Index of Movie Reviews...

Zombeavers

Passed this over a bunch but I’m glad I finally watched it. If you happen to be a guy (or hell, a chick!) who likes campy, funny and gory horror movies featuring chicks in bikinis I guarantee you’ll like it too. I guarantee! I’m wary of boring horror movies with half-assed camera work, bad lighting, and second rate acting, even if the story seems promising...

Them

I'm no deep genre connoisseur but I consider myself a horror/scary movie fan and to me Them is a pretty decent flick. Not nearly as intense as something like Haute tension, a completely awesome French horror film released in 2005, but Them is a spooky thriller with some decent scares...

Maggie

This slow moving but touching twist on the zombie theme follows a father, Wade Vogel (Arnold Schwarzenegger), and his infected daughter Maggie (Abigail Breslin) as her zombie virus progresses. It's not really a straight horror film, but there's no Horror-Drama category I can file it under...

Boggy Creek Monster

Yes, this. Boggy Creek... In 2017. Yes. And I am posting this review, I don't care. This Bigfoot documentary was released in 2016 and is narrated by Lyle Blackburn, who also appears in the movie interviewing witnesses. Believe it or not, it's not bad...

Wild Card

Everytime I watch a Jason Statham movie I want to hit the gym and get ripped, but that's too much work so I'll just stick with lifting twelve ounces at a time and watching these guys beat people up on screen. Let's face it, guys like that have a determination and discipline many of us will never know...

The Babadook

Now there's a creepy bedtime story. "Once you see what's underneath, you're going to wish you were dead." I thought I had it bad. My mom made me say prayers containing wonderful fodder for a child's mind like "if I die before I wake..." And she was subsequently surprised, and angered, when I'd run into my parents' bedroom at 11pm, interrupting adult time, crying "I don't want to die!" Well, what did you expect mom? To be fair, the Mister Babadook bedtime storybook was presented by the child, not mom, so it's not directly her fault the kid started exhibiting signs of insomnia and emotional distress...

Tusk

If you like completely whacked, somewhat disturbing, gross and yet hysterical horror comedy, then Tusk is worth a watch. Written by Kevin Smith, Tusk splashes right out of Smodcast episode 259, a podcast hosted by Smith and Scott Mosier...

Chef

Directed, written by, and starring Jon Favreau, Chef is a comical and engaging look into the life of Carl Casper, a hardworking head chef at an upscale restaurant, where he has garnered some critical cred for his mad skills in creating top notch cuisine...

JFK The Smoking Gun

Though rarely discussed or thought about by most of us the JFK assassination and possible government cover-up has been an enduring mystery with various theories. Now, with JFK: The Smoking Gun, we're presented compelling evidence that suggests a real answer, and while this answer does expose a government cover-up, the cover-up does not necessarily indicate a clandestine conspiracy to kill, but a very unfortunate accident...

Munger Road

A fun jaunt through paranormal-scary-road USA turns into a nightmare when four friends take a drive on Munger road to see if the paranormal stories are true. You've heard the spooky legend, put some baby powder on your bumper and stop on some infamous, local haunted road where your car will mysteriously move, apparently pushed from behind by ghosts...

Apollo 18

This is a "found footage" film to add to the overabundance of "found-footage" films. I thought it would be a fun watch, and it was okay, but got a little boring there just about halfway through. It couldn't keep my attention. Though there were a few good scare moments and interesting developments, as the action picked up the suspense and impact dwindled...

War of the Gargantuas

While cover surfing on Netflix the other day I stumbled upon War of the Gargantuas. I sat back for an hour forty-three enjoying a little trip back to my childhood. The film was release a year before I was born but made appearances on Saturday afternoon television during the 70s...

The Lords of Salem

I'm a big fan of Rob Zombie's music, both solo and with White Zombie, and I've loved his movies, House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, and his first Halloween Remake. Even The Haunted World of El Superbeasto was entertaining, in a retardedly bizarre sort of war...

The Canyon

"When their wilderness guide is debilitated by a viper bite, a couple's dream honeymoon turns into a nightmare of starvation, severe weather and worse." ... says the Netflix description for "The Canyon" starring Eion Bailey and Yvonne Strahovski...

