Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

March 14, 2013 by  
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A young girl forced to live with her father and his girlfriend discovers Evil creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own.

Eh, Don’t Be Afraid of this Movie! It was not scary. Barely even creepy for that matter. This movie stared Guy Pearce, Katie Holmes and little Bailee Madison(also in Just go with it & Once Upon a Time). I expected much more. Creepy old house…creatures in the basement?? You would think that there would be a huge creepy, ghost/ghoul-like apparition thing going on in this film but nope….nothing. I think that I’d rather sit through Twilight again, at least that movie had some vampires (happy friendly vampires, but vamps non-the less). If for some unknown reason the powers that be decided to make a part 2 to this no reason to be afraid of the dark movie, I think I’ll take a pass….okay, who am I kidding. I’ll watch it.
I think Guy Pearce & Katie Holmes need to stay away from films like this one or they may find themselves pining for straight to DVD – Indie movies.

 

 

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The Human Centipede II

February 11, 2013 by  
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Inspired by the fictional Dr. Heiter, disturbed loner Martin dreams of creating a 12-person centipede and sets out to realize his sick fantasy.

Okay, I know in my review of the first Human Centipede movie that I would never watch that disturbing movie again. Well, I have not. This was part 2 and it was no less despicable than the first. Why on earth would I subject myself to a second dose of non-sensicle nasty?? I’ll say that I did it for the research for my blog. There could be no other valid reasoning.

In this twisted second helping, a warped fanatic of the movie “The Human Centipede” decides it would be in his best interest to re-create the movie. However, in stead of 3 people, he uses 12 (one being one of the actresses for the movie). In stead of him being a doctor performing the ‘surgeries’ in a sterile environment, he is a disgusting, dirty, slob of a man working in a parking garage who rents out a small warehouse to attache each person to one another.

This version is so so nasty it completely reproduces the ‘magic’ of the first film. Though it, much like the first movie, grossed me out completely, I have to admit that the film is a well made movie. It doesn’t come off as some poorly made, slapped together B rate horror with poor camera work and shitty acting. Will I ever watch this movie again? eh, just like I said in the first one….hell no. However, keep an eye out for my review of “The Human Centipede 3″ which is due out this year.     

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The Human Centipede

February 8, 2013 by  
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A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a new “pet”– a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others’ rectums.

Whoa – This was one of the most, if not THE most disturbing movies that I’ve ever seen. I’ve seen many terror films in which people are tortured such as the “Hostel” movies and Wolf Creek but this movie, in my opinion has seriously crossed the line. It was grotesque. I mean, holy shit on a shingle….who comes up with this kind of thing. Let’s try to re-enact what the creator of this film thought the day he came up with this Gem…”I want to make a fun movie….I got it” “I’ll have someone kidnap 3 unsuspecting victims and sew 2 of there faces to the ASSs of the other 2″ “Oh Oh, even better, I’ll then force the first on the line to eat” …. well you can only imagine what comes next, huh? Only that of a warped mind in which I would never ever want to sit down to dinner with can think up this type of garbage, that’s for sure. Yikes, I’ll never sit through this one again. Ever. 

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The Haunting in Connecticut: Fact or Fiction?

February 4, 2013 by  
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As an Avid horror movie lover, I am even more intrigued with stories based on true events the most. The movie “The Haunting in Connecticut” is such a movie. The movie is about a family is forced to relocate to a new town and home for their son’s health. They begin experiencing supernatural behavior in their new home, which turns out to be a former mortuary.

My first thoughts of this movie being based on true events is “who in their right mind would move into a house that used to be a funeral home with the morgue as one of the bedrooms”? Well, after doing some research, I found that there actually was a family that moved into this house in Connecticut and that they said the events really did occur. Thy claimed to have been ‘haunted’ by evil spirits or demons or whatever you want to call them.

Below, I have posted photos of the actual house as well as the official movie trailer and a few interviews of the the paranormal investigator who looked into the claims and a few videos of Carmen Snedeker being interviewed. I also included the entire Sally Jessy show that the Snedekers appeared on in 1992.

