Saturday, January 30, 2010

Contest: WIN SEED OF CHUCKY DVD

Seed of Chucky

This is somewhat of an experiment. You can finally get something free from this website. You can win a dvd of "Seed of Chucky". All you have to do to win this dvd, is comment. Leave me a comment from this point forward until February 15th 2010 and you will be entered to win a FREE Seed of CHUCKY DVD!

This contest is open to ANYONE in the United States. UK fans, and others, I'm sorry. But we'll have to figure something out in the near future.

So comment, tell a friend, tell them to comment, and please support the site.

If all goes well my plan is to give away dvd's each month.

Leave me a comment, or send an email if you can't comment to sir jorge AT gmail dot com, if you win you'll be notified by email...so maybe don't post your email for everyone to see just drop me a line or spell it out...

Good luck and goodnight...

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

End of the Month Death Toll 2010

Hey folks, this end of the month death toll is early.

Why?

I've been battling Time Warner Cable and they have really hurt my chances of getting reviews to you faster.

Plus this week I have to do a lot of extra things.

However, to make things good for you guys, you can check out what you missed this month below, then see what I've been writing previously:

Rob Zombie's Halloween 2 Review
From The Mail Bag Late January 2010 Edition
Black Devil Doll Review
Late Fee Review
The Scariest Place on Earth
Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus Review
Clive Barker's Book of Blood Review
Silent Night Deadly Night 4: Initiation Review
Rewind: Silent Night Deadly Night 2 Review
Silent Night Deadly Night 3 Review
The Complete Silent Night Deadly Night
The Ginger Dead Man Review
Santa Claws Review
Black Xmas Review
Black Christmas Review
Wind Chill Review
Thankskilling Review
From The Mail Bag Mid October 2009 Edition
Saw VI Review
Saw VI Is Upon Us
The Nun Review
Technical Difficulties
The Scare Game Web Series
REWIND: Mirrors Review
REWIND: Silver Bullet Review
Horror Movie Releases 10/6/09
REWIND Saw IV Review
Jennifer's Body Review
Cronos Review
Interesting Horror Movie Releases 9/22/09
Teeth Review
From The Mail Bag Mid September 2009 Edition
Interesting Horror Movie Releases 9/16/09
REWIND: The Faculty Review
REWIND: The Omen IV: The Awakening Review
Interesting Horror Movie Releases 9/8/09
Quarantine Review
The Octagon Review
REWIND They Call Her One Eye Review
Interesting Horror Movie Releases 9/1/09
The Descent 2 Official Trailer
After Dark Films Announce Lake Mungo Press Release...
All Horror Movies Released August 2009
The Witchunt Trailer
From The Mail Bag Mid August 2009
Ghoulies II Review
Interesting Horror Movie Releases 8/18/09
The Washingtonians Review
Full Eclipse Review
After Dark Films Horrorfest Press Release
Cube Review
Interesting Horror Movies Released 8/11/2009
Amazon Online Indie DVD Sale
The Collector Review
Rewind: Videodrome Review
Vacancy 2: The First Cut Review
Horror Movies Released 8/4/09
Vegas Vampires Review
All Horror Movies That Came Out In July 2009
Orphan Review
From The Mailbag Late July Edition
Interesting Horror Movie Releases 7/21/09
Top 40 Most Violent Comic Books Ever
Rewind: The Ruins Review
The Good Son Review
Interesting Horror Movie Releases 7/14/2009 Late A...
REWIND: Top 3 Camp Camp Horror Movies
Frankenhood Review
I Present Evil Ernie
Interesting Horror Movie Releases 7/7/2009
5 Cool Bodily Explosions in Horror Film
The Future of Horror Looks Grim
Sleepaway Camp 3 Teenage Wasteland Review
Wetback Review
Interesting Horror Movie Releases 6/23/09
Sleepaway Camp 2 Unhappy Campers Review
Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl Trailer
From The Mailbag Mid June Edition
Interesting Horror Movie Releases 6/16/2009
Bride of the Re-Animator Review
Nothing New Today
