Review: 'Texas Chainsaw'
Tobe Hooper approved of this film, but does Heather? Read her review to find out!
Fresh Meat: Horror Hottie of the Month - Thom Mathews
May's horror hottie is Return of the Living Dead star and Tommy Jarvis himself, Thom Mathews!
Recap: eX-Fest III: Exploitation Marathon
Check out the 12 insane movies Heather spent one Sunday watching at eX-Fest III!
Celebrity Slashers: 'Bieber Fever'
Wanna know how the Biebs would die in a horror movie? Find out here!
Side note: no matter how many serious roles I see Michael Smiley in, I can't not see Tires from Spaced:
I still remember recording that song from the TV speaker onto a cassette recorder and listening to it over and over. I feel so old now...
So you like horror, right? You're used to dumb characters, bad acting, and crap dialogue, right? We still get to see Leatherface mess some people up, right? Well, yes and no. The movie begins with some promise - namely in the form of a mallet to someone's face and one suitably gory dismemberment. Then out of blue comes CGI blood, cartoony chainsaws flying at the screen, and laughably bad VFX on par with a SyFy Channel Original. The film's biggest death scene looks like someone created it in The Sims. Even the film's opening title card is absurdly amateur. And worst of all, Leatherface is reduced to some kind of sympathetic hero, completely removing the horror element from the film.
Not a horror film persay, but Lars von Trier's 2009 drama about a married couple coping with death is about as disturbing and horrific as they come. Not for the faint of heart.
This is the 2011 direct-to-video movie starring Cary Elwes and William Hurt, not the 1990 horror-comedy. I haven't seen it, so I can't recommend it, but here's the synopsis: A western businessman, his Thai wife and son experience a horrible accident while visiting Bangkok. In the aftermath, they find there is a shadow world between life and death where endless darkness lies.
Another one I have not seen because, frankly, it looked like shit. Jennifer Lawrence moves into a new home and uncovers a dark history surrounding the neighbor's house. Blah, blah, blah. If you're gonna watch it, at least you get Jennifer Lawrence. Who doesn't love her?
The less you know about this movie, the better. All I'll tell you is it was one of my favorite genre films of 2011 (that has grown on me more since) and you should absolutely watch it! If you dig gritty, slow-burn, and/or fucked-up horror, this is your movie right here.