– (1963) – An undertaker resorts to murder to increase his corrupt business. While there aren’t many terrors amid the thin plot, there are plenty of laughs in the frequent comedy attempts. With a different cast this might not have worked, but as is this remains a festival of legends who appear to be having a great time.
895 total views, 2 views today
– (2019) – A young man with a faulty immune system is hounded by ghosts in a haunted manor but, of course, nobody believes him. Begins as a mildly involving mystery with a few spooky advancements, but the closer this comes to revealing the truth the more it becomes an unintended comedy. There are worse entries in the evil child subgenre, but not many others become as preposterously self-absorbed.
794 total views, 2 views today
– (2020) – A small cult invades a large home for sadistic purposes, and meet opposition from a young woman who refuses to grow up. The set-up kind of explores the psyche of the main character, but once the horror plot kicks in all dramatic purposes are kicked out. Worse is how dull this is, as nothing presented hasn’t been seen a hundred times before.
1,148 total views, 12 views today
– (2021) – The citizens of Haddonfield go berserk while hunting down Michael Myers as he’s out and about slaughtering the innocent. Does a good job picking up where the previous entry left off, and the flashbacks to 1978 are a treat. The ultimate downside is how characters rarely think before acting, which leads to some truly ridiculous moments. Still, the rampant violence packs one hell of a punch, and it’ll be nice to see how this series Ends.
1,629 total views, 5 views today
– (2019) – Anthology of five stories that focus on a Halloween ritual, a vampire passenger, ancient burial grounds, competing psychopaths, and a disturbed nun. Aside from the fourth story, which is pretty amusing, this is little more than an assembly of used ideas shot on the cheap. Ranges from drop dead boring to moderately funny, with too heavy a helping of the former.
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your a-z guide to obscure & classic horror movies
– (1954) – Radioactive ants make trouble for police, scientists and the world. The first third is fast paced, funny and action packed, but all of a sudden nothing happens. Central characters head to the background while ant activity is replaced with incessant chatter. Aliens owes this more than a few thanks, but the ultimate boredom isn’t homage-worthy.
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– (2005) – The dead are learning new skills on their quest to invade a city of the living. The character set-ups feel rushed and the plot is rather thin, but the pace moves quickly and ample gore is provided. Generally messy, but holds its own against the previous Dead entries.
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– (2009) – Fugitives try to escape the woods where a deranged hillbilly is stalking them. The premise is little more than an excuse to have macho men posture at one another, which gets tiring in a hurry. Some of the kills are worthwhile, although most are CGI. Not a complete disaster, but comes close.
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– (1957) – A geologist attempts to save mankind from a giant scorpion. Not unlike the scores of other creature features of the era, from obvious storytelling to kid-friendly inclusions. The creature F/X are neat, but nothing else is close to remarkable.
873 total views, 4 views today
– (1982) – Nazis lure the women of a martial arts crew to an island where the dead consume females to survive. A strange and bombastic blend of fighting among humans and zombies that tosses in a ton of nudity along the way. Gets tiring after a while, and the low-level humor tends to kill the fun, but it’s nearly impossible to look away from.
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– (1991) – A pregnant woman becomes the target of a voodoo curse. Has an amazingly boring first 80-minutes before ending with an out-of-the-blue creature that offers too little too late. Too talky and hard to decipher.
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– (2016) – After escaping Hell, a devious clown hosts a talk show before realizing he should leave Earth. Has so much going on that any accurate description might take pages, yet the maniacal structure is the saving grace. Incredibly ambitious for something shot on the cheap, and has aspirations to please fans of pure lunacy.
986 total views, 2 views today
– (2006) – A group of girls bribe their way onto a boat party where a killer lurks. No concern is raised for any character, who range from spoiled and despicable to innocent and weak. Rips off movies that aren’t great to begin with, and does nothing to elevate itself above useless (especially since every murder is so badly edited).
852 total views, 1 views today