BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
No one judge me, I am writing this while Shrek plays on Netflix in the background...
Event Horizon is a film that I saw years ago, but fairly recently it popped up in my searches for gory movies, so I had to do it again - it took me months, but I finally got to watching it. "A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board."
I was into this film, it wasn't too slow, or confusing, Sam Neill was a very good teacher when it came to his explaining using a porn mag, and I liked most of the characters. One of them was even a bit of a comedian, but a good one, who'd have thunk.
From the off set, there are jumps and moments of action, even gore in the flashbacks, which was the wholeeeeee reason I wanted to watch it again...
As mentioned, the reason I watched it again was because when I Googled it, a few images popped up from it showing a lot of gore, and I mean a lot. And not just gore, creepy gore too, eyes and cuts and all sorts - I was excited.
Even though I enjoyed the film, I was a little let down by the gore... I am a gore fanatic, are you surprised?!
Most of the gore in this is shown all in flashbacks, and not just in flashbacks, super duper quick flashbacks. Flashbacks that you would probably have to pause the film to actually see properly, once paused or Google imaged, they are great scenes of gore, but too quick in the actual film. For being the main reason I watched this film I was a little sad... saying that though, I still had a great time watching it!
Event Horizon was made in 1997 and it does stand the test of time - you know it's a 90s film, Sam Neill is in it... It's a fun little film and passes the time well, I am glad I went back for a second viewing, even if I didn't see much gore...
Question though; what do you think Sam Neill would rather go against, space or a dinosaur?
Who watches a Christmas movie in June? Me! Only because it is a horror and I fancied it... "A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a festive demon to his family home." In my defence, I have been watching Happy!, the Netflix TV show, and that is set at Christmas so I am kind of used to Christmas songs this week...
I had fancied Krampus for a while to be fair, it just sounded like a fun little number, but I guess I just didn't have the guts to watch it when it wasn't at least December. Know what people say though?! Live a little! And so I did, and I watch Krampus in June. Did I regret it? Not at all, actually, I rather enjoyed it.
Krampus pretty much has what you want from a easy to watch horror movie - cliche, I know - but it does. It has a good easy story to follow, a good cast who make good characters, characters who you can easily relate to as well, especially at Christmas time, and have I mentioned that there is a twist at the end? Nope, well now I am! The ending is all over the place, but in a good way, things happen that you don't expect to, you think it's all over and it's not, a good few times... I don't mean to jump straight to the ending, but it is a good one, for a few minutes I was so sad with how it ends...but flips it all up again! It's great!
The main thing I have to say about this film, is the special effects as they are literally out of this world. From Krampus to the other little creatures, they are are done so well, every detail and they are genuinely so creepy as well. How dare they turn Christmas toys into flesh eating angry little creatures?! (Secretly I loved it all!). The make up though, they need awards for the FX in this film, if they don't already that is. It's creepy, people are being chased and killed by these little creatures that actually look like something out of nightmares, and it's Christmas! I was loving life. When people turn things that shouldn't be scary, YESSSSSS.
I really did enjoy this film, like so much, I liked the characters, I liked the story, I liked the creatures, I just really liked this film. So much so, I want to watch it every Christmas... think the parents will agree? We shall see... I also feel I spotted some little nods to my favourite Christmas film, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, but that may have just been me...
My rule of films, and TV and anything like that really, is to never listen to reviews, take it as an opinion, but never let it stop you from watching and enjoying something. Like Fear Inc, this film does not have the best reviews and it is only about 5.5 on IMDB...fun news though... IT IS ONE OF THE BEST HORRORS I HAVE SEEN RECENTLY. "A horror junkie and his friends sign up with a company that brings their customer's greatest fears to life."
I saw the trailer for this during the week, having never heard of it before, and I was so damn into the trailer. It had everything I looked for in a horror film, well, that's what I got from the trailer anyway. I was excited, it was top of my list to watch straight away, this unknown film had given me such high hopes and I was excited... Did it do itself proud and impress me, or did it fall short?
IT DID NOT FALL SHORT ONE BIT. Can you see much love and excitement this film gives me by how many capslocks I use in this review?! If that doesn't make you want to see this film already, you will by the end, because I have hardly anything bad to say about it at all. Hardly anything.
As this going to be a review with not a lot of bad in it, my favourite ones, I shall say the two bad points to this film as that's all I have; 1. Some of it was a little bit far fetched, I can't say what it is as it will give it away, but one scene near the end mainly. It is a horror film though, I know that, so take this lightly, as I know that in most horrors the villain catches up with the running victims while walking... That is the small down side to this film. The second is the main one... and the 2. This film is not long enough! I needed more. Sequel please?
Now I have the bad things over and done with, I can now just go down the happy path of just praising the film and everyone involved as this is what this film deserves.
I was entertained the whole way through, I was on the edge of my seat the whole way through, I was into the characters and really did care for them - especially Joe, I saw myself in him with our matching love of horrors and both being horror buffs. I especially loved the story and the twists, damn those twists. You think you've worked it out, but nah, you aren't even close. Some will think they have worked it out, but nope.
Fear Inc is just an unknown little gem, it's underrated and unappreciated. Do not listen to the reviews and watch this for yourself. Hands down one of the best horrors I have seen recently - bravo to you!
In another thought, I shall never use anything like Fear Inc in real life and I shall stick to my horror films and haunted houses for my scares, thank you very much!
