MEGA LIGHTNING (2022) Reviews of psycho in a disaster movie mashup

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Mega Lightning is a 2022 British sci-fi disaster horror film mashup in which a psychopath terrorises the survivors of an electrical storm.

Directed by David Gregory (Vampire Flies; Return of Flies; Curse of Bloody Mary) from a screenplay co-written by Scott Chambers [as Scott Jeffrey] and Tom Jolliffe. Produced by Scott Chambers [as Scott Jeffrey] and Rhys Frake-Waterfield [as Rhys Waterfield]. Executive produced by Stuart Alson and Nicole Holland. The soundtrack score was composed by James Cox.

The Jagged Edge Productions movie stars May Kelly, Maria Taylor, Elliott Eason, Lee Hancock, Gillian Broderick, Chris Cordell, Karl Hughes, Lauren Staerck, Richard Kovacs, Julie Stevens and Marcus Massey.

May Kelly as Meg

” …the script throws everything including the kitchen sink into the mix to try and come up with enough plot to carry the film’s 90-minute run time. What results from that is actually something of a garbled mess that actually out-Asylum’s the insanity of The Asylum’s own insane films. And who knew that was possible?! […] Not one of Jagged Edge Productions’ best but certainly worth watching for Richard Kovacs’ performance…” ★★ Nerdly

Richard Kovacs as Johan

” …with even competent effects this could have been the kind of film that helped win The Asylum a cult following […] Conversely if they all had been on the level of the sinkhole and exploding boyfriend Mega Lightning might have worked as a parody. Instead, it ends up drifting somewhere in the middle. Absurdly entertaining enough to keep me watching, but never truly satisfying either…”
★★½ Voices from the Balcony

Mega Lightning is available on various digital platforms and VOD such as Amazon Prime (free with ads).


Choice dialogue:
Meg [May Kelly]: “If I didn’t like you so much, I’d cut your balls off.”

The David Gregory who directed this movie should not be confused with another David Gregory, the director of documentaries Master of Dark Shadows and Blood and Flesh: The Reel Life and Ghastly Death of Al AdamsonMaster of Dark Shadows; plus features Plague Town and The Theatre Bizarre (co-director) and co-owner of Severin Films.

Cast and characters:
May Kelly … Meg
Maria Taylor … Corin
Elliott Eason … Sean
Lee Hancock … Paulie
Gillian Broderick … Di
Chris Cordell … Bernie
Karl Hughes … Donal
Lauren Staerck … Sally
Richard Kovacs … Johan
Julie Stevens … Tammy
Marcus Massey … Gregg
Kate Awcock/Franks … Linda

Technical specs:
1 hour 30 minutes

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