Sunday, June 16, 2019

Tag: 2000s

The Crypt horror movie
On it surface, The Crypt is a fairly nondescript, low-budget horror movie about a group of grave robbers who run afoul of the ghosts of the dead folks they're robbing. But amidst the wooden acting, choppy editing and threadbare plot, there's actually something admirable to be found: two women...
Black Santa's Revenge is a Blaxploitation-inspired short film that's as much an action thriller as it is horror, but given the dearth of Christmas horror movies starring black actors (I'll pause while you try to think of one), it's close enough for me. Horror icon Ken Foree stars as...
Damon horror movie
Damon is a decent little supernatural morality tale that aims a bit higher than many other shoestring-budgeted "urban" horror movies of the early 21st century (Vampiyaz, Zombiez, Bloodz vs. Wolvez, etc.) and manages to hit that very, very modest target. Yes, the bar is low, but there’s at least...
Kracker Jack'd movie poster
Kracker Jack'd feeds off the fear that, DC Sniper and Atlanta Child Murderer aside, serial killers tend to be white. It's a fine basis for a film, and had anyone involved in the creative process been blessed with a modicum of talent, it might've lived up to that potential....
The Rage horror movie
A group of five teens in the wilderness stumbling upon a mad Russian scientist seeking revenge on the world by turning people into cannibalistic zombies with a rage virus spread by mutated man-eating vultures? Ho hum. But the fact that three of the five are black? Wow! (One gal,...
Sorority Sister Slaughter horror movie
Let me start by saying how much I appreciate the fact that this movie resisted the urge to call itself Sorority Sista Slaughta. And it's always nice to see a horror movie directed by a woman (in this case, Susan Hippen). Now that those kudos are out of the...
Voodoo Moon horror movie
Man, black people can't have anything to themselves. First, Elvis stole rock 'n roll. Then, Eminem nabbed hip-hop, and Miley Cyrus "invented" twerking. Sadly, there were no takers on the Jheri Curl. Now, apparently it's voodoo's turn. Eric Maibus, who starred in the third Crow film, plays a similar...
Land of the Dead horror movie poster
Land of the Dead is the fourth film in George Romero's "Dead" series and the fourth to feature a strong black lead or co-lead. This time, however, bro'man is batting for the other team. That's right, he's a so-called "stencher" -- making the slur (the "S" word?) all the more...
Recoil movie poster
WARNING: This film may cause disorientation, seizures, and uncontrollable eye-rolling. While I give props to Wendell Hubbard, the director of Recoil, for experimenting with the camera, after 200 ridiculous close-ups, shaky cameras, over-the-shoulder and beneath-the-crotch angles, and so-in-the-dark-you-can't-make-out-anything shots, it's too much to deal with. On top of that,...
Soulful movie poster
Soulful is an all-over-the-place mix of spirituality, supernatural horror, urban crime, soap opera, musical and softcore pornography. I think that the Christian elements are supposed to supersede all others, but the fact that there are fewer church scenes than there are scenes of doggystyle sex acts makes that a...