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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, February 29, 2016

Scouts Guide to the Apocalypse (2015)




Starring: Tye Sheridan, David Koechner, Cloris Leachman, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont
Director: Christopher Landon


Premise:
When a zombie outbreak occurs a group of friends, who have spent years together in the Boy Scouts,

My Take:
A solid script which hits the right notes between comedy and gore. The cast is enjoyable with the material and there is enough gore moments to make one happy. An enjoyable flick.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix Rental





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Saturday, February 27, 2016

He Never Died (2015)




Starring: Henry Rollins, Jordan Todosey,
Director: Jason Krawczyk


Premise:
A man who's origins go back to the beginning of the Bible tries to survive through the years by a strict regiment and code. His estranged daughter suddenly shows up one day in need of help. But assisting her will put his ways in jeopardy.

My Take:
This seems to be a part for carved out for Henry Rollins to play. He is simply fantastic in it really just portraying a version of himself. The story unfolds nicely and has a good explanations to what is happening. And when all hell breaks loose then just watch out because the blood flies.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix Rental



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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Deathgasm (2015)




Starring: Milo Cawthrone, Kimberly Crossman, James Blake
Director: Jason Lei Howden


Premise:
A group of kids find an ancient song that allows demons to takeover the Earth

My Take:
Plenty of splatter and comedy in this flick. There's a good portrayal by the cast for a story which has familiar tones. It's enjoyable film but wanted a little more out of it.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD




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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Terrorvision (1986)




Starring: Gerrit Graham, Mary Woronov, Diane Franklin, John Greis, Chad Allen
Director: Ted Nicolau


Premise:
A family's satellite receiver becomes a gateway for an alien being to come to earth

My Take:
I enjoyed this "cult classic" from the 80's far more than I probably should have. It's rather humorous and over the top but makes zero excuses for the content.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Amazon Prime



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Monday, February 22, 2016

Extinction (2015)




Starring: Matthew Fox, Jeffrey Donovan
Director: Miguel Angel Vivas


Premise:
A zombie uprising occurs. Two men and a child seek shelter and carve out an existence over the years. A new zombie creature comes out and threatens that way of life.

My Take:
A movie with a solid story, acting, and a beautiful snowy landscape.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Netflix Rental



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Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Gallows (2015)




Starring: Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos, Cassidy Gifford
Director: Travis Cluff, Chris Lofing


Premise:
Students sneak into their high school to sabotage the latest play. A play which saw the unfortunate death of a student years earlier. Once the kids get into the school, they realize something does not want them to leave.

My Take:
Another cliched entry in the found footage/ghost sub-genre of horror. Mostly I found the movie to be uninteresting and annoying

Rating: Steaming Pile


Watched: Netflix Instant




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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Dark Was the Night (2015)




Starring: Kevin Durand, Luke Haas, Nick Damici
Director: Jack Heller


Premise:
A small, rural town starts to get attacked by something coming from the woods.

My Take:
It is well paced and smart movies that does a great job building up dread and mystery as the sheriff tries to figure out what or who is attacking his town. It all leads up to the big final in the third act.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Netflix Instant



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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Rise of the Animals (2011)



Starring: Greg Hoople, Stephanie Motta
Director: Chris Wojcik


Premise:
Animals decide to start wiping out the human population

My Take:
Another movie I got roped into watching because my wife loves animal attack flicks. This one tries to be gory and funny but mostly fails on both levels.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Amazon Prime



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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Cub (2015)




Starring: Maurice Luitjen
Director: Jonas Covaerts


Premise:
A scout troop goes on a camping trip for the weekend only to discover the woods are inhabited by another.

My Take:
I had a lot of fun watching this flick. It takes the viewer down paths no necessarily expected and created great empathy for the main character, an odd young boy.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Netflix DVD




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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Stung (2015)




Starring: Jessica Cook, Matt O'Leary, Cliffton Collins Jr, Lance Henriksen
Director: Benni Diez


Premise:
A group of people at a party find it over ran with giant, deadly killer wasps.

My Take:
The movie has some fun moments and managed to keep me mostly entertained.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix Instant



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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Voices (2015)




Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, Jackie Weaver
Director: Marjane Satrapi


Premise:
A man goes off his medication and those around him suffer deadly consequences.

My Take:
Ryan Reynolds does a very convincing job of a man who struggles with the demons of mental illness. While the movie is more often then not played for dark comedy there is plenty for horror fans to enjoy here.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Epix



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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Jessabelle (2014)




Starring: Sarah Snook, Joelle Carter, David Andrews, Mark Webber
Director: Kevin Greutert


Premise:
A recently paralyzed woman has to move back into her rural family home with her estranged father. Soon strange forces start showing up around the house causing havoc.

My Take:
I actually enjoyed this movie more than I thought. While the story is somewhat typical it has enough twists and punch to keep the viewer interested

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Showtime





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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Detention of the Dead (2012)




Starring: Jacob Zachor, Alexa Nickolas
Director: Alex Craig Mann


Premise:
A group of high school kids find themselves fighting for survival inside their school when a zombie epidemic breaks out.

My Take:
My I am just tired of all these second rate zom-coms that come out. This movie doesn't really offer much to the genre as it's full of cliche characters and not much gore.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Showtime




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Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Legacy (1978)




Starring: Katharine Ross, Sam Elliot, John Standing, Roger Daltry
Director: Richard Marquand

Premise:
A woman is commissioned for an architectural project in the UK. Her boyfriend joins her. They find themselves in a mysterious mansion with other guest who soon start dying off.

My Take:
I found this to be a rather slow movie. The actors are solid with the tale but I just couldn't get into it.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Netflix DVD





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Monday, February 1, 2016

Ant Man (2015)




Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglass, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Anthony Mackie, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Michael Pena
Director: Peyton Reed


Premise:
A scientist enlists the help of a master thief to steal his latest invention, an Ant Suite, in hopes it will help stop his former mentor from figuring out the suits real power.

My Take:
Another fun movie in the Marvel line up. Sure there are flaws, but it's fantasy so I choose to ignore it.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix DVD Rental






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