By: Danny Templegod
Greetings valued Dan’s Movie Report and Action-Flix readers. In my intrepid,at times frustrating search for films, I started to watch the ‘Birds of Prey’, found it to be comical, yet not very entertaining, perhaps I was not in the right frame of mind haha! Quickly moving on to the next idea, a film that was released last year in Australia called ‘Nekrotronic’. Now here we have an instant ‘B’ Movie classic! The film successfully merges, action, horror, sci-fi, and comedy, while burrowing from many films it never really directly copies them more of a homage.
‘Nekrotronic’ starts out innocently enough with two septic truck workers, one is distracted by a game on his phone, while the other one is working, the distracted one douses the working one with raw sewage, yuck, of course things flail out from there. One of the workers is eventually turned into a demon, but the good kind. The opening part of the film has the majority of the comedy, yet the entire movie has an over the top campy feel, think ‘Ghostbusters’ meets ‘Doom’ splashed with a bit of ‘Resident Evil’ closer to the end.
Director Kiah Roache-Turner keeps the action and entertainment flowing, no superfluous side plots or a huge amount of characters, save for some of the game players on their phones. they do not have lines so it is more background. Caroline Ford portrays Molly, a forceful, yet practical hunter of the demon spawns. Ford is a commanding presence in ‘Nekrotronic’, she has to be, up against the one true demoness Finnegan (Monica Bellucci), Yep her. Monica really seems to relish the ultra bad girl role, cursing and generally saying ugly things to people, oh and taking over their minds and souls, all of that in her sultry accent,and fully clothed. Monica has a great on screen presence in the film and plays a great bad girl!
The pacing of the film is great, there is a sense of urgency throughout and the audience is thrust into the story with purpose. That seems to usually be a problem in many films, especially in the indie market. There is even a cool scene at the end which leaves the possibility of sequel open. Coming in at about 97 minutes it was long enough to tell the story and short enough to leave the audience wanting a sequel!
The creature effects for an indie film are quite good, as are the sets, CGI, lighting and suspenseful music. The editor Christine Cheung does a great job of not cutting away from a scene too quickly. Obvious time was taken by the crew behind the scenes to make ‘Nekrotronic’ feel like a bigger budget theatrical film.
Overall ‘Nekrotronic’ surprised me, violent, unapologetic, most definitely not for kids, and Monica Bellucci, count me in, 8 out of 10!
The film is available to buy on DVD in Australia or to rent or buy on Amazon, or if you feel like watching it free go to Amazon Prime and get your free 30 day subscription to Shudder, an over the top streaming service of horror and sci-fi flicks. Or direct on their site @
Poster and Photo (C) 2019 Production Companies
- GEM Entertainment (2018) (Non-US) (all media) (multi-territory)
- Culture Publishers (CP) (2020) (Japan) (theatrical)
- Entertainment One (2019) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
- Momentum Pictures (2019) (USA) (theatrical)
- Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) (2019) (USA) (all media) (Digital, DVD)
About The Author: Danny Templegod is the owner and operator of the all exclusive Dan’s Movie Report and is a part time contributor for Action-Flix.com