As far back as I can remember, haunted house films have been a part of the horror genre for … ever! Films such as The House on Haunted Hill, The Haunting, Amityville Horror, Poltergeist and Paranormal Activity … to name a few. There is something about that “creaky door”, shadows on the wall, strange noises, all the usual igredients that make haunted house films what they are meant to be scary! However, this isn’t a “haunted house” per say, it is something “else” that is haunted. I had heard about this film when it came out and the hype about how it was the scariest film since The Exorcist. Well, for me, that is some pretty big shoes to fill. So, is it as scary as The Exorcist? Read my review and find out.
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I have spoken many times (especially this month), on all the different types of Horror films. One of the types I think I love the most is what I call; “It could really happen” catagory.
When it comes to horror films, I have a 3 Step Rule. It’s simple: SCARE ME! There’s Step 1: the quick “jump” scare which means they just made a loud sound to cheaply scare you, Step 2: the “jump back in your seat scare” which means they flash something out of nowhere & get you that way, or Step 3: A scene or scare SO scary you actually say “something” out loud. Well, PA3 did ALL of these. However, I wasn’t 100% satisfied and let me tell you why.
The ‘Living Dead’ films started in 1968 with Night of the Living Dead, it’s 1970′s sequel; Dawn of the Dead was not a bad sequel & a very cool storyline (hell, I’d go to a mall too if all hell broke loose with zombie’s taking over). The third film; Day of the Dead, was not as successful box office wise & critic wise. Romero has said this is his favorite out of the series & the critics slammed it.
Everyone who knows me, knows that I am one of the biggest 80′s fans out there. It was my time, my Generation, & oh, what fun we had! In the year 1981, it was an interesting time for films. JAWS and STAR WARS ruled the 70′s, and with EMPIRE STRIKES BACK taking over as the biggest film of 1980, the 80′s were off to a good start and it would only get better! In 1981, in the world of Horror films, there was basically one thing that ruled the box office: slasher films!
Gang, I’m about to break my # one rule of reviews. For the first time EVER, I am going to SPOIL the film for you. Yes, you heard it here first, this is a SPOILER review. Why, you may ask? To save you time & brain cells from wasting it on this terrible excuse of a horror film. I love horror films, everyone knows that. I’ll take the good, the bad, the classic, & even the cheese, but what I won’t take is a sorry excuse of a film that tries to pass itself off as a horror film & really turns out to be an hour & 40 minutes of wasted life…MINE! Here’s why…
Three boys and a girl form a cannibals gang overrunning the city: they deceive, slaughter and devour their victims for their mere need to get fed. The killings go relentlessly on until this death trail attracts a policeman who tries and go to the source of it. The events get out of control when the assassins group rushes into the policeman’s house, segregating and torturing his wife.
A group of friends go for a weekend in a cabin inside the woods; all looks well until one of them, Billy, dies in shady circumstances leaving every people of group distrustful although police initial the event as accidental death. When the fifth anniversary of the death of Billy comes his ghost materialize, pushing his friends to meet again to solve the question. The cabin in the middle of nowhere becomes the place coming back to, facing the past and digging in everybody’s remembering to live again that tragic night…for the last time.
Posted November 3rd, 2011. Add a comment
In Blood Story si intrecciano due vite, due vicende interconnesse da un filo rosso sangue. C’è Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) adolescente con i tipici problemi legati alla sua età, su tutti l’eccessiva sensibilità che ancora non riesce a gestire ma soprattutto ad affermare in piazza pubblica, e c’è Abby (Chloe Grace Moretz) sua vicina di casa tanto strana quanto affascinante, di cui egli è innamorato.
Posted November 2nd, 2011. Add a comment
William Beaudine era un altro di quei registi capace di dirigere dieci film all’anno, noto come “One Shot” per l’approssimazione delle riprese così come per la velocità con cui confezionava questi prodottini per il mercato dei Drive-In.