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HughesRoss -> Hughes Horror Collection (5/7/2009 10:13:50 PM)

                  Welcome to HUGHES HORROR COLLECTION......

Every single review on here is from my collection of horror films old and new.  To newcomers, please ignore the spelling mistakes and the three lines reviews that go with the films on the first few pages, It was when I was new to this game and I had to rush the reviews because of my crap internet signal that caused the haste and I had no idea of copy and paste, and spell check!  It was only because of the kind words and teachings of a certain Dante Inferno that my reviews have grown to what they are, with pictures and everything...

So sit back and enjoy, nearly every horror you can thnk of will be here somewhere, and if you agree or disagree then please be kind with the messages you leave.......

Oh, and don't have nighmares.........

THESE FILMS WHEN I START WILL BE IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:




elab49 -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (5/7/2009 10:18:18 PM)

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ORIGINAL: HughesRoss

a horror fanatic. 



And bloody disorganised DVD owner.

Great combination [:D]




HughesRoss -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (5/7/2009 10:56:44 PM)

Right lets start:

       [image]http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/6665/220pxthedentist1.jpg[/image]            THE DENTIST (1996)

A cult classic to start with and one that is directed by the creator of Return Of the Living Dead 3, Re-Animator and the bonkers Society.  Yes in 1996 Brian Yuzna jumped on the bandwagon of the deranged killers genre..(mistress-Fatal Attraction....Nanny-The Hand That Rocks The Cradle etc) with this tale of a Dentist...yes thats right a Dentist...please stop sniggering!  Dr Alan Feinstone played wonderfully by Corbin Bernsen of La Law and Major League.  A dentist that is mad about perfection.  Every thing has to be clean, from his wardrobe, marriage to even his job.  One day though things aren't just so, and the good doctor turns nasty....very nasty indeed.

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the dentist, this Slasher flick will have anyone with teeth terrified.  The close ups of him drilling someone's tooth when at the same time going a bit potty is absolutley a look away moment..in fact I defy anyone who sees it not to wince.  Its those moments that step away from the many moments of silliness and as Feinstone goes even more fruity so does peoples teeth, torturing their gums and turning their mouths into a black full of blood sludge.

It is a barmy film that done so well that a weaker sequel followed directed again by Yuzna and one film that sits perfectly in my DvD collection with at last it's right disk back in place.............................OVERALL    3 out of 5




HughesRoss -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (6/7/2009 10:37:16 AM)

   [image]http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/8043/220pxmumanddadpostbig1.jpg[/image]              MUM AND DAD

The hope of being the new Guy Ritchie and every film being released as the new "Lock Stock" are finally being subsided as British cinema has seen a wave of horror over the last few years.  This critically acclaimed film only came out this year and already its being dubbed in some quarters as the "best UK horror of the last decade"

When Lena, a young Polish immigrant working as an office cleaner at Heathrow Airport misses her last bus hom, she accepts an offer of help from friendly co-worker Birdie, who lives nearby with her "adoptive" parents.  Knocked unconscious after arriving at he house, she soon finds herself trapped in a nightmare full of abuse, torture and of course murder....

The echo of Fred and Rose West can not be ignored throughout the debut of writer-director Steven Sheil.  Jumping on the bandwagon of films like Saw and Hostel, this flick contains many uncomfortable scenes and at times can be disgusting to watch.  Gore hounds will lap up many of the set-pieces but while its nice to see the British industy try and do something unique, it really is unpleasent to watch but at the same time you can not take you eyes off it.  Perry Benson who plays the Dad is as freaky as can be and by the end you will be screaming for poor Lena to escape the vicious clutches of the family from the pits of your darkest nightmare

A defiining British horror of its generation states the cover but while I won't go that far, it will in no way be for everyones cup of tea, this is an impressive film that every true horror fan should watch.........Overall  3 out of 5




HughesRoss -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (6/7/2009 11:02:39 AM)

           [image]http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/4056/220pxghostshipposter1.jpg[/image]                 GHOST SHIP

Firstly why is this in my DvD collection?
Secondly why the flying heck did I buy this?
Oh hang on! The price sticker is still on the back and I bought it for a minor 2 from a Second Hand Shop.....and maybe that is still too much.