Army of Darkness Ash's Christmas Horror Graphic No...
Interesting Horror Movie Releases 6/9/09
The Machinist Review
The Identity Crisis in Horror Film
Interesting Horror Movie Releases 6/2/09
My Bloody Valentine 3D Review
Interesting Horror Movie Releases 5/26/09
Second Look Cabin Fever Review
Brainscan Review
RSVP Review
Interesting Horror Movie Releases 5/19/09
Tenebre Review
1959 Funny Horror Movie Cards
From the Mail Bag May 13th Edition
Interesting Horror Movie Releases 5/12/09
The Mist Review
Suspiria Review
Ravenous Review
Interesting Horror Movie Releases 5/5/2009
More on Horror Literature
Demonic Toys Comic Book
Horror Movies That Came Out April 2009
Nightmare City Review
Crank 2 Review
The Jacket Review
Interesting Horror Movie Releases 4/21/09
Retro Horror Double Feature Review
Pinocchio's Revenge Review
From the Mail Bag Mid April 09 Edition
Interesting Horror Movie Releases 4/14/09
The Curse of the Werewolf Review
Surviving The Game Review
Cemetery Man Review
Interesting Horror Movie Releases 4/7/09
Big Foot Review
Out of Print Triple Threat Horror Review
The Midnight Meat Train Review
Sleepaway Camp Review
From The Mail Bag End of March Blues
Interesting Horror Movie Releases 3/24/09
Twins of Evil Review
Satanis: The Devil's Mass Review
Panels From The Puppet Master Comic Book
Interesting Horror Movie Releases 3/17/09
The Strangers Review
Technical Difficulties Sorry
Stuck Review
Interesting Horror Movie Releases 3/10/09
Against the Dark Review
The Slumber Party Massacre Review
H2 Set Photographs
Irreversible Review
Interesting Horror Movie Releases 3/3/09
My Name is Bruce Review
Tales From the Crypt Review
Cache Review
Zombie Strippers Review
Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday Review
Halloween III: Season of the Witch Review
The Vampire Lovers Review
Tokyo Gore Police Review
Death Proof Review
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3: Leatherface Review
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Review
Troll 2 Review
American Gothic Review
Chopping Mall Review
Jack Frost Review
Santa's Slay Review
Silent Night Bloody Night Review
Holiday Horror News
Return to Sleepaway Camp Review
Christmas Evil Review
The Search for Christmas Horror
Silent Night Deadly Night 2 Review
Second Look: Silent Night Deadly Night
Silver Bullet Review
Identity Review
The Last House on the Left Review
Constantine Review
Audition Review
The Fly Review
Primer Review
The Dead Zone Review
Ted Bundy Review
Rest Stop 2: Don't Look Back Review
Saw V Review
The Blair Witch Project Review
Drive Thru Review
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge Review
Chaos (2005) Review
Saw IV Review
Joy Ride Review
Friday The 13th Part VI: Jason Lives Review
The Prestige Review
Captivity Review
Ice Spiders Review
The Dead Next Door Review
Pumpkinhead Review
Child's Play Review
Silent Night, Deadly Night Review
Monkey Shines Review
The Devils Rejects Review
Wes Craven's Shocker Review
The Changeling Review
Vacancy Review
House of 1,000 Corpses Review
The Tattooist Review
Feast (1992) Review
Death Race Review
Lost Boys: The Tribe Review
Hard Candy Review
Mirrors Review
28 Days Later
Feast
28 Weeks Later
Night of the Demons Review
Midnight Skater Review
The Howling Review
Dee Snider's Strangeland Review
Vampires: Los Muertos Review
High Tension Review
Blood: The Last Vampire Review
The Relic Review
The Wizard of Gore Review
Wrong Turn 2
Hatchet
The Ruins
Blood Car
Videodrome
Masters of Horror: We All Scream For Ice Cream
Believers
Cabin Fever
Dolls
They Call Her One Eye
Inseminoid
The House on Sorority Row
Planet Terror
Rob Zombie's Halloween
Funny Games
Friday the 13th
Sleepaway Camp
Camp Slaughter
Feed
Wrestlemaniac
Population 436
The Faculty
The Omen IV: The Awakening
Otis
Ax' Em
Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter
The Curve
Lifeforce
P2
The Machine Girl

