In addition to the usual reviews and comments you would find on a horror movie blog, this is also a document of the wonderfully vast horror movie section of the video store I worked at in my youth.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Trailer Tuesdays: Chosen Survivors

During one of the many conversations I had with cinephiles at this year's Shock Stock, I was made aware of THIS film--

It should not be a surprise to you that I quickly sought this out (it was released in one of those Fox double features with The Earth Dies Screaming.) based on premise alone. 

I wish it was... better. I mean, all the ingredients are there, but the effects were a little lacking. It was great to see they used actual vampire bats though, as the scene where one walked (or more accurately shuffled) across a character's bedspread was pretty darn creepy. I never even knew they could do that! However, whatever tech they used (compositing? projection?) to generate the swarming scenes was not so great.

Killer bats or film grain, who can say?

The really unfortunate thing for me is knowing that this is probably the closest I will ever get to seeing an adaptation of James Herbert's third rat novel, Domain. Swap out the bats with giant rats and you're pretty close, they both even feature a fevered climb up an elevator shaft. But I don't want to get on another rant about Herbert's untapped resources.

Regardless, Chosen Survivors is still good for some grade A seventies cheese.

No comments: