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Castle Freak(Blu-ray) (FSK 18)
Castle Freak(Blu-ray) (FSK 18)
Offered by zoreno-uk
Price: £13.83

2.0 out of 5 stars WHIP ME BEAT ME HURT ME, 26 April 2015
Ten minutes into the film I was bored with the formulaic writing. Monster child chained in castle. Owner dies. New owner comes in with a blind daughter. Monster child takes a shine to the blind daughter, although the "Beauty and the Beast" aspect doesn't blossom. Toss in a few sidetracks and you have a very boring film. I prefer the American version of this type of film.

Parental Guide: 1 F-bomb, sex, nudity. Available on an 8 pack of Horror films at Wal-Mart for $5.00


Castle Freak
Castle Freak
Offered by mecodu-uk
Price: £13.78

2.0 out of 5 stars WHIP ME BEAT ME HURT ME, 26 April 2015
This review is from: Castle Freak (Blu-ray)
Ten minutes into the film I was bored with the formulaic writing. Monster child chained in castle. Owner dies. New owner comes in with a blind daughter. Monster child takes a shine to the blind daughter, although the "Beauty and the Beast" aspect doesn't blossom. Toss in a few sidetracks and you have a very boring film. I prefer the American version of this type of film.

Parental Guide: 1 F-bomb, sex, nudity. Available on an 8 pack of Horror films at Wal-Mart for $5.00


Avengers: Age of Ultron [DVD]
Avengers: Age of Ultron [DVD]
Dvd ~ Robert Downey Junior
Price: £14.25

5.0 out of 5 stars EVERYONE CREATES THINGS THAT THEY DREAD, 26 April 2015
The story line is a basic Avengers vs. Ultron, a robot with artificial intelligence who is aided by two human experiments. This battle requires the Avengers to pull out all the stops and come together as a team. Midway through the film we get to know the Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) family. We are also introduced to a new Avenger. The film ends with it being open to a sequel which will result in them battling an even greater force.

As always the action is long. The film develops the Hulk/Black Widow romance and Captain America uses a swear word or two. There is some humorous banter as you would expect, but not at the level it was in past films. Gwyneth Paltrow is not in the film. Look for Stan Lee. The film does answer the question "Iron Man or Hulk?"

The film asks basic questions about war, killing, and the use of violence in general but doesn't get so heavy as to weigh down the popcorn.


Unfriended [DVD]
Unfriended [DVD]
Dvd ~ Heather Sossaman

1.0 out of 5 stars YOU'RE REALLY SEXY WHEN YOU'RE VIOLENT, 25 April 2015
This review is from: Unfriended [DVD] (DVD)
CONTAINS PLOT SPOILERS

Six friends video chat on line a year after their friend Laura Barns commits suicide. This is followed by secrets revealed, evil suicide spirit playing "10 little Indians". Yes, this film had me pining for hand held camera footage. The entire film is pictures of the web cam video of the kids. All we see is the screen for the entire film. I would use the cliche "I will never get 90 minutes of my life back" except it was only 83 minutes and I should have walked out. Oh yea, another cliche for this film, "Amazon won't let me give zero stars" seems to apply.

Now I will admit, I don't video chat because I can only type naked. Perhaps young adults who spend their time video chatting with a circle of friends might love this film. I couldn't relate to it on any level. It did start off with a tease when she says, "I want to make Prom night, tonight" but they both stay at home in front of their computer, apparently meaning the film "Prom Night" and not doing the nasty.

Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.


Krampus: The Christmas Devil
Krampus: The Christmas Devil
Dvd ~ Jay Dobyns
Offered by DaaVeeDee-uk
Price: £18.99

3.0 out of 5 stars YOU JUST MADE THE LIST, 25 April 2015
This review is from: Krampus: The Christmas Devil (DVD)
Krampus (Brad Weaver) is given a list by his brother Santa (Paul Fern) of bad kids who deserve killing. Jeremy Duffin (A.J. Leslie) was such a kid, but he got away. Now as an adult he is a police deputy and obsessed with finding the child killer. When the killings again start to happen his posse goes hunting.

This was a film that was so bad, it was good...at least in several places such as Santa berating a child; the fake heart still beating, and the young Jeremy being dragged in a sack and tossed in a frozen pond. However some of the film plot was undeveloped. What was that bar fight about? The last name on the list- seriously?

I liked the opening credits and the music during the opening and closing credits..."We Party with the Elves." The film needed a little extra something. The cop conversation at the bar displayed some really bad acting and dialogue.

Would be okay as a Redbox rental.

Guide: F-bomb, forced grope, nudity (Playboy's Angelina Leigh)


The Cabin At Sorrow Creek [DVD]
The Cabin At Sorrow Creek [DVD]
Dvd ~ Freya Ravensbergen
Offered by videosanddvds
Price: £2.62

1.0 out of 5 stars WHERE IS MY SOUL?, 25 April 2015
Sorrow Creek has a number of legends attached to it that are explained in a very mundane fashion in the film. Kayla (Freya Ravensbergen) our token eye candy and her sister Jesse (Christina Caron) head off to a cabin near this area along with two male friends. Then weird things happen.

