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I thought I'd kick the new year off with another movie marathon. I thought it was time to check out a few old school mystery flicks. Som...

Friday, February 28, 2020

Gravy (2015)

I must be falling down on the job here folks. Psych was one of my favorite television shows and its star, James Roday, is one of my favorite actors. Seriously I loved that show! Apparently, he directed a horror comedy about cannibalism, and I didn’t notice. Yeah it is just now getting a wide release, but still how did I miss that?

Brothers Anson and Stef have a family tradition. Every Halloween they trap, torture, and eat a group of people. This year they have targeted a Mexican Restaurant and the staff. Along for the ride is Stef’s new girlfriend Mimi, who they picked up the previous year when instead of a victim she became a participant. The trio weld the doors closed and take everyone hostage before their games start. Much blood is spilled, and flesh eaten before we get to the bloody and sort of funny end.

This movie is everything that I wanted it to be. The dialogue is cleverly written and each of the characters is given a chance to shine. Everyone has their moment where they get to deliver the punchline of a joke. Normally every genre movie like this has characters that are tossed in just to up the body count, but here the cast is used really well. I found myself liking the soon to be victims which meant that each death is sort of sad… and maybe just a little bit funny. The humor in Gravy is twisted and I loved it. I’ll give you an example. The restaurant has a French Chef that is forced to cook his friends for the cannibals and instead of being horrified he does his best to make sure they taste good, so that their deaths mean something! That is the kind of wacky mayhem that you can expect. I could point out more examples, but I don’t want to ruin the fun.

The kills have an old school vibe to them
As excited as I was to see Roday’s take on a horror comedy (he also co-wrote the script) when I saw who did the special effects work, I was hopping out of my seat in anticipation. Literally I did and it annoyed my wife terribly. Howard Berger and Greg Nicotero! Two thirds of KNB did the gore and it shows. First it is all practical work and if you have spent any time at all here at Crappy Movie Reviews you know how I feel about that. Nothing like actual latex to spice things up. And oh boy does it get spicy here. Necks are torn out, a face has a close encounter with an arrow, noggins end up in ceiling fans, bottles are put to good use, and a head splits like a ripe melon on some pavement. Needless to say, the blood flows freely and I haven’t even touched on what happens in the kitchen! If you like gore you won’t be disappointed with Gravy.

Again, I could keep going on about the things I dig about Gravy, but that might spoil it and I really don’t want to do that. I haven’t had this much fun with a movie in a long time. This fits in nicely with all the crazy flicks I used to rent on VHS back in the day. Gore, funny dialogue, pretty girls… it has it all. I’m still kicking myself that it took me four damn years to realize the movie existed. I highly recommend Gravy and suggest you find yourself a copy right away. This is the kind of flick that I’m definitely going to revisit, so a purchase is the right way to go.

© Copyright 2020 John Shatzer

Monday, February 24, 2020

Grabbers (2012)

I was in the mood for a good monster movie and I remembered enjoying this one a couple of years ago, so I thought I’d give it another go. It was easy enough to find streaming, so I queued it up and got to watching.

Grabbers is set on a remote Irish island. One night after watching something crash into the ocean from the sky the men on a small fishing boat are attacked and killed by an unseen creature. Then the action shifts to our main characters of O’Shea, an alcoholic cop who lives on the island and the ambitious woman, Nolan, who has volunteered for temporary service there to advance her career. The two of them end up investigating some disappearances that clearly become murders when the bodies start to pile up. Though they don’t realize what they are dealing with right away soon enough they figure out it is a creature or creatures doing the killing. The rest of the movie is them doing battle with the monsters until the explosive finale.

This is a by the numbers monster movie that focuses on giving the audience what we expect as quickly and as often as possible. I like that approach and appreciate that the filmmakers don’t feel the need to reinvent the wheel with Grabbers. They tease us with some early kills and establish that the creatures are from space with the opening scenes. No muss, no fuss. After that we get the characters introduced, including the requisite outsider, in this case Nolan. This allows the audience to identify with her as she tries to not only figure out what his happening but also attempts to navigate the small community and its quirky inhabitants. It makes for an interesting and enjoying watch.

