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Madison County 
A group of college kids take a trip down to Madison County to interview an author who wrote about a bunch of grizzly murders that happened in town. When they arrived and started asking the town folk about the author the town folk say he’s been gone for years now, and the murders he wrote about never happened. Not sounding so convincing the group decides to spread out to go look for some answers and maybe some truth to those vicious tales.
The film was shot during the day, so that was an interesting touch. The kids find themselves stuck in some hillbilly hell, with someone wearing a pig mask trying to kill them. The film gets quite repetitive when it comes to the teens running in circles and ending up in the same place.
The characters were your typical generic characters in a slasher film, there is no real originality her either. Other than a whole town attempting to cover up things that really happen the town folk are useless hillbillies that attempt to scare the visiting teens. The weapons used range from a kitchen knife to a shovel, there isn’t too much to dive into regarding Madison County.
You can give it a watch if there isn’t anything else on or around, but some parts of the film really tend to drag. The suspense was mild, the gore was mild, and it was a below average film.
3.5/10 rotting corpses
Happy Terrible Tuesday!
Where did the scares go?
I love horror, gore, blood, and all that torture shit. I love reading about serial killers, and watching documentaries about them. As a kid I spent majority of my time watching horror films. I respect the hell out of the horror genre, especially a good b-movie.
But somewhere along the lines I stopped getting scared. Have I become so accustomed to watching heads cut off that it no longer terrifies me? Sure, I’ll flinch for a moment, but then the moment is gone. What happened to the scares, movies have evolved into some serious sick shit recently. I’m talking about some serious mindfuck shit that blows those 80’s and 90’s slashers out of the water. But I’m still not scared.
Where did my scares go? Maybe they’re under my bed? Maybe I just enjoy the genre too much that I start over looking things just and forget to really enjoy a flick. Maybe I’m not allowing myself to get scared because, hell, it’s just a movie.
Here’s one scenario I’ve come up with to why I don’t think I get scared, and maybe you’ll agree. I think once you get frightened by it, it loses it’s spice. As a child an image would have stayed in my head for days before I forgot about it. Now, it’s there briefly until I catch it the next time.
For example: a couple of years ago I had a terrible head cold and I decided to watch a movie and relax. I was alone at home, my room had a wall blocking out the windows, so it was dark as hell. I popped in Carved: A Slit Mouth Woman, which if you haven’t seen I suggest you do (http://ingeinwetrust.tumblr.com/post/37344595280/carved-the-slit-mouthed-woman-2007-10-21-12). Well, someone would cough awkwardly before she appeared and throughout the whole movie I swear I was afraid to cough. At the end of it I coughed and heard some weird stuff outside (it was the afternoon so it was just some outside noise) but I was probably scared shitless for a while. I tried to sleep and tried avoiding any cough possible.
Then I saw it about a year after that, this time I wasn’t sick and I was hoping to get the same feeling I had before it. I was pretty let down when I wasn’t anywhere as terrified when I watched it originally. Some parts became laughable and I lost my scared moment.
I hope I’m not the only one that this has happened to. So I do my best to keep an open mind, hoping that I can get that heart skipping fear feeling again.
Happy Fright Friday!
Machete Maidens Unleashed!!
Machete Maidens Unleashed (2010)
This is a documentary about exploitation films that were filmed in the Philippines during the 60’s - 70’s due to cheap labor, beautiful scenery, and the ability to do more things. The Philippines made these films almost limitless with their resources, and the budget that could be used while there.
What keeps this documentary interesting, besides the fun interviews are a bunch of clips from the movies that were being filmed at the time. Numerous drive-in movies that were filled with exploitation, sexploitation, shlock, and plenty of babes. Very informative, you’ll see clips of a bunch of flicks that you will no doubt want to try to see for yourself. Give this documentary a shot, you’ll learn a thing or two about some of these old gems, and might even walk out with a whole new appreciation towards them.
7.5/10 rotting corpses
Cabin In The Woods (2012)
Five teens, your very stereotypical horror movie teens venture out on a weekend trip to, guess where!? A cabin in the woods.
Little do they know they’re not the only ones hanging out in the woods. A film like this can’t be explained without you watching it. It gives too much away, and we can’t be doing all of that.
This film is fun, funny, gory as all bloody hell, and a perfect homage to the horror genre. Don’t expect the scariest movie of all time, it’s not trying to be that. What it is, though, is fresh, bloody, exciting, and thrilling. I found myself rooting for the good guys as much as the bad guys, and didn’t see a lot of things coming.
The acting was on point, a very nice cast, not trying to hard but very effective. If you’re looking for a mastermind of a plot, this isn’t for you. The closest I can give you without spoiling it for you is by telling you to picture Evil Dead, with a little more blood and gore.
I loved this film. It was funny, I laughed through most of it, it had a few intense scenes, and the last 20-25 minutes are just insane.
Enjoy, and don’t go into the cabin in the woods.
9/10 rotting corpses
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