Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Victim

Director: Matt Eskandari & Micheal A. Pierce

Rating: Not Rated

74 Minutes
From Netflix:
A young man is kidnapped and subjected to unspeakable mental and physical torture at the hands of a mysterious doctor and his silent, brutal sidekick. But what has he done to warrant such treatment, and what is the doctor's ultimate plan for him?
So, I recently...ish watched this movie called 'Victim.' I wasn't really sure what to think of it...it's messed up and not in a good way. By the definition of the movie I was kind of hoping it would have been something similar to 'Megan is Missing' which I reviewed a couple months ago I think. It was not like that at all. The most sinister thing about the movie, the Doctor who has gone nuts. And the worst thing about it...is everything else.

The movie starts out with some guy drinking in a bar, some creepy dude in a corner is watching him with a hoodie on so you can't see his face. This guy kidnaps him in the parking lot and the guy wakes up locked in a cell in some one's cellar. The whole motive behind the Doctor's plans are covered up till about halfway through. At first I thought he was going to end up like the doctor from 'The Human Centipede.' To me, it seems rather incestuous for this doctor to care and talk about his daughter the way he does. Surely they have a relationship...gross.

To be blunt, I hated this movie. I didn't turn it off because it wasn't the worst pile of crap ever but I certainly didn't care about it all. Fortunately for me, I just went on a Horror DVD buying binge so now I have tons of movies to watch that I KNOW will be far better than this crap.

I just have to add quickly that the only place I can find this movie right now is Netflix....which isn't saying much haha. So, I don't even think you can buy and/or rent it right now anyways.

My rating: 1/5
Ginger

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Really? A month?!?

It's really sad that between two of us, we haven't been able to post anything in a month!! haha. I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm still here and I definitely plan on posting some reviews soon but I am in the middle of finals right now so things are...hectic. I do appologize for the delay in posting, a month is a disgustingly long time for nothing to have been posted, sorry guys! But, watch out for some new stuff that'll be posted soon!!

Ginger

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Ab-normal Beauty

Director: Oxide Pang Chun

Language: Cantonese

Rated: R

Tartan Video: December 26, 2005

101 Minutes
From Amazon:
Jiney is a beautiful and talented photography student. One day she witnesses a gruesome car accident but instead of being horrified she finds herself aroused. Overcome with an excitement and satisfaction, she becomes obsessed with photographing death. Her obsession with death may just get her killed.

I was bored today and didn't feel like working on homework so I decided to browse through my netflix and I found this movie on there. It's not going to be available for Instant Queue after November 30th so I decided to watch it now. It was actually really good. I love the fact that the movie totally lets you into Jin's world as she descends into madness through her death obsession. The actress, Race Wong, portrayed Jin amazingly! Overall, awesome movie. There were a couple of things that I didn't particularly like but overall, it was faaaantastic!

So, the movie is about this chick named Jin and her...girlfriend (?) I think....Jas. I don't actually know if it's her girlfriend as that is never directly stated BUT they act like girlfriends. But then there is this part where Jas' parents come home and Jin is like, "Hi Aunt, and Uncle." WHAT? haha. Ok. Anyways, moving on. So, Jin and Jas like photography and they just walk around taking pictures and things. Well, at one point Jin takes a death shot of this woman who was hit by a car dieing thus resulting in her obsession with death. This Jin girl just completely gets consumed by death. I really liked watching her go, practically, insane because...well...that's always fun right?

I definitely recommend checking this one out. If you have Netflix, you can check it out on instant queue until November 30th....if not then...whatever haha. I'd check it out though. It was actually really good even if it isn't exactly scary...or terrifying or too gory, it was still great!

My Rating: 4/5
Ginger

Thursday, November 3, 2011

28 Days Later

Director: Danny Boyle

Rated: R

20th Century Fox: October 21,2003

113 Minutes
From Amazon:
Jim (Cillian Murphy) wakes up from a coma to find London deserted--until he runs into a mob of crazed plague victims. He gradually finds other still-human survivors (including Naomie Harris), with whom he heads off across the abandoned countryside to find the source of a radio broadcast that promises salvation.

I actually watched....'28 Weeks Later' before I saw this one. I only picked it up because it was in a $2 bin at the store haha! AWESOME! AND because everyone was telling me how a-ma-zing it was. So, I checked it out. And I didn't like it as much as I liked '28 Weeks Later.' I don't know why. Maybe it was because, on the cover of my DVD, it said it was the scariest movie since 'The Exorcist.' Or maybe it was because it just wasn't scary at all......I don't know. At any rate, it was a decent movie and I'm happy it's part of my disgustingly huge collection!! haha.

The movie is about a guy...I don't remember his name right now. So he....was in an accident...got hit by a car or something and woke up and everyone was just gone. So he walks around yelling "HELLO!" for awhile. It was very....'Resident Evil' like. The beginning was anyways. It just reminded me of that part of 'Resident Evil' when Alice wakes up naked in the hospital and then walks outside and there is just papers and stuff flying everywhere and no one around. So, the whole movie is this guy and some chick and some other peoples trying to run away from zombies and find protection or whatever.

Overall, this movie was alrighttt. I'm happy to have it, especially at $2, but it's nothing extraordinary. And I liked '28 Weeks Later' much better! I get how the movies tie together but....there's nothing that like...has things from the first one into the second except for the whole...zombie thing, you know? And I thought it would be the same characters from movie one to movie 2 but whatever, they're both good either way.

My Rating: 4/5
Ginger


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Giveaway Winner!!!!

Hey guys, just wanted to write a post announcing the winner for this year's Halloween Giveaway!


The winner is:
Creepy Glowbugg


Congratulations!! Nyx will be sending that out to you shortly so make sure you watch out for it in the mail and don't forget to submit your picture! Thanks to everyone who entered and shared, you guys are all awesome!!
Ginger

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Paranormal Activity

Director: Oren Peli

Rated: R

Paramount: December 29, 2009

86 Minutes
From Amazon:
This intense edge-of-your seat horror film follows a young suburban couple who record the sinister disturbances in their home while they sleep – even as the domestic haunting becomes more frequent, more threatening and all too personal. Hypnotic and harrowing, Paranormal Activity uniquely delivers frightful suspense punctuated by moments of sudden and unexpected terror, all the way to the shocking ending.

