Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
The vampire myth is given a stylish 1960s treatment, where a human cop partners with a vampire cop to stop a vamp bent on creating a war between the two "separate but equal" races.
good performances from Dougray Scott, Saffron Burrows and Lauren Jackson can't quite lift this film above tepid. It's interesting in an intellectual world building backstory kind of a way, but that doesn't replace an audience's need for emotional immediacy and jeopardy. Essentially this is an ideas film, and all the plot developments feel like introduced devices rather than the effects of character choices. Even the ending reflects more of a bohemian 'oh well' melancholy than a real sense of emotional journey. Good production design from Phil Ivey (District 9, Elysium) but the visual fx are disappointing.
Considering I've never heard of this movie before I really enjoyed this quite a bit. It does a great job in creating its own little world with a slight touch of steampunk.
Saffron Burrows and Dougray Scott do a great job in the lead, the villain is less compelling but still, very much liked the mood of this.
An elegantly bizarre steampunk horror-thriller from Kiwi director Glenn Standring where vampires run the church, everyone else lives in neo-Dickensian slums (hardly a great advertisement for Dunedin) and an elaborate conspiracy spins out from a vampire serial killer with an agenda of his own. Sadly, it turns rather predictable in the last act, but still a pleasurably quirky entry in the annals of Kiwi genre film.
Perfect Creature was one of those films that I had high hopes for. Unfortunately, I was let down, and left very disappointed in what I saw. The film had the potential something terrific, but instead it's a total mess of a film. The concept of the film, I have say was very good, unfortunately the execution of a good story, never develops and the film is awful. Which, I think is a terrible thing because the idea of the films plot was very original and intriguing. However, the direction the film takes is poor, and director Glen Standring seems like he can't direct anything good about his interesting script. This had to be the most interesting twist on vampire mythology…
This reminded me of Equilibrium. Not for its subject matter, but for its treatment by its parent studio(s). Apparently dumped in an anonymous bin somewhere like an unwanted infant after prom night, then released into the world with nary a bit of buzz in sight aside from horror havens... well, you'd expect the Anti-Christ, when this movie is anything but. What it is is an original take on the vampire legend, adding a fresh layer of mythological depth to a done-to-death movie monster and creates an entirely new, alternate world that lives and breathes as its own social, political, religious and noir-ish entity. I was really impressed with its unique twist on traditional mythos, making the vampires a brotherhood or…
Pre-release, this was being touted as the next big movie to come out of New Zealand, but I note that since it came out there hasn't been a peep of hyperbole in the media. Probably because it's utter toss. Yet another martial arts vampire poo pile from the mind of an uninspired twentysomething screenwriter, here we have the bastard son of Underworld and Dark City as gun-packin', black-wearin' bloodsuckers do battle in a gloomy, rain-drenched city. The plot concerns vampire leader tracking a supervamp - the titular "perfect creature" - who is infecting the city's human populace with his überstrength blood. Well, I think that's what was going on anyway. Production design is as Kiwi as they come, done on…
It's no resident evil, but it's a good film with quite a good story line. Enjoyed watching it. Again don't expect too much of it, there's not much scary shit in it.
Absolutely pile of doggie do do. Non-sensical story, rubbish acting, awful sound engineering and terrible camera work (falling, spinning camera, seriously!?). There's 90 mins I won't get back...
Highly aesthetic, wonderfully acted, creative too (though weird), scenery that combines urban decay with the gothic, this should be a good film. I don't know what makes it fall on its face: possibly direction or maybe the script.
- Night of the Living Dead
- Night of the Living Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
- Salem's Lot
- 100 Feet
Horror movies I've seen. List copied from my IMDB account. It will keep expanding.
In no particular order.
- 100 Million BC
- The 10th Victim
- 13 Ghosts
- 13 Moons
- 13 Seconds
These are the films I've amassed in my hoarding-levels of collecting movies. As I watch them, I'll delete them as…