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Mean Guns (1997)
OK let me start by saying I was after this movie for about 5 years before I finally got the chance to get it on Blu-ray of all things. this movie sounded remarkable, good cheesy cast, awesome idea & just overall testosterone filled mayhem.
I was wrong.
first off its not terrible (bar the acting, screenplay & style) its b movie goodness. it falls flat for one gigantic reason.
there isn't a spec of blood at all!!!! I'm not lying out of all the characters one person is seen with a proper wound and I was worried cause I thought someone had actually shot her.
now i'm not saying you need violence to make a film good... but in a film where its 100 assassins locked in a prison with the aim to kill each other, yes you f***ing do! people are beaten to death, strangled, shot, thrown, hell one woman gets her head blown up (oddest scene in the movie)but its all down just fall down and die style.
all in all this could have been great, it just had to be what it said on the tin.
FILLED WITH Christmas AVERAGNESS
let me start by saying even though this isn't an awful movie, I was severely disappointed. from the trailer, cast, reviews and overall feel of this crimbo flick I was highly anticipating it.
I was expecting a hearty Christmas horror with laughs, gore and frights which were there but not in the best way.
the comedy while laughable in places felt done before as were the characters as a whole even though they were well played (some). it couldn't decide in places if it was going for humour or scares which somehow worked more than when they directly went for one or the other.
the gore is where I felt let down. not that I wanted bucket loads or anything but there isn't a single death scene. its a stable of horrors but no everyone is either dragged off or taken out off screen. I was disappointed as they could have had some really inventive deaths but instead took a random approach of never showing anything.
the frights are the reason this film got a five for me. whilst not being overly scary there were a few scenes that screamed either awesomeness or perfect dread. the best scene is the reveal of krampus as he chases someone on the rooftops bounding to each house. the creatures as well were clever and cool but there potential wasn't fulfilled as they never showed them doing anything overly monstery.
overall this is a kids film. a couple of bad words, some dread and a bloody leg stop this from being a new generations gremlins or monster squad. if they had intended for it to be a scary kids film I would have been fine, but as they marketed it as a full blown horror I'm afraid I won't be using it as a stocking filler.
this is a great movie its scary and funny at the same time. story one a girl falls in love with a diving instructor who turns out to be dead and when she accidentally dives in and dies she sees all the people who died in the pool
story two my favourite three kids and a camp instructor go camping but it turns out the instructor is a phyco who feeds people to the wolves but after he gets his hand cut off he jumps out at the kids and it ends.
story three a woman is lonely so she starts dating a news anchor man and hes a vampire but she fights back(with a hairbrush).
story four a man can bring back people from the dead when he puts his hand over a picture but he brings back a phsyco and kills him but blanks himself from existences.
story five an archaeologist accidentally lets a student be possessed by an ancient curse and she starts killing people and rips his heart out.
at the end they all get on the bus and all the people from the dreams are there.
hope this helped and really this is a fantastic film ENJOY