Howling, The – Quickie Review: 31 Nights Of Horror (2018) – Day 1

Classic ’80s werewolf flick, originally released only 4 months prior the werewolf benchmark film, An American Werewolf In London. The transformation scenes are similar between the two movies (future multi-Oscar winner Rick Baker started on this picture before hopping onto AAWIL,) but still different enough to stand on their own. The bladder effects work reminded …

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Cooties – Quickie Review

A mysterious virus has hit an elementary school and turned it into 28 Days Later. The faculty must now band together to fight the infected students for survival. This is a solid horror-comedy. A cavalcade of extreme violence dressed with marvelous practical makeup effects and a cast with pure comedy chops. The script was co-written …

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Howl (2015) – Quickie Review

A train leaving London experiences some mechanical issues. The passengers must attempt to survive the mysterious creature stalking them from the nearby forest as well as the dangers from within the train. Top notch werewolf flick. Definitely a pleasant surprise. Though cliched, the characters are well developed. The gore and special effects are strong and …

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Fly, The (1986) – Quickie Review

I watched this movie so many times as a kid. Even at that early age is was mesmerized by the gore. So many high quality gruesome effects. Cronenberg was the perfect choice to for this updated version. This is still one of my favourite Goldblum flicks. Awesome stuff.

Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse – Quickie Review

A trio of scouts are on a camp out when a zombies takeover their town and with most of the evacuated, it’s up to them to save who’s left. There are some pretty funny sequences in this film. It has very crude humour (dialog and makeup effects). I’d say it’s like Superbad with zombies, but …

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Let Me In – Quickie Review

A young teenage boy befriends a young female vampire as her guardian kills people to drain their blood to quench her blood lust. While not as good as the Swedish contemporary horror classic, Let The Right One In, it is still very good. Very creepy tone and it has enough original touches to make this …

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Drownsman, The – Quickie Review

The name is much better than the movie. The idea is cool and the killer is interesting enough, but it’s kinda boring. Most horror films are built on gore and/or suspense. If it only has one, you depend on the other hopefully picking up the slack. However, this doesn’t have suspense and the method of death …

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From Hell – Quickie Review

A graphic and exciting re-telling of the Jack The Ripper mystery. A very cool 19th century police procedural. While this is only one of many theories of the true identity of the Ripper, it seems very plausible. Johnny Depp and Ian Holm are excellent. Not for the squeamish.

Visit, The – Quickie Review

A couple of kids visit their grandparents whom they’ve never met. This is because of a falling out between the grandparents and the kids’ mother years before. Not quite a return to form for Shyamalan, but it suggests promise for the future. Genuinely creepy with strange occurrences and darkly humourous situations. The ending is simple, …

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Pet Sematary II – Quickie Review

I only ever found the original film passable at best. This is a pretty weak follow-up. Edward Furlong is reliably awful. More gore than the first, but it’s also guilty of having more bore. There is only one reason to ever watch this film. The inspired and amusing performance of Clancy Brown.