Thursday, December 30, 2010
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all! This will be my last post for this year! Hope you all have a blessed and totally banging New Year!!!!
Since I'm all in the New Years mood i will watch and review a New Years related movie, its between Terror Train, End of Days and New Years Evil haven't made a decision yet but knowing me don't be surprised if I watch them all :).
I will only probably post it on Saturday with Sunday being the latest! Alriteee then go buck wild crazy welcoming 2011!!!!
Peace, Love and Sugar-coated Hugs
at 9:00 PM
Heya! im back again for another movie review, i know its been like 2 weeks i havent posted anything but have been drowning in advanced calculus grrrrrrr :( . In anycase the movie of choice today is Devil directed by John and Drew Dowdle and based on a story by M. Night Shyamalan.
Devil is about five strangers who find themselves stuck in a broken elevator and while stuck there, from time to time the lights flicker off for a few minutes and when they go back on one of strangers dies. Now I'm claustrophobic so from the get go i found this movie scary and the moments when the lights flickered off, i actually found myself holding my breath for fear of how and who would die next. As each stranger gets killed off one by one, confusion and fear of not only the characters in the movie but also of me the viewer increases as we both try to figure out who the killer actually is.
Is the killer one of the five strangers in the elevator? or as the title suggest the actual devil himself? The murders gradually get more elaborate, and with no clear clue as to who the killer is, the scared survivors end up blaming each other and get more paranoid as more people get killed off.
Overall I actually enjoyed this movie, i mean there were parts i thought could've been a little more scarier but other than that it was a good horror movie. What makes this movie scary and good is the tension and the atmosphere and the characters themselves also did a great job. So when you have the time i suggest you pop this in , turn off all the lights, blast up the volume and enjoy!
Peace,Love and Sugar-coated Hugs *Pixie*
at 7:56 PM
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Hello my horror movie loving lil monsters! today the movie of choice is The Last Exorcism directed by Daniel Stamm.The movie is basically about a documentary crew that follows a fake exorcist named Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian) to a remote family farm, where he’s been hired to exorcise the demon possessed teenage daughter (Ashley Bell) of a devout Christian (Louis Herthum). Cotton's reason for coming to the farm and agreeing to the exorcism is to expose exorcism as a scam hence the documentary crew tagging along, but once he arrives at the farm, he starts to doubt whether or not he’s witnessing a real case of demonic possession.
This movie took a rather different approach to other Exorcist movies in that the horror and scare factor other Exorcist movie are known and loved for kind of took a back step. Now i'm not saying the movie is bad its just that its not what i expected and hoped it would be like, i guess i thought that this movie would be equally if not better than The Exorcism of Emily Rose which i loved. For a movie that was about 88 minutes long, i feel they wasted too much time building up to the actual exorcism and in the end i felt that the movie was mainly about the exorcist Cotton Marcus but maybe that was the approach they wanted to take, its just that coming into the movie i wanted to see and know more about the actual girl who was being exorcised.
I do feel though that Patrick Fabian did a GREAT job portraying the reverend Cotton Marcus and i loved his character who is basically this person who has been preaching since he was 5 years old, now has a change of heart and basically is starting to doubt his relationship with God and the church with concern to exorcisms.
I actually feel the only really scaryish part of this movie is they way the girl snaps her neck and body when she is possessed. I really did wish they would have done more scary possessed scenes because i think it would have made the movie that much better and having watched all the Exorcist movies you can't shoot me for expecting that and being disappointed when the movie doesn't deliver.
The ending of this movie was particularly mind-boggling and i in fact found it funny, which i don't think the director was going for. To me the ending seemed like production ran out of money but they needed to finish the film so they shot the quickest,cheapest and last minute thought out ending. It also felt like the director and producers morphed movies like (The Exorcist, Rosemary's baby, Blair Witch Project, The Exorcism of Emily Rose etc..) all into the last 5 minutes of the movie as the ending, which made it seem like the directors didn't even try.
In the end this movie was not too bad as it did take a different approach to this horror movie classic but horror wise i feel the best modern version of the 1973 The Exorcist movie is The Exorcism of Emily Rose but other people might feel differently but at the end of the day the 1973 movie still and i feel will always kick ass!!!
at 9:48 PM
Monday, November 29, 2010
Aaaah Homecoming..the football players,the dance, girlfriends and ex-girlfriends, the jealousy, kidnapping, the gruesome torture and murders...uhmmm doesnt this all sound a little too predictable? well it is! This movie was sooo bad that throughout it I constantly questioned my sanity..
You know Im even pissed writting this review because it was such an epic failure and a waste of good film, so i wont even spend too much time on this one.
In anycase Mischa Barton also stars as one of the main characters in this movie and its really sad to see how she goes from playing an alright character in Walled In to completely sucking monkey balls in this one. Whats even more mind boggling is that Morgan Freeman produced this!?! Anywho back to the movie, its about a former high school quarterback star Mike Donaldson (Matt Long) who returns to his hometown for the Homecoming retirement of his jersey. To the surprise of his possessive and jealous ex-girlfriend Shelby (Mischa Barton) he brings along his new grilfriend Elizabeth (Jessica Stroup).
