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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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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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

The Stylist (2016)

stylist1I saw The Stylist at the Monsters of Film Festival and I was very impressed.

The StylistClaire is a lonely hairstylist with an unnerving desire to escape her disappointing reality. When her final client of the evening arrives with the request to look perfect, Claire has plans of her own.

I have seen short films from Director Jill Gevargizian before and this one was equally good as the others ones. It is shot beautifully and uses the lighting to it’s best advantage. The lead is played by Najarra Townsend, who does an amazing job.

The gore was good and there was one really nasty moment which I absolutely loved. If you love short horror films you need to see The Stylist as soon as possible.

Grading: 8 out of 10.

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Najarra Townsend as Claire.

Birth of the Living Dead (2013)

birth1I have always loved George A Romero’s zombie movies and Dawn of the Dead has always been my favorite. Birth of the Living Dead is a documentary that explains the story behind making Night of the living dead.

Birth of the Living Dead: A documentary that shows how George A. Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers to shoot his seminal film: Night of the Living dead (1968).

I saw Night of the living dead 1968 when I was very young and fell in love with it, so I was excited about this documentary. It was interesting and taught me a lot that I did not know. It was a bit short because I wanted to know more. It was great to know how little money and experience the crew had when they made this movie, because it shows that with heart and hard work, you can achieve anything and he basically created the zombie genre after making Night of the living dead.

Grading: 8 out fo 10.

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Terrordactyl (2016)

terror1I always watch these kinds of movies, even though 99 percent of the time, they suck and Terrordactyl definitely belong to the sucking section.

Terrordactyl: When ancient flying reptiles attack Los Angeles, it’s up to two working-class friends, the unlikeliest of heroes, to save the day.

Really bad CGI is what annoyed me the most about this film, seriously having someone walking around in a suit would be so much better than using bad CGI. Creature movies like Sharknado are so bad that they turn comedic, which is a good thing, but Terrordactyl is just bad minus the comedy.

Grading: 3 out of 10.

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What have they done to your daughters? (1974)

what1Giallo is a subgenre that I really like and that is why I had to check out What have they done to your daughters?

What have they done to your daughters?Police investigate apparent suicide of teen girl and uncover details of a teenage prostitution racket. They go on the hunt for a motorcycle riding killer.

There were a few creepy scenes with the masked man, but this film did not felt as thought through as other Giallo movies. The twist did not blow me away, but there were some beautiful scenes and I did like the camerawork. I also did like the killers weapon and the look of the killer.

Grading: 5 out of 10.

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Patient Seven (2016)

patient1.jpgI had never heard about this movie before I watched it, but I saw that Michael Ironside was in it, so I wanted to give it a chance, but not even Ironside could save Patient Seven.

Patient SevenThe film centers on Dr. Marcus, a renowned psychiatrist who has selected 6 severe mentally ill and dangerous patients from the Spring Valley Mental Hospital to interview as part of research for his new book. As Dr. Marcus interviews each patient, one by one the horrors they have committed begin to unfold. However, Dr. Marcus soon learns that there is one patient who ties them all together – Patient Seven.

For the most part Patient Seven was boring and I lost my interest in it several times during the movie. It also had many side stories which made it feel very drawn out. It got better towards the end, but it is almost two hours long and that was way too long.

Grading: 2 out of 10.

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