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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, March 29, 2015

Nightcrawler (2014)




Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton
Director: Dan Gilroy


Premise:
A disturbed young man enters the world of crime journalism. Soon he starts stretching the lines of recording incidences to staging the scenes once he arrives in order to make the story look more gruesome.

My Take:
The movie had me riveted from the opening. Forces the viewer to think about what is morally acceptable in the world of journalism and how it is reported. As usual, Gyllenhaal shines as the main character who is a tad more than unstable.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix DVD






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Friday, March 27, 2015

Devil's Due (2014)




Starring: Allison Gilford, Zach Miller
Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillet


Premise:
Newlyweds find out they are pregnant. However some they suspect something isn't quite right with the unborn child.

My Take:
It's a tale told before and the found footage model doesn't help with originality. The actors and some decent special effects make it watchable.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Netflix DVD






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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue (2013)




Starring: Mike Bradecich, John LaFlamboy, Robert Englund,
Director: Mike Bradecich, John LaFlamboy


Premise:
Two underachieving landlords find a creature in their building that is eating the pets.

My Take:
A amusing film full of misfits characters. The film uses a less is more approach to the horror.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix Instant Streaming






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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Constantine, Season 1 (2015)



Starring: Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau, Angelica Celaya, Charles Hafford


Premise:
A man with special supernatural gifts is thrown into a battle against the forces of evil.

My Take:
The series is rather uneven throughout and struggles to figure how to handle the material. This would have been a much cooler show without the constraints of public television. While Matt Ryan does a good job with the nihilistic character of John Constantine there is a lot of depth and back story to be explored. Maybe it will get a second season to find it's way.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: NBC / Hulu





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Saturday, March 21, 2015

House Hunting (2013)




Starring: Marc Singer, Art LaFleur
Director: Eric Hunt


Premise:
Two families go to an open house and cant leave the property.

My Take:
Sort of a convoluted tale with too much going on, yet some how manages to be interesting. The performances dont help much either.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Netflix Instant Streaming




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Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Silence (2010)




Starring: Ulrich Thomsen, Wotan Wilke Morhing, Sebastian Blomberg
Director: Baran bo Odar


Premise:
A young girl is murdered in the exact same spot as another young girl 23 years earlier. The two cases are almost identical causing those responsible for the first crime to reunite.

My Take:
The movie is a gripping drama which deals with the horrible acts of two men (child pornography and child murders) while police detectives try the solve the cases. It is a bleak movie with no happy endings.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix Instant Streaming





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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Agent Carter, Season 1 (2015)



Starring: Hayley Atwell, Shae Whigham, James D'Arcy, Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj, Dominic Cooper


Premise:
In 1946, Peggy Carter acts a double agent to help clear Tony Stark's name when he is accused of treason. Instead she uncovers the secret organization called Leviathan is the culprit.

My Take:
The show allows more of the back story to the huge Marvel Universe, which will no doubt come into play with future movies and shows. I like the cast and most of the overall story. Glad it was a short run instead of a longer series.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: ABC / Hulu





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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Open Grave (2013)




Starring: Sharlto Copley, Thomas Kretschmann, Erin Richards
Director: Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego


Premise:
A man wakes up in a pit full of dead bodies in the forest with no memories. He soon discovers a house full of people with the same symptoms. Together they must figure out who they are and why they are here.

My Take:
A good, slow burning tale which keeps the viewer engaged. A strong casts helps add to the paranoia.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD






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Monday, March 16, 2015

Sleepy Hollow, Season 2 (2015)




Starring: Nicole Beharie, Tom Mison, John Noble, Katia Winter, Orlando Jones, Lynide Greenwood,


Premise:
The resurrected Icabod Crane and Sleepy Hollow cop Abby Mills are joined together in a battle with powerful demons who want to take over the world.

