Monday, November 22, 2010

Babe of the day:Jessica Lowndes

I had no idea she was this hot and wow......were her boobs always this hugeeeeeeee

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Quick Review:Altitude

Once again a movie that after seeing the trailers for...looked like it could be something fairly enjoyable.It featured 2 up and coming hotties(Julianna Guill,yes the amazing girl from F 13 2009 and Jessica 90201,Autopsy Lowndes) and what looked like some unique Creature with tentacles pulling a small plane towards it.It sounded good until actually watching or struggling to watch the movie.

The Plot: Rookie pilot Sara(Lowndes) decides to test out her newly minted flying skills by taking her friends to the coldplay concert.Rookie pilot...I'm sure you guessed something was going to go wrong fairly soon and it does as the planes instruments malfunction and mechanical failures ensues slightly after they enter a mysterious cloud-bank.Unable to communicate with anyone through radar, Sara and her friends are left stranded ..flying through an endless mist.But they are not alone....there is some kind of creature with them
The Good:Sara(Lowndes) and Mel(Guill) do a decent job with a horrible script and some of the dialogue left me embarrassed. I actually liked both of their characters and with this script the fact that they came off likable is an attribute to them.

The creature,for the small glimpses we get of looked really cool and unique,too bad we barely see it.

The Bad:Every character besides Lowndes and Guill I absolutely despised and all made such idiotic choices even I was left shaking my head.To top it off I don't know who was worse between Bruce(Sara's love interest..or so we think) and jock,resident big mouth Sal(Jake Weary).I couldn't wait for both of them to bite the bullet.Bruce(played by Landon Liboiron) was so unbelievable it was cringe-worthy and that dumb,confused look on his face half the film didn't help either.Someone get this kid some acting lessons.
The fact that the creature was barely in the movie made things even worse,I wonder why the creature was in it at all,Maybe just for the trailers to brew up interest.

The ugly: I get that this is sci-fi and I'm not one to get on films for being too unbelievable but come on.....tying a rope around someone at 20000 feet to go outside and fix the tail of a plane..really?really? really?...They should have done anything possible to not include that part in the movie.
The Twist....once again...really?really?

Closing:What seemed like a cool direct to dvd movie is actually complete garbage not even worth a rental.Watch the trailer,at least that was enjoyable and you save yourself an hour and 20 minutes of the day.


Monday, November 8, 2010

Quick Review:Jason goes to Hell(1993)

The 9th installment of the series and I guess we should have expected something different,and boy did we get something different,in a bizarre way(and not a good way in my book)

The plot:Jason is blown into pieces and thought to be dead finally,but of course we know better.We then learn that Jason can only be killed by a member of his own..Voorhees family.But who would want that job?.To top things off since Jason wasn't killed by a Voorhees family member at the beginning,he is still alive and better yet..he can transfer his evil over to someone else's body and disguise himself as that person.No way!!!

The bad:I never knew who the main character was until about 40 mins in and then it turns out to be some nerdy guy who thinks he's tough and can stop Jason.
Not enough Jason,he's really not on screen all that much and at this point in the series it couldn't have hurt to put more Jason in the movie.People want to see Jason kill and rip people apart,not some nerdy douche trying to be tough.
The pace..the opening is great but aside from's just really boring and slow...and like I said earlier,not enough Jason.

The good:Nice amount of gore, blood and heart eating plus a sweet scene involving a girl getting ripped apart while she has sex.Did I see an evil dead 2 dagger in this?
Jason's look,I always dug zombiefied Jason and the ripped clothes.
The ending...Freddy's gloves coming up and pulling Jason's mask back down to Hell was definitely the best part of this movie

Overall:Definitely a bizarre entry into the F13th series and one that I normally group in the weaker installments(i.e ones I don't watch very often at all)Watch it for the gore and the ending or just watch the last scene and skip the rest of the movie

Friday, November 5, 2010

babe of the day:Janet Montgomery

From the Hills run red and Wrong Turn 3 and she also had a little part in the FX show The League
Adorable face and a killer body

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Eli Roth's the Last Exorcism Cursed?

