Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Top 20 Animation movies, 20-11


As you might know, I'm a big animation fan. This is my personal top 20! The reason why I did a top 20 instead of a top 10, is because it was too hard to choose from all these amazing movie. I hope you will enjoy it!

20. The Aristocats


I love Disney classics, and because there are so many it's very hard to choose. Anyway, I think this movie has a beautiful story, with amazing music in it. Disney always has a smooth way teaching kids some life lessons, and even for some adults it might be useful. 












19. Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

This was an amazing movie, but unfortunately not as funny as the first or third one. I still love Ice Age so that's why I gave it the 19th place! Which isn't that bad I think. Unfortunately, the fourth Ice Age was a big disappointment so that one didn't make it to the list!












18. Brave

The first Pixar movie on the list is Brave. To be honest, I like every Pixar movie ever made, but I can't put every Pixar movie on the list. Sure, I like some more than others, and that's why Brave is on the well deserved 18th place! I think Brave is a very unique movie for Disney/Pixar. It has a completely different atmosphere. Other than that, the humor is great and as always, the animations are breath taking.






17. Toy Story 2

Every Toy Story movie is amazing, the characters are all lovely and the animations are beautiful. However, this is the Toy Story that I least liked. The story was a bit boring in my opinion compared to Toy Story 1 and 3. Nevertheless, still an amazing movie.








16. Puss in Boots

This was an amazing spin-off. It's a bit the history of Puss in Boots (from Shrek). The characters in this movie are hilarious. I personally did not like the egg that much, but the duck! That duck made the whole movie amazing. The story is a bit lame, but the animations, music and humor is great. I personally would have preferred a spin-off for Donkey, but this is nice too.










15. How to Train Your Dragon

This movie was very surprising in my opinion. It seemed like a nice movie already, but I really loved it after finish watching it. It teaches a bit about history, courage and friendship. This combined with amazing animations, humor and a great story makes this lovely movie.









14. 9

This movie is completely different from any other movie listed here. There's not much humor in it, but the story is amazing. The animations are breathtaking and the scenery is mind-blowing. This movie is also about friendship, courage and love. Instead of the previous movie listed it's not about history, but it's about the future. Really amazing and really recommendable. Even for adults.






13. Kung Fu Panda 

It was very hard to choose which one of the Kung Fu Panda was better. I loved them both so much. I finally made the hardest decision ever (just kidding) and choose Kung Fu Panda 2 above Kung Fu Panda. What I love about these movies is the story, the animations and the humor. I love how Jack Black is the voice for Po, it makes the movie even better in my opinion because Po is exactly like Jack Black himself.








12. Kung Fu Panda 2

You can read above why I loved the Kung Fu Panda movies. The reason why I choose Kung Fu Panda 2 above Kung Fu Panda 1 is because of the touching story. You learn about Po's history and it's so sad. I also really loved the battle. The animations were amazing. It was also very nice hearing Gary Oldman as the peacock Shen. I can't wait till Kung Fu Panda 3 comes out!





11. Pokemon the movie: Mewtwo vs. Mew

Guilty. After all these years I'm still a big Pokemon fan. However, it's only until the first two or maybe three generations of Pokemon. The first movie never fails to amaze me (neither does the second or third). I remember seeing this movie in the cinema when I was very little, and I remember that I cried during the part where all the Pokemon cried because of the Stone-Ash, well, I still cry during that part. It's an amazing touching movie but probably only when you enjoy Pokemon ;).






Tomorrow I'll upload the top 10!






Review: The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

The Cabin in the Woods
IMDB rate: 7,1
Genre: Supernatural

As you might know, The Cabin in the Woods is one of my favorite movies. I've already seen it 3 or 4 times now, and I'm still amazed by it. The reason why I didn't wrote a review earlier is because when I'm writing a review I want to still remember the details. When I would write a review after a few months of seeing it, I would've forgotten most of the details which are an essential part. 

Some people are complaining about some similarities between Cabin in the Woods and The Evil Dead. I have to disagree with them. Sure, there are some tiny similarities between both of them, but if you look closely into Cabin in the Woods, you recognize a lot of other horror movies too. The beauty with this movie is that it contains some elements of other amazing horror movies, without it being too obvious or annoying. And just be honest, did anyone expected that ending?


Five teenagers head off for a weekend at a secluded cabin in the woods. They arrive to find they are quite isolated with no means of communicating with the outside world. When the cellar door flings itself open, they go down to investigate. They find an odd assortment of relics and curios but when on one the women, Dana, reads from a book she awakens a family of deadly zombie killers There's far more going on however than meets the eye as the five campers are all under observation.

When I first watched this movie in the cinema, I was bored as hell the first 30 (?) minutes. As many other people  I thought it would be another cliche horror movie, and I almost wanted to leave. Luckily my boyfriend convinced me to stay, and well, I loved it. My friend, a fellow horror lover saw this movie for the first time last weekend, and he also thought he could predict how everything would end, boy, was he surprised when he was wrong. My point is, I think we all thought we could guess how it will end, it which order the people would die and such. Maybe a few people knew that it would end this way, but I don't think that would have been many. 
It has been a long time since a fairly recent horror movie entertained me. This movie finally changed that. I didn't find it a scary movie, but it was build up amazing, with some comedy in it, and some horror creatures from everybody's nightmares. I think this was a movie I've been waiting for, for a long time. Joss Whedon previously entertained me with other movies, or television shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But I have to say that he have outdone himself with this movie.


I love the cast of this movie. When this movie was made in 2009, nobody was really well known yet. You might have spotted Fran Kranz in The Village, but that's about it. Of course, this movie was not released until 2012. In this period of time Chris Hemsworth became a very popular actor. I think that  Chris Hemsworth's popularity contributed a bit to The Cabin in the Wood's popularity. Which is not a bad thing. I enjoy Chris Hemsworth as an actor, and this role fitted him perfectly. Fran Kranz has an amazing performance in this movie. If I never saw him in other movies I would totally believe he is this stoner-weirdo type. I was not entirely sure about Kristen Connolly. Sure she is a good actress, but I found her a bit plain to be honest. She didn't entirely convince me that she was scared. Jesse Williams played his parts very well, but at first I never saw him as the 'student' type. He seemed like another hot football player to me. I guess that's why he had glasses on in the following scenes, to make it more believable. Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford have an amazing chemistry together, they made this movie fun to watch. I would love to see the two together again in another movie. All together, a great cast.  

The music is amazingly well chosen, it fitted perfectly with every single scene. Also, the dialogues... Joss Whedon has not written the best dialogues for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but in this movie it was amazing. It fitted the characters, it fitted the story. All good.

Sure, some details in those movies seem to be a bit far-fetched, and some people might get irritated by that. I don't think it was bothering though, because you can not make everything right. Look at all the terrible horror movies that have already been made, why would I look at every tiny detail in a further amazing movie? Some people are just too picky I guess. 


I would love to tell about some of the amazing things happening in this movie, but I'm afraid that I will spoil the whole movie, so I won't say anything! I saw someone say 'The less you know about The Cabin in the Woods, the better'. I'll have to agree with that, because if you know how the story will go, you won't experience the surprise of the amazing plot twist.

This movie gives a whole new look on other horror movies in my opinion. And I can only recommend this movie. But there will be many people who will tell you otherwise.
You either love it or hate it, that's the easiest explanation :).

My personal rate: 9/10


Dvd additions and some rambling

Sorry for my absence these few days. I had a busy weekend, so I wasn't able to update my blog. With busy weekend I mean being lazy probably since I'm not a very busy person. I hung out with a few friends and we watched some movies including the Anime of Ichi the Killer, American Psycho and Cabin in the Woods. The day after I watched The Orphanage, so expect a few reviews coming up. Yesterday was this national party called Queens Night and unfortunately my bicycle was stolen that evening. So now I'm forced to walk everywhere I need to be >:(. Today was Queens day and there were many people selling secondhand products, which provided an excellent opportunity for me to buy some DVD's!


From left to right: White Noise 2: The Light, House of 1000 Corpses, The Last House on the Left (1972), Urban Legend, Forget me Not, The Hamiltons, The Grudge, Devil and School of Rock.

All these dvd's together were 10 euros, which is quite cheap. I'm really happy with them :).

Saturday, 27 April 2013

My thoughts about the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies


My thoughts about A Nightmare on Elm Street:

So as you might have figured by now, in two weeks time I watched all the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies. These were the original 7, Freddy vs. Jason and the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. I only ever saw Freddy vs. Jason and the remake before, and while I owned the original movies, I never saw them. Of course, being a horror blog, it's kinda shaming that I never saw these legendary movies. That's of course why I thought it was time to watch them. I watched them each day apart because watching them all on one day would be impossible and incredibly boring. It took a bit longer than I expected, but I got through them!

I must admit that while watching the original movies I sometimes had an incredible urge to stop watching, mainly because they were so terrible. Luckily, I didn't quit! Here is my top 9, going from worst till the best. 

9. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
I gave this movie a 3/10 because it is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Yes it contained Freddy but that's about it. The story was incredibly stupid. 

8. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
This movie made the whole series even more confusing than it already was, it was like: Drop everything you knew about Freddy, and learn this new story! I gave this movie a 3,5.

7. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
The story was not even that bad, but they kept going on and on with the teenage slaying. I was a bit boring after already seeing a few of those movies. And, the special effects were terrible. I gave this movie a 5/10.

6. A Nightmare on Elm Street 6: Freddy's Dead, The Final Nightmare
It was a nice ending for Freddy, but some of the special effects were very ugly. And there were quite some disappointing scenes. I gave this movie a 6/10.

5. Freddy vs. Jason
It was a nice movie to see but it was just nothing special. It had good points and bad points. I gave this movie a 6/10.

4. New Nightmare
While the story was a bit bullshit, it was a fun movie to see. It was a completely different twist to the previous A Nightmare on Elm Street movies, which was kinda nice to see after seeing all sorts of the same movie. I gave this movie a 7/10.

3. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: Dream Warriors
I really liked this movie. It had some good actors in it, and they figured something out to defeat Freddy. In my opinion it was very clever. I gave this movie also a 7/10.

2. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
I think this movie is equally as good as the original one. This part had some good things and some bad things, but so has the original. I gave this movie a 7/10.

1. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Nothing beats the original of course, while I thought it was just as good as the remake, it's hard to under appreciate the beginning of Freddy. I also gave this movie a 7/10.

Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

A Nightmare on Elm Street
IMDB rate: 5,1
Genre: Slasher

Today was the last day of watching all the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies. I was glad I finally reached the last movie, since watching all the movies became a bit boring after a while. Previously I watched the original movies 1 till 7, Freddy vs. Jason and last being this movie. 
After finishing this post I'll do a quick short post about my favorites and stuff. 

I must say that the first time I saw this movie I was quite impressed by it. But seeing it now I think it's somehow.. lame? I don't know how to explain it, but I think it's mainly because of the cinema experience. 


