Saturday, 30 August 2014

New Short Story! - Elena - Chapter 1

Bennanio is a beautiful place. Casually perched on the top of a glamorous mountain situated just outside the city of Lucca, Italy. About an hour north of Lucca, after hurdling a large group of mountains, was where this beautiful location exists. The ideal holiday location – well for Malcolm anyway. For a couple containing Malcolm and Cindy – both aged 45 – this was the perfect place.
Cindy sat there relaxed on her seat in the second last row of the Ryan Air flight approaching Pisa, Italy. She was staring out of the window to the very appealing country of Italy, nice and comfortably, with some chilled music through her earphones to accompany her peacefulness.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

World War Z 3D (2013) - sublime action thriller

(WARNING! REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
Marc Foster's World War Z is an absolutely exceptional film based on the spread of a new virus, leading to an 'infected' society - in other words - what you may call a zombie outbreak. However, in my opinion, I wouldn't refer to the infected as 'zombies' as they seem too wild to be the normal 'zombies' you used to see decades ago. I would nowadays call them merely - 'infected' humans. I miss the old days, where zombies were awesome to see, wandering around slowly in attempt to find any human meat (however we still see it in the Walking Dead). 

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Halloween 2 (1981) - Michael Myers returns!

(WARNING REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
I was very excited to seeing the sequel to the first Halloween film, after we witnessed Michael Myers escape his supposed 'certain death'. I've seen this film receive many different opinions - positive and negative; mainly positive though. I am one of the positive voters, as in my opinion it is simply a fantastic attempt as a sequel to the previous slasher. I found most of the film very good, especially some of the death scenes which built suspense and momentum! However, I can only think of two ways to criticise it. The acting in some scenarios was a letdown in my opinion, and when Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is attempting to escape through the ventilation grill, it took forever for Michael Myers to walk over to her and pull her back down.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

My Bloody Valentine (3D) (2009) - Insane massacre!

(WARNING REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
I have to say, for all of those who are huge fans of slasher horrors; this by far is the best film for you! The gore starts from the moment the film starts by covering the history of the massacre in the old coal mine ten years ago, and throughout the film right until the end. If you are really that interested in the gore itself more than the horror, then the 3D feature within the film perfectly ensures that human eyes, hearts and other body parts coming flying out of the screen towards you! The film is full of jump-scares, although some are unfortunately unexpected. For the full horror experience, I recommend that if you decide to watch this, ensure that you are shrouded in darkness! The film itself is very eerie at points and I believe that this is down to the character of 'the miner' and the spooky mines themselves. 

Saturday, 16 August 2014

A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) - Freddie Krueger!

(WARNING REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
On the international movie database (IMDB), this fantastic classic gets a 7.5! I would increase that so much if I could but lets face it, one person giving it a higher rating unfortunately won't change the overall rating. It's rating clearly sums up my view of how older horrors are far better than most of today's junk! If you have a look at some horrors nowadays, you'll notice most of them sit between 5 and 6.5. Well, it's because there are no attempts at trying something new! Every one of them takes old cliched ideas from previous films. However, I will admit that I have really enjoyed some horror films from the 2000's to today.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The Omen (1976) - Don't mess with the Devil's child...

(WARNING REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
I'll immediately give you some advice guys - don't watch the 2006 remake of this classic. Whether you have seen the 1976 Omen or not, it will completely ruin it. Never rely on remakes guys, as the majority of them destroy the old classics. Well to be fair, one exception for my rule not to watch remakes is the Evil Dead (2013) remake. However, apart from that epic film, you shouldn't really consider watching remakes - especially if you lived through the 60's to the year 2000, where horrors made then have now became legendary classics. My opinion of The Omen (the 1976 version now guys) was that it was very different and imaginative at the time it was made. I mean, for the devil to control the body of Damien (Harvey Stephens) was a remarkable idea. 

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Friday The 13th (1980) - Massacre at Camp Crystal Lake

(WARNING REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
Friday The 13th. A date to remember after this sublime classic was produced. This is what allows us to claim that Friday The 13th is an unlucky day because 13 is a supposed unlucky number! I could watch this any time of the day, and any day of the week. Even though it was produced in 1980, it is a pure classic and a unique symbol to the horror genre. In my opinion, it creates the (now clich├ęd) idea - a group of teens hanging out by a local lake - soon to be shredded or brutally murdered in any imaginable way by a psychotic murderer, one by one.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Under The Flesh comic support

Although I am now too late in supporting the campaign to promote the awesome first issue, I would like to give a huge shout out to the Under The Flesh comic and a congratulations on their success on kick starter, after they have successfully achieved funds to print the first issue and create the art of the second issue. Under The Flesh is a very intriguing comic having a very interesting summary.
It is set two months later since Desolation Day, when an unknown male-specific virus ravaged the world, degenerating men into savage cannibals called “fleshers.” Ruben Lobos, is a short-tempered, genetically enhanced soldier, who’s clueless about his abilities since the pathogen struck at the same time of his experiment. He’s interestingly surrounded by a diverse cast of strong female characters in a dying world where women outlast men. That's the world of Under The Flesh.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Fantastic Horror Classic - The Thing (1982)

One of the greatest horror classics ever! I really enjoyed this awesome film. To have been made in 1982 I was very impressed by the quality in it, as I only seen this film about 5 years ago. I have grown up through the era of overpowered and needless CGI in most horrors, and tons of captured footage horrors. I'm telling you, this is a fantastic film, and if you haven't seen it, it's a classic that you can't pass bye. There was a remake for this classic in 2011 which I thought was decent, but you can't watch the remake if you haven't watching the older version, right?