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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.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Premutos: Lord of the Living (1997)



Starring: Andre Stryi
Director: Olaf Ittenbach


Premise:
The son of the first fallen angel has visions of his past lives and tries to reincarnate his dead wife with a mystical book. Instead he unleashes the dead.

My Take:
The movie is kind of all over the place with the story and the flashbacks, but it does contain lots of viscera and gore gags.

Rating: In the middle



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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Lust of the Dead 2 (2013)



AKA: Rape Zombie 2

Starring: Yui Aikawa, Asami, Maki Aoyama
Director: Naoyuki Tomomatsu


Premise:
A  virus turns the majority of the male population into lustful zombie with contaminated semen.

My Take:
The first movie in the series was a guilty pleasure so I figured why not continue! There's a lot of the same things happening here. Over the top gore, nudity, pure craziness, and underlying social commentary are abound. Definitely not a flick for all viewers but it will no doubt find it's cult following.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Amazon Instant



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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Intruders (2015)



Starring: Beth Reisgraf, Martin Starr, Rory Culkin
Director: Adam Schindler


Premise:
A woman suffering from agoraphobia cannot attend her brother's funeral. Guys break into her house and soon find out she and her brother was hiding other secrets as well.

My Take:
An intense and somewhat surprising flick. The plot has plenty of wrinkles in it and the cast plays it out perfectly.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Starz



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Friday, October 28, 2016

Eaters (2015)



Starring: Hannah Risinger, Marcelle Haliwanger, Robert Dean
Director: Johnny Tabor


Premise:
While on a road trip, a member of their group disappears at a rest stop, and they suspect a biker gang which leads them all to an apparent abandoned town.

My Take:
This film is a stinker full of bad acting, bad story, and other miscues that makes it difficult to watch.

Rating: Steaming Pile



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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Siquijor: Mystic Island (2007)



Starring: Ian Vereracion, Yul Servo, Assunta de Rossi
Director: Mark Philpp Espina


Premise:
A horror re-enactment show gets a prime time slot and decides to do the episode on a island known for is mystic claims by the people living there. After the shoot it seems like something came back with one of the crew members.

My Take:
Like a lot Filipino horror there is drama, a little bit a comedy, and some sort of ghost or possession involved. This one seems to check off the boxes for this items and while not great is a watchable flick.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A Night To Dismember (1983)




Starring: Samantha Fox, Diane Cummins
Director: Doris Wishman


Premise:
After woman is released from a mental institution corpses start turning up around town.

My Take:
A rather trippy slasher flick full of lots of nudity, gore, and bizarre dream like sequences. The combo doesn't really work nor police procedural part of the story.

Rating: Warning


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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Hunted (2013)



Starring: Josh Stewart, Skipp Sudduth
Director: Josh Stewart


Premise:
A hunter is filming what he hopes to be a new hit show when he finds strange things happening in the woods

My Take:
A movie that could of been somewhat interesting falls flat due to usual "found footage" cliches and whole bunch of nothing happening.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Monday, October 24, 2016

Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014)



Starring: Cameron Monaghan, Morgan Saylor, Noah Silver, Liv Tyler, Judy Greer
Director: Carter Smith


Premise:
A teenage boy is found dead. Two classmates are able to communicate with his ghost who draws them to the world of the undead.

My Take:
This is a slow moving flick that is hard to get into.  It does have a fine cast though and beautifully shot imagery.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Showtime



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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Map To The Stars (2014)




Starring: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusak, Olivia Williams, Robert Pattinson
Director: David Cronenberg


Premise:
The story of two Hollywood families. One dealing with stardom and the other one dealing with the past glory.

My Take:
Characters deal with psychological traumas and handle it in different ways. Overall it's rather boring, despite the wackiness of the characters, until the final few scenes.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Saturday, October 22, 2016

I Survived a Zombie Holocaust (2014)



Starring: Harley Neville, Jocelyn Christian, Mike Edward, Reanin Johannink
Director: Guy Pidgen


Premise:
On his first day of walking on a zombie movie, a real zombie outbreak occurs leaving the crew fighting for their lives.

