Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XXIV
I don’t watch the Simpsons nearly as much as I used to, but every year I do my best to watch the Halloween special because it’s always been one of my favorites.
I’m not sure what it is with the Simpsons lately but boy have they fell off. This year the offering wasn’t fantastic but it was still good. Guillermo Del Toro did the intro this year which was a nice touch, and we’re given three tales this year.
The first was a rendition of a Dr. Suess story, the second was a short about Bart getting decapitated and having to share his head with little sister Lisa, and the last was a parody towards the movie Freaks, which was about a freak show. The last one was probably the best one and the most enjoyable.
The past few Treehouse of Horrors have been up and down, but this one was still a fun watch! Excited to see what they do next year.
7/10 rotting corpses
Truth or Dare aka Truth or Die in the U.S. 
This is a British flick on bullying gone wrong.
One night, at a party, Felix [shy, quiet, nerdy kid who can’t talk to girls] gets picked on and made fun of as the party gets out of hand. A few months later the group that picked on him gets an invitation to a party at Felix’s parents mansion. When they arrive, the caretaker of the grounds tells them the party has been moved to a cabin up the road. Onward they went, a few were somewhat skeptical towards it, but free booze is free booze. As they show up to the cabin, Felix’s older military brother greets them and tells them to enter.
As it turns out, something grave happened to Felix after the party where he was harassed, and his brother felt that the people who he sent the invitations to were to blame. He ends up tying them to chairs, and attempts to play a game of truth or dare to get to the bottom of what happened. Except, this is no ordinary game of truth or dare, this is sadistic, some military torture and some good ‘ole fashioned pistol whipping.
The characters throughout the film went from cliche, to annoying, but none really stood out. What benefited the film was a few clever plot twists that happened while the torture went on. So it wasn’t a direct torture film, it added some depth to the plot which in turn made the film much better than I was hoping for. The few twists that are presented turn out to be pretty interesting and kind of turns the whole thing around. You’ll be blaming someone you think that you know for a fact is responsible.
Give this film a chance, it’s a little over the place at first so just hang in there, when it picks up it picks up. Is it re-watchable? It could be, but it wouldn’t be something I’d watch over and over again. I’d maybe watch it again but I seem to get what I needed to get out of it within the first watch.
6.5/10 rotting corpses
Anyone else going to watch this?
This film starts off with Dan, a man who returns back to the U.S. after stealing a pot of gold. Little did he know, he thought he could live a life of luxury and happiness, unfortunately for him, he was followed by a leprechaun who would do anything to get his gold back. Anything. Although Dan barely makes it out alive he manages to trap the leprechaun in his basement. Ten years go back and in move new residents, J.D and Tory [Jennifer Aniston]. When they do, they accidentally set the leprechaun free, and he wants his gold.
The leprechaun goes on a killing spree, finding those with his gold and taking their lives.As they attempt to stay alive, they discover that the only way to destroy the leprechaun is with a four leaf clover, sounds simple doesn’t it? Bear traps and scratching seem to make things a bit more difficult. The deaths are cheesy, and over the top. Warwick Davis makes an excellent villain, with plenty of cheeky one-liners and a sadistic little mind. Even with some funny moments this is probably the most serious out of the series.
The film has a lot of fun moments, and as I’m sure most of you have seen this, for those that haven’t, why the hell not? This film has everything you could ask for regarding cheesy 90’s horror, some cool effects, some fun killings, and some laughs. So grab some popcorn, turn off the lights, and stay away from ‘mi gold’.
7/10 rotting corpses
Pumpkinhead 4: Blood Feud
This made for TV movie ties in the Hatfields and the McCoys, and their bitter rivalry intensifies when a wedding between Ricky McCoy and Jodie Hatfield have their wedding stopped by the bickering families. In an act of desperation and revenge Ricky resurrects Pumpkinhead to act out his vengeance towards the family.
