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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, June 28, 2015

Santos Versus the Vampire Women (1962)




AKA: Santo Contra Las Mujeres Vampiro

Starring: El Santo
Director:


Premise:
Legendary wrestler El Santo battles a horde of evil, female vampires in order to keep a girl safe from their grasp.

My Take:
Even with no subtitles and limited grasp of the Spanish language this film was easy to understand and follow. And it's not very good either. However these types of movie were insanely popular in Mexico, They love the lucha libre!

Rating: Warning


Watched: Hulu





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Bates Motel, Season 3 (2015)



Starring: Vera Frarmiga, Freddie Highmore, Olivia Cooke Max Theiriot, Nestor Carbonell, Kenny Johnson


Premise:
A mother and her unbalanced son run a motel in a small town. She battles with the city and a rich developer who is trying to move the highway. And then there is the random deaths which keep popping up.

My Take:
This season turned it up a notch in weirdness and uncomfortable scenes as Norman's relationship is finally more deeply explored and the viewer sees how unstable the young man actually is. Still for me the whole Norman and Norma dynamic is the least interesting of the show. I am far more intrigued with Dillon's estranged relationship with his mother Norma and brother Norman and his father-uncle and his trying to be a legit marijuana grower. This season was a make or break season for me and it did just enough to keep me on board for season four.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Hulu / A&E





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Friday, June 26, 2015

Horns (2014)




Starring: Danielle Radcliff, Juno Temple, Max Minghella
Director: Alenandre Aja


Premise:
A young man accused of murdering his girlfriend suddenly grows horns and every person he encounters has the uncontrollable desire to tell him their deepest secrets

My Take:
The movie is a fun little adaptation. Unfortunately it doesn't quite capture the same magic as the the highly entertaining novel by Joe Hill. However, Radcliff does a great job in the lead.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Netflix Instant Stream





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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Killers (2014)




Starring: Kazuki Kitamura, Oka Antara, Rin Takanashi
Director: Timo Tjahjanto, Kimo Stamboel


Premise:
A disturbed serial killer forms an online friendship with a journalist who is fed up with a Japanese mob boss ruining Jakarta. After the journalist commits an act of murder in self defense, the serial killer thinks he found a soul mate and a person to mentor. The journalist falls under the spell of the killer and begins to hunt down the mob boss. Eventually the journalist decides to stop and rejects the killer who then targets his family becomes the next victim. That is if the mob boss doesn't get to them first.

My Take:
This is one twisted, edge of your seat flick and it's great. The leads are top notch. So is the writing and directing from the Mo Brothers. Go watch this flick now.

Rating: Instant Classic


Watched: Netflix DVD





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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Grimm, Season 3 (2015)



Starring: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Silar Weir Mitchell, Bitsie Tulloch, Bree Turner, Reggie Lee, Sasha Rioz, Clair Coffee


Premise:
The main storyline in this season is Juliet battling her new found powers and the fallout it has with Nick. And of course the family is still looking for the baby who will change the world.

My Take:
The show mixed it up a little bit this season with some unexpected turns and twists. All in all it's another fun season.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: NBC / Hulu




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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)




Starring: Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russel, Andy Serkis, Kirk Acevedo
Director: Matt Reeves


Premise:
The majority of humanity has been wiped out by a virus. A remaining group near San Francisco travels to the woods where the apes have been evolving and living since they escape. Peace is reached between the two groups until members on each side sabotage the relationship and a war breaks out.

My Take:
A decent sequel to the rebooted franchise which managed to keep me entertained.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Delta Air Entertainment





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Friday, June 19, 2015

Big Ass Spider (2013)



Starring: Greg Grunberg, Ruben Pla, Clare Kramer Lin Shaye, Ray Wise
Director: Mike Mendez


Premise:
An exterminator helps the government track down an alien spider.

My Take:
A movie which blends a 50's style sci-fi and horror with a lot of laughs. There are one liners galore and the cast pulls it off well.


