Return of the Killer Shrews

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"The Killer Shrews are back, and only one man remembers how to stop them...or die trying!"
  • 2018
  • 1 hr 23 min
  • 3.0  (390)

Return of the Killer Shrews is a 2012 horror comedy, directed by Steve Latshaw and produced by Ken Badish. It is the sequel to the 1959 cult classic film The Killer Shrews. The movie stars John Schneider, James Best, and Bruce Davison. The story takes place on an island in the Gulf of Mexico where a group of people has been stranded. They end up being attacked by mutant shrews that have been genetically engineered in a lab on the island, which ultimately threatens their survival.

The plot of the film centers around the story of Johnny Reno (John Schneider), who is a famous musician that gets stranded on an island with a group of people, including a wealthy businessman, who is also the owner of the island, Thorne Sherman (James Best), and his assistant, Jerry Farrell (Bruce Davison). There they discover that the island is being used for a secret genetic experiment, which is causing the shrews on the island to become larger and more aggressive. The shrews then start attacking the stranded group of people, and they must find a way to survive.

The movie is a mix of horror and comedy, and it does a great job of balancing the two genres. It has a lot of scary moments that will keep you on the edge of your seat, but it also has some funny and entertaining scenes. For example, there is a scene where the characters are trying to catch the shrews using a tennis racket and a frying pan, which is both hilarious and thrilling.

The acting in the movie is decent, and the chemistry between the characters is excellent. The film has two iconic actors from the original film, James Best and Ken Curtis, which create a nostalgic feeling among fans of the first film. John Schneider plays the protagonist, Johnny Reno, and he brings a lot of charisma and charm to the role. Bruce Davison, who plays Jerry Farrell, is one of the standouts in the movie, and his performance adds a lot of depth to the character.

The special effects in the film are not too impressive, but they do the job. The shrews look a bit cheesy, but they are still scary enough to create tension and suspense. The movie relies more on the plot and the character development than on the special effects, which is a refreshing change from many modern horror films.

The film also has a great soundtrack, which features some classic rock music from Johnny Reno. John Schneider, who plays the musician, did his singing and playing live on the set, which adds a lot of authenticity to the film. The soundtrack complements the scenes perfectly, and it elevates the movie to another level.

Overall, Return of the Killer Shrews is a fun and entertaining movie that is worth watching. It has some great moments of horror and comedy, good acting, and a decent plot. It is an excellent sequel to the original film and pays tribute to it with some great cameos of the old cast. The film is a must-watch for fans of the horror genre and the cult classic films. It is also a good option for those who are looking for a movie that is both scary and humorous at the same time.

Return of the Killer Shrews is a 2018 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 23 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.0.

Return of the Killer Shrews
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    1 hr 23 min
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    3.0  (390)