The Messengers takes me back to the distant time when lead Kristen Stewart (Twilight, Underwater) wasn’t world famous for being a sparkly vampire. God, saying that out loud makes me feel old.
The Final Girls (not to be confused with Final Girl) is a comedy/horror film about the daughter, Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story), of a washed up scream queen, Malin Akerman (Watchmen). Max always admired her mother’s work, even when Nancy didn’t herself. When Nancy passes away, Max agrees to make an appearance at a film festival showcasing her mother’s films. A disaster ensues and Max, along with a few friends, get magically transported into her mother’s movie “Camp Bloodbath”.
This was my official documentary of the season; I usually try to review at least one MORBID true tale every October. I believe I can keep this short and sweet, much like H.H. Holmes: AFSK did. Continue reading
At first glance The Veil seems like a cheap straight to video project starring nobodies and destined for Netflix’s long list of little movies that not even the open-minded really care about (think virtual bargain bin). But upon closer inspection, a few familiar names shine through from the top billed cast. Names like Jessica Alba (The Eye), Thomas Jane (The Mist) and Lily Rabe (American Horror Story). I have never seen The Eye, but I am a big fan of latter two films and also some of Alba’s other work. Continue reading
The Lazarus Effect sticks to using predominantly one small room as its home for horror. It focuses in on a tight-knit group of scientists who are researching and performing controlled experiments involving the resuscitation of freshly deceased lifeforms. The process is comprised of injecting a specially designed serum directly into the brain of the subject with a robotic arm equipped with a large needle. The group manages to bring an animal back to life but when a wrench is thrown into the gears and their progress is obstructed they end up rushing through another experiment. This leaves a scientist mortally wounded and the survivors with moral quandaries: should they bring them back and if they do, will they ever be the same?