Plot: Years in the future, a Martian police unit is sent to pick up a highly dangerous criminal at a remote mining post. Upon arrival, the cops find that the post has become a charnel house.
Review: Ghost of Mars is one of John Carpenter’s most underrated films. Everywhere I look when I search up this movie, I see nothing but bad reviews. Let me just tell you all right now that Ghost of Mars is not that bad and can actually be movie that you can enjoy. Some parts of this horror movie may be a little dumb, but Ghost of Mars is definitely a movie that you should watch and it doesn’t deserve only a 4.9 on IMDb. Just give it a try!
The story of Ghost of Mars was pretty good, it something that can keep you entertained. It mainly focuses on a group of cops having to team up with a criminal in order too fight against these possessed people and yeah, the movie takes place on Mars, which was awesome. The group not only has to fight for their lives but also has to fear that the spirit will leave the dead person and travel into any live person it finds. Will they be able to escape this doomed place?How was the acting? The acting was great, Ice Cube and Jason Statham absolutely deliver in this movie. The rest of the cast did great as well, this was an all around great acting performance from the cast of Ghost of Mars.
Ghost of Mars isn’t really all that scary, there are a few scenes that can make you jump, but nothing to intense. The movie does have a lot of kills with good kill scenes, but it also did lack in blood, it’s not as gory as some of you may like it to be. Ghost of Mars mainly focuses on the action in this move, which makes sense because why else would you hire Jason Statham, that is his forte. I will tell you this though, the movie was pretty weird and did have some creepy scenes that could gross you out a little bit, but like I said before don’t expect to get scared. Overall I loved Ghost of Mars and thought that it was highly enjoyable to watch. The story was good and will absolutely keep the viewer entertained, it focuses on a group of people fighting for their lives against possessed minors controlled by this evil spirit, and yes it takes place on Mars. The acting was great, Ice Cube and Jason Statham absolutely deliver in this movie. Ghost of Mars isn’t really that scary, but can make you jump a few times. There are a good amount of weird and creep scenes that can gross you out, just don’t expect to be scared for the whole film. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, I recommend you go watch it. You won’t regret it!
What better time to watch horror movies than Halloween. Horror fans love this time of year and today my guest bloggers and I will be looking at our top 5 Halloween Horror Movies. If you see any Halloween movies that aren’t horror based, that is because they couldn’t choose and picked any Halloween movie, so lets get to the lists! This is a versus post so make sure you fill in the poll!
My Top 5
5. Halloween 3: Season of the Witch (1982)
Some of you may be thinking why this movie, and why not just add it in the Halloween Franchise? Well in my opinion this is a completely different movie than the other Halloween movies in the franchise. Everyone shits on this film just because Myers isn’t in it, but if you all just looked at it as a separate movie you would love it. This is one of the most unique Halloween based horror films to ever be created.
4. Ginger Snaps (2000)
Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf. This is a great movie and deserves to be on the list.
3. Hocus Pocus (1993)
An all time Halloween classic, one of the best Halloween films I have ever seen. This one was always a child favorite of mine and till this day I still love watching this movie during this time of year. This ones a must watch!
2. Trick ‘r Treat (2007)
This movie is absolutely brilliant, really no other words can explain this film. The way that the stories are combined into one make this Halloween movie extraordinary. This movie is a must watch!
1. Halloween Franchise (1978-2009)
This is self explanatory without a doubt the best Halloween movies made. Like I said prior all of these films except the 3rd because i consider it it’s own film.
In the UK we hardly celebrate Halloween so this list was hard to put together, I decided to only include one of the actual Halloween films and have focused on any film that is Halloween based.
5. Monster House (2006)
Their neighbors house is really a living breathing monster. What is designed as a film for the family actually turns into one of the best horror animation is recent years, when three friends discover that.
4. V/H/S – Segment 10/31/98 (2012)
Only part of this horror chronicle but the last one that really goes all out for the extra scares as a group of friends go to a mystery party only to walk into something they shouldn’t have.
3. Halloween (1978)
The classic, there really isn’t anything I could say about this film that hasn’t already been said.
2. Donnie Darko (2001)
This one would come off as a bit of a surprise because the film itself is not based on any events of Halloween, but the final act of the film takes place on Halloween make the frank costume fit in.