Nitro Circus The Movie

Nitro Circus: The Movie is an inspiring look at a team of thrill seeking, record setting and fun loving friends who perform incredible death-defying and dare-devilish stunts. Through interviews with team members, flashbacks to past stunts, and amazing footage of new stunts, we get an idea of what it's like to be part of this unique group of special, and sometimes nutty, athletes as they test their personal limits, face fear, and push their motorcycles, snowboards, boats and Big Wheels to the limit...

Drive

Watch out for the quiet ones. This was a great film. It builds slowly, with great characters and some diversion to throw us off any trail we might pick up. Sometimes it's easy to see where a movie is headed, but this one had some surprises. Gosling's character is the quiet type, an auto mechanic who is also a part-time Hollywood stunt driver...

Strange Wilderness

This was a pretty bad movie, and it's not like it fell apart half way through or something, it never really came together in the first place. I was looking forward to seeing Strange Wilderness since the trailers and commercials started rolling in 2008, it just seemed like it would be funny...

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

I watched this again recently and had to post this. Loved this film the first time I saw it, and still love it. The Adventures of Ford Fairlane is a comedy rife with foul language, sexual innuendo, and direct sexual suggestion including visual aids, but it is also a great parody of those smokey-room gumshoe films and an good action movie to boot...

Creature

Very pleasant opening scene I must say, but it gets bloody pretty quick there, and a little strange. Nice to see Sid Haig playing a role as the owner of a local road side shop loaded with cryptozoological treats like statues of strange hybrid creatures, footprint casts, and such...

Friday the 13th

Two years after Michael Myers slashed his way through the silver screen, another gruesome stalker film unleashed a bloody mess through the theater circuit, terrifying teens across suburbia. The film was called Friday the 13th, and it happened in 1980, just a year before a certain lycanthrope would chew on the hearts of horror fans everywhere in a memorable feature film replete with style, mood, comedy, and groundbreaking special makeup effects...

The Breed

First things first, after watching this movie I went to sleep and awoke with a fright from a nightmare which involved a ferocious canine snarling in my face, ready to attack. Glad I woke up. At that moment I said to myself, "dang, that movie had an effect...

Shadow

Entertaining thriller, effective thought provoker, and reminder... In this movie nothing is as it seems, and I mean nothing! Especially to a veteran of the Iraq War who's dream trip of mountain biking in Europe is interrupted by horrors beyond imagining, horrors that at first seem worse than the horrors of war itself, but are they? Through voice over in the beginning we learn that war veteran David (Jake Muxworthy) has written a letter home to his mother...

Bachelor Party in Bungalow of The Damned

I know a Lloyd Kaufman associated masterpiece when I see one! Even when he cameos as a "hot chick," yikes. This piece of inconsistent, bad acting, lousy lighting junk is exactly what I expected, and just what I needed! It's so bad it's funny, and when you give it half a chance there are actually some pretty funny moments...

Pontypool

Ponypool is quite a unique horror film in the zombie apocalypse sub-genre, with the suspect virus stemming from the psychological. It is based on the story "Pontypool Changes Everything

The Last Exorcism

Reverend Cotton Marcus is an admitted charlatan, a fraud, deceiving believers because he claims it helps them. He fakes his exorcisms too. But this time the joke might be on him... I passed this one by so many times because I was afraid it would just be yet another bad Exorcist knock-off...

Frozen

Frozen is more a psychological study than a horror film, though the scenario is undeniably horrific, as is the eventual outcome. Effective character development connects us with the protagonists as we follow them through events leading up to their isolation, dangling some 30 or 40 feet in the air on a rickety ski lift...

The Pumpkin Karver

I could see this film gaining a small cult following based on some of the antics it contains. For example, when the funny character dressed as the Incredible Hulk helps out with a wheel barrow full of pumpkins he does a quick flex, "and.. tight!" I cracked up...

Club Dread

I wanted to give this one a try after seeing Super Troopers, another Broken Lizard film. While Club Dread falls short compared to the comical impact of Super Troopers, it does have some hidden gems and may appeal to most Broken Lizard fans. These guys are just the kings of brainless humor...

The Watcher

Some parts of the film were great, other parts not so great, and the acting was bland for the most part. Keanu Reeves is the most bland and boring of all. James Spader does a decent job, with what he has to work with. The dialogue and delivery is often stiff and unnatural...

