Phantasm

Phantasm is a great science fiction and horror film. While some of the special effects and plot devices are some what cheesy, it just adds to the overall atmosphere of the film. It is easy to see how Phantasm gained cult status from the iconic and menacing stare of Ken Jones. It makes the film for me and it deserves to be watched multiple times. Although I did criticized some of the special effects there were others that did blow me away and how well they were executed. As a…

La Cabina

La Cabina is one of the best short films I’ve seen and honestly it’s one of the best films I’ve seen period. What makes the movie great is the plot the reason for this is how bizarre and abstract the idea is. The interesting part is the transitions from public humiliation to the horror part of the film. It starts with almost a prank film where there are several funny/sad interactions with humanity and feels like a quite interesting commentary of the human race. Next is the bread and butter…

Red Dragon

The first film in the Hannibal Lector series takes the viewer on an amazing thrill ride full of twists and turns. The movie has a brilliant plot and makes Red Dragon feel like a really intellectual and slow paced nightmare which keeps the viewer at the edge of their seat. The acting of both Anthony Hopkins and Edward Norton are incredible. They bring the incredible depth to the characters and enhance the watching experience. The film has so many little things going on in it that it is worth watching…

Circle

Circle is a film where the entire plot takes place in one space much like Devil. The plot is drawn out and the movie is pretty painful to sit through. The dialogue is lackluster and there is several scenes that drag during the film. The concept seems good like Saw but there is little that redeems this film. It felt like the plot could be condensed into a half hour short film and it might be bearable because the plot twist isn’t worth sitting through the whole film. I would…

Most Likely To Die

Most Likely To Die felt like a different version of Scream. There were some unique aspects to the film, but it did feel like it was the stereotypical plot with just a different cast. It was hard to care about any character in the film and it was the way the characters were developed. The acting didn’t help for most of the characters. The cinematography was decent but it wasn’t breathtaking. If you haven’t seen Scream I would definitely watch that one over this one. Bottom Line (Warning Contains Spoilers)…

The Damned

The Damned is half in English and half in Spanish horror films. It makes the film just feel awkward and the concept was decent but it just was terrible overall. The plot felt like it was crawling for most of the movie. The character development wasn’t really there. The only thing good about this film was Sophia Myles (Underworld) was in the film. From there the movie was just too gory and there wasn’t enough of a well formed idea to me to care about the story line. If you…

Hush

The psychopath who traps people in their home to torture them is nothing new. However the way Hush works around this concept is brilliant. It felt fresh and original which made me sit on the edge of my seat wondering what happens next. I will say there are some scenes with intense strobe flashes so if you’re prone to that just be aware it will happen. Honestly this film has to be up there for me I would put it on the same level as Torment and The Strangers. The…

Secret Village

Secret Village is like a bad version of the remake of The Wicker Man. A woman has come to a remote location to find out what happened during the Salem witch trials and various types of plagues. From there the plot becomes super predictable and that makes the film drag on. The acting feels unnatural and character development isn’t really there.  I felt like the movie pacing was unbelievably slow. The special effects in the film are low budget and fit the movie.  If you’re looking for a  D rate…

Dartmoor Killing

Dartmoor Killing is an interesting film because of the set up and delivery of the plot. It first felt like The Awakening with all the flashbacks, but then turned into Oldboy. The psychopath in the film does a great job at being cold and tactical then completely terrifying. However the character development leaves a lot to be desired. I struggled to care for the characters and what happened in the past because of their actions before the story came to fruition. For most of the film the plot was generic…

Let Us Prey

What if you took The Ninth Gate and mixed it with The Traveler? You get something along the lines of Let Us Prey. It is a surreal film to watch since the plot is almost the same as The Traveler because it deals with several slight twists which made the movie interesting. It is really dark and there is a decent amount of blood in the film. If you don’t like a lot of blood in you film I wouldn’t suggest this title. Liam Cunningham is the standout star in…