Oh well, that’s something to talk about! Target, an Indonesian production from 2018, has appeared on Netflix (and thanks a lot for this and other Asian movies available through that streaming platform!) and because I was in a mood – again – to watch some Indonesian horror (after being quite disappointed with Iko Uwais’ 2018 movie “The Night Comes for Us” I’ve watched a few days before), I’ve chosen this movie. And why not right?
Not that I don’t have like a 1000+ movies to choose from, but you know how it goes – the more you have, the harder it is to choose. But I am in a mood for an Asian cinema, and I haven’t watched anything horror related for some time either, so the choice has been made.
Hell yeah, finally a movie about metalheads for metalheads! OK, that might be a little exaggerated, but let’s discuss things from the start, shall we?
I’ve said it previously and I’ll say it again. They don’t make them like they’ve used anymore. Demon Queen, the 1986 debut feature from American SOV filmmaker Donald Farmer is a prime example of what that oft-ridiculed, but a potent niche genre offers.
Is there anyone not familiar with The Asylum? You know, The Asylum, the movie producer and distributor? Well, I guess after the success of Sharknado there might still be a few of those totally immune to what’s been going on in a last few years, but I know our readers are better than that.
You might remember me talking (actually writing) about the time I haven’t had the access to movies. Yep, VHS players and tapes in communist Czechoslovakia were only for a few chosen ones, usually rich enough and with good connections. But people were talking about movies and I knew the stories and plots of not a few of them from people’s storytelling. What pleasant times.
Reviewing The Lost Empire, a directorial debut of Jim Wynorski, again I’ve felt the great joy of being entertained. I’m talking about that genuine love and appreciation of B-movies, hell, even Z-grade drecks, if you will… that most of the times is lacking in the production nowadays. Or it seems like it to me. More money, better technology, less originality, less entertainment value. Not always, but most of the time.
I kinda like zombie movies. And zombie-themed games as well. Because, you know, what’s there not to be liked? Anyway, I’m not gonna make up some philosophy shit here, just want to talk about this little movie.
They don’t do them like that anymore, I guess. You know, those little silly movies with fantastic titles and storylines which don’t always deliver, with humour which made you (albeit ocassionally) chuckle and a gratituous portion of T&A for all those teenage boys to engage…well, you’ve got the picture, right?
The second movie from the Maneater series I’ve chosen to watch is a nice little flick called Rise of the Gargoyles. There is no hidden meanings and no artsy-fartsy stuff like that, yes, the movie does indeed involve gargoyles! And many people just won’t like it, because, just because, it’s just your standard SyFy-like flick. But then, so what? Did you just say you don’t like bad movies? 🙂