Shark Night (2011)
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I had a lot expectations going into this film. I wasn’t expecting something like jaws, but I was expecting some blood spilling fun.
A group of college kids head up to a quiet lake house in a quiet little town. Now I know we’ve all heard that one before, but let’s carry on… During a small pit stop they have a run in with some of the locals, not too bright, basically your stereotypical hick type in a horror flick.
When they finally get to the lake house they start having a good time, a few of them decide to go play in the water. Horrible idea though, since you know, the lake is filled with sharks.
I was hoping for nothing but shark attacks, and a lot of blood and gore. Instead the killing scenes seemed real half assed besides maybe 2-3 of them. Mostly red water and a lot of splashing, but the 2 or 3 of the better ones were pretty funny. The CGI sharks didn’t look perfect, they didn’t look horrible, but I’ve definitely seen a lot better.
The story as to how the sharks got there was interesting, but not interesting enough to make this movie stand out. The acting was subpar, the plot had a bunch of holes, and most importantly it really lacked a damn body count.
I’d seriously suggest almost anything on Syfy over this crap if you’re looking for a good bloody shark kill-fest.
The movie is worth a watch if you really wanna check it out. I was expecting something better, but the movie seemed empty. It was filled with a few plot holes, the ending could be predicted less than half way through. Oh, and I’m sorry folks, if you’re looking for some babes in bikinis look elsewhere.
3.5/10 rotting corpses
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
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In a sad turn of events when Dracula loses his wife he builds a hotel. Not just any hotel, a hotel hidden passed haunted forests, cemeteries, and other ghoulish obstacles. The hotel was built to protect his daughter Mavis, and the hotel also serves as a safe haven for other famous monsters to hide from the real monsters, humans.
As Mavis’ 118th birthday draws near Dracula invites all of his monster brethren to join the festivities. Everything goes according to plan until a human makes it to the hotel. Struck with panic Dracula does everything in his power to ensure his monster companions don’t notice a strange guest.
The film is a fun, light hearted watch, and the kids seem to love it. Based on the cast and writers I was expecting a little more wit, and a better overall plot. The monsters were played well, some better than others. Stand out characters: Dracula, Frank, and the Werewolf all made the movie worthwhile.
I only wish that if the point was to welcome kids into the world of monsters they would stick a little closer to their characteristics. The humor was there, but more geared towards children. Some adult jokes can be picked up which makes for a fun time.
The flick is a lot of fun, and will definitely get you more pumped up about Halloween coming.
7.5/10 baby coffins
HAPPY OCTOBER UPDATE!!
Happy October everyone!
It’s almost that magical time of the year, Halloween! Which means a horror movie a day! This also means 31+ reviews for this month. Plus some other surprises! There’s some other things coming, you’ll just have to hold on for those!
This October is also special because it will mark the one year anniversary of Ingeinwetrust! This whole site would not be what it is right now if it weren’t for all of you who take the time to read the reviews, post replies, comments, tweets, and for all of you being awesome from the start! Your support has been crucial, and believe me it hasn’t gone unnoticed.
With almost 1,000 followers on twitter, I’d really like to see if we can get 1K followers by Halloween.
Stay tuned for a lot more news!
I’ve been meaning to write this one out for a while now, there’s a lot of mixed reviews out there for this flick, and it seems to either be a good or a bad one.
A young couple and their children move into a new house. Within a few days their oldest son, Dalton falls off a ladder and ends up in a coma. They cannot explain why he’s in a coma, all they can do is sit and wait. As he drifts into his coma weird, unexplained things happen in the house. Doors slam on their own, things falls, the baby screams, the mom thinks she is seeing things, and all those fun things we all love.
A psychic comes into the home and she tells the couple that Dalton is not in a coma but is being haunted by a demon who does not want to let him go. I won’t post any spoilers in here after all of that has already been said.
