– (2015) – Two mermaids become nightclub singers and fall for (or murder) humans. There’s virtually no character development, as most of the subtitles are dedicated to awful song lyrics. The storytelling is quietly poetic, however, and enjoyment is gradually reached. Sometimes difficult to withstand, yet often hard to look away from.
– (2017) – Partygoers become stranded in the desert realm of an ancient, murderous tribe. On the upside, a lot happens at a brisk pace. On the downside, nothing that happens is very enjoyable as the obnoxiousness reaches high levels of irritation. The violence and sleaze are okay, but there’s an awful lot of yelling, screaming, and music played at equal volume.
– (2002) – A group of people are stranded in a box of many boxes that can manipulate time and space. No one involved is worth a squat, and nothing they say is remotely engaging. A corny lump of confusion that’s as hard to sort out as it is to not laugh at. Cheap cheese with too much unintentional humor.
– (2017) – A young woman inadvertently summons a pissed off ghost and wades through one haunting after another. While this does have solid attempts at horror, none ever take hold since they’re always visions without consequences. Worst of all is the rampant stupidity, as characters seem to beg to be put in harm’s way.
– (2018) – A woman who can see ghosts returns to her childhood home to confront her original clash with evil. The overall idea might have looked good on paper, as there are a few horror ideas put forth, but one thing that couldn’t have been planned is the incredibly languid pace. Burns too slow for a fourth entry with no new inventions.
– (2001) – Documentary that spans the production of a dirt cheap independent film with big ambitions. A making-of that’s better than the film it represents as it’s more focused than the subject in question. For every moment of the director berating his crew, there are truly funny moments that have to be seen to be believed.
– (2002) – Documentary that follows the production of a low-budget film with high-intensity moments. A cautionary tale to those who dream of the moviemaking process, as this is far from the lip-service extra features that accompany most films. A brutally honest look into the creative process that’s full of false egos, bad attitudes, and the overall pride in accomplishing a goal.