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.
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.
Dr. James Xavier is experimenting with improving his vision. He develops a serum in the form of eye drops, which gives him x-ray vision, and the effect is cumulative. However, having these abilities have unforeseen consequences.
An unpopular college student, David Blake becomes the new assistant to research scientist Dr. Carl Stoner, to help discover new anti-serums for snake venom. As the work, David and Dr. Stoner’s daughter, Kristina, fall in love.
Johnny, who has “misunderstood genius” Uncle Luther lurking in the basement “lair” of his hotty mom’s house, works at the less than spectacular Dandy Donuts shop with his childhood friend, Michelle. One day, Uncle Luther comes to Dandy Donuts to get Johnny’s tablet for one of his experiments, the reanimation of dead rats, and during an altercation with the sketchy owner, Luther’s reanimation chemical gets into the fryer grease, turning all the donuts made into Killer Donuts!
In this sequel to Sharktopus, a water-park biologist, Lorena, has found and raised a juvenile after finding an egg sac which made its way back to the ocean when its mother had been destroyed in the original. When a genetic weapons development company, run by Dr. Symes, gets involved, after losing control of their solution to is the replace drone technology, the Pteracuda, Dr. Symes has the brilliant idea of pitting Sharktopus against Pteracuda and ultimately have control of both. This works out as expected. Continue reading →
A young scientist conducting experiments in his parent’s basement is forced to go on a vacation to a Bed and Breakfast. When he gets there, he trips and his briefcase of experimental goo bursts open and spills between the cracks of the deck. As the mad scientist goes even more mad, it’s up to the hippy B&B owner, Major Wang, a former professional wrestler, and a real estate agent to save the world from the giant mushroom invasion. Continue reading →
I decided to kick off this year’s challenge with this film, inspired by Poe’s classic story and brought to life by the estimable talents of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff. Though this version does not hold up very well, it does have some fine and haunting scenes. Especially when held up to the outstanding interpretation years later which Karloff did with Vincent Price. Still, these classic films are always worth watching. It’s like a domino effect, you watch one, then you need to find another from the same period, and pretty soon you’ve immersed yourself in every Poe inspired film or film starring Lugosi and Karloff made in the 1930’s. A worthwhile way to spend time during our favorite horror themed month, indeed.