I loved this movie until about thirty minutes before it ended. I felt it was hurried, things unveiled themselves rather quickly, the “demon” looks like an angry Darth Maul (not meaning that in a good way), and the ended seemed so predictable.
Granted, despite all of that, the acting was great. All for one character though, Patrick Wilson, who played the father really did a shitty job. Maybe his character was written out that way? He sucked big time, and was an overall d-bag throughout the film.
Scary parts? Oh yes. The major redeeming factor of the movie, plenty of suspense in between the scares. I tried calling out all of the times something would pop up and I was wrong. The ghosts were creepy, and scary in their own right. So minus an ending in which I felt was rushed and predictable, minus the crappy acting from Mr. Wilson, and minus the Darth Maul lookalike this film was a lot of fun. Packed with scares, suspense, what started off to be a great plot with an awesome story, it just fell a little flat for me. But not flat enough for me to hate it.
6.75/10 rotting corpses
The Thing (2011)
The prequel to Carpenter’s (remake of) The Thing. When a group of a scientist find a thing buried under the ice they move it to further dissect it. After celebrating their discovery with a few drinks and laughs someone goes to get some more booze. He stops by the room with the huge block of ice with the thing in it, just to see it burst from the ice.
After he runs to alert the others it becomes a nonstop ride of trying to catch this thing, from outer space. Same premise as the other movie, the thing can mimic bodies almost exactly. It cannot mimic any defects a body has, a metal plate, cavities, fillings, etc.
The film is very fast paced and moves very quickly. There’s a lot of blood, a lot of gore, and it’s always fun to watch people in a room with flamethrowers, guns, and a killer alien who wants to eat everyone whole.
The prequel follows the original pretty well, it’s the same concept and it’s executed pretty well. Yes, we can see the thing unlike the original, yes, there’s CGI but it looked really good. The alien had teeth that had more teeth, it was a very decent looking alien.
I was really expecting this movie to suck, but I was really impressed with it. Plenty of action, lots of explosions, lots of fire, and a lot of bodies ripping in half with a vicious alien host. If you like aliens, even if you’re a huge (the) Thing fan you won’t be let down. It’s suppose to be a prequel but it does follow the original pretty closely, and if you stick around for the end credits you’ll see a lil something.
7.5/10 rotting corpses
The Breed (2006)
A group of college kids go to a house in a remote island that belonged to two of the kid’s uncle to relax and have fun before finals. We meet the group at once, and you really can’t get more stereotypical than these characters. Within the first night they find a stray puppy, when the puppy runs away one of the girls runs off to catch it, alongside one of the guys join. When she finally catches up to the pup and calls for him a bigger, and much more aggressive dog pounces on her and ends up taking a bite. As they rush her off into the house and clean up her wounds they want to go back home, after she reassures them that she’s fine they decide to stay.
That’s when things start going awry, and when we find out that there’s more than just one angry dog on the island. The island is practically deserted from wild animals and people. When the girl who gets bit starts feeling sick and there’s a mishap with a now and arrow the group are left stranded inside a house, while a pack of dogs surround the outside of the house.
The film does pack quite a lot of action. First and foremost don’t expect to see mutant dogs, or a ton of cgi, or even werewolves, what we’re dealing with are real dogs, that have real vicious thoughts, they team up in attacks, and they are anything but friendly.
Throughout the film there’s plenty of laughs, dogs will jump through windows, into water, or attack all at once. They’re smart, which makes them extremely terrifying, and the deaths that follow are equally as funny as they ate terrifying (terrifying if you’re afraid of dog bites, which might raise the tension while watching this) but the blood/gore isn’t overdone, in fact it’s rather minimal.
The plot is there, although with a lot of holes and no real answers. What really becomes the icing to this film is Michelle Rodriguez, not only is she a babe but she seems to be the only one who could get the acting done right in the movie. She killed this role. This movie is worth a watch, even if it’s just once. It’s far from boring, will keep you entertained, and do I have to mention what a babe Michelle Rodriguez is?
