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Needn't bother with NEVER CRY WEREWOLF though I'm sure nobody but me would anyway.

Review as promised.
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What about Rest Stop 2 (first one was horrible!) and Joyride 2 (gotta say I liked the first)?
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That TRAILER PARK TERROR banner on the site has me curious. Anybody have an insight? Anyone catch it at a festival?
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Great review. A little heavy on the parenthesis but dropping PROJECT:METALBEAST more than made up for it.
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A little heavy on the parenthesis

I tend to ramble and sidetrack, but it's only due to enthusiasm. I'm also prone to long lists. I should consider more bullet-points.
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Great review of what looks like a really horrible flick, DM. Believe me...after my tenure at Creature Corner, I empathize. Oh, and this:

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Unlike his cousins (Scott and Todd Howard), TARD WOLF had an exceptionally awkward "awkward phase".

...nearly killed me.
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I appreciate the feedback, guys. For some reason, the WereLOLf cracks me up more than it should. The flick wasn't nearly as bad as some others I've seen and reviewed. Thank God.
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I'll say this much, NEVER CRY WEREWOLF is a lot better than most of its Sci Fi original brethren, like THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN for instance. Man, that was a stinker.
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Finally got around to watching P2 last night and I wish I hadn't. I found it hard not to turn it off it was so boring. The main character kept making the wrong choices which I found really annoying.
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Finally got around to watching P2 last night and I wish I hadn't. I found it hard not to turn it off it was so boring. The main character kept making the wrong choices which I found really annoying.

Except for choices in wardrobe. Next stop... CLEAVAGE TOWN!

Wes Bentley chewed so much scenery in P2 that I couldn't help but find some enjoyment in it.

EDIT: Spelling.
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Accept for choices in wardrobe. Next stop... CLEAVAGE TOWN!

Wes Bentley chewed so much scenery in P2 that I couldn't help but find some enjoyment in it.

I have to agree with you on that. Bentley's 'out there' performance was my reason to finish the movie.

Well, that and the cleavage.
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Has anybody else seen the Ghosthouse release Dance of the Dead? I thought it was pretty damn good, very much in the spirit of Return of the Living Dead.
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Has anybody else seen the Ghosthouse release Dance of the Dead? I thought it was pretty damn good, very much in the spirit of Return of the Living Dead.

I plan to. I'll report back when I do.
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I Sell the Dead:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0902290/

A grave robber reflects on his life of crime, starring Ron Perlman.
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Better than most alligator/croc movies but not as good as ALLIGATOR. The same way no shark movie can ever touch JAWS, nothing can touch ALLIGATOR.

Agreed. Finally caught this. Not as fun as LAKE PLACID, but a step up from PRIMEVAL (which is adequate enough). If ROGUE and PITCH BLACK taught us anything, it's don't let Radha Mitchell drive.
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Dance of the Dead is fun. It does have a similar vibe to ROTLD or maybe Night of the Creeps, though it isn't as good as those. Still, a fun zombie comedy.

I just watched Trackman and Room 205, neither is bad but both are underwhelming. Last House in the Woods is, I think, pretty awful. I'm baffled that it's gotten some good reviews on horror sites. I think people go easy on it because it's Italian and going for a 70's/80's vibe. But it's not good. I'm still interested in the rest of these titles, although my expectations are low and I have a feeling Dance of the Dead will end up being the best of the bunch.

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I Sell the Dead:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0902290/

A grave robber reflects on his life of crime, starring Ron Perlman.

I really, really want to see this. The trailer is awesome, the concept is cool, and the cast is solid.
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I Sell the Dead:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0902290/

A grave robber reflects on his life of crime, starring Ron Perlman.

That looks great. Submit that to Alex & Co STAT!
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I Sell the Dead trailer:

http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer...e-dead/trailer
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Yeah I watched the one on imdb. Looks kooky and twisted and fun.
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So far the best Ghost House Underground movie is far and away The Substitute, though it's barely a horror movie. It's like Monster Squad or Fright Night, only good.
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How about Trailer Park of Terror, Re-Cycle or Zombie Strippers
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Trailer Park of Terror or Zombie Strippers

I asked about TP earlier. I'm curious as well. There should be a CHUD review of ZOMBIE STRIPPERS coming soon.

How's SHROOMS? Howbout VANGUARD? I've been seeing that one at the stores and rental places. Here's Alex's review on that one.

GHOST LAKE? GHOST WATCHER? BOG CREATURES? ARMY OF THE DEAD? The covers have always made me somewhat interested...

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DARK FLOORS. Stay away. It's like KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM meets SILENT HILL. Only bad.
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DARK FLOORS. Stay away. It's like KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM meets SILENT HILL. Only bad.

That's a good way to put it. I have a review on the way soon. I was hoping they would include more than 2 Lordi vids to make up for it.
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The Lordi videos are far more amusing than the film. The press conference is a hoot as well, especially when the guys with full prosthetics try to talk. Finnish people...what dorks!
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The Lordi videos are far more amusing than the film. The press conference is a hoot as well, especially when the guys with full prosthetics try to talk. Finnish people...what dorks!

Yeah, they won't be seen outta costume, and yet, they don't stay in character. Pretty goofy.
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automation transfusion?YES OR NO PEOPLE

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I'm also curious. The trailer looks intense, but the Netflix user reviews (not a great barometer) tore it apart. Apparently, the presentation (audio and video) and shaky cam leave much to be desired, and it just kinda ends (to be continued...), but it's a small time investment (70+ min).

