– (2017) – The survivor of Hatchet III is trapped in a downed plane with those looking to bank on the legend of Victor Crowley. Despite a few lags, this has a ton of great jokes, awesome kills, and an overall sense of fun. Doesn’t reinvent the genre, but shows how to breathe new life into a fourth entry.
– (2018) – A detective investigating a serial killer gets tied up with the judgmental forces of Hell. An ugly production that at first piles on a ton of gore only to abandon such elements for common cop fodder. Seems to head nowhere, but the final act does have a few unexpected turns. Not great, but not nearly as bad as some other entries.
– (1988) – Someone or something is sucking out human brains through eye sockets, and a rock band is taking the blame. A so-so mystery that shows unusually high forms of narrative for a film with no budget. The characters are somewhat fleshed out, while the horror leads to an outlandish conclusion. Cheap fun.
– (1995) – A model in need of standing out from her peers drinks a growth serum that increases her size, as well as one of her colleagues. Gives excuses for sporadic nudity, but the plot seems to want to focus on a story when all anyone wants to see is the battle between two gigantic bimbos. Cheapens the values of women, sleaze, and special effects.
– (2014) – A low-budget filmmaker agrees to film a supposed nutcase and his ramblings about monsters. Works okay when taking place in the real world, with real actors and directors portraying themselves, but makes a huge mistake in casting a known actor in the lead, rendering the reality gimmick moot. A good idea with enjoyable spots, but Adam Green grins too much and the tongue-in-cheek self-awareness gets old fast.
– (2014) – A young man who recently lost his parents travels to Italy where he meets a woman with supernatural issues. Involves early on, as the set-up is full of humor and intrigue, but once the secret is revealed the plot goes into corny cruise control. Endearing, well-meaning, and certainly unique.
– (2014) – A podcaster in search of a humorous story encounters one of horror. Works well when dealing with the sadistic exploits of a deranged man’s obsession with sea mammals, but is quite horrendous in every other area. The first hour is intriguing, but the remainder relies too heavily on slapdash corn.