Category Archives: thriller

ANNABELLE: CREATION (2017)

TAGLINE: YOU DON’T KNOW THE REAL STORY

GREAT ZEUS’ TRIDENT. I haven’t been that wide-eyed and startled that many times since the whole Paranormal Activity saga was in full swing. I fully expected to be disappointed by watching 1.5 hours of a doll mysteriously moving around in an old house like the previous installment. Thankfully, that was far from the case. That’s something I know I haven’t said many times when it comes to any sort of sequel.

Really the morals of this portion of the story could be summed up in two points:

  1. Teach your kids to look both ways! Even back in the 40’s, or whenever the first “developmental part” of the movie takes place, cars still had some horse power. Clearly not smart to run out into the dirt road for a lug nut. Come on now!
  2. Don’t go exploring things and/or places you have no business being around and/or in! Tale as old as time.

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IT COMES AT NIGHT (2017)

TAGLINE: FEAR TURNS MEN INTO MONSTERS

Didn’t hate it, but, also didn’t love it. Right from the start I was extremely intrigued to see what the deal was with Gramps dying in a room covered in plastic tarps, skin covered in sores, and the whole burning of the body thing. They sure did burn the body pretty close to the house, the grave was quite shallow, and there was a lot of flammable foliage and such around but whatever I guess. Right from the start I figured it was some kind of World War Z meets Outbreak meets Cabin Fever so I was pretty well invested.

That didn’t last long before the boredom set in. Not because of the acting, which was fantastic, but the story itself.

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47 METERS DOWN (2017)

TAGLINE: NO HELP ABOVE, NO HOPE BELOW.

Let me preface this entire post by saying that I kind of have a fear of the ocean. I definitely have a major phobia when it comes to humpback whales but I have a good bit of fear in terms of the ocean. I can sense the usual judgment! It’s just too vast for my taste. There’s too much going on down there that can’t be seen and I do not dig it. I will go to the beach and step in about shin deep, but, never will I ever go scuba diving. Not happening.

Having said that, if you can relate, this movie will freak you out. I literally had chills when that cage started to drop. ALL THE CHILLS. You go into this movie thinking that it’s a typical movie where vacationers try to roll with the locals and things go awry. Well, it is, but magnified by a hundred. It is absolutely terrifying just for the fact that it’s something that could happen in real life. I literally have chills just thinking about it all over again.

As per usual there were some “ponder points” of commentary:
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prequels, sequels, and remakes… oh my!

First of all, I completely realize that I have been slacking when it comes to these updates. I could come up with a million excuses but we all know that excuses are like belly buttons aka everybody’s got some kind of version of one; ergo, I won’t bother. It’s not like I haven’t watched any cinematic adventures during the time of my impromptu hiatus, because I absolutely have. A day without watching a movie is like a day without eating breakfast… it’s possible, but, it’s the most important meal of the day!

Second of all, this post isn’t technically going to be a post about a specific movie. Rather, a post about a subject that I feel very strongly about when it comes to movies in general. Prequels, sequels, and remakes or reboots… whatever word you want to use for them.

THEY ARE EVERYWHERE! Why are they literally EVERYWHERE?! It’s insane!

I have no problem accepting the fact that every generation is going to have their take on certain classics such as the superhero genre. We’ve had Adam West, Michael Keaton (aka the best Batman of all,) George Clooney, the tragic Val Kilmer rendition, Christian Bale, and now Ben Affleck… totally understandable to keep Batman going. The same can be said for Superman, Spiderman, etc. There have been awesome versions and there have been versions that I think we can all agree should never be spoken of again (cough Val Kilmer cough).

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THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE (2015)

TAGLINE: LOVE, LOYALTY, AND LIVING NIGHTMARES.

This one had been on my Netflix queue for quite some time. I ended up bumping it up on my watch list because one of my friends (hey, @adgwatches, heyyy!) gave it a pretty great review.

Now, it’s not to say that I dislike this movie, I just didn’t end up being that big of a fan of it. If that makes sense. It was like I went to a restaurant, ordered a delicious blt, and ended up getting a delicious reuben. While it is indeed scrumptious, it just wasn’t what I had a taste for/what I wanted. I mean the reuben is good and it still gets consumed… it’s just slightly disappointing.

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AVA’S POSSESSIONS (2015)

TAGLINE: SHE CAN HANDLE HER SPIRITS.

I originally stumbled (or rather, scrolled) upon this movie via Netflix about a month or two ago and just kept putting it on the back burner each time. Finally, I have given it the time of day and I have to say that, if I had set any kind of expectations, it would have surpassed them.

As someone who thoroughly enjoys thrillers, horror movies, movies about paranormal activity, and things like that, I’ve seen a ton of the same ole same. Going into this one, I didn’t really know what to expect because you rarely ever see a movie about AFTER the exorcism. AFTER the lead character has been spiritually rescued. Especially one that is supposed to be seen more as a comedy. I don’t know how or why I put this movie off for as long as I did, but, that’s neither here nor there at this point.

Sidenote: Yes I do totally believe in possession, spiritual presences, etc. Absolutely. That doesn’t change the fact that I found this movie extremely funny.

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