Saturday, May 30, 2015

Deadly Games Movie Review 358

Deadly Games is a 1982 horror movie directed by Scott Mansfield and starring Alexandra Morgan and Jo Ann Harris.

The story is pretty basic here. A masked killer is going all over town murdering innocent women. One woman, Linda(Morgan)who gets killed has a sister who just happens to be a reporter. She is nicknamed Keegan(Harris) and she comes to town to find out what happened to her sister. The local cop, Roger(Sam Groom) is investigating the case and he is not sure that it was murder as Linda fell through a window to her death after running from the killer, but the cops don't know that yet. Keegan meets some old pals of hers.
She left the town years ago and she sees some people she used to know. She stays at Linda's house.

Keegan meets a local weirdo called Billy(Steve Railsback) who runs the local cinema and he is a suspect in the killings.Some of the film has Keegan wandering around town meeting with Roger and having a relationship with him even though he is married. Hmm.What the hell has that to do with the story? I don't really know.Roger and Keegan go to the cinema and meet Billy. They all play a game together. It is all lovely.Keegan begins to suspect that Roger might be involved in the killings. Oh now! What happens to their budding romance now? Anyway, this movie ends on a bad note and it is not one of the best ones that I have watched from the 1980's.

This was a bit tame for me. There wasn't much to scare anybody. It isn't too bad, but I wouldn't watch it and expect to be on the edge of my seat! Just a warning and the ending isn't great. I am going to be kind and give this one a 4/10 as I did manage to make it to the end without fast forwarding it....

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension Movie Trailer

So, there is yet another Paranormal Activity movie. Yes, they are becoming a little on the recycled side at this stage, but I will give it a glance if I can. I saw the trailer so have a look and see what you think. This time, a new family are going to be faced with the evil etc. I think that the time has come to wrap it up after all of the movies. I liked the first one and the second wasn't bad but the others aren't great. The found footage thing has been really used too much in horror movies these days and it doesn't contribute to the movie much as it is just the norm now unlike when Blair Witch Project was released. Anyway, watch the trailer and get ready for more spooky happenings in October when this comes out!

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Hearse Movie Review 357

The Hearse is a 1980 horror movie directed by George Bowers and starring Trish Van DeVere, Joseph Cotten,David Gautreaux and Perry Lang.

The story begins with a woman called Jane Hardy(Van DeVere) who is left her aunt's house in her will. It is located in the small town of Blackford and she travels there to stay for a while after the death of her mother and her divorce. She comes into town and the locals are far from friendly. The man who has the key is the local realtor Prichard(Cotten) and he has had his eye on the house for a while. He is not best pleased that she is moving into it. She tells him that she might stay for the summer. She meets a local teen called Paul(Perry Lang) and he offers to do some handy-work for her at the house. He is the only one who is friendly to her. She sees strange things at the house and she is being followed by some creepy hearse.

It almost crashes into her and she is left stranded when he car gets stuck. A man called Tom(Gautreaux) stops to help her and she likes him. She finds her aunt's diary and discovers that her aunt met a mysterious man called Robert and that she jilted her fiance for him. He had a strange power over her. She discovered that he wanted her to worship Satan with him. Jane finds that someone has broken in and she scares them off.Tom and Jane see each other and she tells him about herself.He doesn't give away much about himself. Jane tells him that she thinks someone is following her. She has strange dreams about her own funeral. To cut a long story short, Jane and Tom begin seeing each other. She finds herself drawn to him and she decides to stay in town for another while. Prichard is not pleased and goes over to her house to throw rocks through her window. He gets knocked down by the hearse.

The local reverend has been talking to Jane about what has been happening and he thinks that it is all in her head. Before his demise, Prichard has told Jane that the hearse carrying her aunt's body crashed and the driver and her aunt's body were never seen again.Robert also disappeared. He tells her the reason that the townsfolk don't like her and her aunt is that the aunt was a devil worshipper before she died. Jane is attacked again and in the end, she realises that the hearse belongs to Tom. She finds his grave and she cannot believe that he is dead. Is he the Devil?
He wants her to come with him.Her aunt's story is beginning to happen again and Jane resists him and runs off when the reverend shows up. Plot hole here as we don't find out what happened to the rev. We can only assume that he is killed by Tom who he meets at the house. Paul is also killed when he arrives at the house looking for Jane who has escaped. Tom follows her in the hearse and chases her. She is determined not to let him get her and she rams his hearse off a cliff and it crashes and burns, but before he crashes, Tom smiles so we guess that he is the Devil and cannot be killed. Back at the house, the aunt's ghost looks out of the window. Is she waiting for Jane?

This was an entertaining if tame horror movie. If you are looking for blood and guts, then go somewhere else. I liked it though. I thought that it had a good story and it was very enjoyable. I will give it a 6/10.

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Walking Dead, Season 5 Finale!

So, this episode begins with Morgan being captured by two members of a group called The Wolves. They tell him that they go around killing survivors and they have a W on their foreheads. They inform him that they are going to kill him. He manages to escape and he knocks them out and leaves them for the walkers.In Alexandria, Rick wakes up after being knocked out by Michonne in the previous episode. She explains that she did it because she wanted to protect him. Deanna is not sure what to do with him and she is going to ask the members of the community if she should exile him. Maggie tries to talk her out of it, but to  no avail. Maggie goes around town, trying to tell people that Rick is a good person. Rick has a plan to take control of Alexandria should things get out of hand and he has the backing of his friends.

