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I’ve always loved Freddy, and after the AWESOME trailer I just can’t get over ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’. While on the internet, I found a couple of COOL fan-made/old posters that really caught my eye. So, I thought I’d share:

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And not to mention the two badass official posters. So, what do you think of THESE?

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Director: Scott Stewart.

Cast: Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson, Lucas Black, Adrianne Palicki, Willa Holland, Kevin Durand.

So, despite the 1000 negative reviews all over the internet(including THC, the blog I REALLY love) I still had hopes for this one. Why? I love Dennis Quaid and I love Tyrese and add a bad-ass trailer and there, you got my attention. So, did it live up to my expectations? No, but it was pretty decent.

What’s It About

God is pissed off and he goes Nazi on mankind’s ass. One of his angels disobeys him and cuts off his wings to save humanity’s only hope and thus unleashing a fight for survival. ( I’m really sorry for this lousy synopsis).

The Cons

I’m doing THIS first because if you can get over the following things, you might just like it.

So, out of so many people in the whole world an unborn child is humanity’s only hope? That’s bullshit in my opinion.

God’s persona here is quite similar to Hitler’s. I mean, god goes crazy and a fallen angel is to prove him wrong? That is nuts, brazil nuts!

What was up with all those emotional conversations? Especially the ones between the pregnant girl and her boyfriend, the scenes dragged and it took forever to end. And where is all the action the trailer promised? I’m happy with all I got but still…

Why is it that every movie these days needs one idiot character that doesn’t try to understand the simplest logic and HAS to do something stupid and get killed. WTF?

The Pros

Paul Bettany. Hell yeah he’s awesome. The 3 action sequences with him were, without any doubt, the best thing of the whole movie. I can’t wait for PRIEST.

The movie is really funny and it took me by surprise. I may have a bad sense of humour but that’s me and I loved the comedy, especially Dennis Quaid’s lines. “Yeah, yeah, yeah, that’s right. Yesterday I was fucking Santa Clause.” LOL.

Tyrese Gibson. Badass as always.

The angel’s wing thing was AMAZING. The fight between Michael and Gabriel was great in a whole different level because of Gabriel’s wings. =D

I am disappointed with the action but whatever….. it was still frigging COOL. And the sharp-teethed monsters were cool in a funny way.

Best Line

“Audrey, honey? Your mother was wondering if you got dressed this morning with the specific intention of showing your ass off to the entire world.”

Overall

Although a huge letdown because this was on my most anticipated list, I still sort of liked it. A not-so-solid B-.

I’m proud to say this movie sucks. Well, not really proud. I didn’t like the movie so I’ll keep the review short. The plot is something like this: “It takes place in an island, a scientific research gone wrong, creating a bunch of wierd parasite that takes over human body and turns it’s host into a brainless, strong monster. A group of people comes to the island and one of them mysteriously holds the key to end this disaster.” Yeah, the premise had potential and I know that. But the direction was horrible, the acting was terrible and the movie drags on and on and on. Actually the acting wasn’t all bad, the two lead actresses were decent at best but the others were bad enough to turn the movie itself into a disaster. This movie is only 1hour 20 minutes and I was like yawning every 5 minutes, which is definitely not a good thing. The only other good thing about the movie is that the creepy little creatures were done quite well, and how they can be killed using salt was nice. Other than this the whole movie is bad, I am not sure what was so wrong about it but it was just wrong.

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Director: The Spierig Brothers.

Cast: Ethan Hawke, William Dafoe, Sam Neill, Claudia Karvan, Michael Dorman, Isabel Lucas.

What’s It About

It’s the year 2019, a sort of a disease turned humanity into bloodsuckers. Those who chose to remain human is hunted down and farmed for blood, but the storm is coming, as the blood supply is decreasing. And if the vampires are without blood for a couple of days they turn into bat-type brainless monsters, which by the way they don’t want to turn into. So, a couple of vamps are trying to find cure which is on the surface, actually they are looking for a blood substitute. In the group of geniuses, Edward Dalton(Ethan Hawke) who is a GOOD vampire, sort of like Edward Cullen who also happen to not drink human blood. Anyways, he saves a couple of human and thus finding out a way to meet the leader (Dafoe) and save humanity from it’s brink of extinction.

The Pros

I love Ethan Hawke for what he is, and that was exactly the reason to watch this movie. He did not let me down. Though his character is a 60% rip-off of another famous shining vampire, he still managed to pull it off a whole lot better than the other dude (Pattinson) [Take note: I kinda like Twilight]. I never really got around liking William Dafoe, but he was quite good and funny in here. His cheesy one-liners were great in my opinion. And the others did a decent enough job to make me care for their character so it is safe to say that the acting was pretty good.

