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Although it looks like an ‘Orphan’ rip-off, actually it’s not. They do cross the same roads though.

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Cast: Renee Zelwegger, Ian McShane, Bradley Cooper, Jodelle Ferland.

Synopsis: “Case 39” centers on an idealistic social worker who saves an abused 10-year-old girl from her parents only to discover that the girl is not as innocent as she thinks.

THE PROS

HOLY CRAP! The kid(Ferland) creeped the fuck out me. She did things that convinced me not to adopt any kids(not that I was planning on it).

The movie was fairly creepy. I mean this is more of a thriller than horror, so the suspense kept building and I was entertained. It never got boring.

Ian McShane is always fun to watch. Whether it’s an action flick or magical one or horror, it doesn’t matter, he makes his character enjoyable. And also, same goes for Bradley Cooper with a cherry on top.

There was a scene with Brad Cooper and creepy little Ferland that was so amazing, when the scene ended I was like wtf..? At least rent the movie to see that scene.

The two parents of the kid did a good job.

THE CONS

Why does Renee Zelwegger always looks like she is having lower intestinal problems? Her facial expressions were shit. And she was also a better actress before.

The movie went downhill after 55 minutes of its runtime. It could have been a lot better if they didn’t go all typical and predictable.

OVERALL

The movie is not good as Orphan(my 5th favorite movie of last year) was, I’m comparing because they are from the same ‘evil-kids’ sub-genre. Orphan had a better premise and a lot better ending whereas this movie started good but ended like just another movie from the corner. That being said, this doesn’t mean it was bad, it stands on its own as a decent enough time-passer. I’ve seen better but I’ve seen way worse as well. It gets a 65% (B-).

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I know y’ll are thinking that this is the right moment to go Nazi or Jackie Chan on my ass ’cause I actually watched this film. Anyways, here goes the review and I’ll keep it short.

Think of an orgy between Sin City, Smokin’ Aces, Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill and then 9 months later Bitch Slap is the ‘head-banged up’ child born. But the movies I mentioned are all great but this is nowhere close to them. It is visually a broke dude’s Sin City. It is something nobody will remember(except the lesbian scene, I still remember it). This is a cheap exploitation flick so I didn’t expect much. I ignored the cheesy visuals and horrible acting of Americo Olivio and I sat through it without any problems until the first cat fight ended(1 hr 15 minutes). But then it was followed by another repeatative cat fight which was unbearable, think about it once, how boring can it get that a cat fight seems unbearable. The obvious twist which revealed to us that one of the chick was a ‘non-human’, yeah how cool(or shitty) is that?  And then comes what ruined my day, a shitload of awful, painful visuals that made me scream twice at the screen.

The movie has ridiculous amount of boob-shots that will distract you away from the movie, and I’m pretty sure that’s EXACTLY what the director intended to do.
And I should mention this, the 2 other girls(especially Julia Voth) did some good acting. I clearly did not expect it from them.

Now, this movie has the potential of becoming one’s guilty pleasure but if somebody actually ‘likes’ it, I think s/he has issues. I’ll give it a 38%(D).

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Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Scout Taylor-Compton, Kristana Klebe, Danielle Harris, Hannah Hall, Danny Trejo, Bill Moseley and Sheri Moon Zombie.

(The girls I like is marked red 😉 ).

What’s It About

(The movie basically begins after what I’ve stated below so it doesn’t count as spoilers)

The movie is about a creepy kid from a white trash family. He likes to torture animals and beat up human beings, anyways, he snaps on a halloween night when his mother’s out, he kills his abusive daddy and slutty sister along with her boyfriend. So he is sent to a place where psychos are locked up and is under the charge of Dr. Samuel Loomis. His condition turns bad with time and then he snaps even more, he doesn’t talk to anyone for 15 years and develops a mask making hobby, then when Loomis let go of him and moves on, an incident provides him a chance of escape and he does and thus begin the journey(or movie).

The Pros

I liked the tension or the premise of the movie, it’s creepy and terrifying and provides something scary, not that the movie is scary it just looks sort of intimidating as a horror movie.

Malcolm McDowell did good with his role. So, it is okay to say that he pretty much nailed the role. And also, this is the first time I liked Danny Trejo in something.

Tyler Mane nailed Michael Myers. He was so creepy and perfect that if I was one of his victims, I would’ve died before he could touch me. The mask of Myers worked very nicely.

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“Ain’t this creepy?

The Cons

Why the FUCK were the girls so annoying? I literally had a hard time listening to those hot girls. Why were they given such cheesy and annoying lines?

Are you kidding me? Scout’s character screamed and squealed so much for the last 30 minutes that I was temporarily deaf.

The movie was slow. Okay, don’t rush but a 2 hour long slasher flick is a little too much when you could’ve just omitted a few stupid things out.

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“You’ll should have demanded for a better script”.

The Violence/Gore

This one’s got some nice, disturbing and bloody kills.  Messy at times. Mmhhmm.

The Nudity

Yes, yes, yes. Danielle showed her goods, so did Klebe and Hall. The award goes to Danielle Harris though.

WHY!?!

This is the first movie I liked Trejo in, and his character was so good to Michael Myers, but why did he kill him? 😦

The Overall Judgement

It was a fun enough horror movie which made one big mistake by being annoying, it is a major crime. It deserves a 57%(C+) from me. I expected more.

Reviews Pending.

ZMD(2010)[ADH]
Kill Theory(2010)[ADH]

List of horror movies of 2010 I’ve seen.

If you ever notice grade change, it's because I changed my mind after second watch :)

Dread (A)
Triangle (A)
The Crazies (A)
The Final (A-)
Shutter Island (A-)

Blood Creek (B+)
ZMD (B+)
Kill Theory (B)
The Fourth Kind (B)
Legion (B-)
Daybreakers (B-)
The Lovely Bones (B-)
Case 39 (B-)
The Reeds (B-)

Nine Dead (C+)
Lake Mungo (C)
Bitch Slap (C-)

Zone Of The Dead (D+)
Circle Of Ei8ht (D)
Open Graves (D)
Growth(D-)
The Graves(D-)

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