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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, September 29, 2016

The Phantom of the Convent (1934)




AKA: Fantasma del Convento

Starring: Enrique del Campo,  Jorge Pezet
Director: Fernando De Fuentes


Premise:
Three friends get lost in the forest and seek shelter in a monastery. Once their the group of friends start to hallucinate.

My Take:
An eerie tale from the early days of  Mexican cinema. It does decent job keeping things interesting.

Rating: In the middle



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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Baskin (2016)



Starring: Mehmet Cerrahoglu
Director: Can Evernol


Premise:
A group of police officers get called for backup to a secluded, abandoned factory. What they find upon arriving is a beyond anything they could comprehend.

My Take:
If you want a "what the fuck" movie then this is for you. Things are not wrapped up neatly or even fully explained but it's more than made up for with the sheer amount of craziness that is shown on screen.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Amazon Digital



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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sun Dont Shine (2012)



Starring: Kate Lyn Sheil, Kentucker Audley, AJ Bowen
Director: Amy Seimetz


Premise:
A young couple on a road trip. Slowly the horrifying reasons why they are on this trip are revealed.

My Take:
This movie is one intense relationship drama with a decent dark side to it... if you dont get bored with all the talking and riding around in a car.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Amazon Digital



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Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Catechism Cataclysm (2011)



Starring: Steve Little, Robert Longstreet
Director: Todd Rohal


Premise:
A priest is forced to take vacation to focus on why he is a priest. He looks up an old friend and they decide to take a canoe trip. Along they way they meet up with Japanese tourist who possess a mind control device.

My Take:
This is a weird flick that mostly works. Strong lead characters help pave the way for the awkwardness that unfolds as the movie plays out. It's a unique story to say the least.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

All Hallow's Eve (2013)



Starring: Katie Maguire, Catherine A. Callahan
Director: Damien Leone


Premise:
A kid gets a mysterious video tape in his candy bag on Halloween. The babysitter starts watching the tape which contains scary tales revolving around a demented clown.

My Take:
Despite it's low budget the movie doesn't skimp on the gore or the bizarre. It's a messed up series of tales including the wrap around story.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Monday, September 19, 2016

Ladies of the House (2015)



Starring: Farah White, Belladonna, Samrat Chakrabarti, RJ Hanson, Melodie Sisk, Brina Palencia
Director: John Stuart Wildman


Premise:
A trio of guys follow a stripper home from the club. She invites them inside. The situation turns violent and soon the guys are fighting for their lives when the stripper's roommates return home.

My Take:
What starts out like a bad sex comedy quickly turns into sort of a home invasion movie then turns again into twisted scenario involving murder and cannibals. Throughout it all the movie does remain entertaining and is far better than it has any right to be.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Amazon Digital



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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Matango: Attack of the Mushroom People (1963)



Starring: Akira Kubo, Kumi Mizuno, Hiroshi Koizumi
Director: Ishiro Honda


Premise:
Survivors from shipwrecked vessel make it to an island where they wait for help. After finding mushrooms to eat they start mutating.

My Take:
I found the movie to be a tad boring overall and slowly paced.

Rating: Warning



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Friday, September 16, 2016

Freaks of Nature (2015)



Starring: Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis, Josh Fadem, Dennis Leary, Vanesssa Hudgens, Keegan-Michael Key, Bob Odenkirk, Joan Cusack, Rachael Harris, Ian Roberts, Mae Whitman, Pat Healy, Patton Oswalt, Chris Zylka, Ed Westwick, Werner Herzog
Director: Robbie Pickering


Premise:
Humans, zombies, and vampires live in relative harmony in a small town until aliens show up causing them all to fight against each other.

My Take:
A surprisingly funny and original horror comedy, The gore and situations are played up for laughs with most of the gags working.

Rating: So Good

Watched: DVD Rental



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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Silver Bullets (2011)



Starring: Kate Lyn Sheil, Joe Swanberg, Amy Seimetz, Ti West, Jane Adams, Larry Fessenden
Director: Joe Swanberg


Premise:
An actress working in a werewolf movie starts to get too involved in the role

My Take:
At the core the movie is really a relationship drama with lots of horror overtones. I suppose it's mumblecore horror and definitely not for everyone. The performances are solid with the lines between reality and fantasy often blurred.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Amazon Digital



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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Wicked Within (2015)



Starring: Sienna Guillory, Gianna Capaldi, Michele Hicks, Sonja Kinski, Karen Austin, Eric Roberts
Director: Jay Alaimo


Premise:
A family gathers together to mourn the death of one of their daughters and demon possesses one of them.