Aside from a wonderful set-piece at the start, an imaginative one of that, that shows an entire ship full of people meeting their maker, this film by the way that as quite a funny bold statement -  "From The Producer House On Haunted Hill (the re-make) on the case! is a dire excuse of an horror about an abandoned luxury liner amd a savage operation team led by Gabriel - he was not Keyser- Bryne, who encounter....well just read the title!!!

Every cliche you can think of and a stupid ending sums up a film that I wish I did not find the Disk to.  The only horror you find in between this ship wreck is that it had been written by no other than Joel Silver and Shock horror---Robert Zemeckis----what were they thinking?

Overall a waste of a good premise that only Die-Hard horror fans will enjoy.....1 out of 5.....(and that is for the set-piece)




elab49 -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (6/7/2009 11:33:58 AM)

Ah ha! one I've heard of - and yes it is terrible. Did you maybe buy it for the holographic ship thing on the front - or does your copy not even have that [:D] Never actually heard of Mum and Dad before, though.




HughesRoss -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (6/7/2009 11:57:01 AM)

Holographic cover?????????

My word I have been cheated on my 2....

Mum and Dad as I said only came out this year and it was the first ever to be released in Cinema's.....on DVD...and PPV, all on the same day!  Be warned if you do check it out as it takes this "gore porn" to another level.




elab49 -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (6/7/2009 12:00:09 PM)

I'd probably leave it - the gore tendency isn't really one I enjoy.

And yes - before I knew how crap it was I too had a copy of Ghost Ship. It may have been region 1 - but it definitely had a holo cover with the bow of the ship changing into, I think, a grinning skull.




Pigeon Army -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (6/7/2009 12:10:35 PM)

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ORIGINAL: HughesRoss

                                                                  GHOST SHIP
a dire excuse of an horror about an abandoned luxury liner amd a savage operation team led by Gabriel - he was not Keyser- Bryne, who encounter....well just read the title!!!


Ghost Ship may be shit, but the concept brought forth by your errant spelling sounds genius. [:D]




Professor Moriarty -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (6/7/2009 12:20:49 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Pigeon Army

quote:

ORIGINAL: HughesRoss

GHOST SHIP
a dire excuse of an horror about an abandoned luxury liner amd a savage operation team led by Gabriel - he was not Keyser- Bryne, who encounter....well just read the title!!!


Ghost Ship may be shit, but the concept brought forth by your errant spelling sounds genius. [:D]



Is this in anyway worse than the film where Jamie Lee Curtis is on a salvage ship. I think its called Virus and even has the legend Donald Sutherland in. It also has the most laughably piss poor effects, but does have one decent jet ski stunt I think.




HughesRoss -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (6/7/2009 12:32:50 PM)

Virus is a much better film, which says alot really!!!





Pigeon Army -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (6/7/2009 12:41:13 PM)

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ORIGINAL: Professor Moriarty


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ORIGINAL: Pigeon Army

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ORIGINAL: HughesRoss

                                                                 GHOST SHIP
a dire excuse of an horror about an abandoned luxury liner amd a savage operation team led by Gabriel - he was not Keyser- Bryne, who encounter....well just read the title!!!


Ghost Ship may be shit, but the concept brought forth by your errant spelling sounds genius. [:D]



Is this in anyway worse than the film where Jamie Lee Curtis is on a salvage ship. I think its called Virus and even has the legend Donald Sutherland in. It also has the most laughably piss poor effects, but does have one decent jet ski stunt I think.


Ah yes, naff film that, but what they do to Donald Sutherland at the end is priceless. [:D]




elab49 -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (6/7/2009 12:42:20 PM)

It's actually much of a muchness - the same kind of crapness. But without Mr Sutherland.




