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Severed: Forest of the Dead (R: 2005)

Severed: Forest of the Dead

(R: 2005)

Director: Carl Bessai. Starring: Paul Campbell … Tyler; Sarah Lind … Rita; Julian Christopher … Mac; JR Bourne … Carter; Michael Teigen … Luke; Leanne Adachi … Stacey; John Reardon … Greg; Patrick Gallagher … Anderson; Hrothgar Mathews … Eric; and others.
An interesting eco-zombie flick about a multi-national forestry company that is engaging in biological experiments with the trees in a very remote part of a Canadian forest in hopes of getting a better logging yield. Something bizarre goes wrong though, as the experimental biology takes hold in the loggers and a camp of environmental activists turning them into flesh-eating zombies. Its a fight for survival as several hole up in a fortress fighting off the zombies. Interesting plot and acting. I enjoyed it. Rating: 3 stars out of 5.


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Black Swarm (R: 2007)

Black Swarm

(R: 2007)

Director: David Winning. Starring: Sebastien Roberts … Devin Hall / Dan Hall; Sarah Allen … Jane Kozik; Jayne Heitmeyer … Katherine Randell; Rebecca Windheim … Kelsey Kozik; Robert Englund … Eli Giles; Michel Perron … Mayor Blatz; and others.
The only thing this film has going for it is Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street) who plays the mad scientist hired by the U.S. Government to create an insect swarm weapon of mass destruction. As the weaponizing wasps are unleashed upon a small town in New York, the mad scientist Eli is trying to figure out how to stop or control them. The single mom sheriff moves back in town with her daughter only to find the love of her life fixing to leave town and only lured to stay because of the wasp trouble given he’s the only exterminator in town. The wasps somehow take over the townspeople turning them into brainless zombies only to serve the hive. The sheriff’s daughter becomes the Queen. See where this is going? Batty … nutty … and a really stupid flick. Not worth its weight. Even if you’re a fan of nature against humans kind of films like me. Rating: 2 stars out of 5.


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Thirst (R: 2009)

Thirst (R: 2009)
* Director: Chan-wook Park * Starring: Kang-ho Song … Priest Sang-hyeon; Ok-bin Kim … Tae-ju; Hae-sook Kim … Lady Ra; Ha-kyun Shin … Kang-woo; In-hwan Park … Priest Noh; and many more. *

It’s an Asian tale of a Catholic priest named “Sang-Hyun” who is working on a vaccine for a deadly virus. The virus takes a life of its own and takes over the priest pushing him nearly to death but is saved by an accidental transfusion of Vampire Blood. This leads him to an unsatiable appetite for the flesh while struggling with despair and depravity. Entertaining and dark. Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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