-This is a disclaimer acknowledging that every Friday from here on out I will provide to you a weeks worth of Horror movies on the rental and VOD circuit. Some of these movies are so bad they will never see the light of day on the main screen but some are hidden gems unknown to the general mainstream moviegoers. I feel it its my duty to make sure you don’t miss out on any future cult classics so I bring to you my weekly installment of Horror Movies Uncut. The thoughts and opinions on these reviews are clearly my own and should be shared by many!
BEST PICK OF THE WEEK
I was told be a few people online that Vamp U was worth checking out a few months back. Once a trailer became available from what I saw as a comedy it looked promising, as a vampire movie? Well as long as they vamps aren't sparkling I’m fine. I have seen worse way worse. Vamp U on the other hand is hilarious. I wouldn't put it on any must see list anytime soon but I would say if you are game take a chance on this you will be surprised. The story involves a vampire professor at a University that has not been able to “fang out” ever since he killed the love of his life. What he doesn't know is the love of his life became a vampire and has a daughter that is a spitting image of her and attends his university. From the moment he saw her it was trouble and soon he turns her into a vampire. Well that's where the fun begins when she vamps out and turns all her sorority sisters into creatures of the night. They are hell bent on destroying the campus and the only ones that can stop them are Professor G and two cronies Fred and Tom who at moments steal this movie. Great weekend rental so go pick this up!
THE REST OF THE FILMS
Whenever films are based off a true story the last place you would look for some truth to that would be in a horror film. I mean we are the kings of mockumentaries and now with found footage films horror probably can claim the title for the most films with “based on actual events” some where in the headings. When it’s something that you can look up and do research on then you may believe it would lead to a better film. Such is not the case with the Beast Beneath. The story revolves around a father who is telling the story of The Griffin Park Curse. Griffin Park is a public park in the greater Los Angeles area that has a very well known tale of it’s previous owner. Don Antonio Feliz ranch land was cursed when he stole the land from its original owners with a forged signature. Not one to share Feliz killed his two partners and later suffered a miserable death and curse on his and his partners families. Feliz himself is turned into a demon and has to haunt the land protecting a hidden treasure from anyone that may be curious to follow the legend. After watching Beast it prompted me to look more at the story because living in LA before I heard of the tale when we visited the park. Such a great story receives a horrible outing as a film to the point where I think someone else should try and do this. The main problem with the film is the latter and current parts if the tale. They just don’t hold up to the original legend and this film would have actually been good if it stayed in the past. I can look past horrible monster makeup and bad acting for a good tale usually but Beast Beneath falls short. Maybe someone else will catch this film see the potential that i saw in the first 40 minutes and do something with it to give this curse it’s proper due. Until then pass this up in the store like you were going to already!