An alien starship dumps a space-trash in a swamp in a U.S. National Park. Some mosquitoes begin to feed from the alien's corpses, causing them to grow to the size of a vulture. These mutant... See full summary »
An epic tale about a group of whale watchers, whose ship breaks down and they get picked up by a whale fisher vessel. The Fishbillies on the vessel has just gone bust, and everything goes out of control.
THE DEEPENING follows a troubled N.Y. fireman suffering from PTSD after working the events of 9-11. Seeking a fresh start, he relocates to a small town. His nightmares, however, do not subside as the population of the town decreases.
Harry Penderecki, a once heralded horror auteur, finds himself on the outside looking in at Hollywood. He hasn't had a hit film in years, and most in the industry, including his close ... See full summary »
In 1590, the Diet of Augsburg ruled that gypsies were the spawn of Satan and, therefore, had no rights whatsoever. The ruling allowed Christians to kill gypsies without penalty, which ... See full summary »
Apocalypse and the Beauty Queen is a hip, sexy, thriller with a strong protagonist, a horrifying tyrant, and a series of disturbing twist that build into a shocker of an ending. Amber, the main character is a mixture of beauty queen and revolutionary. After being told she was ugly through childhood, her self loathing became confused once she conquered the competitive world of fashion modeling. Being rejected by the same fashion industry that loved her just a few years earlier (she was in her late 20's), she returns to her small rural hometown. Suddenly the world ends, and Amber finds she has the charisma and strength to help rebuild her corner of the world in her own way. Written by
This gorgeously-shot little movie gives audiences a welcome break from the current trend of gory torture films. Hyndes and Hansen give excellent, multi-layered performances and the script is surprisingly adult and deliberately-paced. No easy answers given. Production Design is also outstanding, giving audiences just enough to establish a post-apocalyptic civilization that we've never seen before. Well done on all counts. Smugala's direction is particularly deft in handling the multiple flashbacks and points of view, as well as juggling each character's motives and motivations. Check this out if you're in the mood for a little more depth. Not for the casual viewer. This is a movie that has to be paid attention to in order to be appreciated.
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