strange horror



When you visit warrenisweird, what do you enjoy reading the most? Upcoming horror news? Maybe the occasional movie review? Well this post is going to be a little different than usual because today, while we are talking something horror/Halloween related – we are talking food..specifically, Doritos. From Japan. [wait, what?]

Yes. Leave it to Japan to – once again – give us food and snacks that we didn’t know we needed in our lives: in this case, it is a vampire defense system and packaged as a brand-new type of a chip that I used to eat all the time during my childhood. But this is not the friendly Cool Ranch or Nacho Cheese flavors that came before; no, this new flavor  is all powerful garlic, and because Halloween, they are stained an charcoal black to give it that “scary factor.” Hopefully I am not getting you too excited, because unfortunately, there’s no word of this product being sold outside of Japan. But they are available to be ordered on napaJapan – though quanities might be limited! Or, if you want to track down someone in Japan to send you some, there’s actually an app that does just that; though use this method at your own risk! I guess you also want to see the chip bag in all its glory, don’t you? As expected, the bag has imagery of a vampire, a spooky castle and some bats.


Naturally, like any other garlic product, after eating these, your breath should ward off any and all vampires who come your way.. and probably everyone else around you, though don’t worry: Refinery29 has a quick remedy for that.

Naturally, like all things obscure and weird, I would love to try these chips – I’m strongly considering ordering some from napaJapan in order to try and possibly review them on here! I know this post was fairly short and to the point, especially considering the length of some of the other posts I write, but I have been busy with work, [For those that do not know/are new to my blog] and college 2017 prep. I am applying to College this upcoming week, and have been working a lot to prepare for that. Between two jobs and that, I have not had much time to sit and write. [most of my “sit down and relax” time is spent sleeping or watching Netflix actually] For the ones who are waiting for Weirdo’ween 2016, I am not going to be writing a review a day [like last year] but instead only a few reviews over the span of October – with one coming up tonight! [STAY TUNED] But let’s back up, where were we?

Now I turn to You – the reader. Are You interested in Black Doritos? Why or why not? Maybe you’re a huge fan of Garlic and are curious about this “version” of a classic type of chip; or maybe – like myself – you like new things, and find yourself curious.. Let me know in a comment below, and if you enjoyed this list; go and follow me over on my Facebook page! [we’re at over 150+ likes – let’s get to 200!] By clicking that “like” button, you’ll see every post from warrenisweird the very moment it’s been “gone live” online; and I also share links to articles and pictures/videos that will not be featured here on the blog. So go follow over there too!



these toys can walk, talk, and even KILL! DOLLS [1987] review:

Imagine the following scenario: you, along with your significant other [or if you don’t have a partner: imagine a close friend] are with a group of travelers on a trip, when you realize you need to find shelter due to a storm. Thankfully, just up the road; there’s a pricey looking mansion belonging to an elderly couple who happen to be doll-makers – who agree to allow you to stay the night until the storm settles.. Would you agree? That’s essentially the main plot in the movie Dolls, except for one significant difference: these “dolls” are actually humans that the couple has miniaturized and turned into tools for their evil plans!

Dolls is an underrated film from Director Stuart Gordon, who horror fans will remember as the man behind Re-Animator and From Beyond. Dolls is eerie yet playfully entertaining, especially in it’s tone. The movie follows a group of adults, [the “travelers” from earlier] who are basically sentenced to death for losing the child-like aspects of their personalities. But being as the people sentencing them is an elderly couple, they use their “Dolls” to do their dirty work for them. Being exactly as it sounds,  this film follows some obviously killer dolls that makes the movie fall under the same vein as Puppet Master or Demonic Toysas they should, since Charles Band produced this movie as well!

I would have a heart-attack being surrounded by this many dolls.

as a whole, Dolls isn’t that scary of a film, since it’s more cheesy than anything – even if the Dolls are scary as hell. The special effects are one of the biggest standout elements of the movie, and the way that the dolls move gives the film more of a creepy vibe, as opposed to something terrifying. Unlike Child’s Play, [a film I actually enjoyed] A film about killer dolls really shouldn’t work as well as it did in Dolls, but it did – which is definitely a good thing! The film has a very short running time, running at only 77 minutes, and for that reason; it’s not all that surprising it’s so short – considering the amount of time and effort the animators must have took to get those fucking dolls to move!

Unfortunately, The fact that the centralized plot idea is never really explained makes the film lose quite a bit of credibility, which could have worked if there had been an explanation. The theme of the movie – which is ‘not losing your inner child-like spirit’ – an awesome concept, but can also be seen as strange, or even silly. Gordon as a Director, gets my respect the way he adds suspense, makes us worry for the characters, [even just a little] I just hope that if we do get a remake in the future, the writers add a slightly better explanation than “don’t lose your inner-child”. I’m hoping more for a reason for not losing it. [just me?] Dolls isn’t a terrible film, it’s just trying to do a thousand things at once: especially in such a short film-time. Either way, the giant killer teddy bear in the movie is worth the price of the film alone!

Shout! Factory also released a fucking awesome re-release of the film!

So is Dolls a worthwhile flick? I’m going to go with a solid “YES”. As I’ve said a few times above, it’s not terrible – it’s just a “busy” film. So to make this film review short, I’d say it’s worth watching, just to say you did, at least once or twice – unless you’re into killer toys and evil old people.