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Rob Zombie's Halloween 2 Review

Halloween 2 poster

I'm a big fan of Rob Zombie, despite what a lot of people have said in the past about his film, and career. I thought his previous films were amazing, well, the first one was amazing, and well the second started to ask too much then things got fumbled and I thought for sure this sequel would redeem his work to a better place. He did raise the bar in some areas, but in other areas completely missed the mark.

Halloween 2 came out in the summer, if I recall correctly, completely missing the opportunity to compete with the Saw franchise and make sure that people actually had a good scary movie to see. I use the term "good" loosely for the sake of the release date. From what I've heard, the studio was scared to release this film head to head with Saw VI and therefore pulled it out early, to mediocre fan fare and disappointing box office returns.

Halloween 2 has some key elements going for it. It upholds that Rob Zombie look and feel. The throwback style is impressive, and you'll swear at times that you're watching an Argento movie, as the hospital scenes use light and shadow mixed with vivid colors to muted scales at times, in order to present a creepy state of mind and being. There are also long shots shown, edited together with close shots, and mind numbing circular shots that are really well done, and if you're not paying attention, you'll miss them. This sort of "horror" genre style is definitely one of the better things that Rob Zombie does in his film making, and while Tarantino gets praised for literally stealing sequencing from grindhouse films and kung fu films, Zombie is not praised for his work in framing some of the better shots of this film. Maybe that honor goes to the DP instead.

The first half of this film is brutal. It is beyond brutal and I think that's the best part of this film. The brutality in this film is bar none, and rivals many other films and overpasses a majority of high end films in the way it features the brtuality. I'm reminded of "Irreversible" at one point when a man's face is stomped into hamburger. It's really a sight for sore eyes, considering pg-13 films are not nearly as brutal. This is where Rob Zombie really shined in making this second edition of Halloween.

The pacing also thrives, as this film runs on rails into a rollercoaster style ride with lots of thrills, shocks, and bumps leading to slow down thoughts that really seem to come out of left field. The ending leaves you with something to be desired, but not before showcasing a rise of brutality the likes we're not accustomed to come out of major studios.

This film really falls apart with the story. There are several tying stories going through the film all based on the first film, then there is some supernatural elements and weird "mother" ghost story told that really frustrates the hell out of me. The way they made it work seemed like a music video concept for a Rob Zombie song (Living Dead Girl) or something of that nature, not a Halloween film. It was so bad that when I mentioned this film to friends, they completely trashed it. I don't think this film deserves a complete thrashing, but it's definitely lacking in the story department, and that's where this falls out of favor with me and most of the audience.

The whole "selling" of a serial killer is odd to me. There are many books based on Dahmer, Gacy and more, and yet they don't get protested like the book in this film. You really have to throw logic out of the window. I mean, come one, people still read books? HAHAHAH This isn't a comedy!

Is Halloween 2 Scary: Yes.

This film has a lot of scary moments. The scary parts to me really fell with the hospital sequencing. The way that our victim goes through safety to insecurity and has to find a way out, has always been a scary thing to me. I've never liked hospitals, and here's another good reason why. Is it believable? It could be, I really let belief be suspended for the sake of this film because these sequences were just unnatural to say the least. They offered such a scary notion.

Another scary point was when our victim leaves the hospital to find a rainy desolate parking lot. That to me is also scary, the point of being alone, after escaping certain doom, and not having a plan, wow, that just is something you can't really take for granted in horror.

In the end, Halloween 2 does not offer enough good story to back it's brutality up front. I liked the way this one was a hard edged R rated feature and the unrated film was also worth checking out, however the story suffers so much that it's not worth me recommending outside of hardcore fans. I thought it was good for the brutal aspects, the artwork involved, but the story was just so disjointed to me and really an after thought.



