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Great Monster Movie!
Very cool monster movie w/hout the hokey bs you see in many monster films today.This one is a step above.Featuring mainly no name actors except for Mike Vogel & to most he is a no name actor this was acted very well & was downright frightening at times especially for being a PG-13 rated film. The monster was way huge & destructive & it's spider like symbiotes were equally as disturbing. Would've been better had it been R rated but was very well written.Drew Goddard of Buffy The Vampire Slayer fame wrote the screenplay & it was probably the first thrilling film I've seen this year. I was apprehensive about seeing it at first but was persuaded & am very glad I 've now seen it. I also like the fact you never knew if the monster was from space or the ocean's depths. Is left open for a sequel.**** out of *****
The Mist (2007)
This is my favorite Stephen King story & i think it was done great ,even with the new disturbing ending.
Very well written & made for the screen from one of the best stories of Stephen King's "horror" stuff. Frank Darabont does with Mr King's horror story the same as he did for SKing's non-horror story The Shawshank Redemption & that is gives it justice. The new ending of David killing everyone is really the only change & then minutes after while awaiting one of The Mist's beasts to come & eat him he sees a military truck roll in. He realizes he's just killed everyone & now their being rescued.He goes mad with anguish. To top if off he sees the woman he leaves the store & goes out into the Mist, cause she left he kids alone to run to the stone in the back of the truck of the rescued & she glares at him hatefully was even more thought-provoking. Thomas Jane was great as the main character David & Marcia Gay Harden was wonderful as the religious freak villianess Mrs Carmody. Great special effects from Berger & Nicotero & this is of his horror stuff my favorite King adapted horror film so far. But how did the military fix it is what i want to know?That is never explained. Did they close the portal to the other dimension that they ripped open? Great film. The monsters (especially the acid-web spinning & slinging spiders as big as dogs) are the true stars of this movie.CGI looks very real.***** out of *****
30 Days of Night (2007)
Wow! I really enjoyed this film. Best vampire movie I've ever seen
Except for may-be Dracula (1932) this is the best vampire film I've seen.Too long now have vampires been portrayed as sensual beautiful creatures instead of the throat-ripping beasts they deserve to be wrote as. These baddies in this film 30 Days of Night are the scariest vampires since Nosferatu & Kurt Barlow from Salem's lot (1979 CBS version,not the lame ass Sci-Fi network Rob Lowe remake). These were extremely terrifying in their displays of viscousness &complete disregard of mercy as they brutalized this small town of 150 =. One of my all time fav camera shots came from this film as the cameras has an angle shooting down from the sky as if you're in the air & looking down you see the town trying to defend itself but to no avail as the blood starts coating the snow white ground & you see it's everywhere. Very disturbing & haunting but AWESOME! Ididn't really like the lead casting of Josh Hartnett as the Sheriff character but he did okay.I also liked the infected are turned part of the storyline as it was reminiscent of azombie film this way. Also loved the mouth full of razor sharp teeth. They definitely killed any interest one might have in a fantasy sorta way about one wanting to turn into a vampire. And great gore.This is the goriest vampire movie ever made &has awesome make-up work. Loved the bleakness of the film. Very cool.***** out of *****
Satan's Playground (2006)
This isn't for everybody but if you like well made B-movie horror.This is it at it's finest!
This is by no means meant to be taken seriously as a film as it's a film based on a silly tale of the Jersey Devil (like Bigfoot,Yeti,The Mothman) it's a bogeyman made up to keep people out of the desolate Pine Barrens region who from what I understand is miles upon miles of wooded area,that's easy to get really lost in.The old lady was supposed to be the ghost of the woman who bore The Jersey Devil,Mrs Leeds &it seems both she & 2 of her half-wit kids rob & murder anyone who's car breaks down & if they don't get you the Satanists who sacrifice their victims to the Devil & "his son"will.This reminded me of a great 80's B-movie from Troma called Mothers Day.The actresses are 2 of my favorites from previous B horror films.The lead is Felissa Rose from Sleepaway Camp fame & her sister in the film is Ellen Sandweiss from The Evil Dead, who is the chic who gets some horrible tree love & then is the first to go demonic in the film,well in this she is a terrorized Mom w/h a baby. Both actresses are NEVER going to be top Hollywood stars but to their fans after nearly 20 + years of not seeing them in anything it was a pleasant surprise.Also the old woman who plays Mrs Leeds was an extremely creepy old Italian woman who would've made a great witch & the daughter in the pigtails is one of the most nightmarish characters i've seen in a long time.You can obviously tell director Dante Tomaselli grew up on B-horror from his video store from the 80's as this film has that type of feel to it all the way through. Their are some seriously ridiculous moments in this film,like why would the cop HAVE TAKEN the girl back to the house where her whole family was murdered without any back-up?He wouldn't! And towards the end it seemed like they were running out of script ( or money) but this was a unexpected delight as if it sucks really bad i usually turn it off within the first 5 mins. And believe me there is a lot of horror out there you'll turn off cause it's so bad.Loved the scene where the old Mrs Leeds character was doing rails of cocaine but another question?Where did she get the coke from?Stolen from a dead victim? The SAatanists? The jersey Devil? LOL! But this film is good B-movie fun & Liked it immensely.*** OUT OF *****
The Gravedancers (2006)
Not the best B-movie horror film out there but not all that bad either.
