Apr 1, 2024

Monthly Media Recap - March 2024

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Why So Series-less?
This is usually where I talk about recent seasons of something I finished. I've got a few irons in the series fire (I don't know why I said it that way but I'm leaving it in) but they're all still airing.


Proof that original movies can still be made! I went into this only having seen the trailer. It's clear that most of the characters understand the world they're living in but the way it spoons out information to the viewer makes it such a fun ride. If you're reading this, there's a good chance you'd enjoy this movie as much as I did. There is a horror element to it and some blood but nothing worse than you'd see on The Walking Dead.

Rating: 8/10

This is to TV of its day as War of the Worlds was to radio. Apparently the Beeb (that's what the cool kids call the BBC, right?) caught a lot of flak for this mockumentary because some folks thought it was real. It's a little slow but kept my attention and it has some good creepy moments to it. It's also available for free on the Internet Archive!

Rating: 8/10

Five Latinix directors come together for this horror anthology that mostly delivers. There's a couple of stories that are funny, one that left me confused, and the other two were okay. The wraparound story provides a great ending but doesn't do so good a job of being the reason why we're being told the other tales. And hey, it's got Pedro it in!

Rating: 7/10

This was a pretty enjoyable 80s style throwback with plenty of practical effects and makeup jobs. It might not make any top watch lists but it's definitely a good time. Plus, how often do you get Bruce Campbell in a horror comedy where he's not the one kicking ass?

Rating: 7/10

It's a huge testament to the people that made this that I was glued to the screen during the first hour and there is nothing more going on than two people talking. I was still glued after the first hour but more than talking happens. The sound design is outstanding and makes the raging storm outside a character all its own.
Rating: 8/10 

I probbaly would have gone all my life without even knowing this movie existed had the band Sorcery not appeared in it and contributed to the soundtrack (I talked about them last week). It's kind of fun in a cheesy 80s horror way but falls a little short of being so bad it's good. I was a little let down that it has nothing to actually do with October or Halloween and the killer reveal makes no sense if you think about it.

Rating: 4/10

This is probably the first Disney Channel movie I've ever watched that didn't have a little tint of horror or monsters in it. Sure, it's got leprechauns but they're more fairy magic than murderous. The only reason I watched this is that Timothy Omundson is in it and it gets brought up a lot on the Psych podcast he does.

Rating: 4/10

I can't justify giving you the trailer for this (also I couldn't find one!). They tried way too hard to make this "grindhouse-y" with fake scratches and film burn. It's a weird mixed bag of two shorts and some fake commercials/trailers. The first short, Man Hunt, is like getting Saw from Wish and then having a blind person watch it and describe to the director. The second is Stripper with a Shotgun with chopsocky action, toplessness, and guns, which sounds like it should be a blast on paper. Movies like this are why I shy away from low budget horror.

Rating: 3/10
This "movie" clocks in at an hour and 9 minutes and even the trailer is more than anyone should watch. Look, I'm just going to spoil the "mystery" of the killer: it's a guy that gets pissed off about people talking during a movie and wears a popcorn bucket with eye holes cut out as a mask. The first on screen kill doesn't happen until 47 minutes in and it's hilariously bad. I'm guessing that this was filmed over night in a working theater, possibly by people that work there. And if any of the movie companies that have posters up in the background even knew this movie existed, they'd probably have it removed from existence.

Rating: 2/10

This Month
New: 9 Rewatch: 0
Year to Date
New: 28  Rewatch: 1

1 comment:

  1. My shoes don't wear rubbers. It's a real point of contention, but I've got to try to mind my own business...