Category Archives: Horror

The New ‘IT’ Movie Trailer & How I Feel About Horror Movies…

TheMovieMyLife & Horror Movies
TheMovieMyLife & Horror Movies

I blame the often underestimated amount of hard work that’s required to edit a video and at the very least ‘adequately’ for the reason why today’s blog post didn’t happen at the usual time. Bad planning on my part had nothing to do with it, I assure you. Really. Yes.

After finally hitting the ‘publish’ button and thinking, ‘I’m happy with that.’ I realised my error. In addition to my late post, I’d failed to include my ‘end card’. At this point in the day, ‘you live and you learn’ are all the words I have to comfort myself with. That and ‘what a beautiful red balloon. I want it…’

The above video covers how I feel about horror movies, clowns and the recently released trailer for Stephen King’s classic horror film, IT.

IT (2017)
IT (2017)

Happy Film Loving

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IT (2017): New Trailer For ‘Scary’ Clown Movie Based On Stephen King’s Best Selling Novel…

IT (2017)
IT (2017)

IT is a movie based on one of horror / thriller writer Stephen Kings most popular books. It’s a story about the seven children in Derry, Maine who were unfortunate enough to encounter a monster in the shape of a clown called Pennywise…

I’ve never been scared of clowns and since I also haven’t watched the 1990 TV movie of King’s book, I thought the above trailer would get me to the place where clowns become, you know, scary.  However, as well made as this trailer is, I honestly didn’t jump once. I just don’t think clowns scare me. They’re too colourful and synonymous with fun in my mind.

I think I’m going to have to watch this movie just to know, for sure precisely where I stand with clowns. As someone who usually avoids horror for the sake of peaceful sleep, I’ll watch IT as early as possible in the day, just  so that by night time, I’d have forgotten all about it. Sounds like a great plan to me, I know you agree.

Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard, Javier Botet, Nicholas Hamilton, Jaeden Lieberher and Megan Charpentier star while Andrés Muschietti directs.

IT Release Dates: September 8th, 2017 (US); September 8th, 2017 (UK)…

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THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (2016): The Thing I Liked…

 

The Girl With All The Gifts (2016), Gemma Aterton, Glenn Close
The Girl With All The Gifts (2016), Gemma Aterton, Glenn Close

Melanie (Sennia Nanua) is a special young girl. A young girl who’s taken along on a journey of survival with her teacher (Gemma Aterton) and a scientist (Glenn Close).

Directed by Colm McCarthy and set in a dystopian future in what looks like London, England, The Girl With All The Gifts is an adequate zombie movie. It’s not quite the kind you may be expecting in some respects but it’s worth it to hang in there for the ending, my favourite part.

The Girl With All The Gifts (2016), Sennia Nanua
The Girl With All The Gifts (2016), Sennia Nanua

I don’t recall getting particularly terrified as I watched, probably because gore isn’t necessarily the core focus of McCarthy’s movie. The Girl With All The Gifts is a relatively smart zombie movie. Personally I find the idea of zombies a tad more ridiculous and unreal than the idea of vampires – as odd as that may seem. And yes, I’m pretty sure that I wouldn’t survive a zombie apocalypse.

Watch The Girl With All The Gifts if you’re intrigued enough and to find out about the refreshing difference that is the ending.

Happy Film Loving

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WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS (2016): The Thing I Liked…

When The Bough Breaks (2016), Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall
When The Bough Breaks (2016), Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall

Starring Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Romany Malco, Theo Rossi, Michael Kenneth Williams and Jaz Sinclair; the Jon Cassar directed When The Bough Breaks is a movie that had some promise. This particular story of a surrogate mother becoming dangerously obsessed with the biological father isn’t quite the best of this genre. 

The film had me doubting things quite early on, especially when I noticed the overly dramatic sounding music used to make Theo Rossi’s character seem more menacing and dangerous. All it did for me was point out what was lacking in the film – script and acting-wise.

The best performances in the movie came from Hall, Chestnut, Malco and Michael Kenneth Williams. In the end, none of it really proved enough to make When The Bough Breaks particularly noteworthy. I actually ended up enjoying some of the cinematography more than I did the story and characters. That lake house especially. I’d love to go there!

This movie is one you watch if you really must. Otherwise it’s likely that only those relatively new to movies / films of this genre or big fans of at least one of the stars involved will likely rate it more highly. If you think I’m wrong, do share your thoughts in the comments below.

Happy Film Loving

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THE BELKO EXPERIMENT (2016): New Trailer From Tony Goldwyn, John C. McGinley, Adria Arjona…

The Belko Experiment (2016), Tony Goldwyn
The Belko Experiment (2016), Tony Goldwyn

Starring Adria Arjona , John C. McGinley and Tony Goldwyn, a.k.a  President Fitzgerald Grant (Fitz) from hit TV series, Scandal, The Belko Experiment is a thriller set in a high-rise corporate office where 80 employees are trapped anda twisted social experiment dictates that they must either ‘kill or be killed…’

Luckily for me, this doesn’t look too much like the kind of scary movie that gives me sleep robbing nightmares so I’ll take a chance. It would also be great to see Tony Golwyn win in something separate from Scandal.

Gail Bean, Melonie Diaz, Mikaela Hoover and  Owain Yeoman also star.

The Belko Experiment Release Dates: March 17th, 2017…

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GET OUT (2017): New Trailer For Horror Movie From Jordan Peele & Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams…

Get Out (2017), Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams
Get Out (2017), Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams

Written and directed by Jordan Peele of Key & Peele, Get Out is a brand new horror movie set on a cursed family estate and starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener…

I’m hoping that I’ll be able to muster the courage to watch this one. Right this very moment I’m already too scared. Scrap that. I have to watch this. It looks too unlike everything else.

Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford and Caleb Landry Jones also star.

Get Out Release Dates: February 24th 2017, (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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SPLIT (2017): New Trailer From M. Night Shyamalan & Starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor Joy…

Split (2017), James McAvoy
Split (2017), James McAvoy

Split, the new horror/ thriller starring James McAvoy and Anya Taylor Joy is from writer / director M. Night Shyamalan, better known for the impressive The Sixth Sense (1999).

Usually I’d be certain to stay away from scary movies but in this one, McAvoy will be portraying at least 23 characters / personalities…

Word is out that Anya Taylor Joy is quite the talent. So it may be time for me to experience one of her movies instead of only getting as far as the trailer because it looks too scary. Someone recommended that I start with The Witch (2015), they don’t know me well enough. Morgan (2016), is as scary as I’m willing to go at this point.

Split Release Dates: January 20th, 2017 (US & UK); January 26th, 2017 (GER); March 1st, 2017 (FR)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (2016): New Trailer Starring Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close & Sennia Nanua

The Girl With All The Gifts (2016), Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton
The Girl With All The Gifts (2016), Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton

Starring Gemma Arterton, Sennia Nanua, Glenn Close and Paddy Considine, The Girl With All The Gifts is based on the best selling book by  Mike Carey and directed by Colm McCarthy.

Set in a less than perfect future where survival is dependant on a teacher, a scientist and a young girl called Melanie the trailer is quite promising…

I’m glad that the movie isn’t a straight horror film but a drama / horror / thriller, meaning  I can watch it and still sleep soundly that same night.

The Girl With All The Gifts Release Dates: September 23rd, 2016 (UK)…

Happy film Loving 🙂

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