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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 7/7/2009 7:58:29 PM   
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                                                                             WHILE SHE WAS OUT

I can argue that its not Horror.....I can agree that this may be a thriller.....but the echos of the much superiour Eden Lake means that I have to add this to my collection.  Ever since that famous Boxing Helena case in which good old Kim Basinger turned down the role (can you blame her) despite her agreeing, and after a long drawn court case which nearly resulted in her being bankupt, the years have not been kind to Vicky Vale despite her awesome and Oscar winning turn in LA Confidential.  Last year though she returned to the fore with this on the run flick from Producers Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy) and Don Murphy (Transformers and NBK).

She plays a lonely surburban housewife who sets off to the Mall on a cold winter night only to come across a badly parked car.  In frustration she leaves the owner an angry note and goes off to find another space.  On her return she finds the same car now blocking her exit and four thugs awaiting her return.  What follows is her worst nightmare and the gang led by pyschotic thug Lukas Haas (Brick) decide the only way to pay her back...is too kill her.

Its watchable..Kim gives her all and anyone with a heart will cheer as she decides to fight-back, but there are many films with same themes that do it a alot better.  Its one of the films I bought without watching and while its a decent flick, its a kind of film I won't watch over and over...

Overall: Decent chase flick with hints of Horror, but not in the same league as Eden Lake........2.5 out of 5

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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 7/7/2009 8:08:16 PM   
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DK....I have so many horror films to go through you will not believe.  Dead Silence is a good film but for me to give it 5 out of 5 means it will join the likes of Ringu and many more on this thread which I am set to write which will have 5 stars.  TRUE outstanding classics which Dead Silence is not.

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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 8/7/2009 6:45:20 PM   
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                                                                                   CRY WOLF

After Scream in 1996 burst onto our screens with its unique style of thrills, spills and in jokes aplenty, nearly every Slasher since have followed that formula.  Cry Wolf only released a few years back, tries to be different.  It's a Slasher but then it's not, and only watching this will make you realise that the statement you just read makes sense.  When a young woman is found murdered in the woods nearby a local school, a bunch of kids for a joke start a rumour that a serial killer called "the wolf!" comitted the crime and is planning to strike again.  Putting the joke on cyber space is one thing, but when the real "wolf" starts to play, the friends realise the game is terrifyingly real....

Its a mixed bag with not really any set-pieces that stand out, but its different to the norm, and if you ignore many of the plot holes that fill the gap, then the two twists that occur will suprise you.  Hot young stars Lindy Booth (Dawn of the Dead) and slowly horror regular Jared Padalecki (Supernatural. House of Wax, Friday 13th) lead the cast along with Jon Bon Jovi but do not let that put you off.

Overall: If you looking for something different from a Slasher then this is for you, but its average fare, which tries to be too clever.....2.5/5

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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 8/7/2009 7:06:25 PM   
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                                                                     THE MESSENGERS

Before she hit the the big time in TWILIGHT, Kirsten Stewart starred in this box office smash.  Directed by the critically acclaimed brothers Danny and Oxide Pang whose Asian horror The Eye is one of the best horrors to come out in recent times, this their highly-anticipated English-Language debut in which they teamed up with Evil Dead King Sam Raimi, is a typical Ghost House fare that may suprise horror fans by how standard fare it is.

After 2 tough years in Chicago, the Soloman family retreat to a farm in North Dakota where their 16-year old daughter Jess and her 2-year old brother Ben start to see nightmarish apparitions. visions that no-one else can see.  Jess realises that she must battle forces from behind the grave in a desperate bid to save her family and also prove her sanity.

To be fair to the two brothers, they try to blend American horror with Asian extreme horror, and there are some set-pieces that stand out.  But the poor script and the seen it all before climax lets it down, and you can not help by being disapointed, especially with the team behind the film.

Overall:  A wasted chance by everyone involved.  Its average, but one or two scenes save it from the mire........2/5

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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 8/7/2009 8:05:32 PM   
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                                                                           SEE NO EVIL

I have a soft spot for Slasher films so while this is not in the same league as the Halloweens and Friday 13th's, its still an enjoyable romp and a perfect weekend horror.  WWE star (as someome who does not like Wrestling....who????) Kane stars in his debut as 7ft tall, four hundred pounds with a rusty steel plate screwed into his skull and razor sharp fingernails that pluck out his victims eyes.  Meet Jacob Goodnight a indestructible force of nature psychopath that lives in a closed, rundown hotel, alone with no-one to keep him company.  That is until eight delinquents arrive for community service and before long in tradition of all these Slasher films, their paths soon cross.

