Death Machine Always Eats


Death Machine is one of those movies that goes into a special group of cyberpunk horror movies. It's a niche genre to say the least. And this is one of the best ones. Full of familiar faces and chock full of cybernetic action, you won't be disappointed. It's the kind of movie that you can watch more than once and I value re-watchability. From the evil corporations, to the done-up punks, to the outrageous cybernetic monster, to the hacking, and more it manages to be one of the greats. The EFX are pretty sweet in this one even now.

With cyberpunk horror the idea is that you would see people interfacing with technology, like VR and hacking, etc. In cyberpunk worlds there's a lot of people interfacing directly with technology, via cords or what not. In cyberpunk horror things go awry in the great technological future. As seen here, some high tech punked out thieves decide to rip off a high rise corporation. Strange idea, but they knew of a vault of some sort. Curious yet? So was I. What kind of corporation would have a hidden vault right? Oddly, these punks are very tech savvy and they make easy work of finding the vault. They think it has money I guess. So what's inside? A very experimental killer robot! What are the chances of that? It was a tech corporation though. And as you would expect it gets loose going on a rampage killing people. I love movies that start in one direction and take it in another direction altogether. This is where the pace picks up and you get to see a lot more of the robotic monster. I think the stop motion animation was done really well, because you know it couldn't have been CGI. The robot with its massive steel teeth and hydraulic cords is an aberration that should not be but it's too late for that. What would a corporation use this thing for? Security? Pretty wild stuff. Robots tend to have a mind of their own in cyberpunk horror films. That AI or something. Some protagonists enter the mix somehow and that's when we get a glimpse of a possible hero. I love the delusion of grandeur this corporation has to think that a metal monster like this would serve a purpose. My kind of movie. I hope this genre only grows more.

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