craptacular

Bermuda Tentacles

by meanlouise June 18, 2014 horror & scifi

Like all battleships that venture into the Bermuda triangle looking for the President of the United States, the heroes of Bermuda Tentacles have a worm scientist on board. This is useful when the convoy of ships are beset by giant worms reaching out of the water to menace them. I’m making it sound an awful […]

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Sharknado + Swamp Shark

by meanlouise August 2, 2013 horror & scifi

Last month’s SyFy Craptacular of the week, Sharknado, is being released for a (probably) one-day only theatrical engagement. This means loads of fluffy press, such the Washington Post’s, “Sharknado’s next prey: Big-screen audience,” in which writer John Anderson and art-house owner Greg Laemmle seem to miss the point of craptaculars entirely (or can’t be bothered […]

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Dinocroc vs. Supergator & My High School Reunion

by meanlouise July 28, 2013 horror & scifi

Dinocroc vs. Supergator is predicated on the idea that “alligators and crocodiles are mortal enemies.” I called bullshit since the 2 species co-exist in South Florida, but Husband reminded me we aren’t dealing with a regular gator and croc, we’re talking about Supergator and Dinocroc. Sure. Whatever. The movie opens with a scene wherein David […]

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Supergator is the friend of all children

by meanlouise July 21, 2013 horror & scifi

Spoilers? Sure. Maybe. I doubt it. Supergator. Produced in the land before time (2007, when SyFy still had “i”s). Like many Sci Fi/SyFy originals, Roger Corman is producer/executive producer (depending on which credits you check). I mention this because when B-movie nerds, usually male and of a certain age, speak dismissively of SyFy craptaculars, they […]

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Bigfoot

by meanlouise July 19, 2013 movies

Danny Bonaduce and Barry Williams battle bigfoot. Supporting actors include Howard Hesseman, Sherilyn Fenn, Alice Cooper, and the worst CGI bigfoot you’ll ever hope to see. Over on The Twitter, everyone’s been in a swivet over this Slate article, “Save the Movie! The 2005 screenwriting book that’s taken over Hollywood—and made every movie feel the […]

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Snakehead Terror, revisited

by meanlouise July 14, 2013 horror & scifi

Saturday night we returned to a simpler time, the time of Snakehead Terror. We enjoyed this gem when it debuted on SyFy (nee SciFi) in 2004. Would we enjoy it the second time around, nearly 10 years later? Yes. This classic made-for-TV craptacular featured Bruce Boxleitner’s carefree feathered mane as the sheriff and supermodel-turned-actress Carol […]

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BattleDogs

by meanlouise July 7, 2013 horror & scifi

BattleDogs trailer: We’re watching BattleDogs, because it seems like a patriotic thing to watch over the 4th of July weekend. It’s about supersoldiers. It stars that guy who was the President in the 1st season of 24. And we already watched Jaws on Thursday. The choice is obvious. So. Battledogs. Might be spoilers ahead, but […]

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Witchslayer Gretl + Wyvern

by meanlouise July 5, 2013 horror & scifi

Want your movie to seem amazing? Before you screen your flick, make your audience sit through the Shannon Doherty SyFy cheapie, Witchslayer Gretl. How cheap? They apparently couldn’t even afford the second “e” in Gretel. Witchslayer Gretl: This movie, which obviously capitalizes on the spate of Hansel and Gretel movies that have been released recently, […]

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Pop Culture Paleontology (Now with more T. rex)

by meanlouise June 28, 2013 movies

Last month, Husband took a day off and we spent some quality time together. (With our Tivo, Overlord II). A series of Florida swamp adventures slowed down my posting schedule, but here at last is what I wrote about the rest of Pop Culture Paleontology Day (low rent edition). I’m hoping the suspense didn’t kill […]

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Mega Crap

by meanlouise May 25, 2013 movies

If the new season of Arrested Development overloads Netflix, we’ve got a backup plan.

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