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Whoa Whoa! Two back-to-back strong genre films I watched and both of them remakes! Now that’s a start(other one is The Crazies). So, I won’t lie. I thought this would suck, and of course, not to mention a couple of people were bitching it’s not good. I really gotta stop listening to people. I started watching it with the least expectation possible and ended up loving it.

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Director: Dennis Iliadis.

Cast: Tony Goldwyn, Monica Potter, Garret Dillahunt, Aaron Paul, Spencer Treat Clark, Riki Lindhome, Martha MacIsaac, Sara Paxton.

Synopsis: After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang led by a prison escapee unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging the parents of one of the victims — a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.

The major turn-on for me was how disturbing the film was(okay so I never saw the original, I will though). From the point the situation in the film turned to total shit, the real deal began. There’s a near 45 minutes ‘holy-shit’ kinda disturbing scene that creates the base of the flick and from then on the film is either awkward(in a good way) or just fun. And fuck yeah I love me some good revenge!

“The characters of the movie from here on, were basically fucked!”

I never saw or at least noticed Tony Goldwyn before, but here he does a wonderful job as the doctor/mediocre good dad(lol that sounded awful, but that’s the best I could do). He showed some real good chops throughout the film and not for once did I think it was forced. The other actors did pretty good so it’s safe to say the acting was strong.

“Strong-ass performance.”

There are some horror films I love but have logic issues with, for example, The Collector(how the fuck did he manage all those traps!?) or A Nightmare On Elm Street original(you telling me the parents went nazi on a janitor’s ass just like that!?). So anyways, the build up of this remake was really strong and I could understand why, what was going on. Not for once did I feel like, “no that won’t happen in real life”, and I’m dragging ‘real life’ here because it is just a flat-out revenge flick.

Yes, I loved the fact that the characters in the flick made some smart moves and instead of running around like an idiot, they did effective stuff that made the film really fun to watch. One of the death scenes was wicked in a cool, gory and way frigging disturbing way(lol). Oh and some of the random stuff is used effectively(like the girl’s swimming talent).

Gore & Violence

The Last House On The Left remake is more on violence than gore. But still, we get some badass gore(hell yeah I cheered when the head exploded!). And mind you, it’s really really disturbing(images and a rape scene).

“The same guy from the first image. Lol, yes he suffered the most.”

Overall

This is a movie, I am really happy with, with no real complains, not even nit-pickings. I just thought it did everything pretty effectively OR, maybe I wasn’t expecting anything so thoroughly enjoyed what I got. Fuck that, it’s a great film with an awesome [climax(oh yeah!)]. Just go rent it if you haven’t seen it already thinking it will suck. For me, a 9 out of 10.

“Peaceful much!….Eh!?

Okay, believe me this little indie flick is going to be so fucking awesome, everyone will be thunder struck. Yes, this stars the awfully amazing Ryan Reynolds and the film is a one man show. We will only see him in the whole movie(which is gonna be like 70 minutes) and hear a couple of other voice actors. So why am I so excited? Because:

  • This played at this years Sundance and it got some major positive reviews, like a 10/10 sorta reviews! and by majority I mean 95%!!
  • It’s a one man show by Ryan Reynolds, I just don’t see how it will go wrong.
  • The plot and premise of the film is wonderfully fresh.
  • I read 1/3 of the script[1/3, because I don’t spoil my movies] and it was really good, my only fear was, it will end up boring but it didn’t. Time just flew by.

Yes, these are my reasons. Lionsgate picked it up because of it’s unusual success at Sundance. I’d ask you to check it out whenever it will be released(August or September 2010 is scheduled for release as far as I know. Here’s the plot and 3 posters for you enjoy(and mind you, by this movie you will know what claustrophobia actually means!!!):

Plot: Paul is a U.S. contractor working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it’s a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.

“Just tell me this doesn’t look cool, and I will haunt you in your nightmares!!”

“Claustrophobic yet!? 😉 “

What do ya think? Will ya be keeping an eye on this?

“Now THIS is how it’s done.”

Director: Breck Eisner.

Cast: Timothy ‘the awesome’ Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Danielle ‘the awesome’ Panabaker, Joe Anderson.

