Friday, 14 December 2018

Film Review: THE DEATH OF THE INCREDIBLE HULK (1990)


THE DEATH OF THE INCREDIBLE HULK *** U.S.A. 1990 Dir: Bill Bixby 95 mins

The third and final TV movie outing for Lou Ferrigno's trouser stretching, shirt ripping Hulk. Bill Bixby is back as the unfortunate Dr David Bruce Banner who when he gets angry turns into the Hulk. This time around Banner goes by the name David Bellamy and masquerades as a mentally challenged janitor at a scientific research facility. At this facility there is a scientist who may hold the key to helping Bellamy cure him of his Gamma induced stress problem. Bellamy isn't the only one who has a keen interest in this research as a Russian spy known as Jasmin is sent to infiltrate the facility and steal the research.

Film Review: SEMESTER'S END (2008)


SEMESTERS END * USA 2008 Dir: Zach Bressler 71 mins 


A killer is on the loose of a college campus and as young girls are being picked off one at a time by a shadowy stalker,  teaching assistant Rachel (Allison Bloch) is starting to worry that she might be next. The womanizing professor she was having an affair with is the prime suspect yet Rachel is getting increasingly concerned by the shifty looking janitor that seems to be paying her a lot of attention.

OPEN 'AGRAMON'S GATE' TO SEE NEW DEMONIC PICTURES


AGRAMON'S GATE is a riveting new horror feature film brought to you by Painted Creek Productions. It is written, produced and directed by multi award-winning filmmaker & actor Harley Wallen (Betrayed, Moving Parts, Bennett's Song) and stars Laurene Landon (Maniac Cop 1 & 2, The Stuff, It's Alive III: Island of the Alive) and Yan Birch (Wes Craven’s The People Underneath the Stairs, Death House).

If you think you've seen all the images from AGRAMON'S GATE, you are frightfully mistaken. Painted Creek has just released a fresh, new batch of NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN screenshots that will leave you screaming for more.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Film Review: DEADLY FAMOUS (a.k.a. Head Shot) (2014)


DEADLY FAMOUS (a.k.a. Head Shot) **** USA 2014 Dir: Jim Lane & Eric Troop 89 mins


Former child actor Alan Miller (Daniel O'Meara) still strives for fame and fortune. He takes his acting very seriously yet even after all these years is only able to land himself an audition for an erectile dysfunction commercial due to his reputation. He also enjoys passing on his skills and ideas to aspiring actresses. He rents out a room at his house to pretty, blonde and bubbly actress Pamela (Jackie Moore). She and Alan become friends, however as her career begins to move forward Alan's obsession with her becomes out of control.

Film Review: THE CABIN (2018)


THE CABIN *** U.S.A. / Sweden 2018 Dir: Johan Bodell 87 mins

Harry is taking Rose, his girlfriend, to his family’s old cabin with hopes of rekindling their troubled relationship. However, unknown to the couple, a psychotic killer has murdered the resident of the house across the lake. Harry and Rose will soon find their relationship is not the only thing they will be fighting to save.

Film Review: WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND (a.k.a. Los Olvidados) (2018)


WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND (a.k.a. Los Olvidados) *** Argentina / New Zealand 2018 Dir: Luciano Onetti, Nicolás Onetti. 93 mins.

“We lost it all and nobody came to help us. They let us die in oblivion…” The aftermath of all-too-real 21st century natural disasters looms over this brutal Argentinian homage to THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE. It wears its influences on its sleeve but makes haunting use of location and a simmering sense of rage at the world which ignored the plight of its residents.

Film Review: THE TRIAL OF THE INCREDIBLE HULK (1989)


THE TRIAL OF THE INCREDIBLE HULK **** U.S.A. 1989 Dir: Bill Bixby 100 mins

Hes back and hes still got anger issues! Following the success of the first TV movie in 1988 THE INCREDIBLE HULK RETURNS, Bill Bixby returned along with Lou Ferrigno for the 1989 TV movie THE TRIAL OF THE INCREDIBLE HULK. Bill Bixby also stepped behind the camera as well for this TV movie as the director. After the events of the previous movie, Banner is on the run and working up north under the name David Belson. Feeling unfulfilled by his current job he returns to the city hoping to stay incognito. The city he arrives in is controlled by underworld crime boss Wilson Fisk (John Rhys Davies) but fighting against the bad guys is a crimefighter known as Daredevil.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Film Review: THE INCREDIBLE HULK RETURNS (1988)


THE INCREDIBLE HULK RETURNS **** U.S.A. 1988 Dir: Nicholas Corea 100 mins

After the demise of The Incredible Hulk TV show which ran for 5 seasons from 1978 - 1982 it would be another 6 years before the Hulk reared his angry face again. Bill Bixby returns as the man who you don't want to make angry, Dr. David Bruce Banner. Of course Lou Ferrigno also returns as the Hulk, flexing his way throughout the movie. In this first of three TV movies Banner now known as David Bannion is working at the Joshua-Lambert Research Institute on a Gamma Transponder.

Film Review: THE UNNAMABLE (1988)


THE UNNAMABLE *** U.S.A. 1988 Dir: Jean-Paul Ouellette 87 mins

Based on the short story of the same name by H.P. Lovecraft comes this 1988 movie from director Jean-Paul Ouellette. Randolph Carter and Miskatonic University would feature in many of H.P. Lovecraft's work, so it is nice to see the character and setting being put to good use in this contemporary telling of THE UNNAMABLE. When Carter tells the tale of a house with a dark history near the university grounds his friend Joel goes to disprove Carter's tale, only thing is Joel never comes back.

HITCHCOCKIAN SUSPENSE THRIILER 'NUMBER 37' RELEASED


Award-winning Hitchcockian suspense thriller NUMBER 37, filmed in Cape Town is out now On Demand from Dark Star Pictures.