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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.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Siren (2016)



Starring: Hannah Fierman, Chase Williamson, Justin Welborn
Director: Gregg Bishop


Premise:
A group of friends out for a bachelor party end up at an underground gentlemen's club with a world of mystery surrounding it. One of the men gets swooned by the siren song of one of the dancers who is harboring a secret.

My Take:
The movie wild and crazy ride, even if you've seen the short "Amateur Night" the material is taken from. Justin Welborn steals the show as the over the top PT Barnum of the gentlemen's club holding supernatual mysteries.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Friday, September 22, 2017

Daddy's Little Girl (2014)



Starring: Michael Thomson, Christain Radford, Allira Jacques
Director: Chris Sun


Premise:
A man's daughter goes missing and is found murdered. He tries to cope and tries find answers to who killed his girl when killer might be closer to him than he thinks.

My Take:
A straight forward revenge tale with a grieving father getting revenge on the person who killed his daughter.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Amazon Prime





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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The 9th Life of Louis Draxx (2016)



Starring: Auden Longworth, Sara Gadon, Aaron Paul, Jamie Dornan, Molly Parker, Oliver Platt
Director: Alexandra Aja


Premise:
A young boy is in a coma after a near fatal flaw. He tells his story as a doctor tries to help him and the mother but soon he discovers not all is at it appears.

My Take:
The movie often plays with the lines of reality as it's told from the imagination of a young boy coping with many things. There is a mystery as to why he's in the coma and what is actually happening with his parents.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Cinemax



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Monday, September 18, 2017

Always Shine (2016)



Starring: MacKenzie Davis, Caitlin Fitzgerld
Director: Sophia Takal


Premise:
Two actress friends get away for the weekend in a hope to rekindle their friendship after drifting apart due to professional and personal jealousy. As the situation becomes more uncomfortable; the trip changes both woman.

My Take:
A great mind screw of a movie. The leads are fantastic and the portrayal each character is fascinating. The tension leads to a moment that flips the film around and then builds up to an intense conclusion.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Shudder



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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Preacher, Season 2 (2017)



Starring: Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga, Graham McTavish, Ian Colletti, Noah Taylor, Julie Anne Emery, Pip Torrens

Premise:
Season 2 has Jesse and the gang travel to New Orleans in search for God, who seems to be missing. Along the way he meets new allies and new foes

My Take:
If I compare the series to the source material, it makes me really frustrated. If I take it as a series, it is still just average. Bizarre and over the top most of the time, but rather mundane.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: AMC




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Friday, September 15, 2017

Necromentia (2009)



Starring: Chad Grimes, Layton Matthews, Santiago Craig, Zelieann Rivera
Director: Pearry Reginald Teo


Premise:
A man believes he can revive his wife from the the dead. Another man who feels responsible for the death of his disabled brother feels the need to join him. A third man seeks revenge on his loved ones who caused his death.

My Take:
Separate stories of death are intertwined into a larger tale. It sort of all comes together at the end. There are more than a few disturbing sequences.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Haunted Mansion (2015)



Starring: Janella Salvador, Iza Calzado, Marlo Montel, Jerome Pounce, Sharlene San Pedro
Director: Jun Lana


Premise:
A group of kids go on a religious retreat to a secluded, historical mansion that has a dark secret

My Take:
A well balanced film that offers a few frights, a little drama, and couple of laughs. It's has a nice setting and a decent mystery.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Amazon Prime



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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return, Season 3 (2017)



Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Miguel Ferrer, Laura Dern, Sheryl Lee, David Lynch, Michael Horse, Robert Forster, Naomi Watts, Jim Belushi, Robert Knepper, Madchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Harry Goaz, Kimmy Robertson, Tom Sizemore, Grace Zabriskie, Sherilyn Fenn, James Marshall, Peggy Lipton, Crysta Beil


Premise:
25 years after a horrible murder shocks a small community, the residents are still searching for answers. The FBI agent at the head of the investigation, who went missing after the case, suddenly shows up in two different places living different lives. An FBI director looks for the missing agent.

My Take:
The hard to explain series return is filled with cameos galore and one strange scene after another. This is David Lynch at his surreal best and story telling worst. It feels like a bunch nonsense and takes about a third of the series to finally start coming together in some manner. Nothing is easily explainable and lots of loose ends are never wrapped up. It's fascinating and frustrating at the same time.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Showtime




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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Deep Water Horizon (2016)



Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malcovich,
Director: Peter Berg


Premise:
The true story of an off shore oil rig explosion.

