Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Final Movie Review 306


The Final is a 2010 thriller/horror which is directed by Joey Stewart and starring Marc Donato, Jascha Washington, Justin Arnold and Lindsay Seidel.

The movie begins with a disfigured girl in a diner. People are staring at her and she is getting upset. There is a flashback. The setting is high school and there are a group of people being bullied by jocks and princesses. The jocks are hassling outcasts Dane(Donato), Jack(Eric Isenhower) and Emily(Lindsay Seidel) is being bulled by the bitchy princesses led by Bridget(Whitney Hoy). The outcasts are planning something though and it is not going to be pretty. Dane has been left a house by his uncle and it is isolated. It is perfect for their plan. They lure all of the popular kids there by telling them that there will be a huge party. It is a dress up party so they can wear masks etc.

Once there, Dane and his pals drug the kids and chain them. One of them is Kurtis(Washington) who has been a friend to the bullied kids. He came along to the party even though they didn't want him to. The torture of the bullies begins and some of them are forced to do horrible things to each other. Dane begins to get worse and worse until he loses his mind. His desire for revenge makes him want to kill everyone.
Kurtis is given a key to his chains ans manages to escape. He calls the police and manages not to get himself killed. Dane and his friends have let things get out of control and when Kurtis comes back to try and stop him, he shoots him but doesn't kill him. Emily shoots Dane, realising that he is out of control.Jack shoots her and when the police arrive, he shoots himself after telling them that there are more of them out there. It is revealed at the end of the movie that the disfigured girl is Bridget, the bully.

Not a bad movie. I liked the premise and I enjoyed the bullied kids getting their chance for revenge. It was entertaining and it moves along pretty well. All in all, it is worth a watch especially if you enjoy revenge movies! I will give it a 5/10.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

American Horror Story, Season 3, Episode 2

Last time, Madame La Laurie had come back from being supposedly dead. Fiona has her captured for her own reasons. Two detectives turn up at the school looking for information about the dead frat boys.
They interview Madison and Zoe about it. Zoe admits what happened and then Fiona enters and puts a spell on the cops to forget all about it . Madison and Zoe break into the morgue where Kyle's body is. Zoe wants to bring him back to life. Meanwhile, Cordelia is having fertility treatment as she wants a child with her husband. Fiona talks to Madame La Laurie about what happened to her. It is 180 years since she was buried. She tells Fiona that Marie Laveau gave her a potion which made her immortal and then she buried her alive.

Zoe and Madison manage to bring Kyle back to life. They meet Misty Day who tells them that she can help. They go back to her place in the woods and leave him with her as she says that she will make sure that he heals up. Fiona talks with Madame La Laurie and tells her that she has to stay with her otherwise she will put her back inside the box and bury her again. Madame La Laurie has no choice but to agree. This was another good episode and there are plenty of different stories going on at the same time so it will be interesting to see what happens..

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Jigsaw's Lair Five Year Anniversary!

Yes, it is hard to believe that we have been going for five years already! Jigsaw's Lair has been trawling through horror, comedy, action, drama, TV etc for a long long time and we have been entertaining you with our blog for five long years. We hope that you enjoy it and we definitely hope that we have inspired you to watch some movies that you might not have heard of before. We are devoted to movies, TV and books that we enjoy and we hope that you like our choices.

Amanda: I love horror movies and I always have. I love the darker side to things and I do enjoy reading horror novels and thrillers too. I like a bit of everything else too, but in my heart, I love all things horror.
The blog focuses a lot on horror as that is what we watch mostly but I like to think that there is something for everyone. I like to read other people's blogs too and see what they enjoy as it can be hard to find people who enjoy horror etc as much as I do. I think that there are some great movies and TV shows out there and we will continue to write our reviews or give our opinions so keep reading and enjoy the reviews!

Jigsaw:Thanks everyone for supporting our blog over the years. We hope that you have enjoyed it and we will keep posting and putting up lots of our favourite things. We want to have something for everyone so if you are new to our site, have a look around, there are plenty of different movies etc to look at!
Five years is a long time and we are glad that you are still supporting us and enjoying our blog! Keep on reading!!!

So, we hope that you will continue to read our blog and enjoy it as much as we enjoy posting our stuff!
Here's to another five years!!!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Exorcismus Movie Review 305

Exorcismus is a 2010 horror movie directed by Manuel Carballo and starring Sophie Vavasseur and Stephen Billington.

A young girl called Emma Evans(Vavasseur) becomes a troubled teen when she becomes possessed by the Devil. That is the main story of this movie. Emma's parents think that there is something wrong with her medically so she gets checked out by doctors, but there is nothing wrong with her at all. Her uncle is disgraced priest Chris(Billington) who was involved in an exorcism gone wrong and expelled from the church. She tells him what is happening and he seems to know what to do. Her parents are shocked by all of this but when they see that she is possessed, they agree to let Chris help and perform his exorcisms on her.

