Category: Film Reviews

Occupation (2018) – By Baron Craze

When horror and sci-fi fans see cinema from Australia, it often fits into the Ozploitation genre with movies such as The Survivor (1981), but director and writer Luke Sparke (Red Billabong [2016]) presents this independent film Occupation from Saban Films. Sparke takes inspiration from many action, sci-fi movies and television series, such as blending together…


House of Salem (2016) – By Baron Craze

The occult horror subgenre, a strange attraction for the horror and thriller fans, it attracts so many viewers, that mysterious appeal, enhancing each film in a different manner. Director and writer James Crow (Nightmare on 34th Street [2017]), mixes a strange potion of British crime thriller and supernatural horror twists, yet keeps everything in a…


DOA Review: 5-Headed Shark Attack (2017) – By Baron Craze

Well this month, and the 30th Anniversary of Shark Week, felt it was only proper to venture down to the coast that borders one side of the DOA graveyard, to the other side there’s swamp, however not going to tell what else surrounds these wretched grounds. Hence I located another hideous creation, masking itself with…


Escape From Cannibal Farm (2017) – By Baron Craze

This film from director and writer Charlie Steeds is clearly influenced by the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, earning release on Video on Demand via High Octane Pictures, and thanks to Dark Temple Motion Pictures production isn’t overly reliant on gore, but delivers on some low-level thrills while attempting not to foreshadow too much.  Steeds shows…


The Devil’s Well (2017) – By Baron Craze

An interesting spin in the crowded found footage movies, this time embarking on the tale of visiting a supposedly haunted basement in an abandoned building, okay not an original location, they can’t all be Eastern State Penitentiary. However, writer and director Kurtis Spieler (Sheep Skin [2013]) delves into a paranormal and Satanism, and actually contains…


Heidi (2014) – By Baron Craze

A low budgeted offering of a creepy doll named Heidi as one already knows it’s a vindictive and thoroughly possessed doll, but not in the sense of Chucky, rather more guarded and eager to inflict harm than just wanting to play. This is a found footage horror film produced by Neon Mirage, written and directed by…


DOA Review: Platoon of the Dead (2009) – By Baron Craze

CASE NUMBER: #108 Once more, venture down the overgrown path into the land of DOA, where wretched discoveries await, the movies so dreadful that even the rescue squads couldn’t aid in recovery. This month’s its Platoon of the Dead written and directed by John Bowker (the last movie he directed) , a low-budget zombie film, which forgot…


VooDoo (2017) – By Baron Craze

While I did review this film as a screener in April of 2017 for Rogue Cinema, it now has accomplished an official DVD from Wild Eye Releasing, with new artwork, featuring the common body manipulations of demonic themed creatures. In addition, it’s available on various VOD carriers such as Amazon Prime, hence I decided against…


The Jurassic Games (2018) – By Baron Craze

Sometimes knowing and expecting what a film is, makes it a tad more enjoyable, and hence The Jurassic Games, a campy B-movie, the filmmakers know it too, and never excels past that standpoint, yet strives to entertain. While it hints clearly from other sci-fi flicks, Wedlock (1991) which starred Rutger Hauer or Fortress (1992) from director…


Island Zero (2018) – By Baron Craze

Well-known for her Rizzoli & Isles series of novels (then television series), Tess Gerritsen (retired medical doctor) knows how to make people’s spines tingle lives in Maine, a state where the King of horror novels Stephen exists. In 1993, she wrote a screenplay for a thriller entitled Adrift, and taking that first step into the horror realm…