Today is an extremely sad day. We all found out that the great horror icon himself (Wes Craven) has passed at the age of 76. The man created some of the best horror movies to date, along with 2 highly successful horror franchises that will continue to live on and show his legacy. Not only did Wes Craven help define the horror genre, but he also helped revive it when many horror movies were terrible in the late 90’s (Exception of Scream). Since you’re all following me, I’m pretty sure you’re all aware that Scream is my all time favorite horror movie franchise ever and hearing this news is terrible, but all that’s left to be said is thank you for the scares and for the memories. You will forever be the greatest horror director and will truly be missed!! Time for a marathon!
Review : This movie actually wasn’t that bad, I was actually into it and was eager to see how it would end. The film got a 3.9 on IMDb and everyone that reviewed it basically trashed the film, which I think is ridiculous because the movie wasn’t that bad. The story did a good job with combining suspense and horror.
The story was pretty good, not great, but it was enough to keep you from being bored. I thought that it was unique and well crafted. This was a different type or story then the other supernatural horror films we see, which can probably be why some people didn’t like it. Personally, I thought it was entertaining.How was the acting? It was decent at best, Shannyn Sossamon and Edward Burns were likable, but their performances weren’t great. The rest of the cast were decent as well, nothing special about the acting in this film.
I remember watching this movie when I was younger for the first time and being absolutely terrified. Like I was literally jumping every 5 seconds. Surprisingly when I just re-watched this film today to give a good review, I was still jumping, except this time I didn’t jump as often. My point is that the film provides scares and can creep you out, maybe not as much when you’re older, but I’m sure you will still jump here and there. The kill scenes were creative and intense, kind of felt like I was in a Final Destination movie. Look at this creepy scene: Overall I enjoyed this movie, wasn’t crazy over it, but it was a decent film. The story was pretty good, it was unique and well crafted. The acting was decent at best, there weren’t and performances that stood out. The film does provide scares and can creep you out. There were a few kills, each kill had a creepy kill scene. The movie will make you jump and does a great job with combining suspense and horror, to keep the viewer entertained in the film.
Plot : The murderous fisherman with a hook is back to once again stalk the two surviving teens, Julie and Ray, who left him for dead, as well as cause even more murder and mayhem, this time at a posh island resort.
Review : The sequel to the popular slasher film delivered in every way that it possibly can. It wound up being a great sequel. I saw some reviews and rates that completely bashed the film, and it only received a 4.5 on IMDb. This movie doesn’t deserve that at all, so if you’re letting that hold you back from watching this film, don’t, because this was a great movie.
The story was highly enjoyable, after the events in the old film, this movie follows Julie James and her group of college friends, who win a vacation to an island. Unfortunately for her, the killings start to happen again and due to a storm Julie and her friends are trapped on the island. Will they be able to make it out alive? The story does a great job with mixing horror with suspense, and some great thrills. We also get some amazing twists that you will honestly never expect, you will enjoy this story.How was the acting? The acting was great, not as good as the first film, but was still good. Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr.star once again in this film and they absolutely deliver, but when do they not. The rest of the cast were good and were likable, but they really couldn’t compete with the cast from the first one. It was still a great all around acting performance from the cast.
The movie wasn’t all that scary, there were a few scenes that can make you jump, but you’re never really terrified. That’s fine though because we never really get an all out scary slasher film, it just doesn’t happen that way. There were a lot of kills and each kill scene was great, it also has it’s fair share of gory scenes. This part of the movie can really drag the viewer in or out….Overall I loved this movie and I thought it was highly enjoyable to watch. The story line was great, it was filled with suspense and had some amazing twists that will completely blow your mind. The acting was also good, all of actors were likable,especially Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr. but the other actors can’t compete with the actors from the original movie. It was an all around great performance from the cast though. The movie wasn’t all that scary, there were a few scenes that can make you jump, but nothing terrifying. The kill count was high and there were some nice and gory kill scenes. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, I highly recommend you go watch it. You won’t regret it, this is a must watch!
When eight strangers Kate (Kari Matchett), Simon (Geraint Wyn Davies), Sasha (Grace Lynn Kung), Max (Matthew Ferguson), Jerry (Neil Crone), Mrs Paley (Barbara Gordon) Julia (Lindsey Connell) and Colonel Maguire (Bruce Gray) find themselves trapped inside a cube like structure, they have to figure out a way out.
