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Jeepers Creepers, a review by Rich




Title: Jeepers Creepers

Movie Count:6  
TV Ep. Count:5  

Runtime:97
Certificate:15
Year:2001
Genres:Horror

Plot:An uneventful road trip home turns into a journey straight from Hell for two unsuspecting college kids, Trish (Gina Philips) and Darry (Justin Long). A heartstopping high-speed pursuit down a deserted highway leads to a terrifying discovery: their pursuer has more in store for them than they ever imagined.
The record breaking number one hit in America, which critics called "The best Horror Movie of the last ten years", Jeepers Creepers unleashes a relentless pursuit, as the kids become prey to a disturbing figure from your worst nightmare, that will stop at nothing until its demonic hunger is satisfied.
Francis Ford Coppola (Sleepy Hollow, Apocalypse Now) presents the scariest movie of the year.

My Review:
Reasonable mix of horror and sci-fi, unintentionally funny in places, with a few creepy jumpy moments to satisfy the marathon.
It definately excels in the first half with genuine suspense and intrigue, but once the demon is exposed it trickles downhill into damnright silliness. The ending is groaningly awful and obvious, and majorly disappointing after such a good start.
Altogether worth watching, but I doubt if it would satisfy hardcore horror fans
My Rating
Out of a Possible 5



(From Rich's October Horror Fest on October 5th, 2009)

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Coraline, a review by Danae Cassandra




Coraline
Year of Release:  2009
Directed By: Henry Selick
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher
Genre: Horror, Adventure

Overview:
From the director of The Nightmare Before ChristmasCoraline, exclusively in this 2-Disc Collector's Edition!

Coraline Jones is bored in her new home until she finds a secret door that leads her into a world that's just like her own...but better! But when this fantastical adventure turns dangerous and her "other" Mother tries to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness and bravery to get home. Coraline  is a "visual marvel" (Claudia Puig, USA Today).

My Thoughts:
I last saw this delightful film four years ago, and I don't know why we waited so long to watch it again. 

Of course, when I saw it last time I was under the mistaken impression that this was a Tim Burton film.  Of course, it is not - but I can be forgiven, I think, for the mistake.  It's from collaborators of Burton's and shares a lot of the same visual and atmospheric style as Burton's films. 

This is a wonderful, creepy film with a delightful Gothic atmosphere, beautifully crafted stop-motion animation and very decent voice acting.  It's strong story has its origin in a book by Neil Gaiman, and the visuals are very striking.  Coraline is a strong, resourceful character, and the Other Mother character is creepy from the beginning and only gets creepier as the film progresses from dream to nightmare.  Some of my friends were really creeped out by the button eyes in the film.  I mean they found it really, really creepy.  Much more than the film deserves.

I like this film a lot and recommend it for anyone old enough to handle its spooky nature (so like 8 and up, could go younger for mature kids).

Bechdel Test:  Pass

Overall: 4/5

(From Danae's 2013 Horror Marathon on October 12th, 2013)

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Smallville Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd


Season 1: Disc 5:

17. REAPER
Angel of mercy or death? After a Kryptonite-related incident gives a young man the ability to kill via mere touch, he sets out to use his newfound power on people who are gravely ill.

My Thoughts:
Another really good episode. enjoyed every minute of it. Though I do feel the ending left some to be desired. I just didn't care for how the Freak of the Week was stopped.

18. DRONE
running on the platform of "truth, justice and... other stuff," Clark vias for class president. But a beekeeping rival contender vows Clark and the other aspirants will feel the sting of her candidacy.

My Thoughts:
Another good episode but nothing really in it that I would call special. Just a good 45min of Smallville entertainment.

19. CRUSH
After a hit-and-run accident that destroys his drawing hand, a cartoonist is left with bitterness, pain... and an unexpected gift of telekinesis that he turns into an instrument of revenge.

My Thoughts:
This is a really good episode that had a lot to do with my favorite character (Chloe). I also liked the effects of the drawing of Chloe with the telekinesis. I remember when this season originally aired I hoped to see Clark and Chloe to get together.. at least for a while.

20. OBSCURA
Lana has eerie visions involving a kidnapping of Chloe. Lex's ongoing inquiry into the mystery surrounding Clark takes an intriguing turn when a crop duster reveals what he saw fall from the sky during the Smallville Meteor shower.

My Thoughts:
Going from Chloe being emotionally hurt to her being physically in trouble. This is an excellent episode... one of my favorites of the season. This is also the first look at the metal octagon that becomes so important in the series.

(From Smallville Marathon on July 31st, 2007)