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The Unfolding (2016) **REVIEW**

When it comes to horror so much is a bit of a disappointment today, none of it gets you scared but it got jumps but misses the point of horror. I came across ‘The Unfolding’ on Netflix the other day and I thought why not, because I had nothing better to do at that time, I went in with little expectations but left with a fast beating heart and feeling creeped out.

‘The unfolding’ is about a couple who goes to a house who are believed to be haunted, when they arrive another couple was already there but they decided to leave because they didn’t like what the house was doing. But they shook it off and started to set up the cameras. First night goes and everything seemed fine, til they got to the kitchen and everything was on the floor and the cutlery was STUCK on the wall. And then voices came. But it seemed gentle. Until their friend showed up and more activity started. Soon they get to see a reality from a local story about the house; a man took in his niece after her parents died, from the age of 8 til 18 he sexually abused her and on several occassions she gave birth to stillborn babies, those who wasn’t stillborn – got burned alive.

Creepy story right? ‘The Unfolding’ left me happily surprised when it came to creepy factor. I was home alone middle of night when I saw this and as you know, watching a horror when you are alone, your head plays tricks on you. I would 100% recommend this any horror fan.

It’s a found footage type of film, which some have problems with but give it a chance. Also, this film takes place during fall of 2016 and the world is about to hit a nuclear war.

Actors: Robert Dawes, Nick Julian, Lisa Kerr, Kitty McGeever, Lachlan Nieboer.

Get Out (2017) **REVIEW**

When it comes to horror films I love watching them and if they come off as weird, I will like them even more and I will find them intriguing, I will stay with it until the end to find out what really was going on.

‘Get Out’ is about a man called Chris going to see his girlfriends parents for the first time, his girlfriend Rose who is white and Chris is not. But that doesn’t stop them. But what Chris doesn’t know is that something sinister and weird is about to happen while he is at his girlfriends parent’s house.Her parents got two people working for them, two people of color but they seem – off. Chris gets suspicious but doesn’t say anything to begin with. Rose’s parents

 

‘Get Out’ is a horror/mystery film, a very talked about one. People got mixed feelings about it but all I can say it, it’s best to watch something for yourself and get your own opinion about something. But the end 0f the film, actually makes it all to make some sense and you will start going ‘Oohh’. I liked the ending and how they made ‘Get Out’. It will give you the creeps but it’s so worth it.

Actors: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Betty Gabriel, Stephen Root, Ashley LeConte Campbell and many more.

Netflix Original: Spectral (2016) **REVIEW**

When it comes to Sci-Fi it’s either a hit or miss or somewhere in between. But ‘Spectral’ is a true hit and it had me in suspense the entire time.

‘Spectral’ takes place in Moldova, the world is in despair of war and a team of special ops are facing a whole new enemy, something they can’t see, fight or kill. It comes sneaking up to it’s victims and when you are about realize what is going to happen it’s too late. This thing goes right through you and it’s over. The team get’s an engineer over to monitor what is going on and possibly build something to help them. As they go out in Moldova to find one of these things, something happens they never expected. They are more and coming towards them in large numbers, working together and the team now have to run because stopping these things, won’t be easy. Just need to figure out what they are and what they are made of.

‘Spectral’ can be found on Netflix in their Netflex Original category, it’s a 1H 48min long action filled film. Just don’t blink, you might miss the thing that’s chasing them.

Actors: James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, Bruce Greenwood, Max Martini, Cory Hardict & Clayne Crawford with many more.

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) **REVIEW**

Back in 1940’s there was a number on murders happening in a small town between Texas & Arizona, they shared state line. Police couldn’t solve the mystery of the murders and one day they just stopped and everything went back to normal. What happened got a film and a lot of media coverage.

But now over 60 years later someone is murdering again, having the same mask and clothes as the original murderer got. Basically becoming a copy cat. First attack a teenage boy was murdered but his girlfriend survived, the killer wanted her to tell a story about Mary. But in the articles and files from police about the killings there’s no mention about Mary so now the true journalism digging begins.

