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A young girl travels to Cairo to visit her father, and becomes unwillingly involved with a bizarre sadomasochistic cult led by the charismatic Paul Chevalier, who is a descendant of the Marquis de Sade.
Plot: An unfortunate young man, whose father commited an unspeakable act in front of him as a child, travels with his mates to his uncle’s remote hillside cabin so they can explore their inner fears by dressing up in costumes. Unbeknownst to the clan, the uncle has left a nasty secret behind for them to encounter.
Review: So here we are at the sequel to ‘The Fear’ that was reviewed beforehand, now only if I can find a trailer and some images I’d be set.
I was surprised to see that the Director Chris Angel also directed Wishmaster 3 and 4 – they were actually good sequels, yes some may argue but sure that’s my opinion.
The sequel starts off with a brother and sister (or mother?) driving in Halloween costumes when then suddenly stop at a busted up car, the sister takes a look round and hears a scream – turns out there’s a real killer on the loose and chop she’s down. Ok well that part didn’t sense as the killer dumps the kid in the boot and then floors the car.
To be honest it’s probably going to be a 90′s hack ‘n slash film with Morty shoved in somewhere along the line.
The film follows a bunch of teenagers who arrives at ‘Michael’s’ (main character) relatives house to stay to explore their ‘inner fear’ – just like the first film really. It hasn’t got the same level of tension as the first but sequels usually (well if not directed by the same person) tend to veer off into a different direction completely. This hasn’t which is good, just expands a bit on the Morty killings (joke yes, but he does kill).
One of the characters called ‘Crow’ shows Michael Morty, but in this one it looks different…but in a bad way, wish they had kept the look and feel of the first one. The uncovering of it was a major disappointment in my opinion and just wrecked the rest of the film. He looks all buffed up and on steroids or something. Plus you can see it’s an actual costume and NOT wooden like in the first film, sorry if I ruined Morty for you guys.
Anyway the killings start after a while and it’s really a copy of the first in a way, except that this time they have to do an ancient ceremony for some reason. Supposedly at the end of the ceremony all your fears will be gone.
About 50 minutes in and nothing remotely exciting has happened, no kills from Monty or anything…sigh.
Oh and the mask that Michael carries around with him just looks like the one from the Jim Carrey film ‘The Mask’.
If you can pick the first or this sequel up for under 5£ then it’s definitely worth checking out for a night’s watch.
**Can’t seem to find a trailer for this film, if anyone knows of one just contact me in the usual place.
Plot: A woman from a “cursed” family is released from a mental facility, and soon dismembered corpses start turning up.
I enjoyed the intro scene, explaining what’s happened up to when the movie starts. It’s mainly narration but quite different to other films.
Of course there has to be some blood, and murder, and while the narration continues we see the husband’s wife taking her ‘usual’ stroll (if walking through a forest with just a very open top is ‘usual’ then please tell me what’s ‘unusual’).
I get the premise now, the main character Vikki gets home from a mental hospital but her mean brother and sister aren’t too happy about it and plan about getting her sent back as soon as possible.
The car kill scene was actually pretty good as she puts her hand straight through the husband to force and squeeze his heart out.
The killing scenes themselves leave a lot to be desired as there is no ‘axe penetration’ or even noises to signify a kill, but if that was done on purpose it really adds more misery to the already freaky atmosphere.
The messed up brother Billy plays a trick on Vikki by coming out of a river Jason style but covered in mud and walking like a zombie of course. She then realises it was him as she overheard the conversation between Billy and her sister.
I particularly liked the way the director used colour tones, especially in the Sky, or the Sex scenes – adds something dreamy to the film I just can’t touch on. Oh and the negative recorded part is genus.
So on it goes, the brother and sister try and scare poor Vikki back to the hospital and the Narrator finally shows up as a detective type guy, but doesn’t seem to do any good.
Well it was a good watch, due to age of it I was expecting miracles but it does have some have a bunch of things going for it that would definitely merit a watch.
Plot: Giant mutant rabbits terrorize the southwest!!
Review: The film starts off with men trying to control ordinary rabbits as they’ve somehow ‘taken over’ and populated at an alarming rate. It feels like a 70′s film with the characters and acting, but it’s those damn bunnies that freak me out. The film has some funky music as the credits roll and we’re suddenly faded out to a guy who can’t ride his horse properly (horse falls, cowboy after him) so he decides to shoot the horse and not the suspicious rabbits lurking about.
It reminds me a lot of ‘Phase IV’ so remember to check that out as well. Even down to the insect sounds when Mr. Clark (DeForest Kelley) shows up.
Bit disturbing with the rabbit deaths every so often but you know it’s a b-movie so why worry?
After a discussion with another range owner, Roy (main character and also Stuart Whitman) decides to do some hormonal treatment to stop interrupt the breeding process – phew this movie goes fast.
Quite good acting from all characters since this is set in ’72 but the pace is quite right and keeps you watching, especially when the girl swaps the injected rabbit with another – always the damn same. Oh and guess which one she’s allowed to pick? You guessed it, old Mr Evil Rabbit himself.
So they light up the field to get rid of the rabbits but we all know they’ll be back…and I hope with a vengeance. Jesus look at the size of that footprint, pity they have no idea what they’re dealing with.
The first shot we see of the Giant Rabbits is really just a close-up of an ordinary one with blood all over it’s face, then we see the body suddenly get pulled away and the girl wakes up screaming (with flashbacks of course).
Some good rabbit kills follow but I would recommend picking this one up if you find, some good tense moments in it and great for a quiet night in…and no it’s not cheesy; just watch the trailer!
Director Paul Ziller really pulls out the good stuff here, gore, lots of screaming, even a killer coming through someone’s body (yes the annoying kid ‘Dan’ who would shut the hell up through-out the whole film).
The plot is really self-explanitory: As a silly frat boy prank, Young Sid is boiled in a tub of acid. Years later he returns to wreak havoc on the new generation of brothers in his old fraternity.
Basically it’s ‘Hell Week’ in a fraternity of guys, kind of like a initiation into the house kind of game. What they don’t know is that there’s a acid wrecked face killer on the loose chopping up everyone that runs down the bloody stairs to use the phone. You know after two people don’t return back from this ‘phone’ business I’d be right outta there.
The special effets were very well done, especially for a film released in 1990 – check out the scene where ‘Sid’ comes through the guy’s body, bloody good stuff. There’s a well done twist that I’ll not say here but I’m hoping you guys enjoy it.
Here’s a clip of Sid doing the business: