A group of over sexed millennials end up getting stuck in the marshes of Cape Cod where they are attacked by a group of albino psychokiller cannibals.
*unnnnggggggh* yeah, this is your average run of the mill "psychokiller attacks people for some reason" type film, and this one tries to add a twist by having all the cast constantly talk about sex, while the feamle cast spends their time in between being semi-nude, topless or completely naked. I should add that all of the female cast work/worked for Playboy magazine, hence why the films premier took place at the Playboy mansion.
Kane Hodder plays the leader of the psychokillers, thats about it for highlights, this is definitely one of those films where you really need to switch your higher cognitive functions off in order to get anything out of it.
Overall - 3/10
A group of eight people attend what they believe is an aptitude exam for a high flying executive job at an unknown company, however, things may not be as they seem, as the exam room is furnished with an armed guard, and the invigilator (Colin Salmon) lays down the following "rules":- #1. Do not attempt to speak to the guard, or the invigilator, #2. Do not allow your test paper to become marked or spoiled in any way, #3. Should anyone choose to leave the room, they may do so at any time.
He then goes on to state that any breach of these rules is punished by immediate disqualification from the test, and states that the test consists of one question, and they have 80 minutes to complete the test. He then asks if anyone has any questions before leaving.
The candidates (all nameless) turn their individually numbered papers over to reveal that there is nothing written on them, save for their candidate number.
Thus begins a "locked room" mystery where the candidates have to figure out what it is they are supposed to be doing with a nice mix of looking at group psychology dynamics.
Yeah, this is a pretty nice film all things considered. Even though the ending is easily figured out by eagle eyed viewers fairly early on, the interesting bit comes from how the group figures out what is going on and how to deal with it, with numerous dead ends, false starts and personality clashes thrown in to keep you interested.
Overall - 8/10
Warlords of Atlantis (1978)
A scientist and his entourage travel by ship to an area of open sea so that he can test his new diving bell invention, supposedly to investigate fish shoals, however, they instead chance upon the lost continent of Atlantis, and find out that its inhabitants arent really terribly friendly.
Er, yeah. This particular period in film history is resplendent with examples of fantasy-action-drama such as this, and unfortuneately, this film isnt one of the best. A fairly thin plot which struggles to really pick up the pace is however offset by some impressive practical special effects. Dunno if the reason for the poor story was due to budget reasons or due to being a good idea pulled off badly, but it ends up being a forgettable film.
Overall - 4/10
The Day (2011)
A group of people in some sort of post apocalyptic setting take refuge in a farm house from gangs of rampaging cannibal raiders. Problem is, they've walked right into a trap, cue bloodletting and other general violence as the two factions vie for superiority and a horde of phat lewt.
A forgettable post-apocalyptic horror/action film that tries to be "arty" by having the enitre thing shot in washed out/bleak/monochrome filters. Also manages to conform to the current "in vogue" cliche of showing that whenever women engage in melee combat with men, not only do they kick ass, but they are also better than literally anyone they come up against.
Violence for the sake of it, angst, forced swearing, little to no plot of interest, yeah this one isnt going down as a classic of this genre.
Overall - 4/10