Who is Mary? And why does the killer want this girl to tell the story of Mary? She visits people who have a sort of connection to the original murders and seeing town cooks to find answers. And one of the most important question of the film is; Who is the killer? And why start-up now again after nearly 70 years?

The film is an okay film. Script is good and acting is mediocre but the film as a whole is nowhere near horror or thriller as the description might tell it is. It got gore and really violent scenes and sexual content.

Actors: Addison Timlin, Veronica Cartwright, Anthony Anderson, Travis Tope, Joshua Leonard, Andy Abele, Gary Cole, Edward Hermann and more.

Horror for Halloween 2016

 

If you are one of those – like me – who prefers sitting at home during Halloween and eating all the sweets while watching some horror movies. Then I have a small list for you, they are some of my favourites and we got something for all. Gore, jump scares, psychological, found footage.

**THIS LIST IS NOT A OFFICIAL LIST  – IT’S WHAT I AM LIKING AT THE MOMENT. THE MOVIES ARE IN NO SPECIFIC ORDER**

The Forest (2016)

Natalie Dormers plays Sara who’s twin sister lives in Japan and works as a English teacher. She one day goes missing and Sara flies over to find her. Rumor has it her sister went to the legendary forest; Aokigahara. The suicide forest as the base of Mt Fuji. She journeys there and already starting to feel discomfort about the forest and seeing things. If you are walking inside this forest, make sure you don’t have unfinished business that is eating you alive or the forest will take you.

Lights Out (2016)

When Rebecca’s little brother Martin is starting to experience the same events that she did as a child. Rebecca is now forced to investigate the events. Their mother Sophie have been suffering depression most of her life and been in and out of mental institutions, during one visit she met a girl named Diana who latched herself to Sophie and she isn’t a fan of the light and prefers the dark and shadows

 

Blade Triology ( 1998, 2002 & 2004)

It’s out not so friendly neighborhood watch dog Blade. He hunts vampires in the nights and stop their evil plans to take over the world. During each film we meet a new enemy that Blade need to take on and we meet some people who joins him in this fight. All three are good but the fav is the third; Trinity from 2004!

Insidious (2010, 2013, 2015)

We all seen the Insidious horror films about this young boy who falls under a coma but then something is starting to happen in the house in the first film. In the second his father is being possessed and we get answers about the ghost woman who’s following the son and father. And in the third  we see the psychic who can communicate with the dead and get answers. About how she started her journey and how it all began.

The Purge; Triology (2013, 2014, 2016)

This slasher is set in a different America where all crimes including murder is legal for 12H! In all three films we meet different people in different situations during the night of The Purge. But some actors pop up during all three films. Like in the first film when a kid saves a homeless man from being murdering during Purge – he comes up in the other films too with more lines and steady role.

Doom (2005)

Doom movie is based on the video game Doom. Myself have never played the video game but the film is mediocre but fits the Halloween night. A group of space marines (Yep) gets the mission of investigating a strange events on a research facility on Mars but something has happened and the scientist disappeared but no sign of them leaving. But… there is something living there that no one could foresee!

Hush (2016)

She is a deaf writer who lives in a wood area, her neighbors have quickly become her best friend. But one evening she gets a visit from a man who likes to terrorize people before he kills them. He quickly learns that she is deaf – which seems to make it more fun for him. But.. but.. Who need to look out here? The killer or the girl? Hush is a very thrilling movie and it keeps you on suspense at all times.

 

Trollhunter (2010)

This film is on my every Halloween horror list. It’s a Norwegian horror so subtitles will be needed if you don’t understand Norwegian remember to have those on. A group of journalism students gets an idea to follow a man who always shows up where it’s been bear killings. But they know something isn’t adding up. After ambushing him in the woods he agrees on shooting a documentary about trolls. In this story, trolls isn’t the helpful creatures us Scandinavians have believed. They are so much more deadly and vicious! And if you are going to ambush trolls – don’t be Christian – they can smell it on you!