Nobody saw AUTOMATON TRANSFUSION? Howbout THE ZOMBIE DIARIES? How does it compare to DIARY OF THE DEAD (and is that one worth checking out?)?
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That's a good way to put it. I have a review on the way soon. I was hoping they would include more than 2 Lordi vids to make up for it.

I was shocked at how much I enjoyed their music, which made the fact that there was basically none of it in the movie that much harder to take.
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I was shocked at how much I enjoyed their music, which made the fact that there was basically none of it in the movie that much harder to take.

Yeah, the flick has a real absence of the band's personality, despite featuring them in costume. Shame.
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Nobody saw AUTOMATON TRANSFUSION

I saw the first 5 minutes or so. All the complaints about the quality are true. Its like watching a really bad bootleg on youtube or something.

Saw Dance Of The Dead though. Wasnt that bad. The whole teen thing was keeping it from being good. Had the guy from The Signal wich was fun.

Also watched half of Midnight Meat Train. Kinda lame. Breaks my cardinal rule of shitty CGI gore so it might just have that swaying my opinion.
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Howbout THE ZOMBIE DIARIES? How does it compare to DIARY OF THE DEAD (and is that one worth checking out?)?

It's not all that bad. There are some great moments of verisimilitude that hit the same dread-filled chords that the best of the BBC faux-docs like SMALLPOX and DIRTY WAR did.

They got the "shambles" down pretty well, opting for the traditional slow lurking dead thankfully. The fx work is pretty good and goes probably much farther for them thanks to the shaky, improperly aimed camera technique.

Maybe not surprisingly, it also suffers and benefits from the same inherent issues as with any "Diary" film. The acting has moments of sheer amateurism, and while in the best of these types of narratives that can be offset by the idea that these are supposed to be your average garden-variety folks, in this film it breaks the quality chain.

My largest gripes with ZOMBIE DIARIES actually cover almost all the "diary" types. Distinct lack of older folks. Too often, these films are populated with almost exclusively under 30 types. I get that in a world collapsing under a zombie apocalypse, the older people might not stand that great a chance, but the insistance on having it peopled entirely by fresh out of collegers is pretty damn preposterous. Also, though Romero's DIARY doesn't suffer from this as much(and DIARIES only a small bit), I can't escape the impression that often these zombie flicks are designed to be little more than a gun nut wank fest. From the most amateur tripe on YouTube to the ones that actually get released, too many of these zombie films(and they are legion!) don't have much going on beyond some young twits running around in a SWAT fantasy masturbating high-powered weaponry. Sounds harsh, I know, but frankly that's what I'm getting from alot of these.

(I won't even get into the "Put the fuckin' camera down" disorder that almost all films of this type-DIARY, DIARIES, CLOVERFIELD-suffer from. It's an unfortunately required factor in these particular kinds of films...problem is, they still haven't found a a truly clever way to make it work logically. Romero came close in DIARY with the mansion security camera sequence, something that played perfectly to one of his strengths going all the way back to his commercial days...brilliant editing of static shots.)

Folks were rough on Romero for DIARY and in alot of areas they had valid issues. Despite doing a fine job for it's genre(low-budget undead flick)ZOMBIE DIARIES will help to show just how well Romero actually did with his film.

If you're a zombie film fan particularly, you should check it out. Every unseen dead film diminishes you.
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Has anybody else seen the Ghosthouse release Dance of the Dead? I thought it was pretty damn good, very much in the spirit of Return of the Living Dead.

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I plan to. I'll report back when I do.

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Dance of the Dead is fun. It does have a similar vibe to ROTLD or maybe Night of the Creeps, though it isn't as good as those. Still, a fun zombie comedy

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Saw Dance Of The Dead though. Wasnt that bad. The whole teen thing was keeping it from being good. Had the guy from The Signal wich was fun.

Yup... Here's my take on it finally:
http://chud.com/articles/articles/17...EAD/Page1.html

Feel free to leave comments/talkbacks!
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DARK FLOORS. Stay away. It's like KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM meets SILENT HILL. Only bad.

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That's a good way to put it. I have a review on the way soon. I was hoping they would include more than 2 Lordi vids to make up for it.

As promised.

One coming on THE SUBSTITUTE soonish. Quick preliminary opinion: "Really enjoyed it." Not what I expected. More like a scary family flick like POLTERGEIST or MONSTER SQUAD (R for language).
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The Cell 2

http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/films.php?id=4043

Plot Summary: The Cusp is a serial killer who kills his victims and then brings them back to life...over and over again until they beg to die. Maya is a psychic investigator who gained her powers after a 1 year coma after she was the Cusp's first victim. Now the Cusp Killer is back and Maya has little time to do what she has never done before, go into the mind of a killer unprotected, and save his latest victim.

Sounds interesting.
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That TRAILER PARK TERROR banner on the site has me curious. Anybody have an insight? Anyone catch it at a festival?

Way better than something named Trailer Park of Terror has a right to be.

It's serious flaw is that it's a bit schizophrenic,veering wildly from fairly serious for a lot of it's running time out into comical outlandishness. It also allows some women with fantastic cleavage to somehow keep their tops on throughout the entire film.

That said, it's gory as hell (I watched unrated version of course), has some nice effects (there's some weak CGI outweighed heavily by some great makeup) and a rocking "rockabilly" soundtrack provided often by an undead redneck. Director Steven Goldmann used to direct Metallica Videos, so it's got a sense of style that managed to keep my finger off the FF button the entire running time.

Well worth a rental.
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