Juliet helped inspire me to pick up a pen and start writing offensive horror/comedy movies and the book he co-wrote with Troma founder Lloyd Kaufman, All I Need To Know About Filmmaking I Learned From The Toxic Avenger was the bible by which I lived in my earliest years making movies.

But my connection to James Gunn goes even deeper than that. He’s a fellow St. Louisan. And while we didn’t grow up in the same town or know each other, he is personal friends with people I lived down the street from and graduated high school with.

So you can say James Gunn was a hero to me in my early years. I cheered from afar after he moved on from Troma and landed a gig writing the live action Scooby-Doo movie and later the Dawn of the Dead remake.

I consider his indie film SUPER to be one of the best deconstructions of the super hero genre and, ironically, a cautionary tale about the same sort of vigilante justice that the far-left advocates in ANTIFA.

His early foray into the social media world with the bizarre and amazing short films with his brother Sean, Humanzee! and the PG porn series are hilarious. I also consider the Guardians of the Galaxy movies to be among the absolute best in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.

But James Gunn unequivocally deserves every ounce of scrutiny and criticism coming his way this week. As he got more famous and a bigger and bigger following on Twitter, he became everything the Troma Team up in New York satirized about the film industry.

Later, when Donald Trump was elected president, Gunn turned up the liberal hypocrisy to the Nth degree, absolutely catching an awful case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Gunn and everyone like him in Hollywood haplessly make the same mistakes the Christian Right made in the 1990s. Ironic because the Left still tries to hang that albatross around conservative necks some 25 years later.

The Christian Right got huge and rich and used that wealth and power to influence politics making them a political and social force that could not be moved from the outside. It took corruption, lies and awful conduct from the inside to shatter their grip on the nation.

And that’s exactly what’s happening to the Left today. Influencers like James Gunn believe they are the moral arbiters of our culture. They believe that they KNOW BETTER than middle-America about what our values are and how we should live our lives.

They chide us for wanting a border wall, strong borders and an un-molested second amendment while living behind gated communities with armed guards. They lecture us on morality while all of Hollywood is infested with moral degeneracy and, apparently, a pack of frothing rapists according to the #MeToo movement.

James Gunn, and many, many liberals like him, used to be cool motherfuckers. They used to represent anti-establishment values and weren’t afraid to be edgy and tell shocking, provocative jokes for no other reason than to offend the morally pious church ladies of the rural US.

But as the great Jim Goad says, the liberal SJWs like James Gunn are the new church ladies and they’re getting exactly what’s coming to them.

James, you should have stayed in your lane.

 

Kevin Strange’s Weird Movie Recommendation: Future World (2018)


Future World is James Franco’s love-letter to Albert Pyun’s Cyborg universe. And lucky for me, I absolutely adore Albert Pyun’s Cyborg universe (I’ve written many post-apocalyptic novel tributes to the man myself.) I consider Nemesis and Knights to be among the absolute best B-movie post-apocalyptic sci-fi flicks ever made.

Does Future World belong in that elite group of batshit insane robot flicks? No. But it was a damn fun ride and a great send-up to one of the coolest sub-genres of science fiction.

I don’t know the back story about this flick but it seems Franco called in some favors from some very talented friends to go out in the desert and shoot himself an Albert Pyun movie. He’s got A list actors like Mila Jovovich, Lucy Liu, Method Man and Snoop Dogg (Ok these last two might not be A list actors, but are certainly household names.)

He’s got freakin Werner Herzog’s director of photography doing amazing hand-held, long shots with complex interior/exterior action and even managed to score the lead from another weird post-apocalyptic flick in Suki Waterhouse who played the super-hot amputee ass-kicker in 2016’s The Bad Batch (which also featured A-list actors in a low budget B-movie.)

So what’s Future World all about? Not much, really. This sub-genre of sci-fi generally consists of dressing up a bunch of beautiful women in fetish-wear and then making them run, ride dirtbikes and drive dune buggies through the California desert for an hour and a half and that’s exactly what happens here.

James Franco takes on the role of the big bad in this one in the form of Warlord, a desert raider and leader of a gang of bikers who stumble upon a beautiful cyborg named Ash who has deactivated herself as a protest to the endless human war raging in the wasteland.

Franco’s Warlord reactivates her and makes her his sex/violence slave. Meanwhile, over in the lush, green Oasis, Lucy Liu’s Queen is dying from a terrible post-world disease and her son Prince has heard rumors that a cure exists on the other side of the wasteland.

Prince and his buddies ride to the Neon Forest AKA Snoop Dogg’s strip club for information only to run into Warlord and Ash. Prince’s friends are killed and Warlord forces Prince to take him back to the Oasis so Warlord can rape and plunder. Ash defies her new owner, saves Prince and heads deep into the desert where they meet Mila Jovovich’s Drug Lord, a psychotic meth cook who falls in love with Ash the moment she sees her.

What follows is some fantastic hammy acting from all involved. They know exactly what they’re doing here from the plot, to the character designs right down to the 80s throwback synth soundtrack from Toydrum. This isn’t supposed to be a great cinematic work. It’s supposed to be a fast, loose, cheap post-apocalyptic robot movie the likes of which were made over and over and over again in the 1980s after the popularity of Albert Pyun’s Cyborg.

In the end, I found Future World to be an absolute blast. There’s great and I mean GREAT action cinematography, cool costume designs, over-the-top action and violence and some very sweet subplots involving girl-on-robot-girl action that will surely satisfy Suki Waterhouse fans.

Future World is available now at Redbox and I’m sure it’ll hit everyone’s favorite binge streaming sites soon enough. If you’re a fan of the post-apocalyptic genre, give this flick a shot. There’s a LOT worse out there. I give 2018’s Future World 4 out of 5 enthusiastic lesbian cyborg StrangeHeads!