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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.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Face Off, Season (2016)



Starring:


Premise:
Special effects artists compete to win the contest.

My Take:
I used to watch this show a lot until getting burned out on it because SyFy ran about two seasons a year. But my wife stumbled upon it and rather enjoys watching. It's really more of the same with talented effects artists

Rating: In the middle


Watched: SyFy



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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Alleluia (2014)




Starring: Laurent Luca, Lolo Duenas
Director: Fabrice Du Welz


Premise:
A serial killer offers his one night stand a chance to be his partner in crime.

My Take:
A dark and twisted and gory tale of twisted lovers murdering lonely middle age women. I found it hard to get through as the characters are not likable or all that interesting.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Amazon Instant



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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Honeymoon (2014)




Starring: Rose Leslie, Harry Treadaway
Director: Leigh Janik


Premise:
Newlyweds spend their honeymoon at a family cabin in the woods. Soon the wife starts changing and acting strange. The husband is confused and concerned but cant figure out what is happening.

My Take:
The two leads put out a powerful performance. The intensity just keeps racking up right until the final frame. The movie hits the right notes and leaves a lot up to audience interpretation, which my imagination frightens me worse than anything that can be put on screen..

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix Instant




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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Life After Death Project (2013)




Director: Paul Davids


Premise:
A best selling author decides to try and find proof of the deceased communicating with the living. He focuses on Forrest J. Ackerman, his estate, and tales surrounding strange occurrences since his death.

My Take:
Though the documentary really fails to deliver on it's opening question it is rather captivating to listen to the interviews from all these people talking about the late Forrest J. Ackeman

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Hulu





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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Turbo Kid (2015)




Starring: Michael Ironside, Munro Chamber, Laurence Lebeouf
Director: Anouk Whissell, Francois Simard, Yoann-Karl Whissell


Premise:
In an apocalyptic future, a young teen finds a costume that gives him superpowers. When he friend is taken by the man who has taken over the land, he goes on mission to save her.

My Take:
This movie is a load of fun. There's surprises layered in the story and the over the top splatter is an utter joy.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix Instant



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Friday, April 22, 2016

Compound Fracture (2014)




Starring: Tyler Mane, Derek Mears, Leslie Easterbrook, Muse Watson
Director: Anthony J. Rickert-Epstein


Premise:
After several years away from his home, a man returns to mourn the sudden death of his sister. His father practices magic and soon it's discovered the sister's death might not have been an accident.

My Take:
A slow moving thriller with supernatural elements and Viking lore. The cast is decent as is the story but it does get a tad boring in spots.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Showtime



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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Knock Knock (2015)




Starring: Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, Ana de Armas
Director: Eli Roth


Premise:
Alone for the weekend, a married man tries to help two young girls in trouble.  They end up having sex. The next morning wont leave his house and have games in store for the man.

My Take:
I really didn't really like the film but could help but continue watching it.The whole movie is about a nice guy making a bad decision and paying the ultimate cost. Maybe you aren't suppose to enjoy but rather just take it all in. Though I would probably be giving Eli Roth way too much credit then as I highly doubt if that was his intent.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Netflix





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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Unnatural (2016)




Starring: James Remar, Sherrilynn Fenn, Graham Greene, Ray Wise, Q'orianka Kilcher
Director: Hank Braxton


Premise:
A genetically modified polar bear escapes a lab and attacks the people at a lodge.

My Take:
The cast is good but the story is average with nothing really flushed out. It never really comes together. There is beautifully shot scenery too.

Rating: In the middle (barely)


Watched: Showtime



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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Lust of the Dead (2012)




AKA: Rape Zombie: Lust of the Dead

Starring: Rina Aikawa, Yui Aikawa, Asami
Director: Naoyuki Tomomatsu


Premise:
An infection causes men to become sex crazed zombies and attack women.

My Take:
One knows what you to expect with a a title Rape Zombie. It's an over the top flick in every way. I'd like to say there's a message to the film but I think the makers were just going for ample amount of nudity and vicera and shock value. They did something right as it as spawned two more in the series.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Amazon Instant



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Thursday, April 14, 2016

A Cadaver Christmas (2011)




Starring: Dan Hale, Ben Hopkins, Yosh Hayashi, Hanlon Smith-Dorsey
Director: Joe Zerull


Premise:
A janitor stumbles into a bar on Christmas Eve with a tale of cadavers rising from the dead. If only the tale wasn't true.

