Well, My little site has reached a little over 7,000 views now and The readership seems to be rising pretty substantially in the last few months and I could not be happier. I hope you all enjoyed My Tribute to the lesser known films of Troma in Troma Appreciation month. I have a few more to get to before the month is over than back to the usual random film that strikes my fancy at the given time. I am planning on reviewing Killer Condom, Graduation Day and maybe the secondary Troma mascot film Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD . However I may not make it to all three before the end of the month due to work. I have no plans for any genre specific themes for next month but I do have a ton of films I have been holding off on in lew of The Troma month. A few I am planning on getting to very soon are,
Class of 1984
Killer Pussy (sexual Parasite)
Honestly the list could go on forever, as I have managed to pick up quite a few goodies in the last few months.So stay tuned and please continue to show the support , I truly appreciate it. I would love to do a Readers choice month but I don't seem to get enough actual feedback or votes on the polls to justify doing so, So I will just bring the random until I do achieve a more interactive reader group, But as long as people out there are checking my site out I will continue to bring the reviews and punish myself by sitting through some of these winners.....
Thanks to all the readers,
Nathaniel (Dick Swift) Guest
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Saturday, May 21, 2011
The film opens with an elderly woman as she is feeding her cats she is called to her attic by a mysterious force, Upon entering the room she uncovers a Cat statue and it tells her to sacrifice herself for the "Great Litter" The statue also goes on to speak of turning cats into humans in order to mate with humans to make this Litter. After the woman stabs herself she fades into dust and the house cat Cleo is called upon to lead the pack of Catgirls in Heat. Elsewhere a local hitch hiker is arriving in town and as he exits his latest ride he finds a naked woman on the side of the road after feeling he is being followed. Shortly following that a strange Cat hunter Warren is on the hunt for strays. Warren picks up a huge signal which leads him to Ralphs location where he is trying to communicate with the strange nude woman, who runs off as The hunter approaches. Warren and Ralph discuss the woman which brings Warren to his reasoning behind hunting cats and what his grand scheme is. After telling of his family being killed by cats Ralph decides to team up with Warren since he has nothing better going on and he hopes to come across the woman again.
As the two guys are on the hunt they come across a wreck yard where they find a dead body covered in cat like scratches and a smile on his face as he was apparently killed by one of the horny females after sex. While Warren's readings go off the chart one of the catgirls roams the yard unseen.Warren and Ralph head to the hunters rundown shack where he studies the cats behavior believing that the cats are committing mass suicide which leads him to Egyptian mythology where he discovers that his family had brought back an ancient icon Keshra from Egypt. Meanwhile back at the older ladies house we see that the pack of catgirls is growing and Keshra demands that Cleo mates with Ralph in order to complete their sacrifices.Warren and Ralph trap and interrogate some cats, while the catgirls try to learn English from listening to the radio and watching t.v. Cleo decides that she wishes to live as a human and Keshra says that if she can complete the mating with Ralph she will grant her that wish. One day while roaming around a hillside Ralph witnesses a cat jump from a cliff to it's death. He takes the cat with him in his truck before the cat reanimates and turns into human Cleo in the back of his trunk. Ralph takes Cleo home and finds several naked woman lying around acting like cats. He finds this and Cleo's actions strange but decides to ask her out on a date anyway. The following day they cross paths again and this time Warren see's the house where they stay before Ralph and Cleo plan to go on a picnic, as she chases a mouse in front of them.
Overall: 6 out of 10
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Dir: James Bickert, Randy Hill
Every so often Troma strays from the norm and attempts a serious film approach, One instance of this being successful is the cult classic Combat Shock which was a gritty and dark look at Post traumatic stress syndrome, Drugs and the Vietnam War. Unfortunately for this film it will not achieve nearly the same following as that film and rightfully so. Although the idea and premise behind this film are interesting the way it was filmed and the acting and dialog just make this film fall short of greatness.
Once again The approach and story matter of the film is about as dark as you could get. As the film opens up with a couple of junkies in a crack den discussing random dirt bag things when one of the ladies goes into labor without even knowing she was pregnant. After giving birth to the child in the rat hole she decides the baby needs to be disposed of since she does not want her ex, The babies father to know they had a child since she has not been with him in over six months. The mothers friend decides to try and sell the child for drugs before eventually dumping it in the trash.After that we meet a business man who hits the bar after work and hooks up with a prostitute, while receiving a blow job in the parking lot he see's the newborn in the dumpster, and the two argue over what to do about the child. As they argue the hooker's ex pimp arrives on the scene and attacks the businessman stabbing him and leaving him for dead before the prostitute shoots the pimp then steals the unconscious mans wallet and hailing him a cab as he lie on the ground, she then puts the baby in the trunk and sends them off. The following morning we see the cab driver at a gas station where a young woman who is cleaning the cab finds the baby and takes it in attempt to benefit from it. She goes to a local college campus and tries to say that the child is hers along with a teacher she had an affair with, She guilts the professor into giving her some hush money and after she receives a check for 3,000 dollars she dumps the baby off in a park. Later that day while a mentally handicap lands keeper is working he finds the baby and takes it home to take care of it but, Has it stolen from him by his landlord and his deadbeat friend as they take it to a comic book shop where the owner deals with black market goods under the table. The baby is traded for a collectible book and some strange bondage gear the shop owner was keeping in his back room. After the two leave the shop owner makes a call to someone who apparently was expecting the child to show up. Moments later we see a Reverend and a member of his church discussing missing children in the area and a man who was convicted of kidnapping in their town in the past and how he believes the man is back to his old tricks, Then a strange man in all black shows up at the comic shop to pick up the baby after he kills the shop owner.
Overall: 5 out of 10