-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
GIRLS AGAINST BOYS-
It was very hard to to choose between these first three movies for my pick. After sleeping on it hands down I have to go with the girl revenge flick Girls Against Boys. The reason I picked the film is it for sure exceeded my expectations and as a fan of woman revenge films this is right up there with Last House on The Left and I Spit on Your Grave, the originals. Starring the gorgeous Danielle Panabaker as a young woman with a broken heart that draws the attention of a co worker. This co worker is played by Nicole Laliberte a wild redhead with a passion for killing men that have done her wrong. She easily seduces Panabaker's character into following her lead and after she is raped by some loser she met out the two of them go on a small killing spree that Thelma and Louise would be jealous of. No storybook ending here but one filled with a great ending scene of blood. So ladies grab your wine and sit back this weekend and see some true girl power. Sex and the City doesn't have anything on this.
THE REST OF THE FILMS
Crawl is one of the films that only a select few may enjoy. The beauty of this film is the atmosphere that it creates while the downfall is the main villain. I really had to think over this film because it is done in a Hitchcockian way with little dialogue and great music. The film itself does exactly what the title states, it crawls. This is one hard film to watch because it moves so slow but after watching I immediately got the feeling that I have to have this. I have to add this to my collection so I can watch it over and over. I know I missed something but from what I could tell it is a simple story told in a different complex manner. I really had no problem with the tale of a bad killing arrangement, a fatal accident, and a woman getting her revenge for the death of her lover. I just didn't like the killer. He seemed out of place and gave me a funky feeling the entire time. I really didn't like it after the first view but after thinking about it more I see the greatness in this film. The problem is I don’t think most people will.
NOBODY GETS OUT ALIVE-
Probably the most appealing out of all the films this week is Nobody Gets Out Alive. Deemed as a film that pays homage to the slashers of the past all the elements are there. Dumb kids in the woods, drugs, sex, locals and a deranged killer on the loose. First off the film was hilarious. Line after line is being said by all the actors involved and they held no punches back. It will remind you of any camping trip you have been on with your friends. That being said the body count was high and the blood was a plenty. All good things. The downfall was the killer. I did not mind the fact that this guy is killing because some drunk teenagers hit his daughter but I do mind that he acts, looks, and even kills like the killer from I Know What You Did Last Summer. That really hurt the overall look of this film to me because a slight adjustment could have made it better. I will agree though, if you are a fan of high body counts and gore this is your pick of the week then.
KISS THE ABYSS-
Here is a typical don’t believe the hype film. Being an independent monster movie which is hard to do I went in this film with eyes wide open. I heard that the FX won a few awards and this was a must see horror film. I have to disagree with the latter. The film follows a couple deeply in love when a tragic accident happens. There is a medicine man named Gus with the ability to bring the dead back to life. Blood is needed and eventually the undead begins to transform. Can the creatures be controlled? Can you love one of these creatures when she was once the love of your life? Those are the questions that are answered in Kiss The Abyss. I see that they were trying to add elements from different horror films which is fine but when executed badly you are left with this. Very slow beginning leads to a fast past ending as Kiss the Abyss drags on between the now and flashbacks in the first part of the film then takes you on a monster creating roller coaster after. The lesson that is to be learned from Kiss of The Abyss is the lesson that all necromancer know. The dead need to stay dead because they never come back as what they were before. Sometimes they come back worse.