Nonsense with characters you really do not care for, its enjoyable old style flair with enough gore to keep horror fans happy.  It offers nothing new, and while i's a film you brain will soon forget, it does exactly what it says on the tin....

Overall:  Slasher Fans will lap it up while many others will need to switch their brain cells off for an hour an a bit and just enjoy the ride       3 out of 5

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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 8/7/2009 8:09:34 PM   
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I'm absolutely loving this.

I don't watch horror movies at all and have never heard of many of these so its great to enjoy them vicariously. You have a lot of films man!

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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 8/7/2009 8:22:01 PM   
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This is just a tip of the iceberg...............

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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 8/7/2009 8:31:43 PM   
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Just so I can be geeky Glenn Jacobs is the real name of Kane, so I guess they called him Jacob to make it easy for him

Also he used to play a character called Dr Isaac Yankem, a dentist. Combine that with your dentist horror film and its money all the way to the bank.


See, I told you I had nothing to say about horror films

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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 8/7/2009 8:36:52 PM   
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That is one crazy movie link!!!!

You should be proud!


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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 8/7/2009 9:07:01 PM   
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                                                                             THE HITCHER

When driving in heavy rain on a deserted road, Jim Halsey (C Thomas Howell) pulls over to pick up a hitchhiker (Rutger Hauer).  Halsey quickly regrets his decision as the hitcher pulls a knife on him and nearly forces the car off the road!

In a narrow escape, Halsey manages to leave the hitcher behind on the road, however his nightmare is far from over and the terrifying game of cat and mouse ensures with all who pass on the road becoming unwitting victims of The Hitcher......

Wow!

We come across my 2nd five star rating.  A classic horror with nail biting tension and terrific scenes with Hauer playing the evil role with relish, a role that he is just as remembered for as the one in Blade Runner.  As I said so many terrific scenes, the finger in the chips...the tied to the truck, imprisoned in the cell, the dog licking and its not water!, so many I could go on.

Director Robert Harmon as never bettered what he achieved here, its a cult classic that spawned a sequel in which Howell reprised his role but Hauer didn't,  and a re-make which a certain someone on the Slasher Thread loves and which I dislike....(believe me many arguments have occured have'nt they DK).

Its the most perfect of horrors, slow build up to a wonderful pay off and what the Hitcher as in mind for a certain Jennifer Jason Leigh is something no-one will forget.

Overall:  One of thee best cult horrors, a movie that deserves all the praise it gets and all horror fans should watch......a Classic.......5 out of 5

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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 8/7/2009 11:14:15 PM   
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The only one I have seen on this page is Cry wolf, which I remember really disliking at the time. Bon Jovi was terrible and I just couldnt get past the plot holes (plus I hated the 2 twists). Great thread though 

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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 9/7/2009 12:35:11 AM   
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                                                                    THE MESSENGERS
Directed by the critically acclaimed brothers Danny and Oxide Pang whose Asian horror The Eye is one of the best horrors to come out in recent times,


You seen Re-Cycle, Hughesy? Not a horror necessarily, but it certainly has elements of a horror film, and I definitely think you'd appreciate it.


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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 9/7/2009 12:43:36 AM   
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Also he used to play a character called Dr Isaac Yankem, a dentist. Combine that with your dentist horror film and its money all the way to the bank.


I. Yankem, the dentist? That could only have been a WWF character.

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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 9/7/2009 1:17:42 PM   
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                                                                   THE MESSENGERS
Directed by the critically acclaimed brothers Danny and Oxide Pang whose Asian horror The Eye is one of the best horrors to come out in recent times,


You seen Re-Cycle, Hughesy? Not a horror necessarily, but it certainly has elements of a horror film, and I definitely think you'd appreciate it.



No I have'nt seen Re-Cycle, but I am sure to check it out....thanks....

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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 9/7/2009 1:19:52 PM   
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ORIGINAL: TRM

The only one I have seen on this page is Cry wolf, which I remember really disliking at the time. Bon Jovi was terrible and I just couldnt get past the plot holes (plus I hated the 2 twists). Great thread though 


I am glad you enjoying it.

