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Tuesday, October 22

Fall Reads: Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds



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I don't recall if I had previously mentioned that I'm a big fan of Netflix's Stranger Things, which is a science fiction horror series full of '80s nostalgia.

At the beginning of the year, Del Rey released the first fictional tie-in novel, Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds, which is a prequel set in between 1969 and 1970. I knew the title was being released but due to life issues, it had slipped my mind until I ran across the book at my local library.

The novel centers around Terry Ives (a.k.a. Eleven's birth mother), who agreed to be a test subject for a top secret government experiment (code-named MKULTRA) at the Hawkins National Laboratory, which is operated by Dr. Martin Brenner. To her, it seems like an easy to way to earn money. However, something is a fowl at Hawkins Lab that will jeopardize the life of her unborn child.


Final Thoughts

Monday, October 21

13 Reads of Horror! - Psycho by Robert Bloch


I believe I was eight or nine-years-old when I first saw the classic Albert Hitchcock's Psycho. It aired on a local channel so it was edited a bit. Nevertheless, I became a huge fan of the Psycho movie series at an early age.

For those of you who aren't already aware of this, Psycho was based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Robert Bloch, who would later go on to write two sequel novels, Psycho II and Psycho House. And, no, sequel books' plots were never used for the sequel films.

Psycho centers around an overweight 40-year-old Norman Bates who runs his mother's motel. On a late stormy night, a young beautiful woman, Mary Crane, arrives at the motel looking for a room for the night. Let's just say things to go to well for Mary as she's brutally murdered by what look likes Norman's mother, Norma.

Unknown to Norman, Mary had stolen $40,000 from her boss and now many people are searching for her, including her boyfriend - Sam Loomis, her little sister - Lila, and a private investigator - Milton Arbogast. All the evidences points Mary's whereabouts to Bates Motel!

Final Thoughts

Sunday, October 20

13 Reads of Horror! - The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker


For the life of me, I cannot remember when I first read The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker, which is the novella that inspired the classic horror film Hellraiser (and its many sequels). I'm going to take a wild guess that I'd purchased the book at Barnes & Noble during my teenage years (a.k.a. the mid-'90s). This was probably right after I first saw the edited versions of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II on cable.

The Hellbound Heart is a dark twisted fairy tale with lots gore. It begins with Frank Cotton, a pleasure seeker searching for the Lemarchand Configuration, which is a puzzle box that's supposed to open up a gate to another realm full of carnal pleasures. However, pleasure is the last thing Frank receives after solving the box. The Cenobites, former humans turned into disfigured creatures, are released from the box. A price must be paid for anyone who calls upon them and for Frank, that price is his soul.

Sometime later, Rory Cotton (Frank's brother) and his wife Julia move into his later mother's home (and the last place Frank was seen alive). Prior to the their marriage, Julia had an intense affair with Frank. She has no romantic feelings for Rory and only stays with him for his money.

After Rory cuts his thumb, a few drops of his blood drips on the attic floor where Frank was tortured and taken by the Cenobites. The blood mixes in with Frank's dead sperm that was left on the floor from his torment. This causes Frank to be reborn as a fleshly creature. With Julia's help, she lures unsuspecting men from bars to the attic so she can murder them and let Frank feed on their blood. The more Frank feeds, the faster his body heals.

The only person standing in their way is Kristy - a dear friend of Rory's who finds the Lemarchand Configuration and makes a deal with the Cenobite leader.

Final Thoughts

Sunday Post: 10/20/19

Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer!

Good Morning, Everyone!


What Am I Currently Reading?


It's going to be a really busy week full of reading for me. My plans for last week was to stay a few days ahead of my reviews but, sadly, that didn't happen. So, my plan for this week is to a read a horror book in the early morning hours and post a review for it in the afternoon (if not sooner) per day for my 13 Reads of Horror event that started yesterday with Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin.