Review the videos and decide for yourself if you belive the claims to be true or fabricated for the sake of fame and fortune.

 

ct house 01            The actual home             ct house 02

 

 

 

 

The Snedeker’s

ct family

Here is the official trailer of the movie

Here is a short clip of the Paranormal investigator that looked into the validity of the case claimed by the Snedekers.

 Here is a short clip of the real Carmen Snedeker who is the Mother that reported the claims of haunting.

Here is the Sally Jesse show that the Snedekers appeared on in 1992 explaining in details what had occured and defending themselves from the naysayers.

Did this really happen? Were the Snedekers victims of a Ghostly assault?

YOU be the judge.

 

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I’m die’n over here!

January 29, 2013 by  
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I’ve had Zero time to watch any new movies lately. A sick kid with coughing and not one but 2 eye infections….A crazy-ass dog and nasty cough myself that’s helping the kid keep me up at night. It’s been an actual horror show in my own household!

I plan on getting back on the horse tonight… so help me. I’m running back to back chainsaw movies. The 2003 version of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre followed up by The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. Believe it or not, even though the Chainsaw Massacre franchise with the exception of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation is at the tippy top of my favorites list, I have only seen the 2003 version once and never saw ‘The Beginning’ at all. I can’t wait to run these back to back (God Willing). I’m as giddy as a school girl on her first date with the bad boy she meets around the corner so her parents don’t pull lock down on her!!

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The Fourth Kind

January 28, 2013 by  
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98 min  -  Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -   6 November 2009 (USA)

This is about an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where a town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances over the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up.

This movie had mixed reviews. Frankly, this movie scared the crap out of me and I’m not sure why. I suppose the occasional blood curdling screams or the spine chilling moments of bodily contortions. The movie is portrayed as based on true events supported with ‘Actual video and sound footage’. However, you do the google research and draw your own conclusion if any of it actually happened or if it was some clever ploy to sell tickets.

I loved the movie. Will I watch it again? Heck no. I really did scare me. I don’t know anyone that was as freaked out by this one as much as me. The movie was believable to me. I found it, for the most part very plausible regardless of the fact that I don’t believe in Aliens or that we’re being visited by UFOs or any of that non-sense.  I recommend checking this movie out.

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Cabin in the Woods (2011)

January 25, 2013 by  
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Directed by Drew Goddard

Five friends take off for a get-away to a remote cabin in the woods, only to find that they are not going to have the fun get-away as they expected. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Not know anything about this movie before watching it, I expected nothing more than the typical slasher flick about some kids going into the woods to smoke pot, drink, have sex and get butchered up one by one leaving a girl running and screening through woods for her life.

I couldn’t have been more wrong. I loved this movie. Yes, it did have a small group of kids that go into the woods to smoke week and drink. Yes it did have kids trying to do the naked worm dance. But this movie actually had, dare I say it, a reason! This was no movie about kids getting hammered by booze and then hammered by a lunatic. You find out right from the beginning of the movie that there was a reason for these particular kids to go to the cabin. I’m not going to say more about that. The movie was original and had a great story that wasn’t wasted on a crappy screenplay and shitty acting. Huge kudos goes to the makers of this film. Straight off from the beginning of the movie right to the fantastic ending I glued to the screen loving every minute of it. This is a good movie that is quick paced and felt like it went quickly and it was really fun to watch. I loved the end complexly.   

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Kill Katie Malone (2010)

January 25, 2013 by  
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Directed by Carlos Ramos Jr

A few College students & best friends Ginger Matheson, Jim Duncan, and Kyle “Dixie” Canning, pitch in to buy a “ghost in a box” in an online auction. And as you’d expect in any B rate horror movie, nothing good comes of it.

This was mediocre at best. I was obvious and sometimes boring. Gee wiz, let’s buy a ghost in a box in which grants wishes. Haven’t these people seen the movie “The Gate” back in the 80’s whereas some dorky kid trying to look like a rocker and his goofy friends open a gate to the underworld and when they wished for stuff. Then got it but it all turned to CRAP!?

