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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.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Harvest (2015)



Starring: Michael Shannon, Samantha Morton
Director: John McNaughton


Premise:
A couple care for their ill son at home. They find their everyday routine challenged by a new girl who moves in next door and befriends the boy.

My Take:
Well acted movie which does a good job of flipping the story around from what it builds in the first half.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Showtime





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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Sennentuntschi: Curse of the Alps (2010)



Starring: Roxane Mesquida, Nicholas Ofczarek, Carols Leal, Andrea Zogg
Director: Michael Steiner


Premise:
A mysterious woman show up in a remote village and a police constable must figure out where she came from.

My Take:
The film cuts between timelines where the constable is helping this lady who showed up out of nowhere and a group of herders in mountain who are toying with an old legend after a night of drunkenness. It's a fine flick as the viewer is constantly trying to figure out who these two timelines connect. And the legend is rather interesting as well.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Shudder



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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Goodnight Mommy (2015)



Starring: Susanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz, Luka Schwarz
Director: Severin Faila, Veronika Franz


Premise:
Twins start to think their mother, who is recovering from facial surgery, is not their real mother. One of the them will goes to extreme lengths to prove it.

My Take:
A creepy flick that moves slowly but plants disturbing seeds along the way and manages to keep the viewer engaged.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Channel Zero: No End House [Season 2] (2017)



Starring: John Carrol Lynch, Abigail Pniowsky, Aisha Dee, Jeff Ward

Premise:
Season Two has a strange house appearing out of nowhere. Each each room messes with the minds of those who enters and brings up past tragedies.

My Take:
Such a strange mind screw of series. Two best friends enter what they think is horror attraction but really is a living breathing entity feeding off pain and misery. The show is disturbing and fun to watch unfold. The less one knows about it the better.

Rating: So Good

Watched: SyFy




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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Mercy (2016)



Starring: Frances O'Connor, Chandler Riggs, Dylan McDermott, Mark Duplass
Director: Peter Cornwell


Premise:
A family moves into their grandmother's home after she has a stroke. The two sons start to experience strange things.

My Take:
A mildly interesting movie where what's occurring isn't always obvious. A solid cast helps the cause. Based on the Steven King short story "Gramma".

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix Instant



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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

American Romance (2016)



Starring: John Savage, Diane Farr, Mark Boone Jr, Nolan Gerard Funk, Daveigh Chase, James Duval
Director: Zackary Adlar


Premise:
A reporter asks a sheriff about the inside story of how they caught "The Dirorama Killers".

My Take:
Told in flashback as the Sheriff explains the process of catching the killers. Unfortunately his explain is a tad more interesting than the flashbacks.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Starz



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Monday, November 13, 2017

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017)



Starring: Milla Jovovich, Ali Carter, Iain Glen
Director: Paul W,S, Anderson


Premise:
Alice attempts to make it back to Raccoon City in hopes to release the cure for the virus and save all  human kind

My Take:
A lot of chasing in this final battle to save humanity for the T-Virus and of course the same crazy action the series in known for.

Honestly I was never a big fan of the movie series, but big fan the original games, yet some how I managed to watched them all. Fans of the series will probably enjoy the final installment.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Starz





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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Expedition Unknown: Hunt For Extraterrestrials (2017)



Starring: Josh Gates


Premise:
Josh Gates explores if there is a possibilities of other life in the universerve.

My Take:
Like most cases in there series, the teams comes up with some fascinating scenarios and clues to the subject but often leave the conclusion up to viewer as no concrete evidence is found.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Travel Channel



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Friday, November 10, 2017

Mindhorn (2017)



Starring: Julian Barratt, Andrea Risenborough, Russel Tovey, Steve Coogan, Essie Davis
Director: Sean Foley


Premise:
An actor of famous detective series called Mindhorn falls from fame after becoming a drunken fool. Years later a serial killer leaves notes that only wants "Detective Mindhorn". The local police brings on the actor to help them solve the case.

My Take:
The lead character who is oblivious to his surroundings and what is really going on makes for many humorous moments. The mystery itself is intriguing and has the viewer guessing.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Netflix Instant



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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

It Comes At Night (2017)



Starring: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbot, Riley Keough, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Director: Trey Edward Shults


Premise:
A man and his family shack up in a rural house as the world succumbs to a mysterious virus. He reluctantly takes in a another family

My Take:
The movie plays on tension and fear of the unknown as neither family really trusts each other. It unnerving and plays out very realistic.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Monday, November 6, 2017

Shin Godzilla (2016)



Starring: Hiroki Hasegawa, Jun Kunimura, Satomi Ishihara, Yuataka Takenouchi,
Director: Hideaki Anno, Sjomji Higuichi


Premise:
A creature rises from the sea and makes it's way towards Tokyo.