First off so far out of the 3 films i've seen under this Films To Die For Horror series Penny Dreadful,Dark Ride, & now this one The Gravedancers,this is so far the best. 3 friends reunited for the funeral of an old friend decide to go walking though the cemetery at night & find a letter of poems that sound like a celebration of life but is instead a curse. And by dancing on the graves of 3 dead folks who didn't lead very good lives a demon/spirit posses these 3 dead souls into exacting revenge on the living. They are played well by Dominic Purcell,Josie Maran & Marcus Vance.The ghosts they make crazy are: one is a judge who raped his jailed victims & use S/M instruments to torture the girls to death. The 2nd ghost is a school teacher who found her husband cheating on her & kills the mistress & her husband w/h an ax. And the 3rd is a child who was a firebug,who burned himself & his family to death on purpose. Sothatis how the 3 so called "Gravedancers" are then attacked in similar fashion until they are dead.The ghosts once they take on human form are grotesque &very creepy.Especially the S/M judge. Good gore scenes but nothing that I'd say was too extreme to be not shown in American theaters as advertised. But it does have a well-written story,though it is predictable in spots & I never understood why the wife of Dominic Purcell's character played by former Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress,Clare "Glory" Kramer. was why she didn't say "Forget this.You danced on the grave not me! I mean you'd have to really love your husband to want to stand by him why 3 ghosts are gonna kill you.Could've been written better,but considering the B-movie director Mike Mendez did this, this a 1000 times better than the too over the top camp horror/comedy The Convent" that he directed in 2000.The only cool thing in that film was Adrienne Barbeau. Soif you like creepy ghost stories or good B-movie horror, heavy on the B, with 1 sorta big name actor then you'll like this. Though I don't think you'll die for this film, as advertised.*** out of *****
Get over it people.By the time Hollywood's done every horror classic will have been remade
I always groan when I see their remaking another favorite classic horror film of mine & a lot have sucked.The only one I went completely crazy about was Dawn Of The Dead. I mean where are the original ideas? But,Rob Zombie came out with a whole new way of telling his version of Halloween & how it went down & I liked his version better than what the original Halloween franchise did.First off I really felt pity for poor Michael as his home life really sucks.The only kind one to him is his Mom, Sherry Moon Zombie (who was awesome in this role as she got too show some acting chops finally playing a decent character whose not psychotic for a change) & he just begins to loose it by hiding away his ugliness behind his masks,he just slowly introverts into his brain,losing all compassion,& sense of what's right & wrong especially after his Mom kills herself & the one burning thought that he left his baby sister"Boo" live still.15 yrs later he escapes, kills a whole mess of people (way more than the original)& in a whole lot more brutally of a fashion too & eventually meets up w/h Baby Boo, now Laurie Strode.Once again it's a fine story but this IS NOT JOHN CARPENTER'S version.It's Rob Zombie's & he warned fans of the original that this would be different. RZ once again uses actors from various favorite horror films of mine in small roles as the whole cast of The Devil's Rejects are in this as security guards,janitors, & graveyard caretakers. Also the wonderful Dee Wallace gets to play Laurie's mom & let's out a bloodcurdling scream as good as any young scream queen out their when Michael goes to knife her. Also he used one of my all time favorites Sybil Danning as the Nurse who young Michael forks in the jugular. And Danielle Harris who played the child Michael was after in the previous Halloween franchise of films 4 & 5 I believe is back but in this one is playing a teen & at 30 she looks way older as Annie than the other 2 actresses do. They kill Michael with Laurie sitting astride him & blowing his brains out as she screams in to the night so I don't see no sequel but that's okay as to me that is what killed the original films creepiness. I liked this.I thought House of a 1,000 Corpses was OK,Devil's Rejects kicked ass, & Halloween is definitely a future horror classic 2-0 Mr Zombie keep on rolling out the "Hard R"horror, just if you could do it from your own imagination with a completely original horror concept as the remake thing is very risky. And people just don't like things to be remade.Or remake the all time gore-fest Zombie for American audiences & go all out & get a NC-17 rating!! **** out of ***** Miss Kory Kane
Penny Dreadful (2006)
I liked this as it was the first film I saw from the After Dark Films Horrorfest series
