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May the Devil Take You (Sebelum Iblis Menjemput) (2018)

May the Devil Take You (Sebelum Iblis Menjemput) (2018)

Country:  Indonesian

Director:  Timo Tjahjanto

Main Stars:  Chelsa Islan, Pevita Pearce, Ray Sahetapy, Karina Suwandhi, Hadijah Shahab

Storyline:  A father goes into a coma and his daughter and step sister go back to the old house to find clues but what they find is a hidden evil.

Review (Spoils): This film kicks right off right from the start with an older man with a woman placing some revenge deal using the dark craft. This leads to lots of blood and demon fun and places him in a coma. As his daughter goes to visit him the evil continues with even more blood and screaming. The film goes from there as the daughter looks for help for her father and travels back to the old villa of his find out why he is in the condition that he is. Then the film starts to build on family conflict as it’s a split family and not everyone loves the father. As the daughter and her step sister try to solve the mystery and survive the horrors of the parent’s past.

The movies give us people conflict, some nasty dark blood splashes, some creepy demon possessions, nasty teeth and some typical scares which have been done with horror films from the east. The acting is okay in the film but some of the characters do struggle as the storyline has some typical bad decisions choices when trying to survive. (see the basement scene when mom disappears). The situation between the two sisters can drag a bit but it does spin around once the possessions kick in again.

Rating:  Picture Evil Dead but minus the cabin and placed in an old villa with subtitles. This is not a bad thing as the original Evil Dead is a classic! The film does have its flaws but overall it was much better than I thought it would be. Than again it could be the translation is lost I am not sure.

Let’s just say the special effects are not bad and it is worth checking out and one of the female leads is cute (possessed or not)

6/10 Beers!


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V/H/S 2 (2013)

V/H/S 2 (2103)

Country:  USA

Director: Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener,Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sanchez, Timo Tjahjanto, Adam Wingard

Main Stars: Lawrence Michael Levine, Kelsy Abbott, L.C. Holt, Simon Barrett, Mindy Robinson, Adam Wingard, Casey Adams, Roxanne Benjamin, Samantha Gracie, Rylan Logan

Storyline: Two people come across a box of VHS tapes when they were investigating a missing student. The film is a collection of the watched tapes.

Review (Spoils): This time in the series, we have two people who are videotaping their undercover investigation of a missing student. During the search, they comes across a box of VHS tapes which they start to watch. While going through the series of the tapes (4 short tales of horror) strange things start to happen to them also. Spoiler alert about to happen!

The first tape viewed is called “Phase 1 Clinic Trials” this one of the weaker tales which focuses around the super natural and some jumping parts of a fat naked man and a little girl appearing and disappearing and haunting a man. The graphic are actual good but when it comes to haunting it is the same ol’ story. We have a quick topless shot in this one.

The second tape “A Ride in the Park” is a more interesting one as it involves zombies and a biker. A zombie bites the biker and then we start to see through the video eyes of a zombie attacking. Lots of blood and gore and a fun new take of a zombie tale.

The third and more fun tape of them, “Safe Haven” is a wild gorefest of a cult that is being documented and all Hell breaks loose…literally. Gore galore, I could rate this film alone on this one! The gore blew my mind and I could not stop ginning… bring on the devil horns and blood.

The main last tape called “Slumber Party Alien Abduction” is a weaker one I find, as it was too shaky to know really, what was happening. It had a Stranger Things feel but at the same time, it was all too fast and confusing.

The ending is the conclusion of the two watching the tapes and slowly being haunted and tormented. More of side note of the whole film really.

Rating: Once again, this series blew me away and kept me entertained. The film was fun and was actually damn gory. The gunshots to the head was over the top in a few of the short stories that helped me easy rate this film for a few beers higher. I can actually say even with the odd weaker tale the good ones were well worth the whole watch! Check out this series if you are a gorehound!

7/10 Beers! (almost a 8)



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