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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.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Supernatural, Season 11 (2016)



Starring: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard, Ruth Connell, Emily Swallow, Curtis Armstrong


Premise:
Season 11 has the Winchester battling an ancient force called The Darkness. This force wants to end the earth and all life on it.

My Take:
The show still manages to stay interesting with it's big ideas, going beyond Heaven vs Hell to the bigger God vs Darkness. And the always pleasant cast goes through the material with ease.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Hulu / CW



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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Alleluia: The Devil's Carnival (2016)




Starring: Paul Sorivino, Terrance Zdunich, Adam Pascal, Dayton Callie, Emilie Autumn, Marc Senter, Barry Bostwick
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman


Premise:
Lucifer has a plan to overtake Heaven.

My Take:
As much as I enjoyed the first movie I felt like the sequel was a tad underwhelming. Maybe I didn't think the songs were as good.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Amazon Instant



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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)




Starring: Lin Shaye, Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson
Director: Leigh Whannel


Premise:
The prequel to the popular series goes back to how a paranormal investigative team came together as they help a father who may have a possessed daughter.

My Take:
The movie provides decent scares and a solid cast. It's a good backstory with the pivotal characters while providing an entirely new story.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Netflix DVD




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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Everest (2015)




Starring: Jason Clark, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Sam Worthington, Michael Kelly, Martin Henderson, Naoka Mori, Tom Goodman-Hill, Thomas M. Wright, Robin Wright, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson
Director: Baltasar Korakur


Premise:
A group of climbers attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest when a blizzard suddenly engulfs the group and making it battle for survival.

My Take:
Based on a true story of the expedition, the movie has breath taking scenery and great special effects. The outstanding cast holds it all together through horrific event.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Netflix



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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996)





Starring: Fred Ward, Michael Gross, Helen Shaver
Director: S.S. Wilson


Premise:
Earl Bassett and friends are called in to take care of a Graboid problem at an oil refinery in Mexico.

My Take:
A fun sequel that adds onto the Graboid mythology.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: IFC



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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Super Duper Alice Cooper (2015)




Director: Sam Dunn, Reginald Herkema


Premise:
A look at the life of rocker and showman Alice Cooper

My Take:
I've always been a fan of Alice Cooper. This doc takes into when the band first formed in Detroit (in high school) and eventually transformed into the group known for their macabe stage show. The bands breakup leading to a one man show and all troubles behind. Great stuff.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Amazon Instant



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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Dark Frontier (2009)




Starring: Aden Young,
Director: Kriv Stenders


Premise:
A single father in rural Australian is visited by three strangers and one has a secret stash of gold.

My Take:
A suspenseful,but slow moving flick with a few twists. Gorgeous landscapes fill each scene.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Starz



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Monday, May 16, 2016

Unfriended (2015)




Starring: Heather Sossaman, Matthew Borhrer, Courtney Halverson,
Director: Levan Gabriadze


Premise:
After internet shaming a girl to her suicide the group of friends responsible start getting killed off.

My Take:
I am definitely not the demographic for this flick. I found it stupid. Really this group of friends are going watch their other friends all get killed on the internet and not do anything except chat and scream. Idiots... or maybe I am just missing the point.

Rating: Steaming Pile

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Friday, May 13, 2016

The Facility (2012)




Starring: Alex Reid, Aneurin Barnard, Jack Doolan,
Director: Ian Clark


Premise:
A group of volunteers for a drug trail start having side effects.

My Take:
The movie managed to keep me watching but I didn't find it all that interesting or new.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Showtime



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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Hellacious Acres: The Case of John Glass (2011)




Starring: Pat Tremblay
Director: Pat Tremblay


Premise:
A man wakes up in a sleep chamber to discover Earth has been devastated by war and no longer habitable.

My Take:
I give props for creativity and stretching a budge for their premise, but the most ends up boring due to the extremely long takes and mundane activity by the main character.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Amazon Prime




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Monday, May 9, 2016

The Nightmare (2015)





Director: Rodney Ascher


Premise:
A group of people discuss having sleep paralysis and the terror it causes them and try to get answers to why it occurs.

My Take:
I have always been a fascinated with this subject, especially since finding out my wife suffers from it. The movie does goes into the history of sleep paralysis but mostly it's people describing their terrors and reenactments. It's interesting but at the same time it could have been so much better.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix Instant



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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Daredevil, Season 1 (2015)



Starring: Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Rosario Dawson, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Scott Glenn


Premise:
A lawyer, blind from a childhood accident and with extra sensitive senses, decides to fight the criminal element in Hell's Kitchen.

My Take:
I never really been a fan of the Daredevil character and my reading of the comics is virtually nonexistent. I was reluctant about watching the series. That is until almost everyone I know said this is a must see. They were correct. It an great series full of action, dark characters, and just good fun.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Netflix Instant



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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Tales of Halloween (2015)




Starring:Adrienne Barbeau, Greg Grunberg, Barry Bostwick, Adrianne Curry, Adam Pascal, Tiffany Shepis, Trent Haaga, Rebekah McKendry, Lin Shaye, Lisa Marie, Barabara Crampton, Marc Senter, Pollyanna McIntosh, Adam Green, John Landis, Cerina Vincent, Pat Healy, Kristina Klebe, Sam Witwer, John Savage, Noah Segan, James Duval, Elissa Dowling,
Director: Darren Lynn Bouseman, Neil Marshall, Lucky McKee, Mike Mendez, Paul Solet, John Skipp, Dave Parker, Ryan Schifrin, Axelle Carolyn, Adam Gierash, Andrew Kasch,

Premise:
An anthology film dealing with loosely connected Halloween stories in the same town.

My Take:
A slick and fun movie with gore, laughs, cameos, and creatures galore!

Rating: So Good

Watched: Amazon Prime




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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Martyrs (2016)




Starring: Bailey Noble, Troian Bellisario, Toby Huss, Kate Burton
Director: Kevin Goetz, Michael Goetz


Premise:
Two women set out to payback those who abused them as orphan children. It simply falls flat.

My Take:
Yet another pointless remake that becomes far more glossy than it's original source.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Netflix




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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Deep In the Darkness (2014)




Starring: Sean Patrick Thomas, Dean Stockwell, Kristen Burch, Blanche Baker
Director: Colin Theys


Premise:
A doctor moves to a small, rural town to discover it's harboring a secret race of humanoids in the surrounding woods.

My Take:
A decent movie but fails to generate the proper suspense it should. Solid acting helps the cause but by the time credits roll, this ends up being a forgettable flick.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix Instant



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