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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Movie Reviews   Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:34 pm

lol at Voodoo Academy. David Decoteau has really lost his touch in recent years, but that was when he was at his best. He's pretty much the Jim Wynorski for gay men, and I love him for it. That one has Huntley Ritter who was hot as hell back then too, and a great scene inside a confessional booth where one of the guys pretty much gives a blow job to a a cross on a chain lol. What a classic <3.


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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Movie Reviews   Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:36 pm

Dan, make sure you check the last page! I posted two posts in a row and the second one started a new page. I don't want my last post to get buried.
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Movie Reviews   Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:45 am

James Mcavoy <3 Isla Fisher <3 I think they were probably the only two that I knew in this cast.

Isla never making it to the titular pool < /333 I was surprised that she died so early on in the movie, and disappointed because she was the only girl I really liked. I think there was some girl-on-girl action in this, or am I remembering wrong? I vaguely recall that there was a lesbian character that became somewhat badass at the end, or maybe I'm thinking of another movie. I really should watch this again...

Another really weird quality about this is that it feels (or rather sounds) like it should be a foreign film, but they all speak English and some of them have really heavy accents and you could tell that they were struggling to sound as American as possible, most likely told to do that by the creators so that the movie could fit in with all the other slashers of the time? The movie was made overseas, I do know that. Not that I hate it for it... rather, it gives it a somewhat tangy flavor of sorts.

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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Movie Reviews   Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:25 pm

I think I've seen the pool but it was a long time ago.
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Movie Reviews   Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:22 pm



No Isla? lol
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Movie Reviews   Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:32 am

Shut In (2016)




That Naomi Watts thriller/horror from last fall that everyone pretty much shit on. Given it's pretty foul critical reception, I went in with a bit of apprehension. Yet, it is Naomi Watts and I was curious to know exactly what thrills awaited. I mean, I really didn't know what type of thriller this would be, aside from Naomi Watts dealing with some crazy shit at some isolated home in the dead of winter. I was kind of hoping for something paranormal or something trapping her in her home, forbidding her from leaving out of fear for her life. Unfortunately, this left me feeling rather lukewarm. I think a large issue stems from the fact that the plot twist that sort of drives this movie to its final act didn't even seem remotely believable (in a movie taking itself so seriously) and, even so, it's been done better other places. Can't really speak about it without spoiling it. Plus, in the synopsis, this movie says Watts must save a young boy before he disappears forever. However, this young boy was given no dialogue or meaningful scenes with Watts to make us fear for him, or even care about their bond. Still, it's got that winter atmosphere and would've made a passable Lifetime flick. I gave it a generous 6/10, but it really should've been better.

The Eyes of My Mother (2016)




You can always count on a good arthouse film to take a simple idea and stretch it over the span of a feature length, making it as prestine and beautifully filmed as possible to make up for the fact that there is little to no story to be seen. Yet, make no mistake, a film of this type always seems to have everyone fawning over it like it's best new thing since sliced bread. This reminded me a great deal of another one released a few years ago called A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night which also left me scratching my head. There was one effective scene where a kid discovers something alarming in the barn attic (you'll know it when you get there), but aside from that, I was bored stiff. At least it was short. 5/10

Don't Hang Up (2016)




SLASHER NIGHT... except, not really? I admit I kind of fell for the confusing synopsis that talked about a guy and his friends prank calling someone and taking things a bit too far, causing that person to snap and go on a killing spree. I saw the same thing last winter with Scare Campaign and I fucking loved that. The Elizabeth Banks lookalike on the cover was screaming FINAL GIRL to me, but she's so not and I wouldn't personally call this a slasher either. It's more of a revenge story, but told from the perpetrators' perspective since the two guys are kind of assholes who sort of caused their own problems. That doesn't mean that the fun factor isn't there, though. I think people who liked Don't Breath may like this one, as well. 6/10

The Disappointments Room (2016)