Make sure you start leaving comments, thoughts, suggestions. We will be giving away a horror dvd every couple of weeks based on the best comments, so have at it. This upcoming giveaway will be for a Bride of Chucky dvd, so keep the comments coming!

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Friday, January 22, 2010

From The Mail Bag Late January 2010 Edition

I'm back in action, if you didn't notice, and I'm already flooded with things to do. In personal news, I closed down 16 of my blogs and am only working on a solid 3 sites. I still don't have a job, despite applying to every posting I could find in my area, and I'm dead broke. I don't know how I'm paying rent or living right now, but I'm barely scraping by.

Here's the latest and greatest comments and replies from the last few days or so...thanks again for anyone that commented, emailed, and supported this site, I'm extremely thankful to everyone of you...all 4 of you readers out there. Thank you. I hope to hear from you again soon.

tarquin fortiscue hetherington (esquire, as it were) formerly of her majestys grenadier guards said in regards to my post "The Scariest Place on Earth":

Sir Jorge always remember that no matter how hideous and loathsome Disneyworld may be its still 1000 times better than London

Dangit! I really wanted to visit London someday. And now? I'll have to settle for having some bad image of it thanks to you. Disneyworld was ok, but come on, better than London? But you have the show SKINS and um....Sex Pistols? I give up.

tarquin fortiscue hetherington (esquire, as it were) formerly of her majestys grenadier guards said in regards to my post Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus Review:

Sir Jorge, no matter how bad "Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus" may or may not be always remember that its still 1000 times better by itself than everything that has ever been produced by the British film industry put together over the last 121 years, just think about that for a moment, the British film industry is an abomination that must be destroyed with malice-a-fore-thought and extreme prejudice where-as American films will never let you down even at their absolute worst, dont you ever forget that Sir Jorge EVER!!!.

Was Hammer Horror British? Because if they were you're dead wrong. If not...well then you're right and I'm wrong. I'm scared of you man, you're really pushing the buttons over here....just kidding. This film sucked so bad dude, it seriously was terrible. It is amateur hour, to say the least.

Anonymous left a comment on my post "Silent Night Bloody Night Review":

I'm afraid I disagree w/you, Sir Jorge. SNBN was quite influential, predating 1974's "Black Christmas," a slasher classic, and 1979's "When a Stranger Calls" and the killer-in-the-house-on-phone schtick by nearly a decade, and was first in the graphic blood and gore dept and killer's point-of-view shots, too. The film has been treated badly, and it sounds as if you might have seen a bad print. They are everywhere, and a true uncut print may no longer exist. A guy had a Website devoted to SNBN before he found religion, and he listed all the different VHS releasing co's that had different versions. One VHS print I saw was missing a very bloodthirsty bedroom scene (I saw this in a trailer as a kid and had nightmares for years). Other scenes seem to have been cut badly. I don't remember the version shown on YouTube, but much of the violence seems to have been cut. The movie seems to have been a precursor for "Friday the 13th" and its ilk, but you'd hardly know it as it's pretty anemic! I could explain the plot if you're unsure of it. I just saw it on DVD about a year ago, and it was pretty good. From your review you sound pretty young (I'm 42, and I guess you're 30 or younger). That's not a bad thing! Keep in mind that SNBN was typical of horror movies of its day (low budget, not-so-great lighting). Horror movies didn't have the big budgets of today, the pacing of films was slower, and movies weren't as graphic. These movies made oodles of money. Ever see the original "Last House on the Left"? It played for 15 years and made $55M (it cost $90K to make). The studios took notice and made big budgeted movies that used to play drive-ins and today we have "Die Hard" and the like and no one remembers how they started.

SNBN was made for drive-ins, not art houses, and it really did tie up its loose ends. The sepia imagery was for events that had happened in the past. Keep in mind that movies like this were made by filmmakers w/o much money, and the sepia imagery kept costs down and enabled them to tell their story....

I'd be happy to fill you in on the plot details if you email me. I won't spam you I promise!


