First up a 2014 Japanese movie called Parasyte: Part 1. It's an alien invasion movie, based on a manga and anime series, about some creepy crawly bug like critters that burrow themselves into people and take over their minds and bodies. Shinichi is a high school student. He gets one of the critters in his arm and it takes over his hand. The creatures have total control over the cells that they replace. Shinichi's hand can morph into other shapes, including sharp cutting edges that can slice a human right into two. The other creepies take over people's brains, after which the personality is gone. In Shinichi's case his brain still works fine. The hand learns his language and they communicate. That causes some grief for Shinichi as he half goes crazy. The hand can detect other parasites, most of whom are happily munching down on the humans around them. The police are looking into the grisly deaths and are puzzled. A creepy has taken over one of the teacher's at Shinichi's school and she seems to be the leader of the group in the area where Shinichi lives. She's managed to fit into the human lifestyle while other parasite's seem to be having trouble making themselves human. Some of the parasites want to kill Shinichi but the teacher holds them back. Things develop and more people die as the parasites get out of hand. The story ends with a sequel in mind. The movie gets a well deserved 7 on the IMDb, it's worth a look for those that might like the story. It's a bit gory and somewhat sad but that's parasitic alien invasions for you.
School Spirit was our second feature. It's a 1985 Roger Corman production with a script by Geoffrey Baere and direction by Alan Holleb. There's a trio of men that failed to produce a good sexy comedy. Geoffrey would only write two more movies and this would be Alan's last film. He had directed one back in 1974. Like the poster and the DVD cover above School Spirit is below average. It gets a 4.6 on the IMDb but I couldn't give it more than a 4. Our hero, Tom Nolan, is hot for some action with the lovely Elizabeth Foxx but she insists on a condom. Obviously not a Boy Scout, Tom isn't prepared. He leaves her to get one, scores at a seedy road house, and is killed by a truck on the way back. Now an invisible ghost Tom is still trying to score before he has to leave the Earth. His Uncle shows up as his spirit guide. He's supposed to lead Tom to the light but he lets Tom dick around for a while. Uncle Pinky is a lecherous old man who chases after the young college girls. He also shows Tom how to magically become solid and visible. Not that it matters that much, in ghost mode the spirits can interact with the human world just fine. Tom steals a car while invisible. Tom has a full night of running about like an invisible maniac, doing things like secretly visiting the college women's bathroom room while the girls shower. Nice as the young ladies are the scene is short and the script doesn't deliver enough good jokes to get you through to the few scenes that have some boobies. Still I doubt whether more naked flesh would would have made this better than it is. You can see it on YouTube in the link in the title above to find out if you liked it more than me. Some guy gave it a 10 on the IMDb. He sure has a different rating system than I do.