Arctic Blast (2010, dir. Brian Trenchard-Smith)

A meteorologist struggles with family and professional pressures as a freak weather event threatens Australia. Bargain basement though watchable cover version of the likes of The Day After Tomorrow: SciFi Channel / The Asylum production values, but this is no worse ultimately than the big-budget versions.

Here’s the trailer.

The Manor (2021, dir. Axelle Carolyn)

A new resident in a nursing home believes the establishment has a horrifying secret. Brisk, unfussy supernatural horror with a Twilight Zone episode feel: maybe needs more meat on its bones, but it nevertheless tells a straightforward story with minimum fuss, while offering Barbara Hershey a welcome lead.

Here’s the trailer.

Insidious: The Last Key (2018, dir. Adam Robitel)

Elise Rainier returns to her childhood home to face her fears. The fourth in the Insidious franchise is a prequel which loops back to part one.  For series fans only, but well-enough handled in its jumpscares and creepy moments, plus one great idea, decently handled.

Titanic II (2010, dir. Shane Van Dyke)

A centenary cruise commemorating the first voyage of a new Titanic suffers a similar fate. Typically tatty mockbuster from The Asylum featuring inadequate CG, a slumming character actor (hi, Bruce Davison), and a variable approach to science. Not even fun if watched as camp.