– (1994) – A private detective becomes involved in the magic used by Hollywood in the 1940s. The idea suggests a campy good time, especially considering the cast, but most of this is an inept drama that lack any conviction. There’s hardly any magic involved, and most attempts at humor hit a wall.
– (2017) – A young man who’s afraid of everything is hunted by his babysitter and her sadistic cronies. Despite some slow spots in the second act, and a plot that doesn’t make much sense, this is an absolute blast. The humor is top notch, surprises run rampant, and the script tightly winds together every small detail put forth throughout. Funny, gruesome, and surprisingly touching.
– (2017) – Tornadoes of sharks summoned at Stonehenge whisk those who try to stop them to different parts of the world. Does squeeze out some fun in the pre-credit sequence, but afterwards takes a steady decline into repetition and boredom. Some actors do teach a valuable lesson though: don’t get too much plastic surgery.
– (2012) – A crew of spirit hunters travel to the spot of past killings, and eventually find the killer. Gets off to a humorous start, if you’re used to the humor of Chris Seaver. The plot isn’t much, and horror comes in dribs and drabs, but there’s often an infectious sense of fun occurring amid extreme vulgarity.
– (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.