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Jimmy's 2009 Horror Marathon
« on: September 28, 2009, 02:43:34 AM »
It's this time of the year again when we all go back to our teenage years and go crazy for any frightening creatures. This year I've decided to go for the low budget horror, sometimes an Italian or Asian title will appear since I see them as low budget also (in fact, except for the Hollywood productions most of the horror films are low budget).

My number from last year is 50, I think I will kick this last year number in the nuts and beat the crap out of it easilly :training:

I've decided to let DVDP decide the movie I will watch using the "movie pick" feature.

DVDP had decided that I will start it thursday with Cinderella a South Korean's movie made in 2006
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Re: Jimmy's 2009 Horror Marathon
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2009, 02:50:21 AM »
Movies watch in the marathon

#DateTitleYearsRating
101/10Cinderella2006
201/10Drawing Blood2005
301/10It Waits2004
401/10DeadHouse2004
501/10Planet Blood2008
602/10The Slasher2000
702/10Killer Story2004
802/10Frightworld2007
902/10The Las Vegas Serial Killer1986
1003/10I Dream of Dracula2001
1103/10A Bothered Conscience2006
1203/10Alucard2003
1304/10Hell Hath No Fury2005
1404/10Eaten Alive1980
1504/10Dark Light1993
1604/10Anthropophagus1980
1705/10Torment2007
1805/10Master of Darkness Magic2004 :hysterical:
1905/10Trapped1982
2005/10Kottentail2005
2106/10A Vampire's Tale2004
2206/10Tartarus2005
2307/10Nutcracker : An American Nightmare2003
2407/10The House by the Cemetery1981
2507/10Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat2002
2608/10Divine Intervention2007
2708/10Shutter2004
2808/10Brainiac2004
2909/10Doctor Dracula1980
3009/10Johnny Sunshine2007
3110/10Alone in the Dark1982
3210/10Die You Zombie Bastards!2006
3311/10The Vampire Conspiracy2003
3411/10Kiss Daddy Goodbye1981
3511/10Shadow People2008
3611/10Trees2000
3712/10Art of the Devil2004
3813/10Storm of the Dead2006
3913/10Black Ribbon2007
4013/10City of the Living Dead1980
4114/10Knight Chills2003
4215/10Curse of the Wolf2006
4315/10Lust for Dracula2004
4416/10The Curse of Lizzie Borden II - Prom Night2008
4522/10This Darkness2003
4622/10Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer1986
4723/10Pony Trouble2005
4823/10Clean2005
4924/10Don't Answer the Phone!1980
5024/10He Knows You're Alone1980
5125/10All Night Long1992
5225/10Kill Syndrome2006

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Re: Jimmy's 2009 Horror Marathon
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2009, 02:52:38 AM »


Title : Cinderella (2006)

Overview
Seeking the much-desired quality of 'ul-jjang' (the perfect face), 17-year-old Hyunsu's friends are envious that she has a plastic surgeon for a mother. On their summer vacation together, she watches as her friends get plastic surgery and then one by one begin to die mysterious deaths. Hyunsu's mother holds the key to the dark secrets that have been tucked away up to now.

My Impression
As any Asian movie this one is a little bit complicated and you need some time in the beginning to understand what this movie is about. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but the dvd overview make you think of something else. In fact, you understand the story only after the first 45 minutes and everything turn "creepy" and sad. Yes sad, this is certainly one of the sadder and depressing "horror" movie I've seen. You can understand the "bad guy" action and sympathize with him/her as you do for the 2 real victims. I can't wrote more than this because I don't want to spoil it, but if you like your "horror" different with a psychological side to make you think you will like this one.
 
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Re: Jimmy's 2009 Horror Marathon
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2009, 03:37:50 PM »
Of course I will be reading this thread with much interest!   :thumbup:
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Re: Jimmy's 2009 Horror Marathon
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2009, 10:01:13 AM »


Title : Drawing Blood (2005)

Overview
Bodies begin to pile up the moment George Adam's wife leaves town for the weekend. George's past comes back to him, but its nothing like his current life in a safe, calm suburban home. Unbeknownst to him, lovers, friends and neighbors cannot escape the grip of his evil basement. If the local law enforcement can piece the grisly clues together, they may be able to save the next innocent victim. Drawing Blood is a psychological horror film that captures the raw terror of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the pure horror of Halloween.

My Impression
"Raw terror of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and pure horror of Halloween" my ass ::) Really poor movie with no character development at all. Sure many people are killed (very poorly to be polite), but we don't really care since we know nothing about them except for what we see before they got in the house. Terror sure ::), a person enter in the house for whatever reasons, George isn't there and they are smash on the head with an axe, a hammer, a bottle and a couple of ridiculous things I won't say. The acting is really poor with the exception of Robert Z'Dar and Joe Estevez (he really looks more and more like his father) who aren't there a lot in the movie. Some nudity is present that help a little (even if the girls aren't that good looking) but not that much. By the way one of those scene demonstrate the lack of talent of the crew involve in the filming : 2 actors are supposed to have an intercourse but we are able to see clearly that they wear their underwear all the time ::)

Pete if you watch this one could you tell me who is the killer... I sure have no idea of who is it supposed to be :-\

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Re: Jimmy's 2009 Horror Marathon
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2009, 07:12:34 PM »


Title : It Waits (2004)

Overview
It is a vengeful beast of Native American legend, sealed deep within a cave for over one thousand years. Nearby in a remote forest outpost, troubled young ranger Danielle St. Clair (Cerina Vincent of 'CABIN FEVER') is struggling to confront dark demons of her own. But when the creature is accidentally released from its secret tomb, Danny’s inner conflicts meet a flesh-and-blood nightmare: A monster that hunts without equal, slaughters without mercy and savors the taste of human torment. Now its wait is over. And tonight, one woman must face - and destroy - its flesh-ripping fury ... alone!