HughesRoss -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (6/7/2009 12:52:38 PM)

    [image]http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/4461/220pxtheringposter1.jpg[/image]                            RINGU

Three novels by Koji Suzuki....Ring, Spiral and Loop.   A 1995 min series called Ringu Kanzen-ben, followed by a radio spin off.  Then at the end of the Millenium, cult director Hideo Nakata delivered the ultimate tale, a creepy tale of a deadly virus that is caught by simply watching a cursed videotape.  That premise alone should hurl a laugh and abuse from film fans, but the execution is done in a wonderful and fantastic way.   A reporter investigates the inexplicable near -simultaneous deaths of her niece and three teenage friends and learns of a urban myth about a supernatural video tape that after watching, the telephone rings and a voice tells the viewer that they have a week to live. 

Forget the American re-make, this is the version that needs to be seen.  Ok, in an era of Blu-Ray, the film has not aged well, but for being scared shitless this is the film for you.  J horror was born here and maybe also died here.  Long haired pale faced ghosts have been done to death now, but you can not underestimate the power and influence this film had.  And as for that ending....totally botched by the Americans, a clear as day classic horror moment that still chills the bone.

This sits proudly on my shelve along with parts 2 and 3 which I review later and on a last note, in an age where we being lambasted for piracy, that very thing will save your life in this tale.  Ironic really!

Overall a True Classic and very influential film      5 out of 5




HughesRoss -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (6/7/2009 1:18:08 PM)

                                                                 BABYSITTER WANTED

Oh dear yet another film in which I was reduced by the quotes on the cover.  "Without doubt one of the best films I have seen"....."Best horror film of the year" blah blah blah.....10.98 later and the bastards lied.

Angie Albright is excited to finally attend college but learns of the recent disapperance of a Female college student and the horrific murder of another girl.  Paranoid that someone is following her,  she is pleased to befriend Rick a fellow student.  When her car breaks down the night she starts to babysit,  Rick kindly offers to take her, but arriving there, Angie quickly notices just how creepy the old remote Farmhouse is and how isolated they are and then the phone calls begin......

There is a good little twist half way though that shifts the tone of the film, but its a seen it all before with all the old cliches thrown in. 

Overall.....Do not believe the Quotes.........They Lie!!!!!!!!!!!     2 out of 5




rawlinson -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (6/7/2009 2:42:24 PM)

The Dentist!! [:D] I always thought with a bit more promotion that film would have been so popular. Not the freakiest film about dentistry though (no, not Marathon Man either) that title belongs to On Edge.




elab49 -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (6/7/2009 2:44:03 PM)

Not Little Shop of Horrors?




rawlinson -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (6/7/2009 2:48:29 PM)

"I thrill when I drill a bicuspid, it's swell but they tell me I'm mal-ad-justed"

Sheer genius. But that's just one scene. On Edge is a short film all about wacky dentistry.




elab49 -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (6/7/2009 3:34:41 PM)

I couldn't watch all of that - ouch [&:] I recognised it though - I've got the book the short story is in. Boorman is pretty awful but Bradley is rather chilling.




rawlinson -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (6/7/2009 4:05:00 PM)

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ORIGINAL: elab49

I couldn't watch all of that - ouch [&:] I recognised it though - I've got the book the short story is in. Boorman is pretty awful but Bradley is rather chilling.


Frazer Lee filmed another short with Bradley around the same time called Red Lines,  it has some potential but it's a bit too rushed.




HughesRoss -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (6/7/2009 5:29:18 PM)

                                                                      LEPRECHAUN in the hood

Oh dear!

In my defense I have never seen this which is now quite strange as the case was empty and the disc was out.  How? 

In no way can I judge what I believe is the 5th but please share the laughs at the description of the film:

"After a long and golden dormancy the Leprechaun is brought back to life by 3 bungling rap artists looking to launch their career.  The three named (here were go!") Butch, Postmaster P and Stray Bullet (who comes up with these names?) find a magical flute ( yes thats right) and from that their gigs turn golden but a blood-thirsty Leprechaun and an angry Mack Daddy ( no relation to Big Mac!) are hot on their trail....."

So popular it spawned yet another Hood sequel and starring the new Al Pacino Ice T (yes I am talking the piss) is one film I am not in a hurry to watch, so the question is again....how was the disc out????????

