Posts from the ‘Horror/Thriller’ Category

FIRST LOOK: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

Dont Be Afraid of the Dark stars Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce star in this film is produced by Guillermo Del Toro.

The Troy Nixey will be a must see film. The film tells the story of a young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own.

  • Release Date: August 12th, 2011 (wide)
  • Director: Troy Nixey
  • Cast: Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison
  • Studio: FilmDistrict
  • Genre: Suspense/Horror, Thriller and Remake
  • MPAA Rating: R for violence and terror.
  • Year: 2011

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark – Introverted Sally Hurst has just moved in with her father Alex and his girlfriend Kim when she realizes that their sprawling estate holds its fair share of secrets. Ascending to the depths of the house, Sally gains access to a secret lower level that has lain undisturbed for nearly a century, when the original builder vanished without a trace. When Sally accidentally opens the gateway that kept the creatures locked up tight, she realizes that in order to prevent them from destroying her family is to convince her skeptical father than monsters really exist.

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FIRST LOOK: Fright Night Gets Updated With Colin Farrell

The classic horror film Fright Night, from 1985 that took audience by storm about a vampire who moves into a neighborhood tormenting a young curious teen and his friends.

The witty, fresh, and scary film about a mysterious man who Jerry Dandrige, who moves into the neighborhood and torments a curious teen named Charlie Brewster played by Anton Yelchin. The remake stars  Colin Farrell as Jerry, who gives Chris Sarandon’s original character anger, intensity and  pure edgy fear. After watching the trailer  Colin is Jerry and this is a perfect fit for Farrell.

  • Release Date: August 19th, 2011 (wide)
  • Director: Craig Gillespie
  • Cast: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Toni Collette, David Tennant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
  • Studio: 2DreamWorks Studios
  • Genre: Comedy, Suspense/Horror and Remake
  • MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • Year: 2011

Fright Night – Teenager Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) guesses that his new neighbor Jerry Dandrige ( Colin Farrell) is a vampire responsible for a string of recent deaths. When no one he knows believes him, he enlists Peter Vincent (David Tennant), the opportunistic host of his favorite TV show, to help him take down Jerry and his guardian.  Charlie starts to have some serious suspicions that this Jerry guy is a vampire. As with most suspicions, Charlie is proven right after observing strange activity in his neighborhood. With the likes of Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick-Ass) as Charlie’s best friend, we are confident that the movie will tickle our tummies.

This time around his mother’s character Jane Brewster, played by Toni Collette is a little more developed and his girlfriend Amy Peterson [Imogen Poots] a little more spicy. The movie gets a full revamp intensifying the scare factor, but keeping with the comedy factor.

I have to say Fright Night is one of my all time favorite vampire films. I am really looking forward to the remake and if it goes to part two again, I hope they take it to the limit. The sequel had so much potential, but floundered to be original or scary. It ended up predictable and cliché’. With Farrell leading up the first installment there is hopes for a matching second that will scare audiences once again.

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MOVIE POSTER: Final Destination 5

Did you really think they were going to stop making gory films  like this?

Check the trailer inside….

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REVIEW: Scream 4 Goes Back To Its Roots To Capture A New Generation

Scream 4    B

Movie review: Acacia

Scream 4 starts off as all of the previous films have, with a phone call to a ridiculously young, ridiculously attractive girl.

But this is a new decade and Scream 4 is for a new generation. The film’s initial act serves up what made the original Scream great: great self-referential digs at horror movie remakes that any pop culture lover can recognize as something they might say. Then we’re made aware that we’re back in Woodsboro, the setting of the original movie. The two sequels, as much as I enjoyed them, felt to epic once they left the small town setting. There’s something really scary about a killer on the loose, who you can’t easily hide from on a huge college campus or in a big city.

Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell) is back in her hometown to plug her self-help book. There she reconnects with her remaining family; cousin Jill (Emma Roberts) and Aunt Kate (Mary McDonnell). Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) is now a Woodsboro resident married to Dewey Riley (David Arquette), now the town sheriff. Unfortunately, with Sydney’s return comes Ghostface’s reemergence and people quickly begin dropping like flies.

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BUZZ: Hatchet II: Victor Crowley Lives

The slasher film that breathes life back into the genre that once faded is back with a new menace maniac Victor Crowley [Kane Hodder]. he’s relentless, filled with fury, and there’s no stopping this killer of the New Orleans swamps.

Hatchet II – released on October 1, 2010 and still may be in a theater near you. If you love Friday the 13th then you will be amazed with Hatchet II, the sequel to the ground breaking scary film that hit theaters in 2007. Director Adam Green brings you back to where it all started – After Marybeth [Danielle Harris] escapes from the clutches of Victor Crowley, she learns the truth about his curse from Reverend Zombie [Tony Todd], she heads back into the haunted New Orleans swamp to seek revenge for her family.

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REVIEW: Saw 3D

B+

Review by Peter Ricci – Flix|Critic

Saw 3D doesn’t disappoint in the gore department. Once again the creators of the film has taken it to the limit and spared no expense on disgust, vulgar, and out right blood splatter death sequences. If you are a fan of ‘Torture Porn” then Saw 3D is up your ally. The blood hurdling scenes in the new installment had me gagging; even turning my head as moment were revolting and purely horrific.

So let’s score Saw 3D:

  • Story                                        = GOOD
  • Acting                                      = GOOD
  • Fear Factor                            = VERY GOOD
  • Gore                                          = EXCELLENT
  • Intensity                                 = EXCELLENT
  • Time Worthy                          = 4

Saw 3D take you full circle in a terrifying array of events completing the puzzle. The masterpiece may be set for final installment, but it can easily be rejuvenated into another sequel of the historical horror film franchise.

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INSIDER: ‘The Rite’ Will Make You Believe Evil Exsists!!!

There’s a new movie is coming out in 2011 that will scare the pants off you starring: Anthony Hopkins, Rutger Hauer, Colin O’Donoghue, Alice Braga, Ciaran Hinds and Toby Jones.

It’s coming to you from Newline Cinemas and is sure to be The Exorcist for a new generation. The movie is superb and quiet surprising. Hopkins once again gives audiences what they love best, to FEAR him!

Not since his version of Hannibal Lector has Hopkins made my spine tingled and covered my arms in goosebumps until i watched this film. The film is about an American priest who travels to Italy to study a new course for graduate priests. He begins his courses at the Vatican in Vatican City, but is school by a retired priest who gives him on-hand lesson in the world of exorcism.  The film asks you, do you believe or are you a skeptic? I think after you see this film, you’ll believe!

I am NOT going to say much as this film is not yet released. It is set for release January,  28, 2011.  [ First Look – trailer inside]

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