The film quality was poor. It looked like it was 1970's VHS. The bright daylight scenes were out of focus. Stephen Walker who played Daniel Fields can't act, and that is putting it nicely. The end scene with Kayla was filmed similar to a found footage scene with the camera laying on the ground. Why? Who knows. The film has a few decent horror scenes, but needed to tie the story together better to make them meaningful. The lack of a good story made good scenes boring.

Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity. Making its rounds on Wal Mart film multi-packs.


DANGEROUS WORRY DOLLS (2008)region free dvd, includes english language
DANGEROUS WORRY DOLLS (2008)region free dvd, includes english language
Dvd ~ Meredith McClain, Paul Boukadakis, Rebekah Crane, Anthony Dilio Jessica Morris
Offered by Den's DVDs
Price: £17.99

2.0 out of 5 stars IT'S JUST A ZIT, 24 April 2015
Eva (Jessica Morris) is in prison and wants to go straight. She is bullied and abused. Her daughter while visiting her gives her some tiny worry dolls. These dolls enter her head through her ear and takes control over her while manifesting themselves as a big zit in the middle of her forehead which on occasion opens up to reveal a tiny miniature bloody skull.

The acting is fairly bad. The prison scenario is cliche. The horror aspect was more of a joke. Not bad enough to be in the Ed Wood category, and not good enough to pass as worthwhile entertainment. This is part of a 20 Horror DVD set available at Wal Mart for $5.00. Might be worth a free Prime watch if you are desperate for bad entertainment and stoned.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, Full frontal shower nudity, off screen rape with object.


Sleep Tight
Sleep Tight

4.0 out of 5 stars MISERY LOVES COMPANY, 24 April 2015
This review is from: Sleep Tight (DVD)
Cesar (Luis Tosar) is the concierge/super for an apartment building. He seems like a normal helpful person, however under it all he is not a people person. At night he has chloroform sex with Clara, an unsuspecting tenant. He confesses his misdeeds to his mother, who is bed ridden, unable to speak, only cry. He is also being blackmailed by a young girl (Iris Almeida) who espies him coming out of Clara's room (Marta Etura).

The film is not overly graphic and goes easy on the "perv" factor. You are drawn into the film to see how far Cesar will go to make everyone miserable. It is a well done production, unlike so many "B" films in this genre.

The film lacks any real good "B" horror. At the same time it is a "B" movie subject. I would imagine the niche is narrow for a fan base in this slow moving tale.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, brief sex, brief nudity.


Avengers Grimm [DVD]
Avengers Grimm [DVD]
Dvd ~ Lou Ferrigno
Price: £8.50

3.0 out of 5 stars RUMPLESTILTSKIN MUST DIE, 24 April 2015
This review is from: Avengers Grimm [DVD] (DVD)
When you combine Asylum with Casper Van Dien ( Rumpelstiltskin ) and Lou Ferrigno (Iron John) with a title that has convoluted Marvel comics with Grimm's fairy tales you really can't expect much. Rumpelstiltskin is attacking the kingdoms of various princesses as he wants to take his army of thralls through the magic mirror into LA, a land the has no magic. Snow White (Lauren Parkinson) for reasons that are not exactly clear refuses. In a death grip match, both pass through the mirror.

Moments later in another struggle three other princesses (with magical powers also) and Red Riding Hood (Elizabeth Peterson) with the wolf (Kimo Leopoldo) pass through the mirror and smash it as they go. These moments translate into years later in LA (one of those Narnia things) where Rumpelstiltskin is a mean powerful mayor and BTW red has a mirror shard in her shoulder (doesn't effect her ability to fight) which is the only way back to the fairy tale kingdom.

The film at times tries to be a grindhouse and other times goes for camp. At no time is there any serious acting. Lauren Parkinson as Snow White was perhaps the worst of the lot, even surpassing Van Dien with her laughable delivery. Red attempts to make a go of it, but considering the cast, her efforts were clearly in vain.

Film might make the "so bad its good" list, but I didn't see it that entertainingly bad.

Guide: No f-bombs, sex, or nudity. Uses word "bitch."


30 NIGHTS OF PARANORMAL ACTIVITY WITH THE DEVIL INSIDE THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
30 NIGHTS OF PARANORMAL ACTIVITY WITH THE DEVIL INSIDE THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
Dvd ~ Foreign Artist

4.0 out of 5 stars WHO'S A NAUGHTY GHOST?, 23 April 2015
This is another multiple movie spoof. The main movie that is spoofed is "Paranormal Activity 3", considering the role of the pool crawler. If I claimed I got every spoof and pop culture reference, I would be a liar. The movie starts out with found footage of a man who killed the cast of "The Artist" in 1989. Clearly this is a spoof of the multiple anachronisms that have popped up in the Paranormal series. Fans of Adele and "The Black Swan" be forewarned as they are not treated kindly.

The humor is course and crude for too much of the film. It ruined what good scenes and satire the writers came up with. Early in the film they have multiple camera men shooting from different angles etc. Later in a scene we see the director. Again spoofs of the absurdity of these films. In addition to movies being spoofed, TV shows are spoofed as well as pop games and Internet porn.

Being hip to pop culture is a must to enjoy this film. If you enjoyed this feature, you might want to catch "A Haunted House."

Parental Guide: F-bomb, sex, nudity.


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