I dig the creature effects work
All of the above character stuff is accomplished in maybe fifteen minutes of runtime, so it gets sorted and out of the way quick. Then we start to get kill scenes and creatures lurking about. There are a couple different kinds of monsters here, the baby ones and the big one. The baby ones show up pretty early on and while all CGI are done well enough that it didn’t bother me. I feel the same way with the larger creature that makes an appearance towards the end. In both cases I like the fact they are totally alien in appearance rolling around the scenes with tentacles sprouting in all directions. I have nothing to reference them to as they aren’t trying to be at all familiar which helps make the digital effects work. The filmmakers also do a wonderful job of blending the creatures with the cast when they are forced to interact. There is a particularly good bit with a truck and the larger monster that is cleverly done. This is where far too many creature movies fail. Making the audience believe that the people on screen exist with the monsters is key and they do a fine job at it.

Grabbers isn’t groundbreaking or very memorable. But not everything needs to be a groundbreaking classic and some movies can just be a solid good time. This is a well-made monster movie that knows what it wants to do and does it efficiently. If you are in the mood for something new that you haven’t seen before but is also familiar, then this would be a perfect choice.

© Copyright 2020 John Shatzer

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Dead Ant (2017)

My musical tastes stopped developing around the late eighties maybe the early nineties. I was a huge hair band fan and never got into the grunge crap that replaced it. If you have been reading my reviews here at Crappy Movie Reviews then you also know that I love monster movies. When I saw a movie about an aging hair band fighting giant ants, I had to check it out. This is in spite of the fact that it stars Tom Arnold, who normally annoys me to the point of wanting to bang my head against the wall. See what I did there? Head Banging… With that in mind I pulled up Amazon and rented Dead Ant the second I got home.

Arnold is the manager of an almost famous band that had one hit single, a power ballad. They are on the road to an attempted comeback playing a festival that is supposed to be the new big thing. Along the way they stop on an Indian reservation for peyote to help inspire them to write some new songs. They are warned that they should respect all things while on the reservation, but of course don’t. One of the band members kills an ant while high and is then killed by giant ants who attack the rest of the band when they are finished with him. No worries though, he was just the base player, so it won’t screw up the comeback too badly. The rest of the movie is them doing battle and cracking wise… the band not the ants. They finally make their escape sadly leading the swarm to the festival and a lot of new victims.

As much as I wanted to watch Dead Ant, I also expected to hate it. Mostly because Tom Arnold has a big part and I don’t find him funny at all. But I’ll be damned he is really funny in the movie. It is important to note that this is a comedy and not a serious monster movie. Then again if you watch the trailer that should be obvious. The action is quick, the jokes even quicker, and there isn’t a single slow spot for the duration. And I feel like I might be selling the monster movie portions of the flick short. This isn’t a gorefest but there are plenty of creature feature bits and kills to keep those fans satisfied. I’ll have more on that later.

Hair Metal to the rescue!
In addition to Arnold the cast also features Jake Busey as the lead singer of the band and a barely recognizable Sean Astin as the doomed bass player. Busey is entertaining and Astin mumbles and stumbles his way along under a huge wig and costume. Though he does have a funny line about being from “the Shire”. You guys do know that he was in Lord of the Rings, right? There are a lot of jokes flying in this movie and it was a good call to bring in some talented actors to deliver them. They land them far more often than not and that makes for a really funny flick.

The creatures are all CGI but look good on screen. It was clear that they put some effort into matching the digital work with what was happening with the actors which helped immensely. Most of the blood and gore happens offscreen and what we do get to see is played for laughs. Given the vibe that the rest of Dead Ant has that worked for me as a viewer. I found myself satisfied with both the creature and the kills in this one.

Horror Comedies are hard so when I find one that works, I want to make sure everyone knows about it. This one is an example of one that delivers the goods and deserves to be seen. It makes me sad that I hadn’t heard much about it and wished that I’d had the chance to see it in the theater. Track yourself down a copy and check it out. I highly recommend it.

© Copyright 2020 John Shatzer

Monday, February 17, 2020

Danny’s Doomsday (2014)

Every once in a while I find a movie on accident that blows me away and this gem from Denmark is one of those. We are introduced to Danny, a high school student that is a bit of a nerd. He likes science, does homework for the cool kids, and avoids conflict. This includes helping out his younger brother who keeps getting bullied. This fact becomes important later in the movie. The other thing that is made clear early on is that climate change has been causing havoc with a heat wave that just won’t quit. This leads to some rather unpleasant sea creatures coming ashore and chowing down on the locals.

