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Devil’s Due (2014)

Devil’s Due (2014)

Country: USA

Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

Main Stars: Allison Miller, Zach Gilford, Sam Anderson, Vanessa Ray, Julia Denton, Roger Payano, Aimee Carrero

Storyline: A young couple during their honeymoon find themselves invited to an after dark party. They don’t remember much and the woman becomes pregnant and now sinister things and haunting start to happen during her pregnancy term.

MV5BMTc5MjE0OTY2M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNzExNTU1MDE@._V1_SX214_AL_Review (Spoils): Samantha (Allison Miller) and Zach McCall (Zach Gilford) head to Santo Domingo for their honeymoon. After drinking and partying for about a week they end their night for a fortune teller. Samantha does not like what she heard and becomes upset. So a cab driver (Roger Payano) takes them to a hidden secret location to party for their final night. They wake up hung over and head back home to America. Not long after Samantha becomes pregnant and they get all excited but strange things start to happen. Weird ultrasounds, serious bleeding, screaming for no reason, eating raw meat, and killing deer with her bare hands, priests in pain, some serious anger issues and the typical pregnancy stuff.

This film could have been a whole lot more if they would have given up the typical video camera view. This is done waaay too much lately and the film did have a plot that could have been fun. Really let’s be honest who the hell films everything in their lives like this? Too bad because the film was not bad but there was some serious holes in the story such as where are the neighbours in this whole mess? Things are being smashed and people disappearing but no cops or people calling the police? The husband is a total dick I have no idea why this babe would marry hm. Some of the effects were cool such as the throwing of people and the blood but multiple cameras in the house just made the film dumb.

Rating: This film could have been so much more but instead it was just annoying hand held footage of not possible. I think Allison Miller did a great job in the film but the holes in the storyline and reality of people being this stupid just ruined the film. God I hope they don’t do sequels of this.

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5/10 Beers!

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V/H/S (2012)

V/H/S (2012)

Country: USA

Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, Chad Villella, Ti West, Adam Wingard

Main Stars: Calvin Reeder, Lane Hughes, Kentucker Audley, Adam Wingard, Hannah Fierman, Jas Sams, Sophia Takal, Joe Swanberg, Jeannine Elizabeth Yoder, Norma C. Quinones, Helen Rogers, Chad Villella

Storyline: A group of men break into a house and find a strange collection of VHS tapes that have collections of people being killed in unbelievable ways.

MV5BMTUwODAxMzMwNF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTk3MTQ5Nw@@._V1_SX214_AL_Review (Spoils): We have a group of men which break into a house and find a dead man sitting in a chair while the search for a tape in which they were to retrieve. During their search for the tape they come across a number of tapes that creepy or unreal footage on them. Each video tells a tale of something of the unknown.

“Amateur Night” The first tape is a tale of a group of three men who are out to shake the town the up. The groups of guys get drunk and do some drugs and end up bring back two girls back to the hotel room that they are staying in. One girl Lisa (Jas Sams) passes out as the creepy girl Lily (Hannah Fierman) is attracted to the odd ball boy of the group. The other two men force themselves on her to learn that Lily is not all she claims to be. It leads to a bloody mess.

“Second Honeymoon” A couple head to the Wild West to spend some time together. The woman of the couple Stephanie (Sophia Takal) gets her fortune told and learns that she is told visited by a loved one. This leads to a strange woman asking for ride in the middle of the night which the boyfriend (Joe Swanberg) declines. The woman becomes an intruder that films them, steals money and rubs the toothbrush on the toilet. This one ends also in a bloody throat slitting mess.

“Tuesday the 17th” Four friends take a trip through the bush and find bodies lying about and tell tales of horror that haunts the woods. They started to be hunted down one by one by a killer that looks like a blur running through the woods.

“The Sick Thing that Happened to Emily when she Younger” This sequence is webcam conversation between Emily (Helen Rogers) and her dick boyfriend James about her apartment being haunted. We have ghostly like children, a nasty itchy rash, a fetus from the back of the neck and some a connection between the boyfriend and the haunting

“10/31/98” This is the weaker of the bunch as it deals with a group of men as they come across a strange cult in the attic of an old haunted house. The special effects are pretty well done on this one though but the storyline is weak.

Rating: This to me is a modern day Creepshow which is a good thing. I personally had no idea what the film was about as I try not to read reviews before viewing films. This was a surprise for me as I did not know this was a bunch of short stories and I dug the film quite a bit. The stories were entertaining enough for me, it had some babes in it and it kept me glued to the screen. All of them were interesting except for the last one which kind of dragged on a bit. Want something new grab some beers and check this film out.

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7/10 Beers!

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