Prime Reviews (2018-)

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Listing and reviewing everything I watch on Prime Video, starting in 2018. (+) or (-) for significantly did or did not enjoy.

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1. Faults (2014)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

70 Metascore

A man who debunks mind control techniques as a profession must help a couple whose daughter has recently joined a cult.

Director: Riley Stearns | Stars: Leland Orser, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Ellis, Jon Gries

Votes: 6,928

6/2019 - (+) fantastic

2. Deadheads (2011)

R | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

Two inexplicably coherent zombies awake amidst a zombie attack, and decide to take a road trip to find the one's lost love, unaware they are being chased by the agents of a ruthless company with its own agenda.

Directors: Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce | Stars: Michael McKiddy, Ross Kidder, Markus Taylor, Sebastian Galasso

Votes: 4,956

7/2019 - fun

3. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

87 Metascore

When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

Votes: 509,025 | Gross: $260.00M

8/2019 - (+) classic

4. Galaxy of Terror (1981)

R | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

38 Metascore

Science fiction suspense thriller, in which a rescue space ship crew meets up with horrors projected by their own imaginations.

Director: Bruce D. Clark | Stars: Edward Albert, Erin Moran, Ray Walston, Bernard Behrens

Votes: 5,632

10/2018 - bad

5. The Neon Demon (2016)

R | 117 min | Horror, Thriller

51 Metascore

An aspiring model, Jesse, is new to Los Angeles. However, her beauty and youth, which generate intense fascination and jealousy within the fashion industry, may prove themselves sinister.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Karl Glusman

Votes: 72,018 | Gross: $1.33M

11/2018 - gorgeous

6. The Fog (1980)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

55 Metascore

An unearthly fog rolls into a small coastal town exactly 100 years after a ship mysteriously sank in its waters.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman

Votes: 57,083 | Gross: $21.38M

12/2018 - great

7. The Watcher in the Woods (1980)

PG | 84 min | Family, Horror, Mystery

When a family moves to a country home, the young girls experience strange happenings that have a link to an occult event years past.

Directors: John Hough, Vincent McEveety | Stars: Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Kyle Richards, Carroll Baker

Votes: 4,894 | Gross: $5.00M

12/2018 - alright

8. Brain Dead (1990)

R | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

In a showdown of man versus machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation.

Director: Adam Simon | Stars: Bill Pullman, Bill Paxton, Bud Cort, Nicholas Pryor

Votes: 3,278 | Gross: $1.63M

12/2018 - (+) utterly fantastic

9. Piranha (1978)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

71 Metascore

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 16,982 | Gross: $6.00M

12/2018 - fun

10. Dreamscape (1984)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

A young psychic on the run from himself is recruited by a government agency experimenting with the use of the dream-sharing technology and is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of the U.S. president.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Eddie Albert

Votes: 12,558 | Gross: $11.48M

12/2018 - yeah alright

11. Evilspeak (1981)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror

An outcast military cadet taps into a way to summon demons and cast spells on his tormentors through his computer.

Director: Eric Weston | Stars: Clint Howard, R.G. Armstrong, Joe Cortese, Claude Earl Jones

Votes: 2,917

12/2018 - not very good

12. Dead Ringers (1988)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

86 Metascore

Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon

Votes: 36,263 | Gross: $9.13M

12/2018 - (+) excellent

13. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

R | 77 min | Horror

A high school student's slumber party turns terrifying as an escaped mental patient with a drill decides to crash the evening.

Director: Amy Holden Jones | Stars: Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille, Michael Villella, Debra De Liso

Votes: 8,466

12/2018 - (+) great

14. Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)

R | 77 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

Courtney Bates, the younger sister of Valerie, and her friends go to their condo for a weekend getaway, but Courtney can't get rid of the haunting feeling that a supernatural rockabilly driller killer is coming to murder them all.

Director: Deborah Brock | Stars: Crystal Bernard, Jennifer Rhodes, Kimberly McArthur, Patrick Lowe

Votes: 3,483

12/2018 - it's somethin', that's for sure

15. The House on Sorority Row (1983)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

50 Metascore

After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation.

Director: Mark Rosman | Stars: Kate McNeil, Eileen Davidson, Janis Ward, Robin Meloy

Votes: 6,125 | Gross: $1.29M

12/2018 - not great

16. Nightmare Beach (1989)

R | 90 min | Horror

After a criminal motorcycle rider is put to death, he comes back from the dead to seek murderous revenge against the residents of a Florida town.

Directors: James Justice, Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Nicolas De Toth, Sarah Buxton, Rawley Valverde, Lance LeGault

Votes: 1,031

12/2018 - not very good

17. Jack's Back (1988)

R | 97 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

A serial killer in Los Angeles celebrates Jack the Ripper's 100th birthday by committing similar murders and only one has a chance of stopping him.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: James Spader, Cynthia Gibb, Jim Haynie, Robert Picardo

Votes: 2,291 | Gross: $0.49M

1/2019 - (+) great!

