metalbeast has written 7 reviews for films during 2020.

  • The Car: Road to Revenge

    The Car: Road to Revenge

    The original "The Car" is an enjoyable, supernatural horror. It makes you take some things for granted without explanation, but they're not needed.

    Road to Revenge is as far removed from the original as possible. Awful acting, terrible CGI & bad practical effects, all circling the drain which is clogged with the bad script.

    How was this ever greenlit as an official sequel?

  • Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

    Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Definitely one of the stranger entries in the Friday series (up there with Jason X), which throws a lot of things at the wall to see what sticks.

    Sadly for all the original ideas they had for this entry, it was caught up in an intellectual property & copyright hell. After many rewrites, the final script was written in a week, and it shows.

    Of course the connection to Nightmare on Elm Street was the teaser that everyone took away from…

  • Zombie Flesh Eaters

    Zombie Flesh Eaters

    The overall plot is typical of the 70s & 80s Italian gore movies - in that some scenes are downright silly. Being chased by zombies and you fall down? Let's have a kiss. That sort of thing.

    It doesn't take away from this being an enjoyable zombie flick, with some good cinematography and great Euro-synth music playing at all the right moments. Starting out as a mystery adventure and devolving into survival horror with a voodoo theme, it's a great way…

  • Mortuary

    Mortuary

    ★★

    Mortuary is not a good movie. It is filled with clichéd horror moments, paper cut-out characters and utterly abysmal CGI effects.

    It opens with a decent enough premise - a mother with her two children moves into a home that also serves as a mortuary, built near a cemetery in a small quiet town. Although the mother is supposed to be a novice mortician, her efforts amount to almost slapstick comedy, where any previously built tension is instantly dead & buried.…

  • Sublime

    Sublime

    ★½

    I watched this yesterday and gave it 2 out of 5, but it was bugging me, and I had to adjust my score to 1.5.

    The problem with Sublime is that it doesn't have anywhere near enough substance to carry it for the 113 minute runtime. The moment you work out what is actually happening, it just turns into an exercise of staring at the clock until the end.

    This is a psychological thriller with an interesting premise and set…

  • Pet Sematary II

    Pet Sematary II

    I think all fans would agree that Pet Sematary didn't need a sequel. The connection to the main story (aside from the location) is threadbare, so this could have just as easily been a standalone movie.

    That said, it's a fun (if silly) film, and Clancy Brown steals the show with his performance. Disengage your brain, sit back and enjoy the ride.

  • Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

    Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

    "Why'd they have to dig up Jason? Some folk have a strange idea of entertainment!"

    Yes, yes we do, and I love it. Jason is back with a vengeance.