Entries from July 2011 ↓

Aug 1, Drive Angry Movie Review from BHM: Another Nick Cage CGI Vehicle

Drive Angry is another yet another CGI-based vehicle for Nicholas Cage. This film does have some great girl-power scenes, ‘comeuppance’ for abusive men and great car crashes, but still it is nothing but semi-fun action hero fluff.

INSIDIOUS


Punch yourself in the face.

RIGHT NOW!

Don't ask any questions. Just do it!

That's for not writing Insidious. Another successful low-budget, well-executed concept that a lot of us probably never even considered -- or quickly dismissed. Instead of dreaming up crazy, big budget, high concept stories like werewolves on the moon (which is a real project in development btw), maybe we need to pull back once in a while. Think small. Execute big. There are a lot more people capable and willing to make a film for $1.5 million dollars than for $50-100 million, especially in this economy. Just something to ponder.

As far as the film goes, it delivers what the trailer promises: scares. I'm not a gambling man, but I'm willing to bet that the filmmakers might have seen Poltergeist once or twice. Instead of a special little girl, we have a special little boy. And what starts off as a run-of-the-mill haunted house story soon becomes something entirely different. When a simple fall puts the boy into a comatose state that baffles doctors, family secrets are soon revealed. Mom (Rose Byrne) and Dad (Patrick Wilson) will have to risk everything in order to save their son.

Director James Wan makes excellent use of shadows and sound here. Screenwriter Leigh Whannell does an absolutely terrific job with foreshadowing. The only misstep is when the story attempts to inject some comedic relief. Almost takes you right out of the film, but it's rescued by a strong ending.

The days of me getting spooked by horror movies are long gone, but later on, I woke up in the middle of the night and for just a split second... there was a moment of
*uncertainty*.

So don't go stepping over some obvious or "easy" ideas. Find a way to make them work (especially on the cheap).

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any injuries that might have been sustained while reading this post.

INSIDIOUS


Punch yourself in the face.

RIGHT NOW!

Don't ask any questions. Just do it!

That's for not writing Insidious. Another successful low-budget, well-executed concept that a lot of us probably never even considered -- or quickly dismissed. Instead of dreaming up crazy, big budget, high concept stories like werewolves on the moon (which is a real project in development btw), maybe we need to pull back once in a while. Think small. Execute big. There are a lot more people capable and willing to make a film for $1.5 million dollars than for $50-100 million, especially in this economy. Just something to ponder.

As far as the film goes, it delivers what the trailer promises: scares. I'm not a gambling man, but I'm willing to bet that the filmmakers might have seen Poltergeist once or twice. Instead of a special little girl, we have a special little boy. And what starts off as a run-of-the-mill haunted house story soon becomes something entirely different. When a simple fall puts the boy into a comatose state that baffles doctors, family secrets are soon revealed. Mom (Rose Byrne) and Dad (Patrick Wilson) will have to risk everything in order to save their son.

Director James Wan makes excellent use of shadows and sound here. Screenwriter Leigh Whannell does an absolutely terrific job with foreshadowing. The only misstep is when the story attempts to inject some comedic relief. Almost takes you right out of the film, but it's rescued by a strong ending.

The days of me getting spooked by horror movies are long gone, but later on, I woke up in the middle of the night and for just a split second... there was a moment of
*uncertainty*.

So don't go stepping over some obvious or "easy" ideas. Find a way to make them work (especially on the cheap).

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any injuries that might have been sustained while reading this post.

Aug 1, Blood Junkie Movie Review from BHM: Bitchin’ 80s Cheese

Blood Junkie is 80s Cheese through and through, yet the film was produced in 2010 and released in 2011. The 80s reenactment is perfectly executed, but the horror is a bit lame… just like so many 80s slasher films were.

Aug 1, Old Women in Photo are Shapeshifters Who Come Out in the Dark and Kill

I'm looking for a movie about a family that moves into a house and there's a picture of three old women who apparently kill in the darkness and taking

Aug 1, Super Charged Snakes Scream Before They Attack

When I was a kid I remember walking past the living room and seeing this really strange '70s or '80s movie playing late one night. I only saw a few minutes

Intruders Official Trailer



I mentioned this back in April and now we finally have the official trailer. Reminds me a little bit of Insidious — I'll be posting some thoughts on that shortly.

Although I wasn't crazy about what Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo did with 28 Weeks Later, aka The Misadventures of Zombie Dad, I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. This looks creepy and the mystery has me hooked!

Aug 1, Lily Munster is Mom of Crazy Island Family of Killers

This is a '70s or early '80s movie about a killer family that lives on an island with pine and oak trees. The mom is the woman that played Lily Munster.

Aug 1, Alien Kills Parents and Hides in Bed With Them Until Daughter Gets Home

I feel like this is an alien monster, brown and gross, that kills a teen's parents. In one scene, the girl opens her parents' door and the creature reaches

Aug 1, Mask Blow’s Person’s Face Off

I remember watching this movie when I was young about someone that's faces is blown off by a mask with a device or tag on it that has the name of a company

Aug 1, Attack the Block Review by BHM: Thugs vs. Aliens

Attack the Block is a whirlwind of fun and fright. There is a bit more fun than fright; imagine Evil E.T. landing in the projects. With thugs everywhere, these furry monsters may have met their match.

INSIDIOUS


Punch yourself in the face.

RIGHT NOW!

Don't ask any questions. Just do it!

That's for not writing Insidious. Another successful low-budget, well-executed concept that a lot of us probably never even considered -- or quickly dismissed. Instead of dreaming up crazy, big budget, high concept stories like werewolves on the moon (which is a real project in development btw), maybe we need to pull back once in a while. Think small. Execute big. There are a lot more people capable and willing to make a film for $1.5 million dollars than for $50-100 million, especially in this economy. Just something to ponder.

