And so we come to the second of this year’s Shocktober fare, the third film in the V/H/S franchise: V/H/S Viral. Craig and I were both looking forward to this third instalment, having enjoyed most of what the first 2 films had to offer. Take a look back at our reviews if you have time.
However, to say we were disappointed with this film is an understatement. In the previous 2 films the linking stories were intriguing, scary, interesting and/or shocking. Here it’s just meh. The individual stories themselves are based on some good ideas all let down by bad execution and/or acting. I’ll go through each segment individually later, so you can avoid spoilers, but to be honest with you I can’t see many people enjoying this ragtag effort. If this is the last V/H/S film, it’s a sad finale for what was shaping up to be a decent franchise.
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And so we come to the third film in the Sharknado magnum opus. The formula remains the same: Sharks, tornadoes, bad acting and dialogue, sharks in tornadoes, copious amounts of blood and a heavy sprinkling of guest stars in cameo roles.
Even before the opening title sequence we witness a sharknado wreak havoc on the White House and various Washington D.C. landmarks. As I was watching this I was wondering how they were going to top that in the rest of the film. And, sadly, they don’t. Although the final quarter of the film gives it a good go. Continue Reading
Picture the scene. Toxic barel falls off the back of a truck and spends the next 3 minutes drifting down a river behind a silhouette animation of beavers gnawing at treas. At the end of it’s journey it springs a leak spewing toxic waste over a beaver damn. Thus a new race of furry terror is born. Zombeavers. Continue Reading
This film is based on some Saturday Night Live sketches and is a spoof of the MacGyver TV show. I’ve not seen the SNL sketches and a lot of films based on TV shows or sketches don’t live up to the originals, but this film is very funny. Its adult humour and sometimes quite un-PC, but its always on the mark. From fairly short Continue Reading
DOA: Dead or Alive is the movie adaptation of the popular videogame franchise of the same name. Generally, films based on videogames tend to stink, but DOA is pretty good. It’s faithful to its source material, featuring a knockout fighting tournament set on a tropical island and the fight scenes are well executed. Some of the acting and dialogue is stilted, especially at the start, but once it gets going it’s a real turn-your-brain-off-and-enjoy film. Continue Reading
Atlantic Rim was a rush released film trying to ride the coattails of the Guillermo del Toro film Pacific Rim. Now I enjoyed Pacific Rim and I’m yet to see a poor, let alone rubbish, film from del Toro, but if someone were to make a decent spoof of Pacific Rim I wouldn’t get upset. Atlantic Rim is NOT that film. Continue Reading
I think i’ve found my new favourite film. It is so un-PC it defies belief.
The whole premise revolves around a female presidential candidate trying to get re-elected by sending an Afro-American gentleman to the moon. The big fly in the ointment is that the moon is now populated by Nazi Germans who fled earth back in 1944 prior to losing the war. Continue Reading
Anthology horror films tend to suffer from inconsistent quality. You might get 1 story told really well, with amazing effects and brilliant acting and direction. Once the budget has been blown, the better actors used, no time for rewrites, etc. you’re left with 2-4 segments where something is missing. Continue Reading
October is upon us and that can mean only one thing. Horror !!!
Throughout the month we’ll be subjecting ourselves to some of the best, and worst, of what the genre has to offer. With such a huge variety to choose from it’s going to be tricky to decide what makes the cut, but we’ve got a few picks in mind already so stay tuned.
With classics of the genre from the likes of Argento and Romero, right up to the modern fascination with found footage. We’ll have it all right here in the So Bad It’s Good Shocktober Spectacular.
This film is one cliche after another. There’s pretty much nothing original about it. The plot is pretty much as thin as they come. Bunch of petrol heads showing off their pimped out rides with the desire of being noticed by the patron of a secret, annual race where everyone races for pinkslips. Continue Reading