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Bone Yard [DVD] [1990] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Bone Yard [DVD] [1990] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Ed Nelson

5.0 out of 5 stars The Bonegarden, 28 Aug 2014
The Boneyard is a strange movie. It has characters who receive much focus, child zombies, and, strangely enough, giant weird-looking zombies which aren't portrayed with the most convincing of effects but that really amplifies the movie's charm.

This movie's version of undead (ghouls/zombies, they're probably somewhere between those), is somewhat different from the usual (very few zombies; they're supposedly capable of turning people into regular zombies besides the uber-zombies seen in the third act, this ability isn't shown however).


The Devil's Chair [DVD] [2009]
The Devil's Chair [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ Andrew Howard
Price: 7.95

4.0 out of 5 stars The Chair's Devil, 20 Aug 2014
This movie doesn't take itself seriously at all, which helps, because honestly some things that happen, would've been groan-inducing if intended seriously.

This was unusual because I like the characters and found watching it slightly upsetting when characters suffered unfortunate fates (see also: The Ferryman), but being upsetting wasn't exactly a strong point of the movie.


House of Good and Evil
House of Good and Evil
Dvd
Offered by Lovefilm UK Limited
Price: 0.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars House of Moderately Good and A Bit Spiteful, 9 Aug 2014
This review is from: House of Good and Evil (DVD)
Essentially, this movie has a similar story to other films (Psychosis, Fertile Ground) and frankly its main difference is being significantly longer. Some things revealed later in the movie actually would've made much more sense with a few minor changes.

If you're looking for a haunted house movie, however, look elsewhere, that's not what this movie is about.


Dead of the Nite [DVD]
Dead of the Nite [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tony Todd
Price: 7.00

1.0 out of 5 stars Least Haunted [rental], 19 July 2014
This review is from: Dead of the Nite [DVD] (DVD)
I'd consider rating it 2/5, but really, what good parts exist were outside the "meat" of the movie.

While its good that actors like Tony Todd appear in movies like this, often there's nothing else good about the movie. Starting the story after the fact and letting the audience know everyone will die isn't usually a good idea. And sadly, the police investigation of the deaths was more interesting than the actual main story.

We already know everyone will die. At least the writers give the viewer characters we can care about, right? No. They're vacuous, self-absorbed types, the kind often found in slasher films. At least one is so absurdly self-absorbed she doesn't people dying around her because she's filming herself... doing something.... probably supposed to be dancing, I don't know.

At least the officer watching the tapes is believable as someone who's actually seeing people die. The ghost hunters' actors were believable too, though that only makes their characters more detestable & the movie more irritating.

I thought it would surely end soon. Then I noticed I'd watched only 36 minutes. Time dragging like that makes it difficult to justify a higher rating.


Scarecrow
Scarecrow
Offered by Lovefilm UK Limited
Price: 0.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Bearcrow, 12 July 2014
This review is from: Scarecrow (DVD)
Pretty average monster movie here, although a bit long.

The killer scarecrow idea matters little here since its pretty much a generic "attacked by a monster in an isolated location" story. There was at last one character worth rooting for, I suppose.

A slight disappointment - quite common in movies - is the magical injury. Someone gets impaled from behind, but still that side's arm normally, as if their arm movement never even slightly stretched the muscles around their ribcage...


Mr Jones [DVD]
Mr Jones [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jon Foster
Offered by FILMNIGHT
Price: 8.95

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Bones [rental], 4 July 2014
This review is from: Mr Jones [DVD] (DVD)
I'm not sure this movie is susceptible to standard review grades, being as it's so weird, kinda like a "love-it-or-hate-it" type thing. So my rating is kinda arbitrary, as a pass/fail grading system would've worked better here.

Anyway, its very surreal, and scary at times. Honestly I can't say much beyond that. The interviews with people that Scott shoots were probably the scariest part.

If nothing else the movie had a defined ending, something not that common with found footage.


