Legend of the Bog (2009)
Director: Brendan Foley
Main Stars: Vinnie Jones, Jason Barry, Nora-Jane Noone, Amy Huberman, Olga Wehrly, Adam Fogerty
Storyline: An old body gets disturbed from the swamp when a new development is being built and the killings beginning.
Review (Spoils): An ancient warrior gets washed up (in perfect shape by the way) and the greedy asshole real estate woman asks for the body to be disposed of so that she can continue her project over the bog. So guess what happens next? Well he comes back for revenge and in this mess we have a bunch of other people involved when he comes back. We learn that some of the cardboard characters actual have back stories but it does not matter because the bogmen are going to get them.
The acting in this film is just terrible, the plot is crap, the bog man is not scary, there is not right or reason on how the bog really preserves the body and all the kills are off screen pretty much. I’m not even sure if this was a horror film now!
Rating: This movie just sucked no better way to say it. We have the cute Nora-Jane Noone so that gets a pint.
Filed under Monster, Zombie
Beyond Re-Animator (2003)
Director: Brian Yuzna
Main Stars: Jeffery Combs, Tommy Dean Musset, Jason Barry, Elsa Pataky
Storyline: Hebert West is back from jail and now works as an assistant as he continues with his experiments of bringing the dead back to life.
Review (Spoils): Crazy Hebert West (Jeffery Combs) has been serving 15 years in prison for his crimes in the past films. While there he was continuing his mad experiments on rats bringing them back to life while a prison MD named Dr. Howard Philips (Jason Barry) asks him to become his new assistant. Howard falls in love with a young journalist named Laura (Elsa Pataky ) and while this is continuing as usually West’s experiments go out of control.
Bring on the gore yet again for this one in the series. The Re-Animator series has never lacked on the blood, gore and zombie stuff and like the others it has lots of humour and does not take itself serious. Jeffery Combs yet again impresses as his by far best character in his horror career and the special effects are actually real good for the budget they had. Brian Yuzna did a great job with this film and it reminds me a bit of Peter Jackson’s Dead/Alive which is a great thing.
Rating: When you have a rat-fighting-penis scene then you know you have accomplished something in horror. It is great to see Hebert West back on the screen as this is one of the best when it comes to horror series. Plus we have hottie Elsa Pataky!! So let’s drink to that crazy Hebert West!!!