Beware the Slenderman (2016)

Beware_the_slenderman_poster.jpgI have always been a bit fascinated by Slenderman and when I aeard about the horrible crime where 12-year old girls stabbed another girl because ”Slenderman told them to”, I knew I wanted to find out more about this case and that is why I saw this documentary.

Beware the Slenderman: Tells the story of two 12-year old girls, who attempted to murder one of their friends in an attempt to appease Slenderman, a fictional monster from a horror website. 

Beware the Slenderman is a good documentary which both focuses on the perpetrators and about the story of Slenderman. The only complaint that I have is that I would have wished to hear more from the victim, but maybe that was not a possibility, but that would have been very interesting. The interviews with the girls was very fascinating and horrific.

I did like the fact that they researched a lot about Slenderman and took time to present this fictional character, instead of just briefly mentioning him in a sentence or two.

Grading: 7/10

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Weekly Watching

Weekly Watching is back! I hope that I will be able to see even more horror movies next week. Which movies did you watch this week?

Monday: I rewatched The Corpse of Anna Fritz and Nekromantik 2. I finished the day by watching The Girl with all the gift.

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The Corpse of Anna Fritz

Tuseday: I watched Trolls & The Boogens.

Wednesday: I watched Her name was Torment.

Thursday: I saw Men behind the Sun & Aftermath.

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Nacho Cerda’s Aftermath

Friday: I watched The Hollow Point, Lady Stay Dead & Beware the Slenderman.

Saturday: Today I watched Rabid, Scherzo Diabolico & Night of the Ghouls with my horror group. I finished watching Loons when I came home afterwards. I also watched two short films by Jan Svankmajer, Food & Dimensions of Dialogue.

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Scherzo Diabolico

Sunday: I saw La La Land at the cinema.

Tv-series: I have only been watching episodes of the first season of Supergirl.

Blood Rage (1987)

bloodrage1That’s not cranberry sauce! If you love slasher films, you have to give Blood Rage a chance!

Blood RageAs kids, Todd is institutionalized for a murder whilst his twin goes free. 10 years later, on Thanksgiving, Todd escapes and a killing spree begins in his neighborhood.

Blood Rage has become one of my favorite slasher films, mainly because of a very good story and bloody good kills. If you watch this film make sure that you watch the uncut version, because the kills are much gorier.

The main character is great and the twin story was very cleaverly made and the cover of the Arrow edition is fantastic. I got the Arrow edition a couple of weeks ago.

Grading: 10/10

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Lady Stay Dead (1981)

lady1Just watched this Ozploitation film for the first time this morning and Lady, Stay Dead did not disappoint.

Lady, Stay DeadA Young woman is looking after her sister’s house, unaware that her sister and neighbor have been murdered by their handyman who also happens to be a serial killer.

I think that the cinematography in this film is beautiful and the story is also good, even though it is simple, it is effective. The killer’s character is working very well, because he truly isn’t aware that what he doing is wrong and that made me think that anything could happen at any moment.

One of the death scenes was very creative, involving a fish tank, but this isn’t a very bloody film, I wish there would have been even more blood and gruesomeness. The film never gets boring and I found the last 20 minutes to be intense.

Grading: 7/10

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Scream (1996)

scream1Halloween 1978 was the first horror film I ever saw when I was six years old, but when I was eleven I began obsessing over Scream.

ScreamA year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

I only had fond memories of me watching Scream over and over again. The film starts of with a bang by having Drew Barrymore play the first victim in a very thought out introduction to the killer, Ghostface. Scream is filled with humor and great characters, who do not feel annoying.

The death scenes in Scream are very creative, my favorite is the one involving the garage door. The phone calls are intriguing and clever and the ending was very unexpected for me when I viewed this for the first time. The Ghostface mask is simple yet genious at the same time. This is one of my favorite slasherfilms and Scream helped revive the slasher subgenre when it came in 1996.

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Grading: 9/10

The Greasy Strangler (2016)

greasy1If you love to watch bizarre and funny horrorfilms then Jim Hosking’s The Greasy Strangler is right up your alley!

The Greasy Strangler: Ronnie runs a Disco walking tour with his son, Brayden. When a sexy woman takes the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her love. It also signals the arrival of an oily strangler who stalks the streets at night.

I knew that I was in for a wild and crazy ride when I started watching this, but this one blew me away. The dialogue is gold and  many of the lines are stuck in my head, I can’t get Hootie Tootie Disco Cutie out of my head! And the potato conversation made me laugh so hard.

The casting is perfect for each character and there is plenty of grease and creative killing scenes. If you haven’t seen this film then see it as soon as possible, because it is hilarious!

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Rating: 9/10

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

anamerican2First blog post of 2017! I recently rewatched An American Werewolf in London and it certainly is one of my favorite werewolf movies of all time.

An American Werewolf in LondonTwo American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

The best part of the movie is definately the transformation scenes, not just because the SFX in it by Rick Baker is amazing, but because of how emotional that scene is. The main character, David, is very interesting and I did feel every second of his pain. Baker’s work in this film is outstanding and the SFX work on every character is great.

The story is good and even though this film has some goofy moments which will make you laugh it still has a serious tone throughout the film, that hit me pretty hard when the ending came.

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Griffin Dunne and David Naughton.

Rating: 8/10