– (1971) – A small family becomes stranded in a small town that has a large satanism issue. The initial mystery of missing children is rock solid, and the direction is in high style, but the pace drags to the point where this becomes a chore. Good in spots, but too droll overall.
– (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.
– (2006) – A group of friends go camping in woods where a cult worships a homosexual bigfoot. At first comes across as an annoyance that tries too hard to shock, but the humor and characters gradually shift toward an enjoyably offbeat time. Has strong depictions of violence and outrageous yeti moments.
– (1973) – An average man who discovers a famous magician’s cloak becomes a famous magician. The plot to get things going is bad enough, but too many other aspects are thrown in to render this a conglomeration of bad scenes that form one nonsensical concoction. A complete mess that disappeared for a reason.
– (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.