Oh 'Paranormal Activity' how I love you! The firs time I watched this movie it was on a computer, at night, in the dark, with headphones on. And it scared that crap outta me hehe. I think about halfway through the movie I turned it off because I couldn't watch it anymore cause I was scared. Then I was addicted. Ever since I watched 'Paranormal Activity' I've been on this "real" film kick thing. So every time I hear of a "self shot" movie, I have to check it out. I guess that's why I was one of the fewwww people who looooved Blair Witch Project.

So this movie is about a guy named Micah who films his girlfriend (right? fiancee? w/e) and their "paranormal activity" experiences. It's creepy. At first I was like, it's going to have terrible acting, this movie is going to suck! So I was shocked when it didn't haha. I don't want to say too much about this movie because I know there are a few people who follow Two Gory Chicks who haven't seen it but want to. I plan on releasing a review for PA 2 in a few days as well because I'm going to see the third one in theaters soon!

At any rate, if you like to be scared, and you're into ghosts and/or the possibility of them then I urge you to check this out. I watched it with someone who is a skeptic of all things paranormal and he hates it, so just a heads up. Watch this movie at home, alone...or not...with the lights out and tell me you don't get the slightest bit freaked!

My Rating: 5/5
Ginger

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Reef

Director: Andrew Traucki

Rated: R

Image Entertainment: July 19, 2011

88 Minutes
From Amazon:
On the beautiful but dangerous waters of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, ship delivery man Luke and four friends chart a yacht to its new owner. Along the way, their ship is torn open by sharp rocks and begins to sink, leaving the passengers with a terrifying choice: stay on board with slim hope of rescue, or swim twelve miles to the nearest island… through shark-infested waters. When they enter the water, an unstoppable, relentless Great White immediately follows their trail for a white-knuckle chase that will fill the waters with blood! From the director of the acclaimed monster hit, Black Water, comes a pulse-pounding, visually stunning thriller that never lets go until the final, heart-stopping scream!

I feel like I always start my reviews the same way. And I also say so, like, and anyways a lot....I'm trying to stop! It's a problem, I know. Anyways (HA!) I watched this movie called 'The Reef' the other day because I just finished with midterms and had some "free time." I don't like to watch watery shark movies because I always compare them to 'Jaws.' I don't know why....I'm one of those people who doesn't try and compare things. For instance, the 'Resident Evil' movies vs the video games. I'm a gamer, I game, whatever but I didn't cry about how the movies were off from the video games. To be honest, I didn't even notice lol. So, I tried really super hard to not compare 'The Reef' to 'Jaws' and I just may have done it! YAY!

This movie is about some people. And these people's names....I really can't remember. Which can't be good hehe. This movie really wasn't terrible. So, it was about some people, in Australia on a boat. And the boat gets flipped over because it hits this really big...like...hard reef thing. So, it flips the boat over and then they are stuck. There is no overly smart shark who flips the boat....or bashes through the bottom of the boat and sinks it. Which was cool because it's more...realistic that way n'est pas? So, this one guy is all "let's swim I know there's an island somewhere over there." and then everyone else is like "oh, ok. We will just swim at random through the shark infested ocean until we come across an Island!" So, they do...after some struggling and deliberations. So, they are swimming and swimming and swimming and OMG a shark shows up. Anyways, I guess I won't give away ALL the details about the movie.

In comparison to other man eating shark type movies, 'The Reef' wasn't so bad. It had a good plot without the whole super genius shark. There were no mutated fishes, no drug enhanced super sharks, no bigger than earth octopus, it was...real? I don't really know how to describe. If you happen to have Netflix, check it out, it's on there. But only do it out of extreme boredom lol. Well it's not as terrible, it's not spectacular either. It's...average-ish.

My Rating: 3/5
Ginger

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Exit 33

Director: Tommy Brunswick
89 mins. August 2, 2011
Norma Koza Productions

From IMDbA few miles off EXIT 33, lies IKE'S LAST CHANCE GAS. A secluded sleepy hideaway where Ike prepares a special jerky for customers, and a terrifying secret. Ike and his son are controlled by a mysterious ghost, whose bidding lead Ike to abduct and torture beautiful women travelers. But, there is more to this story than meets the eye... literally!


The first thing that attracted me to this film was the main star: Kane Hodder. For horror movie buffs you will know this name from four Friday the 13th films. Kane played Jason Voorhees in VII-X. I have always admired Kane's work. It was different seeing him without a hockey mask..but he still carried some of the same characteristics as his previous villain role.


The description from IMDb is very accurate. Hodder plays Ike. A hunter who owns a gas station located on Exit 33. The gas station is located on a wooded road, out in the middle of nowhere. No cell reception (how convenient). The gas station is known for it's famous "beef jerky". The first time you see Kane, is behind the counter in the gas station reading a copy of Fangoria Magazine. From the get go, it was your basic movie. Pretty girls, getting attacked by a big scary looking guy, out in the middle of nowhere. 


A couple parts had me laughing out loud literally. Early in the movie, there is a car travelling on a highway, heavy metal music blaring from the car stereo. A cell phone rings and the girl starts swearing into the phone, telling the person on the other end "I hate you, I'm moving to Canada". I mean, umm, ok..sure come up here and escape your problems. Of course, a few miles down the road she notices the gas in the car is getting low and sees the "Last Chance Gas" Exit 33 sign. Nothing was out of the ordinary this first customer. She pays for gas and Ike tells her to use 'pump 9'. She gets her gas and then leaves. A short time later, her car starts having problems and she pulls over. A white truck pulls up, Ike gets out and hits her over the head with a tire iron. You don't know what plans he has for them, until after the second victim. There you see Ike spooning out the eyes of his victims. But they remain alive. 