My Take:
There's a lot of politician walking around talking about how to stop Godzilla and very little of actual Godzilla destroying stuff. And the effects aren't the best, but then again, they never were in Godzilla movies

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Where The Dead Go To Die (2012)



Starring: Ruby Larocca, Brandon Slagle, Linnea Quigley, Trent Haaga,
Director: Jimmy ScreamerClauz


Premise:
A talking dog gives a group of kids a ride through Hell revealing troubled things in the neighborhood.

My Take:
Vicious, grueling, and disturbing images pave the way through this depiction of Hell.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Amazon Purchase



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Friday, November 3, 2017

Orphan Black, Season 5 (2017)



Starring: Tatiana Maslany, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard, Kirstian Bruun, Ari Millen, Evelyne Bochu, Josh Vokey, Rosemary Dunsmore, Krya Harper, Stephen McHattie


Premise:
Season 5 has the clones banding together against Rachel, who know is in charge of the company, and the mysterious man who has been behind it all, P.T. Westmoreland.

My Take:
The series wraps up everything in a nice, neat little bow with a positive outcome for the sestras (a little too convenient). Tatiana Maslany is incredible as always and damn near the reason to watch alone.

I am still split on the series. At times it was outstanding and incredible television. At other times it was too convoluted and smart for it's own good. Overall, it's will remain one of the more interesting series of the decade.

Rating: So Good

Watched: BBC America



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Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Devil's Candy (2017)



Starring: Ethan Embry, Taylor Pruitt Vince, Shiri Appleby
Director: Sean Byrne


Premise:
A painter moves his family into a rural house where an unstable man murdered his parents. The man is still on the loose and wants to return home to stop the voices. The painter starts receiving images he is compelled to put on canvas which seems to be the crying of the unstable man's victims.

My Take:
The movie is creepy and strange and full of solid, well rounded performances.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Netflix Instant




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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Shut In (2106)



Starring: Naomi Watts, Oliver Platt, Charlie Heaton
Director: Farren Blackburn


Premise:
While being sent away to boarding school, a troubled teen and his father are in an accident. The accident kills the father and severely injures the boy. He stays at home but needs round the clock care. The mother, who is a former child psychiatrist, has a former patient come up missing. These two things collide as strange things start to occur in her remote house during a storm.

My Take:
The movie is basically about mental unstable son but disguised as a supernatural thriller. There's a lot of holes in the script that makes it not very interesting.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Starz




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Monday, October 30, 2017

Underworld: Awakening (2012)



Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rhea, Michael Ealy, Theo James, Kris Holden Reid
Director: Mans Marlind, Bjorn Stein


Premise:
Humans now know of the lycans and vampire living among them and are doing what the can to terminate all. Selene wakes up from being captured and tries to save her daughter, the half breed hybrid, who is part of medical experiments.

My Take:
The entire series of films is getting rather tiresome and silly. Not that the franchise was ever great. If you like the series then you'll probably enjoy this installment.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Netflix DVD





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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Fear The Walking Dead, Season 3 (2017)



Starring: Kim Dickens, Ruben Blades, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Frank Dillane, Mercedes Mason, Coleman Domingo, Sam Underwood, Daniel Sharman, Michael Greyeyes, Justin Rain, Dayton Callie, James Le Gross, Ray McKinnon


Premise:
The Clark family find their way out of Mexico and taking up arms at a ranch on the border ran by a bigot and who is in a land battle with an Indiana tribe.

My Take:
I think the show is finally starting to find it's footing and standing out as it's own series. The characters are becoming more interesting as time passes and the situations more intense. Plus all hell breaks loose on the season finale leaving the clue no clue where next season is heading.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: AMC



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Friday, October 27, 2017

Kong: Skull Island (2017)



Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman, Shea Whigham, Toby Kebbell
Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts


Premise:
A monster chaser finds dangerous creatures on an unexplored island in the South Pacific.

My Take:
I pleasantly surprised with the remake of Kong. It managed to his most of the usual lore while adding it's own unique spin on the tale.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD






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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Graduation Day (1981)



Starring: Patch Mackenzie, Christopher George, Michael Pataki, Vanna White, Linnea Quigley
Director: Herb Freed


Premise:
After a star, female track runner dies of a heart attack during a race; her friends start dying off.

My Take:
It's kind of a dopey and unintersting slasher flick

Rating: Warning

Watched: Amazon Prime




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