The Rage (2007)
Director: Robert Kurtzman
Main Stars: Andrew Divoff, Erin Brown, Ryan Hooks, Angela Gasparec
Storyline: A crazed scientist works a virus on innocent people turning them into mad zombies.
Review (Spoils): Doctor Viktor Vasilienko (Andrew Divoff ) escapes a nuthouse and heads to the woods. He wants to spread a virus known as the Rage to everyone until they recognize him for his cure for cancer. When the Rage kicks in the victim becomes a blood thirsty madman much like a zombie. When the virus spreads in the woods even infecting birds a young group that were traveling in a RV run into the madness all the blood and goofiness kicks in.
We have lots of blood, cheesie gore, zombie vultures, and a crazed mutant dwarf that looks like a little girl, lots of deaths, giant leeches and zombie fun! Too bad the can be painful and the CGI destroys this film but the weirdness and the gore brings this film up. Plus did I saw that we nudity and a nice sex death scene….. I didn’t? Well there is that also.
Rating: This film is a low budget gore fest that is not sure what it really wants to be but instead decides lets be it all. We have a ton of blood and gore and freakiness , add in some hotties and monsters and off we go.
Wishmaster 2 (1999)
Director: Jack Sholder
Main Stars: Holly Fields, Chris Weber, Al Foster, Andrew Divoff
Storyline: The Djinni needs to collect 1001souls to bring the end of the world.
Review (Spoils): A female burglar (Holly Fields) screws up a robbery and awakes the forgotten Djinn (Andrew Divoff ) that was trapped in a gem stone. He takes the rap for the robbery so he can use his human illusion form in prison to lure and temp prisoners for wishes for exchange of their souls. The evil Djinn needs 1001 souls so that he can bring the end of the world to Earth.
Pretty basic storyline but it works as the Djinn is back with all his nice one liners and wishes. The film focuses on the Djinn in jail as a male slowing gathering souls by false wishes and granting them in sarcastic ways. The other part of the story is the female thief trying to cope with what she has done such as killing a guard and why there is mysterious man that is taking the blame for the botched job.
We have freezing, a body crushed through some cell bars, a strange scene of man having sex with himself, nasty beatings, head swapping, some blood and gore and of course wishes! This film is pretty much in the same vein as the first film and the Djinn looks great.
Rating: This series is not be taken series much like the Child’s Play series but I find this one more fun. The special effects are pretty good and I have always loved the look of the Djinn. We learn more about the prophetess of the Djinn and it has a touch of religion in the film which is the main character trying to find herself and asks for forgives for her past sins.
Director: Robert Kurtzman
Main Stars: Tammy Lauren, Andrew Divoff, Robert Englund, Kane Holder, Tony Todd
Storyline: An evil djinn grants its owner of the red gem three wishes which allows him to bring hell on earth.
Review (Spoils): The story goes that if three wishes are granted on the third wish an unholy legion of djinns is unleashed through a doorway between the outer worlds and earth to wreck havoc. Right now one djinn (Andrew Divoff) is trapped in a red gem called the Stone of Secret Fire. The stone was set in a statue which breaks and the gem gets found and gets placed in an auctioneer’s hand named Alexandra Amberson (Tammy Lauren). The evil djinn get’s released and traps people’s souls from wishes within the stone so that he can unleash the fury of the other djinn.
This film has some gore but nothing over the top we have removal of faces from the morgue, the djinn changing forms as he moves and some over the top , jaw ripping, exploding blood the gore is here in this one. Thank you Wes Craven for that! The make –up and the effects are pretty decent and too be honest the Wishmaster djinn is a classic villain for the late 80s in horror.
Rating: I liked this movie I do not understand why so many people hate this film. It is fun for what it is. We have some classic horror celebs such as Robert Englund, Kane Holder, Tony Todd making appearances and plus it also has Wes Cravens name on the tag. The series is not the greatest but this is fine entry on its own.