Zombieland (2009) – Film

“Zombieland”

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31 Days of Horror Challenge: Movie #28

Two months after the zombie apocalypse has occurred, a shy college student and other survivors come together travelling across the country, chasing rumors of a zombie-free Pacific Playland Amusement Park.   Continue reading “Zombieland (2009) – Film”

Puppet Master (1989) – Film

“Puppet Master”

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31 Days of Horror Challenge: Movie #17

A group of former colleagues, all psychically gifted, are called together one last time, to a remote hotel, The Bodega Bay Inn, for the death of Neil Gallagher who had apparently committed suicide.  Gallagher, who was married to the woman who iherited The Bodega Bay Inn, had claimed to be remodeling the hotel, but was in truth searching for the secrets of Andre Toulon and his puppets.   Continue reading “Puppet Master (1989) – Film”

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) – Film

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”

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Set 10 years following the previous installment of the updated POTA franchise, society has collapsed under sweeping loss of human life due to the effects of the virus which was supposed to be the cure for Alzheimer’s disease and enhanced the intelligence of the apes on whom the drugs were tested.  The genetically enhanced Apes have built their own village and the building blocks of their society, under the guidance of their leader, Caesar.  A group of Humans, lead by Malcolm, who are trying to restart a dam to produce hydroelectric power, stumble across the Apes.   A fragile truce is negotiated.  However fear and prejudice on  both the Human and Ape sides soon shatter that peace and spark a war to determine who will be the dominant species on Earth. Continue reading “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) – Film”

Independence Day (1996) – Film

“Independence Day”

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One day the world wakes up  to find UFOs on the horizon.  As the alien ships start to destroy major cities around the world, the story follows  groups of survivors, including the President of the US, some of his staff, a cable repair man and his father, a soldier and his family, and an alcoholic crop dusting, veteran combat pilot, and his children.  These and other survivors join forces to fight the alien invasion. Continue reading “Independence Day (1996) – Film”

Re-Animator Trilogy – Film

#28, 29, 30 of the 31 days of horror challenge.  (These reviews will be more raw due to the nature of the challenge.)

“Re-Animator” (1985)

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Med student, Dan Cain, gets a new roommate, the brilliant and mysterious Herbert West.  Soon, Dan becomes involved in West’s morbid and bazaar experiments trying to reanimate the dead. Continue reading “Re-Animator Trilogy – Film”

Pontypool (2008) – Film

“Pontypool”

#14 of the 31 days of horror challenge.  (These reviews will be more raw due to the nature of the challenge.)

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Grant Mazzy is a radio DJ new to middle of no-where town, Pontypool, Ontario, Canada.  One snowy night, he, along with his co-workers, Sydney and Laural-Ann, find themselves trapped in their church basement radio station as a strange virus begins turning the inhabitants of Pontypool into what appear to be zombies.  Continue reading “Pontypool (2008) – Film”

Galaxy Quest (1999) – Film

“Galaxy Quest”

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Galaxy Quest was a short lived sci-fi television series that developed a rabid cult following.  There are now conventions dedicated to the show where fans get to cos-play and meet the actors who played their beloved characters.  At one such convention, Jason Nesmith, who played Captain Peter Quincey Taggart, is approached by Aliens who have intercepted the crew’s “historical archives” and soon finds himself on a real space ship battling real aliens.  Now he and his dysfunctional crew, must find a way save an entire species from annihilation. Continue reading “Galaxy Quest (1999) – Film”

Dagon (2001) – Film

“Dagon”

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After a boating accident off the coast of Spain, Paul and Barbara go ashore to the decrepit village of Imboca for help.  It doesn’t take them long to realize that there is something very strange and dangerous about the  inhabitants of Imboca.  Continue reading “Dagon (2001) – Film”

Pacific Rim (2013) – Film

“Pacific Rim” 2D

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For years, war has been raging between humankind and Kaiju, giant monsters that have come through a dimensional rift in the ocean.   Massive robots, called Jaegers, were constructed to defend humanity from the Kaiju, but have grown obsolete as humans seem to have been winning the war.  But the Kaiju have adapted and become stronger.  Now, the Jaegers are called into action one last time to stop the apocalypse. Continue reading “Pacific Rim (2013) – Film”

Man of Steel (2013) – Film

“Man of Steel”

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How does one describe the origins story of Superman?  A man, who has struggled with being different and fitting in his entire life, is suddenly forced to confront just how extra-ordinary these differences are when he discovers and is forced to confront the truth of his heritage. Continue reading “Man of Steel (2013) – Film”