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« on: May 17, 2009, 08:56:39 AM »

This is a horribly incoherent film, and it has way too much plaid (way too much), but the stop motion monsters are fun to watch.

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2009, 10:20:39 AM »

I've seen movies like this before with extremely bad editing and that are incoherent.  Jaws 4 and Dead or Alive are some good examples, but they may not be this bad.  Anyways, good review on the movie.

Though something caught my attention, there is no Buy It label at the top of the review like usual.  Is the movie only available through the Winterbeast website?  Speaking of which, if it is only available through that site, how did you come across it?
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2009, 11:47:30 AM »

Despite how awful this movie looks, I feel I need to see it.  It reminds me of The Crater Lake Monster, which wasn't so incoherent, but had similar stop animation.   TeddyR
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2009, 11:28:33 AM »

The creature from the 2nd image looks like a low-tech wooden GIR from Invader Zim...

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009, 07:56:41 PM »

Is it possible to buy this movie anywhere? There's no link to Amazon like a lot of your reviews.

I need a new bad movie to watch, and this sounds pretty bad.
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2009, 08:00:08 PM »

OK, I found where to buy it.

Here's the link.

http://www.winterbeast.com/2009_002.htm


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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2009, 08:06:19 PM »

Oh, very cool, it's just 7.99, shipping seems to be free.

They use Paypal.
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2009, 01:32:40 AM »

The video clip made me put this on the top of my Netflix list.   I love stop motion, but the plaid scares me.  I'll have to get back to you if my head survives the plaid.
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2009, 09:14:34 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2009, 07:11:50 PM »

Though something caught my attention, there is no Buy It label at the top of the review like usual.  Is the movie only available through the Winterbeast website?  Speaking of which, if it is only available through that site, how did you come across it?

Writer and director Christopher Thies contacted me about the film.  I still do not accept screeners, but I ordered a copy from the site since it interested me.  After watching it, the need to write a review finally became overwhelming.

Is it possible to buy this movie anywhere? There's no link to Amazon like a lot of your reviews.

For independent films like this I place a link at the bottom of the review (if the film is available).

The video clip made me put this on the top of my Netflix list.   I love stop motion, but the plaid scares me.  I'll have to get back to you if my head survives the plaid.

It's a whole lot of plaid.
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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2009, 06:40:09 PM »

Wow...Andrew Borntreger : Marine, B-movie reviewer, masochist...a man among men.
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2009, 09:28:44 AM »

Andrew: Oh, Man, I am so in for this film. It sounds right up my alley. Plus, you have to love a character that becomes a park ranger (normally a noble pursuit) so that he can score chicks. I can only repeat: I am so in!
Thanks to Earthbound for supplying a buyer's link.
Great review! I even love the fact that it was basically unfinished. -- Mykal
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« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2009, 11:13:20 AM »

Well, they got my money, and, in a bad movie way, it was worth every penny.

It looks like they shot this thing over a ten year period, with characters aging drastically from shot to shot. Just how many different fake mustaches did that ranger wear, anyway?

The short bits of animation are the highlights, but all the creatures seem to suffer from some neurological defect that makes them wiggle their heads and wave their arms constantly. At least the monsters don't wear plaid.

Very little of this makes any sense (ex. why did the weird lodge owner have those PSYCHO-ish coprses all over the house, and why did he don that clown mask and dance around? Why did nobody in town seem to notice the giant chicken monster flopping down the main drag? And what happened to all the ani-monsters anyway?), but learning they never finished the thing explains a lot, I guess.
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« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2009, 02:38:19 PM »

That random, disjointed animation clip has got to be one of the most unintentionally terrifying things that I've ever seen! Creepy stuff, I really need to see the rest of those weird critters.
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« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2009, 10:13:29 PM »

A friend of mine got in Winterbeast thias past weekend and we suffered through it on Memorial Day.

In addition to not being able to figure out what in the hell was going on for the duration of the movie, the "acting" made me want to go to sleep.

The fun and crappy stop motion animation is what saves me from giving this movie a complete rock bottom rating. Too bad there wasn't a whole lot more of it.

And all of that plaid, my god, the plaid............... 
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