Movie Review – Thankskilling 3 (2013)

Thankskilling 3
Directed by Jordan Downey
Courtesy of MVD Entertainment
Release Date: October 15, 2013

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Just in time for Thanksgiving! A couple of years ago, I reviewed an insane killer-turkey movie called THANKSKILLING. If you recall, I described it as a campy horror flick that is meant to be as funny as it is brutal. Well, lo and behold, here comes THANKSKILLING 3, the follow-up to the 2009 original. Where is #2, you ask? It never happened…but on purpose. This film is touted as ‘the first movie to skip its own sequel’, a brilliant marketing campaign in my opinion. And while I did not enjoy this one as much as the first, THANKSKILLING 3 is still a lot of fun and definitely worth checking out.

If you are not familiar with THANKSKILLING 3, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of MVD Entertainment:

Marketed as “”The First Movie to Skip Its Own Sequel,”” this puppet-fueled follow-up to the holiday-themed cult favorite ThanksKilling follows feathered villain Turkie on a ruthless hunt for the last copy of ThanksKilling 2.

If you didn’t know already, the first THANKSKILLING was a huge cult success and was featured in Maxim Magazine, Fangoria, FearNet, and on TMZ and Fox News. All the major genre news sites covered it, including Bloody-Disgusting, Aint It Cool News, and Arrow In The Head. This follow-up was completely funded by fans on a Kickstarter campaign that raised $100,000, which makes it the highest funded horror feature on Kickstarter to date!

THANKSKILLING 3 is very crazy and, as such, will not appeal to some audiences. You have to go into this film expecting puppet-crazed insanity, not a Michael Bay-budgeted production. If you are looking for laughs filled with gore-covered fun, then you’re at the right place.

The film is shot pretty well overall for what it is, but as you would expect, the acting isn’t too great. Likewise, the special effects are horrendous…but these aspects are what make the film so much fun. You have to keep watching to find out what the production team does next!

As before, Turkie throws out his trademark one-liners as he piles up a body-count. But for me, some of the jokes lack the same spark that that the original had; maybe I expected too much in that area, but some of them come off as forced and therefore bland. Thankfully this doesn’t happen much, and it is an issue that is easily overlooked.

As a whole, THANKSKILLING 3 is winner for me. It’s one of those films that is great to watch in a group, especially after a couple of rounds. There’s no telling what kind of jokes you’ll come up with as you watch, but they’ll probably not be as ‘fowl’ as those in the movie.

The Bonus Features on the DVD include:

* 7 Behind The Scenes Featurettes
* 2 Audio Commentaries with Creators Jordan Downey and Kevin Stewart
* 2 Trailers
* Interactive Drinking Game
* Flowis’ Music Video ‘Sprinkle of Wrinkle’
* Uncle Donny’s Pluckmaster 3000 Infomercial
* 2 Stills Galleries
* 4 Hidden Easter Eggs

The film is available now in a variety of formats.

MSB


Book Review – Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 4

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 4
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Publisher: Paizo Publishing

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I think I’ve made it very clear that I am a huge geek and have been for many, many years. If you are unsure of this claim, just glance back at some of my posts from earlier this year where I discuss collecting comics and whatnot. So I’m sure that it will come as no surprise to anyone when I confess that I love roleplaying games. From Dungeons & Dragons to R.I.F.T.S. to DragonLance, I love just about all things fantasy related. A couple of years ago, I stumbled upon the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and now I have a new obsession. Pathfinder is an amazing gaming system that both old and new role-players will love.

If you are not familiar with the PATHFINDER ROLEPLAYING GAME: BESTIARY 4, here is the synopsis courtesy of Paizo Publishing:

Confront the creatures that go bump in the night! Bestiary 4 presents hundreds of new monsters for use in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Within this tome of terrors you’ll find pitiless psychopomps and blood-drinking nosferatu, insectile formians and faceless nightgaunts, and even unique mythological horrors like Spring- Heeled Jack and Grendel himself. Yet not every creature need be an enemy, as mighty empyreal lords, primeval outer dragons, and valorous swan maidens enlist you in their epic battles!