As each car pulls up to get gas, Ike makes sure to tell them which pump to use. The men were told to use pump 3 and the pretty girls pump 9. It's only later in the movie you see him filling up the pump 9 with the water hose. He continues to have flashbacks to happier days; proposing to a pretty girl, then with a baby bassinet and finally drunk holding a gun in the woods, which results in the shooting of the girl in his memories. It seems to make sense as to why he was killing these girls and taking their eyes. 

The movie progresses quickly, and you finally find out at the very end what happened to drive him to do this. I found the storyline to be ok, and Kane's acting is very similar to his Jason days. Including a scene where he's chasing a girl through the woods. 



It's not a movie that I would rush out and buy, but if you are a fan of Kane's then it's worth checking out. It's a way to pass some free time and just watch a movie.


I'm gonna rate this 3/5 simply for the fact that Kane is in it.


Don't forget to enter our draw, deadline is October 31 midnight. Draw will be taking place on November 1. You have a chance to win a cauldron filled with dvds, cds, assorted candies and Hallowe'en treats...enter now. 



Bidding you bloody nightmares,
Nyx




Megan Is Missing

Director: Michael Goi

Rated: Not Rated

Anchor Bay: May 3, 2011

85 Minutes
From Amazon:
On January 14th, 2007, 14-year-old Megan Stewart disappeared. Three weeks later, her 13-year-old best friend Amy Herman also vanished. Assembled from video chats, webcam footage, home videos and news reports, this is what happened in the days immediately before, and after, Megan went missing.

So, I decided to watch this movie last night called 'Megan is Missing.' The synopsis on Netflix was fairly vague and I was going to watch 'Paranormal Activity 2' but my fellow movie watcher complained SO 'Megan is Missing' it was. Umm, I don't know how I feel about this movie. And I'm not sure if it's really even a horror movie but it scared me. It freaked me out, felt me leaving disturbed and just....I don't know. And I also haven't been able to stop thinking about 3 particular parts in said movie since I watched it. Actually, I was in the shower today and I was tripping out because I started thinking about it and got scared....HA! I really did, terrible! The thing is, 'Megain is Missing' isn't scary...it's not like creepy ghosts or anything. What makes it so disturbing and scary is the thought. The reality that's behind it. It freaked me out and I can't stop thinking about it. It's like...burned into my cerebral cortex.

Any who, this movie starts off very strange. And I really almost turned it off because I was like "WTF IS THIS??????" lol. But, I decided to keep watching because it's better than a 20 minute discussion over what else to watch. So this movie is about a girl name Megan and her friend Amy...I think it was Amy. Anyways, they meet this online person, Megan goes missing and yeah. It doesn't sound interesting but the last 20 minutes of this movie is KILLER. I mean, it's terribly disgusting to have to hear 14 year old girls talk about what these girls talked about, but just sit through it! Listen to the whole story. You have to like...go with it and pay attention to notice the creepy things a happening. haha.

So, I don't know what to rate this movie. I've been debating about it since I watched it. Partially because it disturbed me on a level that isn't right. It scared me. I am scared. But, it was executed in a weird way. At first I thought it was these girls talking on webcam all the time. Then I realized that it was probably just phone calls but it's a movie, so they had to do something there...get it? It's not that long of a movie so you should watch it. Just to get that creep-ed out sketchy feeling that I have right now. Ugh!

My rating: 3/5
Ginger


My oh my, I decided to watch this movie tonight after reading my colleague's review..and let me tell you this. I agree 100%, this is a freaky movie. The last 25 minutes gave me such feelings, like anxiety, chills, frights and horror. While it claims to be based on real live events...it sure does leave somethings to consider. This could happen. How many times, do you find yourself on the computer talking to someone you don't know.People meet others online all the time. There were a few scenes in particular that have been burnt into my mind, like Ginger said. The effects of these two scenes are well done. Being a fan of "The Blair Witch Project", it's that type of movie. Could it be real? Could it be fake? It keeps the viewer guessing.
I want to thank Ginger for doing this review, because without it, I would never of heard of this movie. It does have that major creep factor, and for that I am going to give it a gruesome 4/5.

Don't forget to enter our draw, deadline is October 31 midnight. Draw will be taking place on November 1. You have a chance to win a cauldron filled with dvds, cds, assorted candies and Hallowe'en treats...enter now. 


Bidding you bloody nightmares,
Nyx


Monday, October 17, 2011

The Ward

Director: John Carpenter

Rated: R

Arc Entertainment: August 16, 2011

88 Minutes
From Amazon:
Acclaimed director John Carpenter makes his long awaited return to the screen with a thriller about a young woman in a 1960s mental institution who becomes terrorized by malevolent unseen forces. Kristen, a beautiful but troubled young woman, finds herself bruised, cut, drugged with laughing gas. The other patients in the ward four equally disturbed young women offer no answers, and Kristen quickly realizes things are not as they seem. The air is heavy with secrets, and at night, when the hospital is dark and foreboding, she hears strange and frightening sounds. It appears they are not alone. One-by-one, the other girls begin to disappear and Kristen must find a way out of this hellish place before she, too, becomes a victim. As she struggles to escape, she will uncover a truth far more dangerous and horrifying than anyone could have imagined.

I love John Carpenter films. Like, every one I've seen so far I love and 'The Ward' was no exception. Carpenter has a reputation for awesome and he delivers in 'The Ward.' This movie was awesome!! I love movies that have...a twist at the end. They are like psychological thrillers/horror movies and they are my favorite! Well, one of my favorites.

The movie is about Kristen, a troubled girl who finds herself in a mental institute. This mental institute, however, also has some secrets. There are a few known actors in the film but, even given the no name actors, the movie was still great. There are a few scenes that make you laugh, a lot that make you jump, and the atmosphere of the movie is awesome!

Overall, 'The Ward' was a bad ass movie! I watched it on Netflix but it is definitely something I would add to my collection! I actually put off watching it because...I don't really know why....maybe it was the cover? ha! I'm not really sure but I'd always look at it and be like...naaa and watch something else. I'm glad I finally decided to watch it because it was awesome!!

