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, October 14, 2011

Red State (2011)

Starring: Michael Parks, John Goodman, Melissa Leo,
Director: Kevin Smith

A group of friends answer an online ad for sex with a stranger. It turns out to be a set up by a group of fanatic religious fundamentalists. Soon the situation esculates and the ATF gets involved in a stand off for human rights.

My Take:
I kept fairly spoiler free on this movie. I thought I knew the basic premise of the movie, but was taken on a completely different and unexpected ride. I've always been a Kevin Smith fan and it's good to see him take on different, darker material.

The story feels like a situation which could actually occur. The cast is top notch, especially Michael Parks. He is down right terrifying as the leader of the religous cult.

This is well executed movie with many underlying themes. And at the end I felt myself wanting a more.

Rating: So Good

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