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Death Racers (2008) (V)
4 out of 8 people found the following review useful:
Wow, 15 April 2009

This movie redefines the term inept. Atrocious acting, worse editing, and terrible effects of any kind. Funny to see the only so called racing, and people are driving at about 8mph. Kids on tricycles go faster. Thankfully with films like this, the fast forward button makes 90 minutes of pure misery about 5 minutes instead.

There isn't even a funny one liner to be had here, which is usually the staple of all terrible movies. The only chuckles to be had within this tripe was the laughably bad violent scenes, or heaven forbid, the fight scene with the plastic arm looking cyborg guy. I've seen better production values in a high school play, seriously.

I am not familiar at all with Asylum productions work, past, present or future releases, but if all their films are as god awful as this one was, you can bet I won't be watching any others.

Carver (2008) (V)
12 out of 20 people found the following review useful:
Not Bad .... Not Great, 23 February 2008

I am a fan of anything horror so I gave this DTV torture/slasher a try. Its not bad, the acting is up and down and across the map, as one would expect.

The movie had a good pace and decent direction, shockingly for a low budget. The film production however wasn't too bad.

The real highlight here however, and the reason to watch it to begin with is the gore. Where it builds slowly, when we get there this one is strong stuff. Not the most realistic gore by any means, but combined with some rather strong editing, a twisted mentality, it really hits all the right buttons.

Not sure if there is an Unrated version or not. I watched a screener. I will say this though, the screener I watched would never get the R. It was much harder a rating than the R rating would ever allow, which is all good. And there is one scene in particular, that will have you wince and groan. I am not gonna spoil it.

So if you're looking for a low budget, DTV horror film, you can do better than this, and certainly worse. I give it a 7 because it kept me entertained and the violence quotient alone put it past a 5 or 6 which is what I would have given it if it was watered down like most main stream horror films. Give it a try.