Tag Archives: Made-For-TV
I used to seriously hate almost all made-for-television, more specifically made-for-the-syfy-channel, movies. That all changed, however, when I finally caved into the Sharknado craze and watched Sharknado 2 last year. I had a blast watching that flick and since then have changed my tune when it comes to the low-budget monster/natural disaster mash-up movies. Luckily for fans of this type of thing, it doesn’t look like these kind of flicks are going to go away anytime soon. The latest one [...]
I usually steer clear of the natural disaster horror films that make their way to the Syfy channel, but after the blast I had with last year’s Sharknado 2, I’ve changed my tune a bit. These made-for-TV films are actually upping their game a little bit and Jonathan Winfrey’s Icetastrophe proves itself as another worthy entry into the sub-genre.
It’s Christmas time and the small town of Lennox has gathered to celebrate the holiday and the changes coming in [...]
Grave Halloween Review
What better movie to review during the month of October than one with the word “Halloween” in it? No, I’m not talking about those Halloween movies either. This time around, I’m talking about Steven Monroe’s SyFy original movie, Grave Halloween.
Maiko, an exchange student at a local university, agrees to take a documentary crew on a trip to find some answers about her recently deceased mother. They are warned to stay out of “suicide forest,” but Maiko is determined [...]
Dan Curtis' Dracula Review
To be completely honest, I’m not a fan of many vampire films. Well, let me re-phrase that; I’m not a fan of sappy vampire movies with little to no action. Bigger, nastier vampire films like John Carpenter’s Vampires or From Dusk Till Dawn tickle my fancy. Needless to say I wasn’t exactly overly excited to see yet another take on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. At least until I saw that Jack Palance was cast as Dracula himself.
I can’t say [...]
Now, I know I’m not alone when I say that I despised the 2013 version of Carrie. Despite how much I hate it and want to rant about it, I’m going to leave it alone. I want to sing a little bit of praise for the 2002 made-for-TV version of Carrie. I feel like David Carson’s vision/version of the novel and already fantastic original film is a fantastic adaptation, often passed over by casual fans or mistaken for [...]
Who would have thought that a television network that has premiered such movies as Sharknado and Ghost Shark would have a movie of this caliber up their sleeves! From great acting to a well-thought-out plot, Sheldon Wilson’s Scarecrow has everything a horror movie fanatic could ask for.
I’ve seen enough made-for-tv movies on SyFy to know that you really can’t expect much when viewing them for the first time. Thanks to last years release of Scarecrow, however, maybe things [...]
The Horror at 37,000 Feet Review
With expectations of miniscule budgets and sub-par acting, it is easy to dismiss made-for-TV movies. While this certainly seems to be the case with films made for television in present times, 1973’s The Horror at 37,000 Feet proves that films released in this format can actually be worth your time.
I’ve always said that the best horror movies are those which take place in very confined areas, a small building, a train, or in this case, an airplane. On this [...]