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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.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Escape from Tomorrow (2013)




Starring: Roy Ambramsohn
Director: Randy Moore


Premise:
A family man starts to lose his grip on reality when visiting a popular theme park on vacation.

My Take:
This is one of the movies that is hard to watch yet it's hard to turn off. It was just weird enough to keep me captivated and annoyed me at the same time.

Rating: In the Middle


Watched: Netflix Instant



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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Game of Thrones, Season 6 (2016)



Starring: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead, Iwan Rehon, Natalie Dormer, Carice van Houten, Aidan Gillen, Alfie Allen, Liam Cunningham, Indira Varma, Rory McCann, Ian McShane, Jonathan Pryce


Premise:
Families throughout the seven kingdoms plot and scheme to being the one true ruler of the land.

My Take:
I must admit, this season stepped it up a notch. The final three episodes are as good as television gets with so many characters dying and new people in positions of power being named. The show seems to be coming down now to two major battles: The North vs the White Walkers and Daenerys taking on the Lassiters for the Iron Throne. Next season should be very interesting.

Rating: So Good


Watched: HBO



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Monday, June 27, 2016

Anarchy Parlor (2015)



Starring: Robert LaSardo, Tiffany DeMarco, Sara Fabel
Director: Devon Downs, Kenny Gage


Premise:
College students traveling Lithuanian stumble upon a tattoo parlor where the owner is also into dark magic.

My Take:
A movie that could have been far more entertaining with a little script polish and characters that the view could actually have sympathy for.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Showtime



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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Dark Places (2015)



Starring: Charlize Theron, Corey Stoll, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christina Hendricks, Nicholas Hoult
Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner


Premise:
Years later a woman is forced to search for answers behind the murder of her entire family and must face that the wrong person may be in jail for the crime.

My Take:
A damn gritty tale told perfectly by the outstanding cast.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Amazon Instant



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Friday, June 24, 2016

Styria (2014)



Starring: Stephen Rhea
Director: Mauricio Chernovetzky, Mark Devendorf


Premise:
An archeologist and his daughter to look over the ruins of a famous castle before it gets torn down. The daughter finds a stranger in the woods who is hiding a secret that may be cursing the town.

My Take:
A slow moving thriller which feels like updated on the classic story "Carmilla".

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Showtime



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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Tremors 3: Back To Perfection (2001)



Starring: Michael Gross
Director: Brent Maddock


Premise:
Burt Gummer returns to his town to find it once again under attack by graboids.

My Take:
An entertaining movie, like most in the series, that keeps upping the ante with new variations on the graboids.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: IFC



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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Aqua Teen Forver, Season 11 (2015)



Starring: Dave Willis, Carey Means, Dana Snyder


Premise:
The adventures of alien milkshake, a meatball, and fries as they adjust to life in New Jersery. And occasionally fight other weird beings.

My Take:
How did a season of Aqua Teen slip by last year without me knowing it? Let alone it's final season. Shame on you Adult Swim. Aqua Teen Forever!!!!

Rating: So Good

Watched: Hulu




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Monday, June 20, 2016

Night of the Wild (2015)




Starring: Rob Morrow, Kelly Rutherford, Tristin Mays
Director: Eric Red


Premise:
A crashed meteor changes the behavior of dogs turning them into vicious man killers.

My Take:
Wow. What a disaster of a flick. It's not even laughable bad.

Rating: Steaming Pile


Watched: Amazon Instant



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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Demon Warriors (2007)



AKA: Opapatika

Starring: Shahkrit Yamnarm
Director: Thanakorn Pongsuwan


Premise:
A group of humans with superpowers called Opaptika come together to track down other Opaptikas.

