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The Ritual (2017) **REVIEW**

Have you ever wanted to go hiking in the Scandinavian mountain side? There’s some real gorgeous landscape. Air is fresh and crisp. Non-polluted creeks. It’s a dream. And that is what a group of friends thought too. Until it wasn’t.

5 friends – Luke, Phil, Hutch, Dom & Robert – sitting in a pub and trying to discuss where to go on a lads trip. Robert gave the suggestion going on a hiking trip to Sweden. The rest of the group laughed and they left the pub still discussing where to go. They stop by a convenient store and 2 of them go inside but to only walk right into a robbery in progress. One hides and other gets his head slashed in half. Sounds brutal and the scene is brutal too.

Now.. 4 of the friends are on a hiking trip in Sweden in the memory of their dead friend. You can tell that the chemistry in the group are quite tense. They walking up the mountains and look at the map, one of them seeing a shortcut through the forest below. They where soon going to regret that decision.

As they are confused and disgusted they decide to keep going. Starting raining like crazy they find a cabin in the woods and decide to go inside. Nothing strange will happen here right? WRONG! As they are warming up and waking up next day with nightmares. But these dreams seem a little too real. They shake it off and decide to keep walking so they can leave the forest. But nothing is so simple. Something is following them after their stay in the cabin. Only matter of time before something bad starts to happen and its tearing the group apart and this thing, takes advantage of it.

‘The Ritual’ is based on the book written by Adam Nevill. I didn’t know it was a good book til recently but I have put an order in and waiting for the book. Excited to read it.

This movie is a very detailed horror movie with guts and blood so if you are sensitive, don’t watch it. But ‘The Ritual’ was really good. One of the best horror films I’ve seen in a while. It’s currently on Netflix but not in Latin America & UK so I would suggest see if you can rent it but I went on and bought. After seeing this my faith in horror movies for upcoming year have been restored.

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

  • Rafe Spall – Luke (Life of Pi, Hot Fuzz, The Big Short, Prometheus, The BFG)
  • Arsher Ali – Phil ( The Darkest Universe, Ackley Bridge, Doctor Who, Silent Witness)
  • Robert James Collier – Hutch ( Downtown Abbey, A Christmas Star, Ryse: Son of Rome)
  • Sam Troughton – Dom ( King Lear, Midsummer Murders, Vera Drake, Alien vs Predator)
  • Paul Reid – Robert (Vikings, Tommy’s Honour, London Irish, Raw)
  • Kerri McLean – Gayle ( Rellik, Small Island, Doctors, HollyOaks)

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

David Bruckner, he’s known for directing horror movies and you maybe have seen some of his work already. Such as: V/H/S (2012), Southbound (2015), Siren  (2016).

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Netflix Original: The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) **REVIEW**

If you are a horror movie fan then you have most likely seen the very first Cloverfield movie when it came out back in 2008. Now 10 years later we get to find out why those monsters came to see us. Why they ended up here. And let me tell you, it’s a good one.

A group of scientists are in space to test a device that might be the answer to the world’s energy crisis. But something went wrong during testing. The powerful device pushed them into a new dimension opening up a door to the monsters for them to come over to our Earth. But it takes the scientists a while to figure out what’s going on. Soon they will find themselves freaking out and the ship being different. They find someone stuck inside their walls, quite gruesome. They soon are turning themselves against each other, trying to get home and fix their mistake that their dimension might suffer, like the monsters.

Watch the scientist going against  number of scientific unexplainable happening while fighting against a stranger on their ship that they found inside the walls.

I have to admit, there where times I had to pause it a few times because I got a bit bored time to time and became busy to check my emails and twitter so a lot of rewinding happened. But it’s all good. Over all the story was good. Just because I got bored with it doesn’t mean you will be so hop over to Netflix and watch it today.

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

  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Hamilton (Irreplaceable You, Beauty and the Beast, Miss Sloane, Free State of Jones)

  • David Oyelowo – Kiel (Nightingale, Selma, Queen of Katwe, A United Kingdom)

  • Daniel Brühl – Schimdt (Rush, Inglorious Bastards, Good Bye Lenin, Captain America: Civil War)

  • John Ortiz – Monk (American Gangster, Silver Lingings Playbook, Kong: Skull Island)

  • Chris O’Dowd – Mundy (IT Crowd, Moone Boy, Bridesmaids, Juliet Naked)
  • Elizabeth Debicki – Jensen (The Great Gatsby, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, The Man from U.N.C.L.E)

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

Julius Onah born in Nigeria is known to be producer & director. Here are some documentaries and shorts he’s known for. All Eyes on: Justin Timberlake (2006) Growing Up Black in America (2006), The Girl is in Trouble (2015)

 

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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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Netflix Original: 1922 (2017) **REVIEW**

It’s been a incredible year for the horror king himself; Stephen King. We seen The Mist, IT and now Netflix is dropping some Mr King stuff and we have ‘1922’ coming out first. What got my attention with this is the story itself. It’s not a long film but oh boy it is a good one.

