Another week, another batch of “horror” films for you to most likely never see. First we have Appetites. This one made very little sense to me. It starts out with a girl seeing (maybe doing) some awful things. Then there’s a serial killer who kills women with tattoos. The girl grows up and meets up with the serial killer and there’s a mentally retarded (?) brother who cooks people. It’s all acted badly and did nothing for me. There’s some good kills/gore, but the DVD art makes it seem really cool and it’s not. It mentions “true love” as well and half the movie is gone before they start doing things. Add in cannibalism and well, if you miss this, you aren’t missing much, but I guarantee someone out there LOVES it.
Next we have Inner Demons. This one is shot like a documentary because it’s a fake documentary/TV show and is just dumb. I loathe this style of filmmaking and I wanted it to end as soon as it started. A camera crew follows a girl into rehab because she’s a junkie. She claims to be possessed by a demon, they all laugh at her till she starts bending backwards and what not. I will give it some points for originality because it’s the first time I remember seeing a heroin/intervention story mixed with demonic possession and horror. I just wish it wasn’t that crappy/cheap style of filmmaking. It’s such a gimmick because you KNOW it’s fake. The fake documentary/found footage genre needs to stop now.
Third we have Throwback. I wish this was a throwback to slasher films in the woods, but it’s more a bad monster flick with a Bigfoot creature. Two guys go hunting for gold, but it’s cursed! A killer Bigfoot is out to get them along with a park ranger or two. It has some elements I liked, it’s kinda campy, had the occasional cool creature vibe, but the acting is dreadful and there’s not enough creature scenes. Not enough good moments to outweigh the bad. Not as terrible as Sexsquatch, but at least that I would watch again because it’s horrifically bad.
Last we have Future Justice. This is more a post-apocalyptic film, but it does have a creature so I’m calling it horror (and I have no place else to review it right now). A space ship carrying a prisoner hits Earth after World War 3. They band together with some survivors to fight off other survivors and then there’s a twist. I understand low budget constraints can hurt a film and this film is hurt because of it. Better actors could have made it really fun. It’s campy and goes for an old school style, but the actors hurt it to me. The human on a leash character annoyed me and most seemed to be over acting more than just acting. I wanted to really like it, but it just doesn’t get there for me.