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3/10
Puppet Master X Axis Rising: A franchise that should have died years ago
18 April 2019
Okay Puppet Master were never exactly good films, but compare the first movie for example to these more recent efforts and there really is a clear deterioration.

Campy, not scary, not funny, not interesting.

The second movie in the Axis trilogy it tells the story of..............every single other Puppet Master movie. More people teaming with the puppets to fight the Germans during world war two.

You'll have literally seen it all before, no originality, no advances in lore or sfx. Just a pitiful recycling of the same ideas they've been peddling since the 1980's.

One thing that did stick out however was the female antagonist, her costume, her awful German accent. Was I supposed to take her seriously? When she came on I questioned whether I'd acquired a porn parody of the film, she was ridiculous.

If you like Puppet Master films and have low expectations then you'll likely enjoy more of the same, because that really is it all is.

The Good:

Follows on well from the previous movie

The Bad:

Recasting

Some questionably bad audio quality

Cringe inducing

Stephanie Sanditz
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Croatoan Origins (2015 Video)
2/10
Croatoan Origins: 9.0.....9.0.....9.0! Are you kidding me?
17 April 2019
At time of writing Croatoan Origins has a 9.0 rating! If it had a handful of votes I'd get it but it's well over 1k! To put things into perspective only a small percentage of even the IMDB top 250 has 9.0 or over so that's incredibly high.

Based loosely, very loosely on the Croatoan/Roanoke tale we see a homeless man find himself in the middle of a slaughter when a possessed teacher goes on a killing spree.

It looks cheap and nasty, it sounds cheap and nasty, and the writing is....wait for it......cheap and nasty.

I'm open minded, I respect the opinions of others and that frequently my tastes do not align with the majority but a 9.0 is certainly a result of overwhelming levels of shilling as this short film is atrocious.

Little happens, no developments, it has no structure, it certainly has no finale or resolution. It's just pitiful! With so many fantastic horror shorts out there why would anyone bother watching this or for that matter why would anyone have made it?

The Good:

I'm a simple man, I see boobs I approve

The Bad:

Literally everything across the board
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6/10
The Most Dangerous Game: Ahead of its time
17 April 2019
I came across The Most Dangerous Game as it's based on the same short story as Mindhunters (2004). I can confidently say the connection is minimal.

It tells the story of a group of people who find themselves trapped on an island after their boats mysteriously run ground. Upon arriving they are welcomed by an affluent man who takes care of them, but his intentions are more than slightly macabre.

Truth is this concept has been done before, many times before in fact. Movies, television show episodes, we've seen this countless times. However, this is certainly the earliest and possibly the original.

Fairly short at just around the hour mark we see our hero trying to survive this deadly game. Alas him bragging about being a hunter and his baffling rather offensive philosophies and beliefs around hunting made me incapable of caring about him.

Regardless this was a well structured little movie especially considering its run time. I enjoyed it and would consider it well ahead of its time.

The Good:

Robert Armstrong

Interesting plot

The Bad:

Needless animal suffering
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Mina the Witch (2008– )
3/10
Mina the Witch: Should have just carried on Slayer Paris
17 April 2019
Mina the Witch is a spinoff show from Slayer Paris (2008). This time it follows the adventures of the groups resident witch Mina, and the episodes connect to events throughout Slayer Paris.

So basically we have more of the same, wafer thin plot and lots of T&A levels.

Personally I like Mina Meow and Charlotte Kelly is excellent and hyper charismatic as Gwendoline so it does have its merits.

That's about it however, this much like the show its spun-off from is hugely niche and is aimed at a very specific demographic.

It's enjoyable for what it is, but on the flipside what it "Is" isn't very good.

The Good:

Connects well with Slayer Paris

Mina Meow & Charlotte Kelly

The Bad:

Niche

Incomplete
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InkSplosion (2018 Video Game)
3/10
InkSplosion: Rushed genericism
17 April 2019
Inksplosion is one of those hyper short indie cheap as chips games that people play exclusively for trophies/achievements and therefore the Platinum was made to be very easy to attain.