Death stalks the dreams of several young adults to claim it's revenge on the killing of Freddy Krueger. Chased and chastised by this finger-bladed demon, it is the awakening of old memories and the denials of a past of retribution that spurns this hellish vision of a dreamlike state and turns death into a nightmare reality. 

This movie is totally different from the original movie. I won't say this movie is better, but I do think that these movies are equally good. In this movie there is a much better explanation about Freddy. What happened, and why he became like this. It's nice seeing it in a visual way instead of thinking your own story next to it, like with the original. The story is slightly different, but I think I like it better this way. Things are much clearer now. I liked the modern twist given into it. The movie isn't an exact copy from the original one, which is a good thing. There are new things added to, some things are finally explained and some unimportant things were taken out. The things that I didn't like so much where Freddy Krueger himself. I thought he looked a bit lame this way. His voice is much darker, and he even gives some sort of explanation sometimes about why he does this. He sometimes swishes a bit though. When he talks he sounds a bit lame sometimes, also, his face hardly moves. He's also really made into a pervert in this movie.
The movie is a lot darker than the original movie. I don't think this is a bad thing, because it made it a bit more scary. 

I liked the people who played the main characters. Like Kyle Gallner, I think he is a good actor and he played his role excellent. The same with Rooney Mara, I'm not really familiar with her but she's a good actress. Freddy Krueger is played by Jackie Earle Haley, and while I disliked the make-up, he played the role very well. It was convincing even though it doesn't seem like Freddy anymore. It's good that Robert Englund doesn't play the part anymore. I don't have anything against Robert Englund, but a fresh face is a nice thing to see.


I liked that they kept some of the original scenes in it. Like the scene pictured above, it's exactly the same as in the original one. Another famous scene you will recognize is the 'floating' death scene. It's almost the same and I think it would have been a shame if it wasn't in this movie. However, some people might hate it.

It's hard to compare the original and the remake to each other. Of course, the original is how it really began and it's hard to out top that, but I don't think the makers ever intended to overtop the original. I think their intention was to give a modern touch to the famous Freddy Krueger story. And to be honest, I think they did a fairly good job. This movie will never make it to my top 100 list though, but neither does the original movies. I think the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies have a good story, but in the original series it took 7 movies to get what Freddy was all about. In this remake a lot was explained in one go. Of course, still not how he is able to kill through nightmares. But it's still something. 


I hope they won't make a sequel to this movie. I think it's a perfect ending (except for the very last scene perhaps). If they will make sequels to this movie it will be the same as with the original series, it goes on and on and you know nothing more. I know many people who liked the original movies hated this remake. But in every remake there is a group of die-hard fans who will never give up on the originals and will hate the remakes. I personally like remakes because older movies never frighten me. It also hardly bothers me if a classic horror movie gets a remake. I always see it as a nice modern twist to a movie (of course there are many remakes that do suck, for example My Bloody Valentine). If you're not a die-hard original Freddy Krueger fan you will probably enjoy this movie, since it's a very decent horror. Don't get scared away from all the comments that are bringing down the movie. Even if you're not familiar with Freddy Krueger at all it will be a nice horror, since everything is perfectly explained in this movie.

My personal rate: 7/10

Dvd addings!




Friday, 26 April 2013

Review: Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

Freddy vs. Jason
IMDB rate: 5,7
Genre: Slasher

Today I've watched Freddy vs. Jason as part of my 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'. I previously watched all the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies, and now all I have left is the remake. 

It has been quite some time since I last saw this movie. The last time I saw this, I had not seen any other A Nightmare on Elm Street movie yet. Back then I thought this was a reasonable movie, but because I didn't know anything about Freddy yet it was a bit confusing. I have to admit that I never saw any of the Friday the 13th movie, besides a tiny bit of the remake. So watching it now the Freddy part is a bit clearer, but the Jason part not. Maybe it's time for a Friday the 13th marathon huh ;).


It's been nearly ten years since Freddy Krueger terrorized people in the dreams, and the towns folk want to keep him erased from their memory. Freddy still has one more plan on getting back to Elm Street. He resurrects Jason Voorhees and sends him off to kill. The more bodies which fall to the ground, the stronger in which Freddy becomes. This is until, Freddy realizes that Jason isn't going to step aside easily, and must be taken down himself.

It's definitely a different kind of movie than A Nightmare on Elm Street. The things that you really notice is the difference of when it was made. For example, in none of the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies there was any in it. In the horror movies nowadays, it's all about sex. And of course, this movie isn't different from that. Also, this movie is full with the horror cliches. It was not really bothering or anything since I never took this movie serious. If this movie would be considered a serious sequel to the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies and the Friday the 13th movies then it would be incredibly bothering that it was filled with cliches. 

The most annoying thing in this movie was Kelly Rowland. She acted so terrible. I think she made this movie 10 times worse. The only thing that I did like was when she was mocking Freddy Krueger. Somebody finally told Freddy what it was all about! A character that I liked was played by Chris Marquette, I don't know why but I love him in every movie he plays in. He brings some sort of innocence to these kind of movies (he definitely did not in The Girl Next Door).


The battle between Freddy and Jason was really epic. I think it's a battle that everybody have been waiting for all these years. They ripped each other apart till the last piece wasn't standing anymore. Amazing. Also, Freddy being slashed by his own hand? Justice finally arrived!
An other epic scene was the bed scene, pictured above. It seems rather nasty to die this way. 

