Dvd Tuesday: Oct 27th


Night of the Creeps



In this campy chiller, a college couple, in 1959, see an object plummet to Earth like a meteor. The boy accidentally swallows a space-slug that shoots out. In 1986, two freshmen roam the campus and stumble across the corpse of the boy who swallowed the space-slug. Once thawed out, the corpse comes to life.

I still really hate that a stupid cover was chosen over the use of the original poster but meh, it’s still a great movie.





Orphan





A bad seed with a Russian accent, 9-year-old Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman) is a nasty little girl with a nasty little plan. Unfortunately, this malevolent tyke has landed in the home of adoptive parents Kate and John (Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard), an unsuspecting couple with two kids of their own and considerable grief over recent family tragedies. It doesn’t take long for Esther to make her creepy presence known, as broken limbs on the playground and torched tree houses can attest. Give this movie some credit–the psychological underpinnings are all set carefully in place: Maternal trauma? Check. Backyard pond as emotionally charged danger zone? Check. Feminist parable about husbands not listening to troubled wives? Check. The casting of reputable actors such as Farmiga and Sarsgaard also ups the movie’s class quotient; Farmiga in particular has an emotional workout, and this gifted actress strikes few false notes even as the scenario becomes increasingly lurid. (There’s some déjà vu here: Farmiga also played a mother realizing her kid was “not right” in Joshua, a much superior film.) Director Jaume Collet-Serra, of House of Wax notoriety, knows full well the unsettling weirdness of seeing a child commit murderous mayhem, and he presses all the buttons with something like unholy joy. The movie begins to drive off the rails even before a clumsy twist hits the fan near the end, and at that point, the mechanical exercise becomes downright silly. The Omen‘s Damien has nothing to worry about.

I still find the “shock” ending to be quite hilarious so I think this movie is damn enjoyable.


Black Devil Doll



Five beautiful young women… one evil, murderous puppet.
Heather thought that a Ouija board was nothing but an innocent child’s game. Little did she know, this child’s game would open a flaming door to hell and re-animate the soul of a recently executed black militant serial killer! With his spirit now trapped in the body of a trash-talking ventriloquist doll, Heather and her friends must fight off the unrelenting horrors and unspeakable deviant advances of a three foot killer with a taste for young flesh and warm blood. Can they stop the BLACK DEVIL DOLL?
Check out the most talked-about independent cult film of the year of the year and find out for yourself–or ELSE!

I went to the L.A. premiere for this in April and though some of the jokes are flat and pointless, over all this is such a fun fuckin’ movie. This is definitely a- get your friends together, order pizza and drink beer- kind of movie




Dead Air



Logan Burnhardt is the ego-king of the airwaves, but his unflappable persona is put to the test when a terrorist bio-attack unleashes a plague of flesh-ripping maniacs on Los Angeles. |

Looks like the same league of PontyPool but I love Moseley so it’s on my list.




Happy Renting/Buying
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2 thoughts on “Dvd Tuesday: Oct 27th

  1. Picked up my copy of Night of the Creeps today. I can't wait to watch it. I have a crappy bootleg from years ago. Finally I can watch it in a proper version.

    I'm interested in Dead Air too. I hope it's a good movie.

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