I loved the premise of Daybreakers. Unlike recent vamp movies, the humans are the minority here, which was done in a pretty good way. And it was dark, the grittiness was awesome.

Though there were only a few action sequences, they were at least enjoyable. And the cure, knowing what the cure is, was a whole lot of fun.

The Cons

Is it me or the opening scene was just dumb (-ish)?

I was expecting to see some big battle between the vamps and humans and I was disappointed with the sparse action I got.

Isabel Lucas’s character could’ve been used for a far better purpose. They misused her.

Clichés. And these helped the movie to be forgetting and typical. I had fun while watching it but I barely remember anything.

2 fucking jump scares. Boo! I scared you. (Yeah you scared my ass).

Violence/Gore/Nudity

Vampires burning, blowing up. Vomiting, blood splattering everywhere, eating blood. On the gore scale it was fun. No real nudity.

Overall

I’d suggest to rent it. Or watch if you cannot get enough of vampires. It’s no ‘Underworld’ but it’s fun. I’ll give this a B-.

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Director: Christopher Smith(Creep & Severance).

Cast: Melissa George, Liam Hemsworth, Michael Dorman.

What’s It About

A worthless mommy(Melissa George) who sucks at taking care of her child, and likes to sail overboard with her man-friends(I ain’t sure if this word exists 😐 ) finds herself in a shitload of trouble when the yacht she sailed in hits a storm and is forced to board a ocean liner to get to safety. And apparently, she feels like she knows this place and more than everything, there is a lonely killer onboard.

The Pros

The premise of the whole movie is splendid. To avoid spoilers, I’m not elaborating much but it’s pretty interesting. Add some good acting and direction with that and obviously you’ll get a decent enough movie. I’m not that familiar with Melissa George but she did an outstanding job in this film. Michael Dorman and Liam Hemsworth backed her up in a good way.

This movie made me think. And there is these WTF moments that caught me off guard, and at some scenes I was like HOLY SHIT!  and I kept wondering what’s gonna happen next. The action is pretty neat and done in a nice way. There’s these moments when I didn’t know what’s going on and BOOM! Shotgun violence, the terror, the building-up tension, everything just worked for me.

I love angry ocean. When the mighty blue ocean is pissed and is ready to kick any sorts of ship’s ass, I find myself satisfied. In here, the director did a great job visualizing this scene.

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I know, what the fuck, right? Not Really, this is nothing compared to what’s coming.

The Cons

So, what’s the point then? The ending revealed us the mystery but what’s the point?

******MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD********
So, they are stuck in a time period and the whole thing is repeating over and over again. What happens to the rest of the world? What happens to the other people around who knows about them? I found myself very unsatisfied with the ending and was expecting a REAL SOLUTION. And there wasn’t any. This bothers me whenever I think of the movie.

Gore/Violence/Nudity

No gore. Quite a good amount of action movie type violence. No REAL nudity but Melissa George has got a nice pair of legs.

Overall

A very entertaining movie that kept me at the edge of my seat. The ending left me blank and asking for more. Great nonetheless. I’ll give this a 7 out of 10.

***UPDATE***

After watching for the second and third time, I picked up all the crazy little details and guess what, IMO, it deserves a 8.5/10 (A).

The first movie I’ve seen of this year’s “After Dark Horror Fest”.

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Director: Joel Anderson.

Cast: Talia Zucker, Rosie Traynorr,David Pledger, Martin Sharpe, Steve Jodrell.

What’s It About

The movie is basically about a girl dies while swimming, this leads to a series of unusual events that twists and turns every 15 minutes and ends up very unusually. But the main thing to say is, the girl lived two lives.

The Pros

I’ll give you a 5-letter word, “CREEPY”. The movie creeped me out in a whole different way and I wasn’t even looking forward to this one. The thing is, everything in this movie, the documentry style execution, the video footages, the photos, the actors, the threesome, you just name it and I can guarantee you that it’s creepy.

The execution was great, the way they unfolds the mystery wasn’t new or original but it was quite different(in a good way) and disturbing.

The Cons

Umm….the movie is really really slow. It’s only 1 hour 20 minutes but it felt like forever.

I’m not sure if the following falls in “The Cons” rather than “I am retarded”. I failed to understand the ending(a creepy one with the psychic), which is pretty much a big part of the point the movie tried to make. So, I asked someone to explain it to me and after he did, it actually makes awesome sense.