Kate Beckinsale is an interesting actress to me. She does seem to have that strong female lead aspect to her, but she just hasn't really had a role that has found a place in my heart. Before someone mentions Underworld to me, I have to say that I'm just not the biggest fan of that franchise. Even so, the one movie that I did halfway enjoy was the only one that Beckinsale wasn't in. So, yeah. Much like her role in Vacancy (good movie btw), she just seemed like she absolutely did not want to be here. That can happen with troubled productions though, which this clearly was. The movie couldn't decide if it was going to be a ghost story or a story of a mother come unhinged after the death of an infant daughter. It decides to settle on both and ends up satisfying neither. Still, it introduces an oddly adorkable husband, a nutty ice cream shop owner, a librarian who reminded me of Zelda Rubinstein without the voice, and a young smug handyman who shamelessly hits on our heroine. The eccentric characters, as oddly as they were placed into the film, almost gave this a 6/10, but the DVD release cut a scene that was shown in theaters and that is unforgiveable. 5/10
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Movie Reviews   Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:41 pm

The Murder Game (2006)

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When my sister, my cousin, and I were younger, we used to play a demented little game called "Killer."  I believe this was around maybe 2000/2001, but since we were all preteens, we had seen several of the 90s slashers by that point. Basically, we had index cards and one would say killer, and the other two would be blank or something on that order indicating victims. It was a fun and thrilling game... until the one time we played it when my dad was home. And that was the end of that game. One fond memory of this was the one time I got the killer card, and I came across my cousin in the hallway. So, being the conniving little shit that I was, I ~pretended~ to be the other victim to get him on my side. I told him that we had to work together to take down my sister, who was clearly the killer. To his surprise, I pulled out my imaginary knife on him as he screamed like a little girl because I had duped him. I can only imagine what my hiding sister thought at the time because that bitch so knew that she was next. ^_^ Ultimately, we had a kick out of this game even though we never dared play it at my grandparents' house because we couldn't be evil around them after my sister and I tied my cousin up one time in the basement and my grandma got pissed. Yes, we were evil monsters at times... probably still are. Twisted Evil

I speak of this because this movie reminded me a lot those fond childhood memories. Except this movie, these were teens who still got their kicks out of fake blunting, stabbing, and choking each other. You can definitely tell the budget and the fact that my disc wasn't anamorphic and lacked English subtitles didn't help matters, but I've seen far worse low-budgets before. The movie had fairly likeable characters for a slasher movie, except maybe two. One was the token obnoxious jerkhole but we were supposed to hate him. The other was the emo cousin (urrgh - I couldn't get behind that character for the LIFE of me just because I knew guys just like that from high school and they were awful).

The obvious (hehe) final girl was surprisingly badass for such a micro-budget film:
Killer: "I suppose you want me to tell you why I did it?"
Kickass Girl: "No, I want to KICK YOUR ASS instead!"

You go girl, hahaha. Overall, it was entertaining and I had a good time with it. I can definitely see why the sistas love this one. I probably would have loved it more without emo kid, but I take the good with the bad when it comes to movies. I did love the rather mean-spirited and ballsy ending, though. I give it a 6/10! Thanks for the recommendation!

The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)

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I admit, this movie was almost spoiled rotten after I finally springcleaned it off my Netflix watchlist last night. It's not so much that I ever expected it to be a terrible, vile piece of trash that I just wanted to watch because everyone else has. It's just, well... this movie really creeped out my besties back when it first came out and they told me EVERYTHING about it after they had seen it without me. So, really, I kind of knew the whole plot even without having seen it. I knew how it started, what a human centipede was, and the ending. Plus, it was easy for me to put off because it's always sat comfortably on Netflix to watch for a rainy day. I just needed that extra prodding from Neil to get it watched. lol

Excuses aside, the movie was alright. I liked the foreboding introduction and the bit where the passerby was talking dirty in German to the lost tourists was amusing, in a rather perverted sort of way. A lot of it was derivative to a Hostel movie, though... or any of the mid-to-late 2000 torture-porn movies for that matter. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing. At least we were spared the annoying dance sequences and the drug scenes. This one rather cut things to the chase and poured on the torment.

I still don't get how this doctor ever thought a human centipede was even going to work. Wouldn't the second and third person die ~eventually~ from lack of nutrition? And how do the... parts? (*cringe*)... pee? Or am I not supposed to ask these questions? Lol. At least the doctor sort of knew some of his mistakes in his Earth-shattering, fucked-up experiment, especially when he was like "I should've removed your vocal cords" when his creation was keeping him up at night. But some of these fine details still swirl around in my brain.

