This book includes 97 horror anthology film reviews. The movies are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is established by the sum of 8 types of ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, creepiness, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, pertinent moods, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.
Built on sand...
It takes just the right amount of irony to make the film’s ass hole a good guy and a villain at the same time. His karma is constantly shifting. Jimmy love trouble as much as he loves money. Why else would he be throwing a party on a beach that’s infested with sharks. Sand sharks. If this plot sounds familiar, it’s because it’s spoofing both 1975’s Jaws and 1990’s Tremors.
Sand Sharks plays dumb, but it’s much clever than it first appears. It has good exposition, creative monsters, decent special effects, good pacing, and it really knows how to piggy back on the shark week trend. These cheesy shark movies are perfect for semi-experimented filmmakers to cut their teeth on. The audience has low expectations because they’ve probably seen worse.
It’s too bad the cops are so prominent. Also, that scientific procedural isn’t going anywhere. The story has so many tangents that it becomes clustered. Ultimately, this film is 50% Corin Nemec and 50% everything else. The other actors are talented, entertaining, and play fun characters for the most part. Finally, as a wise man once said; where there are sharks there are bikinis. Have fun!