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Leatherface (2017) **REVIEW**

We all know the story about leatherface, what he did and how he got arrested with his family for the crimes they committed. But do we know what happened before that? ‘Leatherface’ takes us on a journey of a young leatherface and how he came to be. Was he always such an animal or did his family create him?

We start by seeing a young Jed on his birthday, being given a chainsaw and his present was to hurt his neighbor who was ‘stealing’ their pigs. Jed didn’t want to hurt the man but his family told him to. Same when he tricked a young woman, injured her greatly but his brother killed her off with a engine falling on her. And she was the sheriffs daughter so, Jed gets taken away from his parents into a home for kids from criminal homes.

Fast forward a few years til teens and we have a young man Jed in a institution. At first you don’t know it’s him but the hints are there due to his reaction to violence. Jed’s mother breaks into the fascility he’s being held, starts shouting and that creates a riot. Care takers, nurses and doctors killed. Dangerous teens escaped. Including Jed, who ran off with 3 others from that place including a young nurse who just started her job. These 4 take her on a journey that won’t soon forget. If she gets out of alive.

‘Leatherface’ was a quite good story. I wasn’t impressed but I wasn’t disappointed either. Somewhere in the middle. But if you are a fan of ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ this one is a must for you to see how it all began.

Who are the actors in this film and where do we know them from?

  • Stephen Dorff – Hal Hartman (Blade, Immortals,Public Enemies, Felon)
  • Sam Strike – Jackson (Eastenders, M.I.High, MindHunter, Bonded by Blood 2)
  • Vanessa Grasse – Lizzy (Astral, Robo Shark, It came from the desert)
  • Finn Jones – Deputy Sorrel (Game of Thrones, Iron Fist, The Last Showing, Wrong Turn 5)
  • Sam Coleman – Bud ( Game of Thrones, Lord of Chaos, The Prince of  Denmark)
  • Jessica Madsen – Clarice (Tina and Bobby, The Fowl, Mr Selfridge)
  • James Bloor – Ike (Dunkirk, Carnage: Swallowing the Fast, Film stars don’t die in Liverpool)
  • Lili Taylor – Verna (The Conjuring, American Crime, I Shot Andy Warhol, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials)

Who is the director and what is she/he known for?

This film actually got 2 directors. Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury. Let’s begin with Alexandre Bustillo who’s mostly known for film such as ABC’s of Death 2, Inside and now Leatherface.Julien Maury worked along side Bustillo on same films.

 

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Amityville: The Awakening (2017) **REVIEW**

Amityville, we all have heard the story sometime in our lives or seen the movies. Something really bad happened there that is difficult to explain. The Amityville house just stands there, no one living in it cause of the bad spirits in it. Bad? Okay, evil as they come.

Joan is a single mother with 3 children, one of them is her comatose son, who she wishes to be better. So she takes her children and moves to Long Island where better doctors are in hopes to make him better. But there’s one thing she didn’t tell her oldest daughter, the house they now live in is the Amityville house. Where gruesome murders happened in late 60’s supposedly with help of demonic spirits.

But Joan being sad and can’t accept the accident that put her son in the coma she think the house can help him get better. Without believing the consequences that might happen. She just wants him better. So its’ up Belle, the oldest, to prove her mother wrong and help her sick brother.

‘Amityville: The Awakening’ wasn’t much scary to be fully honest with you. Had 1 or 2 jump scares. Story line is VERY predictable. I wouldn’t waste my time watching this film again.

Who are the actors in this film and where do we know them from?

  • Jennifer Jason Leigh – Joan (The Hateful Eight, Road to Perdition, Twin Peaks, Atypical)
  • Bella Thorne – Belle (The DUFF,The  Babysitter, Blended, You Get Me)
  • Mckenna Grace – Juliet (I Tonya, Gifted, Fuller House, Once Upon a Time, Independence Day: Resurgance)
  • Cameron Monaghan – James (Gotham, Shameless, The Giver, Mercy Street)
  • Thomas Mann – Terrence (Project X, Hansel & Gretel, Kong: Skull Island)
  • Taylor Spreitler – Marissa (Kevin Can wait, Casual, Melissa & Joey, Girl on the Edge)
  • Jennifer Morrison – Candice ( Once Upon a Time, House, Warrior, Star Trek, How I Met Your Mother)

Who is the director and what is she/he known for?

Franck Khalfoun is both a director and a actor. He directed films such as P2, Wrong Turn at Tahoe, I Lived, Amityville:The Awakening.

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TOP 20 HORROR FOR HALLOWEEN – ADULT & FAMILY ADDITION!

It’s this time of the year again. Halloween is just around the corner and I have collected some favorite horror films from friends and combined it with my own. I am doing a top 20. 10 will be adult horror and 10 will be family friendly Halloween theme movies.

TOP 20 HORROR FOR HALLOWEEN:

  1. Trick’R’Treat (2007)
  2. Annabelle (2014)
  3. The Conjuring (2013) & The Conjuring 2 (2016)
  4. The Evil Dead (1981)
  5. Halloween (1978)
  6. Hellraiser (1987, 1988,1992)
  7. The House on the Hill (1981)
  8. The Exorcist (1973)
  9. Jeepers Creepers (2001)
  10. As Above, So Below (2014)

FAMILY FRIENDLY:

  1. Hotel Transylvania (2012 & 2015)
  2. Hocus Pocus (1993)
  3. Addams Family (1964, 1991, 1993, 1998)
  4. E.T (1982)
  5. Ghostbusters (1984, 1989, 2016)
  6. Casper (1995)
  7. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  8. HalloweenTown (1998)
  9. The Haunted Mansion (2003)
  10. Paranorman (2012)

 

I hope you find something to watch this Halloween. If your favorite isn’t on here, share them with me & others on the comment section. Happy Halloween, be safe & do your rituals with caution!

