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Dark Skies [DVD]
Dark Skies [DVD]
Dvd ~ Keri Russell
Offered by JCJ Internet Savers
Price: £2.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Aliens and Lionel Messi, 21 Mar. 2017
This review is from: Dark Skies [DVD] (DVD)
A bit of a surprise here, certainly punches for higher goals than you would think. A family are invaded by another being, but instead of it being the usual phantom, were taking aliens. Now the pros are excellent production values, decent acting and there is a slowburn to proceedings, all done with some tension. The cons are that even though we are dealing with something different it still takes the old cliche of a thousand possession type movie from yesteryear. Lead actor is a dead ringer for footballer Lionel Messi. Decent movie.


Final Exam [DVD] [1981] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Final Exam [DVD] [1981] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best 80s slasher but one of the most lovable, 15 Mar. 2017
Final Exam is all about the characters in the story rather than memorable death scenes- so gore hounds beware. This is yet another 80s slasher based in a sorioirty, and like with everyone before and after it the movie is filled with righteous paths and pranks. These only work if somehow the characters are engaging enough- I say somehow because the actors are borderline with most never going on to achieve much in Hollywood fandom. However what is sweet about Final Exam is that the characters do work for this type of film.

However there is still a lot of filler material to get through. What is striking is the killer though, he is in essence the perfect serial killer- because there is no rhyme or reason as to why he is killing- he looks menacing too and the direction at times should be applauded.

So Final Exam isn't just another canning fodder from the Halloween ranks- it does have its charm, but at the same time it doesn't break new ground and is a little dull in places. But it's good and it certainly does pass the exam for all you horror freaks out there- well worth adding to your collection.


Scream 2 [DVD] [1998]
Scream 2 [DVD] [1998]
Dvd ~ Neve Campbell
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £1.70

3.0 out of 5 stars Rehashed sequel., 6 Feb. 2017
This review is from: Scream 2 [DVD] [1998] (DVD)
Same old same old, as a copycat killer goes on the loose at the University that Sidney Prescott is studying at. One by one students start dropping like flies as old pals turn up to try and assure her. A boost to this sequel is at least the original cast all signing on again so this gives us good continuity and there are some genuine stand out moments, meta ones as there should be in any Scream movie and funny moments. But films like this are always at odds- one funny scene is followed up with a violent one and so on. Not a terrible film at all, but still not a patch on the original. Watching this 20 years on there is a certain charm about it all.


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story [DVD] [2016] [2017]
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story [DVD] [2016] [2017]
Price: £9.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars The force is strong in this one., 21 Jan. 2017
I really wasn't expecting much from this film- for me this was just going to be filler material until we got to Episode VIII. How wrong I was. I loved the story, the whole war in space and it was really clever how the movie was put together to fit in so well with what would be the follow up in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The characters are all cut from the same action movie Hollywood cloth, but that doesn't mean they don't carry this off well. The makers have put in many nods to the older movies, it would take several viewings to notice them all. The acts are all done superbly well. The robot in this one did get on my nerves a bit but it was just used for some humour and never got on the Jar Jar Binks level. There are returns for two older characters in particular, first Grand Moff Tarkin, alas Peter Cushing, the great Peter Cushing has been dead for 22 years but the trickery of an actor filling in complete with CGI does the trick. Tarkin really looks great, not perfect though- what was with the darker eyes and tanned skin- Cushing was never that tanned, ah well, can't have it all, but it still looks pretty good. Darth Vader makes a return and whilst the guy in the costume is NOT convincing enough, at least they could bring back James Earl Jones' voice. There is one scene including Vader that should make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. I just really loved this movie. I'd rate it as the best movie since the original trilogies- what can I say it had that perfectly cool ending. Won't give anything away, but I was very happy with it.


To Rome With Love [DVD] [2012]
To Rome With Love [DVD] [2012]
Dvd ~ Woody Allen
Offered by Discs4all
Price: £3.86

3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not classic Allen, feels like something is missing., 21 Jan. 2017
There's a great comedic movie and even touching one ready to be unleashed in To Rome with Love but it never quite transpires. Woody Allen co stars and when he appears the movie goes up a level, but aren't the other characters supposed to have provided that for us? There are interwoven love stories here from Rome, Italy. But nothing feels that genuine. Alec Baldwin's story is charming but ultimately goes nowhere, the shower man story steals the movie and does have genuine humour about it. Another one sees Penelope Cruz as possibly the most beautiful hooker of all time, it again has its moments. This isn't at all a terrible film but never feels like a classic Allen movie either. It is however in Allen's European venture a huge improvement on Vicky, Cristina Barcelona.


