Greta was actually a disappointing movie. What could’ve been a fun little B-flick instead had a half-baked script and some rather forgettable performances from both Huppert and Moretz, the former never quite disturbing or menacing.
Happy Death Day 2U doesn’t make a whole lot of sense though in fairness, they set aside any of the science for the horror and comedy elements where the film does succeed quite well, this also makes for a solid double-header with the first film.
Level 16 doesn’t feel like the most original sci-fi(ish) thriller but I did like some of the atmosphere writer-director Danishka Esterhazy brought to the table and the performances from Katie Douglas and Celina Martin were both impressive.
Earthquake is certainly one of the lesser of the disaster film of the 1970s and certainly the story and characters, despite a respectable cast, was the weaker point but I was at least impressed with some of the miniature and special effects work.
The Big Clock is a fun 1940s film noir-esque thriller that actually would probably play well today as it did then. The acting is fairly good, Ray Milland especially, and features a compelling and suspense-filled story.
Fighting with My Family is a surprisingly well done biographic drama featuring a transformative performance from Florence Pugh aided by a great supporting cast including Nick Frost and Lena Headey as Paige’s brash but loveable parents.
Backdraft 2 isn’t great but at least I found it to be a serviceable enough of a direct-to-video sequel that I’m not sure many were exactly clamoring for, especially when you’ve got Chicago Fire that can quench the thirst for the fire-mystery subgenre.
With an incredibly stupid story, bad visual effects, and some terrible acting ever imagined possible, Ghost of Mars will go down in history as one of the worst Sci-Fi/Horror around. Kind of surprising this is came from the legendary John Carpenter.
Imagine a movie called The Suckling wasn’t very good, even in the age old so bad, it’s good. The acting is poor and story non-existent but I suppose for your indie horror purists, you might get something out of this.
Admittedly these supernatural-horror movies aren’t generally my thing and Superstition is no different and despite some okay performances and the filmmakers doing the best they can with a thin script, this is not even close to be worthy of a rental.
By no means am I an expert on the monster horror subgenre and have enjoyed a few of the classics like Frankenstein and The Mummy, Frankenstein 1970 had a fun and unique premise, the execution was rather bad.