The Girl in the Photographs (2015)
Director: Nick Simon
Main Stars: Kal Pen, Claudia Lee, Kenny Wormald, Luke Baines, Toby Hemingway, Miranda Rae Mayo, Katharine Isabelle, Autumn Kendrick
Storyline: A young woman in a small town is bothered by some Hollywood people and at the same time she is dragged and stalked by someone who loves to leave pictures of dead girls for her.
Review (Spoils): Colleen (Claudia Lee) and her bitchy attitude is stuck in a dead-end town with no where to go. She starts to find pictures of dead girls and brings it to the police. They knock it off as just someone messing around and being artistic. At the same time photographer Peter Hemmings (Kal Pen) is coming to town to figure out how he can cash in on this fad. When is group of merry men/women showed up Colleen gets dragged into it. One by one people close to Collen start to disappear and the pictures keep growing.
This film brings some eeriness to the screen as the annoying Colleen starts to become stalked by people in some white masks. Sure, the film screams a bit of copycat of the film The Strangers but non- the less I was entertained. As you can tell Claudia Lee annoyed the hell of me for this film and almost ruined it for me. But on the other hand, Kal Pen was very entertaining and so was his whole crew of models and celebs. A big part of me wanted to see Claudia Lee to meet her end and have someone like the hot babe Autumn Kendrick win!
The film brings on some blood and some nasty kills like stabs, slashes, choking, some white masks, lots of camera flashing, nice cage, some nakedness of Autumn Kendrick (right on!), sarcasm of Kal Pen and the bitchiness of Claudia Lee’s character.
Rating: To be honest I did not mind this film and do not understand the bad reviews. Outside of Claudia Lee I liked this film. Its pace was well played and I really did enjoy the Peter Hemmings character as it made me laugh a few times once the character breaks the ice. Luke Baines played an villain that I did find enjoyable and creepy. Not an amazing horror film but still worth the time as it was a bloody okay time.
Ginger Snaps 2 (2004)
Director: Brett Sullivan
Main Stars: Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Brendan Fletcher, Tatlana Maslany, Janet Kidde, Susan Adam, Pascale Hutton
Storyline: Brigitte tries to deal and slow down her lust for blood with drugs
Review (Spoils): Brigitte (Emily Perkins) tries to take her own life with drugs as she does not want to end up like her sister Ginger (Katharine Isabelle). She is found and sent to rehab to get cleaned up. She comes across someone who can relate with her own issues named Ghost (Tatlana Maslany) and the girls together try to resolve Brigitte’s issue of becoming a werewolf.
Man I loved this first film and I had high hope for this sequel. We have a story that is to continue the tale of the first film, we have Ginger’s sister Brigitte injecting drugs to slow the process of becoming a werewolf, the ghost of Ginger giving her advice, werewolf transitions, some masturbation, cutting of a ear and the final werewolf battle. This film trails far off the tracks of the first teenage sex craving werewolf fun of the first film. This one is darker and deals with abuse, drugs and blackmail.
Rating: I really did miss the fun of the first film had in this one. I personally find Emily Perkins a harder actress to relate to then Katharine Isabelle, she is more depressing and interesting. Sure we can say it is the character but either way it dragged a bit for me. Yes it is not suppose to be sexy and goth loving as the first one but it was hard not to compare the two. The special effects were not bad and the storyline was semi ok but for some reason it could have used more arousal like the first film.
Freddy VS Jason (2003)
Director: Ronny Yu
Main Stars: Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena, Katharine Isabelle, Paula Shaw, Jason Ritter
Storyline: Freddy and Jason and both trapped in Hell and work together to make sure people remember their legacy.
Review (Spoils): Freddy (Robert Englund) is trapped in Hell and he needs to help to have the people of planet Earth to remember the legacy of his terror. He takes the image of Pam Voorhees (Paula Shaw) and confronts Jason (Ken Kirzinger) to help him. Jason is resurrected upon the Earth in small area on Elm Street where he starts to slaughter people which starts people talking that Freddy is back. Through this Freddy gains his powers back and is brought back to existence. Now the problem is nothing is stopping Jason from killing which now draws more attention and fear of Jason on Elm Street then Freddy. Now the two villains must battle for king of Elm Street.
Elm Streets kids live in the fear of falling asleep and madman with a machete! This film brings us some nasty machete slicing, bodies bent in half, Monica Keena cleave shots, beheading, a nasty Jason invades a rave scene, classic Freddy claws, Jason in Freddys dream world, the battle between Freddy and Jason and trip back to Crystal Lake. The film even has a nice little ending which is very open ended.
Rating: I do like this film even though lots of people make fun of it. It is what it is suppose to be for both series a tongue in cheek horror entertainment. I personally liked the idea and felt that some of battles and scenes were fun. I would take a Freddy Vs Jason II over the multiple remakes that ended up coming out later on. It was just missing Kane Hodder is the only thing.