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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.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Game of Werewolves (2012)




AKA: Lobos de Argos / Attack of Werewolves

Starring: Gorko Oxtoa, Carlos Areces
Director: Juan Martinez Moreno


Premise:
A man returns to his family village to accept an award. What he doesn't know is the whole town are werewolves due to a curse by the man's family. The town is now looking to reverse the curse.

My Take:
An entertaining movie that has just the right amount of absurdity and humor. The special effects are a tad laughable at times though.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: DVD purchase



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Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Death of Superman Lives:What Happened? (2015)



Starring: Jon Peters, Kevin Smith, Tim Burton,
Director: Jon Schnepp


Premise:
The story behind what happened to the much anticipated reboot to the Superman movie franchise

My Take:
While never a huge fan of the Superman character, this documentary is very interesting. It has in depth interviews from many of the people involved with the process while the movie was stuck in developmental hell. It's also very interesting to see what each of these talented people would have done with the movie.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Showtime





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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Pixels (2015)




Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, Brian Cox, Sean Bean
Director: Paul Feig


Premise:
World Champion video game players as children are grown up and now have to fight off an alien invasion who attacks in the form of the original arcade video games.

My Take:
A some what charming flick which is probably more nostalgic for people of my age group than anything. There are a few decent laughs too as nothing is taken too seriously.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Netflix DVD






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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2015)




Starring: Jay Gallagher, Biance Bradley
Director: Kiah Roache-Turner


Premise:
A zombie outbreak happens and a scientist starts performing experiments on the infected. A man tries to save his sister from the scientist after she gets kidnapped.

My Take:
An interesting tale with lots of innovation and decent gore.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Netflix Instant






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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Shake, Rattle, & Roll 15 (2014)




Starring: Erich Gonzales, Lovi Poe, Matteo Guidicelli, Dennis Trillo, Carla Abellana
Director: Perci M. Intalan, Dondon S. Santos, Jerrold Tarog


Premise:
An anthology of horror stories from the Philippines including a snake creature hiding inside a mall, a meal turns a family into monsters, and an airplane hijacking is interrupted by a the birth of a tiyanak.

My Take:
This is a very popular franchise in the Philippines. My wife, who happens to be Filipina, enjoys the series. For me, the best the thing about the movie is learning more about the folklore and culture of the country. For instant, I never heard of a tiyanak before. As the movie itself, Most of it is fairly over the top.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: DVD purchase





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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Digging Up the Marrow (2015)




Starring: Adan Green, Ray Wise
Director: Adam Green


Premise:
A director gets a letter from a man who claims there is an in-between place under the Earth where monsters live... and he has proof.

My Take:
While Ray Wise is great in the roll, maybe a less recognizable face would have been better. Maybe that was the point as most of the flick feels like an inside joke from the director. It ends up being a nice mixture of original horror movie and true documentary footage.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix DVD Rental




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Friday, November 20, 2015

13: Game of Death (2006)




Starring: Krissada Sukosol
Director: Chookiat Sakveerakul


Premise:
A recently fired worker gets a phone call telling him he can earn money by a different task thirteen different times. The catch is if he fails one time, he loses all the money.


My Take:
The tasks range from the comical to the down right disgusting. It builds up to an interesting conclusion. Really though the character isn't one to really care about.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Netflix DVD




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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Maggie (2015)




Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson
Director: Henry Hobson


Premise:
A disease slowly turns people into zombies. A father brings his daughter to their rural farm home for her final days.

My Take:
The movie does have a little gore but it mainly deals with what a father will do to care and protect his daughter.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD




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Monday, November 16, 2015

Tusk (2014)




Starring: Michael Parks, Justin Long, Johnny Depp, Haley Joel Osment
Director: Kevin Smith


Premise:
A podcaster goes to rural Canada to interview a man who claims to have lived an amazing life full of tales. He soon is held hostage by the man who has plans to turn him into a walrus.

My Take:
The movie has a crazy story and contains some of the typical Kevin Smith banter. Parks chews up the scenery with ease delivering a stand out performance. The other characters do their job.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Amazon Prime





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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Hide and Seek (2013)



AKA: Sum Bak Og Jil


Starring: Mi-seon Jeon
Director: Jung Huh


Premise:
A wealthy business agrees to meet his estranged brother. Instead he meets a woman who tells him to his brother away from her. He notices something is amiss. Then strange things start happening to him.

My Take:
A nice mystery which leads up to a rewarding final.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix Instant





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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Mr Jones (2013)




Starring: Sarah Jones, Jon Foster
Director: Karl Mueller


Premise:
A couple moves to the desert wilderness to work. They discover their neighbor is an elusive artist, who the couple decide to make the subject of their next documentary. The more the explore the artist and his legend, the more strange situations start occurring.

My Take:
The movie does a good job of building up a mystery surrounding the artist called Mr. Jones and creating an aurora of confusion. The final act is sort of cluster and doesn't necessarily work with what lead up to that point. Still there is enough originality here and great artwork to give it a view.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Netflix Instant Streaming





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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Suburban Gothic ()




Starring: Matthew Gary Gubler, Kat Dennings, Ray Wise,
Director: Richard Bates


Premise:
A young man goes broke and is forced to move back to his hometown into his parents house. He was also known for talking the dead. It just so happens the yard maintenance crew just dug up a mysterious box.

My Take:
The movie plays more for laughs than horror with hit and miss results. Ray Wise is knock out (as usual) portraying the hard ass coach/father of the main character. It's a fun little watch which is easily forgotten afterwards

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Amazon Instant




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Monday, November 9, 2015

Why Horror? (2015)



Director: Nicolas Kleinman, Rob Lindsay


Premise:
A horror fan/writer looks into the psycological nature as to why he loves horror films.

My Take:
A documentary probably will hit close to home with many die hard horror fans (I know Tal Zimmerman's story of fandom is similar to mine). The film effortless goes between the main character's evaluation for his love of horror and many heavy hitters in the genre giving their opinions on the subject.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Showtime





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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)




Starring: Michael Gross, Billy Drago
Director: S.S. Wilson


Premise:
In the Old American West, an upstart mining town awakens underground creatures

My Take:
A fun entry in the Tremors lore.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: AMC





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Friday, November 6, 2015

House At The End of Time (2013)



AKA: La Casa del Fin de los Tiempos

Starring: Rosemel Bustamante
Director: Alejandro Hildago


Premise:
A mother sees apparitions in her house which unleash a prophecy causing death on her family. She is arrested for the crime and released thirty years later only to see the apparitions once again.

My Take:
A slick tale which requires ones attention to figure out what is happening. The atmosphere is creepy and the suspense is high.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix Streaming




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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Island of the Fishmen (1979)



AKA: Screamers

Starring: Barbara Bach, Joseph Cotten, Richard Johnson
Director: Sergio Martino


Premise:
A group of prisoners survive a shipwreck only to end up on an island with a scientist who is creating his own race of mutant men.

My Take:
Sort of the standard fair in the sub-genre which just isn't that interesting.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Netflix DVD rental





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Monday, November 2, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)




Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theoron, Zoe Kravitz, Nicholas Hoult, Josh Helman, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough
Director: George Kravitz


Premise:
In a futuristic wasteland, a man helps a group of woman escape from a powerful leader, who wants his brides back.

My Take:
The film starts at a high octane level and keeps it up until credits roll. It's pure adrenaline for basically one long chase scene.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix DVD





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