Okay, so, nothing turns to Crap. However, my mood did when I found myself watching this movie. There is nothing new original about this one. It’s a just another Ghost revenge story in which the Ghost seeks revenge on unrelated to the people that wronged her, Lame. At best, this would be a so-so made for TV movie that doesn’t even need to be edited. It’s quite possible that it actually was made for TV and I just missed the memo. I just didn’t think that it made any sense. I will say this, the acting and direction of the movie was fine. I couldn’t even tell they were acting (Tongue is now pressing against my cheek).

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Let Me In (2010)

January 20, 2013 by  
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A young boy who’s being bullied at school becomes friends with his female neighbor in the apartment next door.  As it turns out, the girl is a vampire.

This is a remake of the Norway movie “Let the right one in” which was release 2 years earlier. The movies are quite similar up to about the half way point. But “Let the right one in” then becomes a bit darker than “Let me in”. If you don’t mind reading movies, I suggest watching the original. It was better than the remake as is the usually the case.

Exactly who categorized this movie?? Seriously, aren’t horror movies supposed to somewhat scary or even the slightest bit creepy?  Note to self, next time I see a movie in categorized as Horror, Drama AND Mystery be prepared for anything but to be creeped out. Don’t get me wrong, I actually did like the movie. I like dramas. It’s just that going into a movie that it billed as Horror and the trailer looks like it’s a spooky movie, I want to be spooked. There were some scenes that were a bit violent, which you’d expect from a vampire movie. But, personally, I didn’t find this any more of a horror movie than the Twilight movies.

The vampire, Abby, is played by Chloe Grace Moretz who was great in the movie. She also played Mindy in the movie “Kick-Ass” and will be starring as Carrie in the anticipated remake of “Carrie”. The boy next door, Owen, is played by Lodi Smit-McPhee who played opposite Viggo Motensen in the movie “The Road”. He will also be playing Bevolio in the next “Romeo and Juliet” set to release year.

The movie is good and I do recommend seeing it. I liked it. Just don’t expect to be scared. It’s not a very scary movie at all.

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V/H/S (2012)

January 17, 2013 by  
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A group hoodlum friends is hired to burglarize a house and obtain a specific VHS tape. However, as they start viewing some of the tapes, the find out that there is more found footage than they bargained for.

The movie is a compilation of multiple stories. Typically, I don’t go for the multiple different stories in one movie (Creep show as the example). However, it worked in this movie since the crooks were there to steal a particular tape and decided to review some of the tapes that were already either in the player or near it.

The Good about this movie was that it gave some creepy moments. The gory parts were ridiculous (in a good way). Without giving to much away…think intestines…Also, The acting was good. In this case, I actually didn’t mind the different stories in a single movie. it made sense. There were a few moments in this one that gave the the ‘holy shit’ reaction. Typically, I’ve seen it all in horrors so that is a huge plus.

The Bad about this movie. It’s just shy of 2 hours. 10 minutes could have easily been trimmed from 2 of the ‘video footage’ stories shaving off 20 minutes. It would have made the movie flow better and keep the momentum. I would have enjoyed this much more if it was a little shorter.

Overall, I did like the movie. You have to no mind ‘handy-cam’, ‘shaky-cam’ or whatever you want to call it because that was the entire film. If you don’t like that movie style, don’t waste your time on this one.

 

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The Devil’s Rain (1975)

January 17, 2013 by  
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The movie is about a Satanic cult in middle American that have the awesome ability giving them the power to melt their victims. The fun comes in when one of the children of an earlier victim is out to destroy them and their cult.

The Devil’s Rain came out in 1975 starring Ernest Borgnine, William Shatner, John Travolta & Tom Skerritt. I saw this movie years later, sometime in the early 80′s when I was a kid. This movie scared the crap out of me and I loved every minute of it.

It’s the first movie that I can recall the melting of someone’s face. Of course that vision was immortalized in the ending scene of Raiders of the lost ark. Though I haven’t seen it for quite some time, I cannot wait to see it again. Though I’m sure it cannot stand up to the scare and creeps that we get from today’s horror moves but I’m certain, especially for an old horror movie, that it will make me think twice about befriending strangers in a small town on a road trip.

