Out of all of the horror villain crossover/showdowns I've seen, this was the best, though my sister did point out that the majority of the movie revolved around Sadako, and Kayako was almost thrown in for just the last twenty minutes. It was still a chilling match, though. I'm not giving away the ending, but I liked that it diverted from the results of other villain showdowns.
You would think that since I have been quite vocal on hating most horror comedies that I would have bypassed this one, but I had actually read a short summary of it a few years ago and found myself wanting to see it. Awful, just awful. It's completely nonsensical with bad acting. I can't believe it actually spawned a sequel.
I'm not letting my $5 a month subscription for Shudder.com go to waste, so whenever I have a few moments, I switch on a horror movie. They keep adding movies so fast, that my "watch list" will constantly be growing. This movie was okay, but I couldn't quite keep straight what was happening.
This was advertised on Shudder as a way to honor St. Patrick's Day given its Irish origins, so I watched it. It was entertaining and some of the characters were quite fun (I loved Bulger). Not much else to say about it.
Well, when I watched Sweeney Todd, I was expecting to hear lots of music and lots of characters singing. Not so with this movie. While I do concede that it was much better than the remake, I, personally, think it suffered because of all of the music and singing (some of those people couldn't sing!). And some of the accents were so thick, I couldn't understand what was being said. Otherwise, it was a good watch.
Some cheesy acting, but otherwise, it was kind of entertaining. Definitely fits in with the slasher craze of the 80s.
I'm hard pressed to find a story amidst all the crazy acting and gory deaths. I feel stupider having seen this movie now. Probably the only bit of praise I can offer is for Captain Spaulding. He was ridiculously hilarious.
No comment beyond awful.
I was intentionally in the mood for bad horror, so I picked this one. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but it could have had a better script.
I wasn't sure how much like Netflix Shudder would end up being, but apparently Shudder also has deadlines for when titles leave their site, so I've got to get on my list. The Howling was one whose time was limited, so I had to crank out that one really quick. It was entertaining, containing some of the humor its adversary also had (American Werewolf in London). The special effects were dated, but the makeup and creature features make me long for the days when filmmakers weren't shoving CGI into every nook and cranny of a movie. I must confess, though, that I prefer the transformation scene from American more than Howling.
This movie was much better than I was expecting it to be. I was expecting low-grade, senseless gore, but it wasn't that at all. Some of the camera angles were interesting and unique (the first-person viewpoint of the guy hanging upside down right as the murderer slits his throat and the blood starts flowing). My only real criticism is regarding the many blood splatters and how often they defied the laws of gravity.
The 80s music video scenes kind of made me want to hit my head against a wall. It was all so awful. I can't say anything good about this movie. The only reason I watched this one was because I just finished Midnight Meat Train and I was looking for another horror movie on a train story.
Cheesy, but highly entertaining. I've heard excellent things about the 1988 remake, so I'm looking forward to finding that one and watching it for comparison.
Quite obvious that it's Norway's answer to Evil Dead. Hilarious and gory, but not much else going for it.
Now I can finally say I've seen this movie. Entertaining, but over the top.
I feel like this movie was kind of a rip-off of The Blob, but with more ridiculousness.
What a fantastic movie! I loved the chemistry between all members of the family and the uses of the video baby monitor to track the ghosts.
I can now say that I've seen an Italian giallo film. This had limited time left on Shudder, so I gave it a try. Compared to today's films, this was quite tame, but I quickly found out what makes an Italian giallo what it is.
Disturbing. And highly inaccurate, but that's what you get when Hollywood tells a story based on true events. I did like the scene where Henry was telling Becky how his mother died and he changed his story from stabbing her to shooting her. It keeps quite well with history. Henry Lee Lucas was notorious for claiming responsibility for murders he didn't commit in order to improve his prison conditions and he constantly changed his stories.
Kind of campy 80s fare that defined the decade. Not much to offer the horror genre beyond what's already out there.
Robert Englund's one claim to fame was as Freddy Krueger and he seems to be trying to build on that fame with other horror films...failing miserably. He just needs to throw in the towel. This movie was awful. It had a semi-interesting idea (the use of a machine that can cure people of phobias that goes horribly wrong) that backfired and was very poorly executed. The acting was so bland, I didn't actually care about the fates of anyone.
Having heard awful things about the second Exorcist movie, I didn't feel bad at all about skipping it and going straight to this one. As far as sequels go, this wasn't bad. Brad Dourif always plays such unnerving villains and his character here was no exception.
FAVORITE EPISODE: "A Case of the Stubborns"
While not a fantastic movie, this story actually hails back to the campiness of many 80s horror films, most noticeably the "summer camp" Friday the 13th movies. It also lacked the gratuitous nudity that seems to define so many horror movies nowadays (and even in decades past), for which I was grateful. It was also refreshing to see a strong-willed female lead, who didn't take her situation lying down and actually did something about it.
I feel like post-apocalyptic societies would function much like its depicted here...perhaps some attempt at leadership and order, but as resources become scarce, the strong prey upon the weak.
Awful...just awful...slightly amusing in some spots...but, awful...
I totally did not check out the cast list of this movie before I watched it, so imagine my surprise when I see, not one, but two future alumni from Home Alone. This was also the first movie I'd seen outside of the Home Alone franchise to feature Daniel Stern, so it was weird seeing him in a somewhat intelligent human being role, instead of a bumbling thief. Overall, I wasn't that impressed with this movie; the story was so silly and the characters were crazy.
I recently read an article that detailed the 12 best horror films of 2017 so far and this was included on the list, so I figured I'd better watch it. The accents were often so strong that I could barely understand what was being said (Shudder, unfortunately, only utilizes CC when the film is in a language other than English). I found the voice of the unborn child to be quite hilarious. And, am I the only one who thought Ruth looked like a dark-haired Jennifer Aniston?
Being used to watching movies in today's world, I found a lot of the special effects in this movie quite cheesy. I did find the storyline to be intriguing, though.
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