Overall

This is quite a good movie if you can go with the flow. I’ll give this one a 5 out of 10.

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If you have problems with the ending(like I did), here is how I understood:

Select the yellow text below and you’ll be able to read it. Just sayin’.
*******MASSIVE SPOILER********
You mean the bit at the end with the psychic?

It was just showing that Alice had more than one premonition of her own impending death.

When she’s talking to the psychic, she says she could feel her mom in her room looking for her, but thought it was an odd dream of some sort.

After she had died, her mom told the same psychic that she could feel Alice event though she wasn’t there.

So basically, the whole thing is about someone knowing they’re doomed to die soon, even if only subconsciously, and how it effects everyone.

Yet another movie I rented to kill some time, and it has an ugly-ass poster.

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Cast: Haylie Duff and a lot others I don’t know.

****The synopsis might be spoiler-ish.******

Synopsis: While camping in Jasper Park up North California, the couple Tom Alan Smithee and Gwen Marie Holden are attacked by a group of strangers; Tom is immediately killed and Gwen is abducted by the men to an underground facility to breed. A couple of months later, in Los Angeles, the manager of a video game company Johnny Dash invites the employees Adam Benson, Lee, Maggie, Perry, Chris Basso, Paul and Mike Chen to participate in a ‘Battle Royal’ paint-ball game at a corporate retreat in the Jasper Park to practice executive tactics. When they arrive at a gas station, they refuel their trucks and see a poster saying that Gwen and Tom are missing since 30 February 2008 and have been last seen in Jasper Park. They head to a former military reservation area in the national park and camp. During the night, Adam has the sensation that the group is under observation and he unsuccessfully warns his colleagues. When the game starts on the next morning, the group finds that their training is more than a paint-ball game, but a fight for survival in a hostile ground whose inhabitants are maniac lunatics.

The movie is a ripoff of a lot other movies, but that doesn’t make it bad. It was cheesy 1 and half hour fun.

The movie started in a stupid way, the actress at the beginning delivered a couple of awkward lines which almost killed my hope for the movie, fortunately that scene ended quickly and it got a lot better.

The acting was average comparing with the type of flick it is. And I like the Duff-sisters(not their acting, just them), so it was cool to see Haylie Duff step up from her girly teeny weeny roles. She did pretty good and now I’m looking forward to her thriller/horror ‘Deep Cove’. [Just a note: Hilary Duff stepped up earlier in 2008 with War Inc, Greta and What Goes Up. She was good in those.]

I like good horror movies in which everyone gets killed off one by one(Hatchet, Friday the 13th remake, House of Wax). But this one was a tad different, the goodies fought back against the organized people who held them hostage, it was quite fresh to see.

I had only two problems with the movie:

  • it’s typical and
  • it’s predictable.

As you can see, the ONLY 2 mistakes are quite huge.

Violence: 8/10.

Gore: 2/10.

Nudity: None(but Haylie Duff is so hot and I just found that out yesterday).

So, I’ve come to the conclusion that you’ll like it:

  • if you are into the whole ‘trapped in the wilderness and surviving from the locals’ thing.
  • if you like the Duff sisters as much as I do.
  • if you have some decent amount of time to kill.

I’ll give this one a 6.5 out of 10.

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Cast: Shea Wingham, Jill Wagner, Paulo Costanzo.

Synopsis: Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.

I thought this would be one of those campy & fun horror movies, but it wasn’t……campy.

So, I ran out of movies this week and rented this one thinking that it could be fun. Well, I’m glad that I did. This goes a long way than just ONLY fun. The suspense was well-built, the acting was fantastic(which is surprising) and I ended up loving it.

The director did a good job making the creatures creepy but then again, monsters with splinters on them already contains decent amount of creep-factor in it.

The three leads did a good job adapting with the premise. I really liked Jill Wagner, she is hot and she can act(unlike Megan Fox) and the chemistry her character had with the two other characters while surviving the whole monster attack situation was brilliant.

The pacing was great, it doesn’t go too fast nor does it drag. Every second focuses on something that will help the movie get going one way or another.

Violence/Gore

The violence and gore is typical, just like any simple horror flick…BUT there is one scene that creeped me out—–> An arm is chopped off by a box-cutter and then the bone is broken by using a brick-type thingy<—–And it is very visual.

Nudity

Nope. They weren’t in the mood I guess while surviving from a killer creature.

Overall

I have no real complaint about this movie, it was just fun in a whole different level, and it is very underrated. Watch it if you get a chance, it’s worth checking out if you’re into the sub-genre. It gets a 7 out of 10.

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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