THE HORRIFIC EVIL MONSTERS (2021) Reviews and overview

 

The Horrific Evil Monsters is a 2020 horror film directed by Adam R. Steigert (Fang; A Grim Becoming; Ombis: Alien Invasion).

The 388 Studios-ARS Films production stars Bishop Stevens, Gregory Blair, Kaylee Williams, Jennie Russo, Jason John Beebe, Norman Queeno and Will Nemi.

Plot:

A secret government agency code named T.H.E.M. recruits some of the most hazardous horror and science fiction characters of all time – a zombie, an alien, a werewolf, a grim reaper, and an unstoppable masked killer – to fight the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse!

Reviews:

The Horrific Evil Monsters is a pulse-pounding, hair-rising, action movie whose level of bizarreness and heart hits home more than the features who inspired it. This is what The Expendables of Horror should really be in the world of independent cinema.” Horror Society

“The SFX blood and gore are kept at a minimum, to the point where there are a couple of grisly bits (mostly around Anna), and many of the other deaths are more cartoonish […] As a stand-alone story, this works and, actually not knowing some of the previous storylines (i.e., the William Sanders character), it actually enhances the surprise element […] Mostly, this is a great film…” Indie Horror Films

“The script by Adam and Kristin Steigert, while not laugh out loud funny, is full of grin-inducing moments. Never taking itself quite seriously, it pokes fun at horror and superhero tropes without ever becoming an outright parody. While I was expecting a more straightforward, and darker, film, this probably was the best way to go with The Horrific Evil Monsters given its budget and plot.” Voices from the Balcony

Alex Creed [Bishop Stevens]: “Alright, I can’t do this anymore.”

Release:

The Horrific Evil Monsters will be released on VOD in 2021.

Cast and characters:

Bishop Stevens … Alex Creed
Gregory Blair … Famine
Kaylee Williams … Anna
Jennie Russo … Olcay (Conquest)
Jason John Beebe … Marcos (aka War)
Norman Queeno … Gore
Will Nemi … Obji
Michael O’Hear … William Sanders
Xia Orozco … Mrs Unknown
Michael Zsiros … Death
Christopher Brechtel … Mick
Dawna Lee Heising … Winney Swinney
Melodie Roehrig … Samantha Romero
Chris Barbis … Greg Vincent
Christopher Burns Jr. … Victor

Technical details:

70 minutes

Trailer:

MOVIES and MANIA says:

This is clearly a spoof and tongue-in-cheek but the overacting by most of the cast is amateurish and in some cases, particularly Dawna Lee Heising’s pantomime performance, quite painful to watch. During ‘action’ scenes the extras just stand around looking lost. The almost constant background library music during dialogue scenes hardly helps any pretence of professionalism. Steigert’s Ombis: Alien Invasion was self-aware crude yet entertainingly shoddy. This is just horrific. And not in a good way.