The only things that would take away from this movie being a GREAT movie would be the crappy acting by the supporting class, the plot holes, and maybe some more deaths. Overall? Fun film, good laughs, and plenty of dogs for all of you dog lovers.
6.75/10 rotting corpses
Don’t Go in the Woods (2010)
I honestly do not know where to begin with this.
Here’s what the premise of the film is: A band of indie rockers go into the woods to separate themselves from society so they can work on an album. Until someone with a sledgehammer comes to ruin the party.
Here’s what you get instead, you get a fucking musical. A MUSICAL. There’s some dialogue, and they do crank out some songs so they can work on the album. When the lead singer tells them to give up their cell phones, no drugs, booze, or girls so they can work on the music things get out of hand when their girlfriends come to the woods to party with them.
It takes 35 minutes until we see the first death. It wasn’t long, and you won’t see much for long. When the girls interrupt the music session to start partying and SINGING.
It’s not until 1 hour and 4 minutes that people actually start dying. Is there any type of plot, or any build up for the killings? None what so ever. In fact, they come out of nowhere. The death scenes aren’t done well either, some scenes you could tell that they just wanted to rush. The blood was minimal, the killings were half assed, and most importantly there was about 40 minutes worth of singing.
The ending wasn’t horrible, there was a slight twist, but by then there was no way of repairing the damage that I put my eyes and ears through. The acting wasn’t great, no one added anything important to the film, and did I mention, it was like a damn MUSICAL? Adding 10 minutes of spinning camera angles, random blood splatter, and a plot twist of an ending doesn’t make it a fucking horror movie.
1/10 rotting corpses
1 for me being able to sit through it.
Fright Night (2011)
This a remake to the cult classic Fright Night (1985) which was such an awesome film. This remake on the other hand… The parts that hit, definitely hit but the parts that missed… Boy did they miss.
When Charley notices that his new neighbor Jerry (Colin Farrell) only comes out at night he starts to notice that the rate of people disappearing starts to grow rapidly. When his childhood friend Ed tries to tell Charley that his neighbor is a vampire, he doesn’t believe him and leaves Ed to fend for himself.
When Charley finds out Ed was reported missing he searches a bit deeper into his neighbor’s house. What he finds there, only proves his friend’s assumption.
With Jerry knowing that Charley knows the truth there’s only one thing to do… Kill him. Now it’s up to Charley, his girlfriend, and a “vampire hunter” to put an end to Jerry’s destructive path.
If you’re looking for a modern remake of a cult classic film, look elsewhere. Colin Farrell does a decent job as a vampire, the CGI in this film is for the most part, straight garbage. Majority of the acting is dull, boring, the dialogue seems so forced. Also, not enough Evil Ed… Which loses so many points off the bat.
The few changes they made wasn’t enough. This is one of the films that you can add to the “shitty remake” pile.
Fright Night, originally wasn’t as huge as The Lost Boys, or Near Dark but it had a huge following. Sadly, this remake does nothing for the original beside smacking it on the face.
4.5/10 rotting corpses
Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet The Wolfman (2000)
A few people have asked me if I’ve done any “children horror” films, I might have only done 1 or 2 at the least. So if you have some little monsters of your own and you want to ease them into monsters, and all the scary stuff we enjoy than look no further. When Alvin and his obsession with monsters, monster movies, and accusing everyone of being a monster get the best of him things start to go crazy. He suspects their new neighbor Mr. Lawrence Talbot (if you’re into classic monster movies you’ll know who he is) of being a werewolf. When things get out of hand Dave tries to put an end to his monster obsession by removing all of his monster toys and even removed him from a play about Dr. Jekyll. Instead Theodore is forced to take the part of the ferocious Mr. Hyde. Theodore gets bit by a “dog” and eventually starts going through changes. He’s better at sports, stands up for himself, even seems to start developing an angrier side. With the full moon approaching the day of the play it’s up to Alvin and Simon to try to stop Theodore from transforming and becoming a wolf forever.
