The cultist Peter Jackson's early gig is a gore-comedy splatters across the screen with the glee of a child who's just been given fifty-gallon drums of fake blood. My favorite among the early gigs of PJ...when a bizarre rat-monkey is brought to a New Zealand zoo, it opens the doors to a zombie epidemic of mass proportions! Newly romancing lovebirds Lionel (Timothy Balme) and Paquita (Diana Penalver) are on a date at the zoo to view the new rat-monkey when…
Diabolically fun and sustain it's momentum from start to finish. The clever script retains it's flavor which is the staple of the original one. As a fan of the first four parts, it's so nice to see again the trio of Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courtney Cox. Still not a parody and it works within the horror genre.
The last twenty minutes is pure adrenaline punch. Wes Craven would be proud.
Thirty-one Days of Horror Day 31
John Carpenter gave birth to slasher film genre via HALLOWEEN. Nerve-wracking, a killer named Michael Myers fifteen years later escapes from an asylum and came back to his hometown to terrorize a group of young people. In her debut film role Jamie Lee Curtis battles the killer with the help of Donald Pleasence. Pleasance is brilliant giving us one of the riveting performances of his career as Michael's doctor who tries to put a…
Roger Corman is generous when giving break to his apprentices and that includes Peter Bogdanovich.
Bogdanovich debut feature TARGETS was given free reign when he took the director's chair provided he used Boris Karloff for a couple of days and incorporate footage from THE TERROR, a Corman thriller which also stars Karloff. The result is a unique horror thriller feature. Inspired by real-life Texas sniper Charles Whitman and added the story of an aging scary movie icon Byron Orlok played…