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…

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)…

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…

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…

Visions

Visions felt like a mix of The Shining and Rosemary’s Baby. It was strangely familiar film with slightly different plot line. I found myself both loving this film and found it boring. It’s boring because the plot was familiar and it made it made it tougher to stay immersed in the film. Several scenes where not shocking and scary because of that. At the same time though it is great because it follows a similar line to these two classic horror films.There is also a cameo appearance of Jim Parsons….

Good Guys Wear Black

While the title probably doesn’t sound much like a Chuck Norris action flick Good Guys Wear Black is a great and over the top action movie. The start of the film is rather confusing but it does get better and makes more sense as the plot develops. There are several great action scenes and plot devices that make the film standup through time. There are a few surprises along the way which I was not expecting and it made the film. If you’re looking for a crazy and interesting action…

Jaws

Jaws is one of those iconic films that is both a masterpiece and tragedy. It is often rated in the top 100 greatest film ever made. However it’s impact that it has had on shark populations is staggering. That being said I will just be focusing on the film itself and not the issues surrounding the film. Jaws is great from the amazing lifelike mechanical shark to its incredible score. It is a treat to watch and can be watched time and time again. The acting is perfect even the…

Cat O’nine Tails

Cat O’nine Tails is an interesting film that brings together unusual characters and a unique plot that somehow works. While I did pick this up in a horror movie set, this film really isn’t quite horror and is more along the lines of an investigative crime film. The plot does move fairly slow and there are certain times where the viewer can easily checkout. It is a good film to watch if you need a mystery fix, but it isn’t the best either. It’s one of those movies which has…

Rear Window

What do you get when you combine Jimmy Stewart and Alfred Hitchcock together, other than an intense and classic thrill ride? You get a pair of movies called Rear Window and High Anxiety. Rear Window is a quite unique type of thriller because the entire plot takes place with the main character, Jimmy Stewart, stuck in a room. While that might be off putting to some it truly shows the brilliance of Hitchcock who can weave a nail biting plot while keeping the characters rather stationary. The viewer is left…