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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.

Friday, June 30, 2017

American Gods, Season 1 (2017)



Starring: Ricky Whittle,Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover, Gillian Anderson, Peter Stormare, Kristin Chenoweth, Pablo Schreiber, Yetide Badaki, Cloris Leachman, Orlando Jones, Bruce Langley, Dane Cook, Jonathan Tucker, Beth Grant, Betty Gilpin, Omid Abtahi


Premise:
A man just released from prison finds out his wife died while having an affair with their friend. He takes a job for a mysterious man called Wednesday and finds himself in an epic battle of old Gods vs the new Gods.

My Take:
The show is a feast for the eyes and does justice to the source material. An excellent cast walks through it all with ease. The first season was short and really makes the viewer want more.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Starz



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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Mortuary (1983)



Starring: Christopher George, Bill Paxton, Mary Beth McDonough, David Wysocki
Director: Howard Avedis


Premise:
A young girl and her boyfriend investigate her fathers death and all signs lead to the local mortuary.

My Take:
Sort of an uninteresting movie that doesn't really pick up until the second half.

Rating: Warning

Watched: DVD Purchase




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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Creature Lake (2015)



Starring:Ivan Simanic, Mike Kekich, Brandon Dhue, Jonathan Mathews
Director: Drazen Baric


Premise:
Five male friends head to a secluded lake for a weekend of drinking and stupidity. To bad for them the lake is on sacred Indian grounds and may harbor a creature of death.

My Take:
This movie is filled with annoying characters that after five minutes they couldn't die quick enough for me. Plus it's another found footage movie where nothing happens until the last thirty minutes.

Rating: Steaming Pile

Watched: Amazon Prime



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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Last Girl Standing (2016)



Starring: Akasha Villalobos, Brian Villalobos, Danielle Evon Ploeger
Director: Benjamin R. Moody


Premise:
The survivor of a serial killer attach tries to re-adjust to normal life.

My Take:
It's an interesting concept to have a story of "what happens to the final girl after the slaughter". The movie misses the mark and ends up failing into it's own slasher mode.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Showtime




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Saturday, June 24, 2017

American Vampire, Volume 2



Author: Scott Snyder
Illustrator: Rafael Albuquerque


Premise:
Volume two picks up in Las Vegas around 1935. The Hoover Dam is near completion and the money men behind it are dying. The police chief Cashel McGoan assumes local, eccentric business man Jim Smoke is right in the middle of it. Only what he and the FBI agents uncover is age old vampire war.

My Take:
Another excellent volume of page turning story telling.Weaving between the continuing vampire war story and updating what's been going on with Pearl Jones

Rating: So Good


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Friday, June 23, 2017

Zoombies (2016)



Starring: Ione Bulter, Joe COnti, Kim Nielsen
Director: Glenn Miller


Premise:
Zombies animals run amok at a wildlife preserve.

My Take:
I knew it was going to be a bad flick but the wife wanted to watch it. Bad CGI and mostly bad characters leave this going nowhere.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Netflix Instant



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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lethal Dose (2003)



AKA: LD 50 Lethal Dose

Starring: Tom Hardy, Melanie Brown, Ross McCall, Leo Bill, Katharine Towne
Director: Simon De Selva


Premise:
A group of animal rights activists get trapped in a lab where they become the test subjects.

My Take:
More than anything the movie is boring and gives the viewer nothing to really get behind.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Netflix DVD




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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Yakuza Apocalypse (2015)



Starring: Yayan Ruhian
Director: Takashi Miike


Premise:
A young yakuza is turned into a vampire and accidentally starts a plague of vampires.

My Take:
Director Miike is at his full blown weird ass self in the mash of martial arts action, vampires, and even kaiju. It's over top and not always interesting but definitely unique.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Amazon Prime



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Monday, June 19, 2017

Poltergeist (2015)



Starring: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie Dewitt, Jared Harris, Jane Adams
Director: Gil Kenan


Premise:
A family buys a house a soon discovers it is haunted by other entities.

My Take:
Another pointless remake that brings nothing to the table except lack of enthusiasm by all involved.

Rating: Steaming Pile


Watched: HBO




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Saturday, June 17, 2017

A Cold Nights Death (1973)



Starring: Robert Culp, Eli Wallach
Director: Jerrold Freedman


Premise:
Two scientists head to an Artic research base after there is no communication from the previous team. They find the scientists frozen and the lab apes nearly dead. They stay to continue the research and slowly find out something else may be occurring.

My Take:
A movie that relies heavily on the two actors. It's a pleasure to watch Culp and Wallach chew up each scene. Not bad for a 70s made for television movie.

Rating: In the middle




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Friday, June 16, 2017

Minerva Monster: Bigfoot of Ohio (2015)




Director: Seth Breedlove


Premise:
A family in a small Ohio town claim to have been visited by the mythical Bigfoot one night in 1978.

My Take:
A lot of interviews and speculations are in this well made documentary centering on sightings around the city of Minerva.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Amazon Prime



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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Bubba The Redneck Werewolf (2016)



Starring:Fred Lass, Malone Thomas, Mitch Hyman
Director: Brendan Jackson Rogers


Premise:
A redneck loser gets transformed into a werewolf after a deal with the devil.

My Take:
The movie is basically low budget, B movie fun. It wont be for everyone's taste but had enough stupidity and carnage to keep me engaged.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Hulu



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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Split (2016)



Starring: James McAvoy, Ann Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula, Brad William Henke
Director: M. Knight Shyamalan


Premise:
Three girls are kidnapped by a man with multiple personalities. One of the personalities has an evil plan.

My Take:
McAvoy is phenomenal in this role of a character with so many distinct personalities. Toss in personal trauma the main character with her own damage and it absorbs the viewer in.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix DVD



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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Lucha Underground, Season 1 (2015)



Starring: Matt Stryker, Vampiro, Dario Cueto, Konan, John Morrison, Karlee Perez, Brian Cage, Sexy Star, Pentagon Jr, Ivelisse Velez, Son of Havoc, Prince Puma, Mil Muertes, Alberto El Patron, Fenix, King Cuerno, Chavo Guerrero, Blue Demon Jr



Premise:
Warriors from across the world battle in the squared circle.

My Take:
Described as "grindhouse wrestling" the show incorporates a lot of mystical and supernatural elements into their characters and vignettes. It's quite different than the other wrestling shows out there as it focuses on long term stories and character development.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Netflix



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Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Caretaker (2016)



Starring: Meegan Warner, Sondra Blake, Sean Martini
Director: Jeff Prugh


Premise:
A young woman returns home to care for her grandmother who is suffering from dementia. She starts to experience strange visions and sleep walking which digs up old family secrets.

My Take:
It's hard for me to watch movies dealing with Alzheimer's or dementia as the subject is one I have dealt with personally. The movie uses to the disease as background and cranks it up a notch to something much more sinister.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Showtime



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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Ava's Possession (2016)



Starring: Louisana Krause, Lou Taylor Pucci, William Sadler, Dan Fogler, Deborah Rush
Director: Jordan Galland


Premise:
A women recovering from a demonic possession tries to put together the pieces of her life that occurred while being possessed.

My Take:
The movie refreshing and new look at demonic possession. It doesn't always hit the mark but providers the viewers with a strong cast, a few chuckles and a decent story.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Netflix Instant



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Friday, June 9, 2017

River Monsters, Season 9 (2017)



Starring: Jeremy Wade


Premise:
Angler and biologist Jeremy Wade goes across the globe to solve mysteries surrounding underwater attacks and want is responsible.

My Take:
The last season of one of my favorite shows. Wade always has a way of making each case thoroughly intriguing.

Favorite Episode: "Malaysian Lake Monster" - The final episode of the series sees Wade tackle an old adversary and the one species of fish that got away from him years ago.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Animal Planet



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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Logan (2017)



Starring:Hugh Jackman,Patrick Stewart, Stephan Merchant, Boyd Holbrook, Dafne Keen, Eriq La Salle, Richard E. Grant, Elizabeth Rodriguez
Director: James Mangold


Premise:
In the near future mutants are all but extinct. An aging Logan does his best to care for Professor Xavier who is developing Alzheimer. A mysterious woman hires Logan to take a special child to a rendezvous point near Canada before military men get her.

My Take:
Holy balls!!! This is the edgy Wolverine character fans have wanted for years. So much carnage in this gritty flick that keeps the viewer on a wild ride.

Rating: Instant Classic

Watched: Amazon Instant




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