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Alien: Covenant (2017) **REVIEW**

Remember when ‘Prometheus’ was released? You could say this is a follow-up. A ship is out in space towards a new colony, they need to be in sleep for about 14 years. But something happens 7 years in their sleep, some of the crew members get waken and now they have to fix the ship. Because on board they have about 2.000 colonisers and 1150 embryos.

But during repairs they pick up a signal, a song  from earth. So they decide to locate the signal and they find someone who’s been missing for 10 years. A scientist named Elizabeth Shaw from the ship Prometheus. They find the robot, David,  she was traveling with and now they have to fight for their lives. As some sort of mist goes in their bodies and few seconds to minutes later something claws it’s way out of the host body and start chasing down other humans.

‘Alien: Covenant’ made people skeptical but after seeing it, it’s actually quite good. Got scares moment and it’s gory as… if you appreciate the ‘Alien’ franchise I’d say you would most likely like this one. We get to find out what happened to Dr Shaw, since last time we saw her she left a planet in a ship to go after someone, been a while since I saw ‘Prometheus’ so I think I’ll have to see it again.

Who are the actors is in this film and where do we know them from?

  • Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, Assassins Creed, Xmen: Days of future past, Tresspass Against us)
  • Katherine Waterston (Fantstic Beats and where to find them, Steve Jobs, Inherent Vice)
  • Billy Crudup (Watchmen, Almost fmaous, Big Fish)
  • Danny McBride (This is the End, Pineapple Express, Your Highness)
  • Carmen Ejogo ( The Purge: Anarchy, Selma, Away We Go)
  • Jussie Smollett (The Mighty Ducks, The Skinny, North)
  • Callie Hernandez (Lala Land, Blair Witch, Graves)
  • Amy Seimetz (Upstream Color, You’re Next, Sun Don’t Shine)

Who is the director and what is she/he known for?

We have none other than Ridley Scott. Does his name sound familiar? It should. He’s been behind films such as Blade Runner, Alien, The Martian, Prometheus, Morgan and many many more. He’s born in the United Kingdom, his father was a Royal Engineer, His father encourage him to develop his artistic side and he went into the film industry.

 

 

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The Circle (2017) **REVIEW**

We live in a era of where social media have a lot of power. Information can be spread like wild fire and we also find out what we all had for dinner. I heard about ‘The Circle’ book and got interested since it’s aspect is the power of social media but then Emma Watson & Tom Hanks was doing a film out of it.

‘The Circle’ is about Mae getting a job at a huge tech company called The Circle, she’s so excited. They provide her with a room to stay. It’s a massive place and basically got all you need within the walls, you never need to leave really. One day as she sits doing her job two people come up o her asking why she hasn’t set up her social media profile yet, it was part of her job to be on social media and talk to co-workers. But one day that backfires when she shares her friends lanterns and he is being called for deer killer. The lanterns are made out of horns but he gets the horns from others who hunt. It goes so far he need to live in woods to hide. Power of social media.

One day Mae agrees to do something I would never do. To always wear a camera to live record her everyday life for everyone to see. It becomes a huge success. But with that also comes pain. She’s starting to lose friends and family due to the fact she can’t talk to them without them feeling uneasy by the constant filming. After her friends death she feels that something is wrong with The Circle and is determined to find out what, for everyone to see and.. to film it all for all her viewers.

Yes, I would say it’s important to see this film and it’s available on Netflix. You see the real power of social media and how quick jump on the band wagon of filming EVERYTHING and put it out there for everyone to see. In the film they believe that information should be available for ALL, all sorts of information. But that, I don’t agree on. It can be dangerous to know absolutely everything. There are some things we should not know, knowing everything doesn’t always mean good.

Actors: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, Ellar Coltrane, Glenne Headly, Bill Paxton, Karen Gillan, Nate Corddry, Mamoudou Athie, John Boyega and many more.

Mirrors (2008) **REVIEW**

At one point or another we have all heard about the horror film ‘Mirrors’ but how many of you have seen it? Sure, it can freak you out based on the fact it’s about something vicious coming from another realm and using the mirrors as a gateway.

Ben Carson is a police officer who are currently suspended pending investigation after a altercation gone bad. He takes a security guard job at a burned down department store. But shortly he is experiencing some weird things going on, noises and flash images in mirrors. After ignoring it his sister, who is currently living with, turn up dead in the bathtub with her jaw basically pulled from her face. Extremely brutal. He goes back to ask what they want from him, knowing a evil spirit from his new job did it. They tell him they want someone called ‘Esseker’ and now there is a chase to find out who that is. And slowly Ben is starting to lose his mind and scaring remaining people in his life away. So exactly how is Ben going to solve this? Well, he need to use his police experience for this one to find out what truly is going on.

Is ‘Mirrors’ as scary today as it was back when it was released? Well, it got it scares but if you look at the storyline and script the movie is really something else, they don’t make horrors/thrillers like these anymore.

Actors: Keifer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Cameron Boyce, Erica Gluck, Amy Smart, Mary Beth Pell, John Shrapnel and many more.

 

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.

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