7 Days of Halloween Competition – Planet of the Sharks DVD Giveaway!

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It’s that time of year again! To celebrate Halloween this year, Creature Feature Corner is running 1 competition a day up until October 31st. That gives you 7 chances to win!

In conjunction with Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment, Creature Feature Corner is giving you the chance to win a DVD copy of the futuristic shark terror, Planet of the Sharks!

“In the near future, glacial melting has covered ninety-eight percent of Earth’s landmass. Sharks have flourished, and now dominate the planet, operating as one massive school led by a mutated alpha shark.”

To enter the competition, just answer this simple question:

What is the name of the BBC’s oceanic documentary series that started earlier this week??
a) Blue Planet: The Revenge
b) Blue Planet 2
c) Blue Planet: My Hat Ls Like A Shark’s Fin

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7 Days of Halloween Competition – Zoombies DVD Giveaway!

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It’s that time of year again! To celebrate Halloween this year, Creature Feature Corner is running 1 competition a day up until October 31st. That gives you 7 chances to win!

In conjunction with Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment, Creature Feature Corner is giving you the chance to win a DVD copy of zombie zoo horror, Zoombies!

“When a strange virus quickly spreads through a safari park and turns all the zoo animals undead, those left in the park must stop the creatures before they escape and zombify the whole city.”

To enter the competition, just answer this simple question:

Which one of the following zoos is located in Europe?
a) Sao Paulo Zoo
b) San Diego Zoo
c) Bioparco di Roma

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7 Days of Halloween Competition – Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens DVD Giveaway!

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sharknado4It’s that time of year again! To celebrate Halloween this year, Creature Feature Corner is running 1 competition a day up until October 31st. That gives you 7 chances to win!

In conjunction with Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment, our first Halloween treat is the chance to win a DVD copy of Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens!

“Fin, his family and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free in the five years since the most recent attack, but now sharks and tornadoes are being whipped up in unexpected ways and places.”

To enter the competition, just answer this simple question:

Which Production Studio created the Sharknado series?
a) The Asylum
b) Legendary Pictures
c) The Shaw Brothers Studio

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Competition – Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens DVD Giveaway!

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sharknado4In conjunction with Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment, Creature Feature Corner is giving you the chance to win a DVD copy of the latest film in the ongoing shark saga, Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens!

“Fin, his family and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free in the five years since the most recent attack, but now sharks and tornadoes are being whipped up in unexpected ways and places.”

To enter the competition, just answer this simple question:

Which Production Studio created the Sharknado series?
a) The Asylum
b) Legendary Pictures
c) The Shaw Brothers Studio

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Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! review

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First it was California, then it was New York, now Florida and Washington D.C. are the next targets of a deadly Sharknado. Fortunately, this time April and Finn have some back up from their relatives!

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! faces the difficult task of being bigger, better and more insane than its predecessors and for the most part, it succeeds.

As per usual, Ian Ziering is great. His straight-faced unrepentant heroism and reckless martyrism make him a fantastic hero and the perfect lead for the shark-based campiness. Cassie Scerbo makes a welcome return as Nova whilst Tara Reid gives her strongest performance yet as (the now pregnant) April.

The opening is a lot of fun with Washington DC being struck by a sharknado whilst Fin receives a medal (and a golden chainsaw) from the President. It’s super entertaining to watch famous landmarks being destroyed by flying sharks and it felt fresh as the film-makers had (probably wisely) not attempted it with New York.

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Sharknado review

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When a freak monsoon floods California, beach bar owner Fin Shepherd must work together with his friends to travel inland and rescue his ex-wife and children before a deadly shark swirling tornado wipes LA off the map. Will he be able to outrun the Sharknado?

The Asylum historically focus on making cheap and crappy knock-offs but their recent run of successful creature features continues as although Sharknado is low-budget and poorly executed, it manages to be what it is better than most of its peers.

Ian Ziering leads the cast and easily gives the best performance. He makes the shift from easy-going beach bar owner to stern and responsible protector of his family believable and both he and Cassie Scerbo are able to carry some of the weaker members of the cast.

However the bane of nearly all cheap creature features is shooting outside and Sharknado suffers greatly. The inconsistent cinematography bounces from exposing to the bright sky, causing the actors to become blurry silhouettes to exposing to the actor’s faces, causing the sky to become a detail-less glowing white explosion.

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Sharknado 2: The Second One review

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The Sharknado is back but this time in New York, can Fin and April save the day again so far from home?

Sharknado 2: The Second One ramps up the action of the first film but so too the campiness and cheesiness.

Once again, Ian Ziering is the best thing on-screen. Zaniness can only get you so far and with a weaker lead star, the Sharknado films would undoubtedly be not nearly as successful as they are. Ziering is a great actor who whilst able to wink at the audience every now and again, is still the serious emotional centre of the film.

There are a few new additions worth noting as well. The new cast led by the Kari Wuhrer and Sugar Ray are entertaining enough whilst the increased threat of having one Sharknado collide with another to make a super Sharknado is a great way to up the ante from the first film’s finale. The celebrity cameos are unnecessary but fun (Oh hey, it’s Kurt Angle and Biz Markie!) and the degree of shark related insanity reaches a whole new level of fun.

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Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys review

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When lamprey start attacking the citizens of a quiet lake town, it’s up to Fish & Wildlife Ranger, Michael, to uncover the mystery surrounding their on-land assault. However, he must first contend with Mayor Akerman who is unwilling to take any drastic measures so close to tourist season….

Considering its 2014 release, Blood Lake is a very classic creature feature.

Whilst the story isn’t overly original, the film hits all the right beats and the action is very well paced. The majority of the named characters have motivations and agency and on the whole, the acting is actually pretty good (Zach Ward in particular).

The cinematography is solid and it seems like a lot of thought was put into the shots as the majority of the framing looks great and the tracking is very professional. Blood Lake serves as an antithesis to shaky handheld camera work which so many low budget productions rely on.

There are even a few very interesting flourishes including the inside-the-bucket shots and a fantastic moment where Nicole trips whilst fleeing the Lamprey horde and the camera just flows over her body.

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