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.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Retreat (2011)

Starring: Cillian Murphy, Jamie Bell, Theodie Newton
Director: Carl Tibbetss

A couple on a remote island cottage are trying to salvage their marriage. One day a mysterious stranger washes up to shore. They help him out only to discover he claims an epidemic started wiping out the population. The couple must now try and figure out if the stranger is a madman or telling the truth.

My Take:
The actors do a great job at making the characters believable in a tense situation. The direction is tight and every shot has a purpose of putting the viewer on edge and trying to get them to figure out if the stranger is telling the truth.
A good little film filled with Hitchcockian influences.

Rating: So Good

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