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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, September 29, 2015

Killer Bees (2005)




Director: Norihisa Yoshimura


Premise:
A group of teenage female campers come across a swarm of deadly bees,

My Take:
The movie attempts to create suspense and fear but falls short. My nerves can only take so many teenage girls screaming at the top of their lungs.


Rating: Warning

Watched: Amazon Prime






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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Ritual (2012)




Starring: Rio Dewanto
Director: Joko Anwar


Premise:
A man wakes up buried in the woods with no memory. He stumbles upon an empty cabin covered in blood. He starts piecing together the clues to figure out what happened.

My Take:
I normally dig weird ass movies like this which mess with the viewer's timeline. And while it does keep you guessing up until the end there's just too much bogging down things between important scenes.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Netflix Instant






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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Orphan Black, Season 3 (2015)



Starring: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Ari Millen

Premise:
A women discovers she is a clone. She searches and finds others. The sisters ban together in hope of trying to figure out who made them and why.

My Take:
The layers keep getting peeled away this season. But with every layer and answer it seems deeper questions remain. The acting is top notch especially from Maslany and Millen who play so many different and complete characters.

Rating: So Good


Watched: BBC America



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Friday, September 25, 2015

Dose of Reality (2013)




Starring: Fairuza Balk, Ryan Merriman, Rick Ravenello
Director: Christopher Glatis


Premise:
A bartender and his boss find a lady passed out in the restroom at closing time. She wakes up claiming to have been raped.

My Take:
The movie is rather boring for the majority. The actors give it their all, but unfortunately none are very likable. However, if one manages to make it to the end, then it does pack a nice punch (and one that could be very plausible).

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Hulu





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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Harold's Going Stiff (2012)




Starring: Stan Rowe, Sarah Spencer
Director: Keith Wright


Premise:
A disease effects most of the male population slowly turning them into mindless, zombie like people. Harold, one of the original diagnosed, for some reason has been much slower to turn than others and a doctor wants to know why.

My Take:
Dont let the hokey movie poster and bad title throw you off from this flick. It is rather touching and has a tad bit of humor to balance it out. The story focuses on Harold and his caregiver Penny and how they deal with the disease.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix Instant





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Monday, September 21, 2015

Venom (2011)



AKA: Snaked Fear

Starring: Jessica Morris
Director: Gary Breslin


Premise:
A mother and daughter get stranded in the desert after running over a snake. As they fir safety several snakes try to attack them.

My Take:
Damn pheromones! The movie tries for suspense but really ends up being rather unbelievable. The deadpan serious note doesn't help much either.

Rating: Steaming Pile


Watched: Hulu






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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Proteus (1996)




Starring: Craig Fairbass, Jennifer Calvert, Doug Bradley
Director: Bob Keen


Premise:
Heroin dealers seek refuge on an abandoned oil rig which happens to double as an genetics lab that harbors a dark secret.

My Take:
A film that morphs the best ideas from The Thing into a standard fair B movie.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Amazon Prime





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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Raze (2014)




Starring: Zoe Bell, Rachel Nichols, Sherilyn Fenn, Doug Jones, Tracie Thoms
Director: Josh C. Waller


Premise:
A woman is kidnapped and forced to fight other women to the death in a tournament for the amusement of an exclusive club.

My Take:
There's decent action and a decent story in this flick. Plus the cast pulls it off wonderfully.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD Rental





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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Blood Monkey (2008)




Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Matt Ryan, Amy Manson
Director: Robert Young


Premise:
A group sets out to find a lost tribe of chimpanzees rumored to be the missing link to human kind.

My Take:
Not much to really say about this lame film. It's a bad B movie without much suspense or blood.

Rating: Steaming Pile


Watched: Hulu





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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Lost River (2015)




Starring: Christina Hendricks, Ian De Caestecker, Eva Mendes, Matt Smith, Sosirse Ronan, Ben Mendelsohn, Barbara Steel
Director: Ryan Gosling


Premise:
A struggling mother tries to save her childhood home by working at an underground club.


