Showing posts from September, 2012

Killjoy Goes To Hell (2012)

REVIEW BY: Jeffrey Long COMPANY: Full Moon Entertainment RUNTIME: 90 mins FORMAT: Screener PLOT: This time Killjoy is being accused in a court of Hell of not being evil, since he let one of his victims (Sandie from Killjoy 3) get away, and Killjoy must rely on his only chance of proving how evil he really is... get Sandie into Hell as his witness. REVIEW: After watching the first dreadful Killjoy movie, I never would have thought that it would get a sequel , much less three of them. But 12 years later here we are with Killjoy 4 about to be released, and the fine folks at Full Moon have sent an early screener copy my way. Killjoy Goes To Hell actually has what I feel is the most interesting plot of the entire series thus far – Killjoy is on trial in Hell for not being evil enough, due to getting defeated at the end of the previous movie . Alongside that, there's a second plot of Sandy, the lone survivor of that movie, now in a psychiatric ward, unable to s

Aladdin and the Death Lamp (2012)

REVIEW BY: Jeffrey Long COMPANY: Chesler/Perlmutter Productions RUNTIME: 84 mins FORMAT: T.V. PLOT: To save the world, Aladdin must wager everything to get an evil Djinn back into its lamp before it can open a Gateway that will unleash thousands of its kind. REVIEW: With my recent new-found love for classic fairy tales (thanks solely to being addicted to the new ABC show Once Upon A Time), I've been eating up these fairy tale B-Movies this year (Gretl: Witchslayer, Black Forest, Grimm's Snow White , ect), and out of all those classic fairy tales, Aladdin is easily my favorite. So when I heard SyFy was doing their own Aladdin-themed movie titled Aladdin and the Death Lamp, of course I got excited to watch and review it, even though I was also a bit worried, knowing how some of their movies tend to turn out. Right off the bat, Aladdin and the Death Lamp does an excellent job with combining 'fantasy fairy tale' (giant killer beasties, mystical amulets, and

Killjoy's Revenge (2010)

REVIEW BY: Jeffrey Long COMPANY: Full Moon Entertainment RUNTIME: 76 mins FORMAT: DVD PLOT: The demon clown Killjoy is resurrected once again, but this time he is trapped in his own realm. Using a magic mirror, he lures four unsuspecting college students into his realm where he can have his macabre fun. REVIEW: Killjoy 3 (renamed a couple years after-the-fact as Killjoy's Revenge) surprisingly turned out to be much better then the two previous movies , and came across as much more professionally-made. This is more along the lines of what Full Moon is known for (which granted, I suppose isn't saying much, but it's a huge compliment after watching the last two pieces of shit in this series). It's a movie like Killjoy 3 that I can come home from a long hard day at work, crack open a beer, and just put on to veg out to and have a bit of fun with. There's some great, inventive, gory kill scenes, good characterization, actual decent acting, and

Universal Soldiers (2007)

REVIEW BY: Jeffrey Long COMPANY: The Asylum RUNTIME: 85 mins FORMAT: DVD PLOT: A Marine unit sent into an island base to save a professor, meets what they are trying to save the professor from: Genetically modified super soldiers that have gone awry and have escaped from their maximum security holding cells. REVIEW: The Asylum is very well-known for their mockbusters, many of which I've covered in past reviews. However, despite the title, Universal Soldiers is actually more of a Terminator mockbuster then Universal Soldier, and is actually kind of a nice companion piece to Asylum's The Terminators as both movies are very similar to one another, have plots that are pretty close together, filmed in the same style, and may even potentially share some of the same effects shots. The main difference - That one is actually enjoyable and this one is not. The acting is decent for the most part (a couple people aside), but the audio is of such terrible quality tha

Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil (2002)

REVIEW BY: Jeffrey Long COMPANY: Full Moon Entertainment RUNTIME: 77 mins FORMAT: DVD PLOT: En-route to a run-down shelter they are set to renovate as community service, a group of juvenile delinquents and the two chaperones accompanying them run into a minor setback when their bus breaks down on a deserted highway in the middle of nowhere. When trying to find a phone, one of the teens is shot and the group finds shelter with a voodoo priestess. While trying to use voodoo to save their friend, two of the teens accidentally unleash the evil spirit known as Killjoy. REVIEW: Much like with the first movie , Killjoy 2: Deliverance From Evil also appears to have been filmed on a home video camera, with the video and audio that you would expect to come from such. Also like with the first movie, It takes way too long before anything happens in regards to the title character showing up (over halfway through the movie in this instance), and even after he shows up they complete