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The Rating System

All opinions are my own. We are all different. What I may think is great, you may this terrible. Don't let my opinios stop you from exploring the vast world of horror in all media.

~Mind Blowing: Search for this movie immediately. It can only be described as pure greatness and possible an instant classic.

~So Good: Highly recommended because for one reason or another it stands out above the usual fair. Put the movie on your radar as it wont disappoint.

~In the Middle: The movie is a nothing special, average affair. It may entertain in the short term but it will be easily forgettable in the long haul.

~Warning: This movie is a cliched driven slop of familiar territory. Only watch if you're really of fan of this type of material.

~Steaming Pile: The movie is absolute garbage, a complete bore, and not worth the time or effort.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Siren (2016)



Starring: Hannah Fierman, Chase Williamson, Justin Welborn
Director: Gregg Bishop


Premise:
A group of friends out for a bachelor party end up at an underground gentlemen's club with a world of mystery surrounding it. One of the men gets swooned by the siren song of one of the dancers who is harboring a secret.

My Take:
The movie wild and crazy ride, even if you've seen the short "Amateur Night" the material is taken from. Justin Welborn steals the show as the over the top PT Barnum of the gentlemen's club holding supernatual mysteries.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Friday, September 22, 2017

Daddy's Little Girl (2014)



Starring: Michael Thomson, Christain Radford, Allira Jacques
Director: Chris Sun


Premise:
A man's daughter goes missing and is found murdered. He tries to cope and tries find answers to who killed his girl when killer might be closer to him than he thinks.

My Take:
A straight forward revenge tale with a grieving father getting revenge on the person who killed his daughter.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Amazon Prime





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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The 9th Life of Louis Draxx (2016)



Starring: Auden Longworth, Sara Gadon, Aaron Paul, Jamie Dornan, Molly Parker, Oliver Platt
Director: Alexandra Aja


Premise:
A young boy is in a coma after a near fatal flaw. He tells his story as a doctor tries to help him and the mother but soon he discovers not all is at it appears.

My Take:
The movie often plays with the lines of reality as it's told from the imagination of a young boy coping with many things. There is a mystery as to why he's in the coma and what is actually happening with his parents.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Cinemax



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Monday, September 18, 2017

Always Shine (2016)



Starring: MacKenzie Davis, Caitlin Fitzgerld
Director: Sophia Takal


Premise:
Two actress friends get away for the weekend in a hope to rekindle their friendship after drifting apart due to professional and personal jealousy. As the situation becomes more uncomfortable; the trip changes both woman.

My Take:
A great mind screw of a movie. The leads are fantastic and the portrayal each character is fascinating. The tension leads to a moment that flips the film around and then builds up to an intense conclusion.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Shudder



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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Preacher, Season 2 (2017)



Starring: Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga, Graham McTavish, Ian Colletti, Noah Taylor, Julie Anne Emery, Pip Torrens

Premise:
Season 2 has Jesse and the gang travel to New Orleans in search for God, who seems to be missing. Along the way he meets new allies and new foes

My Take:
If I compare the series to the source material, it makes me really frustrated. If I take it as a series, it is still just average. Bizarre and over the top most of the time, but rather mundane.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: AMC




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Friday, September 15, 2017

Necromentia (2009)



Starring: Chad Grimes, Layton Matthews, Santiago Craig, Zelieann Rivera
Director: Pearry Reginald Teo


Premise:
A man believes he can revive his wife from the the dead. Another man who feels responsible for the death of his disabled brother feels the need to join him. A third man seeks revenge on his loved ones who caused his death.

My Take:
Separate stories of death are intertwined into a larger tale. It sort of all comes together at the end. There are more than a few disturbing sequences.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Haunted Mansion (2015)



Starring: Janella Salvador, Iza Calzado, Marlo Montel, Jerome Pounce, Sharlene San Pedro
Director: Jun Lana


Premise:
A group of kids go on a religious retreat to a secluded, historical mansion that has a dark secret

My Take:
A well balanced film that offers a few frights, a little drama, and couple of laughs. It's has a nice setting and a decent mystery.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Amazon Prime



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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return, Season 3 (2017)



Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Miguel Ferrer, Laura Dern, Sheryl Lee, David Lynch, Michael Horse, Robert Forster, Naomi Watts, Jim Belushi, Robert Knepper, Madchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Harry Goaz, Kimmy Robertson, Tom Sizemore, Grace Zabriskie, Sherilyn Fenn, James Marshall, Peggy Lipton, Crysta Beil


Premise:
25 years after a horrible murder shocks a small community, the residents are still searching for answers. The FBI agent at the head of the investigation, who went missing after the case, suddenly shows up in two different places living different lives. An FBI director looks for the missing agent.

My Take:
The hard to explain series return is filled with cameos galore and one strange scene after another. This is David Lynch at his surreal best and story telling worst. It feels like a bunch nonsense and takes about a third of the series to finally start coming together in some manner. Nothing is easily explainable and lots of loose ends are never wrapped up. It's fascinating and frustrating at the same time.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Showtime




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