Monday, November 30, 2009

Recently Seen Horror #03 - Feast (2005)



Welcome to another round of Recently Seen, where I give my two cents about Feast, one heck of a fun monster movie.

Not much to say - I am hard at work at Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning, and working on a reccomendation video for some fun christmas horror films to watch in December - come January, however, I will be moving, and I have no idea what form the show will take from there, so there may be a short hiatus. But these next few videos are going to be the last time you see my brightly colored closets behind me.

I don't know why my microphone decided to record this in such low quality and scratch up my voice so much - sorry about that.

Notice that all episodes now have blip.tv players! No more cutting off the review to see several parts! That is, except for Episode #04, the Dusk till Dawn 2 review, which Blip just won't accept for some reason - I am working on figuring out why.

Remember, you can always send me suggestions for videos at Eshbaalauthr@gmail.com

Feast is (C) Dimension Films

-Stay Scared

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Horrible Horror #05 - Halloween: Resurrection (2002)



Well, I didn't manage to release it on Halloween as hoped, but at least it only took a week after that to get it up - you'll have to excuse the opening, since I had SO planned on releasing this October 31st... and the fact that it was the first time I have ever actually done anything special about it being Halloween here in Denmark.

This episode is by far the longest - I think primarily because of the introduction where I attempt to give an (admittedly VERY brief) summary of the Halloween series just to give the viewers an idea of what it is we are dealing with - to think that such a great series could end with something this ridicilous - at least until the almost equally ridicilous sequel and it's sequel. Ah well, at least Mikey got a break for five years after this one.

And since Windows Movie Maker has been pissing me off all day today and causing me one technical problem after another, I have FINALLY gotten myself a new program with which to make the next video - hopefully, that will improve on a LOT of things.

Next up is another entry in another very popular franchise - I will be reviewing Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning! So stay tuned for that!

Remember, you can always send me suggestions for videos at Eshbaalauthr@gmail.com

Halloween: Resurrection is (C) Dimension Films

-Stay Scared

Thursday, November 5, 2009

No Recently Seen Videos - Instead, text reviews!

Yeah, I seem to be completely unable to keep promises lately, but everything just keeps piling up on me.

So rather than Recently Seen videos about Zombieland and Trick 'R Treat, here's two brief text reviews for you to read - On the bright side, Halloween: Resurrection is close to finished and will DEFINETELY be up tomorrow for your enjoyment. And then I will try to get a review of Friday the 13th Part 5 - A New Beginning done - such a frustrating drop in quality after the fun that is the first four.

But anyway- here's my reviews.

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Zombieland

"It's time nut up or shut up!"

A young man with a phobia for practically everything thinks he is the only normal human left in the zombie-infested USA... until he runs into the Twinkie-loving, badass zombie killer who calls himself Tallahasse, as we follow them on the road through out what is now known as Zombieland, and they are accompanied by two cunning young girls...

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It just doesn't get any cooler than this!

Holy shit this is without a doubt one of the most surpremely awesome films ever - it's plowed its way straight into my list of Awesome Movies that would be great for a marathon with the guys and a shitload of beer - Right up there with Dusk till Dawn, Tremors and Predator.

But Zombieland is COMPLETELY different than those three - it is a brilliant comedy that not only dances around knee deep in clich├ęs but somehow manages to dodge them elegantly all the same. With a great cast and a fantastic script that clearly shows a deep-rooted love for zombie-movies and humor of the A-class, Zombieland is a little comedic masterpiece that stands up like a mountain in the horizon. Watching this in the theater was amazing, no matter how small the room was.

It was one of the funniest and one of the coolest movies I have ever seen - it has balls the size of Barcelona, and it knows how to entertain! So find your beers, find a bag of chips and a couple of guys, and you're in for a ride!

5 / 5 . I was incredibly entertained!

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Trick 'R Treat

"You should be careful. There are rules."

Five stories happen on Halloween in a local town... reminding all to stick by the rules and remember the reasons this holiday is celebrated in the first place, thanks to the pint-sized, mysterious Trick or Treater known only as Sam.

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The fact that this movie has been sitting on the shelf at Warner Bros. for two years without a theatrical release, only to get a straight-to-DVD release after so long is nothing short of a crime against humanity.

I love anthology-horror films such as Creepshow, and Trick 'R Treat is without a doubt the best of them. Whereas Creepshow is a very fun and entertaining movie with boatloads of talent behind the wheels, it is a product of its time, of a low budget and of frustratingly low scare-value.. Trick 'R Treat, on the other hand, has a high production value and a timeless approach to the concept of Halloween, jampacked with an amazing cast, script and directing. This movie is nothing shotr of gorgeous in just about every shot.

All five stories are great with less predictable twists than you'd usually see, and unlike other anthology movies that tell their stories individually only with a wrap-around-story that tries to explain why we are being told more than one story, all of Trick 'R Treats stories take place at the same time at the same town, and this is executed amazingly well with a comic book-style approach, and the movie going in a great circle, ending where it started.

This movie is genuinely scary when it wants to be, but is still not afraid to include some dark humor, though avoiding stepping into the realms of self-parody that some movies tend to do - and yet also without going over the top with the otherwise merciless gore. It's a brilliantly crafted film of many tales, and deserves to be seen by anyone who appreciates a good scare... as well as anyone who appreciates a generally good movie.

Another 5 / 5. God it was great.

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Remember, you can always send me suggestions for videos at Eshbaalauthr@gmail.com

-Stay Scared