Posts tagged: horror

Under The Dome (Season 2)

Under the Dome

Under the Dome

The second season continues with more strange events, more fantasy, more deaths and revivals. When something starts to make sense, it quickly stop, and new strange things happen. I am curious how the third season will deal with the Series cancellation, and if the end will make sense.

Meanwhile, Rachelle Lefevre is a good reason to watch the next season, too.

American Mary (2012)

American Mary

American Mary

American Mary is a horror movie that could be tricky to watch if I didn’t had a degree on grotesque with Hannibal series. So, yeah, expect grotesque. More grotesque than blood, more grotesque than horror itself.

I can’t say the movie is great. But as some good moments. For those, the 6 I gave at IMDB. But for that classification I was forgetting some veeerryyyy slooooww scenes that are not needed to get in the right mood. A little less would be enough.

If you like grotesque, if you like to see a cute girl in blood, then this might be for you. But be warned.

Cube Zero (2004)

Cube Zero

Cube Zero

Yeah, I liked the first two (Cube and Hypercube) and noticed recently that a Cube Zero was available since 2004. So, I decided to watch it. Well, given it mentions zero, this should, probably, be considered the first on the three movies (you know, that stuff like Star Wars, making time go back…).

I like this movie not because of the concept, or jokes, but because I like to wonder what traps will be in the next room. In fact I think this concept would be great in a computer game. Anybody around willing to write a script for it? Maybe I can find some friends to develop it.

Piranha 3DD (2012)

Piranha 3DD

Piranha 3DD

Gross, fun and with boobies. Piranha 3DD delivers everything he promises: piranhas and 3DD boobs. Story is mostly nonexistent, some situations can be predicted (like the… spoilers… piranha on dick), but at the end I am not sure if this is more a horror or a comic movie. Horror probably because of the amount of red paint, comic because of the amount of stupid situations they can create with piranhas. And David Hasselhoff playing of himself isĀ  kind of funny too (but probably too many scenes with him).

At the end, I voted 6 in 10, mostly because of the story. It could get a little better with little effort.

Hannibal (Season 1)

Hannibal - Season 1

Hannibal – Season 1

No, if you have a weak stomach, please do not watch this series after eating. It is not just the fact of people getting dead, but the way there are killed, the quality and reality of the scene preparation, and sometimes the little details of pain and horror. If not for the fact of some of the victims get… eaten.

Also, do not watch it if you think the good guys should win, and the bad guys should be dead or in jail. No, it is not this way with this series. It is a story of an assassin, and if you kill or arrest the assassin, you no longer have the main character. So, he must escape. And it will make you feel uncomfortable knowing that.

From time to time the series is kind of boring, with too much talk and psychoanalysis. But that is the way it works. Do not expect a standard police story, with guns and violence. Here you get to the scene too late, watching them dead (if not vegetating), and rarely catching the killer. Yeah, you guess well why.

Hannibal – S01E01

Weird, very weird. First, I should note that although I hear a lot about Hannibal Lecter, I never read or saw any story on him, and therefore, I was kind of lost. After a quick visit to wikipedia things got clearer. This probably shows that the first episode is not that good as it might be, as people new to the Lecter story might end watching the episode, and be kind of lost.

Nevertheless, I am interested to see next episodes, even with the “viewer discretion advised” message.

The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist (1973) is a good movie. First, remember it is from 1973. The special effects weren’t that evolved. Thus, a lot of them are just make up. Nevertheless, you can get some great views, like rotating heads, levitation and some other. The story is mostly what you would expect for the title. The main drawback is that we do not get a proper exorcism working. The devil disappears by other means (check the movie to understand). Also, there are some minutes from he beginning of the movie that aren’t relevant. I know they connect with the exorcist, but in fact they do not bring anything new to the story. With those scenes, the story could be made better and more interesting. But probably the director noticed the movie was getting too big, and just decided to cut the story. I just can say I think the end could be a lot better.

Also interesting is to read about the actress who made the girl character. She was almost nominated to an Oscar, but then they noticed she used some stunts and a dubbed version. So, if you want an Oscar, try to make it real.

Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)

Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)

Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)

Fun! This is the first word coming to my mind. The second, is probably blood. Yeah, if you can’t cope with blood, just do not watch this movie. It is not an horror movie, but you need to be prepared. Especially if you are not very strong of your stomach.

Anyway, fun! Oh, and college girls. That is also relevant, of course. But we will come to that later.

The story is not relevant to review the movie. It is nothing really new, but the result is fun. I will not give spoilers, but Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010) is about events that happen and that, when viewed from the wrong angle, can be interpreted in bad ways.

More, Dale reminds me of me, big fat guy, fun, and without luck with girls. But Dale ends the movie with Allison (Katrina Bowden) that makes me think, when will I have that luck?

Well, back to the movie, or better, back to the girls, you have two other girls going around. Chelan Simmons (as Chloe, also stunning), makes the typical Barbie girl, on hells, blond hair, and moving her harms like… well… a typical movie-blond…

I can’t end this post without makes you wish see the movie. If humor and fun, comedy and blood, doesn’t do it, probably a capture of Katrina Bowden will…

Katrina Bowden @ Tucker and Dale vs Evil
Katrina Bowden @ Tucker and Dale vs Evil

Voted 9 in 10 @ IMDB

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

First, yeah, it is a good choice to see The Exorcism of Emily Rose in Christmas Day. Much better than watching it on Halloween or something. I was expecting something more from the movie. It doesn’t have that big special effects I was expecting (but that’s probably good, as Jennifer Carpenter as a great performing), and during the movie I forgot it is based on true facts (or at least they said) and I was expecting some non-natural behavior in the Court Room. But then, that would make the movie not credible.

The story is not that good to take two hours of movie. Not that the movie is boring (in fact, I couldn’t stop it in the middle to go into the restroom), but you get to the end wondering… is it just this? Well, that was my feeling…

 

Bikini Girls on Ice (2009)

Bikini Girls on Ice

Bikini Girls on Ice

Bikini Girls on Ice is classified in IMDB as, in the main category, horror. I tend to disagree. Although the writer might want this to be a horror movie it is too soft.

First, there is no story. Some guy kills everybody he finds. Period.

So, how did I manage to watch the movie till the end? Look at the picture on the right and you will understand. Yes, the guy kills everybody he finds. But this movie director known that, if he added bikini girls, people would stay till the end of the movie. Not because they are interested in whatever will happen to them (they will die, of course), but because they are interested in looking to well looking girls in bikini.

And some handsome girls.

Movie is 4.2/10 in IMDB at the time of writing. I am sure it is not because of the movie. Rating 4, just because of them… the bikini girls.