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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.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)


Starring: Elizabeth Olson, John Hawkes, Sarah Paulson
Director: Sean Durkin


Premise:
Martha flees from a cult. She is staying with her sister attempting to readjust to society after the damage caused and with the danger of the cult finding her once again.

My Take:
Elisabeth Olson is fantastic in the lead role as a vulnerable, slightly crazy, and paranoid woman. In the fact the whole cast is great.
There is horror in how a person can be manipulated and essential brainwashed into a group. Then effects of such when trying to readjust into a every day society. 
The movie also has an air of looking over you shoulder constantly as you are never quite certain if some things are real or part of this girl's imagination. This is proven by the wide open ending. Great editing work too as the story jumps from the present to flashbacks.

Rating: So Good




 



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