One of the best comments I've gotten in a long time, and it was a wake up call. I had a few emails back and forth with Glenn Allen, and it was definitely an interesting one. In regards to this comment, I already fleshed it out in email format. He brings up a lot of great points, and it's true, the film deserves a second and maybe third chance.

Anonymous said in regards to my post "Jack Frost Review":

it was a funny slasher flick i liked it mainly because it had a sick twisted humor i love.


If you liked this one, you'll love "Black Devil Doll" it had a similar streak only far more nudity. Jack Frost 2 is on my radar for next year's holiday of horrors, that's for sure.

That's it for the comments and replies that I've received in the past 30 some odd days. I encourage everyone to leave comments, recommendations and news here or via my email. I have a few more reviews to write and upload in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

Oh, and I've added a Donate button to the site on the right hand side. If you want to donate please do so via paypal. If not, please visit our Amazon.com links and buy a few movies so that I can get a dot com and continue to write bad reviews about good movies.

In other notes, I have a guest writer coming in for a review or two so don't be surprised when that comes through the pipeline. I also will be giving away movies! That's right, you can win dvd's, and it will be tied to comments and posts. Stay tuned for that in the near future.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Black Devil Doll Review

Black devil doll

I've been waiting a long time to get my grubby paws on this independent film. The movie is called "Black Devil Doll" and it's a loose remake of the original "BLack Devil Doll" from long ago. This is a near pornographic remake, as it is not straying away from anything taboo at all. It's a celebration of all things horror, comedy, nudity and so much more.

The animation is hilarious, and really worth the price of admission on this one. This 2007 film is an insane movie with lots of low brow humor, and high brow action. No, I kid, there's no high brow anything in this film. This is an exploitation film at all levels, and it's really a shame more people aren't either making films like this, or are promoting films of this caliber. The film, although made in 2007, would be something that the 70's and 80's would produce for the grindhouse circuit, and at times is much harsher than anything that those years produced.

The film really pushes the envelope of what is not necessarily pornography, because the sex is ramped up, and the nudity is more than anything I've seen in other independent films. I can't believe the makers got away with the amount of nudity in this film. I found it to be hilarious on many levels, and found it somewhat entertaining too.

The story?

The story throws together an interesting twist with Mumia, and his death...or future death. The movie throws middle fingers to political correctness and so much more. The movie is simply about hot women getting chased by a devil doll after they play with a Ouija board. It's that simple.

Is Black Devil Doll scary? : NO.

This movie is not scary. It's not even close to being scary. It does have graphic violence, gore, and lots of nudity. This film is a few notches below porno, and it's funny to see it in this light. I found it entertaining, hilarious, and full of decent home grown gore effects.

Black Devil Doll is NOT for everyone. It is on the far left corner of the horror genre simply because of the amount of caution thrown away. The makers aren't even trying to get an R rating, they basically throw that notion out the window, and the beginning animations do a good job of illustrating that. If you're open minded, if you're not offended easily, and like horror/sex comedies, you're going to enjoy this one. I liked it, and my wife even liked it, so maybe it's a good marriage counselor....or not.



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Monday, January 18, 2010

Late Fee Review

Late Fee

The horror anthology film is dead, or is it? I loved Creepshow 2, and of course the original, and I like anthology films. I even kind of liked Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror, in terms of the story telling. Remember Tales from the Hood? That was another anthology of horror, kind of. Well that's what you need to remember before renting "Late Fee".

The main storyline revolves around a couple wanting to rent a horror dvd on Halloween night. The owner of the store claims that he's closing down for the night, but they beg and get their way and eventually get to rent a couple of films. But before they can check them out, they have to sign a lengthy contract with the instructions to return the movies before midnight, or else. They then sign the paperwork and head home to watch their two films.

We move from that main story line to the actual film they are watching. Somewhat like "Tales from the Crypt" this dvd exists to showcase two stories, and an additional third which is not part of the interior storyline. So it's like watching a film within a film, and that's not too bad.

