Another week, another slate of horror flick to talk about. First we have An Irish Exorcism. Other than it taking place in Ireland with lots of cool Irish accents, there is nothing even remotely original about this film. It’s yet another fake documentary with “footage” about something that didn’t actually happen in real life. A woman is trying to investigate exorcisms and starts talking to Irish priests with the help of her friend who holds the camera. Of course no one wants to open about them and speak the “truth” and weird things start to happen and the result is just another fake documentary/found footage “horror” snooze fest of the 21st century.
Next we have Asylum from After Dark. After Dark puts out quite a few horror films that make it into these articles, films that aren’t good enough (or bad enough) to talk about more than a paragraph. This one starts out as yet another “found footage” film, but with a slight twist. There’s a MST3K voiceover to it in a way. What it’s about is a movie shot in Europe being edited by two guys who just talk during the entire movie. The movie within the movie is just awful and clichéd and everything you expect in a zombies/creatures in an old asylum type film. The guys talking about it are kind of funny, but I can’t say they make the film itself worth watching. Plus the ending is just terrible which the two editors actually talk about. This is a maybe.
Then we have Frankenstein’s Hungry Dead. I wish I hadn’t seen The Sins of Dracula recently because both are quite similar. This has a modern day Frankenstein type doctor making monsters out of kids who break into a wax museum. It’s campy and cheesy with some terrible over acting which appears to be intentional. If you are familiar with the director, you’ll like this one because it fits right in with his other works.