While the monsters are important and drive the survival plotlines of the story there is a lot more going on here than just a creature feature. Danny and his younger brother William get trapped in their basement after their father is killed by one of the creatures. Their mother had headed out to the store, so they aren’t sure she is still alive, which means it is just the two of them. When a stranger shows up and a conflict between William and the newly arrived man things become difficult as yet again Danny fails to stick up for his brother. Later when they find that William has left to go in search of their mother Danny is so guilty that he has to overcome his fear and find his brother.

Being afraid and overcoming it is a central point to the movie and gives the movie a depth that you don’t normally find in a monster movie. I found myself way more interested in the characters, especially Danny, than I normally would have been while watching a movie like this. The writing is superb and goes to show the old adage that even in a horror movie good characters and an interesting story arc is still key. I also found the cast to be very likable as the young actors do a great job in their roles. Between the writing and the acting I was sucked right into the proceedings and was rooting for them. When a horror movie can make me care like that it has exceeded my expectations.

The cast does a great job!
Not to gloss over the monsters. The movie does a great job of keeping them out of sight with just a glimpse now and then of what is prowling around outside. The occasional claw or tail is about all you see for most of the runtime. When we do get to see the rest, it is done with CGI, but this is pretty good work. The creatures look alien enough while also feeling like they could come from the ocean. Basically, aquatic predators that have figured out how to walk on land and breath air, while still looking vaguely fishlike. As much as I like the creature design, I was a little disappointed with the kills. A few people do die in the movie, but all of it happens off screen. In fact, none of the main cast meet a grisly end. I kept waiting for that part of the action to ramp up, but it never does. I consider this a minor complaint given the tone of the movie. It doesn’t feel like it was ever meant to be a blood bath.

I really liked this one and recommend it. I caught it on Amazon Prime, but I’m sure that there are other places to find it. Danny’s Doomsday is well worth the effort of tracking down a copy and ninety minutes of your day.

© Copyright 2020 John Shatzer

Friday, February 14, 2020

Boar (2017)

I had heard about this movie when it was first released, and I remember being interested. A giant killer pig movie set in the outback of Australia is right up my alley. Somehow despite that I forgot about it until it showed up on Shudder. Needless to say, I got to streaming this sucker right away and I wasn’t disappointed.

After a brief opening with a couple getting their car smashed by some unseen creature, we meet what will be our main characters. You have the locals of a small town including a couple old guys, the local barkeep, and a giant-sized farmer/sheepherder named Bernie. That last one is important because Bernie is being visited by his little sister and her family, who also are added to the victims/in danger list. Though the most important character is the giant mutated Boar (aka. wild pig for those not in the know) which rips and tears its way thru the cast until meeting it’s end at the hood of a pickup truck. Good times are had by all.

From the opening scene to the end credits I loved this movie. The story gives us just enough character development to care about them and be sad when they meet their bloody ends. I love it when a creature feature takes the time to do that without bogging down the story with unneeded dialogue. The movie also avoids the annoying characters that the audience wants to see die immediately trap that so many horror movies fall into. While there is at least one asshat even he seems to be a realistic jerk that would still be invited to things. I also expected a bit of stunt casting here with Bill Moseley being cast as the American husband of Bernie’s little sister. While not a huge part it is far from a glorified cameo. Moseley gets some good dialogue and shows again that when given the chance he can get the job done.

Of course, no one watches a movie like Boar for dialogue and acting. The creature here is brought to the screen mostly with practical effects work. We get a large car sized puppet on set for the cast to interact with and that is crazy fun. Sure, it looks like a puppet and at times the restricted movement is obvious, but there is slime dripping off of its teeth and they stick more than one actor in its mechanical mouth for fun. How can you not love that? There are a couple of times where we see it running that is clearly some digital work, but the filmmakers keep that to a minimum.

The creature looks amazing.
The kills are plentiful with eleven and include some real gems. You get a nasty bit with some barbed wire, a tusk thru the face, a head gets lopped off, and someone gets stomped with a hoof. There are also quite a few post kill gags that involved partially eaten bodies and a severed head that look great on screen. Again, there is a bit of CGI, but most of this is honest to God latex. As far as creature features go, I was very happy with what I got with Boar.

