Posts Tagged ‘thriller’

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 young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked, framed for the hitcher’s crimes, and has his life made into hell by the same man he escaped. The Hitcher is a 1986 road thriller, directed by Robert Harmon and written by Eric Red. The film stars Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jeffrey DeMunn.

The Hitcher is a classic open road slasher starring, among others, Rutger Hauer. And honestly who the hell doesn’t like Rutger. It spawned a 2007 remake, directed by Dave Meyers and starring Sean Bean as the Hitcher. Decent as far as remakes go. Anyway if you haven’t seen the original Hitcher do yourself a favor and pick up a copy, iTunes it or whatever, watch it.

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Crawl

Posted: February 20, 2013 by puremassacre in Movies, Thriller, Trailer
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Crawl

Crawl

Crawl is a character-driven thriller set in an unknown, rural town. A seedy bar-owner hires a mysterious Croatian to murder an acquaintance over an unpaid debt. The crime is carried out, but a planned double-crossing backfires and an innocent waitress suddenly becomes involved. Now a hostage in her own home, the young woman is driven to desperate measures for survival. A suspenseful, yet darkly humorous chain of events builds to a blood-curdling and unforgettable climax.Director: Paul China
Writer: Paul China
Stars: Andy Barclay, Paul Bryant, Lauren Dillon
Country: Australia
Release Date: 2 February 2013 (DVD/Blu-Ray, Download)
Budget: AUD 500,000
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20130128-221208.jpgThe film centers around mysterious events that happen to a group of people attempting to cross the Mexico/Arizona border on the Mexican holiday; Cinco de Mayo. Darren Lynn Bousman director of Mothers Day and 11/11/11 has a new project in the works; Cinco de Mayo. I don’t really have a lot of info on the flick right now other than the trailer and a release date. Check the trailer out, looks alright.
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Release Date: May 5, 2013



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S-VHS. 2013.

S-VHS. 2013.

Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house and find collection of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student’s disappearance.
Directors: Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener
Writers: Simon Barrett, John Davies
Stars: Kelsy Abbott, Hannah Al Rashid, Samantha Gracie
Runtime: 96 min

I truly enjoyed V/H/S so when I stumbled across it’s sequel, the aptly named S-VHS, I instantly added it to my watch list.  Like I’ve said earlier I’m not a huge fan of anthologies but V/H/S and the soon to be released The ABC’s of Death are changing my mind on this type of film.  Check out the trailer and see what you think, personally I think it looks pretty cool.  I’ll get a better poster up when one is released.  Enjoy.  S-VHS @ IMDb.



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Mama

Posted: January 29, 2013 by puremassacre in Horror, Movies, Supernatural, Thriller, Trailer
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Mama. 2013

Mama. 2013

Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest for 5 years…. but how alone were they?
Director:Andrés Muschietti
Produced by: J. Miles Dale, Barbara Muschietti, Guillermo del Toro
Writers: Neil Cross, Andrés Muschietti
Stars:Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Megan Charpentier
Budget: $15,000,000 (estimated)
Runtime: 100 min
Release Date: 18 January 2013 (Canada)

Looks creepy! In my opinion anything that involves kids and ghosts and weird forest type creatures is creepy. My only problem with this is going to be the PG-13 rating; not a big fan of that. Will be watching soon…..Mama @ IMDb.



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The Following

Posted: January 28, 2013 by puremassacre in Series, Thriller, TV
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20130128-212646.jpgThe Following is an American television drama that is airing on Fox during the 2012-2013 television season. The creator and executive producer of the series is Kevin Williamson.
First episode: January 21, 2013
Network: Fox Broadcasting Company
Program creator: Kevin Williamson
Starring: Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy and Shawn Ashmore

A brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command.

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Based on the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name, The Girl Next Door follows the unspeakable torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt…and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime.

Director: Gregory Wilson
Writers: Daniel Farrands (screenplay), Philip Nutman (screenplay)
Stars: William Atherton, Blythe Auffarth and Blanche Baker
Country: USA
Also Known As: Jack Ketchum’s The Girl Next Door
Filming Locations: Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA
Runtime: 91 min

Jack Ketchum’s, The Girl Next door is loosely based on the grisly torture and subsequent murder of Silvia Likens by Gertrude Baniszewski during the summer of 1965; one of the most heinous crimes in American history. The plot centers on Meg (Blythe Auffarth) and Susan (Madeline Taylor) two sisters who have been sent from New York to live with their aunt, Ruth Chandler (Blanche Baker) and three cousins Willie (Graham Patrick Martin), Ralphie (Austin Williams) and Donny (Benjamin Ross Kaplan), in the wake of a horrific car wreck that killed both of their parents. The sisters soon find out that aunt Ruth is a sadistic psychopath that harbors a deep resentment of men and who thinks women are just filthy whores.  David, a young boy living in 1950’s Indiana, is neighbor to the Chandlers and becomes infatuated with Meg.

Never having read the original novel by Ketchum, I was aware of this twisted tale by a wiki article I’d read a few years back concerning the 1965 Likens murder; and was thrilled to see The Girl Next Door appear on Netflix a short while ago.  The film starts off with an older wealthy man reflecting on a past tragedy, things that could have been different, things he could have changed.  We learn that the older man is in-fact David, the protagonist of the film, who as a young boy, befriends Meg and Susan, the tragic victims of the story.  The Film is told mainly through David’s perspective as a flashback to his childhood during the summer of 1958.  The setting was spot on; retro clothing, classic cars and malt shops depicted a simpler time in The Girl Next Door.  One scene in particular involves David and Meg getting a few cheeseburgers and fries which he pays for with fifty cents (I wish).  From the chauvinistic macho attitudes to the smoking is healthy mentality, the film really nailed down small town 1950’s USA.

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Next Up: teaching my children well…..

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…)

Dark Skies. 2013.

Dark Skies. 2013.

As the Barret family’s peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them.
Director: Scott Charles Stewart
Writer: Scott Charles Stewart
Stars: Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton and Dakota Goyo
Country: USA
Release Date: 22 February 2013

This is from the guy who brought us Paranormal Activity, Insidious and more recently The Bay (definitely want to see that one). I was unsure what to make of this one after I saw the trailer in theaters and was like “uh ya I could go see that, or I could stay home doesn’t really matter either way.” Have a look at the trailer and decide for yourself. Kinda meh really. Anywho check it out on IMDb.


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 Tall Man

Posted: November 5, 2012 by puremassacre in Movies, Thriller
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The Tall Man

The Tall Man. 2012.

The Tall Man is a 2012 English-language French mystery film written and directed by Pascal Laugier. It was filmed in the Kootenay region of Southeastern British Columbia and stars Jessica Biel. NetflixThe film is set in a small mining town where children are disappearing on a regular basis, and the abductions are blamed on a local legend called “the Tall Man.” Jessica Biel plays a nurse whose own son disappears, leading her to seek out the mystery of the Tall Man. The film’s bleak depiction of a town ravaged by economic desperation was considered a metaphor for post-recession North America.

In truth I watched The Tall Man because Jessica Biel is in it, she’s hot. Actually the cover didn’t look to bad either. In all honesty The Tall Man isn’t a horror movie at all as Netflix’s description and the films cover would lead you to believe. It’s more of a mystery/thriller. It was well filmed and Biel does a great job as the lead. If your looking for horror on Netflix look elsewhere, if your looking for a bloodbath look elsewhere, if you looking for Jessica Biel’s hottness well actually it really isn’t accentuated in The Tall Man. Overall not to bad of a flick, just not what I was expecting. The Tall Man @ IMDB

Next Up: Googling Jessica Biel pics…..