As each door is opened we learn more about the people trapped we learn that Kate is actually a psychotherapist trained to deal with this situation. Simon is a private investigator looking for a missing person. Sasha a blind student, Max a computer hacker, Jerry a designer involved in creating the doors in the cube, Mrs Paley a genius who has gone a little bit crazy and Julia a lawyer. They all have connections but much like the original, but can they figure it out before it is too late.
Unlike the original which was all about deadly traps in certain doors, this seems to have the traps almost chase them around the cube. Also unlike the original we don’t know how the twist will happen but this time we have similar characters or similar outcomes and mind sets in each character.
The film does do well to take out the answers you were expecting after seeing the clues from the first one and even though the twists are predictable, but the final twist really gives this film its high point. The lack of intelligence behind the traps really lets the fans down with them all being CGI rather than clever practical special effects.
This would have to go down as the series weakest point because it tried to use poor CGI, unoriginal characters and loses the suspense the first film gave you.
My Rating is 4/10
Plot : A remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, the film is about Marion Crane, who after stealing $40,000 cash, leaves town and ends up at the Bates Motel where she meets the troubled Norman Bates who seems to be dominated by his mother.
Review : What can I say about this film? Well, I actually really enjoyed this film, I’ve read too many reviews on how the film sucked and how a lot of people hated it. I will tell you this, no way, absolutely no way is this movie worth a 4.6/10. I was outraged when I saw that, there are so many movie that are worse than this film, but have a higher rating on IMDb. I personally enjoyed this movie and it was filled with suspense and scares. It wound up being a good film. I can understand people are mad that it is the same thing as the original word for word. There was no reason to remake it, but don’t hate the movie solely for that reason.
The story was great and can really keep the viewer entertained. The story is filled with suspense, so that does a good job with keeping the viewer entertained. Throughout the story you can’t help but feel bad for him, his mother is controlling and he always has to clean up after her, literally. Overall the story is great and is highly enjoyable. What can be said about the acting? Vince Vaughn, that’s literally all you need to know. He did a marvelous job as the character Norman Bates and anybody that says otherwise is lying too you. He really fit the role and wound up delivering a great performance. The supporting cast also did a great job in this film, this was an all around great acting performance from the cast.
Now there were scares in this movie, and the suspense also helped keep the viewers always on edge, but the kill scenes were dumb. Probably the worst kill scenes I have ever scene in a slasher movie, which makes no sense because the movie isn’t even that old, you would think they had some effects that could make the kills better, but they didn’t. The kill scenes made the movie look like it was filmed in the 50’s. The movie also lacked in kills, really wasn’t that much, but I guess the suspense makes up for some of that. They’ll see and they’ll know and they’ll say, ” Why she wouldn’t even harm a fly.” Overall, I absolutely loved this movie and thought it was highly enjoyable to watch. The story and acting were great, Vince Vaughn really did a great job in this movie, you have to credit him for the films success. The movie lacked in kills and had probably some of the worst kill scenes I have ever seen in a slasher film. The movie can scare you, especially with all the creepy scenes the film provides, and the suspense will absolutely keep you in front of the television. I just don’t think that they fully makeup for the terrible kill scenes. If you haven’t watched this movie yet, I absolutely recommend you go watch it. You won’t regret it! This is a movie you won’t want to miss!
I give this movie a 7.5/10
Plot : A masked killer begins murdering teenagers in a small town, and as the body count rises, one girl and her friends contemplate the “rules” of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one. She starts to realize that she will never be able to hide from her past and that the killer is always somehow linked too her. What’s your favorite scary movie?
Review : That’s right folks I’m reviewing the entire Scream franchise and giving it an overall rate. These films were legendary, in a sense that they basically helped save the slasher genre. When Scream was made the slasher genre was in a drought, everyone was making movies, but failed to make an enjoyable slasher film. Wes Craven brought us in my opinion, a masterpiece that not only saved the slasher genre, but was it’s own original movie that many people grew too love.