I don't understand why so many people hated this.I loved it! Granted the plot was a little waning after an hour of Rachel Miner's whining & crying but she is terrified of being in a car, since as a child her Mom was killed in a car wreck. And,Mimi Rogers as her doctor decides to take her back to the spot it happened at to help her relive the memories & see if it helps her overcome her phobia.And considering most people would cry & scream if they to were locked in with their worst fear I thought it added to the psychological intensity & horror of the film.Especially once Mimi Rogers gets murdered & Penny realizes she's alone, w/h her Dr's body in a car that has been placed between 2 trees so she can't get out.And the killer does terrorize her mentally.My favorite part was when the killer goes through the trunk & slits the backseat open enough to get his/her (?) hand through & grab the unsuspecting Penny's hair for a good scare as I wasn't expecting that at all. The ending lacked a bit as I wanted to know who & why the killer was & why they were attacking Penny but all in all i WAS VERY HAPPY W/H THE END RESULT. *** OUT OF *****
Lonely Hearts (2006)
Really good direct to DVD release
Really good work from John Travolta but the real star of this show is Salma Hayek who as the murderess Martha Beck,she plays the character as cunningly evil & with as little remorse as a shark feeding on it's helpless prey. She is so in love with Jared Leto's character of Raymond Fernandez that just the thought of him even remotely feeling anything for his victim who he is conning throws her into a murderous rage. Jared Leto has the role of his career, playing the murderous con-man Ray.Looking very unsexy for a first time in any of his films( though while playing a junkie in Requiem for a Dream,he wasn't hideous but way to skinny) he as a toupee wearing thin mustached geek swoons these unsuspecting widows out of their panties & money & then Martha & Ray off them. For a pretty guy actor he plays down his looks as he is very geeky as Ray but he has charm & of course Mr Leto has awesomely blue eyes & the film has very suspenseful moments & just out right disturbing moments for a crime drama.Why this wasn't released theatrically, I don't know. It's definitely good enough.**** out of *****
The Dead Hate the Living! (2000)
God do people hate this movie! i actually liked it for it being a schlocky B-Movie.
I mean TDHTL is not by no means a great horror film.It is what it is.A low-grade B-movie but it has it's moments of being a cool horror film even w/h it's name-dropping. And it's thankfully a short film though i would like to seen a sequel to see what happens to the 2 main characters after they enter the land Of the Dead. i mean i 've seen way worse horror films, watch death tunnel & you'll think this one is a gem.Good directing from Dave Parker & i actually liked the storyline though the acting was a bit lame. Reminded me at times of low-grade 80's horror but all in all it's what i expected.I think these bad reviews are from people expecting B-horror to be good horror & films such as this one,Boo,nIGHT oF THE Demons etc are not really meant to be good.They appeal to a lovers of B- grade horror films. And w/h this being a horror comedy it's meant to be cheesy.For those who are trying to say it should've been serious well stick w/h more mainstream or actual scary HORROR FILMS.IDO WHEN I WANT TO SEE THAT TYPE OF MOVIE. But when you watch a B-movie you know is a horror comedy don't compare Dead Alive,Evil dead & all the classics as that's not what these movies are even trying to become. I liked this & would recommend it to true fans of silly Horror comedy.And if you hated this stay away from the Sleepaway Camp trilogy.** out of *****
I think this film is getting a bad rap.It's not that horrible.
I mean their have been a slew of PG-13 rated horror films like Cursed,Boogeyman,etc in the past 5 yrs that sucked on so much higher of a scale than Turistas did. I think the storyline was very creepy as a group of tourists run afoul a group of Brazilains who o don't like Americana whitey,except to drug us,abduct us,& then rip out our organs to use on other Brazilians.As in most other countries the idea of an organ transplant is nearly non-existent. So to expediate the matter whenever a group of American or European tourists show up they drug you & play with your insides.Very brutal scenes where the one girl character is drugged but in detail told by the Doctor what he's gonna do w/h their organs.Another brutal scene is where the Scandanavian girl gets loose runs from the bad guys through the jungle blindly,not knowing where she's going & runs off a 100 ft cliff,while you watch her head bash up against the rocks.All of these films like thiso new & Hostel & even Wolf Creek definitely make you either not want to travel at allor at least be made weary that their are some major sickos out there in these poorer countries who will do what they have to make a buck.The only problems have with this film is it's director John Stockwell (one of my fav 80's actors)directs this like he has his other teeny-bopper films like Crazy/beautiful & considering that most of these folks are in their mid to late 20's,a different shot focus would've been what this film needed.That & they rushed the script at the end.But not a bad horror film just not awesome,** out of *****