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“3rd film I saw of this year’s After Dark Horrorfest and I frigging loved this one. It’s been a while since I saw a of ‘torture porn’ which has got so many quality stuff in it.”

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Cast: Mark Donato, Julin, Lindsay Seidel, Justin Arnold.

What’s It About

The movie on it’s surface is, popular high school douchebags and hot bitches has it coming. They bully the geeks, break their stuff and tell them how hot they are NOT, since they were kids. The outcasts have had enough. They plan to throw a party in a house away from mainland, trick and sedate them, chain them all together AND then torture most of them ONE BY ONE. The others obviously have to witness the torture just the way they witnessed them(outcasts) getting bullied. So, anyways, the plan was tight but you know how it is, occurence THIS huge does not always go as planned. And there is always an idiot in the bunch who just has to fuck it up.

The Pros

It’s great to see all this “horror-components” done right. The development of the film was superb, they didn’t rush into it, fed me just the amount I needed and then pulled it off. The execution comes then, and the acting was beyond nuts. Such an immature cast but all of them did great, yes there were flaws in their acting but when I needed to see their best, there it was.

Another good thing about the movie is, although it is a torture porn it focuses more on the drama-side and actually pulls it off good. The violence(not gore) was quite graphic but that is not what it’s all about.

The movie is not perfect, but when I see what they did with whatever less they had to work with, it just makes me happy. Budget? Low. Actors? Unknown. Movie? Amazing!

The Cons

The cheerleader-type hot-chicks overacted in the first few scenes(it got better when the torture started).

Overall

I never expected this flick to amaze me as much as I am amazed now. A good, if not great movie that I will admit, is not for everyone. Give it a chance, you might have a 1hr 30 minutes of good time waiting for you. I’ll go with 8/10 (A).

March

Repo Men

Cast: Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Liev Schreiber, Alice Braga.

Synopsis: Set in the near future when artificial organs can be bought on credit, it revolves around a man who struggles to make the payments on a heart he has purchased. He must therefore go on the run before said ticker is repossessed.

Personally, I cannot fucking wait for this film. Everything I’ve seen so far looks badass. And I cannot wait to see Law and Schreiber together.

April

A Nightmare On Elm Street

Cast: Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Katie Cassidy, Kellan Lutz, Kyle Gallner, Clancy Brown, Thomas Dekkon, Connie Britton.

Synopsis: A re-imagining of the horror icon Freddy Krueger, a serial-killer who wields a glove with four blades embedded in the fingers and kills people in their dreams, resulting in their real death in reality.

This is the horror film that I’m most excited to watch this year. After his dead-on performance as Rorschach, Haley will yet play another psycho. And the latest trailer pushed the bar so high for me that I cant wait anymore.And I’m one of those people who doesn’t bitch about remakes.

After.Life

Cast: Liam Neeson, Christina Ricci, Justin Long.

Synopsis: A young woman caught between life and death… and a funeral director who appears to have the gift of transitioning the dead, but might just be intent on burying her alive.

Did you look at the cast? That is one rare cast for horror. And click on the small poster, it looks shit cool in full size. And the movie’s getting great reviews all over the internet.

Shelter

Cast: Julianne Moore, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers.

Synopsis: A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient’s multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what’s happening before her time is finished.

The premise looks great. The lead cast is great. And yet another cool looking poster with great reviews all over the internet.

May

Survival Of The Dead.

Cast: Devon Bostick, Athena Karkanis, Kathleen Munroe.

Synopsis: On an island off the coast of North America, local residents simultaneously fight a zombie epidemic while hoping for a cure to return their un-dead relatives back to their human state.

A zombie movie directed by George A. Romero. Need I say more? Lately it’s all been shit though. Still, gotta have some faith.

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Okay folks, that’s about it for this three months. I’ll update the list again during June. And I’ve yet to catch a few earlier released movies. So, share what you think about these films and let me know if I’m missing any.

Director: Stephen Cragg.

Cast: Austin Highsmith, Ryan Doom.

I’m not about to waste my time giving this a proper review. It just sucks. The movie is about a young woman who’s moving to a new place, and once she is there, the people who lives around that building just acts crazy and weird shit happen all around. She is basically screwed and is dying to know the answers. Yep, that’s pretty much it. It’s supposed to be horror movie but filled with awkward pointless conversations, unnecesary sex scenes and stuff. The lead girl carried the whole film, she was really good and needs to do more genre work. Anyways, still the mystery was on so despite it being boring, I really wanted to see how it all comes together and guess what, I was totally disappointed. I did not get the point of the climax and that was the only thing why I kept watching this film. Overall, it’s pure crap. I’d advise you to stay away from it by all means. This deserves a solid D from me.

Director: Oren Peli.

Cast: Katie Featherson, Micah Sloat.

