Don’t Kill It (2016)

Don’t Kill It
Director: Mike Mendez
Writer: Robert Olsen, Dan Berk
Cast: Dolph Lundgren, Kristina Klebe, Elissa Dowling, Michael Aaron Milligan, Billy Slaughter, Aaron McPherson, Jasi Cotton Lanier
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 1.10.2016
[Review by cornholio.]

Plot:
Jebediah Woodley (Dolph Lundgren) is a demon hunter. The best demon hunter. So when a demon hits the small Mississippi town of Chicory Creek, Jebediah is there to take care of it. Also there is FBI agent Evelyn Pierce (Kristina Klebe) who came to investigate the series of murder that the demon caused. While they both have their doubts about the work of the other, it doesn’t take long until they’re forced to team up.

Don’t Kill It knows exactly what it is and what it has to offer – and that is the perfect B-movie experience. So they throw all their weight into presenting the best piece of trash they could possibly offer – and it’s glorious.

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Tales of Halloween (2015)

Tales of Halloween
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 25.9.2015
[Reviews by cornholio and Maynard.]

Plot:
Tales of Halloween is a horror film anthology with 10 short films, all taking place on the same Halloween night, framed by the narration of a radio DJ (Adrienne Barbeau).

Tales of Halloween is an enjoyable collection of segments that makes time fly by. I especially enjoyed how interconnected the segments were, using the same set and often the same extras as well. Not all segments were equally strong, but altogether, it’s a great film.

TalesofHalloweenAfter the jump, I’ll talk about each of the segments separately. And since the film is filled to the brim with cameos and familiar faces, I have pointed them out as well, at least as far as I could place them.

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Big Ass Spider (2013)

Big Ass Spider
Director: Mike Mendez
Writer: Gregory Gieras
Cast: Greg Grunberg, Clare Kramer, Lombardo Boyar, Ray Wise
Part of: /slash Filmfestival

Plot:
Alex (Greg Grunberg) is an exterminator barely scraping by. During one of his jobs, he gets bitten and has to go to the hospital. While he’s there, he hears that they have a spider problem and sees the perfect opportunity not to have to pay the hospital bill. Little does he know, though, that the spider he’s hunting is not a normal spider. So he doesn’t even back down when the military gets involved.

Big Ass Spider is fun. It doesn’t take anything seriously but rather jokes its way through the plot (that could be potentially horrifying if you’d play it straight). It’s not a problem-free experience, but Greg Grunberg is charming enough that you almost don’t notice.

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