Mild scares here for the kids, even when Theodore starts becoming a wolf he acts more like a puppy than he does a wolf. The music is pretty fun, could use a few more songs. But there’s plenty of homage to some classic monsters and monster movies here. You can leave your little monsters alone with this flick, there’s nothing that will make them hide or be afraid. If anything it’s an awesome step for them to appreciate monsters and realize how cartoony they can be.
This won’t be a rotting corpses rating since it is children’s flick.
7/10 baby coffins
Hunter Prey (2010)
Before even talking about this film you should know a few things. If you’re looking for a sci-fi film packed with explosives, and non stop action you should look elsewhere. If you’re looking for a film that is shot incredibly well, with a very character driven performance than grab a seat, strap on your helmet, and enjoy the ride.
When an alien ship holding a dangerous prisoner crashes on a barren planet, only a few alien soldiers survive with the prisoner gone and equipped with a weapon. It is up to the soldiers to hunt the prisoner down, alive if possible. The prisoner has other plans instead. The prisoner is wanted due to the fact that he is a threat to the alien’s home planet, after they destroyed his.
With a sick game of cat and mouse, the alien soldiers try to capture the prisoner but he always seems to be one step ahead.
The film takes a few turns, and has its fair share of some interesting turn of events. When the hunter meets the prey and you get a clearer picture on the prisoner’s side of the story you might second guess your thoughts on who’s the hunter, and who’s the prey.
The movie does have action in it, although its moderate, it is very effective. Nothing over the top, but very awesome nonetheless.
Visually, the film looks like something from the 70’s. And by that I mean it looks fucking awesome. There’s not a lot of cgi used. The aliens are actually wearing suits, masks like they would have in earlier sci-fi films, and boy does it work wonders. The score throughout the movie is awesome, the plot was very well thought out. Hunter Prey worked on a very good pace, nothing was forced, nothing was extremely over the top, and it was a fresh take on a newer sci-fi flick.
Give this movie a chance if you’re into character driven plots, aliens, revenge, twists, and love 70’s themed sci-fi. It’s definitely worth a watch, and you might just find yourself feeling pretty satisfied after watching this. Take note future movie makers, cgi isn’t the way for everything. Simplicity can carry a film a long way.
8/10 rotting corpses
Also, shouts to Danny for recommending the film!
Prometheus, a prequel to Ridley Scott’s ALIEN . The film starts off with a group of scientist who find cave findings and hieroglyphics with a strange pattern of lights. Flash forward a few years a crew of people [two of the scientist from the findings are included] wake up from a cryogenic sleep [Just like in Alien]. They hope to find a species of aliens said to live in a galaxy similar to ours. With it’s own life source, and it’s own sun. LV-223
The thought of this planet is that the aliens that live there are our actual creators. The crew sets out to find proof of their existence, to see if we come from them, and if we do, why?
As the crew ventures into the planet the suspense starts to settle in. The atmosphere was captured perfectly, dark, damp, and eerie. They find something, that could answer some of mankind’s questions. The movie is shot well, the planet looks awesome, and a lot better than I expected. I was expecting your typical sci-fi “planet”. Lot’s of rock and sand, and no depth. But what you get here is nothing like that. On the exterior, the planet looks desolate, but once they enter further into the planet we get layers, and some incredible visuals.
The movie doesn’t pick up right away, Ridley does a great job setting up the atmosphere, keeping you waiting for it to all come down. When it does, it comes with a wrath, and fury. Maybe the answers they were looking for wasn’t worth the trip to ask. What would happen when your beliefs are questioned, when you finally find a source to every question imaginable, and what if then, the things you believed in the most were to turn on you. This film takes the creators and makes them the destroyer.
If you’re looking for a good horror sci-fi film, look no further. This movie has the whole package. Atmosphere, suspense, science fiction, and terror. The acting was on point, the escalation between the characters, the tension, and the build up was all awesome.