The story itself isn't even that bad. I mean, there were A Nightmare on Elm Street movies that had a worse story than this one. This story was actually kinda fitting, and was not complete nonsense (like I expected) to the previous movies. Sure, it was absolutely not a great movie. But it was reasonable and bearable to watch. The acting was not that good. The special effects were good. The Make-up was good and the locations were perfect. I think they have made the best out of this movie. They only should have left Kelly Rowland out of it.

A stupid moment was during the final battle between Freddy and Jason. This girl named Lori Campbell and her boyfriend finally had the chance to leave this murdering scene, and what does she want to do? Stop and stare at Freddy and Jason battling each other. She suddenly gets a demonic voice screaming that the wants to see them kill each other off. Right, very believable.


All together it's not a serious sequel to the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies. It's fun to watch if you don't take it seriously. I think many die-hard A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th fans will hate this movie. The blood rate in this movie is certainly higher than in the previous A Nightmare on Elm Street movies, which is a nice touch to this movie. If you want to see the most epic battle ever, go watch this movie!

My personal rate: 6/10

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Review: New Nightmare (1994)

New Nightmare
IMDB rate: 6,3
Genre: Slasher

Today I've watched the seventh movie of the 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' series. This is the last one from the original series. I still have two more movies left to watch: Freddy vs. Jason which is a mash-up of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th, and the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010). 

I liked this movie. It was not really an essential part for the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies, but it had a funny twist in it. It has absolutely nothing to do with the original series, since this is based in the 'real' world. It is a bit useless, since Freddy was officially dead. But still, it was a fun movie to watch.


It's nearing the 10th Anniversary of the film 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' and one of the stars, Heather Langenkamp is being scared by a voice on a phone, sounding very similar to the film's villain, Freddy Krueger. When Heather's husband is killed in a car accident and is discovered with slash marks on him, Heather starts to wonder something. Especially when she discovers that Wes Craven is writing another 'Nightmare' film. Soon, she realizes that Freddy has now entered the real world, and the only way to defeat him is to become Nancy Thompson once again.

The concept of this movie is completely different than the previous ones. But it certainly works. It has some elements from the first movie in it, like the famous 'floating' death part. It's amazing seeing it once again in a different concept. 

When the movie started it reminded me to Idle Hands, because of the hand of course, that was loose from Freddy's body going around the set to kill people. The second scene reminded me of Scream, which wasn't been made yet by that time. But it's obvious that Wes Craven got inspired by some of the elements in it. 


It's nice seeing Nancy Thompson again, or Heather Langenkamp herself actually. Also, Wes Craven showing up was kinda fun. I don't think he has much potential in being an actor though, since his face kept the same the whole scene. Also, Robert Englund, now really being himself and Freddy, how do you come up with it? He needed to be afraid of himself, sort of. Where he went to in the ending was a bit of a mystery, unfortunately. I think you'll have to make up yourself what happened to him.

In none of the previous movies were real jump scares, at least, I didn't notice any. But in this movie there were quite a few. The make-up was also very good, I think it was the best of all the movies. I thought it looked real for the first time. Freddy's humor was also dropped from this movie, this is certainly a good thing for this movie, since it would not fit in New Nightmare. This movie really comes in my A Nightmare on Elm Street top five, for sure. 


There are not many kills in this movie, and absolutely not much blood. Surprisingly enough, the budget from this movie wasn't even the highest of all the movies made. The highest budget was in fact for Freddy's Dead. I thought that was a reasonable movie, but I thought most of it looked kinda cheap. The budget for The Dream Child is the same as for New Nightmare ($8.000.000) while they certainly differ a lot from each other in quality. I would have expected that this movie, New Nightmare, would have the highest budget, because most of it looks really good (except the last scene), and The Dream Child looked rubbish throughout the whole movie. It's really how you use the money huh? (Fun fact: the original A Nightmare on Elm Street has the lowest budget of all the movies).

I don't think everybody will like this movie, since it's a whole different movie than the original A Nightmare on Elm Street movies. The real die-hard Freddy fans might really hate this, but when you love the see another concept of the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies then you might enjoy this movie. I think this movie is kinda comparable with Scream 3.

My personal rate: 7/10

Look what I found in my mailbox!


Look what I've found in my mailbox today! I participated in Hobbit quiz some time ago, and apparently I won ;D. I couldn't even remember at first why I got this haha. I also received archery lessons, but I'm not sure if I want to do that. Thanks Film1!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Review: Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
IMDB rate: 4,7
Genre: Slasher

I secretly skipped another day in watching the next 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' movie, mainly because part 5 (The Dream Child) was that bad that I almost didn't want to watch any of the next parts. Adding to this fact was that the IMDB rate of this movie was even lower than the IMDB rate of The Dream Child. But this is another case of don't always trust the IMDB rate, because this movie was definitely not worse than The Dream Child. Anyway, this is part 6 of the 'A Nightmare on Elm Street movie', after finishing the original movies I will continue with watching Freddy vs. Jason and the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

This movie is absolutely not that bad as everybody says. I was prepared for the worst but I actually sort of liked this movie. They finally changed the standard story of helpless teenagers running from Freddy, which was about time. I was really afraid that this will be another movie just like the first 5 movies, but that luckily wasn't the case. I think this movie would have been a good ending for these movies. Unfortunately they also made a part 7 (and Freddy vs. Jason) so I guess the movie makers didn't agree with me on that part ;). 


In part six of the A Nightmare on Elm Street series, dream monster Freddy Krueger has finally killed all the children of his hometown, and seeks to escape it's confines to hunt fresh prey. To this end, he recruits the aid of his daughter. However, she discovers the demonic origin of her father's power and meets Dad head-on in a final showdown.

I've read many reviews of people who thought this movie was terrible, well it's certainly not something special, but it's an essential part for these movies I think. I was afraid that we'll never find out something new about Freddy but in this part we finally do. For instance, you see parts of the youth of Freddy Krueger. What you see is that he was already fucked up, but I also think he had a bit (tiny bit) of a good side in him, how else did he manage to get a wife and a daughter? It's nice seeing Robert Englund as the 'normal' Freddy again, it makes him look like a real human instead of only seeing the burned face.

There is also a short explanation coming from Freddy himself how he became this Nightmare slasher. It's only a few sentences long, but it was something. It explains how he is immortal and how he's able to slash people through dreams. 


The acting in all these movies are still terrible, there always seems to be at least one Kristen Stewart in one of the movies. There is this guy named Spencer (played by Breckin Meyer) playing in it, and nowadays he plays in reasonable movies. At least, most of the movies are enjoyable, but even he plays terrible in this movie. There are two nice cameo's in this movie: Johnny Depp (the guy in the commercial) and Alice Cooper (Freddy's father). The special effects were not really good, but at least they were not as terrible as in The Dream Child. In this movie they didn't use many computer made effects, which is a good thing since they always looked cheap in the previous movies. The make up looked terrible, when Freddy took of his hat, you could almost see the bald cap that Robert Englund wore.

It's funny because in some of the movies the story didn't even played on Elm Street anymore, it's a nice thing that the brought back the Elm Street element, since that is what the movies are supposed to be about. 

Freddy's humor is really getting in in this movie, which made the movie a lot better. If they tried making this a serious movie it would have been terrible, but the humor lightens it all a bit up. Freddy is really teasing the people he tries to kill, instead of saying one smart line and slash them. I thought this was a good thing, because this made the movie less standard. 

The thing that I was disappointed about was the ending. I hoped on a spectacular battle between father and daughter, but this unfortunately didn't happen. 


I think this movie is nice to watch for understanding Freddy's story a bit better. It's definitely not a great movie or something, but it doesn't hurt to watch. The story is finally a bit different from the previous movies which makes this movie a whole lot better. Don't get scared by the IMDB rate, because it's not that terrible as it seems.

 I've read many good things about the next part: New Nightmare and I'm really excited to watch it tomorrow! 

My personal rate: 6/10

Bad babies!


Monday, 22 April 2013

New Poll!

Which one of the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies is your favorite?

Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
IMDB rate: 4,9
Genre: Slasher

I finally was able to watch the fifth movie of the A Nightmare on Elm Street series. There are only two parts of the original series left to watch, but after these I'm also watching Freddy vs. Jason and the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Wow, that sucked. The movie was a sort of fitting sequel for part 4, but wow, could it have been any worse? I don't get why they continued making these movies because they became only worse instead of better. Like I already said in my previous reviews, they should have stopped at part 3. Part three was a perfect ending, but no they had to continue. And since that movie wasn't really much of a success, I wonder why they even continued the movies? 


Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger, starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His intention is to be "born again" into the real world. The only one who can stop Freddy is his dead mother, but can Alice free her spirit in time to save her own son?

This movie is equally as bad as part 2: Freddy's Revenge. Freddy's Revenge was a bad movie because of the random story, The Dream Child was bad because of other reasons. For instance, the script. The following up of every survivor of the previous movie get's a bit boring after a while. Also, the acting is terrible. There is this guy Joe Seely (playing Mark Gray) who has less facial emotions than Kristen Stewart, an achievement where he can be sort of proud of. The special effects were also terrible, they looked very cheap. The blood looks terrible, it's looks like somebody stepped on a tomato, which isn't a good thing for a horror. Really, watching this movie is an immense drag. I wanted to stop watching it because it was so bad and boring.

This movie is all about Freddy again. You get a clear view of Freddy Krueger himself, and I think it's the clearest view you get of him so far (part 1 till 5). This gives you the chance to really observe Freddy. This might be a bad thing, because like I said, the special effects were terrible. And so was the make-up. So when they give a clear view of Freddy, you only see the fake looking make-up unfortunately. You also see Robert Englund himself in this movie, so, without the make up. It's a nice touch seeing himself in a movie.

They also create a 'fake' story of Freddy in this movie. In the previous movies you see that his mother, Amanda Krueger was a nun who worked at a sort of jail. She was hidden by the prisoners for a few days and in these days she was raped by a lot of these prisoners. The story is that Freddy is the son of all these evil souls living in the prison. You also know from the first movie that Freddy was a 'normal' human being who killed children. Well, in this movie they suddenly assume that Freddy was born like a monster. Of course he was a monster inside, because of his evil father(s). But he was not literally a monster, like they image him in this movie.


What I wonder is how is it possible that Freddy keeps returning. In the previous movie it was sort of logical because his remainings were buried up by a dog. But how it was possible that he came back in this movie? Nobody knows.

I thought it was a bit selfish of Alice to keep the baby. Since Freddy is killing her friends through her baby and such, why would she keep the baby? If there is no baby, there is no Freddy Krueger. I know that the baby was the last thing that remained from her boyfriend, but if you have the ability to stop the killing by giving up your baby, why wouldn't you do it? In my opinion it was extremely selfish and very unbelievable.

There was one nice thing about this movie and that was the comic twist. Seeing Mark pictured as a comic hero was kinda cool. It reminded me of the dream powers from the third movie: Dream Warriors.


This movie is really terrible. The story doesn't change from the previous movies besides getting only worse. There is absolutely no use in watching this movie. It adds nothing to the previous movies and you certainly don't know anything more about Freddy. The only things that were told in this movie made the previous movies only confusing so please don't bother watching this.

