Tales of Halloween

Tales of Halloween

★½☆☆ – (2015) – Anthology of ten stories that focus on multiple aspects of Halloween, from killer humans to killer pumpkins. The tales range from barely okay to outright idiotic, despite thriving for holiday themes. The F/X are utterly awful, but somehow the acting is worse.

Almost Human

Almost Human

★★★☆ – (2013) – A man who’s sucked into outer space returns with a strong desire to obliterate humankind. The production is cheap and the acting sub par, but man-oh-man does the horror deliver. Anyone can spray buckets of blood, but the violence here is highly effective and plays into the dire mood.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

Mystery Science Theater 3000 - The Movie

★★★☆ – (1996) – A human and his robot companions are forced to watch This Island Earth by a scientist who intimidates their sanity. Anything dealing with the film itself is pretty flat, but the observations of the joyously cruddy movie-within-the-movie range from giddy to downright hysterical. Causes enough laughter to make your face hurt.

Murdercycle

Murdercycle

★½☆☆ – (1999) – Soldiers and scientists aim to bring down a possessed man on a motorcycle before he locates an alien artifact. Follows a dull pattern of characters arguing between sporadic action, and never does much to raise concern. Nothing that occurs within speech or combat builds into anything resembling a good time.