Overall..........No Rating.....Yet to watch




jamesbondguy -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (6/7/2009 5:32:50 PM)

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ORIGINAL: HughesRoss

"After a long and golden dormancy the Leprechaun is brought back to life by 3 bungling rap artists looking to launch their career.  The three named (here were go!") Butch, Postmaster P and Stray Bullet (who comes up with these names?) find a magical flute ( yes thats right) and from that their gigs turn golden but a blood-thirsty Leprechaun and an angry Mack Daddy ( no relation to Big Mac!) are hot on their trail....."



A magic flute? [&:] I am going to start calling myself Postmaster W, though.




losthighway -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (6/7/2009 5:38:49 PM)

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ORIGINAL: HughesRoss

So this is my day.  Decided to watch The Faculty..opened the DvD case and inside facing back at me was H20.  Looked for the H20 case, opened it and inside was Dawn of the Dead.  Do you see a pattern here?  Ten case's later and not one right DvD in it's case then it hit me.  Now I love every genre and I suppose I buy at least 5 DvD's a week but in my vast collection of my pride and joy's most of them are of the Horror variety.  Now this shocked me as I never twigged myself as a horror fanatic.  What shocked me more is that out of the hundreds I have got, so many are not in the right bleeding cases.  So this is what I am going to do.  I am gonna spend time sorting them out and at the same time the ones I finally put back in their rightful place will make a little note here and a mini review.  Whoever cares to read this thread will notice many well known horror films and perhaps some they have never heard of.  Any repiles will be nice but please be gentle.... 

THESE FILMS WHEN I START WILL BE IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:


1. It was evidently fate pointing out the pure brilliance of H20 over the original Halloween! [8D]
2. Bollocks... the amount of horror you review over on the weird/strange thread is ridiculous... folks are starting to worry! [&:]
3. And here was me thinking you liked it rough... [8|] You know me Hughes, always gentle.
4. I suggest watching The Faculty as soon as you find it. A Josh fix on a rainy day is always welcome. [:)]
5. You own a Leprachaun movie... shameful! [:'(]
6. Although slightly redeemed by your mention of Re-Animator, Society and the wonders of Brian Yuzna in another post. [;)]




HughesRoss -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (6/7/2009 5:55:58 PM)

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ORIGINAL: jamesbondguy

quote:

ORIGINAL: HughesRoss

"After a long and golden dormancy the Leprechaun is brought back to life by 3 bungling rap artists looking to launch their career.  The three named (here were go!") Butch, Postmaster P and Stray Bullet (who comes up with these names?) find a magical flute ( yes thats right) and from that their gigs turn golden but a blood-thirsty Leprechaun and an angry Mack Daddy ( no relation to Big Mac!) are hot on their trail....."



A magic flute? [&:] I am going to start calling myself Postmaster W, though.
 

Yes a magic Flute....Postmaster. W.....A magic friggin Flute....




HughesRoss -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (6/7/2009 6:17:56 PM)

As for you Losthighway there is no shame in owning a Leprechaun film if movie greats like Ice T and Jennifer Aniston can sign up and star in these amazing tales of a killer Leprechaun who speaks in scary lyrics and....and....and...

Shit.....how the heck do I own this shit and now because I own the 5th do I feel the need to own the rest of the series.....someone HELP!!!!




losthighway -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (6/7/2009 6:32:52 PM)

You're beyond help... If only you'd said you had the Ghoulies series instead! [8|]




HughesRoss -> Hughes Horror Collection (7/7/2009 6:32:32 PM)

                                                                               DEAD END

For the past twenty years Frank Harrington (Ray Wise - Twin Peaks..Jeepers Creepers 2) has made the reluctant roadtrip with his family to celebrate Christmas at his inlaws...this year though Frank decides to take a short cut through the woods and its the biggest mistake of his life...

From out of the depth of the woods appears a mysterious woman, all in white clutching a baby and leaving a trail of death in her wake, as Frank fights for his family survival.

