Archive for Tail Sting

A Big Bug With A Bigger Stinger

Posted in Giant Monsters, Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction with tags , , , , , , on July 12, 2018 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Tail Sting

In the weakly-titled Tail Sting (2000), science-modified scorpions get loose on a 747 jumbo jet and punish those who do not safely store their personal items in the overhead compartment.

Tail Sting

What turns this almost-workable premise into a 90-minute waste of life is that one of the scorpions is seven-feet tall (think Shaquille O’Neal with a venom-injecting barb), and it still manages to strike unseen. The insects poke their pointy tales through coach-class chests and stomachs, and no matter how many times you push the button to get a stewardess to help get the bug off you, she’s nowhere to be found.

Tail StingThe scorpions are clunky and jerky, due to the fact they are not real genetically altered bugs, but rather genetically altered clay. They put more money into designing the DVD cover art than into the special effects.

Tail StingThe actors and actresses in Tail Sting are no doubt thankful to go back to waitressing and bussing tables. I’m probably the only one who could be in this movie and not be embarrassed for life.

Zombies Fly First-Class

Posted in Classic Horror, Science Fiction, Zombies with tags , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2014 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Flight of the Living Dead

First it was Tail Sting (2001, scorpions on a plane), then Snakes On A Plane (2006, snakes on a plane), now Flight of the Living Dead (2007, zombies on a plane). No word if anyone is gonna make Octopus On A Plane. Because if they did, I HAVE to be in it. No matter, because this movie rocks.

Flight of the Living Dead

A woman is kept in a science box in the cargo of a transatlantic flight. Her body is filled with germs, that if studied, could lead to a new war weapon: a way for military guys who can keep fighting after they’ve been killed in combat. When turbulence causes the science box to open, an armed guard shoots the woman. But she comes back to life and eats his neck. (Snacks on a plane.)

Flight of the Living Dead

He then reanimates and bites passengers and causes a plight on this flight. To, um, juice things up a notch, the plane is flying headlong into not one but two gnarly storms, which cause the plane to rock and roll. Two cops are on board and they smartly use their automatic weapons in a pressurized cabin. The pilot and copilot have been zombified and a military jet is on their six (rear door) with orders to stop that plane at all costs.

Flight of the Living Dead

The blood, neck pieces and explosive violence is wildly fun. Where it really hits the gas is when the airplane door gets opened at 30,000 feet. What happens next is stuff of legend.

Book a flight with the undead – it’s the only way to rack up frequent die’r miles. P.S. I did a shorter review of this a while back, so like, don’t get all up in my cockpit about me being lazy.