, she "accidentally" gets run over by Shelby. Shelby then takes the unconscious Elizabeth to her almost deserted house, where she hooks her up to an IV shoves her system with a lot of painkillers and uses this situation to her advantage as she tries to win Mike back while Elizabeths fights for her life and tries to escape.
Now if you are as much of a horror movie lover as I am while reading this a light bulb should switch on and a particular movie should come into mind..i.e Misery...Homecoming is basically the modern retarded version of Misery .This movie lacks creativity, the acting just plain sucked and i think i may have lost a couple of braincells watching this, so for my sanity i'll just end this review here and look for another hopefully better horror movie to watch....
Rating: 3/10 (and this is me being nice my actual initial rating was -2/10)
at 7:39 AM
Sunday, November 28, 2010
The movie of choice tonight is Walled In, directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner and has Mischa Barton playing the main character (Sam Walczak). When I watched the trailer for this movie, I was super exicted about it and thought it would be a great horror movie but I'm sad to say it just didnt deliver its full potential.
The movie is about a young women (Sam Walczak) who has just recently graduated from engineering school and whos father gives her as a gift, her first solo demolition project of a mysterious building. Sam travels out to this building that was built by a wacky architect named Joseph Malestrazza to try and figure out the best way to bring down this awkward building. Sam soon finds out that the building as well as its' architect are quite out off the ordinary.Malestrazza believed that a building could be immortal if its walls were intombed with live people...sounds crazy huh?
The building itself is amazing and i feel the director could have done soooo much more with such a set,the movie is not completely bad but i just feel the house was such a wonderful maze the director could have played on so many emotions like fear,claustrophobia, darkness,confusion etc... another thing that i did not completely understand and was a lil mad about is why the writer had to steal the infamous Freddy Krueger (1,2 Freddy's coming for you) lullaby and try to modify it for the movie?! it didn't even make any sense or flow as good as the Freddy Krueger version so that part could've definitely used a lot more creativity.
All in all the movie was not that bad and definitely had its scary parts like this scene :but sadly like most horror movies the ending didnt do much for me and had me a little lost but maybe that's just me! so watch it and see what you think of it....
at 7:42 PM
Hello Horror lovers, today i will be reviewing a movie directed by Christian Alvart called Case 39. The movie is about a social worker played by Renee Zellweger who decides to to take in an abused little girl called Lily(Jodelle Ferland) after she catches Lily's parent trying to kill her by shoving her in an oven. So after taking in the little girl a couple of days later things start to get a little awry, which i think was to be expected. In anycase as the movie goes on people all of a sudden start to die including Zellwegers love interest played by Bradly Cooper who predictably dies after little Lily threatens him..
So as more and more bodies start to pile up and Zellweger realises the girl she took in is a demon, she decides to take matters into her own hands and kill the lil devil. Honestly this movie kind off sucked, i found myself losing concentration and found it pretty predictable. I also couldnt help but compare it to the movie Orphan, which i think delivered a lil more pazazz than this one. There where some disturbingly good scenes like the ways in which Bradly Coopers character and Lily's parents die. I think this movie is almost totally saved by Jodelle Ferland's excellent acting skills and the way she embodied her character definately did give me some chills.
Its a good light-hearted movie and reminds us to always do extensive back-up research before you do anything drastic like adopting a child (insert Orphan) and hey if any of you find that you may have mistakenly adopted a demon child, remember that Fed-Ex is there for a reason...RE: RETURN TO SENDER!!!
at 12:33 AM
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Today was one of those days that I had absolutely nothing to do ,was in the mood to watch a good SCARY horror movie but nothing i picked seemed to be scary enough or interesting enough, so after countless searches i came across the 2000 remake of Dracula. Now this was the second time i watched it and the only reason why i did was because when it first came out, i was pretty darn young soo anything was scary at the time.
I mean he had me in a sweat throughout this whole movie, had me saying halleluyerrr and everything lol.
Anyways back to the movie, the opening scene is set in the late 1800's and then quickly flashes forward to modern day England were we have the old Professor Van Helsing looking over old antiques in his office. At the same time there is a group of theives ( headed by Omar Epps and Jennifer Esposito's characters) who have broken into the professors dark ancient vault looking for valuable possessions but what it actually contains is the tightly locked coffin of Dracula...PAUSE FOR A DAMN CAUSE!...people if you go and rob somebody and the vault leads to a DEEP,,DARK cave with SKULLS and CRUCIFIXES everywhere, what the hell possesses you to think that someone is hiding gold or money!!! and these fools had the nerve to steal the coffin claiming there must be something valuable in the there, well didn't they find out!
at 11:06 AM