Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Super, Stakeland, Your Highness, Class of 1984, Don't be Afraid of the Dark, Black Sabbath, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Shrine, Fright Night 2, Quarantine 2: The Terminal, The Silent Scream, The Torture Graden, The Kiss of the Vampire (1962), Final Destination 5, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, X Men 1&2, Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet

Holy shit I let this get away from me again. Rest assured (all 3 of you who care) movies are still being watched, just lazy ass me keeps forgetting to blog about them. Sigh. 

July 29, 2011
Super (2010)

Let's just go with disturbing. It's the only word that sums up how messed up this is. I was thinking it may be a grittier Kickass but it's fucking NOT. Very not what I was expecting from James Gunn. I don't honestly think many people will enjoy this. It was tough to watch. And rapey. :(

July 31, 2011
Stakeland, (2010)

Grim, gritty, great. That's all the notes I have for this. It's really an amazing film. Post-apocalyptic and heartbreaking. LOVED IT.

Aug 1, 2011
Your Highness (2011)

Holy shit gross. Like serious gross. I totally enjoyed this. Hits all the high points of a sword and sorcery flick and the funny stoner comedy. Did I say how gross it was? It really is!!

Aug 2, 2011
Class of 1984 (1981)

Made in T.O. Not really sure why high school kids who run drugs/hookers/and apparently the entire criminal under world bother with actually GOING to HS let alone hassling the music teacher but ok. Roddy McDowell is awesome in this. Ok for a time piece, but not really great. 

Aug 3, 2011
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)

I so remember this when I was small. Scared the freaky shit right out of me and it and Trilogy of Terror provided me with fodder for nightmares that follow me to this day. Well done! It's still spooky to see this, and I know the big budget re-make is out this month. I bet this still wins on the creep factor. Maybe even because of the decor. I mean who hired that guy? 

Aug 4, 2011
Black Sabbath (1963)

A Drop of Water alone is worth watching this. I can still see her face in my dreams. :( Otherwise Boris Karloff is delightful as usual. He's like a spooky Grampa!

Aug 5, 2011
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Amazing. The CG is brilliant and Andy Serkis deserves an Oscar. I had a hard time watching some of this so BINGO. Effective movie. Really really good. Big ass thumbs up.

Aug 7, 2011
The Shrine (2010)

Really weird Polish co-production about a statue that evil's you up good. I was pleasantly surprised by this. 

Aug 8, 2011
Fright Night 2, 1988

How how I not seen this? It was really mediocre after that awesome sauce that was the first one. Charley just isn't that compelling. Oh well. It wasn't terrible but..

Aug 9, 2011
Quarantine 2: The Terminal (2010)

Better than I expected. Low expectations FTW! Some good jump scares and it was gross. Nice afternoon diversion.

Aug 10, 2011
The Silent Scream (1980)

I should have liked this more than I did. But I didn't. It was slow and boring and everyone was ugly. The End.

Aug 11, 2011
The Torture Garden (1967)

Oh how I loved this! Peter Cushing is terrific in it. The stories are fun and LOVE the wrap around. A super excellent horror anthology. Watched this for free on the new Crackle service. They have a decent selection and did I mention FREE?? You go Crackle!

Aug 12, 2011
The Kiss Of The Vampire (1962)

One of Hammer's offerings. Worth it for the sets alone. Entertaining but not as solid as some of their other films. Still, better than most throw away horror flicks nowadays. 

Aug 13, 2011
Final Destination 5 (2011)

I'm over 3D. For reals. Please stop FORCING me to see stuff in it. Ok having said that, this was a nifty little trick of a flick. Fits in with the rest of the universe and is a decent summer popcorn muncher. It touched on two particular neuroses for Chris and I so was fantastically effective. Good fun. 

Aug 13, 2011
All The Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)

HOLY SHIT ON A SHINGLE. I really loved this. It is a shame it's been buried in a vault for no one to enjoy as it was super fun to watch. Gory, funny, unexpected. Really outstanding. Catch it if you can. If you know what I mean. 

Aug 14/15, 2011
X Men 1/2, (2000/2003)

Chris wanted to re-watch these. They were fun. 

Aug 16, 2011
Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet (2009)

Fairly mindless fun. It's always nice to see Danielle Harris (who does a bang up job in Stakeland BTW) and Bill Moseley working. The plot? Well.. when the lead monster ghost thing has huge fake boobs and is supposed to have been a poor demented thing living in an asylum all her life, you know what you're getting yourself into. Fine for what it was.

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