Critters (Amazon Prime Review)

15 – 85mins – 1986


 

FURRY FANGED FOOTBALLS

The Brown family’s rural Kansas farmhouse is about to become the chomping ground of a horde of hungry, malevolent alien vermin in this quintessentially 80s sci-fi/horror comedy, which plays out like Gremlins meets Ghoulies – with a multitude of iconic pop culture references thrown in for good measure!

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Lake Placid vs Anaconda (Netflix Review)

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15 – 88mins – 2015


 

CROC OF SHIT

“They’re monsters is what they are!”

In the late nineties they were two colossi of the creature feature sub-genre. With father/daughter heavyweights Jon Voight and Angelina Jolie hunting for the legendary giant Anaconda in the theatrical rainforest of 1997 and Bill Pullman and Bridget Fonda battling the original 30-foot reptile in 1999’s Lake Placid, these two initially legitimate monster movie franchises have, with each successive (and cheaper) DTV sequel, fallen ever fouler of the modern trend for Roger Corman-esque Z-movies. Thanks, Sharknado!

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Jaws 2 (Blu-ray Review)

PG – 116mins – 1978 


 

BIGGER, STRONGER, MORE TEETH

“I don’t intend to go through that hell again!”

Studio bosses were understandably eager to dive straight into pre-production on a sequel following the monster success of Steven Spielberg’s iconic 1975 Oscar-winner, but some less-than-manageable production issues (mainly involving “Bruce” the mechanical shark) saw the legendary helmer swear off a return to the waters around Long Island.

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