Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)
Director: Victor Salva
Main Stars: Jonathan Breck, Ray Wise, Nicki Aycox, Marieh Delfino, Diane Delano, Garilkayi Mutambirwa, Eric Nenninger
Storyline: The Creeper is back but this time he lusts for a group of basketball players.
Review (Spoils): On the last day of the Creepers (Jonathan Breck ) feeding cycle a group of boys from a basketball team bus breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Well the bus didn’t really break down the Creeper shot some funky ninja stars into the tires and made the bus stop. The creeper attacks the group by killing and dragging the boys off one by one and leaving the cheerleaders behind (we learn that he has a fetish for young boys).
The movie does not have the creepiness of the first film at all …to be honest this film is more like a sci-fi film than a horror film but the many scenes of the Creeper regenerating is pretty cool. We have a lot of swooping and snatching and devouring. He have a lot of homosexuality in your window in this film, hot young men being shirtless, the Creeper licking the school bus windows and making horny longing eyes to the young masculine flesh.
The down fall of the film is it did lose its creepiness and the mystery of the Creeper itself. It is all pretty much laid out on the table and nothing to suggestion. The film lost its 70s feels of the dark era of horror and kind of went to a new generation of horror feel.
Rating: There is nothing wrong with what Victor Salva created here but I just wish they would have stuck with the darkness of the first film. The film was too fleshed out for me and left nothing for me to really think about. Now the Creeper does now have a new twisted with his taste in young men that to me is unique and should be interesting if they ever decide the venture into this series again for another film.
Cry of the Banshee (1970)
Director: Gordon Hessler
Main Stars: Vincent Price, Essy Persson, Hilary Heat, Elisabeth Bergner
Storyline: A wicked lord destroys a coven of witches and the leader of the coven spirits up a banshee to have revenge.
Review (Spoils): Lord Edward Whitman (Vincent Price) is a twisted lord and witch hunter. He has a wife (Essy Persson) and large family in England in which help him scourer the land of witchcraft and anything tied to the occult. He tracks down the leader of the coven, a woman known as Oona and he kills off most of her cult. Oona (Elisabeth Bergner) who survives the attack uses her powers to talk to Satan which then sends a banshee like servant to England to lay a curse on the family of Whitman.
Vincent Price’s films are very close to be the same character but this is not a bad thing. He can take a plot that has gaps and over act it and make it very enjoyable. We have the typical sexy and buxom ladies that you would suspect from a 70s UK horror film.
Rating: Burn the witches …burn the witches!!! Vincent Price is back and this time he has a little help with Essy Persson and Hilary Heat. This film is not amazing but it is an interesting little tale about a violent family that have crossed the line of witchcraft and they pay. It’s a nice little Vincent Price tale.
Children of the Corn 4 (1996)
Director: Greg Spence
Main Stars: Naomi Watts, Karen Black, Jamie Renee Smith, Mark Salling
Storyline: All the kids in a small town become sick and start to overtake old names of deceased children.
Review (Spoils): In a small town a number of the children become feverish and sick. The very next day they start to act more violent and start to take over personalities of deceased children of the past. The children start to kill off the adults of the town. When Grace (Naomi Watts ) returned to the small town she finds out that her young sister is dragged into the madness also.
We have lot of blood and gore in this entry as we have pitchforks, lots of scythes, a nasty barbed wire scene and some cut off fingers. The children are nasty in this one!!! Hell why not as they all do it for the One Who Walks Behind the Rows. We have some great acting from both Naomi Watts and Karen Black butthe fault of the film is the painful number of dream sequences that are thrown at the audience.
Rating: To be honest this film was not bad as the series was becoming painful with repeativeness but this one is a little different. They don’t really mention the cult at all as it is just assumed as you know you’re watching a Children of the Corn film. The gore is nice and some of the kills are entertaining so Greg Spence was a breath of fresh air for the series.
Final Destination 2 (2003)
Director: David R.Ellis
Main Stars: A.J. Cook, Ali Larter, Tony Todd, Lynda Boyd, Keegan Connor Tracy, Justina Machado, Sarah Carter, David Paetkau
Storyline: A vision of a major highway pile crash brings another group into the grips of death.
Review (Spoils): Clear Rivers (Ali Larter) is in the mental hospital due to the last film where her friends survived the airplane a crash but death got them in the end anyways. A girl named Kimberly had a vision of a highway crash involving a log truck and she believes this might similar to what happened before. They discuss how everyone who did survive the fatal accident later on is on death’s shit list and he comes after them in order.
