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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Love in the Time of Monsters (2014)



While I have been swamped with school and softball, I decided to jump back into the blog today after hearing the devastating news the Sir Christopher Lee passed away. Lee was a trailblazer, and for many horror fans he served to indoctrinate us into the genre, we have grown to love. He will definitely be missed. In catching up on some of the movies I have recently watched, I am going to stick with the horror/comedy theme with  


Plot/ Two sisters travel to a cheesy tourist trap where they battle toxic monsters dressed in Bigfoot costumes in order to save the ones they love.


After Zombeavers, I wanted to keep the horror comedy train rolling, and with this one, I definitely made the right choice. While in many ways this schlockfest was an amazing journey, the fact that everyone ebraced the homage to the cheesefests of the 1980s was incredible. Between the costuming, the dialog, the characters, and a perfect atmosphere everything worked to bring this film to life. What made this one special though is the way the movie was choreographed with just the right blend of horror and comedy, enough to keep you entertained through the schlockiest moments. Yes, there were some CGI issues and some of it was predictable, but those flaws are easily overlooked. In the end, this is one of the best horror comedies I have seen, and a movie that must be seen. Yes, it is not for everyone, but if you love cheesy B-movies, check this one out!


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Zombeavers (2014)



This has been a long few days full of softball, homework, and some business related activities. Fortunately, with one daughter struggling with a stomach bug, I had time to finish my homework and jump into a movie tonight. What did I watch? Well after some thought, I chose a great horror spoof that kept my attention throughout in 2014s Zombeavers.


Plot/ A fun weekend turns into madness and horror for a bunch of groupies looking for fun in a beaver infested swamp.


Needing something mindless and comedic, I hit this one up and it definitely hit the spot. While I usually stray from spoofs, this on creates a cheesy schlockfest that hits home where other spoofs fall flat. Yes, Zombeavers is far from perfect, it definitely embraces its place in the genre and is so over-the-top that it succeeds where others fail. It is funny, gratuitous, has some boobs, blood, and the acting is outstanding for this type of mess. Plus, the theme song is absolutely amazing! Sure, it is stupid, there is no realism, and there is nothing serious about it, but that is what makes it one of the best in the genre to come out in some time. In this end, this movie definitely enters into the so-bad-it's-good movie hall of fame, and is a movie that you must see if you enjoy mindless horror comedies. This one is outstanding; check it out!