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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The Evil Dead

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

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[REC]

“Recovered Footage”  horror movies are seemingly becoming more  and more popular in the last few years (The Last Exorcism, Paranormal ActivityThe Blair Witch Project, etc.).  Posing themselves as documentary footage, they are usually pretty effective at capturing the realism of the event, and they provide us with a first hand account of what the characters are going through during each particular event of the film.  [REC] is another in that line of film making, and it proves itself to be very effective at scaring your friggin pants off.

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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”