This film is definitely made for TV, but it’s cheesy, horrible, and almost too predictable. Although the film was released in ‘07 it looks like it’s straight from the 90’s. What saves it from being completely horrible is all of the killing that ensues throughout the film, especially towards the end.
I love the Pumpkinhead series, despite how each one was progressively worse than the last. Pumpkinhead is one of the monsters that I’ve always enjoyed.
Pumpkinhead IV: if you’ve seen any of the Pumpkinhead movies then you know what to expect. If you haven’t seen any of them and happen to catch Blood Feud, give it a go, there’s usually some type of recap on who he is so you won’t be lost.
5/10 rotting corpses
Mutants is a film that is a lot like 28 Days Later, which could be a bad or good thing, depending on your side of the spectrum. There is an infection that is spreading, and it’s fatal. We get no story on where it came from or any of that.
The film focuses on two characters, Sonia, and Marco. Their relationship becomes the focal point of the movie as Marco becomes infected but Sonia doesn’t. As she awaits the arrival of the government for some type of rescue. They seem to become real interested in the fact that she’s been bitten but isn’t infected.
The film has some dramatic, emotional moments, and a fair share of ‘infected’ attacks on people. The film struggles at times when it just becomes a love story for a bit, but it does pick up without ease. Plenty of gore and atmosphere to keep you interested and a few surprises to keep you pulled in. Worth a watch for sure.
7.5/10 rotting corpses
October review time!
Extinction: The G.M.O Chronicles
An infection breaks out and a survivor takes off and finds an abandoned military base. Fearful that he is the only survivor, he begins to question living as a whole. That is until he finds a few other survivors, and together they attempt to overcome extinction.
The film brings a few fun aspects to life, with a variety of infected folks. There’s the fast type that will sprint for a meal, a bigger type that is slow and sluggish but strong as fuck, a type that is almost banshee like, and a parkour type of infected which jump all over the place.
The film has a few ups and downs, but overall enjoyable. In all honesty, I feel as if you’ve ever played ‘Left4Dead’ you will be familiar with these [zombie] infected people. The scenery used works really well for this film, and some of the infected look really cool. Now for the issues, the casting was fairly decent, but some of the characters seemed useless. There were a few plot holes and a few unanswered questions, like a mention of radiation that never went anywhere, some back stories that never happen, but the ending opened it up for it to continue if needed. The biggest issue I had was the parkour zombies, I felt that was a bit much.
This wasn’t a bad flick by any means,it was worth a watch, with some cool scenes and it was better than I expected it to be. Kicking off the October movie fest with a zombie bang.
6.5/10 rotting corpses
Today, October 13, 2013 marks the second year anniversary of Ingeinwetrust! That’s two years of my thoughts, and rants that you have all listened to. I can’t begin to thank everyone enough for all the continuous support, as long as I’m breathing [hell, even after I’m breathing and when I come back as a zombie] i will continue to churn them out.
October has finally arrived.
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Ed Gein (2000) also known as (In the Light of the Moon)
The man who inspired many movies, the man who grave robbed many people, exhumed corpses for trophies and many other uses, the man from Plainfield, WI.
Sadly the film that was meant to portray him fell flat, like a cut off leg trying to stand on it’s own. The film portrays more of a mental side of Ed Gein, and doesn’t do it well.
They portrayed him a quiet weird man with visions of his crazy religious obsessed mother, and his rebellious brother. Which is fine, but would have been better if they didn’t make him seem like he was always looked down on and almost casted out by the town. They could have made a better movie by beefing up the atmosphere. Instead, the whole thing seemed really half assed by displaying too much in between things and not enough important scenes.
Steve Railsback, who plays Ed Gein does an incredible job in his efforts of being good old Ed, which was probably the only entertaining part of the film. He did a solid job in showing a quiet awkward southern charm.
As a ‘horror’ film, there’s too many things that don’t make it work. As a film on Ed Gein, it falls just as flat. It was a drag to start and it almost lost me, but I made it out alive!
4/10 rotting corpses