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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, July 31, 2017

Edge of Winter (2016)



Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Tom Holland, Shilo Fernandez
Director: Rob Connolly


Premise:
A father takes his two teenage boys for the week hoping to rebond with them. Their car breaks down forcing them to spend the night in the snow ridden forest while trying to find help and shelter. The father slowly starts loosing his grip on the reality.

My Take:
The movie moves along it's course at a decent pace with great acting from all. It keeps the tensions high throughout.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Starz




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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Suspension (2008)



Starring: Scott Cordes, Annie Tedesco
Director: Alec Joler, Ethan Shaftel


Premise:
After a man loses his family in a car accident he discovers his son video camera has the ability to freeze time. He tries to help the other survivor of the car wreck who also lost her husband that day. Slowly the man falls to the new power he possesses and becomes a stalker in his will to help the girl.

My Take:
A decent little flick if you dont think dig too deep into the time freezing stuff involved.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Friday, July 28, 2017

Giallo In Venice (1979)



Starring:Leonara Fani, Jeff Blynn
Director: Mario Landi


Premise:
A police inspector is investigating a double murder of a married couple. He discovers the husband a sexual deviant. Soon more body pile up causing the detective frustration.

My Take:
A sexual deviant runs amok in Venice. So does a serial killer. And a detective tries to figure it out. The movie has many sex scenes that run too long and most are violent in nature. It takes away from what little story there is in the movie. It's a sleazy mess.

Rating: Warning



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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Void (2017)



Starring: Aaron Poole, Kenneth Welsh, Kathleen Munroe, Art Hindle, Ellen Wong, Daniel Fathers,
Director: Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski


Premise:
A cop finds a wounded man on the road and takes him to the hospital. Soon after hooded figures surround the building and the few people inside start losing their minds. And that's just the beginning of the strangeness.

My Take:
Great practical effects combined with an intense, head scratcher of a story. Dont look for a lot of answers to what is going on and just enjoy the mess up the movie takes you on.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Netflix Instant



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Monday, July 24, 2017

Attack Girl's Swim Team vs The Undead (2008)



AKA: Undead Pool or Joshikyoei Hanrangun

Starring: Sasa Handa, Yuria Hidaka, Ayumu Tokito
Director: Koji Kawano


Premise:
A virus is turning people in the school into mutated zombies. The new girl, with a mysterious past, leads those not infected.

My Take:
I usually dig these over the top splatter fest flicks from Japan but this one never really hooked me. It seemed more interested in being soft core nudie flick through most of the second half. Tighter editing may have made it more enjoyable.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Netflix DVD




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Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Hybrid (2014)



AKA: Scintilla

Starring: John Lynch, Antonia Thomas, Morjan Alaoui, Craig Conway, Jumayan Hunter
Director: Billy O'Brien


Premise:
A team of mercenaries are hired by a company to eradicate a human-alien hybrids being created in an underground lab.

My Take:
A watchable but slowly paced movie where everything the director is going for doesn't quite work. At least for this viewer.

Rating: Warning (but watchable)

Watched: Showtime



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Friday, July 21, 2017

Stinger (2005)



Starring: Michelle Meadows, Jordi Almeida, James Cagnard
Director: Martin Munthe


Premise:
A group of soldiers are ordered to extract the cargo of experimental ship that was lost at sea.

My Take:
Even the wife loves these low grade movies couldn't make it through this disaster about mutated scorpions.

Rating: Steaming Pile

Watched: Amazon Prime




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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Lazer Team (2015)



Starring: Burnie Burns, Gavin Free, Michael Jones, Colton Dunn
Director: Matt Hullum


Premise:
Four idiots accidentally crash a UFO containing a top military secret weapon that will be used to combat an incoming alien threat. Now they are the ones who have to save Earth.

My Take:
A comedic take on a group of slacker losers that are forced to saved Earth from alien invasion.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Devil's Pass (2013)



Starring: Holly Gross, Matt Stokeo, Luke Albright, Gemma Atkinson, Ryan Hawley
Director: Renny Harlin


Premise:
A team of researchers head into the remote mountains in Russia, which is the site of great mystery called the "Dyatlov Pass Incident" from years ago, in order to try and find evidence to what may have happened.

