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, December 18, 2012

V/H/S (2012)

Starring: Calvin Reeder, Joe Swanberg, Hannah Fierman, Simon Barrett, Helen Rogers, Jas Sams
Director: Ti West, David Bruckner, Joe Swanberg, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, Adam Wingard

A group of small time criminals are hired to steal a rare VHS tape from an old man's home. Once they get the tape, they find some strange videos on it.

My Take:
An anthology series where most of the stories are solid. Yes, there are a couple of logic gaps in a couple of the tales but over all this is a strong outing.

"Amateur Night" - Three guys want to film themselves having a one night stand with a girl who ends up being a demon.
-- This was my favorite story.

"Second Honeymoon" - A couple travel through the Southeast on a second honeymoon and find a person is stalking them.
-- Some decent tension but nothing special

"10/31/98" - A group of friends go to a Halloween party and end up in a haunted house.
-- Cool special effects and just the over all chaos makes this segment enjoyable.

"The Sick Thing That Happened To Emily When She Was Younger" - A women thinks her apartment is haunted and asks her boyfriend to watch her via internet chat.
-- A strong tale with a twist ending that leads me to wanting to know more

"Tuesday the 17th" - A group of college friends head to a secluded lake for the weekend. They find out one of them escaped a killer from here years earlier and she is using them as bait to draw out the killer.
-- Kind of a unique story that had lots of gore

"Tape 56" - The wrap around story described above.
--An average segment with no redeeming characters but it does its job.

Rating: So Good

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