A group of archeologists break the seal of a cursed tomb of Egyptian Prince Talos, resulting in their deaths, but not before the expedition leader, Sir Richard Turkel, can seal the entrance to the tomb once more. Years later, his granddaughter, Samantha Turkel, following the journals by Sir Richard, leads her own team to the same tomb, this time releasing the curse again.
Harry is a psychic with actual ability who prefers to play the charlatan because it pays better. A former girlfriend who used to work with him, contacts him because of an odd growth on her neck which turns out to be the reincarnation of an evil Native American spirit.
A virologist, Robert Neville, helped discover a cure for cancer with the side effect of killing most people treated, turning the rest into monsters, and only a 1% immunity. He survives alone in New York with his dog, trying to find a cure for the virus. Until he meets another survivor and makes a terrible discovery about the infected.
At a family gathering celebrating their Aunts birthdays, a mysterious gift arrives. Everyone is surprised to learn that it is from the one member of the family, their nephew Christopher, who is not there. To the Aunts delight, it is a beautifully carved wooden box, which once opened, causes them to turn into demons, who eat everyone they catch.
After a gig, the band “The Killer Barbies” drives to the next stop on their tour when their van breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Arkan, the secretary for the Countess Fledermaus, finds them and invites them to stay at the castle until someone can come to fix the van.
A biker gang called “The Devil’s Advocates” is riding through the desert when they decide to stop at a monastery to pay their respects to the devil. The Monks there offer them bread and wine, which end up being drugged. While the bikers are passed out, the Monks perform a satanic ritual, involving Helen, the gang leader, Adam’s, old lady.
An alleged government contractor is using a commercial airliner to transport top secret cargo under armed guard. A mad scientist, the “contractor”, a distraught husband, and his wife flee the US on a flight to Paris, including a US Air Marshall, a pilot on his final flight before retiring, a professional golfer, and a cop transporting a prisoner when the weather becomes severe and the turbulence causes some some unforeseen complications with the flight.
At a party at Jim and Linda’s house, Linda’s ex boyfriend, Brandon, who was once Jim’s best friend, brings a Ouija Board which they use to contact the spirit of a child named David. Linda is so intrigued by this, she begins using the board herself, and becomes enthralled by an evil spirit. Jim and Brandon must overcome their adversity to save Linda.
I love creature features! They often blur lines between horror/thriller/sci fi (and comedy). Jaws is in my top 3 movies of all time and it is universally accepted as horror and I have a well established affinity for crappy shark movies. Clearly, I watched these over a period of a couple days.
Movies #7, #8, and #9 (I’m not counting 3-Headed Shark attack, as I’d previously review that one for a past 31-DoH) of the 2020 31-Days of Horror.