Catgeories: remake, recent, devil
Pluses: A+ gore and makeup, excellent acting, especially from the previously sweet and innocent, Jane Levy, the sirens and blood rain laden ending
Minuses: all the animal deaths, those lame contacts I can go buy at any Halloween store, the fact they associated it to Evil Dead, when really they could have changed minor things and called it something original, the evil enters Mia’s vag from woven twigs barfed up by a ghost…
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Categories: 2000s, murderer, devil, recommended
This movie didn’t get its points for amazing acting or special effects, but it’s a true murder mystery guessing game with an intricate story and some satisfying twists. About a group of strangers stuck in an elevator where every time the lights go off, someone dies. The moral of the story is that bad people are punished. I like that it keeps you guessing and that everything ties in together in the end. There were a few details I really enjoyed such as the intro where it makes the viewer feel like they’re flying upside down. It’s one of those movies you only need to watch once, but invite your friends over and place your bets on who is the devil.
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Categories: 90s, almost horror, recommended
Other versions: Dutch (1988), same name
This movie wasn’t a horror, but it wasn’t too bad! That’s right, a decent almost-horror movie about a woman’s abduction and a boyfriend who won’t stop until he finds out what happened to her. More of a suspense-murder movie, with a strong ending and story and some great 80’s acting by main-streamers such as Kiefer Sutherland (and his 80’s mullet), Sandra Bullock (when she looked slightly less weird), and Jeff Bridges, who is always amazing.
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Categories: recent, murderer
Sequel: The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
I was sooo disappointed with this movie. When it first came out I thought, “wow, what an idea, that would be so scary!” I had high hopes it would be similar to The Strangers, but it really didn’t compare. Even though this movie had it’s high tension and scary spots, there has never before been a movie I yelled so much at (in the theatre, nonetheless). The ending was just ridiculous, and the captive was just so incredibly unappreciative. A thank you, perhaps?
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Categories: 2000s, ghost, recommended, remake
If you were a 90s kid, you probably loved this movie, such as I did. I remember watching this as a teen, alone in my house, with all the blinds up and the big windows staring at me. It was super scary at the time, and I loved it so much, I made “the torso” as a sculpture in art class the following week. The movie was freaky in parts with a few jumps, but also had lots of Matthew Lillard cheese, and overall, a really creative premises. Each ghost in the house had a unique story, and when we were still watching movies on dvd, in the bonus features section were video explanations of each ghost. Extra points for using make-up and costuming to make the ghosts scary instead of lame CGI effects.
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Categories: 80s, painful movie mondays, ghost, psychological
Have you ever thought about what a ghost penis might look like? Well if you haven’t, you just did now, and I bet it looks pretty ridiculous. This movie is two hours of a woman being raped and attacked by a ghost. At the end, it even has the audacity to say this was based on true events. The ending was also incredibly lackluster, and I’ll admit, I was reading a book during a few parts of the movie.
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Categories: 80s, alien
Note: H.P. Lovecraft
I chose to watch this movie as it’s on a few best horror lists and I was in a mood for the eighties. Well, this one is real strange. Has the excellent plasticy gore of the eighties and the acting isn’t too bad, but it is just too weird. Picture a machine that makes computerized worms appear in the air which turn you into a slowly mutating monster that starts with a bloody eye coming out of your forehead (kind of looks like the anglerfish) and then evolves into you sucking brains out of people’s eyes and finally ends up with you being a mutated, waxy monster. At least you can’t say this movie isn’t creative.
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Score: 4/10 (probably would have been higher if watched as a mini-series and not all at once)
First off, I am not afraid of clowns whatsoever. Secondly, I’d like to mention that no one warned me this was originally a mini-series and that it was going to be THREE HOURS LONG. That aside, TIm Curry did an excellent job with the character, Pennywise and enjoyed the cheese and the retro hairstyles and clothing. The ending was original, but pretty stupid and nonsensical.
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Categories: 2000s, murderer, psychological, recommended, remake
It makes me anxious to even think about this movie. One of the most realistic horrors I’ve ever seen (especially because there is no background music). Not a jumpy movie, but high tension and unease. It will keep your attention and leave you feeling disturbed without hardly any gore at all. Starring Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, and Michael “Pillow Lips” PItt.
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Let me start off by saying that there is no pact and this is a stupid title. Another movie about a mysterious house with scared girls in it, but a unique (stretching it) ending. The story is alright, but the movie is so cloudy day with nothing to do, I just didn’t really care what was going to happen next. Even though it got pretty good reviews, the best part of it was the wallpaper. And I’m not being snarky, the wallpaper was pretty creepy.
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