A remake of the 2010 film La Casa Muda out of Uruguay, Silent House follows the same basic premise for about seventy five percent of the way. The continuous shot style might possibly split viewers, with some complaining it is too closely related to the shaky cam nature of found footage movies. One element that won’t be argued is the acting of Elizabeth Olsen which is superb. Click the image below to be taken to my review of SILENT HOUSE.
Totally un-releated to the infamous Leprechaun franchise starring Warwick Davis, Leprechaun’s Revenge is a SYFY original movie releasing on St. Patrick’s Day 2012 (Saturday March 17th)
Synopsis from IMDB:
“An evil leprechaun who has been imprisoned within the roots of a majestic old oak tree, is accidentally set loose on St. Patrick’s Day. Once free, he takes out his bloody revenge on the descendants of the people who originally imprisoned him”
Welcome back to your bi-weekly fix of what goes bump in the night on the small screen! With your hosts EvilMike & DeadDarrick. On this episode we get into Oren Peli’s The River which is airing weekly on ABC. Terror on the Amazon river as a group searches for Dr. Cole, but what sort of macabre discoveries will they encounter during their search? Found Footage style horror finally makes it’s way to TV!
Mike gives his first impressions of the game Dead Rising 2, tons of zombie carnage on display but is it enough to keep him interested beyond a few initial skull-bashing sessions!?! Then we close out the episode with another edition of Horrorpiece Theater featuring discussion on the films Waxwork & Waxwork 2! Supernatural goofball horror from the 80′s! What could go wrong, right? *ahem*
I had heard good things about this flick for the last month or so and decided to track it down & watch it. I have heard some call this more of a thriller than a horror movie, but I really that is just semantics. It serves up some scares, twists, red herrings, and a pretty awesome post-kill shot. Did all of this add up to a movie I’d recommend? Here is an excerpt from the review:
“The fact that Julia is suffering herself from a degenerative eye disease that is slowly making her blind helps make the movie feel like a race against time for Julia to solve the mystery of what exactly happened to her sister. The movie does a very good job of spooking out the viewer whenever Julia is alone on screen whether it be in her home or following clues that she has collected around town. You will definitely be looking over your own shoulder the next time the power goes out at your place after watching this flick.”
Go check out the entire movie review at the all new ALLHORROR.NET (formerly AlteredRealitiesRadio) by clicking the image below!
It’s Friday the 13th again! I hadn’t really planned on much for the website today being that I have been busy with work and preparing for the baby girl coming soon. Earlier today I re-post a link to an article from right around the time I started the site last year in which I some thoughts on the Friday the 13th series. Well now that I am home, the wife is asleep and I have some free time I decided to review a Friday the 13th flick. Not just any sequel, but the one that seems to be the most polarizing. No, not Jason Takes Manhattan, that one is pretty much universally hated (but still loved in a “Well hey, it’s Paramount era Jason, at least, right?” way) Rather I am talking about Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning that’s right. A lot of people hate this installment if for no other reason than the “major reveal” at the end of the movie, which if you did indeed read the title to the thread, probably now know….(although I’d imagine you’ve already seen the flick many times if you are reading this thread). So yeah check out my review aka vehement defense of the flick after the jump!
This past Sunday & Monday nights A&E aired the two part, “four hour” adaption of the Stephen King novel “Bag of Bones” the story of a writer trying to get away to cope with the death of his wife. Like most small towns in a horror story, everything isn’t as seems. Did this adaption hit it’s mark? Read my thoughts after the jump!
This coming Friday, December 16th at 7pm/10pm eastern, Chiller will be debuting the zombie flick REMAINS based on the graphic novel of the same name.
Based on the IDW Publishing graphic novel written by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and illustrated by Kieron Dwyer, Remains is set in a chilling post-apocalyptic Reno, Nevada, and follows the survivors of a bizarre accident that reduced most of the world’s population to zombies. The group takes refuge in a vacant casino and fights a losing battle against the undead, who grow steadily stronger, smarter and more aggressive by the minute. The movie stars Grant Bowler (True Blood, Ugly Betty), Lance Reddick (Fringe, Lost, The Wire), Miko Hughes (Pet Sematary) and Tawny Cypress (Rescue Me, Heroes). Remains is written by John Doolan and directed by Colin Theys; Andrew Gernhard and Zach O’Brien will serve as producers for Synthetic Cinema International.
However, you don’t have to wait until Friday to get your first bite of action from the story as Chiller is offering a 10 minute prequel webisode titled “Road to Reno” right now exclusively at their website. (Unfortunately they are not allowing embedding at this time so the best I can do is point you to the webisode HERE, if that changes I will embed the video here on the site)
Of course, I don’t think this movie was ever meant to be scary in the first place. Just me? In a childhood that consisted of renting almost every horror flick available on the shelves, for some reason The Willies always escaped my clutches. Not sure why. I remember it always being there, un-rented by anyone else. Can’t remember why I kept passing it up. Maybe my review will shed some light on that? Here is an excerpt from the review I did for Truly Disturbing website:
”While the “Kentucky Fried Rat” gag was predictable, I will admit to sort of being surprised at the “Dog in the microwave” piece, given how kid-friendly the rest of the movie is. Following those brief tales and a pretty cool reference to Astin’s “The Goonies” in the form of a joke, we get down to business with a couple longer stories. The first story follows a young boy being bullied at school by a trio of classmates, and his counseling from the school janitor Mr. Jenkins played by genre favorite James Karen (Return of the Living Dead). Mr. Jenkins cheers up the boy and promises him that those bullies will “get theirs” “
Don’t stop there! Head on over to Truly Disturbing to read the full review by clicking on the image below:
The Paranormal Activity franchise is one that is pretty polarizing. There is the camp that absolute loves them. They totally get into them, usually make an effort to see the movie quickly with a packed house in the theater (the method I would recommend to help enhance the atmosphere and scares) and then there is the folks who find the movies boring and dull. I’ve debated what I feel are the merits of this franchise many times before. No on is changing anyone’s mind on this. So you won’t hear much about the back & forth bickering about it in my review besides one quick reference to me feeling the issue is settled, and hey I am pretty much a live and let live kind of guy so to each his own…….here is an excerpt of the review I typed up for TDHorror:
”However this time the viewer is not asked to sit through an hour of creaky doors until the real scares begin. Just like the scares in PA2 one-upped those in PA1, the scares in PA3 blow both former movies out of the water. The demon or “entity” in this one is a lot more active, doing much more than walking through doors or knock down items. There is also something extra creepy about children interacting with an entity that adults simply cannot see or hear (until it is absolutely necessary of course) Maybe it has to do with their innocence and nativity about who or what exactly they are involved in. Watching, you know the kids should be scared about what is going on, so in turn it scares the viewer even more. You just know things aren’t going to turn out OK, but children are children and they simply have an “imaginary friend” that no one else can see, right?”
For the full review, which remains spoiler free, please click the image below to be taken to TDHorror!