The Fourth Annual Fast and Fentress Fright Fest

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The leaves are changing, the air is cooling, and Fast and Fentress is back with another series of horror movie reviews!  For the entirety of October, I’ll be posting as many horror reviews as I can, with movies that span decades, countries, and subgenres.  As always, the only requirement for inclusion is that I haven’t seen the movie before.  Later today, I’ll post the first of these reviews, for last year’s horror-comedy Mom and Dad.  So stay tuned; I’ve got some killer takes.

The Predator

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Unlike its counterpart and occasional crossover property the Alien series, each of the Predator movies has been essentially standalone, their only common thread the titular extraterrestrial.  While the Alien series’ best entries undoubtedly surpass those of the Predator franchise, it’s also stagnated thanks to uninspired diminishing returns after Aliens.  Meanwhile, Predator’s sequels have proven to be a more eclectic and interesting bunch, never content to self-plagiarize their celebrated predecessor.  After the jungle-bound antics of the first movie, Predator 2 moved the action to the city and expounded on the aliens’ lore, while Predators had a similar structure to the first film but flipped the script by dropping its band of warriors on predator turf. Continue reading