The horror titles I will be reading/ reviewing are: The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker; Psycho by Robert Bloch; Psycho II by Robert Bloch; Psycho House by Robert Bloch; The Other by Thomas Tryon; Ravensridge by Jennifer Hale; and The Place by T.M. Wright.

(FYI: I'm writing this post on Saturday night. I'll be reading The Hellbound Heart on Sunday morning, so there's a good chance I've already read the book by the time everyone is reading this post.)

Additionally, I'll be reading/reviewing A Cross To Kill by Andrew Huff sometime this week for a blog tour.


Recent Reviews

by Ira Levin
(13 Reads of Horror!)

by Barbara Cameron
(Fall Reads)

(Midnight Horror Review)

by Beverly Lewis
(Fall Reads)


What's In The Mail?


I received two new Blu-rays last week to review - 3 From Hell and The Lion King. 3 From Hell is the third installment in Rob Zombie's "Firefly" series. The Lion King is the CGI live-action remake of the classic animated movie. I haven't had time to watch the latter yet but I will be doing so sometime today as I need to have my review posted by Tuesday. 


What New on the Bookshelf?


In last week's Sunday Post, I had complained about my local Walmart not stocking books. Well, guess what? The book department was actually stocked this week with newer books, including Dog Diaries: Happy Howlidays! by James Patterson and Steven Butler. This is one Patterson title that slipped right by my radar as I had no clue it was being released until I accidentally came across it. I had went in the store on Tuesday night to quickly get a few things and I just happened to push the shopping cart by the end of the book section. Then I came to a complete stop because eyes got a glimpse of what looked like a "James Patterson" title. I backed up and Voilà, I was right! Since it's a Christmas-themed book, I'll either read it in November or December.


I stopped by the local thrift store today (Saturday) with little expectations of actually finding anything worth wild but lo and behold, I actually found several books. The first two paperbacks I grabbed were Carson of Venus and Escape of Venus by Edgar Rice Burroughs (author Tarzan of the Apes and John Carter of Mars), which are 3 & 4 of The Venus Series. Then I moved over to the other side of the book area where there were three bookshelves full of titles. It was there I found the hardcover The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, which is a 2011 YA dark mystery. I'm not familiar with the author but the cover art caught my attention. Next, I found two paperbacks: Planet Of Judgement by Joe Haldeman and The Puppet Masters by Robert A. Heinlein. Planet Of Judgment is a 1977 Star Trek novel. The Puppet Masters was first published in 1951 and was adapted into a movie in 1994 starring Donald Sutherland. Before I left the store, I ended up browsing the bookshelf where I found the Venus books and I found book 2, Lost On Venus

Now I've never read the Venus books but I'm aware they're science fiction pulp novels that were written in the 1930s. I'm very interested in reading the books this winter, which lead me to buy the eBooks of Pirates of Venus (book 1) and The Wizard of Venus (book 5) for $.99 each. 

Speaking of eBooks, I recently received "Short Horror Stories: Vol. 1" from Team Scare Street, which I'm hoping to review as soon as I can. Maybe not this week but soon! Also, I just purchased two $1.99 titles on my Kindle - Raylan Goes To Detroit by Peter Leonard and The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty.

Saturday, October 19

13 Reads of Horror! - Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin


I'm taking a wild guess that almost every horror fan has heard or seen the 1968 classic Rosemary's Baby starring Mia Farrow, which is one of the scariest films ever made. The movie is an adaptation of the 1967 novel of the same name by Ira Levin.

I had stumbled up on Rosemary's Baby while searching for a novel to read for a book report for an English class during my freshman year of high school in the mid-1990s. Originally, the book belonged to my grandmother, who had moved away after the death of my grandfather, and most of her books were being stored at my parent's house. It was a first-print hardback edition minus the original cover jacket. I still have this book as well as "The Stephen King Horror Library" edition.

Shortly after reading the book, the movie adaptation aired on TNT late at night. I recorded it on a VHS (Remember those?) and I later watched it. It's one of the best book-to-film adaptations ever produced as it goes exactly by Ira Levin's original story.

