Terrifier (2017)

Terrifier 1I watch b-grade horror like this so you don’t have to

Stars: Jenna Kanell, Samantha Scaffidi, David Howard Thornton 
Director:  Damien Leone

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I would love to have been there when this movie was pitched and they were like, hey clowns are scary lets do a killer clown because they always do so well and scare so many people. Also, we can’t make it like any of the others because ours needs to stand out and be unique….hmm I know, lots of gore! Like A LOT of gore like so much gore it’s ridiculous and over the top and oh just for fun we definitely need nudity at the most inappropriate moments. Yeah that will be our perfect movie. Continue reading “Terrifier (2017)”

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Extinction (2018)

Extinvtion 1And it was all a dream….or was it?

Stars:  Michael Peña, Lizzy Caplan, Amelia Crouch
Director: 
Ben Young

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Having seen so many alien invasion films in my movie loving life, you think I’d be rolling my eyes at another and yet, after watching the trailer I was so keen to click play and check it out. This was likely due to the fact that the story revolved around a father who had prophetic dreams about an invasion while his family and friends thought he was crazy until….the invasion happened (insert spooky music here). While we all know an alien invasion movie is always good value, I wanted to see for myself if a dream prophecy story line was any good or if it ruined it. Continue reading “Extinction (2018)”

Train To Busan (2016)

Train to Busan 1Stars: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, Dong-seok Ma
Director: 
Sang-ho Yeon

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Honestly, I have not watched this movie before now because I kept thinking of it as yet another zombie movie. But I finally decided it was time to check it out and damn I’m glad I did! I mean, yes, it’s technically another zombie/infection movie but there is none of this slow moving stumbling zombies who somehow can still catch able bodied uninfected people. This  movie is so fast paced it slaps all of that standard zombie sluggishness away and instead has an infection that rips though people in a matter of seconds and un-dead that can sprint and move as fast as anyone else. Throw all that into an enclosed place such as a train and damn if it isn’t what I have always wanted a zombie movie to be.

Standard disclaimer for anyone choosing to watch after this review, it is a South Korean movie and therefore does have subtitles but not once did I find them in any way distracting from the tone and feel of the film. In fact most of the time I didn’t even realise I was reading text, I was so wrapped up in what was happening that the words we basically just being absorbed as part of the scene. I put this down to some exceptional action scenes that were full of top notch on the edge of your seat thrills. I genuinely found myself yelling at the screen more than once with “MOVE DAMMIT MOVE! Shut the door!! Oh my god!!!”Train to Busan 2

Aside from great action, story and general setting (I mean a zombie outbreak on an enclosed train with no escape…..so good!) the final great addition is the cast. I’m not just talking the key characters either, I’m talking all extras and people throughout the movie, I mean the movements and range of the infected is just so good and so convincing. The main characters are all so great too, with so many different people each one with a tiny little story that helps you to connect with them and want them to survive……oh right except for that one asshole who, oh man, is just so despicable!! No spoilers but honestly great character but THE WORST!! The shining star, of course, is the young girl Soo-an. She is so amazing with her range of emotions and absolutely holds almost any scene she is in.

Overall as a horror movie I didn’t find it scary in any way but this may be because I don’t scare easily so others may find it is. I do, however, think it is much more of a thriller so as a fan of both genres I am so glad I FINALLY watched it.

My Score: 8/10

Watch If You Like: Any kind of zombie movie….or anything fast paced and thrilling

The Predator (2018)

Predator 1Stars: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Thomas Jane
Director: 
Shane Black

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Remember the original predator movie that was just so intense, brutal, action packed and in many ways terrifying? Well if you’re hoping for that winning combination again in this film, with the brand new name of ‘The Predator’, you’ll find yourself disappointed. While the action is most definitely there…because you honestly couldn’t have a Predator movie without action….there is basically no suspense at all. I didn’t find myself even close to the edge of my seat at any point and dammit I wanted to be so on the edge I fell off! Continue reading “The Predator (2018)”

Night School (2018)

Night School 1Stars: Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Taran Killam, Rob Riggle, Ben Schwartz
Director: 
Malcolm D. Lee
Writers:  Kevin Hart, Harry Ratchford

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This movie is hilarious!! And before you question me, know that I went into the viewing hesitant and convinced that it would be a ‘all the funny parts are in the trailer’ kind of film. It is absolutely my pleasure to say they are not and this movie will honestly have you laughing the whole way through.

The cast itself should have re-assured me that it would be a great comedy because everyone, and yes I mean everyone, just presented the most amazing bundle of mis-matched characters each one so comical both through the dialogue and as a visual entity on screen. Continue reading “Night School (2018)”

The Hunger Games: The Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)

Mockinjay 2-1Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks
Director: 
Francis Lawrence

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And it’s the final episode of our Hunger Games series and yes there were tears in this final episode. Oh who am I kidding there were tears in every one of the Hunger Games films…..don’t judge me it was a tough week I was tired, emotions were running high, the moments were sad okay!

Alright, do we need a recap? Oh gosh I don’t know where the first movie ended and this one started it was literally end credit roll click 3 buttons new movie start and now we’re here. It’s all a big blur but I’ll try my best. Alright, so Katniss is the champion, her and Gale with a camera crew….okay stop damn I didn’t talk about these guys last time. How awesome are the film crew characters. I mean they are deserters from the capitol who are out for the rebellion and one of them legit has no tongue so doesn’t talk the whole time but you ALWAYS know exactly what he’s doing or talking about. Talent people talent also big mention to Natalie Dormer because yesssss badass! Continue reading “The Hunger Games: The Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)”

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014)

Mockinjay 1.jpgStars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks
Director:  Francis Lawrence

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I do enjoy how this movie started at the exact moment that the previous one ended because damn that cliff hanger though. Air lifting an unconscious Katniss out of the hunger games stadium as it collapsed around her and then the realisation that they saved her and not Peeta wow wasn’t that a great scene. And now here we are in district 13 where Katniss is in a recovery wing suffering from nightmares then finds out that the Capital doesn’t just have Peeta and also btw your home has been destroyed but hey cool won’t you be out hero?

You just have to feel for Katniss hey, she has been through so much and yet here’s this other president who is like yeah hi we need a champion oh and btw the Game Keeper yeah he’s my plus one and I’m a good president you can trust me……oh man Continue reading “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014)”