Tag: Creature Feature

Basket Case 2 (1990) – By Baron Craze

Back in 1982 with a less than shoestring budget, director Frank Henenlotter released a very unusual and extremely unique film called Basket Case, and later created in 1987 Brain Damage, however by the 1990s the demand for a sequel reared its head and hence Basket Case 2 was born. The story dives into a different…


Them! (1954) – By Baron Craze

At the time of writing this article and review of  “Them!” it’s 65-years-old and highly likely some readers are unaware of the movie and its importance in the horror genre, furthermore many modern audiences will find the movie as a watered down b-movie antiquated with technical limitations. However, for the time of 1954, those constraints…


It Came from the Desert (2017) – By Baron Craze

Director Marko Mäkilaakso  (War of the Dead [2011]) makes a lovely tribute and homage to previous creature features of both the recent past and those of long ago, including  Starship Troopers (1997) and Eight Legged Freaks (2002) and of course Them! (1954), in addition it wears its badge of b-movie tie-ins proudly, never taking itself…


Book of Monsters (2018) – By Baron Craze

Director Stewart Sparke and screenwriter Paul Butler, re-team to bring another horror tale after their Lovecraft inspired The Creature Below (2016) with a project complete thanks to a Kickstarter-funded campaign, bringing creatures to life in Book of Monsters. They used a fun script along with a series of practical special effects, all in homage to…


The Creature Below (2016) – By Baron Craze

When one thinks about underwater horror theme movies, many have the continuing nightmare of sharks, and it occurs far too much, the fear of the beasts appears more like those in Finding Dory than real life, aside from the suspense of The Shallows (2016). However, when an independent movie takes on the subject of a…


Harbinger Down (2015) – By Baron Craze

Alec Gillis, a special effects maestro responsible for creating many creatures to terrorize innocent film-goers minds for years, finally takes the step back behind the camera and into the chair of the director and served as a writer too, his longtime friend Tom Woodruff Jr. as a producing partner. Harbinger, a fishing vessel, helmed by…


Tarantula (1955): Still Crawling – By Baron Craze

During the 1950s the horror movie industry took to the atomic age like bees to honey, with incredible monstrous tales, while people worldwide contemplating the fears of nuclear holocausts, it was a great moment for filmmakers to exploit the fears of many, something the genre has hardwired into the psyche of the fans. Tarantula marks…


Snowbeast (1977) – By Baron Craze

On April 28, 1977, Snowbeast premiered, on NBC, playing off the infamous footage by Roger Patterson’s encounter with a Bigfoot, 10-years earlier in 1967, and using that along with the creature seen for over 100-years in the Colorado and the Pacific Northwest hence a yeti beast. Unknown to many actually two versions exist of this…


Knucklebones (2016) – By Baron Craze

Director Mitch Wilson makes his directorial debut with his film Knucklebones, which he also provided the screenplay for and worked very hard to create a new slasher monster to add to the ranks of the true icons (Jason and Freddy) of the genre, early on this killer achieves the mark with a combination of these…


DOA REVIEW: Scorpius Gigantus (2006) – By Baron Craze

CASE NUMBER: #111 One, important thing, I discovered among the grounds of the dead, are the films that no one cares enough to make properly on paper, its on a rare occasion that screenwriters find themselves unconcerned with a script, without any care for the plot or character development, meaningful dialogue, when one achieves a…