Writer/director Adam Green offers the audience what is intended to be the next big name in the American slasher genre. Though it may be the same slasher archetype, given a rich new setting and a face… redesign (can’t really call it a facelift now, can we), it also gives the audience some really wonderful over-the-top gore scenes, dismemberment, evisceration, buckets of blood splashed around, and fun, though stereotypical, characters. Continue reading →
Crime drama/horror writer, Luke Sinclair takes a trip to a small town to work on his latest book. However, after he arrives, he becomes a person of interest when a dead girl is found in the woods with a page of his most recent book, The Reaper, next to her. The murder just as the page describes. The local sheriff and a detective who specializes in sex crimes, confer with Sinclair, they must find out who killed the girl and stop him before he kills again. Continue reading →
A group of sorority sisters gather at in a lakeside town to compete for an exclusive prize. After a series of anger management issues, Detective Bill Watts is sent, by his Captain, for “guard duty” on the Captain’s daughter. When he arrives he discovers that the Captain’s daughter never made it to the competition. Detective Watts finds that girls have been going missing from this lakeside community for years. As they are cut off from outside help, and the sorority girls start dying, Watts finds he has stumbled onto something. Continue reading →
Picking up right where the first movie left off, Melitis, Marina, Jenny, and Vakirtzis manage to escape the stadium and meet up with another small group of survivors. Not only must they face the zombie horde, they also face a band of men who indiscriminately kill both the infected and those not simply for sport. Meanwhile, a messenger, looking for the one with the knowledge of how to defeat the evil, finds this most unexpected hero. Continue reading →
After accidentally killing the owner of a strip club, Burt, a hedonistic vampire, takes his friend-turned-vampire, Todd, to his favorite drug dealer for a night of indulgence. Meanwhile, surviving strippers from the club plot Burt’s destruction. Continue reading →
The scientists at the underwater research station, Persephone, have been researching marine life at an oceanic “garbage patch.” Specifically they’re studying mutations caused by the severe pollution. Maggie has just arrived for her internship on the Persephone, when the research station is attacked by the most dangerous mutation they have yet encountered. Continue reading →
Well, there were a few redeeming qualities in this torture porn flick from Eli Roth. It has a really good misdirection/bait and switch. The make up and gore are outstanding. (By now you should all know my fondness for well executed gore. Pun intended.) And the setting was beautiful. I was expecting very little from the characters… and the plot. I got what I expected. I guess it was good enough that I’m willing to check out Part 2.