Sunday, July 31, 2011

Malibu Shark Attack

Director: David Lister

Rated TV-14

Insight Film Studios/Limelight International Media

87 mins  TV 2009

From IMDb:  When a tsunami floods Malibu, it brings with it a hunting pack of deep-water, prehistoric goblin sharks that go after the lifeguards in their half-submerged station on stilts and a team of construction workers stranded in a flooded house.

OK, where to begin with this. Let's keep in mind it is a made for TV movie. I don't know if this hinders the movie or helps it. Like the description indicates, a tsunami hits the coast off Malibu. Along with the waves and flooding, goblin sharks come along for the ride.

The first thing I thought of when I began watching this, was Baywatch meets Jaws. It doesn't help that the lifeguards are wearing the bright orange clothing and the girls are blonde haired-blue eyed beauties mixed with muscular dark eyed men. All that aside, the story just couldn't do it for me. The animation, and I do stress animation of the sharks made the movie, in this reviewer's eyes cheesy. You would think in 2009 they would have ways of incorporating real shark footage with fake sharks. Heck, even Steven Spielberg used that technique in 1975 while directing Jaws.

The trapped lifeguards, use flares to distract the prehistoric beasts so they can get out of the shack. The sharks are smart, despite being "extinct" for centuries. They can lift up filing cabinets, push down garage doors and despite being blind, they use their other senses to hunt down their victims.

This movie was just a waste of viewing time and I can now understand why this didn't make it onto the big screen.
I would have to say pass on this movie if you are expecting some suspenseful action and go back and watch the mother that started them all...Jaws.

I give this movie a 1/5.

Bidding you bloody nightmares,


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Deep Blue Sea

Director: Renny Harlin

Rated R. 1999 105 mins.

Warner Brothers. Release date: July 28 1999

From IMDb: Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the bait as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.

I was kind of in the mood for some shark watching today

I have been a fan of shark movies ever since I first heard John Williams score while a great white shark kept people on the beach. The storyline is quite simple, a scientist wanting to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. It almost makes you want to forgive her for being hell bent on keeping the sharks alive, regardless of people dying.  Soon after the experiments, the sharks begin to exhibit signs that only humans possess. They recognize items such as guns, and can even operate an oven and turn it on, while a victim is trapped inside it.

The effects are overly computerized, obviously, which almost gives the sharks a cartoonish appearance. Really, the only big name actor in this movie is Samuel L. Jackson, which (spoiler alert) doesn't fare too well against the last surviving shark, early on in the movie.

I think the twists in the movie were good, but the scientist who sacrifices her life for the main hero of the movie still doesn't save this from being, well a fish out of water flop. This was not one of my favourite movies, nor would I want to have this on my shelf for later viewings.With that being said..
I rate this movie 2/5.

Bidding you bloody nightmares,


The Rite

Director: Mikael Hafstrom

Rated: PG-13

Warner Bros Pictures: May 17, 2011

114 Minutes
From Amazon:
Inspired by true events, this supernatural thriller follows a seminary student (Colin O’Donoghue) sent to study exorcism at the Vatican in spite of his own doubts about the controversial practice and even his own faith. Only when sent to apprentice with legendary Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who has performed thousand of exorcisms, does his armor of skepticism begin to fall. Drawn into a troubling case that transcends even Father Lucas’s skill, the young seminarian glimpses a phenomenon science can’t explain or control – and an evil so violent and terrifying that it forces him to question everything he believes.

I'm not really sure where to start with this review. 'The Rite' was a little slow for me at times. I liked it, but I didn't love it. I found myself distracted by my cat while watching the movie at certain times. It was slow to get going. However, Anthony Hopkins delivered a stunning performance in 'The Rite'  as Father Lucas. The acting, all around, phenomenal. I loved the scenes where there were exorcism. It seemed more realistic than 'The Exorcist' type of events.

'The Rite' is the story of Michael Kovak, he is confused about where his allegiance lies. Does he believe in god or not? He goes to school to study to become a priest. When he reaches the end of his 4 years study, he tries to quit but is talked into going to Rome to study at the Vatican as an exorcist. Going in there with disbelief, he quickly finds more than he bargained for. You can watch his slow transition from non-believer to believing.

'The Rite' wasn't really what I expected. I was thinking more paranormal, objects floating around, people being killed by possessed psycho paths. That's not what this movie was like. It was very mild for an exorcist movie but still stunning. Like I said earlier, Anthony Hopkins is an amazing actor and he really delivered for his role as Father Lucas. Good movie, it's definitely worth checking out.

My Rating: 4/5


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark!

I have to share this most amazing of trailers I found for an upcoming movie called:

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

I found that the trailer was thoroughly creepy and I'm definitely going to see it SO I had to share!


Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Director: James Wan

Rated: PG-13

Film District: July 12, 2011

102 Minutes
From IMDb:
A gripping story of a family in search of help for their son, Dalton, who fell into a mysterious comatose on one ordinary morning. Little do they know that there is much more to this endless sleep than meets the eye as they explore the paranormal, and rediscover the past; the key to getting their son back once and for all.

I wish that more directors made movies like 'Insidious.' I literally just finished watching it and my adrenaline is still pumping! I loved movies that make you jump..or scream..or at least get your heart pumping. This movie has all of that and more! Amazing! I thought that it should be higher rated than PG-13 because I thought they dropped the f-bomb a few times but maybe not haha.

The story is about a family; Josh, Renai, and three children. As they settle into their new home they notice some strange things going on. A lot of people are saying that 'Insidious' was slow to start, but I feel like it was an awesome start to an amazing movie. It gives you that slow creepy feeling of a haunted house movie. Not only is this movie thoroughly scary, it is full of twists. It has everything you need to make an awesome movie, an incredible one!!

I highly, highly, highly, recommend 'Insidious.' If you haven't seen it yet, I urge you to do so! It has been a long time since a movie scared me the way 'Insidious' did. I don't own it yet, but I fully intend to buy it as soon as all the stores around my house starts selling the Blu-Ray copies! Love, love, love it! Also, James Wan, fantastic director. I have yet to see a movie of his that I hate.

My Rating: 5/5


I saw Insidious in the theatre when it came out. I was expecting it to be like just another possession type movie, Amityville horror storyline etc. What I didn't expect, was to be literally frightened by this movie. While it lacks in gore and blood, it makes up for with suspense, darkness and just plain old fashioned scariness. The music contributed to the fear factor of the movie as well. The writer behind this movie, Leigh Whannell did an outstanding job.That comes as no surprise, considering his body of work. You may remember him as David in the first Saw movie. Chained up in the bathroom with Dr. Gordon. Since then, he also wrote Saw II, Saw III, and Saw: The Video Game and has directed and starred in a long list of great movies.

I really liked Lin Shaye's performance as the family friend who deals with paranormal activity. Although, I couldn't help but find her remind me of Alan Rickman. (Also a big Rickman fan here :). There were parts towards the end, that had me covering my eyes slightly with my hand. And not to spoil it for anyone who has not seen it yet..the ending is outstanding! Definetely not what I had expected.

Like my fellow reviewer, I am also giving Insidious 5/5..

Bidding you bloody nightmares,


Monday, July 25, 2011

Fangoria Frightfest-Fragile

Director: Jaume Balaguero

Rated: PG-13

Phase 4 Films: September 28, 2010

97 Minutes
From Amazon:
As the new night nurse at a soon to be abandoned children's hospital readies the last group of orphans to leave, it becomes increasingly clear that these are not normal children. Something living in the hospital, something the children call the mechanical girl; has a terrifying hold over them and will stop at nothing to keep them in the hospital with her forever.
'Fragile' is part of Fangoria Frightfest. I love Fangoria films, for the most part, so it's no surprise that I loved 'Fragile.' It had an incredible storyline, good characters, great acting, and it was creepy. Come on, who doesn't love a creepy haunted hospital? 'Fragile' is directed by the fabulous Jaume Balaguero and, as I've come to expect from him, it's fantastic! You might recognize some of his work in 'Rec' or 'Rec 2' probably most notable is 'darkness' staring Anna Paquin. Not only did Balaguero direct 'Fragile' but he wrote it as well. And I have to admit, I'm impressed!

'Fragile' is about a sick kids hospital. The beginning of the movie is immaculate. It lets you know that you're in for an awesome movie! I don't want to spoil the movie because I feel like everyone should check it out, so I won't say much about the story line. At the hospital, they hire an American nurse to take over the night shift and look after the few children that are left there. This hospital is run down. So run down, in fact, that no one has been on the second floor since 1959....I think it was 1959. Don't quote me on that! Anyways, new night nurse, Amy Nichols (Calista Flockhart), soon finds out that the hospital might be haunted by a spirit the children call 'mechanical girl.'

Amazing movie! That's all I can really say. I loved it. And, I'm not going to lie, I put off watching this movie for a long time. Because I wasn't sure of it and I always had more appealing things to watch in my ridiculous stack of movies. I'm glad I decided to watch it today! It was fantastic! And, for once, you actually get to see the spirit in the movie. I would have been PISSED if I hadn't been able to 'Fragile' is a totally twisted tale in more ways then one with a shocker at the end. Definitely, definitely worth checking out! So go watch!

My rating: 5/5


Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Ring 2

Director: Hideo Nakata

Rated: PG-13

Dreamworks/Universal Studio: August 23, 2005

110 Minutes
From Amazon:
Most contemporary horror movies depend upon a series of sudden jolts, executed with the finesse of a cattle-prod, to keep their audiences awake. The Ring Two offers something far more interesting: A slow but relentless creepiness that might just linger in your mind when the movie is over. A few months after the events of the first Ring, journalist Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts, Mulholland Drive) and her son Aidan (David Dorfman, A Wrinkle in Time) have fled to a small town on the Oregon coast to get over their awful experience with a cursed videotape. Of course, a copy of the videotape finds its way there, and soon the troubled spirit of a girl with long, face-obscuring black hair is worming her way into Rachel and Aidan's lives by worming her way into Aidan's flesh

'The Ring 2' is the second movie in 'The Ring' series and a remake of 'Ringu 2.' Where 'The Ring' was chilling, creepy, and scary, 'The Ring 2' is deep, a little creepy, and has it's moments. 'The Ring' was definitely my favorite of the 2 movies but that's not to say 'The Ring 2' wasn't good; it definitely was. All the same actors and characters that survive the first Ring movie are brought to the second. Again, Naomi Watts is in 'The Ring 2' and she is an amazing least to me!

The story is that of Rachel and Aidan. They have managed to escape Samara and are living in a new city. Little do they know, that through the tapes she has tracked them down and opened a whole new world of trouble. 'The Ring 2' goes in-depth into the story of Samara. What happened to her and why she is after Aidan. A notable actress in the movie is Stephen King's Carrie, Sissy Spacek. She's great in here too, even if her part is really small. Well this movie was not as scary as it's predecessor, it's still got it's moments where things make you jump. And what Rachel has to do to Aidan to save him is scary itself to think about.

'The Ring 2' is definitely one of my more favorite movies even though I didn't like it as much as The Ring. A few good things I did like: Naomi Watts, Sissy Spacek, story line even though a little inconsistent it's still good, great acting, Ringu director, and I personally like learning a little more background about characters. I think it's good to know where they are coming from and what happened. It's what makes us like, love, or hate a character in a movie, book, comic, video game, whatever! Overall, fantastic movie and definitely worth checking out!

My rating: 4/5


Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Director: Hans-Christian Schmid

Language: German

Rated: MA

IFC: March 6th 2007

88 Minutes
From Netflix:
Set in 1970s Germany, this taut drama from director Hans-Christian Schmid follows troubled 21-year-old Michaela Klingler (Sandra Huller), a devout Catholic whose epilepsy results in a tragic exorcism. Michaela is determined to get a college education regardless of her condition, but the pressures of school and sexual awakenings give rise to seizures that she ascribes to demonic possession. Based on a true story.

'Requiem' is the true story of Anneliese Michel's. I decided to watch 'Requiem' because I've seen both 'Exorcism of Emily Rose' and 'Anneliese: The Exorcism Tapes.' I wouldn't really classify it as a horror but I can see how it falls into that category. The thought behind the movie and the true story is what makes it creepy.

The movie is told through Michaela Klinger. She is brought up in a very religious family. Right from the start you learn that Michaela has some sort of...problem that needs to be monitored by Doctors as her parents are very hesitant about letting her go to College. They do let her go and, while there, you can see the drastic transformation from exemplary student, family oriented, and religious good girl to partying, drinking, having premarital sex and just a general downward spiral. Michaela Klinger is played by Sandra Huller and, wow, what a performance! Amazing acting all around.

Don't watch this movie if you are expecting to see blood and guts, demons, devils, exorcisms, or CGI. That's not what this movie is about. If you want to learn about the girl and the family that inspired 'Exorcism of Emily Rose' then I think you'll love this. While still creepy at times, it is definitely not scary. I don't want to give any misperceptions. That being said, 'Requiem' is still a great movie! The acting is good, it's true to life, and it keeps you engaged. I recommend it but only for the above stated reasons. If you're more into seeing demons and things, watch 'Exorcism of Emily Rose.'

My Rating: 4/5


Sunday, July 17, 2011


Director: James Wan

Rated: R

Lions Gate - 2004

DVD Release: Feb. 15, 2005  103 Mins.

IMDb: A dead body laying between them, 2 men wake up in a secure lair of serial killer, "Jigsaw". They must follow various rules & objectives if they wish to survive & win the deadly game set for them. 

Wanna play a game?

This has become one of horror's most memorable questions. Jigsaw popped onto the horror scene with his own brand of saving individuals by allowing them to have an option if they wanted to live or die. The Saw series has since become one of the most intriguing series in the genre.

The first movie in the series, just titled Saw, begins with two men finding themselves chained at the ankle in a dirty, run down bathroom. The movie then takes the viewer on twists and turns, and with each victim, attempts to show people how they are responsible for their life and in the end, the ultimate moral not to take life for granted, and if you have been given chances to change your life, then take them and make it a better life for yourself.

The visual effects are not like your typical slasher, blood, guts movie. Sure there are some scenes that might make you squeamishly look away, but nothing to the point of making you turn off all together.

As a fan of horror movies, I've always been intrigued with the movies where the director can scare you more without showing you more. Darkness, sound effects etc, can provoke more fear than slashing and blood spraying all over, in this reviewer's eyes.

Throughout the movie, this reviewer found herself siding with Jigsaw and what he was trying to accomplish by placing people in life and death situations. It's not to say I condone torture and/or violence when trying to prove a point, but if you were given opportunities to change your life and you wanted to live, would you do everything in your power to survive?

Overall, I would have to say the premier installment in this movie franchise is wonderfully written, directed and produced. The musical score is utilized at the appropriate times. The acting is also fantastic. Tobin Bell (John/Jigsaw) gives his character depth, intrigue and makes a wonderful horror movie villain, or hero, depending on how you see him. Cary Elwes and Leigh Whannell grow as characters throughout their time being chained in the bathroom.

It's not mandatory to check out all the Saws before watching any of the others, but I would highly recommend having a Saw marathon and beginning at this one and working your way through to 2010's "The Final Chapter"

This reviewer gives Saw a sharp 5/5. 

Bidding you bloody nightmares,


Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes

Director: Jude Gerard Prest

Rated: Not Rated

The Asylum Home Entertainment: March 1, 2011

90 Minutes

'Annaeliese: The Exorcist Tapes' is supposed to be the true "film" from the exorcism of Anneliese Michel. Most people will probably recognize her name because 'The Exorcism of Emily Rose' is also based on her story. That being said, these are clearly not the real tapes. Nor is the movie any good. I forced myself to sit through this one because I didn't want to just give up and say, I couldn't watch it. But it was bad. They claim these are the real tapes...and I think that they tried to prove they were real by trying to make the film look old. For instance, most of the film has this...soft sort of air brushed look to it. It's terrible. It makes it look worse than if they had just filmed it with a camera and not tried to brighten or alter the picture. And the acting is not too great either.

I didn't actually know when I started watching this movie that it was based off of the life of Anneliese Michel. I thought it was like a 'Paranormal Activity' type of movie. I researched the movie while watching it because if I hadn't done something else, I would have fallen asleep from sheer boredom. So, I didn't know it was based on a real person's story. So when I started watching it, the whole time I was just like, wow, copy the Exorcist much? But it is true to story...I guess. The acting is terrible...the lighting drives me NUTS! I can't stand it. And the fact that, when Anneliese has an episode where she is under full possession, she starts screaming "666" in french...which I can't see a possessed person doing. And by possessed I mean the "demon" or whatever.

Anneliese Michel's story is definitely a sad one. And some people might find it disturbing. But I feel like this movie made a mockery of her life. I do not recommend it. I usually would not negate someone's work...and I know that people work very hard to make these movies. But it was bad. I guess it's worth checking out if you like bad acting and terrible lighting and bad writing and all that stuff. For me, I did not like all.

My rating: 1/5


Friday, July 15, 2011

Red Riding Hood

Director: Catherine Hardwicke

Rated: PG-13

Warner Bros. Pictires: June 14, 2011

100 Minutes

From Amazon:
This is not your grandmother's Red Riding Hood. There's a basket of goodies (not exactly the edible kind), a sweet grandma, a winsome young lass in a beautiful red hood, and a Big Bad Wolf. But there the similarity ends. This Red Riding Hood is shot through the lens of the Twilight films--for wide appeal to the tween and teen audiences, and definitely not a bedtime story for the little ones. Helmed by Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, Red Riding Hood bears a lot of the moody trademarks of the vampire series. Valerie (Amanda Seyfried), the plucky girl in the stunning cape, lives in a tiny medieval village whose geography is not specified--it's just very mountainous and remote. Valerie's heart belongs to her childhood friend Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), but as Red Riding Hood opens, she learns she has been betrothed to Henry (Max Irons). As if that love triangle weren't enough, it seems a dangerous wolf--or is it werewolf?--has been terrorizing the town for years, and its killing sprees have intensified. When the townsfolk kill a wolf, they think they have finally freed their town from tyranny, and throw a giant bacchanal--like Burning Man in the snow. But then Father Solomon (Gary Oldman, in wickedly good form) appears on the scene to tell the villagers they've killed only a gray wolf--not, in fact, the werewolf he knows is the true villain.

'Red Riding Hood' is a retelling of a classic children's tale with a twist. Although it wasn't scary I still kind of liked it. A lot of people seem to be comparing it too the actual tale where I like to look at things as a stand alone rather than a replica. Even though I heard lots of bad things about 'Red Riding Hood' and it has low ratings, I still wanted to check it out. And I'm glad I did.

While the actual story was not scary or overly gory, I felt like it still had a good story line. There was some morbidity to it and the acting wasn't terrible. I like Amanda Seyfried and love Gary Oldman so they were probably my favorites haha. There wasn't really any gore...well at least any for me. But there were a couple twists along the way and it has that whole 'murder mystery' aspect to it.

Well it's obviously not popular, I still really liked 'Red Riding Hood' so I would suggest that people at least check it out. However, I tend to like things that most people don't. So, don't hold it against me if you hate it. I'm glad that I picked it up and watched it. I thought it was a good movie, good story line, and good actors!

My Rating: 5/5


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

8213: Gacy House

Director: Anthony Fankhauser

Rated: Not Rated

Asylum Home Ent: September 28, 2010

90 Minutes
From IMDb:
A group of paranormal investigators enter the abandoned home of pedophile and serial killer John Gacy, hoping to find evidence of paranormal activity. Upon entering the house they set-up cameras throughout the abandoned house while going room to room with hand-held cameras, performing séances and asking for John Gacy to come forward. As the evening progresses it seems the investigators are not prepared for the horror still within the house.

I typically try to give every movie I watch a fair shot. Even if I hate it, I'll try to struggle through it. Unfortunately, I couldn't do that for '8213: Gacy House.' It definitely was not the WORST movie I've ever seen but it was in that list. The acting was terrible...and just...everything about it was wrong! For some reason, in almost every movie like this, there is a girl cast as the crazy Wiccan girl. And this girl is always a terrible actor, over the top, and a complete nut job. I mean, really? And why doesn't it ALWAYS have to be a girl? UGH! Anyways, besides the painful redundancies that are in '8213: Gacy House' and minus all of its downfalls...I still couldn't sit through it. I turned it off about half way through.

