Barbara Crampton is catnip for horny, old, morally-dubious scientists.
I didn't expect to like this more than Re-Animator, but here we are. The practical effects in this are wonderful. And now I know what a pineal gland is.
This has 14 people credited as cast members (per IMDB) and was apparently made for $90,000. I can absolutely believe it.
- Do we have any idea where the slave girls come from or how they end up in a 'space gulag'? No.
- Do we know anything about this universe or how someone can be from 'Beyond Infinity'? No.
- Do the leads have four outfits in total: beige ragged-hem bikinis, slinky black evening wear, sexy nightwear, and golden…
Decided to watch this after finishing I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (and too many drinks) and don't remember much about it.
My main takeaways were:
1. Parker [not] realising her roommate was being murdered because she's frequently having (noisy) sex in the room was great. Attributing the murderer's message to the victim is nonsensical.
2. Several fun kills. The opening sequence is a highlight. Interesting premise, even if the killer isn't super believable.
3. I just don't get Jared Leto.
Basically, softcore with the barest hint of a story. Very little thriller in this erotic thriller, but DD gives us as much skin as we can handle. Some of the scenes were genuinely pretty steamy. Otherwise, very little to say about this one. One lasting impression from this movie will be the weird dream/daydream scenes where the MC is fantasising about one of the two women he's sleeping with. It legitimately takes up like 1/3 of the runtime.
VS copy is pretty nice though. The menu screen is a topless LQ.
Watched for Summer Trashfire Challenge
Dang, this might be one of my favourites. Was it actually good or did I just have low expectations? Who knows?
It fits a bit awkwardly between Saw and Saw II (not Saw II and Saw III like I initially thought). They make some attempts to give it a mid-2000s feel (flip phones!), but I can't say I was particularly persuaded.
We get a generous helping of Tobin Bell as John Kramer, which I am a big fan of as…
The Last Jumpscare of the Demeter
- Some solid acting despite working with some poor material. Highlights were Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, The Tragedy of Macbeth) and Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones), but Aisling Franciosi and David Dastmalchian were solid.
- Production design was impressive. Everyone had authentic looking outfits in Bulgaria, England and on the boat. The scenes on the boat in particular suggested they'd gone to quite a bit of effort to build a physical set.…