The opening credits flash as drums beat, voices shriek, two dozen Haitian men and women dig a grave in the middle of the road. The working bodies collectively part as a carriage carrying two Americans, Neil Parker (John Harron) and his fiancé Madeleine Short (Madge Bellamy), meanders down the unpaved rode. Startled and confused, the two recent expatriates seek an explanation from their driver. He informs them that they have just driven through a funeral, explaining that gravediggers chose the middle of the busy road as the final resting place for the body so no one would dig up the body to perform voodoo rituals upon it. A pair of piercing eyes, belonging to the one and only Bela Lugosi, flash on the screen. Victor Halperin’s White Zombie has begun.
Wishing you a ghoulishly great Thanksgiving from your friends at Kings of Horror!
Cyborgs! Ancient moon civilizations! Bruce Campbell! Oh my! Robert Dyke’s straight-to-VHS Moontrap (1989) is exactly what you would expect from a straight-to-VHS science fiction film. It’s filled with references to virtually every quality science fiction film ever made, cheesy dialogue, and a mediocre script. However, it benefits from its strong cast and professional-grade production.
Here’s a movie that offers a ton of pleasures for anyone seeking movies that are so-bad-they’re-good.
Over the past view years, the Rasmussen brothers have made quite the stir in the horror community. With several films now under their belt including 2005’s Long Distance, 2013’s Dark Feed, and writing credits for John Capenter’s 2010 film The Ward, they have established themselves as both writers and directors of indie and mainstream films. Pretty impressive resumé if I do say so myself! I recently had the pleasure of viewing the latest film from Michael and Shawn Rasmussen, The Inhabitants, which is another impressive entry into their list of works.