BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
Now, this was a surprise. Went out for a meal, got back late, put this on not expecting to watch it all, and to pass the time, but hours later, still watching it, and I loved it. "Nine high school students celebrate graduation at a secluded home in the wilderness. Once the party dies down they play a game: Dead Body. But when one of them actually murders someone, it's up to the group to ferret out the real murderer."
Dead Body is a fairly unknown film from what I could find, I had never heard of it, and it seemed to be hidden away on Prime. It starts out like a normal easy film, one that kind of reminded me of a lower budget version of The Cabin in the Woods, and then it gets going. People start dying and you really start to try and work it out for yourself. I was pulled in with this one due to the story, I love a good game and cat and mouse and all that - get my brain working, let me feel like I am Sara Sidle in CSI!
From the start, you know the story, and you know what's going to happen, you know someone is going to die and someone is going to kill, but who that is, is the thing. I feel the best thing with this film is it keeps you interested and it keeps you caring about who the killer is.
Dead Body is also really clever, it likes to keep you interested as mentioned before, but also likes to spin you around lots and lots. One twist comes along, and you think you know what is going on, and the next minute, you learn you're miles off from what the twist actually is. Or is it... Who knows!
Overall, Dead Body is a great film. I love one that keeps me guessing and one that pushes me in one way only for it to be the wrong way, and one that is fun. This film is a fun one too, and is very entertaining as a whole. Honestly, if you have time, give this one a go.
Dead Shack needs a new tagline. Dead Shack: Does what it says on the tin. "While staying at a cabin in the woods during the weekend, three teenage kids discover their neighbor is 'feeding' guests to her zombie family. In short order, the battle is on as the kids fight to save themselves and their family."
Dead Shack is a simple little thing. It's a zombie film that, as mentioned before, does exactly what it says on the tin. No twists, no secrets, just a fun little zombie film. Reminded me a bit of Home Alone with the kids having to try and save everyone, mixed with a little bit of Betty White out of Lake Placid, feeding the crocodile, but here, feeding zombies instead.
Dead Shack is a great little film if you want simple, simple and fun. Oh, and zombies, and some blood. If you want an easy to watch film, this could be up your street. Simple. I liked it. It's fun, and it's cute with everyone using household items for weapons and also drunk people...
A short and simple little review for a short and simple little film. Doesn't mean it's bad, so if you fancy it, go for it.
Due to Parasite breaking history and being the first non English speaking film to win best picture at the Oscars, as well as three others, I thought I would go down the same route, do a South Korean film review and make you realise you are missing out if you aren't watching foreign films... Today, I am talking about The Wailing: "Soon after a stranger arrives in a little village, a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman, drawn into the incident, is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter."
The Wailing is one of those films that popped up everywhere, and was highly recommended, especially if you wanted something truly creepy and to get under your skin. I never turn down a film that will try and creep me out or get under my skin - so I was in.
Sadly, The Wailing did not creep me out or get under my skin, BUT, it is a genuinely good film. Such a well made and well thought out film. The effects as well, are outstanding, it's a dirty feeling film, one that really makes you want to go and wash your hands, and then also call in a priest...
I also liked that there was a little twist in it, as we all do know that I love a good twist... I did not see it coming and it really does not allow you to see it coming either until the last minute, which I think is the best way to do it. Leading you down another rabbit hole, but allowing you to know the characters so they could be one of your suspects.
It's a dark, and dirty movie, and even though I didn't get what I was expecting, I still enjoyed it. The Wailing is just as great a film as I had originally heard. And after saying that, onto my TED talk on foreign films:
Foreign films/non-English speaking films are some of the most underrated films in the entertainment industry. I love them. They have a different feel about them, less about wanting to please everyone like some big budget films Hollywood films, and more about sticking to their roots and wanting to do what they want. I have no problem with reading subtitles, never have and since I started watching them, I felt like a pro reading them. Can read them quicker than the person speaking can say them - it's a party trick of mine if I do blow my own trumpet.
I feel that stops some people, and I am here to say, don't let that stop you! You'll get used to it, honestly! You're missing out on so many beautiful films and TV shows! Need some inspiration?!
My list of must watches:
- The Host
- The Devil's Backbone
- Blue is the Warmest Colour
- Pan's Labyrinth
- One Cut of the Dead
- Funny Games
- Train to Busan
So please, there is my list of a few to watch, and there aren't all horrors if you want to mix it up a bit...now go! Go and watch a subtitled film, don't miss out on all the beauty!!
I finally did it! I finally got Shudder, and already, I know I am keeping it past the free period they give you. I am down to the second to last episode of Creepshow and I only started it yesterday... But that is waiting for Youtube!
Going back to Shudder - first film I watched on it? One Cut of the Dead. And did I like it? I loved it!
One Cut of the Dead is a breath of fresh air for any horror film, it mainly does zombies, but really, it needs a whole new category for itself. I can't say too much about it, as it really does help to go in blind and not know what you're in for, in my mind anyway as that is what I did. You can watch the trailer though, as it really does not give anything away, just makes you even more intrigued/confused, confused is a big one here...
The film starts with you watching a horror film, a zombie movie to say the least. Goes straight into it, no intro or anything, and it's really not the best. I was watching this with my dad and I feel like both of us at one time or anything, considered that this was not that good a film, and to fine something else. Neither said anything though, and both knew that the reviews were really good, so we stuck with it, and thank God we did!
The opening zombie film is not good, and is awkward and just all over the place, and honestly, you're lost. Reading reviews, and seeing it has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, you're lost and thinking you've put on the wrong film. But stick with it, as it really is one of the smartest films I have ever seen. Don't give up with it. It's one of the most original films out there, and you may feel put off by the start, but don't change it - stick with it and you'll be pleasantly surprised.
I have such praise for this film! Such praise, I highly recommend it to anyone, even if you're not a zombie fan, do it. You'll be sorry if you don't, and I feel this is one of the shortest reviews ever, but I do not want to ruin it for anyone!!
Oh, and I am keeping Shudder forever.
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..