'8213: Gacy House' is the story of a group of 6 individuals whose names I can not even remember. They go to where the Gacy house used to be and launch an investigation. One thing I have to complain about, is that near the beginning of the film, they are in a circle and the crazy chick is all "John Wayne Gacy Jr, we call to you, I sacrifice my 15 year old nephews sweater." W.T.F? Anyways, there is this...what I'm assuming as an orb(?) that shoots up from the fireplace into the chimney. But there was next to no reaction. Then a couple people are talking in the kitchen and the door slams, no reaction. There are two people upstairs investigating and the lighting makes it look like shadows on the wall...I guess? So they are all like "Oh my gosh, you guys better get up here!" And then everyone is acting like this "shadow person" is proof of a haunting...or a spirit. Ok...but what about the door slamming shut RIGHT BESIDE YOU??? Or the ridiculously bright blue orb thing that made a loud noise and shot up into the fireplace? Ohh that's right, those are normal everyday things. I forgot! Terrible, terrible, terrible!

I won't say that you shouldn't watch this movie...or should. But it will never play on my TV again. I will also never fall for a Netflix suggestion when it says "Like: Paranormal Activity." I did not give this movie a 1/5 because there is a possibility that it could have been better. And, like I said, it's not the worst movie out there. But I have to advise you to not waste your money!

My Rating: 2/5


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Let Me In

Director: Matt Reeves

Rated R  115 Mins

Anchor Bay Entertainment

Excerpt from Product Description: 
In bleak New Mexico, a lonely, bullied boy, Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee), forms a unique bond with his mysterious new neighbor, Abby (Chloë Grace Moretz), who moves from town to town with the man who appears to be her father. Trapped in the mind and body of a child, however, Abby is forced to hide a horrific secret of bloodthirsty survival. But in a world of both tenderness and terror, how can you invite in the one friend who may unleash the ultimate nightmare?

Based on the 2008 Swedish movie titled "Let The Right One In". 

The main characters are children, Owen and Abby (played by Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloe Grace Moretz). Owen, a 12 year old boy who has to deal with bullies is approached by a barefoot Abby one cold snowy night. Their bedrooms are wall to wall and they come up with Morse code tapping on the wall to communicate with each other. Abby comes to Owen's side to protect him and they form a strong bond with each other.

Throughout the movie, I was really impressed with the storyline and the acting. Both kids played their parts very well, and the plot stayed true to the original. It wasn't just about killing and blood sucking..but more about two children who discover they care about each other and will protect the other no matter what happens.

I did find some parts a little hard to watch, like the bully scenes with Owen and the kids from his school. But the satisfaction when the kids get whats coming to them, over-shadows that. The visual effects are really good, and the timing of them as well.

It did end with a possibility of a sequel, however I personally hope they don't go that route.

Overall, I would highly recommend Let Me In and this is definitely one that is on my shelf for future re-viewings.

I am rating Let Me In - 5/5

Bidding you bloody nightmares,


I have to agree with you Nyx, 'Let Me In' was an amazing movie. Unfortunately, I watched this movie on Netflix so I don't own a copy but I will be buying it to add to my collection. Wow! It was really good. Much better than I anticipated. And I'm glad that you recommended it to me.

The acting from all perspectives was incredible, especially for such young actors. And the story line was incredible! I have not see the Swedish version 'Let The Right One In' but I'm sure I'll be checking it out just because of this one. I don't think they could have picked better people for the roles. And, I also found that watching the bullying scenes rather difficult! I hate the fact that kids are bullied and I had a great sense of relief and satisfaction when Owen whacked that bully over the ear! And then at the end, I knew it was coming and I was happy to see it.

Overall this movie was fantastic. It was dark, twisted, disturbing, and enjoyable! I have to say, my favorite scene was definitely the ending with the bullies! haha. I highly recommend this movie! Especially if you are a fan of horror movies with kids, like 'The Orphanage.'

My Rating: 5/5


Bloody Reunion

Director: Dae -wung Lim

Language: Korean

Rated: Not Rated

Tartan Video: March 13, 2007

93 Minutes
From Amazon:
Originally titled To Sir With Love, Bloody Reunion is Lim Dae-wung’s Korean slasher about a group of young people who reunite with their now wheel-chair bound teacher. The happy gathering turns into a nightmare as old grudges and hidden truths surface and one by one the former classmates vanish in a series of unforgettably gruesome murders.

