I was in f.y.e. about two weeks ago or so and i was in the horror section (as usual) and i stumbled across this film entitled “The Wind.” I was immediately drawn to it’s awesome 80s artwork, meg foster is in it, and the fact that it was only $2.99! I had to get it, i mean how could i not. Who cares if its bad, the artwork is pretty badass and its really cheap. So I’ve had this movie for about two weeks and I’ve kind of been putting it off because I thought it might be a waste of time. Just because the artwork is cool doesnt the mean the movie will be as good. Many times, alot of 80s horror films couldnt live up to the amazing artwork on the poster or the vhs cover. The film is titled “The Wind” which isnt that great of a title in my opinion. Immediately I think of some deadly killer wind that sweeps by kills people. It sounded like a bad movie and not in a good way. The film is actually about mystery writer, Sian Anderson, who rents a house in an abandoned town in Greece to write her next novel. THe town is a complete ghost town but upon her arrival she realizes she is not alone. She has a next door neighbor whom she witnesses burying the landlord.The title of the film comes from a deadly,strong wind that occurs at night which causes anyone living in that town to stay inside. Unable to leave her house or call for help, Sian must defend herself from this killer who is out to get her. The film is rather slowly paced but overall it’s a good film and i enjoyed it. There is no blood or gore, just a fairly simple cat and mouse chase with a “oh, so that’s how your going to end it” ending. It has more of a suspense/thriller feel to it rather than a horror film feel but its a good movie and worth checking out. The film is a.k.a. Edge of Terror and is directed by Nico Mastorakis, director of Island of Death. I believe this dvd may also be oop but im not entirely sure of that.
It seems like there really is no pleasing horror fans. We complain about almost every little thing whether it be the story, or lack of for that matter.Then when the dvd comes out, we complain about the packaging, lack of special features and even the disc art! As i watched this film for the first time tonight, i found myself among the numerous other horror fans who complain alot. For the first 50 minutes I found myself thinking, wow, this is pretty typical and unoriginal. Its pretty much like every other 80s slasher. It was basically Halloween and When A Stranger CAlls. Babysitter gets a job babysitting in the middle of nowhere when she gets a few ‘strange’ phone calls and than guess what happens…there’s someone outside! It wasnt bad but it was just recycling the same old story. So then the babysitter and the stranger are in cat and mouse game, blah, blah, blah and than theres the twist. So up until this point, I was like okay i’ve seen this already in so many other movies and then when the twist comes, I found myslef complaining again. “Oh really, that’s the best they could come up with…ughhhh” the twist was stupid in my opinion. Once again, im complaining. When someone tries to create something “original” i disregard it as being stupid or lame or whatever. Well, i dont know how original this is but i just didnt really care for it. So the movie wasnt that bad but it wasnt that great either. I watch alot of really bad movies so it might seem hypocritical or strange why i find little things to pick at when watching something new but this movie I just thought was okay. Your not missing that much by not watching it. If any of you have seen it, comment and let me know what you thought about it, whether you liked or disliked it.
So I just finished watching Ti West’s new film The Innkeepers and I thought I’d just give my opinion of it. A little review if you will. Ti West’s films seem to get a lot a buzz around them. THis one especially. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this film and have been wanting to check it out ever since i heard about it. The cover alone and just the fact that Ti West wrote and directed made me want to see it since i did enjoy House of the Devil. Overall, I thought it was a pretty decent film. I don’t think I enjoyed it as maybe others might have. I wasnt really sure what to expect whether it was going to be a silly fun ghost story or a serious, creepy ghost movie. This film went in a more serious direction with some comic relief of the two main and likeable characters. I wouldnt really call it comic relief though since there was that much “tension” or suspense going on in the first place. THe whole premise of the film is just two innkeepers working in a “haunted” hotel for one last weekend before it gets closed. THere is a total of 4 guests, two of which leave halfway into the film. The hotel is supposedly haunted by a woman who died there years earlier. Claire, the protagonist, claims that the spirit made contact with her. THe film is a very slow burner which was my main problem with it. I dont really care for slow burners that are just buildups to the last 15 or 20 minutes because I feel kind of cheated like i wasted time and money to only see a 20 minute movie. THis film, i felt, had nothing interesting going on for about the entire film. Nothing really happens until about an hour and fifteen minutes into it. I do want to add that I loved the imagery. I loved the look of the ghost and I understand that showing too much of a ghost in a ghost movie makes it loose “scare value” but I wouldve liked to have seen more of this character. This is a buildup movie and when the buildup comes, it seems like its quickly taken away.Like they jsut gave the audience a little sample of what’s to come but by this time, the film is already over. I think this film could’ve been much better if they wouldve cut out or trimmed down a lot of stuff in the beginning. THe film runs at 1hour and 41 minutes. I think it wouldve been better if they cut down to like 80 something minutes.If they wouldve added more “action” or “suspense” than i wouldnt mind the 101minute mark. I dont mind slow burners, I have seen ones that I enjoy but I think this film couldve benefited more if it wasnt one. Im not saying that it had to be just cheap scares and gore that wouldve made it better but I think that it just dragged on for too long with not that much too offer at the finish. Im not saying i hated or disliked this movie.It was good for what it was, I just think it couldve been better.
