Overview: Cuba Gooding Jr. leads a squad of elite commandos into a terrible Resident Evil fanfic where Ron Perlman lives and is literally Satan, who--with the help of his race of evil psychic alien angels (no, really)--is trying to find a new host body or destroy the world with the gravity created by his face or something.
Directed By: Jason Connery, 2009
The Case For:Well, you can check "watch Ron Perlman beat up Cuba Gooding Jr." off of your "things I could never have imagined even thinking about seeing" bucket list.
The Case Against: Inexplicably, this movie managed to entrap not only Ron Perlman, but also Henry "Crazy Nazi Arsonist Guy" Rollins and Taryn "Half Sack's GF" Manning, so it's kind of like a psychotic Sons of Anarchy cast preunion/meltdown mixer. In other words, you'll never be able to watch Sons of Anarchy again without having uncontrollable flashbacks to this pile of shit.
We’ll be upfront: this movie probably has the highest production values of anything we could ever hope to watch here. Believe it or not, The Devil’s Tomb features not only moments of quality camerawork (and at least one or two real, actual cameras that aren’t held together with duct tape and chewing gum), actors who are generally pretty decent when they’re doing movies that aren’t this one, and lots of nifty gore effects involving more than just rubber novelty hands and literal buckets of simple syrup being thrown on people from directly off camera. Unfortunately, the director et al. were apparently so busy circlejerking over their horror-porn exploding face and brain matter makeup bonanza--and pretending they were really hanging out with Ron Perlman and Cuba Gooding Jr. without money being involved--that they forgot to actually read the script or try to come up with a story that wouldn’t get them laughed out of the back door at a discount halloween party store. So being the good-natured souls that we are, we decided to help them out with our own improved version!
Rob Zombie's House of Two or Three Corpses
The Devil's Tomb
Sean "Trillaphon" Neil
Garrett "Hydrogen" Neil
ESTABLISHING SHOT: SAND, LOTS OF IT.
CUT TO: INT. DEVIL'S TOMB BUNKER, EL DIABLO DESERT, SATANVILLE AZ - 3:15PM
PFCs Peter "FUZZY PETE" Fuzscevtzky and Levi "Jumpy" Johnson keep watch with pro trigger discipline while mission specialist Sgt. CLICK "Hackzor" Mousepad breaks into the top secret unhackable military research computer in 13 seconds using his invaluable genius hack-knowledge and sexual predator style weirdo glasses.
Hey sarge, did you ever stop to think about if we really shoot people, or if they, like, just run into our bullets?
Man, shut the fuck up, can't you see I'm trying to hacker this?
Sorry, I didn't-
Wait a minute, I think I might've got somet...YES! Got it, we're in! The password was XXXXXX! I was sure we were screwed after their birthdays backwards didn't work...
Meanwhile, the other marines break off into 1-2 man groups in order to make themselves more convenient to kill and probably eat-fuck. Mission Japanese Hottie Be-er 2nd Lt. Yoshi RETSUDAI and Staff Sgt. Andale "WAHOO" Gonzalez search an empty room full of beds while trying not to kiss each other by accident, which would be really easy to do.
Oops, sorry lieutenant, didn't mean to almost kiss you there, I'm just so sweaty from looking under all these beds, I...
Hey, did I ever tell you about the Japanese fishing village where I grew up in Japan? It was a small, Japanese village just outside the city of Japan in the Japan-Nippon prefecture of northern Japan, and we were all Japanese so-
Lieutenant, watch out!
Suddenly, JOHN LITHGOW leaps out from under the last bed, covered in nasty-ass bed sores, foaming mad.
"Really, Holmes!" I dropped into my seat, shocked. "You are remarkably tall! What are you, six foot six? Six foot eight?"
As the 19th century diver approaches a giant clam, a flash of brilliant golden light flares from within the shell. I emerge in a swirl of bubbles and do the timeless universal underwater hand signals for the following: ZODIAC KILLER, KKK, BLOOD OF YOUTH
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