So, I avoided this movie until now, because frankly the marketing stuff looked lame to me. But I couldn’t help myself checking out what all the fuss was about. I’m glad I watched it though. Not that it’s as great as people saying it is, but it was good on it’s own right. Okay, now screw the people who said it was the scariest movie of all time. I remember only being scared once, the ending, when THAT suddenly happened. But that isn’t even the best part of Paranormal Activity. I think, the best thing about it is the creepiness we see throughout. I know what I’m saying doesn’t sound much heavy but this creepiness is really something to talk about. And those night video-scenes were great. The thing I was afraid of most before watching it was I thought I’d fall asleep. Good god, I didn’t. Yes, the pacing was slow but it never got boring. And I really liked that psychic bit, it was cool. So here are the good stuff.

Now, I don’t know about anybody else but I sure as hell ain’t taunting a demon when I know IT IS ACTUALLY A DEMON! Micah, dude, I understand you love your girlfriend so much that you won’t leave her even when all this creepy shit is happening, but, WHY FUCK WITH THE DEMON?!?

Paranormal Activity is, by definition, a good movie. I understand why so many people love it and hate it at the same time. I’m kinda in the middle, you see, I think it’s a pretty forgettable film but when I look at the budget, the actors, director and other technical stuff, this looks like a master-piece to me.

Next up, is ‘The Fourth Kind’!!!

“I was worried ’cause the Batman Nipple guy was directing this film. I was surprised indeed!”

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Director: Joel Schmaucher.

Cast: Dominic Purcell, Henry Cavill, Emma Booth, Michael Fassbender, Lynn Collins.

What’s It About

Apparently, Hitler had a thing for the power of Occult. He sent scholars searching for rune stones which apparently holds the power of immortality and they believed will help them win the war. But unfortunately the war started before the progress, and those scholars got stuck where they were and the place got buried in time(metaphorically). Then we see a guy working his ass off, and comes home to get his ass bullied by his sick father, this is exactly what’s wrong with parents. Anyways, we get to know that, 2 years earlier his brother got kidnapped/lost when they were camping together. He regrets this everyday of his life. Fortunately, all of a sudden, at night, his brother returns looking like what Joaquin Phoenix looks like now but with longer and faker beard. Oh and all dirty. So, he tells him nothing except to load guns and ammos to get revenge on those Nazi fuckers who kept him hostage all along. And as they do, chaos ensues.

The Pros

Okay seriously, I’m giving you some words. Occult, Nazi, Zombie, Necromancy, Gore. If you think any one of these words is cool then you are up for a real good time. I loved those zombie horses. And the bad guy, he was so badass.

This movie is really sophisticated. And I loved that. It is…like…something you have a chance of respecting. Okay, I give up explaining what I mean but you get the point right?

It’s a straight-to-DVD  film so you cannot expect very good acting, right? This is where it surprised me. I loved the acting of all the actors which is sort of rare these days.

Gore. Holy Shit the gore was awesome. It wasn’t all random and still managed to be fun. And I have a thing for shotgun-violence and there is PLENTY OF IT HERE!

The Cons

The plot-line is a little too rushed which may be the reason why it got a little boring while I was watching it for the second time.

Overall

It’s one of these campy-good time movies. ‘Think less and enjoy more’ mentality will help you LOVE this film. I’ll go with a B+.

Director: Shane Acker.

Cast: Elijah Wood, Christopher Plummer, Jennifer Connely, Crispin Glover.

Note: Tim Burton is somehow related to this flick.

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Okay, first of all, this is an animation movie that I will say is not suitable for kids under 11 years. It got this creepy jump scenes and sick action and chase sequences which are really awesome. Although my six year old brother watched it with me without having any problem, but then again, he also watched The Dark Knight with me and had no problem. So, back to the review, I am NOT a big animation fan. People obsess over disney and Pixar, I like those movies but they are nothing special. But on the other hand, in my opinion, this was one fuck of a great movie. A new imagination, the way they created the new world was remarkble. I don’t know much about animation but this was treat for my eyes, I had this look on my face all the time. The story is something like, “People created machines, powerful machines took over the world and killed everyone one by one. Before dying, a scientist created this 9 sacks and gave them his soul so that human legacy lives on. So, when the best of those nine sacks, ‘9’ himself wakes up, he starts a series of events and chaos from which he have to save himself and the others, and the mystery of only way to stop this, lies where he woke up.” Out of those 9 sacks, I loved ‘7’ most. She is the ninja of the group, voiced by Jennifer Connely, she is the one who did most of the actions, and I freaking loved those scenes. I won’t spoil the movie here, but a lot of things happen and I especially loved the ending, it was SO CUTE, even for a post-acocalyptic movie. My ONLY complain would be, why use such a detailed actor like Crispin Glover for such a small voice role, any unknown people could’ve done his job. But it was like a good cameo though. Anyways, if you haven’t seen this horror/post-apocalyptic/animation film, then get your ass to the DVD store and at least rent it. This movie is great, in fact, my favorite animation movie of all time. And for this, I cannot wait for A.D, another zombie/animation film coming out soon. A SOLID A+.

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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