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  • Vulgar 2000

    ★★ Added

    And that's why we don't use the classifieds...

  • Splice 2009

    ★★★ Added

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • Evil Dead 2013

    ★★★★ Added

    Although not necessarily "the most terrifying film you will ever experience", "Evil Dead" is a trill ride of gore and violence. It stands apart from the original, and it definitely holds it's own. While honoring it's predecessor, "Evil Dead" strays away from the classic, paving its own modern story. There are definitely flaws and unanswered questions, yet it might be on purpose... I hope Fede Alvarez has some more plans for the future. He did a fantastic job that I'm sure many ED fans will appreciate.


    Oh, and be sure to stick around after the credits...

  • Oz: The Great and Powerful 2013

    ★★★★ Added

    My biggest requirement for making a good film is having a good story. Showing things for a reason. Have characters and interactions have a specific function in order to tell the story. "Oz: The Great and Powerful" pulls that off for me. Filled with magic and beauty, this is a very handsome and charming film. The ending is fantastic. Raimi has once again earned my heart with this amazing prequel. It ties perfectly into "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Go see it in theaters!

  • Grave Encounters 2 2012

    ★★★½ Added

    "Grave Encounters 2" was a very solid sequel, and it was released rather quickly! One thing that these films are good at is that they focus on the reality of these events. This is a great idea, and it the reality aspects were very interesting. Although obviously fake, it still can provide scares if you get in the right mood. Just watch it and have fun

  • Grave Encounters 2011

    ★★★½ Added 3

    Heavily reminiscent of Zak Bagans in "Ghost Adventures", "Grave Encounters" is a very original found footage film packed with great moments. There was a very interesting plot, and the story kept my interest after the initial twist. I was very pleased with the action and the practical effects. The special effects, on the other hand almost took away from the action, but "Grave Encounters 2" provides more information that makes this film just a bit scarier. Great fun, I highly recommend it.

  • ATM 2012

    ★★★½ Added

    "ATM" is a good concept, and I appreciate the boldness of the screenwriters. The characters were well written and realistic. The only problem I had with this film was the resolution. I understand that it's difficult to come up with a good ending, but I feel like this ending was really generic and not interesting. There were some strong performances that kept this film standing by the end.

  • A Cat in Paris 2010

    ★★★★ Added

    Very adorable at times and it is very interesting to watch. "A Cat in Paris" has many great moments, and it is a fine story. It's a good watch if you have the time

  • The Housemaid 2010

    ★★★ Added

    Good cinematography, yet it lacks in story execution. It's easy to get confused with the plot. I noticed a couple of useless parts that didn't push the story forward. I though it had a very weak ending...

  • The Fall 2006

    ★★★★★ Added 1

    What a fantastic story. It made me tear up a couple times... It's very good especially if you love film making and art! It's on Netflix, please watch it if you haven't already!

  • Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon 2006

    ★★★★½ Added

    It's a shame that they took this off of netflix. "Behind the Mask" is a wonderfully crafted film about a serial killer, but the serial killer is telling his story to a camera crew. He explains the importance of what he does and leads the crew on an actual killing spree. This film is a fantastic idea, and it is very pleasing. It is a beautiful present to people who love horror films. I just bought it on blu ray through amazon for about ten bucks. It is worth owning.

  • The Evil Dead 1981

    ★★★★½ Added

    I fell in love at first sight. Although many claim it is outdated, "The Evil Dead" is still one of the best horror films of all time. The makeup is a bit crude and cheesy, but it was never a problem for me. This film still can scare me even today. Sam Raimi is masterful with his use of the camera, and Bruce Campbell is an icon of horror movies. Please watch this if you haven't already. Personally, I'm really…