My Take:
An eerie tale with colorful, oddball characters set in the wastelands of Detroit. The scenery is urban decay at it's finest with beautiful visuals.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix DVD Rental


















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Friday, September 11, 2015

Specter (2012)




Starring:Michael Daniel, Jordan Graham, Corey Ankele
Director: Jordan Graham


Premise:
A tsunami and earthquake threatens a small coastal town. Though a group of college kids dont care to evacuate and would rather party. After the event strange occurrences begin to happen.

My Take:
Most of the time when watching a found footage style movie, I think to myself it would have been so much better shot as a regular movie. This film is no exception. While it does have an interesting story the set up is way to long before the weird starts happening. Thirty minutes of characters being idiots into a camera is not necessarily character building nor does it create sympathy. Or maybe I am just getting old and out of touch with the young people (see that sounded old). To be honest, I still really sure what happened in this mess.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Hulu





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Thursday, September 10, 2015

True Detective, Season 2 (2015)



Starring: Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, Kelly Reilly, James Frain, Abigail Spencer, Timothy V. Murphy


Premise:
A murdered body shows in a park. Three detectives from different departments must team up to solve the crime.

My Take:
All I can really say is that I expected way more. It's not so I am disappointed with the story as it entails emotionally damaged detectives, rampant corruption, an underground sex cult, and a mobster trying to cut out his piece; but more in lack of depth behind it all. Everything felt rushed with no real layers to the crimes. The cast is good and fun to watch many going against their normal roles. Not to mention the series just oozes with sleaze (in a good way). Again, I just expected much more out the series.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: HBO





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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Among Friends (2013)




Starring: AJ Bowden, Jennifer Blanc, Alyssa Lobit, Chris Meyer, Kane Hodder, Brianne Davis, Kamala Jones, Christopher Backus, Dana Daurey
Director: Danielle Harris


Premise:
A group of friends get together for a murder mystery party but soon the night takes a dark turn as one of them is actually out for revenge on them all.

My Take:
It's a fun little movie that isn't without faults. One could certainly do worse when choosing a movie to watch for the night.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Hulu





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Monday, September 7, 2015

House At the Edge of the Park (1980)




Starring: David Hess, Annie Belle
Director: Ruggero Deodato


Premise:
Two guys crash a party and soon their violent intentions begin.

My Take:
A decent flick with David Hess at his creepy best. The suspense, uneasy situations, and nudity are ramped up. There's also a decent little final scene.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: YouTube





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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sea Beast (2008)


AKA: Troglodyte

Starring: Corin Nemec, Miriam McDonald, Daniel Wisler, Camille Sullivan, Brandon Jay McLaren
Director: Paul ZIller


Premise:
A fishing boat stirs up a deep sea monster which follows them to shore.

My Take:
This one is hard to watch. The actors play each scene so seriously and it just didn't work on any level for me.

Rating: Steaming Pile

Watched: Netflix Instant





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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Errors of the Human Body (2012)




Starring: Michael Eklund, Tomas Lemarquis, Karoline Herfurth
Director: Eron Sheean


Premise:
While researching a cure to the disease which ended his son's life, a scientists discovers a lethal virus has been created and his is the first carrier.

My Take:
Michael Elklund is one of the more under rated actors working today. I am also captivated by his performances. This movie is no different as he carries this slow burning flick. However, the movie feels like something is missing to put it over the top.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Netflix Instant





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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hannibal, Season 3 (2015)



Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Gillian Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Joe Anderson, Katharine Isabelle, Caroline Dhavernas, Richard Armitage, Rutina Wesley



Premise:
An FBI profiler hunts down a renown psychiatrist who is also a serial killer.

My Take:
Bizarre horror-drama on television doesn't get much better this series. Too bad it's been canceled. The cast is amazing and creator Bryan Fuller once again proves he is a visionary when it comes to creating interesting television. Season three plays out like two mini seasons with the first half consisting of Hannibal in Europe with Will Graham going rouge to find him. The second half forwards their story a few years to where Graham is called in to help with a vicious serial killer dubbed "The Tooth Fairy".

Rating: Instant Classic


Watched: NBC / Hulu





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