To create a really good modern slasher you have to put a spin to it and really create something original, because you can not just relay on the few things that made slasher films good back in the 80’s. Most Likely to Die had a good concept, but failed to stand out.
Most Likely to Die: A group of former classmates gather for a pre-party at one of their homes the night before their 10-year high school reunion, and one by one, they are brutally slain in a manner befitting each’s senior yearbook superlative.
Slasher movies are all about the graphic kills and the killers backstory, but the kills in this one were creative, but not creative enough to make me go wow!
I have to give credit to one scene that was particularly gory and good though. I did like the use of the graduation hat as a weapon, but the characters were not interesting enough and Most Likely To Die does not stand out amongst other modern slashers.
The title is catchy, but the ending did not impress me.
Grading: 4 out of 10.
Review number 13 comes from episode 5 of Bitches of Horror, where we reviewed Alucarda.
Alucarda: After the death of her parents, a young girl arrives at a convent and brings a sinister presence with her. Is it her enigmatic imaginary friend, Alucarda, who is to blame? Or is there a satanic force at work?
Wow this is such a weird movie and I mean that in a very positive way. Alucarda is such an interesting and fascinating character. The movie is quite funny sometimes, don’t know if that was intentional, but some scenes were hilarious.
If you want to be entertained and at the same time see some bloody and crazy scenes then I recommend watching Alucarda. By the way, I am also very jealous of Jasmine who has an Alucarda t-shirt that looks amazing!
Grading: 8 out of 10.
Review number 12 comes from episode 5 of Bitches of Horror, where we reviewed Splinter.
Splinter: Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.
I rewatched Splinter for our fifth episode and it was not better or worse than the first time I saw it. I like the ”monster” in this one, it moves in a cool way, but the characters were sometimes so stupid that I wanted to scream.
The movie never gets boring, but it isn’t great either, but it’s worth a watch. My favorite part of this film is when they are in the gas station.
Grading: 6 out of 10.
I have watched mostly tv-series this week, because I have a lot of series to catch up on, but I am hoping to be able to watch more movies next week.
The Incredible 2-headed transplant
Monday: I watched Money Monster after being at the gym in the morning and then I watched The Incredible 2-headed transplant.
Tuesday: I watched Sinister Squad and rewatched Meet the feebles. I also watched two short films Behind the cross and Killer Kart. I ended the day by rewatching Friday the 13th part 4.
Christine Alicia Rodriguez in Killer Kart
Wednesday: I recorded 3 episodes of Bitches of Horror, meet a friend and then worked a night shift so I did not have time to watch anything.
Thursday: I watched Teke Teke and Teke Teke 2, both equally bad.
Friday: I watched Morituris, The Ones Below and rewatched Attack of the killer tomatoes.
Clémence Poésy in The Ones Below
Saturday: I only managed to watch one film, Scare Campaign because I had other things to do.
Sunday: I watched Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy today and rested before working a nightshift.
Charlie Hunnam in Sons of Anarchy
Tv-series: I finished watching season 1 of The Flash and began watching season 2. I finished watching season 3 & 4 of Breaking Bad and began watching season 5. I am currently also watching season 5 of Sons of Anarchy, hoping to get through the series next week.
Morituris was mentioned on a video nastys list and it was the only movie on that list that I had not seen yet, so yes I had to track it down and watch it, because the plot sounded amazing!
Morituris: While out driving, three young men meet two beautiful women and convince them to go with them to a rave out in a remote location. Once there, the women realize that there is no rave and that the men lied to them in order to beat and rape them. The women try to escape, only to accidentally unleash a pack of zombie gladiators that proceed to attack the group as a whole.
The best thing about this movie is definitely the zombie gladiators and all the gore! Some of the gore scenes were very creative. Also I really liked the music when the opening credits came and they later used the same music again and it made those scenes even better.
It took a little too long until the zombie gladiators showed up and some dialogue only existed to fill out this film so that it would not be too short, but overall I did enjoy this film.
Grading: 7 out of 10.
If you are looking for something to watch, look no further and watch Wasteland! I am very excited about this film and going to watch it soon.
Wasteland: Wasteland is set in a world ravaged by a deadly virus and within that world is Scott Miller, a man who, against the odds, is trying to carve out some sort of life. The deadly infection that has ravaged the globe has almost totally wiped out the human race and Scott must spend his days finding water, food etc. Whilst trying to find uninfected people by radio, he must also avoid the many dangers that lurk in the outside world, while he waits for the return of the love of his life, Beth.
Wasteland is directed by Tom Wadlow and features Shameer Seepersand, Jessica Messenger, Mark Drake and John H Shelton even appears in one scene.
You can watch the trailer for Wasteland here. You will also find information about how you can rent or buy the film.
I got recommended to watch The Funhouse Massacre by a friend on twitter and I am glad that I took that advice!
The Funhouse Massacre: Six of the world’s scariest psychopaths escape from a local Asylum and proceed to unleash terror on the unsuspecting crowd of a Halloween Funhouse whose themed mazes are inspired by their various reigns of terror.
I liked the plot for The Funhouse Massacre and it is filled with blood, which is always a positive thing, remember you can not have too much blood! The characters of the young people might have been typical for this kind of movie, but it worked very well in this film.
It is always great to see Robert Englund and I did enjoy the creative deathscenes. I liked seeing the crazy killers. The lighting in some scenes is used in a very creative way and I can’t wait to see more from director Andy Palmer.
Grading: 8 out of 10.
Our last movie by Dario Argento to review (I have saved his work on Masters of Horror for another time) is Dracula 3D an wow it is a very special movie in the wrong way.
Dracula 3D: Asia Argento stars in horror legend Dario Argento’s sexy spin on the classic tale about the sharp-toothed count who craves human blood.
It hurts me to say that this film is awful. One of the best things about Argento’s movies is the gore, but in Dracula 3D it’s mostly horrible CGI and everything is really bad in this one. This does not feel like an Argento movie at all and I am so sad to be disliking one of his films this much.
It is supposed to be his own spin on the classical Dracula story, but I did not find anything new or exciting about this one.
Grading: 2 out of 10.
We are almost through all of Dario Argento’s movies and Giallo is a step back from Mother of tears.
Giallo: In Italy, a woman fears her sister may have been kidnapped. Inspector Enzo Avolfi fears it’s worse. They team up to rescue her from a sadistic killer known only as Yellow.
The story was alright, but I was expecting a better ending to a pretty interesting story. Adrien Brody felt a bit misplaced in this film, but I did like Elsa Pataky. I did like the gore scenes, but there was not enough gore.
I liked how some of the deathscenes were filmed, with the lighting, camera angles etc, but Giallo could have been so much better. Dario Argento could have gone back to his roots and to when he mastered the Giallo genre, but the story was interesting enough to sit through.
Grading: 5.5 out of 10.
Dario Argento is back with Mother of Tears, the final film in his trilogy about witches.
Mother of Tears: Part three of the “Three Mothers” trilogy which takes place in Rome and has to do with Mater Lachrymarum (The Third Mother).
I enjoyed Mother of Tears and it is mostly due to the death scenes. The gore in this one delivered and the first scene was great and quite nasty. I have rewatched this a few times and there is a personal story behind buying this film for me, but I’ll save that story for the category: The Story Behind.
I am always pleased to watch Asia Argento and do like the ending to this film and to this trilogy of witches.
Grading: 8 out 10.