1. Trick R Treat (2007)
The series of short stories all taking place on Halloween and each entering into a different genre of horror, this really is one of my favorite Halloween based films and could easily be one of my favorite horror films.
It’s very difficult to narrow down a list of movies that fit my favorite time of year for movie viewing, but here goes…
5. The Conjuring (2013)
In fifth place is “The Conjuring”, one of my favorite horror films ever made. It reminded the world that not all modern day horror movies suck ass. And for that…we thank the makers! It’s definitely earned it’s spot in my top 5.
4. Halloween Franchise (1978-2009)
Screw picking just one of the Halloween movies, I pick them all! What’s Halloween without “Halloween”? Right? We all have to hear the classic Michael Myers theme song as he lurks around waiting to kill! I even enjoy the remakes as well.
3. Halloweentown (All 4)
I’m a 90’s kid and I’m not afraid to show it! No Halloween goes by without me watching all of the Halloweentown movies! I grew up with them and they are crucial to my enjoyment of the month of October. There’s nothing wrong with some family friendly Disney movies.
2. A Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise (1984-2010)
Including the remake there are 9 of these movies! WOW! And as you might have guessed, I love them all. I will say that not all them shine as bright as the others, but I still find entertainment this time of year in each of them.
1. Trick ‘r Treat (2007)
$10,000? $20,000? NOPE! No amount of money is going to keep me from watching this Halloween masterpiece each and every year. It is my all time favorite Halloween movie and I think everyone should watch it on Halloween night!
Disturbing scenery, gritty cinematography and spot on acting in this Hollywood horror hit. One of the best recent horror films with an intense, captivating story and so much going on.
4. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
A witty, brutal hit from Rob Zombie, House of 1000 Corpses is a stand out movie set around Halloween. The cast and the effects at work make for something distressingly unique and horrifying.
3. Night of the Demons (1988)
Night of the Demons is a Halloween horror classic. It’s creepy, raw, and actually has some incredible visual effects. Not to be taken lightly.
2. Halloween (1978)
No list for Halloween based movies is complete without Halloween itself. Tense, spine chilling and notorious, this hit is an instant classic for horror fans not just on Halloween, but all year round.
1. Creepshow (1982)
Creepshow is an amazing piece of cinema, consisting of some short yet gruesome stories, it doesn’t hesitate to push the horror boundaries of its time, making for something that is purely chilling to the bone.
Thank you all for taking the time to read this post, feel free to comment your favorite top 5 Halloween Horror Movies ! This is a versus post so make sure you answer the poll below!!! Who’s top 5 list did you like?
Halloween is almost here, and I’ve made sure I have my favorite Halloween movie ready to go for the spookiest night of the calendar year!
2007’s “Trick ‘r Treat” is a movie that I first watched on Netflix with three other friends back when Xbox Live allowed online players to watch Netflix movies together. My first thoughts…that was stupid and hard to follow. What I failed to recognize was a my lack of attention as I chattered with the group of players during the film. What threw me off then, despite my lack of attention, was the movie’s divided approach to telling a story.
Of course after I viewed it a second time I realized just how wrong I was. The movie instantly became my favorite Halloween movie and has been ever since. The “divided approach” as I referred to it, is actually quite clever and keeps the viewer interested. Instead of having us watch all of the boring “in between” scenes of one main character, we get to keep up with multiple main characters with different stories. There’s the school principle that kills people, the bus driver that killed a bus of “special” students, the kids who are looking for a scary story to frighten the weird girl, and a young woman who is making a night out of her “first time.” Oh! And how could I forget Sam, the cute little boy in the orange costume and bag mask centered in the top picture of this post or the picture below. Surely he isn’t out to hurt anyone, right?
Some of these characters interact with each other while some simply live their portion of the movie. I can only guess that the film’s aim was to please a broad scope of viewers through various classic halloween scares in a unique and modern motion picture. It certainly pleased my Halloween movie senses. So much in fact, that I really don’t have anything bad to say about it, which is something that doesn’t happen too often. In a similar sense to how I enjoy the 90’s feel to some of my favorite television shows and movies growing up, I highly praise this movie for it’s Halloween feel.