You control a black and white..........thing. Moving around a dull background which gets covered in multi-coloured paint and you shoot various generic weapons at fellow black and white..........things.

As you can tell not a lot of time or effort went into this in any shape or form. It looks uninspired, the game is clunky and annoying to play and it's something that anyone with two+ brain cells could make on a free game making piece of software.

It's not awful, it's just bad generic stuff of the sort that peaked over a decade ago (If not two). It's a game that as mentioned people buy for ulterior motives and will likely not play for more than an hour total.

The Good:

It's over quick

The Bad:

Ugly

Poor controls

No originality
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6/10
Night of the Comet: Misses greatness
17 April 2019
Night of the Comet is a movie I thought I'd seen years ago, alas I was mixing it up with the superior Night of the Creeps (1986).

It tells the story of a comet that goes by earth and somehow turns almost the entire worlds population to dust. Those not vaporized are either okay or psychotic deformed cannibals!

Now I'll be honest I loved this concept, I love the idea of waking up and everyone is gone with an element of danger in the form of these mutants. I was very excited to see what they did with it and for the first half I was very engaged.

After the halfway point however it quickly becomes apparent that the writer had run out of ideas because it got really quite mediocre. Gone was the mystery, gone was the gimmick altogether to be fair and we were instead facing a generic 80's sci-fi.

Starring Robert "Voyager" Beltran and industry veteran Geoffrey Lewis the cast do their best but when the half way point is reached sadly there was really nothing that they could do.

I'm anti-remakes/reboots but this is one of those rare exceptions. I'd love to see someone remake this, however the second half would need re-writing into something less generic and quite honestly pathetic.

Watchable stuff but it should have been considerably better.

The Good:

Fantastic concept

Some decent visuals

Suitable soundtrack

Geoffrey Lewis and Kelli Maroney

The Bad:

Trails off hard

Potential wasted
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The Snarling (2018)
9/10
The Snarling: I'm as shocked as you are
17 April 2019
Okay so look at that cover, look at that title! I went in with zero expectations, I believed I was likely in for another low budget werewolf mess and when I realized it was British my hopes flatlined.

It's been a longtime since I've been this wrong, this is one of the biggest surprises I've come across in years.

A British independent horror comedy with a werewolf theme that tells that story of a small village as a movie production crew begins filming a zombie movie locally. When the bodies start to pile up it falls on the incompetent police force and local bar buddies to save the day.

It looks as cheap as you'd expect and sadly when anything even remotely werewolf happens the lack of budget shows and hurts the film.

But that's literally all I have to say in criticism of The Snarling. Well cast with a host of vaguely familiar faces from various UK soaps and sitcoms and with some of the best writing I've come across in years! I chuckled, I laughed and I split my sides......this is a genuinely hilarious movie.

Absolutely beats the pants off of most werewolf films and for that matter films in general lately. Really oddly enjoyable.

The Good:

Some good laughs

Great transitions

Oddly good writing

The Bad:

Lack of budget hurt the film
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3/10
Puppet Master Axis of Evil: Flogging a dead horse
16 April 2019
Axis of Evil is the 10th Puppet Master movie and the first in the Axis trilogy.

It demonstrates yet another franchise that Fullmoon is milking into dust, and it's a shame to see a franchise that's been going since the 80's deteriorate to this level.

Telling yet another story of a keeper of the puppets who uses them to combat the German forces during world war II it's...............there really is no point in me describing it any further as it's the same as the majority of the movies that came before it.

Sadly there hasn't been a decent Puppet Master movie for years, the quality has dipped to a crippling degree. The more they try to add to the Puppet Master lore the more ridiculous it gets and we're at the stage now where the whole thing is hokey and the Puppets take a backseat.

