(1987) A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Warriors

I think this is my favorite one in the series (so far). It’s absolutely ridiculous but so good. For a film in this specific franchise, you couldn’t really ask for anything more.

The only complaint I really have is that Heather Langenkamp’s acting is really weak. I get that they wanted to bring her back but I’m not feeling her at all.

Everything else is a huge plus though. The practical effects are unreal. Its creepy and dynamic set designs will entertain all horror fans alike. Whether you’re 8 years old and about to never sleep again or 28 and desensitized from life, this isn’t a sequel to miss.

7/10

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(2016) House on Willow Street

This film is pretty ridiculous and has some serious acting and screenwriting issues. There’s really just not a whole lot of tension.

Some of the effects and shit are cool but some are incredibly shitty so it balances out.

It’s kind of a stupid concept in general. What’s original doesn’t seem to ever work out and what’s unoriginal isn’t even executed well. Pretty shit movie.

2/10

(2016) Carnage Park

I really hated this first portion of this vehemently for its stylistic direction. I fucking hate blanket filters in horror movies, whether it’s a dull blur/grey or in this films case, a saturated orange. I think that filmmakers use the orange filter to set that desert tone but you know what already sets the tone for a desert film? The fucking desert.

There’s also some Tarantino ripoff shit going on but for some reason, all of this nonsense is toned down once the film really gets going. From that point forward it’s mostly a competent but uninteresting effort. Everything is just alright.

I’m totally indifferent on this one, if you liked it, cool. If not, whatever.

5/10

(2016) The Belko Experiment

This was pretty much what I expected it to be after reading the description. It’s really shallow and unoriginal but also an enjoyable watch.

Through the mechanics of the setup, once things get going, it can seem very unpredictable. Then the characters get direction and that tension seems to calm down a bit unfortunately. It clings to a generic fast paced kind of thrill for the rest of the film, which isn’t terrible.

I really dug the effects and gore. The kills felt swift and graphic. Every aspect of violence in this movie was really well done, on a technical level that is.

It’s alright, no sense in ranting about this one too much. If it’s supposed to be some clever statement about corporate america, it went over my head.

6/10

(2003) Underworld

I actually found this film to be pretty tactless but I couldn’t help but also feel like it just wasn’t my cup of tea.

First off, as my regular readers know, I’m not a huge fan of heavy filters, especially ones that tend to naturally bore. The filter on this film does exactly that, it bored me to tears. When everything looks the same, nothing looks good.

When I say this movie is tactless, I really just mean that it’s filmed for a generally unintelligent audience. In that sense, I can see how they made this into a franchise film. Everything is explained directly to the audience from the characters so there’s no confusion as to what’s going on or who’s who. That’s a shitty way to explain it but hopefully you get what I mean.

I thought the climax looked really stupid but that’s also just my opinion, I don’t necessarily think it’s weak on any major technical level.

While Kate Beckinsale’s leather body suit may have unearthed yet another fetish for me, I don’t think this is a good film. It’s not terrible by any means, just not my cup of tea.

5.5/10