To hit dvd and blu-ray on January 4th and according to him they are having trouble finishing the dvd cause 3 people quit claiming demons tried to contact them

We have a real possession victim in our special features, the problem is people working on it will no longer touch the footage. I'm serious.

People will think it's a publicity stunt but we are actually having difficulty finding people who will finish the DVD. No one will risk it.

via Roth's twitter

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Halloween Horror Movie of the day:The Evil Dead

No review neccesary,cause if you are any kind of horror fan(Young or old)and you haven't seen this than just ....go make time and watch this...over and over and over again,then slap yourself for having not seen it earlier.

The Evil dead,of course directed by Sam Raimi is definitely one of those movies you can watch over and over and over again...and never get tired of it.I can honestly say I watch it at least once and month.They definitely don't make them like this anymore,low budget meets high imagination is one of my favorite lines I read describing the Evil Dead,it just nails the whole aspect of Raimi's film.

Tree branches sexually assaulting a helpless young women,a pencil not only plunged into someones ankle but repeatdly gouged and swirled around while in there. The we have girlfriends turning into demons and tauting their boyfriends with nursery rhymes,not to mention a plethora of dismemberment's,all done with just the right amound of campiness and creepiness,balancing them perfectly.Raimi also of course used his homemade Steadicam for numerous point of view shots of the demonic force coming at us.

A cult classic that of course has 2 sequels or if you want 1 sequel and 1 remade ..with a bigger budget and both are of course fun but they really don't mix the scares and humor as well as the original did.The Evil dead just has that certain charm about it,no one expected it to become such a classic.
Oh yeah and Bruce Campbell is in this

some of my favorite lines
Kill her if you can, loverboy.

You will die! Like the others before you, one by one, we will take you.

We're going to get you. We're going to get you. Not another peep. Time to go to sleep.

I'm gonna break your face!

I fear that the only way to stop those possessed by the spirits of the book is through the act of... bodily dismemberment.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Quick Review:Night of the Demons(2009)

Where do I start?I guess I could start at the one good thing,the cast,it had some pretty faces for us guys...thats about the only positive I could say about it though
Cast includes:Shannon Elizabeth,Diora Baird(mmmm)Monica Keena and Bobbi(not a guy)Sue Luther and a out of shape tired looking Edward Furlong.

Plot:Slutty Angela(Shannon Elizabeth) is throwing a Halloween bash at the legendary Broussard Mansion(which is New Orleans" legendary haunted spot). So long as you have money you can get in and get drunk,and get high and fuck.Of course Havoc soon occurs as a group of seven is stranded in the mansion.Little do they know that there are some demons laying in the basement waiting to be reanimated by some dumb-asses.The demons soon start possessing them one by one and we learn that if they possess all seven of these people they can rule the world...really.The trick is the demons only have till dawn to make this happen.Can the group survive till dawn??

For such as hot cast it's kind of a shame there isn't more nudity,not that its all I look for but when you assemble a cast of hotties like that we should get something other then a few brief shots.I was waiting for Bobbi Sue's Luthers breasts to pop out of the top the whole time,I think that held my attention more than the rest of the movie.

I guess I can give it away but Diora Bairds character gets killed by anal sex,yes you heard it right.She also magically jams lipstick into her nipple and pulls it out of her cooter,I kid you not.Other than that there isn't much to make note of,your average amount of gore.

None whatsover,I wasn't expecting to watch a serious horror movie,I knew it was somewhat campy but there was no tension whatsover and not even many cheap/jump scares.

Final Say:
Not the worst remake I have ever seen but I do feel they could have pushed the envelope a little more,after all it was direct to dvd.I also found more than a few parts absolutely ridiculous.Worth a watch or rental but do not buy.


Thursday, October 7, 2010


A film that actually lived up to its expectations

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Review:Piranha(1978)Blu-ray's no Jaws but guess what,that's a good thing.
The release of Jaws inspired summer blockbusters and the of course the influx of B movies to the mainstream.People thought Hell if a movie with such a simple premise as a killer shark devouring people can make millions why can't we do it.So it lead to many cheap rip offs,some so close to being rip-offs that theatres wouldn't even play them.But one did get released that kind of formed its own legacy and found its own fans...Roger Corman's production of Piranha,directed by Joe Dante.