Yes that's right the puppets aren't the stars of the movie at all, they're barely supporting players and our leads/antagonists are unforgivably dull. So if you're expecting more exciting doll vs man encounters/death scenes then you'll be sorely let down by this 10th outing.

There are three more Puppet Master movies after this, and that's assuming it doesn't continue further. Truth be told, it shouldn't.

Stick this one with a fork, it's done.

The Good:

Has a degree of Full Moon charm left

The Bad:

Stock scream

Ropey acting

Oddly boring

Brings nothing new to the table
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Mindhunters (2004)
7/10
Mindhunters: Smart little thriller
16 April 2019
Mindhunters is one of those movies that's been on my watchlist forever, over the years its just managed to consistently evade me. Now I've seen it however, the wait was worth it.

This thriller starring Johnny Lee Miller, L L Cool J and Val Kilmer tells the story of several FBI agents going on a mock assignment on a secluded island in hopes of pleasing their tutor and getting the desired profiler job of their dreams. However shortly after arriving things suddenly get a tad too real.

I'll be honest even though its been on my watchlist for so long I didn't actually know what it was. For some reason I thought it was a sci-fi with a name like that, whereas it is in fact a fairly smart little thriller.

A blend of SAW (2004) and your standard police drama it's an entertaining little movie that is well written, well constructed and certainly not take your brain out viewing.

Sadly it's not without its flaws but it's still a lot of fun and a demonstration that once upon a time Hollywood did know how to do original old school style movies before they so very badly lost their way.

Fun little movie.

The Good:

Fairly smart

Cast are on point

Old school feel

The Bad:

Feels like its missing something

Film could have done with a higher running time
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Flay (2019)
2/10
Flay: Absolute abomination of a movie
15 April 2019
2019 has been a mess of a year so far and movies like Flay certainly aren't doing it any favors.

After the death of her mother a girl returns home, rekindles friendships, reunites with her estranged brother and battles a supernatural force.

Seen that before, but it's not normally this bad. The story is an absolute abomination, I can't stress just how much of a mess it is. At no point did I care where the story was going or the fates of any of the characters. In fact a lot of the time I really had very little clue as to what I was even watching.

Does that look like Slender Man on the cover? Well it is, kind of.........but this isn't a Slender Man movie. They just decided to throw him in because erm....reasons?

Awful plot, awful sfx, awful cast, just plain awful all round.

The Good:

That would be a no

The Bad:

Awful deaths

Rather boring

No originality
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The Gamers (2002 Video)
4/10
The Gamers: I see what they went for, but I didn't like it
15 April 2019
I'm big ol' nerd, if there was a suitable D&D group locally I'd want to be part of it. For this reason I really appreciate things like this and am saddened there aren't more! The last D&D themed movie I saw was the superior Zero Charisma (2013).

Here a group of friends are playing D&D on campus and the movie flits between them and their characters in game. I like the idea, I relate to everything present but I just didn't find myself really able to enjoy it.

The characters were alarmingly annoying, I could not play a game with them without sufficient amounts of alcohol that's for sure. And their in game personas really weren't much better.

It's really ugly, I know this was highly independent but it looks dire and the few SFX they had are so poor I don't understand why they didn't do a quick After Effects tutorial to deliver something better.

The humor is hit and miss, I won't lie I did laugh but I'm not entirely sure I was meant to at those parts. The misses are frequent, I just didn't find them funny in fact yet again to clarify I found them really annoying.

I relate to the creators, I relate to the subject matter and I really wanted to like it. I didn't hate it, I'm just disappointed that material so close to my heart didn't deliver on a level I expected it to.

The Good:

Some laughs to be had

I appreciate what they were trying to do

The Bad:

Oddly annoying characters

Really ugly in places

That ending
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7/10
Office Uprising: Stop calling these things zombie movies
13 April 2019
Office Uprising is the latest in a spate of office themed horror movies, and you know what? It's kind of good.

It follows a young office employee having the worst shift of his life as overnight everyone in his building turns psychotic thanks to a mysterious new energy drink.

