Well, I just finished the 2nd installment of the Adam Green's horror saga known as Hatchet and Hatchet 2. I have to admit although I liked the first one I did not go completely ape shit for it the way the rest of the horror community has. It was good but, I am hit or miss on horror/comedies. Hatchet of course brought together some horror icons in Kane Hodder, Tony Todd, and Robert England. But, Todd and England were in there in more of a cameo capacity and although that was pretty cool I thought there was a hair too much slapstick gore and comedy in the first one. So I am pretty much expecting the same for the 2nd flick. It did have its moments of comedy this one did a better job with alittle more believable gore and a tad less comedy. It also brought us Danielle Harris and hell who doesn't like Danielle Harris. Fresh off her Halloween 2 or H2 or whatever the hell that horrible sequel was to Zombie's Halloween. She had a main role in this movie ala her old Halloween 4 and 5 days. And this time Tony Todd had a lengthy starring role. I have to admit I was much more interested toward the end of the movie. The R.A. Mihailoff role was pretty cool as well. Having both Candyman and Leatherface squaring off against Victor Crowley aka Jason Voorhees aka Kane Hodder was quite pleasing. Green does a good job of at least playing to the horror audience by giving us heroes of our past. Of course Kane Hodder plays Crowley to perfection hacking and slashing his way through the swamp. I also found this group of victims alittle more interesting than the first films. I enjoyed the fact that Crowley had at least one some what even throw down with a character and Green delivers a great Friday the 13th The Final Chapter ending to this movie. Lets just say Danielle Harris does her best Corey Feldman impression.... I give this 4 out of 5 axes. I took away 1 axe for the slapstick comedy. Oh... and be sure to check out Friday the 13th Part 7 director John Carl Buechler in the beginning as Jack Cracker. Pretty funny.
at 12:13 PM
Paranormal Activity 2 Review
Ok, so its been a long time since i've done a review. I have not had a lot of time to check out many movies but, I saw this and Frozen in the last few days. So here goes. This movie follows another part of the family connected to the original two members of the first family. Essentially, this time we include a baby, a dog, a paranoid housekeeper, and one overly active pool cleaner. We do see appearances from Katie and Micah from the first movie. Of course, there is alot of unexplained noises, movements, door slams, etc. Now, I found the original to be a pretty darn good horror movie. I don't even like supernatural horror. At all. But, these movies are alittle like The Blair Witch Project. Very entertaining the first time around. Now, I watched The Blair Witch years ago and contended it was the scariest damn movie ever. And in turn did not watch it again until last year. And much to my horror. It did not scare me at all. Why? No re-watchability. If thats a word. It was almost boring. These movies are great one time only. But, unlike a good horror slasher flick like Halloween or Friday the 13th. You have no villian to root for to either kill or be killed. And thats very impacting. It was a pretty nice twist at the end to tie in the first movie. I found the father to be annoying by all means leave for a work visit when you have drama going on. Your old lady is at home having a breakdown. WTF? The daughter pulling this family curse or agreement out of her ass did not particularly move me either. Seemed alittle far fetched. Hmmm. And this movie is definitely good for a one time only watch. For that reason I will give it a 2.75 axes out of 5 rating. In the past I would have went 3.5 or higher. But, this new found re-watchability factor is killing movies like this. Good little creepy moments but, nothing to write home about. Enjoy. The first time.....
at 8:01 AM