Director: Wes Craven
Main Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan
Storyline: A killer known as Ghostface is killing off teenagers and quizzing them about horror movies.
Review (Spoils): This movie has good points and bad points for the horror genre. First the good point it brought horror back from the grave. Bad point is it made it cheesy and Hollywood ruined the genre with teenage crap and not much longer it became remake hell. Ok now I have that off my chest. This movie was unique for its time and Ghostface is actually a likeable villain. The only problem I have with this film on top of being too cheesy is the amount of Hollywood stars that are in it. This is beginning of the Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell ) character trying to find some truth to death of her mother and ends up being chased down and terrorized by Ghostface himself. Courteney Cox and David Arquette play the two annoying characters Gale Weathers and Dewey. We have some cheesy kills but some of the knife wielding is fun! The death of Drew Barrymore is beyond lame.
Rating: Ok so I bashed this film a bit but in truth it’s not terrible…it’s just too bad it’s so Hollywood. This type of film ruined the genre into trash like the Urban Legends, I Know What you Did Last Summer and Valentine crap. For that point alone and I get bitter about it but outside of that tarnish it was not that bad of a slasher flick and it kept you guessing on who is Ghostface?
Cat’s Eye (1984)
Director: Lewis Teague
Main Stars: Drew Barrymore, James Woods
Storyline: Three short stories of horror originally written by Stephen King based around a cat and his journeys.
Review (Spoils): So this movie is nailed down by three short films, The Quiters, The Ledge, The General.
The first film is The Quiters which is the best of the whole bunch. The background of this is the cat gets picked up by a NY doctor who helps people quit smoking by drastic means. Dick Morison (James Woods) wants to quit smoking so he joins up. He finds out it involves torturing a cat and his wife and some serious stalking to see successful. This is very interesting short story and it was well done.Plus it has James Woods.
The Ledge, the second story of the film is leaning more towards the poor man (Robert Hayes) who owes money to a Gamble Lord (Kenneth McMillan). The cat makes its way to the hotel room after being part of a bet. Basically the story revolves around the Gamble lord watching the poor man walking the ledge around the hotel for a bet on his debt.
The last and final story is The General which the cat makes its way into the arms of a little girl named Amanda (Drew Barrymore). The storyline is simple the little girl is afraid at night in her room and feels there is something in there trying to kill her. It turns out she is right.
Rating: This film was just ok not the greatest and very slim on plot. The first storyline was the best of the whole lot. There are way better Stephen King movies out there than this mix match thing.
Director: Mark. L. Lester
Main Stars: Drew Barrymore, David Keith, Heather Locklear, Martin Sheen
Storyline: Young couple sign up to be part of experiment to make money. They gain psychic abilities from the testing. They have a child who is born with pyrotechnic abilities due to chemical nature of her parents. The government want to get hold of the child!
Review(Spoils): Stephen King can write books unfortunate in most cases he cannot get good directors to make them into films. This movie was like watching a made for TV film. The whole movie was basically Andy McGee (David Keith) and his daughter Charlie (Drew Barrymore) running.Sure we had some explosions and people burning in fire but it seemed the whole film could of been done in one hour. Just not enough substance and not enough Heather Locklear! It all just seemed cheesy.
Rating: I low rate this as there are way better Stephen King movies out there and this one was lacking. Like I said it felt like a made for TV movie. More Heather Locklear next time!