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The Butterfly Room (2012)
It was good to see Heather Langenkamp working again....
...and that's it. Heather Langenkamp is still a fantastic actress and I hope this is a comeback role for her. I just hope that her upcoming films aren't as horrible as this one. In a word, it was boring. The plot was confusing and hard to follow. It kept going back and forth from the past, even before that, and the future. It was like three short films with similar plots being spliced up and played over each other. The only other reason I wanted to see this was because of P.J. Soles (one of my favorite 80s actresses), and she only had about ten seconds (if that). It was a complete waste of time and I wish I'd had better luck with this pick.
First of all, it's not a REBOOT of "Power Rangers" as many believe. It's a complete re-imagining of the idea of "Power Rangers". IN this alternate universe, the Rangers were recruited as teenagers by the government to fight monsters. Onto the review: call it dark, gritty, R- rated, whatever you want to call it. It was a great fan film. Fans of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" are in their 20s-30s now. They're adults who have memories of Power Rangers. Honestly, as someone who's STILL an avid Power Rangers fan at 22, I can admit that some of the early seasons weren't really all that great. This dark fan film is fantastic because it takes something that many have nostalgia about and makes it into something that fits their generation as film-goers. The creator and owner of the "Power Rangers" franchise, Haim Saban, got angry and ended up having this film taken down from Youtube, which is a real shame. If you can find someone who managed to snag it before it got taken down, watch it, it's completely worth it!
Teenagers With Attitude (2014)
Fantastic fan film!
"Teenagers With Attitude" was a great film. It's short, but so is an average "Power Rangers" episode (this was actually longer than one). We saw the Ranger before they became Rangers, leading up to them getting brought to the Command Center by Zordon. What I really liked was that it showed them in a more realistic environment. What I mean is that while I understand that "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" is a children's show, even as a kid I found myself wondering why they weren't at parties, or at the very least swearing. They were teenagers. This film shows them getting in trouble (fighting with Bulk and Skull) and then they ended up in detention which is where the earthquake that starts it all began. It was a fantastic fan film and a real treat for any Powe Rangers fans.
La monja (2005)
Low Level Horror flick....about a NUN!
I saw a review that said that there weren't enough horror films featuring nuns. Let me explain why (I'm not a religious person at all) nuns are 'married to God' and therefore they would not be violent, nor would they kill people (especially by means of coming back from the dead!). This film itself is awful. The acting reminded me of William Shatner, and NOT in a good way. I literately was narrating one scene in his voice where a woman seemed confused at the sight of water on the floor (as though she did not know what it was). The Nun itself looked like the Library Ghost from "Ghostbusters" which worked for a horror comedy, but not a straight up horror film. They even ripped off the William Shatner episode of "The Twilight Zone" (ironic) for a second to get what they thought was a scare. This film should be avoided at all costs...UNLESS you want to spend your night with a bad horror flick laughing the whole time...then it's worth it.
You Can't Kill Stephen King (2012)
It Is What it Is
I am disappointed in America's horror fans for giving this an average of 3.9 stars on IMDb. I don't know what people wanted when they saw the title of this film, or saw the trailer, but if they were people like me, they were right. The movie is a film, most likely made by horror/Stephen King fans, which is a fantastic horror spoof. It was great picking out all of the Stephen King references and laughing at the horror jokes. The generic Maine stuff got a bit out of hand at times, but it was overall a fun movie. I think that any fan wants to have (though most probably have) the grandparents' personal Stephen King library (I'm working on mine). This movie is (obviously) underrated and needs to be seen and appreciated by more people. The only thing that bothered me was the fact that King lives in Bangor, Maine, not in some rinky dink Maine town that no one cares about. All in all, the film is what it is, a fun horror spoof.
Hell Baby (2013)
From what I saw in the trailer, plus the fact that it was made by the people from "Reno 911!" I actually had pretty high hopes for this. It DID start out pretty strong, and had some funny stuff in the first few scenes, but it was very weak in the following scenes. In some parts, I had a hard part figuring out whether they were trying to be funny or genuinely scary, which it seemed like they were doing. As a fan of horror, I was sadly disappointed. Even Riki Lindhome from Garfunkel and Oates (one of my favorite comedy duos) couldn't save this film, and that's saying something. There's not much else to say, it just wasn't funny, or for that matter, good.
Poseidon Rex (2013)
One of the better SyFy movies, but that's not saying much
I have a bad addiction to SyFy original films, and I unfortunately see almost all of them. This one actually had a decent plot and could have been done VERY well if it had a Hollywood (really anything but TV) budget. Out of all of the SyFy movies I have seen, it followed the same basic plot, a giant monster of some kind comes out of the ocean and attacks crappy actors, who were written by crappy writers and directed by a crappy director. But this one wanted SO BADLY to be GOOD! The T-Rex was actually ALMOST really cool looking. It ALMOST didn't look like a teenager in a computer class made him. All in all, it was a decent film, almost like a tribute to Godzilla, not a rip off mind you, because this actually was worth a watch. Three stars out of ten is fair for this, and it should be kept in mind before watching this. Any fan, or not fan, of SyFy, should check this one out!
Bad Grandpa (2013)
IMDb Average is 7 stars? REALLY?
I'm not afraid to admit that this movie had its funny parts. That being said, this movie was a one star film, I give it two because of the beauty pageant scene, which was really the only moment when I laughed out loud. I almost walked out multiple times. Anyone who watches this and actually thinks it's worth giving 3+ stars are part of what is wrong with this country and will eventually be its downfall. It's a JACKASS movie. The TV show and three movies together couldn't equal a 7 star rating! It's not just because I am not a huge Jackass fan, but also because I'm concerned for America, and generally, the world. All I have to say in closing is that "Idiocracy" is coming true and it's NOT a good thing. Grow up, America.
Campfire Tales (1991)
Definitely worth a watch!
This movie is NOT well made, let's make that clear right from the beginning. But it is obvious (to me) were horror fans that were trying to make a horror movie. It is EXTREMELY fun to watch. It's ridiculous, but it's SO ridiculous, that it makes it worth watching. Unlike most B-Horror flicks made by fans, it seems to have a budget. The writing and acting are awful, and yet it somehow comes off as a horror fan's fantasy film. Rock music throughout make it look like an 80's music video. For the lack of a better word, I continued saying "Awesome" throughout because I had never seen anything quite like it. The killer in the first segment actually TRIPS ON A PIE! It's just insanity, but worth a watch.
Jack the Reaper (2011)
Great acting, bad writing
I had wanted to see this since I first heard of it and was actually pleasantly surprised. I rented it, thinking it would be a terrible film that I could enjoy making fun of. And I was only partially correct. The acting was fantastic, but I was not impressed by the writing or directing. It wasn't really that bad, but there's something about it that I just couldn't stand. The ending was quite awful as well (I think that it should have just been a regular slasher, not some weird ending film where they were all dead to begin with). All in all, if you're looking for a way to kill a night with a killer-chasing-teens slasher movie, it's worth a watch.