Overlord

★★☆☆ – (2018) – U.S soldiers trapped in Germany discover Nazi experiments that bring the dead back to life. Gets off to a rip roaring start before settling onto a long path of mediocrity. Not the first of its kind, and won’t be the last, but somehow won critics over despite offering nothing fresh (the Dead Snow and Outpost films provide just as much).

Hellbound

★★☆☆ – (1994) – A cop and his obnoxious partner track an agent of Satan in Israel. Fueled by corn from start to finish, but not in a way that’s overly humorous. The jokes are rather dumb and the action is rather drab, but what’s worse is how stagnant the plot is and how little horror is represented.

Tammy and the T-Rex

★★½☆ – (1994) – A young man who’s mauled by a lion has his brain implanted into a mechanical dinosaur. As preposterous as the plot sounds, this actually sort of works because it knows exactly how stupid it is. Moves fast and blends eye-rolling comedy with some genuinely humorous moments. Sounds like a children’s movie, but is far more risque.

Raptor

★★☆☆ – (2001) – A cop and a wildlife officer investigate murders that lead to a carnosaur creation facility. The plot is nothing new, and most every line spoken is an exercise in stupidity, but the pace is quick and the corn levels high. The monster mayhem is by far the highlight, but there’s not nearly enough of those moments.

Night Killer

★★☆☆ – (1990) – A woman is stalked by a serial killer who wears a rubber mask, punches through chests with a claw, and talks like Freddy Krueger. While the murders are okay, the drama is stale beyond belief while the dialog is nauseating. Not an entire chore to get through, but doesn’t leave a lasting impression.