Monday, August 15, 2022

Tag: killer animals

Deep Blue Sea horror movie poster
I don't know if there's anyone who would describe anything Renny Harlin's ever done as "clever" -- except maybe "Clever how he tanked Geena Davis's career" -- but darnit if Deep Blue Sea doesn't display a glimmer of cleverness amidst its arm-gnawing mayhem. There's a nudge-and-wink awareness of the...
Bugged horror movie poster
You’d think that with advances in technology and an increasing fan base, Troma movies would start to at least look better after a while, but this film looks as dated and cheap as the company’s '80s releases -- granted, it stands out from the pack due to its all-black cast. The...
The Breed horror movie poster
The Breed begins with a shaky foundation, asking us to believe that: a) Hill Harper is 20-something. b) Taryn Manning is a virgin. c) Michelle Rodriguez is straight. One thing that doesn't stretch our imagination, though, is Hill Harper's character, Noah, the epitome of the horror movie standard, "the black guy". We've seen...
The Bone Snatcher horror movie poster
The wilds of Africa strike back! Yet again, a group of white people -- along with the token black local -- are terrorized by native wildlife, with Marlin Perkins nowhere in sight. Unlike the typical jungle setting, though, The Bone Snatcher takes place in the desert, providing a unique,...
Big Alligator River horror movie
Although this surprisingly dull (though not surprisingly corny) Italian contribution to the post-Jaws giant animal movies takes place in Southeast Asia, a good portion of the "natives" look like regular ol' black folk to me. I guess any pigment is enough to warrant slapping a headdress and grass skirt...
Bats horror movie
I know that Leon isn't exactly Sidney Poitier ("They call me Mister...um, er, well, Leon it is."), but even he is above the demeaning role of Jimmy in Bats. (Then again, his abhorrent role in Cliffhanger featured him threatening to rape the white "bitch" heroine.) I mean, modern "spook"...