Archive for the ‘Mystery’ Category

When a rural family of seven begin to suspect that they are not alone on their Harrisville, farmstead, they hire world-renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren to check out their secluded farmhouse. The Warrens may be seasoned ghost hunters, but they soon realize that they are in over their heads. As supernatural activity around the home becomes increasingly violent and ominous, the couple must fight for their lives in order to destroy the most terrifying evil they have ever encountered. Official trailer for the creepy upcoming flick The Conjuring.

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A true-crime writer finds a cache of 8mm home movies films that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose career dates back to the 1960s.
Release date: March 11, 2012 (initial release)
Director: Scott Derrickson
DVD release date: February 19, 2013
Running time: 110 minutes
Screenplay: Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill
Stars:Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone
Sinister (2012) on IMDb

Sinister tells the tale of a true crime writer, Ellison Oswalth (Ethan Hawke), researching a series of seemingly unrelated serial murders that have spanned decades. Of course he moves into the house where one of the murders took place. Of course. What better way to get “into” a story than by secretly moving your entire family into a house where a family of four was murdered; strung up and hung from the old tree in the backyard. (more…)

Dont Go in the Woods

Dont Go In The Woods. 2010

A young band heads to the woods in order to focus on writing new songs. Hoping to emerge with new music that will score them their big break, they instead find themselves in the middle of a nightmare beyond comprehension.
“Making a hit can be a killer……”
Director: Vincent D’Onofrio
Writers: Sam Bisbee (screenplay), Vincent D’Onofrio (story)
Stars: Bo Boddie, Eric Bogosian, Gwynn Galitzer
Runtime: 83 min
Don't Go in the Woods (2010) on IMDb

Holy shit! I’d thought I’d seen it all. Every blood soaked, gore filled, poorly executed, crappy acted, horribly directed, plot holed, budget strapped, shitty movie put out in the last couple a years. I was wrong. Horribly wrong. I read the crackflix synopsis, pretty much told me that a bunch of teens head into the woods and run afoul of a sledgehammer weilding maniac! Perfect, sounds like a nice slasher set up to me. Directed by Vincet D’Onofrio, he’s got some star power, Don’t Go In The Woods should be alright I thought. Well the film turns out to be a freaking musical slasher. Therein the problem lies; I love slashers, but I hate musicals. The combination is (in this case anyway) absolutely terrible. (more…)

Silent Hill Revelation

Silent Hill Revelation. 2012.

Heather Mason and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand, Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever.

Director: Michael J. Bassett
Writer: Michael J. Bassett
Stars: Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington, Sean Bean
Release Date: 26 October 2012
Runtime: 94 min
Budget: $20,000,000
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012) on IMDb

Silent Hill

Christopher, Rose and Sharon from the First Film.

I caught Silent Hill Revelation on demand recently, a little late and unfortunately not in 3D; but having been a big fan of the original Silent Hill and all it’s hellish glory, as well as the intensely creepy video game series, I immediately rented it when it popped up. Silent Hill Revelation takes places some years after the original; Sharon (Adelaide Clemens) and her father Christoper (Sean Bean) have been living under assumed identities after the events of the first film. Rose (Radha Mitchell) discovers a doorway linking the world of Silent Hill and the real world; using it, she sends Sharon back, trapping herself in Silent Hill in the process. We learn all of this in a very short flashback, featuring a young Sharon and a grieving Christopher. Christopher, now going by the name of Harry, promises Rose that he will protect their daughter from the evil forces of Silent Hill that are seeking her. Sharon, now 18, is plagued by constant visions and waking nightmares of a dilapidated town and it`s demonic inhabitants. We find out that she has no recollection of the past events or her role in the first film. Silent Hill is calling her back. Read review…

The Oregonian. 2011.

The Oregonian. 2011.

Director: Calvin Reeder
Writer: Calvin Reeder
Stars: Lindsay Pulsipher, Robert Longstreet and Matt Olsen
Country: USANetflix
Release Date: 8 June 2012
Runtime: 81 min

The first time I came across the trailer for The Oregonian, I put that on my gotta watch list; I’m a fan of low budget independent horror. So I hopped right on it when I saw The Oregonian hit crackflix. The synopsis said “A strange young woman goes on the road to leave her past behind.” Sounds simple enough, but the term strange is a major understatement here! Could probably insert psychotic, mind-bending, crazy-ass and righteously fucked right up. (more…)

Hidden

Posted: December 16, 2012 by puremassacre in Movies, Mystery, Thriller
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Hidden. 2011.Hidden is an Italian-Canadian horror film directed by Antoine Thomas and produced by Caramel Films. It was filmed in Italy and Canada over the Summer and Fall of 2010. Hidden 3D was filmed in both 2D and 3D Technologies.
Release date: April 21, 2011 (initial release)
Running time: 88 minutes
Budget: 8 million USDNetflix
Producer: Don Carmody
Cast: Devon Bostick, Jason Blicker
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Bored to death one night I decided to try this flick out on crackflix. The poster looked pretty cool and the description seemed okay, though I had to ignore the crappy rating (2 stars….yikes!). Diving into the film I quickly learned that certain sketchy doctors were experimenting on addictions patients at an isolated (of course) and ominous looking research facility far out in the backwoods of anywhere USA. Ya I know that sounds pretty badass but despite an interesting start Hidden failed to deliver in pretty much every aspect. While the sound and cinematography were good and the acting wasn’t terrible the film just seemed blah. Lacklustre if you will. The terrible cgi and brightly lit scenes smacked of made for TV. The mayhem and killing were dreadfully boring, dull and gore-free (which was a big turn off). The climax held no surprises or twists and left me disappointed.  Being Canadian I really want to like home grown films but sadly Hidden left me wanting more.  Lots more.  Watch this one only if you are into crappy, boring, poorly executed, and generally uninteresting films.  Hidden @ IMDb.

Next Up: Jack Frost……

The Oregonian

Posted: December 13, 2012 by puremassacre in Movies, Mystery, Trailer
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The Oregonian. 2011.

The Oregonian. 2011.

After doing a very quick search the only thing I could find on this WTF looking flick was this. Quote, A woman leaves the farm and enters the unknown. (Pretty general premise wouldn’t you say). Has anyone seen this? The Oregonian @ IMDb.



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