The latest chapter in the Bronsploitation cycle of films by Rene Perez has Robert Bronzi fighting paramilitary doofuses and a saw-sword-wielding killer to save his daughter in “Cry Havoc.”
This flick has a misstep in its opening (and maybe in its title, too), but makes up for it as it goes along Hey, I’m back doing some more reviews after what was an amazing second season of The Last Drive-In where practically ALL of the second features got four stars. Hope you missed me. If […]
Ben Nagy Reviews ‘Wamego’ and ‘Wamego Strikes Back’: The Triumphs, Challenges of Independent Film Production Laid Bare
Piggybacking off the speech to filmmakers ( f— “aspiring,” remember?) that Joe Bob made at the conclusion of the second feature of the May 15th, 2020, episode of The Last Drive-In, Ben Nagy checks out the first two installments in the Wamego documentary trilogy featuring filmmaker Steve Balderson and the challenges of independent filmmaking.
Rescued from a trash bin, this 20-year-old movie bounces a college dude around North America like a leaf in the wind. There’s no blood and no breasts, and profound flaws litter the production. But it’s something else, especially if a viewer is in the right mood.
Jeb, a weirdbeard showrunner for an animated kids cartoon about a girl and some aliens, descends into a homicidal rampage in American Killing and takes his writing crew with him.
Demon Squad, an educational flick about how there’s a whole bunch of supernatural creatures roaming in Mobile, Ala., that us normal folks don’t notice, features paranormal investigator Nick Moon and his psychic assistant fighting a demon boss in a fedora.
Ben Nagy reviews ‘Plaguers’: Did You Like ‘Demoni?’ Do You Like Space? This is Like ‘Demoni’ in Space …
A leaky space orb unleashes an infection that changes people into raging monsters, threatening friend and foe alike in writer/director Brad Sykes’ “Plaguers.”
The promise of a toxic mutant apocalypse that expectations brought for Bio-Dead doesn’t come to fruition. If Bio-Dead had gone more of the glopola route with the spewing of blood, weird-colored fluids and scabby flesh with copious oozing expected from a pandemic flick instead of a Saw/Hostel torture redux and a bald albino dude, we might have had something more.
Japan’s Toho Studios did its version of a big-budget Irwin Allen-type disaster flick with 1980’s “Virus: Day of Resurrection” in which Earth is hit by an epidemic, an earthquake AND nuked. 1970s and 1980s drive-in stars abound in this one.
We’ve got another baby sitter in peril in The Night Sitter. But this one’s different because she’s being menaced by witches, is kind of a criminal and runs around with the wrong crowd. Call her the anti-Jamie Lee Curtis.