My Rating: 5/5
Ginger

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Don't Let Him In

Director: Kelly Smith
No Rating, 2011 1hr, 15mins.
Coldwood Productions/Straightwire Films

From IMDb: Two couples spend a weekend in the country, only to cross paths with a brutal serial killer. As the body count rises, suspicion spirals into paranoia, climaxing in a terrifying battle for survival.


Right from the start, this movie is based in the UK. It's not until you are about 10 minutes in, do you hear the accents. The film starts off with the sound of grunting, moaning, cuts through bone and flesh. The screen continuously fades in and out, only showing a little bit at the time, which appears to be a dark area, filled with dirty tools hanging, body parts on the floor and a woman sitting on the ground moaning and throwing up. She breaks free and ends up out of the cave and in the middle of the forest. 
The storyline then jumps to "two days earlier" and you see the woman in a safe kitchen. Without giving too many details, the movie progresses and like the description from IMDb, two couples make their way to a family cottage, in the woods. 

While watching this movie, I was interested and kept guessing at who the killer was. They did a good job, making you believe it was this guy, then that guy, and then even another  possible person. When the couples arrive at the cottage, the local police inform them that there is a strange fellow roaming the woods, who the press had began calling the "Tree Surgeon", because after mutilating his victims he would hang them from branches in the woods. This did not discourage the 4 from wanting to go back to the city.
A few things made me laugh, is that they were so far out in the woods yet cell phones worked. But when they needed them to work, to call for help, there was no reception. From the scenes of sewing up someone with fishing line, to the young art student sitting calmly sketching a dismembered body in a tree, I found this movie to include some nice suspense filled parts, but overall it was really, just bizarre. 
The dialogue was crazy in some parts, the acting from a group of unknowns didn't enhance the movie either. 
It was a good movie, to waste time on a Sunday afternoon, but I don't think I would add this to my collection for later viewing. 
Unfortunately, I have to rate this movie a 2/5. 


Don't forget to enter our draw, deadline is October 31 midnight. Draw will be taking place on November 1. You have a chance to win a cauldron filled with dvds, cds, assorted candies and Hallowe'en treats...enter now. 



Bidding you bloody nightmares,
Nyx

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Director: Scott Derrickson

Rated: Not Rated

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment: December 20, 2005

121 Minutes
From IMDb:
A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.

I have reviewed a lot of movies lately that are based off of the person who inspired this movie. So, I thought that maybe I should come on here and write a review for it! I love this movie. I think it's the whole ghost and exorcism thing...I'm not really sure what one thing makes me love it but there is a lot to really like about this movie. First thing, overall creepiness. I mean, I'd be pretty f-ing freaked out if I woke up every night at the same time and my door was wide open....really? lol. And then to find out that the movie is based off of factual events, awesome! haha. Second, the acting. I love Jennifer Carpenter. She is one of my favorite actresses for many good reasons. Jennifer Carpenter's performance in 'The Exorcism of Emily Rose' is so powerful! I mean, wow! It's almost too good.


So the movie is about this catholic girl named Emily. She wins some scholarship to go away to school and while there she becomes possessed. The whole story is actually the retelling through the court case. And the whole focal point is what happens with Father Moore and Erin, the lawyer. There are a lot of awesome actors/actresses in this move like Laura Linney who plays Erin Bruner, the lawyer and, like I said earlier, Jennifer Carpenter.

This movie is fantastic! I love it! I've never actually heard anyone else's opinion about it so I'm interested in what everyone else thought of it. If you haven't seen it yet, then please do! It's amazing and you'll be happy you did! Just throw it into your list of movies to watch for your Halloween Countdown!! October is horror movie month for me, it's all I watch ha ha.

My Rating: 5/5
Ginger


Friday, October 14, 2011

Into the Mouth of Madness

Director: John Carpenter

Rated: R

New Line Home Video: February 8th, 2000

95 Minutes
From Amazon:
The mind-bending worlds of author H.P. Lovecraft have long interested horror directors, but the films have rarely successfully captured his nightmarish mix of madness and mythology. John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness is not directly based on Lovecraft's work, but screenwriter Michael De Luca draws his inspiration from Lovecraft's Cthulu mythology and then adds his own ingenious twists. John Trent (Sam Neill), an insurance investigator recently fitted for a straightjacket, tells his story to a psychiatrist. Hired to track down the missing pop-horror phenomena Sutter Cane, a Stephen King-like author whose fans are literally made for his books, Trent finds the supposedly fictional Hobb's End. He watches the town collapse into madness, murder, and monstrous transformations: the fantastic horrors of Cane's novels played out in front of his eyes. "Reality isn't what it used to be," deadpans one zombielike townsperson. In fact, it is how Cane writes it--but is he Devil, dark oracle, or simply a preacher in the service of an evil that grows stronger with every soul his books convert? The script never quite gets a grip on the blurry relationship between fact and fiction, but those details fade in the face of Carpenter's demented imagery, shiver-inducing twists, and dark wit. It's more eerie mind game than straight-out horror, a portrait of a world gone mad, and Carpenter relishes every hallucinatory moment.
So, I'm ashamed to admit that I have never even heard of this movie. I mean, how could I not hear of it? haha! It was actually really good. I found it on Netflix and decided to check it out because it was directed by John Carpenter and I was not disappointed. It's one of those movies that isn't like...scary, scary. But, it is full of moments where something will walk past the screen and there is a loud noise so you jump haha. I love it! Overall, it's a great movie. I actually just read that Carpenter said it is the third movie in his Apocalypse Trilogy along with The Thing, and Prince of Darkness so I'll have to check those out too!

The movie is about an investigator, John Trent. Well, he's not an investigator necessarily but he investigates cons. Anyways, he is hired by this guy to investigate the disappearance of Sutter Cane, a famous horror novel writer. From that point on, things get weird for him. Literally, from the moment he's hired, there is an attempt made on his life from, what we are led to believe, is just some crazed fan. Trent finds himself swirling into madness at a rapid rate and soon finds himself locked up in a mental institute.

This movie was very well executed. The acting was great, for the time, and the story line was awesome sauce!  It's an older movie but it's great! If you haven't seen it yet, I suggest that you do!!