I'll try to update it every night if I can, but I got so many to go through you will not beilieve...


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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 9/7/2009 7:22:56 PM   
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                                                                PARADISE LOST

Foy years we had to watch as high school virgins and her gang of merry friends were being hacked and chased by masked nutters who could not die.  In recent years though thanks to the likes of Hostel, Wolf Creek, and The Ruins, the new trend to the horror formula is the holidaymakers in peril and this flick joins the list.  Like a tame version of Hostel, this centres around a gang of adventure travellers led by former Home and Away star Melissa George, who after a terrifying bus accident maroons them, they find a remote beach where they decide to chill and hang out with new friends.  What they slowly discover is that the white sand beaches and lush jungles of Brazil, conceal a much darker and an unsettling secret that means soon they all will be fighting for their very lives.

Many horror magazines named this the best horror of 2007, while I do not share that view, it's still a damn good watch with suspense and thrills and some good underwater shots that set this apart from the many horrors out there.  It borrows alot from Hostel of course but it does not go for the "shock factor" of the Ell Roth film and the attractive cast play it well...

Overall:  Those who found the "gore-porn" of Hostel too much will find this an alternative, its enjoyable and a strong flick.....3.5 out of 5

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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 9/7/2009 7:52:03 PM   
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                                                                     NIGHTWATCH

If this film was released now, it would be a smash.  Look at the cast....Ewan Mcgregor, Josh Brolin, Patricia Arquette and Nick Nolte.  Released before the first Star Wars prequel, this flopped big-time.  A poor trailer and hardly no promotion meant this film has been completely forgotten which is quite sad as this is a good horror/thriller which deserves to be seen more.

A re-make of a much better Norway flick but directed by the same director Ole Bornedal, the plot is about Martin (McGregor) as a cas-strapped law student who takes a job at an old city morgue.  His peaceful graveyard shift fast becomes a time of terror when a serial killer begins wreaking havoc within the morgue and leaving clues behind pointing to Martin's guilt..

For me its an eerie piece, the first shift of Martin's job are the standout scenes, creepy as heck and makes you wonder would you do the job?  The films is weak in places but there are series of shocking turns and a great "twist" that makes the viewing all worth while.  The cast as I mentioned is worth the watch especially Brolin who is great and the climax is full of suspense and great thrills...

Overall:  A major flop that deserves a second chance, looking at the cast list alone should intrigue you.... an underated horror......3 out of 5

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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 9/7/2009 8:09:53 PM   
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                                                                    HALLOWEEN III
                                                                  Season of the Witch

The Night Nobody Came Home.....read the film tag.  Or the one which a certain killer with a William Shatner mask is not in.  When Michael Myers burnt to a crisp at the end of Halloween II, there was never no intention to bring him back.  I bring the reasons why they did when I review the full Halloween films soon, but the idea was to carry on the series as a different tale in each sequel, starting with this.  This is the one that all fans hate, but as a stand alone film it has a storyline that is strong and some great scenes that derserves a bit respect.

A patient is brutally murdered in hospital and the killer is promptly incinerated when his vehicle blows up.  Dr Dan Challis investigates and comes face to face with the sinister figure of Conal Cochran, maker of Halloween masks and who is planning the most deadly Halloween ever for all children.

The scene with the masks turning to snakes and stuff is the one many remember, but for me its the "nasty end" that stands out..."Turn it off!....he begs, and it gives the film the dark edge it needs.  It's different and maybe Halloween fans should give this flick another go.  Besides how can you get the jingle out of your mind....all together now "5 more days for Halloween....Halloween...Halloween....5 more days for Halloween".... annoying but creepy...

Overall: Overlooked Halloween flick that deserves a look, just remember the one without Michael!!!"  2.5 out of 5

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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 9/7/2009 8:26:05 PM   
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                                                               PARADISE LOST

Foy years we had to watch as high school virgins and her gang of merry friends were being hacked and chased by masked nutters who could not die.  In recent years though thanks to the likes of Hostel, Wolf Creek, and The Ruins, the new trend to the horror formula is the holidaymakers in peril and this flick joins the list.  Like a tame version of Hostel, this centres around a gang of adventure travellers led by former Home and Away star Melissa George, who after a terrifying bus accident maroons them, they find a remote beach where they decide to chill and hang out with new friends.  What they slowly discover is that the white sand beaches and lush jungles of Brazil, conceal a much darker and an unsettling secret that means soon they all will be fighting for their very lives.

