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Romantic ghost story set in 16th century Japan. Filmed in the Roman-Porno style so expect more soft-core erotica than hair-raising scares. It's not a terrible film just more of a romantic one, though it does develop a genuinely eerie atmosphere towards the end.
Low-budget crap-fest. Given its silly plot and budget limitations it was never going to be a great film but it had potential to be at least entertaining! Instead we get too much pointless babbling and no gore with most of the kills off-screen. I never was a fan of Full Moon films and this effort just adds to their mediocre repertoire.
A mutant humanoid, dubbed a "Gargoyle", wreaks havoc 500 feet below the surface in an underground laboratory seeking to impregnate female scientists to carry his ungodly seed. It's cheesy and rips many moments from Ridley Scotts 'Alien', but this movie ain't half bad to be honest, quite good fun. And the creature itself wasn't as bad as I thought it would be either - effective enough to be menacing without being too laughable. A generous amount of blood and some gore along the way too which was pleasing. All in all an entertaining b-movie worthy of your attention if you don't mind low-grade monster flicks.
Erotic thriller where sexual tension and jealousy is rife between a couple of tourists and a local deck hand who become stranded on a small isolated island after their tour boat catches fire and sinks. The film would be damn nigh unwatchable were it not for one of the worlds most beautiful women Kelly Brook, who poses her way through the film like shes on an FHM shoot baring her natural assets with little persuasion. It's mostly tedium to endure in this though with boring scenes of fishing and childish petty squabbling. Billy Zane provides a few fun moments as he's eventually driven mad by jealousy and he's the only character I felt a shred of sympathy for. It's a poor film, strictly for fans of Kelly Brook's body.
Supernatural cyber-horror from Korea about a cursed website that condemns its victims to death in 15 days after viewing it. It's creepy but not as much as it could have been, ultimately the slow pace and lack of scares damage it. But the story was compelling enough and the film ends quite stongly I thought with a couple of twists thrown in. It's a good enough film but not one that will blow you away.
Silly, cheesy fun that's sure to raise a smile among 80s b-movie horror fans. The plot has three new security robots go on a manhunt around a shopping mall after malfunctioning during a lightning storm. Very 80s stuff with the typical cliched cannon fodderof horny teens. It's actually more action that horror as the would-be heroes amass a sizeable arsenal to defeat the crazed Killbots... but that doesn't stop some of them meeting a bloody end. It's laughably bad but entertaining for sure.
Prior to viewing this a lot of people would have heard this to be an homage to the Italian Giallo films of the 70s, and it is, but mostly in style only. Plot-wise it's very different to your conventional police detective on the trail of a killer type deal... in fact story is very minimal in this one, as is the dialogue and I was left bewildered as to what it was all about at the end of it all. Only one kill in the whole movie, but what a graphically vicious one it is though, definitely not for the squeamish. But there is undeniable quality in the style of it all - very pleasing on the eye. The suspense is masterfully built and there are some genuinely creepy and haunting moments to be had, especially during the first segment. I'll definitely need to give this one another watch to make sense of it all, I just didn't expect it to be so artsy.
Average Charles Band production, something I've said far too often after viewing a Full Moon flick. I don't mind cheesy sci-fi movies but this one didn't quite have the fun side that usual accompanies other b-movies of it's type. The monster is kept concealed from view for far too long, majority of the kills are off-screen and the gore is minimal apart from two moments. The story did have a bit of intrigue early-on, despite the scientific terminology making for a bit of confusment, and there was frequent glimpses of a nude woman sleeping away in a capsule who's the focus of the experiments taking place in the story. But really you're not missing out on much here.
Very good Giallo with a fun side to go with it's viciousness. It's a typical generic example of the sub-genre but it does everything so well to elevate it above many others. Good pacing, violent deaths, likeable characters, plenty of suspects, georgeous women and some bare flesh. One of my favourite Giallos!
Good low-budget German splatter flick from Mr. Ittenbach. Of course it delivers plenty OTT gore by the bucket load ranging from brutal stabbings, head smashings and dismemberings. But a semi decent story is also concocted and some good creative moments. The low budget always shows though and the acting sub-par by most, but the lead female does okay. Overall it's been aimed at the splatter fans out there and it shouldn't disappoint the undemanding.
A nice little surprise this one turned out to be, shame it's not more highly thought of. The story is intriguing and at least original and I was gripped right up to the end. It's all well paced and lively with some good action and decent special effects, the odd splattering of gore too but nothing OTT. The setting of the film in England was a bit of a bizarre choice with an American lead, Ice Hockey isn't even a major sport over here either! But despite those minor gripes this was a very entertaining film worthy of a watch.
A weird but enjoyable tale that pokes fun at the inner circles of the rich elite of the Beverly Hills community. The less you know about this one the better but it's a film that's worth a watch at least once. Special mention also to make-up effects artist Screaming Mad George for his creative and grotesque work. Make sure you finish what you're eating well before the end!
A good but fairly routine bit of kidnap and torture horror. Nothing we haven't really seen before so there's no surprises here. Yeah there's the odd grisly moment and a somewhat guilty satisfaction seeing the arrogant, stuck-up model being made to squirm... all part of her moral lesson. Passabale stuff if you're in the mood, but not very memorable.
A slow but eerie and interesting bit of urban horror as a man enters a subterrainian hell via the metro system and finds a naked, animal-like woman who he brings to the surface in an attempt to tame her. There's more going on than meets the eye and it's down to the viewers patience to stay with it and get what you will from the plot, which isn't explained in great detail in some cases. I thought it was watchable and intriguing enough to see it through. It lacks the usual thrills that I look for in horror films, despite the occassional bloody moment. It's a decent effort overall, especially as it was made in just 8 days. But not my favourite from Shimizu, miles better than Shock Labyrinth though!
Very different toned sequel with more of a fun and spoofy side to it all. The mix of humour and horror isn't always successful but there are some cool ideas and it kept things unpredictable. The best moment of the film has to be the corridor dance-off - hilarious! But apart from some mild chills it never got scary and lacked an eerie atmosphere like the previous two films had. It's better than a lot of reviews suggest it to be though.
Entertaining comic horror which see's six young friends lured to a mysterious waxwork museum where the owner has plans to make them part of the exhibit. It's a little silly but a good fun ride all the same. You have a good range of classic monsters on show from Vampires, Zombies and Werewolves and a decent amount of gore too. It all has a rushed feel to it and the editing is very choppy but that just keeps the excitement flowing!
Late 70s slasher all set in a mannequin museum where four unlucky friends find themselves preyed upon by the psychotic owner. What this one lacks in gore and sleaze it makes up for in sheer creepiness! There's some real spine-tingling moments with the mannequins being used very effectively. Unfortunately the pace drops too often in between the shocks and I did find myself a little bored at times. I do prefer my slashers to be accompanied by good bloody death scenes but the kills in this are very tame, but they still have a creepy quality to them. Chuck Conners does very well in his role and is very menacing indeed. This one is definitely for those who prefer atmosphere over non-stop carnage.