As you probably noticed, I watch a lot of horror flicks. You don’t have to worry guys, I’m not THAT mentally damaged (yet?), but I decided to share with you some of the best I’ve seen this year so far (not necesserily from this year!). Since these are only quick thoughts on those movies, you can check my short (anti-) recommendations here.
Quite an achievement to actually direct a not-lethally-stupid horror movie, which was managed by Scott Stewart in ‘Dark Skies”. The story revolves around a family, whose son begins to exhibit suspicious mental problems. The problems become more serious, when the entire family starts to experience strange happenings, which leads them to believe, that their home became also a place to stay for some strange entities. Even though the movie lacks the compelling and frightening moments, it still provides well-thought entertainment. You can find my review here.
UMP Grade: Worth giving a try. Plus girls will not be disgusted, so gentlemen, it’s a good pick for a get-together night.
Charlotte dreams of being an actress and David dreams about a milestone movie, which would define a new quality in moviemaking. Even though these two seem to be a perfect couple, there is one problem – David is also a serial-killer psychopath. David Long (who hapinnes to be the mind behind the script, production and leading role) puts in a horrendous performance and his role is probably the only part which makes up for Charlotte’s dullness. It is more of a slasher with some really strange humor and ****ed up motives going along, rather than an ambitious indie to put in the same line with this year’s praised revelation “It Follows”.
UMP Grade: Fans of indie slashers will be satisfied. Others not really.
What is really going on in this catacombs-set horror – nobody knows. A group of students goes deep into labirynths of Parisian canal system, but eventually find themselves in a perpetual loop of neverending chambers, corridors and monsters. “As Above, So Below” is original and creepy in its concept, but the movie itself is just pretty dumb and over-hyped. The always-beloved documentary style is ubiqituous, but it is hardly shocking – although it suits the dark cinematography with dim lights from time to time.
UMP Grade: Creative idea killed by the lack of proper directing.
Okay, so I admit I was scared. Probably due to the fact, that I really, really hate clowns and all sort of puppets, dolls etc. Nevertheless, the slow transformation of a human into a bloodthirsty clown seems a legit reason to be scared, right? Mediocrity of “Clown” is painful for those, who seek for freshness in horror genre, but it is a recommended choice for those, who are in a stressing need to watch anything to spook.
UMP Grade: Hi5 if you hate clowns too.
Definitely the worst pick from this list. “Pyramid” is loose in its composition, boring and naive, poorly acted and irritating in its cinematography. Even though I used to be hyped about Ancient Egypt back in time and the pyramids constitute a unique mystery and ARE a good concept to use in a horror flick – “Pyramid” went the worst way possible.
UMP Grade: “Jump to another scene”.
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