Thursday, June 30, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
5 out of 5 gravestones for brutality.
5 out of 5 gravestones for gore and gore effects.
5 out of 5 gravestones for one memorable killer.
5 out of 5 gravestones for directing, cinematography, and editing.
3 out of 5 gravestones for a couple of WTF moments (A young woman is confronted by the blood-splattered murderer, and she TIPTOES away from him? And a young man who enters the house and meets the killer bolts UPSTAIRS instead of going back out the door he just walked through?)
In brief, a killer who was "created" by a sadistic mother finds joy and release in murdering her. He then continues his murder spree by hiding in random basements and killing the families when they returned home. Hence the moniker "Basement Jack". But one survivor is determined to get her revenge, if only the local police force will believe her story.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Amanda Storey works for RiteCost, and has been sent to the little town of Itsy, Oklahoma to try and persuade the town’s people that having the mega-store built in their small community will benefit everyone. When her reservation at the town inn has been filled, she finds another room at a little bed and breakfast. The only problem is the B&B has more in store for her then just a bed to sleep in.
The Tub kept me interested the entire time. There was sex, albeit horrific toward the end, and horror that had me widening my eyes in shock. I don’t want to say too much and give the story away, but all I have to say is when Amanda pulled that head out of the water, I felt my stomach turn. The horror was definitely there, and despite this being a very short tale, it packed quite a punch!
Monday, June 20, 2011
It takes place in Norway, and features three college movie makers who are investigating (and filming) the recent rash of bear attacks on the general population. They track down one old, grizzled man whom they believe is responsible for killing the bears, which are a protected species in their country.
Instead what they discover is far more appalling and mind-blowing. The man is really a governmental appointed Troll Hunter (papers to be filled out and all!), and he's busy tracking down the enormous creatures who have escaped their usual habitat.
To say that the effects in this movie are phenomenal are understated. There's not a lot of gore, but the film goes after you psychologically. What really sold this movie to me is that I didn't know the actors, which makes the "seeing what they're seeing through their camera's eye" all that more believable. Note there are some slow spots, but that's because the high action scenes leave you with your adrenaline pumping.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
From France I went to Japan, and a movie I've read a lot about but just now got around to watching. GROTESQUE is a torture film, pure and unadulterated. The movie is so graphic, it's banned in Britain.
It's the story of a young man and woman going out on their very first date. Except they're interrupted on their way back from the restaurant by a maniac (with surgical skills) who kidnaps them and keeps them locked up some place that's unspecific.
Before he starts torturing them, he explains that if they manage to "excite" him, he will let them go free. Please note that the torture itself is a conglomerate of sexual and physical violence, including dismemberment, etc. This movie is not for the squeamish. The gore is believable, and the very cold attitude from the "doctor" will send chills down your spine.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
The one with the aquarium I think is cute and functional, but the fish vaguely remind me of piranha. The one with the snakes...I dunno about that one. Can't find my linkage where I originally saw it, so if you know, drop me a comment. Thanks!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
LA HORDE, at first, looks to be another zombie movie. Well, not quite. It's about a plague or infection (the movie doesn't make it clear) that suddenly turns the inhabitants of Paris into raving cannibals. (Hint: look for the unnerving scene of them beating on the glass doors, and their breaths fog up the cold glass!)
The movie actually starts out in a way you don't expect. Like, don't expect the stars to be six ex-college friends. And don't expect the "norms" of American horror films to be present here. In LA HORDE, a cop is killed by hoodlums. The cop's friends (also cops) decide upon some vigilante justice. In the midst of bad guys smoking good guys, and vice versa, the seedy abandoned building where all this is taking place is suddenly overrun with said ghouls. Reluctantly, the good and bad guys call a temporary truce in order to save their butts from the flesh eaters.