My Take:
In its second season the show starts to dive more into the mythos concerning the secret supernatural war in America. It also sees family drama play out between Icabod and Katrina in regards to their son Henry and his role in the war. At times it all seems a bit too much while being interesting at the same time.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: FOX / Hulu




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Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Ghostmaker (2012)




Starring: Aaron Dean Eisenberg, Jared Grey, J. Walter Holland, Liz Fenning
Director: Mauro Borrelli


Premise:
A man finds a coffin with a device inside which allows a person to experience death and become a ghost.

My Take:
The story starts out very interesting unfortunately it falls apart in the third act and turns into a love scorned friend revenge tale.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD






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Friday, March 13, 2015

The Mooring (2013)




Starring: Hallie Todd, Thomas Wilson Brown, Karli Blalock
Director: Glenn Withrow


Premise:
A group of troubled teenage girls are attending camp in the wilderness when they stumble upon a couple living on the river who has plans for the girls.

My Take:
The movie has a few interesting moments but overall it's just a bunch of annoying teens getting killed by an annoying people.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Netflix Instant Streaming





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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Ek Thi Daayan (2013)




Starring: Emraan Hashmi, Kalki Koechlin, Huma Qureshi, Konkona Sen Sharma
Director: Kannan Iyer


Premise:
A famous magician is haunted by images from his past. He learns that a nanny from his youth was a demon and has returned for him.

My Take:
A big budget Bollywood film which doesn't skimp on strong supernatural themes (or the usual song and dance numbers). The movie is a tad long but watchable.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Netflix DVD





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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Children of the Grave (2007)




Director: Christopher Saint Booth, Philip Adrian Booth


Premise:
A group of ghost hunters attempt to uncover the truth behind some of America's most historic children haunting.

My Take:
The cases they go over are interesting but the team itself are rather bland.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Amazon Prime Instant





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Monday, March 9, 2015

The Item (1999)




Starring: Dawn Marie Ferrera, Dave Pressler, Dan Clark, Ron Lake, Judy Jean Kwon
Director: Dan Clark


Premise:
A group of seedy characters are contracted to pick up a mysterious case and hold it for 24 hours until it can be picked up. The case contains a creature and havoc soon ensues.

My Take:
This silly ass movie is full of outlandish moments and over the top madness. The cast plays it well. The special effects look far better than its budget. Overall this was a pleasant surprise to watch.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Netflix DVD





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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Brides of Blood (1968)




Starring: John Ashley, Beverly Powers, Kent Taylor
Director: Eddie Romero


Premise:
A group of Americans arrive on a Philippines island to find the wild life has been mutated by radiation.

My Take:
A tale without a substance which leads to it being rather boring.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Hulu Plus





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Thursday, March 5, 2015

A Virgin Among the Living Dead (1973)



AKA: La Nuit Des Etoiles Filantes


Starring: Howard Vernon, Christina Von Blanc, Jess Franco, Britt Nichols
Director: Jess Franco


Premise:
A young woman arrives at a remote family castle for the reading of her father's will when she discovers many relatives staying there.

My Take:
Not one of my favorite Franco flicks. It's consists of mainly a weird family being weird. The family is actually dead and there's some satanic mumbo jumbo involved too. It's really just rather boring and confusing.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Netflix DVD Rental




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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Cottage Country (2013)




Starring: Malin Akerman, Tyler Labine, Lucy Punch
Director: Peter Wellington


Premise:
A couple go away to the family cottage for the week. When the brother and his girlfriend show up things get out of hand and he accidentally gets murdered. The couple is determined to cover it up and not let the accident spoil the week.

My Take:
The cast is good and has fun with the dark material by keeping a comedic tone. Decent amount of shock and gore too.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Netflix Instant





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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Expiration (2011)




AKA: Rancid

Starring: Brandon Auret, Clive Gilson, Craig Hawks, Christien Le Roux
Director: Alastair Orr


Premise:
Four people sign up for a medical test which promises to cure all ailments. They awaken several days later isolated in a building and noticed they are some how changed.

My Take:
The movie has a decent amount of twists and turns in the plot. The cinematography and special effects look great.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Amazon Prime Instant





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