Dante and company were well aware that Piranha's premise and life is indeed owed to Jaws.But despite that Dante crafted a very funny,campy and entertaining movie that has stayed popular through the years mainly because it never tries to take itself too seriously.Spielberg himself is a fan of this film which says something.Made Long before the days of cgi,the lengths they went to make the attacks seem authentic is a true testament all of them.Puppet Piranha's attached to sticks with triggers to open their mouths somehow still looks better than cgi would in todays world.It took a bunch of the crew to pull this off especially during the raft attack scene.Ive said it many times but I wish more filmmakers today would forget about cgi and do it the old fashioned way...with hard work.

The Plot-A group of Piranha are accidentally released into Lost River Lake by Maggie McKeown,who is on the search for two missing teenager, and by Paul Grogan.Soon however they find out that these are not your normal Piranha,they are genetically engineered Piranha with a taste for human flesh thanks to experiments from Dr Rober Hoak,who is now in a panic over what has been released.Thigs do from bad to worse as Grogan and company realize that these Piranha are in for a treat,since the river connects to a summer campground where Grogans own daughter is at and a newly opened riverside resort area.

Memorable Scenes:There a quite a few from the opening where 2 teenagers are attacked in a swimming pool to the raft attack scene.This is also somewhat no holds barred if you would as the Piranha even have a taste for little kiddies..awwwww.All the attacks are flat-out fun to watch as you seen flashes of the Piranha and their mouths opening,I also love the music played during the attack scenes.Kudos to Pino Dinnagio

Acting:For a movie as campy as this you would think the acting would be bad but it's actually quite good.Bradford Dillman as Grogan and Heather Menzies as Maggie lead the way.Both are likable and the two have some nice chemistry between them as well.Kevin McCarthy pulled off that mad Doctor type quite well.

Gore:You get a shot of chewed up feet, bit off cheek and a surfacing corpse with tons of red water also.

The Blu-ray
Picture-Definitely a treat,the lush greens along the riverbanks looks surprisingly clear and colorful and since most of the film is in the daytime there is also very little debis or grain present.People's faces are also quite detailed and looks fairly natural.The only bad thing I could say is some of underwater scenes are a bit less detailed but that's all right since its suppose to be somewhat murky under the water.

Audio Commentary – with Director Joe Dante and producer Jon Davison....self explanatory.
Behind-the-Scenes Footage-again...self explanatory
The Making of Piranha - the crew shares memories of making the film
Bloopers and Outtakes -you know the drill
Additional Scenes-lame scenes that were added for the network release since a lot was cut
Stills Gallery-some cool pics
Behind-the-Scenes Stills Gallery-more cool pics
Radio and TV Spots-you know the drill once again
Trailers-old school trailers rock
Booklet-You get a nice little booklet with some pics and some info on the film
Closing-Piranha is definitely a self aware film that really works quite well because of this and because of how fun it is to sit down and watch and go back in time.The attack scenes are great and with the blu-ray this is the best way you'll ever have to watch this classic.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Shout Factory makes sweet blu-rays

Reversible covers is just one nice little touch!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Great White Shark spotted in Florida waters

Being shark week I found it ironic.Anyways I've been told it's not the first time one has been spotted in Florida but its the first I heard of it.I always thought they preferred cooler waters and waters where there are seals and shit like that to eat.I don't know what it'll eat here,other smaller sharks and turtles maybe?I just went snorkeling the other time and though the actual chances of bring attacked by a shark,yet alone a great white shark are very slim its um making me think twice about going snorkeling again.I definitely don't want to come face to face with Jaws.Anyways it was Way up near Jacksonville where some fisherman thought they had something big,turns out it was somethig giant,they got some pics of it also. and experts are 90% sure its a great to the great white I say why can't you go home!are you too good for your homeeee!!!???

Piranha 3-d=horror movie of the summer

Yes,this most definitely looks like a hell of a good time of carnage,blood,sex and nudity,the kind of summer movie where you can sit back and forget everything serious for an hour and a half.And the best part,I won't have to hypothesize if what I just saw was real or a dream!I for one expect this to be a hundred times better than The Final Destination which was last summers 3-d horror release.Another reason this can't go wrong.....KELLY BROOK!..In a bikini and NAKED!!!!!!

