Author Archives: Angel Van Croft

Film Review: Battle Of Los Angeles (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Nearly 70 years after the US military engaged an mysterious flying craft in the nighttime sky over Los Angeles, the vengeful interplanetary visitors return to settle the score in this sci-fi action adventure starring Kel Mitchell and Nia Peeples. When the invaders attempt to cripple the military by destroying our communications technology, disgraced Air Force Reserve Captain Tyler Laughlin rounds up a small squadron of determined survivors, and leads a mission to knock the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Skin Eating Jungle Vampires

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SYNOPSIS: Bringing exploitation back into the movies with this racy saga of the Clitorians – a group of lusty aliens who inhabit a “Lost World” inside a volcano. While they await the arrival of their Dark Lord, the Jungle Vampires stay eternally young by feasting on the flesh, bones and blood of unsuspecting tourists. Their latest conquest is the sweet young, Tiffany, a sorority cheerleader who disappears in the Costa Rican jungle during Spring break. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Scientist (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A reclusive physicist creates a mysterious machine in his basement that changes his life and all those around him. REVIEW: Director – Zach LeBeau Starring – Bill Sage, Adam LeFevre, Brittany Benjamin What happens to us when we die? Surely a question that we have all asked ourselves at one time or another. The Scientist asks that question in the opening scene and then launches into one man’s attempt to try and reconnect, if … Continue reading

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Film Review: Klown Kamp Massacre (2010)

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  SYNOPSIS: Fifteen years ago, Edwin went to clown camp to fulfill his lifelong dream of bringing laughter to the world… but nobody laughed. Humiliated on graduation night, Edwin viciously murdered the entire camp before vanishing into legend. Now, despite the warnings of the town drunk, old man Bonzo has reopened the ranch and a new class of clowns have unwittingly signed up. When their die-hard instructor Sgt. Funnybone (Miguel Martinez, The Donor Conspiracy) is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Prowl (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Amber dreams of escaping her small town existence and persuades her friends to accompany her to find an apartment in the big city. When their transportation breaks down, she and her friends gratefully accept a ride in the back of a semi. But when the driver refuses to stop and they discover the cargo is hundreds of cartons of blood, they panic. Their panic turns to terror when the truck disgorges them into a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wake Wood (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: The parents of a girl who was killed by a savage dog are granted the opportunity to spend three days with their deceased daughter. REVIEW: Director – David Keating Starring – Eva Birthistle, Aidan Gillen, Timothy Spall Resurrection. A theme and plot that has been covered many times before in horror movies. So I have to give credit to the filmmakers of Wake Wood for not only keeping the film entertaining, but giving a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Evil Spirits (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: A strange woman runs a boardinghouse whose tenants–mostly misfits and others who won’t be missed–begin dying off or simply disappearing. She still cashes their government benefit checks even after they’re gone, and it turns out that disappearing tenants aren’t the only weird things that are going on in that house REVIEW: Director – Gary Graver Starring – Karen Black, Arte Johnson, Virginia Mayo You know you’re going to be in for a wacky time … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stone (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Parole officer Jack Mabry (Robert De Niro) has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he’s been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald “Stone” Creeson (Edward Norton), a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially reluctant to indulge Stone in the coarse banter he wishes to pursue and feels little sympathy for the prisoner’s pleads for an early release. Seeing little hope … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Defiled (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: In a post apocalyptic world, science and technology have backfired leaving unfathomable destruction and a permanently diseased planet in its wake. A virus is mutating the human race turning innocent survivors into mindless cannibals. REVIEW: Director – Julian Grant Starring – Brian Shaw, Kathleen Lawlor Is there such a thing as a zombie art film? After seeing “The Defiled” you can definitely answer that question with a resounding yes. Okay, so they might not … Continue reading

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Film Review: Detention (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A  group of high school students are sent to Detention. Abandoned and locked in, images of Ghosts appear as they attempt to escape, only to find themselves connected to a past horrific death and made responsible for it with their lives. REVIEW: Director – James D.R. Hickox Starring – David Carradine, Billy Aaron Brown, Thomas Calabro Ah, the prank. Where would horror movies be without it? From Prom Night, Terror Train to Sorority Row, the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ultramarines Warhammer 40000 (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A squad of Ultramarines answer a distress call from an Imperial Shrine World. A full Company of Imperial Fists was stationed there, but there is no answer from them. The squad investigates to find out what has happened there.REVIEW: Director – Martyn Pick Starring – Terence Stamp, John Hurt, Sean Pertwee I’ll be honest up front and say that I have never read the popular Warhammer 40,000 books. So I wasn’t really sure what … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shibyo Osen Dead Rising (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Live action film “Shibyo Osen Dead Rising” based on the zombie action game “Dead Rising.” Set in Japan and directed by Keiji Inafune. REVIEW: Director – Keiji Inafune Starring – Onoue Hiroyuki, Shibukawa Kiyohiko A bit of a disclaimer here, I love the Dead Rising video games, especially Dead Rising 2. Killing zombies has never really been more fun. So I was anxious to see how this film was going to turn out, coming … Continue reading

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Film Review: Forgive Me For Raping You (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: About a depraved priest who lures innocent suburban girls into sexual slavery. REVIEW: Director – Bill Zebub Starring – Michael Stevens, Eidolona, Taylor Trash There are two options a writer / filmmaker has when deciding how to convey the theme of a film to the audience. The first, and more traditional, is to use subplot. There can be one, usually two or three or more but in some way they add dimension to the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Deadland (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A man must cross post-world war III terrain and the new martial-law to save his missing wife. REVIEW: Director – Damon O’Steen Starring – Gary Weeks, Brian Tee, Emily-Grace Murray Written by Gary Weeks, Deadland is a post-apocalyptic thriller as one man goes in search of his estranged wife. She needed a break after he lost all of their money in a bad investment, but wouldn’t you know that World War III breaks out … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Eerie Midnight Horror Show (aka The Sexorcist) (1978)

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SYNOPSIS: Satan arises seeking bloody revenge in the guise of an ancient sculpture with a shocking history. The lifelike carving comes to life and rapes a beautiful art student, possessing her soul. In a series of twisted orgies with the unholy demon, the girl is stirred into a manic frenzy, unable to control her sexual impulses. When psychiatrists and doctors are powerless to help the young woman, her desperate parents turn to a priest, an … Continue reading

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Film Review: Slave (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A dangerous and masochistic psychopath known as the White Arab. While Georgie fights for her life and her sanity, David must wade through a quagmire of corrupt officials, drug dealers and crazed locals in an attempt to discover her location and rescue her before it is too late. REVIEW: Director – Darryn Welch Starring – Sam Page, Natassia Malthe, Michael Maxwell It seems like anymore in the movies when we Americans go on vacation … Continue reading

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