– (2016) – A young woman with a troubled past joins a sorority that increasingly worsens her life. Begins as a pretty solid drama about a girl choosing between her roommate and a club, but gradually descends into a ridiculously over the top tale of deceit. By the time this becomes a Cruel Intentions ripoff it’s clear that if anyone’s going to enjoy this, they must enjoy pure cheese.
– (2023) – A young woman with a violent temper kills people on a video shoot. Yet another outing that pretends it’s from the ’80s, but the digital look squashes the intended ambiance. The characters are obnoxious and wholly unlikable, but this does deliver some violence and nudity so not every effort is wasted.
– (2023) – A father and his son contend with personal demons from afar and within the same realm. The story doesn’t do anything new from a family perspective, and there aren’t a lot of scenes of horror. The attempts at emotional bonding is appreciated, but there isn’t enough weight to any vapid character to make us care whether or not anyone lives or dies. Lastly, the comic relief just plain stinks.
– (1994) – A burnt maniac with knives for fingers stalks people in their dreams. An absurd curiosity that features as many scenes of horror as it does musical numbers. Works best when shamelessly ripping off the Elm Street series, as everything else requires a boatload of patience, yet the visuals are strong enough to consider this a must watch for those who wish to see copyright laws completely infringed upon. Equally dark and obnoxious.
– (2012) – A high school student investigates a murder that has ties to a dark past of directorial mischief. After a tense and grueling opening scene, this leads way to a confusing mishmash of tired ideas, from bodily possession to containing secrets. Incredibly hard to follow as the editing is as choppy as the story structure, and features little that’s worth remembering. Pure slop.
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– (1964) – Southern hicks celebrating their town’s centennial kill Northerners in unique ways. The overall premise and variety of kills are inventive, but everything else is dull and irritating. Could possibly feature the worst songs ever recorded by man.
– (2015) – A group of people go head to head to head against a tri-noggin shark. Has all the makings of a bad-on-purpose movie, but is too drop dead dull to elicit any fun. Has amusing spots, but pretty much stinks overall.
– (1987) – A group of friends inadvertently cause their closest friend and worst enemy to become zombies. Far from a work of art, but has fun with the dumb premise and at least attempts to provide a good time. The better side of mediocrity.
– (1980) – A mysterious woman, a black cat, and the undead make trouble for people who are often naked. Doesn’t have much a plot to talk about, as this is more concerned with occasional sex scenes, some of which are hardcore. Don’t get excited, though, those scenes are as bland as everything else.
– (2010) – Prospective clowns attend a training retreat where they’re terrorized by a sadistic killer. Despite a dirt cheap production, there’s plenty of enjoyment to behold in the plentiful humor and gore. The conclusion is a bit of a stretch, but still leads to some truly funny moments.
– (2011) – A vigilante who once killed the wrong person hunts for the culprit who’s murdering fathers. Tries hard to offend through religion, rape, and self-mutilation, but is too dull to warrant any concern. The gimmick of having been shot in the ’80s simply doesn’t work, as this is clearly drivel of the ’10s.