Cube Zero

★½☆☆ – (2004) – A small group of strangers struggle to escape from a series of boxes while engineers try to keep them contained. Only distinct from the previous entries in that we leave confined compounds, but the scenes outside the squares are equally inept. Has a great opening shot of grue, but all else is stale and uneventful.

 119 total views,  1 views today

Zombies: The Beginning

★★½☆ – (2007) – A woman who survived a zombie attack on an island returns to that island to bring them all down. Pretty much Aliens with zombies in place of monsters, yet has so many off-the-wall moments it’s hard to condemn as just a casual rip-off. Gore is plentiful, zombies are everywhere, and the outcome is admiringly disgusting.

 118 total views

In the Tall Grass

★☆☆☆ – (2019) – A group of people become trapped in a field of grass that can manipulate time. Goes through varying stages of irritation, mostly dealing with perpetually shouting characters and pretentious plotting. Dialog hits a new low as well, and finding out what this is all about becomes less of a concern the more the nagging story progresses.

 132 total views,  4 views today

Horror Hotel: The Movie

★½☆☆ – (2016) – Anthology of six stories that focus on space chicks, the comatose, a skip tracer, identity swapping, murder contemplation, and a male-free future. A dreadful collection of lame tales that share two common traits: they all take place in a MOTEL and they all stink. The final story shows some signs of mild creativity, but the others merely follow trails of cliches.

 198 total views,  5 views today

Critters Attack!

★½☆☆ – (2019) – Small creatures invade a small town and terrorize small minded townspeople. Barely attempts building character arcs, as nothing about any of them is remotely unique. Exploits feminism by use of a female alien savior and an outcast lead, but any social point is lost in what is ultimately mundane and unoriginal.

 101 total views

The Chilling

★★½☆ – (1989) – An electrical storm shorts out the power of a cryogenic lab, which thaws out and brings back to life the dead. While characters are never well-drawn, they show enough personality to invest 90-minutes in. Silly and laughably unrealistic, but has a fun vibe and solid thunderstorm atmosphere.

 87 total views

Child’s Play (2019)

★★½☆ – (2019) – A doll that can control electronic devices isn’t programmed for safety features and, as a result, goes insane. Lacks the simplistic evil of the original film, and is more akin to the later (and bonkers) sequels. Makes absolutely no sense at times, but when all horror cylinders are fired this is a goofy, bloody blast.

 168 total views,  5 views today