Tag Archives: Creature-Feature
Motivational Growth Review
The horror genre is definitely a vast one. There are your run of the mill, straight-forward flicks that provide the common tropes of various sub-genres including slashers or creature features, but then there are those movies that are so out there that you don’t even know how to classify them. That’s exactly how I feel about Don Thacker’s strangely original film, Motivational Growth.
Ian Folliver (Adrian DiGiovanni) hasn’t left his apartment in over a year. He is a filthy, [...]
Fear Clinic Review
Having never actually seen an episode of the original web series, which premiered on FEARnet.com, I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting into with the all new feature film, Fear Clinic. Luckily for me, Robert Hall has made a thoroughly entertaining film with original ideas and tons of creativity.
Dr. Andover (Robert Englund) is a renowned physician who has invented a chamber that facilitates in the exploration and treatment of phobias. After a tragic event, however, the good [...]
Deep Rising Review
For years, I have had a strange fixation with the Stephen Sommers’ film Deep Rising. When I was younger, I would catch it on Starz! all the time. I simply could not go past the channel it was on without watching it. I could never find it on DVD and my VHS copy had long since disappeared from numerous moves throughout the years. I happened to stumble across a DVD copy of it for $2 the other day and [...]
Lurking Fear Review
H.P Lovecraft stories have been adapted for the screen for some time now, yet it seems like the only ones I truly get into have Jeffrey Combs attached to them. Full Moon Entertainment has some truly gothic films, thanks to Lovecraft and his twisted tales, so when C. Courtney Joyner got behind the short story of H.P entitled “Lurking Fear,” the stage was set. Then with the casting of Vincent Schiavelli, Ashley Laurence, and Mr. Combs, himself, it would be [...]
Killer Mermaid Review
Everyone has heard the expression “don’t judge a book by its cover.” More often than not, people form their opinion of a horror film just by the title and/or poster art. I am guilty of this and I’m sure most of you out there are, as well. There are some pretty outrageous titles for films in the horror genre, so it’s only natural to think to yourself, “wow, that sounds like it’s gonna be good,” or, “woah, that’s sounds awful.” [...]
I tend to get a kick out of those SyFy (Sci Fi) Channel original films, regardless of how big of a schlock-fest they end up being. I grew up on Creature Feature and Monstervision, so I have a big soft spot for cornball cinema. Ryan Schifrin’s 2006 film, Abominable, is a prime example of expecting nothing and getting a decent surprise.
The cast is a horror fan’s dream for sure, starring Matt McCoy, Jeffrey Combs, Paul Gleason, Lance [...]
Blood Glacier Review
I think it is pretty safe to say that most, if not all, filmmakers have someone they look up to. Someone that has come before them. Whether it is a director, a writer, or even a special effects artist. Some of these filmmakers then try to use inspiration in their films. I think most would agree with me that director Marvin Kren and writer Benjamin Hessler were both heavily influenced by John Carpenter and Ridley Scott, when they created their [...]
Catch of the Day Review
James Balsamo’s film Catch of the Day is one of the most ridiculously campy films I have seen in a long time. I say that with the utmost respect, as well, because this movie is just too damn fun. It’s a mish-mash of a buddy cop film, a creature feature and a soft core porno! If you have seen any of James’ other films, then you pretty much know what you’re in for — topless chicks, hilarious dialog, and James [...]