18. Robot Carnival (1987 Video)

90 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A collection of short stories, made by different animators with "robot" as the working title.

Directors: Atsuko Fukushima, Hiroyuki Kitakubo, Hiroyuki Kitazume, Kôji Morimoto, Takashi Nakamura, Yasuomi Umetsu, Manabu Ôhashi, Hidetoshi Ômori, Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Kôji Moritsugu, Yayoi Maki, Keiko Hanagata, Kumiko Takizawa

Votes: 1,627

2/2019 - cool af

19. Lily C.A.T. (1987 Video)

80 min | Animation, Action, Horror

The expendable crew of a corporate space vessel must stop a murderous shape-shifting alien organism that somehow got on board. However, the alien monster is not the only trouble on board.

Director: Hisayuki Toriumi | Stars: Hiroyuki Okita, Masako Katsuki, Osamu Saka, Chikao Ohtsuka

Votes: 458

3/2019 - (+) very cool

20. Voices from Beyond (1991)

Unrated | 91 min | Horror, Mystery

When a family man is poisoned to death, it's covered up as a stomach hemorrhage and his spirit returns to aid his daughter in finding his killers.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Duilio Del Prete, Karina Huff, Pascal Persiano, Lorenzo Flaherty

Votes: 785

3/2019 - weird, good, gotta rewatch

21. The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

After the death of his strictly religious parents, forlorn young Darkly gets lost in the woods. A truck driver, Jude, rescues the exhausted man, who has only a bible for comfort. He brings ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Ridley | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Ashley Judd, Viggo Mortensen, Loren Dean

Votes: 3,275

4/2019 - what the fuuuuck

22. Starship Troopers (1997)

R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

Humans in a fascist, militaristic future wage war with giant alien bugs.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Jake Busey

Votes: 250,767 | Gross: $54.81M

4/2019 - (+) scathing

23. Pes (2015– )

Action

A former detective, fired for alcoholism, partners with a German Shepherd to help the police fight crime.

Stars: Nikita Panfilov, Mikhaïl Jonine, Andrey Saminin, Olga Oleksiy

Votes: 47

4/2019 - S01E01: A Strange Text - not as good as it sounds, unfortunately

24. Tentacles (1977)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A mutated giant octopus wreaks havoc on a California seaside community.

Director: Ovidio G. Assonitis | Stars: John Huston, Shelley Winters, Bo Hopkins, Henry Fonda

Votes: 2,793

4/2019 - terrible and dull. believe the 3.6

25. Charade (1963)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

83 Metascore

Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Whom can she trust?

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn

Votes: 60,188 | Gross: $13.47M

4/2019 - (+) top notch

26. Carrie (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror

85 Metascore

Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

Votes: 151,281 | Gross: $33.80M

4/2019 - (+) so excellent

27. Island Zero (2018)

99 min | Horror

A fishing community on a remote Maine island finds itself suddenly cut off from the rest of the world after the ferry stops coming. When people start to vanish, the terrified survivors realize that someone - or something - is hunting them.

Director: Josh Gerritsen | Stars: Laila Robins, Adam Wade McLaughlin, Teri Reeves, Matthew Wilkas

Votes: 752

4/2019 - tangibly low budget but pretty good

28. They Look Like People (2015)

Unrated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Suspecting that people around him are turning into evil creatures, a troubled man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself.

Director: Perry Blackshear | Stars: MacLeod Andrews, Evan Dumouchel, Margaret Ying Drake, Mick Casale

Votes: 6,041

4/2019 - really makes the low budget work

29. Lionheart (1990)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An Ex-French Soldier begins participating in underground street fights in order to make money for his brother's family.

Director: Sheldon Lettich | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard, Lisa Pelikan

Votes: 29,864 | Gross: $24.08M

4/2019 - (+) amazing

30. The Funhouse Massacre (2015)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

Six of the world's scariest psychopaths escape from a local Asylum and proceed to unleash terror on the unsuspecting crowd of a Halloween Funhouse, whose themed mazes are inspired by their various reigns of terror.

Director: Andy Palmer | Stars: Robert Englund, Jere Burns, Scottie Thompson, Matt Angel

Votes: 2,755

4/2019 - very fun, weirdly PG-13 for an R-rated movie

31. Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)

R | 93 min | Horror

The Candyman arrives in New Orleans and sets his sights on a young woman whose family was ruined by the immortal killer years before.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Tony Todd, Kelly Rowan, William O'Leary, Bill Nunn

Votes: 9,001 | Gross: $13.94M

4/2019 - (+) excellent

32. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

Unrated | 83 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

80 Metascore

Henry, a drifter, commits a series of brutal murders, supposedly operating with impunity.

