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.
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.
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.
Gino (Pete Punito) is a geneticist working on a secret government project. He and his fiancée are trying to get pregnant, when they discover he is unable. When she breaks things off, Gino decides to use his expertise to create his own son using genetic material from Lucy, the Komodo Dragon who is the subject of the secret government project, mixed with his own genetic material.
Josh and Steve are professional snowboarders who are trying to secure a sponsorship at a remote ski resort. Steve decides to pull a stunt by skiing to the finish line naked, not knowing that they were fulfilling a little girl’s wish to meet him and causing them both to lose the sponsorship. Meanwhile, the resort owner, Franz, has been experimenting with making artificial snow and is in the process of giving a demonstration to his potential Russian investor. When the investor gets the noxious artificial snow fluid sprayed in his face, causing him to become increasingly ill.
Gwen, Melodie, Patrick, J.D., and Brax arrive on an island resort to live out their fantasies. Mr. Roarke, their host, cautions them that they must live out their fantasies to their natural conclusions.
Red Plum Island, clear skies, clear waters, camping, romantic vacation getaway. Actually, they need 4 to get the discount, so Jenner, his girlfriend, Amber, her sister, Sophie, and their co-worker, Bridgette, head out for a weekend of fun. An old base just off the island, supposedly shut down in the ’70’s used to experiment on sharks, but don’t worry, resort owner, Les, has lived there his entire life and has never seen a shark. But a dead shark, with a big chunk bitten out of it, found on shore turns out to not be entirely dead when it eats Jenner.
For a college project a film class is revitalizing an old local movie theater and playing classic horror movies for Halloween marathon. Unfortunately the theater has a dark and violent past and certain students and their families have a connection to that past.
A couple driving at night accidentally hits someone, as the hospital psychiatrist and police try to figure out who she is, she tells them what happened over the previous 36 hours: A group of twenty-somethings answer a newspaper personals ad to sign up to live in a house full of cameras for 3 months as a social experiment. Things start out fine, as they get to know each other, but quickly spiral into terror as people start getting murdered and they find themselves locked in the house.