Still, I cannot for the life of believe some of the stupidity on display here. Two girls accept date-rape-drugged water from a creep in the middle of the woods, and when one manages to get free from his captivity, she chooses to DRAG her unconscious friend from the basement all the way to the back yard only to get a dart to the back. I mean, really? RUN AWAY AND GET FUCKING HELP! The crazy doctor also seemed to be a victim of simple plot contrivances, as well... particularly the way the doctor drops the syringe so carelessly in front of the police after he managed to effectively kidnap and take captive four people in the span of the movie to sew them together. I mean, he's not that dumb but the movie wanted us to think he was to give us our final confrontation.

I knew that the movie would end with our final-girl character stuck between two dead bodies, but based on the way my friends told me, I always imagined it being a bit darker. Basically, that the doctor was killed and she was left there to die along with her fellow Centipede parts. I mean, what an end, right? However, in the way it truly played out with the police being killed off too, I'm sure she'll be found when they start investigating where the two officers went... though I'm sure being sewn to two other people and being forced-fed someone else's shit is enough to scar anybody for life. Still, I was expecting a somewhat darker end and got something a bit bland instead.

7/10 - Wasn't really a pleasant movie, but one can't deny the (albeit gross) originality on display here though they still managed to somehow follow the same horror conventions we've come to expect as well. It could've easily have gotten a score or two higher if they took a darker route with it and if the characters behaved with a bit more intelligence.

Thanks for pushing me to get this watched, Neil. Do you recommend the Second and Third Sequences, as well? The ratings don't look very promising, granted it didn't look very promising for this one either. lol

Current Recommendations/Future Watches:
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Darling - Tara
10 to Midnight
Brimstone
The Bye Bye Man
Close Range (aka Off Piste)
Incarnate
Freshwater
Edge of Winter
Elle
The Summoning
You Are Not Alone (added to Amazon instant)
Evolution (Netflix)
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Movie Reviews   Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:02 pm

6/10!! Fierce <3. I found The Murder Game one afternoon at Best Buy. My friend and I were looking for a couple of horror films to watch that evening and she picked up The Hamilton's and I saw this film which I had never heard of, but the cover and the premise made it look good, so I picked it up. We had a great night watching those two films back to back. The Murder Game has a couple really effective moments of suspense too (the part when one of the girls uses the bathroom), and they did an admirable job of hiding the killer (which isn't easy to do sometimes). The guy who played the obnoxious jerkhole (lol) was Steve Polites I believe, and he was in another low budget movie called Ghostwatcher II which has the same producer (?) and has a few other people from the cast in this one (including the final girl). It's so random <3. The two Ghostwatcher films are really low budget (especially the first one), and Tyler didn't like it at all lol, but I own them and think they're actually pretty good.
Dan, I loved reading your other reviews too!! I'm really looking forward to watching Don't Hang Up.
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Movie Reviews   Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:37 pm

The Hamiltons! I liked that one a lot... modern-day vampires that were average Joes, though there was that horny teenage duo that had its way with that one poor girl. lmao I liked a lot of movies in that Afterdark Horrorfest set too... The Abandoned (legitimately creepy), Penny Dreadful, Unrest, Wicked Little Things. So good. Even Dark Ride had somewhat of a guilty pleasure sort of thing going for it.

The sets that followed it were pretty good, as well. Do you have any favorites?

I still have ones to see from the last set. I did see Unnatural, Lumberjack Man, and Re-Kill which were pretty decent, but I really didn't like Suspension and Bastard left me feeling a bit cold for some reason. I need to track down the others. I like how the movies in all the sets can range from being legitimately good, to being tasteful ripoffs of the good variety, or to being decent horror comedies. Even the ones I didn't like never really felt cheap and poorly made... just movies made for TRUE horror fans.
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Movie Reviews   Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:03 pm


<33

Total B movie!! It reminds me of something that Joe Bob Briggs or even Elvira would have lightly made fun of if it came out 25 years earlier. It's also unusual, and I like unusual. Tiffany Shepis is a really underrated actress, and I love that she randomly dated Corey Haim before he passed away (rip Corey #1 you will forever be missed). I have so much respect for people like her, Crispin Glover (my second shout-out in two days <3), Debbie Rochon and even director Wes Craven (another guy who is sorely missed). Incredibly talented actors (well Debbie tries <3) or filmmakers who never once complain (or complained) about being typecast, but are instead are grateful for everything they have. I was listening to a Howard Stern interview from 2003 with Crispin Glover (who was there promoting Willard), and he seemed so happy that his pay was going up in Hollywood even though he still wasn't being offered very much (Howard kept guessing and poor Crispin had to keep saying it wasn't that much t.ears). If I had actor friends, they would be the ones I'd want to be around.