The story was great in all of the four films, even though the plot was basically the same. We see the characters in different settings and different time periods that give each film its own originality. The plot of every movie was basically a person who dresses up as ghost face tries to kill Sidney, and in each of the films the killers all have some kind of link to Sid. It was honestly fantastic and provided so much suspense for the viewers, I know I tried really hard in each film trying too figure out who the killer was and that’s what makes a slasher story great.As for the acting, the cast was probably one of the best things, if not the best about this movie. So many great actors such as Neve Campbell, Jamie Kennedy, David Arquette, Courtney Cox, Skeet Ulrich, Matthew Lillard, Jerry O’ Connel, Timothy Olyphant, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Foley, Emma Roberts, and Hayden Panettiere. Each film had an outsanding cast that did a great job with allowing the viewer to be able to connect with their character and made things highly enjoyable for us. Thank you all, don’t know what this franchise would have been like without you!!
The movies weren’t that scary, but were still creepy enough to make you jump. The movies mainly focused on suspense, which in some cases can make you fear for the characters lives and may even scare you as well. So many kills in this franchise, oh so many. Maybe not as many as Friday the 13th and Halloween, but a good enough amount, and all of the kill scenes were precise, sharp, and highly entertaining. There was a decent amount of blood, could have been more in the films, but like I said before the franchise didn’t need all of that, the suspense did a great job at making these movies so great. Overall this franchise absolutely rocks!! If you’ve watched My Top 5 Horror Franchises YouTube video you know that Scream is my #1 choice. I just have a great amount of love for these movies that will never go away, I still watch every movie when I have the time and I still don’t get bored. The story and acting were absolutely amazing, and it was great seeing how much the characters developed throughout the movies, truly amazing. You really won’t find a better overall cast, than the cast that Scream had. In my opinion no franchise can ever match that overall talent. There were some great kill scenes in the movie and enough scares to keep you entertained. The movie didn’t need that much blood because the suspense made a huge impact on the movie and was able to get the viewers into the films. I also heard that they are making a 5th film and a television series, so I really cant wait for those to come out. All of these movies are fantastic and would recommend everyone to watch them, if they haven’t already. You wont regret it! These films are a must watch, each and every single one of them is highly enjoyable and will keep the viewer on the edge of their seat!
I give this franchise a 9/10
Plot : On a red eye flight to Boston from LA 10 people wake up to a shock. All the passengers and crew have vanished. When they try to contact the ground they make no connections. They land the plane only to discover that things haven’t changed. But its like the world is dead. No one is there, the air is still, sound doesn’t echo, the food is tasteless. And a distant sound is heard coming closer. A race of monstrous beings bent on their destruction is heading for them, eating everything in sight.
Review : The Langoliers is a mini series, just like It. This miniseries was based off a Stephen King novel, which means that it’s absolutely creepy and very weird. I’m just going to call this a film cause it’s a film just in two parts, so the film was highly enjoyable and can keep the viewers entertained.
The story was pretty interesting and original. I have never seen a movie/miniseries(whatever you want to call it) that was like this one. A plane goes through a time warp and the only people that don’t vanish from the plane happen to be the ones that were asleep, but the plane wasn’t the only weird site of vanishing people, there was nobody on earth and the earth was starting to slowly crumple. It was a very powerful story, bringing an adults childhood fears to eventually come and haunt him now, it was intense. They did a great job with combining mystery and horror to make a very enjoyable story. As for the acting, the cast was good, there was no particular standout actor, but the acting performance from the whole cast was good. They made things believable and really drew me into the film.
Was the film scary? Well it was based off a Stephen King novel, so you should already know this movie is going to creep you out. There were a few kills in this movie and the kill scenes were good, but that’s not really what the movie focused on. We see a lot of creepy scenes, that can scare the shit out of the viewers, but that still isn’t even the best part about this movie. The movie used suspense and mystery too scare the viewer, I don’t know how they did it, but the suspense alone can start too make you feel scared for the viewers. You better run before the langoliers get you!!Overall this was a great movie/miniseries that was highly enjoyable and can keep the viewer on the edge of their seat. The story was excellent, mainly because it was so original. The acting was great and definitely can get you more involved with the film. As for the scares, well the movie has a ton of that, and can really creep the viewer out. If you haven’t watched this movie yet, go watch it. You wont regret it! This is a movie you have to see, it is highly enjoyable and will keep the viewer on edge!!
I give this movie a 8/10