21. September 2010 21:14
In the sleepy town of Riverton, legend tells of a serial killer who swore he would return to murder the seven children born the night he died. Now, 16 years later, people are disappearing again. Has the psychopath been reincarnated as one of the seven teens, or did he survive the night he was left for dead? Only one of the kids knows the answer. Adam "Bug" Heller (Max Thieriot) was supposed to die on the bloody night his father went insane. Unaware of his dad's terrifying crimes, he has been plagued by nightmares since he was a baby. But if Bug hopes to save his friends from the monster that's returned, he must face an evil that won't rest...until it finishes the job it began the day he was born.
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6. June 2010 08:19
First Look at the official trailer for 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams
To be released on DVD on July 20th.
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4. June 2010 02:25
Trailer for the upcoming third installment in the Lost Boys saga.
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3. June 2010 09:17
OK. I really don't even know where to start with this one. Why do the people at Platinum Dunes continually feel the need to fix what is not broken? Most of the readers and visitors to this site grew up with these movies, and I don't think I am alone in saying that what has been done is unforgivable. They have once again managed to take an iconic horror legend and reduce him to a pile of rubble. This new, "re imagined" Freddy Krueger was dull, boring, and lacked the same motivation that made the character such a powerful, frightening entity in the 80's and early 90's. For us hardcore fans of the franchise, Robert Englund is and will ALWAYS be Fred Krueger.
Many people out there rave about what a great actor Jackie Earle Haley is, but honestly I have yet to see any evidence of that. The writers seemed to give him enough one liners that he probably could have made a few people jump had he delivered them correctly. His portrayal was so monotone it would make a Clear Eyes commercial with Ben Stein seem exciting in comparison. The only positive thing I can say about his performance is that he looks remarkably like a child molester when not in makeup. Kudos on that Jackie, you nailed it spot on.
Now on to the story. What exactly was wrong with the original? I could understand updating it a bit to keep up with the times and to appeal to a younger audience, but they totally changed a background story that took 8 movies to develop. Freddy's problem was always with the parents, never with the kids themselves and never at any point did he have a personal relationship with the children in the movies. The whole point was punishing the parents by tormenting the kids. Also, Freddy was a KILLER in life just as he was in death. It was never sexual in nature, so I'm thinking one of the screenwriters at one point had a gardener that was a little too friendly.
Overall, this movie lacked everything that made the original great. Not enough blood, not enough sex, and not one single scare in the whole movie. As a matter of fact, I had to watch it twice just to write this review, as I fell asleep the first time around. With any luck, the sequel will end up dead in the water just as the Friday the 13th sequel did. There are plenty of original ideas floating around out there and it is time to stop raping classic flicks just to make a quick buck.
3. June 2010 08:10
Let me begin by saying that I went into the movie "Cut" not knowing anything about it. Ten minutes in and I was ready to turn it off when I realized what it was that made this movie special. The entire film was shot in one long take with no cuts or edits of any kind. That piece of knowledge instantly changed how I felt about the film. I can only imagine the frustration of the cast and crew if somebody missed
a cue or bobbled over their lines, as they had to start filming all over again from the beginning. The camera work was clever and remarkably steady all things considered and the closeups of the clock to show the actual passage of time was a nice addition.
Don't get me wrong, "Cut" is far from perfect. The film revolves around a group of five friends spending the weekend at a mansion in the English countryside, when they are suddenly attacked by a gang of psychotic clowns. Yep, clowns. The same basic plot (just minus the clowns) has been used countless times and is fairly played out at this point. The acting is mediocre at best and at times I would have appreciated subtitles. Lots of yelling and varied accents make them almost impossible to understand at times. My least favorite thing was definitely the score. It gets obnoxiously loud at times and is something akin to a laugh track on a sitcom. I realize they are going for scares but it is way overused and makes it lose impact.
ll things aside, I really did enjoy this movie. I love the concept and I think first time writer/director Alexander Williams did a great job pulling it off. From a technical perspective, it was really well done and I look forward to seeing where this concept goes in the future. Overall, I give it a 5/10, and would recommend "Cut" to the seasoned horrorphile as I think a lot of it's charm and technical merit would be lost on the novice.