Starring Zachary "Shazam" Levi, Gregg Henry, Kurt Fuller, Karan "Dopinder from Deadpool" Soni and Alan "Former Aquaman" Ritchson the movies cast manage to deliver in this enjoyable comedy horror.

Hyper violent, frantic, yet with substance and a lot of well done comedy this was one of those unknown little gems I'm really glad I watched. Sure it's far from flawless but it managed to entertain and that's something most of it's ilk seem incapable of doing lately.

But something has to be addressed, this is advertised as a zombie movie! I know zombies are "In" but stop lying! Zombies are undead for crying out loud, stop claiming that every movie where people turn violent is a zombie film! I seem to have developed a real chip on my shoulder about that, it's just rampant and dishonest.

Office Uprising is an enjoyable take your brain out 90 minutes of violence and laughs, it does exactly what it says on the tin...................minus the zombies.

The Good:

Stylish

Some great comedy

Cast deliver (Especially Levi)

The Bad:

NOT a zombie film
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The Basement (II) (2018)
3/10
The Basement: Wow just.....wow
13 April 2019
I was immediately struck by The Basements low IMDB rating and after watching it I can entirely understand now.

It tells the story of a man kidnapped by an infamous serial killer, but this psycho doesn't just kill his victims he instead role plays with them under the guises of a multitude of characters.

This makes for oddly awkward viewing, this is very uncomfortable stuff and certainly not for the faint of heart. Arguably this is less of a thriller/horror and more of a torture porn type film.

Starring Mischa Barton the movie has a cast who deliver decent performances but the movie feels less like a story and more of a snuff film. This is not pleasant and I'm sad to say doesn't ultimately go anywhere or deliver at the end.

These films are niche, I'm not the target audience but when done right they can be clever, intelligent well constructed movies! This, is not.

The Good:

Strong performances

The Bad:

Awkward viewing

Some high grade stupidity

No real plot
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Bad Channels (1992 Video)
2/10
Bad Channels: Worst Full Moon film?
13 April 2019
I like Full Moon films, they have a certain charm to them despite on the surface being seven shades of awful. If it weren't for Full Moon we wouldn't have had the Puppet Master franchise, Doll Man, Gingerdead Man, Evil Bong and countless others.

Bad Channels is supposedly part of the Puppet Master universe but I can confidently say I don't see the connection.

It tells the story of a "Shock Jock" who comes into contact with aliens intent on using his radio station equipment to kidnap women............somehow.

Not the most intriguing of plots and truth be told it's execution is even worse. It looks like a Full Moon film with the same plasticcy special effects and that's okay, the general quality of the film however isn't.

It's just so, bad! The characters, the script, the concept, it's like a weird artsy student film and I have to say I think this is likely the worst Full Moon movie sadly.

I'd suggest that anyone beyond the most hardcore Full Moon fan avoid this one, it isn't horror, it isn't comedy, it's just the absolute pits.

The Good:

Full Moon feel

The Bad:

Extended musical segments

Pretty much everything to be honest
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Audrey Rose (1977)
3/10
Audrey Rose: Huge dud
12 April 2019
Anthony Hopkins stars in this supernatural piece but it's certainly not a notable moment of his career.

It tells the story of a happy couple and their young daughter who come across a man who believes their daughter is the reincarnated spirit of his late daughter. Interesting concept, but it doesn't really go anywhere.

Also starring Marsha "Drop Dead Fred" Mason it's a slow burning tale full of unlikable characters, overacting and a dreadful child actress who thankfully stopped acting in 1995.

At no point did I care about the characters plight or care to know the outcome of the movies great mystery. It's just so un-engaging it's a tribute to my steadfast belief that you have to watch a movie all the way through if you have a right to criticize it.

Audrey Rose is a rare miss for Hopkins and a tiresome bore.

The Good:

Erm....

