Films reviewed by Allison Pregler, AKA Obscurus Lupa

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1. Cui hua kuang mo (1993)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Kristi Jones (Cynthia Rothrock) avenges her sister's death at the hands of a crazed martial arts rapist.

Director: Godfrey Ho | Stars: Cynthia Rothrock, Don Niam, John Miller, Donna Jason

Votes: 1,824

Lupa later reviewed the alternate cut titled "Bloody Mary Killer" for her 2-year anniversary look back episode of Obscurus Lupa Presents.

2. Lady Dragon (1992)

R | 97 min | Action, Drama

An ex-CIA agent (Kathy Gallagher) living in Indonesia tracks Ludvig Hauptman, the arms dealer who killed her husband. Along the way, she meets a young boy and his grandfather, who teach her in the ways of the Lady Dragon.

Director: David Worth | Stars: Cynthia Rothrock, Richard Norton, Robert Ginty, Bella Esperance

Votes: 389

3. Zombie Nation (2004)

R | 81 min | Horror

A psychotic police officer who murders his female arrests gets what's coming to him when a horde of zombified women rise from their graves to seek revenge.

Director: Ulli Lommel | Stars: Gunter Ziegler, Brandon Dean, Axel Montgomery, Phil Lander

Votes: 7,817

4. Gymkata (1985)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

An American gymnast travels to a foreign country to compete in a deadly game not won by anyone other than a native in more than 900 years.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Kurt Thomas, Tetchie Agbayani, Richard Norton, Edward Bell

Votes: 3,288 | Gross: $5.73M

5. Masterminds (1997)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

Trapped in a school which a gang of criminals has siezed control, a young troublemaker fights a cat and mouse battle from inside.

Director: Roger Christian | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Vincent Kartheiser, Brenda Fricker, Bradley Whitford

Votes: 3,108 | Gross: $1.89M

For Christmas 2009.

6. Stakes (2002 Video)

R | 83 min | Action, Horror

Imagine a parallel earth where vampires have cut a swath through humanity. The disease is so bad, the ravenous bloodsuckers begin feeding on each other. Three surviving humans create a jump... See full summary »

Director: Joe Ripple | Stars: Jamie Bell, George Stover, Steven King, Erin J. Corsair

Votes: 126

It's POINTLESS PADDING SCENE TIME. Bing.

7. 13 Seconds (2003 Video)

R | 93 min | Horror, Fantasy, Mystery

A group of musicians are trying to film a music video but when the crew starts to turn up dead, the group begins to quesion each others whereabouts.

Director: Jeff Thomas | Stars: April Cole, Danny Petrelli, Kevin Kuras, Robert Yensch

Votes: 686

8. Teen Sorcery (1999 Video)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Captivating tale of a young girl who discovers her magical powers at the age of 17. What does she do with said powers? Let's just say that sex is always on her mind.

Director: Victoria Muspratt | Stars: A.J. Cook, Craig Olejnik, Lexa Doig, Aimée Castle

Votes: 267

A movie that someone on IMDB used to call "The GREATEST MOVIE EVER!!!!!!!"

9. Razor Sharpe (2001 Video)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action

An actor is hired to work on a film that turns out to be a murder and robbery.

Director: Troy N. Ashford | Stars: Troy N. Ashford, Kevin Kilgore, Drew Woods, Bonnie Gillespie

Votes: 59

For the 10th episode of "Obscurus Lupa Presents."

10. Sci-Fighter (2004)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A well-meaning genius creates a virtual reality game that leaves his grandson trapped within when a virus invades. The boy's father (Don Wilson) enters the virtual fighting game in order to... See full summary »

Director: Art Camacho | Stars: Don Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock, Lorenzo Lamas, Aki Aleong

Votes: 530

Aka "X-treme Fighter."

For the Cynthia Rothrockathon.

11. Angel of Fury (1992)

R | 77 min | Action

A security specialist (Nancy Bolan) is hired to deliver a valuable computer. She is joined by her former lover who has plans of his own for the computer.

Director: Ackyl Anwari | Stars: Cynthia Rothrock, Chris Barnes, Peter O'Brian, Zainal Abidin

Votes: 214

For the Cynthia Rothrockathon.