The Hamiltons is probably my favorite though!! I also really like horror movies with medical students, so I have a lot of love for Unrest too.
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Movie Reviews   Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:23 pm

Nightmare Man reminded me of a fun little Full Moon movie, of the terrific "so-bad-its-good" variety. Like, obviously it wasn't meant to be scary horror but it was still hilarious and I enjoyed it. I loved how Ellen our protagonist is getting stalked and chased by the nightmare man in the woods, all happening during the party scenes with Tiffany Shepis' character and her friends in their remote cabin. Tiffany's character was awesome <3 and then poor Ellen gets possessed so it's up to Tiffany to go badass after her friends get killed off.

Crispin Glover was in a movie somewhat similar to Nightmare Man's quality called Simon Says. Have you seen that one? It used to be free to watch on Amazon, but it's now $1.99. pale It wasn't anything great, but it was an alright late-night watch.

Some of my favorite Afterdark Horrorfests, along with Nightmare Man, The Hamiltons, and Unrest (good choices):

-The Abandoned (actually pretty creepy)
-Wicked Little Things
-Borderland (Hostel ripoff, but of the good variety)
-The Deaths of Ian Stone
-Unearthed (surprisingly good creature feature)
-Frontier(s) (so intense that it was dropped from its set)
-Autopsy (Jessica Lowndes plays a kickass final girl in this and Jenette Goldstein from Aliens/T2 fame was a sinister nurse)
-Dread (what a fucked up movie)
-Kill Theory (Mikey Jo recommended this to me and it was a solid movie with unusually good acting from a slasher cast)
-ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (a gay couple fighting to survive a zombie apocalypse <333 I loved how the prejudiced mother "turned" the moment her son came out of the closet to her lol)
-Lake Mungo (mockumentary)
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Movie Reviews   Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:46 am

haha yes, I have seen Simon Says (I think when it first hit DVD!). I love him, but that has to be the low point of his career lol. He was also in the Dimension Extreme remake of The Wizard of Gore which I actually haven't seen (did see the original, but didn't like it too much). I read recently in an interview too where he talked about Friday the 13th and that was really exciting since you don't hear him talk about it too much (same with Kevin Bacon). My favorite was when the guy doing the interview tried to be funny (or a jackass), and Glover shut that shit down so fast <3.
"C: I first noticed you in the role of "Dead Fuck" in Friday the 13th Part IV."
"CRISPIN GLOVER: The character I played in Friday the 13th Part IV was named Jimmy."
lmao <3. Why did the interviewer think it was gonna fly trying to do that shit with a 50 year old guy? He isn't 20 anymore, and we all know Jimmy hated that shit so much in the Final Chapter lol. The interviewer then when on to say that Friday the 13th isn't well respected blah blah blah Rolling Eyes, and he defended it saying the series was extraordinarily popular and he was glad he did it. I love that the Friday the 13th actors all hold the series so close to their hearts. Even Dana Kimmell still shows up to show her support in docs and stuff and she's a religious conservative who hated the content in the film. Kevin Bacon even said on a talk show a few years ago that Friday the 13th is a classic.
Btw, I have a confession. I'm sorta attracted to Crispin Glover?? It's so weird to me lol. He's my parents age (omg lol) and I'm not usually attracted to older men (I'm not talking about 5-10 years) either (especially men 25 years older than me). However I'm finding myself more and more attracted to unconventional types of beauty as the older I get, and personality is what really matters to me (I'm not shallow at all)! Glover still actually has a youthful personality too, and he's so weird and interesting to listen to, so I would totally date him if he were gay and interested lol. If he were any older I'd almost feel like Anna Nicole right now <3. I wonder what sista Mark would have to say about this? Does he follow this thread <3 <3?

Dan, you have amazing taste when it comes to the 8 Films to Die For!! I love all of those too. I forgot about Borderland, The Deaths of Ian Stone, and Autopsy. Those were great! The only two films from the sets I remember not caring for were Slaughter (?) and Lake Dead (which was mostly just forgettable).