Many horror magazines named this the best horror of 2007, while I do not share that view, it's still a damn good watch with suspense and thrills and some good underwater shots that set this apart from the many horrors out there.  It borrows alot from Hostel of course but it does not go for the "shock factor" of the Ell Roth film and the attractive cast play it well...

Overall:  Those who found the "gore-porn" of Hostel too much will find this an alternative, its enjoyable and a strong flick.....3.5 out of 5



Was this also called Turistas? It was one of the worst horror film I've ever seen (and couldn't resist watching it all, so I saw a third of it in fast-foward). Unlikeable characters, I wanted the doctor to win, at least he was doing some good when vivifiying the damned annoying tourists. Boring. And also one fo the most risible films I've seen (a vivsection moment that only falls hilaroius, and the final stand-off should belong in Scooby Doo). It did have some stunning cinematography. It makes Hostel look like a masterpiece though. At least that was well directed in some moments.

Great idea by the way. Enjoying this.


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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 9/7/2009 9:18:28 PM   
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                                                              PARADISE LOST

Foy years we had to watch as high school virgins and her gang of merry friends were being hacked and chased by masked nutters who could not die.  In recent years though thanks to the likes of Hostel, Wolf Creek, and The Ruins, the new trend to the horror formula is the holidaymakers in peril and this flick joins the list.  Like a tame version of Hostel, this centres around a gang of adventure travellers led by former Home and Away star Melissa George, who after a terrifying bus accident maroons them, they find a remote beach where they decide to chill and hang out with new friends.  What they slowly discover is that the white sand beaches and lush jungles of Brazil, conceal a much darker and an unsettling secret that means soon they all will be fighting for their very lives.

Many horror magazines named this the best horror of 2007, while I do not share that view, it's still a damn good watch with suspense and thrills and some good underwater shots that set this apart from the many horrors out there.  It borrows alot from Hostel of course but it does not go for the "shock factor" of the Ell Roth film and the attractive cast play it well...

Overall:  Those who found the "gore-porn" of Hostel too much will find this an alternative, its enjoyable and a strong flick.....3.5 out of 5



Was this also called Turistas? It was one of the worst horror film I've ever seen (and couldn't resist watching it all, so I saw a third of it in fast-foward). Unlikeable characters, I wanted the doctor to win, at least he was doing some good when vivifiying the damned annoying tourists. Boring. And also one fo the most risible films I've seen (a vivsection moment that only falls hilaroius, and the final stand-off should belong in Scooby Doo). It did have some stunning cinematography. It makes Hostel look like a masterpiece though. At least that was well directed in some moments.

Great idea by the way. Enjoying this.



Yeah you right.  They changed the name in Britain as the film did not do that well in America.

Reading back my review and maybe I was a bit generous, but I went into that film with low expectations and found myself enjoying it.  But fair play you not the only person I know who has no time for it.  Its one of those that split horror fans right down the middle!



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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 9/7/2009 9:21:45 PM   
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                                                             PARADISE LOST

Foy years we had to watch as high school virgins and her gang of merry friends were being hacked and chased by masked nutters who could not die.  In recent years though thanks to the likes of Hostel, Wolf Creek, and The Ruins, the new trend to the horror formula is the holidaymakers in peril and this flick joins the list.  Like a tame version of Hostel, this centres around a gang of adventure travellers led by former Home and Away star Melissa George, who after a terrifying bus accident maroons them, they find a remote beach where they decide to chill and hang out with new friends.  What they slowly discover is that the white sand beaches and lush jungles of Brazil, conceal a much darker and an unsettling secret that means soon they all will be fighting for their very lives.

Many horror magazines named this the best horror of 2007, while I do not share that view, it's still a damn good watch with suspense and thrills and some good underwater shots that set this apart from the many horrors out there.  It borrows alot from Hostel of course but it does not go for the "shock factor" of the Ell Roth film and the attractive cast play it well...

