Saturday, February 27, 2016

The Seduction of Dr. Fugazzi film review by Wmpyr

The Seduction of Dr. Fugazzi (2009) film review by Wmpyr

Being a fan of Troma films I was looking forward to this one. I thought it was going to be like a hardcore trippy independent film style of Alice in Wonderland, but instead we get a hardcore trippy independent style Shutter Island. Do I think this film was well done for the kind of film it is, yeah sure, I really don't have any complaints. It's just that I'm not a fan of Shutter Island, so this is not really my bag of tea. Towards the end of the film when they finally reveal the "twist" ending I was more fascinated by the white room shots that they did, and I kept wishing the scenes were different, more fantasy than the mental institute which were shot this way, I guess to show that the reality feels like a fantasy and the fantasy feels like reality. If you like B-movies with a Shutter Island type story, then this one is for you. To me it's really a non Troma independent film stamped with Troma on it, but somehow it does have the typical Troma type of feel even though it lacks the gore and comedy.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

frankenstein meets the space monster film review

frankenstein meets the space monster film review by Wmpyr

Since I am a fan of the cult classic film, Robot Monster, I wanted to see other black white science fiction monster flicks like it. This one didn't disappoint, it actually turned out to be better than I was expecting. I liked the alien princess and her right hand man who reminded me of Dr. Evil except with pointy vampire like ears. I wish she wasn't wearing that genie costume, and instead her whole crew was dressed up the way the astronauts were in the cult classic film, Planet of the Vampires. That way we could have had Frankenstein versus the space vampires. Now I have to say that Frankenstein in this film isn't the classic horror Frankenstein, but rather a cyborg named Frank that malfunctions, he ends up looking more like the Batman villain two-face than Frankenstein but it's okay. In the name of aliens needing earth women, there is a pool party and a beach girl thrown in. There is also riding around in a scooter with music that doesn't go with the movie, but perhaps goes with the era, which is something that I couldn't relate to, since this film was made before my time. The space monster is a gorilla suit with some kind of skull on top. It does fight Frankenstein at the end and it could have been a great opportunity for the director to film the worst fight scene ever like Captain Kirk versus Gorn, sadly this opportunity is missed. If you like Plan 9 from Outer space, Robot Monster, and This Island Earth, then this film should not disappoint.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Wmpyr's Top 10 straight to video Martial Arts films

My Top 10 Straight to Video Martial Arts films by Wmpyr

In no particular order
Ring of Fire II   
Blood Fist II   
Tiger Claws
No Retreat No Surrender 2   
King of the Kickboxers
Showdown in Little Tokyo 
Extreme Force
Against the Dark
Tiger Claws 2

TC 2000 - Billy Blanks, Bolo Yeung
Kickboxer 4 - Albert Pyun
American Kickboxer 2 - Dale Cook
Nemesis - Olivier Grunner
Shootfighter - Bolo Yeung
Silent Trigger - Dolph Lundgren
Sci-Fighters - Roddy Piper, Billy Drago