Rosemary's Baby is a psychological horror tale centered around Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse, a newly married Manhattan couple who move into a new apartment building, the Bramford, which has a deadly past involving witchcraft and murder. Usually, this would be a turn off for just about anybody else but Guy and Rosemary don't believe in superstitious. Shortly after moving into the apartment, they meet their odd elderly neighbors - Roman and Minnie Castevet.

While not planned, Rosemary becomes pregnant after having a bizarre nightmare involving a satanic ritual. Being young and naive, she takes advice from the Castevets and uses their doctor - Dr. Abraham Sapirstein, who insists she should drink homemade "health" drinks made by Minnie instead of taking prenatal vitamins. Let's just say the next few months aren't very good experiences for Rosemary. Instead of gaining pounds like all expecting mother's do, she quickly loses weight near to the point that she almost resembles a skeleton. Plus, she has a horrible pain coming from her womb. Over time, the pain magically disappears and she puts on baby weight.

With her due date just around the corner, Rosemary learns her neighbors are not who they say they are and that her unborn child is in danger.

Final Thoughts

Friday, October 18

Book Blogger Hop: October 18th - 24th


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Fall Reads: Summer's Promise


*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Typically in the autumn months, I tend to read only horror or Halloween themed novels but here I am writing a review for the Amish romance "Summer's Promise" by Barbara Cameron, which was just released last month from Gilead Publishing. I've read a few other books by the author so I naturally wanted to read this one as well.

The novel centers around Summer Carson (Yep! That's a name!), a young woman who's trying to get her degree in agricultural science so she can follow in her late father's footsteps to help work with the local farmers. When Summer's not taking care of her mother, she's working part-time at the county agricultural office, a place where she occasionally has to socialize with Amish farmers. Her knowledge of Pennsylvania Deitsch is very limited.

This is a romance novel, so of course there is a suitor for Summer - Abram Yoder, a young Amish man who catches Summer's eye fairly quickly upon meeting. Despite being worlds apart, her being Englisch and him being Amish, sparks fly between the two but Summer's love for her Englisch lifestyle could be a bit of problem for them.

Final Thoughts

Thursday, October 17

Holiday Gift Guide 2019 Signup




Yes, I know I'm probably late in the game to be planning a Holiday Gift Guide for 2019. As many of you know, it's been stressful year for me, so stressful that I almost decided not to do a gift guide this year. However, I do enjoy putting together the gift guide posts/reviews each and every year, and at the last minute, I decided to do a Holiday Gift Guide for 2019.

Now I can't put together a gift guide by myself as I will need a bit of help from sponsors. As always my Holiday Gift Guide will showcase different brands, products and services.
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Midnight Horror Review: 3 From Hell


*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

Walmart; Target
The Rob Zombie directed horror film 3 From Hell (R; 115 minutes) was released to Blu-ray (+ DVD + Digital) this week by Lionsgate Home Entertainment & Saban Films, featuring both the rated & unrated versions. It's also available to own on 4K Ultra Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital.

3 From Hell is the follow-up to Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses (2003) and The Devil's Rejects (2005). In the opening minutes, we learn the serial killers Baby Firefly (played by Sheri Moon Zombie), her adopted brother Otis Driftwood (played by Bill Moseley, and Captain Spaulding (played by the late Sid Haig) miraculously survived being shot 20 times each by the police. They were tried and convicted for their crimes.

Spoiler Warning: Captain Spaulding is executed by lethal injection, while Otis and Baby are sentenced to life in prison. Well, that is until Otis' half-brother Winslow Foxworth "Foxy" Coltrane (played by Richard Brake) helps Otis escape. Then they come up with a plan to break Baby out of the slammer. The trio go on a killing spree as they head off to Mexico to escape the authorities.


