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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.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Darklands (1996)




Starring: Craig Fairbrass, Jon Finch, Rowena King
Director: Julian Richards


Premise:
A journalist investigating a death of a factory worker stumbles upon a cult with sinister intentions.

My Take:
The movie has a solid mystery and strong lead with just enough bizarre things to keep you interested. However it falls just short of being a great cult classic. Maybe a little more layers in the story would have helped or it just went full on crazy instead of touching the surface. In the end it's watchable.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: DVD purchase



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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Afflicted (2014)




Starring: Derek Lee, Cliff Prowse
Director: Derek Lee, Cliff Prowse


Premise:
Two friends decide to tour the globe and document it on their website. But shortly after arriving in France, one catches a disease.

My Take:
The movie has an interesting take on vampirism. Unfortunately it doesn't always click mainly due to undeveloped characters. The first person documentary style shooting gets a tad annoying at times but does flow well in the context of the story.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Netflix DVD





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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Backcountry (2015)




Starring: Missy Peregrym, Eric Baflour, Nicolas Campbell
Director: Adam MacDonald


Premise:
A couple goes on a hiking weekend only to get lost deep in the wilderness and into the territory of a grizzly bear.

My Take:
A slick film which builds the characters as they get into their bad situation and manages to keep the suspense high until the end. A outstanding gore scene too (but I wont spoil it).

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix DVD Rental





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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Devil Fish (1984)



AKA: Monster Shark

Starring: Iris Peynado, Michael Sopkiw
Director: Lamberto Bava


Premise:
A hybrid creatures swims the seas off the coast of a small town killing anyone in it's path.

My Take:
A hybrid shark, dolphin, and octopus outsmarts a bunch a cops and scientists. This flick oozes of cheese.

Rating: Steaming Pile


Watched: Amazon Prime





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Friday, October 23, 2015

The Pyramid (2014)




Starring: Denis O'Hare, Ashley Hinsaw, James Buckley, Crista Nicola,
Director: GrĂ©gory Levasseur


Premise:
A team of archaeologists discover a pyramid buried deep in the desert. Due to war breaking out in the country, the a forced to leave but not before taking a quick peak inside.

My Take:
The story is different since it deals with Egyptian gods and legends. It also has some decent jump scares. But in the end the movie is a forgettable one.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Netflix DVD





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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Summer of Blood (2014)




Starring: Jonathan Caouette
Director: Onur Turkel


Premise:
A middle aged complainer sees his life turn around after becoming a vampire.

My Take:
A mildly amusing tale which hinges a lot on how much one can stand the unlikable main character. Otherwise standard fair about a normal person suddenly adjusting to vampire powers.

Rating: in the middle


Watched: Showtime





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Monday, October 19, 2015

Animal (2014)




Starring: Joey Lauren Adams, Thorsten Kaye, Amaury Nolasco
Director: Brett Simmons


Premise:
A group of kids go into the woods and discover a creature which starts hunting them down.

My Take:
Combine many of the cliches from a standard "cabin in the woods" movie with that of "creature attack" movie and ones comes up with this flick.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Netlix Instant





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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Fear the Walking Dead, Season 1 (2015)



Starring: Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Ruben Blades, Mercedes Mason, Elizabeth Rodriguez,


Premise:
A group of people come together when a epidemic sweeps the globe.

My Take:
For a series claiming to be how The Walking Dead began it felt rushed and was very underwhelming on how things really got started. It's basically a group of people banding together at the beginning of the outbreak in Los Angeles. Most of the time they are under government protection in a compound asking "what is going on?". Maybe my expectations were too high. Not all is lost however, it was a short season and perhaps some things will get flushed out as the series progresses in season two.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: AMC





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Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Signal (2014)




Starring: Brendon Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Laurence Fishburne
Director: William Eubank


Premise:
Three friends try to track a mysterious signal in the desert. Then their situation gets very strange.

My Take:
A layered and slow burning original tale. For some reason it didn't strike a cord with me.


Rating: In the middle

Watched: Cinemax





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Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)




Starring: Addison Timlin, Veronica Cartwright, Anthony Anderson, Joshua Leonard, Gary Cole, Edward Herrmann, Denis O'Hare
Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon


Premise:
65 years after a masked serial killer in small town, the murders start up again.

My Take:
The movie really has a decent amount of suspense and keeps you guessing until the end with a nice twist. Unfortunately there's also the usual slasher tropes like the killer always conveniently being where they need to be.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Netflix Instant




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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Dead Sea (2014)




Starring: Candace Kita, Devanny Pinn, James Duval,
Director: Brandon Slagle


Premise:
A  marine biologist is sent back to her desolate home town to figure out why fish are dying.

My Take:
The movie takes itself far too seriously and adds way too much drama.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Netflix






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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Area 51 (2015)




Starring: Reid Warner, Ben Rovner, Darrin Brag, Jelena Nik
Director: Oren Peli


Premise:
A group of friends break into the secretive Area 51 to find more than they ever imagined.

My Take:
The movie falls under typical traps of the sub-genre. Plus it's boring. By the time anything of substance happens the viewer doesn't really care.

Rating: Steaming Pile


Watched: Netflix Instant






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Friday, October 9, 2015

Naked Blood (1996)


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)




Starring: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath, Kari Wuhrer
Director: Anthony C. Ferrante


Premise:
Tornadoes rain down sharks over New York City.

My Take:
If you thought the first one was hokey, then this one is so far over the damn top it's ridiculous

Rating: Steaming Pile

Watched: Netflix







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Monday, October 5, 2015

Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead (2014)





Starring: Vegar Hoel, Martin Starr, Kristoffer Joner, Derek Mears. Orjan Gamst
Director: Tommy Wirkola

Premise:
After surviving a Nazi zombie attack in the woods; a man escapes and tries to stop the army from marching over the rest of the country.

My Take:
Rarely are sequels done correctly. This one is every bit as entertaining as the original. Plus it is full of the same gore and humor.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix Instant






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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Creature (1984)




Starring: Wendy Schaal, Diane Salinger, Klaus Kinski
Director: William Malone


Premise:
Deep in space a research vessel comes across an empty German ship full of artifacts belonging to another species. They also discover the creature which killed the people on board.

My Take:
This "Alien" ripoff does have a small amount of charm but at the end of the day it is very forgettable.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Netflix Instant





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Thursday, October 1, 2015

It Follows (2015)




Starring: Maika Monroe,
Director: David Robert Mitchell


Premise:
A girl is stalked by a blood thrifty, shape shifting entity after having sex and the only way for her to be safe is to pass it onto another person.

My Take:
The movie is full style, good suspense, and interesting lore. It does fall short with a few plot holes and what the hell are they doing moments. Still this is an intense and enjoyable flick.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix DVD




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