Bobby Miller’s Critters Attack! honors its meager franchise traditions, and your interpretation of that statement depends on your level of adoration of low-budget puppeteering. My reaction to the Crites’ latest feeding frenzy is similar to my reaction to Phantasm: Ravager: it has minuscule funding, blatant attempts at nostalgia recreation, and purposeful “so bad it’s good” vibes which prove you cannot force cult acclaim.
Then again, as with Ravager, 2019’s fuzzball fury will give Critters guardians precisely what they adore. New fanbase breeds won’t start championing this Gremlins knockoff, but don’t be surprised when familiarized audiences leave satisfied. Read More »
Are we in the midst of a Critterssance? Horror streaming service Shudder recently debuted a comedic TV series (Critters: A New Binge) based on the cheesy ’80s B-movies. And now, there’s a new Critters sequel. It’s called Critters Attack!, and it brings back original Critters actress Dee Wallace, perhaps most famous for her role in another, better alien film – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. In the new Critters sequel, those tiny aliens are at it again, eating everyone in sight. Watch the Critters Attack! trailer below.
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?
This week we get a Johnny Depp that is de-scarfed, revisit one of best schlock horror films of all-time, delve into some art, take a journey through some architecture, and then play catch up with Jake Johnson. Read More »