I just finished watching the 2011 film “Creature.” Where do I begin? The film is quite predictable and follows almost every horror cliche. Its your typical story of a group of friends who go camping, find out about a local urban legend of some creature roaming the town and then they are camping and fall victims to the “creature.” I found it to be a very forgettable film with nothing going for it. It has one of that syfy movie feel to it. THis film will most likely be forgetten, played on the syfy channel and end up in the bargain bins for $3 or less. The acting was ehh, the story was very unoriginal, and the effects were..well there werent even that much effects.Most of the “gore” were cut away scenes probablly because this is a lower budget film and they couldnt afford to do decent effects on screen. THen there’s the Creature who is just a man in a rubber suit who looks like a teenage mutant ninja turtle. Dont get me wrong, i love bad cheesy films with guys in rubber suites and cheesy, gory practical effects but this film couldnt pull it off. I dont want it to seem like im bashing this film because im not, im just merely stating the facts and warning people to save your time and or money.This film wasnt that bad, I have seen worse but this movie quite frankly isnt really worth your time. A very forgetful and unoriginal movie. Sorry to sound so harsh but its true.
There really is no point of reviewing this movie. It’s bad. That’s obvious. I already knew it was going to be bad but I still bought it ($3.97) and watched it. I was expecting the worst of the worst before viewing it. Usually I always try to watch a movie in its entirity even if it’s bad. If I really dont like it and cant take it anymore I’ll start fastforwarding it until the end or if I hate it, Ill just turn it off and think of ways of how I can get my money back. I actually watched this movie entirely and it wasnt as bad as I expected but that doesnt mean much. It’s still a bad film and not one I would reccommend. The acting is bad, the effects arent that great but it’s not like we see much of them anyway (this is a low budget horror film though, so keep that in mind.Actually, the effects werent that bad for a low budget film). Overall, it’s just bad. THere’s a theme going on here if you havent already noticed: BAD. The story is about candy stripers infected with an alien virus that turns them into aliens who seek men to turn into breeders to further populate their alien race. Two of the stars are former PLayboy playmates which is probablly what attracts most people to this movie. I’ll admit, they are pretty hot but you dont see much of them and their acting skills..well, they should just stay out of actual movies. The way they “infect” others is by releasing a sluglike substance from their mouth into the other persons mouth. For those of you who have seen jason goes to hell, its basically the same sort of thing except this “thing” looks more like a pickle rather than a turd. Also, the men who are victims to the candy stripers become wrapped up in a spider like web except it looks, well im pretty sure it is, the cotton looking spider web halloween decorations you buy at party city. So overall, it’s not a good film but I guarantee you that if this movie was made in the 80s, I’d most likely be all over it and love it. THe 80s were the best. I talk as if I actually knew what the 80s were like, I wasnt even born in the 80s! but I love films from the 80s, 70s, 60s, etc. Older lower budget films just seem so much better than lower budget films today. You cant make films like they used to back in the 80s, you can try now but most likely wont succeed. Those films just have a look and feel about them that makes them special. Since this film, (CAndy Stripers) was made on a low budget in the 2000’s, its just not “special.” There’s nothing really worth your time or money to be honest. This movie did remind me of an 80s film, BREEDERS, which follows a similar story line as well as bad effects, gratuitous nudity, and bad acting. Breeders is a bad movie but in a good way and it may be very similar to Candy Stripers but Breeders is so much better and enjoyable, maybe because it was shot in the 80s, i dont know, i just enjoy that movie alot better than this one. Anyway, I dont want to sound so mean and bash this film because it really wasnt as bad as i anticipated but its not worth your time or money, watch Candy Stripers at your own risk.
Just watched this, well actually its still playing while im typing this. I found the dvd the other day at f.y.e used for $5.99 which is a pretty good deal especially since this movie is oop (out of print) and is pretty pricey on amazon at t he moment. ive known about this film for quite some time now and the dvd cover is really what caught my attention, that and its from the 80s and was put out by anchor bay (back when they used to release some pretty awesome movies).Speaking of anchor bay, al ot of their titles go oop which isnt really that surprising that this one is as well. Anyway, on to my little review. This movie has pretty much what most of us 80s horror fans look for in a movie: Cheesy effects, story, acting,dialogue, etc. I was looking forward to and expecting all of the above as well as just a fun, campy and entertaining bad movie but the movie seemed a little dull. I dont really know how to explain it but it lacked excitement, it just wasnt as entertaining as i was hoping. When the “neon maniacs” chase after people, its just ehh, theres no real excitement, its just dull like the rest of the movie. It just becomes kind of boring after awhile. It wasnt that bad of a film,i would watch it again but i guess i was hoping for something a little more fun and gory but this one just wasnt that great.
