From the Depths of Netflix: The Terror Within

Happy Halloween everybody.  I decided I’d dust off the old review typing fingers and bring you a new feature that I like to call “From the Depths of Netflix”.  While most of the movies that we’ve reviewed over the years have been hard if not impossible to come by for most people, occasionally I’ll find a hidden b-movie gem on Netflix.  I’m going to use this feature to bring these titles to you.  This way, anyone with a Netflix account can join in on the horribleness of watching along.  The first title in this series is “The Terror Within“.

In an apocalyptic world resources are scarce, and life is a struggle day to day for the Mojave center for disease control.  It seems that this particular apocalypse (not to be confused with all the others that happen in most of these movies) has caused some people to mutate into what are known as gargoyles – huge rubber suited alien looking beasts.  Thankfully, these gargoyles have all been contained in caves and underground.  One day on patrol, a couple members of the Mojave crew find meet their untimely demise while scouting for food at the hands of a new breed of gargoyle… the kind that come walk among us.

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Deathsport

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!

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Defcon-4

The end of the world…  If you put enough credence into the news, it seems like it could come any day now.  Nuclear war, religious cataclysm, nanotechnology, an astronomical event, Justin Beiber and countless other things could ultimately lead to the demise of mankind and civilization as we know it.  Some people think it’s going to happen on December 21st, 2012, but according to the 1985 Canadian film Defcon-4 it could happen as soon as the day after tomorrow. Continue reading “Defcon-4”

Trailer Tuesdays: Equalizer 2000

This week for Trailer Tuesday, we bring you the trailer for the epic 80’s action film EQUALIZER 2000!

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Equalizer 2000 tells the story of a post apocalyptic world where oil and water are scarce.  Every day is a fight for survival, and rival factions fight over a dusty desert wasteland.  Richard Norton is a  man without a faction caught in the middle.  Luckily for him, the old adage rings true: “He who carries the biggest stick laughs last at the biting gifthorse in the mouth”… or something like that.

Luckily none of that will probably make sense even after you read our review of war, an oil and water crisis, post apocalyptic fashion, and Equalizer 2000!