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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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.
In a not too distant future, which eerily looks very similar to the late 1980’s, cyborg drones will be needed to fill a gap in the workforce for some reason or another. Inteltrax is a company that’s filling that void. A mysterious person in the company that goes by the name of Z has decided that money and glory are much more important than creating more worker bees, so he’s taken it upon himself to drug the cyborgs in order to make them perfect killing machines that get their jollys by killing the innocent people of our fair land. When Z goes to far and takes one of the scientists responsible for creating the cyborgs as a hostage, the scientist’s sister escapes so that she can get the only man on earth that can save the day – and that man is Matt Riker (Rick Gianasi). All of this plays against a subplot of the ambitious and mysterious Domina, who only wants to see Z go down in flames by the hands of her own uber cyborg. Continue reading “Mutant Hunt”