Return of the Living Dead, a review by Dragonfire
The Return of the Living Dead
Just when you though it was safe to go back to the cemetery - those brain eating zombies are back and hungry for more tasty mortals. A fiendish mix of outrageous humor and heart-stopping terror. The Return of the Living Dead is a "veritable smorgasbord of fun" (LA Herald-Examiner) filled with skin-crawling jolts, eye-popping visuals and relentless suprise!
On his first day on the job at an army surplus store, poor Freddy unwittingly releases nerve gas from a secret U.S. military canister, unleashing a unbelievable terror. The gas re-animates a corps of corpses, who arise from their graves with a ravenous hunger for human brains! And luckily for those carnivorous cadavers, there is a group of partying teens nearby, just waiting to be eaten!
I decided to add this one to my collection this year. I think I have only seen bits of it on television before. I know I’ve seen the sequel several times and I did enjoy it. The movie has a decent blend of humor and horror elements that works well overall for the plot. The plot is more unbelievable, but it manages to work. Many of the characters are just idiots, but that also works with what is going on. The movie shouldn’t be taken seriously at all, but it does make for an entertaining movie. The effects are decent, though nothing that special. The violence isn’t too extreme, though it could bother some viewers.
Overall I enjoyed this movie.
(From Dragonfire's Halloween/Horror Marathon 2009 on November 1st, 2009)
Anatomy, a review by addicted2dvd
Franka Potente as Paula
Benno Fürmann as Hein
Anna Loos as Gretchen
Sebastian Blomberg as Caspar
Holger Speckhahn as Phil
When Paula (Franka Potente, The Bourne Identity), a brilliant, ambitious medical student, is accepted into a prestigious anatomy class taught by a legendary professor, it seems like a dream come true. But her school days soon turn to nightmares when several of her fellow classmates turn up dead in the university's morgue. Puzzled by the bizarre deaths, Paula soon uncovers a secret medical society whose members perform grisly autopsies on human subjects – while they are still alive – and is plunged into a chillingly macabre world from which no one escapes to tell the terrifying truth.
I bought this one right before I moved to Kentucky (Almost 2 years ago) but this is the first chance I got to see it. I must say I enjoyed this one quite a bit. Great story... likable characters... good effects. It is one I feel recommending to any horror fan.
(From Horror/Halloween Marathon 2015 on October 12th, 2015)
Supernatural Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd
Supernatural: Season 1
EPISODE 1: PILOT
"Take me home." Along a lonely California highway, a mysterious woman in white lures men to their deaths - a terrifying phenomenon that may be the brothers' first clue to their father's whereabouts.
Sarah Shahi as Constance Welch
Adrianne Palicki as Jessica Lee Moore
Samantha Smith as Mary Winchester
Jeffrey Dean Morgan as John Winchester
When this series was first announced I couldn't wait for the first episode to air. I really liked how this show introduces the characters. I also liked how this episode uses a well known urban legend to make a story about. Sure that may mean you know where the story is going... and that is true to a point... but they add enough to the story so it isn't predictable. They really did make a good ghost story out of this well known urban legend. I was thrilled the first time I seen this episode... and I enjoyed it just as much now (3rd or 4th time watching it) as I did the first time around.
(From Supernatural Marathon on December 21st, 2009)