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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.

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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.

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.

The Forest (2016) **REVIEW**

When it comes to horror being made 2014-2016 they are slow and not scary. So I didn’t have high hopes for The Forest but I really did want to see it. But I really got happily surprised when I saw it. It didn’t have the regular scare effects made by a computer. You felt the scare from Natalie Dormer’s acting alone and she did a superb job.

Sara gets a phone call from a detective from Tokyo where her twin sister lives – Jess. Jess works as an English teacher in a school for teenagers. The detective saying her sister Jess have gone missing and the school is fearing that she might have ended up killing herself in the notorious suicide forest in Japan. Sara wants answers and want to find her sister. She gets help from a guide who regularly goes into the forest to keep people from committing suicide and removing bodies, and with a travel journalist.

The guide warns Sara for going into the forest, because it can play tricks on you. Specially when you are sad. You are the most vulnerable. But Sara goes in anyway and is dead set on finding her sister. But… the forest does play tricks on her after all. It’s up to her to sort out what’s real and what’s not real.

This film was based on a video game with the title: Fatal Frame. And I’ve seen a few interviews with Natalie Dormer when she speaks about the film and if you click here you’ll go straight to youtube to see one.

You see actors like Natalie Dormer, Eoin Macken, Stephanie Vogt, Taylor Kinney,  Yukiyoshi Ozawa.

 

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