You all know I am a horror fan. Horror comes in it’s own genres and while I do love them all I have some favorites. I love creature features, both real and imaginary creatures. Do you also like creature features or more specifically animal attack horror? If so you will want to grab Animal Apocalypse from Mill Creek Entertainment. I was so excited when I got this set and I was not disappointed. In the set you will find four fun movies:
Bats: Human Harvest (2007) is a made for TV squeal to Bats and starts out like an action military type movie with a specially trained solider scouring the Russian forest looking for a fanatical weapons specialist and then turns into one of my favorite type of movies - a creature feature with killer animals. As the title suggests they find themselves being, well, eaten by a huge mass of genetically altered killer bats. It has some very campy elements that are present in most creature features and make it a whole lot of fun. I mean seriously how can you go wrong with loads and loads of killer bats?
Kaw (2007) is a really fun Sci-Fi channel creature feature about a flock of ravens that is hungry for human flesh and killing the people of a small town. There are some good characters that make this a really fun watch. I enjoyed some of the dark eerier scenes as well as the daylight looks at the birds. I love killer bird movies and ravens are one of my favorites. These clever birds really give the sheriff and townspeople a run for domination of the town. The motivation of the ravens isn't revealed until later in movie so I won’t spoil that for you. There is a decent amount of blood and gore considering these are birds and that makes this one great fun.
Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America (2006) is such a scary topic to me because I am one of those hand washing, Lysol spraying people who is afraid of germs. The basic idea behind this movie is to show what could happen if the bird flu became contagious and spread to people across the globe. Since the spread of flu is something that is a very real threat it gives it a level of reality that makes it pretty creepy to watch. For a made for television movie I really liked it, I tend to like made for TV movies in general, though. The characters were easy to like/relate to and the effects were good enough that I feel good about recommending giving this one a watch.
Nightwing (1979) is a movie that I had seen before but it has been a while so I was able to enjoy revisiting this one. There are a few things going on this movie, the first and probably the main point is the killer vampire bats that are attacking and killing both animals and people. There are also underlying stories that involve mythology of the Indians and the mistreatment of resources. I really do like this movie and the characters. I think they effectively made the bats scary, especially the final bat showdown in the cave which I found to be very intense.
As a whole this set is all win and a great way to spend the weekend. It’s pretty rare to find a compilation set where you enjoy each movie in the set, so I have to say bravo Mill Creek! If you are looking for something new to watch you can browse the full selection of titles from Mill Creek Entertainment on their website. You will find everything from family and classics, to horror and sci-fi! Make sure you stay connected with them on Facebook and Twitter too so that you never miss a new release.
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