12. China O'Brien (1990)

R | 86 min | Action

China O'Brien; big city police woman; martial arts trainer, is forced to hand in her badge and head home to her father and the small town where she grew up. The peaceful town she knew is ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Cynthia Rothrock, Richard Norton, Keith Cooke, Doug Wright

Votes: 929

For the Cynthia Rothrockathon. From the director of "Gymkata."

13. Lady Dragon 2 (1993)

95 min | Action, Thriller

A woman seeks revenge on the men who raped her and murdered her husband.

Director: David Worth | Stars: Cynthia Rothrock, Billy Drago, Sam J. Jones, Greg Stuart

Votes: 225

For the Cynthia Rothrockathon.

14. Witchery (1988)

R | 95 min | Horror

When a storm strands a group on a Massachusetts island where the only dwelling is an old hotel supposedly haunted by the ghost of a former German actress (Knef), the result is the standard ... See full summary »

Director: Fabrizio Laurenti | Stars: David Hasselhoff, Linda Blair, Catherine Hickland, Annie Ross

Votes: 1,382

15. Vampire Assassin (2005 Video)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Horror

Martial artist Ron Hall stars in this dark vampire thriller reminiscent of BLADE. Ambitious cop Derek (Hall) is dogged by a phobia that is unfortunate in his line of work. Having witnessed ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Hall | Stars: Ron Hall, Mel Novak, Gerald Okamura, Rudy Ray Moore

Votes: 377

16. Hard to Kill (1990)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Left for dead with his wife killed in their house, L.A. Detective Mason Storm will have to make a quick recovery, expose those behind the murder and take revenge.

Director: Bruce Malmuth | Stars: Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock, William Sadler, Frederick Coffin

Votes: 24,212 | Gross: $47.41M

17. The Room (2003)

R | 99 min | Drama

9 Metascore

Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.

Director: Tommy Wiseau | Stars: Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero, Juliette Danielle, Philip Haldiman

Votes: 62,440

For her first review on TGWTG.com

YOU ARE TEARING ME AH-PART, LUPA!!!

18. Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2002 Video)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

When two researchers discover a colossal shark's tooth off the Mexican coast their worst fears surface - the most menacing beast to ever rule the waters is still alive and mercilessly feeding on anything that crosses its path.

Director: David Worth | Stars: John Barrowman, Jenny McShane, Ryan Cutrona, Bashar Rahal

Votes: 4,618

From the director of Lady Dragon 1 & 2

19. Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
Episode: Dance of the Dead (2005)

TV-MA | 59 min | Horror

In a post-apocalypse society, 17-year-old Peggy lives with her over-protective mother and works in her restaurant. She misses her sister Anna, who died some time ago. When two couples of ... See full summary »

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Emily Anne Graham, Genevieve Buechner, Margot Berner, Marilyn Norry

Votes: 3,649

With Apollo Z Hack.

20. Alien Apocalypse (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

An astronaut doctor Ivan Hood and his fellow astronaut Kelly return from their mission in space to find the world has been taken over by aliens. Now Dr. Ivan Hood and Kelly must lead a ... See full summary »

Director: Josh Becker | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Renée O'Connor, Remington Franklin, Michael Cory Davis

Votes: 3,536

For the Sci-Fi (now SyFy) Original Movie Double Feature.

21. Pterodactyl (2005)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

A dormant volcano deep with the Turkish forest holds within it a deadly secret. Perfectly preserved, a nest of pterodactyl eggs are ready to hatch...

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Cameron Daddo, Coolio, Amy Sloan, George Calil

Votes: 2,068

For the Sci-Fi (now SyFy) Original Movie Double Feature.

22. Battle for Terra (2007)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

54 Metascore

A peaceful alien planet faces annihilation, as the homeless remainder of the human race sets its eyes on Terra. Mala, a rebellious Terrian teenager, will do everything she can to stop it.

Director: Aristomenis Tsirbas | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Luke Wilson, Justin Long, Chad Allen

Votes: 10,580 | Gross: $1.65M

With Apollo Z Hack for "The Reviewaverse Saga."

23. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

48 Metascore

A flighty teenage girl learns that she is her generation's destined battler of vampires.

Director: Fran Rubel Kuzui | Stars: Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland, Paul Reubens, Rutger Hauer

Votes: 35,135 | Gross: $16.62M

24. Phantasm (1979)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

72 Metascore

A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons with him.