I love this English weather we are having, nice and sunny and hot, but it's a butt ache for us horror fans too. I CAN'T SEE A DAMN THING ON THE TV. Damn TV being so reflective. Makes me look so unsociable with all the blinds closed - just FYI, I love my TV even though it's super reflective...
On to the film; Charlie's Farm! "In an effort to do something different, four friends head into Australia's outback to explore Charlie's Farm, the site where a violent family met their end at the hands of an angry mob. Despite all warnings, they persist in their horror-seeking adventure."
Charlie's Farm is exactly what you think it will be, just watch the trailer or read a bit about it and you will know. I heard about this film years and years ago, and I was into it from the start and wanted to see it. It just looked like one of those films that is so simple, and so easy to watch and pretty damn predictable, but is in no ways a horrible film to watch at all.
Charlie's Farm is a great little film for when you want something simple, if you want twists, keep scrolling, this film is not for you...
Charlie's Farm is an entertaining film, but mainly due to the gore - the storyline and characters don't really have much to stand on, the characters are pretty much any characters you'd find in horror films. The storyline isn't awful but it's nothing original, still fun though, but the gore takes it way up. The gore in this film is pretty damn great, there aren't a lot of deaths due to not being that many characters, (four main ones, and then flashbacks), but when there is a death, it delivers. Like a take away delivery person when you are starving, it's like God's gift.
Some of the deaths in this are actually genius, without spoiling anything, I shall just say....penis. If you've seen it, you knowwwwww. Lots of blood and guts is always good in my books, maybe more could have been better but hey, I was still happy.
Charlie's Farm is one of those films where you get exactly what you imagine you will be getting, easy to follow story, angry scary killer, great and bloody deaths and just something you can watch with your brain sitting next to you. Maybe don't do that...
I enjoyed it, and anyone who likes slasher films, you're in for a treat!
And FYI, Charlie is actually pretty creepy. Well done to the FX team!
Ah, Wish Upon, you were literally everything that I thought you would be. Simple as anything, simple as pie. "A teenage girl discovers a box that carries magic powers and a deadly price for using them." I watched this with my friend while on a mini break to Bath, and his opinion on it was that it was a "teen movie but with a drama/thriller undertone and a bit of horror".
I agree that it is a teen movie, but I feel it's more horror than drama, I was excited to watch it so I was wanting and pushing for more horror!
Wish Upon is a fun film, and I know that makes it sound like it's a bad film, but stick with me, it's not that bad. It's fun and simple to watch and has a very simple story to follow. What is there to hate?!
If you want to watch something and literally can open your skull up and take your brain out, this film is for you. It won't really stand the test of time, in my opinion, but for an evening, great, perfect. I liked the simple story and I liked the deaths and the fact that when the box played, someone diesssssssssssss. Ohhhhhhh!
Know what else I love in horror films, stupid characters! Stay with me now. Stupid characters can make an alright film pretty fun. This is an alright film, as I said before, it's simple and it's fun, and it has one of the most stupid characters - EVER.
Clare, dear Lord Clare, you are kind of stupid but also ballsy. Every time a wish is granted, something bad happens to someone else, first time this happens, it's not something you would immediately think a magic box did - because it is so damn ridiculous as an idea. So when something bad happens after a wish, Clare doesn't really put two and two together - fair enough - but after it happens a few times and she is even warned after the box is translated, well, what can I say? She just keeps making those damn wishes, just keeps making them, she listens to the warnings and ignores them - SILLY CLARE. This led to a lot of shouting at the TV in a small B and B and a lot og tutting at how stupid she is... Fun times.
Wish Upon might not be the greatest film ever, and it might seemed to be aimed at teens, such as Riverdale or one of those type of programmes, but it has an enjoyable feel to it. I don't regret watching it at all, and I would watch it again - not yet, but I would. To turn my brain off to, I would do it again.
Y'know people are all about The Conjuring films and the Insidious films? I'm all about the Sinister films... Finally got around to watching the second one after how ever long I have waited for it. "A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death."
I was not disappointed with this film in the slightest, I preferred the first one, I have to admit, but this one was still just lots of fun to watch and easily passed the time. Thing was though, this film seems confused in itself, it seems to be set years ago, like years ago, buttttt, everyone has phones and they go to a supermarket... I feel I missed a part with why it was like this, but it is super weird. Not a bad weird but weird.
The story is the same sort of story as the first, obviously, but it does add a few extras, such as a problem with an angry ex husband and a new lover...
I have mentioned before about things that I hate in horror movies, and one certain thing is in this film... I hate kids in horror films and this one does not disappoint in those terms. There are two young boys in this, and one is a complete and utter arse, if you can be an arse as a child... One of the brothers is the 'chosen' evil one in this, and he makes the other brothers live hell, and then, following the whole Sinister theme, turns on the mum and dad too. He's a dick. He's a brat, like such a brat, not only is he swearing at his mum, he also wants to kill them. Make him sit right on the naughty step and never let him up.
I liked this film, but, in the least weirdest way I can say, I especially love watching the very original little home movies throughout the film, aka, the parts where you see the family die. I said I meant it in the least weirdest way! It's interesting! And each one is original and tends to be gory. Great fun!
Sinister 2 is a film I would watch again, I would prefer the first one but I still wouldn't kick this one out of bed for farting - it is no Ethan Hawke though...
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..