Norway has produced some great movies in the horror genre and Rovdyr (Manhunt) is another one.
Rovdyr: The summer of 1974, four young people are all ambushed and left unconscious. They wake up deep in the woods with no one around but the sound of a hunting horn.
This film is intense and pretty gory in some places. I really like films that takes place pretty much in one location during the course of a few hours and Rovdyr is a mean movie. The movie does get better and better and I did like the acting. It was a pleasent surprise to see Lasse Valdal from Dead Snow in this one.
I mentioned the gore and this film do deliver some nasty scenes, but I would liked to have seen even more of it. You do not want to miss watching Rovdyr.
Grading: 8 out of 10.
I just heard the news about the passing of The Godfather of Gore and it me very sad, because I enjoyed watching his movies.
I remember watching Blood Feast and I knew that every viewing of one his films would be a very special one. I loved the gore in them and all the creative kills and my favorite film is Two Thousand Maniacs, but I also do love the remake 2001 Maniacs, it was a very nice homage to H.G Lewis.
Other movies that I really like are Wizard of Gore, Color me blood red and The Gore Gore Girls. I haven’t seen all of his films yet and I really want to see The Gruesome Twosome. Lewis did a lot of great things for the horror genre and opened up a whole new world to gore by making Blood Feast.
Ahh it’s sunday and that means another Weekly Watching is up!
Gemma Arterton in Runner, Runner
Monday: I watched Runner, Runner.
Tuesday: I watched a few Swedish films, Åsa-Nisse Welcome to Knohult, Babas cars & White Trash.
Wednesday: I went to a screener and saw the new Blair Witch movie.
Violent kills in Violent Shit
Thursday: I watched Violent Shit the original & The Unlikely Girl.
Friday: I saw The Big Short.
Saturday: I saw Louis C.K’s Hilarious.
Sunday: I watched the Swedish movie Ego and Sorority Slaughterhouse.
Rose McIver as Olivia ‘Liv’ Moore in iZombie
I finished watching the final season of Breaking Bad and I really did like the final episode and the whole series is amazing. I also began watching the second season of iZombie. I also began watching the fourth season of Vikings, I really love Vikings.
Looking for a fun and entertaining slasher? Girlhouse fits the bill!
Girlhouse: A HALLOWEEN-style slasher for the digital age, it follows a beautiful young college student who, needing money for tuition, moves into a house that streams content to an X-rated website. After a deranged fan hacks in to determine the house’s location, she finds herself in a terrifying fight for her life.
I was very intrigued by the plot of Girlhouse and thought it could be a good slasherfilm. It was surprising to see Nicole, the America’s next top model season 13 star in this film, but it was a pleasent surprise.
This may not be the most original slasher in modern horror, but it was fun and I liked the suspense and the gore scenes. With a little more originality to the the script, this movie would have gotten an even higher score, but you do not want to miss Girlhouse.
Grading: 8 out of 10.
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari is my favorite silent film of all time and I recommend everyone to watch it.
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari: Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.
There have been great films produced during the German Expressionism era and this film is the best one. The set is beautiful and every camera angle captures the expressionism and feelings of the characters so perfectly. Cesare the somnambulist is the best character and is played to perfection by Conrad Veidt.
The story is great and this was one of the first films to have a plot twist and what a great one it is! The Cabinet of Dr Caligari is a work of art filled with expressionism and angst.
Grading: 10 out of 10.
Most horror fans have probably seen the classic zombie films by George A Romero that basically started a new subgenre in the horror genre and here is the story behind the movie that started it all, Night of the Living Dead.
I remember being 12 years old and reading about Night of the Living Dead in the TV-magazine. It would show 6 days (on a wednesday) from when I read it and I was so excited. I had butterflies for the entire week because I felt that I would witness something out of the ordinary. I counted down the days and then finally came the day when I sat down in front of the TV and watched this amazing zombie movie that blew my mind.
It was that day that my love for Romero began and I had to watch Dawn of the dead (1978) and Day of the Dead (1985). I have probably watched Dawn of the dead 30 times because it is my favorite in the series. Night of the Living Dead was also one of the movies that sparked my passion for creating my own horror films.
I was invited to a screening today of the new Blair Witch movie and the event was held by Monsters of Film festival, a horror film festival in Stockholm. I have to admit that I did enjoy this one.
Blair Witch: After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his vanished sister Heather, James and a group of friends head to the forest believed to be inhabited by the Blair Witch.
It might have began slowly, but it never got boring at all and when the action began it poured. It had a few creepy moments especially towards the end, but it also had some well put comedy in it as well.
I do respect what the first Blair Witch film did for the found footage subgenre, but I do enjoy this one better because of the pace and a few very effective scenes. I would have like to see the use of the drone a bit more to get a few more cool and different angles, but I do recommend watching this one, in a dark room, all alone.
Grading: 7.5 out of 10.
What really made me want to watch Cheerleader Camp was Betsy Russell and it is a fun campy slasherfilm.
Cheerleader Camp: A group of cheerleaders become the targets of an unknown killer at a remote summer camp.
Cheerleader camp was a bit slow at times, but it had some good nightmare scenes and some creativity with pom-poms. The acting might not have been the best, but Betsy Russell did a good job as the maincharacter Allison.
I really wanted to know what was going on in the movie and never found it boring. It doesn’t stand out like Friday the 13th or Halloween did, but it has a charm of its own. There are some good bloody scenes and Cheerleader camp is worth a watch, especially if you like slasherfilms.
Grading: 6 out 10.
If a movie about a bunch of kids killing people sounds exciting, then I recommend watching Bloody Birthday.
Bloody Birthday: Lacking consciences because they were born during a solar eclipse, a trio of 10-year-olds embark on an indiscriminate killing spree.
Bloody Birthday presents a group of kids who enjoy killing people in creative ways. The atmosphere is creepy and as I said some of the death scenes are creative, but it would have been even better with more blood.
I think that the kids did a good job. The only thing that dissapointed me a little bit was the ending, it felt a bit short and abrupt, but I do still think Bloody Birthday is worth a watch.
Grading: 7 out of 10.
The kids aren’t alright
I did watch more horror movies this week and went to the cinema twice, so it has been a pretty good week of watching movies.
Monday: I saw Mike and Dave need wedding dates & Spasmo.
Tuesday: I watched Into the Blue 2 and In the Deep.
Wednesday: I watched The Last Heist.
Thursday: I had no time to watch anything this day.
Friday: I went to the cinema and saw Sausage Party.
Saturday: I went to the cinema and saw Bridget Jones’s baby and then I rewatched Friday the 13th part V.
Sunday: I watched Knucklebones, Bloody Birthday, The Curse of Robert the Doll and Circus of Fear.
American Horror Story season 5
I started watching season 5 of American Horror Story, which I really like, I hope to finish season 5 next week. I am really looking forward to season 6.