Director: Don Coscarelli | Stars: A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister, Kathy Lester

Votes: 26,504 | Gross: $11.99M

For the 2-parter Phantasm series review on Halloween 2010.

Also in Lupa's Top 30 Genre Films That Don't Suck list.

25. Phantasm II (1988)

R | 97 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

42 Metascore

Mike, now released from a psychiatric hospital, continues his journey to stop the evil Tall Man from his grim work.

Director: Don Coscarelli | Stars: James Le Gros, Reggie Bannister, Angus Scrimm, Paula Irvine

Votes: 11,234 | Gross: $7.28M

For the 2-parter Phantasm series review on Halloween 2010.

26. Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994)

R | 91 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

Mike and Reggie continue to hunt the mysterious Tall Man, discovering along the way that the invasion has already begun.

Director: Don Coscarelli | Stars: Reggie Bannister, A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Gloria Lynne Henry

Votes: 6,841

For the 2-parter Phantasm series review on Halloween 2010.

27. Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Mike travels through time and dimensions to find the Tall Man's origins.

Director: Don Coscarelli | Stars: A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister, Bill Thornbury, Heidi Marnhout

Votes: 5,495

For the 2-parter Phantasm series review on Halloween 2010.

28. Blood Red Moon (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 71 min | Horror

Megan and Victor are teens in love. Victor is a vampire and he is being blamed for a rash of murders in town. It's up to Megan to help to clear Victor's name and to find the vicious killer who is responsible.

Director: Brett Kelly | Stars: Sarah Lavrisa, Matthew Thomas Rogers, Mark Courneyea, Shelley-Jean Harrison

Votes: 124

29. Vampegeddon (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 76 min | Horror

Chased out of the old world, the dark vampire lord Giovanni flees to the American southwest where he sets up a new brood. Longshank, Brittan's premier vampire slayer follows him here, and ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Alan Miller | Stars: Jacqueline Smith, Katherine Von Forelle, Josh Bingenheimer, Jimmy Flowers

Votes: 144

30. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

30 Metascore

A California couple and a survivalist encounter Leatherface and his family.

Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Kate Hodge, Ken Foree, R.A. Mihailoff, William Butler

Votes: 11,412 | Gross: $5.77M

31. Guardian Angel (1994 Video)

R | 97 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Christine McKay is a cop. She and some other cops which includes her lover are pursuing some criminals. Her lover gets killed by a woman named Nina, who is later caught. Because of his ... See full summary »

Director: Richard W. Munchkin | Stars: Cynthia Rothrock, Daniel McVicar, Lydie Denier, Marshall R. Teague

Votes: 262 | Gross: $0.25M

32. Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988 Video)

R | 94 min | Horror

A successful author moves to a new town after suffering a mental breakdown and is tormented by demons and werewolves.

Directors: John Hough, Clive Turner | Stars: Romy Windsor, Michael T. Weiss, Antony Hamilton, Susanne Severeid

Votes: 2,119

"Are you okay?"

The original Howling is in Lupa's Top 30 Genre Films That Don't Suck list.

33. Mindwarp (1992)

R | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In post-apocalyptic 2037, Judy rebels against the AI-ruled utopia where people live in a happy VR simulation. She's exiled to a post-nuclear wasteland where she meets drifter Stover. Mutated cannibals capture them for their leader Seer.

Director: Steve Barnett | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Angus Scrimm, Marta Martin, Elizabeth Kent

Votes: 1,730

34. American Ninja (1985)

R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

American soldier, obviously very skilled in martial arts, single-handedly takes on mercenaries in the Philippines.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, Judie Aronson, Guich Koock

Votes: 11,728 | Gross: $10.50M

In America.

35. China O'Brien II (1990 Video)

R | 92 min | Action

This time China O'Brien has trouble with a dealer who puts a prize on her head because she had spoiled an important drug deal of his. But all the world's criminals will not be enough to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Cynthia Rothrock, Richard Norton, Keith Cooke, Frank Magner

Votes: 418

36. Sleepy Hollow High (2000)

81 min | Horror, Mystery

5 teenagers are forced to clean up the woods of Sleepy Hollow, but one by one they are decapitated by a man with a jack-o-lantern mask and a sword, but who could it be?