The Bad:

Susan Swift

Ultimately goes nowhere
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Town of Salem (2014 Video Game)
8/10
Town of Salem: Stupidly addictive stuff
12 April 2019
I was recommended Town of Salem by someone randomly on Facebook one day, I gave it ago and all this time later I'm still playing it.

Played via Steam or free through a normal browser window it's a remarkably addictive little game that I was oddly familiar with. You see a team building exercise in some offices is called simply Wolf and is essentially a live action simplistic version of this.

Entirely online you play one of a number of people in Salem, you're assigned a random secret role whether it be part of the town, mafia or miscellaneous evil such as a werewolf or serial killer.

For the town to win they must remove all the evil and for set evils to win they must essentially do the same. Trouble is nobody knows who is what and the majority of the game is done through chat. It's a fascinating social experiment almost, a game of logic and deduction and it's infinetly fun.

Each day everyone gets to vote if someone should be lynched, and every night the evils get to have their way. It's a tense intellectual game with infinite possibilities, no two games are ever the same.

With an ever updated shop providing you with cosmetic bonuses it's free to play but microtransactions (Which aren't pay to play) are present.

But no game is perfect and with an online game like this it can only be as good as its community. Trolls and game throwers are absolutely rife, you're guaranteed to have at least one in every game. It has to be considered an adult only game purely because of the language and behavior of its players.

If you can get past that Town of Salem is so very much fun and worth anyone's time.

The Good:

Very addictive

Clever little game

Strong developer with regular updates

The Bad:

Ridiculous censorship algorithm

Toxic community
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Wonder (I) (2017)
5/10
Wonder: Sickly sweet
12 April 2019
At time of writing this has an 8.0 on IMDB, it's close to being in the top 250! I can confidently say I don't understand how.

Sure it's nowhere near as bad as I expected it to be but this is sickly sweet family viewing and I generally detest that especially when the core focus is a child. Not saying I hate children, I just hate children.

Starring Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts and Mandy "Inigo Montoya" Patinkin this tells the story of a child with facial deformities venturing into the cruel asylum known as school for the first time.

Basically everything you're expecting to happen, happens. Every message you're expecting to see, you'll see. It really is that predictable.

I'm not saying its bad, it's just generic family schmaltz with a budget and to be honest one of the first words that comes to mind to describe it is naive. You'd think it was made by Disney, sickly sickly stuff.

I get the appeal, I appreciate the market, but for me this had the emotional impact of a fart.

The Good:

Daveed Diggs

The Bad:

Needless heartbreaking side plot

I truly despise kids
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Cottontail (2017)
1/10
Cottontail: Just stop
12 April 2019
I'm an avid supporter of independent films, budgets are irrelevant when it comes to movie quality but sadly some are beyond my ability to see potential or give praise.

Cottontail is set in the same universe as the Loon movies, features footage from them and makes reference to the events several times. Cottontail is however a spinoff not a sequel, the third Loon movie is delayed but apparently still on its way.

It tells the story of a serial killer named Cottontail who with his "Bunny" cohorts is making plans for his next Easter egg hunt (Which is his gimmicky annual bloody massacre). Meanwhile he's also falling in love and the entire movie is his narration and various poorly written monologues.

I disliked Loon and Loons with a passion, they were pathetic awfully made amateur hour movies but they're positively Shakespearean by comparison. This is awful, it's like the creator got hold of a new editing package and decided to use every camera effect and filter he could and forgot to cast actual actors or write a decent script.

Everything I've seen now of Brandon Tobatto's is dire and actually getting worse. When Loon 3 comes out the masochist in me will no doubt make me watch it but I'm confused how this guy makes a profit and why anyone would put themselves through these travesty's.

The Good:

Connected to the Loon movies

The Bad:

Dreadful camera effects

Laughable acting

Just awfully made in every regard
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Creep Nation (2019)
3/10
Creep Nation: Never really gets going
11 April 2019
This Canadian made thriller is rather a dull affair and never really seems to get going.

