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  • Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story

    Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story

    ½

    Even Chris Marquette and Alexandra Breckenridge couldn't save this mess of a movie.

    Researching found footage film, A group of kids stumble onto a local legend who is now after them.

    The way this film was shot made me turn away constantly as I couldn't watch the cam shake, rattle and roll constantly.

    Why do directors have to make the camera frizz out when the supernatural entity is about to show or increase the music or sound EFX? I think it would be creepier to make the viewer really focus on the entire screen throughout the movie.

  • Hellraiser: Revelations

    Hellraiser: Revelations

    A re-watch that didn't get any better for me.

    Not enough Cenobites for me in this one. When we do get them the Cenobite makeup is weak and offers zero originality.

    Steven Brand is the only name actor in this one.

    Two young adults trek to Tijuana for some fun. They run into the keeper of the box who gives it to one of the guys, who quickly opens it and discovers the Cenobites. The guys go missing and we cut to their families who are wondering what happened to them.

    Really missing the tension and darkness a Hellraiser should have.

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  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    ★★★★

    This remake actually works. I was prepared to dislike it as I really enjoyed the original with Noomi Rapace, but Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig did an amazing job. Loaded with some great actors this version did a very nice job of pacing. A brutal thriller, that has some very graphic elements attached to it. I loved the Bryan Ferry song that ran at the end of the credits, "Is Your Love Strong Enough". I originally heard that in Legend and it is a fantastic song.

  • Demons

    Demons

    ★★★★★

    This is one of the original gore flicks that got me hooked on horror.

    They will make cemeteries their cathedrals and the cities will be your tombs.

    The soundtrack kicks ass. That thumping beat from Claudio Simonetti combined with some excellent songs from Billy Idol, Go West, and Saxon really help this movie along.

    30+ years later and the movie still enthralls me.

    Great practical makeup and wound EFX. A story within a story not even attempting to explain anything.…