My Rating: 5/5
Ginger

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Human Centipede

Director: Tom Six

Rated: Not Rated

IFC Films: October 5th, 2010

92 Minutes
From Amazon:
The compelling simplicity of Saw. The stylish dread of Eraserhead. The black humor of A Nightmare On Elm Street. Those are the benchmarks of horror that the outrageous Dutch film The Human Centipede matches. The plot is diabolically simple: two stranded American tourists are given shelter by a famed German doctor (a maniacally intense Dieter Laser) who made his fortune surgically separating conjoined twins. Now his mad genius is pushing the doctor to do the reverse. He tells the women that they will be surgically attached to a Japanese businessman mouth to buttocks, one after the other and thus will be born a new creature: the human centipede!

So, I watched this movie a long time ago. Well, a few months ago anyways. And I have been putting off writing a review for it because, lets face it, this movie is pretty sick. And I didn't want to have to think about it. If you've seen it, you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't seen it, you will. This movie left me feeling sick to my stomach. Just the cover of the movie should make you think disgusting things. I'm not really sure why I watched this movie....I think I was bored and it was the only thing somewhat interesting looking on my netflix. I tend to not read what a movie is about before I watch it...it's like reading the back of a book before you read it.

So, this movie is about a human centipede. Big shocker there. Anyways, it's three people....sewn together to create a human centipede. It's disgusting. It's like the worst three-way imaginable! haha. There is this completely demented surgeon gone mad scenario. He drugs some people, sews them together and BAM human centipede.

This movie isn't scary. Well, it's not like...scary the crap out of you like that one scene in Insidious! but it's scary on a psychological level. Like, the thought of this happening is so disgusting and scary. I feel like, despite it's extremely appalling nature, this film was well executed. And, alas, they are making a Human Centipede 2...which I'll also watch for the sake of watching, I'm sure. Here, watch the trailer for part 2:


More disgustingness, no? lol. Anyways, if you can get over the nasty poop chin part of this movie, it's not SO bad right?

My Rating: 3/5
Ginger

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

1st Annual Halloween Giveaway!

Nyx and I are happy to announce our first every Halloween Giveaway!! This is going to be an annual thing so every Halloween, be on the lookout for a great Halloween Giveaway or contest!


Just a note, this contest it NOT open internationally, sorry guys! For now it is only available to the US and Canada. We will be considering expanding to other countries next year.

Before you fill out the form, you are eligible for 1 bonus entry for each Tweet, 2 entries for a blog post, and 2 entries for a Facebook post as long as you provide the links to each on the form. That's a total of 5 additional entries!

To enter, just fill out this form:
Two Gory Chicks Halloween Giveaway Form!

When you are done filling out the form, go to this link and complete the mandatory horror movie trivia challenge! After completing both items, you will be entered into the drawing for the awesome prize pack!
Horror Movie Trivia

When you are asked for your name for the Horror movie trivia, make sure you type in one of the names you used to enter the contest with or you will not be entered! You need to fulfill both requirements in order to be eligible.

Also, I just realized that you can't see the flyer very well unless you click on it. So, the rules are as follows:
1. You MUST be 18 or older to enter
2. You have to be a follower since this is a follower giveaway!
3. You must fill out the entry form and complete the movie trivia to be eligible.
4. None of the information you provide to us will be used or given to anyone else under any circumstances! The prize pack will be mailed with confirmation of delivery and a signature will be required.
5. You have to be willing to submit a picture of the prize pack either with you holding it or with it on the table or somewhere for us to post on our FB page and blog.
6. Open to US and Canada ONLY! Sorry guys! Although it is not open internationally this time, we will be doing international contests in the future!

The prize pack that you are entering to win is:
This amazing cauldron of goodness includes DVD's, CD's, candy and other Halloween type goodies! So make sure you enter because we're excited about it and you should be too!!

One more thing, if anyone notices any problems, please please PLEASE send me or Nyx an email or fill out our contact form on our contact page ok? Thanks guys and good luck!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Blogger Zombie Walk!!



So, for the Zombie Blogger Walk, I decided to do a post on the top 10 Zombie Movies!

10. Day of the Dead (1985)
     Do I really need to explain why I put this movie on this list? It's a classic, it had to be here! And because I hate the 2008 version.

9. Army of Darkness
     In three words, Bruce Campbell, "Boomstick," AND dead creatures...and witches...and awesomeness! Ok, so a little more than three words!

8. 28 Weeks Later
     I don't know why, but I really liked this movie. But, like I've said in earlier posts, I seem to like a lot of movies that people HATE!

7. The Walking Dead
    I know it's not a movie BUT I had to include this show in my list because, a) it's an awesome show b) it's about zombies and c) I can, that's why! I wish they made more zombie shows!

6. Night of the Living Dead
     This, to me, is another classic. Enough said!

5. Zombieland
     I think this movie is generally hated by people, which is why I like it! haha. No, not really. But I liked it. I thought it was good. So it made my list!

4. Land of the Dead
     I like this movie. Actually, I love this movie. I think it's awesome that the zombies were a little smarter. Well, one of them was. It makes for some more interesting fight scenes. And there were some parts where the zombies would get a hold of one of the characters and kill them in a way that gave you chills. Like, when that guy had a zombie rip his hand apart through his fingers.

3. Re-animator
     I really can't put into words how much I love the Re-animator movies. I love them. I think everyone in the whole world should see them because they....are....awesome!

2. Shaun of the Dead
     Another great movie. It was funny, it had zombies, it was great! You kind of run out of things to say about zombie movies after the first few haha. I love it though!

1. Return of the Living Dead
     I will always love this movie and it's ALL because of one word
"Brains!"


I'm interested to know what everyone else's favorite zombie movies are. If you want to name a few, please do in the comments. ALSO! I'm planning on having a Halloween giveaway!! Because I love Halloween. It will probably only be for my followers but I can assure you, it will include DVDs and Halloween candy. Who doesn't love that? So make sure you follow to keep updated with that!
Ginger
Oh, and a huge, massive, thanks to Autumnforest @ Ghost Hunting Theories! She is awesome and does many, many great things. So check her out!!!