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 4 is the fourth indispensable volume of monsters for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and serves as a companion to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary. This imaginative tabletop game builds upon more than 10 years of system development and an Open Playtest featuring more than 50,000 gamers to create a cutting-edge RPG experience that brings the all-time best-selling set of fantasy rules into the new millennium.

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 4 includes:

* More than 300 different monsters
* Creatures from classic horror literature and monster films, including the colour out of space, elder things, and kaiju
* New player-friendly races like changelings, kitsune, and nagaji
* Entities of mythic might, from despotic demon lords and alien elohim to terrifying Great Old Ones—including Cthulhu!
* New creatures you can construct, like clockworks and juggernauts
* New familiars, animal companions, and other allies
* New templates to help you get more life out of classic monsters
* Appendices to help you find the right monster, including lists by Challenge Rating, monster type, and habitat
* Expanded universal monster rules to simplify combat
* Challenges for every adventure and every level of play
AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!

If you are a visual person for the most part, like me, then you’ll love this new bestiary. The book is crammed full of creatures and monsters alike, complete with stats, origin histories and color pictures. The detailed graphics of each entry are an excellent companion to help describe who or what is attacking your party.

My favorite aspect of this bestiary is the inclusion of the Great Old Ones, which are none other than deities that exist in the worlds of H.P. Lovecraft. As a HUGE Lovecraft fan, this was an amazing surprise, and I am whole-heartedly inserting some of these beasties into my own campaigns. Of particular note is the great Cthulhu himself! It just doesn’t get much better.

The PATHFINDER ROLEPLAYING GAME: BESTIARY 4 is a huge win for me and it’s a definite must-own if you enjoy RPGs. But whether you play or not, you should certainly pick this one up anyway, if just to see the detailed artwork. The book is available now.

MSB

Movie Review – An American Ghost Story (2013)

An American Ghost Story
Directed by Derek Cole
Courtesy of Breaking Glass Pictures
Release Date: August 20, 2013

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I must preface my review with a statement: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY is not what I was expecting, and that is certainly a good thing. After the first 10 minutes, I was expecting to hate it…the acting is not that great and the story sounded very generic. BUT…I am sooooo glad that I finished it because this film is actually a top notch ghost story that made me jump on several occasions. It is not a big budget picture, so the acting can be overlooked; but where it lacks in budget, it makes up for with innovative style and excellent scares.

If you are not familiar with AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Breaking Glass Pictures:

Paul Anderson (Stephen Twardokus) and his girlfriend Stella (Liesel Kopp) move into a house that is well known  for being haunted. Paul, a struggling writer, plans to write  his first novel about his experiences with the paranormal.  What starts out as a fun and exciting adventure, soon  takes a very dangerous turn. They quickly realize some  things are better left alone, and what you can’t see, can hurt you.

I read several negative reviews about this film after I watched it, and I can see where some of those reviewers were coming from. The actors are not of the highest caliber and the story is a bit slow in some parts. But if you can overlook both of those, you’re in for a real treat here.

AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY is shot well for a low-budget feature and has some nifty camerawork throughout. Surprisingly, there is no gore in this film at all, however the rest of the special effects (specifically, the ‘ghost’ scenes) are well done and very creative. Whereas some films use CG or even regular animation to show the ghosts, director Derek Cole bends the genre mold a bit and decides not to show them…technically (you just have to watch the film to understand). This, in turn, creates an even more haunting atmosphere in which to scare the audience.

And the scares are nice! There’s a lot of tension built into the story and the character of Paul does a great job of fleshing it out. His obsessive quest to interact with the spirits ultimately leads to bad things, which we get to see and enjoy. The buildup is a bit slow at times, but once things start going, they don’t really stop.

Unfortunately, I can’t give AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY a perfect rating. The acting in some aspects really is downright terrible. I hate to point fingers at individuals, but Liesel Kopp does not do a good job in her role. I feel like she spends more time trying to avoid eye-contact with the camera and less time acting.

But that is a mild downside for such an effective horror flick. Look past the rough exterior and see the gem that lies within AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY. I recommend giving this one a shot. You will probably never look at bedsheets the same way again!

