Fred Olen Ray is a name when I see in the credits on box artwork I instantly throw the DVD (or in some cases VHS) away as fast and hard as possible, hoping to shatter the damn thing against the nearest wall in order to save the next soul that haphazardly comes across one of his films. Some could compare him him as the American Uwi Boll but even that is an insult to Boll. Seriously this guy has directed well over 100 films and 99.9999% are pure unwatchable shit. When Shout Factory packaged two of his films (“Cyclone” and “Alienator”) with one of my all-time favorite guilty pleasures “Exterminator 2” in a DVD pack, I decided to give it a shot as I considered the two films as “bonuses” anyway. Low and behold I was actually served a rather entertaining trash platter proving Ray had some B-movie magic for a few of his 80s offerings.
Written By Eric Reifschneider