E. Barrios

Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (34 of 40)
Location: N.Y.C.
In My Own Words:
There is only maya in this world and each one of us plays a part.

Horror and sci-fi movies as well as 1930s and 1940s serials. Writing hardboiled private detective stories when I have time. Inventing new dishes in the kitchen, which means baking desserts. Reading in general and thinking about things: philosophizing… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 523,698 - Total Helpful Votes: 34 of 40
Dracula: Reborn (DVD) <b>DVD</b> ~ Corey Landis
Dracula: Reborn (DVD) DVD ~ Corey Landis
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I'm the first to say anything negative about low-budget horror movies. And with good reason: the directing, the acting, and the script usually suck. However, in this case, I gave "Dracula Reborn" a shot because of Corey Landis, who played Jonathan Harker. His acting was pretty decent and it made me want to watch more of the film, despite the low production value and mediocre acting.

Be on the lookout for the scenes where Dracula mesmerizes people. I found it creepy and sinister. The CGI really brought out the mood and those strange whispers sealed it for me.

Not a bad offering for the horror genre. You could do worse.
Primeval - Series 1-3 Box Set [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Andrew Lee Potts
Primeval - Series 1-3 Box Set [DVD] DVD ~ Andrew Lee Potts
I caught this show by chance when I was browsing through Netflix, and I'm glad I did. Netflix only had the first three seasons available so I had to search for seasons four and five. Anyway, I really enjoyed Primeval since I'm a big fan of movies and television shows that have to do with sci-fi and horror. The idea for the show is, as you Brits like to say, "brilliant". However, some characters weakened the show a bit.

For example, Abbey's mood swings were getting old really fast. I wouldn't have minded if she got trapped in an anomaly for good. But in all fairness, I do have to give her credit for defending the creatures. It shows she has a solid moral center. Then there's… Read more
Spiderhole [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Amy Noble
Spiderhole [DVD] DVD ~ Amy Noble
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Decent Effort, 27 Mar 2011
I must admit the title drew me in. I thought this was going to be a creature feature about a big, nasty spider preying on unsuspecting teenagers. Instead, I got to see something different but no less entertaining. Some scenes in the movie reminded me of Hostel, only not as intense. There's a back story that should have been more fully developed, but I guess he needs to save that material for the sequel, depending on how well Spiderhole does in DVD sales.

The acting was okay for the most part and the house looked creepy enough but the ending left me wanting. I know this is Simpson's debut as a director so I won't tear him apart this time. Seriously, he did an okay job. It's worth… Read more

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