Meanwhile, Abraham and Eugene make amends and apologise to each other for everything that happened.
Tara wakes up and everyone is happy. Sasha is out in the woods lying in a walker grave for some reason.
Aaron and Daryl realise that there are people around in the woods. They look around to see if they can find them. They see a guy in a red poncho and they follow him. They lose him and go looking for some food but get into trouble when they step into a trap and get surrounded by walkers. Just then, Morgan comes along and helps them. They chat and Morgan brings out the map that Rick left for him. Daryl realises who he is.
The Wolves have the survivor in the red poncho. They bring him to their trap and realise that someone has set it off. They kill him and then they find a backpack that Aaron dropped which is not good as it has stuff in it about Alexandria.

Glenn and Nicholas have another fight and Nicholas has to give up when he is defeated. Father Gabriel walks around acting weird and as he is trusted with closing the main gate into Alexandria, he messes up and leaves it open. Alexandria is open to the walkers. The priest has a fight with Sasha and then he breaks down. He feels guilty about abandoning his congregation and he wants forgiveness. Deanna and the townsfolk are having their chat about Rick. He is walking around when he spots walkers in the place. He kills them and he secures the gate. He throws the corpse of a walker in front of the townspeople and tells them that there are so many dangers to come if they do not make sure that they are ready. He will teach them to survive. 

Jessie's husband, Pete, comes along,drunk and with Michonne's katana. He threatens Rick with it. He tells him that he should not be here. Deanna's husband tries to reason with him, but he slits his throat. Deanna is horrified.She orders Rick to kill Pete.Daryl and Aaron have come back in time to see it, along with Morgan. There is a post credit scene of the man in the red poncho who is now a walker. The car in which Daryl and Aaron had been trying to hide while surrounded by walkers has the words ' Wolves not Far' written on it. I am guessing that the Wolves are going to come to Alexandria and there will be a battle..I am looking forward to season 6 already!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Walking Dead, Season 5, Episode 14 and 15

Episode 14 begins with Noah talking to Deanna's husband, Reg about keeping the walls up and he learns that Reg is an architect. Noah wants to learn from him. Rick is doing the rounds when he sees that Jessie's sculpture has been vandalised. He wants to help to find the culprit, but she tells him it isn't important. Glenn, Tara, Eugene and Noah go to look for supplies with Aiden and Nicholas. They end up in a warehouse and Aiden makes a huge mistake when he shoots a walker in full armour . The problem is the walker has a grenade on him and it explodes. All hell breaks loose. Tara gets hurt and Aiden gets impaled on something and they think that he is dead and they run to an office for shelter. They realise that Aiden is actually alive and go to rescue him. Nicholas gives up telling them that Aiden walked away from others who were in trouble, but Glenn won't let him die. He tries to save him, but it is too late. Glenn and Noah run after Nicholas and all three get caught in a revolving door on the way out. Eugene takes Tara out to the van. The walkers are all around Glenn, Noah and Nicholas. Eugene gets the van and blasts some loud music to draw the walkers away from the door. Glenn has a plan to get out but Nicholas panics and pushes the door, exposing Noah to the walkers. He is eaten alive as Glenn watches. Glenn escapes and goes to the van where Nicholas is. He blames him for Noah's death and they hold a gun on him as they drive back.

Abraham steps up as foreman when he proves that he has what it takes. He saves some people and he 
impresses the others. Deanna is a little wary of giving the newcomers positions of power. Father Gabriel comes to see her and tells her not to trust Rick and the group. I think he has lost the plot. Maggie overhears his words and is not happy. Carol discovers that Jessie's son, Sam vandalised her statue and she realises that Pete is abusing his wife. She tells Rick that he needs to stop him and maybe even kill him.

Episode 15 begins with Deanna and her husband mourning their son, Aiden's death. Everyone who was there tells her what happened, but Nicholas doesn't tell the truth and makes Deanna wonder if Father Gabriel was right. She is going to do an investigation into it.Nicholas blames Glenn and Glenn blames him. Glenn and Nicholas argue and Glenn warns him not to leave the community for any reason. Nicholas has a gun and it is the one that Rich had stashed outside for emergencies. Carol follows a young girl, Enid, outside the walls and he is interested in what she is doing. She sees him and they chat about being in Alexandria. Is romance in the air?

Daryl and Aaron notice that there are a lot of walkers around the area and they find fresh human body parts strewn around. There is also a W carved into some walkers heads.What does it mean? Rick is not happy about Pete and he brings his concerns to Deanna. She won't act as Pete is a surgeon and he is invaluable to them. Rick is pissed off and he goes to see Jessie and tells her that he will protect her if she will let him and she agrees. Pete comes home and there is a huge fight. It goes outside and everyone is watching. Rick goes a bit crazy and pulls out his gun. He tells Deanna that she is not hard enough to deal with the problems that will arise and that they are all hiding away. Michonne knocks him out for his own good.

Two interesting episodes setting up everything. Poor Noah was eaten alive which was a shame. My guess is that something will happen in Alexandria and Rick will end up taking over or something like that....Only one episode left!
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