Germ T. Ripper’s Top 10 Movies for 2015
I’m pretty sure that I may be the only one who loves this movie! Director Tom Six never fails to deliver with the HUMAN CENTIPEDE movies. Each one is more deplorable than the last. The FINAL SEQUENCE was probably one of my favorite horror comedies of 2015. Seeing the most meta of ideas, enacting the plots of the first two films inside a prison in the good ol’ U.S. of A, really had me laughing. Bill Boss (Dieter Laser) as the wicked warden and his sniveling sidekick accountant Dwight Butler (Laurence Harvey) kept the fun going throughout the film’s outrageous BLOOD SUCKING FREAKS style humor. HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3: THE FINAL SEQUENCE is for those who see movie torture and potty humor and laugh.
We’ve seen zombie rats in MULBERRY ST, zombie sheep in BLACK SHEEP, and now zombie beavers! ZOMBEAVERS offers a fun-filled flashback to the splatter fests of the 1980s! With a classic set-up of young people partying it up in the woods, to the bumbling idiots that lose a canister of toxic waste, everything screams fun and Troma! The characters are clichéd, but only in the best way possible. I’m pretty sure this is director Jordan Rubin’s feature=length film debut, and I can’t wait to see what else he has in store for us! Gone are the days of practical effects, puppets, gore galore… I beg to differ, and so does ZOMBEAVERS!
As much as I love the Halloween favorite TRICK ‘R TREAT, I had never given much thought to the idea of using the same idea — an anthology horror movie with intertwined stories — for any other holiday. That was until I saw A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY. Great to see William Shatner as the small town conservative radio host, and I loved character actor George Buza as Santa. Also, nice to see a Christmas-themed horror movie that doesn’t have a slasher in in it. A lot of cool unique ideas, like zombie elves, changeling trolls, and even an epic battle between Krampus and Santa Claus, made A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY a new holiday classic!
#6 WYRMWOOD: ROAD OF THE DEAD
From all the hoopla made over MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, I expected more. It was fun, but I expected more. Glad to see the low-budget Ozploitation zombie-apocalypse thrill-ride WYRMWOOD: ROAD OF THE DEAD delivered what I needed! Very EVIL DEAD 2, with the Sam Raimi style shaky-cam film-making, which made the zombie battles are pretty intense! I love how the father Barry (Jay Gallagher) doesn’t waste any time, he just grabs his nail gun and tool belt and starts kicking ass, and flammable zombie blood being pumped out as fuel is awesome! The zombie mind control is like DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS. DEAD. I love a good road movie with cool chase scenes!
#5 WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
#3 A GIRL WALKS ALONE AT NIGHT