Area 51 (2015) – found footage

We all heard the stories about Area 51 and how they are doing secret government experiments and holding aliens from all corners of the galaxy there. There’s been attempts in the past of people trying to trespass. But here are a group of youths who did it. But the secrets they where looking to unveil are turning out to be MUCH more deadly and horrible than they first imagined.

As Above, So Below (2014) – found footage

Scarlett believes that a secret so well hidden throughout the years might have answers laying in the unexplored catacombs under Paris. She hires a group of guys to take her down to those areas. After a while the group want to turn back but she is refusing. So one by one – they are picked off by the forces that lays in the catacombs.

JeruZalem (2015) – found footage

Sometimes a wish just needs to be a wish. Two best friends are going to Tel Aviv for some partying and tourism but someone at the airport is convincing them to go to Jerusalem. Which they soon are going to regret. When one of them makes a wish something strange is happening in the city. One of the gates of hell are opening up in Jerusalem so you better leave the city or hide quickly – because the creatures crawling up will find you!

 

 

 

The Conjuring 2 (2016) **REVIEW**

Ed and Lorraine are known for investigating the paranormal as Lorraine can contact the dead and see them. They did an investigation of Amityville and that put them right in the public eye. As for when they were asked to help out a little girl in England and this haunting was one of the most diabolical and evil they encountered.

The second part of The Conjuring the meet Ed and Lorraine once more and this time, they are being asked to help out  in Enfield, England. A case that got a lot of attention in media. And this story is based on a true story. You can read various stories about that hunting by clicking HERE!

England in 1977 so much was going on the country but this one family: Hodgson’s family had a very difficult time. Their 11-year-old was subdued to an evil in the house. A single mom taking care of 4 children on her own, they are struggling in many ways and those families are very vulnerable to the paranormal. At first an expert are saying she is faking it because the paranormal isn’t true. Ed and Lorraine tell a different story. Janet is the 11-year-old girl who is being the victim in this story. First no one believes her until herself and her siblings are being levitated and thrown across the room. At first we think it’s only one spirit but throughout the film we get clues. Clues that are easy to miss. Something else is blocking visions for Lorraine, she can’t see or feel what’s in this house.

Questions is, how on earth are they going to help this family without getting seriously hurt? If a paranormal entity is this powerful to block it all from Lorraine, then who or more what are we dealing with? It all started with a game of Ouija. Lesson here is – DON’T!

Actors: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Madison Wolfe, Frances O’Connor, Simon McBurney, Franka Potente and many more.

 

Allegiant (2016) **REVIEW**

When it comes to Divergent and Insurgent those two first films in this franchise was pretty good but when I saw this third one I didn’t know what to think about it. Felt like it was missing something while I was watching. It had a lot of fighting and conversation and stopping other people. Just like the other two ones but this one somehow felt like it missed a little of the story line and I was quite bored with it after a while. We all know Tris and her Divergent ability and why everyone is finding her so fascinating and why they want to catch her.

After they took down Jeanine Chicago is now in trembles and everyone wants justice. Tris doesn’t want to kill anyone but Evelyn have different ideas and goes to war with Johanna within the walls. The walls are being kept closed and guarded because Evelyn doesn’t trust whats out there, and if you escape, well that is what Tris and others are about to find out.

They manage to escape and are being greeted by a group of people with different kind of tech than what they have. Only to find out Chicago was an experiment and the world outside of the walls of Chicago is a little different in manners and as usual, Tris sees something wrong with this and tries to stop them only to almost getting killer herself by David. The leader who runs the facility they are now living in after fleeing Evelyn.

Chicago is about to be under attack and Evelyn is flooded with hate and anger so Tris and her friends tries to manage the situation and well… stuff can go wrong.

You see actors like Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Jeff Daniels, Zoe Kravitz and many more.

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