The first film the couple sees is called "The Pick Up", which follows a "john" and a woman to a seedy motel, in what seems to be hell. This story is ok, nothing too crazy happens, but the attention fetish is definitely a plus. The mild mannered business man is a freak, and is waiting to enjoy a night with a woman of the evening. As the scenes progress, things get a tad more strange, as this place seems to be on the edge of hell somewhere.

The camera work is shotty at best. The editing doesn't help at all. The movie is just odd, and while it has some solid interesting points, the overall film is dry and boring. There seems to be a throwback to "Psycho" as a voyeur is shown looking at our "couple". The movie goes into overdrive as the two start enjoying themselves together, the lights go out and the prostitute really goes nuts, in a way that you'll never believe. The gore effects get a major shout out here, with some nice REAL effects, no CG to be seen. It's something that I could only imagine Lovecraft would create, as this film goes from paltry to gore filled insanity. For that, I liked the film, creating a mood of sexiness and making it completely sickening.

The second film is "Damnation" and it's interesting in a lot of ways. The movie showcases a young woman and her plight of being arrested and drugged, then thrown into a court of sorts, where she is tortured. The second film is a bit slower, and focuses more on "torture" and prison as a selling point. It's not half bad, but it's really just a throwback to the 70's and 80's "women in chains" exploitation style films.

After the couple watches these two films, they realize that it's past midnight and they haven't returned the tape. That's when things really get bad for them, as the owner of the video store and his friends decide to collect on their goods!

Is Late Fee Scary: No.

This film, if it can be called that, is a straight to dvd romp through anthology horror. It's not completely terrible, but it seems to drag on in the second and third act. I liked the first short film, as it featured some good gore effects and dare I say, tentacle porn. Other than that, this film really doesn't do a lot to make me want to watch it again.

You might enjoy it though, it has some good points, it's just painfully obvious that this thing is straight to dvd. Late Fee tries to make a splash, but really it's just a drip in an over saturated bucket. Check it out as a rental, and if you're a huge collector, go for it. The poster art is cool, I do admit that.



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Friday, January 8, 2010

The Scariest Place on Earth

Hey folks,

I'll be out of the Scary Film office all next week.

I'll be going to the scariest place on earth for 8 days! That's right, I'm going straight to hell!

Disneyworld!

Ouch.

Please just take a break from the horror as I will be taking a small break. I'll return after 8 days or so with all new reviews, and mayhem, including another mail bag filled with people that hate me now. New year, and I'm getting hate mail, awesome.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus Review

Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus

I kept hearing about this film through a lot of different sources, and I kept hearing about how insane this movie was. I never buy into hype, so I didn't really go for it. Then I saw some clips of a Shark attacking an airplane and it intrigued me, but I still didn't bite. Then finally I broke down, after a lot of people asking me to check this one out, so here is my attempt at reviewing Megashark vs Giant Octopus.

This movie, from the beginning smelled of straight to dvd or straight to scyfy channel. It's just so obvious that the budget was small on this one. I can certainly deal with low budget, but this one seems to be ridiculous. For whatever reasons it got cult status when the trailer hit the eb and people were fighting over pre-order copies of this thing.

The movie is terrible. It's got a few funny moments, but the effects and the acting are so bad. The effects and monster themselves make absolutely no sense, and is nonsensical to the point where I wanted to pluck my eyes out. I can't get behind something so terrible.

There are some good points, mainly in the transition visuals. They have some decent flybys of the city, that rival The Dark Knight, but not many. You really have to reach and watch for them. The plot is ridiculous, and doesn't even make a shred of sense.

The story follows a group of rogue scientists that discover that there are two prehistoric monsters in the sea attacking whales and civilians.So the navy gets the three scientists to help kill off the monsters, and after the first attempts didn't work they go in for the nukes.

Here's a trailer for Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus:



This movie is boring. Sure it has some appeal with the outlandish ideas and plot, but it's pacing is miserable. The music sucks, and it's not at all scary. You really have to want to sit through this whole thing, it's not good...it's not even funny. I can't really go on anymore. This isn't the worst film I've ever seen, but it's in the running. I don't necessarily recommend viewing Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus, but if you must, go for it.