I was hoping to see some type of homage to ALIEN. I did, and it ruled.
Go watch Prometheus, and keep your mouth closed. [You’ll see]. The film did have some cliche moments, but what sci-fi flick nowadays doesn’t? But overall Ridley Scott did not disappoint.
7.75/10 rotting corpses
PHASE 7 
This movie was recommended by one of our followers, [Danny].
Firstly, this film is in spanish [Argentinean] if you speak spanish you can get through most of the film without a problem, subtitles are available too. Good, now we have that out of the way.
This film focuses on a few characters, Coco, Pipi, and Horacio. We start off with Coco, and Pipi [a young couple, with a baby on the way] arguing in a supermarket, as they pay for their items a flood of people rush through the store. Too busy to notice during their fighting, the two of them head home [we see a small spread of violence by the time they go home] they notice nothing, and head upstairs to their apartment. As Coco and his wife are unpacking the groceries he hears a commotion coming from downstairs. As he meets up with his neighbors, sees the front doors are locked and men are outside in suits, talking about a quarantine.
I won’t lie I was skeptical at first because of the premise of the film. I was hoping if anything, it’ll be similar to [rec]. Boy was I wrong. What we have here is a film that paints a picture, a real picture. What would happen if a group of people in a small apartment complex was quarantined and had no contact or any idea of what was happening. This flick doesn’t drag out, but it is not done in a fast pace. There’s a real good character development between the characters.
Coco, the lazy husband. Pipi, the busy pregnant housewife. Horacio, the crazy neighbor who has a hazard suit, and guns. A group of neighbors who want to kill each other off due to all the paranoia going on in the building. There is some blood and gore, and it’s not the best but it does the trick. The sound effects add a sci-fi feel to the flick, as well as some good suspense. The acting is pretty on point, and there’s only a few cuss words.
The movie works on it’s own pace, and while there’s a few scenes that are quick and pretty intense the majority of the film is a set up for those intense scenes. There’s no creepy monster here, the ending was good, if you can sit through subtitles, and don’t mind a movie with not much action but a fair amount of build up, give this a watch!
I like what the movie brings to the table, a realistic outlook on what would happen if an apartment would go under quarantine. How soon and how bad paranoia will strike, and how people can snap, or come together. The movie also hints at the new world order.
-7/10 rotting corpses
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2-Headed Shark Attack (2012)
This film opens up with a group of dudes in a boat and two girls water skiing, and right off the bat a giant two headed shark
Then we’re introduced to a boat filled with college kids (Brooke Hogan included), their professor, and his wife (The one and only Carmen Electra).
When their boat gets hit by the two headed shark and the propellor gets fucked up they end up stranded… BUT! With luck (kinda) they are stranded not too far from an island. As the kids and professor head towards the island (his wife, two crew members, and a crew member that knows how to fix the ship) stay behind.
As they venture into the island they find old shacks, a chapel, and one of the students find a gun.
You can pretty much predict what happens in this, so I won’t go into insane details. The two headed shark basically has a field day with anything that goes into the water.
Acting: horrible isn’t even close to how bad it was. Some of the lines are just laughable. Example: When in open water being surrounded by the shark someone yells “RUN!”
Deaths: 15+ some funny as hell, some horrible, but they all look cheesy as fuck.
Nudity: some boobs, some kissing, that’s pretty much where it ends.
The shark: probably the worst part, I get it, the fund isn’t high and shit. But damn, the CGI looked horrible, the deaths were even CGI-ish, and when the shark was close it looked inflatable, and rubber (shark teeth shouldn’t bend…)
Overall: plenty of babes in bikinis, lots of shark time, and enough blood to tickle you inside. Is it worth a watch? It is if you know what you’re getting into. Don’t expect something well thought out, or something executed well. If you like some sci-fi mutated monsters, by all means give this a go.
Movie: 3/10 rotting corpses
Laugh factor: 5/10