This great little Ghost Flick is a wonderful addition to my collection.  The two first time directors Jean-Baptiste Andrea and Fabrice Canepa create a suspenseful movie with great imagery especially the terrifying black car with no visable driver that carries the soul of the dead into the dark of the night.  There is great support by the dependable Lin Shaye, and this also contained a great twist that as now been ripped by many other weaker horrors.  There is dark humour and pitch-black menace in what is a great watch for any one who likes their chills.

Overall: Hugely entertaining original horror which delivers laughs and shocks.......3/5




HughesRoss -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (7/7/2009 6:46:57 PM)

                                                    Wes Craven Presents WISHMASTER

The name of Wes Craven during the height of Scream proved enough for this film to be a roaring success despite it not being as great as you remember.

The basic story was of a young girl Alexandra Amberson who stumbles across a gem that imprisions the most malicious of genies..The Djinn.  A gennie unlike the one in Aladdin who grants wishes that you really wish you did'nt ask for...

Played with great effect by Andrew Divoff...this horror flick contains some great set pieces the stand out being the clever scene in which a young girl asks to be pretty and not age only for the Djinn to turn her into a living stature.  There are cameos from horror icons Robert Englund (Freddy)..Tony Todd (Candyman) and Kane Hodder (Jason)...and this is a perfect couple of tins on a Friday night horror.  Such a success it spawned three sequels, the 2nd a weaker reprise with Divoff back in the role, but the 3rd and 4th are utter rubbish with unknowns which should be avoided at all costs...

Overall: Not as great or as good as the memory suggests, corny in some parts but still alot of fun....2.5 out of 5




HughesRoss -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (7/7/2009 7:28:27 PM)

                                                           DEAD SILENCE

Two women you never want to meet.  The Blair Witch Bitch and Mary Shaw.  That would be one bad threesome...well for you anyway.  Different in style and tone but so much borrowed from the Blair classic...this from the creators of SAW was a suprise box-office disaster as its quite an effective chiller.  Ever since Mary Shaw was hunted down and killed, the small town of Ravens Fair has been haunted by horrific deaths.  When a local's wife is brutally murdered, he returns home to unravel the terrifying legend of Mary Shaw and the reason why when you see her, you should never...ever....scream!

If you hate those damn china dolls and dummys then this is not for the film for you.  It has a strong opening death scene that sets the pace and it builds towards a frantic finale that like the original Saw as a great little twist that if you watch all over again is quite clever and how they hoodwink you into not seeing it

As I said it was a box office flop which on watching there are enough great set pieces to make this a great little horror that should have done better especially as the director James Wan has good past form.

Overall: Underated horror that any horror fan out there should enjoy as it has enough spills, thrills and scares for a perfect Friday night in ...........        3 out of 5




DONOVAN KURTWOOD -> RE: Hughes Horror Collection (7/7/2009 7:51:02 PM)

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ORIGINAL: HughesRoss

                                                          DEAD SILENCE

Two women you never want to meet.  The Blair Witch Bitch and Mary Shaw.  That would be one bad threesome...well for you anyway.  Different in style and tone but so much borrowed from the Blair classic...this from the creators of SAW was a suprise box-office disaster as its quite an effective chiller.  Ever since Mary Shaw was hunted down and killed, the small town of Ravens Fair has been haunted by horrific deaths.  When a local's wife is brutally murdered, he returns home to unravel the terrifying legend of Mary Shaw and the reason why when you see her, you should never...ever....scream!

If you hate those damn china dolls and dummys then this is not for the film for you.  It has a strong opening death scene that sets the pace and it builds towards a frantic finale that like the original Saw as a great little twist that if you watch all over again is quite clever and how they hoodwink you into not seeing it

As I said it was a box office flop which on watching there are enough great set pieces to make this a great little horror that should have done better especially as the director James Wan has good past form.

Overall: Underated horror that any horror fan out there should enjoy as it has enough spills, thrills and scares for a perfect Friday night in ...........        3 out of 5


IMO Dead Silence is an incredible movie and as horrors go id give it a strong 5 out of 5!!! I really loved it. It didnt get the promotion it deserved and i guess that's why it flopped. Wan really knocked it out of the park with Saw, Dead Silence and Death Sentence.




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