'Bloody Reunion' is not something that I would have classified as a Horror. It doesn't leave you feeling scared and the only scary parts that happened, were at points when something would jump out and make a loud noise...which happened once or twice. There was some gore in 'Bloody Reunion' but not a whole lot. It was a good movie with a decent plot but nothing too special. I also have to add that 'Bloody Reunion' is also known as 'To Sir With Love.'

The whole scenario for 'Bloody Reunion' is one that, I feel, has been played out. It's about a teacher, she was mean to her students, and we are led to believe that her students are seeking revenge on her. The movie takes place over a 24 hour period where each student who has shown up for the reunion is 'brutally murdered.' In the end, only the teacher, Mrs. Park and her helper/former student, Jung-won survive. I was disappointed with 'Bloody Reunion' at first. I felt like some of the actors were...trying too hard, but that could have just been their perception of the character they were playing. And some things seemed redundant to me. The ending, however, totally changed my perspective on most of the movie. Although, it's still not something I would definitively define as "horror" it was still really good! It ends with a twist! And I'm a total sucker for movies where there is a crazy twist at the in Madhouse.

I think that Bloody Reunion is definitely a movie worth checking out. However, don't be shocked if you're left feeling slightly disappointed. It's a great movie, with good twists, and I liked it. But I think it could have been a little better or categorized differently.

My Rating: 4/5



Sunday, July 10, 2011


Director:  Bill Corcoran

Rated: R

Reunion Pictures 2008 - 95 mins.

From IMDb:  A set of vipers has been taken by the scientists, and they've mutated them to make a cure for cancer, Then their experiment goes awry, and all these vipers escape into the woods, and they're not only biting people, they're actually killing people, in a little town. 

 This was one of those movies that just happened to be on tv so I decided to watch it, but it turned out 20 minutes in to be so bad, but like a trainwreck, I just couldn't turn away. Snakes have always been a weakness of mine. I don't like them, in movies or in real life. As the description from IMDb states, it's about mutated vipers. Not only do these slithering beasts strike innocent people, but they continue to devour them. So much so, that in some cases all that is left are clothes and in an early killing a wedding ring.
The cast is pretty much made up of unknowns, except Corbin Bernsen & Tara Reid.  While the snakes themselves look pretty good, the animation and effects could use some work. When the snakes strike and attach onto victims, like leeches, I found it was over computerized and made for those parts to appear quite cheesy. Towards the end, the small number of survivors use everything from fire extinguishers, flares and even shotguns to fend off the snakes. They eventually lure them all into a greenhouse, turn on some propane tanks and set it ablaze.
It comes to an end when the main scientist who was trying to protect his own name, finds himself in the back seat, proud of how he was trying to keep the whole ordeal under wraps. He then hears a growl and a hiss, looks down and is face to face with one of his own creations. The screen fades to black.
The story I found alright, but with the computerized animation overused, I am going to say this is definitely a movie that is ok to have in the background as noise, while you are doing something else.

I have to rate this movie: 3/5

Bidding you bloody nightmares,


Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Ring

Director: Gore Verbinski

Rated: PG 13

Dreamworks Video: March 4, 2003

DVD: 115 Minutes

From IMDb:
Rachel Keller is a journalist investigating a videotape that may have killed four teenagers (including her niece). There is an urban legend about this tape: the viewer will die seven days after watching it. If the legend is correct, Rachel will have to run against time to save her son's and her own life.

I want to start off by saying that I'm not here to rate and review only DVD's, HD's, Blu Rays, 3D, or the sound. I'm down for whatever. I don't think a review blog should be called "eat a bowl of fuck's movie review blog!" When all they do is review the sound quality...or the visual. I'm here to review the MOVIE! So, let's break it down, shall we?

