Convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas, aka Frankenstein, is a superstar driver in the brutal prison yard demolition derby known as Death Race. Only one victory away from winning freedom for himself and his pit crew.
Tanit Phoenix Copley,
Inspired by true events, an oil-rich Nigerian community wages war against an oil corporation to protect their land from being destroyed. Rebels kidnap an American oil executive and demand that his corporation end the destruction.
A practicing Sikh is banned by the boxing commission for refusing to back down from his religious beliefs. Through racial profiling and stereotypical threats, he does what any strong American would do, fight back.
When a jaded former hitman encounters a savage pimp and a desperate woman under his control, he embarks on a quest to save a young girl from the clutches of the brutal gangsters who trade ... See full summary »
When an American atheist is wrongfully imprisoned by corrupt police for the murder of his Arab wife, his quest for justice turns into a spiritual journey lead by Muslim inmates, from the moderate convert to terror-linked fundamentalists.
A damaged homicide detective (Johnny Messner) must prevent a grieving father from unleashing a "robotic virus" that he believes will destroy the terrorist cell that murdered his son, but at an unimaginable cost.
Timothy Woodward Jr.
Five strangers converge at a haunted movie theater owned by The Projectionist (Mickey Rourke). Once inside, the audience members witness a series of screenings showing them their deepest fears and darkest secrets over five tales.
A gang overruns a small mining town murdering their own leader Guerrero (Trejo) in a cold-blooded power grab. Sentenced to eternity in hell he finds himself confronted by Satan himself (Rourke), offering a daring proposition: deliver the six souls of his former gang and he will escape damnation. With time running out, he sets out on a brutal rampage to avenge his own death.Written by
S. D. Adeh
Grizzled tough guy Danny Trejo again makes the most out of a lead role in this largely routine action / supernatural thriller / Western. Danny plays Guerrero de la Cruz, leader of an outlaw gang. He and his mates learn of the existence of a big potential score in gold, waiting in the town of Edendale. The main problem is, Danny's half-brother Red Cavanaugh (Anthony Michael Hall) is even more despicable; he and the rest of the gang betray Guerrero after the heist and gun him down. But while being tortured in Hell, Guerrero makes a deal with the Devil (Mickey Rourke, not looking too well): bring six fresh souls to Satan by killing the other gang members. But Guerrero has only 24 hours to pull this off.
Directed (and photographed) with gusto by Roel Reine, "Dead in Tombstone" is a fair example of this brand of entertainment. It allows you to put your brain in neutral while delivering a lively smorgasbord of violence. Here is a movie in which bodies don't just fly through the air when pummelled by bullets, they do acrobatics before landing in a heap on the ground. It's fairly gory at times, but even in unrated form, it might not be nasty enough for some tastes. The whole thing looks quite grim and grimy, and features a true rogues' gallery of disagreeable characters.
Hall actually does pretty well in the villain role, while Danny is suited to the part of a revenge-seeking badass who is absolutely no hero. That said, Guerrero does come to appreciate the assistance of townswoman Calathea (Dina Meyer), whose lawman husband (Daniel Lapaine) was a victim of the outlaws. Rourke is amusing portraying yet another screen incarnation of Old Scratch (he's billed in the credits as "The Blacksmith"). The supporting cast is nondescript but competent enough.
Fun to a degree, but overcome by familiarity, not to mention a camera that often won't stop moving.
Six out of 10.
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