Author Archives: Angel Van Croft

Film Review: Ghosted (2011)

ghosted-2011-1

SYNOPSIS: ‘GHOSTED’ tells a story of survival inside a British Prison. Jack a model prisoner, has kept his head down and done his time. After his wife confirms that she is leaving him, on the anniversary of their son’s death, the only thing that keeps him from going under is the new prisoner, Paul. Jack’s cell mate Ahmed, attempts to guide him on a path of salvation, a path that involves saving Paul from the … Continue reading

3 Comments

Film Review: The Traveler (2010)

The-Traveler-2010[1]

  SYNOPSIS: On the Christmas Eve in a small town, a stranger enters in the precinct and tells the Desk Sergeant Gulloy that he had murdered six people. Detective Alexander Black arrests the man in a cell and Deputy Jerry Pine, Deputy Jane Hollow, Deputy Toby Sherwood and Deputy Jack Hawkins are not able to identify him since the stranger does not have fingerprints. They call him Mr. Nobody and Deputy Hawkins recalls that he … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: The Sender (1982)

the-Sender-1982-movie-1

SYNOPSIS: A disturbed telepathic man is able to transmit his dreams and visions into the minds of the people around him. REVIEW: Director – Roger Christian Starring – Kathryn Harrold, Zeljko Ivanek, Shirley Knight, Paul Freeman To say that the horror genre exploded in the early eighties is a bit of an understatement. Many factors were involved, including the widespread purchasing of the VCR, but one of the main ones was money. You could make … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: Stranded (2013)

Stranded-christian-slater-2013-movie-5

SYNOPSIS: Four isolated astronauts on board a bio-dome space craft, experience a ghostly intercession after a meteor storm, leading to paranoia, fear and death. REVIEW: Director – Roger Christian Starring – Christian Slater, Brendan Fehr, Amy Matysio Stranded is a typical sci-fi B-movie. Nothing too terribly great, nothing too terribly bad. What’s kind of fascinating is the impressive roster that it brings to the table. Let’s face it, Christian Slater and Brendan Fehr are no … Continue reading

2 Comments

Film Review: Sader Ridge (2013)

Sader-Ridge-2013-Movie-2

SYNOPSIS: For years Samantha has wondered about where she came from. After inheriting a house from the family she never knew, Sam and three friends take a road trip to inspect the remote property. Soon after Sam arrives old memories come seeping back to her subconscious while jealousy and unspoken tension between the friends is forced to the surface. As relationships unravel, so does Sam’s sanity. She soon finds herself unable to tell the difference … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: Imaginaerum (2012)

Imaginaerum-2012--Movie-6

SYNOPSIS: A coma sends an old man into his childhood’s sinister fantasy world, where he must fight dementia and gain back his memories before it’s too late. REVIEW: Director – Stobe Harju Starring – Marianne Farley, Quinn Lord, Francis X. McCarthy I’m going to get literary for just a second and quote one of my favorite first lines from any novel, Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: 23 Minutes To Sunrise (2012)

23-Minutes-to-Sunrise-2012-Movie-6

SYNOPSIS: They say the darkest hour is just before dawn, and at the Sunrise diner it’s very late indeed. Four couples find themselves at an out-of-the-way 24-hour diner, but they are not all that they seem. REVIEW: Director – Jay Kanzler Starring – Eric Roberts, Nia Peeples, Bob Zany I have to point this out right off the bat: a horror movie this is not. If you look hard you could argue there is a … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: Cool Air (2006)

Cool-Air-2006-Movie-2

SYNOPSIS: Charlie Baxter, a struggling screenwriter, is searching for accommodation in a rundown mansion somewhere in the isolated mountains above Malibu. An expressionless and creatively bankrupt young man who rewrites exploitation sci-fi / horror scripts for a living, he takes a room in the mansion and learns of the mysterious doctor residing in the room above his own who dabbles in strange experiments. REVIEW: Director – Albert Pyun Starring – Morgan Weisser, Crystal Laws Green, … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: Stripped (2013)

Stripped-movie-poster

SYNOPSIS: STRIPPED is post-feminist horror, following the events surrounding a birthday outing with two brothers and a friend which turns into a horrific fight for survival after they become trapped in a house with a “family” of malevolent women. REVIEW: Directors – Mark LaFleur and J.M.R. Luna Starring – Nicole Sienna, Josh Cole, Carson Aune Ah, Vegas. The city of sin. Of twenty-four hour debauchery. The place where anything goes. What in the world could … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: Garden Of Love (The Haunting Of Rebecca Verlaine) (2003)

Garden Of Love (The Haunting Of Rebecca Verlaine) (2003)

SYNOPSIS: Several years after a musician and his friends are killed, his daughter is haunted by her dad, whos spirit is on killing spree. REVIEW: Director – Olaf Ittenbach Screenplay – Olaf Ittenbach and Thomas Reitmair What do you get when you have a special effects guy write and direct a horror movie? Hopefully a bloody good time. A German film released in the U.S. under “The Haunting Of Rebecca Verlaine,” this movie delivers on … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: The Morgue (2008)

