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I had heard about this film a fair bit before watching it, not that it was good or bad, just that it was there and what it was about. Simple. "Gary, who has just married Samantha, the woman of his dreams, discovers that her six-year-old son may be the Antichrist.".
This film pretty much reminds me of a better version of all those Scary Movie knock offs, that tried to be Scary Movie but just didn't really do a good job. The films like Meet the Spartans and Vampires Suck. This is pretty much a comedy/knock off version of The Omen, but it's better than those Meet The Spartans, much better actually. I have to say though, I don't feel it's better than the Scary Movies...
Little Evil is entertaining and it gives some good nods to The Omen and films along those line, nice little fun nods, but I wasn't blown away by it.
Little Evil is charming, it's got good characters, (the dad is very loveable and so are his friends at his AA semi class, wasn't that keen on the wife though...), it's got a fair bit of humour in it, even humour around the unfortunate death of a teacher, and it's simple and easy to watch. It doesn't really have a hard to follow story line, and you pretty much know what is coming, especially if you have seen The Omen - that is a massive hint to what most of this film is about.
The ending is also kind of very cute. I am not a kid fan, at all, especially ones that could very easily kill me with one look, but I have to say, I do warm to Lucas by the end of it. Only right at the end though, for the rest of it, I didn't like Lucas as much as I like those horrible children off Supernanny... Actually, they should have called Supernanny...
The ending would pretty much be the definition of 'warm and fuzzy' in the dictionary... not that I am going to mention the ending, because I do not spoil - just niceeeeeee.
Little Evil didn't blow me away in anyway, but it's still fun and a nice entertaining movie, with good characters and actors. I probably wouldn't watch it in a hurry again, but that in no way means it is a bad film!
Before I start, I should say that this the old Ravenous from 1999, and not the one that is on Netflix from last year.
Right, we good we got that covered, let's carry on: "In a remote military outpost in the 19th Century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal."
I have to say, I wasn't into this straight away and it did take a while to get going, I mean, c'mon, I knew it was about cannibals and that tends to be gory, I was ready! When it did get going, it really wasn't that bad, it has dated though, especially the blood. Bloody hell, (see what I did there?!), the blood was bad in this, it was light red and very runny, even the FX blood I use is better than it, and I have to sometimes buy the cheap stuff... Disclaimer though, I hate saying things have dated as at the time, it probably looked great, and I am sure this one did too. Great cast in Ravenous though, an insanely good cast, it's mainly Guy Pearce against Robert Carlyle, and that is something to enjoy. Something to feast the eyes on. It's also fun to see how people have aged in this film... That's like a hobby of mine!
I was mellow with this film, I didn't hate it, but I probably wouldn't watch it again in a flash. As I mentioned, great cast, and the concept is good. There is also some twists that come out of nowhere and they are lovely jubbly.
If I had to watch a film about cannibals, it probably wouldn't be this one, maybe Hills Have Eyes instead... But this cast killed it, so much damn flowing hair going on - like one of those 80s hair bands I love.
Overall, Ravenous wasn't great but wasn't awful - it was a nice movie to pass the time with. It was also pretty funny in places, and that is also nice too. Cannibals and comedy, Can Com, n'awwww.
Storytime! I have tried to watch this film on a few occasion, (my poor Netflix account will tell you how far I've gotten through it...not far.). But I had a movie night with a friend this week, passed the remote to them and they chose this one, with no nudging towards horror films from me! Well maybe a little, only a teeny bit though, I promise. They chose this all by themselves, and I am very glad they did. "A teenage Leatherface escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnapping a young nurse and taking her on a road trip from hell, while being pursued by a lawman out for revenge."
I have always had a love/hate relationship with some of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre films, I, shockingly, am not a fan of the old ones. The old ones do not do it for me, the newer ones though, I am highly invested in. I tell you why the old ones don't do it for me, and I feel so bad saying it, but I do feel they have aged, gore wise anyway, they are still classics, but I always find I want more in the gore department. The newer films though, tend to give me some of what I want, and Leatherface did not let me down. Someone had been splattered like a pancake within the first ten or so minutes, nice and bloody too. I enjoyed it, my company, not so much. I may have scared them a little with my mad smiling whenever there was blood and gore...
Leatherface is actually fairly clever, it's a slasher film, a prequel, but it does get you thinking. It's about young Leatherface, but the clever thing is, until right at the end, you have no idea which character he is in the film. The film follows some inmates running from the law, and throughout it, you never know which one Leatherface is, and it's pretty damn fun to watch. Most of the characters you follow, at one point or another, lead you to believe they could be young Leatherface, and it is literally only right at the end you are told who he is. I loved it, not only is it a horror film, but you are made to guess the entire way about which character the film is about - it's the simple things in life for me...
I don't really find slasher films scary, so at no point was I scared in this, and I wouldn't really say it was that tense either, a few times but not a lot - didn't lose anything though, the film itself is still highly entertaining. (Did spend a bit of it going "Who is that actor?!", until one of us could be bothered to Google it, FYI, Game of Thrones...).
I liked this a lot more than any of the older classics, I have to admit, and I would happily, happily watch it again. It's just so damn entertaining and gore filled. Give it a chance!
Every time, every single time, I think of this film, I get that Happy Birthday song in my head, but changing Birthday for Death Day. And not the normal Birthday tune, the song sang by Altered Images... "A college student must relive the day of her murder over and over again, in a loop that will end only when she discovers her killer's identity."
I feel I say this a lot, that I have been meaning to watch a movie for ages, and it's true for most. As soon as I heard about this film, I was interested, sounded right like a horror Groundhog Day, and who wouldn't love that?!
I have to admit though, I didn't warm to the film straight away, and I definitely didn't warm to the main character, Tree, either. Yes, Tree, as in those things that stand in forests and gardens. I literally spent the first half asking myself "Did he say Tree?", "Is her name Tree?". But in fact, yes, they said Tree. Someone named their child after a tree, I like trees but not enough to name a child after them... Tree is a wee bit of a bitch, a wee bit of a big bitch and she is not that likable at all. As I mentioned, you do not warm to her at all. Great start!
Happy Death Day, even though I didn't warm to it to start with, I liked the concept from the start. It really reminded me of a mixture of Groundhog Day and the Supernatural episode, Mystery Spot, maybe more so Supernatural, but can't be leaving Bill Murray out - it's a great idea! And it was a great idea, it was played off very well, each day she lives through, you see and each death is different and is all played out in different ways. You know the deaths are coming, but just not how they come. Each death is different but with the same masked evil character - so mysterious, and so much death!
I warmed to it by the end of it, up until about the middle, I wasn't that blown away - don't get me wrong, it's not the best film I've seen, but it has a charm to it. I found myself warming to the film as I warmed to Tree, whether it was because I started caring more for her and who was killing her, I'm not sure. Either way, by the end of it I was invested, and I wanted to know who the killer was, so badly.
One thing I do when I watch a movie, is I don't try and work out the twist, I like to be surprised, and I didn't try and work it out in this film so I really did not see it coming. It wasn't a bad twist at all, some might see it coming as it's not most difficult thing to work out, but it's definitely better than the alternative ending, as I watched that and that was not the best...
Overall, Happy Death Day is not a bad film at all, it's fun and entertaining, and passes the time. It might not be a classic but it's got a great concept and it just good to watch with your brain off - unless you want to try and work out the twist.
What a different zombie film this was! Damn, I wasn't expecting it to be so thoughtful! "In the throes of a zombie apocalypse, a troubled woman from Las Vegas with a dark past finds herself stranded in the desert with a lone and ravenous zombie on her tail."
It Stains The Sands Red pretty much starts out like any other horror, a fairly average, sometimes annoying couple get into a wee bit of trouble right at the beginning of the film after having fun and talking and chatting about how happy they are. That old chestnut of a cliche, but it's a good cliche, one that always works.
The couple has trouble, and all a sudden, while stranded, they see a man walking towards them, long story short, he's a member of the undead, and boyfriend is killed. From that moment on, the film changes completely, and goes from your typical zombie horror to a very thought out underrated gem.
It Stains The Sands Red is incredibly original in its concept, it takes a part of a zombie film that no one has ever really thought of; the fact that zombies are the undead and don't actually need to stop and rest or any of the sorts, and it runs with it. Molly is being chased by the zombie and he is relentless, and of course he would be, HE'S UNDEAD. Of course he doesn't need to rest, he's just following Molly, I assume, due to the fact he is peckish for a little bit of human flesh. I say assume as I feel zombies change in stories and films, and some waste away and some don't, I don't with to discriminate against any zombies.
Another incredibly original concept to this film is the fact that are one point, Molly and the zombie create a friendship, an actual friendship. It's a bit like a longer scene of the end scene of Shaun of the Dead, where they are sitting in the shed playing games - fairly similar to that, which is kind of cute... In an undead sort of way. She goes from being chased by him for miles to actually saving his undead life from the army, and he does the same in another scene that really shows how cruel human kind can be in dire times.
I highly recommend It Stains The Sand Red, if you love your zombie films, welcome to one that is insanely and makes you think in ways you've never thought of before, regarding zombies. And tampons do come into play too, in a very different way than you think - periods are mentioned, brave move!
I like this film!
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..