RETURN OF THE BLIND DEAD

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 1973
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 91 minutes

Sometimes you need to watch a really bad movie, and this one will do perfectly. Otherwise, avoid it like Mexican tap water…


Posted on January 4, 2009 by

TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD

2 Stars
Year Released: 1971
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 86 minutes

Overacting, horrible special effects and cheesy, subtitled dialogue are enough to separate “Blind Dead” from the pack of campy, fun horror films and place it into the bargain bin of dreadfully bad movie mistakes…


Posted on January 4, 2009 by

FLESH FEAST

1 Stars
Year Released: 1970
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 72 minutes

In the basement of her boarding house for young girls, the female mad scientist conducts experiments involving human flesh and a new breed of carnivorous maggots…


Posted on December 17, 2003 by

POLTERGEIST II: THE OTHER SIDE (DVD)

2 Stars
Year Released: 1986
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 87 minutes

The Eighties were a time of many proud traditions. For example, male rock singers had big hair and wore lots of makeup, it was acceptable to wear animal-print sweatpants, and horror movie sequels sucked…


Posted on October 28, 2003 by

POLTERGEIST (DVD)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 1982
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 114 minutes

The weakness of the middle of the film is exactly what will doom it to the inevitable remake. It has name recognition, a tag line everyone knows (They’re here!), and room for improvement–but are new versions EVER better?…


Posted on October 27, 2003 by

CREEPSHOW (DVD)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 1982
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 120 minutes

“Creepshow” doesn’t deliver on the nudity, but it certainly gives you your money’s worth of special effects, gore, and horror luminaries…


Posted on October 21, 2003 by

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 1981
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 97 minutes

As David’s body count increases, so do the number of specters who appear to talk him into suicide…


Posted on September 23, 2003 by

THE HOWLING (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 1980
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 91 minutes

With a somber, hopeless feel straight out of “Taxi Driver” and a great ending, the film’s atmosphere far overshadows the thin plot and dated effects…


Posted on September 12, 2003 by

THE COMPANY OF WOLVES (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 1984
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 95 minutes

In each story, the werewolf appears as the embodiment of animal desire; each tale involves as much sex as it does violence…


Posted on June 21, 2002 by

POLTERGEIST III (DVD)

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 1988
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 98 minutes

Take a high-tech office building in a big city, a mysterious presence that causes things to go haywire in said building, make it a sequel to a popular 80s film, and what do you get? Well, if you like enjoyable films, you probably answered “Gremlins 2,” but if you enjoy pain, you probably said “Poltergeist 3…”


Posted on June 19, 2002 by

HOUSE 2: THE SECOND STORY (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 1987
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 88 minutes

Each time the skull is snatched from the mantle over the fireplace Gramps begins to wither and die, and Jesse and Charlie are forced to journey through various portals to retrieve it…


Posted on June 5, 2002 by

HOUSE (DVD)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 1986
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 93 minutes

Soon after he moves in, Roger begins to see strange things, and is soon fighting off vicious attacks from flying tools, monsters in the closet, and vivid memories of the war…


Posted on June 5, 2002 by

EVIL DEAD 2 (DVD)

5 Stars
Year Released: 1987
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 85 minutes

SCREENING AT THE AFI SILVER SPRING THEATRE THIS WEEKEND! Sam Raimi is an admitted Three Stooges fan, which is evident in some of the most uproarious scenes of “Evil Dead 2.” The most notorious sequence of the film involves Ash battling his own demonically-possessed hand. He severs it at the wrist with a chainsaw, drenching his face with his own blood in the process…


Posted on June 4, 2002 by

ARMY OF DARKNESS (DVD)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 1987
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 96 minutes

Having survived being sucked through a vortex of evil in the previous film, Ash finds himself in medieval England and is captured by a group of knights…


Posted on June 4, 2002 by

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