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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, August 30, 2016

Mas Negro Que La Noche (2014)



AKA: Darker Than Night

Starring: Zuria Vega, Adriana Louvier, Erendira Ibarra,
Director: Henry Bedwell


Premise:
A woman inherits her aunt's mansion. She moves in with her friends for a summer full of partying and laziness. Then the aunt's cat dies and shit hits the fan.

My Take:
I would call this a typical Hollywood style ghost tale, only done in the Mexican film industry. It's standard, by the books, and boring.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Netflix DVD



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Sunday, August 28, 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)



Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr.
Director: Dan Tractenberg


Premise:
A women awakens in an underground bunker after getting in a car accident. The man is helped her claims the world in under attack by aliens and the air in contaminated. She tries refuses to believe regardless of the evidence in front of her. Maybe it's because her captor is also hiding secrets.

My Take:
A very unique sequel which ratchets up the tension between the three characters and always plants seeds of doubt in everyone's story. Great acting and a great final act.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Saturday, August 27, 2016

She Wolf Rising (2016)



Starring: Tiffany Shepis,
Director: Marc Leland


Premise:
A man falls for a Hollywood vixen who happens to be a werewolf. And a low budget movie producer seems to have a new idea for a film for his star actress.

My Take:
Sometimes I just want to watch a good B movie. And I like the work of Tiffany Shepis. In my opinion this movie would have been a lot better without all the boring voice overs. Dont tell me what you are thinking, show me. It's a damn movie. Then things go full on mental in the third act.

Rating: Warning (but a guilty pleasure)

Watched: Amazon Prime



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Friday, August 26, 2016

Evil Ed (1995)



Starring: John Rudebeck
Director: Andres Jacobsson


Premise:
A docile film editor is driven mad when starts working on a slash series for the company.

My Take:
An over the top splatterfest that is very tongue in cheek.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Amazon Prime


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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mexico Barbaro (2015)



Starring: Shana Chow, Mayra Angelica Chavez, Ramon Medina, Romeo Reyes, Mathias Retamal,
Directors: Isaac Exban, Laurette Flores Bornn, Jorge Michel Grau, Ulises Guzman, Edgar Nito, Lex Ortega, Gigi Saul Guererro, Aaron Soto


Premise:

My Take:
Some solid tales in this film ranging from the macabre to the absurd to the realistic fright.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix Instant



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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Stranger Things, Season 1 (2016)



Starring: Wynonna Ryder, David Harbour, Matthew Modine, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaen Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton


Premise:
A kid goes missing. His mother goes over the edge as she swears he's communicating with her through items in the house. His three best friends start trying to figure out what happened. They find a mysterious young girl in the wood and befriend her. Could a government facility on the outskirts of town be the reason for all these mishaps. The sheriff is determined to find out.

My Take:
Believe the hype. It is real. I cant say enough good things about this outstanding series. Not only are there hommages galore to classic horror and sci fi flicks, but the story itself keeps the viewer hanging on every scene. Almost every character has a great and complete arc within the story. Crisp directions and at time bat shit craziness.

Rating: Instant Classic

Watched: Netflix Instant




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Monday, August 22, 2016

Bloodsucking Bastards (2015)



Starring: Frna Kranz, Joey Kern, Emma Fitzpatrick, Joel Murray
Director: Brian James O'Connell


Premise:
A man figures out that the office he works in is being over ran with vampires.

My Take:
It takes awhile to get rolling but a solid second half full of gore and laughs make this a very watchable flick.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Showtime



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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Livid (2011)














AKA: Livide

Starring: Chloe Coulloud, Marie-Claude Pietragalla, Beatrice Dalle
Director: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury


Premise:
A caregiver hears stories about a treasure hidden away in a patient's mansion. Her and friends sneak into the house to search for it and instead find something extremely sinister instead.

My Take:
A bat shit crazy movie but in a good way. Not all of it worked for me but the film is engaging and intense.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Amazon DVD Purchase






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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sasquatch (2003)



AKA: Untold

Starring: Lance Henriksen, Andrea Roth
Director: Jonas Quastrel


Premise:
A billionaire searches the Pacific Northwest for a company plane that crashed carrying company secrets and his daughter.

My Take:
This was a hard one to get through. It's full of bad characters and a bad looking creature. And the damn camera effects are enough drive the viewer crazy.