My Impression
Nice one that looks really like an eighties film. The scare come more from the general mood of the movie than from the creature itself, in fact we have to wait a long time to really see it (something that I've always appreciated) and when it finally happen I was happy to see a man in a suit and not a CGI thing. But sadly they had used some CGI when the creature flies, it doesn't match really well and, honestly, you can do it with a blue screen much better. Cerina Vincent is surprisingly good in the movie (for the reviewer her white shirt was certainly a distraction), since most of the time she is alone. The rest of the acting is correct also. Some ideas could be more developped, but I've appreciated this one in general.

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Re: Jimmy's 2009 Horror Marathon
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2009, 12:20:13 AM »


Title : DeadHouse (2004)

Overview
Four teens venture on a road trip to visit family on their vacation. They are trapped inside a broken down house by a clown masked killer and tortured. Now with time against them they must lean to put their differences aside and try to survive their night at Dead House!

My Impression
Unoriginal and boring... This is so amateur that most of the time we heard absolutly nothing because the "actors" mumble their lines or the music is way too loud. The special effects are non-existent and nothing happen... The killer had a paper sheet for a clown mask for god sake, talk about cheap... Really the trailer looks 500% better than the movie is. Not as bad as The Sorority, but it can get its member card of the crappy movie club...

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Re: Jimmy's 2009 Horror Marathon
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2009, 04:32:11 AM »


Title : Planet Blood (2008)

Overview
After a comet struck the Earth, destroying most of the populace, a man Justin lives alone in his house, haunted by fear and guilt. As he fights with his inner demons, he also must deal with swarns of flesh-eating vampires who appeared from the bowels of the Earth after the apocalypse.

My Impression
This one is short (50 minutes without the end credit), but this is certainly the first one that I've really appreciated in those 50 movies set. Of course it isn't perfect and have come weakness like the use of CGI to represent the blood when a vampire is killed or a couple of jump cut because of the editing. But the good acting of Brett Kelly, the fast moving of the film (not that the action is fast, more that the story is fast), the general melancholic tone of the film and the ending make up for the weakness.

Nice short (too short) Canadian movie who owe probably a lot to "The Last Man on Earth" for its inspiration (I've never seen the original or the 2 remakes).

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According to imdb this film doesn't exist, so maybe I review only one of my dream :shrug:
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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2009, 07:00:44 AM »


Title : The Slasher (2000)

Overview
You can't see him, you can't hear him, you can't find him... but he can find YOU!

My Impression
What to expect from a movie with the most generic title ever seen... probably not much and in this case "not much" isn't an overstatement. Boring, boring and more boring... 5 minutes of this was enough for me, but I've made the effort to watch it all for you. Badly filmed (we see the boom mic so many time that I don't understand why it isn't credited in the cast list), some of the dialogue is re-recorded and those guys can't even read their lines (make you wonder why they have recorded it live in the first place), the acting is awfull (I feel generous, since it's worst than awfull), the effects are the let throw some red stuff kind of effect and even the nudity isn't a saving grace for me (those girls are full of tatoo, rings and piercing :yucky:).

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Re: Jimmy's 2009 Horror Marathon
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2009, 12:41:08 PM »
Thanks Jimmy... I really wasn't considering Planet Blood too soon... but may have to change my mind on that.  :)
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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2009, 10:34:45 PM »


Title : Killer Story (2004)

Overview
Monty and Fortunato, two old-time writers, get locked away in an abandoned saloon by a mysterious stranger and are prodded into out-duelling each other with their storytelling abilities by a sexy woman, who may in fact be a ghost.

My Impression
Correct me if I'm wrong but an anthology is usually composed of 3 stories plus a wraparound and this isn't the case here. Certainly not that big of a reproach since I've appreciated it, in fact that looks like something that could be a failed pilot for a serie like "The Ray Bradbury Theater" (wich is not the case at all). Personally I like more the first story who had a better script, acting and vibes. Not that the second isn't good, but it was too predictable since the short Poe's story that had inspired it is well known. The wraparound had a good end and it's always nice to see 2 good actors like William Smith and Joe Estevez in a film like that. Of course the film isn't really frightening since it is based on three Edgar Allan Poe's short stories and, to be honest, it was maybe scary in the 19th century but certainly not anymore.

I think you will appreciate this one Pete ;)

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Re: Jimmy's 2009 Horror Marathon
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2009, 10:37:26 PM »
Will be waiting for your review... Killer Story is one of the ones I am looking forward to checking out! :)
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Re: Jimmy's 2009 Horror Marathon
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2009, 10:38:10 PM »
Hey, Jimmy, I just posted the next Hitchcock review and it made me think; you've got a job and a half this month keeping up with the reviews, eh?  :whistle:

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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2009, 10:44:20 PM »
A bit more than the last weeks certainly :whistle:

We are just friday and I already have 27 new reviews to classify for monday, but it isn't that much work that it looks like...

BTW when do you start to review some horror movies?

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« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2009, 10:48:10 PM »
A bit more than the last weeks certainly :whistle:

We are just friday and I already have 27 new reviews to classify for monday, but it isn't that much work that it looks like...

BTW when do you start to review some horror movies?

Soon. I have one ready from my favourite punch-bag, but he managed to surprise me...  ;) Anyway, I won't be doing a huge amount. I'm quite a clinically insane as some of you!  :laugh: