It wasn’t bad as an average horror film but I expected better and was ultimately disappointed by this gory but sadly unappealing remake. Now don’t start getting at me with being a downer. I am an optimist when it comes to films, and I judge films equally and so this review isn’t average because I didn’t like the original being remade. Here is my optimistic Trailer Review, and I loved the Original Trilogy which I have also Reviewed. The reason this film is average is because it’s just like everything else in horror, gore increases, story and character become meaningless. Oh and when a film claims to be the scariest I will ever see, I don’t think it is wrong to expect at least to be scared once.
Posts Tagged ‘Horror’
Tags: Horror, Remake, Review, Trailer, Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Images, Poster, Evil Dead, Evil Dead (2013) Review, Possession, Fede Alvarez, Book of the Dead, Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore, cabin in the woods, laughter and tears
Tags: Anthony Reynolds as Steve Slattery - Homeland Security Officer, Barry Levinson, Horror, Jane McNeill as Victim #1, Kether Donohue as Donna Thompson, Kristen Connolly as Stephanie, Michael Beasley as Officer Jimson, Review, The Bay, The Bay (2012), The Bay (2012) Review
I liked the bay, nothing special but it is quite fun to watch. As a found footage it does feel more like someone had found this footage and decided to present it to people, the way it does this is by having it presented as a documentary about the events from leaked footage taken from the government. It doesn’t necessarily scare but it isn’t very pleasant what actually happens, it’s a worrying kind of fear like when you watch a story about diseases and outbreaks. Overall it’s pretty interesting to watch and if you would like to see something between contagion and VHS then this is probably for you. On a separate note since I have you, you can still vote over at the side for my Christmas review and this review will be my last horror review until after Christmas as I will be going into full Christmas mode after today. Christmas!
Tags: Action, Adventure, Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Chad Coleman as Tyreese, Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes, Charlie Adlard, Danai Gurira as Michonne, David Morrissey as The Governor, Emily Kinney as Beth Greene, Frank Darabont, Horror, Jane McNeill as Patricia, Laurie Holden as Andrea, Michael Rooker as Merle Dixon, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene, Post-apocalyptic, Review, Robert Kirkman, Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes, Science Fiction, Scott Wilson as Hershel Greene, Season 3, Steven Yeun as Glenn, The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead (Mid-Season 3), The Walking Dead (Mid-Season 3) Review, Tony Moore, Zombie apocalypse
Well well well, looks like we are back to form with season 3. After a mostly disappointing season 2 I dreaded the series would never go back to being great, however with a far greater story being set with the governor and the prison (Read the comics, I kind of knew what was coming). The story and the acting has been particularly stellar this season and I don’t expect this to change when the series starts back up in February (Damn cliff-hangers!). I have really liked the way that the story would swap between Woodbury and the Prison as I found it never let the story go flat or soapy like at the farm. This season had strong violence and horror but also powerful emotional scenes and to be honest they really did spectacularly well with this season, It’s brought back the fans because it now deserves them. I am finding it hard to write the first non-spoiler paragraph so after this I will spoil as much as possible, so enjoy.
Tags: Finn Carter as Rhonda LeBeck, Fred Ward as Earl Basset, Graboid, Horror, Kevin Bacon as Val McKee, Michael Gross as Burt Gummer, monsters, Poster, Reba McEntire as Heather Gummer, Review, Robert Jayne as Melvin Plug, Science Fiction, Trailer, Tremors, Tremors (1990), Tremors (1990) Review, Victor Wong as Walter Chang
Tremors is the type of film that I think people would look at the trailer and go nah, but if you watch the film then it will grow on you fast with its humour, fun and qwerky characters. This is another film that contains a group of people trapped in a place away from society and something is going to get them, you just can’t beat that setting for a monster film. The film is massively into honouring the low budget 1950’s monster films and any film that does this gets me as a fan. The story is smooth and plays out so organically compared to most monster flicks, and the monsters themselves are really unique in the way they look and even the way they kill. You don’t get many unique monsters anymore which I think is really sad, however you do get a few though and I always like to use this film to compare how original they really are. The characters in the film might be my favourite part, after all I am a believer in connecting with the characters you are watching on film, and it’s hard to beat that first scene in which you get to know the two main characters. Val: “You will have… long blonde hair, big green eyes, world class breasts, ass that won’t quit, and legs… that go ALL THE WAY UP!”
Tags: Andrew Astor as Foster Lambert, Angus Sampson as Tucker, Barbara Hershey as Lorraine Lambert, demons, Fantasy, ghosts, Horror, Insidious, Insidious (2011), Insidious (2011) Review, James Wan, Jason Blum, Leigh Whannell, Leigh Whannell as Specs, Lin Shaye as Elise Rainier, Oren Peli, Patrick Wilson as Josh Lambert, Rose Byrne as Renai Lambert, Steven Schneider, Ty Simpkins as Dalton Lambert
I have been meaning to watch this film for a while but only got reminded recently when they announced a sequel to Insidious, so what did I think about the film then? I liked it, creepy but not necessarily scary, however I did like its unique story and its telling of said story. The acting was good and I liked most of the cast. The film is at its strongest for the first half although the beginning was a bit slow, the last half though went a bit too far for me with the other realm travelling and an exorcism which had the ghosts in a bit too much light. What I liked the most about the beginning was how you didn’t really get to see the big bad demons and that made it creepy, but when that vale is lifted it doesn’t have the same effect, but it doesn’t reveal them in most scenes so I’ll give it a pass.