Overall:  Those who found the "gore-porn" of Hostel too much will find this an alternative, its enjoyable and a strong flick.....3.5 out of 5



Was this also called Turistas? It was one of the worst horror film I've ever seen (and couldn't resist watching it all, so I saw a third of it in fast-foward). Unlikeable characters, I wanted the doctor to win, at least he was doing some good when vivifiying the damned annoying tourists. Boring. And also one fo the most risible films I've seen (a vivsection moment that only falls hilaroius, and the final stand-off should belong in Scooby Doo). It did have some stunning cinematography. It makes Hostel look like a masterpiece though. At least that was well directed in some moments.

Great idea by the way. Enjoying this.



Yeah you right.  They changed the name in Britain as the film did not do that well in America.

Reading back my review and maybe I was a bit generous, but I went into that film with low expectations and found myself enjoying it.  But fair play you not the only person I know who has no time for it.  Its one of those that split horror fans right down the middle!




They should have kept the name, but maybe the ghost of John Milton kept haunting the filmakers as well.

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Hughes Horror Collection - 10/7/2009 10:51:08 AM   
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                                                                       HALLOWEEN






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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 10/7/2009 12:28:01 PM   
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So far I've only seen 4 of those
The Dentist: Alright but very disapointing and not as good as Society, Which rocks
Ringu: Scary as shit and excelent
Halloween 3: Not very good, and originally the creators were just going to tell different stories
                    set around halloween but this wound up being a flop so they went back to Mr Myers (There's my fun fact of the day kids)
The HItcher: Rutger Haur(What ever) is the man and this film kicks ass
Halloween: Love it


There's some strange shit in your collection but keep up the good work

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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 10/7/2009 12:46:32 PM   
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An excellent short and very insightful and informative piece on Halloween. For me the film works so well because I have to put on all the lights when I go to the bathroom after watching it - you just never know what might be lurking in those shadows. And I guess that's where Halloween works so well, that its chills are so in the mind that they can't be immediately dissipated when the credits roll.


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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 10/7/2009 2:15:41 PM   
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ORIGINAL: AngryDude92

So far I've only seen 4 of those
The Dentist: Alright but very disapointing and not as good as Society, Which rocks
Ringu: Scary as shit and excelent
Halloween 3: Not very good, and originally the creators were just going to tell different stories
                   set around halloween but this wound up being a flop so they went back to Mr Myers (There's my fun fact of the day kids)
The HItcher: Rutger Haur(What ever) is the man and this film kicks ass
Halloween: Love it


There's some strange shit in your collection but keep up the good work




I stick up for Hallwoeen 3 as it does have a good idea and as I wrote some scenes are pretty ace.  I will be reviewing all the Halloween films soon and you right.....I have some really strange stuff and its only going to get more werid and at times crap choices as well.

Glad you agree with my first 3 five star ratings so far.  I hope to do the fourth some time tonight....

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Hughes Horror Collection - 10/7/2009 7:23:16 PM   
HughesRoss


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                                                                       DEVOUR

Awful horror which I bought for one reason....Jensen Ackles.  Not only is my wife in love with him, but anyone who watches the underated Televsion series Supernatural will know that Jensen's character Dean Winschester is one heck of a role, funny, moody, and one bad ass, he is up there with the recent greats of Vic and Bauer...

Sadly he as none of those qualities in this flick which was made Pre-Supernatural.  His character Jake Gray has been haunted by disturbing premonitions of murder and self-mutilation and when he joins a mysterious online computer game called The Pathway, his nightmare Visions are bought to life and Jake has to unravel the terrifying secrets of his families past to escape his waking nightmare....

Poorly scripted and lack of any real tension and horror, its a waste of a cast that includes Shannyn Sossamon (Knights tale) and Dominique Swain (Face/Off).  I think if my mind serves me correctly, I have only seen it once and I struggled to get to the end.  Ask me now and I be honest with you, I can not even remember the climax....

Overall:  Poor as can be, You wish the Winchester Brothers would turn up and put every one out of their misery.....Avoid!    0 out of 5


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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 10/7/2009 7:38:40 PM   
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                                                                 RIGHT AT YOU DOOR

This is a thriller right!
I know it is, but when the cover states "This movie will scare the living daylights out of you" then it should be included in here.

A series of dirty bombs are set off in LA...You have the choice to seal your home and protect yourself from the deadly virus or wait for your partner to return from the epicentre of the attack to what they think is their safe haven.  So when they return-what do you do? Do you let them in?  Will they understand that letting them in means infecting you with the lethal virus too?  And who can you trust?

