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!
Plot: Jigsaw locks a few unlucky people in a booby trapped shelter and they must find a way out before they inhale too much of a lethal nerve gas and die. But they must watch out, for the traps Jigsaw has set in the shelter lead to death also.
Review: Well, since I’m currently up to Saw 6 and have been watching this franchise non stop lately, all of you guys can look forward to a marathon of Saw reviews. Honestly, I feel like Saw 2 might have been a better movie overall than the original. If you guys have been following my page you probably all know I’m not a big fan of slow build ups, but surprisingly it worked for Saw and I really enjoyed it but the second film just delivers in every way and comes out strong right from the beginning. Saw 2 is an excellent horror/thriller that absolutely keeps the viewers on the edge of their seats.
The story for Saw 2 was intriguing. It mainly focuses on a group of people who are trapped inside this booby trapped house and must find their way out before they inhale to much of the poisonous glass. They must play the game by the rules and somehow have something in common with one another, that they must figure out in order to win the game. Saw 2 provides us with some excellent twists that honestly left me speechless. I really couldn’t believe how good they were. All I can tell you guys that haven’t seen this movie is expect the unexpected because these twists will come back and punch you in the face. How was the acting? The acting in Saw 2 was actually highly enjoyable. The best part about the Saw franchise is that most of the cast is not well known, or even known for that matter, but still deliver excellent performances. Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, and Donnie Wahlberg are all excellent in the film and really get the viewers engaged with the film. The supporting cast in Saw 2 also did a great job with their roles and gave us great performances. It was a great performance overall from the cast.
Saw 2 had plenty of great scenes when it came to horror/thrills. There may not be too many scenes that make you jump, but the film can still creep you out in other ways. Saw 2 was filled with gory scenes, each containing a great amount of blood. Some of the scenes were honestly a little nasty, but who doesn’t love that. There was also more kills in this movie, which were mostly pretty insane. Saw 2 just had so much gore that can really keep the viewer on the edge of their seats the whole time. Overall I loved the movie Saw 2 and thought it was highly entertaining. The story was intriguing and can really draw the viewers in. The twists in this movie were fantastic, so make sure you pay attention. The acting was great, Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, and Donnie Wahlberg are all excellent in the film. Saw 2 did have excellent gore scenes, filled with lots of blood and great kills. If you are squeamish, please stay away from this movie. If not, I absolutely recommend you watch Saw 2. You won’t regret it!
Plot: With a dead body lying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who’s been nicknamed “Jigsaw”. The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them.
Review: What’s up everyone! I know I haven’t posted in a while, but I’ve been busy with school and everything. Starting today I’m going to try to post once a week and for today I’m going to review the first Saw film. To be honest I actually never seen the Saw movies until now, kind of makes me feel like I missed out on something great. I can only imagine the hype that Saw had when it first came out and I thought it lived up to the hype. Saw is a highly enjoyable horror/thriller, but if you don’t like slow build ups you might want to skip to part 2.
The story for Saw was intriguing. The movie tries its best to get the viewers engaged and to have the viewers trying to anticipate who the Jigsaw killer might be. This story mainly focuses on two people who are trapped in Jigsaws lair with no memory of how they got there, or who the other person in the room with them could be and in order to get out alive they must play the game and follow all the rules. It’s a slow build up and we mainly focus on the description of Jigsaw, like who he is and what kind of nasty stuff he does. While we see those flashbacks, we get a look at the detectives trying to crack the case and find this psychopath. I was engaged the whole time and I actually want to play a game with all of you reading this, haha. For those of you that haven’t seen Saw yet, try to guess who the killer is. They show you him in the first 30 minutes of the film, this will absolutely keep your eyes on the screen. I figured out who it was but doubted my choice, cause I thought there could be no way. Just try to guess and remember enjoy the game!How was the acting? The acting in Saw was actually highly enjoyable. It’s actually rather surprising because most of the cast is not well known, or even known for that matter. Leigh Whannell, Cary Elwes, and Danny Glover were great in the film and really made the movie fun for the viewers. The supporting cast in Saw also did a great job with their roles and gave us great performances. I truly enjoyed the acting as a whole from this cast.
Saw did have a few good scenes when it came to horror/thrills. Like I said before, this was a slow build up movie so there weren’t really that many gory scenes until the end. Although, the gory scenes that Saw provided us with were absolutely crazy and filled with a ton of blood. If you are squeamish, then the Saw franchise is not for you, so please don’t watch the film. I do think Saw lacked kills, but everything else made up for that. Saw gave us great thrills and can really creep the viewer out.Overall I loved the movie Saw and thought it was highly entertaining. The story was intriguing and can really draw the viewers in. The twists in this movie were fantastic, so make sure you pay attention. The acting was great, Leigh Whannell, Cary Elwes, and Danny Glover really give great performances, along with the supporting cast. Saw did have great gore scenes filled with lots of blood, but I wish there were more kills. Saw did make up for it and gave us great thrills and scenes that can creep you out. I absolutely recommend you watch this movie, unless you’re squeamish, then I recommend you stay away. You won’t regret watching this film, if you can handle it!
