Monday, March 31, 2008

Hatchet Review

This is a cool horror movie. They don’t make them like this anymore, that’s for sure.

The plot focuses on a couple of friends in New Orleans, on a trip into a haunted tour of the bayou. Things go wayward when, the boat the young adults are on stalls, and something in the water begins to attack.

Along the way, there is a story told that there was a family of weird hicks, who had their house burned down. While trying to save the family, the father kills his son with a hatchet, and eventually dies of what they call a “Broken Heart”.

The tagline that got me to watch this film is awesome. Although I think it’s really not true.

“It's not a remake, it's not a sequel, and it's not based on a Japanese one. Old school American horror.”

This film is gorey. It shows people getting their heads torn off, disemboweled and completely ripped to shreds. The sounds during these scenes, doesn’t sound like what I believe something of that nature would sound like.

How would I know?

I don’t know. But this film was gorey!

As far as horror movies are concerned, I’ve been known to say that boobs and gore make for a good time. This film has two more things that make films pretty cool.

1) Humor
2) Visuals

The film does a great job of poking fun at itself, but still maintaining a slight edge. The actors have some good one liners, good dialogue at times, and while the plot is somewhat thin, it still delivers some freakish scares.

How can you go wrong with horror clich├ęs like sawing someone in half, chopping heads off, man in rubber suit (chimera), ghosts, the funny asian dude, dismembering victims, bad teeth, Robert Englund, and well…boobs and gore!

This film is a great piece of horror cinema. It’s grotesque in all the right places, it’s serious in some spots, it’s a true testament of what horror should be…if seriously considered a throwback to the 80’s new wave of horror films that came out.

I liked it.

However, the “sluts” get really annoying, and I wish they died first.

Horror fans, rejoice! An original idea…sort of…and well worth the “unrated” marketing scheme! You can’t go wrong if you like Horror films. This thing is bad ass!

If you're still on the fence with Hatchet, then consider the old formula for horror movies:

A group of young adults head into the woods, where there is a monster/serial killer waiting to get them. The ones that give into sexual temptation are killed, the minorities are killed, and it's up to the reluctant hero and the anti-social one to escape...but will they? Or will evil reign? The Hatchet Dvd is worthwhile on all levels, even if it doesn't star an all star cast; they do a well enough job, all things considered.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Wrong Turn 2 Review

Wrong Turn 2 is a great sequel in many ways. It is a major throwback to horror films that I enjoyed growing up, and it was somehow different than your average run of the mill direct to dvd sequel. The original wrong turn movie was sub par in comparison, truly it is.

Right off the bat the visuals were done really well for this type of movie, and what was perceived as a payday for Henry Rollins, proved to be more than just that with great execution and tact.

The movie follows a group of twenty-something’s on a reality show that tests their wits in a post apocalyptic world. The host, Henry Rollins is a legitimate bad ass who takes no prisoners. Things get out of hand when some freaks come out of the woods and start chopping people in half in a gorefest that I haven’t seen in a long time.

When I say gore, I really mean it this time. There are entrails spilling out of cavities, and brains splattering everywhere. Not to mention bodies being blown into pieces by dynamite.

The best part of this movie has to be Henry Rollins. He doesn’t just roll over and die, he totally annihilates the freaks with some major punishment. He totally takes no prisoners at all! He grabs the villains by the throat and makes sure they are dead before moving on to help save whoever isn’t dead yet.

The action is fast, and the sequences are genuinely frenetic, as they should be, and the pacing never lets up.

If that is not enough of an implication for you to check this film out, there is also some boobs. That’s right, we get some nudity, and this movie truly gets the R rating or “Unrated” treatment. It’s light on the cuss words, but heavy on the gore, and Rollins proves that he is bad ass, no matter how poorly written a film is.

This is a true surprise to me, and is instantly a cult classic, if you can get away from the title and the original film.

As far as Wrong Turn 2, the film is not that scary, but it is gross and there are terror elements that surround every turn. This is a far superior movie than the first, and is definitely a worthwhile romp through horror cinema. I haven't seen a movie capitalize on its missteps in a franchise in a long time, and this movie does it so well, it's a surprise to see that it got green lit. People might be turned off by the Wrong Turn 2 dvd, since it reminds them a bad original movie, and it is straight to dvd, but check it out anyways. Check out the wrong turn 2 trailer below and then watch it; if you don't like Henry Rollins, you might not like this movie. He proves he can be a true icon.

The Wrong Turn 2 movie poster leaves a little bit to be desired, but the movie hits harder than a brick.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Welcome to Scary Films!

So you've arrived eh?

Welcome to the scary film blog. A blog dedicated to scary films, horror movies, and all things obscure in fright. Here you will find movie reviews, horror movie recommendations, and posters.

Don't worry, no matter what, this is just a blog.

A very dark blog.


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