After spending some time in a mortuary, it was nice to head into something a bit darker, an abandoned mine shaft. My choice for that adventure 1981s The Boogens.
Plot/ Scaly monsters are released from an abandoned, boarded-up silver mine in Colorado and proceed to do away with character after character.
I was surprised, this is actually a lot better than I expected. As a flick from my youth, it definitely was not what I expected either. The direction is solid, creating a very creepy atmosphere with the mine shafts and old buildings. The acting and storyline are both better than most and the effects are pretty decent. Sure, the Boogens are a bit laughable when they are finally revealed, but that is close to the end and has little impact on the overall make-up of the film. All-in-all, this is not a great film, but it is far from the worst of the era. Check it out if you get a chance during the overnight hours, it is a good way to pass the late night hours.
There are times when you watch a movie that is based on a true story, that you scratch your head and just say no way. Some of the depraved, disgusting and violent acts depicted in movies just cannot be true. One such film that left me feeling this way was The Afflicted from Midnight Releasing. However, after a couple emails with them on another subject, the passed on the name of the actual person and case which the movie was based. Yes, it seems, as some of the flick was fictional (the ending), but the majority of the story was indeed based on fact. This lady, Theresa Knorr, was that immoral and evil. Born in 1946, Knorr was convicted of torturing and murdering two of her children and was sentenced to two-consecutive life sentences after pleading guilty to save herself from the Death Penalty. Incredibly, some of the most intense parts of movie are in fact true. The story arc of the mother shooting her daughter, leaving her to rot in the bath tub handcuffed to the s
Tonight I ventured way outside of my normal viewing habits when my wife asked me to watch the 1973 exploitation comedy Sassy Sue . While I am a fan of 1970s exploitation, I sometimes wonder what is in store when she picks out a flick. Yee Haw! Plot / Pa, a moon shining chicken farmer, is worried that his dim-witted son Junior is becoming way more attracted to their cow Sassy Sue than he should be, so he sets out to gather up all the nubile young farm girls in the area and get them to show Junior what he's missing. Wow, this is one that I did not expect to stumble upon on Netflix, I honestly did not realize that they were into the 1970s soft-core arena. Yes, the acting is horrid, the dialogue unbelievably laughable, the cinematography non-existent, and overall it is just a BAD film. However, the sleaziness and array of beautiful and curvy women dropping their clothes at a moments notice can totally make up for those inadequacies and at least make it watch able
After discussing a horror comedy last night, I decided that tonight I would head in a complete different direction for my review. After all, there is nothing truly like cannibalism and honestly, we could use more flicks from that vein. Next up is the 2015 cannibal inspired entry The Green Inferno . Plot/ A group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished. While I knew that this would not rise to the famous Cannibal Holocaust when I went into it, I at least left satisfied by what was created, especially considering where we are with society and the mainstream disdain for horror. Unlike the 1970s/1980s when horror could grow and the shock was everything, today in this hypersensitive era, it is amazing that the subject matter of this film was even allowed to see the light of day. Yes, it is not a perfect film by any means featuring uneven performances, a strippe