The special affects in this one are actually quite good for being a 1975 movie with the limited technical computer generated techniques that are used today. As for the acting, well, just look at who the starring cast is and it speaks for itself.

I definitely suggest giving this one a try, I’m sure that it’s available for streaming on Amazon. It’s not available for streaming on NetFlix but they may have it on DVD.  

 

 

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The Evil Dead (1981)

January 15, 2013 by  
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The premise is simple… Five friends take a trip to a cabin in the woods (big shock  there) where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.

With a remake of the movie The Evil Dead on the horizon. I couldn’t help but to revisit the original. This campy & obvious low budget banger is one of my favorite old horror movies. If you haven’t seen this one yet, I strongly suggest it, especially if you plan on seeing the remake. Yes, it’s a low budget film… yes, it’s campy, yes it has strange dark humor and finally, yes it has a bazar tree-vine sex scene, but still … this is a must see for any horror movie person. It’s not a very scary movie but it has its moments. I’m not a huge fan of low budget movies, simply for the fact that the acting is usually extremely bad (which makes me see why actors like Leonardo DiCaprio & Colin Farrell get paid so much). But there’s something about this one that makes me a lover. Maybe it has some nostalgia attached to it having me recall watching it with friends cracking up and having a good time in the 80s. I was probably high at the time.

This was Sam Raimi’s first full length movie. As sound effects, he used high-tech techniques such as breaking celery stalks in half to simulate the breaking of bones. With that kind of ingenuity back in the 80’s, how can you Not be a fan. I am curious how the remake on this is going to be. If they make it too scary and not campy with dark humor, then boooo. Those are part of the reasons the original is loved by many. To me, it’s one of the best horrors of the 80’s, not that the 80’s produced the best horrors of all times.

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Incidious

January 11, 2013 by  
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This movie is basically about a family that flees the home that they are living in because it’s haunted. However, after having not even unpacked their things in their new home, the haunting continues.  They learn that it’s not the house that’s haunted but their eldest son.

This was a good movie, directed by James Wan, starring Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne. I wouldn’t say that it’s a very scary movie but it’s definitely creep. This did remind me of some old horror movies. Parts in particular were almost a modern day take on the movie Poltergeist. Typically, ghost movies scare the crap out of me. This didn’t really leave me checking my closet before bed and I sit through it without looking over my shoulder every 5 minutes. But I dug it. I thought it was fun.  I was not disappointed by this one.

Anytime there is a Kid in a horror movie about spirits or demons or anything paranormal, I typically go in assuming that it’s going to be a good creeper. Though, this movie had a couple kids in it and one of them was the main focus per-say, there were not a lot of creepy kid moments like the kid standing over the parents bed with a knife or singing/humming bazaar oddities. Or my personal favorite, the redrum business that the kid gave his mom in The Shinning. This flick was missing that aspect and it would have been nice to get creeped out by I didn’t really notice it absence as I was watching the DVD.

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Mama (January 2013)

January 8, 2013 by  
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Whoa… Now this looks like a very scary movie indeed. This is about 2 girls left to fend for themselves, living in what appears to be a house abandoned for years. They are taken in by their uncle and that is when the real fun begins. It seems that they really weren’t alone after all. It doesn’t seem to be like one of the old horror movies from the 80′s or 90′s. This has a new, original feel to it. The movie looks creepy as hell and I cannot wait to see this one.

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Who We Are

January 7, 2013 by  
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Who Killed Who is all about old horror movies, new horror movies, very scary movies, super scary movies & thrillers. That is why we dedicated this blog about old horror movies as well as new ones, horror movie reviews and news. We try to critique horror movies as a non-critic. We try not to nit-pick the movies apart. We just give our basic opinion as horror movie lovers. if we think it Rocked, Sucked or was not bad etc. old horror movies, very scary movies, super scary movies, horrors etc…We give the spill on spook.

 

 

 

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