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First Published: 19 Oct 2015
Uncle G’s FUN Movie Reviews
Spotlight: Reel Evil (2012 Full Moon Features)
By: Gary “Uncle G” Brown
Note: Since the 1990s, I been watching/collecting Full Moon Features movies. Here’s one from my own private collection.
Reel Evil (2012 – directed by, Danny Draven)
From Charles Band’s Full Moon Film Studios in Hollywood California, comes yet another cool B horror film. This one’s called; Reel Evil. A found-footage horror movie. I know what you’re thinking…not again. Seen enough after Blair Witch, right? Honestly, I’m not a fan of the storyline myself. Plus the visual. All that fucking shaking around. Still, I like the way Full Moon presented it, and I’m actually fine with this indie motion picture. Matter of fact, I’m pretty happy with it.
I purchased the DVD off Full Moon’s website:
Caught the pre-sale a couple/a few weeks back. Arrived in my mailbox autographed by the director of the film, Danny Draven, and film company head, Charles Band. Didn’t charge more for the signatures. That I liked. I just paid for the product. Motivated me to purchase it for the home DVD/Blu-ray collection.
One of the stars in the film is a lovely young actress name; Jessica Morris. She also starred in one of my favorite Full Moon flicks from the year 2008; Dangerous Worry Dolls. A Charles Band film. that I strongly recommend.
Jessica appears to have a good career going. Appeared on the daytime soap ‘One Life To Life’ for several years. She also did an episode of one of my wife’s favorite TV shows; CSI. Certainly gives a well-done performance here. One of the best I have seen her do.
Reel Evil is directed by, Danny Draven. Also an, author. In his early thirties, he already has an impressive resume’. By watching this film I can tell it’s going to get a lot better. From the intro to the end credits, he directed this movie to come out looking pretty damn cool. Filmed in six days (he states that and gives all kinds of details on the commentary track that came with the DVD).
Without giving too much away, an eager three-person film crew gets their BIG break filming behind the scenes footage for a horror movie that’s being filmed in one of the creepiest places found in Los Angeles, California. Our young wannabes wander off by themselves, starting a rather scary trip through the bowels of what was once an insane asylum. Welcome to their nightmare.
The DVD is LOADED with lots of cool bonus features. The BEST one; VideoZone. For myself, it’s the return of. I missed the official return found in the bonus bits of the newest Puppet Master movie. I fell in love with the special feature Videozone back in the 1990s. One Full Moon VHS tape back in the day would come with besides the featured movie, commercials for their products, and then; VideoZone. It’s a behind the scenes look at the film you just saw. A whole night’s worth of entertainment. All that was missing, was the popcorn. And then VideoZone disappeared for years. My guest was that it became too expensive to keep doing. Cut into profit. Became just a distant memory. Until now !! Super glad to see it’s return.
Congrats to Full Moon Features/Danny Draven for doing a really good job here. Great audio sound. Includes a ton of Full Moon new and old trailers. It comes with a DVD-Rom feature; shooting script and movie poster. All that and a good movie in which everything is centered around.
Note: Hoping to gain a wider audience, Reel Evil, was recently released and re-titled: SPECTERS.
Check out Full Moon’s official website(s) for additional information/ways the film is available for sale/viewing. Either title; Reel Evil or Specters. Or just put Danny’s name in the search engine. Something should appear.
Update 2016: Director Danny Draven recently completed filming a new movie called Patient Seven that is being distributed by Terror Films, in which stars one of my favorite actors, and who I feel is one of the coolest guys in action guys around; Michael Ironside. I can’t wait to see this one.
Danny Draven Official Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/realdannydraven
Danny Draven Official Twitter Page – https://twitter.com/DannyDraven
Update 2019: Danny Draven’s NEW Full Moon Features films, was just released; 21 October. It is already considered a hit. A FUN film modeled after a classic comedy/horror film from the 1980s, that you might have heard of; Ghoules. Right up my alley, it’s title: Weedjies! Halloweed Night. Premiered on Amazon Prime, and on the Full Moon Features streaming channel. All the information you need is found on the Full Moon Features website.
Subscribing to their streaming channel is around the seven dollar area (as of this writing). If you love indie film and enjoy kicking back watching top-notch horror, comedy, sci-fi…and just plain weird shit, then Full Moon Features Streaming Channel, is for you. Entertaining to watch. and if you dig, think of it as a bonus. Poke around and you will find some very cool soft porn movies. Sexy comedies. Stories. a lot of them have pretty cool scores (original soundtrack music). Think of it as stuff you might want to watch after the kids gone to bed. If not your thing, ignore and let “Uncle G” watch them, for you.
Charles Band Deadly Ten – https://deadlyten.com/