Train to Busan

★★☆☆ – (2016) – A father accompanies his daughter to see her mother while a viral outbreak turns humans into bloodthirsty killers. Yet another not-quite-a-zombie yarn that might as well be called 28 Days Later on a Train. Does have some credible character moments and scenarios, but the been-there-done-that vibe turns attempted emotions into schmaltz.

Camp Blood 4

★☆☆☆ – (2016) – A group of friends visit the site of past murders and are stalked by a killer in a clown mask. How bad is this? Let’s count the ways. 1. There are too many stagnant shots of random things. 2. The acting stinks. 3. The story and its flashbacks make no sense. 4. Has an open ending as though anyone would want this garbage to continue.

Camp Blood 2

★½☆☆ – (2000) – A film crew intends to make a movie based on real camp murders, and bring along the only survivor, but find someone else picking them off. As far as zero-budget backyard sequels go, this isn’t the worst, but the story and character angles are missing. Has moments of brutality, but it’s too cheap and drab to consider a success.

Dark Was the Night

★½☆☆ – (2014) – A tri-cloven hoofed animal is spreading terror among small town citizens. A slow builder that requires patience, but midway through one can clearly realize this isn’t going anywhere special. The characters mumble from one dry scene to the next, and never capture the emotion necessary to make the attempted tension work.

Milo

★½☆☆ – (1998) – A school teacher believes she’s seeing a child who died during her youth, while everyone around her thinks she’s nuts. Does make you wonder what’s going on, but the payoff is far more silly than intriguing. Takes too many routine turns before hitting a corny dead end.

The Bye Bye Man

★☆☆☆ – (2017) – Some dweeb tries to solve the mystery of a ghostly killer who manipulates minds. Focuses on very few characters, yet still can’t make any of them noteworthy. Says hello to mediocrity and bye-bye to credibility through one cliched scene of incompetence after another.