Director: John McNaughton | Stars: Michael Rooker, Tracy Arnold, Tom Towles, Mary Demas

Votes: 28,259 | Gross: $0.61M

4/2019 - (+) this is SO well done

33. Chinatown (1974)

R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

92 Metascore

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

Votes: 265,328 | Gross: $29.20M

4/2019 - well-crafted

34. Black Eagle (1988)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama

CIA agent must outrace KGB agent in searching of super weapon lost in Mediterranean.

Director: Eric Karson | Stars: Shô Kosugi, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Doran Clark, Bruce French

Votes: 5,988

4/2019 - decent action pulp, Van Damme great as always

35. Dog Soldiers (2002)

R | 105 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd, Emma Cleasby, Liam Cunningham

Votes: 51,385

4/2019 - not bad

36. Dante's Peak (1997)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

43 Metascore

A vulcanologist arrives at a countryside town recently named the second most desirable place to live in America, and discovers that the long dormant volcano, Dante's Peak, may wake up at any moment.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Jamie Renée Smith, Jeremy Foley

Votes: 73,536 | Gross: $67.13M

4/2019 - alright

37. Scarecrows (1988)

R | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

Criminals hijack a plane and force the pilot and his daughter to fly them to Mexico. However, an unexpected landing finds them in a cemetery inhabited by killer scarecrows.

Director: William Wesley | Stars: Ted Vernon, Michael David Simms, Richard Vidan, Kristina Sanborn

Votes: 4,128

4/2019 - pretty alright

38. Bad Boys (1995)

R | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

41 Metascore

Two hip detectives protect a witness to a murder while investigating a case of stolen heroin from the evidence storage room from their police precinct.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Lisa Boyle, Michael Taliferro

Votes: 206,474 | Gross: $65.81M

4/2019 - really thought this would be better

39. Malevolence (2003)

R | 90 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

43 Metascore

It's ten years after the kidnapping of Martin Bristol. Taken from a backyard swing at his home at the age of six, he is forced to witness unspeakable crimes of a deranged madman. For years, Martin's whereabouts have remained a mystery...until now.

Director: Stevan Mena | Stars: R. Brandon Johnson, Samantha Dark, Heather Magee, Richard Glover

Votes: 2,828

4/2019 - decent

40. Bereavement (2010)

R | 103 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

The horrific account of 6 year old Martin Bristol, abducted from his backyard swing and forced to witness the brutal crimes of a deranged madman.

Director: Stevan Mena | Stars: Michael Biehn, Alexandra Daddario, Brett Rickaby, Nolan Gerard Funk

Votes: 6,231

4/2019 - GOOD

41. Malevolence 3: Killer (2018)

R | 89 min | Horror

Martin Bristol returns to where it all began: the home where he was kidnapped from. But he is not the boy who disappeared over 10 years ago. Tortured and abused at the hands of his ... See full summary »

Director: Stevan Mena | Stars: Katie Gibson, Kevin McKelvey, Victoria Mena, Adrienne Barbeau

Votes: 1,625

4/2019 - aand we're back to less good

42. Daughters of Satan (1972)

R | 90 min | Horror

James Robertson buys a painting depicting witches being burned at the stake, one of whom bears an uncanny resemblance to his wife, Chris. Chris, gradually taken over by the personality of ... See full summary »

Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: Tom Selleck, Barra Grant, Tani Guthrie, Paraluman

Votes: 732

4/2019 - yeah cool

43. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

64 Metascore

A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher

Votes: 148,686 | Gross: $234.76M

4/2019 - pretty great

44. Wake of Death (2004)

R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After his wife is brutally murdered, club enforcer Ben Archer wages war against the Chinese triads.

Director: Philippe Martinez | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Simon Yam, Philip Tan, Valerie Tian

Votes: 8,301

4/2019- not just your typical cinematography and editing choices, often enjoyable & intriguing

45. Silent Trigger (1996)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Waxman is a former Special Forces soldier who is now working as a heavily armed assassin for a top secret government agency. When a covert mission goes terribly wrong, Waxman and fellow assassin Clegg become that agency's prime targets.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Gina Bellman, Conrad Dunn, Christopher Heyerdahl

Votes: 3,352

4/2019 - surprisingly lovely

46. Ticks (1993)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A group of troubled teenagers are led by social workers on a California wilderness retreat, not knowing that the woods they are camping in have become infested by mutated, blood-sucking ticks.

Director: Tony Randel | Stars: Rosalind Allen, Ami Dolenz, Seth Green, Virginya Keehne

Votes: 3,316

4/2019 - really great. some fab 90's gore and special effects

47. The Night Eats the World (2018)

TV-14 | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

50 Metascore

The morning after a party, a young man wakes up to find Paris invaded by zombies.

Director: Dominique Rocher | Stars: Anders Danielsen Lie, Golshifteh Farahani, Denis Lavant, Sigrid Bouaziz

Votes: 5,984

4/2019 - fun, freaky zombies. mostly boring otherwise

48. The Awful Truth (1937)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy, Alexander D'Arcy

Votes: 16,136

4/2019 - hilarious

49. Sabotage (2014)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama