Monday, June 27, 2011

Film Review #5: The Evil Dead & Evil Dead 2





Directed by Sam Raimi, The Evil Dead was released October 15th, 1981 and Evil Dead 2 was released March 13th, 1987. In my opinion, these movies are two of the BEST independent horror flicks of time. So, I hope you guys enjoy my video review! Please don't forget to subscribe, comment & rate! Thanks :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

FILM: Rubber -- 2010

Ugh...I watched this movie about 2 weeks ago and wanted to delete it from my brain, but instead, I'm going type out all my anger here. So, excuse me if it gets a bit much. Quentin Dupieux is the one who directed and wrote this. I'm apologize, Mr. Dupieux, in advance! As an inspiring filmmaker, I always feel AWFUL when I see horrid movies because that's someone's work! Hard work! I feel bad for everyone who took part of that movie and it makes me sad...



This movie is about a tire, yes, a tire and his name is Robert. Robert was abandoned in the desert and suddenly, for NO REASON AT ALL, he comes alive. Robert is rolling around the desert--and oh yeah, he has telepathic powers. Robert has the ability to destroy anything he wishes without rolling/moving anywhere. He attacks little things at first, like animals and what not. Then he starts to attack humans, and it's..."chaos."

Yeah...so I heard people tried to compare this movie to Christine (1983) HA! I'm still trying to see how... BESIDES from the whole inanimate object thing. Besides that, I got nothing...because the film Christine was a classic automatically for me and it had a cool story line, whereas this film's story line...was just slapped together, so it seems.




I don't care what anyone says, this film sucked. I didn't find it funny, nor will I ever find it funny. I'm cool with comedy horrors but I thought this was just stupid. The whole time this film was going on I was aggravated--yeah, I was aggravated with the film and its ridiculousness--but I was more aggravated with MYSELF because I sat there and watched the whole thing. My poor eyes and ears. :( For those of you who have seen it and are saying "Oh, it wasn't that bad!", you're a liar. I'm joking...but seriously, after seeing that movie ONCE, did you ever watch it again?? I would hope not. Unless you genuinely enjoyed it then...hey ok, live your life and enjoy it. 

I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone honestly, but I know there are people out there who loved this movie. So to those who enjoyed it, I'd truly love to know why. I'm thinking maybe I just didn't get it or I'm not seeing it correctly. Help?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happy!

I'm NOW a MacBook owner! Yay! I'm so happy, I wanted one for years AND finally I have one! Just thought I'd share! :)






Tuesday, June 21, 2011

TOP 10 Underrated Horror Movies

I decided it would be an awesome idea for me to post my TOP 10 underrated horror films. I would do 20 but I'll save the other 10 for another day. :)


10. Grindhouse: Planet Terror
Directed by Robert Rodriguez
It appears this movie was made in the 70s, which I thought was one of the most awesome things at the time! I don't want to ruin it so I'll keep it brief! I thought it was awesome because its main focus was about the zombie apocalypse. If you loooove violence/action/zombies/FUN, then check it out. The other film aside from Grindhouse was Death Proof, directed by Quentin Tarantino. It was okay to me.


9. CLOVERFIELD
Directed by  Matt Reeves
I don't get it! So many people haven't seen this AWESOME movie. I heard rumors of part 2! But..it may just be a rumor. Boo. :( Anyway. It's pretty much about some friends who are throwing their buddy a going away party. The movie takes place in New York, and on the very same day of the going away party, a HUGE monster attacks the city. The whole movie is shot with a handy cam, so it's a point view kinda thing. It's like a documentary that shows friends trying to survive the most horrific event that could ever happen.



 8: A Tale of Two Sisters
Directed by  Kim Ji-woon
It's a psychological horror film. I really LOVE those. I thought it had such AMAZING camera work to the point that just after watching it once, there were shots that stayed in my mind. So, it's about 2 sisters who after spending time in a mental institution return to their home, to their Dad and Stepmother. KEYWORD Stepmother...so of course there is something up with her. Lol. To describe her in a polite way, she's a bit unbalanced. There's just so much creepy stuff in the movie that I loved a lot.


7: Ghost Ship
Directed by Steve Beck
I know a lot of people said that they were let down by this movie but I can't see why! I fully enjoyed it. I thought the storyline was on POINT along with the cast, camera shots & soundtrack. I thought Emily Browning was so cute; she didn't look like that typical little girl that's usually in movies like this. Anyway! It's about a salvage boat crew who finds a huge ship that was lost for over 40 years. When the crew gets on board, they begin facing more than what they expected. I'm big on story lines, and to me, this movie's storyline to was outrageously awesome.


6: Orphan
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra
I admit...I, too, thought it was going to be like The Omen or one of those I'm-satan's-kid-hear-me-roar movies but believe me, I was SO wrong. It's about a couple that wants to adopt because of a tragic miscarriage/accident that took a huge toll on their marriage. Both the couple find themselves drawn to one particular little girl and decide to adopt her. As soon as they bring this little girl home, so many weird things begin to happen. The wife, in particular, notices these things which makes her see over time that the little girl is putting on a huge act and isn't what she seems. I'm keeping it general because I don't want to give away ANYTHING because the movie surprised me...in a GOOD way. Once again, another movie whose storyline was awesome and had such an AMAZING twist. Bravo to Vera Farmiga, she played the lead girl.


5: Splinter
 Directed by Toby Wilkins
As much as I love horror, I could NEVER imagine being in such a nightmare as this movie. It's about a young couple that's on a romantic camping trip for the weekend but it starts off horrible. They get car jacked by an escape convict & girlfriend. Now, the 2 couples get stuck in an isolated and remote gas station where there is a virus that infects you and turns you kinda into a zombie with some sort of splinter type of things coming out of your body. I did see this movie on Syfy or Chiller and at some moments during the movie, I knew it was meant for fun & not to fully be taken seriously. And since it was fun, that's exactly what I wanted.

4: Dead End
Directed by Jean-Baptiste Andrea & Fabrice Canepa
Awesome how 2 directors did this! This movie was FREAKY! Not a lot of people saw it but it kept my attention--there was never a boring part. On Christmas Eve, a man driving to his in-laws with his wife, daughter, daughter's boyfriend and son decides to take a short cut that he and his whole family will pretty much regret. Lol. Entertainment straight through. Lin Shaye is in it. I like her a lot; great actress.


 3: The Mist
Directed by Frank Darabont
I went to the theaters to see this INCREDIBLE movie & fell in love with everything about it. Its hard to sum it up because its better if you see it! But I'll try! In a small town, there's a crazy storm that pretty much lets loose these blood hounding creatures. There are people who are trapped in the supermarket and fights these monsters off to survive. "There's something in the MIST!!" It came out in '07...if you haven't seen it--really?? Why not? Go watch it. Thanks!


2: Quaranatine
Directed by John Erick Dowdle
It's a remake (Original is called REC) and I was surprised that I loved it so much because of it being a remake. I'm SO happy there's going to be a part 2 that takes place in an airport terminal. That makes me never want to go to the airport but hey. This movie had EVERYTHING! It should have been a horror movie in my opinion. There are people who did see the original who didn't like this one, then there are people who didn't like it because they didn't think it was scary. Once again, I'm BIG on story line. This movie scared me because the characters in the movie were in a position where it's like: YOU'RE SCREWED. I love when movies suck me in as much as this one did. Plus, it was a completely new outlook on zombies. AND the way it was filmed...rocked MY life. It was documented. It was filmed in a point of view shot, but I didn't get dizzy the way I did while watching Cloverfield. This movie should have been WAAAAY bigger than what it was. I felt like it was swept under the rug that's up in the attic at your Aunt Mildred's...which nobody goes to see her or her dusty ol' carpet anyway.

Anyway, a young news reporter and a camera man decide to trail fire fighters for the night. The fire fighters get a call they have to respond to. Fast forward and somehow the news reporter, camera man, fire fighters, police officers and the residents are now sealed (QUARANTINED!) in the apartment complex by the government. There's no way out at ALL and there is a deadly (zombie) virus going around. It's shot in a video camera point of view by the camera man the whole time.


1: Primal
Directed by Josh Reed
I thank my Mother for recommending this movie to me. She always recommends movies & 95% of the time, I check it but that's because 60% of those movies are kinda...lame. SORRY. However, not this movie. THIS movie was sooooooo awesome. I was surprised by it! EXTREMELY surprised & pleased. (I'm so going to do a video review on it!) This movie received waaaay too many bad reviews & I don't get it again.

It was unexpected, ENTERTAINING & exciting. I never thought the movie would turn down the path that it did. And those of you who claim it was predictable...you're liars. Joking but I'd like to know how so?

It's about a group of friends who are off in the middle of nowhere studying an ancient rock painting. Things turn sour when one of the girls start to act real funny after skinny dipping in some water. She pretty much goes back mentally to her a vicious primal mind state. While watching, you're watching such great horror yet you actually learn some stuff. Awesome.

WELL!! That's MY list. I don't know if anyone else has seen these or completely disagree with me but its cool, I'd like to know others TOP 10 Underrated Horrors!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Issues/The House of the Devil

This past Monday, I was suppose to put out my The Evil Dead/Evil Dead II movie review but being that I'm using a PC (Windows Movie Maker...boo!) to edit my videos, I haven't had the BEST of luck. But I've been pushing forward since then and it's FRIDAY. But I did order a Macbook today, although it's used its STILL a MacBook and it has all what I desire in life. When I finally have my beloved Macbook, I can edit as much as I want, whatever I want, for as long as want. How beautiful does that sound? I'm sooo happy, I'll be even happier when it gets here.

Anyhow, all day was disgusting, almost all week was but especially today. It finally cooled down though and I decided to relax with a movie of course! So I decided to watch The House of the Devil. 2009 Directed and written by Ti West...same dude who directed Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever, I honestly didn't mind knowing this plus I'm into giving chances!


Ummm....so I've been hearing about the movie for awhile and I saw up on Netflix so I thought why not? Basically, it's about an college student named Samantha Hughes and she takes this weird babysitting jobs that just so happens to be the night of a full lunar eclipse. After a while, she starts to realize while on the job, that the people she's babysitting for are hiding a secret that involves her being used in a satanic ritual...etc.
 
I actually liked this movie, its suppose to take place in 1980, although it was filmed in 09. It really did look like a movie from the 80s! The filming and the shots were awesome. If you like slasher/satanic/haunted house type movies--I say check it out. I, personally don't care that much for satanic type of movies but I still gave it shot & liked. That's why its good to switch things up every now & then. Plus this movie was based on "true unexplained events", which was quoted in the beginning. Anyone else seen it? That was a great watch for me, it kept my attention. I think it was the camera angles..oh well, good night!

RESULTS are in.

I put up a poll last week because I just wanted to know which are people's favorites.

I also put EXAMPLES just in case if you're lost, I'll try to do ones that most people heard of! I realize that there are some movies that can go in more than one category. :)

QUESTION: Which is your favorite type of horror?

Cannibals                        [ 1 ]            2001 Maniacs

Classic                            [ 0 ]            The Phantom of the Opera

Comic(COMEDY)              [ 0 ]             Gremlins

Cult/B rated                    [ 0 ]             Evil Dead

Demons                          [ 0 ]             The Exorcist

Foreign                           [ 0 ]             Ju-On: The Grudge
 


Ghost                             [ 0 ]              The Entity

Gore                              [ 0 ]               Saw

Mad Scientist                 [ 0 ]               Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Monsters                       [ 0 ]                Frankenstein

Psychos                        [ 0 ]                 Psycho

Revenge                       [ 0 ]                  I Spit on Your Grave

Sci fi/Aliens                  [ 0 ]                   Alien

Slashers                       [ 2 ]                   Scream

Supernatural                [ 0 ]                   Children of the Corn

Suspense                     [ 0 ]                   Case 39

Thriller                         [ 0 ]                  The Shining

Werewolves                [ 0 ]                   Teen Wolf

Witches                      [ 0 ]                   Suspira

Vampires                    [ 1 ]                  The Lost Boys

Vicious Animals          [ 0 ]                   Cujo

Zombies                     [ 5 ]                    Dawn of the Dead


And if you didn't get to answer its not too late, just answer in the comments!


Sleep tight! :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

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So, here in New York we recently just got past a heat wave. It's usually not RIDICULOUSLY hot here but there was a couple days where it was insanely humid & I hated it. But! By the middle of week it FINALLY cooled down. YAY! It went all the way down to the 70s, which was great because it was cool in the evening like in the 60s or so. It felt like it was October, I loved it!





The shirt just seemed appropriate since it was cool not HAWT. I like this shirt because its cute! I thought it would be nice to take a couple of quick pictures to show. And the real queen of horror LOVES colors not just dark ones...clearly!


LASTLY. Although I've seen it before, I'm going to spend the rest of my Saturday night watching Evil Dead II for my Madhouse Monday's. And since that's what I'm doing the review on, the other day I watched the first Evil Dead. I just had to remind myself of its awesomeness.

I think YOU too should enjoy the rest of Saturday night with a wonderful horror movie!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Film Review #4: Cabin Fever 2 Spring Fever


Soooo, I've been doing movie reviews since the beginning of the year & this is THIS past Monday's review. The review is kinda short because I was a bit preoccupied...but STILL I was honest! If anyone liked this movie please tell me why you did because I just didn't care for it. To me, it was gross--not gorey and to me, there is a HUGE difference between gory and gross.

But Cabin Fever was gross as well but at least the storyline was more serious despite that kid with the wig doing karate kicks and screaming pancakes. Wasn't his name Billy? Yeah, well...check out my review *below* and possibly the movie!



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