• Horror Heaven (1984)

    ** 1/2 (out of 4)

    Early short from director Jorg Buttgereit has him playing "host" and reading to us some horror stories. We then see the stories play out and these stories include a couple on a mummy, a Frankenstein tale, one dealing with a Godzilla like creature and the final one is about a cannibal woman. Fans of the director will certainly want to check this film out, although at 22-minutes it wears out its welcome towards the end of the picture. For the most part this is a young filmmaker just having fun and creating a very low-budget movie and I admit that I had some fun with it. The mummy movies were the highlight of the picture but the Godzilla sequences, with its stop motion, was also good for what it was. I mean, the budget was obviously low and it shows but that doesn't take away from any of the charm.