My personal rate: 3,5/10

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Review: [Rec]3: Génesis (2012)

[REC.]3 Génesis
IMDB rate: 5,2
Genre: Zombie, Religious

I was extremely curious about this movie since [REC.] is probably one of my favorite zombie movies. I also enjoyed [REC.]2 a lot, even though I thought it was less fun than [REC.]. Anyway, I had many different feelings about [REC.]3 coming out, I could be bad, it could be good. First thing that I heard was that this movie is not a hand camera movie, that's not a bad thing but it can look like a completely different movie than the first two [REC.] movies. Second thing was that it wasn't located at the apartment building from [REC.]1 and [REC.]2 anymore. This was already a good thing, because in an apartment building, there are many limits for locations, so with a new location, there would be many more possibilities. 

The action now takes place miles away from the original location and partly in broad daylight, giving the film an entirely fresh yet disturbing new reality. The infection has left the building. In a clever twist that draws together the plots of the first two movies, this third part of the saga also works as a decoder to uncover information hidden in the first two films and leaves the door open for the final installment, the future [REC.]4: Apocalypse.


I think these movies are build up very smart. A zombie outbreak starting in a small apartment building, even though it's completely in quarantine, they didn't reckon for any people (or whatever) that got out early. Following up with a big wedding, where somebody is infected by the influence from the first [REC.] movies. They get the whole park in quarantine, but did they really captured everybody? Following up with a complete apocalypse, meaning that it eventually spread all over the world. So it goes from small, to bigger, to biggest. It's a good set up for a trilogy I guess, but unfortunately they already made three parts. I think [REC.]2 wasn't really necessary to be honest, it's a lot like [REC.] so some of the important stuff of [REC.]2 could have been in [REC.]. It's not that I disliked [REC.]2, because I thought it was a very good movie, but if this would be a trilogy it would have been perfect (if Apocalypse is a good movie). 

This movie started off as a hand camera movie, so at first I was a bit confused since everybody said it was a normal movie. But eventually they made the switch to a normal movie, and it was brilliantly done I think. They dropped the camera, switched from hand-camera to the regular style, and showed how the camera slowly died. Just brilliant. 


This story starts at a wedding, where the zombie outbreak begins. It's a completely different story, but not a bad one I think. There where some parts from the first two [REC.] movies that I couldn't remember anymore, like all the stuff they found in the apartment on the last floor, so that's why some parts in this movie where vague, I have to re watch all of them to fully understand it I guess. This movie was a lot less confusing as [REC.]2. Like the night vision scene in [REC.]2, I have no idea how that was ever possible, and I don't think I will ever find out. That was also the thing I liked the least in [REC.]2, it had some paranormal things in it ([REC.] also had a few scenes), which made the whole movie confusing. If it was just a zombie outbreak, and some people experimenting it would be even better I think. [REC.]3 doesn't have any of the paranormal things in it I believe, you see the creepy anorexia zombie a few times but besides that, it just a normal zombie movie. A priest explains in this movie that the bible predicted a zombie outbreak under 'Genesis' (explaining the title). He also finds a way to fight to zombies by prayer, which is kinda cool.

The ending was a bit disappointing. It seemed to go from a really tough zombie fight to a romantic story, and well... romance and zombies don't go very well together I think (Maybe in Warm Bodies, which was meant for that combination). 

The movie seems to be a completely different movie like [REC.], but it follows up quite well I think. It's a complete fresh look in the [REC.] movies, considering this one switches from action and horror to romance and comedy. The camera technique, people and the location were changed, but that's about it. I think they had a lot of limitations in a hand-camera movie, so I think that's why they switched to a regular movie. 

What you see in the zombie movies from these days are that the zombies are runners. When you know the zombies from Night of the Living Dead for example, they hobble. In the first two [REC.] movies, the zombies where also runners. But this movie changed it, from runners to hobblers. There are a few runners, but most of them are just hobbling to there victims. I thought it was nice to see that this aspect was brought back to this movie. It's a bit hard to explain to the people why these zombies hobble instead of run, but my guess is, very lazy people, make very lazy zombies? No, just kidding. It was just something nice to see in a zombie movie.


Many people dislike this movie, mainly because it's very different from the first two [REC.] movies. But in my eyes it's just a complete fresh look for the [REC.] movies, with this movie, they can make a great fourth part, which I'm looking forward to. It's really up to you if you can oversee the fresh look or not. I thought it was the best decision they ever made while making this movie. 

It's not necessarily needed to watch the first two [REC.] movies, it explains a few confusing things, but that about it. Without seeing the first two [REC.] movies this is still an extraordinary zombie film to watch.

My personal rate: 8/10


Friday, 19 April 2013

Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
IMDB rate: 5,4
Genre: Slasher

Today I've watched the fourth movie of A Nightmare on Elm Street which is The Dream Master. I'm trying to watch a movie everyday of the A Nightmare on Elm Street series. Which means I first watch part 1 till 7, then I watch Freddy vs. Jason and after that I will watch the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

This movie is so incredibly boring. It's so slow and just a drag to watch. It's not even that it's that bad or something, but it is extremely boring. This movie is a bit the same as Freddy's Revenge (part 2), it was just not necessary to make. Part one and three were good. Part two was just terrible and this part is not that terrible, but it just doesn't have a real purpose. In my opinion they should have stopped after part three.


Following up the previous Nightmare film, the dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise, and rapidly tracks down and kills all three of the surviving Elm Street kids. However, Kristen (who had the ability to draw other into her dreams) wills her special ability to her friend Alice before her demise. Afterwords, Alice soon realizes that Freddy is taking advantage of that unknown power she now wields to pull a new group of teenage children into his foul domain.

This movie is indeed a follow up for Dream Warriors, but it was a complete useless one. It's good that it isn't such a bullshit story like Freddy's Revenge, but it still was useless. Freddy was dead, and suddenly he rises because of dog pee? A bit weird... What I also didn't get was the part where Kincaid was at the car cemetery, it wasn't really clear if it was a dream or real life. If it was a dream, how did he came in a dream when Freddy's dead? If it was because of Kristen dragged him in, where was Kristen? If it was real life, how did he end up in a car trunk with his dog? Should have been explained better. 

In this movie it's a bit more focused on Freddy himself. There is not given any background information,  like in Dream Warriors, about him. He's still not the 'funny' guy that he will be in Freddy vs. Jason, but there are already more Freddy jokes than in the previous parts. It's all about the killing again instead of the story. I already mentioned in my previous review that the movies where it's all about the teenagers fighting Freddy have a whole better story. In this movie it's exactly the other way around, Freddy's fighting the defenseless teenagers, which is a boring story. Every story is the same in that case, because Freddy will mostly win (until the last one standing probably) and there will not be any variation in the storyline. Which is kinda boring. I suspect that Dream Child (part 5), and Freddy's Dead (part 6) will be the same way, but I can only judge that by the IMDB rates of course. I will find out when seeing them. The movie that I am exciting about is New Nightmare (part 7), it seems more like a funny movie, I think it's a nice concept so I can't wait seeing that one.


First thing that bothered me was the fact that Kristen was played by someone else (Tuesday Knight). I find it very frustrating when somebody you know from a previous movie is played by a different actor/actress. As you might know, Patricia Arquette played Kristen in Dream Warriors and I thought she played the part very well. I do think it was a good choice for not playing in this terrible movie, but still it's a bothering fact. Tuesday Knight's acting was so boring and plain. She talked very slow and hardly showed any emotions. I think she made the movie a lot worse than it already was. 

The other actors were not that bad. Lisa Wilcox is the main character in this movie and she plays her parts well. In this movie she's a girl that daydreams a lot, I thought there was a reason for that, but there never happened anything with it. Her brother is played by Andras Jones, he's a good actor but it's a shame he gets killed that easily. I hoped that the fighting scenes were good for something, but unfortunately he couldn't defend himself at the end.

You can also see Freddy without the burning wounds in this movie! It was nice seeing his real face for a few seconds. The ending was a bit rubbish and seemed a bit rushed. Freddy was scared to death seeing himself in the mirror... well... that could have been better. If that's also the case in the next movies, I hope the teenagers have mirrors with them...


There was not much blood in this movie.. in fact, every movie there seems to be less blood? Is A Nightmare on Elm Street going mild? Not much fake looking things in this movie, sure, there were a few ones, but they were not bothering.

It's not really necessary watching this movie. It's a follow up for Dream Warriors, but a useless one. Some people enjoy it, some don't. Suit yourself ;).

My personal rate: 5/10

Thursday, 18 April 2013

DVD addings

New movies!



Anyway, for fairly new movies they were quite cheap, so I had to take them with me. I also bought the second part of The Game of Thrones books, A Clash of the Kings, and a Charmed book, but I just figured out I already had that one :p. 

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Sorry, today no review for A Nightmare on Elm Street, I finally got a new adapter and memory card for my PSP so I need to figure this thing out! Tomorrow I will post one again, it's part 4: The Dream Master.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Would you survive?


Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors 
IMDB rate: 6,3
Genre: Slasher

Today is the third day of my 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' week! Which means, that I watched part 3 today, Dream Warriors. The idea for the week is watching a 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' movie everyday, at least when it's possible. First I'm watching part 1 till 7, then I watch Freddy vs. Jason and after that I will watch the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. 

I thought this movie was actually good. As you might have read in my previous reviews, I thought the first part was good/reasonable and the second was shit so it was actually nice to see that they weren't messing this one up. It is often that the sequel of a movie is bad, while the movie coming after that is good. Coincidence? I think not. 


Picking up where the original Nightmare left off, Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) has grown up and become a psychiatrist specializing in dream therapy. She meets a group of children at a local hospital facing Freddy Krueger, the same demon she once encountered in her sleep. One of them is Kristen (Patricia Arquette), who has the power to draw other people into her dreams. Working with a male doctor assigned to the case, Nancy helps the kids realize their special abilities within the nightmare world. When Freddy captures one of her charges, she leads a rescue attempt into Krueger's domain, in hopes of putting his spirit to rest once and for all.

I think it's fair to say that part 2, Freddy's Revenge, should've never been made. It's a complete nonsense story and doesn't fit with the first A Nightmare on Elm Street. This part however, Dream Warriors, fits perfectly in the original movie. Nancy is back, helping others. Couldn't have been better I think. 

Freddy's a little less the main character in this movie, which is a good thing. Sure, it's all evolving around Freddy, but he's not what the movie is all about. It's about the teenagers surviving Freddy which is a much better concept than Freddy's Revenge. 


I think Patricia Arquette did a very good job for her first acting performance. She plays a very big role in this movie and she actually surprised me by her acting. She was convincing and looking from this movie, she didn't age a day comparing to now. Another familiar face in this movie is Laurence Fishburn. He looks so incredibly young here, and he somehow resembles Samuel L. Jackson a tiny bit in this movie. There is also a young girl named Jennifer in this movie. I was absolutely convinced it was Renee Zellweger, but after looking it up, it wasn't! Point is, she looks incredibly much like her. 

