Friday, March 1, 2024

Tag: 2000s

Frankenthug horror movie poster
First, the bad news: Frankenthug comes from the folks who brought you the unholy trio of Zombiez, Vampiyaz, and Bloodz vs. Wolvez. Now, the good news: There's no "Z" in the title! Actually, Frankenthug might be the best of this dubious bunch, in part because it actually makes an...
Freddy vs. Jason horror movie poster
An otherwise inoffensive, pretty mess of a film that doesn't diminish either the Friday the 13th or Nightmare on Elm Street franchises, Freddy vs. Jason is notable in a racial context for the character Kia, played by Destiny's other child, Kelly Rowland. She's a textbook example of a C.B.W.: a...
Gangs of the Dead horror movie
Originally released as Last Rites in 2006, Gangs of the Dead was released on DVD a year later with a snappier -- if cheesier -- title that more accurately reflects its "urban" content. This movie should've been a typically corny, cheap, do-it-yourself production, but upon seeing the opening five...
John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars movie poster
Ignoring the loud flopping sound of the previous year's two Mars films -- Red Planet and (ugh) Mission to Mars -- Ghosts of Mars chooses to boldly go where several have gone before. What distinguishes this one from the other flicks in the Martian Movie Renaissance of 2000-2001, though,...
Voodoo Curse: The Giddeh horror movie
Maverick Entertainment strikes again. Another dull, uninspired effort from the company, which is starting to make Full Moon's '90s urban horror output look like Citizen Kane. Likable character actor Glenn Plummer -- of Speed, Saw II, The Day After Tomorrow and er, Showgirls fame -- wrote and directed The Giddeh,...
Gold Digger Killer horror movie
The title alone should draw plenty of interest to Gold Digger Killer, but allow me to clarify that it doesn't refer to someone killing gold diggers (sorry, fellas), but rather an accused gold digger killing disrespectful men. Despite the campy title, GDK is a "deadly" serious film that's more...
Gothika horror movie poster
Halle Berry is hot. And at one point in my life, that would've been enough. (I actually bought Swordfish for about 20 seconds' worth of boob.) But I'm more mature now, and my standards have risen...A minute of tit is the absolute minimum! By those standards, Gothika is a...
Guardian Mario Van Peebles movie
Although Guardian is more of a supernatural thriller (and really, what movie starring Mario Van Peebles isn't a thriller?) than a horror movie, you could make a valid claim that Van Peebles's hair is pretty damn scary. (Black men should not have bangs.) It shouldn't be confused with the '90s...
Hack horror movie
I think that Hack! is supposed to be a horror spoof, and the fact that I say "I think" should give an indication of how successful a spoof it is. It knowingly throws in a bunch of horror cliches -- including a disparate group of college students (the jock,...
Half-Caste horror movie poster
The wilds of Africa stike back! And rarely has it been quite so dull. In Half-Caste's case, the action takes place in South Africa, and the "wilds" in question are the half-man, half-leopard race known as the half-caste. The movie follows an American documentary filmmaking team that goes into...