Rating: Steaming Pile


Watched: Amazon Instant



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Friday, August 19, 2016

Girlhouse (2015)



Starring: Ali Cobrin,
Director: Jon Knautz, Trevor Matthews


Premise:
A young girl moves into a house with other girls where everything is streamed over the internet. One of their fans becomes obsessed with her and after feeling jaded, he comes looking for her.

My Take:
What is a decent premise to the slasher film is ruined by huge gaps of logic and time continuity.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Showtime



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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Preacher, Season 1 (2016)



Starring: Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga, Jackie Earle Haley, W. Earl Brown, Lucy Griffiths


Premise:
A preacher bonds with a the offspring of an angel and demon. He develops want he thinks is "the word of God", allowing him to control people. Angels come to retrieve the offspring and the preacher small, Texas town will never be the same.

My Take:
I found myself wanting to enjoy the series more than I did. Perhaps I just couldn't separate myself from the awesomeness of the Garth Ennis graphic novels. The entire first season felt like Jesse meandering about without a true purpose. The show also delegates Cassidy and Tulip as secondary characters instead of the mainstays they truly are to the story. The final episode gives me hope for a more interesting second season as the group leaves to find God.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: AMC



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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Hush (2016)



Starring: Kate Siegel, John Gallager Jr.
Director: Mike Flanagan


Premise:
A man stalks and terrorizes a deaf woman who lives along in a remote location.

My Take:
A interesting take on the standard home invasion sub-genre. The director makes the simple premise unpredictable and intense.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix Instant



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Monday, August 15, 2016

The Man In the Orange Jacket (2015)




Starring: Maxim Lazarev
Director: Aik Karapetian


Premise:
After being fired from his job, a young man goes to employer's house for revenge. After things go too far the man uses the house as his sanctuary... until a familiar face starts showing up on the grounds.

My Take:
A slick, stylish, and disturbing flick that plays with viewer's mind.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Amazon Instant



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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Dead Walkers: Rise of the Reich (2013)




Starring: Philip Berzamanis, Jane Haselhurst
Director: Philip Gardiner


Premise:
After WWII the Nazi's managed to keep a top secret experiment in tact. Years later they are finally ready to unleash this deadly menace onto the world.

My Take:
If you're gonna make B-movie about Nazi's and zombies than you should put an ample of amount of gore. Instead there's a lot of talking and a lot of boring.

Rating: Steaming Pile

Watched: Amazon



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Friday, August 12, 2016

Ritual (2013)




Starring: Lisa Marie Summerscales, Dean Cate, Larry Fessenden
Director: Mickey Keating


Premise:
A woman kills a man in self defense. She calls her ex for help. Soon they find out she was suppose to part of a satanic ritual and the cult wants to complete the sacrifice.

My Take:
The movie builds up a good amount of suspense and tension. Thus managing to keep the viewer watching and interested, despite some flaws.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Kaidan (2007)



Starring: Kumiko Aso, Takaaki Enoki
Director: Hideo Nakata


Premise:
A money lender is killed by samurai and dumped in a river. Years later, the son of the samurai falls in love with the daughter of the lender. However, the spirit of the dead is not far away.

My Take:
The movie has many different genres thrown in mix. Part modern ghost/supernatural tale and part ancient samurai movie with a decent dose of drama mixed in. The whole things works as far as it meshes well together yet, for reason it could not keep my full attention.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Dear God No (2011)



Starring: Jeff Bryant, Madeline Brumby
Director: James Bickert


Premise:
A motorcycle gang goes on a murder and raping spree (apparently a daily occurrence) and end up in breaking into the home of mad scientist.

My Take:
Well you have bikers, bigfoot, crazy people, Nazis, and just about everything else under the cliches B movie sink thrown in this misses. I understand what it was going for, but unfortunately it misses the mark. It's just bad, hard to watch, and throws lots of shock value at the viewer for the sake of shock value.

Rating:  Steaming Pile

Watched: Amazon Instant



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Friday, August 5, 2016

The Grand Buffet (1973)



AKA: Le Grande Bouffe

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, Andrea Ferreol
Director: Marco Ferreri


Premise:
A group of friends get together, hire prostitutes, and decide they are going to eat themselves to death.

My Take:
A charming and funny movie considering it's has suicide as the subject.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD



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