– (1995) – A vampire spreads his curse while Van Helsing and others aim to stop him. Packs a ton of jokes into the scant running time, but very few actually work. Considerably lame on most occasions, though it does move fast and has a light, carefree tone.
– (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.
– (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.
– (2016) – A reporter and his ragtag cohorts battle against zombies and a government plan to kill the living infected. Has much more to do with conspiracies and computer hacking than the angry dead, which wouldn’t be a problem had the story not been so ordinary and stale. A dime-a-dozen bore with stiff pacing and meaningless action.
– (2015) – A circus freak and an eccentric scientist try to create life after death. Attempts to build intrigue with a murder investigation atop scientific activity, but neither aspect means much since the characters are wholly unlikable. Has few moments of working drama, fewer moments of amusing comedy, and even fewer moments of actual horror.
– (2004) – A married couple loses their only child, but a scientist promises a replacement clone. Pretty obvious out of the gate, as a “perfect” family loses their “perfect” son, and even the inclusion of a somewhat unique idea is destroyed by the common set-up and tacky follow through. Means well, but becomes too corny for its own good.
– (2015) – An expert in codes is invited to test an android for her human capabilities. A modern technological take on Frankenstein where the created subject questions her own existence while pondering the isolated world around her. The scant cast does a good job keeping focus, and the conclusion is satisfyingly bleak, but emotions are never fully rendered.