It tells the story of a girl who sets up a short term rental only to go missing shortly after. Her frantic brother plays detective and goes about investigating her fate, but finds considerably more than he could have ever expected.

Again this isn't quite as engaging as you'd hope, it's a slow burner which is fine for a revenge thriller like this but again it just never really builds to anything.

I found myself rather bored and the more about her disappearance that's revealed the more you'll realize that you've seen this before but better.

I don't know what it is about Canadian cinema but they seem to be on another level that I struggle to appreciate, maybe I'll "Get it" one day.

The Good:

Nothing springs to mind

The Bad:

Un-engaging

Slow burn to nothing
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The Silence (2019)
6/10
The Silence: Should/could have been better
11 April 2019
Based on the concept I was rather surprised that Netflix would venture into material so similiar to one of their other films (A Quiet Place) and so shockingly fast. I can however say this is a different movie altogether, though not really in good way.

Early on I was gripped, fantastically made and looking film where Tucci is on the best form I've seen him since The Lovely Bones (2009). This I thought was going to be something really special, but alas the quality dipped pretty hardcore in the last act.

It tells the story of small winged creatures that begin to besiege the world in a near apocalyptic event. They respond only to sound so the trick is silence (See where the Quiet Place comparison comes in?). The film follows a family surviving in this world, led by father Tucci and daughter played by Kiernan "Sabrina" Shipka.

The cast deliver, the sfx are passable and the whole thing is well constructed but religion takes the stage and ruins the film. Despite being a near theocratic nation I'm still amazed how critical Hollywood usually is over religion and The Silence is no different. It takes a hyper realistic angle here with the religious's interpretation of the incident and it's positively chilling because it's so very believable.

I wish they hadn't gone down that route, though realistic it made for uncomfortable viewing and led the movie to a satisfying yet sudden and rather incomplete finale.

The Silence should/could have been an outstanding film but instead came out as a real disappointment.

The Good:

Tucci is on top form

Some solid ideas

The Bad:

Certain flaws in logic and consistency

Goes in an uncomfortable direction
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Slayer Paris (2008–2009)
4/10
Slayer Paris: Remarkable, kind of
10 April 2019
Slayer Paris is a parody of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) but with adult orientated material. Let's be clear this isn't porn, but it's certainly risque and more than a little niche.

It tells the story of the slayer played by Paris Kennedy and her efforts against the forces of darkness, vampires, witches and various nasties. Alike the show it imitates she has her scooby gang which includes her best friends, sister, a fellow slayer and a witch.

The whole thing is amateurish and looks terrible, truth be told the sound isn't much better either and if you're expecting much of a plot you're kidding yourself. The T&A levels eclipse everything else and bouncing from episode to episode feels like jumping between seasons would for other shows.

No real continuity, no real plot, just a naff parody of a vastly superior show.

The effects are awful, the cast vary from dreadful to just passable and I'm really not sure ultimately who this is aimed at.

Again, this is the very definition of niche.

The Good:

Mina Meow

A couple of interesting moments

The Bad:

Strictly and T&A show

Everything is just so very badly done
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3/10
Between Worlds: Cage's career spiral continues
10 April 2019
Nicolas Cage is an odd one, he's a household name, AAA star yet for the last few years he's been doing a vast number of straight to DVD movies and the majority have been truly awful.

Between Worlds see's him play yet another unhinged character where he can let out vintage crazy Cage who finds himself in a relationship with a girl who has a daughter that's recently come out of a coma. Supernatural-esque stuff follows and though the concept is fairly sound the execution isn't.

Also starring Franka "Run Lola Run" Potente and Penelope Mitchell the movie demonstrates a degree of acting that you simply shouldn't be seeing at this level. Many performances are awful and Cage is most certainly not on point here, at several points he almost lowered himself to his infamous "Not the bees" level.

As far as his b-movies are concerned this is one of the worst, I cringed, I facepalmed, I questioned Cage's career track once again.