Friday, July 30, 2010

On blu-ray this week!

Eager to pick but these up,haven't seen them since I was a kid!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Quick Review:Black Water(2007)

The Open Water of fresh water?...nah,much better

Black Water came out on dvd around the same time as Dimension Extreme's Rogue which I already reviewed.Black Water like Rogue also features a salt water crocodile that has attacked a boat, and is based on true events like rogue,but the difference here is Black Water is a bit more realistic in that the croc footage they used was real,as directors David Nerlick and Andrew Traucki insisted no cgi be used,and the integration of the croc into some of the attack scenes is a treat, Black Water in my opinion was also much more suspenseful,grim and intense than Rogue. The budget was also way,way lower.20x lower actually!

The plot:Grace (Dianna Glen), her partner Adam (Andy Rodoreda) and her younger sister Lee (Maeve Dermody) take a holiday to Northern Australia, where they decide to go on a river tour,but unluckily for them they have missed the tour which leads to tour guide Jim taking them on a tour of the river with his own small motor boat.They drift into some mangroves and feel some bumps and then before you know it they are all in the water and the boat is capsized thanks to a croc attack..and Jim is no longer around.Grace and Adam make it to one of the hundred trees in the mangrove while Lee is left stranded on the top of the capsized boat, before she eventually makes it to the tree to join Grace and Adam.And thats pretty much where most of the film takes place as the three mull over all the options to somehow get out of this hopeless situation.Now i know this may sound boring to some people or sound like open water only with a croc but trust me,its not.Its much more exciting than Open Water and it may not have as much action scenes as Rogue and for people looking for an animal attack film that is all attacks and body limps flying,you need look elsewhere.Because here less is more as the tension is ratcheted up gradualy as directors David Nerlick and Andrew Traucki give us just enough glimpses of the croc to keep us interested and scared while giving us action at the perfect moments. And I assure there is action here,as eventually the three of them decide they must take their chances getting to the capsized boat and soon learn maybe the situation is hopeless afterall.This croc is a truly terrifying character that knows exactly what is going on at all times and has no intention of letting anyone out of his territory alive.Probably the best scene is when the croc comes at nightfall for its dinner meal,really creepY and effective. Oh and despite the effective cgi in Rogue,the real croc here just blows away Rogues,not even close.

The acting:The acting is fantastic as its pretty much just 3 characters the entire movie,and they all come across extremely likable and put out very real and believable performances.You felt for them all and at times put yourself into their shoes,what would do in their situation?who has the better idea?would you wat for help or takes your chances?All 3 were pretty much unknown and ended up doing better than many more mainstream and well known actors.

Gore:Not that much on display,we do see an ear floating in the water.

Closing: Black Water is really a treat to watch,its got great tension,good characters and enough scares and action sequences to keep most people interested.The fact that all this was done with such an ultra low budget makes it even more impressive,proving that you don;t over the top Acton,gore or cgi to make an truly realistic, appealing and scary animal attack film.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Quick Review:Rogue(2007)

Don't be fooled by the cheesy dvd cover or the fact that its dimension extreme

I definitely have a soft spot for animal attack films and even though most haven't been good I still always keep my hopes up.Rogue is not new,it came out in 2008 and Ive watched a few times and never got around to reviewing it.So here goes

Rogue is directed by Greg Mclean of Wolf Creek fame,one I never cared for that much.

The Plot:Pete played by Michael Vartan ( an American journalist on assignment in Australia's beautiful Northern territory) joins a tourist group led by Kate(the adorable Radha Mitchell) on a river tour of the Northern Territory,which of course is home to the worlds largest population of saltwater crocodiles.After seeing a flare Kate decides to take the tour and investigate only to end up victims themselves as they are attacked by a huge saltwater crocodile and left stranded on a tidal island which will be under-water by nightfall.

I know,its sounds like your typical lame animal attack scy-fy movie only its not,its much better.Mclean definitely did his homework and the less you see more scary it is approach works as he keeps the crocodile off-screen until about the 50 min mark.We see it in the dark,in shadows,underwater and so on but don't get a real good glimpse of its amazing size until the final confrontation.And I assure you it looks pretty impressive and intimidating,and Mclean even had a group of his people study the actual movements of real-life crocodiles so it would look more realistic since that is what he was aiming for.

I also dug that it wasn't just attack after attack after attack,he let the characters flesh themselves out and for us to get to know them and they all come across extremely likable and not like many horror films today where I just wished they would all get killed .Kate(Radha Mitchell) really feels for the situation she has put her group in and wants to do whatever she can to get them out of this. Pete(Vartan)isn't the outdoor type but you soon learn he is a lot smarter than he looks and he kind of takes on the calming influence for the group.The rest of the characters(which include a sick mother and her daughter and husband,a midlife couple with no kids,a manish-dykish looking lady,an odd but likable younger man with a expensive camera and a older man who has lost his wife some time ago)also did a fine job of staying together despite some hairy problems that befall them later on..I definitely felt scared for them,and Damn I would be freaking out if I was stranded on some island with a huge crocodile stalking me,Id shit myself

The film also was helped by its environment the Northern Territory looks absolutely beautiful and Mclean did some nice camera work showing this and showing the vast wildlife present there.I actually want to go there one day if I ever get the chance,though Im not so sure if Id take a river tour.

So with Rogue you get a pretty damn good and evenly paced crocodile film that packs a serious bite with some nice attacks,some damn scary scenes and some good characters.Definitely worth seeing if you have a soft stop for these type of films like me

so you know-this was based loosely on a true story of a crocodile in the northern territory which staked his claim to a certain part of the river
Sam Worthington(of Terminator Salvation,avatar and clash of the titans) has a nice part in the film before he got pretty well known

Monday, July 19, 2010

A reason to watch MTV=

Amber Lancaster,this girl is so hot and just adorable at the same time.The bad part is you have to sit through the rest of the show titled "The Hard times of RJ Berger"

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Let the Right one In movie posters

Shame this is getting remade already,Let the right one in is a beatiful and truly unique vampire film,anyways here are some cool posters from it

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Quick Review:Ils(them)2006

Ils aka Them is another of the french wave of horror-thrillers to hit the states.This was already loosely remade here as the strangers,well very loosely.Ils is a very creepy,and stylistic horror flick that relies on tension and a simple idea of your house being invaded to scare you.It's done fairly well here.Also the opening scene is very creepy and really gets you ready for the ride you'll be on.

The plot:French couple Lucas (Michael Cohen) and Clementine (Olivia Bonamy) live in a big and secluded plantation style house far away from anyone or anything in Romania.We learn that Clementine is a French teacher and Lucas is some kind of writer.They seem to love living out in the middle of nowhere but it soon turns into quite a nightmare for them one night as they begin to hear strange noises later that night that echo through their big house.It seems something or someone has come for them.

The noises continue and we the viewer are left in the dark,we have no idea what it is that is invading their home,why they are doing or what they want.This really works well as we are left guessing,eventually we do get glimpses of what is attacking them as the attackers begin to get closer and closer to Clementine and Lucas,finally forcing them to retreat to the bathroom to hide out.Clementine makes her way to the attic via the bathroom and is stalked through there as the tension gets ramped up even higher as we know the attackers must be one step ahead of them.What I also liked is this tension is here through the rest of the film as eventually Clementine and Lucas are forced to retreat from the sanctuary of their own home and head for the dark and ominous woods in hope of escaping.It doesn't end there as the fast and aggressive pace doesn't let up and they are finally stalked to an underground sewer system where we finally see just what and who the assailants were.

I won't give much away about who the assailants were other than it was a bit of a letdown after such a tremendous 3/4 of the movie.It almost made the whole movie a bit less frightening but it does make you think about what is going on over there in poor European nations and this was supposedly based on a true story.

The acting. Lucas (Michael Cohen) and Clementine (Olivia Bonamy) both are easily likable and really do seem like a normal everyday couple.It was nice that they were more towards middle age and not your everyday ordinary stupid teenagers.Also interesting that they are pretty much the movie,nobody else really is of any relevance to talk about.

The Gore-Not much on display,just some minor blood shed but tons of suspense and tension which was better than gore.

Directed by: David Moreau and Xavier Palud who I hope to see more from as I really dug the premise and how something as simple as your home being invaded can scare the shit out of you.

