I love the main plot of 13 sins, with the corrupt game show host forcing the less han willing participant into his sick games, a tuly wonderful horror film plot but yet one that is so easy to mess up. This film does just that, it messes it up in alot of ways, and it's first flaw was it's short build up of the main character, in a time of only fourteen minutes, and we get a very generic bland guy who is in need of financial help, this being a plot point that is wayyyyyyyyyyyy to over-used.
After an earthquake destroys their base of operations deep in the Mariana Trench, an aquatic research team (Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, T.J. Miller, Jessica Henwick, John Gallagher Jr., Mamoudou Athie) is left trapped, you guessed it, underwater. Now they must cross the ocean floor on foot to make it to another station in order to survive. Unfortunately, they aren’t alone down there, and they have no way of contacting the surface world.
If I could go to an island where I could have any fantasy I ever wanted, it would be an island where movies this bad don't get made.
Brief synopsis: When Tyler (Davi Santos) finds an old Polaroid Instamatic camera whilst clearing a house for the antique store at, he gives it to Bird (Kathryn Prescott) who also works at the same store and is an avid photographer. A shy loner, Bird is persuaded to go a party by her friend Kasey (Samantha Logan), because one of the high school boys who Bird fancies, Connor (Tyler Young) will be there.
The surrealist horror film Dr. Caligari (1989), featuring erotic actresses such as Madeleine Reynal and Laura Albert, is a neon-and-plastic, sex-infused nightmare oddity belched up from the fetid guts of the late Reagan era, a videocassette relic of the bygone days of little corner stores peddling cheap, direct-to-VHS "grand guinol" for the eager lines of bored, potato chip munching thrill seekers.
If it wasn't for the internet, this would've become just another cult classic... I guess that sorta means it still is a cult classic, but this movie could have faded into obscurity if it was released only a couple years earlier in the late 90s. Meaning, they kinda lucked out riding the crest of the internet age. Right at the start of it all, a time when you could still go viral but right before going viral had lost all meaning.
In this new take on the classic story of Hansel and Gretel, teenage girl Gretel (Sophia Lillis) is forced out of her house by her deranged mother after she refuses to be the servant (and "more") to a rich man. She must now fend for both herself and her younger brother, Hansel (Samuel Leakey). After wandering through the wilderness, starving, they come upon the house of a strange, isolated old woman (Alice Krige) who takes them in. Of course, you all know where the story goes from here.
The Lodge gets off to a stunning start and rarely lets up on the oppressive atmosphere and that’s what makes it so brilliant. The Lodge stars Riley Keough as Grace. As a child, Grace was the lone survivor of a doomsday cult, run by her eccentric, Preacher, Father, which committed mass suicide. It appears, though Grace dressed up for the ritual, including Duct Tape across her mouth with the word ‘Sin’ written on it, that Grace was the designated survivor.
This just wasn't as much fun as the original. Now, I'm not saying the original was good, I actually thought it was kind of boring considering the concept they had to work with. The difference between the original and the remake can be spelled out by tone and pacing. So far as tone goes, the original mixed a level of absurdity with the violence. Yeah there were rampaging lunatics, but some of them were fun rampaging lunatics. It gave you the idea that the virus might cause you to be violent, but in random and even wacky ways. We're not talking comedy levels here, just enough to note the difference.
I had thought I had written a review for Get Out a while back but then I realized that I didn't start writing reviews until 2018. This movie came out in 2017. When I first saw this movie I was dumbfounded by the brilliance of how Jordan Peele had married race relations and horror. Not only did he do this but he did it in the most unexpected manner.
After having to suffer through nightmarishly bad January movies such as The Turning and Dolittle, I thought it was over. I saw the light at the end of the tunnel, and I believed my days of torture would soon be over; but before my release, I had to endure one more horror movie.
My fucking god... where do I even begin? What an absolutely stunning movie. Everything from the dance choreography to the setting, to the story. There was only a solitary moment that was out of place and I'm really pulling hairs to be critical of even that!