Saturday, September 29, 2012

Night Claws (2012)

As a fan of the creature features and exploitation flicks of the past, any chance to see a movie that pays homage to those makes me smile. Sure, there are times where the ideas do go against the reality of the world or subject at hand, such is the case with tonight’s selection Night Claws (Midnight Releasing), which portrays Sasquatch as a violent killer. However, as a fan of movies and science, I understand the fictional need for these changes and realize, there would never be creature features unless the monsters became something they are not, bloodthirsty murderers.
Plot/ A small town is being terrorized by a killer Bigfoot; one that is bloodthirsty, vicious and kills without warning and without discrimination. A scientist shows up to help the town's sheriff and his deputy girlfriend Roberta hunt this thing down and put an end to the killings.
I am all for indie horror flicks, especially ones that want to take on any type of B-Movie or vintage exploitation flair. In this one, the storyline, while somewhat cliché in spots is also fascinating in others and works. The acting is solid and there is a good feel throughout, more importantly, it focuses on traditional effects of the classic cult horror flicks of days gone by vice falling into the trappings of the CGI craze that is ruining films such as this. As with every B-Movie, not all is perfect. The dialogue and script are uneven at times; some of the effects appear dated (although, with the older feel, it really works) and although it has potential to deliver a bloodbath, it does not feature a ton of blood or gore even with the violent scenes. In the end, this campy and entertaining B-Movie creature feature delivers an interesting (and possibly one of the best) journeys into the Bigfoot lair and should be watched. Scheduled for DVD release in December from Midnight Releasing, Check it out!


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