Squeal (2008) Movie Review
The 2008 film “SQUEAL” is about a rock band travelling to play their next gig. It’s a 3 man band and with them is their tour manager and two groupies. Along the way, their van breaks down and they are stranded in the middle of nowhere. They are then captured and tortured by half man/half pigs. Im just going to get straight to the point. I don’t like this movie and I don’t think anyone else will really care for it either. It’s only an 80minute movie which is really short but it’s still playing while I type this. I’m bored which is why I decided to go on tumblr. I think the film is a decent effort on the filmmakers behalf, I’m just not into it at all. While watching Squeal, one can see influences of other films such as The Hills Have Eyes, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Wrong Turn. Squeal is a lower budget version of those aforementioned titles with a half man/half pig hybrid. I’m not sure if it is the characters or the actors that I disliked or both but I could care less about the characters which in a horror movie, that’s kind of important unless you’re going for a kill them all gorefest. Having better actors or characters wouldn’t have made this a better movie however. LIke I said before, I think this movie was a decent effort on the filmmakers behalf but I don’t like it and don’t recceommend it. I’m not even going to bother finishing it. It feels like it has been playing for so long now and I just want it to end.
Some Guy Who Kills People movie review
I was in walmart the other day and saw this on the new release shelf. I had heard the title of the film but knew absolutely nothing about it. The cover is whatever. It really does nothing to grab ones attention and title itself isnt all that inventive either. So I read the synopsis on the back and thought it didnt sound that bad. Once again, nothing inventive or creative or original about the synopsis I had just read but what really caught my attention was all the praise it had received from websites (well known websites such as aint it cool news, fearnet, and bloody disgusting) as well as the awards it had received on the film circuit. A total of 3 best feature film winner awards. Usually when I come across a film in which I have never heard of or know nothing about, Im always a little hesitant to spend my time and money but if i see a few “awards” and “rave reviews” this easens my hesitation a little bit and makes we want to take a chance with the film. So I decided to take a chance on this film and the overall product was a pretty good film. So now you are all probablly wondering what this movie is about. A guy who was beaten up years ago has a lot of repressed feelings and decides to take out his anger by killing those who hurt him. The plot, has been seen and done before numerous times so what makes this movie stand apart from all the others? Before I get into that, I’d like to mention some of the reviews on the back cover that made me want to take a chance on this movie. “a sharp genre bender” “recommended to anyone looking for a horror film that breaks from the norm” and “a funny, bloody, and really sweet take on the slasher genre.” What makes this movie stand apart is that it doesnt feel like a horror film. It has a comedic feel to it but i wouldnt call it a comedy or a horror comedy for that matter. At the same time it can also be a little bit of a drama. So for now lets just say its a film with comedic elements with a few killings. It wasnt quite the “genre bender” as i anticipated but it was an enjoyable movie with a happy ending. On the cover, it says from executive producer John Landis which is one of the other reasons why i decided to check this movie out, the other reason being that karen black is in it. Karen black is awesome so just the fact that she is in it already makes it a somewhat good movie. When I see “from executive producer”… or “from a producer”…. or whatever on a dvd cover, i just see that as a lame excuse to catch peoples attention and cash in on that name. Although john landis had nothing to do with this film, his name was just added on with his permission, Landis’ influences can be seen throughout. John Landis horror films have that comedic element to them as did this one. Overall, i liked the movie and it was a bit different but only in the sense that it wasnt exactly a horror film or at least didnt feel like one nor did it feel like a horror comedy because there was no slapstick humor. I think some people might feel disappointed with this movie because they were expecting something else but overall, i thought it was a pretty good movie.
The Dead 2010 Movie REview
So I’ve had this movie for awhile now. I think i’ve had it since march or something and i finally just got around to watching it now in july. Anyway, I have heard nothing but good things about this movie and Ive been wanting to check it out but I just never got around to it..until now. I must say, I really liked this movie. There isnt much of a plot, but then again you dont really need one. The story focuses on two stranded men who are fighting off zombies and trying to get away. What makes this movie stand out is not so much the story but the settings. THe film takes place in Africa which is one of the main reasons I wanted to see it. The fact that it takes place in Africa makes it all the more interesting because instead of the usual dark, gloomy, or apocalyptic settings you normally see in zombie films, you have a bright, sunny and desert like setting. The cinematography is great and it makes the film more visually appealing. I feel like they went back to basics with this film because its very simplistic. There are no fast running zombies with super strength and who are able to use weapons in this film instead you have weak, slow walking zombies. Even the look of the zombies is very simple with just white contact lenses. All the zombies are African American which is another interesting aspect because you dont see that that often but I think the very simple eye contacts works in the favor of this film. There is also a quietness and sereness to this film especially sinceThere are scenes with no dialogue and all you hear are the crickets and bugs chirping and seeing the incredible cinematograpghy. The effects were also well done and there are some gory scenes. I think this is a great and well done film but with that being said, i dont think this will be for everyone especially those expecting or used to seeing action packed zombie epics.