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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, August 30, 2015

Jurassic World (2015)



Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Judy Greer, BD Wong, Lauren Lapkus, Irrfan Khan
Director: Colin Trevorrow


Premise:
The newest theme park in dinosaur attractions is looking to add a new exhibit. It happens to be a genetically modified dinosaur which breaks loose and threatens the lives of every person in the park

My Take:
I was never a huge fan of the original Jurassic, nor did I see the sequels but the wife wanted to go see the movie so we went. The cast was good and the special effects was amazing. It's an enjoyable but really just a forgettable big budget "B" movie.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Movie Theater





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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ferocious Planet (2011)




Starring: John Rhyes-Davis, Joe Flanagan
Director: Billy O'Brien


Premise:
Scientists and soldiers are accidentally zapped into a parallel universe where vicious aliens attack.

My Take:
Is it an alternate reality or another planet... who really cares as there are so many holes in the story. The movie is bad, but not in a fun and watchable way.


Rating: Steaming Pile


Watched: Hulu






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Monday, August 24, 2015

Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lamprey (2014)




Starring: Shannen Doherty, Zack Ward, Christopher Lloyd, Jason Brooks, Rachel True, Fred Stoller
Director: James Bressack


Premise:
An overpopulation of blood thirsty lampreys over run a small resort town.

My Take:
I've said it before... sometimes you know what you are getting into. I knew this was gonna be a bad movie when my wife wanted to watch it. The best I can say is the movie did not disappoint on my extremely low expectations.

Rating: Steaming Pile


Watched: Hulu





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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Hobglobins (1988)




Starring: Duane Whitaker,
Director: Rick Sloan


Premise:
A security guard and an abandoned movie studio accidentally lets out mischievous aliens who have the ability to control people's mind.

My Take:
I'm not sure how I missed this movie growing up but I did. The movie is watchable and at times fun but you must get pass the atrocious acting and the puppet like aliens.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Hulu






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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Dead Before Dawn (2012)




Starring: Martha MacIsaac, Devon Bostick, Christopher Lloyd, Kevin McDonald, Brandon Jay McLaren, Kyle Schmid, April Mullen, Tim Dorian, Brittany Allen
Director: April Mullen


Premise:
A group of college kids mocks a possessed urn and create a curse which turns people into zombie demons.

My Take:
The absurd premise goes over the top and plays each moment up for laughs. While some hit and others miss badly, the approach does make the flick an enjoyable way to burn 90 minutes out of your day.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Netflix Instant






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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Exists (2014)




Starring: Dora Madison, Chris Osbourn, Samuel Davis
Director: Eduardo Sanchez


Premise:
A group of college students head out to a secluded cabin where they get attacked by a Bigfoot.

My Take:
Stupid people making stupid choices and acting stupid all in a found footage format. The characters made the entire flick was annoying.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Netflix





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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Penny Dreadful, Season 2 (2015)



Starring: Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Harry Treadway, Billie Piper, Rory Kinnear, Reeve Carney


Premise:
An explorer who holds interests in the occult, a medium targeted by Lucifer, an American gunslinger who might be werewolf, and Dr Frankenstein come together to battle a wicked, supernatural force wanting to unleash Lucifer upon the world.

My Take:
The second did a great job of building up the each of the character's arc, establishing a villain, and creating a good story. Unfortunately that build up came to an rather abrupt and unsatisfying end early in the last episode of the season which then spent the remaining 45 minutes in boring and talkative flux. It left a bad taste in my mouth. However, there are still plenty of positives from the season.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Showtime





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Friday, August 14, 2015

What We Do In the Shadows (2015)




Starring: Jermaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonny Brugh, Rhys Darby
Director: Jermaine Clement, Taika Waititi,


Premise:
A group of vampires agree to tell the story of the living in a modern world to a documentary team.

My Take:
A slick and funny movie which smartly pays homage to different types of vampires portrayed in movie lore over the years.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix DVD




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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Beasterday: Here Comes Peter Cottontail (2015)




Starring: John Paul Fedele
Director: Snygg Brothers


Premise:
A giant, mutated rabbit attacks a small town and it's up to a mental dog catcher to save the day.

My Take:
It's a very bad, extremely campy, Z grade flick full of bad acting (mostly), gratuitous nudity, dumb characters, and horrible special effects. But in all fairness it did manage to make me laugh a few times.

Rating: Steaming Pile (but could end up being a cult masterpiece)


Watched: Hulu





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Monday, August 10, 2015

The Sky Has Fallen (2009)



Starring: Carey MacLaren, Laurel Kemper
Director: Doug Roos


Premise:
A virus kills most of the population. The few survivors try to make safety in rural areas where they run into creatures determined to wipe out the rest of them.

My Take:
Doug Roos, the creator of the film, reached out for a review. And like any one who does so, I happy review their material.

What seems to be a fairly typical premise on the surface actually has a decent amount of new ideas. The actors do a good job as well to make it all believable.What sets the movie apart is the top notch practical effects. No CGI here and it shows. My biggest criticism of the flick is that it becomes a bit too talky at points which tends to drag it out a bit. Otherwise, this is an entertaining watch.

Click on the links below for more information on the movie and watch the trailer below. And keep this guy on your radar.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Internet Screener


http://www.theskyhasfallen.com/

https://www.facebook.com/theskyhasfallen





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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Airplane vs Volcano (2014)




Starring: Dean Cain, Robin Givens
Director: James Kondelik, Jon Kondelik


Premise:
A flight from LA to Hawaii goes off course and through a group of erupting volcanoes coming to the surface

My Take:
Another "gem: from Asylum Studios. My wife picked it out and it is so damn bad. I could pick the script apart by what's the point. This what these guys do. Kudos to them for making money.

Rating: Steaming Pile


Watched: Netflix Instant





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Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Babadook (2014)




Starring: Essie Davis
Director: Jennifer Kent


Premise:
A mysterious book causes a child with an overactive imagination and an exhausted, single mother to deal with a unwanted presence.

My Take:
A suspenseful, slow burn tale which lets the view decide what is may be real and what is not. An original tale that had me on the edge of my seat.

Rating: Instant Classic


Watched: Netflix Instant







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Monday, August 3, 2015

Rapture-Palooza (2013)




Starring: Craig Robinson, Anna Kendrick, Rob Corddry, John Francis Daley, Ana Gasteyer, Thomas Lennon, Ken Jeong, Rob Huebel, Tyler Labine, Paul Scheer, John Michael Higgins
Director: Paul Middleditch


Premise:
A young couple tries to make their way through the world after the Apocalypse occurs. Too bad the Anti-Christ wants to marry the girl

My Take:
While their are many horror undertones this movie is a comedy based around the religious rapture. It doesn't many punches either with the talented cast playing it straight. It's a fun little movie.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Netflix Instant




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Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Possession of Michael King (2014)




Starring: Shane Johnson
Director: David Jung


Premise:
An atheist man blames a psychic for his wife's death. In order to prove all things supernatural are a hoax he starts making a documentary. Once a demon enters his body he is reluctant to believe and the price may be his life.

My Take:
The movie plays within the concepts of the sub-genre well and has a very strong performance by the lead actor. It was a pleasant surprise to watch.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix DVD Rental




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