With a slipshod approach to technical execution and corner-cutting screenwriting to splice together a story, “Fear Clinic” just can’t pull it itself together.
Even if it stood alone in the ever-expanding subgenre of home invasion horror, “White Settlers” is too slow and too narrowly focused in scope to earn a recommendation.
Its streamlined approach to slick slasher style can still tickle a palate in the same way that a wine snob enjoys a slug of Charles Shaw when no one is around to judge.
If the tales told are to be believed, then Art Nelson may have been the most interesting miscreant to ever darken the backstreets and alleyways of Tinseltown.
“I Survived a Zombie Holocaust” isn’t a fresh enough concept, and ... you won’t be reaching to put your copy of “Shaun of the Dead” into the trash bin anytime soon.
“Refuge” is what the standoff between Tom Savini’s motorcycle club and Ken Foree’s quartet would be like if there weren’t shambling corpses banging into the glass doors of the Monroeville Mall.
“Dark Was the Night” doesn’t break the monster movie mold, but does fill it to capacity with eerie atmosphere and creeping chills elevated by terrific acting.
“Preservation” is a tightly executed take on the hunted becomes the hunter theme, but there is no getting around the nagging notion of having seen this same scenario several times before.
Keeping things so simple in terms of content and execution means “Alice D” doesn’t pack many surprises for genre diehards looking for fresh spins on old ideas.
Really, the most accurate way to describe “Werewolf Rising” is simply, characters sort of moving around, not really doing anything, and then a werewolf attacks.
For someone who hasn't overdosed on similar films such as “The Strangers,” “You’re Next,” or “Torment,” “Berkshire County” might be downright terrific.
Wrapped all together, the movie doesn’t work as a total package, cheapened somewhat by the less engaging plot points and distractions with the staging.
“Time Lapse” satisfies on every level. As a character-driven drama. As a sci-fi social allegory. And as a smartly-scripted, deftly-delivered piece of mindbending entertainment.
As you can already deduce from a film featuring a long lost twin brother as a red herring, don’t expect to be bowled over by originality or a sensible story.
“Nightmare Code” is a stripped-down cerebral suspense story ... But don’t allow outward appearances to fool you into thinking that it is without thrills.
Once you move past its surface appeal as Cineplex entertainment, “Horns” has far more to offer ... as a wickedly inventive take on Shakespearean tragedy melded with crime noir.
“Inner Demons” ends on an unexpectedly grisly climax, but the road it takes getting there is filled with half-formed ideas and the typical clichés culled from every demonic spirit movie since “The Exorcist."