– (2017) – Extortionists invade the manor of dysfunctional inhabitants amid spooky occurrences. While what happens is unpredictable, the end results aren’t exactly memorable. Too convoluted for its own good, and has too many despicable characters whose outcomes aren’t worth worrying about.
– (2018) – Anthology of five stories that focus on a twisted office party, demon knights, yuletide psychosis, a vengeful reindeer, and an alternate reality. The black box theater setup is different, but the stories themselves are bland and uninspiring. Most stories have no resolution, making this feel like a collection of thrown away ideas.
– (2018) – Three scantily clad chicks and Santa Claus battle Krampus on Christmas Eve. While this is zany and fast moving enough to warrant a decent time, it’s not nearly funny as it wants to be. Piles on a ton of jokes and plot scenarios, but by the end is merely a serviceable comedy with unmet aspirations.
– (2018) – College students renovating a remote sorority house encounter a leprechaun who was killed nearby 25 years prior. Though some humor works, and the brushes with darkness are sometimes commendable, too much of this is silly and rather annoying. Mostly drab and unoriginal, but occasionally does something noteworthy.
– (2017) – A toy elf terrorizes an extremely small family to finish some sort of mischievous cycle. Despite showing signs of life toward the end, getting there is a total drag mainly because no actor seems eager to be working on this project. A drab experience with horror inclusions that could easily be avoided.
– (2018) – A group of college friends play a harmless game that ultimately leads to demonic mischief. A silly and bland blend of It Follows and Final Destination that never amounts to much in drama, characters, or horror. The smirking gets old fast and, like the rest of the movie, can’t go away soon enough.
– (2018) – People added to a naughty list are picked off by those possessed by a toy elf. Begins with a scene featuring the worst child actors ever put to film, and somehow gets worse from there. An incoherent mess with unfocused advancements, pitiful murders, and irritating smirks that rip off Truth or Dare. Absolutely miserable.
– (2017) – Johnny Rico and his troopers try to outlast bugs and a politician who wants to wipe out Mars. For every moment of interest there are several of repetitiveness and rock bottom dialog. Has a rather sensitive moment featuring a past character, and the visuals are cool, but there’s little new here.
– (2008) – Documentary that follows the production of a film where nothing ever goes right. As with previous Troma docs, this makes a case for why the lofty ambitions of filmmaking should be culled when dealing with a microbudget. Some of the main actors should have been more involved, but this is always humorous and eye opening.