After watching Bone Tomahawk (which you can read my review of by clicking here!) and seeing Kurt Russell kill it big time in Hateful Eight, I thought I’d go back and watch a couple of his old films. Luckily this one fits into the territory of this site, I know most people have seen it already if you are a horror fan and haven’t then what the hell are you playing at? But I thought I’d review it anyway!
“If you’ve never seen it then you’ve missed out, although sometimes I’d love to watch a film again for the first time ever!”
I wanted to see this as soon as I saw the trailer for it, I knew it wouldn’t be overly gory but the Christmas horror genre doesn’t seem to be done that well. It’s a film with a good premise and I was glad I watched it.
“As always I want more gore and more deaths, I understand once again this was probably done to keep the rating how they wanted it, something I really dislike.”
So as well as my slight fetish for found footage films I also really enjoy films that’s are mostly set in one room, there’s not too many of them but I tend to enjoy the ones I’ve seen. I saw this on Netflix and a quick look on the t’internet about it and I was sold.
“I enjoyed this film and it’s well worth a watch if you’re bored one afternoon or evening and need to kill and hour and half.”
I read about The Final Girls a while ago but wasn’t sure if it would be any good, however a couple of people on Twitter said it was an amusing film worth a watch. So I did exactly that sat down and watched it and really enjoyed it.
“I’d have rated this even higher if there was some decapitations along with blood and limbs flying all over the place.”
So a lot of my reviews tend to be of films ranging from a couple of years old to 20 years ago so when I got the chance to see this I thought I’d take it so I could write up a review. It looked pretty solid and Jessica Alba and Thomas Jane are both solid actors.
“A lot of people will disagree but I do believe this would have benefited from being a found footage film, it would have made the mildly creepy atmosphere a lot creepier especially in the claustrophobic old house they watch the tapes in.”
This Peter Jackson film is partially responsible for sparking my interest in splatter movies, in fact it was the first one I saw so I guess it more than partially started my interest. It turns out that Mrs AcidBurnsHorrorshow hadn’t seen the film, so we decided to sit down and watch all it’s low budget gory gloriousness.
“despite being made in 1987 I don’t think I’ve ever seen this genre of film done more perfectly than the future director of the Lord of the Rings managed to do here.”
I can’t resist it, it’s time to review another found footage film. I was attracted to this one after seeing the cool cover and the story is a bit different as well. Luckily it’s on Netflix so I was easily able to find it and watch it.
“I know found footage has to build up the tension and add some mundane parts of life into it but I think this should have been more of a documentary style as those were the best parts.”
I remember renting this from Blockbuster video a year or two after it came out, at the time I didn’t have a clue if it was any good all I saw was Australian comedy horror. All us horror fans know Australia and New Zealand specialize in these type of horror films, so recently when I needed something to watch and this popped up on TV I thought why the hell not!
“I loved this film all the way until the last 20 minutes or so, if it had a better ending I’d rate it much higher.”
This film interested me mainly because it’s got Kurt Russell in it, when I saw that Patrick Wilson was also in it along with Matthew Fox and smaller roles for David Arquette and Sid Haig I thought it was an odd mixture for a horror film. With my interest peaked I thought why no give it a watch and I’m glad I did.
“This film includes one of the most brutally realistic death scenes you could want to see.”
I’ve got the remake of this on my Sky box ready to watch but as everyone knows you should see the original before you watch the remake of any film. So I hunted it down and managed to get it, time to settle down and watch some classic 80’s horror.
“This film is so 80’s so if you’re into that era then this is a must see.”