Very much the same as the first film we have a crazy accident, this time a nasty highway accident, then it’s a dream, then it really happens and then some survive and death wants them dead anyways one by one. We have a gas overdose, glass splatters, elevator decapitation, sharp pole to the head, barbed wire death, van crashes and a blowing up barbeque. Oh and the shadows of death.
Rating: Some shit just a group of teens and deaths. The death this round are even more outrages which makes the film hard to enjoy as they are some very out of the world kills. This could have been a Japanese horror film with the crazy deaths. This is just not as good as the first film as it now is becoming repeative to the point of annoying.
Inside (À L’Intérieur) (2007)
Director: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury
Main Stars: Alysson Paradis, Jean-Baptiste Tabourin, Claude Lule, Beatrice Dalle
Storyline: A pregnant woman is tormented by an unknown woman who wants her unborn child
Review (Spoils): Sarah and Matthieu Scarangelo (Alysson Paradis, Jean-Baptiste Tabourin) get involved in a head on car crash. This leads Sarah alone pregnant as the only survivor. 4 months later she is still grieving the lost of her husband and is dealing with massive depression. One night a strange woman appears at her door to ask to use the phone and tries to work her way into the apartment. The woman throughout the night torments Sarah and her unborn child and kills anyone who tries to help Sarah and get in her way.
Plot is lacking in this one really, it started good but the reasoning behind it all kind of fell apart. We have a ton of blood and some serious graphic gore when it comes her needs to have this child. The stalker aka La Femme (Beatrice Dalle) is one nasty lady and we have stabbings, lots of blood, cutting, balls stabbings, exploding heads and even some nasty burns. This film goes over the top when it comes to gore and blood. Plus we have the sexy Alysson Paradis.
Rating: Something was missing with this film, not sure if it was the lack of explanation of why La Femme wanted the child or maybe it was a translation thing. I just did not enjoy this film as much as Haute Tension even though the blood spray and gore was there. Alysson Paradis was awesome and a very attractive woman and kept me interested as I rooted for her. But like I said the lack of background on the killer hurt the film for me.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Director: Philip Kaufman
Main Stars: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy
Storyline: People are being replaced one by one with alien like clones.
Review (Spoils): In a small town located in San Francisco people start to see that people who they have known their whole lives are acting differently. When more and more people start to complain about the same thing with other people they know a group investigate it. Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland ) escapes an attempt to him and gathers some friends to escape the alien madness. On top of this the cute Elizabeth (Brooke Adams ) notices a strange pod and brings it home to her place to find out what kind of strange flower it was. Then her boyfriend becomes one of them and she follows him to see that he is exchanging parcels with strangers she has never seen before.
We have a couple of health care workers getting involved and trying to track down what is happening to the people they love. Why have they become these unemotional zombies? We have some goo, some strange flesh pods, and some fleshy clone bodies with weird white tendrils, pod people that make screeching sounds, mutated dog and a confusion of who is still human or a pod person.
Donald Sutherland and Brooke Adams are awesome in this film and both stand out as characters that you care about.
Rating: Bring on the remakes! I have not seen the original but now I will and review that one but this film was not horrible and I can see how this is a classic sci-fi horror. I love films of this era so I kind of knew I would dig this film. Plus we have Leonard Nimoy what’s not to love!
Prom Night (1980)
Director: Paul Lynch
Main Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Casey Stevens
Storyline: A masked killer haunts a high school prom
Review (Spoils): Some high school kids have been keeping the hidden secret of the death of a young Robin Hammond and their connection. But someone else also knows their secret and saw the whole thing and is now 6 years later planning revenge on the little ones death.
The storyline is pretty simple someone witnesses the death of the little girl and now wants the kids that were involved to pay….pat at the high school prom. The film has a person in black roams around breaking mirrors, ripping out yearbook pictures, stabbing with glass, a nasty axe, and a catwalk beheading. All in all the film can be slow and some of the killings scream’s 80s.
Rating: Not being a huge fan of Jamie Lee Curtis I was on the fence with this one before it started. The plot seemed pretty basic but descent but it was hard to picture Jamie Lee Curtis as a high school student in this. Plus it is hard to take Leslie Nielsen serious. Some believe this film to be a classic but for me it falls flat from the classic and it’s just a mediocre horror film.