1980's TOP 13: #12 Sleepaway Camp 2 1970's TOP 13: #2 Dawn of the Dead 1980's TOP 13: #1 Poltergeist 1990's TOP 13: #1 Dolores Claiborne 2000's TOP 13: #7 Trick 'r Treat
  • 1980's TOP 13: #12 Sleepaway Camp 2
  • 1970's TOP 13: #2 Dawn of the Dead
  • 1980's TOP 13: #1 Poltergeist
  • 1990's TOP 13: #1 Dolores Claiborne
  • 2000's TOP 13: #7 Trick 'r Treat

Tower of Evil

Tower of Evil

★★½☆ – (1972) – Visitors to a lighthouse island are picked off by a barbaric killer. The overall premise is simple, but the telling through various time frames makes for a unique experience. Has a surprising amount of gore and nudity for the era, which certainly helps overcome the slow spots.

Posted in Slasher/Serial | Leave a comment

Crawlspace (2013)

Crawlspace (2013)

★★☆☆ – (2013) – A family moves into a house where children of the previous owners drowned in the pool, and experience strange occurrences. The sides of good and evil are respectable, but overdrawn. Crams in too many forced moments of happiness/misery to create necessary emotion.

Posted in Slasher/Serial, Thriller | Leave a comment

Turbulence

Turbulence

★★☆☆ – (1997) – A flight attendant (and lone survivor of a killer’s rampage) is the only hope against a probable crash in a populated area. Should rank among the stupidest movies ever made, as most events are staggeringly preposterous. The absurdities do add up to a decent time, while the cast does their best to anchor the corn.

Posted in Slasher/Serial, Thriller | Leave a comment

Demented Death Farm Massacre

Demented Death Farm Massacre

★★☆☆ – (1971) – Jewel thieves on the run from the law lay low on a farm run by a short tempered hillbilly and his “attractive” wife. Incredibly stupid (on purpose) but moves too fast to irritate. Colorful characters highlight the ordinary and immature story.

Posted in Hillbilly, Horror Comedy, Troma | Leave a comment

Hybrid

Hybrid

★★☆☆ – (1997) – Nuclear war survivors find shelter in a science facility where a man-made monster lurks. Does what it can to copy Alien on a shoestring budget, and manages to provide some fun sleaze and cheese. A bit obvious overall, and never accomplishes anything that isn’t predictable.

Posted in Creature/Monster, Sci-Fi Horror | Leave a comment

9

9

★★☆☆ – (2009) – Miniature puppets embark on continuous quests to save one another. Neat to look at as the designs are inventive, but the story drags and the action becomes repetitive. Certainly grim, but lacks excitement and emotion.

Posted in Puppet/Doll, Sci-Fi Horror | Leave a comment

Joy Ride 3: Roadkill

Joy Ride 3

★★☆☆ – (2014) – A pissed off truck driver obliterates anyone who screws with him on or off road. The plot and characters are all but useless, but the violence is raw and plentiful. Dumb, but vicious enough to maintain interest.

Posted in Slasher/Serial | Leave a comment

Fragile

Fragile

★★☆☆ – (2005) – A new nurse at an old hospital discovers the ghostly reasons for violence inflicted on children. Has inventive ideas, but the drama is heavy handed and the acting not always on point. Certainly worth watching as it does move fast through an overlong running time.

Posted in Ghost | Leave a comment

The Playgirls and the Vampire

Playgirls and the Vampire, The

★★½☆ – (1960) – A troupe of strippers hole up from a storm in a manor of the undead. Most comedic attempts are pretty rough, but the atmosphere is solid and there’s a nifty shot or two of gore and nudity. Anything serious comes across as silly, but this is mostly a good time.

Posted in Campy, Vampire | Leave a comment

Hunger

Hunger

★½☆☆ – (2009) – A bunch of strangers held captive in a basement struggle to figure out how they’ll survive. Wretched nonsense that comes down to one dingbat attempting to understand his own psychosis. A Saw knockoff that forgot to include specific character purposes.

Posted in Insanity, Torture | Leave a comment