Other than a bit of a letdown at the end where I feel like the movie backed away from the brutality and nastiness it had established, I have no complaints. Not able to say more without giving away some spoilers. Even then this isn’t a deal breaker for me. This is a great monster movie that has everything that fans of the genre are looking for. I highly recommend checking it out.

© Copyright 2020 John Shatzer 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Blood Fest (2018)

This was a blind buy for me. I saw the trailer for the movie, and it seemed like something that I wanted to check out and support with my $12.99 purchase. I’ve been disappointed by most of the new stuff that I’ve been watching, but you have to keep digging to find that hidden gem. Is Blood Fest one of those buried treasures? Time to find out.

The movie starts off with a mother and her young son watching scary movies. She goes to the kitchen and is attacked by a masked man. His father shows up just in time to save the boy, but not before he sees his mother dead on the floor. He also sees his father shoot and kill the intruder. Years later the boy, Dax, and his friends want to go to Blood Fest. This is the biggest horror movie festival going on and as a fan of those flicks Dax wants to go. His Dad is on a crusade against scary movies forbids him from attending. Guess what happens?

Yeah so Dax, his friends Krill and Sam sneak off to Blood Fest. After having a disappointing meeting with his hero from the Arbor Day, I guess a slasher movie series, they head to the opening ceremonies. Here the producer of the festival announces that they are about to make horror scary again. The entire grounds have been locked off and the horrors within real. The people attending need to follow the rules or they will die! The bodies start to drop immediately as the knife wielding maniac and some pig masked chainsaw dudes begin cutting into the audience. Dax, his friends, and some others lock themselves into a storage room. Quickly they figure out that they have to run the gauntlet of various movie themed attractions to get to the back gate and escape. Good times ensue.

The cast is decent
Normally when a movie tries to pay homage or reference other well-known genre flicks it is a miserable failure. But somehow Blood Fest pulls it off and not just one homage but many. The various set pieces that the characters have to survive include a cemetery full of zombies, a high school with a killer stalking them, a Saw style trap complete with a creepy ass doll in a wheelchair, vampires, rage monsters (think 28 Days later), and my personal favorite, creepy ass clowns. All of these are done very well and explained in a logical way that as a viewer I was able to buy into. The zombies are controlled with electrodes, the human killers are crazies that he found and programmed by making them watch a certain movie again and again until they became that killer. The vampires are ladies brought over from Eastern Europe and infected with a disease that makes them crave blood. They aren’t actually vampires just what he could manufacture. The clowns… he got them off Craigslist. God, I loved that line. I liked the fact that the writer/director tried to keep things as realistic as possible while injecting some humor. It made for an entertaining flick.

It isn’t just the setups that refer to other movies or genre staples. Filmmakers like James Wan and Danny Boyle as well as movies like Black Christmas are referenced in the dialogue. As someone who has been to many conventions and hangs out with other horror nerds this was a nice touch. The conversations that these characters were having sounded very familiar and that only made me enjoy the movie more. The best part is when Dax prays to George Romero when he is trying to disable the device controlling the zombies. Damn it man that is how you acknowledge the master! The writing is good enough that none of this feels forced as it seems natural that these characters would have these sorts of references in their vocabulary.

I do love the clowns
The gore is a mix of CGI and practical effects. Some of the practical work is a bit rough, but it was nice to see a low budget movie make the effort. Especially one that is going out of its way to remind the audience of the flicks that inspired it. Speaking of that there is a bit where the zombies break in and attack the clowns. Watch closely as one of the clowns cackles when being ripped apart because that is reminiscent of a kill in Day of the Dead. Not obvious but I noticed. Now that is how you reference a classic! The CGI work never has that terribly cringeworthy moment and is used to enhance things and not carry the effect. The filmmakers also make an effort to not linger on these effects giving the audience time to pick them apart. The design of the zombies, vampires, creepy nun, hillbilly killers, and clowns are all nicely done. We don’t get to see some of them on screen for long, but they do make an impression. This takes time and effort and I applaud the filmmakers and makeup crew for their hard work.

Lots of kills, good dialogue, neat killers, and a clever plot all add up to what I think is a good movie. Imagine my surprise when I saw the bad ratings and people complaining about it. I guess it wasn’t violent or gory enough for some people. This isn’t that kind of movie and if you went in expecting that then of course you are going to be disappointed. I consider this more along the lines of a Return of the Living Dead 2 or Freaks of Nature. A good movie with some comedy elements and some genuine horror mixed in. Hell, I haven’t even mentioned the big twist at the end, which I rather enjoyed. This is a movie that is totally worth your time. I recommend it and will happily argue with anyone that disagrees with me. Give this one your time and money. Support independent horror.