The Ring is a remake, alas, another cheesy rip off of a foreign film. Need I say more? I love all things foreign....almost all things foreign. Really, I just love J-Horror's and Asia Extreme. I'm an addict! I don't want to compare The Ring to Ringu though. So, The Ring is the story of Rachel Keller who has to take care of her son, Aidan. Her niece Katie watches a creepy film and receives a phone call saying she has 7 days to live. After 7 days, surprise surprise, she dies! Rachel investigates Katie's death and ends up watching the tape and, like a moron, brings it home where her son watches it. I mean, it's not bad enough that you are going to die in 7 days, but you bring the tape home, to where your child is. Is it not like...some unwritten rule that children are naturally even if they stumbled upon said tape and you told them to never touch it, they will regardless? So Rachel lets yet another person watch it and then goes on a mission for the next 7 days to figure out how to solve the mystery of the tape and save herself and her son. Although I bitch, and I do it quite frequently, about movie remakes, The Ring is one of my favorites! I loved it and I won't lie, I was freaked out at certain parts. It has a lot of scare factors. And kids are always creepy in movies like 'The Ring'

Gore Verbinski is an amazing director and his job on 'The Ring' was no exception. Most people will probably recognize him from his work on 'The Pirates of the Caribbean' movies. I'm fairly confident he didn't direct The Ring 2 but he did a great job on The Ring. Building up suspense and having scares at all the right times! The acting in The Ring was also excellent! I love Naomi Watts (Rachel Keller) so there  is really no surprise that I loved her in this movie! Overall, awesome movie! It should definitely be part of any horror movie collection!

My Rating: 5/5


Oct 16 - I recently saw Ring last night on Teletoon at Night no less and I decided to watch it again, since it was years that I had last seen it. The one thing that always creeped me out about the movie was the chic climbing out of the well. I don't know why, as I've sit through other movies with "creepy" things, but this movie in particular was always one that freaked me out.
I always wondered why, if she watched the movie more than just once, why they didn't have it that you would die quicker instead just the original 7 days.
I also couldn't understand why she left a tape like that laying around for her son to watch. Seriously lady, you have a "killer" tape and you leave it around.
I've not watched the second one yet, although I have it in my day though, I will.
But overall, I enjoyed this movie. I liked the tape, and the initial storyline behind it. I would recommend everyone see this or own it.
I am going to give this movie a 4/5.

Bidding you bloody nightmares,

Friday, July 8, 2011

I have had a disturbing obsession with all things horror ever since I saw my first horror movie with my dad. It just so happens to be part of my favorite series, Nightmare on Elm Street. I was probably 10 when I saw it and I never looked back. The older I got, the more disgusting, morbid and disturbing my movie selections got. The more blood, guts, and mutilations, the better!

It takes a lot to get me freaked out, or to leave me feeling disturbed, but I’m always looking for that next ‘high.’ I love the feeling of being so scared after watching a movie that I’m afraid to turn off the lights. Make sure the windows are locked and checking the doors twice. Nothing beats it! While I enjoy watching anything American, I find J-Horrors and Asia Extreme to be my favorite! I love foreign horror films. They always take things to the extreme! Whether it be an extra scare or an extra dismemberment!

I am the second author and co-owner of Two Gory Chicks. I feel like the Horror genre is still somewhat male dominated…and there are not NEARLY enough female horror movie reviewers out there. That is something I plan on changing! Nyx is like my movie soulmate! I’ve never met someone who loves horror movies to the same degree that I do!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Welcome to My Nightmare

Bones breaking, blade pierces flesh, waterfalls of blood, 
soul leaves, a body dies

Heart racing, gasping for a breath. Rush of adrenaline. Feet too heavy to run. Too afraid to open eyes, terrified to close eyes. Darkness can be your friend, darkness can be your enemy. Would I want it any other way?.....NO.

Since I first saw a great white shark devour unexpected swimmers and priests expelling Satan from a young girl, I have been hooked on horror movies. The scarier, the better. The bloodier, the gorier.

Nothing is better than an all-night horror movie marathon. Lights out, movie on, escaping from the safety of daylight entering the chaotic darkness of nightfall.


I am one of your admins and creators of this page.  You may ask yourself, why would two chicks want to run their own page dedicated to reviewing horror movies. After surfing the world wide web, it was disappointing to see that very few females are reviewing horror movies, let alone run a site dedicated to gore/horror movies. Why is that? Don't females like a good gory tale of body slashing and dismemberment? Well this chick does. You won't find any romance or tearful flicks in my library. Bring on the guts and blood and with that....................

I bid you all bloody nightmares...