Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

This is an interview where I wouldn’t accept the invitation. These Vamps are not the wussy sparkly kind that you see today. These will burn in sunlight and drain you like a juice box. Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt work excellently with each other. Kirsten Dunst steals the show as the bloodthirsty killer girl with killer curls. Christian Slater doesn’t have a huge role, but an important one. Plus I think he’s awesome. It was nice to see Thandie Newton in this, I’ve always liked her and although Banderas had a limited role in this movie, he did a great job. The movie flows really well and you start to really like the characters. Anne Rice is an excellent writer, so it was nice she did the screenplay for this movie. A classic 90’s Vampire film.

81/100

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Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

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Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (1995)

It was certainly a Knight of fun. I’ve always loved Tales from the Crypt. The Crypt Keeper is hilarious. This movie has a pretty interesting demon related story that also involves some Christian undertones. I thought the production value was really high. The demons were really cool looking. The special effects were really fun. Billy Zane was an awesome bad guy. Some of the deaths were pretty gross, but also amazing. Still, there was something missing from this to make it great. It is certainly good though. I’m looking forward to watching other films made by Tales from the Crypt.

76/100

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Dead Alive (1992)

This movie made me feel alive! I laughed so hard during this Peter Jackson film, that I had a coughing attack. The Preacher saying “I kick ass for the Lord” really killed me. The gore in this movie is astounding. They literally must have went through gallons of blood and odd body pieces. The poor main actor was just doused from head to toe in gunge. The zombie baby was also a constant source of entertainment. I also liked the use of Tarot cards and destiny mixed with a zombie infection story. This is Peter Jackson’s best movie, forget the Lord of the Rings. I’ve never been more grossed out and entertained in my life… and this was on my third viewing. It gets better every time.

100/100

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My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009)

I was hoping for a bloody good time, but this Valentine had some stale chocolates in it. It was strange seeing Jensen Ackles outside of the show Supernatural. He did a pretty decent job. I wouldn’t say any of the acting threw me off in this film, it was more about the writing. A lot of the violence didn’t make much sense and although the look of the killer was pretty cool (A scary guy in mining equipment) it just didn’t have the scary feel of like a Jason or Michael Meyers. The 3-D sections were a little overdone too, not watching this on a 3-D screen just made me notice those parts and think how dumb they look in their 2-D form. A great amount of blood was seen throughout which was pleasing, I thought the gore was pretty top-notch… but the ending made me mad. I think this could have been the type of movie to ruin a Valentine’s date. It’s barely good in the month of October.

66/100

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The Voices (2015)

I heard voices too while watching this film and I loved what they had to say. This movie is about a loser (Ryan Reynolds) who happens to have a bad mental illness. He hears voices, especially from his pets. His cat tells him to kill people while his dog (as most good doggies do) tells him that he can still be a good human. This movie has a great balance of being hilarious, scary and sad. You feel bad for Reynolds, but you also fear for any woman that comes near him. Anna Kendrick and Gemma Arterton were both funny and gorgeous as the trophy women in Reynolds sick life. I hadn’t heard of this movie before watching it, but I’m really glad I did. This is one of those hidden gem films, who knows if it becomes a cult classic some day.

83/100

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The Lost Boys (1987)

To quote someone online, in the 80’s the Vampires didn’t date you, they ate you. This movie is pretty darn good, but it suffers from a bloodless beginning. The movie only really v(amps) up until the last fifteen minutes or so. I think Kiefer Sutherland was an awesome vampire and I thought the make-up and special effects were really great. The person who stole the show was Corey Feldman. His gruff Batman voice and awesome vampire killing attitude really added some bright spots to the movie. The two main characters were pretty forgettable but Jami Gertz playing the part of Star was not. If this film would have been as good as it was in the last fifteen minutes, it probably would have earned a perfect score. Put a stake in me, I’m done.

77/100

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What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

Who would have thought vampires are hilarious? I really liked this mockumenentary about vampires who are struggling to figure out the modern world… but with the help of a newly turned vamp and his human best friend who is a computer programmer they are able to bring the internet to these diabolical dudes. This is a film from New Zealand and I must say, I love their sense of humor. I laughed out loud on several occasions. I love when the vampires run into werewolves and how they interact. Some great quotable lines to be had. Make like a bat and fly to this comedy, it staked me with laughter.

84/100

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