Antisocial
Antisocial
Dvd
Offered by Lovefilm UK Limited
Price: 0.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Pontypool's splatter counterpart of [rental], 12 Jun 2014
This review is from: Antisocial (DVD)
Antisocial has bigger primary cast than Pontypool, though it has many similarities, including how people seem confused after becoming infected but before going berserk. Its considerably harder to believe in because it shows much more.

However, Pontypool is the high point of horror this Millennium, so being an inferior but similar film doesn't prevent Antisocial from being good.

Its less believable than Pontypool sure, but still quite convincing. The characters unfortunately are a bit generic and nowhere near as memorable as the Pontypool cast, That aside, despite lacking depth they aren't obnoxious or otherwise detestable like the characters found in several other horror movies.

The parts with news broadcasters & the parts with other reporting the incidents through social networks and video sites are probably the parts which are most .believable and disturbing.


The Sleeper
The Sleeper
Dvd
Offered by Lovefilm UK Limited
Price: 0.00

3.0 out of 5 stars The Sleeping [rental], 18 May 2014
This review is from: The Sleeper (DVD)
For whatever reason, this movie is essentially Black Christmas with a giallo killer. It's set pointlessly around Christmas, which just makes audience members think of Black Christmas even more.

I've seen very little giallo outside Argento and some recent ones (e.g. Tulpa). The Sleeper's murder scenes are both shorter and less detailed, but there's emphasis on the brutality of the murders. There's even muted dialogue in at least one murder scene, like Tenebrae and possibly others. Except Tenebrae's muted line was both revealed and important. The Sleeper doesn't reveal what was said. This killer has focusing on him when between murders (and before they start) which seemed right out of one of Argento's movies, but with dialogue reminiscent of Billy in Black Christmas.

By attempting to emulate 80's slashers, unfortunately it suffers from having things that have been ridiculed about the slasher genre since the previous Millennium. The killer kills someone in bed, then somehow removes all evidence, so he must've had some extra sheets and whatnot.

Apparently the movie's events are happening within 36-48 hours. I don't buy that.

It wan't exactly bad, thou it was very generic.


Hollow
Hollow
Dvd
Offered by Lovefilm UK Limited
Price: 0.00

1.0 out of 5 stars Empty [rental], 16 May 2014
This review is from: Hollow (DVD)
One of the actors was in The Dylatov Pass Incident. Watch that instead.

End review.

Oh alright, basically the antics of these people were funny at one point. Despite the time spent with these people the characters aren't really established, rather, they alternately act like morons and go on about this tree,

Eventually, nearly one hour into the movie, there's one or two scenes that give the characters' interactions some substance - I mean writing-wise, they were seen taking drugs way earlier in the film. And then, with one or two attempts at portraying actual people, the movie heads for a finale.

Seriously. You'd think they would've tried giving these characters personalities BEFORE the hour devoid of... well, anything.


Community
Community
Dvd
Offered by Lovefilm UK Limited
Price: 0.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Immunity [rental], 15 May 2014
This review is from: Community (DVD)
I preferred the Fear Itself episode called Community.

I thought people would move into a community and discover increasing disturbing behaviour from their neighbours. Instead documentarians visit some place with a bad reputation. Of course its in disrepair and whatnot. So despite being told the police won't set foot there, they assume its slander and go there anyway.

(Actually, looking like a dump does mean its more like somewhere people would make rumours and such about. If you've ever been somewhere where everyone seems like a beautiful place and then you notice a street or alleyway at an angle where only a little of the street is visible and its covered in graffiti and looks completely out of place to the point it looks downright sinister, THAT can be unnerving.)

Anyway, we quickly discover the people are indeed not right in the head, though, otherwise the movie wouldn't be terribly interesting, so its better that they aren't.

Yeah, its different, and it required viewings before I decided I enjoyed it. The worst thing was probably that the ending pretty much just faded out. There was dialogue repeated that resembled how other films reveal twists, except I due to context I'm fairly certain they weren't revealing one. Maybe that ending was a commentary on drugs? I don't know.


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