Weekly Movies – Week 16

Alucarda – Horror, Comedy??? (1977)

A girl goes to a convent after her parents die, she meets Alucarda (no joke). Alucarda shows her the wonders of the forest, they meet a gypsy and he kind of talks them into worshipping the devil. They start worshipping by being naked a lot and they pester the nuns. An exorcism is done and shit hits the fan.

Sometimes and I mean sometimes once on a blue Monday I see a movie and think WHAT THE FUCK did I just watch? Well folks we got one here, the story is confusing, that is because the story is not a story but more a shitload of random scenes that have some common denominators. The acting is so bad that my mind put itself on zero once or twice during the movie. If you like hysterical screaming young maidens who are naked a lot and can’t act and of course spin around a lot then this is your movie. Oh yeah lots of gore that was funny but did not help the movie in the end. Would I watch this movie again? Maybe, to see wtf it is about.

My Score: 3 Stars (3 / 10)

Dark Feed – Horror (2006)

A film-crew is filming a Horror flick, a slasher of some sorts. The scriptwriter visits the set which is in an old Asylum where weird things happened. You can guess it, the crew and actors get killed one by one, but how?

This movie is uninspiring and sometimes whiny, some of the actors could have better stayed at home playing some PS4 and hitting a bong. This movie isn’t fun but more a ride that you wished was over very soon. I watched it till the end and the ending was very meh and boring. I would say that I will never watch this movie again.

My Score: 2 Stars (2 / 10)

Grave Halloween – Horror (2013)

A Japanese girl that has been adopted finds out her biological mother committed suicide and wants to go to the forest where it happened (suicide forest in Japan, check if you dare it exists.) to do a ritual to give her soul the peace she “deserves”. Maiko (the non Japanese girl who plays a Japanese girl) has agreed to a documentary being filmed by a few friends as an end project. So they go into the forest and they find a guy that guides them a bit and tells them not to disturb the dead, do not take anything from them. And guess what, one of their idiot friends takes something and shit hits the fan.

Sometimes you see a DVD/Blue ray cover and think that looks cool, then you watch the movie and are like holy crap that was nothing like the cover. Well this movie has that effect. Acting is not extremely bad but it is also not very high standard. The script is OK but the execution is failing. Special effects are sub par but I have seen worse. So the head actress is supposed to be Japanese but you watch her and think WTF? She is no way full Japanese, that is because she is half Chinese and Half Irish, nothing wrong with that but it was a bad choice. Would I watch this movie again? No, nope, neah, njet, nee.

My Score: 2 Stars (2 / 10)

Harry Price: Ghost Hunter – Mystery, Drama (2015)

Harry Price is a paranormal investigator, he does not believe in all the mumbo jumbo so he wants to disprove it. After a while he starts using tricks to fool people and earn money. One day an old client kills itself in front of him and he “retires”. Years later a politician hires him to investigate a upcoming young politician and his wife because the wife is being “haunted”, well they think she is going insane and we can’t have that just before the young politician is nominated for the party.

Good movie, I enjoyed it very much. I love mysteries in the Sherlock Holmes way, not the Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man/Sherlock Holmes character. It builds up suspense and the story is well thought out. Acting is superb and it is set in the 1920’s England and the scenery is beautiful. If you like Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie and such this movie might be for you. Would I watch it again? In a few years definitely.

My Score: 7 Stars (7 / 10)

Population Zero – Short, Sci Fi (2013)
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We are not alone in the universe, sadly enough our “neighbours” do not like us and kills off our entire population except for one survivor.

It is only 11 minutes long but I like it a lot, it has a desolate and hopeless feeling and the effects and scenes are good and in some cases even beautiful.

My Score: 8 Stars (8 / 10)

Syngenor – Horror, Sci Fi (1990)

A very big corporation has created a creature that will be a “Super Soldier”, it will replace conventional soldiers. It is a great option because it can replicate itself. The owner of the company is insane and a coup is going on within the company. The niece of the creator of Syngenor and a reporter start investigating Syngenor and the company and get in very dangerous situations.

This movie was B-movie funny, the acting is atrocious and the script is nonsensical. The special effects are as good as you can expect of a B-movie on a low budget. Probably there was some budget. Even though it was funny it did not even thrill me or “scare” me it is just silly. If you are a fan of 80’s/90’s horror B-movies go ahead this is for you. If you are a “serious” movie watcher then skip this one. Would I watch it again? Probably not but who knows I forget about it and watch it in a few years.

My Score: 3 Stars (3 / 10)

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Author: Federico

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