Closing:A fast pace and creepy ride that keeps you on the edge of your seat and keeps you guessing until the end.Also sporting 2 likable leads that who for once you want to live and not die,ils keeps the tension high throughout is short 70 minute run time.Worth a view

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Review:House of the Devil(Blu-ray)

My second review of this movie but this time I had the pleasure of seeing it on blu-ray and what a treat it was.The film itself is phenomenal and the blu-ray really adds to it despite some concerns I had about it maybe losing some of that 80s grainy retro look.

The film starts with this flashing across the screen .....During the 1980s, over 70% of American adults believed in the existence of abusive satanic cults. Another 30% rationalized the lack of evidence due to government cover ups...the following is based on true unexplained events.
With this and the fact that the film is called House of the devil we the viewer know something bad and ominous must be at work here.

Probably set time sometime in the 1980's we first meet college student Sam(the adorable Jocelin Donahue)who is in the midst of getting her first apartment.Like any other college student she is struggling with an annoying roomate and of course is strapped for the cash she needs for her new apartment.She sees an add on a billboard at her college for a job babysitting.Seeems easy enough right?And before long she is well on her way to the isolated Ulman mansion on the eve of the upcoming lunar eclipse for what she thinks is a painless and quick babysitting.And she soon does find out that her employers have some..well different plans for her.

So many things stand out about this film but the main one that I love the most would have to be the authentic 80's look of the film.Ti West really,really hit the nail on the head with the look,if you didn't know this film was made in 2009 and you started watchuing this you may very well believe that this is an 80s movie.Everything from the outfits,the feathered hair,the walkman,the old coca-cola cups,the old yellow rotary phone to even the yellow opening credits screams 80's.Even the house where Sam babysits is dipped in the 80s.The yellow-mustardy dull interior colors remind me of my grandpa and grandmas place.West really knew what he wanted and tracked down numerous items on ebay to make it that much more authentic.

Another great thing
West does is he really takes his time building up his story.It's a slow-burn and It may not be for all,and for those looking for something more evildeady or something more filled with cheap scares,I suggest you look elsewhere.But to me West's simple character driven approach is a breath of fresh air,as we get to know Sam fairly well early on and get a real feel for her character. I also loved how he takes time letting the viewer soak in the atmosphere of the house via Sam as she explores it.And a large portion of the film is just that,"watching Sam in the house".West also gives subtle little hints that something may not be right without fully hitting you over the head with it.I've read numerous reviews saying its to slow but that's exactly what West wanted.That's the type of film he was aiming for.He wasn't going for cheap scares and glossy shots,instead trading those in for genuine dread and genuine fear as he places you in its characters shoes.You constantly ask yourself,"would I have done that?"And trust me the final half and hour is well worth the wait.

The acting here is superb as well.Newcomer Jocelin Donahue is brilliant as Sam,she's very likable and very easy on the eyes and perhaps a bit naive at times.Her friend Megan(Greta Gerwig) is also very good as the maybe little too loud and to sarcastic friend.And of course we have Tom Noonan as Mr Ulman,who really is creepy but in a way that's not too obvious,and Mary Woronov as the peculiar Mrs Ulman.And Dee Wallace as the landl;ady was a nice little touch.

Jocelin Donahue<3
The Blu-ray
video quality I was a little concerned with how this might look on blu-ray considering this is a film that relishes in that murky-faded 80s look.But the blu-ray really keeps that look alive and well while adding nice details on close ups of people and objects.So blu-ray buyers don't be concerned with the huge amount of grain on display,that's suppose to be there and is part of the look that West wanted.So shoulds you buy the blu-ray or dvd?Definitely the blu-ray if you own a player or ps3,its only a few dollars more and the picture is better,more detailed and a more realistic of 80's horror movies


Audio commentaries-One with Jocelin Donahue and Ti West which is very interesting as they discuss everything including the crazy 18 day shoot.The other commentary is Ti West,sound designer Graham Resnik, and producers Larry Fessenden and Peter Phok.
Deleted scenes-a few,nothing really worth of mentioning
In the house of the devil-Behind the scenes look at sound and set design,makeup and gore effects
Behind the House of the devil-Interviews with Jocelin Donahue and Greta Gerwig

Buy the movie on blu-ray,it's a great throwback with great tension,good acting and a well worth conclusion and fans of classics will definitely enjoy and appreciate this.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Quote of the day

What? No. We can't stop here. This is bat country.

