Neil Marshall's intoxicating claustrophobic horrific tale of a group of friends who pick the wrong caves to explore. White water fun. A wreck of a car wreck. Hospital scenes are usually sad. Girls enjoy beer too. Silly pajamas. Sarah's life is a "Hell on Earth" type of life with all the shit that happens to her at the beginning of the film. It's kinda ironic how her "own personal Hell" turns into so much more as the descent into the…
It's Contra if you used the 30 Lives Code or Call of Duty if you played a game of Team Deathmatch, but it's not a video game it's a big-budget Sci-Fi action flick directed by Doug Liman and starring Mr. Couch Jumper himself Tom Cruise and even though it's pretty much LIVE, DIE, LIVE, DIE, LIVE, DIE, LIVE, DIE, LIVE, DIE, LIVE, DIE, LIVE, DIE, LIVE, DIE, LIVE, DIE, LIVE, DIE, LIVE, DIE, LIVE, DIE, it might just be one…
It's Heisenberg without his Blue Sky and Kick-Ass without his silly costume in Gareth Edwards's tale of King Kong's best friend Godzilla. Spooky cave. Where's Godzilla hiding at? The music screams Godzilla, but I don't see Godzilla anywhere. Who's smarter? Walter White, Joe Brody, or Bryan Cranston? I think Aaron Taylor-Johnson is on Roids. The way Elizabeth Olsen giggles. Holy Fuck! Joe & Ford Brody are wearing "let's make some meth" masks. Who the fuck names their kid Ford? Action figures…
No central character.
No defined purpose for side characters.
No three acts.
No internal references.
No political polemical voice.
One of the best films ever made.
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“Anyone who spends a significant amount of time with me finds me disagreeable.”
He has taken on too much. Det. David Mills (Brad Pitt), deliberately uprooting his wife, Tracy (Gwyneth Paltrow), from upstate and dragging her to this lurid hellhole, all out of a naïve desire to save the world. So much ambition, he nearly chokes on it. So much chatter, he sucks all the air from the room.
Det. William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) long ago…
A modern day FRANKENSTEINesque flick by Tim Burton featuring one of my favorite actors Johnny Depp! Normally I can't stomach romance films but when you season it with a smidgeon of goth here and a pinch of fantasy there and a dash of sci-fi horror there it's a lot easier to swallow!
A real visual feast for the eyes! Breast milk for the melancholy!
Honest Abe killing vamps with a big ole' axe. Whiplash. Awful teeth. Mommy dearest. George Washington smoked and grew strong ganja according to Dazed and Confused and chopped down a cherry tree. Abe Lincoln stalked and killed vamps. It all makes sense to me. Dead tits. Missing eyeball. I think the vamps are on steroids. Piss pot. Vampire sunscreen? Honest Abe wasn't born with a beard? Dominic Cooper plays a hilarious scene stealing bootleg Mr. Miyagi. Benjamin Walker the actor…
Roman Polanski's first American feature is a masterwork of outstanding direction, polished screenplay & stellar performances that may lean towards the supernatural in small doses but what truly makes it an enduring masterpiece of its genre is the seamless manner in which it employs the psychological elements of horror filmmaking into its premise by creating a chilling sense of dread, paranoia & suspense over the course of its runtime.
Based on the novel of the same name, the story of Rosemary's Baby…
Classic, iconic, and ageless, "Steven Spielberg's "Jaws" is one of the greatest horror films or, rather, greatest films ever created. Though its praise may sound hyperbolic, the film is worthy of any and all of the acclaim heaped upon it. A combination of robust storytelling, richly visualized filmmaking, palpable tension, and luck, "Jaws" is more than a cinematic experience; it is a cinematic event.
At its core, "Jaws" boasts a simple story: the island community of Amity falls under siege…
For the sheer magnitude of unrelenting terror that The Exorcist unleashed on its unsuspecting audience during its theatrical run back in 1973, the tag of "the scariest film of all time" sits perfectly well on this horror masterpiece. After all, there has never been an example in motion picture history which has affected the viewers as strongly as this film did for many fainted, threw up or went hysteric in a manner unlike anything witnessed before or after it.
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“We don’t hate you. There’s no need for hate now. Or love.”
“Look inside yourself,” Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) tells Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) in The Silence of the Lambs. But Dr. Lecter is too sophisticated and intelligent to really mean such self-help nonsense, as Clarice quickly deduces. His play on pseudo-inspirational jargon is merely a clue, a maneuver in the game he is playing with Clarice. He is truly fond of her and wishes to help…
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“Every kid in Haddonfield thinks this place is haunted.” “They may be right.”
I hate root beer floats. I know everyone else seems to delight in them as delicious sweet treat, but for me, even the smell of root beer is nauseating, like some ill conceived cleaning solution gone to seed. It is singularly gross.
I also do not much like whiskey. I like plenty of other liquors—gin, tequila, vodka—and I know whiskey is a thing that…
I see the word "cliché" thrown around a lot and it is always given a negative connotation! Well I'm here to tell you movie viewers want and expect "cliché" We have certain expectations when we are familiar with a genre/theme and if those expectations aren't met the film just doesn't satisfy!
Wrong Turn knows this and implements every conceivable cliché imaginable!
savage and brutal kill scenes
victims who either panic or make dumb decisions or are hero…
2nd time watch for me, the first being in-theater on release. I recall being OK with Prometheus on first run, and while I agree with most of those who criticize the film for its logic flaws and simple characterizations - I also think those criticisms put the film on a unfair pedestal especially considering its movie DNA. The Alien films are vapid fun, loaded with human cartoons making bad decisions... Why can't Prometheus follow in those footsteps whilst adding more mythos and a cinematography upgrade?
One of the most unsettling films of its time that has managed to hold up astonishingly well after all these years & still retains enough strength to surprise the newcomers, The Haunting is an incredibly tense, highly effective & intensely moody psychological horror that makes excellent use of its eerie atmosphere to instantly grab the viewer's attention & keeps them guessing from start to finish.
The Haunting tells the story of a small team of paranormal investigators who, in order to prove the…
There are movies that can be termed as violent, shocking, disturbing, appalling, unsettling, depressing or disgusting... and then there is this film called Martyrs. Proudly presented by the New French Extremity Movement, notable for films like High Tension, Inside & Irreversible, Martyrs sets an incredibly high bar for ensuing films of its genre and is arguably the most extreme & violent film ever made.
Beginning with a prologue that shows a young girl named Lucy escaping after a horrifying experience of abduction…
Placing two phenomenal actors (Kathy Bates and James Caan) at the helm of this psychological thriller pretty much guarantee's the success of the film!
I went in with high expectations and I was absolutely blown out of the water by their jaw dropping, earth shattering performances! Don't ya just love it when a film exceeds all of your expectations! This is has become my all time Favorite Stephen King film!
Kathy Bates deserved her Oscar for her role as Annie…