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  • Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects

    Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects

    Charles Bronson and director, J. Lee Thompson's, ninth and final team-up might also be their worst and they made Death Wish 4. This would also be Thompson's last film. It's hard to believe that the man who made the original Cape Fear and Guns of Navarone ended with a kiddie prostitution ring thriller.

    Mind you the movie is all tell and no show, thank God, but this somehow doesn't make it any more comfortable to watch. And the movie never…

  • Species

    Species

    ★★

    Great creature design, cast, and production design should make this easily one of the better Alien ripoffs and maybe it is but it’s not enough. There’s too much generic action and plotting. The film is essentially a bad slasher film for the majority of its runtime.  Natasha Henstridge makes a fun debut that unfortunately doesn’t lead to much. Film also ends with a promise of a sequel with alien rats that never comes true.

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  • Before I Wake

    Before I Wake

    ★★½

    The long gestating Before I Wake (shot in 2013 - sitting in studio bankruptcy hell since 2015) finally makes its official appearance on U.S. soil. This is a movie that has been sitting on the shelf, not because it was thought to be a disaster by the studio, but because the studio had financial issues that prevented the film from being released. So, no reason to go into this expecting the worst.

    However, Before I Wake, is an interesting animal.…

  • The Redeemer: Son of Satan!

    The Redeemer: Son of Satan!

    ½

    HoopTober 5.0 - Entry #1
    Categories - Anniversary Films (1/10)

    The Redeemer: Son of Satan is interesting in that it feels very much like a ludicrous knock-off that would come in the wake of Halloween's success, but yet was released two years prior. Also, because it's the 70's there's plenty of Satanic Panic thrown in for good measure - think if The Omen was just an inane slasher film. And for good measure, the film seems like a possible inspiration…