I have lost count how many times I have watched this film, yet on every repeat viewing it still brings a smile to my face.
A great werewolf tale, with a talented cast giving it their all, and some quality humour and witty banter between the characters. The horror is achieved through clever framing rather than jump scares, and of course those wonderful practical special effects.
It's amazing that in the *38* years since this movie was released, there hasn't…
While hardly a low budget movie (with a cost of $35 million), you can't help but be impressed by the number of practical effects in both real scale and miniature used here.
I was honestly expecting a CGI fest, but instead we get treated to a mass of car wrecks, some very nice miniatures and great stunt work. When CGI is used, it does not detract from the rest of the scene, and is really done very well.
What starts off as a fairly typical disaster-drama film, soon turns into a rollercoaster of crazy, all due to Ray Liotta's superb performance. I think his normal/crazy switch is almost as good as Nicolas Cage's.
This is not a deep film, but you can see the cast had fun with what they got, and there is a lot to enjoy here if you like fun popcorn flicks.
If you're a fan of the Leprechaun series, this entry will offend you. If you're not, then it will bore you.
It has no connection with the series, so this was undoubtedly just a marketing ploy, as without that title, this would disappear in the pile of generic monster movies very quickly.
Once you forget about the title, this is a generic cabin/woods/young adults/monster tale. The monster design is terrible, although if I had to find a positive, the movie…
This wasn't terrible by any means and despite it not having any particular glaring problems - it is just dull. The initial set-up, while hardly original, is decent enough. The protagonists are your typical cliched victims & villains.
They try to go for a slow burn story, but because the overall plot is just not that interesting, it all turns into a boring affair, mixed with occasional flashes of violence - which, even as a big slasher fan - were tedious.…
Considering how good Conjuring 1 & 2 are, the spin-offs all seem to suffer from a curse of mediocrity.
The first Annabelle movie was just dismal in every way. The sequel/prequel I thought was rather good. It had an interesting premise, a great location and was a pretty solid origin story. It also tied in with the first movie very well.
Annabelle Comes Home falls somewhere in the middle. It is not terrible - and worth a watch if you like…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
When I first saw this in the cinema, I overall enjoyed it. A few things bugged me (the Dr Sartain arc), but I thought it was one of the better entries into the series.
Now, after having watched it a few times, my opinion of it has gone up (bumped up by another half star accordingly) - this is an excellent Halloween sequel.
What previously bugged me - the Dr Sartain story arc - I think is a good twist,…
This is just terrible. It's not even "so bad it's good", it's just plain bad. The characters make you hate them from the moment they open their mouths. Nothing happens for the first 40 minutes aside from a ton of lesbian innuendo and dialogue dredged up from the bowels of cringe-filled teen "dank" facebook posts.
And when things do start happening, you hope they all die instantly so the movie will end.
This could have been a good survival horror film. The overall premise & setup is interesting, but unfortunately the cringe-filled dialogue and below par acting soon rear their ugly heads.
There's a decent amount of gore & practical effects on display but sadly it is not enough to rescue Chemical Peel.
I will say I didn't have too many expectations from this - but in the end, this is a fun monster film. The overall story is good, and aside from a bit too much melodrama between the characters and a bit of questionable line delivery, it kept me entertained.
Some of the CGI didn't look great (in my opinion, if it wasn't lit so brightly, it would have come across a lot better), but it was serviceable - on the…