Not to get off the topic of the 8 Films to Die For, but Dan have you seen The Curse of Robert? Someone had got it for me last Christmas and I still haven't watched it. I was wondering if it was any good?
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Movie Reviews   Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:18 am

Lol Your crush on Crispin Glover is charming. I'm sure I can send a message to Mark asking him to check the thread to get his input on this. I'm not really that into in older men either, though I always had an odd crush on Dale Midkiff (the dad from Pet Sematary though I first took notice of him in a Lifetime movie long ago). It's not like he's got leading-actor looks (he actually looks like any average Joe), but there's just something about him that I haven't been able to figure out... hmm

I have noticed that the Friday the 13th casts all have a strong sense of coherency, respect, and fandom amongst them, and they all seem grateful and happy to have done the films even if they have moved onto bigger and better things (in the acting world and out). Even Betsy Palmer who hated the film from day one came around. <3 The documentaries are always so great to watch on these films and even some of the more obscure, long-retired people will show up to comment. His Name Was Jason was great, but there was another I saw on YouTube that was awesomely done as well.  The Elm Street franchise seems that way too, though I admit that I haven't watched the whole 'Never Sleep Again' documentary but I think I got a third of the way into it. I should start watching it again before Netflix decides to yank it. As a franchise on the whole, I've always liked F13th more than NMOES, but both have STRONG fanbases.

Commenting further, I think a lot of horror fans are way more devoted to their stars than the general mainstream is. If an actor stars in a horror movie that is completely raked across the coals, it seems people will still like the bomb just because they like the star. How many movies do I watch just because of a certain actor in it? The movie might just be a cult film in the future anyway... just watched The Burning again a few days ago and took notice of Jason Alexander right away. What a cutie he was in the early 80s. Embarassed

I think one of the biggest mistakes an actor can make is to alienate fans of their older works, and a lot of times their older stuff is horror/thriller. I know some people here who like Katie Cassidy, but she trashed the 'Black Christmas' remake on her Twitter a few years back and called it a mistake which sort of turned me off to her big time. In general it's bad karma to trash former employers and projects anyway but having liked that movie, it kind of makes me think less of her because obvious the movie was her bread and butter at one point and she had to have had done it for one reason or another. No need for her to be a snob about it after the fact.

On the positive, I think you're right from a former comment on the IMDb thread that horror is becoming more of a respected genre than it was years ago, and I've been noticing more and more big names popping up in the movies we like.
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Movie Reviews   Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:57 am

Good review, Dan! I haven't seen the second or third Human Centipedes but I know the second is much more gory which you'd expect from this sort of movie. There are far more pieces to the centipede. It's also shot in black and white and the villain has very few spoken parts.

Lol I dunno what it is about the first I enjoy. I guess I'm just used to horrors being set in dark, dirty places but I loved how this house of his was so clean and everything in it's place. Loved the pool scene as well. I know what the hell was she thinking trying to drag her friend away? Laughing I would have been out of there in a heartbeat. The drugging part is so lulz as well. He was acting creepy from the minute they entered the house. I did like his pretend phone call though Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Movie Reviews   Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:23 pm



Dan watch from 20:20 to 22:40 and let me know what you think. Crispin <3 <3. What's the point of watching TV after that? It isn't gonna get any better. Might as well get rid of my television and cancel Netflix lol.

Dan, Dale Midkiff is definitely not unattractive, and I love Pet Sematary (I think it was one of the first horror films I've ever seen). The sequel is really good too (at least I think so). Ugh, the Black Christmas remake is really great!! I've noticed it's sort of developing a small cult following (there seemed to be quite a few fans on IMDB before the boards closed down), and I'm so happy because it's so underrated and doesn't deserve the hate it gets. I love the original, but they're two different films, and the remake is a lot like a film you would have seen in the late 80's or something.
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Movie Reviews   Tue May 09, 2017 5:23 pm

He was certainly a cutie back in the day!
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Movie Reviews   Tue May 09, 2017 6:09 pm

Know what? After I finish reading the book I checked out from the library and turn that in, I'll look for a horror movie give you a list of what's there to help you with your reviews.
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Movie Reviews   Wed May 10, 2017 8:06 am

I'm not sure I understand... scratch

You mean give me a bunch of movie titles that are at the library and I can give my opinion on them, like that?
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Movie Reviews   Wed May 10, 2017 9:02 am

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I'm not sure I understand... scratch

You mean give me a bunch of movie titles that are at the library and I can give my opinion on them, like that?


