The future is a pretty dreary place. Wars, famine, plagues, etc. Kinda makes you not want to see it. Thankfully, today’s story takes place 1,000 years after tomorrow, so unless there’s some kind of cure for everything released pretty soon or cryogenics steps up its’ game, we won’t have much to worry about. See, in this future a neutron war takes place. No, neutrons don’t fight each other, I’m guessing it’s some kind of war that has to do with neutron bombs. After the war, the world consists of vast deserts and large city-states. If you’re not in a city state, then you don’t use machinery (except weird floodlight/gun things) and you’re probably a mutant. Unless, of course, you’re a guide – which is an ancient warrior that lives only by it’s own code. If you are a guide, though, you’re hunted down to participate in the only punishment that’s still allowed in this distant future. That punishment is Deathsport!
With the 4th installment of Puppet Master we jump back to the present, well the present of 1993. As we know from Puppet Master 3, Andre Toulon has made his way to the United States to escape the Nazi Gestapo. In part 1 Toulon committed suicide at the Bodega Bay Inn to keep his pursuers from gaining the secrets to reanimating the dead. But his formula and research wasn’t completely lost. A group of scientists, including young Rick Myers, are very close to uncovering the secrets to artificial intelligence. To find it they must battle some strange little foes, but not the ones you are probably thinking.
It’s the last day of the year 2008, and this marks the first year that we’ve been reviewing films. Well, it hasn’t been a full year – we started this current incarnation of the website on March 8th, 2008 with our first review of Larry Cohen’s “The Stuff” (note to ourselves – review more Larry Cohen films!). Anyhow, since it’s the end of the year, we figured if you really wanted to you could browse around the site and look at all the stuff we’ve covered, but if you’re the lazy type like us, this condensed view of some of our highlights and lowlights might be right up your alley. In this post you’ll find some clips and summary of our highest rated films and lowest. So… without further adieu, let’s get on with the show:
Halloween night is a time for watching horror movies, or tv shows about horror movies. I was getting a little tired of what I was seeing around all the cable networks, so I decided to dig into my own extensive catalog and take a chance on a horror movie I hadn’t seen yet. After hemming and hawing, I came across the Jag Mundhra directed 1988 film Hack-o-Lantern (aka Halloween Night). I looked at the synopsis on IMDB, and it read “A kindly old grandfather is actually the leader of a murderous satanic cult which sacrifices its victims on Halloween.” Kindly old grandfather is actually the leader of a murderous satanic cult? You don’t say? Yep, that sounded like my kind of movie, and a perfect way to cap off a Halloween night.