Critters 4 (1992): The Critters Retrospective

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Well, here we are.  The final installment of the Critters Retrospective.  It’s been a lot of fun re-watching these movies after so many years, even with the glaring flaws I pointed out.  And it’s been just as fun talking about them.  Well, let’s talk about Critters 4.  As I mentioned last review, this was shot back-to-back with part 3.  Despite this, A new director stepped in to helm the last movie.  This time, Rupert Harvey was chosen to direct.  According to IMDB, Critters 4 is the only movie Harvey actually directed (he also produced C4 and co-wrote this movie’s story with Don Opper).  He was mainly a producer for a number of movies, including Critters 1 and 3.  So he’s familiar with the movies, but does that mean this movie will work?  Let’s see… Continue reading

Critters 2 (1988): The Critters Retrospective

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Critters 2

Welcome back to the Critters Retrospective.  Critters 2 was released in 1988 and was directed by Mick Garris, who also directed other horror movies like Sleepwalkers and Psycho IV, to name a couple.  This ends the 80’s portion of the series, as the next installment was released in 1991.  So does C2 leave the 80’s with a bang?  Let’s find out. Continue reading

Critters (1986): The Critters Retrospective

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Available on videocassette?? Let me go dust off my VCR!!

It’s finally time to debut the first ever Necropolis Retrospective, where I take a look back at different horror series’ over the years and see how they hold up after all this time.  As you can see, I’ve decided to start with the Critters series.  The first Critters was released back in 1986, and was directed by Stephen Herek.  Herek later directed such classics as Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, The Mighty Ducks, and Mr. Holland’s Opus.  So obviously he’s a very well-rounded director.  To me, this movie as well as Critters 2 are a couple of very good examples of 80’s cheesy horror goodness.  But let’s get into the movie itself and we’ll take it from there. Continue reading