MSB

Book Review – Dream London by Tony Ballantyne

Dream London
by Tony Ballantyne
Release Date: October 29, 2013
Publisher: Solaris Books

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Thanks to author/editor Tim Marquitz, I have recently become a huge fan of Urban Fantasy. In case you don’t recall, Tim was the editor of Angelic Knight Press’s book MANIFESTO UF (you can read my review here). I had read UF before, but I didn’t really fall in love with it until the publication of Tim’s book. This is partly what drew me to DREAM LONDON, the latest release of author Tony Ballantyne. And I’m sure glad it did; this book is chocked full of quirky characters and amazing landscapes, a true cult classic in the making.

If you are not familiar with DREAM LONDON, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Solaris Books:

In Dream London the city changes a little every night and the people change a little every day. Captain Jim Wedderburn has looks, style and courage by the bucketful. He’s adored by women, respected by men and feared by his enemies. He’s the man to find out who has twisted London into this strange new world, and he knows it. But the towers are growing taller, the parks have hidden themselves away and the streets form themselves into strange new patterns. There are people sailing in from new lands down the river, new criminals emerging in the East End and a path spiraling down to another world. Everyone is changing, no one is who they seem to be, and Captain Jim Wedderburn is beginning to understand that he’s not the man he thought he was…

I didn’t really know what to expect before I started reading this one. I had a vague synopsis, but it did nothing to prepare me for what was to come. This book took me by surprise, and that is certainly not a bad thing.

DREAM LONDON is written well, with smooth prose and flowing dialogue. I particularly enjoy how it is written in a first-person perspective. It is this, as well as Ballantyne’s frequent use of dialogue to move the story along that I like most about his writing. He does not overdo descriptive narratives but instead lets his characters convey the pertinent information the reader needs.

But the other true winner of DREAM LONDON is the story itself. Vast in scope and perfect in its execution, this book will mesmerize readers from the first page. I was sad to see the book end, however I could certainly see myself revisiting its pages in the future.

The world that Ballantyne creates is fantastic but very believable. And the concept behind his world creation is nothing short of brilliant. I can honestly say that I’ve never read a book quite like this one.

DREAM LONDON is a major win from a major talent. I have not read any of Tony’s other works, but I will certainly do so now. This book is available now in a variety of formats so give it a look.

MSB

Movie Review – Horror Stories (2013)

Horror Stories
Directed by multiple directors
Courtesy of Artsploitation Films
Release Date: October 8, 2013

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If you have never given foreign horror a look, you should. There are many genre-bending titles out there that will give even the heartiest of horror fans a nice treat. One of my most recent favorites is HORROR STORIES, a slick Korean anthology that entertains on many levels. This collection of horror shorts is not perfect but it is a lot of fun and chocked full of scares and gore.

If you are not familiar with HORROR STORIES, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Artsploitation Films:

Horror anthologies might be everywhere these days, but the Korean entry Horror Stories raises the bar with four terrifying stories (and a nail-biting wraparound tale), each one chilling enough to be its own feature. If you thought this was going to be a tame collection of teen-friendly “ghost girl” stories – think again. Horror Stories goes right for the jugular with non-stop splatter, intense shocks and riveting suspense. A high school girl is abducted and forced by a psycho to tell him the scariest tales she knows:

* “Don’t Answer the Door” finds a little brother and sister home alone at night and under siege.
* “Endless Flight” has a serial killer escaping police custody in the middle of an otherwise empty flight.
* “Secret Recipe” serves up a wildly macabre fairy tale about two jealous stepsisters who take plastic surgery to nightmarish extremes.
* “Ambulance on the Death Zone” is a claustrophobic zombie shocker with a paramedic and a mother at a standoff over her possibly infected young daughter.

An international genre festival success from Sitges to Fantasia, this is one of the best Korean horror films in years and has been called “one of the scariest Asian horror anthologies of the 21st century” (horror-movies.ca).

As mentioned, this film is an anthology of four short films that are a subset of the primary plot. This setup is similar to V/H/S, in that the shorts have nothing to do with the main story but they are an integral part of how it progresses. I like this format when it is well done, as is the case with HORROR STORIES.

I mentioned that this anthology is not perfect and here is why: a couple of the stories insinuate several things but don’t exactly explain what is going on. Case-in-point is the first story, “Don’t Answer the Door”. This film is very clever and leaves you with a cold feeling at the end, however the twist it takes about three-fourths of the way through is confusing. I had to pause the film and think about it for a minute to make sure I understood what was happening. I had to piece a couple of far-reaching things together but in the end I got it. I enjoyed this one, but I feel like it should have been done differently.

Still, HORROR STORIES is a wickedly good horror gem that you should not miss. My favorite tale is “Ambulance on the Death Zone”. Putting aside the fact that it deals with my favorite horror topic (zombies), it is also extremely intense and kept me nervous while I watched it. I was even fidgety because of my nerves! That says quite a bit, as I am no youngster nor rookie when it comes to horror.

HORROR STORIES is a definite win for me and I recommend it to anyone looking for original horror. Some folks might not like the fact that it is in Korean with English subtitles (there is no English dub-over), but that is only a minor issue that should be quickly overlooked. The film is available now, so check it out.

MSB

Book Review – The Devil’s Woods by Brian Moreland

The Devil’s Woods
by Brian Moreland
Release Date: December 3, 2013
Publisher: Samhain Publishing

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I will tell you this for nothing: if you are not reading author Brian Moreland’s books, then are missing out on some truly amazing horror. In addition to being a heck of a nice guy (I had the pleasure of meeting him in person at 2013’s Texas Frightmare Weekend), Brian is an extremely talented author and storyteller. His books and stories are chocked full of interesting characters and unique premises, not to mention spine-melting terror!

If you are not familiar with THE DEVIL’S WOODS, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Samhain Publishing:

Fear wears many skins. Deep within the Canadian wilderness, people have been disappearing for over a century. There is a place the locals call “the Devil’s Woods,” but to speak of it will only bring the devil to your door. It is a place so evil that even animals avoid it. When their father’s expedition team goes missing, Kyle Elkheart and his brother and sister return to the abandoned Cree Indian reservation where they were born. Kyle can see ghosts that haunt the woods surrounding the village—and they seem to be trying to warn him.  The search for their father will lead Kyle and his siblings to the dark heart of the legendary forest, where their mission will quickly become a fight for survival.

I reviewed two of Brian’s previous books, DEAD OF WINTER over at Hayes Hudson’s House of Horror, and SHADOWS IN THE MIST here on Shattered Ravings. You can check out the DEAD OF WINTER review over at Hayes’ blog, however my review of SHADOWS IN THE MIST is gone due to my site crash at the end of last year.

THE DEVIL’S WOODS is an excellent read, although I do have to confess that I enjoyed SHADOWS IN THE MIST more for some reason. I’m not sure why…I think because the concept of SHADOWS enthralled me more so than this one. THE DEVIL’S WOODS is compelling, though, and I tore through it in about five days. Once it gets going, it never really stops…and that’s a good thing!

As with his previous novels, Moreland once again writes with a fluid manner, emphasizing characterization and action. The characters are flawed and likable, traits that actually make the reader care about what happens to them. Obviously, this allows for deep immersion into the story and therefore a more enjoyable reading experience. The action moves at a breakneck speed, which lets the plot unfold in a perfect pace and allows the reader to learn just enough to move to the next page.

And then there’s the horror. THE DEVIL’S WOODS certainly does not disappoint when it comes to terror. There are plenty of jumps and scares along the way, with a nice dose of carnage to keep even the staunchest of gore-hounds happy. This is indeed prime, grade-A horror writing.

THE DEVIL’S WOODS is a great book and every horror fiction fan should definitely pick it up. It releases December 3, a couple of weeks away, so be sure and make a note.

MSB

Documentary Review – Blackfish (2013)

Blackfish
Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Courtesy of Magnolia Home Entertainment
Release Date: November 12, 2013

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When I first saw the trailer for BLACKFISH, I was stunned. The film looked mesmerizing, an in-depth look into something very few people had probably ever thought about. I vaguely remember back in 2010, when SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed, but I recall the news reports all saying it was ‘trainer error’. BLACKFISH unveils the truth about what really happened and then throws the curtains aside to expose the psychological damage that is done to killer whales in captivity.

