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Babysitter Wanted (2008)


March 22, 2010 - 7:30pm | FrighT MasteR
  Tags: babysitter, Babysitter Wanted, Bill Moseley, Brett Claywell, Bruce Thomas, Cristie Schoen, Douglas Rowe, DVD, evil kid, Jeff Markey, Jillian Schmitz, Jonas Barnes, Kai Caster, Kristen Dalton, low budget, Matt Dallas, Miriam Gonzalez, Monty Bane, Nana Visitor, Sarah Thompson, Scott Spiegel, underrated

5.57143
Your rating: None Average: 5.6 (7 votes)

Rating #: 
7/10
Director: 
Jonas Barnes
Cast: 
Sarah Thompson, Matt Dallas, Kristen Dalton, Bruce Thomas, Bill Moseley, Nana Visitor, Kai Caster, Monty Bane, Jillian Schmitz, Jeff Markey, Scott Spiegel, Brett Claywell, Cristie Schoen, Miriam Gonzalez, Douglas Rowe


At first glance of the cover art one would quickly dismiss the flick as just another unoriginal cheesy low-budget straight-to-DVD slasher -- how far from the truth that statement really is. Newcomer Jonas Barnes mashes together a couple sub-genres and brings forth an interesting little overlooked low-budget effort. Babysitter Wanted is a perfect example of how despite small production values, if you have the talent, a good script, and some decent actors, that you can deliver an above-average feature.

Backcountry (2014)


March 20, 2015 - 2:06am | FrighT MasteR
  Tags: Adam MacDonald, Backcountry, backwoods, camping, Eric Balfour, Fella Films, Fund Téléfilm Canada, Jeff Roop, Missy Peregrym, Nicholas Campbell, Northern Ontario Heritage, survival, the woods, thriller, thrillerAdam MacDonald

5.5
Your rating: None Average: 5.5 (8 votes)

Rating #: 
4/10
Director: 
Adam Macdonald
Cast: 
Jeff Roop, Eric Balfour, Missy Peregrym


Backcountry comes to us from first time director Adam Macdonald, whose unfamiliarity behind the camera definitely shows in several scenes (at times it seemed like the wobbly camera was going to bump into the actors), but that's the least of the film's problem. Actually, thinking it was even a horror flick to begin with was my problem. Despite what the premise and poster would lead you to believe, this is essentially just a wilderness drama about a young couple's boring camping trip in the woods for the first hour, then in the last 30 a bear suddenly drops in and decides to make things a little more difficult than needs to be for the couple.

Backwoods (1987)


July 29, 2009 - 7:32am | FrighT MasteR
  Tags: 80's, backwoods, camping, Dean Crow, survival horror, woods

4
Your rating: None Average: 4 (2 votes)

Rating #: 
4/10
Director: 
Dean Crow
Cast: 
Christine Noonan, Jack O'Hara, Brad Armacost, Dick Kreusser, Leslie Denise

Bad Meat (2011)


February 15, 2013 - 7:31pm | FrighT MasteR
  Tags: Bad Meat, blood, cannibals, Capitol Films, cheesy, comedic, Dave Franco, Elizabeth Harnois, gore, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Lulu Jarmen, Mark Pellegrino, Paul Gerstenberger, POS, POS movie, Rob Schmidt, splatter, Tahj Mowry

3.61538
Your rating: None Average: 3.6 (13 votes)

Rating #: 
2/10
Director: 
Lulu Jarmen
Cast: 
Elizabeth Harnois, Dave Franco, Mark Pellegrino, Tahj Mowry, Jessica Parker Kennedy


Bad Meat was originally announced back in 2007 with Wrong Turn director Rob Schmidt at the helm, where he promised this would be the "scariest and goriest movie of his career." Going off that quote and the plot of a group of teens fending against their crazed cannibalistic camp instructors, I had somewhat high hopes. Unfortunately, the studio that was funding the project went bankrupt 2/3 of the way into shooting, so production froze and remained that way for years. It wasn't until the young leads started to make a name for themselves on television that it was picked up and "finished" in hopes of capitalizing on these young stars.

Bait (2012)


September 15, 2012 - 6:53pm | FrighT MasteR
  Tags: 3d, action, Adrian Pang, Alexander Russell, Alice Parkinson, Arclight Films, Aussie, australia, Bait, Bait 3D, Cariba Heine, Damien Garvey, Jesse Spencer, Julian McMahon, Lincoln Lewis, Pictures in Paradise, Qi Yuwu, Russell Mulcahy, Shane Krause, sharks, Sharni Vinson Phoebe Tonkin Martin Sacks, Shayne Armstrong, Story Bridge Films, thriller, Xavier Samuel

7.25
Your rating: None Average: 7.3 (16 votes)

Rating #: 
5/10
Director: 
Kimble Rendall
Cast: 
Cariba Heine, Alice Parkinson, Jesse Spencer, Xavier Samuel, Julian McMahon


I'm not a huge fan of shark flicks, but I did like the concept of Bait, which is why I decided to give this a shot. Luckily I didn't expect much from the movie to begin with, because it turned out to be a rather bland addition to the genre. Though, I will give it points for a decent cast and slightly above average production values.

The story follows an eclectic group of people in an underground supermarket where a couple armed men decide to hold the place up. Before the criminals can escape with the loot, the place gets hit by a huge tsunami and they find themselves submerged in several feet of water.  With only a handful of survivors (including one of the criminals) they must put their differences aside and band together in hopes of finding a way out of the dire predicament. To make matters worse, it seems that a couple vicious man-eating sharks are also trapped in there with them.

