Archive for May, 2011

- 12 mini-reviews from BIFFF 2011 -

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 by Vomitron -

  12 mini reviews from BIFFF 2011     BIFFF 2011 poster cr 84x120 thriller reviews sci fi reviews horror fantasy drama comedy action Director: The 29th Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival
Writer:
Vomitron
Publishing year:
2011

  12 mini reviews from BIFFF 2011     BIFFF 2011 minilogo thriller reviews sci fi reviews horror fantasy drama comedy action A brief BIFFF 2011 overview

Your devoted viewer attended 12 theatrical screenings during BIFFF 2011. A mixtures of genres and a variety of topics, with the occasional/obligatory vampires & zombies thrown in the mix. An overview starting with Andy Fetscher‘s second feature ‘Urban Explorer’ and ending with John Carpenter‘s newest ‘The Ward’. Find out & read all about the movies that lie in between, below…

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Basilisk: The Serpent King

Thursday, May 26th, 2011 by Perfesser Deviant -

Basilisk: The Serpent King   Basilisk The Serpent King poster 80x120 sci fi reviews horror Director: Stephen Furst
Writers
: Wil McCarthy & Chase Parker
Release Year
: 2006

Stoned snake.

Archeologist Dr. Harry McColl (Jeremy London) and his team Rudy (Griff Furst) and Sierra (Sarah Skeeters) dig up a rockfall and find a bunch of statues – including a basilisk statue – as well as a golden rod with a jewel on top. Back in the states, Harry meets new faculty Rachel Donegal (Wendy Carter) right before he attends the opening of the exhibit of the dig finds. The opening is emceed by Professor Carlton (Stephen Furst) and attended by benefactors Brock (Doug Dearth) and Hannah (Yancy Butler), but is not particularly successful when the basilisk suddenly returns to life and attacks.

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Bedevilled

Monday, May 23rd, 2011 by Coventry -

Bedevilled   Bedevilled poster ENG 84x120 thriller reviews reviews horror drama Director: Cheol-Soo Jang
Writer:
Kwang-Young Choi
Release year:
2010
South Korean title:
Kim Bok-Nam Salinsageonui Jeonmal

Bedevilled   BIFFF 2011 minilogo thriller reviews reviews horror drama Island of slow-brooding vengeance

Kim Bok-Nam lives on an island. Her life is worse than that of a slave. She’s being abused and humiliated by her husband and the rest of the island’s population. Eventually, her tragic life will leave her no other option than to revolt.

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Burke And Hare

Thursday, May 12th, 2011 by Coventry -

Burke And Hare   burke and hare 80x120 thriller reviews reviews comedy Director: John Landis
Writer:
Piers Ashworth and Nick Moorcroft
Release year:
2010

Burke And Hare   BIFFF 2011 minilogo thriller reviews reviews comedy Killing and body snatching with a sardonic smile!

In Nineteenth Century Edinburgh, the medical society is making great improvements. But they’re also in desperate need for fresh cadavers to study on. Even grave robbers Burke and Hare find themselves at a shortage of bodies when the demand rises, and they decide to try other ways to get their hands on fresh, dead bodies.

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Croc

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 by Perfesser Deviant -

Croc   Croc 2007 CR 84x120 reviews horror action Director: Stewart Raffill
Writer
: Ken Solarz
Release Year
: 2007

Salty doom

Bridge Largemeat … I mean … Jack McQuade (Peter Tuinstra), runs an animal park in Thailand which is much coveted by designated bad guy industrialist Andy Konsong Jr. (Tawon Saetang). When someone gets eaten by a crocodile the same day a crocodile escapes from the park that Jack built, he teams up with croc expert Croc Hawkins (Michael Madsen) to find the real crocodile because his tame crocs are too nice to eat people. Unfortunately, the giant croc they have to face is a CGI model, so it’s going to be tough….

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First Men In The Moon

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 by Coventry -

First Men In The Moon   First Men in the Moon 1964 79x120 sci fi reviews fantasy comedy Director: Nathan Juran
Writer:
Nigel Kneale and Jan Read, based on the story by H.G. Wells
Release year:
1964

First Men In The Moon   Offscreen 2011 mini logo sci fi reviews fantasy comedy In your face, Neil Armstrong!

The eerie wonders of the moon get unravelled by Ray Harryhausen‘s visionary visual effects in this retro-sci-fi classic when a nutty scientist & a loving couple travel to our silver globe in a ludicrous rocket ship.

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Forbidden World

Thursday, May 26th, 2011 by Vomitron -

Forbidden World   Forbidden World poster01CR 80x120 sci fi reviews horror Director: Allan Holzman
Writer:
Tim Curnen, Jim Wynorski and R.J. Robertson
Release year:
1982

A world full of pleasures. The guilty kind.

The members of an isolated research facility on a distant planet in a galaxy far, far away have gotten themselves in a bit of trouble. A genetic experiment did not go according plan. These things rarely do go down as planned and scientists will never learn not to meddle with things they shouldn’t be meddling with. Now some alien hybrid-thing is lose and it’s growing. Not only in size, but also with appetite. A federation marshal is sent in to prevent the scientists from becoming late night monster snacks.

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Paperhouse

Thursday, May 26th, 2011 by Perfesser Deviant -

Paperhouse   paperhouse poster 77x120 reviews horror fantasy Director: Bernard Rose
Writers
: Matthew Jacobs based on a novel by Catherine Storr
Release Year
: 1988

We are such stuff as dreams are made on.

Young Anna Madden (Charlotte Burke) pisses off her teacher (Jane Bertish) and goes home sick. In her delirium, she begins drawing a picture of a house that works its way into her dreams. As her illness gets worse and worse, her mother (Glenne Headly) worries a great deal, but more worrying for the audience are her dreams of a boy Marc (Elliott Spiers). These dreams turn out to have some substance as Anna’s doctor – Dr. Sarah Nicols (Gemma Jones) – also has a patient named ‘Marc’ who’s getting worse….

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Pete’s Dragon

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 by Perfesser Deviant -

Petes Dragon   Petes Dragon poster 1 84x120 reviews fantasy comedy animation Director: Don Chaffey
Writers
: Malcolm Marmorstein based on a story by Seton I. Miller & S.S. Field
Release Year
: 1977

A dragon terrorizes a seaside town.

Pete (Sean Marshall) is an orphan who has been bought by the Gogans – an evil family of hillbillies – who are ruled by the more evil mother Lena (Shelley Winters). Since he finds redneckery less than appealing, he runs away with a monstrous dragon named ‘Elliott’ (voiced by Charlie Callas). He’s taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper Nora (Helen Reddy) and her drunken father Lampie (Mickey Rooney) and finds that the town is not really as tolerant of his lifestyle as it seems at first….

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