“Poe” on IMDB
Horror, 105 Minutes, 2012
Bad movie! No! Not on the new rug!
(This movie just shit all over my new rug.)
The script – which announces proudly that it’s based on true events (it’s not) – really likes to repeat itself. I think the screenwriter thought it sounded smart (it doesn’t) and that the actors could pull off sounding smart (they can’t… oh dear Lord in heaven they can’t).
“Mask Maker” on IMDB
Action, 89 Minutes, 2010
[Wife and kids are away on their last weekend jaunt before school starts so while I catch up on some mind-numbingly tedious work I’m distracting myself with bad movies. This is the third.]
“I Spit on Your Grave” on IMDB
Horror, 108 Minutes, 2010
This is not a movie for a first date… or a third for that matter. Or, in fact, any week were you might want to actually have sex… on second thought make that any month. This is a remake of the controversial 1978 classic horror movie of the same name [IMDB]. Often mislabeled an exploitation film the original was anything but sexual. (While I’m sadly sure that some people must enjoy this kind of brutality it was clearly not the intention of the film to cater to that audience.)
“Cold Storage” on IMDB
Thriller, 95 Minutes, 2009
While the description and the title may lead you to instantly think “slasher flick” (I did) there’s actually a deeper story here. It doesn’t always work (and sometimes it really doesn’t work) but it’s an honest attempt to break the mold and for that alone it deserves some love.
“Tucker and Dale vs Evil” on IMDB
Horror/Comedy, 89 Minutes, 2010
[The second movie in our unexpected Tyler Labine [IMDB] film festival. It became a “film festival” when we said “hey – that’s the guy from the last movie!” Our rules for these things are clearly somewhat loose, but we find they work for us.]
[This is counts as reviews 14, 15 and 16 for this edition of my semi-regular “my-wife-and-kids-are-visiting-relatives-so-I’m-watching-loads-of-crappy-movies” film festival.]
“The Frankenstein Syndrome” on IMDB
Horror, 94 Minutes, 2010
[This is the seventh review for this edition of my semi-regular “my-wife-and-kids-are-visiting-relatives-so-I’m-watching-loads-of-crappy-movies” film festival.]
“Pelt” on IMDB
Horror, 88 Minutes, 2010
This is actually listed as “comedy/horror” on IMDB and the only way that works is if you find it funny that anybody would find this scary and are horrified that anybody would find it funny.