films seen
8
average score
1.81*
nationality
USA - 72 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Worthy but flawed

Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation

by Brian Yuzna
Specifics
1990 / 90m - USA
Genre
Horror
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation poster

After having seen the first one, I immediately skipped to the fourth entry in the Silent Night, Deadly Night series, mainly because it was directed by Brian Yuzna. Not that I'm the biggest Yuzna fan, but he usually manages to add something unique to his films. He certainly succeeded here.

What started out as a slasher series becomes a weird, occult creature flick. Ricky (from the first film) still hangs around, but part 4 is about a cult of women who are all about being reborn and getting rid of men. The cult's latest victim is Kim, an aspiring journalist who struggles to land a serious job.

The performances are really bad and the plot makes no sense at all, but the effects are quite gruesome and the body horror is a pleasant surprise. This is not by any means a great flick, but the second half has some pretty freaky scenes, and it doesn't take too long before the madness starts. Fans of body horror and/or creepy crawlers should definitely check it out.

Dubious filler

Beyond Re-Animator

by Brian Yuzna
Specifics
2003 / 96m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Horror
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Beyond Re-Animator poster

Necronomicon: Book of the Dead

by Christophe Gans, Shûsuke Kaneko, Brian Yuzna
Also known as
Necronomicon
Specifics
1993 / 96m - USA
Genre
Horror
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Necronomicon: Book of the Dead poster

Return of the Living Dead Part III

by Brian Yuzna
Specifics
1993 / 97m - USA
Genre
Horror
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Return of the Living Dead Part III poster

Bride of Re-Animator

by Brian Yuzna
Specifics
1990 / 96m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Horror
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Bride of Re-Animator poster

Society

by Brian Yuzna
Specifics
1989 / 99m - USA
Genre
Horror, Mystery
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Society poster

The final 20 minutes provide some crazy, over-the-top horror fun, it's just that the 75 minutes leading up it weren't half as entertaining. The film is too easy to read, the actors are pretty bad and the wait for the finale is tiresome, but at least this film delivers at the end. Sadly it's not enough to fully redeem this mess.

Plain forgettable

The Dentist

by Brian Yuzna
Specifics
1996 / 92m - USA
Genre
Horror
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
The Dentist poster

Irritation overload

The Dentist 2

by Brian Yuzna
Specifics
1998 / 100m - USA
Genre
Horror
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rating
0.5*/5.0*
The Dentist 2 poster