© Copyright 2020 John Shatzer

Monday, February 10, 2020

Big Ass Spider! (2013)

I’m a sucker for a monster movie so when I saw a movie titled Big Ass Spider hit the shelves of my local Wally World I was down. The movie kicks off with us meeting an exterminator named Alex. When we first meet him, we find him dragging a rat out from under a lady’s house. During this he gets bitten by a spider and ends up in the emergency room. Being short of cash he takes the opportunity to trade some of his services for his hospital bill. A body came in with a spider living inside it, which has now gotten loose. With the help of a hospital security guard, Jose, he goes off looking for the creepy crawler in the basement.

While all of that is happening, we also watch as the military shows up and takes over the facility. See this isn’t just any old spider, but one that was infused with some Alien DNA turning it into a bioweapon experiment. Now the thing is loose, killing, eating, and growing. If that isn’t bad enough the damn thing is about to spawn some baby spiders, who will eventually be just as large and dangerous as their mama. It is up to Alex and Jose to save the day and the girl. I should mention that along the way Alex meets Lt. Karly who became his love interest and was grabbed by the spider as a snack for its babies. Dating can be really complicated in this modern world of ours with the bioengineered menaces from outer space.

I picked this DVD up years ago when it first came out and have revisited this movie every couple years since then. I loved the cheesy story and characters as well as the goofy looking CGI special effects. The story is your typical monster run amok flick, here with it being a military experiment gone wrong (another typical trope) leading to a healthy body count as the civilians get knocked off rapidly as the creature grows. I think we have all seen this story before, but they execute it so well that while familiar it still comes off as entertaining. What helps with this is the healthy about of humor in the script and that the actors portraying the characters have some charisma and timing. Big Ass Spider! feels like a movie made by people who not only understood what they were doing but also have an appreciation for the genre that they are gently poking fun at.

The cast features a good performance from Greg Grunberg as Alex. Lin Shaye and Ray Wise have small supporting roles and are a lot of fun. Though I’d have to say that Lombardo Boyar as Jose steals every scene that he is in. He gets most of the best lines and kills it at every opportunity. The movie is directed by Mike Mendez (Gravedancers, Don’t Kill It) who is one of my favorite independent filmmakers working today. He gets what fans enjoy and want, normally delivering the goods.

Now about the special effects. I get that I normally rail against digital work, but this is a giant monster movie, so my rules are different. I grew up watching live insects crawl across photographic plates and/or puppets menace miniatures standing in for buildings and vehicles. So, a silly looking CGI spider isn’t going to bother me. It is quite the opposite as these sorts of effects feel like the successor to the low budget tricks they used in the fifties and sixties to bring this kind of movie to the big screen.

There isn’t much else that needs to be said about the movie. I can think of much worse ways to kill ninety or so minutes than watching Big Ass Spider! and recommend it and I think you will have some fun watching the arachnid mayhem.

© Copyright 2020 John Shatzer

Friday, February 7, 2020

Bats (1999)

This is one that I remember seeing during its original theatrical run. In fact, I distinctly remember seeing the trailer and thinking to myself ‘a Lou Diamond Phillips versus killer bats movie. I’m in.’ I loved it back then, but what will a much older me think about it? Might as well pop in the DVD and check it out.

Things start off quickly with a couple hanging out under a bridge doing what young folks do in the dark. A train passes overhead and that stirs up the “neighbors” which by the title you should realize are some killer bats. The action then moves to our resident bat expert, the beautiful Dr. Casper, who is played by Dina Meyer. She is called in by the government to investigate the attack. We find out pretty quickly that they (the government) have been tracking the attacks but that this is the first time the creatures went after people. The local sheriff, played by Lou Diamond Phillips, gets involved and before you know it the town is under siege. The army is called in, some mad scientist stuff happens, and the day is saved. Pretty much in that exact order.