Theatre Of Blood [DVD]
Theatre Of Blood [DVD]
Dvd ~ Vincent Price
Price: £5.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Don't give Vincent a bad review........, 11 Jan. 2017
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This review is from: Theatre Of Blood [DVD] (DVD)
Vincent Price stars as a theatre actor who is an expert on Shakespeare's plays but because he refuses to act in other roles he is laughed at and given bad reviews from a number of critics. Now he is back from supposedly from a suicide to exact his revenge and with the help of scabby friends he picks off them one by one. Deaths are influenced by Shakespeare's plays. Movie has a real feel for 70s London and has Price ever hammed it up so much? He shines in these type of roles and watch the British cast which turns out to be a who's who of British stage and screen. Enjoyable and surprisingly gory for its time.


Evils of the Night [DVD] [1985] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Evils of the Night [DVD] [1985] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: £10.60

1.0 out of 5 stars A cheesy horror from the 80s to forget., 11 Jan. 2017
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What a terrible movie and the shame of it is is that I love cheesy 80s movies. Evils of the Night is about aliens, who look just like humans who arrive on Earth to kill people and take their blood. Movie starts just like a Friday the 13th movie, teenagers getting up to no good in the woods- and then the punchline never happens. This is placed on IMDB as a horror/sci fi they forgot to add softcore movie to it. Oh how one would be utterly amused at underage kid taking his parents to the video store back in the 80s, and then all watching it only to witness five different sex scenes in the first twenty minutes- and they are quite crude and lingering. However one has to laugh that the men all have sex with their jeans on- talk about safe sex!

John Carridine does find himself in this mess and he's basically going through the motions. There's literally no gore at all, one scene involving a screwdriver late on in the movie has some nice red paint emitting from woman's top, but that's it. This is a real let down of epic proportions. It could have been wacky but in a good way, but this is just a real bore. Features tons of thrown together scenes and lingering ones where repeatedly nothing happens. A waste of time.


Witchfinder General Digitally Remastered Special Edition [DVD]
Witchfinder General Digitally Remastered Special Edition [DVD]
Dvd ~ Vincent Price
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The PRICE is right, he's just awesome!, 10 Jan. 2017
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Menacing tale here starring Vincent Price hunter of witches who will go to any extremes to get his confession so he can be paid. Price is just priceless what more can be said of such a talented and dearly missed actor one of the greats. He is so menacing but also nonchalent and that's what makes his role work so well. The movie isn't very long at 83 mins and something is always happening. Solid performances all round Ian Ogvily is also edgy as his right hand man. Good period pieces and costumes and a real feel for those times as documented through film. Michael Reeves directs. Perhaps Prices' most violent movie.


Fear Clinic [DVD]
Fear Clinic [DVD]
Dvd ~ Thomas Dekker
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £3.44

2.0 out of 5 stars Could have been better but comes over as quite boring, 10 Jan. 2017
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This review is from: Fear Clinic [DVD] (DVD)
Fear Clinic was spawned from a short lived web only series of the same name from fearnet, that starred Elm Street's Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox and Jason Voorhees himself Kane Hodder. However for the film only Englund returns. He plays Dr Andover who has a fear chamber that aims to help traumatized patients get better and relive them of their fears. A group of people that were involved as victims at a mass shooting in a cafe are his patients as they recall the horrors of that night. And so Englund reluctant tries to help, he's on a downer because one of his patents recently died in the chamber.

Fear Clinic is simply boring and contrived. There is no one to root for and no one to invest in- the acting isn't terrible but the writing is, we simply go from one boring scene to the next, it's like a very bad episode of Casualty with the odd jump scene included- and no those scenes won't make you jump. Actors are going through the motions and when we are introduced to one who hasn't spoken in a long time, we just know he'll be yapping away within 10 minutes and our fears are confirmed.

Slipknot/Stone Sour fans will be happy as Corey Taylor stars here and Stone Sour's song is used in end credits. The original web series probably had more going for it than this movie which was made with all good intentions but is ultimately quite a mess.

Final word on Robert Englund- with that wig he is a dead ringer for Sean Penn.


The Mystery of the Wax Museum / 1933 / Fay Wray
The Mystery of the Wax Museum / 1933 / Fay Wray
Offered by M and N Media US
Price: £66.57

4.0 out of 5 stars The original House of Wax still stands up after 80 plus years, 10 Jan. 2017
The original House of Wax sees Glenda Farrell give a stunning performance as a journalist who needs a big story and she might be onto something with the local wax musuem- are those wax models or real dead people in that exhibit? Lionel Atwill in one of his best roles plays the owner of the wax musuem who is now wheelchair bound after his landlord burnt down the original musuem. Now Atwill sets up in New York with a series of guises and he's certainly not what he appears to be. Well directed and highly influential movie. Fay Wray is also here as a character who Atwill falls in love with and is determined to turn into one of his prized wax figures- so yes there are plenty of screams towards the end. Very fast paced but it is Farrell who steals this picture. Filmed in rare two strip technocolour for the time.


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