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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, January 30, 2017

June (2015)



Starring: Victoria Pratt, Casper Van Diem, Kennedy Brice
Director: L. Gustavo Cooper


Premise:
An ancient demon possesses a small girl in hopes of unleashing chaos on Earth

My Take:
There isn't much new to this movie. Seen it before and seen it down better. If you enjoy the sub-genre maybe you will like more than me.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Netflix DVD



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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Repeaters (2010)



Starring: Amanda Crew, Dustin Milligin, Richard de Klerk
Director: Carl Bessai


Premise:
Three people in a rehab facility find themselves in a time loop living the same day over and over.

My Take:
A decent movie that has a familiar premise. The cast and crew handles the material well.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Hulu



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Friday, January 27, 2017

31 (2016)



Starring: Richard Brake, Sherri Moon Zombie, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Malcolm McDowell, Meg Foster, Lew Temple, Judy Geeson, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Kevin Jackson
Director: Rob Zombie


Premise:
Five carnival workers are kidnapped to a place called "Murderworld" and forced to play a game called "31" where they have to survive against a group of homicidal maniacs.

My Take:
Pure nihilism is the best way I can describe it. The movie is filled with the typical Zombie sadism and gore and over the top characters thrown in with a familiar story. A lot of the movie looks cool but there is little substance for the viewer to care about.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Tower Block (2012)




Starring: Sheridan Smith, Jamie Thomas King, Russell Tovey, Jack O'Connel, Jill Baker, Ralph Brown
Director: James Nunn, Ronnie Thompson


Premise:
After witnessing a murder, several residents of an apartment complex start getting murdered by a sniper.

My Take:
Lots of tension as people turn on themselves and try to figure out what is happening.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Hulu



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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Scream Park (2015)



Starring: Steve Rudzinski, Wendy Wygant, Nicole Beattie, Doug Bradley
Director: Carey Hill


Premise:
The employees at a amusement park that is closing down decide to throw a party on its last night. However the owner hires two people to murder them all, hoping the publicity will help sell tickets for a grand re-opening.

My Take:
A boring slasher type movie without a lot of kills and a second rate killers. Too bad because the actually premise is decent.

Rating: Steaming Pile

Watched: Amazon Instant




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Monday, January 23, 2017

Meridian: Kiss of the Beast (1990)



AKA: The Raving

Starring: Sherilynn Fenn, Charlie Spradling
Director: Charles Band


Premise:
After inheriting her father's castle in Italy, an American student finds out her family her cursed and she is the next in line.

My Take:
It's sort of a standard fair with it's story. There's sort of a romance story that coincides with the family curse. As with most Charles Band movies expect nudity and a high cheesiness factor.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Hulu



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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Coherence (2013)



Starring: Emily Baldoni, Nicholas Brenden, Maury Sterling, Lorene Scafaria, Elizabeth Gracen, Hugo Armstrong
Director: James Ward Byrkit


Premise:
A group of friends get together for the evening. There is a comet passing close to Earth at the same time. Strange things begin to happen.

My Take:
The movie does an amazing job at creating dread with nothing more than a layered story within one location and well rounded characters. With a story like this it would be easy to get convoluted but it never does and instead keeps the viewer engaged until the big climax..


Rating: So Good


Watched: Shudder



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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Jack Frost (1997)



Starring: Christopher Allport, Jack MacDonald, Shannon Elizabeth, Stephen Mendel
Director: Michael Cooney


Premise:
A spirit of serial killer gets transferred inside a snowman and seeks revenge on the sheriff who put him away.

My Take:
The movie is as ridiculous as sounds. I stayed away from it from years. I should have stayed away from it longer.

Rating: Steaming Pile

Watched: Hulu




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Friday, January 20, 2017

Gods of Egypt (2016)



Starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush, Rufus Sewell
Director: Alex Proyas


Premise:
A thief helps the God Horus avenge the death of his father at hands of his uncle Set.

My Take:
My wife loves movies like these so I indulge because she sits through many bad horror flicks with me. I expected more and far better from the talented director and solid cast.

