This week’s new batch of horror films starts with Eaters. I thought I had seen this before, but turns out there’s another horror film by the same name. It starts out as your typical scary movie. Friends on a road trip stop in the middle of nowhere to get gas and use the bathroom. One friend goes missing and they think a biker gang took her. Next thing they know they are in a small town with people wearing masks, killing people and most likely eating them. It’s not scary and it’s pretty typical of the genre. There’s some blood, but nothing big. Acting is average or subpar. Nothing stands out or is above your standard, lame horror movie of today. There’s far worse, but if you skip this, you aren’t missing anything.
Next we have The Invoking 2. Now I never saw the first one so I have no idea if it’s similar or if any of the characters are from the original, but I can say that it probably doesn’t matter. Another standard horror release of today. They try to mix different events into one film to appeal to genre fans, but it didn’t work for me. I didn’t care about any of the characters or what was happening to them. It’s really forgettable as it moves on from story to story. Maybe if you saw the first one, get this.
Third we have Deadly Revisions. This was kind of good and stars Bill Oberst Jr. It’s not a great movie, but at least it had me guessing on whether he was crazy or remembering events. You were never quite sure if they were his memories or him just losing his mind so for that I can say the film works. It’s nothing more than typical, but because they did a good job of keeping you guessing, it scores points that the two previous mentioned films do not get. Hypnotherapy could see a huge surge in popularity in horror films because of this. It’s a good plot vehicle.
Last we have A Plague So Pleasant. Hands down the best film of the bunch, it’s a good twist on the tired zombie genre. It’s not a great movie, in fact the acting is pretty bad besides the lead, but it adds to zombie canon and I like that. It starts out black & white and explains how the zombie apocalypse changed the world, but didn’t over run it. Once people learned not to fight the zombies, the zombies didn’t attack and people coped with them It has some creative ideas along with that like new types of cemeteries and laws. But then violence breaks out and the zombies become what we are used to. The film also becomes colorized as well. It’s your typical zombie film at this point with people dying and turning to zombies, but I still give it a lot of points for creativity. The ending isn’t bad either so overall I didn’t mind the movie. I wish the acting was a lot better, but I’d recommend it to zombie fans especially those looking for new ideas and concepts in the zombie world.