Apocalypse Soon: The Making of Citizen Toxie

★★★☆ – (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.

Stealthhunters

★½☆☆ – (1991) – After taking on military personnel, zombie soldiers infiltrate a group of campers. A total bore that promises action but only delivers one sleepy groan after another. There’s no humor, no excitement, and no character who stands out as anything but a stiff with a pulse.

The Bleeder

★½☆☆ – (1983) – A female rock band falls prey to a legendary madman after their tour bus breaks down near his domain. Consist of little more than wandering characters who banter with one another before separating from the group and getting picked off. Despite the title, there’s hardly any blood, although your eyes may bleed from boredom.

Blood Link

★★½☆ – (1982) – A man uses psychic powers to catch a murderer who happens to be his twin brother. An intriguing idea worth following to the end, and has many brushes with great nudity along the way. The main problem is the pace, which is entirely too slow and keeps excitement from ever creeping in.

Ghostkeeper

★★☆☆ – (1981) – A group of vacationing friends tread upon a manor that contains a kooky old woman and her murderous son. Succeeds in areas of atmosphere within and around the main location, but succumbs to a dreary pace and undistinguished events. Has a lot going on, but takes too long to get to each action.

Children of the Corn: Runaway

★★☆☆ – (2018) – A mother and son who live on the run because of evil children settle into a town full of evil children. An incredibly drab drama about nobody special that’s saved by fits of sadistic violence. Mildly involving thanks to a short length, but not much is memorable.

Devil’s Express

★★☆☆ – (1976) – A demon is killing people beneath NYC, and rival gangs are taking the blame. Has enough scenes of badly staged martial arts to hold some attention, but even with all the fighting this doesn’t take long to start dragging. The monster activity isn’t too bad, but there isn’t enough of it to go around.

Raw

★★★☆ – (2016) – A freshman in college is hazed into eating meat, and steadily grows a hunger for human flesh. A far-from-standard story that never fully explains itself, which only fuels the intrigue. Some scenes of violence are hard to watch, while the story takes hold early on and never lets go.

The Most Dangerous Game

★★½☆ – (1932) – A man who’s stranded on an infamous island is hunted for sport by the island’s owner. Only runs 63-minutes, but seems to take forever getting to the hunt. While most of this consists of lumbering dialog, the final third does have great atmosphere and innovative camera work.