Catatonia (2014) – Film

“Catatonia”

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After the murders of her friends, when they broke into Oakhurst Sanitorium, and her own near death at the hands of the criminally insane Buddy, teenaged Rosie Delgado has entered a catatonic state and now resides in the Nutmeg Valley State Hospital.  However, due to state funding cuts, a correctional facility closed down forcing Nutmeg Valley to accept Charles “Buddy” DeWitt. Continue reading “Catatonia (2014) – Film”

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 “The Critters Franchise – Film”

Piranha 3DD (2012) – Film

“Piranha 3DD”

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31 Days of Horror Challenge: Movie #22

After the tragic events of Lake Victoria 12 months ago, the community became quarantine due to the toxic measures used to counteract the piranha.  In a nearby community, a water park, The Big Wet, is re-launching with a new money making scheme.  In addition to the typical family friendly park, the owner has decided to add an “adult only” area.  In order to afford this, the owner took some shady short cuts. Continue reading “Piranha 3DD (2012) – Film”

Feast 3: The Happy Finish (2009) – Film

“Feast 3: The Happy Finish”

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31 Days of Horror Challenge: Movie #19

As before, Part 3 picks up directly where Part 2 left off, the survivors numbers continue to diminish.  They encounter new potential saviors, including Shitkicker, The Profit, and Jean Claude Seagal, and discover that the creatures originated at a place called “The Hive.”   As the survivors seek shelter in and try to escape through the sewers trying to get to the big city. Continue reading “Feast 3: The Happy Finish (2009) – Film”

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) – Film

“10 Cloverfield Lane”

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31 Days of Horror 2016: Movie #3

A woman, Michelle, is in a car accident and wakes up chained to a wall and locked in a room, once unlocked she discovers that her captor, Howard, is also the one who saved her after her car accident. Her captor/savior (who, according to his friend, is a huge conspiracy theorist) and his friend/handyman, Emmett, explain that there has been some sort of bomb and that the air outside is now toxic. She still doesn’t trust him, but discovers for herself when a woman, whose skin appears to be melting, arrives at the door demanding assistance. After a rough start, they find a level of comfort with each other in the shelter, until Michelle discovers a suspicious message, and realizes that sometimes first impressions are actually right.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 2 – Film

“Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 2”

Iron Man 3 (2013)

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I had reviewed this film when I first saw it.

Our favorite billionaire, genius, playboy, hero, Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.), a.k.a., Iron Man, returns and discovers, that sometimes, mistakes from the past can come back to haunt us.  In this case, in the form of Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce),  leader of Advanced Idea Mechanics (AIM) and  The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), an outspoken villain targeting the U.S. and Iron Man with his evilly twisted homage and lessons in history. Continue reading “Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 2 – Film”

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 1 – Film

“Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 1”

Now that Phase 3 has begun with the release of Captain America: Civil War, I decided it’s time to revisit the movies which were chosen to spearhead this huge and hugely ambitious project. Continue reading “Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 1 – Film”

Lake Placid VS Anaconda (2015) – Film

“Lake Placid VS Anaconda”

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A group of guerrilla scientists, trying to retrieve illicit samples of DNA from the Lake Placid crocodiles and combine them with giant anacondas, are killed, and in the process damage the gate to the Black Lake refuge which houses the crocodiles.  Continue reading “Lake Placid VS Anaconda (2015) – Film”

Hatchet (the trilogy) – Film

Hatchet (the trilogy) 

Hatchet (2006) Unrated Director’s Cut

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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 “Hatchet (the trilogy) – Film”

Evil: In The Time of Heroes (2009) – Film

“Evil: In the Time of Heroes”

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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 “Evil: In The Time of Heroes (2009) – Film”