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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
Exorcist ripoff, 20 April 2002
6/10

Although this is a total rip of the exorcist, I couldn't help but enjoy it. Some scenes rip off the exorcist so bad its a wonder they didn't get sued. for example: The scene where we see the words save me on Sonnys arm just as we saw the words help me on Regans chest. The way certain parts of Sonnys body pulsed and bulged just as regans neck did. The way the father pleads with the demon to take him just as father Kerris did. I don't really see the point of the incest story line. It seems as if its been put in just to make it that little bit more shocking than it actually is. The effects were done rather well esp the scene where Sonnys head seems to peel away as the demon leaves him.

Nothing to special but a nice enjoyable film none the less.

6/10

1 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
`Hey Grady do you ever remember your dreams?' "Only the wet ones", 3 November 2002
6/10

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

Jesse has just moved to Elm street into the same house Nancy lived in and suffered at the hands of Freddy Krueger and yes its all happening again. This time Freddy is trying to posses Jesse so that he can kill in the real world. Only Jesse's girlfriend can save him now. I remember the first time I ever saw this film, I saw the first few minutes up to where Jesse's little sister puts the fingernails on from the cereal box, and was told by my mum that that was the end. For about 3 years I thought that the second Nightmare film was only 5 minutes long. The very first scene is superb and remains one of my favorite Scenes in the whole Nightmare series. Thats the bit with the school bus balanced on the rock thing. I don't really see what relevance this has with the story line but I'm guessing its just to show that Freddy is back. One thing that id bother me with the film is all the gay references. For one I'm pretty sure that the guy that played Jesse is gay. he seems very camp. Other references include the coach and his S&M fetish, what's with that? And the fact that Ron Grady says that the coach like pretty boys like Jesse. Then there is the thing with the coach getting the old towel snaps from Freddy. That really is one messed up scene. Next comes the bedroom tidying scene. How pointless is that scene? I really do hate that scene. I mean the terrible 80's music, the terrible 80's shirt he has on. god that is one bad scene. One last thing on this subject, why does Jesse sweat so much? The acting from Jesse is pretty damn bad but in a horror film acting never really bothers me to much. A few other things that I didn't like about this film was that a few things seem left unexplained, or maybe its just me not getting it. Like for one, why is the house so hot all the time? Is his to show that Freddy is about? Or is it something to do with the boiler in the basement. And how does the heat blow up a bird? But on the plus side the film has its good points. Freddy remains just a bad guy in this movie. None of his corny one liners here although I don't actually mind them. I think Freddy works well as a plain bad guy and with a bit of a comedy element to him. There really aren't many deaths in this so don't to much gore. There is one pretty cool scene where Freddy pulls the skin of his head to show his brain. The scene is a little to dark though. The ending is defiantly a bad point. It builds up nicely with Lisa going into the place Freddy used to work, past those weird looking hell hounds. But then there isn't much of a fight and it just seems to end. So to sum things up the gay references, lack of gore, boring pointless scenes and bad acting bring the film down, but its not without its good points.

5/10

surprisingly good., 17 October 2001
7/10

i was very surprised that this film was as good as it was. it had some amazing effects like a guy getting his leg cut off and charlie (who was a very very cool guy) gets shot in the belly with a shotgun a couple of times and you see a massive hole in him. the final sewer scenes were great as was the bit with charlie in the market place. very good film.

7/10

2 out of 15 people found the following review useful:
Toetag are the future of horror (spoilers), 22 October 2004
8/10

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

A group of three serial killers film their crimes. We see these acts from the camera they use and nothing else. The trio later team up with another killer and we also get a glimpse into their every day lives.

There is not much that can be said for Mordum that hasn't already. Yes its at times hard to watch the things that these individuals do and yes at times its hard to watch just because of how shaky the camera gets in the heat of the moment. One thing that also gets mentioned a lot is the fact that the film is plot less. I would have to disagree with this one. All of the characters have a lot to them. There is a great deal of character development that is probably lost on first viewing as the main attraction is the carnage that is ensuing on screen.

The acting in Mordum is pretty amazing when you think about it. Often the scenes go on for a good ten minutes without a single cut. There must have been a lot of planning gone into it to achieve this. There are also scenes where the makeup must have been being applied as the scene is being filmed. For instance near the end we see a girl tied up in a room and we are then taken to another room where the infamous bathtub scene is unfolding. A minute or two later and with no cuts we are taken back into the other room where the girl who was tied up has her throat slashed. This effect must have been applied as we were in to other room. Very impressive.