What’s It About

A peaceful small town. Everything is perfect, until when a rather zombie-ish guy interrupts a baseball match with a shotgun in his hand, it don’t need to be said that the Sheriff(Olyphant) saves the day. Similar unusual occurrence takes place, good guys going bad and killing their own families. The sheriff and his deputy sets out to find what’s wrong, as they were getting close, the government’s involvement turns the situation into an absolute chaos. And they all might just have a bigger problem than zombies(or infected)!

“Both of them did great. And the deputy here had to save the sheriffs ass a couple of times.”

The Pros

It’s been a while since I saw a strong-ass genre flick(last one was Dread). Much like Dread, the director and the actors(especially Olyphant) does an amazing job to capture the tone of the film. It is safe to say, they MADE the film.

“Here’s a Olyphant badass-ness for ya.”

The scenes that were supposed to be really intense were shot wonderfully. There were like 4 awesome scenes that had me at the edge of my seat and I just didn’t wanted them to end. And again, much thanks goes to Timothy Olyphant for his wonder performance that made those scenes look badass. After this and The Perfect Getaway, I am a big fan of the guy. By the way, “the almost nuts chopped off” scene was so fucking awesome that I had a bright look(figuratively of course) on my face the whole time. Oh and not to mention the “chaos caused by the government scene”.

“Holy Sweet Nuts! BTW, the whole scene was good marvelous.”

This movie just walks with the cliches yet making them interesting and not annoying. Hell yeah goes for the good job on jump scenes. I really hate jump scares that gives you a sudden “BOO!” with loud music and ends with the same way it started. But there were 4 or 5 of these sorta moments and they ACTUALLY WORKED. Yes, I’m admitting it, the “BOO!” worked!

The Cons

The CGI explosion near the end(you’ll know what I’m talking about) looked fake-ish. Nothing big, it’s just minor nit-picking from my part.

WTF!?

The government was freakier than the zombies!!!

“We are here to help. Or not.”

Gore & Violence

Decent amount of very well-done gore and plenty of awesome violence to be had here. This one is a WIN.

Overall

This is obviously one of the better remakes(I never saw the original of this one). Get yourself ready for a good time because I think this a strong and well-done film that’s supposed to make everyone happy, yes even people who are not a big fan of horror. A 8/10 for me.

If you’ve noticed, I am really excited about the ‘Elm Street’ remake. But because I don’t live in USA I’m gonna have to wait until it comes out here. Now I’m the type of guy who likes to see 5 posters and 2 trailers before the movie’s release. That is enough for me and anything beyond that leaves me pissed off. Now, Bloody-Disgusting is releasing 15 clips of this remake everyday and all I can say right now is “stop fuckers”! I didn’t see any of those videos of course. But  don’t get the point why so many clips need to be released. It destroys the vibe, mystery of a film. Same shit happened with Clash of The Titans. People tells me to just ignore it as it is none of my business, those clips are aimed for other people. And I know that, but I cannot help but freak out every time I see all these videos released. And that’s why I love Christopher Nolan. Besides how awesome Nolan’s movies are, they are always a secret and you need to find what it is about AFTER watching the movie.

I have the script of the ‘Elm Street’ remake. So, I read one-fourth of it, obviously I don’t wanna spoil myself and ruin the movie, but I hear those videos are also showing 2 of the kills I read. I read that part of the  script to check if it’s good or not. But the videos are RUINING IT! WHAT’S THE POINT ANYWAYS!??!

Share what you think. You are against it or in favor of it?

The trailer of Jonah Hex is yet to be released. The first trailer for the upcoming “Jonah Hex” will be debuting on Syfy on April 29, 2010. Until then, check out this 10 second promo trailer for the well, trailer, and btw it looks sorta badass:

People pick on me still because I liked the first Twilight movie, it was nothing great. A simple guilty pleasure but the things I liked most about the film was some members of the Cullen family. Peter Facinelli, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz and Nikki Reed to be more specific. But I wasn’t a fan of New Moon because it was annoyingly lovey-dovey. So here comes the trailer of the third film of the franchise and it looks great. It has David Slade(director of Eclipse who directed the amazing 30 Days Of Night) written all over it.
As for the trailer, it’s fantastic. Thanks to Slade now we can call this franchise a real horror!

  • The vampire rampages looks quite similar to 30 Days Of Night, which is a great thing.
  • The vampires coming out of the water bit was creepy.
  • Full-frontal vamps vs. wolfies, been a while since Underworld.
  • Jackson Rathbone amazed me with his film ‘Dread’(check out my review on the left) and his 3 seconds appearance in the trailer gave me chills. The dude is awesome.

These are the things that gives me hope that this film will be spectacular.

I know I will be flamed for liking Twilight, but say whatever you want about the last two films, Slade will do great!

Check out the trailer:

Reports are coming out that actress Juno Temple has signed on to star in the upcoming film “Jack & Diane”.

“Jack & Diane” is a werewolf film,  it’s not a straight horror film, but more a love story between two teenage girls  where one of the girls becomes a werewolf.

Juno Temple previously appeared in films like “Year One”, “Notes on a Scandal”, “Atonement” and “The Other Boleyn Girl”.

I remember Juno Temple from Year One only and I gotta say she is pretty good. I need to see her in a lead role to judge her acting better but she is pretty damn hot. And yes I’m dying to see some more werewolf movies as vampire and zombies are done to death by now(I dont have a problem with that either, I just wanna see more from this sub-genre as well).

Phantasmagoria: The Visions Of Lewis Carroll. This film is under the work’s since 2004. No wonder it didn’t sell back then, from what I saw from the trailer, the film is gonna be really weird. Manson has recently talked about returning to the project he abandoned four years ago. Lily Cole was originally cast as Alice, alongside Tilda Swinton and Evan Rachel Wood. Lily Cole is great, you might recognize her from Heath Ledger‘s last film The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus.

The plot of the film: Victorian England. A haunted writer in an isolated castle is tormented by sleepless nights and visions of a girl named Alice. He finds himself becoming a symptom of his own invention. “Now all my nightmares know my name.” He is Lewis Carroll. Terrified of what waits for him each night.

As for the trailer, what I saw was a pornographic video with quick-cuts and blood with cool music and some really weirdness in it(I know I sound dumb). But I will definitely watch this film no matter what I think about it. As for one, Marilyn Manson is really good when it comes to music and I like his theatricality. Maybe a kick-ass soundtrack!?

According to Marilyn-Manson.net, “This teaser also features real-life twin sisters engaging in questionable acts and burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese in artistic, full-nude. The figure in the medical mask is artist Gottfried Helnwein and the bird-face masked character and white gloved Lewis Carroll impresario, is Marilyn Manson.”

Check it out and what do ya think?

Canadian actress Rachel McAdams might be starring in 2 horror movies. Mind you this is just a rumor from a legitimate  source(Collider). But probably she will do this 2 flicks and make us happy, after all, who doesn’t love Rachel. Wedding Crashers was the movie that made me fall in love with her. Anyways, the two films:

1) The Orphanage:

It is the remake of the Guillermo del Toro produced Spanish language film, “El Orfanato.”

I haven’t seen it but what I’ve been hearing, it was a really good and creepy film.

2) We Have Always Lived in the Castle:

“We Have Always Lived in the Castle” is an adaptation of the 1962 Shirley Jackson novel about two young girls forced to live with their dying uncle in an isolated mansion, after the rest of the family is poisoned.

This sounds promising to me. Are you glad about her joining the genre? Or should she just leave it alone!?

“Now that’s a hell of a bad-ass poster. Click on the image for a bigger/better view”

Release Date: TBA 2010

Studio: After Dark Originals

Director: Valeri Milev

Screenwriter: Michael Hurst

Starring: Scott Adkins, Daniella Alonso, Bruce Payne, Roger R. Cross, Raicho Vasilev, Jesse Garcia, Rocky Marshall.

I don’t know any of the other actors but Scott Adkins being cast is great news. You might recognize him from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, he was Weapon XI(apparently the worst thing about the movie, they fucked with Reynolds’ Wade Wilson!). But don’t lose faith in him just yet! He had a small role in last year’s mindless action flick The Tournament and he did some awesome stunts in it. But he permanently came to my notice with his cult action film Ninja and he proved he can act AND do kick-ass stunts. The movie was good entertainment as well. I’m waiting to check out his latest horror flick Stag Night which is not out here, yet. So I can assure he is good news. But the real good news is, the plot. It could be great if done right.

Plot Summary: Five years after the Outbreak, a zombie menace is supposed to be warning. But the brave men and women of R-Division, who find and destroy the undead, are seeing signs of a second Outbreak which humanity may not survive. The footage about the men and women of R-Division and their grim, dangerous but essential job of exterminating re-animated humans, was shot the week previous by an embedded journalist during a long, deadly day. Only the film survived.

So what do y’all think?

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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