The Void

★★☆☆ – (2016) – Cops, hospital personnel, and vigilantes contend with interdimensional forces of evil. Basically a cross between Assault on Precinct 13 and From Beyond, with traces of other more successful films thrown in the mix. Has some enjoyably gory mayhem, but the plot and significance lack originality.

Thirst (1979)

Thirst (1979)

★½☆☆ – (1979) – A descendant of Elizabeth Bathory attracts the attention of a cult that longs for her inclusion. Every now and again something related to horror will occur, but more often than not this is a drop-dead-boring vampire story. Too many silent pauses, not nearly enough involvement.

Kill List

Kill List

★★☆☆ – (2011) – A hitman and his partner are hired to take down three targets with dark ties to one another. Begins as a sub-par mob drama before going absolutely insane in the final act. Not without suspense, but it’s too bad A Serbian Film already pulled off a similar shock ending.

Starry Eyes

Starry Eyes

★★☆☆ – (2014) – An aspiring actress sinks low to earn a role, then somehow transforms into a vicious killer. The intention is to perhaps ward off dreams of fame, but the conclusion renders that theory void as nothing is gained by any violent event. The bloodshed is unnerving at times, but the drama and social points are lost.