My Take:
This is a low grade mess that stretches its premise out way too thin. There is lots of splatter though.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Hulu



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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Indigenous (2015)




Starring: Zachary Soetenga, Pierson Fode, Lindsey McKeon, Sofia Pernas, Laura Penuela
Director: Alastair Orr


Premise:
A group of college kids come to Panama to party. They end up taking a trip in the part of the jungle they should have not have gone and run into a blood thirsty legend.

My Take:
I am just really sick of these types of found footage films with annoying ass characters. I cheer for the monster to end them all.

Rating: Steaming Pile


Watched: Netflix Instant



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Monday, April 11, 2016

Strange Blood (2015)




Starring: Alexandra Bard, Robert Brettenaugh
Director: Chad Michael Ward


Premise:
A scientist believes he has come up to the cure for all disease. To prove it works he starts testing on himself.

My Take:
There is too much boring dialog and lack of character development despite the fairly interesting story.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Hulu



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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Walking Dead, Season part 2 (2016)



Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, Michael Cudlitz, Josh McDermitt, Sonequa Martin-Green, Christian Serratos, Alanna Masterson, Lennie James, Jeffrey Dean Morgan,


Premise:
The second half of this season focuses on Rick's group discovering their world is a lot bigger when they discover other communities in the area. All bow down to one large army called The Saviors.

My Take:
If you watch the show then it's no surprise the cycle it follows. Rick and his gang gets cocky. Then they get into a situation where people die. Rick get shocked, then kick ass. It has happened several times with each threat being a little more menacing as time passes. But the show it so damn good at playing out the tension and drama.

Rating:
So Good

Watched: AMC



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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Memory of the Dead (2013)




Starring:
Director: Valentin Javier Diment


Premise:
After her husband dies, the widow invites his closest friends to a country house to grieve. However the widow has a secret plan that will help bring her husband back from the dead.

My Take:
A few good moments of splatter and nice twist at the end are not enough to save this rather mundane flick.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Hulu



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Friday, April 8, 2016

Antidote (2014)




Starring: Kate Flanagan, Michael Izquierdo
Director: Craig DiFolco, Pete DiFolco


Premise:
Two survivors hold up in a rural house when one of them becomes infected and begins to drive him crazy.

My Take:
The movie minimalism approach to the apocalypse/zombie theme which is refreshing. Unfortunately it also borders on boring.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Hulu



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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Cell 213 (2014)




Starring: Eric Balflour, Michael Rooker, Bruce Greenwood, Deborah Valente
Director: Stephen Kay


Premise:
An innocent lawyer gets put in jail. He discovers that his cell may be haunted by the ghost of another innocent victim.

My Take:
A great cast in this slow burning mystery as to what is actually happening and loses focus of any supernatural elements by the end.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Amazon Instant





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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Venture Bros, Season 6 (2016)



Starring: Patrick Warburton, Dana Snyder, James Urbaniak, Chris McCullogh, Doc Hammer
Director: Jackson Public


Premise:
This season has Rusty Venture inheriting his brother's fortune and company, causing the family to move to New York where they become the target of several new arch villains.

My Take:
This show never misses a beat. It's characters are always over the top and hilarious in any situation. One of my all time favorite shows. To bad this season wasn't longer.

Rating: Instant Classic


Watched: Adult Swim




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Monday, April 4, 2016

You Cant Kill Stephen King (2013)

















Starring: Monroe Mann, Ronnie Khalil, Kayla Blogna, Kate Costello, Crystal Arnette
Director: Monroe Mann, Ronnie Khalil, Jorge Valdes-Iga


Premise:
A group of friends visit a family lake house in Maine only to start getting killed off.

My Take:
The movie does an average job of tying in Stephen King references but it also has an entire cast of dumb and unlikable characters. It ends up being a below average slasher without much substance and misses on most comedy attempts.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Amazon Instant





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