Proudly presenting the views of a certain Fool For Blood called Aaron Christensen on five films screened during Offscreen Film Festival 2015. Below you can read about Tobe Hooper‘s ‘Eaten Alive’, Roger Corman‘s ‘The Little Shop Of Horrors’ and its ’80s all-star cast musical/re-make brother, one of production company Cannon’s most accomplished efforts called ‘Runaway Train’ (starring the mighty Jon Voight) and last but not least a British sci-fi success from the sixties, ‘Day Of The Triffids’ based on a novel by John Wyndham (the man responsible for writing ‘The Midwich Cuckoos’, which was adapted into another milestone of UK sci-fi/horror cinema entitled ‘Village Of The Damned’).
Legendary writer/director Jack Hill recently was invited to attend the first edition of Offscreen Film festival. This on account of an ‘In person tribute’ to his work.
An interview with Mr. Hill in the red seats of Cinema Nova…
The Grim EastMan-Eater
Six tourists find themselves stranded on a seemingly uninhabited Greek Island. While they try to figure out what to do next, someone is watching them. Someone, some being, with a craving for human flesh… and the will to kill, kill, KILL!!!
If it takes you that long to realize you have the wrong ice cream just live with it.
Following the killings of several gang members by members of the LAPD, an interracial and heavily armed street gang go on the rampage. After the witness to a gang-murder runs into a police station about to be shut down, the gang declares war on the station. Now a cop, the secretaries and inmates must join forces if they want to live.
Coked-out record producer Richard Saxx (Goran Visnjic) is accused of murder and thrown into a prison ward for at-risk prisoners; mainly gay and transgender inmates. The ward is ruled by trans capo Mousey (Kate del Castillo), who holds onto power at the behest of the vile Sgt. Johnson (D.B. Sweeney), and by child molesting monster Detroit (Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister). Saxx, who is neither gay nor trans, slowly builds alliances in the ward, which comes in handy when the last straw breaks and the prisoners rise up to turn the tables against their tormentors.
Charles Bronson is back in the streets of New York and his relentless quest for justice continues in this third entry in the ‘Death Wish’ franchise. Paul Kersey takes the term “stick to one’s guns” quite seriously here, as virtually everything that fires something becomes the ultimate deadly weapon in his hands. And all the scum throughout the city will know it!
Bird of Prey, Bird of Retaliation
Nami Matsushima (aka Sasori aka Scorpion) is loose in the city streets, continuing her frantic quest for freedom. Driven by her instinct for survival and desire to lead a normal life. Having fled from prison once again, she will now enter an urban world of crime & prostitution, while being hunted down by a one-armed cop out for revenge.
Surreal Female Convicts’ Road trip!
A year has passed since Nami’s last imprisonment. A year she spent in complete solitude, deep down between the walls of an isolated dungeon. A year of torture, rape & humilation. But her spirit is not broken yet. When a prominent figure arrives to inspect the prison facility, Nami sees another opportunity to attempt another break-out. And this time, she’s not alone…
W.I.P without dull clichés and stereotypes
In love with a corrupt police detective, Nami (Meiko Kaji) foolishly agrees to infiltrate the Yakuza. Things go very wrong. Betrayed, battered and bruised, she ends up in a violent prison environment with only one thing left on her mind… Revenge.
Making a monkey out of the forces of evil
Dr. Kohler is kidnapped upon his arrival in the Philippines by an evil organization headed by the enigmatic Mr. Giant. It seems the good doctor invented a little something called an N-bomb and Mr. Giant wants to use it to hold the world hostage. Enter Agent 00 (Ernesto de la Cruz aka Weng Weng), a 2’9″ super spy who is sent to thwart the syndicate that is filled with loudly dressed, drug dealing, incompetent mooks. Agent 00 uses his skills of seduction and partners up with various women (some more than others) before working with Irma (Beth Sandoval), a female agent who has infiltrated the organization. The two join to mount an all out assault to foil Mr. Giant and his numbskull minions’ plan of world domination.