The-Morgue-5

SYNOPSIS: About six strangers who find themselves stranded overnight at a rural morgue. REVIEW:Directors – Halder Gomes, Gerson Sanginitto Starring – Bill Cobbs, Heather Donahue, Lisa Crilley The movie starts, the screen is black and a quote appears. “Whenever you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.” Okay, strong start, buckle down and get ready for one hell of a ride, a scary movie with … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: Zombie Driftwood (2010)

Zombie-Driftwood-3

SYNOPSIS: When a cruise ship full of Caribbean tourists turn into zombies two metal fans must battle against zombie Armageddon armed only with a baseball bat, booze…and bagpipes. REVIEW: Director – Bob Carruthers Starring – Brian Braggs, Rita Estevanovich, Peter Kosa Zombies seem to be everywhere these days. Their proliferation seems to be unstoppable. Like the waves and waves of them that you might encounter in a horror movie, they just seem to keep on … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: The Speak (2011)

The-Speak-2011

SYNOPSIS: A real-time, POV supernatural horror in the vein of [REC], Paranormal Activity and Grave Encounters. A small TV crew makes their way into the most haunted hotel in the US to film a web series on the paranormal. With the help of a Native American medium, they perform “The SpeaK”, a ceremony that brings forth more spirits and demons than the crew bargained for REVIEWS: Director – Anthony Pierce Starring – Tom Sizemore, Kristina … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: Bad Meat (2011)

badmeat

SYNOPSIS: tells the story of a group of teenage delinquents who contract a deadly virus after being ordered to a remote camp for rehabilitation. Compared to Eli Roth’s Cabin Fever and Michal J Bassett’s Wilderness, BAD MEAT trades in all manner of bodily fluids, puking perverts, a graphic dog dissection, amateur stomach-pumping, chewed body-parts and ripped-off genitals.

Leave a comment

Film Review: The Caretaker (2012)

The-Caretaker-2012-Tom-Conyers-7

SYNOPSIS: As a wave of vampirism sweeps the world, a small but discordant group hole up in a country mansion in Victoria, Australia. A vampire, who has also occupied the mansion, offers them a deal: if they protect him from humans during the day, he’ll protect them from other vampires at night. So begins an uneasy alliance which soon threatens to fall apart REVIEW: Director – Tom Conyers Starring – Anna Burgess, Clint Dowdell, Colin … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: Amber Alert (2012)

Amber-Alert-2012-MOVIE-1

SYNOPSIS: When a group of friends decides to follow a car they’ve seen posted on an Amber Alert, things start to go very wrong. REVIEW: Director – Kerry Bellessa Starring – Jasen Wade, Summer Bellessa, Chris Hill Seems like anymore, taglines for horror movies need to start with the phrase, “just when you thought you’ve seen the last found footage film.” Yep, they’re everywhere and Amber Alert is no exception. Which of course begs the … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: Slaughter Tales (2012)

Slaughter-Tales-2012-3

SYNOPSIS: After a teen steals a VHS tape titled “Slaughter Tales” from a yard sale, he seals his fate by ignoring a ghostly apparition in his bath tub and watching the stolen tape. as the movie progresses, simple nightmares turn reality as evil is released from the tape REVIEW: Director – Johnny Dickie Starring – Johnny Dickie, Joe Ankenbrand, Katrina Basilio, Joey Davalos A while back I reviewed the infamous Black Devil Doll From Hell, … Continue reading

1 Comment

Film Review: Doomsday (2008)

Doomsday-2008-movie-9

SYNOPSIS: A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race. REVIEW: Director – Neil Marshall Starring – Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Malcolm McDowell When I received this current pack of movies to review and I saw that one of them was titled “Doomsday,” well, I just had to watch it before December 21st. Kinda set the mood. Needless to say this movie doesn’t … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: Megan Is Missing (2011)

Megan-Is-Missing-2011-1

SYNOPSIS: Fictional drama based on actual events, about 2 teen-age girls who encounter an internet predator. REVIEW: Director – Michael Goi Starring – Amber Perkins, Rachel Quinn, Dean Waite In October of 1993 twelve year old Polly Hannah Klaas was kidnapped and later found to have been murdered. The following year her father, Marc Klaas, started the KlaasKids Foundation to help spread the word about crimes against children. I mention this because on the cover … Continue reading

22 Comments

Film Review: Black Devil Doll From Hell (1984)

Black-Devil-Doll-from-Hell--1984-movie-4

SYNOPSIS: A woman buys a doll at a magic shop. Unbeknownst to her, the doll is possessed by an evil spirit, and it proceeds to take her over. REVIEW: Director – Chester N. Turner Starring – Shirley L. Jones, “?” (the name for the puppet in the credits, nice touch) I suppose if there was a bucket list for watching horror movies this “insanely crazy little movie that could and probably have shouldn’t” would be … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: Slaughter Weekend (2010)

Slaughter-Weekend-2010

SYNOPSIS: A weekend for a group of store clerks ends with slaughter. REVIEW: Director – Robert Nemere Starring – Alexis Ayala, Paul Braccioforte, Harold Bridgeforth I’ll be honest, I’m not even sure how to describe this movie. Part comedy, part horror, part gritty urban drama, part crime drama, part sex fetish exploration and well, you get the idea. It really is a mish mash if there ever was one. This film is definitely low budget … Continue reading

Leave a comment

About Angel Van Croft


Connect with me on Google+