I like Halloween movies to actually make me think of Halloween. Take the actual “Halloween” franchise for example. It makes me think of halloween for obvious reasons. Other movies may fit the profile for October movie viewing fun, such as slashers and horror movies in general, but they don’t shed light on the actual Halloween holiday, and I feel that I can watch them anytime throughout the year. “Trick ‘r Treat” on the other hand, is a movie that I only watch during October, along with a few others that go well with this time of year.
I recommend this one to those of you looking for a good movie to watch this Halloween season, or Monstober as some call the month. I think you will find the characters interesting, the scenes pleasingly eerie, and the overall vibe satisfying. Don’t expect a bloodbath or overly used jump scares. Though both blood and jump scares are in the movie, they aren’t over done. I like my Halloween movies like I like my steak…Medium!
Total Abstract Rating: 90% Halloween is my favorite time of year, and this movie plays a role in that statement.
Writer: Turi Meyer, Al Septien (Screenplay) Alan B. McElroy (Characters)
Starring: Erica Leerhsen, Henry Rollins, Texas Battle, Aleksa Palladino, Daniella Alonso, Steve Braun, Matthew Currie Holmes, Crystal Lowe
Plot: A group of reality show contestants find themselves fighting for their survival against a family of hideously deformed inbred cannibals who plan to ruthlessly butcher them all.
Verdict: Bloodier Sequel
Story: We follow a celebrity diva on her way to a reality television pilot, where she takes, yeah you got it a wrong turn and becomes our first victim. We get to meet the rest of the cast now as they get set to record a reality show about survival after the apocalypse. We see how selfish the characters are but the real battle for survival starts when the games begin and the cannibals join in.
Larger cast on both sides of the battle helps the film because we get more confliction, more blood and a larger body count. Saying that we do have to get through a whole host are highly unlikable character with the only ones worth supporting are Dale, Mara and Jake. The story gets to poke a small bit at how ridiculous reality television is now. It could have gone for the found footage angle with all the contestants wearing head camera, but it stays well clear which works well for the film. It really comes off as an improvement from the first film storyline wise feeding into the gorier side of the story. (7/10)
Erica Leerhsen: Nina part of the game who wants to keep herself to herself, but has to learn to join in to be part of the game and survive. She does get captured but after having help to escape she makes sure the family never feed again. Erica gives an ok performance but I feel she gets lost in the leading lady role. (5/10)
Henry Rollins: Dale host of the show and ex-army guy, after getting captured early on he used his skills to escape and take out the cannibals before getting to rescue the final two. Henry is the star of the show really, you just want to see his character face the cannibals. (8/10)
Texas Battle: Jake former college football star whose injuries have left him lacking a career, he enters the game for a chance to show off his athletic skills. He is the honest character who helps everyone out even through another shoulder injury. Texas gives a solid performance as the good guy trying to get back on his feet. (6/10)
Aleksa Palladino: Mara producer’s assistant who has to take part in the game after one of the contestants doesn’t show up. She starts to enjoy the idea of the game before being betrayed and killed off. She gives a solid supporting performance but never gets a chance to show her skills. (5/10)
Daniella Alonso: Amber solider with excellent survival skills taking part in the game. Even with her survival skills she struggles against the cannibals. Average performance as her character should be better. (4/10)
Support Cast: Mostly other members of the game, the crew and the cannibal family, they all add to the story in their own small ways. The cannibals becoming a larger villain than we had first time around.
Director Review: Joe Lynch – Increases the level of the film with a bloodier side to the story, large body count and a final shot that really is disturbing. (8/10)
Horror: More gore, blood and kills raise the horror rating on this one. (9/10)
Thriller: It loses suspense points mainly because you don’t care about enough characters. (7/10)
Settings: Great use of settings to create the isolation for the characters. (9/10)
Special Effects: Great special effects used for all the kills throughout the film. (10/10)
Suggestion: This is one for all the horror fans out there, filled with plenty of blood and gore. (Horror Fans Watch)
Best Part: Dynamite kill
Worst Part: Annoying characters
Kill Of The Film: It’s in your back pocket dynamite kill
Believability: No (0/10)
Chances of Tears: No (0/10)
Chances of Sequel: Has four more sequels in the franchise
Plot: After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Camp Crystal Lake.
Review: This is probably one of the best Friday the 13th movie in the franchise. The franchise definitely hit its peak during this film, because all the movies after this one weren’t that great. This movie was highly enjoyable and will absolutely keep you entertained!
