Thursday, 30 January 2014

Review: Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)

Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
IMDB rate: 4,2
Genre: Virus

I finally was able to watch Cabin Fever 2, I was a bit curious about it because the first one was funny in a very weird and bad way. I always like to watch virus movies, especially when it's in a setup like this one where it's continues where the previous part ended. It's kinda like REC, but well, obviously only the continuation part. 
Cabin Fever 2 isn't much of a good movie, it's a lot like the first one but a lot more random and with a bigger setup.

A High School prom faces a deadly threat: a flesh-eating virus that spreads via a popular brand of bottled water.

It was kinda funny, the movie starts with Rider Strong, the same actor as the first movie ends with, and he is listed at the top everywhere, but he's only in the movie for about.. 3 minutes or so? I would have liked to see his part a little bit bigger, perhaps him finding some sort of cure or explaining some stuff, but well, it kinda ended very fast.

The movie is still a bit comedic-like, just like the first one. While the first one had some disgusting skin parts, I think that the sequel was even more disgusting. It really made me a tiny bit sick in my stomach a few times, quite funny really since it's a ridiculous movie.

As expected, Cabin Fever 2 was filled with sex again. But in this one, it was more in a nasty level. Blow-jobs with nasty lips, pus from penises, tits with nasty humps, miscarriages, it was like they tried to shock everyone even more. I don't mind though, while it made me sick looking at it, it was also kinda a cool twist to actually show these nastinesses. 

The movie itself, it wasn't too great. It seemed kinda random to me. We know who is sick and we know what will happen to those who touch the water, so what will happen to most of them is not very surprising anymore. The main story in this one seems to be a guy who likes a girl and they both tried to escape this virus, again, not a very original concept. Well, then the school is being put into quarantine, which makes it harder for them to escape. So the biggest deal from this movie is waiting for them to escape, there's not a whole lot tension in that to be honest.

I think that Spring Fever is a decent sequel for Cabin Fever, considering all these terrible other sequels in the world, it's really not that bad. The acting is definitely not very good and the storyline neither, but the gore is awesome and so are the special effects. This is one of the few movies that actually made me a tiny bit sick, so thumbs up for that! Overall, the movie isn't too good, but it gets a few points for being disgusting.

My personal rate: 4/10

Monday, 27 January 2014

Favorite movies of 2013

Short list with 10 of my favorite 2013 movies! It's not in any specific order.

2013 was another great movie year, let's hope that 2014 will be just as awesome!

Oh, and here are a few names of movies that disappointed me a lot, or were just simply not good: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Oz the Great and Powerful, The Hangover part III, The Lone Ranger

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Review: Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Dawn of the Dead
IMDB rate: 8,0
Genre: Zombie

Finally, a review about the original Dawn of the Dead!
Now, I saw this movie only once before and well before you judge me for my opinion I want you to know this; I liked this movie, it was fun for the time it was made. But, I do think that the remake is almost as good as this one. I know that it's not very popular to say that you liked a remake almost as much as the original, but in some cases it's just how it is. Now I think that I have this opinion quite often, but this is mostly because in almost all cases I saw the remake before the original. Bear in mind that I'm only 20 years old and I just grew up with the remakes and not with any original movies. For me the original movies are old and look kinda funny, I don't know any better, because I grew up with more 'quality movies'. Now I'm not trying to say that I dislike every original movie, most of them are excellent and they are of course the basic of every remake. I just wanted to explain the reason why I sometimes actually like the remake a bit more.

This sequel of "Night of the Living Dead" is filled with splattered blood and brains in living color. The dead have come back to life to eat the living. This is the story of the escape of four people from an urban nightmare to a suburban nightmare. They barricade themselves in a shopping mall and try to start new lives.

The biggest difference with the remake and the original ones are of course the zombies: In the original they were grey and because of the filter they often looked blue. Their skin isn't all disgusting, in fact it's very smooth and grey and there isn't a lot of blood on their skin. In the remake the skin is all messed up and filled with blood, infections and nastiness. But the biggest difference of them all is of course that they were walkers in the 1978 one, and they were runners in the remake. Now for a Romero remake this is quite a big difference, since he became best known with his 'walkers'.