Make sure you check everyone else on the Zombie walk:
Above the Norm: Bizarre Arizona
Zombies Everywhere
Holly's Horrorland
Little Gothic Horrors
Anything Horror
Katy Bennett Horror Writer and Poet
Bubba's Place
Horror Smorgasbord
Gnostalgia
Monkey Man
Words and Music
Red Shoes Chronicles
The Wolf's Eyes
My Day in a Sentence
Pixie's Horror Galore
Strange State
The Misadventures of HalloweeNut
Halloween Blues
Kweeny Todd
The California Blogging Massacre
Horror Shock Lolipop
Vanessa Morgan
Improbable Frontiers
No Really, You Can Eat It
Art By Living Dead Girl Nicole
Two Gory Chicks
A Dust Bunny in the Wind
A Ghoul's Best Friend
Zombies Are Magic
Cherry Neko Saves the World
Tall Tales
At the Mansion of Madness
The Haunted Rose
The Rotting Zombie
Halloween Overkill
Out of the Shadows
Creepy Glow Keyhole Gallery
Creepy Glowbugg
Bifocal Univision
Haiku-Koo-Koo
Sherry Soule
Anchors and Roses
Paranormal Researchers Group
Whispering Pines History
Lovely Miss Megs
Sean Thomas Fisher's Blogwash
Rise and Fight
Stump Town Horror
LoliClown's Little Blog of Horror
Zombies Can't Love
Books and Beyond
The Grave Bandits
Screaming Goregasms
Lazy Daisy Life
Icky Monster
Pretty in Fiction
Ivy's Closet
Justine's Halloween
Annie Walls
Just Johnny

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Girl Next Door

Director: Gregory Wilson

Rated: R

Anchor Bay: December 4th, 2007

91 Minutes
From Amazon:
In a quiet suburban town in the summer of 1958, two recently orphaned sisters are placed in the care of their mentally unstable Aunt Ruth (Emmy® winner Blanche Baker of HOLOCAUST). But Ruth s depraved sense of discipline will soon lead to unspeakable acts of abuse and torture that involve her young sons, the neighborhood children, and one 12-year-old boy whose life will be changed forever. William Atherton (DIE HARD), Catherine Mary Stewart (NIGHT OF THE COMET) and Grant Show (MELROSE PLACE) co-star in this devastating drama adapted from the controversial best seller by Jack Ketchum that Rue Morgue Magazine called one of the most disturbing reads in the history of horror literature.

I recently saw this movie on my Netflix recommended list so I watched it. I heard it was really good and had some really good ratings. I'm happy to say that it was actually really good lol. I didn't know when I first started watching it that it was a 'based on true events' movie. But, it is actually based on a real story that I read up on and I have to say, gross. Sick, gross, nasty, disturbing. Like, how the....? I mean, really? Who does that? It's not scary. Well, I don't know, maybe it is. But it wasn't scary to me, it was just disturbing. And I mean really disturbing.

It's the retelling of an actual event. Some guy turned it into a book and the book was made into a movie. It's about this girl named Meg. And she is young, like maybe 14? I'm not exactly sure how old she is. Anyways, her parents are dead so she has to go and live with her Aunt. Her aunt doesn't have a husband but has 3 kids. She is sick and twisted. Like, I wish I could meet the real lady, I'd punch her in her damn face! I'd like to do much worse things than that to her but whatever. Anyways, this young girl is roped up in a basement, naked, for days. days and days. She is blindfolded and gagged so that she won't scream. This kid Davie tries to help her escape which doesn't work out.

I'm not going to give away too much about the movie because I think everyone should see it. It's really distrubing. I mean, especially if you're a chick. Like...how messed up does a person have to be to do half of this shit? Seriously! After you watch the movie, look it up. Google it, it's real. Disgusting. Anyways, I give this movie:

My Rating: 4/5
Ginger


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Chain Letter

Director: Deon Taylor

Rated: Not Rated

Image Entertainment: February 1st, 2011

89 Minutes
From Amazon:
Six high school friends are bound together again by a sinister chain letter passing into their lives through e-mails and text messages. If the deadly letter isn’t passed on, the recipient faces a grisly, unexpected death – and nothing can stop it. As time runs out and the deadly letter’s rules become more challenging, the survivors must untangle the chilling secret – or die trying. Featuring Nikki Reed (The Twilight Saga), Betsy Russell (the Saw series), and Michael J. Pagan (CSI: Miami), this terrifying thriller in the tradition of The Grudge and Final Destination proves death is always watching and waiting – and anyone could be next!

I saw a preview for this movie a long time ago and was going to watch it but I never did. Then I saw it again the other night on my Netflix queue so I figured I'd check it out. It has Nikki Reed in it and I like her from some earlier, non Twilight related roles. It also has Betsy Russell from the Saw series. Anyways, although I like Nikki Reed and I like movies that most people hate, that didn't work here. This movie is basically a teen slasher. But...not a good one. Some of the acting was good, some not so much. It kind of reminded me of Pulse except about superstitious teens...who clearly aren't teens....

This movie is about some random person who HATES technology. And, because he hates technology, he decides to send out an internet chain letter. Something about a link in the chain, every link is a life. Basically, send it or die. Some people do, some don't. Then this deformed looking man shows up, with chain tattoos on his arms, and starts killing the people who don't send it. Let me clarify a few things. First, this individual hates technology, yeah, that's why he knows how to send emails, he knows how to track them, he knows how to use a virus and put it on peoples cell phones thus enabling him to be able to track the activity regarding said chain letter. Oh, he also knows how to hack someones computer and watch their webcam. Anyways, so he kills a bunch of people because they didn't forward his stupid chain letter and he's part of some "Anti-technology" group. Make sense?

At any rate, I held a higher hope for this movie then what I got. While some of the acting was good and some was decent, the story line kind of sucked. And it was full of gaps and things just didn't add up. For instance, the killer who hates technology, is part of an anti-tecnology group who doesn't use cell phones or computers or anything. But he knows how to hack things and do this and that on them. It doesn't quite add up for me. Also, a lot of these "teens" are killed in their houses. Where are their parents? Because, they are home but can't hear their kids screaming and dieing in a room down the hall? I don't get it. Anyways, I guess that was an ok movie if you're into that kind of thing. And the acting wasn't too bad. If you are bored, check it out, otherwise, I'd hold out for something a little better.

