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: Aliens is the sequel to one of the most well known horror franchises. Now although I loved the first one, I feel like Aliens is just a better movie overall. This film just keeps you on edge from the very beginning until the very end, unlike the first one where I did get bored at times. Aliens is a movie that you won’t want to miss.
The story for Aliens starts us off exactly where the original film left us. Ripley wakes up from a 60 year nap in that freezer bed thing and basically winds up having to go back out to the planet where she first encountered the creature. Although, this time she is going in with a rescue team to save the colonies that are living there. Honestly this story was just so much better than the original, I was into the movie the whole time. This may be because the setting for Aliens took place in more then just a spaceship this time. Aliens provides the viewer with some great twists and thrills to get us pumped and our hearts racing.How was the acting? The acting in Aliens was excellent, some may even say better than the first. Sigourney Weaver, Lance Henriksen, Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton, and young Carrie Henn all had amazing performances. The supporting cast all did great with their roles as well, this was just an all around great acting performance from the Aliens cast.
Aliens really delivered when it came to scares, kills, and just action overall. There were plenty of scenes that could make you jump and all the kills were great in this film. The major difference from the first one that I believe separated the two Alien movies was the fact that we actually see the alien a good amount of time in this movie and I loved that. This led to some great scenes between the humans and aliens, which the original movie didn’t have. Don’t angry the queen!Overall I absolutely loved the movie Aliens and thought it was highly entertaining. The story was intriguing and did an excellent job with keeping me into the movie. The acting in Aliens was highly enjoyable,it was an all around great acting performance from the cast and everyone did a great job with connecting with the viewers. Aliens also provides us with plenty of scare scenes and some great kills. What I loved most about the movie was the fact that we actually saw the alien more, which led to awesome scenes between humans and the creatures. It was cool seeing more then one alien as well, just really made things more fun for the viewer. If you haven’t watched Aliens yet, I absolutely recommend you go see it. You won’t regret it!
Review: Alien is a horror movie, that is a part of one of the most well known franchises based on the alien creature. I actually have never seen the whole movie, but since I picked up the Alien Anthology box set I just had to give it a watch. Alien was a great movie and I did enjoy the film, but unfortunately the movie really didn’t live up to the hype for me. Don’t get me wrong though like I said Alien is a fantastic movie, but everyone was making it seem like it was so much better than it actually was.
The story for Alien was very well planned out and truly delivered. This movie focuses on a space crew that is traveling back to earth but encounters problems along the way. After searching an unexplored planet a creature manages to board the ship and starts to cause havoc for the crew. Alien provides us with good plot twists and some nice thrills. How was the acting? The acting in Alien was off the charts. Sigourney Weaver and Tom Skerritt both had excellent performances. The supporting cast all did great with their roles as well, this was just an all around great acting performance from the Alien cast.
Alien provides the viewer with some good scares and great kills. Now the movie wasn’t that terrifying there were a few good scare scenes, but nothing crazy. Most of the time I was just sitting there waiting for something to happen, I just wish that this movie could have given us some more frightening scenes. Although, the movie really did deliver when it came to the kill scenes, they gave the viewer a shot at gore and some good thrills. Sure, there could have been more blood, but what they gave us was fine. Check this crazy scene out. Overall I loved the movie Alien and thought that it was a entertaining movie. The story was entertaining and did do a good job with keeping me into the movie. The acting was very well done, Sigourney Weaver and Tom Skerritt were both enjoyable to watch. The only thing I can really say about the movie is that I wish it had more scare scenes and gore. The kills were great, but the alien didn’t really look all that scary compared to the AVP alien. You can kind of say the CGI helped make that alien scarier, but I can honestly say this movie was great. I do prefer the movie Predator though, nothing tops that! If you haven’t seen Alien yet, I absolutely recommend you watch it!
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!
Plot : Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they’re all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
Review : I know that this movie isn’t necessarily a horror film, but I saw it today and just had to review it. This movie was absolutely amazing, like seriously everything about this film was perfect. It was highly enjoyable and will absolutely keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time.
The story was great, basically a group of kids must fight their way through a maze in order to get out alive. Only problem is there’s some big creatures they must face and some trust issues they must overcome, but the main problem is they don’t have any memory of their pasts. It was interesting too see Thomas having dreams of his past and finding clues which eventually makes him remember who he was. The mystery and thrills in this story were incredible. How was the acting? The acting performance was absolutely amazing, I will tell you this, the movie was filled with a group of highly talented young actors and they all had amazing performances. Dylan O’Brien is so talented, I can’t even describe too you how great of an actor he is. I’m a big Teen Wolf fan and he just completely dominated this role and was a fantastic lead, he has a bright future ahead of him. The supporting cast of Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Will Poulter, and others also did great.
The movie wasn’t completely terrifying because it wasn’t necessarily a horror film. Although, the movie can make you jump, there are a few scenes that can make you jump and have you creeped out. There were a few kills in the film and some intense kill scenes. Since the movie wasn’t horror it mainly thrived from the thrills and mystery that was involved in the movie and they both helped the film be a great success. Run Dylan!Overall I absolutely loved this movie and thought it was highly enjoyable. The story was great, kind of felt like I was watching The Hunger Games, it had that type of vibe to it. A group of kids that are stranded and forced to fight there way out, except in this movie the humans try to stick together. The acting was fantastic, Dylan O’Brien absolutely owned this role and did a great job as the lead.The movie wasn’t completely terrifying because it wasn’t necessarily a horror film, but it can still scare you. The kills were insane and I loved the thriller/mystery vibe of this film, it was amazing. If you haven’t seen this movie yet I highly recommend you go watch it. You won’t regret it, this film 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
Review : This has to be one of my favorite films of all time. The story is highly enjoyable, we don’t only get action, but we get some great scares and thrills. There really wasn’t much to the story, the movie basically thrived because of the thrills. If you have watched this movie before, you have to admit that you watched it for the thrills and weren’t expecting that much from the story, which is fine. Whatever story was there was good enough, I was never bored. How was the acting? Well Arnold Schwarzenegger was in the film, so you already know it’s going to be a great movie. He really is an unbelievably talented actor, truly one of the greats, there isn’t a movie with him in it that winds up being bad. His supporting cast were also very likable, this was a great all around acting performance from the cast.
The movie wasn’t that scary, there were a few scenes that can make you jump, but everything was mainly focused on the thrills and action. There were a few kills in the movie and some intense kill scenes, the movie can be pretty gory, which is absolutely wonderful. The Predators face alone is can creep you out, and the powers he possesses are incredible, he truly is the ultimate killing machine. This part of the movie is very enjoyable, Schwarzenegger thrives in these type of films. Overall I absolutely loved the movie and it will forever be one of my favorites. There really wasn’t much going on in the story, but whatever the directors provided was enjoyable. This movie was able to do fine without a great story. The acting was excellent, Schwarzenegger and his supporting cast did a great job and made each character likable. The movie really doesn’t scare, but the thrills and action packed scenes mixed with the intense kills and blood make this movie a great one. 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!