Category Archives: Horror

THE DARK TOWER (2017): New Trailer Starring Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey & Katheryn Winnick…

The Dark Tower (2017), Idris Elba, Tom Taylor
The Dark Tower (2017), Idris Elba, Tom Taylor

In The Dark Tower, Idris Elba plays a gunslinger named Roland Deschain, a man who roams an Old West-like landscape in pursuit of the ‘man in black’ (Matthew McConaughey). Deschain is also searching for the fabled Dark Tower in hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world…

The plot of The Dark Tower is certainly unlike any Stephen King story I’m familiar with and that’s reason enough for me to watch. There’s also the names Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba to convince me further. I really want this to be good; toes, fingers and everything crossed.

Katheryn Winnick, Tom Taylor, Nikolaj Arcel, Abbey Lee and Claudia Kim also star.

The Dark Tower Release Dates: August 4th, 2017 (US); August 18th, 2017 (UK); August 10th, 2017 (GER)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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GET OUT (2017): A Scary, Suspenseful & Clever Mystery…

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

Meeting a girlfriend’s parents for the first time is scary for any young man but when you’re a young African-American man (Daniel Kaluuya) visiting his Caucasian girlfriend’s mysterious family estate for the first time, there’s another level of scary that comes into play. And it’s writer / director Jordan Peele’s exploration of this fear combined with his smart social and cultural observations that make Get Out a thing to see.

As a self-confessed wuss, especially where scary movies are concerned, as soon as Get Out started, I was more than ready for the film to end. Not because I was having a bad time, as such. I simply knew that something bad was going to happen and I was looking forward to the point when it was over.  

In spite of my ‘wussy’ ways, I did make it to the very end of Get Out, a well constructed mystery where the immediate scares come in the suspenseful moments when you don’t quite know how the impending horror is going to take shape. 

Watch this movie because it’s worthy and you probably won’t have nightmares afterwards. At least not on the night you watch the movie. I didn’t; though I did have plenty of other thoughts going on… so that’s probably why. Or, maybe tonight is when the scares will come. Tonight…

Happy Film Loving

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47 METERS DOWN (2017): New Trailer For Shark Attack Movie Starring Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine…

47 Meters Down (2017), Matthew Modine, Claire Holt, Mandy Moore
47 Meters Down (2017), Matthew Modine, Claire Holt, Mandy Moore

In 47 Meters Down, Mandy Moore and Claire Holt are two sisters who are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. They have less than an hour of oxygen left and white sharks are circling…

I’m not currently sure that I buy all the terror Moore and Holt are projecting. As such, I’m thinking of  giving this movie a go just so I can decide for sure. That’s a good enough reason, surely.

47 Meters Down Release Dates: June 16th, 2017 (US)

Happy Film Loving

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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)

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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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