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  • The Boy

    The Boy 2015

    ★★★ Watched 30 Jan, 2016

    Writer/director Craig MacNeill brings us a slow burning psychological dramatic horror movie as his second feature film. It's filled with atmosphere and has great performances from the likes of David Morse, a bearded Rainn Wilson and a surprisingly effective Jared Breeze.

    Despite how effective it is, there's never any mystery as to where each character in the film is headed. There's several missed opportunities to create tension or creating some mystery on how it's all going to end. Despite all that though it's still an effective thriller that takes no prisoners.

  • When Animals Dream

    When Animals Dream 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Jan, 2016

    A Danish low key drama that contains elements of a mystery, family drama, coming of age story and just happens to also be a horror film. I dig films like this completely. Writer/director Jonas Alexander Arnby uses the horror elements as a means to tell a dramatic story and doesn't just do horror for the sake of horror.

    It's a slow burning drama with great characters and a great young lead in Sonia Suhl who I think is making her…

  • Sick Girl

    Sick Girl 2006

    ★★★ Watched 29 Jan, 2016

    Hello there, ladybug. Give me some skin.
    -Ida Teeter

    I wouldn't consider Lucky McKee a "master of horror" yet, but while he doesn't deserve to be mentioned on the same list as John Carpenter, he does however have a better horror pedigree then some other directors that have already come through Masters of Horror so it's all good.

    With him in though he needs to be able to prove he's able to hang with the big boys, and Sick Girl

  • Creed

    Creed 2015

    ★★★ Watched 29 Jan, 2016

    Time takes everybody out; time's undefeated.
    -Rocky Balboa

    A superbly directed film about a character that I'm given no reason to care about. We meet Adonis Johnson in 1998 when he's in a youth facility and taken in by the widow of Apollo Creed and Cliff Huxtable as his mother has passed away and we learn that Apollo was actually his father from an affair. This moment is important because Adonis apparently becomes emotionally stunted in this very moment.


  • Children of the Corn

    Children of the Corn 1984

    ★★ Rewatched 29 Jan, 2016

    Outlander! Outlander! We have your woman!

    My stepdaughter was searching through NetFlix when she got the idea to look up Stephen King movies. Going through them she told me that Bag of Bones didn't sound interesting (being haunted by ghost of a blues singer), Thinner looked gross and A Good Marriage looked bad. She said that left two and we needed to watch either The Shining or Children of the Corn.

    I told her I wasn't sure she was…

  • Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot!

    Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot! 1967

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Jan, 2016

    It was bound to happen. After seeing Spaghetti Western legends like Franco Nero (the real Django) and Terence Hill take on the role of Django, I thought it was Tomás Milián's turn but I finally stumbled upon one of the Django films that actually has no character named Django in it.

    Just like most of the Django films, this was just trying to bank on it's name recognition, but in this case the film's real title in Italy doesn't have…

  • The Virgin Spring

    The Virgin Spring 1960

    ★★★★½ Watched 28 Jan, 2016

    Bring me the slaughtering-knife.

    I have no shame in admitting that the reason I was aware of Ingmar Bergman's Virgin Spring was because of Wes Craven's 1972 Last House on the Left as it was the basis for Craven's film debut. While Craven and company used the concept as some social commentary on America's bubble of innocence being busted by the now impossible to ignore violence of the world, Bergman's original take on the 13th-century Swedish ballad is much…

  • Mustang

    Mustang 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Jan, 2016

    Director Deniz Gamze Ergüven's feature film debut starts off with this lighthearted joyful look at five sisters and somehow keeps that joy's presence even when the film goes into dark territory. I don't mean the film is all smiles and giggles no matter what happens, but when tragedy does occur the sisters soon bring happiness to each other again.

    The five of them, almost indistinguishable at first, take care of each other in small moments that matter, but soon enough…

  • Father's Day

    Father's Day 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Jan, 2016 2

    What is the Fuchman?
    -Father John Sullivan

    I will never be able to unsee any of this. It's not the gore that got me, it's the scenes of things that should just not be seen... or filmed... or thought of. One of my first reactions was that for the sake of my sanity I will never be able to watch this again... but then I thought about it a bit and I've decided that I will rewatch this again soon so I can unleash it on some unsuspecting friends.

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina 2015

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 25 Jan, 2016 3

    It's obvious, once I stop to think.

    Ms. DuLac had not seen this yet even though she had spent months making fun of how I pronounce the title of the film, which I'm still certain is the correct way. Still one of my favorite films of 2015.

  • The Fair Haired Child

    The Fair Haired Child 2006

    ★★★ Watched 25 Jan, 2016

    Ok so having William Malone direct an episode of Masters of Horror might seem like a bit of a stretch, but it shows how limited the shows options were even at 9 episodes into season 1. Still not a bad little horror tale with Lori Petty at her creepy best.

  • Fargo

    Fargo 1996

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 24 Jan, 2016

    You're darn tootin'!
    -Jerry Lundegaard

    I'm doing things backwards again. After watching the two first seasons of the Fargo TV series I felt obligated to revisit the original film. Really though any time you have an excuse to rewatch Fargo you should just go with it.

    I didn't bother doing the film first because quite frankly I wasn't expecting the television show to be so good. The first season is great while the second season is close to phenomenal. I…