I liked them both to be honest, comparing the walkers and the runners. The walkers gives the people more opportunity to escape, while the runners.. well, they are quite difficult to escape.
The walkers has a bit more mystery over them, it's kinda cute how slow they are. With runners you're kinda fucked anyway.
Comparing the looks I like the new ones best, they look scarier and the illness of them seems a lot more threatening. It makes them look more dangerous and with that more aggressive.

Dawn of the Dead (1978) has a lot more character development compared to the remake. To me this wasn't something very interesting, since I care more about the zombies. It never really felt as if these people were in danger, which is kinda sad really since that's the most fun thing about these movies.

What I liked most about the movie is that the people escaped to a shopping mall, a shopping mall is big and has a lot of things that these people might need. It was also good that they made a fake wall to protect themselves from other people. I disliked the part where they started shooting the motorcyclists, they endangered themselves quite a bit, which isn't very smart in any way. If they wouldn't have started shooting, perhaps the bikers would have driven away.

It's also very awesome to see that they really settled in this mall-attic thingy, it's really shows how long they are already stuck in there which makes you admire them. It's very awesome to see that they survived for that long already, in good health. The characters are very easily likable, they are charming, funny and dependable. You start caring for these characters and it's devastating if something happens to one of them. While I don't care a whole lot about their character development, it's done in a right way.

A good message from this movie shows when the bikers starts threatening them, it's funny because all this time they were hiding from zombies, almost forgetting that there are other humans alive as well. It's weird to see that these humans are a bigger threat to them compared with the zombies. Humans can think straight, they are able to use guns and drive vehicles, which makes them more faster and a lot more dangerous than zombies.

I liked Dawn of the Dead, it's an excellent movie with a strong message. I would have liked it better though if there was a bit more focus on the zombies, rather than the characters. The characters didn't really seem endangered because of them, which is something I would have liked to see. I liked the remake as well, I will write a review about it soon. In some sort of way I'm not sure if it's fair to compare these two movies. They both carry the same name, which makes it kinda obvious to compare them, but thinking about it, they are very different. The only thing that matches are the threat of zombies and the shopping mall, while all the other things are not very much alike. Even the zombies differ a lot.
The only thing that I hated was the fact that it seemed to carry on for far too long, I couldn't help myself wondering when it would finally end.
It's a good movie, but while writing this review I tended to forget that it was made quite some time ago already.

My personal rate: 7,5/10

Review: Masters of Horror: Haeckel's Tale (2006)

Haeckel's Tale
Masters of Horror
IMDB rate: 6,1
Genre: Zombie

Time to continue my Masters of Horror reviews again! It has been quite some time already, because I think it's unhealthy to watch all these ones in a row... they are very weird most of the time.
No, but in all seriousness, these are definitely movies that you need to be in a mood for, since they aren't too good most of the time, and they are often very strange.
Haeckel's Tale is the eleventh episode of the first Masters of Horror season, as I've explained before, my DVD's are in a different order than the episodes, so in total I still need to watch 4 movies I believe.

In the nineteenth century, a man seeks help with a necromancer, asking her to revive his beloved wife. The woman advises him that the process could be dangerous, since she can bring the body back, but not necessarily the spirit and proposes him to listen to Haeckel's story to help in his decision. Ernst Haeckel is a cocky medical student fascinated with resuscitation. When the illness of his father becomes terminal, he travels to visit him and in his journey he meets the necromancer Montesquino, who claims to have the ability to bring back the dead to life. While preparing to spend the night nearby a cemetery, the old man Wolfram offers him shelter in his home, telling him that it would be very dangerous to stay near the necropolis. Haeckel accepts the invitation and meets his young wife Elise Wolfram. He feels seduced by the sexy woman,  and sooner he finds her eternal love for her deceased husband.

Haeckel's Tale is not very much a predictable movie. The movies only one hour long but I can't say that I wasn't surprised by any of it. Surprised I was, and with that I was also a bit disgusted. It was a strange movie but it was also impressive because it crossed the moral line a few times.

Beware, there are some spoilers ahead. I normally would try to avoid spoilers, but it's very hard with this movie. Elise is the beautiful young wife of the old not very attractive Wolfram, everyone seeing this knows that something isn't right since it isn't a very usual combination. You suspect that Wolfram is some sort of woman abuser since he is commanding his wife quite a lot and isn't very nice to her. And this is where we were wrong. You see, this eternal love of her deceased husband isn't very standard with her, her love is that messed up that she brings her husband back from the dead, only to have sex with him. And her living husband knows of this, so actually you're feeling kinda sorry for him. Now, seeing that this woman is having sex with a zombie is already a bit messed up, but when you notice that there are many other zombies watching them and touching the woman too, it becomes... too much.
It's very disgusting that this woman has an obsession with having sex with dead people, but of course, this is what the story's all about so we'll have to deal with that.

The acting is quite decent. In some cases it's a bit over-acted but it's not too obvious or annoying. The special effects are, simply said, awful. We see this resurrected zombie dog and well, it's just plain awful how fake it looked. That being said, the half zombie baby wasn't very scary either.

The Masters of Horror movies aren't the most excellent movies ever made, most of them are very boring. Haeckel's Tale was not my favorite one, but it wasn't too bad either. It was quite disgusting, even though the special effects looked awesome. I think it's quite an achievement to make a movie disgusting with horrible special effects, so for that, thumbs up!

My personal rate: 6/10

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

DEAD SNOW 2 Trailer! How fucking awesome does this look?!

I'm sorry but blogspot is being a bitch and that's why I'll have to redirect you to this youtube link!

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Horror related TV shows airing soon!

Horror TV shows are hot! Here are the premiere dates for new seasons, and find out when a new show airs!
-  Not in any specific order -

Teen Wolf
Starring: Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed and Dylan O'Brien 
IMDB rate: 7,7 

Awkward teen Scott McCall's life changes forever when he is bitten by a werewolf and becomes one himself. Some changes are positive - increased prowess in sports, super-hearing and a boost in confidence. But there are problems, and dangers, that come along with being a lycanthrope.

Airs: 10pm Mondays on MTV

Starring: Nicole Gale Anderson, Tyler Blackburn and Steven Cabral
IMDB rate: 7,1

Five strangers are connected by the curse that has plagued Ravenswood for generations. 

Airs: 9pm Tuesdays on ABC Family

Lost Girl
Starring: Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried and Ksenia Solo
IMDB rate: 7,9

Lost Girl focuses on the gorgeous and charismatic Bo, a supernatural being called a succubus who feeds on the energy of humans, sometimes with fatal results. Refusing to embrace her supernatural clan system and it's rigid hierarchy, Bo is an renegade who takes up the fight for the underdog while searching for the truth about her own mysterious origins.

Airs: 8pm Mondays on SyFy

Being Human
Starring: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath and Sam Huntington
IMDB rate: 7,4

Three twenty-somethings share a house and try to live a normal life despite being a ghost, a werewolf, and a vampire.

Airs: January 14, 2014 on SyFy

Starring: Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt and Greg Bryk
IMDB rate: 6,6

Elena Micheals thought she left the supernatural world behind when she left Stonehaven, thinking it was 'for good time time'. Until the night she got the mysterious call from her pack leader asking her to come back home. So knows she is heading back, leaving the life of a normal journalist back in Toronto for a moment to re-enter the world of werewolves, rules about protecting the pack and a man she has spent years trying to get out of her system. Oh and did she mention that she was the only living female werewolf in existence.

Airs: January 11, 2014 on SyFy

Sleepy Hollow
Starring: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie and Orlando Jones
IMDB rate: 7,9

Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.

Airs: January 20, 2014 on FOX (2 hours episode)

American Horror Story: Coven
Starring: Evan Peters, Jessica Lange, Lily Rabe
IMDB rate: 8,5

An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted house, an insane asylum and a witch coven.

Season finale: 10pm Wednesday, January 29 on FX

The Walking Dead
Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun and Norman Reedus
IMDB rate: 8,8

Rick Grimes is a former Sheriff's deputy who has been in a coma for several months after being shot while on duty. When he wakes, he discovers that the world has been taken over by zombies, and that he seems to be the only person still alive. After returning home to discover his wife and son missing, he heads for Atlanta to search for his family. Narrowly escaping death at the hands of the zombies on arrival in Atlanta, he is aided by another survivor Glenn who takes Rick to a camp outside the town. There Rick finds his wife Lori and son Carl, along with his partner/best fried Shane and a small group of survivors who struggle to fend off the zombie hordes; as well as competing with other survivor groups who are prepared to do whatever it takes to survive.

Midseason premiere: 9pm Sunday, February 9 on AMC

Starring: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen and Laurence Fishburne 
IMDB rate: 8,5

Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

Season premiere: 10pm Friday, February 28, on NBC

Bates Motel
Starring: Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore and Max Thieriot
IMDB rate: 8,1

A modern re-imagining and prequel to the movie Psycho. This story begins with the earlier years of a teenage Norman Bates and his mother Norma who live in an old house overlooking the adjoining motel which they are renovating. The house and hotel both come with secrets of their own as does the new town which the Bates' now call home.

Season premiere: Monday, March 3 on A&E

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
Starring: D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz and Brandon Soo Hoo
IMDB rate: Not yet released

A Texas Ranger is in hot pursuit of the infamous Gecko brothers.

Series premiere: 9pm Tuesday, March 11 on El-Rey

Monday, 13 January 2014

First Game of Thrones season 4 trailer is out - and it looks awesome.

It feels as if I'm already waiting ages for this, but now finally we have a date we can watch out to again: April 6!


Upcoming horror movies 2014!

Here are some horror movies of 2014 where you could look out to (or not)!
Now bear in mind that not every movie is confirmed officially and the release date is of course variable. 

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
Jesse begins experiencing a number of disturbing and unexplainable things after the death of his neighbor. As he investigates, it isn't long before Jesse fins that he's been marked for possession by a malevolent demonic entity, and it's only a matter of time before he is completely under it's control.

Now this one already came out this week. At first I thought it was another sequel to the Paranormal Activity franchise, but apparently it's a spin-off. Now it is related somehow to the Paranormal Activity movies, there are supposed to be things that clear up a lot of the original Paranormal movies. Anyway, for those who are interested, take a look at the trailer!
Personally I don't think it looks too interesting, but hey, you'll never know!
Release date: 2 January 2014

Devil's Due
After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but, as the months pass, it comes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin.

Well, looking from the trailer it seems like 'just another found-footage movie'. It's most of the time kinda the same, so I don't expect a whole lot from this movie. The things happenings is kinda standard, night-vision scene where someone goes crazy, photos flying from the walls.. point is, we've seen it all and it doesn't seem very interesting anymore. I can be wrong, but I don't expect a whole lot from Devil's Due.
Release date: 23 January 2014

I, Frankenstein
Frankenstein's creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.

It seems a bit of a weird concept to me. Turning a horror icon in an action movie seems even weirder to me, and Aaron Eckhart as Frankenstein? Hm, not my first choice.
Release date: 30 January 2014

Cabin Fever: Patient Zero
A flesh-eating virus spreads throughout a cruise ship in the Caribbean after it crashes into an abandoned scientific research boat.

According to some sites this isn't the only Cabin Fever movie coming out this year, there's also the movie Cabin Fever: Outbreak planned for 2014, but there isn't a whole lot known about that one yet so I doubt if it will be released this year. I quite liked the first Cabin Fever, haven't seen the sequel yet but I think it will be good. Well, not good, but more something like so bad it's good.
Release date: 13 February 2014

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you'd have to assume that things couldn't get much worse. In Martin's case, that was only the beginning. 

A sequel to one of my favorite zombie movies! I said before that I'm not too much of a fan of all these sequels this year, but perhaps I make another small exception for Dead Snow 2. Amazing movie in my opinion, and the sequel contains Martin Starr, can't be anything else than awesome, right?
Release date: 14 February 2014

Leprechaun: Origins
The plot is unknown at this time.

The seventh Leprechaun movie! This time serving as a reboot. No more Warwick Davis which is kinda a shame, since he is what made Leprechaun reasonably good.
Release date: 28 February 2014, now this seems a bit unlikely to be, since there isn't a whole lot known about this movie yet.

The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) 
The plot is unknown at this time.

I haven't seen the second one yet, but I'm quite curious about the second and third one. The Human Centipede I is actually the only movie that I like coming from my own country (The Netherlands), so I'm curious for this one!
Release date: April 2014

A Haunted House 2
After losing his beloved Kisha in a car accident, Malcolm starts anew, by remarrying Megan, a mother of two. When things begin to get back into their paranormal ways, targeting both the children and the property, things complicate even more when his back-to-life Kisha moves into the neighborhood.

A Haunted House isn't very different from Scary Movie, perhaps a little less original and definitely a little less funny compared with Scary Movie. You can expect a whole lot more A Haunted Houses in the next couple of years I'm afraid. We've seen thousands of these spoof movies and well, they are really getting boring by now.
Release date: 17 April 2014

The Quiet Ones
An University physics professor assembles a team to help create a poltergeist.

Now, is it coincidence that this movie comes out in the same year that the remake of Poltergeist is supposed to come out? I think not. What's even more suspicious is the fact that actor Jared Harris plays in both movies. It seems interesting.
Release date: 24 April 2014

The Purge 2
The plot is unknown at this time.

As you might have read in one of my previous posts, I liked the first Purge quite a lot. I'm very excited about the next one because I think it's an excellent concept, with other people there are a lot more possibilities and I think it might become an awesome movie.
Release date: 19 June 2014

Resident Evil 6
Alice, Jill, Claire, Chris, Leon, Ada, and Wesker rush to The Hive, where The Red Queen plits total destruction over the human race.

To be honest, I've only seen the Resident Evil movies until the third one. Even though I quite liked the third one I was never really interested in watching the fourth and fifth one. Now there's a sixth part coming and I can't help but wonder how long this will continue. Are there really people still looking out to this? Can't really imagine to be honest.
Release date: 12 September 2014

REC 4: Apocalypse
The young reporter Angela is rescued from the building and taken to an oil taker to be examined. However, it is unbeknown to the soldiers that she carries the seed of the mysterious demonic virus.

Now for this movie I'm quite excited. I really liked the first and third one a lot. The second one not so much but it wasn't a bad movie or anything. I liked the build-up of these movie, first one it's still very small and trapped in a building, then the virus spreads outside because of the dog and now, like the title says it, there's a true apocalypse. I'm very curious about how this will turn out eventually!
Release date: 10 October 2014

Paranormal Activity 5
The plot is unknown at this time.

I really hope that this will be the last one, I get really pissed off lately about all these thousands of sequels and remakes and prequels and what not. Is it really that hard to be a bit original and come up with something new? Besides that, I liked the first one, liked the second one even more and hated the third one. I haven't even seen the fourth one yet because it seemed even more rubbish. Now a fifth one... well, I hope they will wrap everything up with this one or else the Paranormal Activity series become even more of a joke than what it already is.
Release date: 23 October 2014

Night of the Living Dead: Origins
A group of survivors trapped in a New York apartment fight to stay alive against legions of zombies.

Yes, another reboot of Night of the Living Dead. This time in 3D! Oh, and it's an animation...
Release date: October 2014

A new house and a fresh start is what they wanted. With their abusive father and all. The children wanted away from him and the mother did so, but when they move into a new house the children start seeing things, strange things. The mother first opposed it as a simple joke, until she was almost killed. Now it's up to her to save her kids or die trying.

Of course, there had to be at least one remake this year, last year is was Evil Dead and Carrie, this year it's up to Poltergeist and another remake of Night of the Living Dead. Now, I haven't seen the original Poltergeist yet so I can't say a whole lot about it, but the cast seems interesting. And comparing the two story lines it seems like this one has a bit of a modern twist to it, which could be nice. 

It's not unusual for alcoholic cop Lou to black out and wake up in unfamiliar surroundings, but lately things have taken a turn for the strange... and hairy. WolfCop is the story of one cop's quest to become a better man. One transformation at a time.

Well it's sure that this title speaks for itself. Could be interesting and I'm guessing that there will be a hint of comedy in it. The horror variant of RoboCop I guess?
Release date: Not known yet

See No Evil 2
See No Evil 2 revives the nightmare of the first film when Jacob Goodnight rises from the dead in the city morgue after his killing spree at the Blackwell hotel. In his ominous, underground locker for the dead, a group of medical students fight to survive as this deranged psychopath once again starts to pick them apart one by one.

Now, I have the first See No Evil on DVD for quite some time already, but for some reason it seemed like a butt movie to me. There isn't a trailer yet for this movie, but it does include the famous horror actress Danielle Harris! Maybe I should start watching the first one some time...
Release date: Not known yet

The Woman in Black: Angel of Death
40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house's darkest inhabitant. 

First of all, what is it with The Woman in Black and Harry Potter cast members? The original movie had Adrian Rawlins who plays James Potter. The remake had Daniel Radcliffe who plays Harry Potter and this sequels has Helen McCroy who plays Narcissa Malfoy. There's probably a link between it somehow... Besides my Harry Potter obsession, I'm not too interested by this sequel. I didn't like the first one a whole lot, I can't really explain why but the whole Woman in Black concept seemed a bit rubbish. Now the sequel doesn't sound very interesting either in my opinion, but as always, I can be wrong.
Release date: Not known yet

Friday the 13th part XIII
The plot is unknown at this time.

Now for this one I'm almost sure that it won't be released. There's nothing known about it yet and there's a big gap between the previous one and a potential sequel. There are words about a sequel of the remake, but that one is planned for 2015 I believe. I think that part 13 won't ever come out, at least not in the near future. I only added did because some people might be interested by potential updates.
If it's really coming out it would go by the name 'Jason Vs. Jarvis'.
Release date: Not known yet

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Review: Misery (1990)

IMDB rate: 7,8
Genre: Thriller

This was actually the first time that I ever saw Misery. I own the movie for a long time already, but I never got around watching it. Also, I never read the book strangely enough. I own tons of Stephen King books, but for some reason I was never interested by reading Misery. I’ve seen the movie now and I actually enjoyed it quite a bit, so I’m very curious about reading the book now. It’s always fun to compare the books and the movies, to see the differences between them. For example, The Shining book is very different from the movie. They are both excellent, but again, very different.

Best-selling novelist Paul Sheldon is on his way home from his Colorado hideaway after completing his latest book, when he crashes his car in a freak blizzard. Paul is critically injured, but is rescued by former nurse Annie Wilkes, Paul's "number one fan", who takes Paul back to her remote house in the mountains (without bothering to tell anybody). Unfortunately for Paul, Annie is also a headcase. When she discovers that Paul has killed off the heroine in her favorite novels, her reaction leaves Paul shattered...

Misery isn’t a real horror movie in my opinion, it is very tensive I’ll admit, but I didn’t find anything scary about it. Well, one scene was a bit sick, I'll admit but it wasn't really scary. The movie itself isn’t very surprising, it’s quite predictable but that didn’t made it a bad movie. Even though it was a bit predictable, it didn’t made it any less tensive. I knew what was going to happen, but jesus, I was still scared that the man would get caught by this lunatic woman. To me that was what made it such a great movie. It isn’t easy to make a movie like this, we all know what will happen so it’s kinda hard to still make it special. I must say, Rob Reiner did an excellent job with Misery.

Now, what really made this movie as good as it is, is of course Kathy Bates. She actually won an Oscar for her role in Misery and with that it was the first or one of the first horror movies that actually received an Oscar. I’ve seen Kathy Bates in plenty movies where she mostly plays a nice lady, but seeing Kathy Bates in a role like this one was very unreal to me, because I’m not used to seeing her like that, but boy, she did an amazing job playing a lunatic woman.

I always find it very interesting how movies can be made tensive, even though it's mostly only playing in one single room. Because there aren't scares like monsters or anything it's up to Kathy Bates' character to be the scariest thing in that room, and believe me, she was. One of the scariest villains I've ever seen, and not one that can be compared with Freddy Krueger or anything like that, she's the realest one out there. 

 I liked Misery a lot. It's a solid movie even though the concept is quite simple. What made this movie as good as it was is mainly the performance of Kathy Bates, who actually won an Oscar for her role in Misery. Not all credit goes to Kathy Bates, because James Caan's performance is just as good. Misery is a very interesting movie that's tensive until the very last moment.

My personal rate: 8,5/10

Friday, 10 January 2014

Horror films of 2013

So here's a list of all the 2013 movies I've seen, it's still not a whole lot but at least it's a bit more compared with my Horror films of 2012 list.

Most movies I already reviewed, so this will be more of a summary with my rating next to it. 
It's in no particular order.

