Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Grave Encounters (2011) - Crazy Found Footage Horror

I watched this film expecting it to be terrible, as most found footage horrors are. I was so wrong. This film is fantastic, and is a close second in my favourite two found footage horrors, just sitting behind the Blair Witch Project. I thought the setting of it in an abandoned asylum was an exceptional idea, and obviously the film succeeded as a result. I usually don't get frightened when I watch modern horrors, however this scared the crap out of me.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Hostel (2005) - Average gory horror

I'm not really a huge fan of this film although it did contain some decent horror concepts. The film is very gory at numerous points, however the torture scenes and brief and to the point. They don't go over the top, or seem unrealistic. It contains an uncomfortable element of not knowing what comes next, which definitely made me feel uneasy whilst I watched this film.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

The Evil Dead (1981) - Fantastic horror masterpiece

Wow what can I say about this film. It is a proper horror icon, being possibly one of the best zombie horrors I've seen. For being made in 1981, it is very disturbing, frightening, and also extremely violent. I have also came to the conclusion now that I prefer this to the remake made in 2013. So if I've previously said I preferred the remake, don't take my word because this is so much better than the remake. Sam Raimi created an absolute masterpiece in 1981.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Dawn of the Dead (2004) - brilliant zombie horror

A lot of people complain about remakes nowadays, however similarly to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), this remake was incredible. I mean, most films begin with a rather boring ten minutes summarising the story line, however the first ten minutes of this film are insane. Five minutes into the film, there are already high-intensity scenes, full of shock, horror and pure gore.