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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.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

American Vampire Volume 3



Author: Scott Snyder


Premise:
The third volume continues the tale of Skinner Sweet and Pearl. During WWII Henry, Pearl's husband, signs up to lead a secret mission to a small island outside of Japan to destroy a new breed of vampires.

My Take:
This volume continues the backstory of Skinner while advancing it forward in the years. It is another fun volume to read.

Rating: So Good





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Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Great Wall (2016)



Starring: Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe, Pedro Pascal, Andy Lau
Director: Yimou Zhang


Premise:
Mercenaries get captured by an army guarding the Great Wall of China and learn that it was built to keep an army of creatures from making it to the province capitol.

My Take:
It is a visually stunning movie with some great action sequences, but there really isn't much substance to the movie.

Rating: Warning

Watched: HBO



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Friday, December 29, 2017

Spiderman: The Homcoming (2017)



Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr, Marisa Tomei, Laura Harrier, Jon Favreau, Bokeem Woodvine, Donald Glover, Garcelle Beauvais, Logan Marshall-Green
Director: Jon Watts


Premise:
Teenager Peter Parker stops crime around his neighborhood as Spiderman while waiting for the Avengers to call him when he discovers a group making weapons from an alien substance.

My Take:
It's a fun and light take on Spiderman. The movie fits well in the Marvel Universe.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Bisbee Cannibal Club (2002)



Starring: Brett Behrens, Molly Ratchet, Jason Normal, Tina Pasqualina
Director: Bill Robertson


Premise:
A group of cannibals use a hallucinatory cactus to drug vegetarians and serve them up as BBQ. A group of town folks discover it and vow to stop them.

My Take:
The jokes miss and so do the characters making this a stinker of a movie to set through.

Rating: Warning

Watched: DVD Purhcase




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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The Dark Tower (2017)



Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, Tom Taylor, Jackie Earle Haley, Fran Kraz, Katheryn Winnick, Denis Haysbert
Director: Nikolaj Arcel


Premise:
A gunslinger battles a powerful wizard who is trying to destroy all universes and dimensions.

My Take:
If one doesn't compare it to the epic source material then you might not be disappointed. Just think of the movie as another turn in the wheel of the saga.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Sunday, December 24, 2017

The Exorcist, Season 1 (2016)



Starring: Geena Davis, Alan Ruck, Hannah Kasulka, Brianne Howey, Alfonso Herrera, Ben Glass, Sharon Glass


Premise:
A Chicago family enlists the help of a priest to help find out what is wrong with their youngest daughter. They determine she is possessed by a demon.

My Take:
The series plays up a tad more graphic than expected and has a nice link to the original source material. The show takes its time planting seeds that end up with a good payoff. I'll probably end up watching season two.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Hulu




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Friday, December 22, 2017

The Witches (1990)



Starring: Angelica Houston, Mai Zetterling, Rowan Atkinson, Brenda Blethyn
Director: Nicolas Roeg


Premise:
A young boy and his grandmother stay at a hotel where a group of witches happen to be staying as well. The boy discovers the witches plot to rid England of children.

My Take:
An amusing little tale catered towards children.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Amazon Prime



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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Underworld: Blood Wars (2017)



Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Lara Pulver, Charles Dance, Tobias Menzies, Bradley James
Director: Anna Foerster


Premise:
Selena continues her battle to end the war between vampires and lycans

My Take:
Not being a fan of the series I am not even sure why I watched this supposed final installment. I found it to be not very interesting.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Starz



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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Daylight's End (2016)



Starring: Johnny Strong, Lance Henriksen, Louis Mandylor
Director: William Kaufman


Premise:
During a apocalypse, a stranger finds a group of survivors living in an abandoned police station. He agrees to help defend them against the

My Take:
The movie manages to stay interesting but really adds nothing new to the zombie world.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Starz



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Monday, December 18, 2017

Lake Bodom (2016)



Starring: Nelly Hirst-Gee, Mimosa Willamo
Director: Taneli Mustonen


Premise:
A group of teenagers go camping at a site on teenage massacre in the 60's.

My Take:
A great looking flick with a nice twist in it. Too bad all of the characters are unsympathetic victims.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Shudder





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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Jack Goes Home (2016)



Starring: Rory Culkin, Lin Shaye
Director: Thomas Dekker


Premise:
When his father dies in a car crash, a young man comes home to help his ailing mother. The father's death also uncovers many family secrets.

My Take:
This is a borderline movie with an interesting story but such an unlikable main character.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Amazon Prime



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Friday, December 15, 2017

The Cellar Door (2007)




Starring: james DuMont, Michelle Thomlinson
Director: Matt Zettel


Premise:
A woman is kidnapped and finds herself being help captive by a serial killer who is assembling the perfect girl.

My Take:
There's quite a lot of seen this before and better going on with this flick.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Netflix



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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Nymph (2009)



Starring: Nopachai Chaiyanam, Porntip Papanai
Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang


Premise:
A couple head out into the Thai jungle to help with their failing marriage but come across something neither expected.

My Take:
There is a lot not explained in the movie concerning the couple - what happened to them or what attacked them. Maybe it's just lost on a person who doesn't know the local lore. The movie remains intriguing and quite odd until the end.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Amazon Prime





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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Stan Against Evil, Season 2 (2017)



Starring: John C McGinley, Janet Varney, Deborah Baker Jr., Nate Mooney

Premise:
A small town has a curse put on it by an former constable from the 1800's. The current sheriff and the retired sheriff battle the supernatural elements imposed on the town.

My Take:
In it's second season the series starts flushing out the backstory with the town curse and has a few fun cameos. John C. McGinley is outstanding as always.

Rating: So Good

Watched: IFC




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Monday, December 11, 2017

A Ghost Story (2017)



Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara,
Director: David Lowery


Premise:
A man dies and comes back as a ghost wearing a white sheet. He observes his wife going about her daily life and trying to reconnect instead of moving on.

My Take:
An extremely slow, art house drama with a few horror elements added. It can be a tad difficult to set through but has a unique tale to tell.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Incarnate (2016)



Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Carice Van Houyten, Catalina Sandino Moreno
Director: Brad Petyon


Premise:
A man has the ability to enter the subconscious mind of a person possessed by a demon. He gets hired to help save a young boy only to find out the demon is he battling is an old foe that cause havoc in his personal life.

My Take:
The movie has a fairly interesting take on possession and how to "exorcise" them. Unfortunately it falls into a demon wanting revenge scenario which completed lost me at that point.

Rating: Warning

Watched: Cinemax





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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Moebius (2013)



Starring: Eun-woo Lee, Jae-hyeon Jo, Yeong-ju Seo
Director: Ki-duk Kim


Premise:
A woman has had enough of her husband's extramarital affairs and seeks to put a stop to it.

My Take:
I'm a big fan of the director. His movie's always have a twisted psychological or physical take with make watching a normal, mundane tale horrific. This is no exception.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Netflix DVD



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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Crow's Blood, Season 1 (2016)



Starring: Anna Iriyama, Yuki Kashiwagiena, Cristina Valenzuela, Rena Kato


Premise:
A doctor who campaigns against cloning and regenerative techniques changes his mind when his daughter is in a fatal accident.  The procedure works but also changes his daughter into something no one ever suspected.

My Take:
I like the story but it gets a little confusing and hard to follow as the time line jumps around too often. It's definitely an East meets West horror mash up with lots of great visuals and creepiness. It also leaves the door open for future seasons.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: El Ray




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