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THE LAST EXORCISM

January 20, 2011 1 comment

3 / 5

The Last Exorcism does more than just satisfy through a series of thrills and periodic blood-spatterings. A film whose most important character is almost without question the region of Louisiana in which the events take place, The Last Exorcism also offers a satisfying glimpse into the world of show-man priests; priests who are simply doing that and that alone, putting on a show.  The act of exorcising demons and evil spirits certainly isn’t new to the horror movie genre and the Last Exorcism provides some interesting and original insight into the exorcism practice without being the first to spoil the streak of well-executed approaches.

THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL

January 10, 2011 Leave a comment

 4 / 5

A stylistically directed film — mixed with convincing period-oriented wardrobe and props that make the film feel like more of a horror movie from the 1980’s — a time when horror movies were significantly more suggestive in their horrors than the much too frequent over-the-top approach that has plagued so many films of late. The film also maintains a steady, lingering sense of eeriness throughout its’ 90-minute run time that satisfyingly escalates through the films climactic conclusion; a conclusion which, fortunately, isn’t easy to see coming. While John Carpenter showed us what Michael Meyers was capable of doing to babysitters, writer/director Ti West approaches the challenge with confidence when Samantha, a local college student, answers an ad for a babysitter.

SPLICE

June 13, 2010 Leave a comment


3 / 5

Movie genre’s are no longer as cut and dry as they used to be. There certainly was a time where a horror movie was a horror movie and that was that. Instead we see an influx of films in recent years that begin to bend and complicate the categorization of genre; in this case, SPLICE, among others of course, lend themselves to that argument. Besides the distorted sense of genre the acting was overall pretty forgettable, but is part of a bright, and respectably original concept. Overall it was an original concept with moderate execution. Despite the aforementioned genre distortion you’ll notice a lot of thematic depth for a movie that may seem like a standard horror movie on the surface. While the concept may intrigue you, it will be difficult to ignore the fact that this movie leads you where you are aren’t expecting to be led at all.

SHUTTER ISLAND

May 28, 2010 1 comment


9 / 10

Shutter Island is not your typical Martin Scorsese project. In fact, their were a handful of times throughout the movie where you’ll begin to question whether or not Scorsese even had a hand in it. The film had such a different feel than most of Scorsese’s previous projects, dealing a lot with mystery and psychological thrills. Their is no doubt that overall Shutter Island felt more like a Horror/Thriller than any other type of film, which is interesting when thinking of a “standard” Scorsese picture. This film was certainly an exploration for Scorsese, an interestingly original concept with twists, turns, and a rollercoaster ride of a story.  If you like pyschological movies, Shutter Island is a must see. The film manages to present an involving story with selectively placed horror, setting up an ending that will only become more satisfying with time. Their are times where dialogue is heavy and you have to keep up with the rush, but seeing the movie for a second time will be just as amazing and entertaining as the first.