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Monday, January 8, 2018

INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY REVIEW



Parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet - in her own family home.

Starring: Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, and Angus Sampson

Directed by: Adam Robitel

Written by: Leigh Whannell

  When “Insidious” premiered in 2010, it seemed like this was going to lead to big things, and it sort of did. Some arguably good movies followed like “The Conjuring,” “Annabelle,” and their sequels. It has also led to several of it’s own sequels, and now “Inisidious: The Last Key.” So lets begin the argument over the latest chapter in this franchise!
  For “Insidious: Chapter 3,” they decided to go the prequel route, and it turned out alright. It would make audiences think that this sequel would open a new chapter for this franchise. Unfortunately it doesn’t because The Last Key is yet another prequel. Seriously, how many prequels does a franchise need, especially one with only three movies under its belt? 
  This time the story begins and ends with Elise (Lin Shaye). The audience is introduced to events that haunted her as a child, and have returned for some unfinished business. Elise, along with Specs (Leigh Whannell) and Tucker (Angus Sampson), return to her childhood home to find the demon behind it all. As always, Lin does a terrific job in her role, but having the movie focus mostly on her is too much. The pace seems too slow, and there isn’t enough action going on. Specs and Tucker add some humor, but that isn’t enough.
  Most importantly, the slow pace also kills most of the scares. There are a few scares that are way overdone because of the build up to it. The audience will know it’s coming, but they do the best to drag it out. If they are hoping to make it suspenseful, they are really just boring the true horror fan who sees it coming. On top of it, for a franchise born on some really good scares, The Last Key seems to be short on them.
  Yes, fans were probably alright with another Insidious movie, but probably not a second prequel. Everyone agrees that Lin is great in her role, but having the movie follow her is too much. The story isn’t bad, but just unfolds too slowly. A small twist here and there isn’t enough to make up for it. The Key Demon is the most interesting thing in the movie, especially in what it does to people, but there isn’t enough of it, or the scares Insidious movies are known for. With that, I give “Insidious: The Last Key” 2.5 pools of blood, and can only hope we see more of the Further in the next movie!

  HorrO

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Short Horror Christmas Films


Alright horror fans, on behalf of HorrO’s Gory Reviews and PromoteHorror.com, our Christmas present to you! 

Here are some short horror Christmas films for you to enjoy this holiday weekend…










Friday, November 17, 2017

ANOTHER WOLFCOP REVIEW



Alcoholic werewolf cop Lou Garou springs into action when an eccentric businessman with evil intentions seduces Woodhaven’s residents with a new brewery and hockey team in this outrageous horror-comedy sequel.

Starring: Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, and Jonathan Cherry

Directed and written by: Lowell Dean

  There are movies made for certain audiences and that can definitely be said for horror comedies. Horror fans will be down for the horror, but it’s the comedy that will make or break it. “Wolfcop” was a hit in my eyes, so there was no hesitation in deciding to watch “Another Wolfcop.” However, if you hated “Wolfcop” (maybe you needed some liquor donuts before watching) then “Another Wolfcop” and this review might not be for you.
  Obviously it’s great to see several of the characters back again especially Wolfcop (Leo Fafard). The movie opens with a crazy car chase scene leaving a path of destruction only Wolfcop could produce in this small town. Tina (Amy Matysio) is sheriff, and trying to hide the legend of Wolfcop from newcomers on the force. Lou aka Wolfcop doesn’t make it easy for her. 
  While “Wolfcop” spent a lot of time introducing Wolfcop and what he could do, this time around it’s a lot about building up a formable foe for Wolfcop. Swallows (Yannick Bisson) is trying to bring chaos to the city, and using a special new drink to do it. This drink has a painful kick to it, as it makes mutants out of people in a way one could only expect in a Wolfcop movie. 
  There were many things that stood out about “Wolfcop,” and are present again. Of course drinking and liquor donuts is one of them. While they aren’t as stressed as the first time around, they’re certainly present. Another thing is how well they handle the transformation from Lou to Wolfcop. While some of bloody special effects deaths later on aren’t perfect, the transformation is spot on again. Wolfcop isn’t the only one transforming either, as he has a special lady friend. And you know what that means…another wild and crazy sex scene!
  The whole mutant thing might make this a crazier movie, but is it funnier? It’s close, but the originality in part one is hard to beat. Without giving it away, the return of one character in particular is definitely welcomed. Not only in their return, but that they bring along a little mutant friend. Speaking of funny things, just imagine Wolfcop playing hockey, and literally taking the fight to the other team. To top it off, add chaos and mutants in the crowd, and a bomb count down!
  Again “Another Wolfcop” is for those who want to see more of Wolfcop. While there’s horror in it, this style of comedy might not be for everyone. It’s really made for those who wish they could watch it with a box of liquor donuts in their hands instead of some stale popcorn. Many of the elements of what made “Wolfcop” great are back, including favorite characters, and another must see sex scene. When it’s time to kick ass, Lou always lets the wolf in him run wild. With that, I give this movie 3 pools of blood and 2 dozen liquor donuts!

