I watched the 1988 Cop-Horror film, Maniac Cop with my friend last night and have to say I enjoyed it. Starring Tom Atkins and Bruce Campbell, and a whole bunch “oh… that guy” actors, it gets moving kinda slowly but ramps up around the one hour mark.
The gist of the story is that a police officer was wrongly convicted on charges to benefit some officials, apparently gets killed in prison (apparently, mind you), and then goes on to seek his revenge upon everyone, guilty or not. Definitely not the best movie, it is still enjoyable, if you’ve like the movies I’ve blogged about so far. The fact that Bruce Campbell is in it automatically garners the film some “cool” points.
As I said, the film does start slowly, but none the less gathers speed, like a crescendo, near the end and sets the stage for two sequels, which I have not seen – yet. Should you watch it? Well, do you like cheezy movies? Do you like Bruce Campbell? If you answered yes to either (or both) of these questions, the yes you should watch it.
Check out the trailer below:
I watched Troll 2 back on Friday, April 20, 2012 and I am still shaking my head at it. I had heard for years that this was one of the worse movies ever made, but somehow I had not watched it yet. Released in 1990, and despite being called “Troll 2” there are no Trolls in the movie, or even mentioned. The movie is full of Goblins, and has absolutely no connection to the original movie, Troll.
The reason the movie piqued my interest is because I recently watched a documentary about the film called “The Best Worst Movie” (http://bestworstmovie.com/) which reunites the cast and director to discuss their experiences making the film and what they are up to now – a fun, documentary about a pathetic movie. I just had to watch it after that.
The story (if you can call it that) is about a family that are taking part of a holiday home swap with a family from a town called “Nilbog.” When they arrive they find a strange town filled with strange people. The family’s son is tipped off to the evil lurking in Nilbog by his dead Grandfather, and he must find a way to save his family.
Bad, bad, bad movie, but I am glad I watched it. Only watch this if you truly enjoy watching bad movies for bad movies sake.
Check out the film’s trailer here: