Goodnight Mommy (2015)

Well I didn’t lose any sleep over this horror film. The filmmakers brought back creepy twins a la the Shining. Yes, twins are creepy and it works for the most part. I think the mother was actually more creepy than the kids throughout the film. I still don’t understand half of what happened in this movie. It also has a very non-ending ending. Some of the effects were cool and there was a good creep-factor in some of the scenes, but I thought the violence was a little too torturous. It felt like a Saw movie at times. I’m more of a thriller or Hitchcock kind of guy, violence can happen off screen, I don’t need to see eyelids being super glued shut and blood squirting out everywhere. If anyone can explain this movie to me, I’d appreciate it.

69/100

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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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Krampus (2015)

A PG-13 horror film and it sort of Kramped its style. This movie had some highs and lows. I thought that some of the characters were really fun like the two mean twin girls. Then there was the main family that were a little boring. I love Adam Scott and Toni Collette, but they were kind of boring in this film. I liked the German Grandmother, she was pretty hardcore. The bad guys had some awesome looks to them, except for the Gingerbread Men. I thought those were dumb. The elves and the Jack in the Box enemies were amazing though. Krampus himself was pretty scary looking, except at times, his face looked like a fake mask. Like I said, some highs and lows. I only got a little scared once and it had very few laughs. If a horror movie isn’t scary, I like it to at least be funny. That’s why this movie was almost good, except it wasn’t.

69/100

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

This is a vampire movie I could sink my teeth into. I really thought a vampire movie set in Iran was an interesting concept. I thought the name “Bad City” for the city was a little lame to be honest, though. I thought the directing, acting and look of the film was great. I love most things in black and white. The music was my favorite part, I felt like I was just boppin’ along through the movie, as a lonely goth-girl vampire was eating people.
Not bad for a foreign film. It seems like most of them I watch, I’ve been a little disappointed but this was pretty pleasurable to watch.

72/100

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The Mist (2007)

I missed this movie. It is really good, but sometimes frustrating. There are a lot of crazy characters in this, including Marcia Gay Harden and Andre Braugher. This movie proves how much people can be jerks and even bigger monsters than the monsters outside the building they are attacking. The movie has many depressing and scary moments. It is packed with Drama. Thomas Jane is excellent and I love Toby Jones too. The special effects are pretty great for being over ten years old. I love the idea of not knowing what is out in the mist. All in all, it is a good horror film, even though it is from that weirdo Stephen King.

79/100

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Lights Out (2016)

Well it didn’t knock my lights out as far as horror films go… but it had some good scares for a PG-13 flick. I thought that the creature of the film was really interesting, operating only in darkness. I liked the look of the enemy and how it moved, or should I say teleported around. The acting from Teresa palmer and Alexander DiPersia was pretty suspect. I liked their acting in the dark parts the best (when I couldn’t see them). Gabriel Bateman was a cute kid and did okay for a child actor. I always love Maria Bello, although, she was pretty crazy in this one (for good reason). I wouldn’t say this film made me scared of the dark, but I might use my cell phone more when I walk to the bathroom at night.

74/100

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C.H.U.D. (1984)

C.H.U.D. was kind of a dud. It seemed like it had a high chance of being entertaining, but instead, I felt bored most of the time. I do think the creature design was pretty cool. I loved the creatures glowing eyes and fish mouths. I also love the idea of radioactive monsters in the sewers of New York. It’s like a group of killer Ninja Turtles. I just felt like the movie dragged on and on. Plus the twist at the end was actually pretty dumb. I do like that they filmed some of this in actual sewer tunnels in N.Y.C. I’m sure there is actually creepy stuff going on down there.

50/100

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