Dracula Untold by Gary Shore on Blu-ray My rating: 8 out of 10 stars As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom. That the so called “critics” at Rotten Tomatoes screws this movie … Continue reading Dracula Untold – Regardless of what some people claim this is not a bad movie.
Book of The Dead by Greig Beck My rating: 7 out of 10 stars Massive sinkholes are opening across the country – each larger and deeper than the previous one. First the family pets go missing, and anyone living near one of the pits, is reporting strange phenomena – the vibrations, sulphurous odours and strange sounds rising up from the stygian depths. Then come the … Continue reading Book of The Dead: Fairly okay thriller/horror story
Christine by John Carpenter on SyFy (CanalSat) My rating: 6 out of 10 stars Highschool geek Arnie Cunningham falls in love with “Christine”, a bright red 1958 Plymouth Fury which has seen much better days. Setting himself the task of restoring the car to its original condition, his friends notice that the car is not the only thing that is changing. Arnie seems to spend … Continue reading Christine: I liked it better than I thought I would
Carrie (2013) by Kimberley Pierce on Blu-ray My rating: 7 out of 10 stars A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. It was a loooong time … Continue reading Carrie (2013 remake): Surprisingly good
The Conjuring by James Wan on Blu-ray My rating: 7 out of 10 stars In 1971, Carolyn and Roger Perron move their family into a dilapidated Rhode Island farm house and soon strange things start happening around it with escalating nightmarish terror. In desperation, Carolyn contacts the noted paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, to examine the house. What the Warrens discover is a whole … Continue reading The Conjuring: Fairly good classical exorcism type horror movie
Sleepy Hollow by Tim Burton on SyFy (CanalSat) My rating: 6 out of 10 stars New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman. Let us get this over with right away. … Continue reading Sleepy Hollow: A decent enough evening flick
Attack the Block by Joe Cornish on France 4 (CanalSat) My rating: 4 out of 10 Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman and a gang of tough inner-city kids who make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into a war-zone. When this one came out I first … Continue reading Attack the Block – If this would have been a SyFy original it would have been quite good…but it isn’t
Fright Night (2011) by Craig Gillespie on Blu-ray My rating: 6 out of 10 stars Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all-he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the hottest girl in high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). But trouble arrives when an intriguing stranger Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. … Continue reading Fright Night (2011) – Okay but not fantastic
World War Z by Marc Forster on Blu-ray My rating: 7 out of 10 stars Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is … Continue reading World War Z – Fairly okay two hours of entertainment
Halloween II (2009) by Rob Zombie on Cine+ Frisson (CanalSat) My rating: 1 out of 10 stars Michael Myers is still at large and no less dangerous than ever. After a failed reunion to reach his baby sister at their old home, Laurie Strode is immediately taken to a hospital to be treated by the wounds that had been afflicted by her brother a few … Continue reading Halloween II (2009) – A huge disappointment !
Halloween (2007) by Rob Zombie on Cine+ Frisson (CanalSat) My rating: 7 out of 10 stars The residents of Haddonfield don’t know it yet… but death is coming to their small sleepy town. Sixteen years ago, a ten year old boy called Michael Myers brutally kills his step father, his elder sister and her boyfriend. Sixteen years later, he escapes from the mental institution and makes … Continue reading Halloween (2007 remake) – Not bad at all
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark by Troy Nixey on Blu-ray My rating: 6 out of 10 stars A young girl is sent to live with her estranged father and his girlfriend at their new home. The father, Alex has plans to spruce up the home with the help of his interior decorator girlfriend, Kim. The previous owner of the home was a famous painter … Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark – Quite okay little “scary-story”
Evil Dead by Fede Alvarez on Blu-ray My rating: 6 out of 10 stars Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. It should not really come as a … Continue reading Evil Dead (2013) – Okay…for a gore-feast style horror movie
The Keep by Michael Mann on Cine+ Frisson (CanalSat) My rating: 6 out of 10 stars Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish historian for help in battling the ancient demon they have inadvertently freed from its prison. I have to say that I quite liked this movie. It is a fairly typical 80’s horror movie but the visuals are quite enjoyable. I am … Continue reading The Keep – Obsolete special effects but still a fairly enjoyable movie
Quarantine by John Eric Dowdle on Cine+ Frisson (CanalSat) My rating: 1 out of 10 stars A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers. Apparently this movie is a US remake of a 2007 Spanish horror movie called Rec. Consensus seems to be that the … Continue reading Quarantine – A unwatchable “wobblycam” mess.
Hollow Man by Paul Verhoeven on SyFy (CanalSat) My rating: 6 out of 10 stars Cocky researcher Sebastian Caine is working on a project to make living creatures invisible. He’s so confident he’s found the right formula that he tests it on himself and soon begins to vanish. The only problem is, no one can figure out how to make him visible again. This predicament … Continue reading Hollow Man – Nothing fantastic but a quite okay Sci-Fi thriller
Resident Evil: Retribution by Paul W. S. Anderson on Blu-ray My rating: 7 out of 10 stars The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice, awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves … Continue reading Resident Evil: Retribution – Delivers what you would expect…action, action and some more action
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Timur Bekmambetov on Blu-ray My rating: 7 out of 10 stars Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them. I was somewhat prepared to be disappointed by this movie due to its rather bizarre title and story but to my enjoyment … Continue reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – Somewhat bizarre plot, enjoyable movie.
Exit Humanity by John Geddes on Blu-ray My rating: 5 out of 10 stars A decade after the American Civil War, Edward Young returns home from a hunting trip to find a horrific reanimation of his wife and that their son Adam has disappeared. He must battle his way through an unexplainable outbreak of the walking dead. If you start to watch this film expecting … Continue reading Exit Humanity – Not the usual zombie stuff
From Dusk till Dawn by Robert Rodriquez on Blu-ray My rating: 8 out of 10 stars Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in an establishment populated by vampires, with chaotic results. This movie is directed by Robert Rodriquez and has a screenplay by Quentin Tarantino who also has a role in the film. This is actually one of the first movies by … Continue reading From Dusk till Dawn – Cool cult movie
Prometheus by Ridley Scott on Blu-rayMy rating: 4 out of 10 stars A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. The special effects are great, the scenery and photography is lovely but … Continue reading Prometheus – Big disappointment
The Crow: Salvation by Bharat Nalluri on CanalSat (Syfy) My rating: 6 out of 10 stars Alex Corvis returns to the world of the living to solve the murder of a young woman that he was wrongly accused of. I have to confess that I have not (yet) seen the original The Crow movie. The original have gotten quite good reviews in general. The Crow: … Continue reading The Crow: Salvation – Pretty okay movie
Mimic by Guillermo del Toro on CanalSat (SyFy) My rating: 5 out of 10 stars Three years ago entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease, now the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind! This is a movie that the kids absolutely wanted to see and I thought, since it was directed by Guillermo del Toro, that … Continue reading Mimic – Okay, barely
The Cabin in the Woods by Drew Goddard on Blu-ray My rating: 5 out of 10 stars Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods. This is another one of those movies where I cannot understand why so many people … Continue reading The Cabin in the Woods – So so movie