If you are not familiar with BLACKFISH, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Magnolia Home Entertainment:

Killer whales are beloved majestic, friendly giants yet infamous for their capacity to kill viciously. BLACKFISH unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of the notorious performing whale Tilikum, who – unlike any orca in the wild – has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. BLACKFISH expands on the discussion of keeping such intelligent creatures in captivity.

I have to confess that I’m not a tree-hugger or animal rights activist, although I do believe we should take care of the earth and treat animals appropriately. But when I finished watching BLACKFISH, I sat for a while and thought about what I should tell my kids about SeaWorld. They are wanting to go, but now I’m not so sure I want to take them.

This compelling self-argument is the very reason every person reading this review should pick up a copy of BLACKFISH and watch it. The film is not a preachy PETA promotional video or anything of the sort; it is a vivid and candid look at orcas, the treatment they receive in captivity (from both people and other killer whales), and the mental damage that is done to them by plucking them from the wild.

The film is shot well and presents the information in a no-nonsense yet nonjudgmental fashion. Several former SeaWorld trainers are interviewed and give their testimonies, along with an OSHA investigator that worked on the SeaWorld court case and many other people involved with the industry. The result is a moving and powerful piece that will make you think.

BLACKFISH is an amazing film and I highly recommend giving it a look. Regardless of whether you like orcas or not, you can’t help but gain respect for them after watching this documentary. The film is available now in a variety of formats.

MSB

Movie Review – Red 2 (2013)

Red 2
Directed by Dean Parisot
Courtesy of Lionsgate
Release Date: November 26, 2013

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There are very few sequels I’ve seen that can hold a candle to the original films. Most of these follow-up movies are lacking in some area, whether it’s story or script, or even a miscasting of the characters. But RED 2 does not fall anywhere into this category of part-two-hell. Instead, this sequel takes the franchise to another level. The result is a highly entertaining film full of laughs and rapid-fire action.


If you are not familiar with RED 2, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Lionsgate:

Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they’ll need to survive assassins, terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the superweapon.

I enjoyed the first RED a lot, as did my whole family. We liked how the humor was mixed skillfully with the action, which in turn made us laugh and even cringe in certain places. But RED 2 gives this and so much more. I can honestly say this is one of the few films that actually transcends its predecessor.

RED 2 is shot well and looks amazing onscreen. But two primary components make this movie a huge hit: the story and the acting. The plot is very interesting and is filled with twists and turns. But even so, my youngest (who is 10) did not have a problem following what was happening. The storyline is great and intricate, but it does not overwhelm the audience in the least.

The acting is also a huge plus for this film. Bruce Willis returns as the main hero, Frank Moses. And with him, as before, are John Malkovich, the enchanting Helen Mirren, and Mary-Louise Parker. But we are also treated to newcomers like Anthony Hopkins, Catharine Zeta-Jones and Byung-hun Lee. This star-studded ensemble blends perfectly onscreen, giving a cast that any filmmaker would sell his soul to work with.

RED 2 is a massive win for me and I hope director Dean Parisot considers making a third film; I would definitely give it a look. I recommend giving this one a shot, especially if you haven’t seen the first RED. I suggest getting both and making a night of them. RED is available now, while RED 2 will be released next week in a variety of formats.

MSB

Movie Review – V/H/S (2012)

V/H/S
Directed by (multiple directors)
Courtesy of Magnet Releasing
Release Date: December 4, 2012

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I know it’s not traditional to review the first of a series after you’ve already reviewed the sequel…but that’s what I’m doing with V/H/S. About a month ago, I reviewed V/H/S/2, which you can read here; I really enjoyed it, partly because you don’t have to have seen the first one to know what’s going on. Likewise, the first V/H/S is very entertaining and well done, however I have to confess that I do like the second one better. But that should not dissuade you from checking this one out. V/H/S is a ground-breaking horror film and it deserves a spot in every genre fan’s library!

