Donkey Punch – An unfortunately stupid name for a movie because the actual film is not too bad. Seven young people take a nice boat out on the ocean, one of them accidentally dies from titled sexual practice, and then the fun begins. Who turns on whom? Who’s in it for themselves? Who plays hero? Well, see the film and find out.
Shuttle – Two not entirely bright or likable college gals jump an airport shuttle along with a few others and find themselves the hostages of at least one desperate man. Nice plot shifts, opening up to a deeper storyline towards the end. These shuttle passengers are occasionally pretty dumb, but I’ve come to grips with that being the reality of most people. Seriously rent it.
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead – Haven’t seen a Troma film yet? Well, if you want a crash course in gratuitous use of nudity, loads of laughs, absurd levels of gore and disgusting stuff, and the occasional musical moment, you should give this one a chance. Director Lloyd Kaufman is one savvy Z-movie Hebrew, and he throws all of the tricks of the trade into this one. Clever character names, sacred cows roasted en masse, and all of the schoolboy humor you’d expect from Troma. Yes, you should see it. Unless you’re chicken or something.
The Tenant – Have an urge to see Roman Polanski in full drag? Well, you will if you see this, the third of his “apartment trilogy” — alongside Repulsion and Rosemary’s Baby. A seemingly timid man moves into an apartment in which the previous tenant purportedly killed herself. Mania, hallucinations, role playing, and paranoia set in and it’s all a barrel of good times from there. Highly recommended.
The Last House On The Left (2009) – A band of fun-loving miscreants rape one girl and kill another, all to find themselves seeking shelter in the home of the violated female’s parents. Remake of the Wes Craven film, but makes the mistake of having the raped girl live, changing the entire point of the movie. Some jarring moments here and there (including the obvious one), but with a somewhat silly final scene. Still, worth a casual viewing as a standard popcorn flick.
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