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‘Grindhouse 14: Hideous!’ Review

21 January 2014 8:43 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Michael Citriniti, Rhonda Griffin, Mel Johnson Jr., Jacqueline Lovell, Tracie May, Jerry O’Donnell, Andrew Johnston | Written by Benjamin Carr | Directed by Charles Band

Not much more than a group of actors sat round in a Romanian castle (the very same one owned by Charles Band that featured in Castle Freak no doubt) talking trash to each other, with the occasional appearance by a group of deformed “creatures”… that is the plot of Hideous! in a nutshell. Although the official synopsis goes something like this: “Dr. Lorca, an eccentric collector of biological oddities, has just acquired his greatest specimen; a horrible mutant born of noxious waste… but the creature’s rightful owner wants it back. The collector’s clash is cut short though, as the sickening specimen comes to life, re-animating an angry, oozing little army of ferocious freaks.”

If you read my The Creeps review from a few »

- Phil Wheat

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‘Grindhouse 13: The Creeps’ Review

18 January 2014 11:20 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Rhonda Griffin, Justin Lauer, Bill Moynihan, Kristin Norton, Jon Simanton | Written by Benjamin Carr | Directed by Charles Band

I’ll be honest, The Creeps originally came at a time when, beyond the Puppet Master movies, I had grown tired of Full Moon’s schtick… Having moved the studio to Romania, their production values were falling, casting choices were resulting in some truly wooden performances and worst of all their films were getting more and more ridiculous, with gimmicks replacing decent stories. Case in part, The Creeps.

Released in 1997, The Creeps – at least on paper – sounds utterly ridiculous, even for a Full Moon flick, and it’s easy to see why I avoided it for so long. The film is essentially a redux of the “mad scientist” story we’ve seen a million times before – itself a movie archetype as much as the classic monsters who are the heroes of »

- Phil Wheat

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