My Take:
With a group of unlikable characters, especially the family matriarch, and cliches galore and simply a poor script there really isn't much to hold this movie together

Rating: Warning


Watched: The Movie Channel





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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice - Extended Version (2016)




Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavil, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Scoot McNairy, Tao Okamoto
Director: Zack Snyder


Premise:
Batman sees Superman as a threat to humanity. Superman sees Batman as a criminal taking the law into his own hands. Lex Luthor is pulling the strings to make them battle each while he has a bigger plan in mind.

My Take:
There is enough here to keep most viewers interested. Just don't dig too deep into things. It is a superhero movie afterall. It also sets up the DC Comics franchise.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Amazon Digital Download





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Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Machine (2014)



Starring: Toby Stephens, Caity Lotz
Director: Caradog W. James


Premise:
Two engineers create a self aware artificial intelligence. When one of them gets killed the other puts the software into her body.

My Take:
The movie manages to be interested but at the same time feels like there is a much bigger story not being told. It still is a very watchable flick.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Netflix Instant



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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Amigo Undead (2015)



Starring: Randall Park, Steve Agee
Director: Ryan Nagata

Premise:
A man goes to visit his brother at his new desert home, which just happens to be on the site of an Indian Massacre. They accidentally unleash a demon and fight to put an end to it.

My Take:
The movie ended up being better than I anticipated. Everything is played rather tongue in cheek with Park and Agee playing polar opposites of each. Their dynamic and comedic timing makes the movie work.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Showtime



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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Worst Horror Movie Ever Made (2005)



Starring: Bill Zebub,
Director: Bill Zebub


Premise:
After accidentally killing their friend during a game of cards, a couple goes on the lamb. Along the way they encounter vampires, crazy military men, a serial killer, and lots of other weirdness.

My Take:
Crude, rude, and made to offend... just as the director intended. It's low budget flick full of nudity, horror cliches, and offensive scenarios. But it's supposed to be that way. Though through it all there are some good social commentary being made. And I always admire a director who makes exactly the type of film they want to make.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Amazon Digital



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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Night of the Werewolf (1981)


AKA: El Retorno del Hombre Lobo

Starring: Paul Naschy
Director: Paul Naschy


Premise:
A witch brings Countess Bathory back from dead, who goes on a vampiric killing spree. The werewolf Lord Danisnsky is the only one who can stop her.

My Take:
A little bit of everything is thrown into this Naschy flick. It's watchable and has a certain charm to it.

Rating: In the middle




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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Outcast, Season 1 (2016)



Starring: Patrick Fugit, Phil Glenister, Wrenn Schmidt, Brent Spiner, Reg E. Cathey, David Denman, Melinda McGraw


Premise:
A young man realizes his life has been plagued by demons. First as a child when one took over his mother, and then as an adult when one took over his wife. He also learns he has the power rid these demons from people. He teams up with the local "fire and brimstone" preacher to rid their small town of the takeover. But the demons have other plans.

My Take:
I was extremely impressed with this first season. It is intense to say the least. The cast is outstanding with each major character getting flushed out. The final episodes reveal there is a lot more to take place in this story.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Cinemax





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Friday, September 2, 2016

The Devil's Hand (2014)



Starring: Alycia Debnam-Carey, Rufus Sewell, Colm Meany, Jennifer Carpenter
Director: Christian E. Christiansen


Premise:
An Amish community believes in a prophecy about six girls being born on the sixth day of the sixth month being the maidens of Satan. This happens and the preacher wants to kill the babies. The father on one of the girls refuses to let it happens. Now that the girls are grown up, they are starting to disappear. The community fears it is the work of the Devil.

My Take:
Despite the solid cast this movie is fairly boring and predictable.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Boy (2016)



Starring: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans
Director: William Brent Bell


Premise:
A nanny comes to a countryside home to watch an elderly couple's son who happens to be a life size doll.

My Take:
I honestly did not expect much going into the movie. I was pleasantly surprised to find a movie that isn't quite what it seems to at first appearance. Great performances and lots of suspense.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Netflix DVD



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