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XX (2017)

XX (2017)

Country:  USA

Director: Roxanne Benjamin, Karyn Kusama

Main Stars: Natalie Brown, Jonathan Watton, Peter DaCunha, Melanie Lynskey, Breeda Wool, Angela Trimbur, Christina Kirk, Sheila Vand

Storyline: An anthology of horror and haunting which has female leads.

Review (Spoils): This film is broken down in four short films, which focuses on female leads in each.

The first tale called The Box, which is the stronger one of the tales. We have the beautiful Natalie Brown who plays the mother of small family and her son meets a stranger on a bus that shows him a red box. Never shown what is in the box he starts to starve himself and the secret starts to spread through out the rest of the family.

The second tale called The Birthday Party is more of fun tale of a mother who is trying to balance the death of her husband and her daughter’s birthday party on the same day. This is actually a funny tale and the giant panda was a nice touch.

The third tale is called Don’t Fall, a short tale and more unclear 1 where a small group travel into the wilderness and they come across an ancient occult symbol on a rock. One of the women becomes possessed and make short work of her friends.

The very last story is called Her Only Living Son, which is a weaker story of a single mom, and her love for her strange son who turns out is the son of Satan.  Not bad story but was lacking on the scares and humor of the other tales.

Rating: Not the best film of short horror tales as there was a serious lack of blood and guts and the scares was just not there. The first couple were okay but then the second half of the film fell flat. The first tale was the strongest and actually could have made a neat movie on its own. Not a bad batch and worth checking out if you are out of ideas on what horror to watch.

4/10 Beers!



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Jennifer’s Body (2009)

Jennifer’s Body (2009)

Country: USA

Director: Karyn Kusama

Main Stars: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody

Storyline: A possessed cheerleader is killing off male classmates

MV5BMTMxNzYwMjc1Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNDI3MDE3Mg@@__V1_SY317_CR0,0,214,317_Review (Spoils): Nerdy Needy (Amanda Seyfried) and her best friend a conceited cheerleader named Jennifer (Megan Fox) have nothing in common but get along. Jennifer gets involved in a bar fire with a rock band named Low Shoulder and becomes possessed. She starts to crave an appetite for blood and starts to kill off male classmates in gory ways. Her best friend Needy finds out and tries to stop her.

We have lots of blood, raw chicken, devil sacrifices, Megan Fox, some succubus love, some nasty bites, some stabbing and good old band killings.

Rating: The story is ok but it could have had some more depth to it. Sure we have Megan Fox but was it enough for the film? I guess it was as I did not find it horrible. It’s funny how life works!

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5/10 Beers!


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