A compelling film, especially the times we are in.  It raises so many questions and debates and I put it in this thread as it's downright chilling as well.  The acting by the sealed in husband Brad (Rory Cochrane-A Scanner Darkly) and the returning wife Lexi (Mary McCormack-ER, The West Wing) are spot on and really convinving and the jaw dropping twist at the end gives it a real dark edge that really does put the craps up you...

Overall:  Brilliant and uncomfortable, its a must see with an unexpected twist to round things off.........4 out of 5

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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 10/7/2009 10:32:42 PM   
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                                                                       TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
                                                                          THE NEXT GENERATION

Matthew McConaughey and Renne Zellweger.....Both star in this flick....

Yes you read it if you have'nt seen or heard of this sequel to the all-time classic film.  Is it any good you cry?  It must be with this stellar cast!!!!!  Well honestly no, look at the title, all we need is the Starship Enterprise to turn up. 

Two young couple take a wrong turn (don't they always) and discover a strange household, where Leatherface resides.....

A near copy of the original without the class and style with Renee playing the screaming girl when you just hope Jerry Maguire turns up and show her the money.  There is one class scene though, when Jenny is being chased by the nutter with the chainsaw when she actually screams so loud that Leatherface actually jumps in shock. Its a blink and miss moment but its really funny and as the film is too dire to be clever enough to make it an in-joke, you must actually think that the actor really was stunned by the scream of good all Rennee...

I must have watched this a few times and to this day I still can not work out the ending.  I don't know what it means and too be quite honest do not care...

Overall: A film with two major stars who probably have banished it from their CV.....dire plot but unintentional funny scenes make it a watch     1.5 out of 5

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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 10/7/2009 10:35:23 PM   
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                                                                     NIGHTWATCH

If this film was released now, it would be a smash.  Look at the cast....Ewan Mcgregor, Josh Brolin, Patricia Arquette and Nick Nolte.  Released before the first Star Wars prequel, this flopped big-time.  A poor trailer and hardly no promotion meant this film has been completely forgotten which is quite sad as this is a good horror/thriller which deserves to be seen more.

A re-make of a much better Norway flick but directed by the same director Ole Bornedal, the plot is about Martin (McGregor) as a cas-strapped law student who takes a job at an old city morgue.  His peaceful graveyard shift fast becomes a time of terror when a serial killer begins wreaking havoc within the morgue and leaving clues behind pointing to Martin's guilt..

For me its an eerie piece, the first shift of Martin's job are the standout scenes, creepy as heck and makes you wonder would you do the job?  The films is weak in places but there are series of shocking turns and a great "twist" that makes the viewing all worth while.  The cast as I mentioned is worth the watch especially Brolin who is great and the climax is full of suspense and great thrills...

Overall:  A major flop that deserves a second chance, looking at the cast list alone should intrigue you.... an underated horror......3 out of 5



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RE: Hughes Horror Collection - 10/7/2009 10:52:58 PM   
HughesRoss


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ORIGINAL: _Eraserhead_


quote:

ORIGINAL: HughesRoss

                                                                    NIGHTWATCH

If this film was released now, it would be a smash.  Look at the cast....Ewan Mcgregor, Josh Brolin, Patricia Arquette and Nick Nolte.  Released before the first Star Wars prequel, this flopped big-time.  A poor trailer and hardly no promotion meant this film has been completely forgotten which is quite sad as this is a good horror/thriller which deserves to be seen more.

A re-make of a much better Norway flick but directed by the same director Ole Bornedal, the plot is about Martin (McGregor) as a cas-strapped law student who takes a job at an old city morgue.  His peaceful graveyard shift fast becomes a time of terror when a serial killer begins wreaking havoc within the morgue and leaving clues behind pointing to Martin's guilt..

For me its an eerie piece, the first shift of Martin's job are the standout scenes, creepy as heck and makes you wonder would you do the job?  The films is weak in places but there are series of shocking turns and a great "twist" that makes the viewing all worth while.  The cast as I mentioned is worth the watch especially Brolin who is great and the climax is full of suspense and great thrills...

Overall:  A major flop that deserves a second chance, looking at the cast list alone should intrigue you.... an underated horror......3 out of 5



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Yep you right......I apologise!  Thinking of Cold Prey which I was going to do next!

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