Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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...
The Mist horror movie poster
I've got my eye on you, Frank Darabont. After unsheathing that flaming terd of racism known as The Green Mile, I'd think you'd be on your best behavior for fear of bringing the wrath of Al Sharpton's pressed hair down upon you. So imagine my surprise upon seeing The...
Tales from the Crypt Ritual horror movie
Ritual feels about as much like a Tales from the Crypt film as Def By Temptation felt like a Troma film -- that is, not at all. With barely a hint of the humor or the gore (aside from a grisly opening scene) that marked the excellent Demon Knight...
Tower of Blood horror movie
I'm surprised it took until 2005 for a non-all-black slasher film to feature a black killer (unless you count the Candyman flicks), but if Tower of Blood (and Motor Home Massacre, which came out the same year) is any indication, there may not be another one any time soon. It...
Zombiez horror movie
This movie is so half-assed...I can't even finish the sentence. It's wretched enough that I can see how some people could enjoy it in a sadomasochistic and/or end-of-days harbinger way. Where do I start? I know; how about the fact that there are NO ZOMBIES? There are just guys who...
Motor Home Massacre horror movie
At the risk of ruining this movie (Then again, it’s called Motor Home Massacre; can it be ruined any more than it already is?) by revealing the identity of the killer, this otherwise nondescript horror movie distinguishes itself by being *SPOILER ALERT* one of the rare (the first?) non-all-black slashers to...
Saw IV horror movie poster
Amazingly, black SWAT team commander Lt. Rigg (Lyriq Bent) appeared in two straight Saw films without so much as a scratch, and as such, he was rewarded by a co-starring role in Saw IV -- because really, everyone else is dead. Even though Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) died in Saw III,...
Urban Evil: A Trilogy of Fear horror movie
Urban Evil is a sneaky re-packaging of three Full Moon titles -- The Horrible Dr. Bones, Ragdoll and The Vault -- presented as a Tales From the Crypt-like anthology, without so much as a character to introduce and tie them together. It's a testament to how thin these movies are...