The Good:

Franka Potente

Concept is okay

The Bad:

Awful acting

Poor pacing

Whole thing felt rushed
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5/10
Tremors A Cold Day in Hell: Okay maybe it's time to stop
10 April 2019
It's incredible what Tremors has accomplished over the years, 6 movies, a television series and almost a second. Who'd have thought that we'd still be seeing them released in 2018 and it hasn't even been rebooted!

Burt Gummer returns again to tackle a Graboid infestation and for the second movie in a row his son is along for the ride. This time however instead of desert these giant worms have taken residence in snow.

Great gimmick right? Shaking things up, trouble is it's not. We have one scene involving snow and the rest is...............desert basically. That's right they've squandered the entire gimmick and because of that we just have yet another Tremors film.

Now I really enjoyed Tremors 5 and would consider it second only to the original movie, that's why it saddens me to say that perhaps this should be it. The last movie felt fresh, this felt more than stale and brought absolutely nothing new to the table at all. Each previous movie had an identity, brought new creatures, new interesting characters, new gimmicks. Here, there's nothing despite the broken promise of the snow setting.

With Michael Gross being the only recurring star to have been in every movie I have to tip my hat to him for being excellent as always. Jamie Kennedy, less so but I'm slightly bias on that front.

A Cold Day in Hell isn't bad, it's just reminder that some things really should come to an end.

The Good:

Michael Gross

Script has its moments

The Bad:

Jamie Kennedy

When will they learn? Practical effects > CGI

Very paint by numbers stuff
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Loons (2016)
2/10
Loons: Actually manages to be worse
9 April 2019
Sequel to Loon (2015) we see a continuation to the story, but did we really need one?

Ryan returns (Recast) to face his demons one more time as warring gangs seek dominance of Grave's former stomping ground. However one of the gangs has a more nefarious plan!

Credit where credit is due, it's nice to see them carrying on the story.

And that's literally all I can say in its credit. Loon (2015) was an embarrassing mess and here they've remarkably managed to make a worse film.

I'm immediately struggling to know where to start on this, everything across the board is poor. The acting is cringe inducing, the script is amateurish, the camerawork is more than shoddy and the few SFX they have are actually even further damaging to an already dire film.

With Hollywood films sequels tend to get gradually worse as the effort fades, people leave and the budget goes down. With independent movies you tend to see the opposite, budgets tend to go up and quality improves over time with experience. This right here is an exception to the rule.

Loons is cringe inducingly bad, the fact that there is a third movie and a spinoff raises all kinds of questions such as "Where are they making the money back on these?" "What have they got against the movie industry to make such travestys?" and "Why in the blue hell am I no doubt going to end up watching them?"

Awful stuff.

The Good:

Follows on from the original movie

Sierra McConell

The Bad:

Recasting

Awful dialogue and acting

Embarrassing effects

Some truly unforgivably bad cinematography
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Chupacabra Terror (2005 Video)
4/10
Chupacabra Terror: I expected worse
8 April 2019
Otherwise known as Chupacabra: Dark Seas this notable Scyfy Original type isn't as bad as I expected.

Starring industry veteran John Rhys-Davies and the annoyingly annoying Chelan Simmons it tells the story of a cryptozoologist that captures a chupacabra and smuggles it on board a luxury cruise liner as means of transporting it. I'm sure I don't need to say anything more for you to understand exactly how the movie plays out.

Unexpectedly it did go in a couple of directions I didn't expect. Though the cast are lackluster the character development is solid, the practical effects are above par and overall it's really not that bad.

On the flipside however the cgi is poor, it's cliched to hell as you'd expect and did I mention how annoying Chelan Simmons is? Seriously, that girl has no place in the movie industry whatsoever.

Take your brain out stuff, not good by any stretch of the imagination but for what it is there's considerably worse out there.

The Good:

John Rhys-Davies

Passable practical effects

Fairly decent characters

Good setting

The Bad:

Needless animal death

Poor cgi

Chelan Simmons
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