In the middle of the ocean, thousands of feet beneath the surface of the water, a navy outpost is 2 months behind schedule. The mission a matter of national security – installing defense missiles on the ocean floor to thwart an attack from outside our country. While scouting the location and prepping the the installation, underwater caverns are found that could be another untold thousands of feet deep. When the head scientist gets a hard on for getting the payload installed by the end of the week, safety and scientific study get thrown out the window in Sean S. Cunningham’s DeepStar Six. Continue reading “DeepStar Six”
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.
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I’m always interested to see where people got there start in movies. Take Billy Bob Thorton for instance. One of his first was a terrible flick called Chopper Chicks in Zombietown. Most people in fact start with something bad, or just small, like Robert Patrick in Equalizer 2000. They work with other little known people. But Jennifer Connelly had a much different beginning. Her first big break was working with two horror legends, Donald Pleasence and Dario Argento. We all know Pleasence from the Halloween series and other John Carpenter movies. Argento isn’t well known in the US, but in Europe he’s a household name in terror. He took a big chance with a young Connelly in the fright fest Phenomena, which was later released in the States as Creepers.
Fall is fast approaching. The weather is getting cooler and it’s getting the perfect time to go out to the woods and snuggle up next to your honey near a fire. When your friends invite you and your lady friend out to an isolated cabin in the wilderness for some good times and libations, it sounds like a good idea. When they tell you they got it for cheap you assume that it has to be a pit, and when you get there it is. Everything seems to be in order, but when the cellar door starts flapping in the house like there’s someone down there, you should just leave it alone. If you do happen to go down there and find a book that looks like it’s got a cover made of skin, a tape recorder and some kind of ceremonial dagger – for the love of all that is holy, don’t bring them upstairs and play the recording. You might just unleash The Evil Dead…