This is a by the numbers monster movie that wastes no time getting to the creatures and doesn’t linger too much on the human characters. It reminds me a lot of the old fifties Sci-Fi movies that I review here at the site. I enjoy those flicks and I enjoyed this one. The plot is very simple and again gets right to the action. The cast is likeable with Phillips and Meyer in the lead roles. Leon does a fine job as some comic relief as he really has all the best lines. Bob Gunton, who most of us probably recognize as the Warden from Shawshank Redemption, makes a wonderful mad scientist. Because of the thin plot a movie like this needs to lean heavily on the cast to sell it and make the audience care about the characters (good or bad) and they do a fine job here.

The puppets look awesome
Of course, if we are going to be honest the real stars of a movie like this are the creatures, here a couple large genetically modified bats that are leading the local bat population and infecting them somehow with their aggressiveness. The swarms are brought to the screen with some admittedly cringeworthy digital effects work. This is bad even by the standards of the late nineties. Where the special effects work shines are when we get the puppet bats interacting with the actors. These look pretty good and their attacks are staged and shot cleverly. No matter how good the effects work is you need a director that can shoot it properly and we get that here. I also didn’t realize until watching the credits that he practical effects work was down by KNB, which goes a long way towards explaining the quality of the work.

Decent story, likeable cast, and good practical effects work are more than enough to make up for any flaws that Bats might have. I keep finding these nineties horror movies that I totally forgot about. I’m going to need to reconsider my opinion that the decade was horrible for genre flicks. I can easily recommend this one for anyone looking for their monster movie fix.

© Copyright 2020 John Shatzer

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

As Above, So Below (2014)

This is a movie that was recommended to me repeatedly and I kept avoiding it. I thought it looked like another of those found footage movies that was nothing but a series of jump scares where everyone dies at the end. I finally relented and checked it out last night. I have to say I was very surprised at what I got.

Scarlett is an urban archaeologist who is following in her father’s footsteps as she too searches for the Philosopher’s stone that had eluded him. The movie opens with her racing against an Iranian demolition team to find a clue before they bring down a cave system. This establishes her as a risk taker as well as someone who is a bit obsessed and might use questionable judgement.

The rest of the movie is set in the catacombs under Paris. The clues she found in Iran have led her to the vast tunnels filled with the former inhabitants of the city. Somewhere beneath the city is the stone, which itself is the key to unlocking all sorts of alchemical powers. Soon she has recruited a guide, an old friend, and a cameraman to join her in the dangerous labyrinth of passages. As they go deeper and deeper looking for the stone it becomes clear they are in trouble. They experience all sorts of spooky and weird stuff such as mysterious chanting, figures skulking around following them and a damn telephone that appears out of nowhere. Something is definitely not right.

This is not at all the movie that I was expecting. First up it has a real Indiana Jones vibe to it as Scarlett and her friend George have to figure out puzzles to unlock hidden doors and translate long dead languages like Aramaic to sort out riddles. That last bit is very important to the ending of the movie where I think that Scarlett realizes something which turns out to be key in them possibly escaping the underground hell they find themselves in. That also brings me to another cool twist. Please be aware that SPOILERS are coming.

Creepy stuff going down!
At some point it seems that the movie is hinting that they are actually in Hell! That wasn’t terribly interesting to me, especially since they seem to be hitting the audience over the head with that idea. But then the story suddenly changes up into some sort of test that when Scarlett solves it they are allowed to leave. This is tied into the Philosopher’s stone, which I think is not so much a physical object as it is a power gained thru enlightenment maybe. I’m honestly not sure but found myself fascinated by the resolution of the story and what it hints at. I also think it is brilliant that the filmmakers take you most of the way to the resolution but leave enough of it vague that you have to fill in the blanks yourself.

Even more creepy stuff!
Please understand that if you were hoping for creepy atmosphere, shaky camera, and jump scares typical of the found footage genre you won’t be disappointed with As Above So Below. It has all the things that one can expect from a movie in this subgenre of horror. What makes this one so cool is the great story which you hardly ever see in found footage flicks. We even get a few on camera bits of violence and gore with at least one head being smashed on camera! The locations of the underground catacombs and the cramped tunnels give the entire movie a claustrophobic feeling that also goes a long way to setting the atmosphere and giving the audience an emotional gut punch on more than a couple occasions. Seriously this movie has it all.

I can’t think of a bad thing to say about this one. With that in mind I’m going to enthusiastically recommend As Above So Below. I promise you that you haven’t seen anything quite like this one.

© Copyright 2020 John Shatzer