  HorrO

(*There is an after credit scene*)

Friday, October 13, 2017

HAPPY DEATH DAY REVIEW



A college student relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity.

Starring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, and Ruby Modine

Directed by: Christopher Landon

Written by: Scott Lobdell

   Many years ago Bill Murray starred in a comedy called “Groundhog Day,” where he was forced to live the same day over and over again. Now comes “Happy Death Day,” where a college student named Tree (Jessica Rothe) is forced to live her birthday over and over. While both end up stuck in their own day from hell, at least Bill wasn’t being chased by a murderer. This is what Tree is forced to overcome in order to live to the day after her birthday day.
  Knowing that this is a horror movie where someone is going to die time after time is exciting. There are so many possibilities there, and opportunities for plenty of blood. However the PG-13 bug bites again, and many of the deaths are cut short as usual. The impact isn’t felt in death, but more when she wakes up in bed the next morning. Still would have preferred the blood, but it does give the audience a little something different.
  It just shows that the movie is more about having a little fun getting through the day over and over, and the mystery of who the killer is. Every time Tree wakes up she’s in a different mood. It’s actually funny watching her no matter what mood she’s in, especially in the moments just after she wakes up. She wakes up in the room of a boy named Carter (Israel Broussard), but the really amusing part is her different reactions to his roommate coming in the room.
  As for the mystery, it seems like they do a good job of hiding the killer’s identity. There are plenty of characters to pick from, and the audience gets a chance to weed out the killer along with Tree. She actually goes on a mission to eliminate suspects one by one, and death by death. It’s a nice little twist to who the killer is, and how they end her death streak. Speaking of her deaths, the only major issue here is that there’s no good reason for this to happen. Basically she’s not a good person and is going through this in order to change her life for the better. That’s a weak explanation for a horror movie!
  “Groundhog Day” was a comedy, and “Happy Death Day” takes a similar path with a horror theme. It’s not on the same comedic level as a Bill Murray comedy, but it turns out to have its funny moments here and there. It's also entertaining trying to figure out the killer, and the twisty way the movie concludes. However, it’s a horror movie, and it would’ve been nicer to have a more bloody movie released on Friday the 13th, but that’s just me! With that, I give it 2.5 pools of blood.


  HorrO

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

JEEPERS CREEPERS 3 REVIEW



Sheriff Dan Tashtego and a team of creeper hunters enlist the help of officer Davis Tubbs to help stop the monsters eating spree.

Starring: Gina Philips, Meg Foster, and Jonathan Breck
  
  It takes 23 years before the Creeper (Jonathan Breck) comes back to feed. Too bad it has felt like 23 years since the last Jeepers Creepers movie. Reason after reason has delayed this movie, but it’s finally here. So was the extremely long wait worth it?
  In “Jeepers Creepers” the audience got to see the Creeper drive an odd looking vehicle that intimidated Trish and Darry. This time around the vehicle does a lot more than just intimidate people. Instead of the Batmobile, think of this as the Deathmobile. It does an effective job of keeping his victims (food) inside, and keeping others out. And the best part for the Creeper, he doesn’t even have to be around for it to work!
  So while his vehicle is cool, audiences came to see the Creeper kill, and not his ride. This time around most of the action takes place during the day, so audiences can see the Creeper clearly for once. Sorry, but he’s nowhere as scary looking during the day. Actually besides his ugly face, and wings, he looks way too human. On a positive note, the audience gets a good look at him using several of his weapons to capture, and kill his food.
  As for the story, it’s kind of weak, and actually all over the place. In previous movies, it was clear where the focus of the Creeper’s attention was. In this one, some characters are just there for him to eventually kill like the group of young bikers. Then there is a side story with an older lady who has a connection to the Creeper through her son. At first it appears like this side story is going somewhere, but just fizzles out in the end. Finally the Creeper seems to have smelled the girl it wants in Addison (Gabrielle Haugh), but the movie doesn’t do enough to focus on her to make the audience even care about her. The best part of the story might be at the end where it's confirmed that this movie takes place in between part 1 and 2.
  In the end, it’s clear what the biggest problem for this movie is... the budget. Instead of the feature presentation it's supposed to be, it feels at times like a low budget movie set for the Syfy channel. Scenes that could have been good don’t appear to be edited right. They lack the punch that the Creeper gave in the previous two films. It’s just so disappointing to wait all that time, and not be given the same opportunity to succeed as the other movies. I really wanted to like “Jeepers Creepers 3,” but it’s not even close to the quality of the previous movies. With that, I have to sadly give it 1 pool of blood.


  HorrO
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