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Boogeyman II (2007)

Boogeyman II (2007)

Country: USA

Director:  Jeff Betancourt

Main Stars:  Danielle Savre, Matt Conen, Chrissy Calhoun, Mae Whitman, Renee O’Connor, Tobin Bell

Storyline:  A young woman now has the fear of the legendary boogeyman and has checked herself into a mental facility to get over her fears.

Review (Spoils): Young Laura (Danielle Savre) has had this demon like fear of the boogeyman.To overcome the fear, she is instated into a mental hospital (big surprise here) as she tries to battle and overcome her fears. She has had this fear since she was child so what makes sense but to check yourself in right? What makes things worse for Laura is the staff are all morons and the doctor is scary as hell (Tobin Bell). As she goes through the change of events and fears and meets more people with fears and phobias such as germs and the dark, we learn that the boogeyman has followed her there.

If you have watched the first one, well god bless you as it was not very good. I believe I gave it 2 beers because it was so damn painful of CGI. This film goes a totally different direction and which to me is a good thing. Now is this film amazing no not really as you feel a tad disappointed with the outcome as it is literally just a chasing game and follows a bit of the Nightmare on Elm Street vibe minus the wise cracks. Yes, there is some skin in the film and even some decent blood and gore without the crap of lame CGI. But it still did not deliver the full goods.

Rating:  This film is hard to rate and why without spoiling it, but the acting was not bad as I have seen a hell of a lot worse. Not as supernatural film as you would think but much better than the first film as it was complete garbage. You have some nudity and some cool death scenes and I believe there might even be an ode to Saw with Tobin Bell in this film.

5/10 Beers! Yacker

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14 Cameras (2018)

14 Cameras (2018)

Country: USA

Director:  Seth Fuller, Scott Hussion

Main Stars:  Zach Dulin, Kodi Saint Angelo, Neville Archambault, Chelsea Edmundson, Lora Martinez-Cunningham, Brytnee Ratledge, Amber Midthunder, Brianne Moncrief, John-Paul Howard, Gavin White, Hank Rogerson

Storyline:  Gerald is back but this time setting up more then just cameras he is selling on the internet.

 

Review (Spoils): A young couple rent an AIRBNB which unfortunately is owned by creepy Gerald (Neville Archambault) as he is back to his old games of filming people. As things start to get boring for Gerald, we learn that another couple with their young teen kids’ setup also in the rented resort. Things start to unfold as Gerald starts to market on the filming of the cameras. When young Junior (Gavin White) starts to catch on what old Gerald is up too things start to unfold.

The film starts as creepy as the first and things start to seem much like the first film. About mid way this start to unfold when Junior is introduced (which to me seems flawed) and we learn a bit of background on why pervert Gerald does what he does. This is a good thing and it makes sense and builds more character someone who is already a pretty dirty creepy man. But the when he starts to let things become personal that’s when the story goes sideways and starts to go off the rails. The whole kid storyline kind of ruins the film and it loses it greatness of the first film had.

We have some light nudity, cameras, dirty Gerald, the hotness of Kodi Saint Angelo and Amber Midthunder, gunshots, duct tape and lots of cheesy teenage drama. This film lacked a bit of what made the first one so great.

Rating:  Neville Archambault was great again as a creepy dirty villain but the backstory of him got to detailed and it started to ruin what I loved about him. If they would of written the kid out and the annoying jogger chick this film might of gotten a higher rating. The film did okay in my books but not great thank god for Neville Archambault, Amber Midthunder and Kodi Saint Angelo or it would have been a tad worse. But I will still hold out for another from this series.

 

 

5/10 Beers!

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Deadly Detention (2017)

Deadly Detention (2017)

Country: USA

Director:  Blair Hayes

Main Stars:  Alex Frnka, Sara Davenport, Henry Zaga, Coy Stewart, Jennifer Robyn Jacobs, Gillian Vigman, Kevin Blake

Storyline:  A group of students from a former Correctional Facility are sent to detention on a Saturday and a killer is stalking them.

Review (Spoils): We have a mix bag of students sent on a weekend to detention where they meet the lead hot teacher for the weekend Ms. Presley (Gillian Vigman). After some dumb exchange of words and bugging each other they all get into more trouble as Lexie (Alex Frnka) is playing games and drives them all nuts with her skankness. Some how without and explanation a killer starts to attack the teacher, and this leads to the students working together with their attitudes to survive and get out.

This movie plot is flawed so bad I do not even know where to start. The only character besides the hot teacher of interest is the skank Lexie. I could not careless about any of them and just wanted to killer to kill them or Alex Frnka to get naked. Something had to happen in this film that was worth watching or at least put it out of its misery. I just wanted to smack the Jessica character (Sara Davenport) as she was just annoying. And the men of the movie were just boring and lame. Dear god this film sucked!