Rating: Warning (a big, big warning)

Watched: HBO



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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

400 Days (2015)



Starring: Brandon Routh, Dane Cook, Caity Lotz, Ben Feldman, Grant Bowler, Tom Cavanaugh, Dominic Bogart
Director: Matt Osterman


Premise:
Four astronauts are locked underground to simulate a four hundred day mission. As their time gets close to the end, they start feel like something has gone terribly wrong with the mission.

My Take:
An good story that keeps getting more intense as it goes on. A great cast that hits all the right notes.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Run, Hide, Die (2015)




Starring: Alison Monda, Tabitha Bastien, Keiko Green, Alicia Mendez, Ivey Bronwen
Director: Collin Joseph Neal


Premise:
On the death-aversary of her husband, a group of friends take the widow out for a weekend getaway to help her move past the tragedy.

My Take:
The first half of the movie is a lot of talking. Too bad it does little to build the characters. The second half goes full on mega revenge-torture film which is sort of interesting and a lot of annoying as there is a lot constantly screaming women over what's being said and done. I guess the director is going for realism but it's tough to set through.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Hulu



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Monday, January 16, 2017

Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)



Starring: Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Scott Jacoby, Alexis Smith
Director: Nicholas Gessner


Premise:
A young teenage girl seems to live all alone a rented house. Her father is never around and she may have a few secrets in store for those who pry too much.

My Take:
The film is a little dated. It shows with the characters and their actions. This was probably far more intense and creepy when it was released, especially the Martin Sheen character.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Hulu





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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Jessica Jones, Season 1 (2015)



Starring: Krysten Ritter, Rachel Taylor, David Tennant, Mike Colter, Carrie Ann Moss, Eka Darville, Will Travel, Clarke Peters, Rosario Dawson, Rebecca De Mornay, Robin Wiegert, Susie Abromiet,


Premise:
A woman with the gift of super strength tries to cope with her falling victim to a man who can control minds by being a private investigator. Until one day her captor returns. Then she chooses to fight back.

My Take:
Another hit by the Marvel/Netflix team.  This is a dark series that hits the perfect balance of drama, comedy, and action. It help build this expanding universe of meta humans that Marvel is bringing to life through the small and big screens. An outstanding cast with precise direction and storytelling.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Netflix Instant



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Friday, January 13, 2017

The Invitation (2016)



Starring: Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman, John Carroll Lynch, Emayatzy Corinealdi
Director: Karyn Kusama


Premise:
A couple is invited to a dinner party thrown by his ex wife and her new boyfriend. Old friends arrive and so does the trauma of the former couple which leads the man to believe their hosts have anterior motives.

My Take:
The movie does a great job of building intense drama between the former couple by showing on how they are each coping still with their child's death. Then it plays a fine line between what is reason for the gathering vs what might be in the mind of the main character. It's all boils up to an outstanding climax.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Netflix Instant



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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Clown (2016)



Starring: Andy Powers, Laura Allen, Peter Stormare
Director: John Watts


Premise:
After a clown performer cancels on a birthday party for his son, the father finds a suit and fills in. Too bad the suit is cursed.

My Take:
The movie far exceeded my expectations. I tend to be one of those people who believe Eli Roth is way over hyped. Luckily I  believe all he did was help get the movie distributed. Anyways, it has a good story and a fine cast pulling it off.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Forever Evil (1987)



Starring: Red Mitchell, Tracey Huffman, Charles Trotter
Director: Roger Evans


Premise:
After surviving a mass murder by unknown entity, the sole survivor uncovers a cult is responsible and is trying to resurrect an ancient God for a return to Earth

My Take:
Oh my, this is just bad all around 80's cheese fest of bad horror.

Rating: Steaming Pile

Watched: DVD Purchase





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Monday, January 9, 2017

Head of the Family (1996)



Starring: Jacqueline Lovell, Blake Adams
Director: Charles Band


Premise:
A man and a woman having an affair devise a plan to have her boyfriend murdered by a family of strange folks who perform human experiments.

My Take:
A rather silly flick with lots of lots of nudity and strange characters. If one can make it through the first twenty minutes then one might enjoy it.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Hulu



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