Zombies are the middle children of the otherworldly family. Vampires are the oldest brother who gets to have a room in the attic, all tripped out with a disco ball and shag carpet. Werewolves are the youngest, the babies, always getting pinched and told they're cute. With all that attention stolen away from the middle child zombie, no wonder she shuffles off grumbling, "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha."

- Kevin James Breaux

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Film Review: DEADLY INSTINCTS (aka BREEDERS) (1997)

There’s nothing like an alien visitation when all the aliens want to do is procreate which is exactly what you get in Deadly Instincts (aka Breeders) (1997), which is a monster movie of the late ‘90s which is more fun to watch than it is smart.  Written and directed by Paul Matthews this film plays to the lowest common denominator but at least there are enough females barely clothed, monster killing people and action to keep you entertained from beginning to end. 

Todd Jensen is college professor Ashley who when not instructing the students in higher learning is sleeping with a student and has a strange crush on a woman whose been hanging around the campus since a meteor crashed.  With a little snooping around (and a couple murders…disappearances later) he discovers that the woman he keeps seeing is actual and alien who has been impregnated by another alien monster and that this alien monster wants to spread its seed to the other women of the campus of which his girlfriend is just one.  Now, Ashley has to figure out how to defeat the creature and save the women from becoming incubators for more alien creatures.

There is nothing new in this late ‘90s film that you haven’t seen before but the film is quite entertaining and fun in its simplicity and the performances may not be spectacular but they do carry the film without becoming too campy (which is the fun of this type of film anyways).  The monster is also quite interesting with makeup FX that is quite good for this type of film.  This film may not win any awards but it’s also not a complete waste of time either.

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