Tag Archive: jim wynorski

Sep 06

Hard to Die

Genre: Comedy / Horror
Year: 1990
Country: USA

aka: Tower of Terror, Sorority House Massacre 3

Director: Jim Wynorski
Starring: Gail Harris, Karen Mayo-Chandler, Deborah Dutch, Melissa Moore, Bridget Carney

 

 

 

 

Hard to Die (1990) - Movie Review

May 03

Camel Spiders

camelspidersGenre: Horror / Action
Year: 2011
Country: USA

Director: Jim Wynorski
Starring: Brian Krause, C. Thomas Howell, Melissa Brasselle, Frankie Cullen, Hayley Sanchez

 

They really get under your skin

 

Captain Mike Sturgess and his squad is in a tough battle against Taliban soldiers in Iraq. Suddenly, the Taliban soldiers stop shooting back and are found dead. Sturgess brings the bodies of his own fallen soldiers back to the US, but it seems like he is taking home more than he wished for.

While driving a truck with the bodies in the back, a coffin falls out and a group of camel spiders are let loose to terrorize the nearby small town. Sturgess and his Sergeant Shelly Underwood starts to work together with the local sheriff Beaumont to try to fight them off and keep the locals safe.

Camel Spiders sees a collaboration between the legendary producer Roger Corman, b-movie director Jim Wynorski and of course the Syfy channel. It is actually supposed to be based on real events from the Gulf War in the early 90’s, although very loosely of course.

Mar 26

Piranhaconda

piranhacondaGenre: Horror
Year: 2011
Country: USA

Director: Jim Wynorski
Starring: Michael Madsen, Rachel Hunter, Shandi Finnessey, Terri Ivens, Rib Hillis

 

Part snake! Part fish! All killer!

 

Piranhaconda! The most anticipated movie of 2012! Ok, maybe not, but I’ve been waiting for it. How could a movie with such a cool title, directed by Jim Wynorski and produced by Roger Corman be bad? Scratch bad, how could it not be fun?

Michael Madsen stars as Dr. Lovegrove (heh) and with his crew he is traveling to Hawaii to find the ancient beast known as piranhaconda. When they find the beast and it’s nest they steal one of its eggs and this upsets piranhaconda very, very much. On another side of the island a film crew is busy working on a new slasher flick starring the beautiful Kimmy (Shandi Finnessey) and stuntman Jack (Rib Hillis). Put in screenplay supervisor Rose (Terri Ivens) and you got yourself a love triangle to add to the mix.

Piranhaconda will remind you of another Syfy movie directed by Wynorski – Dinocroc vs. Supergator. Both movies where mostly filmed in Kaua’i in Hawaii and they sadly even decided to use the exact same locations on both movies. They could even be filmed back to back for all i know, but it’s something that brings down Piranhaconda a bit since I saw Dinocroc vs. Supergator first.

Mar 12

Dinocroc vs. Supergator

dinocrocvssupergatorGenre: Horror / Action
Year: 2010
Country: USA

Director: Jim Wynorski
Starring: David Carradine, Corey Landis, Amy Rasimas, Rib Hillis, John Callahan

 

One escaped. The other is about to be unleashed.

 

Dinocroc vs. Supergator. The killer animals from Dinocroc (2004) and Supergator (2007) meet up and fight each other to the death!

A scientific experiment goes wrong and both animals gets free in less than a minute into the movie. They proceed to walk around and cause chaos in a nearby jungle, killing every random character that pops up for their five minute fame in this monster mash-up movie.

The lab where these mutated animals were kept at was funded by the evil money man Jason Drake (David Carradine) and as always they were made to be future military weapons (you would think they would learn not to do this by now). The other characters in this movie is your typical hero’s, including «The Cajun» which is hired to kill the two animals. You will forget all of them within five minutes after the movie has ended anyways.