I’M THE SHERIFF!!!!!!!! aka The Last Stand Review

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Director:  Kim Jee-Woon

Avg. Rotten Tomatoes Score:  59%

Genre:  Action/Thriller

Source:  Theatrical Release

Now I know what you guys are thinking, “Hey!  The Last Stand is not horror!!!”  First, calm down.  Second, this film was directed by I Saw the Devil’s Kim Jee-Woon, a film which was atop of several horror bloggers/horror journalists top ten lists of 2011.  Third, the death sequences in this movie are so ridiculous and over the top that this could qualify as a genre film, similar to The Raid: Redemption.  Forth, it’s my site so I’ll choose what I want.  Fifth, get ready for the review of this underrated gem that every genre and Schwarzenegger fan should watch. Continue reading

Thankskilling (2009)

ThankskillingDirector: Jordan Downey

Avg. Rotten Tomato Score: N/A (38% for users)

Genre: B-Movie, Monster

Source: Netflix Instant Stream

Wow.  Wow.  Wow.  What a movie to make my triumphant return with.  They say you can’t judge a book by its cover and boy, after watching this film, I totally agree with that old saying.  Just by looking at this image here to the left, you assume that this is going to be a complete waste of time.  Don’t get me wrong, this film is not great, but it has enough going for it that will keep you entertained for the extremely low 66 minute running time. Continue reading

ATM (2012)

Director:  David Brooks

Avg. Rotten Tomatoes Score:  10%

Genre:  Survival, Thriller

Source:  DVD Rental (Redbox)

Wow.  That’s all I have to say about this movie.  Chris Sparling, the writer behind the criminally underrated gem, Buried, tries to take another shot at the notion of “being trapped in a _____” and fails in so many different ways.  If you’ve seen the trailer for this film you’ve essentially seen the entire movie.  The only thing missing from the trailer are the insane plot holes, weird “twist” ending, and the pure anger you will experience once the credits start rolling. Continue reading

Tales from the Hood

Year of Release:  1995

Directed by:  Rusty Cundieff

Source:  Netflix (instant stream)

Average IMDb Rating:  5.8

Average Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  38%

What is it about anthology films that are so appealing to the horror fan?  Could it be that we don’t just get one horror story, but multiple ones?  I personally love anthology films, from Trick ‘r Treat to both Creepshows (let’s pretend that the third one doesn’t exist), it’s my favorite sub-genre in horror.  However, there are a lot more bad ones than good ones.  For every classic, like Creepshow, we get several bad films a la Campfire Tales and George Romero Presents Deadtime Stories.  However, every once in a while we get a diamond in the rough.  The gem I’m referring to is a Spike Lee produced joint from the mid 90s that never gets addressed in the world of horror:  Tales from the Hood. Continue reading

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Year of Release:  1984

Directed by:  Wes Craven

Source:  DVD (Own Collection)

Average IMDb Rating:  7.4

Average Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  95%

Plot:  Nancy Thompson is having horrible, reoccurring nightmares about a gruesome, badly scarred figure who wears a glove with razor sharp knives for fingers.  At first, she thinks they are just bad dreams, but when she finds out that her friends are also having similar nightmares with the same eerie figure stalking them, she begins to think that this is no coincidence.  One by one, all of her friends begin to die in their sleep, and Nancy soon realizes that the only way to survive is to stay awake, by any means necessary.  Nancy begins to investigate who this mysterious figure is, but she soon realizes that this phantom dream killer is linked to a conspiracy that involves her father, a police officer, and other parents in the neighborhood.  With lack of sleep beginning to take its tole on her, Nancy decides to fight back against this deranged killer, and will do anything she can to get him out of her dreams, and into the real world where he once existed. Continue reading

Day of the Dead (1985)

First came the night, then came the dawn, now the world is experiencing the most frightening day imaginable

Year of Release:  1985

Directed by:  George Romero

Source:  DVD (Own Collection)

Average IMDb Rating:  7.0

Average Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  79%

The United States and, from the looks of it, the entire world are under control by the walking dead.  Modern civilization is extinct and the only thing resembling a stable government is a group of military soldiers, with a handful of scientists, trying to find a cure for the zombie epidemic in an underground bunker in Florida, miles away from the dead. Continue reading