Transporter 2

I'm not going to tell you what the plot line is because I think a review should review the movie positive and negative points without revealing what actually transpires. Movies should be enjoyed without the viewer knowing what's going to happen next. Transporter 2 had me going right from the begining...

Let The Right One In

There was an issue with the original DVD release regarding subtitles, judging by all of the one star reviews on Amazon about it. But I can't comment on that, as I did not watch the original theatrical version of this film. Unless I happened to view the updated version with theatrical subtitles without knowing it, but I didn't see anything particularly flawed with them...

Dark Fields

A group of teens on their way to a rock concert run out of gas in the boondocks, near an old farm. Leaving his friends back at the car, Drew the driver appraoches the farmhouse to get some help, but finds no one home. Around back he discovers a fuel supply tank and a plastic container, so he attempts to get some gas...

Trailer Park of Terror

If I'd known that Trailer Park of Terror was based on a comic book series by Imperium Comics, I would have viewed it a bit differently from the beginning. I will, however, preface this review by saying that this is a very well made film with top notch blood-spurting, makeup and digital effects, great cinematography, and excellent sound production...

Disturbia

Disturbia started working right from the beginning. The most emotionally intense moments occurred during the opening sequence, but the remainder was still a very engaging film. A nice balance of humor, drama and thrills. The mystery builds nicely as the main character, Kale (Shia LaBeouf,

Halloween

Zombie promised the new Halloween movie would be fresh, and different from the host of other Halloween films, and loaded with gore. He commented about wanting to "bring back the scare factor." He did just that. Michael Myers is reborn. A killing machine we can now understand, and almost sympathize with...

The Astronaut Farmer

If we don't have our dreams, we have nothing. Bravo! This movie was excellent. I wasn't sure what to expect at first but it was a wonderful film with a great message, "Don't give up on your dreams." And, being the dreamer that I am, I found this film to be very rewarding...

Skinwalkers

Alas, another tale of werewolves, but this time the lycanthropic beasties ride in on motorcycles, slingin' lead a la Underworld, instead of just relying on their superhuman strength and razor sharp claws. It's like a modern day western with werewolves...

Stranger Than Fiction

Will Ferrell did a great job in this outstanding story of a story in progress, wherein the main character realizes he is the main character, and with the help of Dustin Hoffman attempts to find out who the author is. Stranger than Fiction was very memorable, and very entertaining...

Bloodsucking Freaks

Blood Sucking Freaks is a sadistic 1970s horror/exploitation film and comedy with plenty of naked ladies. It has to be a comedy, there's no way the creator's were serious. The film was originally titled Sardu: Master of the Screaming Virgins, and ran in theaters as The Incredible Torture Show...

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

I heard that Talladega Nights was hillarious. It had it's moments, but I wouldn't consider it hillarious. If you aren't much of a Will Ferrell fan then you will probably agree. Don't get me wrong, there are tons of comical moments in this film, but some of the bits are overdone, and since they weren't that great to begin with they become annoying the longer they are carried out...

Saw III

The first "Saw" was cool, and clever, but this one takes the cake. It doesn't matter that I haven't seen Saw II yet, they all stand on their own pretty well. Though I do plan on seeing the second one. Saw III featured some Great torture rigs and contraptions...

Super Troopers

My wife rented this on a recommendation from our local video store owner, it was a hit. We laughed the entire time. These guys are incredibly funny, but anyone looking for some higher humor may not appreciate it. This is just plain, simple fun. Some gags are in your face, others are a bit more subtle but if you catch them you'll be rolling on the floor...

Borat

Borat is funny movie for make benefit my collectings of DVD. Borat, one of the characters made famous by comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen on British television and then in the United States via HBO, is offensive and moronic, yet endearing and funny...

Creature from Black Lake

Creature from Black Lake is a decent production, albeit on a low budget, but once played out the story is actually pretty good. Dennis Fimple is cast perfectly for his roll, and creates a likeable character as Pahoo; comical, yet somehow vulnerable, and we find out how well this actually works at setting us up for a shock later in the film...

Sasquatch Hunters

A group of researchers and forest rangers hike into the dense Pacific Northwest wilderness in search of bones of an unknown primate thought to inhabit the area in prehistoric times. They discover a burial ground and bones. Huge bones. They also discover that the prehistoric primates still exist, and they are steaming mad...

Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs

I've been a Dan Aykroyd fan since the old Saturday Night Live days. There is no doubt he is an amazing natural talent when it comes to comedy, acting and performing music, but a "professor," of great intellect in discussing the UFO phenomenon? Sorry, I didn't buy it...

Dark Water

I'm a fan of spooky movies, and when I saw previews for Dark Water I thought I was in for a treat. Once I viewed it I was moderately dissapointed. It was just okay. Over the past two years there has been a boom of supernatural horror flicks making the box office circuit, plenty of direct to video titles (many of which shouldn't have even made it that far!), and even a resurgence in supernatural and paranormal television shows, like obviously "Supernatural," "Invasion," even an attempt to revive "The Night Stalker," one of my favorites as I was growing up...

The Hitcher

The Original "The Hitcher" with C. Thomas Howell, Rutger Hauer, man this is a classic! I loved this film when I first saw it back in 1986, and I recently purchased my own copy to add to my video library. I've been on a quest to collect all of my favorite movies from the 80's on DVD, so you're likely to see some more blasts from the past around here in the future...

Red Eye

If you haven't had the chance to see Red Eye I won't ruin it by sharing all the details, but as far as I'm concerned this is one cool flick, and one of the best I've seen from 2005. Rachel McAdams looks as good as ever and her performance is well done...

Wedding Crashers

I heard some compaints about this film not living up to expectations based on the trailer and commercial spots. I'd have to disagree. Though Wedding Crashers isn't the best comedy I've seen, it is original, and does hold its own in the laugh department...

The Grudge

If it didn't sell in Japan why bother with it here? The story was hard to nail down, so I'm still not quite sure what the grudge was supposed to be. The story bounces around so much that the viewer is never really aware of who's who and what's going on...

Twisted

The review on the cover of the DVD reads "A snappy, sexy thriller..." I must disagree. This was the most unsexy, and unthrilling movie I've seen in a long time. In my opinion Ashley Judd doses not fit this roll, it's almost comedic. Twisted is poorly written and losely held to gether by okay acting...

The Village

Excellent idea, slow in the telling. This movie was one of the slowest moving films I've ever seen, and the slow pace ultimately brings the viewer to a surprise twist ending but by that point you're so glad the movie is over you could care less about the premise...

Saw

Didn't quite have me riveted to the screen, but there was a healthy dose of suspense and enough twists to keep the viewer interested. What loses me is the title and cover, which I thought conveyed a more demented body chopping scenario. I expected to see some serial killer sawing up his victims, but that's not what this film is about...

Open Water

Overall not the best film I've seen, and the ending was a bit unfulfilling, though I won't ruin it by telling you why. Also, it's based on a true story, so that in itself makes it worth watching. This is certainly not an award winning picture, but there have been worse...

Ray

Fox's performance is outstanding, and his convincing portrayal pulls the viewer into the story and gives them the feeling that they are watching actual footage of Ray Charles as his life story unfolds on the big screen. From childhood to fame and fortune, we watch Ray Charles go through struggles and adictions in his life that most of us never knew he endured...

Collateral

Excellent! Can I say two thumbs up or did someone trademark that phrase? While the true origin of Cruise's character remains somewhat a mystery, it's balanced by the fact that we don't need much to convince us of his personality, or his goals. Meanwhile we learn plenty about Fox's character and we sympathize with his plight, becoming truly concerned for his well being, and witness to what his character eventually becomes capable of...

Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead is NOT for the children! Prepare yourself for plent of foulness, but also prepare yourself for some great laughs. It took a little bit for Shaun of the Dead to get going, but once it did I was hooked! After the first twenty minutes of character building — during which we learn of Shaun's girl trouble, his lousy job, are introduced to Shaun's flatulent roommate, Ed, and assorted other necessary story details — I was pleasantly surprised by the originality of this film in light of it being a "zomie flick...

White Noise

Prepared to be SCARED! White Noise delivers the goods. I literally jumped out of my seat a few times while watching this movie. Michael Keaton does a decent job as the husband of a famous author who goes missing and is later found dead. She attempts to contact him from beyond, but we require the assistance of a EVP specialist to help establish that contact...

National Treasure

This was a fun, exciting film. Nicholas Cage plays a member of a ridiculed family of conspiracy theorists, claiming he knows of clues left by the Free Masons that lead to a grand treasure of the Knights Templar. Little do the disbelievers know, he is right...