Movie Reviews 101 Midnight Horror – Queen Crab (2015)

logoDirector: Brett Piper

Writer: Brett Piper (Screenplay)

Starring: Michelle Simone Miller, Kathryn Metz, Rich Lounello, A.J. DeLucia, Steve Diasparra, Danielle Donahue, Ken Van Sant

Plot: A meteor crashes into a quiet lake in the remote countryside, awakening a centuries-old beast.  She emerges from the deep and tears through a nearby town and its inhabitants.  The humans must fight for their lives and stop this Queen Crab before she can hatch an army of babies that will overrun the entire world.

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

Verdict: Creature Feature, Creature Feature

Story: Queen Crab starts in Crabbe Creek 20 years ago where a young Melissa finds a large crab in her family lake while her parents are fighting. Melissa feeds this crab part of her father experiment making it grow before disaster strikes as her parents are killed.

Move forward to the present where a farmer finds his prize cow eaten leading to the Sheriff (Van Sant) and deputy Sonny Huggins (Lounello) investigating. We meet a grown up Melissa (Miller) who has been keeping her and very private until an old friend Jennifer Kane (Metz) comes to visit. When Stewart MacKendrick (DeLucia) from the wildlife commission comes to town to look in to the tracks left by the crab.

When it appears that the giant crab has had babies the crabs start running wild through the town and once one of the babies gets kill the Queen goes on a rampage.

Queen Crab is nothing more than a classic b-movie creature feature, the story is very basic with genetically mutant animal this time a crab terrorizes a small town, what more do you need for a film like this? don’t go into this expecting to see something breathe taking jut enjoy the fun style of the film. (6/10)

Actor Review

Michelle Simone Miller: Melissa Webber has grown up looking after the ever growing crab, she is the town’s recluse who never lets people on her property but when her pet gets lose it starts going on a rampage. Michelle does a solid job in this role. (6/10)

Kathryn Metz: Jennifer Kane is a famous actress who comes back to her town to see her old friend Melissa, she helps out in fights but this could end up being her greatest battle off the screen. Kathryn does a solid job being the character building the bridges between the Melissa character. (6/10)

Rich Lounello: Sonny Huggins is the idiot deputy who is always getting himself into trouble by talking too much. His hot headed ways will get him into trouble as the one human character you are not meant to like. Rich does a solid job in this role. (6/10)

A.J. DeLucia: Stewart MacKendrick is the wildlife expert that comes to town to investigate what is going on only to find out it is the giant crab that is running around town. A.J. does a solid job making the character for the important information for the film. (/10)

Ken Van Sant: Sheriff Ray who is Melissa’s Uncle who looks after her once her parents die, he lets her live her life but once the crab starts coming after people he has to take a stand. Ken does a solid job as the generic Sheriff. (6/10)

Support Cast: Queen Crab has a supporting cast that mostly used for the crab to kill off.

Director Review: Brett Piper Brett knows what he wants to make to make and is one film that really is just fun. (7/10)

Sci-Fi: Queen Crab brings us a sci-fi monster to be the villain which works for the creature fiction angle. (7/10)

Settings: Queen Crab has the small town setting showing how a creature could pick off victims without the rest knowing. (7/10)
Special Effects: Queen Crab has questionable effects but in the end they en dup adding to the fun. (7/10)

Suggestion: Queen Crab is one for all the creature feature fans to enjoy, don’t expect too much just enjoy. (Creature Feature Fans)

Best Part: Sonny getting his.

Worst Part: People won’t like the effects.

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: Could have one.

Post Credits Scene: No

Similar Too: Eight Legged Freaks

Oscar Chances: No

Budget: $75,000

Runtime: 1 Hour 20 Minutes

Overall: A Creature Feature Filled With Fun

Rating 60


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