“Love & Teleportation” on IMDB
Romance/Sci-Fi, 92 Minutes, 2013
[Disclosure: This was screened at the request of the filmmakers. No other considerations were made.]
Why hello there sir, a moment of your time – a mere moment! Now sir, what if I told you that there’s a no budget movie – yes, no budget at all – that’s actually good? Even really good? Yes sir, you’d call me crazy!
“Chill” on IMDB
Horror/Thriller, 114 Minutes, 2013
[Disclosure: I previewed an online, pre-release screener of this at the request of the filmmakers. The film was recently picked up for distribution, something you can read more about on their Facebook page. The version reviewed may be different slightly from the release.]
“Revelations” on IMDB
Horror, 13 Minutes, 2014
“Revelations” is the first of five short films for a planned anthology, “The Forces of Horror Anthology Series Volume I”. According to the production’s FaceBook page, the four remaining segments will be completed in the next few months. Each story will explore a different sub-genre of horror, but using the same location and actors.
[Full, but dull, disclosure: this review was the result of a request from the writer/director of the movie.]
“The Visitant” on IMDB
Thriller, 90 Minutes, 2014
A bunch of friends got together. They didn’t have any plans for the night. They pooled their cash and ended up with 63 dollars plus, for some reason, like ten bucks in Canadian nickels. They were well stocked with snacks. Somebody suggested that they rent a movie. Somebody suggested that they go to a movie. Somebody else suggested that they make a movie. That guy won.
“Slasher House” on IMDB
Horror, 85 Minutes, 2012
[Wife and kids are away visiting for the holidays. I’m staying home with movies and am back to the blood bucketing.]
This is pretty good ultra-low-budget horror. It’s a pretty damn bad anything else, but with a budget less than most used cars you do have to set expectations accordingly. There is often an undeniable charm to be found when literally every penny counts.
“Space Soldiers” on IMDB
Sci-fi, 93 Minutes, 2013
[This is the fifteenth selection in my irregular, “My Wife and Kids are Visiting Relatives and I’m Home Watching Movies” film festival.]
“Lollilove” on IMDB
Action, 64 Minutes, 2004
This ultra-low budget (the reported budget was $2000) mockumentary marks Jenna Fischer’s [IMDB] directorial debut. I’ve said it before and I still stand by it: Jenna Fischer can do no wrong. James Gunn [IMDB] can do wrong (unlike Jenna, he’s only human) but more often than not doesn’t.
See the review of “Humans versus Zombies” on our sister site, MoreBrains.com dedicated to all things zombie!
“Birdemic: Shock and Terror” on IMDB
Horror, 90 Minutes, 2010
My son made us watch this. Apparently some guy on YouTube did a review and he just had to see it. It was on NetFlix which fooled us into thinking it was actually a movie. So we watched it.
“The Next Race” on IMDB
Sci-fi, 38 Minutes, 2009:
[This is the first review for this edition of my semi-regular “my-wife-and-kids-are-visiting-relatives-so-I’m-watching-loads-of-crappy-movies” film festival.]