Saturday, May 25, 2024

Tag: urban horror

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...
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...
Holla horror movie poster
Since modern direct-to-video urban horror started proliferating in Blockbusters around the country in the mid-'90s, the quality has been, shall we say, sketchy -- so much so that moderate theatrical stabs at the sub-genre like Bones and Tales from the Hood seem like masterpieces by comparison. Well, Holla's here...
Holla If I Kill You movie poster
You might be tempted to dismiss this low-budget comedic slasher, but in some ways it's an important and perceptive film. Well, maybe not "important," but in light of the whole KKKramer controversy with Michael Richards, Holla If I Kill You is eerily prophetic. It revolves around the world of...
Holla If You Hear Me horror movie
I feel obliged to review this movie less because it's urban horror than in order to clarify that I had nothing to do with it whatsoever. You see, the director has the same name as me (Mark Harris), and as much as I admire his parents for their good...
Hood of the Living Dead horror movie
There's actually a good idea for a horror movie in here somewhere; where better to find a steady supply of corpses ripe for zombification than in the 'hood? The 'hood in question here is in Oakland. A scientist (Carl Washington, who hasn't let an inability to act stop him...