My Take:
Better than a lot of found footage movies. Though the format does get a tad annoying towards the end. Still it's an intriguing story with characters that dont act completely stupid.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Hulu



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Monday, July 17, 2017

Monster In the Closet (1986)



Starring: Donald Grant, Denise DuBarry, Donal Moffat, Paul Dooley, Claud Akins, Henry Gibson, la Stella Stevens
Director: Bob Dahlin


Premise:
A reporter tries to find out why monsters keep popping in the closets and killing the people in a small town.

My Take:
Troma greatness that takes nothing seriously. It's absurd and over the top and not for everyone's taste.

Rating: Warning (but entertaining)

Watched: Amazon Prime



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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sacred (2005)



AKA: Portal

Starring: Borvorpoch Jaikunta,
Director: Pakphum Wongjinda


Premise:
A group of city kids are taking a trip into the jungle. The bus crashes when a bridge collapses. The survivors find an abandoned village. They all start to get murdered.

My Take:
A serial killer in the woods story that has a unique Thailand spin to it.


Rating: In the middle





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Friday, July 14, 2017

The Eyes of My Mother (2016)



Starring: Kika Magalhaes, Will Brill
Director: Nicolas Pesce


Premise:
Life on an isolated country farm turns into a nightmare for a young girl with a killer arrives at their doorstop. He murders the mother before the father can get home to save her. They keep the man captive for years as the young girl takes care of him and her ailing, aging father. After the father dies the now young woman must live life on her own.

My Take:
I guess this could be described as art house horror. It's a bleak tale of psychotic breakdown after a serious traumatic event. The lead actress is mesmerizing to watch

Rating: So Good

Watched: Netflix Instant



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Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Last Buck Hunt (2014)



Starring: Zack Gold, Briana Chicha, Cathan Bordyn
Director: Becky Sayers, Nicholas Sayers


Premise:
A crew of a hunting show may have gotten more then they bargained for on their latest exception into the Pacific Northwest to track a large, legendary deer.

My Take:
The movie plays a bit to much to comedy at times and takes way too long to get where it's going. Yet it kept me engaged enough to keep watching and the pay off is worth it.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Amazon Prime



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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tale of Tales (2016)



Starring: Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Toby Jones, Vincent Cassel, Shirley Henderson, Hayley Carmichael, Bebe Cave, Jonah Lees
Director: Matteo Garrone


Premise:
Three sort of intertwining stories set in a mid evil times.
A King sacrifices his life to a dark spell in order for the Queen to get pregnant. The virgin preparing of the potion also becomes pregnant and the two boys could be twins. The Queen will stop at nothing to have to the two boys not be in contact with one another.
A different King keeps a unique pet and raffles his daughter off in marriage for another person who can guess what it may be. An ogre wins the bet and takes the bride to his cliff dwellings where she must find a way to escape.
A yet another King is swooned by the song of a young girl, who is really an old lady under a magic spell. They are married and she must put up the disguise as long as possible.

My Take:
These are definitely dark fairly tales each with a unique path. The movie looks fantastic with it's sets and costumes. But the stories are cut together in a confusing manner for the viewer.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Showtime



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Monday, July 10, 2017

Morgan (2016)



Starring: Kate Mara, Anna Taylor-Joy, Toby Jones, Boyd Halbrook, MIchelle Yeoh, Rose Leslie, Michael Yare, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Cox, Chris Sullivan, Vinette Robinson, Paul Giamatti
Director: Luke Scott


Premise:
A corporation sends a consultant to evaluate a humanoid they created after it attacks one of the scientists.

My Take:
Even though the viewer can figure out how the movie is going to end after watching the first fifteen minutes; it's still a decent ride due to the solid cast.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix



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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Get Out (2017)



Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Alison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield, LiRel Howery, Betty Gabriel
Director: Jordan Peele


Premise:
A Caucasian girl brings her new African American boyfriend home to meet the parents. Soon it becomes obvious to the boyfriend that family might not be what it appears.

My Take:
The movie does a great  job of creating tension and dread. You feel a twist is coming but I never guessed exactly what it was. A great cast all around helps to keep the story feeling grounded.

Rating: So Good

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Friday, July 7, 2017

Doom (2005)



Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Richard Brake, Dexter Fletcher
Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak


Premise:
A scientific research station on Mars as opened a portal to Hell. A military unit is command to go in and clean up the situation.

My Take:
It's much better than I anticipated and kept me engaged until the final act where it goes full on video game mode.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Showtime



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