Chris films her and he tries to expel the demon from her. It is a lengthy process and it takes its toll on Emma and her family. When Chris finds that he is having trouble, he calls in a pal of his to come. Emma's little brother gets hit by a car after she throws his ball into the road and he dies. She feels responsible. Chris tries to reason with her. She tells her mother that Chris had shown her things about the Devil before she had become possessed and that she and her friends has messed around with a Ouija board and called up the Devil because her mother had been annoying her. Her mother stabs herself and ends up in hospital. Emma wants to stop the exorcism as she doesn't think it is helping and she realises that Chris tricked her into calling up the Devil when he showed her all of his stuff and made her think that it was OK. He tells her that it was experiment to see if he could prove that the Devil was real. She pulls a knife on him. The demon comes out and he tries to exorcise it once and for all. He fails and when Emma's dad comes in, he stabs and kills him.
The demon wants Emma to kill Chris, but she won't. She stabs herself instead. She goes to hospital. Chris kills himself after everything he has done. The movie ends with Emma and her mother together..

This film was okay. I wouldn't watch it again because I thought that it was a bit slow and the story was sparse. The characters were awful and I just didn't like it.Oh yes, Doug Bradley has a tiny part in it but that wouldn't make me change my mind. I would give this one a wide berth unless you like slow and dull horror movies...It gets a 3/10.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

American Horror Story, Season 3, Episode 1

It's back and this time the focus is on witches. American Horror Story:Coven stars a lot of the same cast as the previous two seasons so there are a lot of familiar faces here and a few new ones too.

This season begins with in 1834 with a woman called Madame LaLaurie(Kathy Bates). She is a wealthy woman and she is well known in New Orleans. What people don't know about her is that she is evil and she uses her slaves to torture as she pleases. She finds out that one of her slaves has had sex with her daughter and she brings her to her torture chamber and sews his mouth shut. Then she puts the severed head of a bull on him and leaves him there. Unfortunately for her, the man was the lover of a voodoo priestess called Marie Laveau(Angela Bassett) and she is not too pleased with what she has done. She goes to Madame LaLaurie with a potion, claiming that it will give her a new life, but instead she collapses and seems dead.

Cut to modern day and a young girl called Zoe Benson(Taissa Farmiga) is with her boyfriend and they are having sex when he dies of a brain aneurysm. It turns out that Zoe is a witch and that witches are in her family. She has to be sent away to New Orleans to a school for witches. She arrives at the school and she meets the headmistress Cordelia Foxx(Sarah Paulson) and the other three witches- Madison(Emma Roberts), Nan(Jamie Brewer) and Queenie(Gabourey Sidibe).She discovers that the witches are under threat as there are not enough witches breeding children and they could die out. Also, people are afraid of witches and Zoe finds out about a witch called Misty Day(Lily Rabe) who was burned at the stake by locals when they discovered her identity.

The supreme witch is Fiona Goode(Jessica Lange) and she is trying to regain her youth. She has procedures and uses anything to help, but she is still old. She hears about the death of Misty Day and she goes to the witch school to see what is to be done. She is Cordelia's mother but they are not very close. She thinks that the witches need to stand up and fight. Madison and Zoe get on well and become friends. They go to a frat party and meet some boys. Madison has her drink spiked and she gets raped by a gang of frat boys. Zoe talks to a guy called Kyle(Evan Peters) who is also a frat boy but who is not involved in the rape and is horrified to see what his buddies have done. He tries to stop them but they knock him out and take him with them to their bus where they try to escape. Madison is very angry and she follows them and blows up their bus with them inside. Zoe goes to the hospital afterwards to see if Kyle is still alive. He has died but one of the others is still alive so she has sex with him and he dies of an aneurysm just like the other guy. Fiona finds out that Madame LaLaurie was buried alive so she digs her up and brings her into the school to talk..

A very interesting start to the new season. I think that this show is very well made and well acted so this season will be great!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Walking Dead, Season 4, Episode 3

Last episode, there were two charred corpses in the prison yard. This episode begins with Tyreese angry that his girlfriend was dragged out and set alight. He talks to Rick and Daryl about and it and he gets violent. Rick takes his down and gives him a beating. Hershel talks to Rick about the flu situation and he tells him that it is getting worse. They need to have a meeting and see what there is to do. Sasha begins to get sick and has to go to isolation. The meeting the next day ends with the agreement that medicine is needed to treat the symptoms of the flu. There is an animal hospital close by and there might be some antibiotics there.

The sick are herded into one of the cell blocks under quarantine. Glenn is beginning to get sick too.
Tyreese wants Rick to find the killer of Karen and he is determined to get whoever did it. Rick wonders who it was. Daryl, Tyreese and Michonne head off to get the medicine supplies in a car. Hershel tries to help the sick in isolation. The group in the car hear a garbled message about sanctuary and as they try and hear more, they are confronted by masses of walkers. They surround the car. Daryl has to try and get out of their path. They have to abandon their car and head off on foot.

Rick and Carol talk and he tells her that he knows that she would do anything to protect the group and he also asks her if she was the one who killed Karen. She replies that she was and walks away. There is something more going to happen there I would say. Rick is left wondering about Carol. An interesting episode. I think that Carol has turned into a tough character who will do anything to protect the ones she cares about. I am eagerly awaiting the next episode!

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