My Take:
A decent, Hollywood take on one of the worst man made disasters in recent history. There's lots of explosions and death.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Monday, September 11, 2017

Fight Club 2



Author: Chuck Palanuik


Premise:
The story picks up a decade after the original tale with Sebastain and Marla now married with a child. Life is going rather ho-hum until the pesky alternate personality shows up... or has Tyler been there all along?

My Take:
The first rule about Fight Club 2 is not to talk about Fight Club 2. If you are a fan of the original novel then pick up this graphic novel. You wont be disappointed.

Rating: So Good




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Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Blackcoat's Daughter (2017)



Starring: Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Boynton, James Remar, Lauren Holly
Director: Oz Perkins


Premise:
Two girls are left behind at their boarding school over a winter break. They soon discover the evil lurking at the school.

My Take:
A creepy and twisted flick with a slow burn mentality. But when the shit hits the fan, it really hits the fan. Beautiful cinematography as well.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Amazon Prime



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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Game of Thrones, Season 7 (2017)



Starring: Lena Headey, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Sophia Turner, Maise Williams, Alfie Allen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidn Gillen, Iain Glen, John Bradley, Liam Cunningham, Gwendoline Christie, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Nathalie Emmanuel, Rory McCann, Kristofer Hivju


Premise:
Season 7 has the three major house come to a truce in order to fight the true enemy.

My Take:
Does shit hit the fan in this short season! Finally we get the start of the battle against the White Walkers and the Army of the Dead.

Rating: So Good

Watched: HBO



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Friday, September 8, 2017

Stitches (2012)



Starring: Ross Noble, Tommy Knight, Gemma Leah Devereux
Director: Conor McMahon


Premise:
A clown is accidentally killed during a kid's birthday party. Years later he comes back from the dead for revenge on the those kids who were at the party.

My Take:
A rather humorous but standard slasher flick.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix Instant



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Thursday, September 7, 2017

At The Door of the Devil (2014)



Starring: Ashley Rickards, Catalina Sandino Mereno, Naya Rivera
Director: Nicolas McCarthy


Premise:
A real estate agent is selling a house with a horrible past. She thinks she found the runaway daughter of the couple selling the house and becomes the target of a supernatural entity which brings her sister into the mix.

My Take:
Seems like a missed opportunity with an overly complex tale for what boils down to demon possession. There are  some creepy moments though.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Showtime



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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Mist, Season 1 (2017)



Starring: Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Frances Conroy, Russell Posner, Okezie Morro, Danica Curcic, Darren Pettite


Premise:
Residents of a community fight for survival when a mysterious mist invades the town.

My Take:
The series is takes the elements of the short story and makes it a new tale, The series manages to be fairly interesting if not a tad predictable. It's heavy on the drama and man vs man theme while low on the creatures.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Spike TV



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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (2017)



Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe S , Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Kurt Russell, Michael Rooker, Sylvester Stallone, Sean Gunn, Pom Klementieff
Director: James Gunn


Premise:
The Guardians make a new enemy who hired bounty hunters to track them down. In the meanwhile Starlord finds out about his celestial heritage.

My Take:
An extremely fun sequel with a great blend of action, sci fi, craziness, and heart.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Amazon Instant



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Sunday, September 3, 2017

The Ogre (1988)



AKA: Demons III: The Ogre

Starring:Virginia Bryant, Sabrina Ferrilli
Director: Lamberto Bava


Premise:
A family moves into an Italian mansion where the mother is haunted by nightmares from her childhood.

My Take:
Well the movie has nothing to do with the Demons franchise. I'm fairly sure it was tacked on as a marketing tool for Italian television. The story is decent and so is the monster.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: DVD Purchase




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Saturday, September 2, 2017

White of the Eye (1988)



Starring: David Keith, Cathy Moriarty, Alan Rosenberg, Michael Greene, Art Evans
Director: Donald Cammell


Premise:
A local family man becomes a suspect in a string of brutal murders in a small, desert community. His wife becomes more and more convinced her loving husband could actually be capable of these acts.

My Take:
An intense film that full of turns that keep the viewer guessing what's happening. An excellent performance by David Keith.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Shudder





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Friday, September 1, 2017

Borgman (2013)



Starring: Jan Bijvoeet, Hadewych Minis
Director: Alex van Warmerdam


Premise:
A homeless man enters his way into an upper class family lives and begins to change their way of living.

My Take:
A wild and weird flick that you never know which direction it is heading or most of the time what is actually going on.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Hulu




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