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Movie Ramblings: The Green Inferno

The Green Inferno is a pretty standard horror film based on the fear of the unknown, in this case undiscovered tribes in the South American jungle. As you would expect from this genre of film it is stuffed full of one dimensional characters, cheesy dialogue, terrible acting, outrageous racial stereotypes and over the top gore and violence.

The first 25 minutes of this film are so astoundingly dull and full of cheesy dialogue, rubbish acting and stereotypical characters that several times I wondered whether it would be more interesting to turn it off and go and watch the paint dry on the walls I was taking a break from painting. Continue reading

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Movie Ramblings: Stake Land

Stake Land is a post apocalypse vampire story and has more in common with many zombie stories like 28 Days Later and The Walking Dead than a traditional vampire tale. It is set an unspecified time after an outbreak of vampires has ended civilisation as we know it (called America in this film). Presumably it has been some time since the outbreak as when the vampires show up very early on in the film none of the characters seem surprised, nor do they seem surprised when a seemingly expert vampire hunter turns up out of the blue either. The lack of surprise seems to be spread rather too thick though as one of the main characters seems to be totally unsurprised that a vampire has just wiped out his entire family (spoilers).

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Movie Ramblings: Ringu

The original* Japanese creepy girl horror movie, I can’t believe it has been around for 16 years** and I’ve only just managed to see it! In the end it wasn’t as scary or as creepy as I was expecting but actually more of a slow moving thriller/paranormal investigation story. It relies more on atmosphere and psychological horror than jump scares and gore ans is therefore just the kind of horror movie that I find can actually scare me.  However, this one wasn’t really that scary but more of an interesting thriller. Continue reading

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Movie Ramblings: The Purge

The Purge is a pretty standard violent home invasion thriller/horror movie based around the somewhat novel idea that the invasion takes place on the one night a year when the government has made all crimes legal for 12 hours. So the main characters are aware of and somewhat prepared for the risk but they seem a bit blasé about it and make a lot of the usual horror movie mistakes when things start to go wrong. There is a lot of standard horror movie fare here but it is just interesting enough to keep your attention. Continue reading

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Movie Ramblings: Daybreakers

In 2019, 10 years after the outbreak of a mysterious infection, most of the human race have become vampires. The remaining 5% of the human population are either on the run or kept by the vampires in Matrix style facilities as living blood banks. Faced with a shortage of blood that will lead to the end of the vampire race, vampire scientists are under pressure to produce a blood substitute that may allow humans and vampires to live side by side. Continue reading

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Movie Ramblings: Re-animator

Studious hard worker Dan Cain and dangerous maniac Herbert West are reluctant housemates who become unlikely colleagues after the latter’s deranged experiments in re-animation get both of them expelled from medical school. Desperate to vindicate themselves the pair team up to try to replicate in humans results so far only achieved in animals with horrifically successful results.

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All the best mad science experiments are fluorsecent!

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Movie Ramblings: Rabies

The paths of several groups of people cross in a forest nature reserve with some unexpected and some expected results in this horror film from Israel. Firstly a man and a woman running away from their oppressive parents end up in the clutches of a psychopath. Soon four people on their way to a mixed doubles tennis match somehow get lost and end up in the same deserted nature reserve. Thrown in on top of this are two lecherous cops and a man and woman who appear to be park rangers.

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