We got some blood, no gore, some off the screen killings, a masked killer that made no sense what’s so ever and an ending that was dumber than even the whole film. This is a boring mess!

Rating:  Alex Frnka and Gillian Vigman get a beer worth of watching but the rest is just like watching paint dry. It is the Breakfast Club but that movie was scarier!

2/ 10 Beers!

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Happy Death Day (2017)

Happy Death Day (2017)

Country: USA

Director: Scott Lobdell

Main Stars:  Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Rudy Modine, Charles Aitken, Laura Clifton, Jason Bayle, Rob Mello, Rachel Matthews

Storyline:  A young women keeps getting killed on her birthday and coming back to re-live that day until she figures out who her murder is.

Review (Spoils): Tree (Jessica Rothe) is a royal bitch that uses men, party girl, belongs to a snobby university pledge group and does not give a shit about others in general. She wakes of one morning after one of her many party nights to find herself in a stranger’s bed (Israel Broussard). When she travels back to her dorm room, she treats her roommate Lori (Rudy Modine) like a piece of dirt as usual and heads off for her day. Later that night on her way back to another party to hook up again she is stalked by a serial killer who wears a baby mask (icon of the college school team) and he kills her. Tree wakes up all over again to learn she will have to re-live the day over and over until she figures out and kills her murder.

First off, I love to always comment on the main characters and Jessica Rothe is a nice cross between young Britney Spears and Kaley Cuoco so I was locked on this darling throughout this film. She played the character damn good with the look in the eyes alone better yet the one-line comments. Now the teenage stuff might have been a little over played in all the characters, but it made the point of her to not be likable. Now to start to rip the film apart a bit on some faults.

The film was not that funny as its was a typical teen are dumb film. Also, the back and forth on the story line on who the real murder was a tad lame as to be honest I called it to myself from about the second day. This film was too gullible to itself. Another miss that could have happened was this film could have really used more gore. Most of killing was directed to the camera so we missed out on all the blood and gore. Also, there could have been an opportunity here to show or tease some skin and it failed there also. Those are some check boxes that film needed as it lacked on scares.

I should of took notes of all the many ways Jessica Rothe died, there was hangings, gun shots, cars blowing up, stabbings, falls, axes, slits, acid and even normal face punch beatings. The lack of blood and gore is huge here.

 

Rating:  The slow basics of this film is its Groundhog Day but as a teen horror. The idea was great and the actors/ actresses per perfect but the film score on actual horror failed. It tried to hard to be a Scream like film and fell short and flat which is too bad as Jessica Rothe is smoking!

6/10 Beers!

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The Perfection (2018)

The Perfection (2018)

Country: USA

Director:  Richard Shepard

Main Stars:  Allison Williams, Steven Weber, Alaina Huffman, Logan Browning, Molly Grace

Storyline:  Past musician has been felt left behind her in career and seeks out new star pupil of her former school.

Review (Spoils): Charlotte (Allison Williams) had everything going for her music career until her mother and personal life got in the way and she needed to decide. Time past and she regretted her choices. She seeks back to her formal school and teacher Anton (Steven Weber). Charlotte is introduced to the new star of the school Lizzie (Logan Browning) and the two hit it off. But is this love or is it a trap? The web of choices and the past of the school starts to bring forth a nightmare.

Charlotte starts off being the one seeking out everyone and being awkward but then you realise there is more to her than what seems. The fake traps begin and so does the planning but then the story takes a few twists (which is explained in some rewinds) and we learn that maybe she could be the victim? The film plays totally off the character development and relationship between Charlotte and Lizzie until mid way and then the twists of madness and blood starts to shine.

The film gives us some sexy lesbian love making, nasty arm hack, some yellow puke in a few occasions, bugs lots and lots of bugs, knives and more knives, the hot Allison Williams and a ending scene which helps make this film memorable. Nothing very over the top but enough to keep the film in the horror more than thriller line.

Rating:  Personally, had no idea what I was going to get into with this film and did not disappoint. The character build between the two women was enough for me wanting to know where this was going. The film did get a bit weird and kind of off the road towards the end, but the freaky ending was enough to keep me in peace and let me just enjoy the film was its own weirdness. Also, an hour and half of Allison Williams did not hurt either. Go check this out!

6/10 Beers!