As far as the film goes, it delivers what the trailer promises: scares. I'm not a gambling man, but I'm willing to bet that the filmmakers might have seen Poltergeist once or twice. Instead of a special little girl, we have a special little boy. And what starts off as a run-of-the-mill haunted house story soon becomes something entirely different. When a simple fall puts the boy into a comatose state that baffles doctors, family secrets are soon revealed. Mom (Rose Byrne) and Dad (Patrick Wilson) will have to risk everything in order to save their son.

Director James Wan makes excellent use of shadows and sound here. Screenwriter Leigh Whannell does an absolutely terrific job with foreshadowing. The only misstep is when the story attempts to inject some comedic relief. Almost takes you right out of the film, but it's rescued by a strong ending.

The days of me getting spooked by horror movies are long gone, but later on, I woke up in the middle of the night and for just a split second... there was a moment of
*uncertainty*.

So don't go stepping over some obvious or "easy" ideas. Find a way to make them work (especially on the cheap).

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any injuries that might have been sustained while reading this post.

INSIDIOUS


Punch yourself in the face.

RIGHT NOW!

Don't ask any questions. Just do it!

That's for not writing Insidious. Another successful low-budget, well-executed concept that a lot of us probably never even considered -- or quickly dismissed. Instead of dreaming up crazy, big budget, high concept stories like werewolves on the moon (which is a real project in development btw), maybe we need to pull back once in a while. Think small. Execute big. There are a lot more people capable and willing to make a film for $1.5 million dollars than for $50-100 million, especially in this economy. Just something to ponder.

As far as the film goes, it delivers what the trailer promises: scares. I'm not a gambling man, but I'm willing to bet that the filmmakers might have seen Poltergeist once or twice. Instead of a special little girl, we have a special little boy. And what starts off as a run-of-the-mill haunted house story soon becomes something entirely different. When a simple fall puts the boy into a comatose state that baffles doctors, family secrets are soon revealed. Mom (Rose Byrne) and Dad (Patrick Wilson) will have to risk everything in order to save their son.

Director James Wan makes excellent use of shadows and sound here. Screenwriter Leigh Whannell does an absolutely terrific job with foreshadowing. The only misstep is when the story attempts to inject some comedic relief. Almost takes you right out of the film, but it's rescued by a strong ending.

The days of me getting spooked by horror movies are long gone, but later on, I woke up in the middle of the night and for just a split second... there was a moment of
*uncertainty*.

So don't go stepping over some obvious or "easy" ideas. Find a way to make them work (especially on the cheap).

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any injuries that might have been sustained while reading this post.

INSIDIOUS


Punch yourself in the face.

RIGHT NOW!

Don't ask any questions. Just do it!

That's for not writing Insidious. Another successful low-budget, well-executed concept that a lot of us probably never even considered -- or quickly dismissed. Instead of dreaming up crazy, big budget, high concept stories like werewolves on the moon (which is a real project in development btw), maybe we need to pull back once in a while. Think small. Execute big. There are a lot more people capable and willing to make a film for $1.5 million dollars than for $50-100 million, especially in this economy. Just something to ponder.

As far as the film goes, it delivers what the trailer promises: scares. I'm not a gambling man, but I'm willing to bet that the filmmakers might have seen Poltergeist once or twice. Instead of a special little girl, we have a special little boy. And what starts off as a run-of-the-mill haunted house story soon becomes something entirely different. When a simple fall puts the boy into a comatose state that baffles doctors, family secrets are soon revealed. Mom (Rose Byrne) and Dad (Patrick Wilson) will have to risk everything in order to save their son.

Director James Wan makes excellent use of shadows and sound here. Screenwriter Leigh Whannell does an absolutely terrific job with foreshadowing. The only misstep is when the story attempts to inject some comedic relief. Almost takes you right out of the film, but it's rescued by a strong ending.

The days of me getting spooked by horror movies are long gone, but later on, I woke up in the middle of the night and for just a split second... there was a moment of
*uncertainty*.

So don't go stepping over some obvious or "easy" ideas. Find a way to make them work (especially on the cheap).

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any injuries that might have been sustained while reading this post.

INSIDIOUS


Punch yourself in the face.

RIGHT NOW!

Don't ask any questions. Just do it!

That's for not writing Insidious. Another successful low-budget, well-executed concept that a lot of us probably never even considered -- or quickly dismissed. Instead of dreaming up crazy, big budget, high concept stories like werewolves on the moon (which is a real project in development btw), maybe we need to pull back once in a while. Think small. Execute big. There are a lot more people capable and willing to make a film for $1.5 million dollars than for $50-100 million, especially in this economy. Just something to ponder.

As far as the film goes, it delivers what the trailer promises: scares. I'm not a gambling man, but I'm willing to bet that the filmmakers might have seen Poltergeist once or twice. Instead of a special little girl, we have a special little boy. And what starts off as a run-of-the-mill haunted house story soon becomes something entirely different. When a simple fall puts the boy into a comatose state that baffles doctors, family secrets are soon revealed. Mom (Rose Byrne) and Dad (Patrick Wilson) will have to risk everything in order to save their son.

Director James Wan makes excellent use of shadows and sound here. Screenwriter Leigh Whannell does an absolutely terrific job with foreshadowing. The only misstep is when the story attempts to inject some comedic relief. Almost takes you right out of the film, but it's rescued by a strong ending.

The days of me getting spooked by horror movies are long gone, but later on, I woke up in the middle of the night and for just a split second... there was a moment of
*uncertainty*.

So don't go stepping over some obvious or "easy" ideas. Find a way to make them work (especially on the cheap).

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any injuries that might have been sustained while reading this post.