Special Features
  • To Hell and Back: The Making of 3 From Hell
  • (Blu-ray Only - 4-Part Documentary)
  • Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Rob Zombie


Final Thoughts

Wednesday, October 16

Fall Reads: The Road Home by Beverly Lewis


*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

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I wasn't even aware there was such as thing as "Amish romances" or an "Amish genre" until I read The Covenant by Beverly Lewis (a.k.a. the first book in the Abram's Daughters series) in either 2002 or 2003. Since then, I've read many Amish stories by many authors but my favorite happens to be Beverly Lewis. That being said, I've fallen a bit behind with the author's recent releases. However, I was able to do a bit of  reading catch up in September, which is when I finally got around to reading the author's 2018 novel The Road Home (320 pages; Bethany House).

Set in 1977, the novel centers around Lena Rose Schwartz, a young Amish woman from Michigan who's forced to move to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to live with a new family after the death of her parents. Lena wanted to take care of her nine siblings but the bishop disagreed and sent all of them to different families. Adjusting to a new settlement has been a huge challenge, especially since she has been separated from her siblings and left behind her beau, Hans Bontrager.

Final Thoughts

Sunday, October 13

Sunday Post: 10/13/19

Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @  Caffeinated Book Reviewer!


Good Evening, Everyone!

 

What Am I Currently Reading?


I have a lot reading on my plate this week. I'm will be finishing up Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds tomorrow and then I'll either start reading Buckskin or Summer's Promise. The latter title is for a book tour that start's tomorrow. I'll planning on posting my review on Thursday. I have a Jude Deveraux book on my Kindle that needs to be read. Then I have 13 horror novels to read this month. I would like to begin reading a book per day starting on Thursday. I'll be posting reviews for the horror titles starting on Oct. 19th (next Saturday). 



Recent Reviews

by V.C. Andrews
(FALL READS)

(MIDNIGHT HORROR REVIEW)

(BLU-RAY REVIEW)

(BLU-RAY REVIEW)


In The Mail


The only thing review-related in the mail last week were the two Blu-ray Steelbooks - Ultra Q: The Complete Series and Ultraman: The Complete Series - from Mill Creek Entertainment. These are Japanese "kaiju" series from the 1960s. Ultra Q was shot in black & white and features many "redressings" of monsters from the early Godzilla films. Ultraman is sorta sequel/spinoff about an alien warrior who accidentally collides with a Jet piloted by Hayata while battling a monster. The two merge together to become Ultraman. I'm planning on posting reviews for these on Tuesday, which is the day they're being released.

Saturday, October 12

Blu-ray Review: Fort Yuma Gold & Damned Hot Day of Fire (Western Double Feature)


*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

Mill Creek Entertainment; Amazon
I need to kick my own butt into gear as I have several books and DVDs/Blu-rays piled up on my desk that need to reviewed, such as the Western Double Feature Blu-ray which was sent to me by Mill Creek Entertainment way back in the spring. The two movies on the single-disc Blu-ray (Not Rated; 3 hrs 21 mins; $14.98) are Fort Yuma Gold and Damned Hot Day of Fire. These are films are two of Quentin Tarantino's favorite spaghetti westerns. There are no special features or bonus extras. 

Fort Yuma Gold (also known as For a Few Extra Dollars) was originally released in 1966. It's technically the second installment in a trilogy that started with One Silver Dollar and ended with Wanted. Directed by Calvin J. Padget, the film stars Montgomery Wood (a.k.a. Giuliano Gemma) as Gary Diamond, a captured Confederate solider who agrees to lead  Union soldiers against Major Sanders, a leader of Southern followers who want to attack Fort Yuma. The cast also includes Dan Vadis, Jacques Sernas, and Sophie Daumier. The film's score is by Ennio Morricone and Gianni Ferrio.

Damned Hot Day of Fire (also known as Machine Gun Killers and Gatling Gun) was originally released in 1968. Directed by Paolo Bianchini, the film stars Robert Woods as Chris Tanner, a Union Captain who must clear his name after bandits kidnap the Gatling gun inventor, Richard Gatling, for a million dollar ransom. To make things worse, the bandits also stole Gatling's new gun with the intention of selling it to the Confederates. The movie also stars John Ireland and Evelyn Stewart. The film's score is by Perio Piccioni.