Plot: A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins.
Review: The Ruins is an American horror/thriller that many people may not remember or even know about. I first saw this movie around the time when it came out and I can honestly say it creeped me out, but I was 13 at the time. I know that I’m still considered a young person, but when I was 13 I did get freaked out easily by horror films. I decided to give The Ruins a watch again to see how I would react to it now, and it wasn’t anywhere near the same way, but I’ll get into that later. This is a love or hate film, let’s break it down.
The story to The Ruins was practically nothing. The movie focuses on a group of friends who are on vacation and decide to go and visit the ruins of a Mayan temple. After these folks get to the temple the story more or less stops, the rest of the movie is just them on top of the temple trying to survive. I can’t even lie, I started to get really bored with the movie because this story was pretty terrible. In my opinion, this is where the movie failed, but that doesn’t meant that The Ruins as a whole was complete garbage. How was the acting? The acting in The Ruins was pretty good, it could have been better. Jonathan Tucker, Jena Malone, and Shawn Ashmore all had some good performances. The supporting cast wasn’t that bad either, these characters did make us feel like we could connect with them at times, that’s a plus.
The Ruins has its moments when it comes to scares. I’ve read a few reviews in which some people say they laughed through the whole movie. I find that very hard to believe, but maybe they did laugh through the movie, who knows, it all depends on what you’re afraid of. The Ruins contained a few scenes that can make the viewer jump and a nice amount of thrills, but I feel like the movie delivered when it came to the creepiness. There were plenty of creepy scenes that some of you may not be cut out for, I can’t say like what cause that will spoil the movie. I will tell you this though, if you get creeped out very easily, then The Ruins is not for you. Watch out for those vines!
Overall The Ruins is a decent movie that might be enjoyable for some. The story wasn’t that good, in fact there really wasn’t even that much of a story at all. The acting was good, Jonathan Tucker, Jena Malone, and Shawn Ashmore all had good performances. The Ruins can scare you, some may feel otherwise, but the movie contains scenes that can creep you out and make you jump. This is kind of where the movie delivered, it had some awesome thrills and some crazy scenes that might not be for everyone. If you get creeped out easily, don’t watch this film. If you haven’t seen The Ruins yet, it’s something I believe you should watch. Like if you have nothing to do or no other movies to watch, then take a look at this. Hopefully you will be able to enjoy it!
Review: The sequel to The Purge, wound up being something that I feel all of you will enjoy. Even if you don’t fully love the film, The Purge: Anarchy is a movie that at least everyone can get into. The film takes everything that I saw wrong in the original movie and just completely delivers in every way that it possibly can. The Purge: Anarchy got a 6.5/10 on IMDb, which is actually pretty decent for that site, but I believe it deserves to be much higher.
Lets start off with the story, which was very intriguing by the way. The Purge: Anarchy focuses on a group of 5 people who are stuck out on the streets during purge night and must fight in order to survive the night. This is where The Purge: Anarchy differs from the original film, I was absolutely thrilled to see this movie take place in the streets, like they literally go all over the city and I loved the fact that they made this movie that way. It just makes the viewers feel like they’re in the movie, it’s literally awesome. The Purge: Anarchy also gives us a better look at the government and the freedom fighters that are against the purge. Overall the story in The Purge: Anarchy is an excellent one. How was the acting? The acting in The Purge: Anarchy was good. There wasn’t a performance by anyone that will really capture you, but the whole cast does do a good job in the movie and keeps things enjoyable for us viewers, especially Frank Grillo and Carmen Ejogo.
The Purge: Anarchy can provide you with some scares, but I feel like this movie focuses more on the thrills, which is fine. You shouldn’t really expect this movie to frighten you, just appreciate all the excitement this movie brings and enjoy the ride. There were plenty of kills and some pretty crazy kill scenes. The thrills and intense scenes did an excellent job with keeping my eyes glued on the television. Will you be able to survive the night?Overall I absolutely loved The Purge: Anarchy and thought it was highly entertaining. The story was probably the best thing about this film and where it mostly differed from the original. This movie focuses more on the actual purge as a whole and it takes place in the city streets. It was an intriguing approach and really got me into the movie, felt like I was there with the characters. The acting was good, nothing too special, but something the viewers can enjoy. The Purge: Anarchy won’t terrify you, but it can make you jump. The thrills and kills were intense and did an excellent job with keeping my eyes on the television. If you haven’t seen this movie I highly recommend you go watch it. You won’t regret it, this one is a must watch!
