This is a surprisingly funny and weird horror film. The film reminds me of a bit of Jaws and a bit of Tremors. Both very good films with this brilliant rewatchability, so it should be great then and is! The cast are very good and I loved the whole crazy islanders vs. Alien thing because it pays off. Not sure why there isn’t an award for playing drunk because it’s really an art form (seriously!). Never seen a cast play drunk so perfectly before and it is so funny. My favourite drunk was Dr. Adam Smith played by Russell Tovey (Being Human).
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Really weird film but I’ll be damned if I didn’t really enjoy watching it. This film is one of the best things to watch at Halloween because it is kind of a spoof sequel to one of the most classic zombie films ‘Night of the Living Dead’. That I believe is one of the films strengths in that it is done by people who know horror and wanted to add some dark humour to the genre and this worked perfectly in this film. Interestingly enough the two creators split their efforts when it came to the sequels and we had this film from Russo and Dawn of the Dead from Romero.
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Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know this story, think again. From fan favorites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes The Cabin in the Woods, a mind blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out. That’s the description released by Lionsgate, so does it live up to its hype? Yes, yes it does.
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Since the ‘Expendables 2’ is coming out next month I thought it would be fun to do ‘the best of’ for the three biggest action stars, done Schwarzenegger a while ago and will link that below, this is obviously Willis’s best films and next week I will be doing Stallone’s best films. Just to point out that although films like ‘Pulp Fiction’ are excellent Willis was not the main character so will not be on the list. But that won’t hold back Bruce because he has done some great films mainly action but also some great Sci-Fi which makes me a fan.
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This film is a bit of a weird one, as it is supposed to be a comedy but ends up being mainly a drama. So in that respect it’s a hard one to review, so I will class this as a drama with a romance twist. But as for the comedy, it’s not funny and don’t expect much Steve Carell magic. The relationship between Penny and Dodge though is quite nice so it’s not a total right off.
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This is my top ten horror list I hope you enjoy. Thank all for voting and I hope your film won.
Oh My God what the hell is that, arghghhhh it’s got me! Where’s my shot gun damn it! OH GOD NOT MY BRAIN… [Part 1]
Go into caves, tempt ghosts, open portals into other dimensions, go into any room with a 1408 number, go into a theme park when it’s a zombie apocalypse and drink crazy water![Part 2]
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Now just to state that originally I had a list of 38 comedy films and then had to cut it down to just 10 films, so I know people will be asking why their favourite film isn’t on here and believe me it was hard to cut 28 of my favourite comedy films off the list. But the films on the list are the best of the best and deserve your laughs.
Votes have now closed and the winners are revealed below:
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Oh snap! Don’t go in there you fool! WHY DON’T YOU LEARN! Well in top ten horror films part 2 we learn not to go into caves, tempt ghosts, open portals into other dimensions, go into any room with a 1408 number, don’t go into a theme park when it’s a zombie apocalypse and don’t drink crazy water!