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Early Screener Review: Krampus Unleashed (2016)

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In pursuit of buried treasure, a group of fortune hunters unearth an ancient demonic summoning stone that holds a terrible curse and awakens a timeless evil, the Krampus. After centuries of slumber, Krampus has awoken with a thirst for blood.

REVIEW:Uncork'd Entertainment must have stumbled upon the work I do with my various B-Movie review blogs and decided to send along a few Screeners my way for early review as they mysteriously and randomly showed up in my mailbox recently. Now, Uncork'd is a company I kind of have a love/hate relationship with. I dislike 90% of what they put out, but as all my regular readers know, The Asylum is easily my favorite B-Movie company and Uncork'd reminds me so very much of early-day Asylum, back when they were first starting out, so even though I've disliked most of what Uncork'd puts out, I still kind of have a soft spot for them because of that.

They released another Krampus movie around this time last year, Krampus: …

Interrogation (2016)

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After the FBI receives a threat that endangers the entire city, an interrogator and an I.T. specialist are plunged into a series of mind games with a criminal mastermind, desperately racing against time to uncover the villain's true agenda as they fight to protect thousands of lives.

REVIEW: The Direct-to-Video action flicks put out every few months by WWE Studios are always a huge guilty pleasure with me. Sure, they're pretty generic and filled with bad acting, and when all is said and done and the end credits are rolling they're pretty forgettable and interchangeable with one another, but I'd be lying if I didn't say that, during the runtime of them while you're actually watching them, they're fun as all hell. The Marine sequels are a pretty big favorite of mine in this area.
Interrogation, however, is sadly not one of them. 

The music is kind of fun and sets the mood of each scene perfectly, but the acting is pretty bad here, even by the ver…

Hard Target 2 (2016)

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A retired mixed martial artist can't refuse a million-dollar payday he's offered for one final match in Myanmar. But when he arrives for the fight, he learns he's been tricked into becoming the target of a human hunt.

REVIEW: It's no secret that I actually have an unnatural love for Direct-to-Video action movie sequels that are simply sequels in-name-only and have nothing to do with the first one. I know most people hate them, but I always have a blast with them and Hard Target 2, the 2016 sequel to the classic 1993 Jean-Claude Van Damme movie is no exception. Actually, this is one of the best ones I've seen.


High production values, thrilling well-shot action scenes, and serviceable acting (not great outside of Robert Knepper, but passable) can all be found in this one, with some truly amazing martial arts fights. Scott Adkins is so damn talented when it comes to martial arts, and the camera work actually manages to stay on him while performing said sce…