Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Stake Land 2010

Horror Fanatic Challenge 6# : Favourite Vampire Movie

Stake Land ( 2010 ) - Fantastically paced vamp film !

This is definitely one of the best post-apocalyptic movie of the decade. The plot is simple. If you saw "The Road", you'll know what to expect (except for vamps:)). The beginning somehow reminded me "Zombieland" but that one was forgotten after a few minutes. The acting is really good, especially from Nick Damici. Make up effects are really cool. Director and co-writer Jim Mickle did a really great job in creating a bleak, hopeless and relentless world.

I am very impressed with Stake Land, in terms of being a very well made film. You simply have to admire the cinematography (lighting and shooting style was responsible for the realism factor), storyline (character development was top notch), production (realistic locations and sets), directing (credit to the director & his team) and acting (thumbs up). 

I was hooked from beginning to the end. That's for sure.

p/s : Actually, there's another vampire movie that I liked. Unfortunately I have forgotten the title of the movie :(

In a near future, the North America is an anarchic country after a vampire apocalypse. The teenager Martin is preparing to travel with his parents when they are attacked by a vampire. Martin is rescued by the stranger Mister and after killing the vampire, they head to the north expecting to reach the New Eden, former Canada. Along their journey through the destroyed country, Mister trains Martin and they rescue and befriend other survivors and have to fight not only against the vampires, but also a dangerous brotherhood of fanatic religious members led by the insane Jebedia Loven.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Friday The 13th 2009

Horror Fanatic Challenge 5# : Favourite Horror Remake

Friday The 13th 2009

I've been a fan of the original Friday The 13th for many years now and was of course skeptical of this "remake" but decided to give it a shot nonetheless. I'm a fan of horror movies - this includes good, bad, and indifferent so I figured why not? Being that Friday The 13th was one of my favorites, I didn't expect much. 

From start to finish the film keeps you on the edge of your seat. It isn't so much the suspense but instead, the moments you know are coming just not when or how they'll be approached exactly. It takes quite a bit to frighten me and I counted a good 2 or 3 times I actually jumped throughout the film. There's plenty of gore for the gore lovers, plenty of sexual explicitness for the perverts ( Well, it wouldn't be a "Friday the 13th" movie without the sex xD ), and plenty of drugs for the stoners just like an old fashioned horror movie should contain.

As for Jason's new "attitude" if you really wanna call it that, it's a huge plus in my book. He's more bad ass, he's more ruthless and he's definitely more imaginative with his killing 'methods'. I went in expecting another night of jumps ( mostly because of the sound effects, dang it. ), and got just that plus the satisfaction of knowing a classic horror movie icon was finally re-done correctly.

What I don't really favor is there's like a lot, A LOT of boobies everywhere. Seriously. I'm sure without those silly stuff, the movie would be more spectacular. I guess that was why most IMDB comment-er did not enjoy the movie. Whatever. I still think it's a nice movie directed by the brilliant Marcus Nispel.

Story Line
A group of young adults set up tent near the abandoned summer camp where a series of gruesome murders are said to have taken place back in 1980. The perpetrator was a grieving mother, driven insane by the drowning of her child, Jason, whom she believed was neglected by the camp counselors. As legend has it, the last survivor of the attacks beheaded the woman. But then Jason came back, and now he is a vengeful and inexorable killer, wielding crossbows, swords, axes and other sharp instruments. The legend proves horribly true, as these campers quickly discover. Six months later, the brother of one of those campers distributes posters of his missing sister. The police believe she took off with her boyfriend; but he knows better. The brother crosses paths with an uptight young rich guy who is having his girlfriend and friends over at his parents' cabin. The brother ends up at the cabin himself just before his sister's attacker sets upon them all.


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