My Take:
This zom-com manages to rise above it's short comings and be fairly entertaining.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Showtime



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Friday, October 21, 2016

Darknet, Season 1 (2013)



Starring: Michelle Alexander, Carlyn Burchell, Peter Outerbridge, Natalie Brown, Jeanne Goossen,


Premise:
A website called Darknet allows people to watch it's horrific videos.

My Take:
A unique series with each episode containing two or three interweaving tales. It often keeps the viewer guessing and scratching their head.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix Instant



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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Holidays (2016)



Starring: Seth Green, Lorenza Izzo, Jocelin Donahue, Michael Gross, Ruth Bradley, Madeline Coghlan, Ava Acres, Aleska Palladino, Harley Quinn Smith, Clare Grant
Director: Kevin Smith, Anthony Scott Burns, Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer, Adam Egypt Mortimer, Nicholas McCarthy, Ellen Reid, Sarah Adina Smith, Scott Stewart, Gary Shore


Premise:
An anthology movie revolving around holidays.

My Take:
Like most anthologies, some stories are more entertaining than others. Each segment does have it's own unique feel (for better or worse).

Favorite Segment: "New Year's Eve"

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix Instant



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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Van Diemen's Land (2009)



Starring: Oscar Redding, Arthur Angel, Thomas M. Wright, Paul Ashcroft, Greg Stone, Mark Leonard Winter
Director: Jonathan auf der Heide


Premise:
The story of one of Australia's most legendary criminals, Alexander Pearce, who in 1822 escaped a harsh prison to try and survive the wilds of Tasmania. Other convicts also escaped but only one made it out alive.

My Take:
A slow moving and gritty movie about unpleasant individuals trying to survive a harsh, uncharted wilderness in the search for freedom.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: DVD Purchase



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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Suspension (2015)



Starring: Ellen MacNevin, Taylor Russell, Duncan Ollenrenshaw
Director: Jeffrey Scott Lando


Premise:
A high school girl is having trouble coming to grips with a family tragedy. On the anniversary of the tragedy the killer seems to have returned.

My Take:
There is nothing new with this movie and the outcome can be seen miles away. It barely kept my interest.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Amazon Instant



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Monday, October 17, 2016

Neon Demon (2016)




Starring: Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Alessandro Nivola, Desmond Harrington, Abbey Lee
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn


Premise:
A young girl comes to LA to be a model. Soon she starts making waves but not before making other models wanting the "it factor" she seems to possess.

My Take:
Honestly not much happens in the movie for the first hour. And the intensity that does ramp up in the third act really comes out of nowhere. As with all movies by the director the movie contains beautiful cinematography and color palette against scenes of violent outburst (both physical and emotional). The end results is a movie that may be interesting but fails to be engaging.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD






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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Body (2015)



Starring: Helen Rogers, Alexandra Turshen, Lauren Molina, Larry Fessenden
Director: Dan Berk, Robert Olsen


Premise:
Three girls break into an empty house and accidentally kill the caretaker. They are now forced to either cover it up or confess the crime.

My Take:
I really just couldn't buy the actions of the characters in the movie which ended up making me not care about any of them or what happens to them.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Showtime



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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Horsehead (2015)




Starring: Lilly-Fluer Pointeaux, Catrinoa MacColl, Murray Head
Director: Romain Basset


Premise:
A woman return the family home after her grandmother's death. The tension with her mother is still bad as are the family secrets. The woman tries to use lucid dreaming to make sense of it all.

My Take:
An interesting story with lots of strange imagery and scenes which mostly revolves around the woman's estranged father (and her birth) and her grandfather's powerful religious beliefs.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Amazon Instant




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Friday, October 14, 2016

Sinister 2 (2015)



Starring: James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon
Director: Ciaran Foy


Premise:
Young mother and her sons move into a rural house marked by the demon Bhughul. A former cop who has seen the unexplained occurrences tries to help the family before death comes.

My Take:
Not a bad sequel that basically takes a new part of the story and ties it together with a character from the original. It definitely has its share of creepy moments.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Cinemax



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