My Rating: 3/5
Ginger


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

Director: Samuel Bayer

Rated: R

New Line Cinema: October 5, 2010

97 Minutes
From Amazon:
Five teenage friends living on one street all dream of a sinister man with a disfigured face, a frightening voice and a gardener's glove with knives for fingers. One by one, he terrorizes them within their dreams--where the rules are his and the only way out is to wake up. But when one among them dies, they soon realize that what happens in their dreams happens for real and the only way to stay alive is to stay awake. Buried in their past is a debt that has just come due. To save themselves, they must plunge into the mind of the most twisted nightmare of all: Freddy Krueger. Jackie Earle Haley plays the legendary evildoer in this contemporary reimagining of the seminal horror classic.
I am a huge fan of the 'Nightmare on Elm Street' series. Which is exactly why I bought the new 'Nightmare on Elm Street,' I had to check it out. I love Robert Englund and all of his glorious-ness so I needed to see the new Krueger and how he did in comparison. Well, for me, no one can compare to Englund but Haley did a decent job. This movie was decent but it definitely wasn't the Krueger I loved. One of the things I loved about the original Elm Street movies, was Kruegers character. He was funny, and his voice is recognized worldwide. And through all the jokes, he has a deep, booming, creepy laugh. New Krueger sounds like a child molester...which is fairly accurate but he still has that sinister laugh.

Krueger is the face of the Elm Street series. No one really ever cared about Nancy, or Glen or any of the other characters in the films. They were just part of the numerous victims. In the original, Krueger's kills were thought out, funny, inventive. But the new 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' does not have that same quality. Where the original was funny and creative. Kreuger would go as far as dressing up as a female nurse, or eating people whole, pulling them into a bed, crazy stuff in all the original movies. In this one, all the deaths seem the same. They all get pulled into the same place, die the same way. It's a little repetitive. Old Freddy's face is like...a horror movie icon, but new Freddy literally looks like a burn victim:
Despite all the comparisons, I really did like the new 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' movie. It had good acting, decent cast, and it was a fairly accurate remake. Nothing will ever replace the original Elm Street movies for me, but that doesn't mean that I can't like this one as well. It's more...realistic? haha. I definitely think it's worth checking out. It's a good movie even if it's not the original.

My Rating: 4/5
Ginger

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Shark Night 3D

Director:  David R. Ellis

Incentive Filmed Entertainment

PG-13 - 2011 - 91 mins

From IMDb:  A weekend at a lake house in the Louisiana Gulf turns into a nightmare for seven vacationers as they are subjected to fresh-water shark attacks.


Do we really need another shark movie? Despite the 3D technology, the movie is still like a fish out of water...a flop.


I find myself comparing all these shark movies to the King of all shark movies - Jaws. As more and more shark movies come out, they still go back and "borrow" from Jaws. Scantily clad pretty ladies getting chomped on, water-skier's getting attacked, boats getting attacked and always one or two hereos at the end who kill the monster beast. 
The first attack happens early in the movie with a girl in shallow water, bouncing around with the gratuitousness ass shot. The shark silently appears from under the water and attacks her and that's all she wrote.
It then flashes forward to an university campus and next thing you know, they are piling into a truck to head to an island for some "sex, music, drinking, etc". 
I have to say the dialogue in this movie is not stellar, and even the storyline is quite routine. By the time the real action starts, I found it to be a waste of time, yet like other trainwreck movies, it's just so damn hard to turn off. First we have a sheriff who knows the young pretty blonde who owns the resort on the island. They offer him a beer, he chugs one and gets back in the boat and "goes back to work". Then the big strong male athlete is boarding, flipping in the air and gets attacked...he loses an arm. Another boy jumps back into the water to retrieve the arm, and while doing that, discovers the shark. They race to the dock and of course makes it just in the nick of time. They then pile into the boat for a 2 hr ride to the nearest hospital, separated arm wrapped in a blanket. Along the way, the blood seeping through the drain in the boat, entices the shark who then attacks them and eats the dude's girlfriend.
I had to laugh at some parts, with the same dude who lost his arm, trying to attack the shark with one arm, with a spear. With help from another friend, they manage to kill the shark and notice a camera is attached to it. 
Long story short, 3 of the locals have a twisted thought that if they film these shark attacks they can sell their movies to "Shark Week" and make lots of money. Even the local drunk sheriff is in on it. 
I won't give more of the story away, but people, save your money till this comes out on video. It's very disappointing, despite the 3D, bad storyline, and the fact they are sacrificing people to tiger sharks, cookie cutter sharks etc..it's just a bad movie. I don't understand in this day and age, with the amount of technology available, no one has yet been able to make a quality movie that stands up to Jaws. 
I will finish this review, with saying, one of the best parts is at the very end...involving a shark flying out of the water!


Overall, I need to rate this movie 3/5...and that might even be too high of a rating.



Bidding you bloody nightmares,
Nyx


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dark Water

Director:  Walter Salles

Rated: PG-13

Touchstone Pictures, 8 July 2005, 105 mins.

From IMDb:  A mother and daughter, still wounded from a bitter custody dispute, hole up in a run-down apartment building. Adding further drama to their plight, they are targeted by the ghost of former resident.


I've seen this movie a few times, and each time certain parts make me jump. It's not what you would consider a gory, gruesome horror movie. It does have some suspense and scary parts, but done in a way that throughout the movie you don't really know what the "bad thing" is. 
The story is touching, as it proves a mother's love for their child is very strong and they would rather give their life than allow the child to die. 


As IMDB's description states, the mother and daughter move to a run down apartment and soon after, discover a strange black, wet spot on their ceiling in the child's bedroom. Over time, the ceiling proceeds to drip and fills up bucket after bucket of black/dark water. Despite the numerous attempts to repair and stop the leaking, it begins again. Dahlia, the mother, played by Jennifer Connelly hears footsteps upstairs, but is told that no one lives there. She ventures on upstairs to explore and discovers the apartment flooded and signs of neighbourhood "kids" playing around in the abandoned apartment.