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Sacred to Death (1947)

Sacred to Death (1947)

Country: USA

Director:  Christy Cabanne

Main Stars:  Bela Lugosi, George Zucco, Molly Lamont

Storyline:  From the morgue a young woman describes the tales of her death

Review (Spoils): The movie starts with the young Laura (Molly Lamont) lying on a slab in the morgue as she describes her tale of what has led to her being there. (with some added music each time). This story is flawed very bad and the acting and lines within the film is a disaster. Laura believes that she is being held against her will by her father in-law and husband and is being haunted by some unknown character in a blue green mask. The unknown connection between the haunting masked character, the father in-law doctor (George Zucco), the traveling professor (Bela Lugosi) and the over reacting Laura is explained. Sorry it never is really explained as the whole story line is a mess.

The film gives us a freight train thrown off the tracks for story line and acting. The film tries to be funny and fails. The film tries to scary and it fails. There is not a lot going for this film to be honest as it is a complete mess.

Rating:  The only thing going for this film is it’s a rare colored filmed with Bela Lugosi. The idea of her telling the tale is super annoying and you can drink to it every time you hear the very bad eerie music after each scene she introduces. I hate to be hard on this film, but I really cannot find one thing that I did enjoy about it. It was boring, confusing and long. This was a bad idea from the start and when the ending happens finally you are still mad at it.

1/10 Beers!

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Jigsaw (Saw VIII) (2017)

Jigsaw (Saw VIII) (2017)

Country: USA

Director:  Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig

Main Stars: Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell, Callum Keith Rennie, Hannah Emily Anderson, Laura Vandervoort, Cle Bennett

Storyline:  Several bodies are found could the Jigsaw killer be back from the dead?

Review (Spoils): Bodies start to turn up around the city and killed in unique ways this opens the police investigation to see if the Jigsaw killer is back from the dead.  After looking into who is doing the killing and how is it possible the police and detectives start to track it down that Jigsaw is back or there is a copy killer out there.

So back to the Saw series and yes, I have not reviewed them all in order yet. This one is a little slower on the pace and at first, I was not sure about it. The film jumps right into who are the players and the game of death. Which is fine as this has been done pretty much with all the movies of the series. We have some detectives that are trying to track down who is the Jigsaw killer or is he back from the dead. As this is going on we learn about Logan (Matt Passmore) who works as mortician and his redheaded partner Eleanor (Hannah Emily Anderson).   The story bounces back and forth from a group that are being tested and killer one by one by the fancy traps set by the killer and the police investigation. But unlike the others of the series this one does struggle with a few items.

First off the traps and puzzles in this one just seemed dumb and lazy overall. There was nothing that really screamed cool. We have lots of needles, chains around necks, buckets over the head, a strange motorcycle setup, some buzz saws, acid in the head, shotgun to the face, nasty leg cut, a slicer and a stupid laser cutter scene. Way too many needles in this one that I could not even count them all. Yes, there is blood and gore, but the Jigsaw traps just seemed dull. Secondly what in the dear god happened to Hannah Emily Anderson! Her acting in this was horrible or maybe it was just the character not being believable. Thank god she is easy on the eyes as she drove me nuts with her fake dialogue. What a car wreck!

What kind of worked was Anna (Laura Vandervoort) who is very hot but can entertain. Her character was great and the storyline behind her is great. She and the great Tobin Bell as Jigsaw was worth the watch.

Rating:  The series is running out of steam and should just close soon. The kills are lame, and the storyline seems to be in a loop. Really how many times can they use the same hook. The one scene with the falling weapons in the grain silo was enough to make me scream at the screen on how stupid these puzzles can be but then it hit a even lower low with the final death scene with the laser cutter and the cheesy CGI. Really too bad as it had some babies and it use to be a daring and unique series.

5/10 Beers!

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13 Cameras (2015)

13 Cameras (2015)

Country: USA

Director:  Victor Zarcoff

Main Stars:  Neville Archambault, Sean Carrigan, PJ McCabe, Brianne Moncrief, Jim Cummings, Heidi Niedermeyer, Sarah Baldwin

Storyline:  A young couple move into a new house to live but the landlord has setup hidden cameras through the house for his own pleasure.

Review (Spoils): Gerald (Neville Archambault) is one dirty old man that has some kinky and sick needs. Gets a old place and starts to hook the place up with hidden cameras and places the place out for to rented. A young couple Ryan (PJ McCabe) and his pregnant wife Claire (Brianne Moncrief) move into the place even though old Gerald gives Claire the creeps. Before long things get weird with the couple’s relationship and the relationship with the landlord.

The storyline is very simple we have a couple that has relationship issues, a few hot babes and a very well performed dirty old landlord. This works as it hits the reality buttons and it was filmed to me to not look like an everyday thriller.

