Saturday, 11 August 2012

DVD Review: Cemetery Gates (2006)

A giant mutated Tasmanian Devil is stolen from a lab by two eco-activists and escapes near an old cemetery where a group of unsuspecting college students are making a zombie film. The hideous creature takes up residence in the old mining tunnels beneath the graveyard, feasting on both the living and the dead. Meanwhile, the two scientists responsible for the deformed creature are desperately searching the countryside witnessing the carnage of their poor little "Precious". Their search leads them down a path of mutilated corpses as they continually miss the creature. Experience the terror and fear, as one by one, the young filmmakers fall victim to the ravenous beast! Cemetery Gates is written by Pat Coburn, Brian Patrick O'Toole and J. Victor Renaud. It´s directed by Roy Knyrim. The acting is pretty decent and Reggie Bannister is enjoyable to watch, as always. It´s professionally shot and edited. The soundtrack is nice. There is plenty of intentional humor although there are almost a bit too much sex jokes in it but this is first and foremost a horror movie. It´s very gory, it´s all practical make-up fx, and I think gorehounds will love this as it´s a gorefeast. Highlights consists of limbs ripped out there sockets, intestines spewing out and decapitations. The creature fx design is very cool and I love that its old school man in a suit design. There is plenty of topless nudity all courtesy of cute and sexy Kristin Novak.
This review is based upon the region 1 DVD release from Kismet Entertainment.
Rating: 7 out of 7. This flick is great, I loved this. Cemetery Gates is a fast paced, fun and very gory creature feature. The choice to go with a man in a suit creature design is just awesome!! Highly recommended to fans of creature features and gorehounds.


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