My Take:
A fun movie with lots of action and craziness. It's definitely something different even with the simple story.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Friday, June 17, 2016

Anna (2014)




Starring: Mark Strong, Taissa Farmiga, Brian Cox, Noah Taylor, Indira Varma
Director: Jorge Dorado


Premise:
A memory detective can enter other people's brain to help resolve a psychological conflict. A detective who had a breakdown returns to case with a young girl

My Take:
The movie tries hard to be original but basically fails. The viewer can see the final act resolution coming, It does boast a strong and talented cast though.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Showtime



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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Chastity Bites (2013)




Starring: Allison Scagliotti, Francia Raisa, Louise Griffiths
Director: John V. Knowles


Premise:
A group of high school virgins are targeted by a women who wants their blood in order to stay young.

My Take:
Ultimately, the movie is not very interesting and misses the mark on most of the comedy.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Showtime



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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Shake, Rattle, and Roll X (2008)




Starring: Marian Rivera
Director: Topel Lee, Michael Tuviera


Premise:
Three tales based on Filipino myth and lore.

My Take:
This one is better than most in the series mainly due to the strong and unique tales.  "Nieves" about a woman who battles with the spirits of the forest is probably my favorite as it blends myth, comedy, and drama nearly perfectly. "Class Picture" is a on the edge suspense tale about a group of kids spending the night at their school only to be haunted by the ghost. And "Emergency" is about a group of a hospital under siege from aswangs.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Sunday, June 12, 2016

The Depraved (2011)




Starring: Nathalie Kelly, Nick Eversman, Klaus Stiglmeier
Director: Andy Fetscher


Premise:
Urban explorers travel down a newly discoverred tunnel underneath Berlin only to find it inhabited by an old, crazy Nazi

My Take:
Not a terrible flick mainly due the strong performance by the deranged killer.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Showtime



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Saturday, June 11, 2016

A Hard Day (2014)


AKA: Kkeut-kka-ji-gan-da



Starring:Sun-kyun Lee, Jin-woong Jo
Director: Seong-hoon Kim


Premise:
A police detective tries to cover up a hit and run that occurred while he was driving drunk. Too bad another person saw the crime and starts to play games with the detective.

My Take:
Another excellent twisted mystery from South Korea.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix Instant



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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Crimson Peak (2015)



Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver
Director: Guillermo Del Toro


Premise:
After her father is murdered, a young girl quickly marries and moves away from her home into the estate of her husband and his sister. Soon not all appears to be not as it should.

My Take:
The movie caught me off guard a bit as the ghosts theme is really a sidebar to the character's evil doings. Beautifully filmed and skillfully acted.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix DVD



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Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Revenant (2015)




Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Kristoffer Joner, Will Poulter
Director: Alenjandro G. Inarritu


Premise:
A group of trappers are attacked by Indians. Their guide and his half-Indian son attempt to lead them to the nearest Fort. The guide gets mauled by a bear and a small part stays behind to give him a proper burial. One of the men kills the guides son and leaves the guide for dead. The guide musters up his will to revive himself and hunt down the man who killed his boy.

My Take:
There was a lot more story in the movie than what the previews shown. It's a gritty and great movie. It's worth the bear attack scene alone.

Rating: Netflix DVD

Watched: So Good



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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Dead Pool (2016)



Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin
Director: Tim Miller


Premise:
A man dying of cancer signs up for experimental treatment with gives him super human regenerative powers. Now he seeks revenge on the man who ruined his life.

My Take:
This is the movie fun I've had watching a flick all year. Seeing the sassy anti-superhero comes to the big screen under Ryan Reynolds is pure joy. The constant pop culture references and bagging on the Marvel movies themselves is hilarious.

Rating: Instant Classic


Watched: Amazon Instant Purchase



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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Edge of Tomorrow (2015)




Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Noah Taylor, Brendan Gleeson
Director: Doug Liman


Premise:
A soldier infected with alien blood keeps getting killed in battled and waking up to relive the day all over again.

My Take:
A mildly interesting movie that is heavy on the action and heavy on Tom Cruise. Cool looking aliens though.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Epix



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