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They Watch (2009) (V)
A dying man gets terrorized by the ghost of his past confession., 21 April 2012

I wondered if Lanrete was a sequel to this mainly because one of the actors/scientists that has obviously done despicable things is in both this and Lanrete. In this one he wants to make sure his colleague doesn't record his last confession about some horrible deed they had done. There are no zombies but there is a ghostly shadow that ends up terrorizing the dying the scientist. The reason I want to think this is a prequel is because the actor from Lanrete survives to actually appear in Lanrete. Very good use of greyscale, shadows, and the acting is convincing. Here's what I said about Lanrete... One can not help but place this film in zombie lore. The super soldier is rotting away and continually complains about being hungry. I of course love it and believe this would be an interesting full length. I really do want to know more! It's also a very simple concept (captured man interrogated), with sparse scenery (tied to a chair, in a room, with a table), and the dialogue totally tells the story. The only question I have, is this a sequel to They Watch? Oh, and when can we expect a full length feature?

Lanrete (2010) (V)
A scientist faces a super soldier that he helped create., 21 April 2012

One can not help but place this film in zombie lore. The super soldier is rotting away and continually complains about being hungry. I of course love it and believe this would be an interesting full length. I really do want to know more! It's also a very simple concept (captured man interrogated), with sparse scenery (tied to a chair, in a room, with a table), and the dialogue totally tells the story. The only question I have, is this a sequel to They Watch? Oh, and when can we expect a full length feature? As too They Watch: I wondered if Lanrete was a sequel to this mainly because one of the actors/scientists that has obviously done despicable things is in both this and Lanrete. In this one he wants to make sure his colleague doesn't record his last confession about some horrible deed they had done. There are no zombies but there is a ghostly shadow that ends up terrorizing the dying the scientist. The reason I want to think this is a prequel is because the actor from Lanrete survives to actually appear in Lanrete. Very good use of greyscale, shadows, and the acting is convincing.

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A fairy gives up immortality and magic for the wonders of the human world., 21 April 2012
7/10

Now I'm naturally a pretty jaded person. It think it comes with being a participant of the angry 90′s (don't worry, that's a discussion for another day). The Point is the images we see through the eyes of the fairy visiting our world makes our world look pretty amazing! I mean, I had an idea of what to expect from the story. You know, something like Splash, Little Mermaid, or the like where the fairy creature falls for the human world only to find out how bad it really it is. Instead what we have is beautiful images that really don't make this world look that bad. Of course the jaded side of me says it only proves that both worlds are fairy tales, but then its a movie, what do you expect? There is no negativity to this film and the cinematography, use of music, and lack of dialogue make it delightful. ~www.creepercast.com

A goblin seeks companionship from a girl that once enjoyed his story., 21 April 2012
7/10

This is a pretty neat little story about a fairy tale goblin that turns the tables on the Never Ending Story theme (that if we quit reading the stories they won't exist). The goblin make up effects seemed cheesy to me at first but I think it was because a fairy tale goblin would stick out like a sore thumb in our world. As soon as we transitioned into fairy tale land it didn't look so out of place. Also, fairy tale land was really only suggested by clever graphics when looking outside or changing the lighting. Hell of a mind trick when you think of it and well done. Also enjoyed the drawn pages in the book to reality transitions. A fun watch with a fun twist. ~www.creepercast.com

The Beast (2012)
A fathers love for his son is tested. Pass or fail, death is the only answer!, 21 April 2012

All in all The Beast is an excellent composition balanced by well blended music and superb acting. The story seems old but is definitely different, and that probably has a lot to do with the fact Dukes entire catalog is a study of fairy tales, fables, and myth with his own interesting twists. The twist is that the film is actually a study of human psychology in extreme situations and this can only be achieved through thinly veiled dialogue, fantastic imagery like period and scenery, and accomplished actors. In this case we have Bill Oberst Jr., a man known for a commanding presence on screen, riveting and hard to look away from, as the tortured father Michel. Alexander Le Bas as his beast inflicted son Jacob and Peter Le Bas as the couples traveling companion Douglas. As a trio they have managed to create amazing tension around subject matter that would otherwise seem old hack.

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Slash-in-the-box is everything you expect only better, 14 February 2012

Given Nick's The Asylum background, I was expecting over the top cheesy-ness. What we get is, well, funny... but not really that cheesy. Improbable... but definitely creepy. I think its OK to jump, laugh, and get a little grossed out is what I mean (btw, the best effects detail was the spray of blood when the box opened). If a low budget truly is an exercise in how to produce a quality film then Nick should win awards for making it look easy. Slash-in-the-box is everything you expect only better. Of course it can't be perfect or else it wouldn't be low budget. Which means it's familiar subject matter presented exactly how you want to see it with a bonus and in this case that's a good thing.