Tags: Action, Adventure, Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes, Charlie Adlard, Emily Kinney as Beth Greene, Frank Darabont, Horror, James Allen McCune as Jimmy, Jane McNeill as Patricia, Jeffrey DeMunn as Dale Horvath, Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh, Laurie Holden as Andrea, Michael Zegen as Randall, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene, Post-apocalyptic, Pruitt Taylor Vince as Otis, Review, Robert Kirkman, Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes, Science Fiction, Scott Wilson as Hershel Greene, Season 2, Steven Yeun as Glenn, The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead Season 2, The Walking Dead Season 2 Review, Tony Moore, Zombie apocalypse
The first season was amazing so presumably the second season should only get better, right? Well no it wasn’t, it really wasn’t. It managed to fool me for the start but then about two episodes in I started to think I was watching a soap or something, because it just lost every sense of a zombie apocalypse by isolating the entire cast to a farm where the biggest threat was Shane having a bad day. Ok the first two episodes where great to good, then the next nine episodes where as boring as you could make them with the odd zombie walking around in the background of all the emotions, then the finale was pretty good but doesn’t make up for the weeks of boredom. Honestly though I am shocked they didn’t lose half of their loyal viewers because I was thinking about watching something else. Either way it was a good start and ending and the latest season has redeemed series.
Tags: Anna Paquin as Laurie, Antholgy, Brett Kelly as Charlie, Brian Cox as Mr. Kreeg, Britt McKillip as Macy, Bryan Singer, C. Ernst Harth as Giant Baby, Christine Willes as Mrs. Henderson, Dylan Baker as Steven Wilkins, Fantasy, Halloween, Horror, Horror Anthology, Isabelle Deluce as Sara, Jean-Luc Bilodeau as Schrader, Lauren Lee Smith as Danielle, Leslie Bibb as Emma, Michael Dougherty, Patrick Gilmore as Bud The Cameraman, Quinn Lord as Sam / Peeping Tommy, Rochelle Aytes as Maria, Season's Greetings, Story telling, Tahmoh Penikett as Henry, Trick 'r Treat, Trick 'r Treat (2007), Trick 'r Treat (2007) Review
When watching this film at the weekend the only question I had was why I didn’t watch this on Halloween, seriously it’s a fantastic film for Halloween (It has the Halloween spirit). I am going to call this film an anthology because it tells four stories and although they do kind of connect I love the idea and the stories are ridiculously built for Halloween (In a good way). My favourite thing about the film was how it tried to teach a lesson about Halloween traditions, like check your candy and don’t smash pumpkins. The film does remind me of an old favourite ‘Creepshow’ from Steven King which taught more specific lessons about more moral problems but still it had that follow the rules or meet a horrible end which is always fun for a horror film. The one that got me was the werewolf story because I just didn’t see it coming, thinking back though it should have been easy to notice.
Tags: Claudia Puig, Dominic West as Robert Malory, Fantasy, Horror, Images, Imelda Staunton as Maud Hill, John Shrapnel as Reverend Hugh Purslow, Lucy Cohu as Constance Strickland, Mystery, Rebecca Hall as Florence Cathcart, Review, Roger Ebert, Shaun Dooley as Malden McNair, Suspense, The Awakening, The Awakening (2012), The Awakening (2012) Review, Trailer
This film episode on TV or a short film which goes straight to DVD but a full length horror film it just doesn’t do it for me. The story, visuals and acting were pretty good but I still just couldn’t find anything special or memorable about the film. I only just watched this film but I am already starting to forget what actually happen. I think that is bad. The acting was the best part and the two mains actors do a great job of demonstrating their characters back stories and why they do what they do. I did like the way the story went around in the end, and it was okay I suppose but nothing special and it certainly doesn’t pull the rest of the film with it.
Tags: Action, Adventure, Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes, Charlie Adlard, Frank Darabont, Horror, Jeffrey DeMunn as Dale Horvath, Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh, Laurie Holden as Andrea, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Post-apocalyptic, Review, Robert Kirkman, Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes, Science Fiction, Season 1, Steven Yeun as Glenn, The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead Season 1, The Walking Dead Season 1 Review, Tony Moore, Zombie apocalypse
This is my first review for a TV series and I hope you agree that I picked a good one to start off on. The first time I heard anything about this series was purely by accident when I stumbled upon the trailer, now I feel a bit stupid because when I first saw it I thought hmm that looks like a good film, until about an embossing week later I figured out that it was actually a TV series. When I knew it was a TV series I was ridiculously excited about the idea of a zombie TV series because there had never been such a series before and it looked fantastic. Luckily the first episode didn’t disappoint and if anything exceeded my expectation. Don’t Open, Dead Inside! You all know the scene.
Tags: Aki Maeda as Noriko Nakagawa, Battle Royale, Battle Royale (2000), Battle Royale (2000) Review, Chiaki Kuriyama as Takako Chigusa, Horror, Kou Shibasaki as Mitsuko Souma, Masanobu Ando as Kazuo Kiriyama, Review, Science Fiction, Sosuke Takaoka as Hiroki Sugimura, Takashi Tsukamoto as Shinji Mimura, Takeshi Kitano as Kitano, Taro Yamamoto as Shogo Kawada, Tatsuya Fujiwara as Shuya Nanahara, Trailer, Yukihiro Kotani as Yoshitoki Kuninobu
Full of death, games, teenagers and a constant challenge to our views of what is right and wrong when put to the ultimate test. This film is the much better and more controversial big brother to this years ‘The Hunger Games’, by that I mean that ‘The Hunger Games’ is the little brother who copies off the big brother but just fails to be the original masterpiece. If you like the idea of a hard hitting no punches pulled version of what to me was a disappointing ‘Hunger Games’ then this is for you because I really enjoyed this film. I love how every death is not only shown but also that you know a little about the people who died, for example most the characters had a little back story this was a very clever thing to do in a film like this because you have to know people to care if they live or die and this film really used that to its advantage.