Final Thoughts

Friday, October 11

Book Blogger Hop: October 11th - 17th


Book Blogger Hop

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Wednesday, October 9

Fall Reads: Beneath the Attic by V.C. Andrews


*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

"Once upon time, there was four siblings who were forced by their mother to live in their grandparent's attic for nearly 3 ½ years. Thanks to a crazed grandmother, rat poison, and a little bit of incest, the children's experience in the attic was a nightmare."

Does the story sound familiar?

Well, it should as it's the plot to Flowers in the Attic, the 1979 Gothic thriller by V.C. Andrews that entertained millions of readers and scared libraries around the world due to the novel's taboo incest subplots. Thanks to the book's success three Dollanganger series sequels soon followed - Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, and Seeds of Yesterday. Sadly, V.C. Andrews died in 1986 before she could finish writing the prequel Garden of Shadows. Shortly after V.C. Andrews' death, author Andrew Neiderman was hired to finish writing the novel and ghostwrite other titles based on her story notes, as well as to create new plots published under her name.

Flowers in the Attic was loosely adapted into a feature film in 1987, minus the incest plot. It received negative reviews from critics and fans alike, resulting in it bombing at the box office. A television movie adaptation aired on LIFETIME in 2014 with much better reviews than the 1985 version. Adaptations for Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns and Seeds of Yesterday aired the following year on LIFETIME.

Three spinoff novels, Christopher's Diary: Secrets of Foxworth, Christopher's Diary: Echoes of Dollanganger, and Secret Brother were published in 2014 and 2015, with the latter being a prequel that changed a "tragic event" from Flowers in the Attic.

Now, there's a brand-new installment in the Dollanganger series, titled Beneath the Attic, which is another prequel to Flowers in the Attic.

BARNES & NOBLE * AMAZON * WALMART

Set in 1890, Beneath the Attic centers around Corrine Dixon (the great-grandmother of the Dollanganger children), a spoiled rich teenager who has eyes for an older stranger - Garland Foxworth. After spending time together, Garland returns home to Foxworth Hall in Charlottesville, Virginia. Corrine is determined Garland is the man of her dreams and convinces her father to let her visit her great-aunt in Virginia, which is just an excuse for her to see Garland again.

Final Thoughts

Tuesday, October 8

Midnight Horror Review: Annabelle Comes Home Blu-ray


*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

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The current most successful horror film series is The Conjuring Universe, which is loosely based on the real-life cases of the paranormal investigators/demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. Since the first film, The Conjuring, was released in 2013, the franchise has taken in over $1 billion at the box office.

The latest entry in the series "Annabelle Comes Home" is the third film in the spinoff "Annabelle" series (and it's the 7th film overall in The Conjuring Universe). The film was released to theaters on June 26, 2019 and despite mixed reviews from mainstream critics, it took in over $228 at the box office.

Today, Annabelle Comes Home (R; 106 mins; $35.99) was released on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. It's also available to own on Digital. Written and directed by Gary Dauberman, the film stars Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, Patrick Wilson, and Vera Farmiga.

Annabelle Comes Home centers around Judy Warren (played by McKenna Grace), the young daughter of Ed and Lorraine (played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga), who is left at home with a babysitter, Mary Ellen (played by Madison Iseman), while here parents leave overnight for an investigation. Everything is going smoothly until Mary Ellen's best friend, Daniela (played by Katie Sarife), shows up, does a little snooping inside the Warren's artifacts room, unlocks Annabelle from her locked glass box, and unleashes all the evil spirits from the room, which leads to a night of unbelievable terror.

Blu-ray Special Features:
  • The Artifact Room and the Occult
  • The Light and the Lore
  • Behind the Scenes: The Ferryman/Demon, The Blood Bride, The Werewolf
  • Deleted Scenes


Final Thoughts


Monday, October 7

Blu-ray Review: Do or Die (1991)


*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

Mill Creek Entertainment; AMAZON
Do you remember last week when I reviewed GUNS? (If not, then read the review here!) Well, today I'm reviewing 1991's Do or Die (R; 96 mins; $19.98), which was recently released to Blu-ray from Mill Creek Entertainment. It comes with a Digital Code that can be redeemed on movieSpree.

Do or Die is the sixth installment of the Triple B (or otherwise known as the "Bullets, Bombs and Babes") series directed by the late Andy Sidaris. It stars Dona Speir, Roberta Vasquez, Pat Morita, Erik Estrada, Bruce Penhal, Cynthia Brimhall, William Bumiller, Michael Shane, Ava Cadell, Carolyn Liu, and Stephanie Schick.

Inspired (or more like a ripoff) by the classic short story The Most Dangerous Game, Do or Die centers around Masakana 'Kane' Kaneshiro (played by Pat Morita), an international crime boss who's hellbent on taking down Molokai Cargo (The Agency) by hiring 6 pairs of assassins to murder the L.E.T.H.A.L. Agents.

Bonus Features include:
  • Introduction by Director Andy Sidaris
  • Audio Commentary
  • Behind the Scene Featurette
  • Trailers


Final Thoughts

Monday Morning Madness: Annabelle & Horror Books


It seems autumn has indeed finally arrived in the midwest as the leaves are falling from the trees and the weather is cooler.

Anyway, just like last week I'm combining my Sunday Post (a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer) and It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (a weekly meme hosted by The Book Date) into one single post.


What Am I Currently Reading?


I didn't get a whole lot of reading finished done last week because I was busy with other things. As I'm writing this, I'm on page 202 of The Institute by Stephen King, which I read quite a bit of this morning. I'm really interest in it so I'm hoping it won't take me more than two days to finish it. I've actually got a reading plan/schedule for this month and it's extremely crammed. My next reads will be Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds and Buckskin by Robert Knott. Then I have 13 horror titles I'll be reading and reviewing later this month.


Recent Reviews

(Blu-ray Review)


In the Mail

Friday, October 4

Book Blogger Hop: October 4th - 10th


Book Blogger Hop

Welcome to the Book Blogger Hop! 


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The Friday 56: Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds


Rules

Grab a book, any book.
Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it).
Post it.
 Add your (url) post below in the Linky at: www.fredasvoice.com
Add the post url, not your blog url.

Gloria stared out the window at the cornfields, hands gathered in a tidy knot.
page 56, Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond

  My Thoughts

Wednesday, October 2

Blu-ray Review: GUNS (1990)


*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% mine!

 Mill Creek Entertainment; Amazon
The fifth installment of Andy Sidaris's Triple B series (also known as either Bullets, Bombs, and Babes or Bullets, Bombs, and Boobs) GUNS (R; 95 mins; $19.98) was released to Blu-ray ( with a 4K Widescreen Restoration) for the first time last month from Mill Creek Entertainment. It also comes with a Digital Code that can be redeemed on movieSPREE.

Originally released direct-to-video in 1990, GUNS centers on two female L.E.T.H.A.L. agents, Donna Hamilton and Nicole Justin (played by Dona Speir and Roberta Vasquez), being targeted by an arms smuggler, Juan Degas "Jack of Diamonds" (played by Erik Estrada). He has hired two assassins to dress up like women and murder the agents of Molokai Cargo (The Agency).

What's the purpose of this plot?

Degas is planning on smuggling advanced weapons into the United States from Hawaii and the only the L.E.T.H.A.L. agents are standing in his way. Therefore, he hires the assassins to distract The Agency. However, things don't go his way as Donna and Nicole figure out his plan and seek out to stop him with a little help from a rocket launcher.

Bonus Features include:
  • Introduction by Director Andy Sidaris
  • Audio Commentary
  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
  • Trailers


Final Thoughts