-This is a disclaimer acknowledging that every Friday from here on out I will provide to you a weeks worth of Horror movies on the rental and VOD circuit. Some of these movies are so bad they will never see the light of day on the main screen but some are hidden gems unknown to the general mainstream moviegoers. I feel it its my duty to make sure you don’t miss out on any future cult classics so I bring to you my weekly installment of Horror Movies Uncut. The thoughts and opinions on these reviews are clearly my own and should be shared by many!
BEST PICK OF THE WEEK
Read my review for Mischief Night here. This was a very well done home invasion. Unlike most that you find these days the story is not too complex. Its straight forward in your face horror with a standout performance by the killer of the film. If you are a fan of home invasion movies then this is a must see for you. The movie stars Noell Coet as a young girl who has traumatically become blind after an accident with her mother. She is left alone while the father is gone on a date and becomes tormented by a sadistic killer with no motive other than it’s Mischief Night. This is a great movie that may surround the days of Halloween but works great anytime of the year. Pick this one up for sure this weekend!
THE REST OF THE FILMS
THE SECRET VILLAGE-
An intriguing little movie about two strangers who are visiting a small town that seems to be under a spell. Come to find out there is a coven of witches who have ruled this land for some time. Unaware of the danger they face the star played by Ali Faulkner begins to do a little digging and find herself in a world of trouble. I will say the pace of the film was great but the overall story was not. Think Lords of Salem with not as much spunk. It was not a horrible film just felt a little too much like a television movie. The ending of the film was pretty good but there seemed to be a lot of confusion prior to it that could have made it extremely better. If you are into cult films and wild paranoia and conspiracy then check this out. Most may one want to pass this up.
Not a bad found footage flick here. It involves a group of students taking a trip to what is known as Devils Pass. A mountain range in Russia with a history of weird happenings and disappearances. The actors do a very good job of executing the film and the only downturn happens to be the end. It’s a very fluid found footage film which is why I think most people will like it. I really just did not like the concept at the end but I will leave it up to you guys to judge. Most of the found footage films these days end the same as unfortunately so does this one. I don’t want to spoil this one for you as it could have been the best pick of the week. If you are not a fan of found footage then this will not be on you viewing schedule this weekend. If you are a fan of the genre and want to see one of the more well done films then give Devil’s Pass a go you may just like it. 3/5
THE LAST LETTER-
This thriller was a nice little portrayal of a woman with some demons inside and how they could affect a promising marriage. Lets just say this one hit a little too close to home for yours truly. The story follows a young woman who has had a tragic past and finds love with a very successful business man. The main issue is the newlywed wife was a foster child and her and her foster brother and sister have sworn to protect each other. After her first child she becomes stressed and worried about being a mother and begins to turn on her husband and the baby. This film has a very good cast of characters but the film goes on a little more than needed and becomes quite unbelievable. This is a thriller so don’t expect too many scares but there is a little bit of gore that works fine for The Last Letter. This was not my favorite movie of the week by far but overall it wasn't that horrible.