The film does not much gore at all and plays more on the looks and dirtiness of the pleasures of the landlord. Most of story revolves around the young couple’s relationship which is not bad as the film is not overly long. Its is just a straight forward thriller and it starts to get into gear around the half way mark without going crazy on blood and torture. Sure we get a little skin in  a shower scene (thank you Sarah Baldwin) but it did not overtake the film.

Rating:  This film plays much on dirt and the feeling of creepiness. This works really well and shows that you do not need gore to make a great horror film. Neville Archambault is going to be a memorable villain in my books and I really could not get enough of him. I am excited to know that this series continues. This movie has a few ladies that are really easy on the eyes, but the next star of this film is Brianne Moncrief as she is beyond hot and you can actually understand her character and the emotion in that one scene with the landlord when they were alone was great. Neville Archambault was the star though as his character was greatly written and you can feel the dirt right off him from the start. This film is worth checking out!

8 Beers!

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Romina (2018)

Romina (2018)

Country: Mexico

Director:  Deigo Cohen

Main Stars:  Francisa Lozano, Arantz Ruiz, Oliver Nara, Claudia Zepeda

Storyline:  A group of teens head out to the woods for camping and slowly get slaughtered one by one after a woman was raped.

Review (Spoils): Ok yes, the storyline from the top screams I Spit on Your Grave (the original always). The film starts with a group of annoying people in a car heading to the camp grounds and making fun of people when really there are the dumb freaks. Before you know they, all have 2 beers and are drunk and horny. Two douche bags head out and spy on a naked stranger in before you know she lures them all to be slaughtered after she is attacked in her tent.

Yes, it one of those films where you cheer for the killer as they are all being slaughter. The problem with the film is all the killing if off scene (I am guessing due to budget) so we only see the after effects. Which is gory but not seeing the acting makes the horror lacking. The ending is a bit strange also but makes sense in the end.  But the characters are all so stupid you want them all to die!

The best scene in the film is the rock to the head scene which was like a GWAR show! The rest is hog ties, stabbings, cut off penis’s, rape, one naked scene in the distance and some missing eyes. Lots of after death scenes.

Rating:  Same old song and dance with this film as we have seen in films like I Spit on Your Grave. The difference is this one does not show any of the gruesome killings, except on time someone is swinging a branch against a tree. The film was not boring but at the same time the characters I hated and could not wait for the film to end.

3/10 Beers!

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Death House (2017)

Death House (2017)

Country:  USA

Director:  B. Harrison Smith

Main Stars:  Bill Mosely, Tony Todd, Nicole Cinaglia, Adrienne Barbeau, Kane Holder, Debbie Rochon, Gunnar Hansen, Dee Wallace, Lindsay Hartley, Barbara Crampton, Camille Keaton, Cortney Palm, Sid Haig, Brinke Stevens, Tiffany Shepis, Felissa Rose, Lauren Compton, Beverly Randolph, Sean Whalen, Cody Longo. Lloyd Kaufman

Storyline:  A secret prison has a power outage and all Hell breaks loose when two agents are trapped.

Review (Spoils): Not sure what everyone was thinking with this film, but it became a simple over the top gore mess. The storyline is not very detailed, and it is actually kind of jumbled. We have two agents Condy Longo and Cortney Palm trapped in a prison where a large collection of doctors (including Dee Wallace’s bad hair) has the prisoners trapped with victims that satisfy their needs. Kane Hodder is one of the main prisons badasses and as the power goes out, he starts to lead a front of prisoners.

The film does delivery the bloody goods with slashing, cutting, gun shots, intestines, some weird living zombies gore scene, cheap gas and Satan fire scene and lots of gore. The film is all over the place but we do also get a few glances of Courtney Palm topless but nothing sexy from Debbie Rochon, Felissa Rose, Lindsay Hartley or Laura Compton. (such a missed chance)

Rating:  This is a knocking dead all star cast of horror! There are more names in this film then I can even name when it comes to paying homage to horror. We have the classic villains like Bill Mosely, Tony Todd, Gunnar Hansen, Kane Holder and Sean Whalen to name a few. Over the top gore hound Lloyd Kaufman. And the horror B Queens themselves like Adrienne Barbeau, Debbie Rochon, Dee Wallace, Barbara Crampton, Camille Keaton, Brinke Stevens, Felissa Rose and Lauren Compton just to name a few! But unfortunately it could not save the film from a written mess, it just tried too hard and the finale was kind of boring and lame to the end Hansen that way.  The only thing that made the ending okay was the homage to Gunnar Hansen which was a nice little added touch which made me sad.

3/10 beers!

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