  • A Haunted House: Well, I was quite excited by this movie because the trailer seemed really funny, but well, what could I expect from this movie? Not a whole lot to be honest. It's a lot less good than Scary Movie 1 and 2, but a whole lot better compared with Scary Movie 3, 4 and 5. Overall it had a few funny parts, but most of it was just rubbish.
My rate: 4,5/10

  • Warm Bodies: Definitely one of my favorites of 2013, it was a refreshing and mostly a very funny movie. There wasn't a whole lot horror in it, and the zombies don't look very scary, but it was definitely an excellent movie.
My rate: 8/10

  • The Conjuring: What bothered me most about The Conjuring was the fact that it was so overhyped. I thought it was a very decent movie, but definitely not worth this hype. Great acting and a good script, but not very refreshing in my opinion.
My rate: 6,5/10

  •  Curse of Chucky: In my opinion it was a very decent sequel. The special effects were a bit lame and the CGI was very terrible, but the story was very good and the ending was amazing. I quite liked it.
My rate: 6,5/10

  • Dark Skies: Now here's a movie that I really liked! I'm not a big fan of science-fiction at all, but I really enjoyed this movie a lot. It was very surprising and the actors are simply amazing, really recommendable!
My rate: 8/10

  • Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters: I personally disliked this movie a bit, it's too overrated and it just wasn't very good in my opinion. I'm not a big fan of Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton isn't a very good actress either. 
My rate: 5/10

  • I Spit on Your Grave 2: I really liked this movie. Now, don't start looking weird at me but I really thought it was a great movie. I'm also a big fan of the first part and while this one wasn't as good as the first one, it was still excellent. For those who enjoyed the brutal movies, such as Hostel might enjoy the I Spit on Your Grave movies.
My rate: 7/10

  • Mama: It was a good movie, somewhat original and the effects looked excellent. Brilliant acting. I was a bit disappointed by the ending but besides that I really enjoyed Mama. 
My rate: 8/10

  • Stoker: I didn't write any review for Stoker because I wasn't too sure what to think of it. It's kinda an Indie movie, not much words and the things happening are explained very simple. It wasn't a bad movie but it wasn't too good either.
My rate: 6/10

  • The Purge: I thought this was a very original concept. The thoughts behind this movie were so clever. The acting of the main actors are great but unfortunately it was a bit predictable overall. I do recommend watching it though, I quite liked it.
My rate: 7/10

  • Evil Dead: Probably my favorite 2013 movie. I can't remember a whole lot of the original one, but I think this was a pretty good remake. The acting was only decent but the special effects were simply amazing. It's just an excellent horror movie I think.
My rate: 8,5/10

  • We Are What We Are: I did not really enjoy this movie, it looked like a bad and boring version of Stoker. It was slow and it seemed to be mysterious, but it really wasn't. Credits for the acting.
My rate: 6/10

  • World War Z: I quite enjoyed this movie. It was original and very different from the usual zombie movie. Haven't read the book yet, but I'm certainly planning to. 
My rate: 7,5/10

Well, here are all the movies of 2013 that I've seen, I hope you enjoyed looking through it and please let me know your personal 2013 list!

Thursday, 9 January 2014

My DVD collection!

So it took some while, but here I am again! We finally have internet so I'm not lost anymore! Seriously though, when you don't have internet for a month you really come to realize how much you got used to it, so I'm very very very happy to be back online again. 

Now, first of all, happy new year!
I have a few post ideas in mind, especially some 2013 lists, but well, I didn't wrote anything yet so it's going to take some time before anything will be up.

As I already mentioned, I moved house and now I'm finally completely settled. Everything is decorated and most important, the dvd's are all sorted out!
Maybe some of you remember this previous DVD-update post: Dvd's!

But well, that one is from end 2012 so as you can imagine, the dvd collection grew quite a lot since then, so here it is, the updated DVD 'shelf'!

It's kinda sad because there's enough room for all the DVD's, but I still have 4 boxes of books left that can't be placed anywhere. 
Anyway, I own about 673 movies now, not including music dvd's or anything, so that's a whole lot. In the mean time of not having internet I bought a few new movies, but I can't even remember which ones anymore so I won't try to bore you with that.

I'm very excited to be back again and goodbye until the next post ;).

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