The Devil's Tomb (2008)
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as Professor Duncan
as Yoshi and Hicks' Daughter
as Father Jacoby
as Dream Girl
as Mack's Wife
as Possessed Woman
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I like Cuba Gooding Jr, I like Ron Perlman, I like "B" horror films, but I did not like this. Not one bit. Why is it that some horror films with religious overtones (an often good genre, especially when preventing hell from opening) feel the need to pile on so much made up dogma and BS? It never holds up (even assuming suspension of disbelief) and it always detracts from the story. And in a case like this when it IS the story, it leaves you with nothing but a pile of absolute rubbish.
It's a fucking tragedy that Ron Pearlman cannot get any decent work in movies anymore. It's an absolute tragedy. And the decent work that he DOES get requires him to be drowned in make up. It's just sad to me, that a man of Ron Pearlman's talent has to make these kinds of movies just because he isn't the most handsome man out there. Not that there's anything wrong with being in these types of movies as actors have to eat too, so I understand that. Either way, this movie wasn't that bad for a low-budget direct-to-dvd movie. I probably shouldn't judge a book by its cover as Botch (one of the more entertaining horror movies I've seen in a while) is a low-budget direct-to-dvd movie. With that said I probably enjoyed this movie due to its unintentional comedy and that's it. It's just a very campy horror movie, so nobody should expect anything revolutionary from this movie. That's all I can really say about this movie, I just "enjoyed" it for its unintentional comedy, if you want to watch this film to watch something serious then you're screwed.
Let me be clear. I'm giving this one star for Perlman and Winstone, and them *only*. Even Gooding, Jr. falls flat. Hardly his fault, though, seeing as the script was a gigantic mess and the plot even more so. Copious amounts of gore and "Gotcha!" moments won't save a film. *Especially* not this one. [shudder] Avoid at all costs.
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