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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.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The 8th Plague (2006)



Starring: Leslie Anne Valenza, DJ Perry, Hollis McLachlan
Director: Franklin Guerrero Jr


Premise:
A woman searches for her missing sister in a rural mountain town. They find abandoned prison where an evil source has unleashed a plague turning people into zombie like mutants.

My Take:
There's nothing much to see here. The story is vague while the acting and gore are passable at best.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Monday, May 29, 2017

Arrival (2016)



Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
Director: Denis Villeneuve


Premise:
Alien ships land around the world. A linguistic is nabbed by the army to help communicate with them.

My Take:
A mind bender of a flick that all comes together nicely at the end.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix DVD



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Saturday, May 27, 2017

House of Mortal Sin (1976)



AKA: The Confessional

Starring: Anthony Sharp, Susan Penhaligon, Stephanie Beacham
Director: Pete Walker


Premise:
A priest becomes obsessed with a girl after hearing her confession at church.

My Take:

Rating: In the middle

Watched: DVD Purchase



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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dante's Inferno (2008)



Starring: Dermot Mulroney
Director: Sean Meredith

Premise:
An animated and modern take on the story of Dante's Inferno where a man travels through the seven layers of Hell.

My Take:
An often humorous and over the top take on the story filled with deviant imagery and ripping on the modern world.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Lord of Tears [Directors Cut] (2013)



AKA: The Owlman

Starring: Euan Douglas, Alexandra Nicole Hulme
Director: Lawrie Brewster


Premise:
A man returns to his rural childhood mansion to put an end to his horrific nightmares of the past.

My Take:
I feel like there is far more to be told with the Owlman myth. Instead the movie is basically one man's psychological trip to work out his personal issues.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Director's Release Code



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Monday, May 22, 2017

Swiss Army Man (2016)



Starring: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mmary Elizabeth Winstead
Director: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert


Premise:
A man stranded on a deserted island finds a dead body washed up to shore. Together they start the strange journey to salvation.

My Take:
It mixes a little bit from several genres to make a unique piece of cinema. To say much more would ruin the journey of the movie.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Amazon Prime





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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies (2016)



Starring: Laurie Calvert, Gabriela Marcinkova
Director: Dominik Hartl


Premise:
A mysterious toxic waste turns animals and people into zombies at a resort in the Swiss Alps.

My Take:
This zombie comedy has a few moments but ultimately it's a lot of things seen before in far better flicks

Rating: Warning

Watched: Showtime



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Friday, May 19, 2017

The Monster (2016)



Starring: Zoe Kazan, Ella Ballentine, Aaron Douglas
Director: Bryan Bertino


Premise:
A mother and her daughter are stranded on a rural back road when an unknown creature comes out to attack them.

My Take:
The movie plays hard on the dramatic with the alcoholic mother struggling to raise her young daughter storyline. It does help feel for the characters when the shit hits the fan. The creature is unique and mysterious which plays right into the suspense.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Amazon Prime



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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Passengers (2016)



Starring: Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Sheen, Lawrence Fishburne
Director: Mortem Tyldum


Premise:
On a 150 year space trip to colony on another planet, a man accidentally wakes up way too soon. He  eventually decides to sabotage a pod and wake up a girl. All the while the spaceship, which is suppose to be able to repair itself, starts to malfunction.

My Take:
An interesting movie which glosses over the truly horrific and moral parts -basically the main character is a stalker and murderer no matter how likeable he might be - and turns it more into a love story with some adventure. The movie works due to the main actors and it's ends up being a typical Hollywood feel good story.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Darkness (2016)



Starring: Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, Lucy Fry, David Mazouz
Director: Greg McLean


Premise:
A family returns from vacation in the Grand Canyon with a demon attached to their youngest, autistic child.

My Take:
Another flick that pulls interesting mythology about death and the supernatural from a unique source but ultimately fails in the execution.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Cinemax



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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Chilling Visions: Five Senses of Fear (2015)



Starring: Nicolas Tucci, Hilary Greer, Morgan West, Danae Nason
Director: Eric England, Nick Everhart, Emily Hagins, Jesse Holland, Andy Mitton, Miko Huges


Premise:
An anthology of short films each dealing with a horrific take on the human senses.

My Take:
Each of the tales are watchable and has its own unique feel. Though non will stick you after watching. All in all it's an enjoyable flick.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Amazon Rental




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Sunday, May 14, 2017

13 Eerie (2013)



Starring: Katharine Isabelle, Brendan Fletcher
Director: Christian Piers Betley


Premise:
College students travel to a remote island used for experimental medical testing and find out it is over ran with the infected.

My Take:
The movie does have some really good gore scenes but its not enough to keep the viewer interested.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Nailbiter: There Will Be Blood (Volume 1)



Author: Joshua Williamson
Illustrator: Mike Henderson, Adam Guzowski

Premise:
After a notorious serial killer beats the system and returns to his hometown; it is discovered that the town has harbored sixteen of the worst serial killers of all time. The investigating FBI agent wants to find out what is going on in this town. He calls an Army Interrogator friend to help him only when he arrives the agent is no where to be found. Then the situation starts getting really strange.

My Take:
The comic had me hooked from the first page with the introduction of the Nailbiter serial killer. It keeps getting stranger and creepier with every turn as they weirdness of Buckeroo, Oregon slowly gets revealed.

Rating: So Good



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Friday, May 12, 2017

The Other Side of the Door (2016)



Starring: Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto
Director: Johannes Roberts


Premise:
A mother is ailing from the accidental death of her youngest child. She finds a way to talk to him from beyond the grave and instead ends up unleashing something from beyond.

My Take:
While the movie's use of Hindu mysticism is very interesting it ultimately falls flat with it's cheap scare tactics and really dumb character behavior.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Cinemax




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Thursday, May 11, 2017

German Angst (2015)



Starring: Milton Welsh, Desiree Giorgetti, Denis Lyons, Daniel Faust, Matthan Harris
Director: Jorg Buttergeriet, Michal Kosakowski, Andreas Marchall


Premise:
Three tales from German directors that revolve around love and death.

My Take:
The fist story is typical Buttgereit, It's over the top gore and just nasty about a lonely woman who has a man tied up in her room.
The second story has a decent tale with a couple being attacked by thugs. With the help of a talisman they are able to body switch and turns the tables.
The third story was my favorite as it was the right amount of creepy and bizarre. A man finds secret club where a drug gives him the ultimate sexual experience. The side effects come soon after.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Amazon Prime




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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Southern Fried Bigfoot (2009)



Director: Sean Whitley


Premise:
A documentary focusing on Bigfoot lore and legend in the Southern United States.

My Take:
The documentary focuses mainly on Texas and Florida sightings and the hunters trying to locate evidence of the creatures existence. While it doesn't shed a lot of new light on the subject (at least for some one who is more than a novice), it does remain interesting.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Amazon Prime



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Monday, May 8, 2017

Long Pig (2007)



Starring: Anthony Alviano
Director: Nathan Hynes, Chris Powers


Premise:
Two filmmakers make a movie about a cannibal and serial killer.

My Take:
I'm not sure if the filmmaker was trying to be shocking or preachy. Either way it lost my interest early on and never quite recovered.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Hoopla



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