The Critters Franchise – Film

The Critters Franchise

 

Critters (1986)

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The small town of Grover’s Bend is overrun with tiny, furry, razor-toothed aliens who have escaped from a prison transport ship.  Following them is a pair of shapeshifting bounty hunters, hired to destroy them.  As the bounty hunters search the small town for the critters, a local farm family defends their home and their lives. Continue reading

Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) – Film

“Something Wicked This Way Comes”

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31 Days of Horror Challenge: Movie #9

A sinister carnival and the Autumn People, come to Green Town, Il., led by Mr. Dark.   A pair of 12 year old boys stumble across the terrible secret of the carnival. Granting the heart’s desire, but not quite, and feeding on sorrow and tears. Quite the tale of “be careful what you wish for.” Continue reading

The Pirate Movie (1982) – Film

“The Pirate Movie”

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Raised by pirates, Fredric is now 21 and though he appreciates all his pirate family as taught him, he yearns for a different life.  After leaving the pirates, Fredric finds himself on an island where he meets the girl of his dreams, Mabel, the youngest daughter of the Major General, whose treasure, Fredric’s pirate friends had stolen years ago.  To keep their love, Fredric and Mabel must fight tradition, family customs, the local constabulary and the Pirates.   Continue reading

Jake Speed (1986) – Film

“Jake Speed”

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When Margaret Winston’s sister is kidnapped, Grandpa knows just who to contact to rescue her.   Unfortunately, Jake Speed is a fictional character from a pulp novel series.  Or so everyone believes. Uncertain of his claims, but unwilling to give up hope, Margaret is swept away by the real life Jake Speed in the adventure of a lifetime, she travels to Africa to save her sister from slavery. Continue reading

The NeverEnding Story (1984) – Film

“The NeverEnding Story”

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Bastian is a troubled boy who has lost his mother, is struggling to connect with his father, and is being bullied at school.  One morning, while running away from some bullies, he hides in a book store and discovers a book called “The NeverEnding Story”, which the proprietor insists isn’t safe.  Bastian takes the book anyway and goes to school, where he hides in the attic to avoid a math test.  There, he reads the book and is drawn into the land of Fantasia where he discovers that sometimes an ordinary boy is the hero that is needed. Continue reading

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

Prince of Darkness (1987) – Film

“Prince of Darkness”

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

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After the death of a fellow priest, Father Loomis discovers something sinister in the basement of a church.  Father Loomis contacts a Physics professor, who agrees to take his class of graduate students and other experts to discover exactly what evil lies inside. Continue reading

Goremet, Zombie Chef From Hell (1986) – Film

“Goremet, Zombie Chef From Hell”

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

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A priest is cursed to be a voracious cannibal, after a pact with the devil grants him immortality.  Without fresh human flesh he begins to rot and die.  In 1986, he has opened a beachfront deli where he serves tourists and locals to the tourists and locals.   Continue reading