HORROR MOVIES UNCUT FRIDAY SEPTEMBER THE 13TH
-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
By now you guys should know my hatred of found footage movies. Every now and then I see glimpses of how good a found footage film can be. Frankenstein's Army is just plain awesome. From the music score’s intro until the closing credits I was hooked. The movie is about a group of Russian soldiers looking for a nazi scientist conducting some experiments. After making it through a war torn area the soldiers find them in what they think is an abandon factory but they are wrong. Inside are a bunch of dead nazi soldiers that have been brought back to life with a few enhancements. These soldiers have lost limbs and all but they have been replaced by weapons. This movie is at a frenetic pace from start to finish and it works perfectly. I really enjoyed this movie and there was nothing that really took me off of it. I would recommend this movie to any horror fan so its the one to rent this week. 4/5
THE REST OF THE FILMS
THE BELL WITCH HAUNTING-
So we go from a found footage movie I liked to one that shows what's wrong with them. The Bell Witch Haunting is about a family that has moved into a new house in Tennessee. The boys soon find out about the legend of the Bell Witch but its already too late as strange things start to happen. Soon friends and family start to disappear and die and the family members become possessed. Its a nice take on the Bell Witch story but the effects and all have been seen so much it becomes unbearable. Films like this miss the mark unfortunately due to timing. With so many of these films out there like this it just becomes watered down. The execution by the actors isn’t bad but its just a film that goes nowhere. A little more substance would help this film and even though there are a few good scares its hard to imagine this one keeping you interested.
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The story of Lizzie Borden is one horror fans have known for years. In this film we see an updated spirit of Borden in the body of a young woman. She finds comfort in her therapist but soon things spiral out of control. This movie has an all star B movie cast and unfortunately a B movie effort. The dialogue is what hurt the film as you are waiting for something to happen but nothing surfaces. There are a few violent parts in the film but once it gets going you may be finished with it. This one you may want to pass up on. 1/5
BLACK WATERS OF ECHO'S POND-
Yes another film with Danielle Harris. Quite a run for her as of late. This film is like a cross between Jumanji and Truth or Dare. Both being better movies than this. Its about a group of friends who find are spending a weekend at the lake. They find a game that they start playing that reveals truths about each other. Well of course this ends up bad as there is an evil woods demon watching over the game to make sure its executed. Soon they all turn on each other and are possessed so the only thing they can do is kill. Its not a horrible idea but the execution was very flawed. None of the actors fared well which was a shame because it would have helped the film and there are some names here. Its not a horrible selection for the week but you may want to pass it up. 1/5
Unless noted you can find all these films at your local Family Video.