Too many Romcoms on the box? Go for Gorefest instead!

December 19, 2019

Tired of all those saccharine sweet Christmas Rom-Coms on the box? Need a change? Will here’s a few suggestions for those of you with strong stomachs:

Animalistic is brought to the screen by the directing duo of Sonny Laguna & Tommy Wiklund whom together are responsible for, amongst other things, the latest in the Puppet Master franchise, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018). They are also credited with the writing, together with their creative partner David Liljeblad.

Hanna Oldenburg does a reasonable job as the unfortunate Emma. She’s scared, she’s cocky, she’s scared again, and then she is quite wonderfully twisted and vicious at the end, to the point where she seems even to scare herself. The trio of bad guys is made up by the acting talents of Ralf Beck as the main man Jim, Torbjörn Andersson as the simple side-kick Pete, and the late Niki Nordenskjöld as taxi driver Shirley.

If you fancy a rather vicious and uncomfortable hour of viewing, then you need to look no further than Animalistic. There are quite a few movies in this grim subgenre, and most follow similar plots, so don’t expect anything new, you won’t find it here. That being said, there are some excellent performances and a bloody satisfying, if short finale. Hurrah!

Bite contains my favourite film quote explaining everything: “People always get sick after vacations.”

Ummm. They certainly do in this film. Those egg sacs still trouble me, boys and girls, they really do.


In Death Ward 13 we join a group of four nubile nursing students who arrive at Stephens Sanatorium for the Criminally Insane to help with the institutions permanent closure. There should just be one or two harmless patients but in fact the four are confronted by a mob of vicious psychopaths. Shame.

Happy viewing children.

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