The pint-sized terror is back yet again to impregnate our burnt-out brains with another sequel. Seed of Chucky is the Child’s Play franchise’s open letter stating they are officially off the rails. Turning back from this is not an option.
High Tension (aka Switchblade Romance in the UK) resides in the elite circle of horror favorites that helped shape me into the Manster I am today. It might be my top foreign film, my #1 foreign horror for sure. 17 years removed it holds up perfectly intact today.
Daniel Isn’t Real is a psychological horror film featuring the “talent” of Miles Robbins (Halloween, Blockers) and Patrick Schwarzenegger (Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse). It’s about a boy who locks away his imaginary friend after something awful happens only for him to suddenly return years later.
Stuart Gordon’s Dolls is classified as one of my specific triggering films from when I was a wee Manster. Watching it today shines new light on the bad acting from most parties involved but in turn gives me ‘Nam flashbacks to hiding under the covers in terror. The dolls are still extremely creepy today and the archaic stop-motion shots add a dated, unsettling lens to top it all off.
Satanic Panic initially had me believing it and We Summon the Darkness were one and the same. I must have heard about the latter being in production and then saw the former’s poster because it looked like Alexandra Daddario on it, but is in fact newcomer Hayley Griffith. Satanic Panic opens up with an innocent enough but low-tier atmosphere. However, after getting over the initial hump, this flick picks up the pace.
“All Bets Are Off”. Wow, not the tagline I would choose. That sounds like they are giving up on the franchise and just putting out whatever crap they can slap together. It’s a nod to Las Vegas, since that’s where the characters eventually end up, but it still doesn’t put forth a pleasant image. It undercuts the over-the-top but fun action film Resident Evil: Extinction provides.
I hope your All Hallow’s Eve was spooky and fun! Be sure to check back the next few days for reviews of the first three Resident Evil films! Goodnight, don’t let the Manster BITE!
Night 21 came around and I decided to revisit what I consider an instant classic. It Follows is such a well made thrill I just had to bump its score up from a 4. I realized that, apart from my few initial nitpicks, it has so much to offer to a genre lacking originality and deserves a better grade. Some love it, some hate it, but if you ever have the chance to see It Follows be sure to give it a view. Hopefully you will enjoy it as much as I did. Without further ado, I present to you the first ever updated Movie Manster review…
Battered and weak, the feeble Manster retreated to the woods to find a shred of solace. He had been typing for days on end. His claws were bloodied. His black heart was thumping wildly. He needed a rest badly. His captors were hot on his trail and he didn’t know where else to run. His energy ran out and he collapsed face first in the snow.
He was frozen solid but deep in his slumber he could still hear the sounds of the drills. They had come to bring him back…
I’m back baby! After October’s MASSACRE MARATHON I was beat but I have returned rested and rejuvenated with a brand new horror movie review of It Follows! A few weeks ago the hype for this limited release was frothing over the edge of the glass and it got me thinking that I might not get a chance to see It Follows if they don’t release it in regular nationwide theaters. So I decided to drive an hour and a half to the closest art house theater to sneak a peek. Two days later, the pot finally boiled over and It Follows went mainstream opening in every triple A theater from here to Transylvania. Just my luck! At least now I can be a hipster and say I saw it before it was cool.
Hello everyone this my first review I like to right thinks about mvies and stuff,,
If you haven’t clicked the back button yet, WELCOME TO MY DEBUT REVIEW: Marvel’s The Avengers! It has taken me forever to finally get my ass in gear and actually write something. I will try to make this a weekly thing, if that’s okay with you. If you don’t like spoilers then you’re OK by me, but this review has some so do not read it if you don’t want to find out Snape kills Dumbledore. But, seriously, who has not seen this movie yet, gawd! Anyway, I have been fortunate to see The Avengers (in 3D) twice now in two very different settings. Continue reading