Archive for the ‘Biological’ Category

The Brain That Wouldn’t Die is the story of Dr. Bill Corter, a young surgeon who is obsessed with the possibility of the transplant of human organs and appendages. His increasingly risky operations on the living and the dead cause worry to his father, an established surgeon and his assistant whom he has performed unsuccessful procedures upon. Dr. Corter is presented with his most challenging task yet when he is involved in a fatal car crash with his girlfriend Doris. Doris’s body burns in the crash, but not before her boyfriend retrieves her decapitated head from the wreckage. By using a serum that he developed, he manages to keep her severed head alive in his basement. Now all he needed was a body…

It’s no wonder that this film was used in an episode of Mystery Science Theatre 3000, as it’s completely ridiculous. From it’s comical music to it’s amateur-at-best acting, this movie will have you laughing the whole way through.

In my opinion, the best part of the movie is when the doc decides to go out and find a suitable body for his girlfriend/girlfriend’s head. There is this ridiculous saxophone music playing. Reminds me of a low-budget beatnik porno. He ventures off to a “strip club” where he meets this weird-looking blonde who is both horny and the worst actress ever in history. She never really makes full eye contact with the doctor so it looks like she is reading cue cards the whole time. Then there is a hysterical cat fight out of nowhere. What the f*ck?!

In spite of the limited settings and terrible acting qualities of this film, there was one shred of gold in it. Doris’s severed head is talking about the sadness of being without a body, being a freak of nature and misunderstood. She says, “People fear what they can’t understand, and can’t see”.

I’d say that is extremely relevant to the state of our society, don’t you?

This film is for fans of date rape drugs and corny monsters.


The Crazies (2010)

Posted: March 4, 2010 in Biological, Zombies

Hey guys! I told you that I wanted some people to do guest reviews in here to mix things up a bit. Here is the first of what I hope is to be several more. Again, I encourage you to contact me if you are interested. My contact info is under my “about me”.

Onto the review:

I came into this movie with good hopes and too an extent i wasn’t let down. The story is pretty much what you would expect it to be if you have seen the preview or if you’ve seen the 1973 original.

The movie starts off with a brief scene of the town Ogden Marsh, Iowa, after the whole ordeal of the movie. The screen fades to black as the title of the movie appears, the film then reopens to the next seen at a the town hospital while it says 2 days earlier.

You see Judy Dutton(Radha Mitchell), the main characters wife, in this scene, as she tells her young coworker Becca (Danielle Panabaker) she can go and enjoy the baseball game her boyfriend will be playing in(even after she caught the young girl in a lie to try and leave work early).

The movie switches scenes to the baseball game. This is the first scene you see the sheriff, David Dutton (Timothy Olyphant) buying some coffee, while casually talking to some towns members. As he goes to enjoy the game with his wife and deputy, Russell Clank (Joe Anderson). The game seems to be going well for opening day, until a townsmen seems to wander in from center-field. Russell points him out to David, as most of the crowd start to notice he is wielding a shotgun. David runs out to try and calm the man.

David originally thinks he is drunk, but as the man doesn’t comply with the sheriff, it eventually ends in the cop shooting him as the shotgun was raised. This starts to weigh heavy on the sheriff’s mind as he asks his wife if what he did was right.

We then find ourselves with the David and Russell talking to the town’s coroner to run a toxicology test on the dead drunk. The family of the drunk soon confronts David telling him what he did was wrong, only to have the widowed wife smack David across the face after he tried justifying what he had done. The toxicology report is later returned to David with negative results which troubles him, because he could see no reason for the man doing what he did.

I don’t really want to go into much detail about all the scenes and ruin the movie for anyone. I will say it’s a worth a watch, nothing amazing and pretty predictable, but if you like movies about infection, some good visual kills (although the movie isn’t extremely gory) and decent acting, i would recommend this movie. The ending is a little unbelievable in my opinion but i’ll leave it for you to decide.

I will also mention this movie has two really awesome scenes, one involving a pitchfork (you may have seen part of this in a preview), then later another scene where someone gets killed by being simultaneously choked and stabbed but not exactly how you’d expect it.

This review was written by Billy Cargo, age 19, Orlando FL.

Daybreakers (2009)

Posted: January 24, 2010 in Biological, Vampires

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In the year 2019, the world has been taken over by vampires, leaving a very small percentage of humans left. The problem is, that means the blood is almost gone, and the possibility of the end mankind is very real. Edward Dalton is a scientist (and a vampire) trying to develop a blood-substitute that can be mass-produced before the blood supply has been depleted. When he comes into contact with a group of humans fighting for their race, he joins them in the fight to find a cure…a way to reverse vampirism.
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This was one of those films you’ve probably seen before. Awesome cast and concept, but lacking substance. The dialogue seemed under-developed and I wanted more out of the characters. This film was entertaining, worth a watch or two.
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Daybreakers was very sleek and stylish visually, which was obviously the focus from the beginning of it’s construction. The best part for me was the idea of a futuristic vampire. Nothing over the top, but very post-modern with ingenious ideas of cars that allow vampires to drive during the day, a safety announcement each morning one hour before sunrise, and a highly developed home security systems to keep out “subsiders”, which are starving vampires. They look like this:
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Pretty bloody flick. You get to see the bad guy get thrashed in the end, as well as a sequence where a bunch of military soldiers go to town tearing each other to shreds and drinking each other’s blood. BONUS: Ethan Hawk looks like Han Solo for the last half of the movie!

Not a terrible film, entertaining with good ideas. It could have been great if they had put as much effort into the script as they did the set and CGI.

Quarantine (2008)

Posted: December 20, 2008 in Biological

A poor man’s 28 Days Later. Based on the Spanish film “REC”, released in 2007, Quarantine is the story of a news reporter covering a night shift at their local fire station. Upon following up on a 911 call, the firemen, reporter and cameraman find themselves dealing with a strange virus that seems to be spreading..and fast. The majority of the film is shot in the dark and from the camera’s view, therefore it’s very shaky and if you get motion sickness you may want to have a bag handy. There are a few decent scares and the infected people are pretty awesome-looking and spew blood.

The main character Angie (played by Jennifer Carpenter) was extremely annoying. Her screaming and constant crying was very distracting and made me wish one of those infected dudes would attack her already. The end was not the sort of climax I had hoped for. I would have liked to see some more story development and a better explanation of the virus. I doubt I would see this movie again, since I was fairly bored the whole time. I have yet to see REC, but from what I’ve heard (from pretty much everyone ever) it’s much better. Quarantine seems like just another movie remake that did not live up to the standards of the original.