The Plague Dogs is an animated movie that follows the story of two dogs who have escaped from an animal research facility in North West England. Snitter, who has had some kind of brain surgery (voiced by John Hurt) and Rowf, who was almost drowned during an experiment at the beginning of the film, escape after a lab worker leaves Rowf's cage door unlatched. They make their way through the lab and out through the incinerator, just in the nick of time before almost being burnt alive. They run out in the the countryside after first trying to find "a master" who will feed them. After being scared away by either their uninformed perception or by real threat, they attempt to live off of the land as feral dogs, even though they've had their shelter and food provided to them via the lab from which they escaped.
This week's Crapup is our first where we actually talk about newly reviewed movies!
Am I, the infamous Monkeyface, the only one who feels bad for a lot of these "bad guys" in horror movies? I mean come on they are usually horribly disfigured, have been bullied by society and mistreated by their parents, sometimes even tortured...so of course they are going to be pissed and want to kill people. They've usually had pretty terrible lives, and their homes are in some really rundown areas of the country. I think in their shoes I'd probably be scary to the average college student just looking to have some fun for the weekend. But why do we always have to judge a book by its cover. In the face of fear we should pick the weakest link, send him to chat up the evil creature, and if they get a hatchet to the face then we run. But maybe, just maybe, these guys ain't so bad!
Tucker and Dale are two best friends on vacation at their dilapidated mountain house, who are mistaken for murderous backwoods hillbillies by a group of obnoxious, preppy college kids. When one of the students gets separated from her friends, the boys try to lend a hand, but as the misunderstanding grows, so does the body count.
Slaughterhouse... The mere mention of that word can strike up a lot of negative and ghastly connotations. It's literally a housing for lives to be slaughtered (and it took quite a stretch for me to come up with that!), so a horror flick with that word as the title would indicate that it's gory, bloody and disgusting. At least that was my first impression when I decided to watch and review the 1987 comedy/horror film "Slaughterhouse". Does it live up to expectations? Read on to find out.
The owner of a slaughterhouse facing foreclosure instructs his 350lbs son to go on a killing spree against the people who want to buy his property.