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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.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Id (2005)




Starring: Eji Hayashi, Kei Fujiwara
Director: Kei Fujiwara


Premise:
A murderer is forced to deal with the thoughts in is head while dealing with the realities surrounding him.

My Take:
This is a hard movie to watch. There is a lot of crazy, realistic violence and gore. It requires the viewer to focus on what is happening  and try and decipher the story. Unfortunately the rewards are little... at least for me.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Netflix DVD





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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Cut! (2014)




Starring: Lane Hayes, David Rountree
Director: David Roundtree


Premise:
Two co-workers go about making a horror movie by trying to scare real people. When one of their subjects actually dies on film they have to the decision to make of commit to the project or walk away.

My Take:
This flick is much better than I expected and keeps the view interested with various plot turns. Decent acting and some splatter helps the cause as well.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Hulu





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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Toxic Lullaby (2015)





Starring: Samantha Richter
Director: Ralf Kemper


Premise:
A woman wakes up to a world taken over by zombies.

My Take:
A bleak and familiar tale of a zombie apocalypse. It's slow moving and at times very brutal.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Amazon






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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Dark Tourist (2013)




Starring: Michael Cidlitz, Melanie Griffith, Pruitt Taylor Vince
Director: Suri Krishnamma


Premise:
A security guard enjoys visiting places that as seen tragedy. His latest vacation takes him to a town home to mass murderer. As delves deeper into the history the closer his own reality gets blurred.

My Take:
A slow burning and intense psychological tale with the lead character slowly morphing into the ways the subject he is researching. An solid cast handles the material with ease.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Hulu





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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Veil (2016)




Starring: Jessica Alba, Thomas Jane, Lily Rabe
Director: Phil Joanou


Premise:
The lone survivor of a cult who committed mass suicide returns to the camp years later with a documentary crew trying to get answers.

My Take:
A borderline flick that has a good cast and solid story. Unfortunately the middle falls into sort of familiar territory. Thomas Jane stills the show doing his best Jim Jones impersonation.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Netflix Instant




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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Cemetery Gates (2006)




Starring: Reggie Bannister, Aime Wolf
Director: Roy Knyrim


Premise:
An animal rights group breaks into a laboratory and sets an genetically modified creature on the loose in the nearby woods.

My Take:
This low grade flick is about what one expects with over the top gore and bad writing.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Hulu



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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Death By VHS (2013)




Starring:
Director: Scarlet Fry, Jacob D. O'Neal, David Sabal


Premise:
A couple looking for the scariest movies find a VHS tape full of them which descends them into madness.

My Take:
The low budget didn't bother me. Neither did the bad acting. But the uninteresting stories and stereotypes did.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Amazon Video



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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Motivational Growth (2014)




Starring: Adrian DiGiovanni, Jeffrey Combs, Danielle Doetsch
Director: Don Thacker


Premise:
A man has locked himself inside his apartment for over a year. He fails at committing suicide and discovers a large patch of mold growing in his bathroom. The mold starts talking to him and guiding his life

My Take:
The movie is nothing if not unique. It's also highly entertaining. It has a strong lead performance and a good mix of practical and digital effects

Rating: So Good


Watched: Amazon Prime



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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Pretty Dead (2013)




Starring: Carly Oates, Ryan Shogren
Director: Benajmin Wilkins


Premise:
A doctor claims to have a rare illness which makes her crave human flesh and rots her body.

My Take:
Would have been better as a straight up movie than the mockementary style format. I found it be a little boring and slow.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Hulu




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Friday, March 11, 2016

Knock (2012)



Starring: Min Ha Ju
Director: Joo-Heon Lee


Premise:
A sculptor moves into a new apartment. She starts to carve a mask inspired by a shaman's mask for her class project. Plus every night she hears a knock at her neighbor's door. Could these some how be related

My Take:
Though it's sort of a typical J-Horror ghost story there is a decent mystery built up in the movie.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Hulu





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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Nightlight (2015)




Starring:
Director: Scott Beck, Bryan Woods


Premise:
A group of teens go into a woods with a history of people committing suicide.

My Take:
Another found footage mess of a flick that tries to be too much like Blair Witch. It needed more story build up to a decent legend. Worst of all the characters are just not interesting.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Showtime


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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The X-Files, Season 10 (2016)



Starring:David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Joel McHale,


Premise:
Former FBI agents are called back in to the line of duty when a longtime theory of theirs proves to be true

My Take:
This short mini season picks up right were the old series and movies left off. Mulder is closer than ever to figuring out a what the secret society is about to unleash on the world. The ending is wide open to continue the story in one form or another. I am hope for another mini season in near future.


Favorite Episode:"Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster"
This is the tongue in cheek, stand alone episode the show would throw in a couple of times a season. Overtly comic situations are all over this one yet it manages to still ties in with what the season's arc.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Hulu / Fox




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The Last Witch Hunter (2015)




Starring: Vin Diesel, Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie, Michael Caine
Director: Breck Eisner


Premise:
An immortal witch hunter protects humanity against the most evil witches in history.

My Take:
This is typical Hollywood take on horror. There is a lots of flash but little substance.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Netflix Rental





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Sunday, March 6, 2016

House In Alley (2012)




Starring: Veronica Ngo, Son Bao Tran
Director: Le-Van Kiet


Premise:
A woman tries to cope with her new house after a miscarriage.

My Take:
Like a lot of Southeast Asian horror movies this is another ghost possession tale. There's good acting all around but there really needed to more be depth to the story. It feels like only the surface is scratched on all the major points in the film.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Amazon





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Friday, March 4, 2016

The Expanse, Season 1 (2016)



Starring: Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Jared Harris, Paulo Costanzo, Jay Hernandez, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Chad L. Coleman, Dominque Tipper, Wes Chatham, Athena Karkanis


Premise:
A detective is tries to find a missing woman. A ship witnesses an unprovoked attack by a MARS ship on Earth vessel. The news spreads across the solar system causing uproar. A United Nations worker tries to prevent war between Earth and Mars. Soon they find out these things are not coincidence and part of a bigger conspiracy.

My Take:
An indepth and mulitlayered world created with complex characters.Three different storylines happening at once, which are just now starting to come together. Hoping for a good run out of this series. It has a great cast and an intriguing plot.

Rating: So Good


Watched: SyFy



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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Mark of the Beast (2012)




Starring: Debbie Rochon, Ellen Muth, Dick Boland
Director: Jonathan Gorman, Thomas Edward Seymour


Premise:
A group of people try to save their friend from a curse (or maybe a possession) after he desecrates a religious shrine of a leper colony.


My Take:
The low budget of the film helps to play into it's setting and tone. The story plays out nice and tense throughout the entire movie. There is solid creature design and practical effects. Plus it's always nice to see Debbie Rochon have meaty roles.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Amazon



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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Canal (2014)




Starring: Rupert Evans, Hannah Hoekstra
Director: Ivan Kavanagh


Premise:
A family moves into a new house. The man finds a film which shows heinous murders taking place at his new residence. He also discovers his wife is having an affair. When he wife turns up dead in the canal, he becomes the prime suspect. But is there something more sinister involved?

My Take:
The film and actors doe a great job of blurring the lines of reality and turning a standard ghost tale into a fine psychological horror flick. There are a couple of things which didn't quite jive with me but it's still worth watching.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Netflix Instant




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