Nothing But Trouble

★★☆☆ – (1991) – A banker and a lawyer on their way to Atlantic City are picked up for aggressive driving and forced to stay in a dark funhouse run by a decrepit judge. A pretty lousy experience as far as storytelling goes, but it’s manic enough to make for an easy watch. Often makes little to no sense, and squanders a great cast.

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Lost Soul

★★★☆ – (2014) – Documentary about an impossibly troubled film production that began with ambition and was destroyed by ego. The tales of what happened have been made clear over the years, but seeing a film’s downfall in 98-minutes hits you like a bag of hammers. Mainly focuses on Richard Stanley, the original Dr. Moreau director, which is great, but also covers the fate of the cast and crew, all of whom had a miserable experience.

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Moon in Scorpio

★★☆☆ – (1987) – A former Vietnam vet with PTSD vacations with his wife and friends over what he fears most, water, while a killer picks them off. An unabashedly absurd outing with laughs in the wrong places and groans aplenty. Has some gore, but also unnecessary narration and brain dead logic. That no one can figure out who the killer is on a twenty foot boat is nothing short of ridiculous.

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Woodshock

★★☆☆ – (2017) – A woman who recently lost her mother copes by smoking marijuana that alters her perceptions. Aims for a trippy vibe, but fails in that regard since nothing unusual or ordinary holds any weight. Moves too slow, has hardly any dialog, and means nothing.

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Polaroid

★★☆☆ – (2019) – A girl with a troubled past obtains a camera that dooms whomever is developed on the film. While this does attempt a credible mystery, it too often misses the mark in regards to logic and character development. Has decent moments, but also some unusually dumb ones.

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Gretel & Hansel

★½☆☆ – (2020) – A banished girl and her brother happen upon an evil woman who tries teaching them the ways of the witch. Despite some great scenery, there’s not much else to please the senses as this is one of the slowest films in recent memory. Never builds dread because nothing is original, and never builds characters since everything they whisper is ordinary.

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The Darkness

★★☆☆ – (2016) – A family’s daily problems worsen when mysterious stones that summon spirits are brought back from a desert outing. Works okay as an uneven drama with personal issues that come and go, but the horror aspects are lacking. The final third, when horror does kick in, isn’t remotely close to frightening.

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One Cut of the Dead

★★½☆ – (2017) – A small crew filming a zombie movie come under attack from real zombies. Or do they? The first 37-minutes is comprised of one shot that, while impressive, is still just a zombie flick. The real magic rests in the final hour, as the fabricated showing of real-time events amuses more than the opening gimmick. Unique and often hilarious, but tends to drag in spots.

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Phase IV

★☆☆☆ – (1974) – Two scientists research ants that have turned against humanity. An unbelievably dull documentary-style outing that might only impress ant enthusiasts. There’s barely a plot, barely any characters, and barely a reason to see it through to the end.

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