-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 official review for The Bay here. This in my opinion one of the best found footage films made. It gave a more documentary look at the events happening in the bay but seemed more real than others. This is the film I would ask anyone to watch because the events that happen may hit close to home. There are always things going on that we are unaware of. The acting, footage and story are all top notch on here. This is a film to add to your collection more than anything one to rent this weekend.
THE REST OF THE FILMS
ELFIE HOPKINS CANNIBAL HUNTER-
This film was a surprise to me. I was worried after seeing the trailer that this film may go over a few heads but its a tale we all know and love. If you were a fan of Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, Batman, and Encyclopedia Brown then you are fan of young detective stories. Throw Sherlock Holmes in the mix as well. Here is the horror twist. The young sleuth Elfie played by the quirky Jamie Winstone (Donkey Punch) is investing a new Twlightish family that she finds out is a bunch of cannibals. The most amazing part of this film is the stylish imagery created by the setting and direction of the film. There are a bunch of laughs as well as Elfie’s mannerisms really don’t help her cause to do what’s right. It’s almost on the edge of a family movie if you overlook the whole cannibal thing. I would for sure to you to check out Elfie Hopkins Cannibal Hunter because I think you will be as surprised as I was.
GRAVE ENCOUNTERS 2-
Read my official review here. Grave Encounters was a film i had little expectations for. I never understood the hype from the first film as I thought it was terrible. This film was slightly better but followed along the same thread. It involves a young movie critic (like myself) who is disproving all the so call findings in the first film. He is contacted by someone who tells him to visit the asylum the first film was made in. When he convinces his peers to go carnage ensues as he has been brought there by the spirit, After that see Grave Encounters one. Not a bad idea overall just executed poorly. I know some of you will see the cover and think OMG! That looks scary but I’m telling you wait for this one TV just like we all did the first.
Oh Uwe Boll how we have not missed you so. I will say it was a real trip explaining his direction style to my girlfriend. It is a zombie movie but not your typical as these creatures have evolved. The film follows two mercs that find subjects for a doctor trying to either find a cure or a way to control them. The banter back and forth between the two isn’t bad because they are clearly polar opposites. The zombies are weird because one second they seem almost human like then the next, they are the flesh eaters we know them to be. The worst part about watching a Uwe Boll film is some of the stuff is so ridiculous with green sheets in all it’s hard to keep from watching. This film may have been good if taken over by someone else because the story was solid enough and the violence was real appealing. Its just hard to take this guy seriously but he has made his place in the film world. Its going to be hard to keep zombie fans away from this movie which isn’t a terrible thing but there is nothing significant about this film at all. If anything it was just a nice reminder that Boll is still out there and looks to be headed nowhere soon.