Author Archives: Craig McGee

Film Review: Peacock (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: John Skillpa, a quiet bank clerk living in tiny Peacock, Nebraska, prefers to live an invisible life. This might have to do with John’s secret: he has another personality no one knows about, a woman who each morning does his chores and cooks him breakfast before he starts his day. Then, in a moment, everything changes… REVIEW: Written by: Michael Lander & Ryan O’Roy Directed by: Michael Lander Starring: Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page, Josh … Continue reading

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Film Review: Frat House Massacre (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Set in the late 70s, this gritty and twisted film taps the physical and mental underpinnings of the meaning of the word “brother” in a way reminiscent of the best of late 70s grindhouse and early 80s slashers. REVIEW: Written by: Draven Gonzalez  Directed by: Alex Pucci  Starring: Rane Jameson, Jon Fleming, Niki Rubin, Lisa DiCicco, Chris Prangley  QUICK FIX: In the late 1970s, a pair of brothers – one in college and the other just getting … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sharktopus (2010)

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  SYNOPSIS: The sharktopus is tough, but fair. Actually, it’s not fair at all, it’s absolutely merciless and it will just f*ck you up! It is also sophisticated, a gourmand and a member of MENSA Elite!!!It is a creature so evil that it was cast from the pits of hell and sent to kill all those who enter the sea. REVIEW: Written by:  Mike McLean Directed by:  Declan O’Brien Starring:  Sara Malakul Lane, Ralph Garman, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Believers (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: A New York psychiatrist finds that a voodoo cult, which believes in child sacrifice, has a keen interest in his own son. REVIEW: Written by: Mark Frost Directed by: John Schlesinger Starring: Martin Sheen, Helen Shaver, Harley Cross, Robert Loggia QUICK FIX: Based on Nicholas Conde’s novel, “The Religion”, THE BELIEVERS tells the story of police psychiatrist Cal Jamison, who moves from Minnesota to the Big Apple (New York City???!!) with his young son … Continue reading

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Film Review: Leprechaun’s Revenge (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: An evil leprechaun who has been imprisoned within the roots of a majestic old oak tree, is accidentally set loose on St. Patrick’s Day. Once free, he takes out his bloody revenge on the descendants of the people who originally imprisoned him. REVIEW: Written by: Anthony C. Ferrante Directed by: Drew Daywalt Starring: THE Billy Zane, William Devane, Courtney Halverson, Azure Parsons QUICK FIX: Karen is out hunting in the woods with her Grandpa, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Parasite (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find away to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus and his rednecks and an evil government agent named Merchant. REVIEW: Written by: Alan J. Adler, Michael Shoob, Frank Levering Directed by: Charles Band Starring: Robert Glaudini, Demi Moore, Luca Bercovici, Tom Villard QUICK FIX: In a shoddy 3-D post-apocalyptic world … Continue reading

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Film Review: Live Animals (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A ruthless entrepreneur targets young victims for his macabre business. Using an isolated horse barn, he sells his captives to the highest bidder. Five friends on a vacation at a lake house are brutally kidnapped and find themselves prisoners, awaiting the auction block. Rather than succumb to a soulless slave’s existence they chance death for freedom only to discover this twisted underworld reaches further than they imagine. REVIEW: Written & Directed by: Jeremy Benson … Continue reading

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Film Review: Black Forest (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Tourists Trapped In an enchanted forest do battle with evil fairy tale creatures. REVIEW: Written by: Frank H. Woodward Directed by: Patrick Dinhut In a giddy, hammy, over-the-top performance that would rival 1960s William Shatner doing William Shakespeare, every year on the Midsummer’s Eve, local guide Ben Cross gleefully convinces unsuspecting tourists to take a lil trip to the countryside to see the gorgeous happenings at one particular node. But wouldn’t you know it, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Phantasm II (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: Mike, now released from a psychiatric hospital, continues his journey to stop the evil Tall Man from his grim work. REVIEW: Written & Directed by: Don Coscarelli Starring: Reggie Bannister, James LeGros, Angus Scrimm QUICK FIX: Ten years after the events in the first film, Mike is finally released from psychiatric care when (just like Charley Brewster in FRIGHT NIGHT 2) he agrees with his doc that all the wicked sh*t from the first … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Gruesome Death of Tommy Pistol (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: The Gruesome Death of Tommy Pistol follows the disappointing life of struggling actor Tommy P, who has turned his back on family and friends to pursue his dream of stardom and when he finally hits rock bottom, Tommy seeks solace in a penis pump and discovers that even in his dreams, he still fails miserably. What he doesn’t realize is that his whole life has been leading up to the moment when he awakes … Continue reading

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Film Review: Evil In the Time of Heroes (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: The prophecy speaks about the hero who will send the Evil to… Hell REVIEW: Written & Directed by: Yorgos Noussias Starring: Dinos Avgoustidis, Orfeas Avgoustidis, Hristos Biros, and Billy Zane QUICK FIX: Also known as KAKO 2 (because using Roman numerals for a Greek movie is probably considered rude in some cultures? I dunno) this flick picks up right where the first KAKO (EVIL) left off; the survivors meet up with another group of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Camel Spiders (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Based on actual creatures that for years have tormented our armed forces in the Middle East, these creatures have now invaded the southwestern deserts of the United States. The Camel Spiders now freely hunt for prey, unafraid of any predator – including man. No place is safe no one is beyond their paralyzing sting. In the end, a small band of hearty fighters are forced to make one last stand against the creatures REVIEW: … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Runs Cold (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Winona, a successful artist looking to get away from her stressful life. Her manager rents her a house in her home town where she runs in to an old boyfriend. They go back to the house, only to find out it is not as empty as they assumed. REVIEW: Written by: Sonny Laguna, David Liljeblad, Tommy Wiklund Directed by: Sonny Laguna Starring: Hanna Oldenburg, Patrick Saxe, Andreas Rylander, Elin Hugoson, Ralf Beck QUICK FIX: … Continue reading

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Film Review: Not Another B Movie (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Just because you can make a movie, doesn’t mean you should… REVIEW: Written & Directed by: John Wesley Norton Starring: Byron Thames, Larry Thomas, James Vallo, Lindsay Gareth Stop me if you’ve heard this one – a writer, a director, and a producer walk into a bar. They have coffee and drinks during which time they haggle over script changes and the film is interspersed with a movie within a movie detailing the plot … Continue reading

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Film Review: Life Blood (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: New Year’s Eve, 1968: While driving on the Pearblossom Highway, a lesbian couple encounters the creator of the universe. Laid to rest for 40 years, the women wake up on New Year’s Day as reborn creatures. REVIEW: Written & Directed by: Ron Carlson Starring: Sophie Monk, Scout Taylor-Compton, Anya Lahiri, Patrick Renna, Charles Napier QUICK FIX: On New Year’s Eve 1968, lesbian lovers Brooke & Rhea go on the lam when one of them … Continue reading

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Film Review: Psycho Sleepover (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A slumber party turns deadly, when a group of psychopaths escape from an asylum. REVIEW: Debbie is having a sh*tty week – her boyfriend of several months desperately wants a mouth hug, but she isn’t willing to go past the ever-popular Eskimo nose kissing. Most guys, even in high school, would just move onto the next chick, right? Debbie’s boyfriend gets down with his nerd self and dons a clown costume and tries to … Continue reading

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