Quick Review:The Crazies

Directed by Breck Eisner. With Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Joe Anderson

Fear thy Neighbor,that's the punchline.Which I guess I would if my neighbor started acting strange and wanted to kill me.
That's the plot of the crazies as a mysterious virus infects the population of small town Ogden Marsh turning the residents into "crazies"intent on killing one another,and which soon leads to the military showing up to of course make matters worse.This is of course the remake of George Romero's original The Crazies(shame on me but I'm yet to see that one).
Timothy Olyphant plays David Dutton,sheriff of the small Iowa town,Radha Mitchell plays his physician wife.Both of them really are on their game here,both really likable and very believable,which was something this movie needed to be taken seriously.

The film had a lot else going for it,the opening scene in which the alleged town drunk roams into the outfield of a minor league baseball game with gun in had is compelling and gets you interested right from the get-go. Another great element of this film was the feel of small town America,the movie really nailed that look and feel. The one sheriff,one deputy law enforcement,the town doctor and the fact that everyone seems to know each other and each others business also conveys that general feeling.The wide shots of characters walking through open fields of nothing really are breathtaking.

Then of course there is the military element,busing the residents to concentration like camps,separating kids from parents and family members from one another,gas mask wearing soldiers just gunning down helpless civilians including a mother and son and of course the fact that they won't give any insight as to what is happening.

I like the tone here as well,it was like there was a real sense of hopelessness ,each time they think they maybe found something positive to build on..boom their hopes are dashed.
There isn't a ton of gore on display but there is some nice scenes including a bad-ass knife kill and a kill with some kind of surgical instrument.

The movie is well paced,entertaining,smart and has a few really nice set pieces.There are of course the jump scares but there are also some real gripping moments of tension as characters are stalked by "the crazies". It's definitely a nice entry into the horror genre.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Evil dead to hit blu-ray

Finally on August 31st

Babe of the day:Ashley Greene Part 2

When did she get soo fucking HOT and Gorgeous!I think she's marrying me tommorow

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Quick Review:Splice

It was good to see a horror movie hit the theatres that wasn't a remake,re imagining or whatever the hell you want to call it.Splice trailers had me interested and it looked like it had a cool concept behind it as well.It ended up being a nice little flick which was unique and unlike anything I had ever seen before.

The plot:Genetic engineers and couple Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa(Sarah Polly) do what we would call splicing.They splice together DNA from different animals to create new hybrids.Next up for them...Human DNA or so they think.The pharmaceutical company that funds their research basically tells them don't do it,they won't allow it.So what do Clive and Elsa do..they secretly conduct their own experiments and end up creating a weird,amazing and yet somewhat human creature they name Dren that shares some characteristics of humans and some of wild animals.However it soon starts to learn too much and grow way too much and Clive and Elsa are forced to deal with their very own nightmarish creation.

It's almost tough to call this horror,not a lot of gore or kills,it's almost more sci-fi drama than anything and I don't mean that in a bad away as the movie was very well character driven and well acted.It has some great undertones that deal with family,beastality,rape and inbreeding,all of that is really what made this film unique.I had no idea it would be dealing with deeper stuff like that.In fact I really think the message of this film was that we Humans are the true monsters and we usually don't know how to deal with our own consequences.That's all I will say without giving too much away.

Dren was really a sight to see,eventually growing into a humam-like girl,though with a much bigger head and with eyes way further apart.And a spiked tail.Dren in the later stages was played by Delphine Chaneac who does a fine job.Great creature effects at display here courtesy of Howard Berger.

The acting is solid here as well.Adrien Brody does a fine job despite his odd-looking nose that I can never not look at.Sarah Polly also is great as Elsa who is much more obsessed with their creation and also has some painful childhood memories that come to a head later in the film.

The film is shocking at times,creepy at times and even hilarious at one point.It is nowhere near perfect and is a bit slow at times but it still was refreshing to see a new and original idea.



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