Basket Case (1982)


October 22, 2009 - 11:19pm | FrighT MasteR
  Tags: 80's, basket case, Beverly Bonner, cheesy, comedic, deformed, Diana Browne, Frank Henenlotter, Kevin VanHentenryck, Robert Vogel, siamese, Terri Susan Smith, underrated

6.72727
Your rating: None Average: 6.7 (11 votes)

Rating #: 
6/10
Director: 
Frank Henenlotter
Cast: 
Kevin VanHentenryck, Terri Susan Smith, Beverly Bonner, Robert Vogel, Diana Browne


I finally got a chance to check this movie out. I've heard it was a bit of a cult classic and I can see it being one, because most of them are very weird and this was a weird film; especially towards the end. The movie had a lot of cheap ass graphics, but it was fun to laugh at end shrug off. It was a good film. The story was pretty much just about a man who carries around his deformed siamese-twin brother in a basket, as the two roam the city searching for the doctor who separated them at birth. It was cool to see the deformed brother go on a rampage in certain scenes. He sure is a strong mofo. It was funny to see the claymation they used in scenes where the deformed brother was throwing stuff around. I guess the effects were somewhat good at the time *shrugs*.

Basket Case 2 (1990)


October 22, 2009 - 11:22pm | FrighT MasteR
  Tags: 90's, Annie Ross, basket case, Beverly Bonner, cheesy, comedic, deformed, Frank Henenlotter, Heather Rattray, Judy Grafe, Kevin VanHentenryck, siamese

5.33333
Your rating: None Average: 5.3 (3 votes)

Rating #: 
5/10
Director: 
Frank Henenlotter
Cast: 
Kevin VanHentenryck, Judy Grafe, Annie Ross, Heather Rattray, Beverly Bonner


I knew this film wasn't anything special from the start, but I saw it anyway since it came with a batch of horror films I purchased off eBay. I saw the third film many years ago, but never bothered to check this one until now. The movie supposedly takes after the incidents that took place in the first film. Apparently Duane and his brother survived and are treated in a hospital, only to escape not-soon-after. They end up in the care of a woman who's known to help "freaks". Later on a nosy reporter goes on a hunt for Duane and his brother in hopes of getting a reward for their whereabouts.

Battle Royale (2000)


July 3, 2009 - 6:30am | FrighT MasteR
  Tags: Asian Horror, battle royale, bloody, Chiaki Kuriyama, japan, japanese, kids, Kinji Fukasaku, students, Takeshi Kitano, Tatsuya Fujiwara, violent

8.08889
Your rating: None Average: 8.1 (45 votes)

Rating #: 
10/10
Director: 
Kinji Fukasaku
Cast: 
Takeshi Kitano, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Taro Yamamoto, Chiaki Kuriyama, Sosuke Takaoka, Takashi Tsukamoto, Yukihiro Kotani, Eri Ishikawa, Sayaka Kamiya, Aki Inoue, Takayo Mimura

Bedevilled (2010)


April 10, 2011 - 6:27pm | FrighT MasteR
  Tags: Asian Horror, Bedevilled, blood, Chul-soo Yang, drama, gore, Jeong-hak Park, Ji-eun-i Lee, korea, korean, Min Je, Min-ho Hwang, revenge, Seong-won Ji, south korea, thriller, torture, violent, Yeong-hie Seo

7.16667
Your rating: None Average: 7.2 (6 votes)

Rating #: 
7/10
Director: 
Chul-soo Yang
Cast: 
Yeong-hie Seo, Seong-won Ji, Min-ho Hwang, Min Je, Ji-eun-i Lee, Jeong-hak Park


Bedevilled is a masterful piece of revenge cinema to come out of South Korea. First-time director Chul-soo Yang details how much one person can take before they lose grip of reality and snap. In this case we start off with a young apathetic woman, who decides to take a much-needed vacation from the city and return to the little island where she grew up. Home to less than a dozen people, some of the inhabitants in the island aren't too fond of her return, with the exception of her ecstatic friend, who greets her with open arms.

Though the flick starts out with the city girl, it's her island friend that's the actual lead of the movie, as we follow her throughout a majority of the film. Beneath that smile and open arms is a woman hurting and in dire need of an escape herself. Getting beaten by her husband and ridiculed by the locals is a regular occurrence for her. Having grown up on the island with nothing but physical and mental abuse from the people, a sense of worthlessness is all she's come to know. If it weren't for her daughter, she probably would have ended her life ages ago.

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)


May 6, 2012 - 10:07pm | FrighT MasteR
  Tags: Angela Goethals, Behind the Mask, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, Ben Pace, Bridgett Newton, comedic, Hart Turner, Kane Hodder, Kate Lang Johnson, Krissy Carlson, Leslie Vernon, Nathan Baesel, Robert Englund, Scott Glosserman, Scott Wilson, Teo Gomez, Zelda Rubinstein

7
Your rating: None Average: 7 (7 votes)

Rating #: 
7/10
Director: 
Scott Glosserman
Cast: 
Nathan Baesel, Robert Englund, Angela Goethals, Zelda Rubinstein, Krissy Carlson, Scott Glosserman, Teo Gomez, Scott Wilson, Kate Lang Johnson, Bridgett Newton, Ben Pace, Hart Turner, Kane Hodder


Similar to the 1992 Belgium film, Man Bites Dog, Behind the Mask is part mockumentary and part slasher movie, with the film following a young female journalist and her crew of two (camera man and mic operator) as they document a man called Leslie Vernon -- a fairly new killer hoping to climb the ranks of the likes of Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees. Leslie explains the ins-and-outs of being a killer, as he shows the crew how he picks his victims and plans out the murders down to the littlest detail, from plotting their routes they take when they try to escape, to what weapons they will choose when they stand and fight.

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