– (1979) – A monstrous fish is on the prowl near a vacation resort, to the dismay of the resort’s owner. Best when moving fast and showing camaraderie among colorful characters, but too many slow areas bog down the fun. Gloriously goofy at times, with some okay gore and decent female eye candy.
– (1976) – A female film director seeks a male for her latest low budget movie, which happens to upset a giant ape. Strives hard for cult consideration, and might garner attention as a curiosity, but too much of this is flat out dull. The jokes that work occasionally work well, but the failing jokes leave behind a wretched stench.
– (2012) – A group of friends drive to Maine to see Stephen King’s house, and are picked off by someone who requires silence. Moves fast and has a lot going on, but nothing unique ever occurs despite the clever title. Somewhat fun, but has too many moments worth groaning over, especially the ones dealing with racial stereotypes.
– (2015) – Big wasps become bigger wasps when they bore into humans and tear their way out. A small scale outing that mainly features a few characters trying to outlast a monster invasion from within a mansion. The cutesy banter between the leads is as familiar as the mayhem around them, but some jokes work and the pace is brisk.
– (2016) – Two BFF clerks take on mini-Nazi bratwursts that eventually control a goalie golem. The leads are vibrant enough to carry the watch, but the plot around them gets a bit too awkward. The humor works on occasion, though the horror inclusions are too purposefully twisted to have any sort of cinematic impact.
– (1988) – A movie is shot in a prison where someone once allegedly escaped their own electric chair execution. Has some enjoyable moments early on when making light of the premise, but it’s never clear exactly what’s going on or who it’s happening to. An Elm Street/Return to Horror High combo that fails in creating a threatening villain.