Directors: Chris Arth, Kevin Summerfield | Stars: Meagan Lopez, Ruben Brown, Antonio Benedict, Wendy Donigian

Votes: 233

37. Pocket Ninjas (1997 Video)

PG | 80 min | Action, Family

The evil Cobra Khan rises from the underworld and begins polluting the environment. The White Dragon tries to stop him but is injured so must pass the job onto his three teenage students.

Director: Dave Eddy | Stars: Robert Z'Dar, Richard Rabago, Gary Daniels, Sondi

Votes: 2,203

38. My Boyfriend's Back (1993)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A teenage boy comes back from the dead because he is determined to win the most beautiful girl in school.

Director: Bob Balaban | Stars: Andrew Lowery, Traci Lind, Danny Zorn, Edward Herrmann

Votes: 3,774 | Gross: $3.34M

39. Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller

A horde of mutated birds descends upon the quiet town of Half Moon Bay, California. With the death toll rising, Two citizens manage to fight back, but will they survive Birdemic?

Director: James Nguyen | Stars: Alan Bagh, Whitney Moore, Tippi Hedren, Janae Caster

Votes: 17,609

40. Sworn to Justice (1996)

R | 97 min | Action, Drama

After attackers kill her sister and nephew, a female psychologist becomes a defense witness by day and avenger by night.

Director: Paul Maslak | Stars: Cynthia Rothrock, Tony Lo Bianco, Kurt McKinney, Brad Dourif

Votes: 366

41. Fatal Deviation (1998 Video)

90 min | Action

A classic good versus evil action flick, mixed with kicks, guns, motorcycles and a hot babe!

Directors: Shay Casserley, Simon Linscheid | Stars: James P. Bennett, Mikey Graham, Johnny Murray, Michael Regan

Votes: 313

42. Rapid Fire (1992)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

When student Jake Lo witnesses a killing, he finds himself caught between two feuding drug lords. Betrayed and set up by the federal agents protecting him, the only one he can trust is Ryan... See full summary »

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Brandon Lee, Powers Boothe, Nick Mancuso, Raymond J. Barry

Votes: 7,087 | Gross: $14.36M

43. Fast Getaway (1991 Video)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A lighthearted tale about a gang of bank robbers who fall out and split up. The brains of the gang is a boy who, with his father, successfully continue their crime spree. Annoyed at this, ... See full summary »

Director: Spiro Razatos | Stars: Corey Haim, Cynthia Rothrock, Leo Rossi, Ken Lerner

Votes: 1,126

44. Fast Getaway II (1994 Video)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A former robber (whose partner was his father) has reformed and is now running an insurance business with his girlfriend. An ex-partner frames him for a burglary. When his father gets out of prison, they go after the ex-partner.

Director: Oley Sassone | Stars: Wally Bujack, Sarah Buxton, Phillip Connery, Stanton Davis

Votes: 502

From the writer of "Pterodactyl."

45. Sherlock Holmes (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 89 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

Sherlock Holmes and Watson are on the trail of a criminal and scientific mastermind who seems to control monsters and creations which defy belief.

Director: Rachel Lee Goldenberg | Stars: Ben Syder, Gareth David-Lloyd, Dominic Keating, William Huw

Votes: 1,747

With The Cinema Snob

46. Hercules in New York (1970)

G | 75 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Hercules (Schwarzenegger) is sent to Earth where he finds true love and starts a promising career in the bodybuilder business.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Arnold Stang, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Deborah Loomis, James Karen

Votes: 15,195

With Film Brain.

47. Nick Fury: Agent of Shield (1998 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 120 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Marvel's hard-boiled hero is brought to TV. He is brought back to fight the menace of Hydra after exiling himself in the Yukon since the end of the Cold War. The children of the former ... See full summary »

Director: Rod Hardy | Stars: David Hasselhoff, Lisa Rinna, Sandra Hess, Neil Roberts

Votes: 2,272

48. The Black Ninja (2003 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Comedy

Infamous defense attorney Malik Ali's haunted past causes him to double as a vigilante ninja, defending the cities worst thugs by day and battling them by night. While protecting a ... See full summary »

Director: Clayton Prince | Stars: Clayton Prince, Carla Brothers, Nicky DeMatteo, Yuki Matsuzaki

Votes: 199

49. Cursed (2005)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Horror