Rating: In the middle (but a lot of fun)


Watched: Nertflix Instant Stream




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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Housebound (2014)




Starring: Morgan O'Reilly, Ryan Lampp, Ria Te Waita
Director: Gerald Johnstone


Premise:
A woman gets put under house arrest in the home she grew up in and becomes a nuisance to her mother and step-father... until she discovers the house may be haunted

My Take:
I pretty slick mystery which uses horror tropes to ramp up the suspense and comedy. It hits the right notes at the right time.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix Instant Stream





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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Flash, Season 1 (2015)


Starring: Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanaugh, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Candice Pattpn, Rick Cosnett,


Premise:
A young man discovers he has the ability to move at the speed of light and battles other meta-humans who also suddenly gain different powers

My Take:
I tried to get into the series but overall it fell short of my expectations. I just am not sympathetic to Barry Allen's plight. The last third of the series picked out a bit as it deals more with the larger story arc instead of villain of the week episodes. Not sure I will continue watching next season

Rating: In the middle


Watched: CW / Hulu




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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Arrow, Season 3 (2015)



Starring: Stephen Arnell, David Ramsey, Emily Brett Rickards, Kate Cassidy, Willa Hollow, John Barrowman, Paul Blackthorne, Colton Hayes


Premise:
In Season Three has Oliver Queen battling Ras Al Ghul who wants  him to take over the League of Assassins and the police force tuns on the Arrow officially dubbing him a menace.

My Take:
Damn a lot of major stories happened in season three.
Again, I think 23 episodes in a season is too many. Guess I just prefer to make a shorter commitment to a show. It remains a show I enjoy and continue to watch but not one I make a priority.


Rating: In the middle


Watched: CW/Hulu


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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Godzilla (2014)




Starring: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Wantanabe
Director: Gareth Evans


Premise:
A nuclear plant's meltdown awakens giant monsters (called MUTOs) that threaten the planet

My Take:
The first part does a decent job of building suspense then it falls into a familiar rut... MUTO awakens and Godzilla destroys it and a city in the process. There's really not a lot of substance. The special effects are top notch though.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Delta Air Entertainment




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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (2014)




Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKeller, Luke Evans, Cate Blancett, Orlando Bloom, Evageline Lily, Richard Armitage, Aidan Turner,
Director: Peter Jackson


Premise:
Humans, dwarfs, and elves battle a dragon and hordes of other beast in a battle for Middle Earth.

My Take:
The third part of the this trilogy might have been favorite of the series. It felt like something actually happened and kept moving until the end.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Delta Air Entertainment




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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Supernatural, Season 10 ()




Starring: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard


Premise:
Season 10 has the Winchesters and friends trying to find a way to get the Mark of Cain off of Dean's arm before it takes over and he becomes a killing machine. Along the way the find a Book of the Dead which contains powerful old world spells and an old world family wants it back in their possession.

My Take:
One if my favorite television shows over the past decade is starting to feel like it's getting past its expiration date. I think the show would benefit with less episodes and tighter focus on a seasonal story line. Still, I am with the Sam & Dean until they are canceled.

Rating: In the middle




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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Night of the Devils (1972)




AKA: La Notte Dei Diavoli


Starring: Giorgio Ferroni
Director: Gianna Farko, Agostina Belli


Premise:
A man's car breaks down in the forest. A kind family offers him a place to stay for the night. They dont tell him the woods are filled with vampires.

My Take:
It's a rather interesting movie to view. It's not all that great but manages to keep you captivated.

Rating: Warning


Watched: via TV in the Philippines






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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Haunters (2010)




AKA: Cho-Neung Ryeok-Ja

Starring: Dong-Won Kang, Duek-Mun Choi
Director: Min-Suk Kim


Premise:
A young man has the ability to control people's mind. During a crime at a pawn shop he finds another person who can combat his mental abilities and wants to take the man down for his crime.


My Take:
An watchable tale with plenty of suspense and action.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: via TV in the Philippines






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