The effects are superb and well that's the main thing in this film really isn't it? Some of the highlights are the castration scene and the many body parts on show in Killjoys garage most notably the corpse of the baby. There are two cuts of Mordum, The Maggot cut that is floating about with traders and such and Fred's the one on the DVD. To me the one on the DVD is superior as Maggots cut seems to focus on his character a lot more.

I was extremely impressed with Mordum and although it didn't really shock me I think this is a lot more due to the fact I have an iron stomach than to the content of the film. I cant wait for the next installment. P.S. Wait after the credits for a cool little video.

8/10

0 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
Not a bad film, 11 October 2001
7/10

tho this is a very enjoyable film there doesnt really seem to be much of a plot. tom hanks is getting married so his mates throw him a party. his wifes mum and dad dont want him to marry their daughter and tom has a good time at the party. that it as far as plot goes really. tho his wife is kidnapped for all of 5 minutes.

a fun film 7/10

1 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
dulling, 25 December 2001
5/10

After watcher Basket Case 3 and enjoying it i was looking forward to seeing this one. This time i was a little disappointed. the story line was definatly lacking, there isnt much of one at all really. no gore but the makeup is well done again. not too sure about belial's sex scene either.

5/10

4 out of 6 people found the following review useful:
great effects, 28 November 2001
7/10

i found this film to be very funny at times and the costumes for the 'unique people' were very well done. this is the first of the series i have seen and it looks likly that i will see number 2 next so i don't if that will make these films less enjoyable but as a stand alone film it works very well. you are well informed of the story with flashbacks.

7/10

Blood Gnome (2004) (V)
9 out of 14 people found the following review useful:
Not what you might expect, 23 May 2004
3/10

I rented this film expecting a Critters / Ghoulies style film. But what it actually is seems to be some guys BDSM fantasy film. A bunch of invisible gnomes go around killing people that are indulging in blood sports. Blood sports is a part of BDSM that involves cutting and blood. A police photographer who has only just come back from the mental hospital after his wife was killed is on the case. He starts to see the gnomes through his camera and questions his sanity. After a while he is convinced that it is all real. He sets off to learn more about the BDSM world and becomes friendly with some girl in the fetish scene. It isn't to clear why the woman sending the gnomes out to kill is actually doing it. I think it has something to do with drugs but then why is she only sending them out to kill people doing blood sports? The acting is pretty rubbish. The main guy is terrible and he pulls some of the stupidest faces ever. The girl that plays Divinity isn't to bad though and she is very good looking so at the many times that the film started to drag on and get very boring at least I could just look at her. The fact she gets naked a lot helps as well. The effects for the gnomes isn't to bad. I'm glad they went for real puppets rather than cgi. But then I do hate all cgi. The story was very poor and full of plot holes. Take the ending for example. First he is framed for killing a cop and then after they kill the gnome and what not that's it, the end. What about the fact that the cops still think he is the killer? The DVD has a making of on it and I found it amusing how the makers honestly thought they were making a good film. Even funnier was the way they talked about how good the performances were. If you pick this up expecting a fun film to sit and have a few drinks to and enjoy then you will be disappointed. The only way this film works is if you're looking for a bit of nudity and if you are just watch a porno. Don't be tempted by the cover.

3/10

Dead Alive (1992)
0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
Gore galore., 20 April 2002
9/10

This film is gore from start to finish. Right from the start we are treated to a guy having his hand, arm then his head (the head isn't onscreen tho). And later on in the film we a treated to what can only be described as a full on zombie massacre. the film is really little more than the gore but then what else would you want? In my opinion this is Peter Jacksons best film before lord of the rings. The performances are all pretty good esp lionel and his uncle. The special effects are nothing short of amazing. I really have no idea how some of them are achieved. My favorite scene has to be when Lionel decides to take the zombie baby out to the park in his customized pram and ends up smashing its head against a metal pole after it escapes.

One thing I must say is if you can find the braindead version watch that over the dead/alive version as it contains more gore.

9/10

0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
stunning and amazing, 17 October 2001
9/10

after seeing this film i could see that there was much more to it than just the gore. its a pity that its only known for the gore but then i guess thats what i got hold of it for. the animal slaughter scene are nasty but as Ruggero Deodato said they were all used for food and thats what happens out in the jungle in order for the natives to survive. i like that fact that its the surposed civilised westerners that are the real brutals as dr monroe says at the end "i wonder who the real cannibals are". the girl on the stick scene is also very well done. its finaly got a release here in the UK tho 6 mins are cut. luckly i have it uncut.

9/10


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