The story to this Friday the 13th movie was great. It mainly focuses on Jason stalking a group of teenage vacationers and a family that live by Crystal Lake. I liked the idea of having Jason stalk two different sets of people, it seemed like we had two different stories to watch in this film and it was interesting. It was great seeing the young Tommy outwit and defeat Jason and he was an interesting part to this story. The story provides us with some great thrills. How was the acting? The acting was great, Corey Feldman is an amazing actor and delivers in every movie he plays in. Crispin Glover and Kimberly Beck also had great performances, it was a all around great acting performance from the cast.
Just like any other Friday the 13th movie there are great scares. The movies never dissapointed when it came to scares, but this movie also delivered when it came to the kills. There were plenty of kills and the kill scenes were crazy. Unlike some of the other films, this movie had gore scenes, that could really creep you out. Jason Vorhees is seriously bad ass!Overall I loved this movie and thought it was a great addition to the franchise. The story and acting were great, Corey Feldman is a fantastic actor and really delivers in this movie. Just like any other Friday the 13th movie there are great scares. The movies never dissapointed when it came to scares, but this movie also delivered when it came to the kills. There were plenty of crazy/gory kill scenes. I guarantee that you will be creeped out! If you haven’t seen this movie yet I highly recommend it. You won’t regret it, this is a must watch!
It’s that time of the year guys!! AMC is having a Friday the 13th marathon starting at 9:00 am. This will be running throughout most of the day and today they will be showing Friday the 13th – Friday the 13th Part 4. So make sure you go watch, cause I definitely am!!!
Starring: Desmond Harrington, Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jeremy Sisto, Kevin Zegers, Lindy Booth, Julian Richings
Story: We start by seeing two students being taken from the rock climbing exercise followed by the news clippings of all the disappearance over the years. This makes the backstory of the cannibals complete. We then get to follow one of our heroes as he is desperately trying to make his way across country for a big interview, before crashing into five friends who have had a tire blowout. The group split up to try and find help but soon find themselves the latest targets of the cannibals.
When this first hit the screens the genre of cannibals was nowhere to be seen, this put everything back on the map. Though the story is very much the same as the whole stuck in the woods idea of previous times. We do get to see the survival attempts mixed in with the fight against an enemy they didn’t expect to go up against. It is good that we don’t get any silly horror mistakes, with the group trying to stay together; it is also good that we don’t see too much detail about how long everything had been going on, though I would have liked to have seen some potential warning ignored by the groups. In the end it is a solid horror story that never really challenges the audience. (7/10)
Desmond Harrington: Chris on his way to a big interview when he gets caught up in traffic, he tries to find a back road but ends up crashing into the other group of people. He has to work with these people to find help but ends up join forces fighting to survive. Desmond gives a solid performance as the leading horror man.
Eliza Dushku: Jessie our leading lady who is on the trip with her friends because she has broken up with her boyfriend. She looks out for her friends but if left helpless to help any of them against the cannibals. Eliza does a good job in the leading lady role putting up a fight when she needed too.
Support Cast: With the support cast comprising of the disposable friends and the cannibals themselves, each member does a good job to help keep the story rolling.
Director Review: Rob Schmidt – Solid direction to bring the cannibal genre back into the modern horror world.
Horror: Not holding back on the kills as well as showing what the cannibals do with their victim’s works very well for horror levels. (8/10)
Thriller: You do end up getting near the edge of your seat wondering who will make it. (8/10)
Settings: The settings are used very well to create isolation without the completely trapped side for the story. (10/10)
Special Effects: Good effects used to create the kills and what the cannibals do. (9/10)
Suggestion: This is one for the horror fans out there, they will all enjoy this one. (Horror Fans Watch)
Best Part: The group escaping the house.
Worst Part: The supporting friends are too disposable.
Chances of Sequel: Start of a franchise
Post Credits Scene: Near the beginning of the credits there is one.
Box Office: $15.4 Million
Budget: $12.6 Million
Runtime: 1 Hour 24 Minutes
Tagline: It’s the last one you’ll ever take
Trivia: Desmond Harrington broke his ankle and Emmanuelle Chriqui dislocated her shoulder making this film.
Overall: If you go down to the woods today, you will become their breakfast