Don't get me wrong, in a horror story, we need lots of monster and lots of gore, but back-stories on the characters can be enhancing. As our survivors attempt to remain survivors, a soap opera develops as Sean (Paul Iacono), Taylor Swift's biggest fan, reveals to one of the babes that her boyfriend is also his boyfriend. Team unity is then tested. Daring plans are formulated, and great self-sacrifice is made, but will it be enough to survive the very hungry creature, and the ill-tempered and amateur-survivalist, Douglas? Available also on Netflix, enjoy a terrific monster story.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Animal, The Chiller Network Shines
Made for The Chiller Network, 2014's "Animal" is a terrific horror film, with a real neat monster. This is also the most shocking horror film shot in Connecticut since "The Horror of Party Beach" (see this reviewed on my blog, from Jan. 30, 2014). Not a slasher, or a supernatural force, today's antagonist is a good old fashioned long-fanged creature. In what I saw as a cross between "Night of the Living Dead" and "Prophecy," "Animal" (directed masterfully by Brett Simmons) is one of those films that you can never guess who the next victim will be. Be careful in attaching yourself to any one character, it just may be their death knoll. This film is also graced by some fine performances, great writing, and scary creature effects.