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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Return of the Killer Shrews (2012)



As I finally finished up my homework for the week, it was time to kick back and relax a bit. To find something to relax to, I decided to jump into some type of modern low-budget creature feature. After all, for the past few days I have been in a more serious mode, focusing on Serial Killers, Ouija Boards and Insanity. After some debate, I decided on the 2012 schlockfest Return of the Killer Shrews.


Plot/ The 1959 film, The Killer Shrews, found a group of folks on an island with the ravenous beasts. This time James Best's ship captain is hired by a reality crew to return to the island and...you guessed it, the shrews attack again.


Bringing James Best back for this sequel some 50-years later should say everything you need to know about this one. How can anyone see a sequel to The Killer Shrews and expect anything but low-budget schlock.  Incredibly, it even took the cheesy Shrew creature effects from the original and trumped that with CGI insanity. The scripting is hilarious, as it was actually true to the original and so over-the-top that it is clear that it was meant to be tongue-and-cheek.  Yes, the CGI is horrid, the acting is so-so and the storyline absurd, but it is a fun and entertaining homage to one of the cheesiest B-Movie creature features ever made, what more can you ask for?  In the end, this movie is one of the cheesiest no-budget creature features to come out in some time. Yes, there is little quality, but if you love this type of flick and can get past the low-budget and absurd special effects, you should enjoy it.   Check it out!


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