Plot: In the future, a wealthy family is held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legalized.
Review: Wow, its been a long time since I posted a movie review on here, but the good news is I’m back. I decided to share my opinion on The Purge, which everyone seems to be having mixed feelings about. To be completely honest I only saw The Purge today, been holding it off because so many people were saying it was complete shit, but one of my friends told me otherwise and I’m glad I listened to him. The Purge is not as bad as everyone says it is, it’s one of those movies that you can enjoy, just give it a chance.
The story to The Purge was unique and highly entertaining. It focuses on this family that lives in America in the future, where the government decided to make a day where it becomes legal to commit crimes, including murder. I think what makes the story so entertaining is just imagining what it would be like if the purge was actually real. The ending was a little predictable, but the story was still good. How was the acting? The acting for The Purge was good. Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey both delivered great performances. The supporting cast did a good job with their roles and made this a good all around acting performance from the cast. There were times when I felt like I could connect with the character and feel their pain and that’s what I look for when I judge a movie around the acting.
The Purge can possibly scare the soul out of some people, but for others, there may only be a few scenes that make you jump. It really comes down to what makes you afraid when you watch a movie. The thrills and kills were intense in this movie and really kept me involved, I didn’t want to look away from my television. The only thing I can say is that I wish there was more of it. The villains in The Purge were pretty creepy though, that’s always a plus. Overall, The Purge was a solid movie that happens to be very underrated and was highly enjoyable. The story was entertaining and gives us a unique look towards horror. The acting was good, Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey were great in their roles and gave some outstanding performances. The Purge also provides the viewers with some great scares, kills, and thrills. The Purge is a movie that you will enjoy, if you haven’t seen this movie yet I highly recommend you go watch it. You won’t regret it!
Writer: Declan O’Brien (Screenplay) Alan B McElroy (Characters)
Starring: Doug Bradley, Camilla Arfwedson, Simon Ginty, Roxanne McKee, Paul Luebke, Oliver Hoare, Kyle Redmond Jones, Amy Lennox, Duncan Wisbey
Plot: A group of college students, on a trip for Mountain man Festival on Halloween in West Virginia, encounter a group cannibals, who want to save their cousin from jail.
Verdict: Same Level as 4 which is still poor
Story: We start by following our group of sexed up, drugged up and alcohol fuelled college students as they are preparing for Mountain Man Festival, a big festival set in and around the mountains of West Virginia. While being reckless the friends run into a mysterious man, wrecking their car and leading to them all getting arrested. Now the cannibals want to crash the festival and free there family member from jail, but along the way the leave a body count.
Trying to show that the cannibals have a mentor who bought them into the Virginia area is a plus, but to be honest that is the only highlight. The film has gone into the flat out torture porn mode with the cannibals playing games with their victims by trying to find the most outrageous ways to kill them. The characters seem to make decisions that are beyond terrible including the Sheriff saying stay together and the very next comment she goes outside on her own. This is just poor storytelling, how will the cannibals eat the victims if they destroy them so much? In the end this continues the trend of the films declining as they continue to lose what made them interesting. (3/10)
Doug Bradley: Maynard looking after the cannibals now, he is family to them but he normal look helps him blend into the crowd, he is trying to teach them how to cope with their change in environment. He gets locked up and promises everyone will die if he isn’t released. Doug makes a good villain to add to series and is menacing throughout. (7/10)
Camilla Arfwedson: Sheriff Angela only Sheriff in the local town who isn’t looking forward to the festival because it leaves them dealing with all the drunks. She never manages to follow her instructions making her a terrible leader. Camilla never convinces as a cop and her character is horribly written. (3/10)
Simon Ginty: Billy driver of the car that wrecks because he is too busy being reckless with his friends, though he does take complete responsibility for the drugs. Simon gives an inconstant performance as the stupid college kid. (3/10)
Support Cast: The cannibals are the same as always solid enough, but the supporting friends all make poor choices and become disposable.
Director Review: Declan O’Brien – Thankfully this was his last outing on this film so hopefully now we can give it back to someone who can save it. (3/10)
Horror: Torture porn now, what happened? (3/10)
Settings: They couldn’t even create the isolation idea, that bit is easy. (3/10)
Special Effects: Solid effects with some of the kills but wrong genre really. (7/10)
Suggestion: No, just no. (Leave it in the Box Set)
Best Part: Doug Bradley is actually an interesting addition to the series.
Worst Part: Becoming torture porn.
Believability: No (0/10)
Chances of Tears: No (0/10)
Chances of Sequel: One more sequel to come
Post Credits Scene: No
Oscar Chances: No
Runtime: 1 Hour 27 Minutes
Tagline: Fear will consume you
Overall: Prison Break, Cannibal Style
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