The movie started off well, seeing Kristen in a dream where she can't run away from Freddy. She's running, but she doesn't move an inch. I think we've all dreamed something like this once in our life, so we all know the scary feeling that it gives. It makes you feel a bit connected with Kristen I think, because you how it feels. I thought it was a very good start for the movie. What also was a good element in the movie was the survival ending. Everybody teamed up trying to save Joey, while fighting Freddy's obstacles. It gave the movie a nice twist, and it made me also very curious if they would survive.

A scary moment in the movie was the Freddy doll. Yes it looked kinda fake, but after seeing all those living doll movies we're all a bit afraid it might actually happen, right? Well, that your doll lives is one scary thing. Now think of the fact that Freddy is the living doll. That makes it a bit worse I think. 

In this movie you hear how Freddy was born, and I thought it was a very interesting story. I won't tell anything, but it sort of explained a lot. Of course not how he can kill through dreams, but it does about how he became so fucked up. 

In the dreams the teenagers have special dream powers, this was a nice thing to see, because it made the children not entirely powerless against Freddy. Like Phillip's Wizard Master, not only was he capable of walking suddenly, but he also gave himself magical powers. It was a bit useless, but it was kinda funny to see. I don't know why Nancy didn't have any dream powers, but at least the rest did so that made it a lot better.


There was not much blood flowing in this movie, certainly not as much as in the first one. But it was also not needed for this movie. I think it was fine the way it is. Some things looked really fake, but I also have to remember that technology was not that far expanded like now, so I guess for a movie coming from that time, it's okay.

In my opinion, you should watch part 1 and after that this part. Just skip Freddy's Revenge, because it was too terrible. Besides that, part one and three fit better together than part 1 and 2.

My personal rate: 7/10




Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
IMDB rate: 5,1
Genre: Slasher

Today I watched the second movie of the 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' series. I'm trying to watch a 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' movie everyday this week. At least, if it's possible to watch. I'm also writing a review about it the same day. First I'm watching part 1 till 7, then I watch Freddy vs. Jason and after that I will watch the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

I hoped that A Nightmare on Elm Street would have been explained a bit better in this movie, but instead the movie became a lot weirder instead of clearer. Well, I still have a shot on understanding the movies with the other 5 parts but I don't have much hope for it to be honest.


Jesse Walsh (Mark Patton) and his family have moved int Nancy Thompson's old house on Elm Street. No sooner are they moved in than Jesse begins to have horrific nightmares - ones that feature a burned man in a dirty red & green sweater, with knives on the fingers of his right hand. His neighbor and new sweetheart, Lisa (Kim Myers), discovers the truth behind Fred Krueger and his horrible murder spree. Freddy vows to take over Jesse's body to continue his vile crimes against the Elm Street residents. Soon, people close to Jesse start dying violently. Will Lisa's love for Jesse be enough to help him overpower the demonic presence inside him?

What a weird movie.... that was my first thought when it ended. I didn't really get this movie. First thing to say is that the kids from A Nightmare on Elm Street definitely died. I wasn't sure about it, because at the ending the kids were all suddenly alive again, like it was all one big dream. But they did die, because that's said in this part. So, I think the ending seems even weirder to me now than it did yesterday.. 

The reason why I didn't get this movie is because of many reasons. For example, how is Freddy capable of taking over Jesse? I'm not even mentioning how Freddy can kill in a dream, because that's his whole thing, but I would like to have some sort of explanation for it. And how can Freddy first crawl out of Jesse tummy (the tummy heals in no time), and then suddenly be Jesse? There were so many confusing things going on in this movie.
Another thing, when Lisa's in the factory, WTF is up with the dogs?! What was the point of the human faces? 


What's certain is that Freddy is the main character in this movie, instead of the teenagers. Freddy is being shown more clearly, with details of his burned face, his knife hand and he even showed emotions. But this might is probably because Jesse was inside him. The success of A Nightmare on Elm Street was probably enough to realize that Freddy could become a slasher hero, but they went a bit over-the-top in this movie making him scary. Because it had an opposite effect I think.

The acting was very good in this movie, even though Mark Patton screams like a little girl, it was good. It's amazing to see how much Kim Myers resembles a young Meryl Streep. I kept thinking that it was her, she really looks a lot like her. She also acted very well. The one thing that bothered me in her acting performance was the fake sounding crying in the ending. 
The music was terrible. The first Nightmare on Elm Street had amazing fitting music, but the well known theme song was nowhere to be seen. At least, not in any scene where it was noticeable.
The special effects weren't not even that bad, how Freddy crawled out of Jesse was kinda fun to see, of course it looks a bit fake, but it was good enough for a low budget movie. The camera work is not good, it's annoying. There is too much zoom on some points, even when it's not needed at all.


It was not as gory as A Nightmare on Elm Street. That's actually kinda sad, because the gore was the most amazing thing in the first one. The scripts were kinda cheesy: "Hey driver, that was my stop!" It was all a bit lame. Also, how Freddy was banned from Jesse's body by Lisa's love? Hmm, that was a bit cheesy. Not really Freddy's style I guess. I've read a lot that this movie is the worst of all the movies, so I'm still looking forward to seeing the other ones. I also heard that part 3 was one of the best ones, so we'll see tomorrow!

I can't really recommend watching this movie, in my opinion it was terrible. But there are many people that liked this movie so for the die hard Freddy Krueger fans it might be something good. 

My personal rate: 3/10

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