Tag Archive | Miguel Ferrer

Jarv’s Schlock Vault: DeepStar 6

Well, at least Snyder will get his name in the Guinness book of records. I mean, causing two nuclear explosions in one afternoon has to be some sort of record. 

I’m a big fan of monster films, and 1989 was a good year for them. With the advent of Cameron’s Aliens under the ocean fiesta The Abyss, two other studios rushed their films into production to try to latch on to the end  of all that lovely salty money. The first was Leviathan, which I reviewed here ages ago, and I still rate it as a cracking little film. The second, and the subject of today’s vault review is DeepStar 6. Both of these films have more in common with each other than they do with the Abyss, being as they are both about large and angry beasts eating stranded crew than the more benign and helpful underwater monsters in the Abyss. The threat in Cameron’s effort is very much from the humans on board, but here it’s all about the monsters picking off our hapless stereotypes one by one.

Angry sea monsters and spoilers lurk below the waterline

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Just Pillow Talk’s Birthday Nightmare: The Blank Check (1994)

Welcome back. Just Pillow Talk said that he needed an act of God to cease the incessant drip of misery provided by his Birthday list, and the man upstairs intervened with Hurricane Irene and knocked out the power to the Pillow estate. Therefore he was spared watching a list of awful films designed to make grown men cry.

Unfortunately for him, but luckily for us sadists, his electricity came back yesterday. So, no longer will he be hunched over candlelight reading a dog-eared copy of Tale of Two Cities, while wearing fingerless gloves and eating cold beans  out of a tin (unless he likes that sort of thing). The Birthday Nightmare returns, and this time the film to torture him with is a light-hearted kiddies comedy. It’s a pity that it’s a terrible one.

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Just Pillow Talk’s Birthday Nightmare: Revenge (1990)

After a very, very rough couple of decades, Just Pillow Talk looks at the 1990’s, I’d imagine, with a bright-eyed sense of optimism. He’s got a couple of actual good films coming up soon in Silence of the Lambs and Wayne’s World, but before that he’s got to negotiate the potential pitfall that is Revenge, a film I’ve never seen.

This is how he got on:
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