Dahlia continues to explore the apartment building, including the roof. She soon finds out the real history of the apartment and decides that it's better to pack up everything and leave. The final night in their apartment proves to be the last night. 


Without giving too many spoilers, it was quite loving how Dahlia put her daughter first. I was surprised to see Tim Roth (Lie To Me fame) in this movie, acting as Dahlia's lawyer. He played a great part, like he does with everything he's in. Little Ariel Gade played the role of Dahlia's daughter CeCi perfectly. 


Like I mentioned earlier, the movie may not contain all the usual blood and gore that I look for in a horror movie, but the suspense and thrills make up for it. I usually end up watching it over again, if it comes on TV. I would say see this movie.


Therefore, I would give this movie 4/5.



Bidding you bloody nightmares,
Nyx



Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ju-On (The Grudge)

Director: Takashi Shimizu

Rated: R

Lions Gate: November 9, 2004

92 Minutes
From IMDb:
A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.

I watched 'Ju-on' last night and I waited to write my review till today so it's not exactly fresh in my mind but I wouldn't exactly forget a movie like 'Ju-on' either. I haven't written a review for the American version, 'The Grudge' yet but I expect to have it up sometime soon to go in correlation with this review. For those who don't know me, I live for Asian horror films. So it should come as no shock that I LOVED this one. It was my first time watching it and I enjoyed it immensely. The American version was very close in relation to this one, which I was pretty shocked about. For most other films that are remade in America, there are usually an innumerable amount of differences and they drive me crazy.

If you are some hiding in a hole weirdo, and have no idea what 'The Grudge' is, I will tell you. 'Ju-on' is the story of a house..basically. It's a "haunted house" that has some very vengeful spirits with it. To put it simply, if you enter the house, the spirits within will torment you and, eventually, kill you...or drag you off somewhere and who knows what happens to you. One of the things I love about 'Ju-on' is the way the Grudge chick moves. How you can see her snapping movements that, at least I associate with death. It seems more realistic to me, because I think of it as rigamortis has set in and that's why she's so snappy and jerky in her movements. Get it? That's my thought on it anyways.
So, in closing, I love this movie. Surprised? You shouldn't be! It was absolutely awesome! It was full of scary, creepy, twitchy, make you jump goodness! I mean, I didn't have bad dreams at night and it didn't keep me up but I think it's near impossible for that to happen haha. Overall, amazing and I'm happy to have it as part of my horror collection. It's definitely worth checking out. And, with Halloween coming up, it's a great movie to add to your horror movie marathon for the night!

My Rating: 5/5
Ginger


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Piranha

Director: Alejandre Aja

Rated: R

Sony: January 11, 2011

88 Minutes
From IMDb:
After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.

I'm going to start off by saying that I'm going to be giving this movie a higher rating. Not that I think it was incredible, not that I loved it, and not that it wasn't awesome. It's just that...I feel like it's a ripoff. I feel like they took 'Jaws' and made it into a movie filled with ass, titties, and piranha. Now, that's not to say it wasn't good, it was. And it was made perfectly for the audience it was aimed for. I mean, what guy wouldn't love to see that many boobs in a 60 minute span. Throw in a little lesbian action, naked underwater swimming, and blood and gore into the mix, and you have to making of an amazing film for (nearly) any man aged 18 or older. Ahh but let's not forget our female viewers. With the developing love story it holds appeal to almost any girl. Therefore, it reaches both sexes of it's targeted audience.

'Piranha' tells the story of a teenage boy (I think?) and his family...and his "love" interest. Let's show the 'Jaws' comparisons shall we? He's from a small town, check. His mom is the sheriff, check. Ton of people show up at one point in the year, therefore creating an eating frenzy of epic proportions for any underwater meat eater, check. Fish expert, check. Mysterious underwater killer, check. Shall I continue? While the numerous amount of similarities between 'Jaws' and 'Piranha' to me seem endless, that's not to say they are exactly the same. Although I think almost all the Jaws movies can be summed up into this one 'Piranha' movie. Ok, so, there is an underwater earthquake caused by a beer bottle, thus letting out thousands of Piranha's who then feast on the College Students who came down for Spring Break to Lake Victoria. Check, check, check...ugh!

Anyways, despite my bitching, I really did enjoy at least half of this movie. I mean, it's got some of my favorite 80's actors in it; Elisabeth Shue, 'Adventures in Babysitting,' Christopher Lloyd 'Back to the Future,' and let's not forget Richard Dreyfuss 'Jaws.' See, 'Jaws' again. My favorite scene, hands down, was the bloody massacre when the Sheriff tries, relentlessly, to get the kids out of the water. Awesome! Although, after the first scene where the Piranha's kill someone I was kind of like, Oh god! But it definitely got better. So, the bloody awesomeness that is now being dubbed 'The Piranha Massacre' made me give this movie one point up from what I was going to.

My Rating: 4/5
Ginger

I was fortunate (or unfortunate...?) to have seen this in the theatre when it came out. 3D I believe "saved" this movie from being a total flop. As my fellow reviewer stated the Jaws comparisons are many and she listed most of them. I had seen the preview before it was in the theatres, from a "comic-con" event. Like Ginger stated, ass, titties and sharp-tooth fish occupy most of the 88 minutes.
I will admit, the 3D in some parts were really cool. I smiled and thought it was cool to see Richard Dreyfuss' cameo. I found it awfully strange to watch Jerry O'Connell from tv's 'My Secret Identity' as a porn director...who loses an important appendage to a hungry fish.
I honestly can't think of anything else to add to this review except the part when they were shooting the fish, and using boat motor propellers to fend off the fish just made me laugh, thinking to myself.. I paid "how much" to see this???

Not to spoil the ending for those who have not seen it yet..but let's just say there could be a Piranha 2 in the future if they wanted to.

I have to give this movie a 3/5.


Bidding you bloody nightmares,

Nyx