5 items from 2017
Production has begun in Los Angeles with British TV commercial veteran Mark Taylor directing. Producers are Amber Wang (“Rock Dog”), Fj Productions’ Fabio Golombek (“Experimenter,” “Like Sunday Like Rain”), and Brad Billington (“Professional Affair,” “Lethal Cowboy”). »
- Dave McNary
Reviewed by Jesse Miller
The sequel to The Hatching, Ezekiel Boone’s Skitter is the type of skin-crawling creature feature that definitely deserves its place among other fantastic creature fare, such as Eight Legged Freaks!, Tarantula – or one of my personal favourites, Richard Ryan’s ode to B-movie horror Funnelweb.
Set across the Us to China to Brazil and more, this globe-trotting thriller takes place after the event that was The Hatching, where thousands upon thousands of spiders have hatched from within bodies across the world, plunging life as we know it into chaos.
The people that are left behind, from civilians to military personal to scientists, have to decide what to do with the spider threat that still exists. Meanwhile, something big is found in Japan – a writhing, glowing enormous egg sack that could bring about another wave of flesh-eating spiders.
Man oh man, this was one hell of a ride. »
Steven Shainberg’s Rupture begins with an image of something I hate – a spider – and ends with another image of something I also hate – another spider. Is there any correlation between my hatred of spiders and my issues with this film? No, I’ve survived the likes of Eight Legged Freaks and Spiders 3D. My qualms are instead with Brian Nelson’s screenplay, based on a half-baked “idea” torn from one single sequence in Tim Miller’s Deadpool. While I might hate surprise spiders, (others do too, so you’re welcome), steadfast direction and tingling thrills are worth any arachnophobia jolts. Alas, these are two things that escape Shainberg’s cold, imprisoning experiment. Two of many.
Noomi Rapace stars as Renee, a single mother living in Kansas City who’s about to conquer her fears! Not in the way she expected, though. Renee’s plans of skydiving are derailed when »
- Matt Donato
Reviewed by Kevin Scott, MoreHorror.com
Directed by Greg Kiefer
Cast: Karl Makinen (Burt), Clare Niederpruem (Courtney), Jes Macallan (Claire), Ryan Zimmer (Luis), Ashley Santos (Meeka), Cardiff Gerhardt (Trapper), John Redlinger (Roth), Bryan Dayley (Wes), Christina Thurmond (Summer)
I keep discovering the benefits of having Amazon Prime. Free shipping seems to be only the tip of the iceberg of perks. A huge perk is the Amazon Prime Video app that has free streaming for Prime members. This app not only has some unconventional titles amidst established classics, but it also has the capability to download films and TV shows to watch offline when time may be on your side, but Wi-Fi availability isn’t. I know other streaming apps have that functionality also, but from personal experience, the Amazon one seems to be the only one that works consistently.
Streaming has revolutionized the way we watch films. »
This October, the entire world will face deadly, devastating weather that will be impossible to survive in Geostorm. The first trailer for this thriller will erupt like molten lava tomorrow. Today, Warner Bros. and Skydance have unleashed several teasers from around the globe.
The first tease has a series of deadly twisters setting down to destroy the landscape. The second video shows a giant tidal wave hitting a city. And the third clip is so hot, it literally cooks eggs on the sidewalk. This footage is all very reminiscent of the grand disaster movies we've seen over the past couple of decades. From Independence Day, to The Day After Tomorrow to Twister and the more recent San Andreas. Geostorm looks like all of these movies put in a blender and served with a wild side of 'Oh, My Gosh!'
5 items from 2017