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Monday, January 4, 2010

Clive Barker's Book of Blood Review

Clive Barker's Book of Blood

Clive Barker gets no major respect from the mainstream, yet he consistently puts out some insane story arcs and moments in the horror genre. While he hasn’t scored a huge mainstream success since the 1980’s, Clive Barker continues to forge ahead with some sick and twisted moments. If you’re not familiar with Clive Barker, than you’re probably not going to care that he is the mastermind behind this movie. Book of Blood was scheduled for a major movie release, much like Midnight Meat Train was, but somehow along the lines it was derailed and it never got the release it should’ve gotten. But now it’s on dvd, and it’s going to gain Clive Barker some major notice, if only more people would pick up this film.

This is the seventh story from Barker to get a full movie release. Since 1986 he has had a steady string of b-movies come out as adaptations most of them getting only a whimper of attention, and cult status as the years progressed. Clive Barker’s Book of Blood is an adaptation of a smaller story that is found in his collection of “Books of Blood” and stays relatively in tact and faithful in its adaptation and prowess.

The film is simple. The plot being about a young man who finds himself investigating a haunting of sorts, only to find out that his skepticism is his biggest downfall as ghosts manifest themselves into reality, causing quite the violent sequences; which are done with attention to gore.

The gore in this film pops up in some sick moments. I found myself surprised that the CG work done on these death sequences wasn’t terrible. If you recall “The Midnight Meat Train” you’ll remember that there was a lot of CG blood added in after the fact, creating a mess of what would normally be a good sequence of bludgeoning action. Within ten minuets of watching this film you see a face peel, and that has to be the first of many things to come, unless you miss it. It happens fast, but you see how it all turns out, and you don’t want to see it continue, that’s for sure.

The manifestations of the spirits creates quite the effects when writing begins to be carved into the skin of our victims. It’s really a surprising effect, done quite generously well, all things considered. The attention to minor details is somewhat surprising, with lighting, sound, and other small pieces put into their exact locations, creating quite the ambient surrounding to what otherwise should be a mindless horror film.

Is Clive Barker’s Book of Blood scary? No.

This film doesn’t scare me and probably won’t scare many people. For some reason the appearances of “ghosts” and things along those lines aren’t that scary any more. The build up to the invisible in this film is really only made evident with the skepticism possessed by a metaphysics professor. Showcasing an unnatural and uneven balance between what is real and what is fake within the context of this film is too much for one viewer to try and understand.

That being said, this movie has a deep underlying issue that is much more cerebral than other films in the horror genre. While I like thinking about film, and understand the complexities of trying to adapt literature to film, I don’t think that this adaptation does Barker justice. There’s just too many nuances that can’t be expressed with visual and music.

There is a mix bag of different things that can create a good scary feeling, if you’re not an avid fan of horror. These set ups, loud noises, and gore effects are somewhat after the fact, because by the time you piece together the social settings in contrast to the slayings, you’ll most likely be tired. I know I was tired of this film, even though I kept giving the thing chances. It’s not just a slow paced film, it’s just got so many layers that don’t need to be there for such a story. It’s almost as though the production was stretched to fit a full length film, instead of a made for television 1 hour romp by “The Masters of Horror”, which seems better suited for this story.

Clive Barker’s Book of Blood is an interesting horror film, on a visual level. But story and execution it’s just not that great. I don’t recommend this one for everyone, but I think that many people will find this film either boring or simply trying too hard to gain a foot hold into the genre. Barker has done better writing than getting his film work into the hands of horror fans, and I guess I see why this didn’t get a wider release in theaters. It’s just not fitting, it has its moments but nothing that you’re going to have your jaw drop over or anything that is going to stick with you for a long time.



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SCARY FILM REVIEW LIST OF REVIEWS

EVERY Review/Post done by Scary Film in one easy list? Yep, here it is, the big list of links to reviews I've done. This post is updated Monthly (at the end of the month) for the sake of the readers looking for a "list" of sorts. Last updated 12/31/10 around 6 AM (pst)

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