Exactly! I basically just jot down what movies I can find there that are horror and share the list.
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Movie Reviews   Wed May 10, 2017 11:41 am

I like that idea.
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Movie Reviews   Wed May 10, 2017 11:57 am

Was that Marty's dad in BTTF? Lol and Nicholas Cage in the short clip after? Laughing oh 1981, what a time. What hair, what fashion.
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Movie Reviews   Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:58 am

The Dark Hours (2005)



I feel inspired to discuss a recent watch. I came across this title on my recommended watches on IMDb so I decided to get it from Netflix. A cold, heartless psychiatrist who is terminally ill gets the weekend off to spend in a remote cabin with her husband and sister so that she can drop the bombshell that she's dying. Unfortunately, one of her former patients is angry at her and crashes the weekend with his boyfriend (yes - HIS boyfriend though the movie doesn't delve too deeply in a homosexual theme) in tow to get revenge. And, given how uncompassionate she is in the opening sequence, it's hard not to imagine why he could be carrying a chip against her. Yes, she does come across as that big of a frigid bitch.

As far as home invasion flicks go, this one does it pretty well and manages to keep things fairly realistic without overdoing the nasty which is nice. Our protagonist does a decent job at going from unlikeable doc to start out with to becoming a heroine to pull for, with a tint of Lady Macbeth mixed in which is a nice touch in a movie that came out years before You're Next. You just felt safe with her as your point of identification given how she seems to understand the crazy mind and keeps her composure, especially compared to her family who unravel over the course of the movie.

The two crazies both enjoy playing games with the victims and really want to teach the good doc a thing or two about honesty. For the most part, the tension was definitely there and when it gets to the not-so-rousing game of Truth & Dare, you're engrossed in the film and just waiting for our heroine to dispatch our villain swiftly and confidently.



Unfortunately, the movie had to have a twist, except I didn't find it particularly mind-blowing. Instead, it actually ruins the movie for me and makes things rather confusing towards the end. Call me a bad viewer if you want, but I shouldn't need to scramble to piece together the ending of an obscure movie from 2005. Especially when I didn't like the twist to begin with. Bottom line is that it probably could've been told a bit better than it was, and sometimes it's just easier to pretend stuff like this doesn't exist.

I'd probably give the first two-thirds of the movie a 7/10 and the latter part a 4/10. I just can't settle on if it deserves a 5 or a 6 out of 10 overall. I think it's worth a watch though if you haven't seen it. It's an interesting mix of home-invasion/psychological horror. I may seek it out again someday and give it another go.
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Movie Reviews   Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:00 am

FLASHBACK. I saw The Dark Hours years and years ago (maybe in like 2007?), and haven't thought about it since. I do remember there being being a twist though (don't remember what it was at all) and it's funny how you recently watched a film with a twist that almost ruined the entire movie for you because I just saw one a couple nights ago and had the same problem. Twins <3. It was Gossip btw from 2000, with the cute James Marsden and even cuter (to me at least) Joshua Jackson.

Kate Hudson, Lena Headey, and Norman Reedus were also in it (as you can see by the cover), so it had a bit of an all star cast for a film most people probably don't even remember. Joshua Jackson is obviously older now and still fairly handsome, but he really was nice looking in this and Urban Legend. I kinda miss when he used to do a bunch of horror movies and thrillers cause he was in some good ones like this, Urban Legend, Cruel Intentions, Scream 2 (speaking of someone who should have been in that movie more), Apt Pupil, The Skulls, and the underrated Cursed. I guess he was Katie Holmes first love. Cute <3.
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Movie Reviews   Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:21 pm

My sister had the biggest crush on Joshua Jackson during the Dawson years. lol

I've heard of Gossip and may have added it to my watch list around the time you mentioned The In Crowd, but I just haven't been able to locate it yet to watch it.

The Skulls was a bit average; didn't love or hate it.

I missed the chance to watch Cursed on Amazon AND Amazon Prime, and they don't offer it thru DVD and I believe it's OOP now so I really missed my shot. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Movie Reviews   Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:28 pm

He will always be Charlie Conway
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