5 July 2019 | lor_
Poorly conceived sci-fi duo
Bree Mills has her customary writing credit left off the DVD of this pair of Pure Taboo: Future Darkly segments, and that makes sense. They are both suitable subjects for the series, both bungled by inept storytelling.
"Smart House of Horrors" is set in the very near future: September 2020. Donnie Rock has gotten a promotion and an exceptional perk to share with his new bride Jane Wilde: a new, state-of-the-art home replete with gadgets and an Alexa imitation named Joy.
Only slightly sinister Angela White (ominously named Osiris) shows them around the place, and things go well for only a day or two before Joy and the house go haywire. This cautionary tale about the dangers of surveillance and manipulation had the germ of a good idea, but Bree and co-director Craven Moorehead settle for nonexistent SPFX and unconvincing plot development, all as an excuse for the obvious hot & heavy threesome sex outcome.
In "Don't Panic!", we have a post-apocalyptic tale that is 100% "man is evil" proselytizing by Bree. Both male roles, the protagonist (Logan Pierce) and the standard bad guy (Dick Chibbles) are rotten beyond belief to comely heroine Elena Koshka, leaving the viewer after the creampie money shot is delivered to feel as glum as Koshka's man-handled character.
Visual effects are meager, and the B-movie story of a young couple stranded and starving after society has crumbled (no electricity, nothing works) is merely stupid. Old creep Dick Chibbles has tins of canned food, which he offers (including a can opener) if Koshka will service him sexually, and what follows is boring and mean-spirited.