Today is Memorial Day and if your not one of those shiny happy people who flee to the waterside with cooler in hand for bbq and beer then like me you wanna find your own way to give memoriam to our fallen soldiers. So what better way than to stay in out of this extreme heat, as it is in the 90’s here in Kentucky, and drink while watching ten killer horror/sci-fi flicks with a military theme.
1. Predators (1987)
Directed by John McTiernan and starring starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Jesse Ventura, and Kevin Peter Hall.
A team of commandos, on a mission in a Central American jungle, find themselves hunted by an extra-terrestrial warrior.
2. Dog Soldiers (2002)
Directed by Neil Marshall and starring Kevin McKidd, Sean Pertwee and Liam Cunningham.
A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness.
3. Below (2002)
Directed by David Twohy and starring Bruce Greenwood, Olivia Williams, Matthew Davis, Holt McCallany, Scott Foley, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Flemyng and Dexter Fletcher.
Strange happenings occur on a WW II submarine.
4. Red Sands (2009)
Directed by Alex Turner and starring Shane West, Leonard Roberts and Aldis Hodge.
During a mission in the Middle East, a group of US soldiers destroy a statue out of boredom only to then be visited by something the next day.
5. Uncle Sam (1996)
Directed by William Lustig and starring William Smith, David 'Shark' Fralick and Christopher Ogden.
Desert Storm vet who was killed in combat rises from the grave on July Fourth, to kill the unpatriotic citizens of his hometown, after some teens burn an American flag over his burial site.
6. The Keep (1983)
Directed by Michael Mann and starring Scott Glenn, Ian McKellen and Alberta Watson.
Nazis guard a citadel that harbors a dangerous force that starts wreaking havoc and death upon them, forcing an uneasy alliance with a Jewish professional who can stop it.
7. The Objective (2008)
Directed by Daniel Myrick and starring Jonas Ball, Matthew R. Anderson and Jon Huertas.
A group of Special Ops Reservists on a mission in the harsh and hostile terrain of Afghanistan find themselves lost in a Middle Eastern "Bermuda Triangle" of ancient evil.
8. The Squad/El Paramo (2011)
Directed by Jaime Osorio Marquez and starring Juan David Restrepo, Andrés Castañeda and Mauricio Navas.
Its the story about nine pro soldiers of an special anti-guerrilla "comando" unit, sent to an abandoned base located over a 14.000 ft. mountain in the Colombian Andes. which has lost contact few days ago,supposedly beacause they were under guerrilla attack. at the time the "comandos" arrive, they found only one survivor.
9. Xtro II: The Second Encounter (1991)
Directed by Harry Bromley Davenport and starring Jan-Michael Vincent, Paul Koslo and Tara Buckman.
Scientists at a secret underground complex have found a way to travel to another dimension. Three dimension-travellers are the first to go through the gate - but are soon attacked by something that interrupts the communication with Earth. This horrible something uses the gate to travel back to the underground complex. Most of the staff are evacuated, except four heavily-armed militaries and Dr. Casserly and Dr. Summerfield who just can't stand each other.
10. Damien: The Omen II (1978)
Directed by Don Tayler and Mike Hodges and starring William Holden, Lee Grant and Jonathan Scott-Taylor.
Damien the Antichrist, now age 13, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan. Meanwhile dark mystical forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity.
And once again be safe and have a Great Memorial Day . Get Drunk But Don’t Get Dead!