Tag Archives: Monsters
Terrified soldiers are blasted out of the sky, their corpses strewn about the trees. What could be more horrible than the already terrifying atrocities of war? Continue reading my thoughts on Julius Avery’s Overlord to find out.
A small group of American soldiers are tasked with destroying a radio-jamming tower which is heavily guarded by the Nazi regime. It isn’t until the men are inside that they realize where the true horrors of this war lie.
The Monster Project Review
While it seems that the found footage sub-genre is almost non-existent at this point, there are still a few filmmakers who dare to try their hand at it. Some manage to do so quite effectively, I might add. The latest evidence of this is Victor Mathieu’s The Monster Project.
A couple of buddies who want to increase their [YouTube] viewer count decide to make a documentary about real life monsters. They have all the right ingredients for [...]
10 Cloverfield Lane Guest Review
Tight spaces, frogs, and being kidnapped. Those are the things that encompass what I fear the most. However, aside from the occasional tight car ride or near-fatal bullfrog encounter, those fears are seldom reached. My comfort zone was all but obliterated the night I watched 10 Cloverfield Lane.
I consider myself a sensible man, when it comes to fictitious media. I’ve always been able to remind myself what I am viewing is not real, and continue viewing it without [...]
The Gorgon Review
Horror cinema has evolved immensely over the years. New studios and filmmakers are constantly being introduced to the genre, which now seems over-saturated with zombie flicks, found footage shaky cams, and remake after remake after remake. Gone are the days of the most original ideas and the studios that provided them. Thank goodness for the newly remastered versions of said films like Terrence Fisher’s Hammer Films classic, The Gorgon.
A sudden murder case in a small European village sets [...]
Day of the Mummy Review
With Universal Studios getting ready to reboot their classic monster franchises in the near future, indie filmmakers seem to be gravitating towards projects revolving around the baddies of yesteryear, too. I recently reviewed one mummy tale with Isis Rising, but it seems that isn’t the only new mummy movie around. Judging by its trailer, Johnny Tabor’s Day of the Mummy had tons of promise, but unfortunately, the film itself really didn’t reach any of its potential.
Jack Wells [...]
The Creature From the Black Lagoon Review
Perhaps since I was brought up on the slasher genre icons like Freddy, Jason, Micheal Myers, and Leatherface, I had never had an urge to watch any of the classic Universal Monster films. Even though they had paved the way for my beloved movie villains, I just never gave them the respect that they rightfully deserved. Oh, what a fool I was. Universal has since released the classic monster films on Blu-ray, and my curiosity was piqued. I pretty much [...]