Tag Archives: Animals
One of my favorite things about the horror genre is the diversity of its antagonists. The killers of our favorite movies come in all shapes and sizes. There are the brooding villains from the slasher films, supernatural entities that haunt and hunt their prey alike. Hell, there are even killer gingerbread men and murdering puppets! However, among all of these, some of my favorite films are those that utilize nature’s various killers. You know, films like Jaws, Shakma, [...]
Pig Hunt Review
A little while back, I reviewed two films by Australian director Chris Sun, which I greatly enjoyed (see Charlie’s Farm and Daddy’s Little Girl). After a bit of reading on the internet, I learned of his next film about a mammoth of a pig, aptly titled Boar. Quickly getting excited, I just couldn’t wait for the film to be finished, so to keep my appetite for destruction at bay, I found another murderous swine flick to enjoy — [...]
Long Weekend Review
I had no idea how many ‘killer animal’ flicks there really were floating around out there. I’ve seen a whole bunch, as I’m actually a pretty big fan of the sub-genre, but I always love hearing and reading about ones that I’ve managed to miss over the years. I thought I had a pretty good grasp, but it seems that a lot of the old 70’s and 80’s ones are completely off my radar. Until now, that is! Synapse Films [...]
Piranha 2 :The Spawning Review
I have seen thousands of campy movies in my life time, all of which I enjoy for a multitude of reasons. However, I’m ashamed to admit that until recently, I had not seen the 1981 camp fest known as Piranha 2 :The Spawning. I was incredibly familiar with the first film, as well as the remake and its sequel, so I’m not entirely sure how the original sequel slipped by me. Once I had a copy in my possession, [...]
Rats: Night of Terror Review
We all know that October is considered “Halloween month” and even all of the non-horror fans get caught up in the spirit, watching scary movie after scary movie. Well, as you guys know, Roger and I do that every day of the year, so October is no different. My first review of the month is for Bruno Mattei’s (going by Vincent Dawn) 1984 sci-fi killer rat film, Rats: Night of Terror.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world in the year [...]
Hot off the heals of reviewing the killer snake movie, Anaconda, comes another write-up about a killer animal. This time, it is a giant killer lizard-type creature in Eric Styles’ action adventure horror film, Legendary.
An unknown giant creature has been spotted in China, where it is killing innocent people. Cryptozoologist, Dr. Travis Preston (Scott Adkins, The Legend of Hercules), and his team travel to the country to investigate and capture the animal. Little do they know, [...]
I try to watch as many ‘rampant animal’ horror flicks as I can, but after all of these years, one of the most popular films that fall into this category has alluded me. I’ve seen killer sharks, piranhas, tigers, crocodiles and alligators, and I can now finally say I’ve watched Luis Llosa’s 1997 killer snake movie, Anaconda.
A film crew has gone on a trip into the jungle to locate and document a lost tribe of the amazon. They [...]
Everybody loves a good “killer animal” film, or at least I do anyway. Ever since I was 6 years old and my older cousin let me watch “Food of the Gods,” I’ve had some sort of soft spot for animals running amok. Shakma has a pace that I would compare to a slasher flick and it delivers just enough gore to keep the bloodhounds happy. The characters are somewhat likeable and have some decent screen chemistry; All of them seem [...]