It’s 1922, Wilfred is a farmer who is doing a good job with help with his son Henry. His wife Arlette hates the farm and want to sell some land, and obviously Wilfred isn’t exactly too keen on that idea. So he gets a ‘brilliant’ idea of starting to turn their son against his mother. One day, out of the blue, Wilfred agrees with his wife to his wife’s idea to sell some land to get money. He gets her drunk, Wilfred ad Henry carries her to bed. And that is when things goes south. Both of them kills Arlette, in her sleep. To avoid selling some land. She was  going to sell anyway without her husbands say so.

Wil and Henry now gets rid of the body and all the evidence of her blood. They are making it look like she took off with a suitcase of clothes and their savings. Everything seems aright so far but then Wil starting to notice some things going around the house. He see’s silhouettes of his wife and lot’s of rats coming everywhere. Some would say this is guilt playing him some tunes or is it an actual haunting taking place?

‘1922’ is a little slow but the story in itself is really good and I would recommend anyone to head over to Netflix and see it right now. You won’t be disappointed. Actors are incredible and so is the story.

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

  • Thomas Jane – Wilfred James (The Mist, Deep Blue Sea, Dreamcatcher Face/Off)
  • Molly Parker – Arlette James (The Road, Kissed, Deadwood, House of Cards)
  • Dylan Schmid – Henry James (Once Upon a Time, Horns, Shut Eye, Anything for Love)
  • Kaitlyn Bernard – Shannon Cottorie (The Healer, Cadence, When Calls the Heart)
  • Neal MacDonough – Harlan Cottorie (Minority Report, Flags of our Fathers, Star Trek: First Contact)
  • Tanya Champoux – Sallie Cottorie (The Day the Earth Stood Still, 2012, Eve and the Fire House, A Christmas to Remember)
  • Brian d’Arcy James – Sheriff James (Spotlight, Shrek the Musical, Game Change)
  • Patrick Keating – Mr Stoppenhauser (The Betrayed, The Deadly Pledge, The X Files: I want to Believe)

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

Zak Hilditch wrote and directed ‘1922’ and you might have seen some of his other work. Mostly shorts. These Final Hours, Transmission and bigger films along side with latest 1922.

 

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Netflix Original: The Babysitter (2017) **REVIEW**

Babysitters… you love having one or you don’t. I never really had a babysitter growing up but I had family members looking after me when mom was working. But it never went as wrong as the babysitter in this Netflix Original.

Cole is a awkward 12 year old boy but his babysitter is the coolest. She seems to be his first crush on a girl. She’s very cute towards him and treats him like a brother. Cole’s parents are going away for the weekend so Bee is coming to look after him for the weekend. Have you ever stayed awake after dark to see what the babysitter does while you are sleeping? That is what Cole did but.. maybe he shouldn’t have done that.

Bee have friends over, they are playing ‘spin the bottle’, so what can go wrong here? Well.. Maybe when Bee stabs one of the boys in the head with 2 knives. Him being the sacrifice they need to make an offer to Lucifer to get what they want. How would you react as a 12 year old seeing all this? To only find out, they need your blood so make the ritual complete!? Do you fight or do you run and hide?

‘The Babysitter’ is a comedy horror film, I wouldn’t say it’s the best I’ve seen but it got its moments of fun and cringing moments.

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

  • Judah Lewis – Cole (Demolition)
  • Samara Weaving – Bee (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Mayhem, Monster Trucks,Bad Girl)
  • Robbie Amell – Max (The Flash, ARQ, Anatomy of the Tide, The Duff)
  • Hana Mae Lee – Sonya (Pitch Perfect, Better Things, Unleashed)
  • Bella Thorne – Allison (Amityville: The Awakening, Blended, The Duff, You Get Me)
  • Emily Alyn Lind – Melanie (Revenege, Enter the Void, J.Edgar, Replicas)
  • Andrew Bachelor- John (Fifty Shades of Black, Meet the Blacks, Grow House)
  • Leslie Blibb – Mom (Iron Man, Law Abiding Citizen, To the Bone)
  • Ken Marino – Dad (We’re the Millers, Wanderlust, Gattaca, Role Models)

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

McG is a director who is mostly known for shows such as Supernatural, Lethal Weapon, Shadowhunters,The DUFF and many more. Born in  1968 in Michigan.

 

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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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