Hell of the Living Dead (1980)

It wasn’t hell getting through this, but I felt like I had died inside once it was over. The movie has some great cheesy moments (the reason I watched it) but the overuse of stock footage of slow motion animals was almost too much. It has some awesome music throughout the film. The acting is cheese at its best. Especially the long haired dude with the crazy eyes. I also was pretty surprised of the reporter girl who felt like she could sneak into an islander tribe with her pale white skin and just get nude and put a grass skirt on to be among the dark skin islanders. They seemed to buy it though, so let’s call that a win? The movie is weird for sure, but it is written by the same guy who did Troll 2. Check it out if you like bad acting and good music and gore. Everything else is as bad as rotten zombie flesh though.

32/100

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Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989)

I wouldn’t say it’s a Teenage Wasteland, more like almost a waste of time. Sleepaway Camp III was still kind of fun, it just was missing some of the pizzazz of the second film. I did like that most of the movie took place in the woods, in tents. It got them away from the traditional cabin killings. I do think the fact that people were just getting hit with pieces of wood wasn’t a very creative way to kill the cast members. I do still like Angela (The Angel of Death) as the killer. She’s a lot of fun, and underrated for these films. I really like this series, sure they aren’t perfect but they are a fun thing to pass away the chilly October days.

60/100

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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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Bone Tomahawk (2015)

Bone Tomahawk was a bulls-eye. This movie was exceptionally creepy and strange. It was good mix of horror and a wild west movie. Patrick Wilson plays a very determined husband who tries to save his kidnapped wife, played by the beauteous Lili Simmons, from a cannibalistic group of Native Americans. My biggest complaint is the movie is a tad long, and there is a bit too much traveling. The gore and shocks in the film make up for some of the slow parts. The cast is exceptional with Kurt Russell really standing out and a few other of the cast members were good too like the adorable assistant to the Deputy. This is a totally different kind of horror film, I hope to see more movies like this in the future.

86/100

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Evil Dead II (1987)

Even more evil, even more deader. This film to me feels like I remake but I had to look it up and I guess it is supposed to be a sequel. Still, I found this to be not as good as the original. Sure, it has better effects and by God Sam Raimi does great camera work and effects. I just didn’t like this one as much for some reason. Maybe it was the extra characters with Bruce Campbell… Still, there are a lot of crazy parts and you can tell a ton of effects work went into this film. I especially love when Ash (Campbell) tells the creature that’s shouting “I’ll swallow your soul” and he pulls out his shotgun and yells “swallow this”. It’s lines like this that make the movie memorable and fun. Sure the acting is pretty B-Movie but you’ll have a good time with this is you like gore and possession movies. Like I said, it feels like a remake and even though it seems to have a bigger budget, it’s too much of the same to be better than the original.

82/100

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Blue Ruin (2014)

I have no regrets for watching this film. This was an excellent story of revenge. It has some slow parts and the movie doesn’t rely on star power, in fact I only recognized one actor in this and he was a guest star on the show Supernatural. I liked the main character played by Macon Blair. He starts off as this sad homeless man digging through the trash to becoming a vengeful killer who takes out the trash. I liked the realism in this film, especially when he tries to take out an arrow from his leg only to realize he isn’t a doctor and passes out in a hospital lobby. Not every action star is also a field surgeon Hollywood! The final scene of the film gets pretty nuts but I love it. The film has a lot of gory scenes so be prepared for that. This could have got a perfect score but it did have a few slow scenes that dragged on. When the action and thrills were on point, this film will not Blue Ruin your day. Check this one out if you love revenge films, It was a real surprise to me.

83/100

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The Raid 2 (2014)

Raiding my refrigerator is more exciting than this sequel. Yes, the fights were intense and graphically violent. Yes, some of the sets were cool and the amount of extras worked into the fight choreography was impressive… but what the heck was up with that plot? It was terrible, a very over used idea of going under cover to bring down a group of thugs. The plot was really murky at times, I struggled to figure out who was who. The movie is two and a half hours long for an action film, that’s just torturous. By the end of the film I wanted Iku Uwais to jump through the TV and put an ax through my head, I was getting so bored. Watch the first film, and toss this one into the river wearing cement shoes.

34/100

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