If you are not familiar with V/H/S, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Magnet Releasing:

V/H/S is a point of view, found-footage horror film from the perspective of America’s top genre filmmakers. In V/H/S, a group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house in the countryside and acquire a rare tape. Upon searching the house, the guys are confronted with a dead body, a hub of old televisions and an endless supply of cryptic footage, each video stranger and more inexplicably terrifying than the last…

Just like it’s sequel, V/H/S is a non-traditional horror flick. It is a compilation of short films, all shot from a first-person perspective, that all blend in with the main storyline. The short films are not related, except that they are all smaller pieces to the bigger plot. But again, this diversity is part of what makes the film so much fun.

Unlike the second one, this film actually uses the main plot-line in a more terrifying fashion. I will not go into great detail, but I will say that the main storyline is just as horrific as the individual shorts. It even made me jump at one point, which is a true testament to the quality of any horror film.

Probably my favorite short in V/H/S is the first one, titled “Amateur Night”. In this film, three guys rent a hotel room with the hopes of bringing girls back for sex. Their main focus is for the nerdier of their group, Clint, to score. They outfit him with glasses that have a spy-cam attached so he can record his exploit. Unfortunately, the girl he picks out is not quite what she seems, and the events that follow are like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

But although I really liked V/H/S, I think I enjoyed the sequel more. It feels like the production crew took things up several notches in the second one, including more intensity and even bigger scares. However, I highly recommend this first film as a compliment to seeing the second one. Both are definite Must Owns for your collection, and I suggest you check them both out soon. They are available now in a variety of formats.

MSB

Movie Review – Junkie (2013)

Junkie
Directed by Adam Mason
Courtesy of Indiecan Entertainment & FilmBuff
Release Date: November 12, 2013

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When I first saw the cover of this DVD, I thought it was a serious and dark film. As it turns out, I was halfway right; the film is really dark, although it’s certainly not serious at all. This self-described ‘pitch black comedy’ is surrealistic trip through crazy territory…and it’s worth every minute of it!

If you are not familiar with JUNKIE, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Indiecan Entertainment:

A twisted, pitch black comedy about a hapless addict (Daniel Louis Rivas) desperately trying to go clean, and his psychotic, devil-may-care brother (Robert LaSardo), who’ll stop at nothing to make sure he never does. As Danny’s life spirals out of control he must fight tooth and nail to kick his habit and rescue himself from the personal hell Nicky has consigned him to, whilst simultaneously attempting to repair the deeply damaged relationships with his increasingly bizarre friends and family. LOADED WITH BONUS FEATURES! -Feature Commentary: Director Adam Mason, co-writer Simon Boyes, actor/producer Daniel Louis Rivas, Producer Charisse Sanzo -Behind the Scenes documentary -Interviews & Screen Tests -Trailers, Photo Galleries, and more!

If you are easily offended, you’d probably better skip this film. It’s full of crude and crass humor, but I loved it. Yet it’s also so much more than a dark comedy. If you look deep enough, you can find a lot of symbolism and metaphor. This aspect is a big part of what makes the movie so good.

JUNKIE is shot very well, and I especially like the opening credits sequence. Each member of the cast and crew is listed on a torn off piece of newspaper that has been tacked or taped somewhere around the house. While this probably cost only $5.00 to film, this ingenious credits design looks excellent onscreen and also helps to set the tone for the whole film.

The acting is incredible, with Daniel Louis Rivas giving an excellent performance as the titular character. But the rest of the cast rocks, too. Robert LaSardo gives a commanding bit of realism to his character, and Tomas Boykin owns his role as the drug dealer Otto.

My sole complaint about JUNKIE is that it’s hard to really make out what is going on, especially at the end. *WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOW* If I’m correct, Danny is actually an ex-junkie who has vivid nightmares about his ‘tripping’ days…and the whole film is one of those dreams. When he gets the phone call from Sonja, he chooses to ignore it because he can’t handle both his stress AND hers. I’m not sure if I’m right on this, but that’s my perception of what happened.

Regardless of whether I’m right or wrong, JUNKIE is an excellent head-trip of a movie and I recommend it to anyone who likes quirky, unique films. But don’t give it a look if you object to hard Rated R material; you will quickly find yourself upset. The film is available now in a variety of formats.

MSB